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Police investigating after pedestrian killed in Halifax's north end

HALIFAX — A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on a busy thoroughfare in Halifax's north end Friday afternoon. Halifax Regional Police say they responded to a report of a collision on Gottingen Street at about 2:45 p.m.
Nova Scotia government forks out extra $6-million to two universities

Nova Scotia government forks out extra $6-million to two universities

HALIFAX — Two Nova Scotia universities are getting more than $6-million to eliminate deficits this fiscal year, says the province's minister of advanced education. St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish is getting an additional $3.
Critics slam proposed oil exploration near 'unbelievably beautiful' Sable Island

Critics slam proposed oil exploration near 'unbelievably beautiful' Sable Island

HALIFAX — A call for energy companies to bid on exploration rights around Nova Scotia's iconic Sable Island has prompted swift condemnation from a coalition of environmental, fishing and tourism groups.
Nova Scotia pushing Health Canada over cannabis shortage:minister

Nova Scotia pushing Health Canada over cannabis shortage:minister

HALIFAX — Health Canada will be getting another letter from Nova Scotia's justice minister over concerns about a growing shortage of cannabis.

No 'Plan B' for potential shutdown of Northern Pulp mill, minister says

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia isn't currently planning for the potential shutdown of the Northern Pulp mill if it can't solve its effluent problem, says Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin.
Indigenous poet faces backlash for calling out NHL-themed totem poles

Indigenous poet faces backlash for calling out NHL-themed totem poles

Halifax's former poet laureate says she has received unprecedented online backlash for asking a drugstore chain to remove NHL merchandise that appropriates West Coast Indigenous culture.

Sale of ServiCom call centre expected before the New Year, minister says

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government says the sale of the shuttered ServiCom call centre in Cape Breton should be completed before the end of the year, with buyers keen to re-open.
Grocer Empire Co. Ltd. reports $103.8M Q2 profit, sales up from year ago

Grocer Empire Co. Ltd. reports $103.8M Q2 profit, sales up from year ago

STELLARTON, N.S. — Empire Co. Ltd. topped expectations as it reported a profit of $103.8 million in its latest quarter compared with a loss in the same period last year.

Former St. F.X. student accused of sexual assault to stand trial next fall

ANTIGONISH, N.S. — A former St. Francis Xavier University student accused of sexual assault has been committed to stand trial next fall following a preliminary inquiry.

Two charged after gunfire erupts during police stop in Nova Scotia

BERWICK, N.S. — Two Halifax-area men are facing charges after a routine police stop in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley led to gunfire.
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