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Downtown Halifax's french fry master 'Bud the Spud' dead at 77

Downtown Halifax's french fry master 'Bud the Spud' dead at 77

HALIFAX — Over the past 40 years, the "Bud the Spud" food truck in downtown Halifax has become a local landmark, known for its mouthwatering french fries, long lineups and the outgoing man who made the business a lunchtime mecca.
Two members of Nova Scotia riding team resign over handling of DUI allegation

Two members of Nova Scotia riding team resign over handling of DUI allegation

HALIFAX — Two members of a Liberal riding association in Nova Scotia have resigned over the party's handling of an allegation of drunk driving against a member of the legislature.
New Nova Scotia legislation would prevent separating couples in long-term care

New Nova Scotia legislation would prevent separating couples in long-term care

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government has introduced legislation aimed at making it easier for couples to stay together when they are in long-term care.

Two people face first-degree murder charge in killing outside Halifax: RCMP

Halifax RCMP say a man and woman are facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of a 45-year-old man whose remains were found outside the city. Police say they found the remains early Thursday near West Jeddore Road in Head of Jeddore.
Premier backs chief of staff's handling of MLA's alleged drunk driving incident

Premier backs chief of staff's handling of MLA's alleged drunk driving incident

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is backing his chief of staff despite learning that she didn't tell him last May about a drunk driving allegation involving a Liberal backbencher.
Nova Scotia to regulate nicotine levels in e-cigarettes in proposed legislation

Nova Scotia to regulate nicotine levels in e-cigarettes in proposed legislation

HALIFAX — Proposed legislative changes in Nova Scotia would give the province regulatory authority over the nicotine content of tobacco and electronic cigarettes.
Ottawa imposes new rules to protect fragile population of right whales

Ottawa imposes new rules to protect fragile population of right whales

HALIFAX — Canada has rolled out new measures to protect the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale, but federal officials insisted Thursday the rules won't lead to more of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Bay of Fundy being closed to fishing.
Nova Scotia legislature sergeant-at-arms will be required to be armed

Nova Scotia legislature sergeant-at-arms will be required to be armed

HALIFAX — Proposed legislation in Nova Scotia would require the legislature's sergeant-at-arms to carry a sidearm and have the same firearms training as police officers.
Nova Scotia Tories say email shows coverup of alleged drunk driving incident

Nova Scotia Tories say email shows coverup of alleged drunk driving incident

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says his chief of staff was told about a drunk driving allegation involving a Liberal backbencher last May, but she did not pass the information on to him.
Halifax council studies quiet fireworks displays to avoid alarming veterans

Halifax council studies quiet fireworks displays to avoid alarming veterans

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia city councillor is pushing for quiet fireworks in Halifax out of concern the noise is alarming veterans and people on the autism spectrum.
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