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Nova Scotia records 59th death related to COVID-19 pandemic, and two new cases

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is still on target to reopen sections of its economy early next month, Premier Stephen McNeil said Tuesday, as the province reported two new cases of COVID-19 and one more death related to the viral infection.

Dry conditions in Nova Scotia fuelling three large wildfires across province

HALIFAX — Provincial officials in Nova Scotia are warning about the potential for forest fires in dry, humid conditions as firefighters battle three significant wildfires across the province.
N.S. RCMP use warrants to find killer's cellphone, computer and other devices

N.S. RCMP use warrants to find killer's cellphone, computer and other devices

HALIFAX — As police continue their investigation into a mass killing that claimed 22 lives last month in rural Nova Scotia, newly released documents reveal the RCMP recently seized and searched the killer's computer, cellphone, tablet and navigation

Halifax to widen main streets to help pedestrians, businesses as economy opens

HALIFAX — Atlantic Canada's largest city is planning some changes to help people get around in anticipation of a yet-to-be released plan on reopening Nova Scotia's economy.

Nova Scotia reports one new case of COVID-19; total of 1,051 confirmed cases

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 today, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the province to 1,051. No additional deaths are being reported, leaving the total at 58.
Residents evacuated for Porters Lake blaze east of Halifax allowed to return home

Residents evacuated for Porters Lake blaze east of Halifax allowed to return home

PORTERS LAKE, N.S. — Residents of more than 500 homes that were threatened by a forest fire in an area east of Halifax are being allowed to return now that officials have lifted an evacuation order.
Procession for Snowbirds crash victim makes its way through Halifax

Procession for Snowbirds crash victim makes its way through Halifax

HALIFAX — A procession honouring the Canadian Forces Snowbirds team member killed in a recent plane crash began under blue skies in Halifax Sunday evening, as the remains of the young officer remembered for her bright smile arrived in her hometown.

Nova Scotia reports one new COVID-19 case on Sunday

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia reported one new case of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 1,050.
How N.S. mass shooting could bring law that makes abusers' tactics a crime

How N.S. mass shooting could bring law that makes abusers' tactics a crime

HALIFAX — The repeated threats and isolation a Nova Scotia mass shooter allegedly used against his spouse show why such cruelty should be a criminal offence in Canada, experts on domestic violence say.
'Significant' fire near Porters Lake prompts resident evacuations

'Significant' fire near Porters Lake prompts resident evacuations

PORTERS LAKE, N.S. — More than 1,000 residents in a community east of Halifax were being evacuated from their homes Saturday due to a nearby wildfire that was estimated to cover 40 hectares by late afternoon.
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