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Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay announces Tory leadership bid

Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay announces Tory leadership bid

STELLARTON, N.S. — After a more than four-year hiatus from politics, former cabinet minister Peter MacKay officially launched his bid to capture the leadership of the federal Conservative party before an enthusiastic hometown crowd in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia First Nation loses bid to add new evidence in Alton Gas case

Nova Scotia First Nation loses bid to add new evidence in Alton Gas case

HALIFAX — A judge has dismissed a bid by a Nova Scotia First Nation to have new evidence introduced in a case involving the band's opposition to a plan to use river water to create caverns for natural gas storage in central Nova Scotia.

HMCS Halifax returns to its home port after six-month tour in the Mediterranean

HALIFAX — The Canadian warship HMCS Halifax has returned to its namesake port after a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. Hundreds of friends and relatives gathered at HMC Dockyard to welcome sailors home on Friday.
Nova Scotia pulp mill issues layoff notices as facility winds down operations

Nova Scotia pulp mill issues layoff notices as facility winds down operations

HALIFAX — Northern Pulp says it has started giving layoff notices to management employees at its Nova Scotia mill.
Possible sale of Crown-owned coastal area in Nova Scotia raises concern

Possible sale of Crown-owned coastal area in Nova Scotia raises concern

HALIFAX — Calls are mounting for the Nova Scotia government to reconsider the potential sale of a section of spectacularly rugged Crown-owned land along the province's Eastern Shore to private developers.

N.S. police watchdog to investigate case of alleged racial profiling in Halifax

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's independent police watchdog has confirmed it will investigate the recent arrest of a woman who says she was the victim of racial profiling.
Wastewater from Nova Scotia pulp mill to flow past legislated closure

Wastewater from Nova Scotia pulp mill to flow past legislated closure

HALIFAX — Discharge from the Northern Pulp mill will continue to flow into a treatment lagoon in Boat Harbour past the legislated Jan. 31 deadline for the treatment facility's closure, says Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil.

N.S. Appeal Court judges reserve decision in William Sandeson case

HALIFAX — Three judges with the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal have reserved their decision on William Sandeson's appeal of his conviction for the murder of a fellow university student in 2015.

Nova Scotia RCMP identify remains found on a beach near Digby in September

HALIFAX — RCMP have used genetic analysis to identify human remains found on a Nova Scotia beach last September. The Mounties say the body discovered in Digby County was that of a 43-year-old man from Saint John, N.B.

Nova Scotia electronics firm qualifies for$2.5 million payroll rebate

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's business lending agency has agreed to provide an electronics company with $2.5 million over five years if it hires 150 people. Nova Scotia Business Inc.
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