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Trio of protesters fined for blocking Halifax bridge over inaction on climate change

Trio of protesters fined for blocking Halifax bridge over inaction on climate change

HALIFAX — Three people arrested for blocking traffic on Halifax's MacDonald Bridge in October 2019, including the climate protest organizer, have been fined $237 each.
On Heritage Day, N.S. honours Lebanese-Canadian lawyer who died in Second World War

On Heritage Day, N.S. honours Lebanese-Canadian lawyer who died in Second World War

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government today honoured Lt. Edward Francis Arab as part of its Heritage Day celebrations. Born in Halifax in 1915, Arab was the grandson of some of the earliest Lebanese immigrants to the province.
Weather warnings: ugly mix of snow, freezing rain descending on the Atlantic region

Weather warnings: ugly mix of snow, freezing rain descending on the Atlantic region

HALIFAX — Residents of Atlantic Canada are bracing for another round of nasty weather on Tuesday.
As the Lionel Desmond inquiry resumes, a look at what has been learned so far

As the Lionel Desmond inquiry resumes, a look at what has been learned so far

HALIFAX — Lionel Desmond was a desperately ill man, and he knew it. The former Canadian soldier was suffering from severe post-traumatic stress disorder and a possible traumatic brain injury when he was released from the military in 2015.
Ottawa to divert portion of N.S. vaccine shipment to northern territories

Ottawa to divert portion of N.S. vaccine shipment to northern territories

HALIFAX — The federal government is diverting some of Nova Scotia's COVID-19 vaccines to Canada's North. Dr.
Court documents says mass shooter's spouse was beaten, begged for life before escape

Court documents says mass shooter's spouse was beaten, begged for life before escape

HALIFAX — The spouse of the gunman who killed 22 people in Nova Scotia told police that on the night he began his rampage she was beaten and shot at, and she begged for her life before she managed to escape.
Nova Scotia health officials report two new cases of U.K. variant of COVID-19

Nova Scotia health officials report two new cases of U.K. variant of COVID-19

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia health officials say they have identified two more cases in the province of the more contagious COVID-19 variant first detected in the United Kingdom.
Ottawa providing $1 million for undersea ocean tech platform in Halifax area

Ottawa providing $1 million for undersea ocean tech platform in Halifax area

HALIFAX — Ottawa is providing $1 million for an undersea testing platform at a Halifax-area ocean research facility.
Candy, supermarket flowers and takeout on the couch: A pandemic Valentine's Day

Candy, supermarket flowers and takeout on the couch: A pandemic Valentine's Day

HALIFAX — Canadians are expected to spend less this Valentine’s Day as COVID-19 lockdowns and ongoing economic uncertainty dampens consumer enthusiasm for the February mass-market holiday, retail experts say.
Clinical trials start for USask's COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Clinical trials start for USask's COVID-19 vaccine candidate

HALIFAX — Clinical trials have begun for another Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine candidate, with three people receiving an initial dose on Wednesday.
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