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BC minister apologizes to Gordon Wilson for comments about work performance

Jobs minister Bruce Ralston has retracted statements he made about Gordon Wilson, the former advocate for B.C.'s liquefied natural gas program, saying they were inaccurate.

Civil service union to file for arbitration after contract talks fail

In a statement, Labour Relations Minister Mark Furey said the government values civil servants and respects their collective bargaining rights. "We also understand that collective...

Premier John Horgan apologizes for saying former LNG advocate Gordon Wilson did no work

B.C. Premier John Horgan has apologized to Gordon Wilson, the province's former LNG advocate, for implying Wilson had not done any work during his tenure.

Province approves quarry expansion in Cape Breton

Environment Minister Iain Rankin approved the expansion on Thursday. The green light comes with a number of conditions. For example, no quarry activities can take...

'I became a target': The difficult tenure of women politicians in Canada

Joanne Bernard recalls the shock she felt when she left Nova Scotia's non-profit sector to work in provincial politics, and suddenly became the target of...

No more room for wind power, energy minister says in wake of export proposal

Energy Minister Geoff MacLellan said while the province stands to benefit from improved energy networks and local companies involved in wind farm construction, right now...

Province closes 2016-2017 fiscal year with $150M surplus

Finance Minister Karen Casey said the improved financial picture started to become evident last winter. She said it was "coincidental" that the election call and...

Nova Scotia woman prepares for another fight with cancer and the province

In 2010, McGee mobilized supporters in her community through a letter-writing campaign to lobby then-health minister Maureen MacDonald to add the drug she needed at...

Life-saving naloxone for opioid overdoses to be offered for free

"By putting naloxone in pharmacies, we want to make it accessible to everyone in a convenient and trusted location, one that doesn't carry a stigma...

43 pre-primary centres to be open by September in Nova Scotia

On Tuesday, Education Minister Zach Churchill told reporters the sites were selected based on need in specific areas and space available. "And we also tried...

Lawyer who wrote 'unconquered people' brief wins bid to keep lawsuit details secret

The next round in a former government lawyer's legal battle against Premier Stephen McNeil and former justice minister Diana Whalen will take place under a...

High-profile Liberal cabinet ministers Samson, Bernard lose ridings

Two high-profile Liberal cabinet ministers have lost their seats. Longtime MLA Michel Samson was defeated — by just 20 votes — in a major upset...

Victoria-The Lakes — A familiar face looks to get back in the House

The campaign trail in Victoria-The Lakes is a long one. Spanning rural Cape Breton Island from Eskasoni to Bras d'Or and along the Cabot Trail...

10 crucial ridings to watch on Nova Scotia election night

But now, incumbent Liberal backbencher Ben Jessome has an austerity government to defend as he tries to hang on against municipal councillor Matt Whitman, who...

Orphaned bear cubs being assessed as candidate pleads for their survival

Two orphaned bear cubs whose survival was briefly made an election issue by a Nova Scotia candidate have been placed in wildlife parks while their...

Hammonds Plains-Lucasville — Liberals face fight from high-profile candidate

The suburban riding of Hammonds Plains-Lucasville was part of a near sweep of metro Halifax ridings by the Nova Scotia Liberals in 2013, who won...

Former longtime Cape Breton MLA Paul MacEwan dies

A former Cape Breton MLA who served continuously for 33 years in the Nova Scotia Legislature before retiring in 2003 has died. Paul MacEwan died...

Guysborough officials slammed for 'indulgent' expenses

CBC.ca - Nova ...CBC.caTop municipal officials in Guysborough, including former warden and current provincial cabinet minister Lloyd Hines, engaged in "indulgent" spending and ...N.S. Ombudsman says...

Province looks at new rules to stop students from skipping school

Nova Scotia schools will be adopting a provincewide policy on student absences by the beginning of the next school year, Education Minister Karen Casey said...

Irving Paper has tariff reduced in NAFTA battle with U.S.

CBC.ca - New ...CBC.caIrving Paper Ltd. has had its tariff reduced from 18 per cent to 5.97 per cent by the United States Department of...

No accessible washrooms at department in charge of Accessibility Act

The proposed legislation was originally introduced by the Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard, whose office does have accessible washrooms. But the Accessibility Act was transferred...

Well-known Tory to contest Halifax district in next provincial election

Batherson ran for the Tories in 1998 in the district of Sackville-Cobequid, finishing a distant third to New Democrat John Holm. Halifax Citadel-Sable Island is...

Nova Scotia dairy industry sour over Donald Trump's comments

Nova Scotia's agriculture minister, Keith Colwell, told CBC News Wednesday that the Liberal cabinet has met with David MacNaughton, Canada's ambassador to the U.S. He...

Liverpool's 'architectural gem' untouched 1 year after province promises repairs

In an email, provincial spokesperson Lisa Jarrett said the province continues to develop a plan to complete the necessary work to Perkins House and reopen...

Chronicle Herald union to file labour complaint in wake of purchase of 28 news outlets

The Nova Scotia Federation of Labour said in a news release they are also pushing for provincial Labour Minister Kelly Regan to appoint an industrial...

Public feedback 'divisive' on using tolls to pay for twinned highways

Throughout the process, Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan has said twinning would happen at a much slower pace if the province couldn't rely on tolls to...

Nova Scotia spends $974K to cut psychological testing waitlist of 300 students

... challenges has grown, and so we need to make sure that we have, at the end of this, a staff in place in our...

Halifax Transit gets $3.2M for new floating dock at Alderney Landing

Although the province is not contributing any money to the project, the McNeil government sent Halifax Chebucto Liberal MLA Joachim Stroink to the event to...

Husband of cabinet minister Lena Diab not criminally responsible for assault

The husband of Nova Scotia cabinet minister Lena Diab has been found not criminally responsible for an assault against her on New Year's Eve. Maroun...

Nova Scotia government promises to cut small business taxes and red tape

Nova Scotia's finance minister has promised less red tape for all businesses and a lower tax rate for more small business owners in the 2017-18...

Justice Minister Diana Whalen will not run in next election

Nova Scotia Justice Minister Diana Whalen will not run again in the next provincial election, leaving the Liberals without one of their most dependable and...

As province touts recruits, new stats show 100000 without a doctor

On Thursday, Health Minister Leo Glavine said there would be more announcements in the coming weeks about new doctors, but he acknowledged the challenge. New...

MLA ponders legal action if premier won't review electoral boundaries

Now, New Democrat MLA Sterling Belliveau is weighing doing the same thing. "I'm in the early stages of [talking with lawyers] and we're in the...

Liberal MLA says protester's visit to her home left her 'terrified'

A Nova Scotia Liberal MLA says her experience with a man protesting the provincial government's bill to impose a contract on teachers left her "terrified."...

2 historic downtown Halifax buildings may be in private hands next year

After years of sitting idle and as a potential hazard, the Nova Scotia government is hoping to sell the historic Dennis Building in downtown Halifax...

Plan to swap Cape Breton ferries with bridges inches forward

Victoria-The Lakes MLA Pam Eyking held a public meeting on the issue in each community in the first week of October to gauge public opinion.

Herbicide use in Nova Scotian Crown forests panned by Ecology Action Centre

Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines has refused to say public money will not go towards herbicide use. "I wouldn't say that it's not impossible," he...

Cape Breton wind turbine was regularly inspected before collapse

"I can assure you that for the companies that are putting up these turbines, these are a significant investment," said Michel Samson, Nova Scotia's Minister...

Nova Scotians split on tolls to pay for twinned highways

The provincial government needs to hear from more Nova Scotians about what they think of paying tolls to get highways twinned sooner. Transportation Minister Geoff...

Bid to overturn Bay of Fundy tidal turbine approval being heard in court

Energy Minister Michel Samson stands behind the government's decision. "What I would say is we rely on science. We rely on the reviews that have...

Nova Scotia aquaculture transparency 'improvement' questioned

But Nova Scotia Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell said this is a case of being more transparent. New rules brought in by the Liberals now require...

Proposed clear cut near Kejimkujik National Park concerns ...

CBC.caEnvironmentalists are concerned about a proposed clear cut near the southeast border of Nova Scotia's Kejimkujik National Park that comes close to a habitat ...and more »...

Atlantic Opposition leaders band together to fight Supreme Court changes

Jamie Baillie. Newfoundland and Labrador PC Leader Paul Davis acknowledged the uniting of all four leaders is unusual. "It's probably unprecedented," said Davis. "It's an...

Reserve Mines man protests over quality of road works

Geoff MacLellan, Nova Scotia's transportation minister, said Cape Breton Centre MLA Dave Wilton is visiting the site to learn more about Bonaparte's concerns. "And then...

Nova Scotia prepares for spruce budworm outbreak

"We think we've got two to five years," says the province's Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines. The Department of Natural Resources has been planning for...

Union members protest long-term care facility cuts in Glace Bay

More than two dozen people stood outside Minister Geoff MacLellan's office in Glace Bay, N.S., Wednesday rallying for an end to cuts in long-term care...

Provincial, federal governments sign $75M affordable-housing plan

Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard said the province learned it would get money following the release of the federal budget, but it was only recently...

Halifax Needham byelection major party candidates speak out

Candidates in the provincial byelection to replace retiring MLA Maureen MacDonald have a little more than two weeks left to knock on doors in the...

Yarmouth Tories ask Jamie Baillie to end ferry criticism

Some Tories in Yarmouth, N.S., think the ship has sailed on their party's criticism of the ferry service to Maine. Charles Crosby, his brother St.

Bridgewater girl, 10, quizzes Nova Scotia Premier about autism

The McNeil government promised in May to invest an extra $3.6 million in Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention for preschool children. That same month, parents complained...