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Public hearings into April 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting to begin in October

Public hearings into April 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting to begin in October

HALIFAX — Public hearings are scheduled to begin in October for the inquiry into the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting. The Mass Casualty Commission said today in a statement the hearings will take place between Oct. 26 and Dec.
Restaurants hit by labour shortage as economic reopening gathers momentum

Restaurants hit by labour shortage as economic reopening gathers momentum

HALIFAX — George Avgeropoulos said he’s spent the last month looking for skilled workers to staff his restaurant in Toronto’s Danforth area. "I've found people but no one knows what they're doing,” the owner of Athens Restaurant said in an interview.
The little airline that could: Cape Breton air charter service launches in pandemic

The little airline that could: Cape Breton air charter service launches in pandemic

HALIFAX — When billionaires in private jets began touching down in rural Nova Scotia to play a round of golf on Cape Breton’s world-class links, David Morgan saw an opportunity.
Halifax children's hospital sees demand rise for mental health services in pandemic

Halifax children's hospital sees demand rise for mental health services in pandemic

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's largest children's and women's hospital has seen an increase in demand for mental health services due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a legislature committee heard Tuesday. Dr.
Nova Scotia cabinet minister to seek federal Liberal nomination in Halifax riding

Nova Scotia cabinet minister to seek federal Liberal nomination in Halifax riding

HALIFAX — A member of Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin's cabinet says she intends to leave provincial politics and will run for the federal Liberal nomination in a Halifax-area riding.
Nova Scotia's top doctor recommends Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for booster shots

Nova Scotia's top doctor recommends Pfizer or Moderna vaccines for booster shots

HALIFAX — People who received a single dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine should opt for one of the other vaccines as a booster shot, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health said Monday. Dr.
Return of bonuses from Air Canada execs rare case of change in payouts: expert

Return of bonuses from Air Canada execs rare case of change in payouts: expert

HALIFAX — An economist says the recent decision by Air Canada executives to voluntarily give back their bonuses is an incredibly rare case of an about-face on compensation from a company.
'We can’t lose more money:' East Coast tourism operators brace for slow season, again

'We can’t lose more money:' East Coast tourism operators brace for slow season, again

HALIFAX — It’s a whale of a problem: How to keep a boat tour in Bay Bulls, N.L., afloat without tourists.
Nova Scotia reports 15 new COVID-19 cases, announces airport testing in Halifax

Nova Scotia reports 15 new COVID-19 cases, announces airport testing in Halifax

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia will begin testing travellers who arrive at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport next week and will loosen health orders for vaccinated rotational workers.
Cape Breton First Nation reaches understanding with DFO to set 700 lobster traps

Cape Breton First Nation reaches understanding with DFO to set 700 lobster traps

ST. PETER'S, N.S. — A Cape Breton First Nation has successfully negotiated an interim "understanding" with the federal Fisheries Department that will allow it to set a total of 700 lobster traps beginning Saturday.
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