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Federal environment minister says Nova Scotia looking to 'stall' on carbon tax

Federal environment minister says Nova Scotia looking to 'stall' on carbon tax

HALIFAX — Federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says he is disappointed Nova Scotia is looking to stall on taxing carbon pollution.
Environmentalists alarmed about bid to raise tailings dam at Nova Scotia gold mine

Environmentalists alarmed about bid to raise tailings dam at Nova Scotia gold mine

HALIFAX — Environmentalists are expressing dismay over a pending provincial government decision that could allow a Nova Scotia gold mine to raise the height of the wall of its existing tailings waste pond.
Halifax prepared to use police to clear park encampment after other efforts fail

Halifax prepared to use police to clear park encampment after other efforts fail

HALIFAX — It may be necessary to use police to clear homeless people from a tent encampment in a city park because “extensive” alternative efforts have not worked, Halifax Mayor Mike Savage said Thursday.
Environmental groups protest proposals to build LNG terminals on Canada's East Coast

Environmental groups protest proposals to build LNG terminals on Canada's East Coast

HALIFAX — A coalition of environmental groups is calling on Ottawa to reject any proposals to build export facilities for liquefied natural gas on Canada's East Coast, saying such projects will produce "climate-wrecking emissions.
Nova Scotia judge dismisses sexual assault charge against former family doctor

Nova Scotia judge dismisses sexual assault charge against former family doctor

HALIFAX — A judge in Halifax has dismissed a sexual assault charge against a former family doctor. On April 6, Halifax Regional Police confirmed that Graeme Bethune of Halifax would be charged with one count of sexual assault.

Nasty clog: Halifax residents asked not to flush so-called flushable wipes

Halifax residents are being asked to stop discarding so-called flushable wipes into their toilets as city workers struggle to repair a clogged wastewater pump.

Hot and sticky: Heat warnings issued for much of mainland Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — Nova Scotians are being warned to prepare for an extended period of hot and sticky weather. Starting today, the temperature is expected to rise to between 29 C and 32 C, but the humidity will make it feel much hotter than that.
Nova Scotia legislature votes down pay raise for politicians

Nova Scotia legislature votes down pay raise for politicians

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s legislature wrapped up a short summer session on Tuesday with the passage of a bill rescinding a recommended 12.6 per cent pay raise for its members.
Canadian warships deployed to Arctic for two-month, multinational mission

Canadian warships deployed to Arctic for two-month, multinational mission

HALIFAX — Two Royal Canadian Navy warships have set sail from Halifax to take part in a multinational mission to the Arctic. The Arctic patrol ship HMCS Margaret Brooke was joined on Tuesday by HMCS Goose Bay, a Kingston-class coastal defence vessel.
Nova Scotia RCMP investigating after four men killed in head-on highway crash

Nova Scotia RCMP investigating after four men killed in head-on highway crash

NEW GLASGOW, N.S. — Nova Scotia RCMP say they are investigating a head-on crash on a divided highway that killed four men and left one passenger with serious injuries late Sunday. Police say they were called at around 11:58 p.m.
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