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  • President of Cape Breton University David Wheeler

    Review could recommend lifting Nova Scotia’s fracking moratorium : Wheeler

    The Canadian Press 2

    AMHERST, N.S. – The leader of an independent review of hydraulic fracturing in Nova Scotia says the provincial government should receive its report next month and it’s not likely to recommend a continuation of the province’s moratorium on the practice. David Wheeler spoke to those gathered for a public consultation meeting at Amherst Town Hall

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  • An uprooted tree in King's Square in Saint John as a result of post-tropical Storm Arthur which hit the region July 5, 2014

    New Brunswick businesses tally up Arthur costs

    The Canadian Press 0

    FREDERICTON – As crews in New Brunswick continue trying to restore electricity to customers affected by post-tropical storm Arthur, many businesses across the province are adding up their costs. Holly’s Restaurant in Hampton was without power for five days after the storm hit July 5th, while the Tim Hortons next door had power and was

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  • East Coast ferry funds will improve safety, federal transport minister says

    The Canadian Press 0

    SAINT JOHN, N.B. – The federal transport minister says an infusion of $58 million over the next two years will enhance the safety and efficiency of ferry services in Eastern Canada. Lisa Raitt was in Saint John, N.B., today alongside New Brunswick Premier David Alward where she reiterated the funding commitment after it was first

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  • Cause of death unknown after whale washes ashore in Cape Breton

    The Canadian Press 0

    PORT HASTINGS, N.S. – Human cause has been ruled out in the death of a 15-metre female fin whale that washed ashore in Cape Breton. A necropsy has been performed on the whale, which was first seen last Thursday in the Post Hastings area. The Marine Animal Response Society says there were no signs of

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  • Gaelic Flag

    New museum exhibit tells story of Gaelic history, culture in Nova Scotia

    The Canadian Press 0

    PICTOU, N.S. – Nova Scotia’s Gaelic history is the focus of a new exhibit in Pictou. The exhibit opened Tuesday at the McCulloch House Museum and Heritage Centre. Artifacts and interpretive panels in Gaelic and English tell the story of the arrival of the Scottish Gaels in Nova Scotia, their language and culture. The exhibit

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  • Transmission lines THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel

    Quebec primed to sell power to New England

    The Canadian Press 0

    BRETTON WOODS, N.H. – Energy was a hot topic at a meeting of Eastern Canadian premiers and New England governors. Energy costs exploded in those states last winter, so Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard went into yesterday’s meeting making it clear his province has plenty of power for sale. But he says Quebec will not meddle

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  • Toronto Police display a handgun seized at an address on Albion Road.

    Halifax welcomes CeaseFire program to curb gun violence

    Hillary Windsor 2

    Last night, a man was shot while walking on his block in north-end Dartmouth. CeaseFire Halifax is a program that is trying to stop incidents just like that from happening. Project manager Viki Samuels-Stewart told Global Halifax, violence is an epidemic, “And therefore, should be treated as such.” “We see it as a public health

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  • emergency-room-sign

    Woman injured in Cabot Trail bus crash dies

    Sheldon Macleod, Adam Burns, and The Canadian Press 0

    A charter bus company based in Pennsylvania is offering its condolences after one of its buses crashed on the Cabot Trail highway in Nova Scotia, killing a 70-year-old woman. Dale McMichael, vice-president of Executive Coach, says the company is working closely with police to determine what happened. Police say a 70-year-old woman who was seriously

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  • Hurricane Arthur is heading our way

    Hillary Windsor 1

    It’s now a hurricane, but as it creeps up towards Nova Scotia, Arthur is expected to turn into what News 95.7 meteorologist Richard Zurawski calls an “extra tropical storm.” “The hurricane is moving up the Eastern Seaboard and the track right now has it going through pretty much Halifax, but it looks like it’s an

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  • Snook appeal set to begin

    Andrew Cromwell 0

    FREDERICTON, N.B.- The Donnie Snook case returns to a New Brunswick courtroom today. An appeal is set to begin today in Fredericton on the former Saint John councillor’s 18-year prison sentence on 46 child sex abuse related charges. His appeal filing says the sentence was unreasonable and in excess of the appropriate range. During the

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