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Remembering Joe: Composer penning opera about N.S. relative killed in Korean War

A New York City schoolteacher and opera composer is hoping to find out more information about his great uncle, who was born in Nova Scotia, for an opera he's writing.

Hundreds march in Pictou Landing in support of Northern Pulp deadline

More than 300 people marched through Pictou Landing First Nation today, wearing red T-shirts, encouraging the provincial government to honour the closure deadline for Northern Pulp.
Health Hacks

Kicking nicotine can increase your odds of surviving cancer

Nicotine is incredibly addictive, and even if you know it’s killing you, quitting isn’t easy. But if you’re undergoing any sort of treatment for cancer, Halifax health-care consultant Mary Jane Hampton says getting off nicotine can only help your chances of survival.

Removal of collapsed crane toppled during Hurricane Dorian set to begin

Once the crane is inspected and secured over the weekend, crews will begin dismantling it on Monday, piece by piece, according to a press release from the province. The crane came down on Sept. 7 during Hurricane Dorian.

Big loan means big opportunities for Halifax's Hope Blooms

Hope Blooms will soon have a 3,000 square-foot kitchen and community space that will be able to host all kinds of community events, says Jessie Jollymore, the founder and executive director of Hope Blooms.

Mother of nail gun shooting victim 'liberated' by judge's decision

The Pictou County, N.S., carpenter accused of shooting a nail gun at a co-worker has been convicted of criminal negligence causing bodily harm and assault with a weapon. Shawn Wade Hynes will be sentenced Nov. 15.

Health expert says more regulation needed around vaping

After the first Canadian case of a vaping-related illness was reported last week, there's been a lot of talk about the potential dangers of the trendy smoking alternative.
Health Hacks

Getting the best bang for your buck when it comes to prescription drugs

Halifax health-care consultant Mary Jane Hampton shares her tips about how to afford expensive prescription drugs.

Businesses near Halifax crane collapse frustrated by lost revenue, poor communication

Some businesses surrounding the collapsed crane in Halifax say they're losing revenue and can't offer their employees any work after the area was evacuated and closed off last week. They're also concerned about a lack of updates from authorities.

Clark's Harbour man says DNA results show his dog isn't a banned breed

A man in Clark's Harbour, N.S., says a DNA test on his dog shows Gizmo isn't one of the breeds banned by the town, but the mayor of the town says the testing doesn't comply with their standards.

Blueberry farmer looking at massive losses post-Dorian

A blueberry farmer in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley is dealing with about $500,000 of crop loss after Hurricane Dorian blew through the province earlier this month.

Cops and quilts: Unlikely partnership forms in Kings County

When you think about tools in the RCMP’s arsenal, blankets aren’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind. But a new partnership is proving some quilts have a place in policing.

'We're no further ahead': Tatamagouche man angry with NSP after repeated outages

Guy Rochon, who owns a small farm in Tatamagouche, said he's had 10 power outages since January. He had to empty his fridge twice in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

With deadly power, Hurricane Dorian sweeps birds onto Nova Scotia shores

It’s not just people and properties that are feeling the wrath Dorian, many birds in the area suffered through strong winds and rain too.

'Devastating': Historic N.S. general store damaged in fire

The beloved General Store in Petite Rivière, N.S., is closed after a fire broke out early Monday morning. When the local fire department arrived, the fire had already made its way inside the century-old structure.