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Two people face first-degree murder charge in killing outside Halifax: RCMP

Halifax RCMP say a man and woman are facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of a 45-year-old man whose remains were found outside the city. Police say they found the remains early Thursday near West Jeddore Road in Head of Jeddore.
Premier backs chief of staff's handling of MLA's alleged drunk driving incident

Premier backs chief of staff's handling of MLA's alleged drunk driving incident

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is backing his chief of staff despite learning that she didn't tell him last May about a drunk driving allegation involving a Liberal backbencher.
Nova Scotia to regulate nicotine levels in e-cigarettes in proposed legislation

Nova Scotia to regulate nicotine levels in e-cigarettes in proposed legislation

HALIFAX — Proposed legislative changes in Nova Scotia would give the province regulatory authority over the nicotine content of tobacco and electronic cigarettes.
Ottawa imposes new rules to protect fragile population of right whales

Ottawa imposes new rules to protect fragile population of right whales

HALIFAX — Canada has rolled out new measures to protect the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, but federal officials insisted Thursday the rules won't lead to more of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Bay of Fundy being closed to fishing.
Nova Scotia legislature sergeant-at-arms will be required to be armed

Nova Scotia legislature sergeant-at-arms will be required to be armed

HALIFAX — Proposed legislation in Nova Scotia would require the legislature's sergeant-at-arms to carry a sidearm and have the same firearms training as police officers.
Nova Scotia Tories say email shows coverup of alleged drunk driving incident

Nova Scotia Tories say email shows coverup of alleged drunk driving incident

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says his chief of staff was told about a drunk driving allegation involving a Liberal backbencher last May, but she did not pass the information on to him.
Halifax council studies quiet fireworks displays to avoid alarming veterans

Halifax council studies quiet fireworks displays to avoid alarming veterans

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia city councillor is pushing for quiet fireworks in Halifax out of concern the noise is alarming veterans and people on the autism spectrum.
High Liner Foods beats fourth-quarter expectations in transformative year

High Liner Foods beats fourth-quarter expectations in transformative year

LUNENBURG, N.S. — High Liner Foods Inc. beat expectations as it capped what the Nova Scotia company called a transformative year.
Lionel Desmond's wife raised questions about peace bond same day as slayings

Lionel Desmond's wife raised questions about peace bond same day as slayings

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. — Three hours before Shanna Desmond was killed by her husband, she sought information about how to get a peace bond, a fatality inquiry in Nova Scotia was told Tuesday.
N.S. Liberal budget opens up spending taps as province faces slowing economy

N.S. Liberal budget opens up spending taps as province faces slowing economy

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Liberal government is opening the spending taps for roads and hospitals as economic growth is projected to flatten in what could be an election year. The 2020-21 provincial budget tabled Tuesday features $11.
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