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N.S. report calls for restrictions on clearcutting, 'ecological forestry'

N.S. report calls for restrictions on clearcutting, 'ecological forestry'

HALIFAX — A new report is calling for fundamental changes in how trees are harvested in Nova Scotia — including a reduction in clearcutting, a controversial practice that fells large stands of forest.

Archbishop devastated by sex abuse report: 'The evil goes deeper than imagined'

HALIFAX — The Archbishop of Halifax says the Roman Catholic church is in crisis and there is an urgent need for change.
Visitors say warning signs at Peggy's Cove, N.S., should be more visible

Visitors say warning signs at Peggy's Cove, N.S., should be more visible

PEGGY'S COVE, N.S. — Visitors to one of Atlantic Canada's most popular tourist sites say signs warning of treacherous waves and rocks should be more visible.

25-year-old motorcycle driver dies from injuries after colliding with car

HALIFAX — A 25-year-old motorcycle driver has died from injuries he suffered after colliding with a car in Halifax. Police say the collision occurred at about 8:50 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Main Street and Ridgecrest Drive in Dartmouth.
Nova Scotia to face surgical delays as replacements sought for Saudi trainees

Nova Scotia to face surgical delays as replacements sought for Saudi trainees

HALIFAX — The pending departure of almost 60 Saudi Arabian medical residents because of a diplomatic spat will cause surgical delays over the coming months, says an official with the Nova Scotia Health Authority. Dr.
N.S., Morocco sign petroleum exploration deal, citing common geological history

N.S., Morocco sign petroleum exploration deal, citing common geological history

HALIFAX — Former neighbours Nova Scotia and Morocco are joining forces in a bid to find petroleum riches. The two were part of the same land mass 200 million years ago, before the supercontinent known as Pangaea broke apart.

Nova Scotia firefighters to help fight British Columbia wildfires

HALIFAX — A group of Nova Scotia firefighters will travel to British Columbia today to help battle the nearly 600 wildfires that continue to rage across the province. The 21-person crew is set to travel to Prince George, B.C.

Sole survivor of 1992 Nova Scotia McDonald's murders dies at age 46

SYDNEY, N.S. — The sole survivor of the 1992 McDonald's massacre in Sydney River, Nova Scotia, has died. Joan "Arleen" MacNeil died Wednesday at a hospital in Halifax at the age of 46.

Protesters shout down right-wing group at Halifax-area event for second day

HALIFAX — Protesters in the Halifax area shouted down members of a Calgary-based organization with controversial views on immigration as police kept watch at an event Sunday afternoon.
No changes planned to push Irving out of National Shipbuilding Strategy: Brison

No changes planned to push Irving out of National Shipbuilding Strategy: Brison

HALIFAX — The federal Treasury Board president says there are no changes planned to the National Shipbuilding Strategy that would compromise the role of Halifax's Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
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