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Hugh MacKay says DUI allegations belong in court, not on the legislature floor

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia member of the legislature is making his first public statement since the governing Liberals came under fire last week for their handling of drunk driving allegations against him.
Judge overseeing Nova Scotia fatality inquiry asks about mental health checks

Judge overseeing Nova Scotia fatality inquiry asks about mental health checks

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S.

Nova Scotia Liberals turn down NDP bid to set fixed election dates

HALIFAX — The latest attempt to propose a fixed election date in Nova Scotia was shot down by the governing Liberals on Monday, ensuring the province remains the only one in Canada without a set date to go to the polls.
Indigenous historian suggests name change for coast guard vessel Cornwallis

Indigenous historian suggests name change for coast guard vessel Cornwallis

HALIFAX — A prominent Indigenous historian says it's the ideal time to drop the name Edward Cornwallis from a coast guard ship, as the federal agency announced plans on Monday to spend $12.1 million renovating the vessel.

Minor tremor shakes Halifax area prompting several 911 calls to police

DARTMOUTH, N.S. — Halifax Regional Police say they received several 911 calls from anxious people Sunday night after the area was rattled by a mild tremor. They say the calls started coming in around 8:40 p.m.

Minor quake shakes Dartmouth, Earthquakes Canada says

HALIFAX — Earthquakes Canada says a minor earthquake shook up a Dartmouth, N.S., neighbourhood on Sunday night. It says the quake was a magnitude 2.6, which is usually too weak to be felt.
Jagmeet Singh tells N.S. NDP party his social policy focus boosts its efforts

Jagmeet Singh tells N.S. NDP party his social policy focus boosts its efforts

HALIFAX — The federal New Democrat leader made the case Saturday that his heavy focus on social programs will help rejuvenate the party's fortunes in Nova Scotia by the next provincial election.

N.S. man charged with impaired driving after vehicle smashes into Halifax home

HALIFAX — A 20-year-old man is facing impaired driving charges after a car struck a house in a Halifax suburb and a suspect fled the scene late Friday. Local police said investigators received a call at around 10 p.m.
Downtown Halifax's french fry master 'Bud the Spud' dead at 77

Downtown Halifax's french fry master 'Bud the Spud' dead at 77

HALIFAX — Over the past 40 years, the "Bud the Spud" food truck in downtown Halifax has become a local landmark, known for its mouthwatering french fries, long lineups and the outgoing man who made the business a lunchtime mecca.
Two members of Nova Scotia riding team resign over handling of DUI allegation

Two members of Nova Scotia riding team resign over handling of DUI allegation

HALIFAX — Two members of a Liberal riding association in Nova Scotia have resigned over the party's handling of an allegation of drunk driving against a member of the legislature.
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