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Proposed Nova Scotia spaceport gets conditional environmental approval

Proposed Nova Scotia spaceport gets conditional environmental approval

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia company has received environmental approval to build Canada's only commercial spaceport near the small community of Canso, N.S.
Legal group to go to court after bible camps denied federal summer jobs grant

Legal group to go to court after bible camps denied federal summer jobs grant

HALIFAX — A legal group is taking Ottawa to court over its denial of jobs grants for bible camps in Ontario and Nova Scotia, with the camp's operators suggesting the rejection is due to their evangelical beliefs.
Man accused of threatening to shoot RCMP in Yarmouth

Man accused of threatening to shoot RCMP in Yarmouth

A 24-year-old Yarmouth man has been charged with uttering threats and breach of undertaking
Combat boots marking D-Day anniversary end cross-country journey in Halifax

Combat boots marking D-Day anniversary end cross-country journey in Halifax

HALIFAX — A pair of combat boots symbolizing the journey taken by Canadian soldiers who fought in the Second World War arrived in Halifax Monday, completing a cross-Canada journey by train that began in Vancouver at the end of March.
N.S. coalition calls for policies to help poor as child poverty keeps rising

N.S. coalition calls for policies to help poor as child poverty keeps rising

HALIFAX — A coalition of 19 groups is banding together to pressure Nova Scotia's Liberal government to replace what they call "trickle down economics" with measures to reduce rising poverty.
Roadside memorials: Halifax considering time limits and other restrictions

Roadside memorials: Halifax considering time limits and other restrictions

HALIFAX — They can be found in every corner of the country — makeshift roadside memorials that serve as reminders of fatal crashes or, in some cases, violent crimes.
Ottawa investing $47 million to increase capacity at the Port of Halifax

Ottawa investing $47 million to increase capacity at the Port of Halifax

HALIFAX — The Port of Halifax is getting $47.
Toronto-based writer Carrianne Leung wins $10,000 short fiction prize

Toronto-based writer Carrianne Leung wins $10,000 short fiction prize

HALIFAX — Toronto-based writer Carrianne Leung has won a $10,000 short fiction prize. The Danuta Gleed literary award recognizes the best first collection of English-language short fiction by a Canadian author.
Canadian tourist recounts aftermath of boat collision on the Danube

Canadian tourist recounts aftermath of boat collision on the Danube

HALIFAX — A Canadian tourist who was on the Danube River in Budapest when two boats tragically collided Wednesday says the experience was "surreal" and "sobering.
Nova Scotia gold mine proposal threatens pristine wilderness area: Nature Trust

Nova Scotia gold mine proposal threatens pristine wilderness area: Nature Trust

HALIFAX — A proposed gold mine in Nova Scotia's Guysborough County is being questioned by a conservancy organization concerned about the operation's proximity to a "biodiversity hot spot".
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