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Weapons threat forces closure of more than 30 schools in Cape Breton

SYDNEY, N.S. — Some schools in Cape Breton are closed today as police investigate what school authorities have described as a credible weapons threat to students and staff.

Lawyer for Nova Scotia officer charged with theft applies to mental health court

HALIFAX — The lawyer representing a Halifax police officer accused of serial shoplifting has applied to have her case dealt with by the province's mental health court. Police say the 37 charges against Const.
Sobeys and Safeway parent Empire Co. Ltd. reports Q4 sales and profit up

Sobeys and Safeway parent Empire Co. Ltd. reports Q4 sales and profit up

STELLARTON, N.S. — Empire Co. Ltd. says it earned $120.5 million in its latest quarter, up from $65.8 million in the same period a year earlier.
Nova Scotia to bring in U.S. expertise after rockfalls at coal mine

Nova Scotia to bring in U.S. expertise after rockfalls at coal mine

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's labour minister says a series of rockfalls at Cape Breton's Donkin coal mine has prompted his department to bring in some international expertise. Labi Kousoulis says mine inspectors from the U.S.
Nova Scotia byelection losses make little difference to operations, premier says

Nova Scotia byelection losses make little difference to operations, premier says

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's premier says a pair of byelection losses does little to change the dynamic for his governing Liberals in the provincial legislature.
Nova Scotia to ease spring weight restrictions to assist forestry sector

Nova Scotia to ease spring weight restrictions to assist forestry sector

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Transportation Department is looking to help forestry contractors affected by the closure of the Northern Pulp mill by selectively easing some spring weight restrictions on secondary roads.
Rethink Nova Scotia social policies to reduce rising income inequality:study

Rethink Nova Scotia social policies to reduce rising income inequality:study

HALIFAX — A report released Wednesday says a growing gap between the rich and poor is harming Nova Scotians' well-being, and it's time for the Liberal government to recognize the issue in its policy-making.

Opposition Tories, NDP each win a seat in Nova Scotia byelections

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's opposition parties each won a seat Tuesday in two provincial byelections. The Progressive Conservatives easily took the riding of Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River while the NDP won comfortably in Cape Breton Centre.

Derek Whisenand, suspect in Texas murder, to remain detained in Halifax

HALIFAX — An Immigration and Refugee Board member has ruled that an American fugitive wanted for murder in Texas will remain in detention for another 30 days in Halifax, while imposing a wide publication ban on further details of his case.
Nova Scotia Health Authority opens eight dedicated COVID-19 assessment centres

Nova Scotia Health Authority opens eight dedicated COVID-19 assessment centres

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Health Authority opened eight dedicated COVID-19 assessment centres across the province Tuesday in preparation for the anticipated arrival of the novel coronavirus.
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