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Mother of man who died in police custody supports proposed Halifax sobering centre

Jeannette Rogers believes if there was a sobering centre in Halifax, her son may be alive today.

Hundreds of trees snapped up in less than an hour at tree giveaway in Halifax

Five hundred trees were snapped up in about an hour in a tree giveaway Saturday morning in Halifax.

'Nothing but senseless': Covered bridge destroyed in rash of suspicious fires

A local recreational club in Cumberland County is picking up the pieces of its hard work after a series of suspicious fires in the area. RCMP are investigating after several structures were destroyed in incidents this month.

Open letter calls on N.S. government to 'get out ahead' of monkeypox outbreak

The former head of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network says taking a "wait-and-see approach" is unacceptable.

Denied mental health help at Nova Scotia ER, woman drives to New Brunswick for care

Emily Black was in a manic and suicidal state one night last month, so she says her father called 911.

Suicidal man got on QEII roof after long ER wait, mother says

Rachel Jones wonders how much longer she and her son would have waited in a Halifax emergency room if he hadn't escaped and tried to kill himself.

Study finds Nova Scotia has highest rate of leptospirosis in dogs

A new study says Nova Scotia tops the country for the highest percentage of dogs that test positive for a potentially deadly disease.

Her husband died awaiting surgery delayed by the pandemic. She says N.S. health care is broken

Mark Clarke died in February, the day before he was supposed to have cardiac surgery that had already been delayed due to a lack of available ICU beds. His widow, Gay Clarke, believes the province's health-care system is broken.

Halifax mother disheartened after acquittals in son's death

The mother of a man who died in Halifax police custody doesn’t know how much longer she can fight after two former special constables involved in her son’s death were acquitted this week.

'Perfect fit': Halifax woman unknowingly buys used roller skates she owned 40 years ago

A woman looking to get back into roller-skating found a pair for sale online. It turned out they were the pair she owned 40 years ago.

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