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Temporary foreign worker is third COVID-19 case in Nova Scotia in past week

Temporary foreign worker is third COVID-19 case in Nova Scotia in past week

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia has announced its third recent case of COVID-19 involving people arriving from outside the country, with the latest being a temporary foreign worker from Mexico.
Inquiry into mass shooting in Nova Scotia facing delays due to 'technicalities'

Inquiry into mass shooting in Nova Scotia facing delays due to 'technicalities'

HALIFAX — Technicalities are causing delays as the provincial and federal governments work out what form an inquiry into the April mass shooting that claimed 22 lives will take, the province's justice minister said Thursday.

N.S. man, 58, dies after watercraft overturns on Cape Breton's Lake Ainslie

CAPE BRETON, N.S. — A Nova Scotia man has died after a personal watercraft vehicle overturned Wednesday morning on Lake Ainslie in Cape Breton. Inverness District RCMP said in a statement that they responded to a call shortly after 9 a.m.
Review of N.S. care facility where 53 died aims to avoid similar outbreak

Review of N.S. care facility where 53 died aims to avoid similar outbreak

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia has launched a review of a long-term care facility where 53 people have died of COVID-19, but opposition leaders say the process lacks the scope and transparency needed to bring lasting improvements.

Police accuse Nova Scotia man of dragging woman to river and choking her

GRANVILLE FERRY, N.S. — Police in Nova Scotia have accused a 30-year-old man grabbing a woman in a campground, dragging her to a river and holding her head under the water.
Cornwallis debate: Coast guard working with Indigenous group to change ship name

Cornwallis debate: Coast guard working with Indigenous group to change ship name

HALIFAX — The federal government is asking an Indigenous group to recommend a new name for a Canadian Coast Guard ship that pays tribute to a British military officer who offered a bounty for the scalps of Mi'kmaq people.
Winners announced for 2020 Atlantic Book Awards during virtual ceremony

Winners announced for 2020 Atlantic Book Awards during virtual ceremony

HALIFAX — The winners of the 2020 Atlantic Book Awards have been announced. In all, 11 books won 13 awards for short stories, poetry, historical writing, memoirs, fiction and children's stories. Ami McKay of Scot's Bay, N.S.
Film stars Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds support Indigenous women's program

Film stars Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds support Indigenous women's program

ANTIGONISH, N.S. — Movie stars Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are donating $200,000 to an institute at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia to help promote Indigenous women's leadership.
Union calls for reversal of decision to remove president of NSCAD University

Union calls for reversal of decision to remove president of NSCAD University

HALIFAX — The union that represents faculty at NSCAD University in Halifax is challenging the school's decision to remove its president without providing an explanation for the sudden move.
N.S. eases restrictions on gatherings, eateries but recommends wearing masks

N.S. eases restrictions on gatherings, eateries but recommends wearing masks

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government is moving ahead with plans to further reopen the province now that it hasn't reported a case of COVID-19 in the past 17 days.
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