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Nova Scotia minister unaware of pause on controversial sale of coastal land

Nova Scotia minister unaware of pause on controversial sale of coastal land

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's minister of lands and forests says he has not yet been informed of any change in an American couple's plans to acquire a section of rugged Crown-owned land along the province's Eastern Shore.
Top court decision releases documents to be used in lawsuit against N.S. premier

Top court decision releases documents to be used in lawsuit against N.S. premier

HALIFAX — A former Crown lawyer plans to proceed with a libel suit against Nova Scotia's premier, armed with newly released documents that shed light on how he was told to litigate a controversial Indigenous rights case.

Nova Scotia proposes changes to address gender wage gap in the province

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Liberal government is proposing changes to the Labour Standards Code it expects will make it harder for employers to pay women less than men for doing the same work.
Official says she would have denied Desmond a gun licence had she known more

Official says she would have denied Desmond a gun licence had she known more

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S.
Truck in Yarmouth area stolen while owner was leaning against it

Truck in Yarmouth area stolen while owner was leaning against it

RCMP say a young man jumped into the driver's seat, started the vehicle, then drove away
Desmond inquiry hears his firearms licence was reinstated despite police run-ins

Desmond inquiry hears his firearms licence was reinstated despite police run-ins

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. — Lionel Desmond's licence to buy and possess guns was placed under review by firearms officials in New Brunswick in 2014 and again 2015, an inquiry into the former soldier's death heard Wednesday.

Nova Scotia to provide $10 million for new forestry sector rebate program

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government is providing a total of $10 million over the next two years for a new "innovation rebate program" for the forestry sector, aimed at companies that invest in their operations.
Top court decision could help former N.S. Crown lawyer sue premier for libel

Top court decision could help former N.S. Crown lawyer sue premier for libel

HALIFAX — A Supreme Court of Canada decision could affect whether government lawyers can use confidential documents to defend their reputations if political bosses "throw them under the bus," a law professor says.
Supporters cheer N.S. mom charged in rough arrest, as plea date set over

Supporters cheer N.S. mom charged in rough arrest, as plea date set over

HALIFAX — A black woman who alleges she was a victim of racial profiling as she was arrested in a Nova Scotia Walmart was cheered by dozens of chanting supporters as she appeared in court today.
Desmond inquiry looks at how Afghanistan veteran legally obtained firearm

Desmond inquiry looks at how Afghanistan veteran legally obtained firearm

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. — Just over a year before Lionel Desmond bought a Soviet-era semi-automatic rifle and killed three members of his family and himself, the mentally ill former soldier was forced to hand over all of his firearms to police.
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