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Focus on helping right whales survive, not assigning blame: Canadian official

Focus on helping right whales survive, not assigning blame: Canadian official

HALIFAX — A Canada-U.S. spat over who is responsible for the recent death of a critically endangered right whale has prompted a senior Canadian official to suggest there's got to be a better way of settling such disputes.
Cape Breton First Nation asking for court order stopping lobster seizures by feds

Cape Breton First Nation asking for court order stopping lobster seizures by feds

HALIFAX — A lawsuit from a Mi'kmaq First Nation in Cape Breton is alleging Ottawa breached treaty rights by prosecuting Indigenous fishers for harvesting lobster.
Nova Scotia reports 118 new cases of COVID-19, expands vaccine program

Nova Scotia reports 118 new cases of COVID-19, expands vaccine program

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health urged residents on Tuesday not to leave their communities as the province reported 118 new cases of COVID-19.
Independent review of systemic discrimination at N.S. Barristers' Society underway

Independent review of systemic discrimination at N.S. Barristers' Society underway

HALIFAX — A former provincial ombudsman heading up an external review of systemic discrimination in the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society says he's aiming to complete his work in eight to 10 months.
'Living history': Residents of small N.S. town fight to keep rusty offshore boiler

'Living history': Residents of small N.S. town fight to keep rusty offshore boiler

HALIFAX — Residents of a small town 250 kilometres east of Halifax are fighting to prevent the removal of a hunk of black metal that has been sitting offshore for the past 100 years.
Nova Scotia church, worshippers fined more than $70,000 for ignoring health rules

Nova Scotia church, worshippers fined more than $70,000 for ignoring health rules

WESTON, N.S. — Nova Scotia RCMP fined 26 people $2,422 each after officers responded to a complaint that a faith-based gathering Sunday at a church in the Annapolis Valley was in violation of public health restrictions. RCMP spokesman Cpl.
'Right direction': N.S. officials cautiously optimistic on controlling COVID outbreak

'Right direction': N.S. officials cautiously optimistic on controlling COVID outbreak

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's boundaries were closed to non-essential travel on Monday, as the province reported 121 new cases of COVID-19.
U.N. committee to consider racism complaint of N.S. Mi'kmaq fishers against Ottawa

U.N. committee to consider racism complaint of N.S. Mi'kmaq fishers against Ottawa

HALIFAX — A United Nations committee on racial discrimination is asking the federal government to respond to allegations it committed racist actions in its treatment of Mi'kmaq lobster fishers in Nova Scotia.
N.S. woman dies after being hit by car while in New Minas crosswalk

N.S. woman dies after being hit by car while in New Minas crosswalk

NEW MINAS, N.S. — The Nova Scotia RCMP is investigating after a woman who was in a crosswalk was struck by a car earlier this week and died later in hospital.
Halifax airport CEO hopes for more on-site COVID testing 'sooner rather than later'

Halifax airport CEO hopes for more on-site COVID testing 'sooner rather than later'

HALIFAX — The chief executive of Atlantic Canada's largest airport is hoping for COVID-19 testing for arriving passengers "sooner rather than later," as an added measure to combat Nova Scotia's third wave of the pandemic.
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