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Injured man located after gunshots reported in north-end Halifax

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:50:15 EDT


Halifax police asking people to avoid Barrington Street near Duffus Street as they investigate reports of shots fired.

Blown transformer blamed for widespread power outage, fire in downtown Halifax

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:29:28 EDT


Emergency services closed part of Barrington Street in downtown Halifax and more than 8,000 Nova Scotia Power customers in the south end lost electricity when a transformer in an underground vault exploded and caught fire Thursday evening.

Ottawa puts up $1M to fill 'gaps in our knowledge' on tidal energy

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:11:25 EDT


The federal government will bolster a project aimed at addressing challenges in harnessing the crushing tides of the Bay of Fundy and beyond to create renewable energy, Canada's natural resources minister said Thursday.

New anti-cyberbullying law promised for this fall

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:47:19 EDT


The Liberal government will introduce new cyber-safety legislation when Province House resumes sitting in September.

Halifax schools to start each day by recognizing Mi'kmaq lands

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:24:30 EDT


The Halifax Regional School Board unanimously voted in favour of introducing the declaration to classrooms this fall.

Car driver grabs woman waiting for bus in Lower Sackville

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:09:30 EDT


A man grabbed a woman in Lower Sackville, N.S., this week after luring her to his car for help with directions.

Longtime dangerous offender granted short-term passes from prison

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:36:05 EDT


A Nova Scotia man who three decades ago became one the youngest people in Canada ever designated a dangerous offenders is about to be released from prison on temporary passes.

Sex crimes conviction overturned due to faulty video link

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:05:36 EDT


A Nova Scotia man has been granted a new trial on charges of sexual touching after the province's Court of Appeal ruled, in part, that a faulty video link impacted crucial testimony from two witnesses.

Sears Canada to close 3 Nova Scotia locations as part of restructuring

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:55:58 EDT


Sears Canada plans to close dozens of locations and eliminate 2,900 jobs across the country as part of a court-supervised restructuring process.

'Somebody needs to do something,' says Cape Breton grandmother of bullied boy

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:13:06 EDT


A Cape Breton grandmother says she's scared that bullying will drive her 12-year-old grandson to take his own life, and she's calling for better interventions for both victims and their tormentors.

Youth mental health expert heading to Cape Breton in wake of 3 teen suicides

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:46:38 EDT


Dr. Stan Kutcher will talk with families, schools and community members in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality about what's needed to address mental health concerns.

Halifax hospital CEO used work credit card to pay for personal limo, iTunes expenses

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT


The IWK Health Centre's chief executive officer used a corporate credit card to pay for thousands of dollars at the Bay, and on limo services and iTunes — something the Halifax hospital chalks up to a mistake.

Minister says controversial quarry approval wasn't delayed until after election

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:26:23 EDT


Despite the convenient political timing, Environment Minister Iain Rankin told reporters Thursday his staff did not delay the approval of a controversial quarry project near Fall River until after the May 30 election.

Man, 22, dies in single-vehicle crash near Falmouth in Hants County

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:39:38 EDT


A young man is dead and two others are in hospital after a single-vehicle accident near Falmouth early Thursday morning. RCMP say the driver fled the scene, but has been arrested.

Macdonald Bridge finally open to pedestrians and cyclists again

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:47:58 EDT


Halifax Harbour Bridges announced Thursday the sidewalk and bike lane on the bridge are now open after .

I had to let my daughter go because of my job in the Canadian military: Opinion

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT


As a realist and a feminist, I know we need more women and more parents in the military. Many, many more. But as a human, a veteran and a former medical professional, I just can't recommend that life to anyone.

High fish numbers prevent restart of Nova Scotia Power hydro turbine

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:30:00 EDT


A Nova Scotia Power hydroelectricity turbine, which was shut down after a fish kill several weeks ago, now can't be restarted because of an unusually large number of fish in the Gaspereau River.

Nova Scotians help find secrets of the past in Cuban soil

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 EDT


Maritime students are uncovering artifacts from the Angerona Coffee Plantation, a national historic site in Cuba, illuminating the lives of slaves forced to work there.

Province says more pre-primary programs for 4-year-olds still on track for fall

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:30:00 EDT


Nova Scotia's education minister says parents and daycare operators will be consulted on a beefed up pre-primary program, and 30 new sites will go ahead this autumn.

More duties coming, as softwood lumber has potential to 'throw NAFTA off the rails'

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 05:00:00 EDT


The other shoe is set to drop for softwood lumber producers Friday as the U.S. Commerce Department is expected to reveal preliminary anti-dumping duties on Canadian imports.