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Desmond inquiry: expert says Nova Scotia's health records system is 'antiquated'

Desmond inquiry: expert says Nova Scotia's health records system is 'antiquated'

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — The inability of doctors to access health records was the focus Friday of an inquiry investigating why former soldier Lionel Desmond killed three family members and himself four years ago in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia increases focus on vaccinations as COVID-19 cases remain low

Nova Scotia increases focus on vaccinations as COVID-19 cases remain low

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's low COVID-19 case numbers are allowing health officials to focus efforts on the province's vaccination program, chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang said Friday.
Proposed legislation would open adoption records in Nova Scotia

Proposed legislation would open adoption records in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — A long-time advocate for opening adoption records in Nova Scotia says a new bill tabled Friday represents "monumental change" for adoptees and birth parents in the province.
Class action launched by former N.S. inmate alleges sexual misconduct in prisons

Class action launched by former N.S. inmate alleges sexual misconduct in prisons

HALIFAX — A former prison inmate in Nova Scotia has filed an application for a class-action lawsuit against the attorney general of Canada for allegedly failing to prevent sexual assault in women's prisons.
Desmond fatality inquiry questions referral rules for Halifax mental health clinic

Desmond fatality inquiry questions referral rules for Halifax mental health clinic

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S.
Nova Scotia tables revised biodiversity bill, modifications to Crown Lands Act

Nova Scotia tables revised biodiversity bill, modifications to Crown Lands Act

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia has tabled a long-awaited biodiversity bill that would give the government more power to address threats to the province’s ecosystems.
Nova Scotia to restrict possession of police gear almost a year after mass killing

Nova Scotia to restrict possession of police gear almost a year after mass killing

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government is introducing restrictions on access to used police gear in reaction to last year's mass shooting by a gunman who wore an RCMP uniform and drove a replica police cruiser.
Lionel Desmond inquiry: Doctor says former soldier was looking for treatment plan

Lionel Desmond inquiry: Doctor says former soldier was looking for treatment plan

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — A doctor who saw Lionel Desmond two months after he returned to Nova Scotia in 2016 told an inquiry Wednesday the former soldier was looking for help getting followup psychiatric treatment.

N.S. police watchdog says no charges warranted in fatal shooting of 60-year-old man

EASTERN PASSAGE, N.S. — Nova Scotia's police watchdog says no charges are warranted against an officer who shot and killed a 60-year-old man last year.
Empire reports third-quarter profit and sales up from year ago mark

Empire reports third-quarter profit and sales up from year ago mark

STELLARTON, N.S. — Empire Company Ltd. recorded a surge in sales in its most recent quarter as the pandemic continued to impact how Canadians shop for food, the grocery chain that owns Sobeys said Wednesday.
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