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Halifax police issue warning after potent synthetic opioid found in search

Halifax police issue warning after potent synthetic opioid found in search

Halifax police are warning the public about a highly potent synthetic opioid seized in a drug trafficking investigation in the city last month. Police said Thursday that they had searched a home on Dentith Road on Feb.
Fisheries producers shifting gears to adjust to coronavirus impact on markets

Fisheries producers shifting gears to adjust to coronavirus impact on markets

HALIFAX — Atlantic Canadian fisheries entrepreneurs like Danny Dumaresque have to be nimble in their marketing efforts as the impact of the novel coronavirus hits their Asian customer base and delays key industry events.
Nova Scotia will repeal law that led to strike by Crown attorneys

Nova Scotia will repeal law that led to strike by Crown attorneys

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Liberal government is working to repeal legislation that prompted a strike last fall by the province's Crown attorneys.
Nova Scotia schools cancel international student trips as coronavirus precaution

Nova Scotia schools cancel international student trips as coronavirus precaution

HALIFAX — Education administrators in Nova Scotia have decided to cancel all school-organized student trips to international destinations until April 30 because of the evolving situation around the novel coronavirus.
Ex-police chief sentenced to 15 months in jail for sexually exploiting teen

Ex-police chief sentenced to 15 months in jail for sexually exploiting teen

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. — Moments before a former Nova Scotia police chief was sentenced to 15 months in jail for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl, the victim read a statement in court, describing John Collyer as the "monster" who ruined her life.
Nova Scotia law would reserve province's right to sue over opioid costs

Nova Scotia law would reserve province's right to sue over opioid costs

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government is reserving the right under proposed legislation tabled Wednesday to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors to recover costs to its health system from the overdose crisis.
Sexual assault complainant asks N.S. court to order probe over police errors

Sexual assault complainant asks N.S. court to order probe over police errors

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia woman who says the investigation of her sexual assault case was mishandled is seeking the reinstatement of a complaint against police that was dismissed because it arrived too late.
Nova Scotia government moves to protect itself from potential gambling lawsuits

Nova Scotia government moves to protect itself from potential gambling lawsuits

HALIFAX — Wary of the potential for costly lawsuits related to video lottery terminals and other forms of gambling, the Nova Scotia government moved Tuesday to protect itself from any related legal action.
Justin Trudeau surprise guest at citizenship ceremony in Nova Scotia

Justin Trudeau surprise guest at citizenship ceremony in Nova Scotia

WOLFVILLE, N.S. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stunned a group of new Canadians on Tuesday when he showed up unannounced at a citizenship ceremony at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S.
Nova Scotia considering NDP abortion 'bubble zone' law at health facilities

Nova Scotia considering NDP abortion 'bubble zone' law at health facilities

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says his government is considering legislation that would establish so-called "bubble zones" to prohibit protests against abortion services at health-care facilities.
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