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Twelve people evacuated in Halifax fire being investigated as arson

HALIFAX — Police are investigating after 12 people were forced to leave their Halifax apartment during what the fire department is describing as an "intentionally set" fire.

Halifax to pay former staffer almost $600,000 for co-worker's racism

HALIFAX — The Halifax Regional Municipality has been ordered to pay almost $600,000 in damages to a former city bus mechanic who suffered racist discrimination on the job.

N.S. byelection date set for June in seat long held by New Democrats

HALIFAX — A provincial byelection has been called for a riding on the outskirts of Halifax that has long been an NDP stronghold. Elections Nova Scotia announced today the election date for the riding of Sackville-Cobequid will be June 18.
N.S. mine where roof collapsed allowed limited production increase

N.S. mine where roof collapsed allowed limited production increase

DONKIN, N.S. — Nova Scotia's Labour Department has allowed a limited increase in production at Canada's only operating underground coal mine after a series of roof collapses last year.
Nova Scotia hires professors to evaluate changes to bolster inclusive classrooms

Nova Scotia hires professors to evaluate changes to bolster inclusive classrooms

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia has hired two University of Ottawa professors at a cost of nearly $458,000 over three years, to evaluate changes aimed at improving services and programs for students with special needs in the classroom.

Cost analysis of $2B Halifax hospital project to be released, official says

HALIFAX — A consultant's cost analysis on the estimated $2-billion redevelopment of Atlantic Canada's largest hospital complex will be released — but not yet, a Nova Scotia legislature committee was told Tuesday.
Population of the Maritimes on the rise, but Newfoundland reports decline

Population of the Maritimes on the rise, but Newfoundland reports decline

HALIFAX — A new study says the population of the three Maritime provinces is growing at its fastest pace in decades, thanks mainly to immigration and a reduced outflow to Alberta.
Children's media firm DHX Media reports $18.4M Q3 loss, hit by writedown

Children's media firm DHX Media reports $18.4M Q3 loss, hit by writedown

HALIFAX — DHX Media Ltd. says its loss in its latest quarter more than doubled compared with a year ago as it took a one-time charge. The children's media company says it lost $18.
Halifax police, RCMP say they won't offer formal apology for street checks

Halifax police, RCMP say they won't offer formal apology for street checks

HALIFAX — A formal police apology for street checks isn't in the immediate offing for Halifax's black community, despite a request from the city's civilian police oversight body.

Janet Kitz, writer who revived stories of Halifax Explosion, dies at age 89

HALIFAX — Janet Kitz, an author who rekindled public interest in the deep changes the Halifax Explosion wrought on a devastated city, has died at age 89.
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