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    P.E.I. premier opposes Pictou mill's effluent plan

    P.E.I. premier opposes Pictou mill's effluent plan


    P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan added his voice Tuesday to those concerned over Northern Pulp’s plans for a new effluent treatment facility at its mill in Pictou,...

    P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan added his voice Tuesday to those concerned over Northern Pulp’s plans for a new effluent treatment facility at its mill in Pictou, N.S.

    Suspicious death in Dartmouth ruled homicide

    Suspicious death in Dartmouth ruled homicide


    Halifax police say an autopsy has determined that the death of a Dartmouth woman — identified as 63-year-old Deborah Irene Yorke — is a...

    Halifax police say an autopsy has determined that the death of a Dartmouth woman — identified as 63-year-old Deborah Irene Yorke — is a homicide.

    Nova Scotia social workers say law changes have created 'chaos'

    Nova Scotia social workers say law changes have created 'chaos'


    A group of social workers in Nova Scotia is taking aim at recent changes to law that they say have created "chaos" in the Department of Community Services and failed children in...

    A group of social workers in Nova Scotia is taking aim at recent changes to law that they say have created "chaos" in the Department of Community Services and failed children in care.

    Bell Canada alerts customers after data breach

    Bell Canada alerts customers after data breach


    Bell Canada is alerting customers after hackers illegally accessed the information of fewer than 100,000 customers, the telecom giant told CBC...

    Bell Canada is alerting customers after hackers illegally accessed the information of fewer than 100,000 customers, the telecom giant told CBC News.

    Abortion pill still inaccessible as doctors can't bill for providing it

    Abortion pill still inaccessible as doctors can't bill for providing it


    Despite public coverage of the abortion pill in Nova Scotia, most women are unable to obtain a prescription for the drug because the majority of family doctors — and the province's only abortion clinic — don't yet offer the alternative to surgical...

    Despite public coverage of the abortion pill in Nova Scotia, most women are unable to obtain a prescription for the drug because the majority of family doctors — and the province's only abortion clinic — don't yet offer the alternative to surgical abortion.

    Halifax researcher hopes to use table salt to prevent infant deaths in Cambodia

    Halifax researcher hopes to use table salt to prevent infant deaths in Cambodia


    An assistant professor from Halifax has $1 million in new funding to help her determine if a table salt mixture will eradicate a deadly childhood nutritional disorder in Southeast...

    An assistant professor from Halifax has $1 million in new funding to help her determine if a table salt mixture will eradicate a deadly childhood nutritional disorder in Southeast Asia.

    Ottawa defends decision to give Hudson contract to same company that aborted previous refit

    Ottawa defends decision to give Hudson contract to same company that aborted previous refit


    The federal government is defending its decision to award another $840,000 refit contract on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Hudson to the same company behind an aborted refit on the venerable research ship last...

    The federal government is defending its decision to award another $840,000 refit contract on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Hudson to the same company behind an aborted refit on the venerable research ship last year.

    Praise and criticism greet sweeping Nova Scotia education report

    Praise and criticism greet sweeping Nova Scotia education report


    An education consultant hired by the province is calling for the elimination of elected school boards and for weak teachers to be taken out of the...

    An education consultant hired by the province is calling for the elimination of elected school boards and for weak teachers to be taken out of the classroom.

    Truro man accused in brutal assault was 'poster child' for Alberta university

    Truro man accused in brutal assault was 'poster child' for Alberta university


    The lawyer for a Calgary man charged with beating a university professor with a broomstick says violence is completely out of character for his client, while one of Matthew Brown's former hockey team managers says he's...

    The lawyer for a Calgary man charged with beating a university professor with a broomstick says violence is completely out of character for his client, while one of Matthew Brown's former hockey team managers says he's "flabbergasted."

    New snow crab fishing rules rein in use of ropes to protect North Atlantic right whales

    New snow crab fishing rules rein in use of ropes to protect North Atlantic right whales


    Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc has announced four new management measures for the snow crab fishery in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence to protect North Atlantic right whales, including reducing the amount of rope floating on the surface...

    Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc has announced four new management measures for the snow crab fishery in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence to protect North Atlantic right whales, including reducing the amount of rope floating on the surface of the water and mandatory reporting of all lost gear.

    Seafood processors lobby for permanent ban on new entrants

    Seafood processors lobby for permanent ban on new entrants


    A group representing seafood buyers and processors in Nova Scotia is defending a new temporary provincial government moratorium that blocks new entrants into the shore side of the...

    A group representing seafood buyers and processors in Nova Scotia is defending a new temporary provincial government moratorium that blocks new entrants into the shore side of the business.

    All mail sent to inmates inside Nova Scotia jails will be photocopied

    All mail sent to inmates inside Nova Scotia jails will be photocopied


    Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey confirmed the directive went out this past summer and is now being rolled out in all provincial correctional facilities. Inmates will get the photocopy, while the original will be stored until their...

    Nova Scotia Justice Minister Mark Furey confirmed the directive went out this past summer and is now being rolled out in all provincial correctional facilities. Inmates will get the photocopy, while the original will be stored until their release.

    Crowd protests loss of midwives on South Shore

    Crowd protests loss of midwives on South Shore


    The South Shore Community Midwives program was suspended last week after its last remaining midwife informed the health authority she could no longer handle the workload...

    The South Shore Community Midwives program was suspended last week after its last remaining midwife informed the health authority she could no longer handle the workload alone.

    School bus drop-offs cancelled for some Halifax-area students

    School bus drop-offs cancelled for some Halifax-area students


    Some parents in Fletchers Lake, N.S., are upset about changes to school bus stops, including one that would see a six-year-old dropped off a kilometre from her...

    Some parents in Fletchers Lake, N.S., are upset about changes to school bus stops, including one that would see a six-year-old dropped off a kilometre from her home.

    Noose image on brewery's 'Hanging Oak' beer can sparks controversy

    Noose image on brewery's 'Hanging Oak' beer can sparks controversy


    A Nova Scotia brewery's decision to use the image of a tree and a noose on one of its product's cans is being denounced as racist by some critics on social media...

    A Nova Scotia brewery's decision to use the image of a tree and a noose on one of its product's cans is being denounced as racist by some critics on social media sites.