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  • Nova Star Yarmouth Ferry

    Province spends another $2M on Yarmouth ferry

    The Canadian Press 2

    HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government has spent another $2 million of the $13 million promised this year to assist the operators of the ferry between Yarmouth and Portland, Me. Economic Development Minister Michel Samson says with the latest payment, Nova Star Cruises has received $4 million of the amount promised for the upcoming sailing

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  • Department of Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard

    Province, Joellan Huntley reach settlement

    The Canadian Press 1

    HALIFAX – A woman who was left unable to speak or walk following a car accident has reached a settlement with the Nova Scotia government after the province attempted to claw back her insurance settlement. The government was attempting to claw back a $1 million insurance settlement that Joellan Huntley received following the crash in

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  • drunk driving

    Drivers banned for life can get licence back after 10-years

    Meghan Groff 4

    As of today, Nova Scotians who have had their drivers licenses permanently revoked because of an impaired driving charge, can now apply to get them reinstated. Those hoping to use the ‘Faint Hope Clause’ will be subject to strict criteria, including having to use an interlock system for at least 5-years. They can’t try to

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  • The Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax.

    Health authorities merger takes effect

    Zane Woodford 0

    Today, nine of the province’s district health authorities become one, the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Health authority Janet Knox said for patients, nothing changes, they will continue to access health services the same way they have always done. She said health care workers will still to answer to the same managers and directors. “The change

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  • Point of impact of Air Canada A320 at Stanfield International Airport, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Courtesy of Royal Canadian Mounted Police

    TSB finishes Air Canada crash site examination

    The Canadian Press and Meghan Groff 0

    The wreck of an Air Canada plane that crashed at Halifax Stanfield International Airport could be removed this week. The Transportation Safety Board says it has finished its examination of the site. And now, a second law firm says it will file a class-action lawsuit over the crash. The firm Wagners says in a statement

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  • Mooseheads fall in overtime

    Jennifer Grudic 0

    The Halifax Mooseheads were defeated by the Shawinigan Cataractes 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday night at the Halifax Forum. Shawinigan is now leading the series 2-1. The Mooseheads had an early 2-0 lead with goals from Timo Meier and Danny Moynihan. Midway through the second, Shawinigan came back and scored two goals to tie the

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  • Halifax Regional Fire logo

    Council votes to keep all fire stations open

    Jerri Southcott 1

    The long debate over Halifax Regional Fire Services ended with council rejecting recommendations to close 3 urban fire stations. In his recommendation to council, Fire Chief Doug Trussler said firefighters at the 3 stations slated for closure would be needed at other stations to operate specialized equipment. But as Chief Trussler told Global News, he

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  • The Porters Lake Canal connects Porters Lake to Three Fathom Harbour.

    Province takes ownership of Porters Lake Canal

    The Canadian Press 0

    HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government is taking over ownership of the Porters Lake Canal in the Halifax area. The Natural Resources Department has signed an agreement with the federal government to transfer the land at no cost. The canal consists of almost three hectares of land and runs between Porters Lake and Three Fathom

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  • Province passes healthcare legislation

    The Canadian Press 0

    The Nova Scotia legislature has passed amendments to a bill that will reduce the number of health authorities in the province from 10 to two. The Health Authorities Act takes effect Wednesday. The new law also includes changes to the way health workers are represented in labour negotiations. Four councils will now negotiate collective agreements

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  • An RCMP issue Smith & Wesson 5946 pistol.

    Police investigate stolen gun

    The Canadian Press 3

    HALIFAX – Halifax police are investigating after a gun and ammunition were stolen from the personal vehicle of an off-duty Mountie from New Brunswick. Investigators say the pistol was stolen from a strong box inside a locked vehicle in a downtown Halifax parking lot at 1549 Lower Water Street on Friday at around 8 p.m.

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