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'Militarizing our police force.' Halifax approves $500,000 armoured vehicle

'Militarizing our police force.' Halifax approves $500,000 armoured vehicle

HALIFAX — Police in Halifax are wading into the growing national debate over militarization of police forces, having won approval to buy a $500,000 "armoured rescue vehicle" equipped with a rotating roof hatch, eight gun ports and a powered battering

Nova Scotia premier to meet with cancer patient who posted viral video:official

HALIFAX — A young woman with cancer who posted a Facebook video asking Nova Scotia's premier to meet with her to discuss her treatment is getting her wish.

Halifax council approves veteran of Hamilton police as city's next police chief

Halifax council has approved a recommendation to appoint Dan Kinsella as the city's next police chief. Kinsella, who is currently deputy chief of operations for the Hamilton Police Service, assumes his new role on July 1.
Critics of Canadian health system discover a potent tool: social media

Critics of Canadian health system discover a potent tool: social media

HALIFAX — Unfiltered and emotional social media postings are emerging as a potent tool for critics of Canada's health system, though some observers are dubious they'll prompt lasting changes.
Canada's Viola Desmond $10 bill named international banknote of the year

Canada's Viola Desmond $10 bill named international banknote of the year

HALIFAX — Canada's new $10 bill featuring Nova Scotia human rights icon Viola Desmond has been named banknote of the year.

Amid fishing deaths, there are signs of improving safety culture:association

HALIFAX — The head of the Fisheries Safety Association of Nova Scotia says despite the high number of deaths on fishing vessels last year, a shift in safety culture is emerging.

Early morning crash in Annapolis Valley sends two people to hospital

WATERVILLE, N.S. — An early morning accident in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley has sent one man to hospital with what police describe as life-threatening injuries.

Three people injured in two-vehicle accident near Springhill, N.S.

SPRINGHILL, N.S. — A two-vehicle accident near Springhill, N.S., has left two New Brunswick women in hospital with life-threatening injuries. Police say the accident happened on Highway 142 just after 6 p.m.

N.S. health officials warn of possible measles exposure at Halifax hospital

HALIFAX — Public health officials in Nova Scotia are warning of a potential exposure to measles at a hospital in Halifax.
Can't ignore frustrated patient's 'heartbreaking' video, doctors group says

Can't ignore frustrated patient's 'heartbreaking' video, doctors group says

HALIFAX — A viral video made by a frustrated young Nova Scotia mother who says she waited two years for her cancer diagnosis can't be ignored, says the president of the Canadian Medical Association. Dr.
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