Keith Doucette

The Canadian Press

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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.

Police in Halifax say they won't apologize for street checks

A formal police apology for street checks isn't in the offing for Halifax's black community, despite a request from the city's civilian police oversight body.

Environment group wants faster phase-out of N.S. coal-fired plants

The Ecology Action Centre says Nova Scotia needs to do more to phase out coal-fired electrical plants despite the province's exemption from the 2030 federal deadline nationally.

Nova Scotia gets $4.7M to target gun violence, human trafficking

Nova Scotia is getting $4.7 million over five years in federal funding to help address crime, including gun and gang violence and a growing human trafficking problem.

Nova Scotia Legislature gets new tartan for its 200th anniversary

The new tartan's colours — green, red, black, yellow/gold, white and tan — are meant to incorporate important emblems that embody the legislature.

Nova Scotia proposes measures to bolster defined-benefit pension plans

Changes under the Pension Benefits Act would introduce reserve accounts, remove limits on the use of letters of credit and allow for the discharge of liability for annuity buyouts that would allow employees to move their pension assets to insurance companies.

Carleton hammers Calgary to win 14th national men's basketball title since 2003

The top-seeded Carleton Ravens are once again Canadian university men's basketball champions, rolling over the previously undefeated Calgary Dinos 83-49 in the national final in Halifax.

Halifax businessman sent to prison for exploiting temporary foreign workers

Hector Mantolino used the temporary foreign worker program to bring 28 workers to Canada from the Philippines over a number of years and paid them at least $500,000 less than their total reported salaries.

Halifax microbrewery loses court bid to upend province's sales markup

Unfiltered Brewing has taken on the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation over beer markup fees — and lost.

Nova Scotia may add cannabis stores after slow online sales

Nova Scotia is considering expanding the number of retail cannabis stores, as online sales have been slower than expected.

Nova Scotia campaign aims to bolster child-welfare system

Nova Scotia's child welfare workers are "drowning under their caseloads" and children are being left at risk, the province's College of Social Workers says.