Michael Tutton

The Canadian Press

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Clinical trials start in Halifax for USask's COVID-19 vaccine candidate

The first three of 108 adult volunteers received injections of a new Canadian-made vaccine in Halifax. The new vaccine does not need ultra-cold storage.

Advocate calls pace 'glacial' on 8 N.S. homes for people with disabilities

Nova Scotia says eight small homes for people with disabilities will be completed by spring, but an advocacy group describes the pace of the program as "glacial."

New trial ordered for N.S. booking officers convicted in jail cell death

The Court of Appeal ordered a new trial for the two officers convicted of criminal negligence in the suffocation death of Corey Rogers while in custody

Parole board decision notes Allan Legere planned another escape after murder conviction

Allan Legere plotted a fresh escape the year he was convicted of a series of brutal killings that had created panic in Miramichi, according to a written decision denying him parole.

Estate of Nova Scotia mass killer valued at $2.1M

The estate belonging to Nova Scotia mass murderer Gabriel Wortman is valued at $2.1 million — about one-third of which is in cash seized by police, according to newly released court documents.

N.S. single mothers describe dilemma of families seeking safe, low-cost housing

In small communities across the Maritimes, tenants' advocates, landlord associations and renters say the temporary protections erected around COVID-19 don't solve the chronic shortage of safe housing for the poor.

N.S court hears case over housing rights for people with intellectual disabilities

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal is hearing arguments Wednesday over whether people with intellectual disabilities have a human right to timely access of housing in the community and to necessary care.

Mother of Halifax man who died in police cell struggles to find lawyer to make case

The mother of a man who died in a Halifax police jail cell says her ability to press complaints against police officers will be jeopardized unless she finds a lawyer to take on her case for free.

Mi'kmaw fisherman intends to fight federal charges of illegal fishing

A fisherman from a Mi'kmaw community in Cape Breton says he intends to plead not guilty to charges of illegal fishing after his lobster traps were seized last year by federal fisheries officers in southwestern Nova Scotia.

As his health declines, Glen Assoun seeks compensation for wrongful conviction

Glen Assoun says he's fearful he'll die before governments offer him compensation for almost 17 years of wrongful imprisonment that have left him with a weak heart and fragile health.