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RCMP 'did their best' in response to N.S. mass shooting: federal Justice Department

RCMP 'did their best' in response to N.S. mass shooting: federal Justice Department

HALIFAX — The RCMP’s response to the 2020 shooting rampage that left 22 Nova Scotians dead was far from perfect, but police did their best, the federal Justice Department said Friday.
'Hoping everybody stays safe': N.S. fishermen scramble to secure boats as Fiona nears

'Hoping everybody stays safe': N.S. fishermen scramble to secure boats as Fiona nears

PETIT-DE-GRAT, N.S. — In the small Acadian community of Petit-de-Grat on Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island, fishermen were busy dry-docking their boats or attempting to lash them tightly to wharf as hurricane Fiona approached Friday.
Hurricane Fiona forecast to bring 'severe' winds, heavy rainfall to Atlantic Canada

Hurricane Fiona forecast to bring 'severe' winds, heavy rainfall to Atlantic Canada

HALIFAX — Forecasters say hurricane Fiona is shaping up to be a "historic" storm when it blasts through Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec this weekend, packing winds likely to top those of post-tropical storm Dorian in 2019.
Spouse of gunman who killed 22 Nova Scotians calls for policing reforms at inquiry

Spouse of gunman who killed 22 Nova Scotians calls for policing reforms at inquiry

HALIFAX — The spouse of the gunman who killed 22 Nova Scotians in the 2020 mass shooting is calling for improved police training and handling of domestic violence.
East Coast warning: Hurricane Fiona could cause damage, power outages and flooding

East Coast warning: Hurricane Fiona could cause damage, power outages and flooding

HALIFAX — Residents of Atlantic Canada and the eastern edge of Quebec are being warned to brace for hurricane-force winds and intense rainfall as hurricane Fiona remains on track to slam into the East Coast late Friday.
Shooting victims' families want to ensure inquiry recommendations followed

Shooting victims' families want to ensure inquiry recommendations followed

TRURO, N.S. — Families of victims of Nova Scotia's mass shooting called Wednesday for an oversight committee to ensure the recommendations coming out of the public inquiry into the tragedy won't be ignored.

Nova Scotia is offering Omicron-targeted COVID-19 vaccine to residents 18 and up

HALIFAX — All adults in Nova Scotia can now book an appointment for the Omicron-targeted COVID-19 vaccine.
Nova Scotia will stop holding federal immigration detainees in provincial jails

Nova Scotia will stop holding federal immigration detainees in provincial jails

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is becoming the second province to stop holding federal immigration detainees in provincial jails, a shift that human rights advocates hope becomes a national trend.
Lawyers cite basic mistake made by the RCMP as officers responded to mass shooting

Lawyers cite basic mistake made by the RCMP as officers responded to mass shooting

HALIFAX — The RCMP must be held accountable for mistakes the police force made in April 2020 when it failed to stop a gunman in Nova Scotia from killing 22 people during a 13-hour rampage, an inquiry into the massacre heard Tuesday.
Nova Scotia sets five-gigawatt target for offshore wind power by 2030

Nova Scotia sets five-gigawatt target for offshore wind power by 2030

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia announced on Tuesday its intent to make offshore wind power a key driver of its future energy supply, setting a target of awarding leases for five gigawatts generated from offshore turbines by 2030.
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