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Six deaths at Halifax nursing home linked to respiratory illness outbreak

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:30:57 EDT


Gordon Taylor, 98, is one of six residents of Arborstone Enhanced Care who contracted respiratory syncytial virus and died in the last two weeks. All lived on the same floor.

Tufts Cove in Dartmouth in line for some Liberal 'sprucing up' money

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 20:17:04 EDT


The Spruce Up Tufts Cove announcement was made on the same day NDP Leader Gary Burrill launched his party's election campaign.

Nova Scotia closer to escaping punishing softwood lumber duties

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:47:39 EDT


The American lumber lobby has decided to exempt Nova Scotia from its list of targets for softwood lumber duties but the province isn't out of the woods yet.

Human rights body and police commission to study street checks, racial profiling

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:01:49 EDT


In January, a CBC News investigation found that black people were three times as likely to be street checked by police as white individuals.

Heavily criticized Accessibility Act garners praise following redraft

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:00:08 EDT


Changes to the proposed law will see stiffer penalties for businesses, organizations and governments who don't comply with standards and now includes people with learning disabilities.

Dartmouth Sportsplex renos could cost more than $20M estimate

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:24:22 EDT


Halifax regional council is expected to award the tender for the project Tuesday.

Dal student accused of murder says victim was a no-show at final meeting

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:48:59 EDT


A police interview with William Sandeson was played in Nova Scotia Supreme Court on Monday. In it, he describes a drug deal the two were negotiating, but says the victim didn't show up for a final meeting.

Shooting death of Halifax tattoo artist added to $150K rewards program

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:12:02 EDT


John Newcombe, 27, was gunned down on a sidewalk in the Halifax suburb of Clayton Park in June 2012.

Why the Canada Revenue Agency is using this simple tactic to get you to pay your taxes

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:00:00 EDT


The Canada Revenue Agency says it's begun using carefully crafted messages as a way of increasing the likelihood that people who owe taxes will pay up.

Dancers ask Halifax pedestrians to 'donate' movements

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:20:03 EDT


Can you spare a jump, arm twist, blink, or wiggle? Members of a contemporary dance company in Halifax, Mocean Dance, are looking for donated gestures.

Softwood lumber decision Tuesday is Trump's next chance to hammer Canada

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:00:00 EDT


Donald Trump's attack on Canada's softwood lumber industry last week was pretty vague. But this trade dispute is about to get very specific: the U.S. Department of Commerce will release its decision Tuesday on potentially damaging countervailing duties on Canadian imports.

Halifax schools could start each day with recognition of Mi'kmaq lands

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:00:00 EDT


The Halifax Regional School Board is considering adding a statement during morning announcements acknowledging that schools are on Mi'kmaq land.

Canada 150 is big business for Cape Breton campsites, with reservations almost doubling

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:30:00 EDT


Canada 150 celebrations and free park passes appear to be prompting a big jump in camping reservations for the summer season in Cape Breton.

Do Crew digging in for the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:15:00 EDT


CBC's Do Crew is pitching in to help out the Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

NDP launches campaign ahead of Nova Scotia election call

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:36:20 EDT


The writ has yet to drop in Nova Scotia, but NDP Leader Gary Burrill kicked off his party's election campaign at a rally in Dartmouth, N.S., on Sunday.

Long-awaited construction of Shelburne health-care clinic expected to start in June

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:33:35 EDT


The funding announcement was one of three the McNeil government made on Sunday as provincial election speculation grows.

$1M or more in provincial funding announced for Perkins House Museum renos

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:53:14 EDT


A year after promising they would repair the Perkins House Museum in Liverpool, the Nova Scotia government announced renovations Sunday for the 250-year-old building.

Prospect farmers market aims to quench food desert

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:11:40 EDT


Large crowd gathered for grand opening of the new Prospect Communities Farmers Market.

Syrian father of 6 speaks of year of successes and struggles

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:45:44 EDT


A Syrian father who spoke of his struggles to raise his family of eight in Nova Scotia a year ago says major challenges remain, but he's not under the same financial stresses thanks to a new home and a better sense of how to budget in his new country.

Huge turnout for Maudie puts Wolfville's Fundy Cinema in the black

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:40:54 EDT


The owner of Fundy Cinema in Wolfville, N.S., said ticket sales for the movie Maudie will bring the business some breathing room for the months ahead.