Keith Doucette

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Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign short $250K across Maritime provinces

A familiar fundraiser that is synonymous with the holiday season is short $250,000 across the three Maritime provinces this year, a reflection of the difficult times charities are facing during the pandemic.

Nova Scotia's chief health officer says people should reconsider Cuban getaway

Dr. Robert Strang is responding to reports of a Halifax-based travel agency offering two week-long trips to Cuba reserved exclusively for residents of Atlantic Canada. He questioned the "wisdom" of non-essential foreign trips the COVID-19 pandemic.

N.S. company who pivoted to face shields sees future for local PPE

Nova Scotia company MacKenzie Atlantic, which switched up its business to make medical face shields for the province's health-care system, says it is exceeding its own manufacturing target.

Omar Khadr, former Guantanamo Bay detainee, speaks at child soldiers panel

Omar Khadr, who was part of a panel discussion on child soldiers hosted by the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, told an audience at Dalhousie University that he always has to behave a certain way in public because of his past.

Politicians need to listen to each other on national unity, N.S. premier says

Canada's politicians have to listen to one another to address economic rifts that could hinder national unity, Stephen McNeil says, as he adds his voice to calls for changes to the federal government's fiscal stabilization program.

Canadian health officials on alert after reports of vaping illnesses in the U.S.

Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health says he and colleagues from across Canada are on alert as health officials in the United States continue to investigate nearly 200 cases of severe respiratory illnesses potentially linked to vaping.

Alouettes send Argos to 8th loss in Touchdown Atlantic tilt

Jeremiah Johnson ran in a touchdown in the fourth quarter and the Montreal Alouettes held off a late Toronto comeback attempt to beat the Argonauts 28-22 on Sunday in the CFL's return to Atlantic Canada for the first time since 2013.

Scientists to dive at site of 1922 British naval shipwreck off Labrador

Nearly a century after HMS Raleigh ran aground off Labrador, a Dalhousie University professor is preparing a dive expedition to assess the impact of the ship's unexploded munitions on the marine environment and to map the site.

Dad who lost 7 kids in Halifax fire 'has no idea' of tragedy, says brother

Ebraheim Barho suffered severe burns in a February fire in a Halifax suburb that killed his seven children. His brother, Ali Barho, says his brother's condition is gradually improving, but he "has no idea" about the extent of the tragedy.

N.S. health authority ordered to do safety review after pregnant nurse attacked

The Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union says the nurse was punched and kicked in April 2018, two months after another nurse had requested a safety assessment at the East Coast Forensic Hospital in Dartmouth.