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Mountie who got to know killer before N.S. mass shooting says they weren't friends

Mountie who got to know killer before N.S. mass shooting says they weren't friends

HALIFAX — A Mountie who got to know the man who later murdered 22 people in Nova Scotia told a public inquiry Tuesday he did not consider Gabriel Wortman a friend, even though he visited the killer's rural home 15 or 16 times between 2007 and 2011.
Despite court ruling, no timeline for closing N.S. institutions for disabled people

Despite court ruling, no timeline for closing N.S. institutions for disabled people

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia does not have a precise timeline for phasing out large institutional housing for people with disabilities, the deputy minister of the Department of Community Services told a legislature hearing Tuesday.
Halifax-area rapper Pat Stay identified as victim in fatal stabbing

Halifax-area rapper Pat Stay identified as victim in fatal stabbing

HALIFAX — Tributes for a prominent Nova Scotia rapper who was a victim of a homicide over the weekend poured in over social media even before Halifax police officially confirmed his death on Monday. Renowned battle rapper Pat Stay from Dartmouth, N.
Ferry rides between P.E.I and N.S. cancelled due to steering issues that halted ship

Ferry rides between P.E.I and N.S. cancelled due to steering issues that halted ship

HALIFAX — Passengers and crew aboard a ferry travelling between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island that was stopped in the channel near Caribou, N.S. have returned to land, the ferry operator said. Northumberland Ferries Ltd.

One man dead, no suspect descriptions in early morning stabbing

Halifax police are investigating a suspicious death that took place along the waterfront early Sunday morning. Officers were called to the 1600 block of Lower Water Street shortly after 12:30 a.m. for a report of someone with a weapon.
No public broadcast for RCMP officer's testimony about N.S. mass shooter

No public broadcast for RCMP officer's testimony about N.S. mass shooter

HALIFAX — The testimony of an RCMP officer once described by another police officer as a “friend” of the man behind the 2020 mass shooting in Nova Scotia will not be publicly broadcast when he appears before the inquiry investigating the rampage.
Nova Scotia landlord who struggled to evict tenants seeks reform of system

Nova Scotia landlord who struggled to evict tenants seeks reform of system

HALIFAX — The financial and emotional stress of evicting tenants who are months behind on rent has made Patricia Celan into an advocate for reforming Nova Scotia's tenancy system to include an enforcement division.
'We can’t stop the carbon tax': Atlantic premiers submit climate plans to Ottawa

'We can’t stop the carbon tax': Atlantic premiers submit climate plans to Ottawa

HALIFAX — The climate change plan Nova Scotia submitted on Friday to the federal government didn't include a carbon tax -- likely ensuring that Ottawa will impose one on the province in the new year.
Ottawa rejects Atlantic Canada's request for extension to submit climate plan

Ottawa rejects Atlantic Canada's request for extension to submit climate plan

HALIFAX — The federal environment minister on Thursday rejected a request from the premiers of Atlantic Canada for an extension to the deadline to submit their plans to tackle carbon emissions.
RCMP corporal in Nova Scotia faces charges of assault, choking in February incident

RCMP corporal in Nova Scotia faces charges of assault, choking in February incident

PICTOU, N.S. — A Nova Scotia RCMP corporal has been charged with assault and choking in relation to what a senior officer is referring to as an "alarming" incident last February.
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