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This N.S. family set sail on the trip of a lifetime. Then Dorian and COVID-19 happened

The Yue family from Halifax was just days into what they hoped would be an epic two-year sailing adventure to Guatemala and back when Hurricane Dorian struck. That was just the beginning of their troubles.

Despite calls for change, Municipality of Chester won't fly Pride flag

Across Nova Scotia, many towns and cities are celebrating Pride this month by raising the rainbow flag to show their solidarity with the LGBT community, but the Municipality of the District of Chester is not one of them.

Lost passport prevented N.S. student from visiting Wuhan just before coronavirus outbreak

Ziwa Yu was supposed to join her family in Wuhan, China, for Chinese New Year, but then Canada Post lost her passport. The loss has now created some complications for her.

Advocates seek more support for people struggling with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Nova Scotia doesn't have a dedicated clinic to diagnose and treat fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, unlike many other provinces.

Texas woman whose family was separated by slavery traces roots to N.S.

Pamela Bailey, an author and creator of the Big Family Search Project, is trying to find out information about branches of her family tree that stretch north to Nova Scotia.

Stepping into the limelight and finding acceptance in a rural town

Diana Farris is running to become Middleton's youth ambassador, a program a handful of communities have adopted instead of the princess pageants that remain a large part of the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival.

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.

Prisoner rights advocate group says inquiry needed for every death in custody

The death of a patient who was being held at the East Coast Forensic Hospital in Dartmouth, N.S., is prompting a prisoner rights advocacy group to renew its calls for mandatory public inquiries after people die in custody.

Dartmouth hair removal business charging half price for transgender people

For transgender people, hair can pose yet another hurdle in making the outside match the inside. A Dartmouth, N.S., business is offering steep discounts to transgender people seeking permanent hair removal.

Proposed Annapolis Co. partial harvest could threaten endangered bat, says naturalist

A Nova Scotia naturalist says the proposed harvest of a forest in Annapolis County could jeopardize the survival of the little brown bat, an endangered species that's already been decimated by white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that attacks hibernating colonies.

Nova Scotia aims to take historical watercolour paintings into present

Watercolour paintings in Nova Scotia may become part of an international effort to preserve watercolours showing the history of the British Empire.