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Witness said killer in N.S. mass shooting 'recently' acquired gun from estate

Witness said killer in N.S. mass shooting 'recently' acquired gun from estate

HALIFAX — A portion of a witness statement released Friday says the gunman who killed 22 people in Nova Scotia had "recently" acquired one of his firearms in Canada from the estate of a friend who died.

N.S. summer day camps allowed to open, but must have plans for health measures

HALIFAX — Summer day camps for children are now allowed to open in Nova Scotia as long as they have a plan to follow public health measures to guard against COVID-19.
Nova Scotia's premier takes wait-and-see stand on lifting of regional travel

Nova Scotia's premier takes wait-and-see stand on lifting of regional travel

HALIFAX — Expectations that Atlantic Canadians are only weeks away from being able to travel throughout the region without any restrictions were dampened on Thursday by Nova Scotia's premier.

Nova Scotia to lift some visitor restrictions for long-term care homes Monday

HALIFAX — Although Nova Scotia's long-term care homes have borne the brunt of the province's COVID-19 outbreak, the province announced Wednesday that it would lift some visitor restrictions beginning next week.
Armoured vehicle dumped: Halifax now at the forefront of 'defunding' debate

Armoured vehicle dumped: Halifax now at the forefront of 'defunding' debate

Halifax moved to the forefront of the national debate over "defunding" police forces this week when council decided to scuttle the purchase of an armoured rescue vehicle — a move the mayor says was in response to protests around the world condemning
Law professor who pioneered restorative justice draws donation for new centre

Law professor who pioneered restorative justice draws donation for new centre

HALIFAX — A law professor says she hopes the creation of a research lab aimed at promoting restorative justice will help institutions start tackling racial discrimination and other social problems in a lasting way.

Former N.S. teacher pleads guilty to sexual abuse dating back decades

HALIFAX — A former teacher and hockey coach has pleaded guilty to 35 counts of sexually abusing boys in Nova Scotia in incidents dating back several decades.
Transplant patient's pandemic life: family bonding, and hope that lungs come soon

Transplant patient's pandemic life: family bonding, and hope that lungs come soon

HALIFAX — For 15-year-old Tahlia Ali, life in the time of COVID-19 has meant a hard wait for a lung transplant operation she hopes will change her future, but there have also been some lighter moments to savour.
Halifax rejects armoured vehicle purchase for police, shifts money to anti-racism

Halifax rejects armoured vehicle purchase for police, shifts money to anti-racism

Halifax council has voted in favour of rescinding the purchase of a police armoured vehicle and will instead allocate the money to efforts aimed at reducing anti-Black racism. Coun.
Police in Nova Scotia investigate fatal dog attack northeast of Halifax

Police in Nova Scotia investigate fatal dog attack northeast of Halifax

MIDDLE MUSQUODOBOIT, N.S. — A dog described by police as a large pit bull attacked and killed its owner while the two were out for a roadside walk Tuesday in a rural community northeast of Halifax.
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