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Canadian doctors spend 18.5 million hours on unnecessary paperwork, says new report

Canadian doctors spend 18.5 million hours on unnecessary paperwork, says new report

HALIFAX — Canadian doctors spend 18.5 million hours per year on unnecessary administrative work — the equivalent of more than 55 million patient visits — a report published Monday by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business says. Dr.
Man dies after he was found unconscious in Cape Breton jail cell

Man dies after he was found unconscious in Cape Breton jail cell

SYDNEY, N.S. — An inmate at the provincial jail in Cape Breton has died after he was found unconscious in his cell. Justice Department spokesman Peter McLaughlin says correctional services aren't releasing the man's identity or cause of death.
Faculty at Cape Breton University go on strike to back demands for higher wages

Faculty at Cape Breton University go on strike to back demands for higher wages

SYDNEY, N.S. — Some faculty members at Cape Breton University have walked off the job. Their strike started Friday, with the faculty's union saying the administration has disrespected it at every turn, leading to a large number of labour grievances.
Halifax sees highest year-over-year rent increase for a Canadian city, says CMHC

Halifax sees highest year-over-year rent increase for a Canadian city, says CMHC

HALIFAX — With the average rent up 9.3 per cent, Halifax has had the highest year-over-year spike in the country for residential rental costs, says Canada's national housing agency.
United States tourist suing over 2017 fall at historic Nova Scotia lighthouse

United States tourist suing over 2017 fall at historic Nova Scotia lighthouse

HALIFAX — An American tourist who alleges she was injured in a fall at Nova Scotia’s historic Five Islands Lighthouse in July 2017 can proceed with her lawsuit, a Nova Scotia judge has ruled.
Provincial governments not jumping to act on tighter alcohol warning guidelines

Provincial governments not jumping to act on tighter alcohol warning guidelines

HALIFAX — Politicians in charge of provincial and territorial liquor laws aren't hurrying to adopt or promote newly updated guidelines that advise a steep drop in Canadian drinking habits.
Nova Scotia housing officials promise new policy to address conflicts of interest

Nova Scotia housing officials promise new policy to address conflicts of interest

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s Housing Department says a new policy will address issues of conflicts of interest highlighted in a recent auditor general's report.
Nova Scotia Liberal Angela Simmonds resigns less than two years after being elected

Nova Scotia Liberal Angela Simmonds resigns less than two years after being elected

HALIFAX — Liberal Angela Simmonds is resigning her seat in the Nova Scotia legislature effective April 1, less than two years after being elected.
Halifax police looking for man expected to testify at William Sandeson murder trial

Halifax police looking for man expected to testify at William Sandeson murder trial

HALIFAX — Police in Halifax have issued a Canada-wide warrant for a man scheduled to appear as a witness in an ongoing murder trial. Halifax Regional Police are requesting the public’s help in finding Pookiel McCabe.
Nova Scotia town joins others in removing the name Cornwallis from municipal property

Nova Scotia town joins others in removing the name Cornwallis from municipal property

LUNENBURG, N.S. — Another community in Nova Scotia has removed the name Cornwallis from municipal property — and the town of Lunenburg is now looking for new names from the public.
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