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Marketing gaffe: Sobeys pulls 'Sweet Sixteen' candy from shelves amid complaints

HALIFAX — The Sobeys grocery chain is pulling the "Sweet Sixteen" brand of candy from its shelves over a problematic slogan. Display stands for the product, produced by a Quebec-based company, advertised its "barely legal" level of sweetness.

Newspaper owner Saltwire permanently sheds 109 positions due to COVID-19

HALIFAX — SaltWire Network says it is letting go 109 employees who have been permanently laid off because of the hit to advertising caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cape Breton University making layoffs to deal with deficit budget

SYDNEY, N.S. — Cape Breton University says it continues to look for ways to deal with the "significant" financial effects it is dealing with because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tropical storm Dolly forms over Atlantic, but expected to remain offshore

HALIFAX — Tropical storm Dolly has formed over the North Atlantic, but the weather system is expected to stay far from land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla.
Atlantic First Nations create water utility, to be up and running by 2022

Atlantic First Nations create water utility, to be up and running by 2022

HALIFAX — Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada are creating their own utility to take charge of water systems in First Nations around the region.

Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation needs better plan for local industry, AG says

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's Crown liquor corporation does not have an adequate strategic plan for supporting the province's growing alcohol industry, a new report by the province's auditor general finds.
'Micrographic' skin cancer surgery coming to clinics in Nova Scotia

'Micrographic' skin cancer surgery coming to clinics in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — A skin cancer surgery that Nova Scotia's top public health official recently had to travel to receive is now approved for the province, and a Halifax dermatologist is planning to offer the procedure. Dr.

Truck fire in Nova Scotia turns propane cylinders into projectiles

DEBERT, N.S. — A cleanup is underway in Debert, N.S., after a transport truck carrying over 1,000 propane cylinders caught fire.

Nova Scotia confirms new COVID-19-related death, reports no active cases

HALIFAX — Health officials in Nova Scotia are attributing an additional death to COVID-19, along with reporting no active cases of the novel coronavirus.
People urged to be aware of ticks as they return to outdoor activities

People urged to be aware of ticks as they return to outdoor activities

HALIFAX — Hikers and other nature lovers are being urged to be on the lookout for ticks as they return to trails and forested areas across the country this summer.
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