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Award rescinded for former Halifax hospital CEO mired in expense scandal

HALIFAX — An award naming the former head of Atlantic Canada's largest children's hospital one of Canada's most powerful women has been rescinded because of her role in an expense scandal.
N.S. judge failed to recognize evidence in cabbie's sexual assault case: Crown

N.S. judge failed to recognize evidence in cabbie's sexual assault case: Crown

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia judge who acquitted a taxi driver accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated passenger failed to recognize the nature of the evidence before him and made several errors in law, a Crown attorney told the province's highest c
Jury shown video of off-duty cop and alleged murderer embracing at Halifax bar

Jury shown video of off-duty cop and alleged murderer embracing at Halifax bar

HALIFAX — An off-duty police officer was seen kissing and embracing Christopher Garnier at a downtown Halifax bar hours before he allegedly strangled her, a jury heard Wednesday. RCMP Const.
N.S. need-a-doctor registry doesn't prioritize sickest people: auditor general

N.S. need-a-doctor registry doesn't prioritize sickest people: auditor general

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Health Authority needs to find a way to ensure people with serious health concerns who've registered on a provincial website are actually connected with a doctor, the province's auditor general says.
Halifax man strangled off-duty cop, disposed of body with compost bin, jury told

Halifax man strangled off-duty cop, disposed of body with compost bin, jury told

HALIFAX — A Halifax man accused of killing an off-duty police officer "heard her last breaths" as he strangled her and later dumped her body using a green compost bin, a Crown attorney told a jury Tuesday.
'The piano has a story': Musical relic with scars from Halifax Explosion on sale

'The piano has a story': Musical relic with scars from Halifax Explosion on sale

HALIFAX — A musical relic that survived one of Halifax's darkest days with only minor scars is going up for sale.
Jury selection begins in trial of man charged in death of police officer

Jury selection begins in trial of man charged in death of police officer

HALIFAX — Hundreds of people packed a Halifax courthouse Monday as jury selection in the trial of a Nova Scotia man accused of killing an off-duty police officer got underway.

Distinct CBC radio voice in Nova Scotia to fade from airwaves in January

HALIFAX — One of the most distinct radio voices in Atlantic Canada will soon fade from the airwaves. Don Connolly of CBC Radio's Information Morning says he will retire early in the new year after four decades on the air.
Canada faces Russia-linked cyberthreats at home and abroad, NATO chief says

Canada faces Russia-linked cyberthreats at home and abroad, NATO chief says

HALIFAX — The head of NATO is urging Canada to be vigilant about the threat of Russian cyberwarfare both on the battlefield and at home.

Tap young talent on looming security issues, Google executive urges

HALIFAX — One of the world's top technology executives is urging democratic countries to turn to youth in a bid to find innovative solutions to looming security problems. Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc.
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