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Outpouring of grief occurring in Nova Scotia after mass shooting tragedy

Outpouring of grief occurring in Nova Scotia after mass shooting tragedy

HALIFAX — There is an outpouring of grief across Nova Scotia today as the names of victims of a weekend mass killing begin to emerge, ranging from a nurse to a teacher to an RCMP officer.
RCMP officer among 17 confirmed dead in Nova Scotia killing spree

RCMP officer among 17 confirmed dead in Nova Scotia killing spree

PORTAPIQUE, N.S.

Timeline of Nova Scotia shooting that left 17 dead, including RCMP officer

PORTAPIQUE, N.S. — Seventeen people have died after a shooter dressed in police clothing went on a rampage in rural Nova Scotia on Saturday night, ending in a police chase that lasted through Sunday. Here's a timeline of events. All times are local.
Death toll rises at largest N.S. non-profit nursing home on 'devastating' day

Death toll rises at largest N.S. non-profit nursing home on 'devastating' day

HALIFAX — The largest non-profit nursing home in Nova Scotia is reporting two more deaths from COVID-19, bringing the total to five in two days, amidst what the premier described as "a devastating day" in the province.
Nova Scotia confirms three COVID-19 deaths at Halifax nursing home

Nova Scotia confirms three COVID-19 deaths at Halifax nursing home

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's government says it is working with a Halifax nursing home on an emergency response plan to contain a COVID-19 outbreak as three deaths were reported at the facility.
Farmers enjoy new popularity but worry 'buy local' trend could be fickle

Farmers enjoy new popularity but worry 'buy local' trend could be fickle

HALIFAX — As Greg Gerrits hustles to keep up with the surging public appetite for his preserves and parsley roots, his emotions shift between hope and skepticism over the revival of smaller scale agriculture.
Cities and towns in Atlantic Canada feeling cash crunch from COVID-19: HRM mayor

Cities and towns in Atlantic Canada feeling cash crunch from COVID-19: HRM mayor

HALIFAX — Cities and towns of all sizes in Atlantic Canada are calling out for financial help to maintain basic and essential services as they feel the economic squeeze of battling COVID-19.
Nursing homes hiring those recently laid off to maintain staffing levels

Nursing homes hiring those recently laid off to maintain staffing levels

HALIFAX — One of the largest long-term care facilities in Atlantic Canada is trying to maintain staffing levels by recruiting people who lost their jobs as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down much of the Canadian economy.
Northwood says speed of spread not expected, raises issue of tight quarters

Northwood says speed of spread not expected, raises issue of tight quarters

HALIFAX — The head of a large Halifax nursing home says COVID-19's spread was faster than expected, and suggests housing multiple residents per room played a role in overcoming her facility's defences.

Halifax lays off nearly 1,500 seasonal and casual workers, defers property tax

HALIFAX — Atlantic Canada's largest city is laying off nearly 1,500 casual, temporary and seasonal employees due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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