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Storm weary Cape Breton faces heavy rain and flood warnings

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:31:40 EDT


It will likely be less serious than the Thanksgiving Day rainstorm that caused massive flooding, but emergency responders are on standby in Cape Breton for another downpour and high winds this weekend.

Dawg Father PhD alleges vote theft, Halifax police investigate

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:39:55 EDT


Defeated councillor Linda Mosher received texts and calls from Jerry Reddick, or the Dawg Father PhD, alerting her to the voter theft allegations, her campaign manager Michael Kydd said.

Saying goodbye to HMCS Preserver one last time

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:09:47 EDT


After 46 years in the fleet of the Canadian navy, HMCS Preserver officially reached the end of her commission on Friday.

Be ready for possible power outages as rain and wind storm hits Nova Scotia

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:08:04 EDT


Nearly all of Nova Scotia is under a weather warning for heavy rain that could lead to flooding this weekend.

Man handed Nova Scotia's 1st ever jail sentence for animal cruelty, SPCA says

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:50:10 EDT


A Lower Sackville man received a 30-day jail sentence and lifetime ban from owning any animals after he pleaded guilty to keeping 19 cats in unhealthy conditions.

Hundreds of Nova Scotia inmates are sent to the 'hole' each year

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:13:02 EDT


Hundreds of inmates are sent to solitary confinement every year in Nova Scotia jails, a CBC News investigation has found. Whether a form of punishment or protection from other inmates, the practice can have devastating mental health consequences.

Hospitalized woman facing deportation to stay on detention list

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:15:50 EDT


A woman hospitalized in Halifax and facing deportation to the United Kingdom after spending much of her life in Canada has been ordered to remain on a detention list for another 30 days.

Judge rejects request to reunite 'sexual predator' with his son

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:43:34 EDT


In her decision released Friday, Justice Theresa Forgeron said the risks to the teenage boy are too great as she's satisfied his father sexually abused a stepdaughter over a seven-year period.

'I wanted to honour my mother': Benches pay tribute to victim of domestic violence

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:42:32 EDT


A bench will be dedicated to Barb Baillie's memory at a ceremony this weekend in Shubie Park in Dartmouth. She was killed on Oct. 19, 1990.

Armed man at Middleton hospital sparks province-wide safety review

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:54:07 EDT


The fact an armed man was able to walk into the emergency department at a hospital in Middleton earlier this month has sparked a formal review of security at Nova Scotia health facilities.

Heritage advocate Philip Pacey mourned as 'giant' in protecting Halifax buildings

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:30:07 EDT


A well-known advocate who campaigned for the preservation of many heritage buildings in Halifax has died.

'Health crisis' of 70 opioid deaths this year leads to Nova Scotia summit

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:45:17 EDT


The province's deputy ministers of health and wellness, and justice are calling a meeting to respond to opioid overdoses that are claiming the life of a Nova Scotian every six days, and it's expected to surge with street fentanyl.

Atlantic Lotto betting on automated lotto vending machines

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 08:30:36 EDT


Atlantic Lotto Corporation is hoping new self-serve terminals will act as a "growth opportunity" by letting gamblers purchase tickets from machines rather than human employees.

Wolfville program helps make farmers' market affordable to food bank users

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 06:00:00 EDT


A new program launched by an Acadia University student is helping families who use the food bank shop at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market.

Data tries to quell the battle between cyclists and motorists

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:30:00 EDT


New data tracker on Agricola Street takes the 'emotion out of the argument' for safer cycling infrastructure, advocate says.