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  • NS Sex assault victims allowed to sue retroactively

    The Canadian Press 2

    HALIFAX – Victims of sexual assault in Nova Scotia are now able to launch civil lawsuits against their abusers regardless of when the offence took place. Justice Minister Lena Metlege Diab introduced amendments today to the Limitation of Actions Act that would allow for retroactive lawsuits. The amendments were quickly passed. People who said they

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  • Nova Scotia finance minister Diana Whalen delivers her pre-budget speech to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce on March 25, 2015.

    Province hikes most user fees by 3 per cent

    The Canadian Press 5

    The Nova Scotia government is raising most user fees by at least three per cent. The province says about 1,400 user fees for a wide range of services, licences and permits will be hiked. Fees for government service organizations, such as school boards and health authorities, will not be affected. Travel guide advertising, foreign schools

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  • Health minister Leo Glavine briefs the media on amendments to Bill 1 he tabled in the legislature Thursday.

    Province tables bill to settle health care bargaining units

    The Canadian Press 0

    Four councils would negotiate collective agreements on behalf of unionized health workers in Nova Scotia when the number of health authorities is cut from 10 to two next week under legislation introduced today by the government. Health Minister Leo Glavine says the councils would bargain on behalf of nursing, health care, support and administrative workers.

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  • Nova Scotia finance minister Diana Whalen delivers her pre-budget speech to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce on March 25, 2015.

    Provincial budget coming in two weeks

    The Canadian Press, Zane Woodford, and Adam Burns 1

    The Nova Scotia spring budget will be delivered April 9. Finance Minister Diana Whalen told the Halifax Chamber of Commerce today that the budget will reflect the results of a departmental review and address some of the recommendations in a report by former Ontario cabinet minister Laurel Broten on the province’s tax system. “The up-coming

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  • Younger resigns from cabinet, Samson new Minister of Energy

    Dan Ahlstrand and Meghan Groff 0

    Nova Scotia has a new energy minister. In a statement issued to the media just after 9 a.m. today, the Premiers office confirmed Andrew Younger tendered his resignation yesterday, and shortly there-after Michel Samson was sworn in as the province’s new Minister of Energy. The statement goes on to say that Younger, the MLA for

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  • Nurse practitioners given ability to discharge patients

    The Canadian Press 2

    HALIFAX – Nurse practitioners will soon be able to discharge patients from hospitals in Nova Scotia following amendments to the province’s Hospitals Act. The changes will also allow registered nurses to assess, treat and release some patients in emergency departments and collaborative emergency centres. As it stands, only physicians, midwives and dentists can release patients

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  • Nova Scotians can expect “difficult decisions and change” in budget: minister

    The Canadian Press 6

    HALIFAX – Nova Scotia’s finance minister says she is preparing a budget that will include some difficult decisions and change. Diana Whalen says there is a lot of work to be done to balance the books, but the government is committed to that goal. Whalen says she has held eight public meetings around the province

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  • Woman charged with assaulting cabinet minister pleads not guilty

    The Canadian Press 0

    HALIFAX – A woman charged with assaulting a Nova Scotia cabinet minister has pleaded not guilty. Defence lawyer Joel Pink entered the plea in Halifax provincial court today on behalf of his client Tara Gault, who did not attend. A trial date has been set for Nov. 4. Court documents say Gault is charged with

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  • Dartmouth South MLA Allan Rowe

    Former colleagues remember Allan Rowe as dedicated journalist and politician

    Zane Woodford 0

    Liberal MLA and former broadcaster Allan Rowe is being remembered by friends and colleagues. Rowe died yesterday after being hospitalized late last month for an aneurysm. The 58-year-old Dartmouth South MLA had a long career in journalism before becoming a politician. He spent 17-years at Global News, much of that behind the anchor desk. Ron

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  • Dartmouth South MLA Allan Rowe

    Liberal MLA Allan Rowe dies at 58

    The Canadian Press 1

    HALIFAX – Allan Rowe, a member of the Liberal caucus in the Nova Scotia legislature and a former broadcast journalist, has died. He was 58 years old. Premier Stephen McNeil says Rowe will be remembered for his commitment to his community, calling him a gentleman in every sense of the word. The premier’s office said

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