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N.S. auditor general says COVID-19 response a likely topic for future review

N.S. auditor general says COVID-19 response a likely topic for future review

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's auditor general says his office is considering an examination of the province's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, although it will likely be some time before a review is done.
High Liner Foods first-quarter profit edged lower compared with year ago

High Liner Foods first-quarter profit edged lower compared with year ago

LUNENBURG, N.S. — High Liner Foods Inc. reported a profit of US$14.2 million in its latest quarter as it saw a surge in demand from retail customers, but a drop in its food-service business as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold.
Police-escorted motorcade accompany remains of helicopter crash victim

Police-escorted motorcade accompany remains of helicopter crash victim

HALIFAX — The remains of Sub-Lt. Abbigail Cowbrough, a Royal Canadian Navy sailor killed last month in a helicopter crash off the coast of Greece, arrived in Halifax on Monday and were taken by police-escorted motorcade to a local funeral home.

Nova Scotia sets tough maximum nicotine level for vaping products

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia has approved a new regulatory cap on e-liquids and cigarettes making it the first province to adopt a maximum nicotine concentration of 20 milligrams per millilitre.
N.S. killer's semi-automatic guns believed to come from U.S., but details withheld

N.S. killer's semi-automatic guns believed to come from U.S., but details withheld

HALIFAX — The RCMP says that three of the four semi-automatic weapons used by a gunman during last month's mass shooting in Nova Scotia are believed to have come from the United States, but the agency continues to withhold some key details.
N.S. police say no new trace of missing boy, but search continues

N.S. police say no new trace of missing boy, but search continues

TRURO, N.S. — A search for a missing three-year-old boy continues in a central Nova Scotia town, although police said Monday that recent efforts have failed to turn up any new trace of the child.

Body of man found inside burned home in Cape Breton: regional police

SYDNEY, N.S. — One person is dead following a house fire early Sunday in Cape Breton. Police say a body was found inside the home shortly after 11 a.m. The adult male was declared dead at the scene on Westmount Road in Sydney.

Search resumes for body of three-year-old N.S. boy reported missing last week

TRURO, N.S. — A search for the body of a three-year-old boy who disappeared last week near a river in central Nova Scotia is expected to resume today.

Spring storm pulls down trees, knocks out electricity across Atlantic Canada

HALIFAX — A spring storm has knocked out electricity for thousands of businesses and households across Atlantic Canada.

Nova Scotia reports another death and three new cases related to COVID-19

HALIFAX — Another resident of Nova Scotia's largest long-term-care home has fallen victim to COVID-19. The Northwood facility, which has more than 400 residents, is the site of the province's worst outbreak.
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