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N.S. nurses say pandemic in care homes 'tragic reminder' of staffing shortages

N.S. nurses say pandemic in care homes 'tragic reminder' of staffing shortages

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Nurses' Union says COVID-19 infections and deaths in the province's nursing homes have been a tragic reminder of the province's failure to bring in higher staffing levels it recommended four years ago.
Police conclude search of lake for girl reported missing, still investigating

Police conclude search of lake for girl reported missing, still investigating

HALIFAX — Police in Halifax have stopped searching a lake for a girl who was reported missing by a bystander.
Motorcade procession held for four military members killed in crash

Motorcade procession held for four military members killed in crash

HALIFAX — The remains of four of the six Canadian Armed Forces members killed in a military helicopter crash in April arrived Thursday in Nova Scotia, where two separate motorcade processions allowed residents to pay their final respects.
Numbers of large wild Atlantic salmon dipped to near historic lows in 2019

Numbers of large wild Atlantic salmon dipped to near historic lows in 2019

HALIFAX — A group advocating for the conservation of wild Atlantic salmon says the number of adult salmon returning to North America rivers fell to near historic lows last year.
A box of teeth and scientific serendipity unveil the lives of bottlenose whales

A box of teeth and scientific serendipity unveil the lives of bottlenose whales

HALIFAX — The walnut-sized teeth taken from northern bottlenose whales slaughtered in the 1960s and 70s are proving to be storehouses of knowledge that raise awareness about the fragile future of the endangered species.
Nova Scotia Tories call for back-to-school plan, submit recommendations

Nova Scotia Tories call for back-to-school plan, submit recommendations

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Opposition Progressive Conservatives are calling for a timely release of a plan for the province's public schools, saying parents and teachers require "peace of mind" ahead of September.
Plans for 'Atlantic bubble' on July 3 as cases of COVID-19 stabilize

Plans for 'Atlantic bubble' on July 3 as cases of COVID-19 stabilize

HALIFAX — The four Atlantic provinces announced plans on Wednesday to ease interprovincial travel restrictions within the region, creating a so-called "bubble" amid relatively few new COVID-19 infections in recent weeks.
Autopsy confirms attack by dog was cause of N.S. woman's death: RCMP

Autopsy confirms attack by dog was cause of N.S. woman's death: RCMP

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia RCMP say an autopsy has confirmed that the owner of a dog police describe as a pit bull died from wounds she incurred when the animal attacked her earlier this month.

Nova Scotia company making face shields opts for at-home assembly by workers

HALIFAX — A small Halifax-area company that has transitioned to making face shields during the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a novel approach that doesn't involve a production line. Dartmouth, N.S.

Vessel strikes blamed for at least four of nine right whale deaths in 2019

HALIFAX — A new report says vessel strikes caused almost half the deaths of endangered North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence last year.
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