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Halifax man alleges racial bias after arrest, jailing while making call in park

Halifax man alleges racial bias after arrest, jailing while making call in park

HALIFAX — A Halifax man is alleging racial profiling played a role in his arrest and jailing after he and his spouse pulled their vehicle into a park to make a cell phone call during a winter night in 2018.
Health officials in Nova Scotia report one new case of COVID-19 today

Health officials in Nova Scotia report one new case of COVID-19 today

HALIFAX — Health officials in Nova Scotia are reporting one new case of COVID-19 today. They say the latest case was identified Tuesday and involves a person in the Central Zone of the province, who is in hospital.

Woman accused in dog-swinging video says she's facing racist abuse online

HALIFAX — The family of a Dartmouth, N.S., woman alleged to have swung a dog by its leash during a roadside dispute is denouncing racist abuse directed at her after video of the incident went viral.
N.S. Mounties investigate racist letter sent to Pictou Landing First Nation chief

N.S. Mounties investigate racist letter sent to Pictou Landing First Nation chief

PICTOU, N.S. — The RCMP are investigating a racist letter sent last week to the leader of a First Nation who successfully battled for the end to decades of pulp effluent being poured into a lagoon near her Nova Scotia community.
COVID-19 can pose cost and delay challenges to N.S. hospital project: auditor

COVID-19 can pose cost and delay challenges to N.S. hospital project: auditor

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's auditor general says the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to raise costs for a health care expansion project that represents the largest capital output in the province's history.
Students at St. Francis Xavier University protest wording of COVID-19 waiver

Students at St. Francis Xavier University protest wording of COVID-19 waiver

HALIFAX — A group of students, alumni and some staff at St. Francis Xavier University are pushing back against a legal waiver that students are required to sign if they want to return to classrooms in the fall amid a global pandemic.
Halifax-based Dave Sampson wins big at ECMAs

Halifax-based Dave Sampson wins big at ECMAs

The 31-year old Halifax-based artist won for Country Recording of the Year and Rising Star Recording of the Year

Police investigate suspicious death of elderly woman in Dartmouth

DARTMOUTH, N.S. — Halifax Regional Police are investigating a suspicious death case in Dartmouth. They say officers were dispatched to an address on Lynwood Drive late Saturday morning where an 85-year-old woman was found deceased.

Nova Scotia RCMP lay charges in highway shooting that damaged vehicles, home

METEGHAN, N.S. — RCMP in Nova Scotia say they have laid more than a dozen charges related to a shooting that damaged several vehicles and a home.
Geoparks in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland earn official UN designations

Geoparks in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland earn official UN designations

HALIFAX — Two geological parks in Atlantic Canada have earned special status from the United Nations.
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