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N.S. teachers union meets with minister to discuss reforms behind closed doors

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Education Department says "the conversations will continue" between the province's teachers union and Education Minister Zach Churchill over proposed education reforms.

Former Nova Scotia teacher who sexually abused students loses appeal

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's highest court has upheld the convictions of a former teacher who sexually abused two teenage students. Amy Hood of Stellarton, N.S.
Nova Scotia moves to ease entry for internationally trained doctors

Nova Scotia moves to ease entry for internationally trained doctors

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia wants to make the immigration process easier for internationally trained physicians who already have a job offer, as the province continues to deal with a persistent shortage of family doctors.
Fire marshal releases cause of fatal Pubnico Head fire that killed four children

Fire marshal releases cause of fatal Pubnico Head fire that killed four children

HALIFAX — A fast-moving fire that claimed the lives of four children in rural Nova Scotia last month was ignited by heat coming from a wood stove, the province's fire marshal confirmed Thursday as he said his office must do a better job of releasing
Study reveals fishing's startling global footprint: 'It totally blows me away'

Study reveals fishing's startling global footprint: 'It totally blows me away'

HALIFAX — Global fishing efforts are so wide ranging that fleets covered more than 460 million kilometres in 2016 — a distance equal to going to the moon and back 600 times.
Boy fascinated with garbage trucks gets one of his own from sanitation crew

Boy fascinated with garbage trucks gets one of his own from sanitation crew

EASTERN PASSAGE, N.S. — A Nova Scotia boy who every week waits wide-eyed for the local garbage truck now has a truck of his own — just on a slightly smaller scale.
N.S. teachers union gets strong strike mandate, but says no immediate action

N.S. teachers union gets strong strike mandate, but says no immediate action

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's public school teachers have given their union a strong mandate to authorize an "illegal job action" over pending education reforms, the head of the province's teachers union said Wednesday.
Independent review of Nova Scotia forestry given two-month extension

Independent review of Nova Scotia forestry given two-month extension

HALIFAX — The independent review of Nova Scotia's forestry practices has been extended by two months. Announced Aug.
Job action possible as early as Thursday over N.S. reforms, teachers' union says

Job action possible as early as Thursday over N.S. reforms, teachers' union says

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's 9,300 public school teachers could launch job action as early as Thursday if they endorse an illegal strike in an attempt to derail the province's sweeping education reforms.
People with disabilities stuck in hospital for years as reports called for exit

People with disabilities stuck in hospital for years as reports called for exit

HALIFAX — A rare look at the documented efforts of people with disabilities to leave a psychiatric hospital emerged Tuesday in Nova Scotia, with stories of beatings and deepening frustration as the years of awaiting release drifted by.
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