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Friday, Nov 30

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Red tape puts the brakes on Fredericton homeless shelter

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Red tape has created a roadblock for plans to turn Fredericton’s former Bishop’s House into an out-of-the-cold shelter. The sign is up on the front door, but the doors aren't open because the property is not zoned for it.

Storm brings flooding and wet sticky snow to Maritimes

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The strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge wreaked havoc for many on Cape Breton Island. While some dealt with severe damage, others were knee deep in flooded basements

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Parents in Halifax scramble to pick up kids after mid-day school cancellation

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Many parents in the Halifax area were left scrambling today after a mid-day announcement that schools were closing. Widespread power outages plunged more than half of the 135 schools in the municipality into the dark. That prompted the…

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Veteran cop frustrated by amount of people at Oland crime scene

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A veteran police investigator told the Dennis Oland murder trial Thursday that he was “frustrated” with fellow officers while trying to examine the grim scene of the crime.

Thursday, Nov 29

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Deadline extended for Nova Scotia-Maine ferry amid lease negotiation

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Nova Scotia Transportation Minister Lloyd Hines says the deadline for Bay Ferries to pull out of its lease with the port of Portland, Maine, has been extended until the end of the year.

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N.S. man denied request to serve his daughter court papers through Facebook

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A Nova Scotia judge has refused to let a man serve his daughter court papers through Facebook. The man was seeking sole decision-making responsibility for his grandson, who lives with him, and said his daughter was unreliable at meeting…

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N.B. to intervene in Saskatchewan court challenge of carbon tax

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The New Brunswick government says it will intervene in Saskatchewan's court challenge of the federal government's carbon pricing plan. Saskatchewan's government has asked its Court of Appeal to rule on whether the federal plan is…

'Hear, hear!' St. F.X. student's mission to bring hearing to all

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A fourth-year business student at St. Francis Xavier University says she's on a mission to make hearing accessible for all. Emma Logan collects used hearing aids and raises awareness about the need to recycle the devices to help others.

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Most online gift exchanges among strangers are illegal, police and BBB say

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While it may seem innocent enough to click on an invitation to join a gift exchange, officials say it’s an illegal pyramid scheme that will likely result in you losing your money and risking your personal information.

Atlantic First Nations urged to 'work together' to achieve self-determination

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A former grand chief of the Council of Yukon First Nations says Indigenous communities in Atlantic Canada need to work together to achieve self-determination, as a summit on self-governance wraps up in Halifax.

Nova Scotia's environment minister says she won't run in next election

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Nova Scotia's environment minister says she won't be running in the next provincial election, expected sometime in 2021.

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Fishing boat beacons could lower risks of Canada's deadliest job: report

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A Senate committee is recommending mandatory use of radio beacons on fishing vessels in an effort to curb fatalities in Canada's deadliest sector.

Deadline to pull out of N.S. ferry lease with Portland port extended

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Nova Scotia Transportation Minister Lloyd Hines says the deadline for Bay Ferries to pull out of its lease with the port of Portland, Maine, has been extended until the end of the year.

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N.B. man, 20, dies after vehicle leaves road, strikes pole

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A 20-year-old man is dead after his vehicle left the road in Saint-Martin-de-Restigouche, N.B.

N.S. to review permit process around parades after young girl's death

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Nova Scotia's transportation minister says his department is undertaking an immediate review of parade permits following last weekend's death of a four-year-old girl at a Christmas parade in Yarmouth.

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How Donald Trump boosted Nova Scotia's lucrative lobster industry

Canada's largest and most lucrative lobster fishery is slated to get started Saturday off Nova Scotia's southwest coast, where about 5,200 fishermen are geared up for what is expected to be another profitable season -- thanks in part to…

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Intense storm leaves much of Atlantic Canada without power

Hundreds of thousands of people were without power in Atlantic Canada this morning after a winter storm packing wind, rain and snow barrelled through the region, also closing schools and disrupting travel.

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Pressure mounts on Ottawa to review N.S mill's contentious effluent pipeline

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A proposal to pump millions of litres of treated pulp mill waste into the Northumberland Strait is a clear case for Ottawa's toughest environmental review process, say veteran fisheries scientists -- who contend many questions remain on…

Snow, wind pummel much of Atlantic Canada, knocking out power

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Nova Scotia's power utility came under political fire Thursday after a widespread power outage, with opposition leaders calling on the government to hold the privately owned company to account.

Nova Scotia power utility comes under fire after widespread outage

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Nova Scotia's electric utility came under fire Thursday after widespread power outages prompted opposition leaders and online critics to call on the government to hold the privately owned company to account.

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Fredericton starting to address lack of shelter for homeless

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Cities like Fredericton find themselves without enough shelter space, but the city has started addressing the problem more quickly than expected.

Poll shows Maritimers not increasing pot usage with legalization

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A new poll confirms only a small fraction of the population is buying legal recreational cannabis. Only 1 in 10 Maritimers say they've made a purchase. The same poll finds that while many others plan to buy legal cannabis -- most…

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Lower price for gas and heating oil good for retailers as well as customers

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Heading into the winter driving season, and with furnaces sparking back to life, retail fuel prices are tumbling thanks to the steep drop in the world price of oil.

Witnesses at Oland trial describe a gruesome scene

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Witnesses at the Dennis Oland murder trial Wednesday described a horrific scene as they spoke about their experience inside Richard Oland's office.

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N.S. teen taking environmental message to Sweden

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A Maritime teen with a keen interest in the environment will soon make her mark on the world stage. She's become an authority on the pollution in Nova Scotia's Lahave River and an advocate for cleaning it up. The constant flow of dump…

Wednesday, Nov 28

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N.B. legislators set to vote on partial lifting of fracking moratorium

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The potential for New Brunswick's new Tory government to partially lift a province-wide moratorium on fracking for natural gas should be known within days.

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Mounties arrest three for assault at Gate Keepers Clubhouse in New Glasgow

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The RCMP’s Northeast Nova Major Crime Unit has arrested three men in connection with an alleged assault that took place at the Pictou County Gate Keepers Clubhouse in New Glasgow, N.S. in June 2016.

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Dartmouth man clocked at 185 km/h on Highway 111

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A 20-year-old man has been charged with stunting after he was caught driving 105 km/h over the speed limit on a Nova Scotia highway.

Pedestrian struck while walking on Canso Causeway

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A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a tractor-trailer while walking on the Canso Causeway in Auld’s Cove, N.S. Police say a 31-year-old man was walking on the “travel portion” of the highway, not on the…

Commission says Nova Scotia should restore four minority ridings

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A commission looking to redraw Nova Scotia's electoral map is calling for the restoration of four electoral districts aimed at improving representation for black and Acadian voters.