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Grocer Empire Co. reports Q4 profit and sales up, raises dividend

Grocer Empire Co. reports Q4 profit and sales up, raises dividend

STELLARTON, N.S. — Empire Co. Ltd. raised its dividend as it reported a fourth-quarter profit of $177.8 million, up from $122.1 million in the same quarter last year, as shoppers stocked up due to the pandemic and sales rose.

DFO rolls out funds for fish and seafood sector in response to COVID-19

DARTMOUTH, N.S. — The federal government will soon start taking applications for funding to help the Canadian fish and seafood sector cope with the impacts of COVID-19.
N.S. shooting victims' families seek to sue RCMP, province over response

N.S. shooting victims' families seek to sue RCMP, province over response

HALIFAX — Family members of those killed during the mass shooting in central Nova Scotia in April are seeking to launch a class action against the RCMP and the province, arguing police failed to adequately protect and inform the public during the att

Nova Scotia Nurses' Union demands same pay bump after arbitration award

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Nurses' Union says a 12 per cent pay increase awarded earlier this week to hundreds of licensed practical nurses who work in Halifax, should be extended to their counterparts across the province.
Nova Scotia Appeal Court orders new murder trial for former medical student

Nova Scotia Appeal Court orders new murder trial for former medical student

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's top court has ordered a new trial for a former medical student who was convicted of first-degree murder three years ago in the August 2015 death of 22-year-old Taylor Samson.

RCMP officer sent to hospital after incident in central N.S., police say

GREAT VILLAGE, N.S. — Nova Scotia RCMP say a 49-year-old man is facing several charges after an altercation that sent a Mountie to hospital with serious injuries.
Mountie taken to hospital after being assaulted in Great Village

Mountie taken to hospital after being assaulted in Great Village

According to RCMP, a man threatened to shoot an officer before barricading himself inside a home
N.S. RCMP delay on street checks apology damaging relations, Black leaders say

N.S. RCMP delay on street checks apology damaging relations, Black leaders say

HALIFAX — The RCMP are further delaying a decision on whether to offer an apology to Halifax's Black community for their use of street checks, as some Black Nova Scotian leaders say the force's silence is damaging trust. Rev.
Rural Nova Scotia municipality testing viability of four-day work week

Rural Nova Scotia municipality testing viability of four-day work week

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S. — In a move that emerged from a reorganization to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, a rural municipality in Nova Scotia is testing a four-day work week for its employees.

N.S. reports no new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Saturday

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia health officials are reporting no new cases of COVID-19 in the province on Saturday, leaving the total number of confirmed cases at 1,061.
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