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Talks on compensation for Glen Assoun underway with feds, Nova Scotia: lawyer

Talks on compensation for Glen Assoun underway with feds, Nova Scotia: lawyer

HALIFAX — Discussions about government compensation for a Halifax man who was wrongfully convicted of murdering his former girlfriend are underway, one of his lawyers confirmed Wednesday.

RCMP say two hurt in Nova Scotia float plane crash into lake, clipped power line

NEW GERMANY, N.S. — Two people have been hurt in a float plane crash in Nova Scotia. RCMP say the plane clipped power lines Tuesday afternoon while attempting to land in a lake near New Germany.
Former child refugee from Somalia facing unfair deportation: advocates

Former child refugee from Somalia facing unfair deportation: advocates

HALIFAX — Refugee advocates have launched a last-minute appeal for an Edmonton man facing deportation to Somalia because he has a criminal record, saying the case of the former child refugee is similar to that of a Nova Scotia man who was allowed to

Nova Scotia to expand care before and after school for children in pre-primary

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government is expanding care before and after school and bus service as it attempts to make its pre-primary program more accessible.
Nova Scotia SPCA uses video evidence to get conviction in animal cruelty case

Nova Scotia SPCA uses video evidence to get conviction in animal cruelty case

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia SPCA says footage from a security camera showing a cowering dog being whipped with a leash was used to convict a Halifax man of animal cruelty.
Battle over Nova Scotia pulp mill's future reflects wider Canadian debate: filmmaker

Battle over Nova Scotia pulp mill's future reflects wider Canadian debate: filmmaker

HALIFAX — For filmmaker David Craig, a new documentary depicting the fraught emotions over the future of a rural Nova Scotia pulp mill is not solely a local story.

Expert from Europe sent to solve P.E.I. ferry's technical glitches

CARIBOU, N.S. — A specialist has been dispatched from Europe to deal with mechanical problems plaguing one of the two ferries that link northern Nova Scotia with eastern P.E.I. Northumberland Ferries Ltd.

Police probe death of man who was apparently crushed by his tractor

MONASTERY, N.S. — Police say a man has died after he was crushed while trying to fix his tractor in Monastery, N.S., on Saturday evening.

Mi'kmaw Summer Games begin in Cape Breton

WAYCOBAH, N.S. — For Steven Googoo, a band councillor for Waycobah First Nation, the Nova Scotia Mi'kmaw Summer Games aren't just exciting -- they're a celebration of being Mi'kmaw.

One person dead after Pictou, N.S., house fire on Friday, RCMP say

PICTOU, N.S. — RCMP say one person is dead after a house fire southeast of Pictou, N.S. Police say they were called to the blaze on Highway 347 in Willowdale around 6 p.m. on Friday.
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