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Residents evacuated for Porters Lake blaze east of Halifax allowed to return home

Residents evacuated for Porters Lake blaze east of Halifax allowed to return home

PORTERS LAKE, N.S. — Residents of more than 500 homes that were threatened by a forest fire in an area east of Halifax are being allowed to return now that officials have lifted an evacuation order.
Procession for Snowbirds crash victim makes its way through Halifax

Procession for Snowbirds crash victim makes its way through Halifax

HALIFAX — A procession honouring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds team member killed in a recent plane crash began under blue skies in Halifax Sunday evening, as the remains of the young officer remembered for her bright smile arrived in her hometown.

Nova Scotia reports one new COVID-19 case on Sunday

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia reported one new case of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 1,050.
How N.S. mass shooting could bring law that makes abusers' tactics a crime

How N.S. mass shooting could bring law that makes abusers' tactics a crime

HALIFAX — The repeated threats and isolation a Nova Scotia mass shooter allegedly used against his spouse show why such cruelty should be a criminal offence in Canada, experts on domestic violence say.
'Significant' fire near Porters Lake prompts resident evacuations

'Significant' fire near Porters Lake prompts resident evacuations

PORTERS LAKE, N.S. — More than 1,000 residents in a community east of Halifax were being evacuated from their homes Saturday due to a nearby wildfire that was estimated to cover 40 hectares by late afternoon.

Crews return Saturday to scene of Nova Scotia wildfire near Chester Grant

CHESTER BASIN, N.S. — A forest fire covering about 27 hectares of land near Chester Grant, N.S., was deemed 100 per cent contained by Saturday afternoon, a day after the blaze broke out. The Lands and Forestry department tweeted at 4 p.m.

Nova Scotia reports one new COVID-19 case on Saturday

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia confirmed one more case of COVID-19 Saturday, bringing the total to 1,049. The province says there are 12 residents and four staff with active cases at the hard-hit Northwood long-term care facility in Halifax.

Crews battle wildfire near Chester Grant, Nova Scotia

CHESTER BASIN, N.S. — Crews are fighting a wildfire near Chester Grant, N.S., that has grown is size to more than 20 hectares.
Early results promising for potential COVID-19 vaccine to be tested on Canadians

Early results promising for potential COVID-19 vaccine to be tested on Canadians

HALIFAX — An early trial of a prospective COVID-19 vaccine that will soon be tested on Canadians has found it to be safe and effective at prompting an immune response.
N.S. reports two new cases of COVID-19, as care home still has 16 sick residents

N.S. reports two new cases of COVID-19, as care home still has 16 sick residents

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia has identified two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total of confirmed cases to 1,048.
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