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N.S. RCMP probe trend in thefts of catalytic converters, prized for their metals

N.S. RCMP probe trend in thefts of catalytic converters, prized for their metals

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia RCMP are noting an uptick in catalytic converter thefts in the province, which they say is attributable to the rise in price of the rare earth metals found in the emission-control devices.
Former Nova Scotia premier Donald Cameron remembered as man 'ahead of his time'

Former Nova Scotia premier Donald Cameron remembered as man 'ahead of his time'

HALIFAX — Raised on a farm in Nova Scotia's Pictou County, Donald Cameron's rural roots were a source of pride for a man who in 1991 would become the province's 22nd premier and an advocate for fairness and social justice.
Nova Scotia's premier blasts 'selfish few' ignoring COVID-19 gathering limits

Nova Scotia's premier blasts 'selfish few' ignoring COVID-19 gathering limits

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's premier blasted what he called the "selfish few" who aren't following COVID-19 restrictions, saying they are putting themselves and others at risk during the province's current outbreak.
Health officials in Nova Scotia report another 133 cases of COVID-19 Sunday

Health officials in Nova Scotia report another 133 cases of COVID-19 Sunday

HALIFAX — Health officials in Nova Scotia are reporting 133 new cases of COVID-19 today. There are 117 cases in the province's Central Zone, nine cases in the Eastern Zone, one case in the Northern Zone and six cases in the Western Zone.
Health officials in Nova Scotia report 148 new cases of COVID-19 for one-dayhigh

Health officials in Nova Scotia report 148 new cases of COVID-19 for one-dayhigh

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting 148 new cases of COVID-19 today, with the majority of the new infections in the province's Central Zone. The figure marks a single-day high for new cases in the province.
The COVID-Zero approach: Why Atlantic Canada excels at slowing the spread of COVID-19

The COVID-Zero approach: Why Atlantic Canada excels at slowing the spread of COVID-19

HALIFAX — Canadians living outside the Atlantic region could be forgiven for rolling their eyes when Nova Scotia called in the military this week, having reported just 96 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday.
COVID testing backlog: N.S. active case count likely 'substantially' higher: Strang

COVID testing backlog: N.S. active case count likely 'substantially' higher: Strang

HALIFAX — Health officials in Nova Scotia expanded the province's vaccine rollout Friday but warned that a backlog in COVID-19 test processing meant there were likely many more new infections than the 67 they reported. Dr.
Cape Breton Mi'kmaq community angered at alleged government seizure of lobster traps

Cape Breton Mi'kmaq community angered at alleged government seizure of lobster traps

ST. PETER'S, N.S. — A Mi'kmaq First Nation in Cape Breton says federal fisheries officers seized 37 lobster traps that were set today by an Indigenous harvester. The Potlotek First Nation, located about 75 kilometres south of Sydney, N.S.
Rise in unemployment for recent graduates of Maritime universities: report

Rise in unemployment for recent graduates of Maritime universities: report

HALIFAX — The unemployment rate for recent graduates of Maritime universities has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released Thursday by the Maritime Provinces Higher Education Commission.
Nova Scotia at 'critical' turning point in COVID-19 pandemic: chief medical officer

Nova Scotia at 'critical' turning point in COVID-19 pandemic: chief medical officer

HALIFAX — Two days into a provincewide lockdown, Nova Scotians are at a crucial turning point, the province's chief medical officer of health warned Thursday. Dr.
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