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Nova Scotia reports new cases of COVID-19 for first time in more than two weeks

Nova Scotia reports new cases of COVID-19 for first time in more than two weeks

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia reported its first new cases of COVID-19 in over two weeks Friday as a requirement to wear masks in most indoor public spaces came into effect.

N.S. man faces murder charge in death of 85-year-old woman in Dartmouth home

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia man has been charged in the death of an 85-year-old woman who was found in her home earlier this month.
Mass killer had hiding spaces for guns, but drug smuggling not verified: RCMP

Mass killer had hiding spaces for guns, but drug smuggling not verified: RCMP

HALIFAX — RCMP investigators confirmed Thursday that the gunman who went on a rampage in Nova Scotia in April had hidden compartments in buildings and had converted personal assets into "a significant amount" of cash prior to his attacks.
Reducing Nova Scotia's deficit will need co-operation of public sector: premier

Reducing Nova Scotia's deficit will need co-operation of public sector: premier

HALIFAX — Public-sector workers will have to dampen their wage expectations in the coming years as Nova Scotia grapples with a projected $853-million deficit resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Stephen McNeil said Thursday.
Ottawa initially refused to hold joint inquiry into mass killing: N.S. minister

Ottawa initially refused to hold joint inquiry into mass killing: N.S. minister

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's justice minister says he privately pushed Ottawa for a full federal-provincial public inquiry into the April mass shooting but federal officials initially rejected the idea.
Nova Scotia relying on public to adhere to mandatory indoor mask order

Nova Scotia relying on public to adhere to mandatory indoor mask order

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's health minister says he has faith the public will comply with the province's indoor mandatory mask-wearing order that takes effect Friday.
American who attacked N.S. women sentenced for fleeing to Canada in 1996

American who attacked N.S. women sentenced for fleeing to Canada in 1996

HALIFAX — A New York state judge has sentenced a man who committed violent sexual crimes in Nova Scotia to between two and six years of additional jail time for absconding from justice and fleeing to Canada in 1996.
Nova Scotia moves from surplus to $853-million deficit due to pandemic

Nova Scotia moves from surplus to $853-million deficit due to pandemic

HALIFAX — After a thin $55-million surplus tabled in February's budget, COVID-19 costs have driven Nova Scotia's finances deep into the red, resulting in a $853-million deficit.

Obstruction charge dropped against man in Cape Breton teenager's death

SYDNEY, N.S. — Nova Scotia prosecutors are dropping an obstruction of justice charge against a man in connection with the death of a 17-year-old boy who was struck and killed in June 2018 while walking home from a graduation party.
Families of N.S. mass shooting victims transform protest into march of thanks

Families of N.S. mass shooting victims transform protest into march of thanks

HALIFAX — Relatives of victims of the Nova Scotia mass shooting marched through the streets of Halifax on Wednesday to thank their supporters for helping them persuade Ottawa and Nova Scotia to call a full public inquiry into the killings.
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