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'It's a tragedy': How the flawed Motherisk hair test helped fracture families across Canada

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:00:07 EDT

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In a joint investigation with CBC Radio’s The Current and the Toronto Star, The Fifth Estate has spoken to half a dozen families across Canada whose families were broken in part as a result of faulty hair tests done by the Hospital for Sick Children’s Motherisk lab.




Nova Scotia Power spending $133M to install smart meters

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:35:24 EDT

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Nova Scotia Power will spend $133 million to install smart meters in the homes of its 500,000 customers to automatically measure electricity usage.




New information in Clayton Miller case 'not reliable,' SIRT finds

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:38:59 EDT

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The parents of Clayton Miller are unwilling to accept the conclusion of Nova Scotia's Serious Incident Response Team, but the agency's director says there is no evidence the teen was killed by police.




Morneau's latest 'step back' on tax proposals seeks to ease concerns from family farms, fishers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:42:05 EDT

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Federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau is climbing down from another controversial tax proposal to address the concerns of Canadian farmers and fishers.




In the wake of #metoo, how to handle harassment in your workplace

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:23:05 EDT

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A Halifax lawyer lays out the obligations of employers and what can be done to change workplace culture.




Driver flown to hospital after tractor-trailer crash near Sheet Harbour

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:45:43 EDT

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RCMP say a truck hauling wood chips lost control and ended up in a ditch on its roof.




Teen pleads not guilty to murder in Chelsie Probert death

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:35:34 EDT

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The 16-year-old suspect from Dartmouth entered the plea during a brief appearance this morning in youth court in Halifax.




Halifax submits bid for Amazon's 2nd North American headquarters

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:02:31 EDT

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Halifax has submitted its pitch to lure online retail giant Amazon to the city.




Indigenous communities call for 'reconcili-action' 10 years after UN report

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:00:00 EDT

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A Halifax event marking the 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People stimulated motivating discussions on reconciliation and how to achieve it.




Halifax newlyweds recover charred marriage licence months after limo fire

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:30:00 EDT

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Phil Mabley and his wife Karine Matte assumed the document was destroyed in the fire, until someone at the wreck yard discovered it — slightly charred, but intact — and brought it back to them.




N.S. recruitment team heading to U.K. to attract more doctors

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:52:15 EDT

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For the first time, staff from the province's Immigration Department will join the Nova Scotia Health Authority at a jobs fair for health professionals in an effort to attract more doctors.




How a Canadian astrophysics star aims to find life on exoplanets

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:12:48 EDT

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Sara Seager, an award-winning Canadian astrophysicist, has pledged to spend the rest of her life hunting for 'another Earth' outside our solar system. Here's why she thinks finding life on other planets is within reach, and how she thinks we can find it.




Here's how to stretch out your workplace aches and pains

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:04:02 EDT

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Personal trainer Adrian Veinot walks us through a few simple exercises you can do right at your desk.




German doctor frustrated by rules that prevent him from practising in N.S.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:00:00 EDT

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A German doctor says he's frustrated by Nova Scotia regulations that prevent him from moving to this province to practice.




Scheduling vaccines 'frustrating' without family doctor

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:00:00 EDT

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Mary Willock's family doctor moved away and now her son, who is one, is going to have to wait until the end of the year to get his 12-month vaccines.




Shipwrecked man's wallet found years later — by same ship that rescued him

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:36:57 EDT

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John Allen Baker's wallet sat at the bottom of the North Atlantic for four years — until a familiar trawler hauled it up with some Arctic surf clams.




'Blindsided': Grand Bank, N.L. mayor anticipating job losses in wake of major arctic surf clam changes

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:30:00 EDT

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One of the only full-time, year-round fish plants in the province could face uncertain times next year. DFO has announced 25 per cent of the quota for arctic surf clam will be going elsewhere.




Free camping in Halifax? RVs staying at Point Pleasant Park lot

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:28:25 EDT

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A Point Pleasant Park neighbour is frustrated about RVs using the parking lot as a campground and what he says is the city's failure to enforce a law prohibiting the practice.




Ticket stubs and tributes: Fans recall Gord Downie's energy and the Hip's biggest concerts

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:27:20 EDT

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As the grief over Gord Downie's death spread across the country, it also gave rise to a wave of collective memories of how the Tragically Hip's frontman and his tireless energy had touched so many. We've collect some of those stories — and the ticket stubs — from the band's memorable concerts.




Police dogs on the front lines of fight against fentanyl

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:33:24 EDT

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Narcotic detection dogs and their handlers are especially at risk because it's their job to find hidden illegal drugs.