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Chorus profits fall 152% as COVID-19 hits industry, prompting cost cuts

Chorus profits fall 152% as COVID-19 hits industry, prompting cost cuts

HALIFAX — Chorus Aviation Inc. saw profits drop by more than 150 per cent year over year last quarter as the COVID-19 outbreak wreaks havoc on the airline industry. The regional aviation company reported a net loss of $17.
McNeil's stance N.S. would 'support' feds in shooting probe puzzles experts

McNeil's stance N.S. would 'support' feds in shooting probe puzzles experts

HALIFAX — A stance by Nova Scotia's premier that his province would only play a support role if a public inquiry is called into a shooting rampage that took 22 lives is puzzling to some legal experts.

Nova Scotia can't order electric utility to lower power rates, minister says

HALIFAX — The province can't ask Nova Scotia Power to lower its rates to ease the financial pressure on out-of-work residents because it lacks the authority to take that kind of action, the provincial energy minister said Thursday.

Parents need a break from at-home learning: Nova Scotia education minister

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's education minister says the province's decision to cut the school year short is aimed at alleviating the pressure on stressed-out parents.

N.S. finances strong despite economic chaos caused by pandemic, minister says

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's finance minister says the province's budget remains in the black — but that surplus isn't expected to last much longer.

WildBrain CEO says ad-supported video streaming remains big opportunity

HALIFAX — WildBrain Ltd. continues to see advertising-supported video streaming to be a big part of its future growth despite current conditions affecting the company and industry, chief executive Eric Ellenbogen told analysts Thursday.
Nova Scotia premier waiting for feds before determining mass shooting inquiry

Nova Scotia premier waiting for feds before determining mass shooting inquiry

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's premier is still not committing to a public inquiry into the shooting rampage that claimed 22 lives last month, saying the province is waiting to see what federal authorities ultimately decide.
Nova Scotia chemists work with mill to create medical-grade pulp for N95 masks

Nova Scotia chemists work with mill to create medical-grade pulp for N95 masks

HALIFAX — A team of chemists at Saint Mary's University in Halifax is looking at methods to help East Coast mills produce pulp that can be used in the N95 respirator masks that have been in high demand during the global pandemic.
Nova Scotia police to employ "trial technique" in missing boy investigation

Nova Scotia police to employ "trial technique" in missing boy investigation

TRURO, N.S. — The search for a young Nova Scotia boy who went missing a week ago has been suspended, but police say they will continue to employ new techniques in their search for possible clues.
Neighbour reported mass shooter's domestic violence, weapons to police

Neighbour reported mass shooter's domestic violence, weapons to police

HALIFAX — A former neighbour of the gunman behind last month's mass shooting in Nova Scotia says she reported his domestic violence and cache of firearms to the RCMP years ago and ended up leaving the community herself due to fears of his violence.
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