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N.S. finances strong despite economic chaos caused by pandemic, minister says

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's finance minister says the province's budget remains in the black — but that surplus isn't expected to last much longer.

WildBrain CEO says ad-supported video streaming remains big opportunity

HALIFAX — WildBrain Ltd. continues to see advertising-supported video streaming to be a big part of its future growth despite current conditions affecting the company and industry, chief executive Eric Ellenbogen told analysts Thursday.
Nova Scotia premier waiting for feds before determining mass shooting inquiry

Nova Scotia premier waiting for feds before determining mass shooting inquiry

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's premier is still not committing to a public inquiry into the shooting rampage that claimed 22 lives last month, saying the province is waiting to see what federal authorities ultimately decide.
Nova Scotia chemists work with mill to create medical-grade pulp for N95 masks

Nova Scotia chemists work with mill to create medical-grade pulp for N95 masks

HALIFAX — A team of chemists at Saint Mary's University in Halifax is looking at methods to help East Coast mills produce pulp that can be used in the N95 respirator masks that have been in high demand during the global pandemic.
Nova Scotia police to employ "trial technique" in missing boy investigation

Nova Scotia police to employ "trial technique" in missing boy investigation

TRURO, N.S. — The search for a young Nova Scotia boy who went missing a week ago has been suspended, but police say they will continue to employ new techniques in their search for possible clues.
Neighbour reported mass shooter's domestic violence, weapons to police

Neighbour reported mass shooter's domestic violence, weapons to police

HALIFAX — A former neighbour of the gunman behind last month's mass shooting in Nova Scotia says she reported his domestic violence and cache of firearms to the RCMP years ago and ended up leaving the community herself due to fears of his violence.
Police call off nearly weeklong search for missing Nova Scotia boy

Police call off nearly weeklong search for missing Nova Scotia boy

TRURO, N.S. — The nearly weeklong search for a missing three-year-old boy in central Nova Scotia has ended, but police say they will continue a missing person investigation.
Nova Scotia cautions 'sustained' improvement needed before restrictions lifted

Nova Scotia cautions 'sustained' improvement needed before restrictions lifted

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's top doctor cautioned that the Atlantic province hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic needs to see more improvement before it can consider easing restrictions. Chief medical officer of health, Dr.
Nova Scotia to pay up to $10 million to assist cleanup of Northern Pulp site

Nova Scotia to pay up to $10 million to assist cleanup of Northern Pulp site

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government says it is providing a maximum of $10 million under an agreement with the Northern Pulp mill to help with the cleanup of the site while the mill is in hibernation.
N.S. auditor general says COVID-19 response a likely topic for future review

N.S. auditor general says COVID-19 response a likely topic for future review

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's auditor general says his office is considering an examination of the province's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, although it will likely be some time before a review is done.
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