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Threat of closure is best tool to urge roof safety in N.S. coal mine:minister

Threat of closure is best tool to urge roof safety in N.S. coal mine:minister

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's labour minister says the threat of closure is his best tool to penalize a coal mine that broke mining rules by not reporting two massive cave-ins within the required 24 hours.
Observers 'gobsmacked' at new revelation about lost QuadrigaCX currency

Observers 'gobsmacked' at new revelation about lost QuadrigaCX currency

HALIFAX — The revelation that the embattled QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange recently lost track of more than $460,000 in crypto-coins has left some industry observers reeling with disbelief. "I'm totally gobsmacked ...

Former groundskeeper who raped woman to face sentencing as he awaits new trials

HALIFAX — A former groundskeeper at a Halifax university who sexually assaulted a young woman in her dorm room and recorded portions of the incident on his phone will face sentencing Thursday, even as he awaits three other court proceedings involving
Storm moves east, dumping snow and closing schools throughout the Maritimes

Storm moves east, dumping snow and closing schools throughout the Maritimes

HALIFAX — A massive winter storm that descended on southern Ontario has moved into the Maritimes, closing schools throughout the region and shuttering many businesses for the day.
More than $460,000 in QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency disappears into 'cold wallet'

More than $460,000 in QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency disappears into 'cold wallet'

HALIFAX — The court-appointed monitor overseeing the search for the $260 million owed to clients of the faltering QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange says it recently found more than $900,000 in digital assets — only to see more than half of those cry
Nature trust targets Cape Breton coastal lands, key island for protection

Nature trust targets Cape Breton coastal lands, key island for protection

HALIFAX — Iconic coastal lands in Cape Breton and an island stopover for migratory birds are among the privately owned lands being targeted for protection by the Nova Scotia Nature Trust in a multimillion-dollar campaign launched Tuesday.

Swastika, offensive language scrawled on door of Nova Scotia church

SAINT ALPHONSE, N.S. — Police are trying to determine who scrawled a swastika and offensive language on a church door in a small community in southwestern Nova Scotia. RCMP Cpl.
DHX Media posts Q2 loss due to lower revenue, higher currency-exchange expense

DHX Media posts Q2 loss due to lower revenue, higher currency-exchange expense

HALIFAX — DHX Media Ltd. reported a $17.9-million loss attributable to its shareholders for its second quarter, as a change in foreign exchange rates affected the carrying value of its debt and revenue fell.

Survey of Nova Scotia teachers show lingering issues since last contract imposed

HALIFAX — A survey released by a group of former and current educators suggests Nova Scotia's teachers feel overburdened and disrespected in the aftermath of the 2016-17 contract dispute that was resolved through a government-imposed wage settlement.
Tories sue Nova Scotia government over details of Yarmouth-Maine ferry fees

Tories sue Nova Scotia government over details of Yarmouth-Maine ferry fees

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Progressive Conservatives filed court documents Monday challenging the Liberal government's decision to keep details of the Yarmouth-to-Maine ferry contract confidential.
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