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Rates of PTSD, asthma significantly higher in crew after navy sub fire: survey

Crew members who were on board HMCS Chicoutimi when it caught fire in 2004 suffered significantly higher rates of PTSD, asthma and depression, according to a military health survey. 

After trip to D.C., minister says Yarmouth ferry could sail this month

The province's transportation minister is hopeful a partial season for the ferry between Yarmouth, N.S., and Bar Harbor, Maine, may be in the cards after a trip to Washington last week.

9-year-old girl found, man remains missing near Kejimkujik

A nine-year-old girl who was missing overnight in Nova Scotia's Kejimkujik National Park after a canoe trip was found on Tuesday afternoon, and the search continues for the 46-year-old man who was with her.

Scientists suspect ship strike killed North Atlantic right whale known as Comet

Scientists have determined the third North Atlantic right whale to have died in Canadian waters this month was killed by blunt trauma, consistent with a ship strike.

Library won't partner with group planning to screen films about police brutality

Halifax Public Libraries has decided not to sponsor the screening of two films which look at issues of brutality, racism and militarization within police forces unless the organizer adds a representative from Halifax police or the city to the accompanying panel discussions.

Province to cover transgender breast augmentation after human rights complaint

The province has decided to cover breast augmentation surgery for transgender women after a transgender activist filed a human rights complaint against the health department last year. 

EI program changes leave hundreds of post-secondary students without funds

Many post-secondary students in Nova Scotia are scrambling to find enough money to go back to school in the fall after changes to a program that allows people to draw employment insurance benefits while studying.

PC MLA Chris d'Entremont wins federal Tory nomination

Progressive Conservative MLA Chris d’Entremont won the federal nomination as the Conservative Party candidate for the riding of West Nova on Saturday night and said he will review whether he has to step down from the legislature over the next few weeks.

Fatal wild bird disease suspected to be back in N.S.

Four suspected cases of a fatal disease affecting wild birds have been reported across Nova Scotia prompting conservationists to recommend people take down bird feeders.

Residents want sports centre, affordable housing at former Dartmouth rink site

Some Dartmouth, N.S., residents would like to see Halifax municipal staff repurpose a former ice rink in the city's north-end as a multi-sport centre.

Mi'kmaw artist says Indigenous Games logo copied her style

Mi'kmaw artist Melissa Labrador said she was shocked when she saw the North American Indigenous Games 2020 logo, which resembled her original style of art.

Canso spaceport project gets environmental approval, with conditions

The company aiming to build a rocket-launching facility near Canso, N.S., received approval from the province’s Environment Department on Tuesday.

Declaration of genocide validates Indigenous experience, says victim's family

The declaration of a genocide encapsulates what people have been saying for years, said Annie Bernard-Daisley.

Halifax city staff recommend removing roadside memorials after 1 year

Halifax Regional Municipality staff are recommending council adopt policies on roadside memorials, including restrictions on placement, duration and size.

Fired Acadia professor loses $50K settlement because of tweets

Former professor Rick Mehta has lost a $50,000 settlement from Acadia University after an arbitrator ruled that he repeatedly breached their agreement in a series of tweets.