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Nova Scotia health officials confirm one new, travel-related case of COVID-19

Nova Scotia health officials confirm one new, travel-related case of COVID-19

HALIFAX — Health officials in Nova Scotia are reporting one new case of COVID-19. The latest case involves a person who travelled outside Atlantic Canada and was diagnosed while in isolation in Nova Scotia.
New restaurants in Nova Scotia required to be accessible by end of the month

New restaurants in Nova Scotia required to be accessible by end of the month

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is requiring new restaurants, lunch counters, cafes and delis to be accessible to people with disabilities under rules that take effect at the end of the month.
Churchill faces questions after lead found in drinking water in schools

Churchill faces questions after lead found in drinking water in schools

Test results of the province's 370 public schools show nearly 90 percent of schools in the Halifax Regional Centre for Education with excessive levels of lead in at least one tap
Desmond inquiry: No word on when fatality inquiry in Nova Scotia will resume

Desmond inquiry: No word on when fatality inquiry in Nova Scotia will resume

HALIFAX — Nearly seven months after the COVID-19 pandemic halted an inquiry into why a former soldier killed three family members and himself in Nova Scotia, there has yet to be any indication of when it will resume.
Nova Scotia to adopt national COVID-19 smartphone application for contact tracing

Nova Scotia to adopt national COVID-19 smartphone application for contact tracing

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia will become the latest province to adopt the federal government's COVID-19 smartphone application, Premier Stephen McNeil confirmed Thursday. "We're signing off on it," McNeil told reporters following a cabinet meeting.
Federal and provincial governments sign new housing benefit

Federal and provincial governments sign new housing benefit

2,700 households in the province are expected to be assisted under the new funding program in the first year
Second Indigenous-run, off-season lobster fishery opens in Nova Scotia

Second Indigenous-run, off-season lobster fishery opens in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's second Indigenous-run, off-season lobster fishery officially began operating in southern Cape Breton Thursday, coinciding with Treaty Day celebrations. Fishers from the Potlotek First Nation headed out on St.
N.S. proposes using pesticide to kill invasive smallmouth bass in St. Marys River

N.S. proposes using pesticide to kill invasive smallmouth bass in St. Marys River

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is proposing to use pesticides for the first time in the battle against an invasive species of bass in the St. Marys River watershed.
'Just go online:' Quest for omnichannel retail model falls flat for some customers

'Just go online:' Quest for omnichannel retail model falls flat for some customers

HALIFAX — When Mark Butler needed a new gasket for his coffee maker, he hopped on his bike and rode to the Mountain Equipment Co-op store in Halifax. "The guy just said, 'We don't carry them,'" Butler said.
Mi'kmaq parliamentarians call for co-managed Indigenous fishery in Nova Scotia

Mi'kmaq parliamentarians call for co-managed Indigenous fishery in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — Three Mi'kmaq parliamentarians say Ottawa should create a co-managed Indigenous fishery off Nova Scotia as a long-term solution to conflicts between First Nations and non-Indigenous fishers in the lobster harvest.
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