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'Blacklisted:' Nova Scotia First Nation pulls commercial lobster boats from the water

'Blacklisted:' Nova Scotia First Nation pulls commercial lobster boats from the water

HALIFAX — The chief of the First Nation behind a disputed moderate livelihood lobster fishery in Nova Scotia says recent vandalism and the loss of potential sales have cost the band more than $1.5 million
Five things to know about the dispute over Nova Scotia's Indigenous lobster fishery

Five things to know about the dispute over Nova Scotia's Indigenous lobster fishery

HALIFAX — Tensions remain high in the dispute over the Indigenous lobster fishery in Nova Scotia. Here are five things to know about the situation. 1. The dispute has a long history.
Membertou First Nation to become latest to join Mi'kmaq livelihood fishery in N.S.

Membertou First Nation to become latest to join Mi'kmaq livelihood fishery in N.S.

HALIFAX — The leader of a Cape Breton First Nation says his community is planning a self-regulated lobster fishery similar to the one on the province's southwestern shore that has sparked fierce opposition from non-Indigenous harvesters.
A timeline of Nova Scotia's lobster conflict between Mi'kmaq and commercial fishers

A timeline of Nova Scotia's lobster conflict between Mi'kmaq and commercial fishers

HALIFAX — A timeline of major events in the conflict between Mi'kmaq and non-Indigenous commercial fishers in southwest Nova Scotia. --- Sept.
As his health declines, Glen Assoun seeks compensation for wrongful conviction

As his health declines, Glen Assoun seeks compensation for wrongful conviction

HALIFAX — Glen Assoun says he's fearful he'll die before governments offer him compensation for almost 17 years of wrongful imprisonment that have left him with a weak heart and fragile health.

Minister: Cops failing Indigenous in Canada lobster dispute

HALIFAX — Canada’s Indigenous services minister said Monday that police in Nova Scotia have failed to properly protect Indigenous people embroiled in an ugly dispute over lobster fishing.
Nova Scotia restaurants boycott lobster in response to violence against the Mi'kmaq

Nova Scotia restaurants boycott lobster in response to violence against the Mi'kmaq

HALIFAX — Kourosh Rad, owner of Garden Food Bar and Lounge in Halifax, says he removed his popular lobster-based menu items in support of the province's Mi'kmaq fishers.
N.S. calls on Ottawa to define a 'moderate livelihood,' as fishing dispute boils over

N.S. calls on Ottawa to define a 'moderate livelihood,' as fishing dispute boils over

HALIFAX — Calls for Ottawa to define a "moderate livelihood" fishery mounted on Sunday, as hundreds gathered in support of Indigenous lobster fishers after a heated dispute over treaty rights boiled over.

Cape Breton elects first female mayor, Halifax council reaches gender parity

HALIFAX — The Cape Breton Regional Municipality elected its first female mayor on Saturday, while the Halifax Regional Municipality voted in a record number of female councillors during the latest round of municipal elections in Nova Scotia.
RCMP lay charges in vehicle fire at lobster pound

RCMP lay charges in vehicle fire at lobster pound

31-year-old Michael Burton Nickerson of Yarmouth County charged with setting fire to a vehicle on Oct. 13
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