Nature Trust saves new Urban Wildlands in Halifax

The Nova Scotia Nature Trust announced new urban wildlands today, preserving over 300 acres of lakes, river, wetlands and coastal barrens. The conservation lands, on the Pennant River near Sambro, adjoin the Terence Bay Wilderness Area and include “the Brook,” a treasured swimming hole and hiking trail just 30 minutes ...
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Many cannabis health claims aren't backed by science

Google the word "cannabis" coupled with just about any disease — arthritis, epilepsy, even cancer — and there are all sorts of health claims made about what some have come to view as a potential wonder drug.But fervour over what cannabis might do has run wildly ahead of what scientific ...
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Young paddlers at Banook Canoe Club left high and dry by algae outbreak

Blue-green algae is keeping younger paddlers out of action at the Banook Canoe Club in Dartmouth, N.S.On Tuesday, HRM issued a blue-green algae bloom risk advisory for Lake Banook and Lake Micmac advising people not to swim in either."We had prepared for this in case it did happen — and ...
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Environment Minister didn't know extent of Tufts Cove oil spill until this week

Nova Scotia's Environment Minister Margaret Miller offered only a mild rebuke to Nova Scotia Power for not letting her or her department know sooner the full extent of an oil spill at the utility's generating plant in Dartmouth.A company executive briefed reporters Tuesday afternoon at the Tufts Cove plant, not ...
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No talks to raise turbine in Bay of Fundy, says energy minister

While almost three weeks have passed since the majority shareholder of a test turbine in the Minas Passage filed for liquidation, the fate of the machine spinning at the bottom of the Bay of Fundy is still murky.But the province's energy minister insists there are no talks to raise the ...
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Canada's police chiefs to study recent spike in gun violence

Canada's police chiefs say in light of recent gun-related tragedies in Fredericton and in other cities across the country they are striking a committee to analyze data related to gun violence.The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, which wrapped up its annual meeting today in Halifax, says it wants to ...
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Impaired driving charges for Lunenburg County man operating lawn tractor

Lunenburg District RCMP have arrested a suspect after receiving a report of a man operating a lawn tractor while impaired down the Grimm Road in First South, N.S., Tuesday night.Police received a call about the man around 8 p.m. by a member of the public who suspected he was impaired.A ...
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Ottawa to declare federal holiday to mark legacy of residential school system

The Liberal government will declare a federal statutory holiday to mark the tragic legacy of the residential school system, fulfilling a recommendation made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).In a statement, a spokesperson for Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez said the department is working with Indigenous peoples to determine the ...
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Operating a lawn tractor while impaired results in arrest

At 8:00 p.m. last evening, Lunenburg District RCMP was alerted by a member of the public to a suspected impaired driver operating a lawn tractor on the Grimm Rd. in First South, Lunenburg County.  RCMP attended and located the suspected impaired driver driving the lawn tractor down the road. The ...
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Operating a lawn tractor while impaired results in arrest

At 8:00 p.m. last evening, Lunenburg District RCMP was alerted by a member of the public to a suspected impaired driver operating a lawn tractor on the Grimm Rd. in First South, Lunenburg County.  RCMP attended and located the suspected impaired driver driving the lawn tractor down the road. The ...
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Former school board members eager to join replacement body

Former Halifax Regional School Board members Gin Yee and Archy Beals believe the McNeil government was wrong to dissolve seven of Nova Scotia's eight school boards last spring.But both have applied to sit on the advisory body set up to guide education policy and advise the minister of education on ...
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N.S. highway workers awarded 'bittersweet' collective agreement after lengthy fight

After nearly four years locked in a labour dispute, about 1,000 provincial highway workers have a new collective agreement, but the union says Bill 148 has made it "bittersweet." The deal, released Tuesday, follows one day of mediation between members of CUPE Local 1867 and the Department of Transportation and ...
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