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Nova Scotia man hit by shotgun blast during violent home invasion: police

LUNENBURG, N.S. — A man was shot in the foot during one of two violent home invasions in southwestern Nova Scotia. Lunenburg District RCMP say they received a 911 call around 4:30 a.m. Thursday from a home in the Upper Cornwall area.
Vice-Admiral Mark Norman applauded during navy change of command ceremony

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman applauded during navy change of command ceremony

HALIFAX — Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, whose status has been up in the air since a breach-of-trust-case against him was dropped last month, was welcomed with a greeting of "mate" from the chief of the defence staff and applause from the crowd at a navy
Halifax police officer found guilty of assaulting homeless man outside shelter

Halifax police officer found guilty of assaulting homeless man outside shelter

HALIFAX — A Halifax police officer has been found guilty of assault causing bodily harm after security video showed a homeless man being punched while kneeling in front of the officer.
Openly gay legion member presses ahead with discrimination complaint

Openly gay legion member presses ahead with discrimination complaint

HALIFAX — A Cape Breton man who says he faced discrimination at his local Royal Canadian Legion because he is gay is pressing ahead with a human rights complaint.
Logging firm says concern for birds must be balanced against industry needs

Logging firm says concern for birds must be balanced against industry needs

HALIFAX — Calls to stop logging in a Nova Scotia forest during nesting seasons of migratory birds must be balanced with the industry's practice of harvesting through the year, says the firm with cutting rights.

Corrective to June 11 story on logging in N.S. forest with old hardwoods

HALIFAX — In a June 11 story about logging in a southwestern Nova Scotia forest, The Canadian Press erroneously reported that an investigation by Environment Canada under provisions of the Migratory Birds Convention Act is underway.
Halifax libraries join nationwide movement towards free menstrual products

Halifax libraries join nationwide movement towards free menstrual products

HALIFAX — Public library branches in Halifax will provide free menstrual products in washrooms, as the city considers distributing them for free at all municipal facilities.

Nova Scotia Health Authority investigating possible privacy breach

HALIFAX — The personal health information of nearly 3,000 people may have been compromised in a phishing attack, the Nova Scotia Health Authority says.
Contempt case for Mi'kmaq women arrested at Alton Gas site delayed

Contempt case for Mi'kmaq women arrested at Alton Gas site delayed

HALIFAX — A court hearing for three Indigenous women arrested in April at a rural construction site north of Halifax and accused of violating a court injunction has been delayed until December.
Organizers of North American Indigenous Games admit to artistic oversight

Organizers of North American Indigenous Games admit to artistic oversight

HALIFAX — Organizers of the 2020 North American Indigenous Games in Halifax have admitted they failed to acknowledge that the event's logo — unveiled last week — was inspired by a Mi'kmaq artist in Nova Scotia.
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