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Fake handgun found after high school lockdown, teenage boy arrested

HALIFAX — Terrified high school students were barricaded inside classrooms for hours Wednesday during a weapons-related lockdown that ended with the arrest of a 15-year-old boy.
Syrian family caught in fire thought they would be safe in Canada

Syrian family caught in fire thought they would be safe in Canada

HALIFAX — At 30 years of age, Syrian refugee Kawthar Barho had seen her share of suffering and death before she came to Canada with her family.
Halifax calls 'community gathering' to mourn Syrian children killed in fire

Halifax calls 'community gathering' to mourn Syrian children killed in fire

Halifax city hall has called a "community gathering" in the city's main square tonight in support of the Syrian refugee family that lost seven children in a fast-moving house fire.

Top sailor loses case against FedEx for lost rare coins worth as much as $38,000

HALIFAX — A top Canadian naval officer is out 50 rare coins he valued at $38,000 with little to show for it, after a Nova Scotia small claims court found FedEx Canada not liable for the full value of his lost package.

Nova Scotia ferry from Yarmouth to Maine to lease Bar Harbor terminal

HALIFAX — The ferry company the Nova Scotia government subsidizes to provide a service from Yarmouth to Maine is announcing a $1.3-million, five-year lease with the Town of Bar Harbor to use the port's terminal.
Law firms selected to represent users owed millions from QuadrigaCX platform

Law firms selected to represent users owed millions from QuadrigaCX platform

HALIFAX — Two law firms have been selected to represent users of the insolvent QuadrigaCX exchange who are owed about $260 million, most of it in cryptocurrency.
Halifax fire claims seven Syrian refugee children: 'Everyone is devastated'

Halifax fire claims seven Syrian refugee children: 'Everyone is devastated'

HALIFAX — Seven children, all members of a Syrian refugee family, died early Tuesday in a fast-moving Halifax house fire described as Nova Scotia's deadliest blaze in recent memory.
Emera reports adjusted earnings beat on performance of U.S. utilities

Emera reports adjusted earnings beat on performance of U.S. utilities

HALIFAX — Record earnings from its utility operations in Florida and New Mexico helped Halifax-based Emera Inc. beat analyst expectations in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Nova Scotia liquefied natural gas project signs agreements with unions, Mi'kmaq

HALIFAX — A proposed liquefied natural gas project says it has signed agreements with the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq Chiefs, the Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association, and unions in Cape Breton.

Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation says third quarter sales up nine per cent

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation says its third-quarter sales were up 9.2 per cent at $180.9-million. Beverage alcohol sales from Oct. 1 to Dec. 30 accounted for $163.5 million of the total, while recreational cannabis made up $17.
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