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Chorus reports Q1 profit up on unrealized forex gain on long-term debt

HALIFAX — Chorus Aviation Inc. reported a first-quarter profit of $33.4 million, boosted by an unrealized foreign exchange gain related to its long-term debt.

Union says better use of nurses could improve Nova Scotia primary care

HALIFAX — Better use of nurses' skills and training would help address problems in Nova Scotia's health-care system ranging from family doctor shortages to excessive hospital wait times, a study prepared by union researchers concludes.
'Muzzle and constrain': Lawyer challenges limits on inquiry into Desmond deaths

'Muzzle and constrain': Lawyer challenges limits on inquiry into Desmond deaths

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Justice Department is trying to muzzle the inquiry into the death of an Afghan war veteran who killed his family and himself more than two years ago, a senior lawyer says.
Eastern Canada's largest container terminal sold to Singapore-based port operator

Eastern Canada's largest container terminal sold to Singapore-based port operator

HALIFAX — Macquarie Group Ltd. says it has reached a deal to sell the largest container terminal in Eastern Canada.
Humans' racket a growing threat to East Coast whales, scientists warn

Humans' racket a growing threat to East Coast whales, scientists warn

HALIFAX — A human-made racket under the ocean is a growing threat to three types of whales off the East Coast, Canadian scientists say.

Man, 78, dead after boating accident in Lunenburg County, NS

LUNENBURG COUNTY, N.S. — Police say a 78-year-old man has died after his boat overturned in Lunenburg County, N.S., on Sunday morning. RCMP say the man was on Hoop Pole Lake with a friend when their boat flipped.

Nova Scotia to add 173 staff to support inclusive education: Churchill

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is spending another $15-million to bolster services and programs for students with special needs in the classroom, pledging to hire 173 more inclusive education specialists, teachers, and non-teaching staff this September.

Halifax groundskeeper sent to prison for sexually assaulting student in dorm

HALIFAX — A former university groundskeeper has been sentenced to two years in prison for sexually assaulting a student in her dorm room in Halifax.
Environment group wants faster phase-out of coal-fired plants in Nova Scotia

Environment group wants faster phase-out of coal-fired plants in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia needs to do more to phase out coal-fired electrical plants despite the province's exemption from the 2030 federal deadline nationally, says a Halifax-based environmental group.
Halifax council won't add Afghanistan war dates to front of city's main monument

Halifax council won't add Afghanistan war dates to front of city's main monument

HALIFAX — An Afghanistan veteran says he's "gutted" that Halifax council has turned down a request to engrave the dates of his war on a prominent side of the cenotaph in the city's central square.
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