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Nova Scotia schools cancel international student trips as coronavirus precaution

Nova Scotia schools cancel international student trips as coronavirus precaution

HALIFAX — Education administrators in Nova Scotia have decided to cancel all school-organized student trips to international destinations until April 30 because of the evolving situation around the novel coronavirus.
Ex-police chief sentenced to 15 months in jail for sexually exploiting teen

Ex-police chief sentenced to 15 months in jail for sexually exploiting teen

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. — Moments before a former Nova Scotia police chief was sentenced to 15 months in jail for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl, the victim read a statement in court, describing John Collyer as the "monster" who ruined her life.
Nova Scotia law would reserve province's right to sue over opioid costs

Nova Scotia law would reserve province's right to sue over opioid costs

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government is reserving the right under proposed legislation tabled Wednesday to sue opioid manufacturers and distributors to recover costs to its health system from the overdose crisis.
Sexual assault complainant asks N.S. court to order probe over police errors

Sexual assault complainant asks N.S. court to order probe over police errors

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia woman who says the investigation of her sexual assault case was mishandled is seeking the reinstatement of a complaint against police that was dismissed because it arrived too late.
Nova Scotia government moves to protect itself from potential gambling lawsuits

Nova Scotia government moves to protect itself from potential gambling lawsuits

HALIFAX — Wary of the potential for costly lawsuits related to video lottery terminals and other forms of gambling, the Nova Scotia government moved Tuesday to protect itself from any related legal action.
Justin Trudeau surprise guest at citizenship ceremony in Nova Scotia

Justin Trudeau surprise guest at citizenship ceremony in Nova Scotia

WOLFVILLE, N.S. — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stunned a group of new Canadians on Tuesday when he showed up unannounced at a citizenship ceremony at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S.
Nova Scotia considering NDP abortion 'bubble zone' law at health facilities

Nova Scotia considering NDP abortion 'bubble zone' law at health facilities

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says his government is considering legislation that would establish so-called "bubble zones" to prohibit protests against abortion services at health-care facilities.
PM promises resources for provinces fighting novel coronavirus

PM promises resources for provinces fighting novel coronavirus

HALIFAX — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says provincial health authorities won't be alone in their fight against the novel coronavirus because the federal government will ensure they have the resources to contain and treat cases.
Wetlands, forests can help cities save millions in climate adaptation costs:study

Wetlands, forests can help cities save millions in climate adaptation costs:study

HALIFAX — As Canadian communities brace for rising risks of spring flooding related to climate change, a non-profit group has published findings suggesting preserving wetlands and forests can be key to reducing adaptation costs.

Hugh MacKay says DUI allegations belong in court, not on the legislature floor

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia member of the legislature is making his first public statement since the governing Liberals came under fire last week for their handling of drunk driving allegations against him.
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