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Man appeared in N.S. court on child abduction charge after Indigenous teen found safe

SYDNEY, N.S. — A 47-year-man has appeared in court on one count of abducting a child in connection with the disappearance of a 14-year-old Cape Breton Indigenous teenager who was recently found safe.

Racist graffiti spray-painted on building, streets in New Glasgow, N.S.

NEW GLASGOW, N.S. — Police in New Glasgow, N.S., are investigating after racist graffiti was spray-painted on a building and on several streets over the weekend. Const.
Halifax-area firm ready to roll out drug-dispensing machines to fight opioid crisis

Halifax-area firm ready to roll out drug-dispensing machines to fight opioid crisis

HALIFAX — A Halifax-area company is rolling out five automated drug dispensers across Canada this week, which can provide safe, doctor-prescribed medication to opioid addicts by scanning their palm.

Halifax man faces first-degree murder charge, two counts of attempted murder

Halifax police say a 39-year-old man faces a first-degree murder charge in the death of a 40-year-old man in early July. Police say they arrested Ian Matthew Huskins today at Halifax Provincial Court.

Watchdog agency says no grounds to charge police in Halifax balcony death

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's police watchdog says there are no grounds to charge two Halifax police officers who responded during an April 7 incident that resulted in the death of a man who jumped off an apartment balcony.
N.S. police expected to announce charges in case of Indigenous girl found safe

N.S. police expected to announce charges in case of Indigenous girl found safe

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia RCMP say they plan to release more information today about potential charges against a man who was found Saturday with an Indigenous girl who had been missing for over a week.
New COVID-19 death a 'stark reminder' of continuing risk: N.S. premier

New COVID-19 death a 'stark reminder' of continuing risk: N.S. premier

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death linked to COVID-19, and two new cases of the virus. The province says a man over age 80 died in the Northern Zone, which encompasses the Colchester-East Hants, Cumberland and Pictou areas.
Nova Scotia First Nation relieved after missing teen found safe; man in custody

Nova Scotia First Nation relieved after missing teen found safe; man in custody

ESKASONI, N.S. — The entire We'koqma'q Mi'kmaq First Nation in Nova Scotia is breathing a sigh of relief, Chief Rod Googoo said Saturday, after an Indigenous girl who had been missing for more than a week was found safe.

Nova Scotia Liberal Party unveils plan for upcoming leadership race

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Liberal party says it will host a leadership convention in February 2021 to announce the next head of the party — and crown a new premier.

Nova Scotia reports one new case of COVID-19; six active cases in province

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19. That brings the total number of active cases in the province to six. Public health officials say one person is currently in hospital as a result of the novel coronavirus.
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