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Big, bright Halifax Convention Centre opens doors after two-year delay

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:47:16 EST


After five years of construction and several delays, the Halifax Convention Centre opened its doors on Friday.

Truck backlog grows as winds stall Marine Atlantic crossings

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:10:44 EST


Marine Atlantic is hoping for a break in the weather Friday night so it can clear a backlog of trucks and passengers waiting to cross the Cabot Strait.

Man who dated Catherine Campbell testifies at Garnier murder trial

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:09:21 EST


The defence in the murder trial of Christopher Garnier called its final witness Friday, a man who briefly dated Catherine Campbell.

2 masked men tie up Middle Sackville man and rob his house

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 13:56:38 EST


Two masked men forced their way into a Middle Sackville, N.S., home Thursday, tied up a man and robbed him, police said Friday.

N.S. family who lost son to cancer honours him with annual hockey tournament

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:38:26 EST


Proceeds go towards buying gas and grocery cards for families of sick children, many of whom are staying at Ronald McDonald House in Halifax.

Report on university campus sexual violence calls for culture change

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:56:11 EST


A Nova Scotia committee has released a report with 10 recommendations to help end gender-based violence and sexual assault on university campuses.

Follow along as CBC marks Feed Nova Scotia Day

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:42:15 EST


Today is Feed Nova Scotia Day at CBC News in Halifax.

Amid uncertain NAFTA future, lobster industry looks to other markets

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:00:00 EST


As the U.S. threatens to withdraw from the trade deal, other agreements have meant lower tariffs for Canadian exporters.

Cape Breton lighthouses receive federal heritage protection

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:18:14 EST


Two lighthouses in Cape Breton are the latest to join the list of nationally designated heritage lighthouses. They are Black Rock Point lighthouse and Gillis Point lighthouse.

Two people badly hurt in head-on crash on Highway 101

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:44:36 EST


A two-vehicle crash left two people seriously injured after their cars collided on Highway 101 near New Minas, N.S., RCMP said Friday.

U.S. man accused in Mountie's death will have to come to Canada for sentencing

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:37:03 EST


A 31-year-old Pennsylvania man will have to come to Canada to be sentenced for his part in the crash that killed an RCMP officer in September.

Barber who cut into a man's world retires after 4 decades

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 06:00:00 EST


Friday is Cindi MacPherson's last day behind the chair of the Halifax barbershop she owns. She reminisces about breaking into a male-dominated profession in the 1970s and the loyal clients she will miss.

Retention efforts crucial in 'fragile' physician environment, says doctors group

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:00:00 EST


Doctors Nova Scotia says it's giving credit to the Nova Scotia Health Authority and Health Department for ongoing doctor recruitment efforts, but tackling the shortage will continue to be an uphill battle unless more attention is paid to retaining current physicians.

L'Arche Wolfville celebrates Christmas season in landmark new home

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:00:00 EST


After decades of making do in an old, inaccessible building, Wolfville’s L’Arche Homefires community has settled into a purpose-built home on Main Street.

2 women injured after being hit in Glace Bay crosswalk

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:13:50 EST


The incident happened on Commercial Street near York Street around 8:30 a.m.

N.B. lottery retailers most likely in region to sell to underage buyers

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 09:30:00 EST


Compliance rates for keeping lottery tickets out of the hands of people aged under the age of 19 have improved on P.E.I., but have been falling in New Brunswick.

Gasoline stored near furnace caused fire that injured Dartmouth family

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:24:29 EST


Family of five suffered burns and broken bones after an explosion and fire blew out the door and windows of their Dartmouth townhouse on Dec. 8.

Citizens against tire-burning plan fight for toxicologist testimony

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:22:49 EST


A group of citizens opposed to Lafarge Canada's plan to burn tires for fuel is arguing in court the environment minister didn't consider all the scientific evidence.

Nova Scotia anti-poverty groups call for immediate income assistance increase

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 19:36:06 EST


Representatives from 13 community and anti-poverty groups are calling for an immediate increase in Nova Scotia's basic income assistance rates, but they received no firm commitment from the province on Thursday.

Veterans brace for battle and disappointment as pension decision looms

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 20:05:12 EST


The Liberal government is expected to announce a complicated overhaul of the system of veterans benefits system in an effort to deliver on its promise of giving wounded ex-soldiers "an option" of lifetime pensions.