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Justin Trudeau surprise guest at citizenship ceremony in Nova Scotia

Justin Trudeau surprise guest at citizenship ceremony in Nova Scotia

WOLFVILLE, N.S. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stunned a group of new Canadians on Tuesday when he showed up unannounced at a citizenship ceremony at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S.
Nova Scotia considering NDP abortion 'bubble zone' law at health facilities

Nova Scotia considering NDP abortion 'bubble zone' law at health facilities

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says his government is considering legislation that would establish so-called "bubble zones" to prohibit protests against abortion services at health-care facilities.
PM promises resources for provinces fighting novel coronavirus

PM promises resources for provinces fighting novel coronavirus

HALIFAX — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says provincial health authorities won't be alone in their fight against the novel coronavirus because the federal government will ensure they have the resources to contain and treat cases.
Wetlands, forests can help cities save millions in climate adaptation costs:study

Wetlands, forests can help cities save millions in climate adaptation costs:study

HALIFAX — As Canadian communities brace for rising risks of spring flooding related to climate change, a non-profit group has published findings suggesting preserving wetlands and forests can be key to reducing adaptation costs.

Hugh MacKay says DUI allegations belong in court, not on the legislature floor

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia member of the legislature is making his first public statement since the governing Liberals came under fire last week for their handling of drunk driving allegations against him.
Judge overseeing Nova Scotia fatality inquiry asks about mental health checks

Judge overseeing Nova Scotia fatality inquiry asks about mental health checks

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Nova Scotia Liberals turn down NDP bid to set fixed election dates

HALIFAX — The latest attempt to propose a fixed election date in Nova Scotia was shot down by the governing Liberals on Monday, ensuring the province remains the only one in Canada without a set date to go to the polls.
Indigenous historian suggests name change for coast guard vessel Cornwallis

Indigenous historian suggests name change for coast guard vessel Cornwallis

HALIFAX — A prominent Indigenous historian says it's the ideal time to drop the name Edward Cornwallis from a coast guard ship, as the federal agency announced plans on Monday to spend $12.1 million renovating the vessel.

Minor tremor shakes Halifax area prompting several 911 calls to police

DARTMOUTH, N.S. — Halifax Regional Police say they received several 911 calls from anxious people Sunday night after the area was rattled by a mild tremor. They say the calls started coming in around 8:40 p.m.

Minor quake shakes Dartmouth, Earthquakes Canada says

HALIFAX — Earthquakes Canada says a minor earthquake shook up a Dartmouth, N.S., neighbourhood on Sunday night. It says the quake was a magnitude 2.6, which is usually too weak to be felt.
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