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Nova Scotia Health Authority ordered to conduct safety review at hospital: union

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's health authority has been ordered to conduct a "violence in the workplace" assessment in the wake of an attack by a patient on a pregnant nurse at the East Coast Forensic Hospital over a year ago.

Two arrested after threats made 'concerning' Sheet Harbour, N.S., school:police

SHEET HARBOUR, N.S. — Police say they made two arrests after responding to a threat of violence at a high school on Nova Scotia's eastern shore. RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Jennifer Clarke says investigators responded to the threat at about 12:38 p.m.
Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. reports lower profit despite new cannabis sales

Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. reports lower profit despite new cannabis sales

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation says it sold $33 million worth of cannabis in its most recent fiscal year, but the Crown agency also reported a lower profit margin.
Long trial expected for former hospital CEO on fraud, breach of trust charges

Long trial expected for former hospital CEO on fraud, breach of trust charges

HALIFAX — The former CEO of Atlantic Canada's largest children's hospital has chosen to face a potentially lengthy and complex fraud trial in provincial court, her lawyer says.
Marathon fight for ferry information shows flaws in N.S. access law: Tories

Marathon fight for ferry information shows flaws in N.S. access law: Tories

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's official Opposition leader says a marathon court battle for details on public ferry subsidies shows that the province's information commissioner needs more legally binding powers.
Remove bird feeders to battle spread of deadly parasite, bird society urges

Remove bird feeders to battle spread of deadly parasite, bird society urges

HALIFAX — Nova Scotians are being asked to remove bird feeders and close up bird baths as a fatal disease spread by damp, human-provided seed is killing purple finches.

Nova Scotia Securities Commission warns about Toronto-based investment manager

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Securities Commission has issued an alert to investors about a Toronto-based investment manager. The commission says Weizhen Tang is not registered to sell securities in Nova Scotia.
Small bird seen swooping over NS forest helps naturalists bring halt to logging

Small bird seen swooping over NS forest helps naturalists bring halt to logging

HALIFAX — Endangered birds filmed swooping above the canopy of a Nova Scotia forest have helped convince the province to halt further logging in the area.
'Love wins:' How a N.S. town collaborated to protect kidnapped women in Africa

'Love wins:' How a N.S. town collaborated to protect kidnapped women in Africa

AMHERST, N.S. — Simple signs with a pair of blue hearts capture a small town's sentiments over the rescue of two young Maritime women from kidnappers in Ghana. A sign on the main street of Amherst, N.S.

Nova Scotia university warns students to keep open food from aggressive crows

WOLFVILLE, N.S. — Nova Scotia's Acadia University is advising students to be on the lookout for aggressive crows.
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