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Georges Island: public granted access to historic site in Halifax harbour

Georges Island: public granted access to historic site in Halifax harbour

HALIFAX — Georges Island, a small but historic chunk of land in the middle of Halifax harbour, has long been off limits to tourists — even though it has been a national historic site since 1965.
Husband of N.S. mass shooting victim criticizes sale of replica police cars with gear

Husband of N.S. mass shooting victim criticizes sale of replica police cars with gear

HALIFAX — The husband of a woman killed in the Nova Scotia mass shooting is criticizing the continued online sale of retired police vehicles that are still equipped with official gear.
COVID-19 fallout: Ottawa announces details of support program for fishermen

COVID-19 fallout: Ottawa announces details of support program for fishermen

HALIFAX — Ottawa has unveiled details of a $469-million program aimed at helping Canada's fish harvesters deal with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nova Scotia Tories release estimated $634 million plan for long-term care

HALIFAX — An estimated $634-million plan aimed at improving Nova Scotia's long-term care sector released Wednesday by the province's Opposition Progressive Conservatives focuses on adding more resources and support to the network.
Two security breaches affects health information of 211 people in Nova Scotia

Two security breaches affects health information of 211 people in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — The health information of 211 people was inappropriately accessed during a pair of unrelated security breaches, the Nova Scotia Health Authority said Tuesday.

Nova Scotia man accused of sexually assaulting three people over five years

DIGBY, N.S. — Nova Scotia RCMP have accused a man from Digby County of sexually assaulting three people over the past five years. The Mounties have also reached out to the community to determine if there are any other victims.

N.S. police watchdog investigating after police officer shoots 25-year-old man

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's police watchdog is probing the shooting of a 25-year-old man in New Glasgow by a municipal police officer.
N.S. government sells Liscombe Lodge resort to private operator for $450,000

N.S. government sells Liscombe Lodge resort to private operator for $450,000

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government has sold Liscombe Lodge to a private operator, officially ending its role in the resort business.
NSGEU releases paper outlining issues in long term care

NSGEU releases paper outlining issues in long term care

The report comes after the union president turned down the chance to participate in a closed-door review of the COVID-19 outbreak at Northwood home.
Tropical storm Isaias expected to bring heavy rain, wind gusts to eastern Canada

Tropical storm Isaias expected to bring heavy rain, wind gusts to eastern Canada

HALIFAX — A tropical storm that has lashed parts of the eastern United States should be diminished in strength by the time it reaches eastern Canada, the Canadian Hurricane Centre says.
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