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Repeat rent-dodger dubbed 'professional squatter' prompts call for reform

Repeat rent-dodger dubbed 'professional squatter' prompts call for reform

HALIFAX — A Halifax coffee shop owner who says he tried for more than four months to evict a tenant he called a "professional squatter" is calling for reforms to Nova Scotia's tenancy laws.
Nova Scotia to eliminate right to arbitration for Crown attorneys

Nova Scotia to eliminate right to arbitration for Crown attorneys

HALIFAX — Angry Crown attorneys descended on the Nova Scotia legislature Wednesday after learning the Liberal government had introduced essential services legislation that would take away their right to arbitration in the midst of ongoing contract ta

Nova Scotia man charged after fatal two-vehicle crash caused by mattress

PICTOU, N.S. — A 19-year-old Nova Scotia man has been charged in connection with a collision in Pictou County that left two people dead.
Mattress flying off car roof cause of fatal Pictou County crash : RCMP

Mattress flying off car roof cause of fatal Pictou County crash : RCMP

A transport truck struck an oncoming vehicle head-on Saturday evening in Barneys River Station, killing two women
Bring those who question climate change into the discussion: panellists

Bring those who question climate change into the discussion: panellists

HALIFAX — A way must be found to bridge the tense political divide in Canada over climate change, or some citizens and political leaders will just keep avoiding the topic, panellists said Monday during a public forum in Halifax.

Nova Scotia Liberal MLA says he's been charged with driving under the influence

HALIFAX — A Liberal member of the Nova Scotia legislature says he's been charged with driving under the influence. In a statement released Tuesday, Hugh MacKay says he was charged over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Nova Scotia human rights decision dismisses complaint by former firefighter

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia human rights inquiry has dismissed claims by a former Halifax firefighter that she was discriminated against because of her gender and retaliated against because of previous human rights and workplace complaints.

Nova Scotia to spend $7.5 million to expand dialysis unit at Dartmouth General

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government has approved $7.46 million to expand dialysis care at the Dartmouth General Hospital. There are currently 10 dialysis chairs at the hospital, and the expansion project will bring that number to 16.
Study co-authored by Halifax biologist suggests cargo ships dumping plastic litter

Study co-authored by Halifax biologist suggests cargo ships dumping plastic litter

HALIFAX — A Canadian wildlife researcher is among the authors of a recent study that suggests cargo ships are an important source of plastic bottles littering the South Atlantic Ocean.
Crews remove several sections of collapsed Halifax crane from building

Crews remove several sections of collapsed Halifax crane from building

HALIFAX — Crews in Halifax have completed removing several sections of a crane that toppled onto a building during post-tropical storm Dorian. The crane collapsed on Sept. 7 and some residents and businesses have since been evacuated.
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