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N.S. pulp mill takes legal action against fishermen's blockade of survey work

N.S. pulp mill takes legal action against fishermen's blockade of survey work

HALIFAX — The Northern Pulp mill is taking legal action after fishermen blocked survey boats hired to examine a route for a contentious undersea effluent pipeline.
Man weeps after seeing video of Halifax officer allegedly striking him

Man weeps after seeing video of Halifax officer allegedly striking him

HALIFAX — A man wept in court Wednesday after watching a video that showed a police officer apparently striking him in the face outside a Halifax homeless shelter. Joseph (Patrice) Simard was testifying at the trial of Const.

Thieves make off with New Zealand military medals in Nova Scotia

BLOCKHOUSE, N.S. — The RCMP is asking for tips to help locate four New Zealand military medals stolen from a parked car on Nova Scotia's South Shore.
A new East Coast tradition: Towering Christmas trees made of lobster traps

A new East Coast tradition: Towering Christmas trees made of lobster traps

HALIFAX — They first started appearing along Canada's East Coast about 10 years ago: towering Christmas trees fashioned out of carefully stacked lobster traps.

Report calls for minimum wage to be raised to $12.65 in Nova Scotia by 2021

HALIFAX — A review committee says Nova Scotia's minimum wage — the country's lowest — should be raised 55 cents annually for the next three years. The total increase of $1.65 would see the minimum wage increased from $11 to $12.65 an hour by 2021.

N.S. considering appeal of ruling on duty to consult Mi'kmaq in mill case

HALIFAX — Premier Stephen McNeil is hinting his government may appeal a court ruling that says the province must consult with a Mi'kmaq community about how public money is provided to the Northern Pulp mill's effluent treatment plant.
N.S. men honoured for bravery: 'I said, I've got to get this woman out of here'

N.S. men honoured for bravery: 'I said, I've got to get this woman out of here'

HALIFAX — When others were running away from the burning car, Bruce Knocton ran towards it. Knocton, a sheriff's deputy, came across a life-and-death situation while making a familiar highway run between jails in Halifax and Pictou County.
Emergency department at IWK children's hospital to double in size

Emergency department at IWK children's hospital to double in size

HALIFAX — The emergency department at Atlantic Canada's largest children's hospital is doubling in size to handle a fast-rising number of patients.

'Bedside' ultrasound machine use approved at Nova Scotia's only abortion clinic

HALIFAX — Health officials in Nova Scotia have approved the use of an ultrasound machine at the province's only abortion clinic, a decision a top official says will improve access.
N.S. government must consult Mi'kmaq on financing of effluent plant, court rules

N.S. government must consult Mi'kmaq on financing of effluent plant, court rules

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia Supreme Court decision says the province must consult with a Mi'kmaq community about how public money is provided to a pulp mill that has sent its effluent into an estuary near the band for five decades.
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