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Latest track for hurricane Dorian has powerful storm headed for the Maritimes

Latest track for hurricane Dorian has powerful storm headed for the Maritimes

HALIFAX — Hurricane Dorian is expected to have an impact on the Maritimes later this week, with the National Hurricane Center in Miami indicating hurricane-force winds could strike Nova Scotia's Atlantic coast on the weekend.
Slow response to right whale plight could have impact on Canadian fisheries

Slow response to right whale plight could have impact on Canadian fisheries

HALIFAX — For years, fishermen off the U.S. east coast have faced tight restrictions on fishing gear and vessel speed restrictions to ensure their activities do not harm marine mammals, including the endangered North Atlantic right whale.

Man, 71, dies in single-vehicle car crash in western Cape Breton, RCMP say

MABOU, N.S. — A 71-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash on Sunday in western Cape Breton. RCMP says first responders were called to the crash site near West Mabou at about 2 p.m.

Man, 76, dead after boat accident on Panuke Lake in Nova Scotia, RCMP say

HANTS COUNTY, N.S. — RCMP say a man is dead after a boating accident in central Nova Scotia. Mounties say they responded to the incident around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Nova Scotia man to appear in court after lengthy standoff at Dartmouth home

HALIFAX — A man was arrested Sunday after a 15-hour standoff with police ended at a home in Halifax. Halifax police say in a release that officers went to a residence on Victoria Road in Dartmouth at 9:15 p.m.
Scientists spot rare life as remotely operated vehicles livestream off N.S. coast

Scientists spot rare life as remotely operated vehicles livestream off N.S. coast

HALIFAX — Research scientists are watching with fascination this weekend as a search for rare undersea life is being broadcast live by two remotely operated vessels run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration off the coast of Nova Scot
Sinkholes along Trans-Canada near Nova Scotia town need study:official

Sinkholes along Trans-Canada near Nova Scotia town need study:official

HALIFAX — A municipal official in Nova Scotia's Cumberland County wants the province to test the ground stability beneath a section of the Trans-Canada Highway adjacent to several sinkholes. Rachel Jones, chief administrative officer for Oxford, N.S.
Erin dumps heavy rain on western Maritimes, some localized flooding reported

Erin dumps heavy rain on western Maritimes, some localized flooding reported

HALIFAX — Localized flooding was reported overnight in the western Maritimes as the remnants of post-tropical storm Erin dumped more than 160 millimetres of rain in some areas.
DHX names former Marvel chief executive Eric Ellenbogen as new CEO

DHX names former Marvel chief executive Eric Ellenbogen as new CEO

HALIFAX — DHX Media Ltd. has named Eric Ellenbogen, a former president and chief executive of Marvel Enterprises, as its new chief executive.

Nova Scotia road crews checking highways near Oxford for sinkhole problems

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's transportation minister says road crews are checking highway conditions daily in areas near Oxford as part of safety monitoring for sinkhole activity.
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