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Stolen wooden fisherman known as 'Shorty' returned to NS business

Stolen wooden fisherman known as 'Shorty' returned to NS business

PEGGY'S COVE, N.S. — A popular wooden fisherman that was stolen from a tourist spot in Peggy's Cove, N.S., earlier this week is now back in front of his owner's business.

Pope appoints coadjutor archbishop for Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth

HALIFAX — Pope Francis has appointed a coadjutor archbishop for the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth. The appointment of Most Reverend Brian Dunn means he will eventually succeed Archbishop Anthony Mancini as head of the archdiocese.
Nova Scotia legislature passes presumed consent law for organ donation

Nova Scotia legislature passes presumed consent law for organ donation

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia legislature has unanimously passed legislation that presumes consent for organ donation, becoming the first jurisdiction in North America to pass such legislation.

Former senior N.S. Mountie convicted of stealing 10 kilograms of cocaine

HALIFAX — A former senior Nova Scotia Mountie has been convicted of stealing 10 kilograms of cocaine from an exhibit locker.

Prominent N.S. Tories considering federal bids, buoyed by Liberal troubles

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Tory leader says possible federal bids from three provincial PC legislators is a signal of Justin Trudeau's falling fortunes.
Thieves make off with popular tourist attraction from Peggy's Cove

Thieves make off with popular tourist attraction from Peggy's Cove

PEGGY'S COVE, N.S. — One of the most-photographed Nova Scotians is missing. Shorty, a wide-eyed, five-foot-two wooden fisherman, was stolen from outside a tourist spot in Peggy's Cove, N.S., earlier this week.

Nova Scotia delays new biodiversity legislation, saying more work required

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government is delaying an act that would give it more powers to protect biodiversity, including wild animals, plants and water species.
Suspicious death of Indigenous woman raised in Nova Scotia legislature

Suspicious death of Indigenous woman raised in Nova Scotia legislature

HALIFAX — The unsettling issues surrounding the long list of murdered and missing Indigenous women in Canada were drawn into sharp focus Thursday at the Nova Scotia legislature.

N.S. woman, 35, pens her own, upbeat obituary: 'Damn it was good'

HALIFAX — Only two years after receiving a diagnosis for incurable cancer, a 35-year-old Nova Scotia woman died last week - but not before writing her own, remarkably upbeat obituary.

Transcontinental fires back over sale of Atlantic Canada media assets

HALIFAX — Montreal-based Transcontinental Inc. is defending its handling of the sale of its East Coast media assets to SaltWire Network, and says it's considering a counter-suit against Atlantic Canada’s largest media company.
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