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Halifax man faces charges in bizarre gun incident that shut highway

MILFORD, N.S. — A 36-year-old Halifax man is facing charges in a bizarre gun incident that shut a Nova Scotia highway for hours. The RCMP say they seized a loaded shotgun from a possibly impaired motorist at 1:25 a.m. Thursday.

Former teacher facing historical sex charges involving three Halifax students

HALIFAX — A former Halifax teacher is facing charges of alleged historical sexual assaults against three students.
First genetically modified salmon to hit Canadian stores as Ottawa gives its OK

First genetically modified salmon to hit Canadian stores as Ottawa gives its OK

HALIFAX — Genetically modified salmon raised in Prince Edward Island are poised for the leap to grocery shelves, a Canadian first that has left traditional producers concerned about setting their farmed fish apart.

SaltWire sues Transcontinental over 2017 newspaper deal in Atlantic Canada

HALIFAX — Atlantic Canada’s largest media company has launched a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Transcontinental Inc. over its 2017 acquisition of the Montreal-based company's newspapers in the region.
RCMP arrest three 'grandmothers' at 
Alton Gas protest site in Nova Scotia

RCMP arrest three 'grandmothers' at Alton Gas protest site in Nova Scotia

FORT ELLIS, N.S.

Nova Scotia to further expand pre-primary for four-year-olds this fall

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's universal pre-primary program for four-year-olds is set to expand again this fall as the province enters year three of a four-year rollout.
Looters likely scouring sunken treasures off Nova Scotia, experts warn

Looters likely scouring sunken treasures off Nova Scotia, experts warn

HALIFAX — Beneath the choppy waves off Nova Scotia's rugged coast are thousands of shipwreck sites sprinkled with lost treasure: centuries-old coins, canons, and perhaps even historic booty stolen from the White House.
Chris Hadfield's iconic photos from outer space to be available to public

Chris Hadfield's iconic photos from outer space to be available to public

HALIFAX — Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield's famous photos from the International Space Station will soon be available to the public.

Nova Scotia opens $1.5-million mineral development fund for applications

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's mines minister is highlighting $800,000 added to a mineral development fund as part of the Liberal government's 2019-20 budget. The province is increasing the Mineral Resources Development Fund to a total of $1.5 million.
Nova Scotia's presumed-consent bill for organ donation poised to become law

Nova Scotia's presumed-consent bill for organ donation poised to become law

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia legislation that presumes consent for organ donations is poised to become law, with a key official saying the new system will address concerns raised by civil libertarians and others.
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