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Lionel Desmond fatality inquiry: Federal lawyer defends role of Veterans Affairs

A Nova Scotia inquiry investigating why a former Afghanistan war veteran killed his family and himself in 2017 heard Tuesday from a federal lawyer who defended the work of Veterans Affairs Canada.

N.S. Mounties should be compelled to testify at mass shooting inquiry, say legal experts

Public trust in the inquiry investigating the mass shooting in Nova Scotia almost two years ago would be undermined if the RCMP officers involved are not compelled to testify, legal experts say.

COVID-19 has undermined grieving process after N.S. mass shooting, panel says

Mary Teed, a local resident and head of the Colchester Adult Learning Association, told the inquiry that the COVID-19 pandemic has stalled the grieving process in central and northern Nova Scotia.

Cracks detected in 21 of 23 RCAF Cyclone helicopters

Cracks have been detected in the tails of all but two of the Canadian military's 23 Cyclone helicopters, the Royal Canadian Air Force confirmed Thursday, adding two more aircraft to the previous list.

Marineland Canada says site for planned whale refuge in Nova Scotia is too polluted

A Marineland report says gold mine tailings near the proposed site of a whale sanctuary in Port Hilford, N.S., could pose a risk to the whales.
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New Peggys Cove viewing platform opens with Mi'kmaw smudging ceremony

A large viewing platform has officially opened near the postcard-perfect lighthouse at Nova Scotia's Peggys Cove.

Nova Scotia's medically assisted dying program paused amid 'unprecedented' demand

Nova Scotia's heath authority has placed a 30-day hold on referrals to its medical assistance in dying program because of an increase in demand and the ongoing strain on the health-care system caused by the pandemic.

Nova Scotia's mass shooting inquiry has submitted subpoenas to the RCMP: spokesperson

The commission of inquiry investigating the mass killing in Nova Scotia is using its power to issue subpoenas to get information from organizations, including the RCMP.

Premier vows change for N.L. coat of arms description calling Indigenous people 'savages'

The Newfoundland and Labrador government has decided to change the official description of its 400-year-old coat of arms.

Conservation group calls for mandatory speed limits for ships to protect right whales

Oceana, an independent advocacy group, says that for the second year in a row, it found that a majority of vessels sailing through the Gulf of St. Lawrence exceeded the 10-knot voluntary speed limit during the first week it was in effect.

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