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  • Work begins on steering system for Bluenose II

    Brynn Langille 0

    Equipment has been ordered for a new steering system for Bluenose II. However, the man in charge of the project said it could take six to eight weeks to arrive. The Premier’s deputy minister David Darrow told The Chronicle Herald, design work for the system is done and they’re doing everything they can to get

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  • No serious injuries after six involved in Burnside jail brawl

    Dan Ahlstrand 0

    Guards at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility have had to break up another brawl inside the facility. Last Thursday, six inmates became involved in a melee, with one of the combatants needing treatment at the Burnside jail’s medical facility. Justice Department spokesperson Andrew Preeper told Metro Halifax, guards broke up the fight very quickly

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  • Two young Cape Breton men face assault charges after 14-year-old hospitalized

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    SYDNEY, N.S. – Two young men are facing charges in an alleged assault that put a 14-year old Cape Breton boy in hospital after the incident last Wednesday. Eighteen-year-old Dakota Charles Williams of Scotchtown is to appear in Sydney provincial court Wednesday for a bail hearing on charges of aggravated assault and weapons possession. A

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  • Colwell clarifies lobster levy remarks

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    HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Fisheries Minister Keith Colwell is clarifying remarks he made about a proposed lobster marketing levy. Organizations representing fishermen and processors expressed surprise yesterday over news the government was preparing legislation to be introduced in the fall that would allow it to collect a five cent a pound lobster levy. But Colwell

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  • Australian firm purchasing proposed liquefied natural gas site at Bear Head

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    PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. – Australia-based Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd. has announced it is purchasing a potential Nova Scotia natural gas export site from a subsidiary of Anadarko Petroleum Corp. The firm says the deal to purchase the Bear Head site outside Port Hawkesbury, N.S., is worth about $11 million and is scheduled to close at

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  • First responders seek support for PTSD

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    WINNIPEG – There is a growing effort across Canada to tackle post-traumatic stress disorder in first responders. British Columbia and Alberta already have laws to make it easier for responders with PTSD to get workers compensation and treatment. A similar bill is now before the Ontario legislature and the Manitoba government says it’s studying the

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  • In this June 14, 2010 photo, Daisuke Tsuda tweets with his mobile phone at a station in Tokyo. "Japan is enjoying the richest and most varied form of Twitter usage as communication tool," says Tsuda, 36, a writer with more than 65,000 "followers" for his tweets. "It's playing out as a rediscovery of the Internet." (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Nova Scotia judge impressed with courtroom live-tweeting

    The Canadian Press 1

    HALIFAX – A judge in Nova Scotia says he can’t get over the positive impact live-tweeting inside the courtroom has had. Nova Scotia Supreme Court Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy let journalists use Twitter to cover the criminal trial of Lyle Howe, a Halifax lawyer convicted of sexual assault. He said live-tweeting is the closest thing

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  • Halifax Forum closure up for debate this week

    Adam Burns 2

    It’s a moment of truth for the Halifax Forum. City staff recommends closing the historic arena, which opened in 1927, and replacing it with a four-pad at nearby CFB Halifax Windsor Park at an estimated net cost of up to $18 million. The Halifax Forum Community Association, a volunteer board that runs the Forum, has

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  • Man, woman seriously injured following motorcycle crash in Halifax

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    HALIFAX – Two people are in hospital with serious injuries after a motorcycle crashed in Halifax. Police say a man and woman were thrown to the ground after the motorcycle they were driving struck a curb Friday near the intersection of Windmill Road and Lyle Street. Both were taken to the Queen Elizabeth II Health

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    Halifax police conclude investigation into fatal collision, charge woman

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    HALIFAX – Police in Halifax have charged a 61-year-old woman with changing lanes unsafely after concluding an investigation into a fatal crash between a minivan and a motorcycle last month. Officers say the two vehicles collided on Herring Cove Road on the afternoon of June 7. The 67-year-old motorcycle driver was seriously injured in the

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