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N.S. health authority says hospital's emergency department will shut down for 5 days

MIDDLE MUSQUODOBOIT, N.S. — The Nova Scotia Health Authority say the Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital emergency department will close for five days due to a doctor shortage.
For some N.S. woodlot owners, end of controversial pulp mill not seen as disaster

For some N.S. woodlot owners, end of controversial pulp mill not seen as disaster

HALIFAX — For wood harvester Wade Prest, predictions of devastation if Nova Scotia's largest pulp mill closes are missing a wider story of an industry that needs to rethink its future.
Watchdog investigating fatal police-involved shooting in Truro, NS

Watchdog investigating fatal police-involved shooting in Truro, NS

TRURO, N.S. — Nova Scotia's police watchdog is investigating after an RCMP officer shot and killed a man in Truro in the early hours of Saturday morning. RCMP spokeswoman Cpl.

Nova Scotia Health Authority names veteran administrator as interim CEO

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Health Authority has named an interim president and CEO until it finds a permanent replacement for Janet Knox, who is retiring at the end of the month. Janet Davidson will begin the position on an interim basis Sept. 3.
Halifax Harbour historic site gets $2 million for wharf to improve access

Halifax Harbour historic site gets $2 million for wharf to improve access

HALIFAX — More than $2 million in government funding will be used to provide better access to an island historic site in Halifax harbour.

Halifax police arrest two, search for third suspect after man shot in downtown

HALIFAX — Police in Halifax have arrested two men and are searching for a third after a 27-year-old man was shot in the city's downtown. Officers were called to the area of Spring Garden Road and Dresden Row shortly after 12:30 a.m.
Dalhousie adds medical school seats for black, Indigenous and rural students

Dalhousie adds medical school seats for black, Indigenous and rural students

HALIFAX — Minority representation at Nova Scotia's lone medical school is getting a boost through the addition of 16 new training seats dedicated for rural, black and Indigenous students.

N.S. limits access to MyHealthNS portal after failing to renew contract with operator

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia has put a hold on giving new participants access to an innovative, online service that patients use to view their health records and communicate with doctors.
Closing N.S. pulp mill would cost 2,700 jobs, decimate forestry industry: union

Closing N.S. pulp mill would cost 2,700 jobs, decimate forestry industry: union

HALIFAX — A union-funded study is painting a bleak picture of a decimated Nova Scotia forestry industry and the rapid disappearance of 2,700 jobs if the Northern Pulp paper mill is closed. "It's an integrated industry.
High Liner shares drop as Q2 net earnings drop on costs associated with job cuts

High Liner shares drop as Q2 net earnings drop on costs associated with job cuts

LUNENBURG, N.S. — High Liner Foods Inc. shares dropped by as much as 13.
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