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More than 1,000 Nova Scotia employees on unpaid leave after vaccine mandate deadline

More than 1,000 Nova Scotia employees on unpaid leave after vaccine mandate deadline

HALIFAX — Officials in Nova Scotia say more than 1,000 public sector workers are now on unpaid leave after failing to get vaccinated against COVID-19 ahead of the government’s Nov. 30 deadline.
Concerns raised by salmon group over discoveries of farmed fish in East Coast rivers

Concerns raised by salmon group over discoveries of farmed fish in East Coast rivers

HALIFAX — A conservation group is raising alarm bells about the discovery of farmed salmon in East Coast rivers, citing research suggesting the potential interbreeding could damage the wild stocks' long-term health.
Nova Scotia government heading back to court against disabilities group

Nova Scotia government heading back to court against disabilities group

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government says it will appeal a recent court decision that found there was discrimination against people with disabilities who had sought improved services and housing in the community. A day after the Oct.
Nova Scotia says new directive reinforces existing ban on police street checks

Nova Scotia says new directive reinforces existing ban on police street checks

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Justice Department says it is strengthening its existing ban on police street checks.
Nova Scotia reports 40 new COVID-19 cases, 29 more recoveries

Nova Scotia reports 40 new COVID-19 cases, 29 more recoveries

HALIFAX — Health officials in Nova Scotia are reporting 40 new COVID-19 infections today and 29 more recoveries from the disease.
N.S. called on to do more to help vulnerable pregnant women after ending birth alerts

N.S. called on to do more to help vulnerable pregnant women after ending birth alerts

HALIFAX — An advocacy group on Wednesday said Nova Scotia's new policy for vulnerable families could be "set up to fail," a day after the government said it would stop the practice of birth alerts.
N.S. disabilities group pushes to convert major legal win into improved housing, care

N.S. disabilities group pushes to convert major legal win into improved housing, care

HALIFAX — A disabilities group in Nova Scotia said Wednesday it would push to convert a recent landmark court victory into funding for improvements to housing and to care. During a news conference, the Disabilities Rights Coalition cited the Oct.
Dumping day: Lobster fishing season opens in southwestern Nova Scotia

Dumping day: Lobster fishing season opens in southwestern Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's fall lobster fishing season opened early today in the two most lucrative fishing areas in Canada.
Desmond inquiry: Review needed of how Health Department serves African Nova Scotians

Desmond inquiry: Review needed of how Health Department serves African Nova Scotians

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. — Nova Scotia's Health Department should consider ordering an independent review of how it serves Black people, a government official told an inquiry Tuesday.
Progress report says Nova Scotia still clear-cutting too much of its forests

Progress report says Nova Scotia still clear-cutting too much of its forests

HALIFAX — A progress report released Tuesday says Nova Scotia is not moving quickly enough on recommendations to adopt forestry practices that reduce clear-cutting and preserve biodiversity.
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