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Crews battle wildfire near Chester Grant, Nova Scotia

CHESTER BASIN, N.S. — Crews are fighting a wildfire near Chester Grant, N.S., that has grown is size to more than 20 hectares.
Early results promising for potential COVID-19 vaccine to be tested on Canadians

Early results promising for potential COVID-19 vaccine to be tested on Canadians

HALIFAX — An early trial of a prospective COVID-19 vaccine that will soon be tested on Canadians has found it to be safe and effective at prompting an immune response.
N.S. reports two new cases of COVID-19, as care home still has 16 sick residents

N.S. reports two new cases of COVID-19, as care home still has 16 sick residents

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia has identified two new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total of confirmed cases to 1,048.
COVID-19 could complicate preparations for hurricane season: meteorologist

COVID-19 could complicate preparations for hurricane season: meteorologist

HALIFAX — As the Canadian Hurricane Centre warned of another active hurricane season Friday, one of the country's top meteorologists said the COVID-19 pandemic could make it more difficult for people to prepare for a long line of tropical storms.
PM avoids promising federal inquiry into Nova Scotia shooting rampage

PM avoids promising federal inquiry into Nova Scotia shooting rampage

HALIFAX — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won't commit to a federal inquiry into the recent Nova Scotia shootings, even as the province's premier continues to say it's up to Ottawa to take the lead in examining the tragedy.
Nova Scotia premier again rejects calls for provincial inquiry into mass killing

Nova Scotia premier again rejects calls for provincial inquiry into mass killing

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government has again rejected calls for a provincial public inquiry into the shooting rampage last month that claimed 22 lives, arguing the federal government is better placed to investigate.
COVID-19 death toll in Nova Scotia keeps rising: health officials

COVID-19 death toll in Nova Scotia keeps rising: health officials

HALIFAX — As the death toll associated with COVID-19 continues to rise inside Nova Scotia's largest long-term care home, Premier Stephen McNeil confirmed Thursday there will be a discussion about how the province will "re-imagine" such facilities.
Questions raised by Nova Scotia's go-slow approach to economic recovery

Questions raised by Nova Scotia's go-slow approach to economic recovery

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia was the last province in Canada to report cases of COVID-19, and it now has the dubious distinction of being one of the last jurisdictions to present a formal plan for reopening its economy.
Family of Snowbirds crash victim says she died in mission "designed for her"

Family of Snowbirds crash victim says she died in mission "designed for her"

HALIFAX — Capt. Jennifer Casey died while supporting an important mission that seemed "designed for her," her family said Wednesday in their first public statement since the Snowbirds aerobatic team member was killed in a plane crash on Sunday.
American fugitive wanted for murder ordered deported in immigration board hearing

American fugitive wanted for murder ordered deported in immigration board hearing

HALIFAX — An Immigration and Refugee Board member has ruled that an American fugitive wanted for murder in Texas will be deported, with a wide publication ban on details of his case.
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