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Nova Scotia records 'surprise' surplus of $350.9 million in 2021-22 fiscal year

Nova Scotia records 'surprise' surplus of $350.9 million in 2021-22 fiscal year

HALIFAX — The 2021-22 fiscal year saw Nova Scotia record a “surprise” $350.9-million surplus after forecasting a deficit of $584.9 million in the March 2021 budget, Finance Minister Allan MacMaster said Friday.
$50,000 reward for information on Halifax Public Gardens tree vandal

$50,000 reward for information on Halifax Public Gardens tree vandal

HALIFAX — A $50,000 reward has been established for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for vandalizing more than 30 historic trees at the Halifax Public Gardens.
Staffing shortages, more complex disease pushing up surgery wait times in Nova Scotia

Staffing shortages, more complex disease pushing up surgery wait times in Nova Scotia

HALIFAX — The lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as staffing shortages and a rise in disease complexity, are responsible for an increase in surgery wait times across Nova Scotia this year, according to the head of surgery in the central
Nova Scotia's mass shooting inquiry receives warning about ignored recommendations

Nova Scotia's mass shooting inquiry receives warning about ignored recommendations

HALIFAX — The inquiry into the mass shooting in Nova Scotia heard Thursday from experts who warned that the federal and Nova Scotia governments have a poor track record when it comes to implementing recommendations from previous inquiries.
Nova Scotia premier disappointed by ferry passenger numbers, to review service

Nova Scotia premier disappointed by ferry passenger numbers, to review service

HALIFAX — The future of the provincially subsidized ferry between Nova Scotia and Maine is under review due to lower-than-expected passenger numbers, government officials said Thursday.
The Queen visited Canada more than any other country during her long reign

The Queen visited Canada more than any other country during her long reign

HALIFAX — It wouldn't be a stretch to suggest the Queen held a special place in her heart for Canada. As an ardent world traveller, she visited this country more than any other during her reign, and she was in the habit of referring to it as home.
Nova Scotia police watchdog says RCMP member faces obstruction charge

Nova Scotia police watchdog says RCMP member faces obstruction charge

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s police oversight agency says a member of the Halifax RCMP is facing an obstruction charge.
NDP leader says party will 'force' government to move on dental care, housing

NDP leader says party will 'force' government to move on dental care, housing

HALIFAX — Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he will use the upcoming sitting of Parliament to push the Liberals to move on dental care and housing, as laid out in the deal between the two parties.
RCMP resistant to change despite repeated calls for action: former senior Mountie

RCMP resistant to change despite repeated calls for action: former senior Mountie

HALIFAX — A public inquiry into the 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia heard Wednesday from a former assistant commissioner of the RCMP who said the police force has a long history of ignoring calls for change.
Report says Nova Scotia government can do more to offset impact of inflation

Report says Nova Scotia government can do more to offset impact of inflation

HALIFAX — As inflation reaches its highest level in decades, a new report says 50 per cent of Nova Scotia’s workers are earning less than required to meet their basic needs.
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