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Three Colombians get jail time for fraudulent passports after Halifax arrests

HALIFAX — The Canada Border Services Agency says three Colombian nationals have been handed jail sentences for trying to enter the country illegally through the use of fraudulent passports.

Nova Scotia RCMP say 20-year-old man wounded in rabbit hunting accident

DIGBY, N.S. — Nova Scotia RCMP say a Digby County man faces charges after a 20-year-old man was shot while rabbit hunting. Police say they were called to the Digby General Hospital on Saturday for a report of a patient with a gunshot wound.
Man shot in Digby County hunting accident : RCMP

Man shot in Digby County hunting accident : RCMP

RCMP say one of the men took a shot at what he thought was a rabbit, but instead hit the victim

Man, 32 suffers life threatening wounds in Halifax shooting: police

Halifax Regional Police say they are investigating a Sunday night shooting in the city that sent a man to hospital in critical condition. Police say officers were dispatched to the area of Connaught and Chisholm avenues at around 11:30 p.m.
Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay announces Tory leadership bid

Former cabinet minister Peter MacKay announces Tory leadership bid

STELLARTON, N.S. — After a more than four-year hiatus from politics, former cabinet minister Peter MacKay officially launched his bid to capture the leadership of the federal Conservative party before an enthusiastic hometown crowd in Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia First Nation loses bid to add new evidence in Alton Gas case

Nova Scotia First Nation loses bid to add new evidence in Alton Gas case

HALIFAX — A judge has dismissed a bid by a Nova Scotia First Nation to have new evidence introduced in a case involving the band's opposition to a plan to use river water to create caverns for natural gas storage in central Nova Scotia.

HMCS Halifax returns to its home port after six-month tour in the Mediterranean

HALIFAX — The Canadian warship HMCS Halifax has returned to its namesake port after a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea. Hundreds of friends and relatives gathered at HMC Dockyard to welcome sailors home on Friday.
Nova Scotia pulp mill issues layoff notices as facility winds down operations

Nova Scotia pulp mill issues layoff notices as facility winds down operations

HALIFAX — Northern Pulp says it has started giving layoff notices to management employees at its Nova Scotia mill.
Possible sale of Crown-owned coastal area in Nova Scotia raises concern

Possible sale of Crown-owned coastal area in Nova Scotia raises concern

HALIFAX — Calls are mounting for the Nova Scotia government to reconsider the potential sale of a section of spectacularly rugged Crown-owned land along the province's Eastern Shore to private developers.

N.S. police watchdog to investigate case of alleged racial profiling in Halifax

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's independent police watchdog has confirmed it will investigate the recent arrest of a woman who says she was the victim of racial profiling.
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