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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.

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.
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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.

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.

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