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Abortion pill to be made available to Nova Scotia women for free

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:40:38 EDT

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The province announced Friday that women will soon be able to book an abortion directly at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. The government will also cover the cost of the abortion pill for women who want to terminate early pregnancies.




NFL streaming company makes peace offering to frustrated Canadians

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:24:51 EDT

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A streaming service that's been under fire from its NFL-loving subscribers over performance problems is offering up another month of free service as a peace offering while it works to overcome technical issues.




Officer who made his mark in Uniacke Square rises through ranks to inspector

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:00 EDT

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Dean Simmonds, who will be sworn in today, says he hopes the promotion shows youth 'that this is possible.'




Snow crab fishery's 'sustainable' label in question after right whale deaths

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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The world's leading "ecolabel" is set to once again certify as sustainable the Gulf of St. Lawrence snow crab fishery, even though North Atlantic right whales are being killed by fishing gear.




Why unseasonably warm weather could endanger fall's brilliant colours

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:00:00 EDT

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An unseasonably warm fall could keep leaves from reaching their normal brilliance this year, according to a retired biology professor.




Her baby died without explanation the day before Mother's Day

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:00:00 EDT

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Dana Rennie of Berwick, N.S., is raising awareness about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and money for research after her healthy baby suddenly stopped breathing in her sleep.




Suspect in Tatamagouche homicide remains in hospital as court process begins

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:19:18 EDT

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Ernie (Junior) Ross Duggan, 49, has been in hospital since he was shot by police early Monday morning at a cemetery several hours after Susie Butlin's body was discovered.




RCMP release new sketch 25 years after Cape Breton man disappeared

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:04:50 EDT

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Twenty-five years after Kenley Matheson disappeared, RCMP are once again appealing to the public for information.




Judge finds Halifax cabbie not guilty of sexually assaulting passenger

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:17:51 EDT

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Judge Gregory Lenehan said Thursday the Crown did not come anywhere near proving its case beyond a reasonable doubt, and did a "disservice" to the complainant and to the community.




Citizen scientists track humpback health 1 photo at a time

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:30:00 EDT

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Save your photos of whale tails. You could be a citizen scientist!




Mooseheads open season with 4-1 win against Sea Dogs

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:30:00 EDT

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After more than a month of training camp, tryouts and exhibition games the Halifax Mooseheads opened their season with a 4-1 win against the Saint John Sea Dogs.




Sobey family donates $6.5M to NSCC

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:06:43 EDT

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Three separate Sobey foundations are donating a total of $6.5 million to the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) system.




Halifax police launch investigation in wake of IWK expense scandal

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:53:53 EDT

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Halifax police say they will launch an investigation into financial practices at the IWK Health Centre, after former hospital CEO Tracy Kitch was found to have expensed thousands of dollars in personal charges to the hospital.




Duo face attempted murder charges after 71-year-old flees gunfire

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:09:16 EDT

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Two Digby County men face attempted murder charges after RCMP say a 71-year-old man fled into the woods while being shot at near Clemensport, N.S.




N.S. judge apologizes to trans woman for calling her 'sir'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:00:00 EDT

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A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has written a letter of apology to a trans woman for referring to her twice as "sir" as she was arguing her discrimination case.




Forgotten settlement for escaped slaves, a piece of Nova Scotia heritage

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:29:27 EDT

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Black Beechville, N.S., residents who are descendants of the War of 1812 Black Refugees are meeting with the provincial government to discuss protecting and preserving lands that once housed the refugees.




'State of decline': Demolition permits outnumber building permits in CBRM

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:30:00 EDT

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The Cape Breton Regional Municipality plans to demolish nearly 30 derelict properties this fall that it says are unsightly, a fire hazard and a target for vandals.




Creatures great and small: forecasting the future of the North Atlantic right whale

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:00:45 EDT

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The fate of one of the world's largest living animals depends on one of the smallest. Scientists are studying a northward shift of the North Atlantic right whales and their speck-sized prey that could push the whales closer to extinction.




Teen killer remains in adult jail in 'shocking' case of segregation

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:22:33 EDT

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A judge has urged Nova Scotia corrections officials to move an 18-year-old convicted murderer out of an adult jail where he’s been held in virtual isolation for a year after he attacked guards at his youth facility.




Liberals will wait for IWK report before considering changes to expense reporting

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 EDT

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Finance Minister Karen Casey says she will wait for the results of an auditor general's investigation of the IWK Health Centre before deciding if changes need to come to the way government agencies report CEO expenses.