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Bidders hungry for part of Arctic surf clam fishery after decades-long monopoly

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:00:00 EST


The competition for newly available Arctic surf clam quota off Cape Breton has three times more applicants than previously reported, which is a sign of the interest in a fishery that has been controlled by a single company for decades.

Weldon Bona, advocate for assisted dying services, dies 'with a smile on his face'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:31:05 EST


Weldon Bona's last days were spent in a battle with the province's medically assistance in dying program after he was told his request for medically assisted death could not be met.

Police investigating suspicious death of 42-year-old man in Dartmouth

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:28:00 EST


Halifax police say the death of a man found in a Dartmouth apartment is being treated as suspicious until a cause can be determined.

Citizens against tire-burning plan's request for toxicologist testimony nixed

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:33:58 EST


A community group against Lafarge Canada's proposal to burn tires for fuel at a cement plant in Brookfield, N.S., was told they could not include evidence from a toxicologist in a decision from the Nova Scotia Supreme Court on Friday.

Halifax buys 80 hectares of land for Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes park

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:58:23 EST


The Halifax Regional Municipality has purchased 80 hectares of wilderness for the creation of the Blue Mountain Birch Cove Lakes Regional Park, but the city won't say how much it paid the private developer for the land.

Man accused of killing mother released from jail just days before trial starts

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:08:17 EST


A Nova Scotia man accused of killing his own mother has been released from custody, just days before he is supposed to go on trial on a charge of first-degree murder.

Dartmouth 'blazing a trail' with new outdoor library

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:03:25 EST


Dartmouth North Public Library is now home to what the head of Halifax's library system calls the first outdoor library space in Canada, and one of only a handful of similar examples in the world.

CBC Nova Scotia News January 19, 2018

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:00:00 EST


The only daily TV news package to focus on Nova Scotians and their stories

Alleged harassment at French film festival leads to Halifax workshop for women

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:20:25 EST


An uncomfortable situation at a party at the Cannes Film Festival is the catalyst for a Halifax workplace harassment workshop being hosted by a group representing Atlantic Canadian women in the screen industry.

Supreme Court orders 2nd look at complaint about airline bumping obese passengers

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:26:15 EST


The Supreme Court has ordered the Canadian Transportation Agency to take another look at a 2014 complaint filed by Halifax-based passenger rights advocate Gabor Lukacs about how Delta Air Lines deals with obese passengers.

Aquaculture opponents call for 'ineffective' fisheries minister to be fired

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:32:15 EST


Despite reassurances from the cabinet minister responsible for aquaculture that concerns about a Jordan Bay fish farm are not valid, industry opponents continue to sound the alarm and call on the premier to fire Keith Colwell.

Cape Breton man sets time for medically assisted death after doctor is found

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:46:55 EST


Friends and family of Weldon Bona, a terminally ill Cape Breton man, had to bypass Nova Scotia's medical assistance in dying program and seek out help from a national organization to find a doctor who would help him die.

Cheers greet HMCS Charlottetown in Halifax after 6-month deployment

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:43:22 EST


Cheers erupted on the Halifax waterfront Friday as HMCS Charlottetown sailed into port following a six-month deployment overseas.

Halifax couple out over $6K after rodent feces, urine ruin storage locker items

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:00:00 EST


Scelonia Rutherford says the damage was done in just a matter of weeks.

Salmon smolt falling prey to bass as they leave Miramichi River

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 04:00:00 EST


A newly published three-year study says large numbers of Atlantic salmon smolt are being eaten by striped bass as the smolts leave New Brunswick's Miramichi River and enter the Gulf of St. Lawrence for open ocean.

Federal government looks to lease icebreakers from Quebec shipyard Davie

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:19:43 EST


The federal government will launch negotiations Friday for the lease of four icebreakers from Davie, the Quebec shipyard at the centre of the RCMP's investigation against suspended Vice-Admiral Mark Norman.

N.S. fisherman issues chilly challenge to raise money for families of fire victims

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:31:48 EST


The captain of the lobster boat Ted's Legacy wants to raise money for families who lost their children in a horrific fire in Pubnico Head earlier this month. His challenge is not for the faint of heart.

Funeral home mix-up that saw body mistakenly cremated 'can't happen again,' minister says

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:37:49 EST


The minister responsible for the operation of funeral homes in Nova Scotia says it's 'unacceptable' that a funeral home in the Annapolis Valley mixed up bodies, resulting in a mistaken cremation.

Woman dies in snowplow collision near Yarmouth airport

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:52:06 EST


A Nova Scotia woman died Thursday after colliding with a snowplow.

CBC Nova Scotia News January 18, 2018

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:00:00 EST


The only daily TV news package to focus on Nova Scotians and their stories