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'Time to win': Tim Houston running for PC Party leader

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:58:20 EST

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Tim Houston, MLA for Pictou East and the opposition party's finance critic, made the announcement in front of hundreds of people in New Glasgow Sunday.




'Hip fans are everywhere': Gord Downie tribute beer a hit

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 07:30:00 EST

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People looking to get their hands on the Courage beer, made by some Nova Scotian breweries as a tribute to Gord Downie, are going to need some luck as supplies are dwindling.




'Barbaric mutilation': N.S. animal welfare advocates hope cat declawing ban near

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST

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If Nova Scotia veterinarians fail to pass a motion at their December meeting, the province will likely be asked to enact a ban on cat declawing, says animal welfare activist and former Halifax vet.




'Echoing off the walls of God': 13th-century Muslim poet translated into Gaelic

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST

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A Nova Scotian poet has translated the poetry of Persian mystic Rumi into Gaelic for the first time.




African Nova Scotia elders' stories inspire young people

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:01:40 EST

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The Kuumba Cultural Project brings African Nova Scotian elders together to share their stories with young people from Halifax and the Annapolis Valley.




'They haven't forgotten us': Former refugees meet Kosovo president

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:29:58 EST

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President Hashim Thaçi, who is in Nova Scotia this weekend for the Halifax International Security Forum, says he wanted to visit CFB Halifax to say thank you.




Western Mustangs trounce Acadia Axemen 81-3 in Uteck Bowl

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:44:35 EST

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Just four days after an exhilarating overtime victory over the Saint Mary's Huskies, the Acadia Axemen were back on the gridiron and the Western Mustangs proved to be even better than billed.




Hundreds gather to watch Christmas tree for Boston send-off

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:32:51 EST

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About 300 people gathered at the Halifax's blustery Grand Parade square on Friday for an annual tradition: the official send-off for a huge Christmas tree destined for Boston.




Former children's tennis coach accused of sex crimes turns himself in

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:35:44 EST

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RCMP say that a 27-year-old man accused of sex offences against children turned himself in to Halifax police on Friday night.




A designer's quest for people to see insects as pets or human food

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 07:00:00 EST

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Christopher Kaltenbach, a professor at NSCAD University in Halifax, wants people to think of insects in a new way that can help solve some of the world's problems.




Shannon Park's Canada 150 Trail opens to the public today

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 06:00:00 EST

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A new walking trail in Dartmouth's Shannon Park opens to the public this morning. The 1.2-kilometre Canada 150 Trail ends at a lookout near the MacKay Bridge.




Stop including weight, height and chest size on resume, Halifax director urges

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:46:40 EST

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Jeremy Webb says listing actors' measurements and other personal information is an 'archaic' practice that should end.




Halifax mayor impressed by group looking to bring CFL team to city

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:13:17 EST

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Halifax Mayor Mike Savage says many people have come to his office in the past to talk about setting up a CFL franchise in the city, but once he's discussed what's needed, they haven't returned.




Health care changes bogged down by bureaucracy, says consultant

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:27:37 EST

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Mary Jane Hampton says the 'elephant in the room' is that Nova Scotia's health-care decisions are being approved by bureaucrats, not those on the front lines.




Pot activist sees charges dropped, but legal troubles remain

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:37:20 EST

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Christopher Enns is the owner of Farm Assists Cannabis Resource Centre, a dispensary in Halifax that has been raided at least three times since 2013.




Kameron Coal postpones Donkin seismic testing

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:48:43 EST

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Kameron Coal has suspended its plan to conduct seismic testing off Donkin Mine in favour of more consultation with the community.




Bay Ferries plans more legal action over pilot fee increase

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:59:31 EST

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Officials with Bay Ferries are preparing legal action following a decision by the Portland Board of Harbor Commissioners that would increase pilotage fees to $3,700 US per round trip.




Former Stock drivers say they are paying the price for whistle-blowing

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:52:15 EST

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Two former Stock Transportation drivers who refused an order to drive longer than the legal limits are heartbroken they are no longer driving school buses. But they say they are happy the UARB has come down hard on their former employer.




Province dismisses three appeals against Fall River quarry

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:35:56 EST

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Local residents have been fighting the quarry since at least 2011.




New approach aims to cut snow days at Halifax-area schools

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:54:00 EST

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When necessary, arrival and dismissal times will be changed by two hours as a way to avoid full-day closures.