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Autopsy on Halifax PhD student pulled from Italian river reveals he drowned: report

HALIFAX — Italian media are reporting that autopsies conducted on a Halifax PhD student and his friend revealed the two men drowned. Their bodies were pulled from the Po River in Turin, Italy, last week.
Nova Scotia Power says it now generates 30 per cent of its power from renewables

Nova Scotia Power says it now generates 30 per cent of its power from renewables

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's private utility says it has hit a new milestone in its delivery of electricity from renewable resources. Nova Scotia Power says 30 per cent of the electricity it produced in 2018 came from renewable sources such as wind power.
Former Halifax hospital CEO to plead next week on fraud, breach of trust charges

Former Halifax hospital CEO to plead next week on fraud, breach of trust charges

HALIFAX — The former CEO of Halifax's IWK Health Centre is expected to enter a plea on fraud and breach of trust charges next week. Tracy Kitch's case was set over in Halifax provincial court until June 18 for election and plea.

Truck-pedestrian accident claims one life in northern Nova Scotia

PICTOU LANDING, N.S. — One person is dead and another faces charges following a fatal vehicle-pedestrian accident in northern Nova Scotia. Police say a 50-year-old woman was struck by a pickup truck around 4:30 a.m. Sunday in Pictou Landing.

Wildlife officials respond to third dead whale in a week in the Maritimes

HALIFAX — Wildlife officials in the Maritimes are dealing with a third dead whale in the past week. A minke whale, spotted Sunday morning at the mouth of the Shubenacadie River in Nova Scotia, became beached and died before rescuers could get to it.
Naturalists comb Nova Scotia woods for birds in bid to halt loggers

Naturalists comb Nova Scotia woods for birds in bid to halt loggers

BRIDGETOWN, N.S. — Naturalists are listening for and spotting migratory song birds — including an endangered species — in an effort to halt logging of a Nova Scotia forest containing old hardwoods.

Navy confirms investigation after tweet showing sailor with 'infidel' arm tattoo

HALIFAX — The Royal Canadian Navy says it has confirmed the identity of a sailor who was singled out on social media for his tattoo featuring the word "infidel" in the shape of a rifle. Maj.
Nova Scotia to Maine ferry season delayed until "mid summer": operator

Nova Scotia to Maine ferry season delayed until "mid summer": operator

HALIFAX — The heavily subsidized ferry service between Nova Scotia and Maine won't be able to start on schedule at the end of June because of delays renovating its new terminal in Bar Harbor to suit U.S. customs requirements.
Changes coming amid parents' school bus frustrations in Halifax region

Changes coming amid parents' school bus frustrations in Halifax region

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Education Department says it's going to look for a new school bus company after a survey suggested Halifax region parents are unhappy with the service.
Canadians urged to heed lessons of war in ceremonies marking D-Day anniversary

Canadians urged to heed lessons of war in ceremonies marking D-Day anniversary

HALIFAX — Canadians were urged to heed the eternal lessons of the Second World War as ceremonies commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day were held Thursday in cities across the country. Veterans and dignitaries including Gov. Gen.
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