Michael MacDonald

The Canadian Press

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Hurricane Dorian to hit Atlantic Canada with high winds, downpours

Hurricane Dorian is expected to spin into Atlantic Canada this weekend as either a Category 1 hurricane or a strong tropical storm, churning out sustained winds up to 130 km/h.

International shipping industry under microscope as whale death toll grows

The shipping industry is under increased scrutiny after two cargo ships were fined for sailing too fast through the Gulf of St. Lawrence, where the rising death toll among endangered North Atlantic right whales has been partly blamed on collisions with vessels.

FBI reaching out to users of the defunct QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange

The victims services section of the FBI has posted a survey on its website asking potential victims of QuadrigaCX's demise to disclose details about their account balances, transactions and other financial records.

'Predator' prison guard accused of sexually assaulting 3 women

Three women who say they were sexually assaulted by a prison guard in Nova Scotia have launched a lawsuit against the federal correctional service.

Investigation of QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency debacle turns up $28M in assets

The accounting firm trying to recover more than $200 million owed to users of the now-defunct QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency platform has turned up only $28 million in assets — virtually all of it in cash.

Lawyer for Desmond family says inquiry limits 'stifling access to justice'

Nova Scotia's Justice Department is trying to muzzle the inquiry into the death of an Afghan war veteran who killed his family and himself more than two years ago, a senior lawyer says.

How a court battle over 'Grabher' licence plate reflects wider societal debate

The Nova Scotia plate — "GRABHER" — has sparked a heated debate between prominent academics about freedom of expression and "rape culture."

Controversial QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange placed in bankruptcy

Less than three months after one of Canada's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges was shut down amid a swirl of controversy, a bid to restructure Vancouver-based QuadrigaCX has failed and the virtual company has officially entered bankruptcy proceedings.

Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children abuse inquiry enters final phase

The Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children opened in 1921 and was initially seen as a significant achievement by the Nova Scotia's black community. But the institution has since become a symbol of the province's ongoing struggle with racial discrimination.

Court fight over access to Alton Gas site focuses on Indigenous rights

An intense debate over Indigenous rights was part of a court hearing Tuesday for a Nova Scotia company that wants a judge to allow the RCMP to remove protesters camped on the firm's property.

Ottawa to regulate controversial Alton Gas cavern project

The federal government is stepping in to regulate a company's controversial plan to use water from one of Nova Scotia's major rivers to create huge underground caverns to store natural gas.

Widow of QuadrigaCX CEO calls for appointment of chief restructuring officer

The widow of QuadrigaCX CEO Gerald Cotten says a chief restructuring officer should be appointed to oversee what remains of the insolvent cryptocurrency trading platform, saying her role as director has drawn 'unwanted' online commentary suggesting she is trying to hide assets.

QuadrigaCX case: Canada's big banks wary of cryptocurrency asset

The wary skepticism that Canada's big banks have for the cryptocurrency industry was on full display Friday when a Nova Scotia judge issued an order for the eventual disbursement of more than $30 million that belonged to the insolvent QuadrigaCX trading platform.

Lawyers vie to represent creditors in QuadrigaCX debacle

More than a dozen lawyers converged on a Halifax courtroom Thursday to make their pitches to represent creditors owed $260 million in the QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency mess.

Nova Scotia's population is growing and that's 'exceptionally good news'

For the first time in a generation, Nova Scotia's population growth is almost keeping pace with the national average — a development that signals a reversal of fortune for a province that has languished economically for much of the past 25 years.