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Highlights of the 2020-21 Nova Scotia provincial budget

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Finance Minister Karen Casey tabled the 2020-21 provincial budget Tuesday. Here are some highlights: - A forecast surplus of $55 million is projected on spending of just over $11.5 billion, with debt at $15.7-billion.
Woman with child in vehicle charged with impaired driving

Woman with child in vehicle charged with impaired driving

A concerned caller contacted police and told them they thought she was impaired when she picked up a child at a child care business, say RCMP
Doctor details how Lionel Desmond won approval to get a gun despite concerns

Doctor details how Lionel Desmond won approval to get a gun despite concerns

GUYSBOROUGH, N.S.
Nova Scotia Liberal resigns from caucus over impaired driving charge

Nova Scotia Liberal resigns from caucus over impaired driving charge

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia legislator is resigning from the governing Liberal caucus in light of a charge related to an alleged impaired driving incident from 2018. Hugh MacKay, who represents Chester-St.
Research seeks to tap into craft-brewing potential of Maritime wild hops

Research seeks to tap into craft-brewing potential of Maritime wild hops

HALIFAX — Two federal research scientists are working with varieties of wild hops found in the Maritimes to see if some of their unique aromas can eventually be incorporated in craft beers.
Halifax police investigating after teen injured during arrest in Bedford

Halifax police investigating after teen injured during arrest in Bedford

HALIFAX — Two Halifax police officers have been placed on administrative duties after a teenage boy was injured during an arrest in Bedford, N.S., on Friday. A news release says two officers responded to a call at approximately 7:30 p.m.
Idled Nova Scotia to Maine ferry cost province extra $4-million in 2019

Idled Nova Scotia to Maine ferry cost province extra $4-million in 2019

HALIFAX — The heavily subsidized ferry service that links Nova Scotia with Maine cost provincial taxpayers an extra $4 million as it sat idle for the entire 2019 sailing season, the government revealed Friday.
Nova Scotia could see limited internet voting for military with proposed changes

Nova Scotia could see limited internet voting for military with proposed changes

HALIFAX — Limited internet voting for the military and financial reimbursement for candidate expenses related to family care feature in a series of proposed changes to Nova Scotia's Elections Act tabled Friday.
Global warming to drastically reduce regrowth of key softwood species in Maritimes

Global warming to drastically reduce regrowth of key softwood species in Maritimes

HALIFAX — Global warming is likely to drastically reduce regrowth of a tree species that is a cornerstone of the Maritimes pulp and lumber industry, a new study by forestry scientists concludes.
Nova Scotia minister unaware of pause on controversial sale of coastal land

Nova Scotia minister unaware of pause on controversial sale of coastal land

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's minister of lands and forests says he has not yet been informed of any change in an American couple's plans to acquire a section of rugged Crown-owned land along the province's Eastern Shore.
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