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Nova Scotia RCMP lay charges in highway shooting that damaged vehicles, home

METEGHAN, N.S. — RCMP in Nova Scotia say they have laid more than a dozen charges related to a shooting that damaged several vehicles and a home.
Geoparks in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland earn official UN designations

Geoparks in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland earn official UN designations

HALIFAX — Two geological parks in Atlantic Canada have earned special status from the United Nations.

Nova Scotia Mounties fatally shoot man, 60. Police watchdog to investigate.

HALIFAX — Mounties in Nova Scotia have fatally shot a 60-year-old man. RCMP say officers responded to a call Thursday about an armed man uttering threats in the community of Eastern Passage southeast of Halifax.
Nova Scotia premier accuses union of divisiveness after assault on officer

Nova Scotia premier accuses union of divisiveness after assault on officer

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia man has been charged with assaulting a peace officer near a border crossing — leading Premier Stephen McNeil to accuse the officer's union of playing politics during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cpl.
Health official revokes U.S. travel exemption for Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax

Health official revokes U.S. travel exemption for Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's top health official has revoked a special exemption for workers at Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding that allowed them to travel to and from the United States during the pandemic. Dr.

Halifax police make arrest after dog mistreated during roadside altercation

Halifax Regional Police say a Dartmouth woman is facing charges stemming from a July 1 roadside dispute in which a dog was allegedly swung around by its leash.
Groups 'shocked' by minister's approach to inquiry into Nova Scotia mass murder

Groups 'shocked' by minister's approach to inquiry into Nova Scotia mass murder

HALIFAX — A coalition of groups devoted to eliminating gender-based violence across Canada is urging Ottawa and Nova Scotia to refrain from using a restorative justice approach for a promised inquiry into the mass killing that claimed 22 lives in the
Indigenous lawyer appointed to prosecute human trafficking cases in Nova Scotia

Indigenous lawyer appointed to prosecute human trafficking cases in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia has hired its first Crown attorney dedicated to the prosecution of human trafficking offences.
Charges dropped against N.S. woman injured during arrest in racial profiling case

Charges dropped against N.S. woman injured during arrest in racial profiling case

HALIFAX — The Crown in Nova Scotia has dropped all charges against a Black woman accused of resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer during a confrontation in a Walmart that led to allegations of racial profiling and police brutality.
'It's painful,' says N.S. MP of string of abusive calls, veiled threats

'It's painful,' says N.S. MP of string of abusive calls, veiled threats

HALIFAX — A Liberal member of Parliament says she is installing a home security system in response to abusive online and telephone comments received after she advocated for increased gun control and a feminist analysis of the Nova Scotia mass shootin
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