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Nova Scotia Premier revives campaign promise to fix health care at party AGM

Nova Scotia Premier revives campaign promise to fix health care at party AGM

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston is reassuring his party faithful that he still intends to fix the province's health-care system at whatever cost it takes.
Extremely cold temperatures prolong cold weather alerts for much of Eastern Canada

Extremely cold temperatures prolong cold weather alerts for much of Eastern Canada

HALIFAX — A cold snap that triggered Environment Canada alerts involving eight provinces and territories extended into a second day on Saturday, shattering several past temperature records and leaving thousands of customers in Atlantic Canada without
Plunging wind chill values prompt extreme cold warnings across Eastern Canada

Plunging wind chill values prompt extreme cold warnings across Eastern Canada

HALIFAX — As an immense arctic air mass expanded over the eastern half of the country on Friday, Environment Canada issued an unusually long list of extreme cold warnings that covered six provinces — from Ontario to Newfoundland and Labrador.
Former Liberal N.S. member of legislature to enter guilty plea for impaired driving

Former Liberal N.S. member of legislature to enter guilty plea for impaired driving

HALIFAX — The lawyer for a former Liberal member of the Nova Scotia legislature says his client intends to plead guilty to a charge of impaired driving.
Utility board defies Nova Scotia government, allows 14 per cent power rate hike

Utility board defies Nova Scotia government, allows 14 per cent power rate hike

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's utility regulator has defied the provincial government and approved an average 14 per cent increase in electricity rates over two years. Premier Tim Houston said last November that his government opposed the increase of 6.
Atlantic Canadians warned to prepare for extreme cold this weekend

Atlantic Canadians warned to prepare for extreme cold this weekend

HALIFAX — The three Maritime provinces are bracing for dangerously cold temperatures on Friday and into the weekend as an arctic air mass makes its way to the region.
Groundhog Day: Fred is dead in Quebec, Willie and Sam at odds over spring's arrival

Groundhog Day: Fred is dead in Quebec, Willie and Sam at odds over spring's arrival

SHUBENACADIE, N.S. — In what will likely be heralded as a bleak Groundhog Day prognostication, one of Canada's most famous rodents died before he was set to make his prediction about spring's arrival.
Nova Scotia signs $365-million, 10-year contract for digital medical record system

Nova Scotia signs $365-million, 10-year contract for digital medical record system

HALIFAX — More than eight years after announcing the program, the Nova Scotia government has a signed a $365-million, 10-year deal with a health technology company to digitize patients' medical records, Health Minister Michelle Thompson said Wednesda
Halifax university's technology to help U.S. find missing soldiers on ex-battlefields

Halifax university's technology to help U.S. find missing soldiers on ex-battlefields

HALIFAX — An archeological team from Saint Mary’s University will travel to France this summer to use ground-penetrating radar and other technology to assist a United States defence agency recover and identify military personnel missing since the Sec
All three Maritime provinces lose 911 system for two hours after backup system fails

All three Maritime provinces lose 911 system for two hours after backup system fails

HALIFAX — Most of the 911 systems across the Maritimes were offline for more than two hours Tuesday after a main system switch failed and a backup system broke down, Nova Scotia officials say.
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