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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.
Investigation of QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency debacle turns up just $28 million

Investigation of QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency debacle turns up just $28 million

HALIFAX — After three months of investigating, the accounting firm trying to recover more than $200 million in cash and cryptocurrency owed to users of the now-defunct QuadrigaCX trading platform has turned up only $28 million in assets — virtually a
A glossy ibis drifts off course to a Nova Scotia marsh and draws a crowd

A glossy ibis drifts off course to a Nova Scotia marsh and draws a crowd

BROOKFIELD, N.S. — Nature photographers are gathering in a central Nova Scotia marsh this weekend capturing images of the latest bird species to fly off course and find itself in a foreign — but nourishing — location.
For the birds: Halifax delays plan to cut 80,000 trees in beloved seaside park

For the birds: Halifax delays plan to cut 80,000 trees in beloved seaside park

HALIFAX — A plan to cut down 80,000 trees inside Halifax's most popular seaside park has been put on hold until the fall to protect the nests of many species of birds, including a well-known but secretive pair of pileated woodpeckers.

Nova Scotia program promoting healthy living for students gets $5M from feds

AMHERST, N.S. — Federal Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor has announced up to $5 million in funding for a Nova Scotia program that promotes physical activity and healthy eating for students.
'Nerds' come together after vandals trash Nova Scotia role-playing camp

'Nerds' come together after vandals trash Nova Scotia role-playing camp

SYDNEY, N.S. — Police are investigating after a group of vandals trashed a Cape Breton business where people gather in the woods to enjoy live action role-playing dressed as warriors, wizards and all manner of medieval characters.
Survey suggests Canadians more uncertain about cannabis in wake of legalization

Survey suggests Canadians more uncertain about cannabis in wake of legalization

HALIFAX — A new survey suggests Canadians have become less accepting of recreational cannabis since 2017, despite legalization last October.
Police seize high-potency edible cannabis shaped like Lego bricks

Police seize high-potency edible cannabis shaped like Lego bricks

HALIFAX — Police in Nova Scotia have accused the owners of an illegal cannabis storefront of marketing some of their high-potency products toward children, including cannabis shaped like Lego bricks.
Popular seaside Halifax park to cut down 80,000 trees in 'substantial' cull

Popular seaside Halifax park to cut down 80,000 trees in 'substantial' cull

HALIFAX — A popular seaside park in Halifax will see an estimated 80,000 trees cut down this summer as part of ongoing restoration efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Juan more than 15 years ago.
Work permit requirements reduced for spouses of Atlantic program immigrants

Work permit requirements reduced for spouses of Atlantic program immigrants

HALIFAX — A federal program created to attract more immigrants to Atlantic Canada is making changes to allow more spouses of the immigrants to come into the region.
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