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Fisheries Department invites Mi'kmaq, scientists to discuss lobster conservation

Fisheries Department invites Mi'kmaq, scientists to discuss lobster conservation

HALIFAX — Ottawa has set up a roundtable of Indigenous representatives, scientists and commercial fishers to discuss lobster conservation as Mi'kmaq fishers prepare for a return to a summer harvest off southwestern Nova Scotia.
N.S. Mi'kmaq to start season with scaled-down plans for fishery in St. Marys Bay

N.S. Mi'kmaq to start season with scaled-down plans for fishery in St. Marys Bay

INDIAN BROOK, N.S. — A Mi'kmaq community is scaling back plans for a lobster harvest in southwestern Nova Scotia next week after Ottawa threatened to pull traps that aren't licensed by the Fisheries Department.
Right whale protection: conservation group calls for mandatory speed limits for ships

Right whale protection: conservation group calls for mandatory speed limits for ships

HALIFAX — A conservation group trying to prevent ships from striking endangered whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence says new satellite data indicates that vessels transiting the Cabot Strait are routinely ignoring voluntary speed limits.
Nova Scotia residents aged 12 to 19 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

Nova Scotia residents aged 12 to 19 now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia granted access to COVID-19 vaccines to residents as young as 12 on Thursday, opening appointments to more than 74,000 people in the 12-to-19 age cohort.
Bluenose schooner centennial events receiving more than $190,000 for anniversary year

Bluenose schooner centennial events receiving more than $190,000 for anniversary year

LUNENBURG, N.S. — Three levels of government are providing funding to help promote the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Bluenose schooner in Nova Scotia. Ottawa, the province and the Town of Lunenburg, N.S.
Halifax trial of Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine having trouble finding participants

Halifax trial of Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine having trouble finding participants

HALIFAX — A Canadian-made COVID-19 vaccine undergoing clinical trials in Halifax is having trouble recruiting enough participants as vaccination rates increase in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia companies chosen to help build Canada's first commercial spaceport

Nova Scotia companies chosen to help build Canada's first commercial spaceport

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia company planning to build Canada's first commercial spaceport announced on Wednesday some of the firms it has chosen to design and construct its proposed launch pad.
N.S. needs bigger push to remedy decades of neglect in non-profit housing: study

N.S. needs bigger push to remedy decades of neglect in non-profit housing: study

HALIFAX — A new report says Nova Scotia needs a major push to create publicly funded, non-profit housing to make up for over 25 years of lost ground.
Nova Scotia COVID-19 vaccine rollout ahead of schedule, booster shots moved up

Nova Scotia COVID-19 vaccine rollout ahead of schedule, booster shots moved up

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's COVID-19 vaccination rollout is ahead of schedule and should see second doses being administered two to four weeks earlier than originally planned, officials said Tuesday.
Former Nova Scotia autobody shop owner gets heftier fine for workplace death

Former Nova Scotia autobody shop owner gets heftier fine for workplace death

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge has increased by $40,000 the fine imposed on a former autobody shop owner who pleaded guilty last year to three workplace safety violations that contributed to the death of a mechanic.
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