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Northern Pulp confirms leak, immediate response at Nova Scotia mill

PICTOU, N.S. — The Northern Pulp mill in Nova Scotia says it took action immediately after discovering a leak from one of its effluent pipes over the weekend. The company says it was first notified of an effluent leak at 9:20 a.m.
Three dead after Antigonish County Collision

Three dead after Antigonish County Collision

The accident occurred shortly before 4:00 p.m.
All sharks tagged in N.S. expedition can now be tracked on Ocearch website

All sharks tagged in N.S. expedition can now be tracked on Ocearch website

HALIFAX — All six of the sharks tagged in Nova Scotian waters as part of a "historic" expedition can now be tracked on Ocearch's website, and appear to be scattering throughout the ocean.
Cannabis legalization: Drug-impaired charges could lead to court backlog

Cannabis legalization: Drug-impaired charges could lead to court backlog

HALIFAX — Canada's decision to legalize cannabis will create a backlog in the courts as those charged with driving while drug-impaired are sure to launch a wave of legal challenges, a lawyer who specializes in impaired driving cases says.
Young woman's credibility at centre of gang rape trial in Halifax

Young woman's credibility at centre of gang rape trial in Halifax

HALIFAX — The credibility of a woman who alleges she was gang raped at a Halifax-area military base was undermined by inconsistencies in her testimony, the lawyer for an accused British sailor told Nova Scotia Supreme Court on Thursday.

Nova Scotia fixes online workaround of age requirement for cannabis sales

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's government-owned cannabis retailer said it has successfully taken measures to prevent people from skirting the access code required as part of age verification for online sales.

Police called after Nova Scotia cleaners mop, vacuum wrong house

HALIFAX — Homeowners who thought they had been robbed got a happy surprise instead: Their house was cleaned for free by cleaners who went to the wrong address. Police say the two women went to the home Tuesday afternoon in Upper Tantallon, N.S.
Atlantic Canadians brave chill to enjoy status as nation's first legal buyers

Atlantic Canadians brave chill to enjoy status as nation's first legal buyers

HALIFAX — Atlantic Canadians lined up early Wednesday, many in frigid temperatures, to be a part of Canadian cannabis history — including some who said they don't even use the stuff.
N.S. student starts national campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault

N.S. student starts national campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia student trying to raise awareness about sexual assault-related issues is hoping university students across Canada will don teal ribbons on Thursday.
Nova Scotia town's sinkhole 'still considered unsafe,' officials say

Nova Scotia town's sinkhole 'still considered unsafe,' officials say

OXFORD, N.S. — Emergency management officials say the area around a Nova Scotia town's sinkhole remains unsafe, three months after it first appeared in a local park.
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