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Boy honoured for notifying authorities about New Glasgow fire
Abdullah Almethyb's quick action in calling 911 potentially saved lives and prevented further damage to surrounding buildings as a raging fire quickly engulfed an apartment building in New Glasgow, N.S., recently.
Navy officer who died in helicopter crash lived to serve others, family says
The family of a military member who was in the helicopter crash last week in the Ionian Sea says Sub-Lt. Matthew Pyke died “doing what he was born to do.”
Fundraiser for Halifax busker sparks 'miraculous' life changes
Stephen Gates, a well-known Halifax busker who was once on the brink of homelessness, has reconciled with his parents and moved to the province's Annapolis Valley, where he enjoys gardening and playing his violin.
N.S. shooting rampage highlights public threat of domestic violence: victim advocates
Advocates for women say the mass shooting in Nova Scotia highlights a disturbing trend of domestic violence in Canada and how such brutality can quickly become a public threat.
Teacher killed in N.S. shooting appreciated the 'wonder of life'
Lisa McCully — one of 22 victims killed in the mass shooting in rural Nova Scotia — is being remembered as a loving and vivacious mother, daughter, sister, teacher and friend with a conspicuous zest for life.
'Beacon of hope': Residents erect massive glowing heart on Nova Scotia highway
Perched atop a rocky cliff on the edge of a busy highway just outside Halifax is a massive glowing red heart. It was placed there by a group of Bedford, N.S., residents as a tribute to front-line workers and a symbol of community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
'A second home': Halifax's only dedicated LGBTQ bar closes for good
Menz and Mollyz, described as Halifax’s only dedicated LGBTQ bar and one of the few safe spaces for the community, is closing permanently.
COVID-19 can't stop N.S. church from holding drive-in Easter service
A couple dozen cars lined up in the parking lot of a Nova Scotia church on Sunday for a drive-in Easter service. The service took place under sunny skies at the Marine Drive Pentecostal Church in Head of Jeddore, N.S.
Hundreds of dead seals washing ashore in Nova Scotia
Hundreds of dead seals have washed up on shores in Cape Breton and near Halifax in recent days, prompting an investigation by the Marine Animal Response Society.
N.S. 'behind the ball' in protecting long-term care workers, union says
Nova Scotia is not doing enough to protect home care and long-term care workers from possible COVID-19 exposure and transmission, the head of the province’s largest union says.
N.S. musicians use social media to spread love during pandemic
Nova Scotia musicians are using their craft in novel ways to entertain, build community and send love at a time when self-isolation and physical distancing is the new normal.
Here are some ways to protect your privacy while video conferencing
As many are stuck at home as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19, more people are turning to Zoom to stay connected with work colleagues and loved ones.
Cargo ship denied entry into Halifax port over COVID-19 concerns
A cargo ship has been denied entry into Halifax’s port after crew members showed symptoms of COVID-19, the Public Health Agency of Canada confirmed Tuesday.
'Hard sledding': N.S. maple syrup producers slowed by COVID-19 outbreak
Maple syrup is still being made in Nova Scotia, but farms have been forced to shut down to visitors and switch gears due to the outbreak of COVID-19 at what would normally be their busiest time of year.
Nova Scotia police grapple with influx of COVID-19 compliance calls
Nova Scotia police forces have been dealing with a flood of calls this week from concerned citizens blowing the whistle on people not complying with physical distancing regulations.