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People urged to be aware of ticks as they return to outdoor activities

People urged to be aware of ticks as they return to outdoor activities

HALIFAX — Hikers and other nature lovers are being urged to be on the lookout for ticks as they return to trails and forested areas across the country this summer.

Two apartment fires in the Maritime displaces nearly 60 tenants, no one injured

HALIFAX — Two apartment building fires in the Maritimes have displaced nearly 60 tenants. As many as 50 people were forced out of an 18-unit apartment building in Kentville, N.S., just after 4 p.m. Friday.
Idled Northern Pulp mill in Nova Scotia seeking protection from creditors

Idled Northern Pulp mill in Nova Scotia seeking protection from creditors

HALIFAX — An idled Nova Scotia pulp mill says it has received an "initial order" giving it protection from its creditors as it attempts to restructure its finances and affairs.
N.S. opposition says COVID-19 shutdown of committees prevents oversight

N.S. opposition says COVID-19 shutdown of committees prevents oversight

HALIFAX — Opposition parties say Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil's refusal to reactivate several key committees of the legislature due to COVID-19 is harming public accountability and democracy in the province.
Partner of N.S. gunman no longer executor of estate valued at $1.2 million

Partner of N.S. gunman no longer executor of estate valued at $1.2 million

HALIFAX — The girlfriend of a gunman who carried out a mass shooting in Nova Scotia has renounced her right to be the executor of his will for an estate initially valued at more than $1.2 million.
N.S. inmates worry housing during COVID-19 could end unless funding extended

N.S. inmates worry housing during COVID-19 could end unless funding extended

HALIFAX — Several advocacy groups in Nova Scotia say 20 provincial inmates who shifted to community housing during the COVID-19 crisis could lose their residences by the end of the month unless a fresh source of funding can be found.

N.S. mass shooting inquiry 'mechanism' done as province, Ottawa finalize details

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's justice minister says most details of a joint federal-provincial inquiry into a mass killing in the province have been finalized.
N.S. allows 10-person gatherings, aims to reopen to other Canadians in mid-July

N.S. allows 10-person gatherings, aims to reopen to other Canadians in mid-July

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is allowing people to gather in groups of up to 10, as the province has gone nine days without any fresh cases of COVID-19.

N.S. municipalities facing 'dire financial straits' due to COVID-19, study finds

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's municipalities have published a report outlining their "dire financial straits," saying without assistance from the province or Ottawa, tax rates will be going up sharply.
Grocer Empire Co. reports Q4 profit and sales up, raises dividend

Grocer Empire Co. reports Q4 profit and sales up, raises dividend

STELLARTON, N.S. — Empire Co. Ltd. raised its dividend as it reported a fourth-quarter profit of $177.8 million, up from $122.1 million in the same quarter last year, as shoppers stocked up due to the pandemic and sales rose.
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