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Nova Scotia professor studies light at the edge of supermassive black holes

Nova Scotia professor studies light at the edge of supermassive black holes

HALIFAX — Black holes, the astronomical mysteries at the centre of physics and astronomy, aren’t the cosmic vacuums people think they are.

Mandatory COVID-19 testing required for rotational workers in N.S. starting Friday

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia rotational workers will be required to get tested for COVID-19 when they return to the province from outside Atlantic Canada or face a fine of $1,000. Health officials said the mandatory testing requirement begins Friday.

As nursing leader nears retirement, a lament for ignored pleas for N.S. nursing homes

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia nursing union leader nearing retirement says she's grown fatigued over the past two decades with ignored pleas for increased staffing to care for the province's elders.
RCMP charge 23 people after violent incident last fall in Nova Scotia lobster dispute

RCMP charge 23 people after violent incident last fall in Nova Scotia lobster dispute

MIDDLE WEST PUBNICO, N.S. — Nova Scotia RCMP say 23 people face charges in connection with a violent confrontation at a lobster pound that was at the centre of a dispute over a self-regulated Indigenous fishery.

RCMP to use underwater vehicle in search for boat, missing fishermen off Nova Scotia

HILLSBURN, N.S. — The RCMP say they will be using a remote operated underwater vehicle in the search for five missing fishermen and their scallop dragger, which sank last month off southwestern Nova Scotia.
N.S. begins COVID-19 vaccinations in long-term care home hit by pandemic in spring

N.S. begins COVID-19 vaccinations in long-term care home hit by pandemic in spring

HALIFAX — An 85-year-old resident of a Halifax long-term care home that was devastated by COVID-19 broke into a slight smile after she was asked how it felt to receive her long-awaited vaccination.
Airports in N.B., N.S. without commercial service after Air Canada cuts

Airports in N.B., N.S. without commercial service after Air Canada cuts

HALIFAX — Air Canada's service cuts in Nova Scotia and in New Brunswick risk slowing the entire region's economic recovery, the CEO of a regional airport authority said Monday. The airline's decision to cut service to Saint John, N.B.
Nova Scotia cancels curling playdowns; provincial reps likely to be named this week

Nova Scotia cancels curling playdowns; provincial reps likely to be named this week

The provincial men's and women's championships were scheduled for Jan. 25-31 in New Glasgow

Atlantic Canada records 33 new COVID-19 cases, bulk of new infections in N.B.

HALIFAX — Health officials across Atlantic Canada reported 33 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, with the ongoing surge in New Brunswick making up the bulk of new infections.

Second COVID-19 case at Nova Scotia university as students return from holiday break

ANTIGONISH, N.S. — A second student has tested positive for COVID-19 at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia as students return to campus after the holidays. Andy Hakin, president and vice-chancellor of the school in Antigonish, N.S.
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