Keith Doucette

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Despite court ruling, no timeline for closing N.S. institutions for disabled people

The deputy minister of the Department of Community Services told a committee on Tuesday that the province has no timeline for moving people with disabilities into community care.

'We can't stop the carbon tax': Atlantic premiers submit climate plans to Ottawa

The climate change plan Nova Scotia submitted on Friday to the federal government didn't include a carbon tax — likely ensuring that Ottawa will impose one on the province in the new year.

Nova Scotia justice minister dismisses RCMP assertion of chronic underfunding

Brad John told reporters Wednesday that problems within the RCMP that are surfacing in testimony at the inquiry represent an "internal issue" in the force and do not involve the province.

Civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond commemorated at site of her 1946 arrest

Canadian civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond was commemorated Friday at a former theatre in Nova Scotia where she was arrested for sitting in a whites-only section more than 75 years ago.

Environmentalists alarmed by bid to raise wall height of tailings dam at N.S. gold mine

Environmentalists are concerned about a pending provincial government decision that could allow a Nova Scotia gold mine to raise the height of the wall of its existing tailings waste pond.

N.S. commits $2.8M annually to hire 13 more sexual violence trauma therapists

Nova Scotia is committing $2.8 million a year over five years to help a Halifax-based sexual assault centre increase access to its trauma services for survivors of sexual assault.

Atlantic premiers say decision needed soon from Ottawa on regional energy corridor

Atlantic Canada's premiers are looking for a decision soon from Ottawa on a proposed Atlantic Loop energy corridor, noting Wednesday that it will take time to get the massive project built and climate targets are looming.

N.S. hearing delayed on housing for disabled people as province decides on exemption

The Nova Scotia government must decide by July 11 whether it will try and exempt itself from a Court of Appeal ruling that stated the province had discriminated against people with disabilities who were seeking housing.

Atlantic Loop needed as part of energy mix as coal is phased out: study

The proposed energy corridor to connect the four Atlantic provinces to hydroelectricity from Quebec and Labrador is important for helping the region reach zero carbon emissions, but the project isn't enough, a new study suggests.

Nova Scotia municipalities reviewing policing models as RCMP costs rise

The rising cost of RCMP services is "changing the conversation" around policing in Nova Scotia, according to the head of the organization that represents the province's municipalities.

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