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A community-driven fake news story about a a beer thief spread like wildfire in Nova Scotia -- even after it was proven to be fake by mainstream media. CBC News travelled to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to find out how a fake story shared by 'Ronnie Talbot' about a man who stole his beer became an urban ...
Juno Award-winning folk band The Fretless brings its refreshing mix of traditional melodies and classical arrangements to the Maritimes in March with shows in all corners of Nova Scotia. The tour kicks off on March 22 at the Celtic music Interpretive Centre in Judique, followed by a show at the Lunenburg ...

In what is promising to be one of the longest sessions of the Nova Scotia Legislature in recent memory, the spring session at Province House opened with the introduction of only minor legislation inside and smaller-than-expected protests outside. The anticipated changes to the education Act were not ...
Almost two years after the Nova Scotia government announced the redevelopment of Halifax's QEII Health sciences Centre, those managing the project have yet to reveal an estimated price tag for what is expected to be one of the most expensive public-sector builds in the province's recent history.
HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia is increasing fines and stepping up enforcement measures around the skilled trades in order to ensure a more level playing field in the construction industry. Proposed amendments to the Apprenticeship and Trade Qualifications Act would give Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency ...
Who and where • Jim and Sheila Kramer of Chesterfield at Peggy's Cove, a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margarets Bay in Nova Scotia's Halifax region. The trip • They were on a seven-day cruise starting in Quebec City with stops in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Halifax, St. John (Bay of ...

HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says his government will table its education reform bill on Thursday. McNeil says he told Nova Scotia teachers Union president Liette Doucet what's in the legislation in a phone call, and a copy has been sent to the union. He is not saying whether there ...
Nova Scotia man says 'misery I almost crave' pushing him to compete in Iditarod .... His next adventure will be a little tamer: he's moving home to Nova Scotia, and bringing Jerry, one of his sled dogs, with him. Bradley Farquhar says the bond mushers form with their dogs is crucial. (Submitted by Bradley ...
A beloved Nova Scotia peace activist whose passion for causes included Indigenous rights, feminism and the environment has died at the age of 100. Betty Peterson was born in Reading, Pa., but moved to Cape Breton with her late husband, Gunnar Peterson, in 1975 over frustrations with the political ...
Nova Scotia has launched a program to help pay for high deductibles and co-payments for cancer patients who take medication for their illness outside of hospital settings. Dr. Daniel Rayson, head of medical oncology at the QEII Health sciences Centre in Halifax, says the program will take a great deal of ...
He was due back in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in Halifax today to begin the process for a judge and jury trial. "It's a bitter pill to swallow because now there's never a chance that anybody's going to pay for what happened to my son," said Kirtley Beaver, Hebb's mother. She said her family was told about ...
TRENTON, N.S. -- Time appears to be running out to find a new operator for a former wind tower manufacturing plant in northeastern Nova Scotia developed with $56 million in provincial funding. In an interview Thursday following a tour of the former DSME Trenton plant, Business Minister Geoff MacLellan ...
WOLFVILLE, NS - Icewine aficionados are in for a treat as the annual Nova Scotia Icewine Festival returns to the Annapolis Valley for the eleventh consecutive year. Beginning in 2007, the festival has become a signature winter event welcoming more and more guests to the Valley each year. This year's ...
police in Halifax have three men in custody after a gun shot was heard following a report of several men fighting Friday morning. Halifax Regional police were called to the area of Brunswick Street and Uniacke Street at 2:40 a.m.. Police say the shot was heard as officers were en route. Investigators do not ...
Nova Scotia RCMP are investigating an armed robbery at a business in Upper Tantallon on Thursday. According to police, officers responded to reports of a robbery at 11:37 p.m. near a business on Hammonds Plains Road. READ MORE: Three arrested after alleged fight, gunshot in Halifax. The Mounties ...
Mark Twain attributed the quote to Benjamin Disraeli. "There are three kinds of lies. Lies, damned lies, and statistics." We're told the evidence for restructuring public schools is found somewhere in the statistics, but even the education department's own posted numbers tell different stories. "Nova Scotia ...
Nova Scotia is now officially a cap-and-trade province, but what carbon pricing will cost Nova Scotians remains a mystery. Legislation that was passed in October came into effect on Thursday. On Friday, Environment Minister Iain Rankin detailed another step along the road toward a January 2019 start for ...

A former Cape Breton firefighter has received a four-year sentence for his part in setting multiple fires in the North Sydney, N.S., area in 2016. James MacDonald, 24, of Bras d'Or pleaded guilty to 14 counts of arson last November. Many of the fires -- 16 in all -- were set in vacant houses and outbuildings ...
"If you're talking about a live product, it has to go on an airplane," Leo Muise, executive director of the Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance, told a legislature committee. Muise said the facility at the airport cannot handle the amount of live lobster that needs to be shipped during peak demand periods such as ...
HALIFAX -- Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservative caucus has closed ranks, saying they are satisfied with the process that ended in last week's sudden resignation of former leader Jamie Baillie following an allegation of inappropriate behaviour. Nine of the 16 remaining caucus members were asked ...
A new trial has been ordered for a Halifax cab driver who was acquitted of sexual assault in a case involving an intoxicated female passenger, but the complainant says she hasn't decided yet whether she will testify again. The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal released the decision Wednesday in the case of ...
Marine Atlantic has cancelled its crossings for Wednesday and has rescheduled them for Thursday. There were about 800 Nova Scotia Power customers affected by outages as of 11:05 a.m., mainly in the Manor Park area of Dartmouth and around Cape Breton's Boularderie Island. That's down from about ...
Some residents of Guysborough County are speaking out against the municipality's push to bring fracking back to Nova Scotia. "It's absolutely crazy," said Alexander Bridge, who moved to the area two years ago. "There are a lot of concerned citizens who are saying enough is enough." At a meeting earlier ...
Nova Scotia is set to hike the province's minimum wage, which will still leave it among the lowest minimum wages in the country. According to the province's department of labour and advanced education, the 15-cent increase for experienced and inexperienced workers is in line with the 2017 national ...
Clotilda Yakimchuk vividly recalls one day back in 1952 when a white patient who was being admitted to the Nova Scotia hospital in Dartmouth refused to let Yakimchuk, then head nurse on that unit, care for her. "She didn't want a black person to be talking and nursing her and looking after her," ...
Income-assistance recipients will be able to keep more of what they earn if they work, starting in 2019-20, a top Nova Scotia bureaucrat says. Lynn Hartwell, the deputy minister of community services, said planned changes would see the amount of money recipients who work are allowed to keep rise to ...
Nova Scotia Power has restored electricity to most of its customers as of Thursday morning. Tens of thousands of people were without power on Wednesday. At the height of the outages, more than 31,000 were affected. The outage happened after a large piece of protective equipment called a breaker ...
Freezing drizzle has replaced the heavy snow that blanketed most of Nova Scotia Tuesday morning, and will persist into the evening. But the province isn't yet finished with the white stuff. According to Environment Canada, freezing drizzle will change back into snow sometime later this evening, before ...
A Nova Scotia brewery's decision to use the image of a tree and a noose on one of its product's cans is being denounced as racist by some critics on social media sites. The beverage is a red IPA called Hanging Oak, one of four ales produced by Tusket Falls Brewing Company. Halifax teacher Ben Sichel ...
WATCH: The toll between New Brunswick and Halifax will be removed in 2019. It was put in place 20 years ago, designed as a public-private partnership and the bill for the highway is almost paid off. But as Morganne Campbell reports, out-of-province drivers and truckers may still have to cough up some ...
I'm a proud Nova Scotian and I always welcome the opportunity to talk about my home province. I also like to do lists and, a while back, when someone challenged my enthusiasm by betting me that I could not list 25 reasons why I love Nova Scotia, I quickly accepted the bet. How dare they, I thought.
The funeral for one of four children killed in a house fire in southwestern Nova Scotia was held today for a little boy known for his infectious smile and unusual sense of humour. The Yarmouth Wesleyan Church estimated over 600 people attended the service for seven-year-old Mason Grant -- a cousin of ...
It might not have been the biggest women's march in the country, but by all accounts, the turnout in the remote Nova Scotia community of Sandy Cove was impressive. The rural village, population 65, had 32 people turn out to walk along the only stretch of the highway -- and the outpouring of support on ...
"It is a personnel matter and we do not discuss the circumstances around a former employee's departure," he said. Jackson was formally charged in January 2017. In October 2017, Jackson was arraigned in Nova Scotia Supreme Court, where his lawyer entered a plea of not guilty on his behalf. Jackson ...
I'm a proud Nova Scotian and I always welcome the opportunity to talk about my home province. I also like to do lists and, a while back, when someone challenged my enthusiasm by betting me that I could not list 25 reasons why I love Nova Scotia, I quickly accepted the bet. How dare they, I thought.
"The energy board denied Nova Scotia Power's proposal to build these charging stations because they said not enough ratepayers own electric cars and could benefit," he said. "But one of the concerns of consumers is 'Am I going to be able to charge this up?' and that requires electric vehicle charging ...
That is very crucial to the investigation." Anyone with potential information about the incident is asked to contact Pictou County District RCMP at 902-755-4141 or New Glasgow Regional police at 902-752-1941. You can also contact Nova Scotia crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Team Nova Scotia won gold Sunday in the women's division at the 2018 New Holland Canadian Juniors curling championship. Nova Scotia won the gold-medal match 5-3 over Quebec, thanks largely to an eighth-end steal that netted one point and allowed the team to go up 5-2. Quebec added a point in ...
22 January, 2009 -- Halifax's Pier 21 became Canada's newest national museum -- the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, dedicated to the recognition and celebration of immigrants' and new Canadians' contributions to this country's cultural history and heritage. The site had opened as an ...
The province has announced a boost in annual funding for breakfast programs at public schools across Nova Scotia. Halifax Atlantic MLA Brendan Maguire, on behalf of Health Minister Randy Delorey, announced Monday the province is following through on a promise made last September to double its ...
A man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for human trafficking in the Toronto area has been arrested in Nova Scotia and charged with 16 offences, police say. The man, 26, of no fixed address, was taken into custody in Dartmouth, N.S., by Halifax police on Jan. 15. He was returned to Brampton, Ont., last ...
A 25-year-old man from Kennetcook, N.S., is charged with luring a child, invitation to sexual touching and accessing child pornography. Charges include luring a child, invitation to sexual touching and accessing child pornography. CBC News · January 12. A 25-year-old man from Kennetcook, N.S., is facing charges in ...
Heavy rain and high winds swept across Nova Scotia on Saturday, knocking out power to thousands by the middle of the day. Electricity was restored to many customers by late Saturday afternoon, with about 450 still affected by outages at 4:45 p.m.. At one point, power went out in south-end Halifax where ...
Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health says the province expects flu cases to spike within the coming weeks. New data from the federal Health Department shows flu activity is high and continuing to rise in Canada, with more than 15,500 cases confirmed compared to about 9,000 this time last year.
WATCH: As with other North American cities, Nova Scotia Municipalities are dealing with recycling problems after China stopped taking the supply. Last week, the province announced it would allow plastic to be dumped at the landfill after Halifax couldn't find a buyer. Now, a councillor is pushing for a ...
An annual update on the inquiry into the Nova Scotia Home for Colored children says the work will take longer than expected and has asked for its mandate to be extended by one year to March 2019. The government is required to report annually what it has done to advance the restorative inquiry.
A baby bobcat has gone viral after it paid a visit to the backyard of a Nova Scotia family's home. The cute little critter, estimated to be roughly a year in age, came right up to Kevin Estey's patio door earlier this week in the Tantallon region of Nova Scotia. "[She was] roaming all over the deck, smelling ...
Nova Scotia is not coming close to maxing out the number of people it can bring into the province under a new immigration program. The Atlantic Immigration Pilot launched in March 2017 and was designed to bring more skilled workers to Atlantic Canada by quickly identifying employers and reducing ...
Halifax councillors could one day request Nova Scotia's government to consider implementing a province-wide ban on or reduction of the use of plastic shopping bags. During Thursday's Environment and Sustainability Standing Committee meeting, Halifax councillors voted for a motion on the matter to go ...
Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil and the largest public sector union in the province both claimed victory Thursday after an arbitration panel awarded a seven per cent wage increase over six years for 7,000 civil servants. The panel upheld the government's four-year wage package with a three per cent ...


 

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