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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.