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Sipekne'katik: Progress being made with federal government in fishery dispute

Sipekne'katik: Progress being made with federal government in fishery dispute

The Sipekne'katik band and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans met Tuesday to define the band's "moderate livelihood" fishery
Another First Nation in Nova Scotia set to start self-regulated lobster fishery

Another First Nation in Nova Scotia set to start self-regulated lobster fishery

HALIFAX — A First Nation in southern Cape Breton is set to become the second Indigenous band in Nova Scotia to launch a self-regulated commercial lobster fishery that will operate outside the regular season.

RCMP investigate suspected homicide in southwestern Nova Scotia

YARMOUTH, N.S. — Nova Scotia RCMP say a missing person case is now being investigated as a suspected homicide after human remains were located in Yarmouth County.
Dalhousie faculty association investigating president's letter on Mi'kmaq fishery

Dalhousie faculty association investigating president's letter on Mi'kmaq fishery

HALIFAX — Dalhousie's faculty association says the university's president may have violated academic freedom after he emailed teachers, staff and students to warn them against making negative comments about an Indigenous-run fishery.
Ex-cabinet minister Kousoulis first candidate in Nova Scotia Liberal leadership race

Ex-cabinet minister Kousoulis first candidate in Nova Scotia Liberal leadership race

HALIFAX — A former cabinet minister is the first candidate to jump into the race to succeed Premier Stephen McNeil as leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal party.
Nova Scotia reports one new case of COVID-19, now has two active cases

Nova Scotia reports one new case of COVID-19, now has two active cases

HALIFAX — Health officials in Nova Scotia are reporting one new case of COVID-19. The new case in the province's northern health zone was identified on Tuesday and is related to travel outside of Canada.
Corroded rail caused 2019 passenger train derailment in New Brunswick: TSB

Corroded rail caused 2019 passenger train derailment in New Brunswick: TSB

HALIFAX — The Transportation Safety Board says a corroded rail at a road crossing caused the derailment of a Via Rail passenger train last year in eastern New Brunswick.

Two dead in crash in Hants County, N.S., overnight: RCMP

CAMBRIDGE, N.S. — Police in Nova Scotia say two people are dead after a car went off the road in Hants County. RCMP say another driver called police about a vehicle in a deep ditch near the intersection of Highway 215 and Goshen Road in Cambridge.
N.S. premier apologizes to Black, Indigenous people for systemic racism in province

N.S. premier apologizes to Black, Indigenous people for systemic racism in province

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil apologized Tuesday to Black and Indigenous Nova Scotians for systemic racism in the province's justice system, and said the government is committed to reform.

Nova Scotia invests $25 million for new hospital in North Cumberland region

PUGWASH, N.S. — The Nova Scotia government says it will invest about $25 million to replace the North Cumberland Memorial Hospital. Health Minister Randy Delorey said today in a news release the new hospital in Pugwash, N.S.
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