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Cape Breton coal mine to reopen rock face where small methane fire broke out

Cape Breton coal mine to reopen rock face where small methane fire broke out

DONKIN, N.S. — Nova Scotia's Labour Department has lifted a stop-work order imposed on a Cape Breton coal mine after a methane fire broke out Tuesday afternoon on one rock face.
Methane ignites at Cape Breton coal mine rock face, no injuries reported

Methane ignites at Cape Breton coal mine rock face, no injuries reported

DONKIN, N.S. — A Cape Breton colliery has been issued another stop work order after a methane fire occurred as coal miners worked on the rock face Tuesday afternoon.
Deported N.S. sex predator battles charge that would keep him in U.S. jail

Deported N.S. sex predator battles charge that would keep him in U.S. jail

HALIFAX — A sexual predator released and deported to the United States after a controversial Parole Board of Canada decision is now arguing several charges against him should be dropped due to the passage of time.
Desmond fatality inquiry begins in Nova Scotia two years after suicide, murders

Desmond fatality inquiry begins in Nova Scotia two years after suicide, murders

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. — More than two years after former Canadian soldier Lionel Desmond killed his mother, wife and daughter before taking his own life, a provincial fatality inquiry got underway Tuesday in Guysborough, N.S.

Halifax mayor excuses workers’ lateness after ‘ultimate sports day’

Halifax’s mayor has penned an open letter asking employers to go easy on workers the morning after this Wednesday’s “ultimate sports day" when two major games are expected to draw large crowds and raucous festivities.
Mounties investigating collision where a horse entered a Subway

Mounties investigating collision where a horse entered a Subway

Nova Scotia RCMP are investigating a strange incident where a horse ran through a business window in Lunenburg. According to a release, Mounties say at 12:50 p.m.
Owner of large, open-pit mines in Nova Scotia, sold to Australian firm

Owner of large, open-pit mines in Nova Scotia, sold to Australian firm

HALIFAX — A large, open-pit gold operation located in the historic Nova Scotia mining district of Moose River has been sold to an Australian firm. A news release issued earlier this week says St Barbara mining has acquired Atlantic Gold Corp.
Dalhousie University appoints Deep Saini as new president beginning in January

Dalhousie University appoints Deep Saini as new president beginning in January

HALIFAX — Dalhousie University has chosen a botanist and veteran administrator to take on leadership of Atlantic Canada's largest post-secondary institution.
Nova Scotia records should be released in unconquered people case: Appeal Court

Nova Scotia records should be released in unconquered people case: Appeal Court

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal has rejected the province's attempt to invoke solicitor-client privilege in the case of a former Crown lawyer who plans to sue it for constructive dismissal and abuse of public office.
NS premier told China party official Canadians need to feel 'safe' during visits

NS premier told China party official Canadians need to feel 'safe' during visits

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's premier says he told a senior Communist Party official during trade talks that Canadians need to feel "safe" and protected by the rule of law as he boosts tourism ties between his province and China.
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