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N.S. jury views video of man dying in jail with spit hood over mouth

The Crown in the criminal negligence trial of two special constables of Halifax Regional Police has wrapped its case. Dan Fraser and Cheryl Gardner are accused of failing to take proper care of Corey Rogers on the night of June 15, 2016, when he was placed in a jail cell for public intoxication.

McNeil defends bill withdrawing Crown prosecutors' arbitration rights

A lead negotiator for the Nova Scotia's Crown prosecutors union says if his members are forced to go on strike it could mean criminal cases ranging from murder to sexual assault will be dropped.

DFO confirms second endangered blue whale found dead in Gulf of St. Lawrence

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is confirming a second blue whale death last month in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and is again saying an examination of the cause will not be possible.

Court approves $1.1M in fees for accountants, lawyers in QuadrigaCX collapse

A judge has approved more than $1.1 million in fees for lawyers and the accounting firm probing the controversial demise of the QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange.

Provinces, federal government bringing in first step of 'action plan' for plastics recycling

The federal government and the provinces and territories say they have pieced together an action plan to gradually harmonize the recycling and reduction of plastic waste, with details yet to emerge.

Marathon fight for ferry information shows flaws in N.S. access law: Tories

Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservatives are trying to find out how much of the $13.8 million in public funds to be paid this year to Bay Ferries Ltd. will be a management fee for the company taking on the service between Bar Harbor, Maine, and Yarmouth, N.S.

Contempt case delayed for Mi'kmaq women arrested at Alton Gas site

A court hearing for three Indigenous women arrested in April at a rural construction site north of Halifax and accused of violating a court injunction has been delayed until December.

Naturalists comb N.S. woods for birds in bid to halt loggers

Advocates hope to show logging in Annapolis Valley will disturb habitat for nesting migratory birds.

Group to go to court after Bible camps denied federal summer jobs grant

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms will ask the Federal Court for a declaration that denying the summer job grants is unreasonable, and interferes with the Bible camps' rights to religious freedom.

Coalition calls for policies to help poor as child poverty worsens in N.S.

Nineteen social advocacy groups have banded together to pressure Nova Scotia's Liberal government to replace "trickle-down economics" with measures to reduce rising poverty.

Crowding on Mount Everest is just one factor in death count, says Mark Ballard

"It was chaos coming down for sure," the Canadian climber said in an emailed comment.

Humans' racket a growing threat to East Coast whales, scientists warn

When the whale scientists dug into the data, they found the animals were still faring poorly, 40 years after the end of whaling.

Nova Scotia seeks coal exploration proposals for Westville area

Nova Scotia's Liberal government wants to retrieve coal from old mines, even as its federal counterpart aims for the phasing out of coal-fired electricity.

'This is a wake-up call:' swift action needed on rising seas, experts say

Worrying figures released this week on the rising seas in Atlantic Canada should prompt governments and citizens to move more swiftly to protect coastal buildings and vital transport links, say flooding experts.

Court order restricts Alton Gas foes to patch of land for 'peaceful protest'

A court order has laid out a small patch of land where Indigenous and other protesters will be permitted to voice their opposition to a plan to store natural gas in underground caverns north of Halifax.