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U.K. and South African COVID-19 variants identified in Nova Scotia

U.K. and South African COVID-19 variants identified in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — Two COVID-19 variants have been identified in Nova Scotia, the province's chief medical officer of health said Friday, adding that in both cases, the variant wasn't able to reproduce in the community.
Former Dalhousie University med student facing second murder trial denied bail

Former Dalhousie University med student facing second murder trial denied bail

HALIFAX — A former Nova Scotia medical student whose murder conviction was overturned last year failed on Friday in his bid to be released on bail.
Panel of experts appointed to help lead Nova Scotia's mass shooting inquiry

Panel of experts appointed to help lead Nova Scotia's mass shooting inquiry

HALIFAX — The public inquiry into the April mass shooting in Nova Scotia has announced the hiring of six experts who will help set a course for the investigation.
Nova Scotia working on legislation to regulate sale of used police vehicles

Nova Scotia working on legislation to regulate sale of used police vehicles

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is drafting legislation around the sale of used police vehicles and equipment, after a man driving a replica RCMP cruiser killed 22 people last April.
One in six independent businesses in danger of closing amid pandemic: report

One in six independent businesses in danger of closing amid pandemic: report

HALIFAX — It started a generation ago by a group of Irish immigrants committed to preserving an ancient craft.
Nova Scotia finance minister says she will leave politics when next election called

Nova Scotia finance minister says she will leave politics when next election called

HALIFAX — A key member of outgoing Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil's cabinet says she too will leave politics once the next provincial election is called.
Nova Scotia's freedom of information online service reopens after lengthy redesign

Nova Scotia's freedom of information online service reopens after lengthy redesign

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia has restored an online portal through which the public can submit freedom of information requests, almost three years after the site was shut down because of a security breach.
The grey tsunami: Number of Atlantic Canadians over 75 will double in 20 years

The grey tsunami: Number of Atlantic Canadians over 75 will double in 20 years

HALIFAX — The number of seniors in Atlantic Canada will increase by 32 per cent over the next 20 years, putting added pressure on the region's health-care system and labour market, a new study says.
Armed fugitive had help as he avoided police in remote corner of Cape Breton: RCMP

Armed fugitive had help as he avoided police in remote corner of Cape Breton: RCMP

MEAT COVE, N.S. — Police in Nova Scotia say it appears a man provided shelter to an armed fugitive who gave himself up to police late Wednesday after avoiding arrest earlier in the week. On Monday, the RCMP warned residents of Meat Cove, N.S.
Nova Scotia man tries to kill his dog with handgun, wounds young man instead

Nova Scotia man tries to kill his dog with handgun, wounds young man instead

BIGNEY, N.S. — A Nova Scotia man who fired a shot at his own dog is facing charges because the bullet hit a young man instead. The RCMP say the 46-year-old shooter from Bigney, N.S.
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