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Halifax recreation projects funded

Several recreation projects in the Halifax area are receiving a boost of provincial money. Fourteen grants totalling $593,000 were announced by community services minister Kelly...

NS to hit cannabis deadline — premier

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says the province aims to have regulations and safeguards in place for the legalization of cannabis by next July, despite...

UPDATED: Pair charged in 2012 deaths

A hefty reward helped crack the cold-case deaths of two Halifax men at a burned-out camp outside the city, RCMP said Thursday. Elmer Percy Higgins,...

Cape Breton organizations get $389000 in provincial funding

“It is important to support these communities to keep them active, strong and vibrant,” said MLA Derek Mombourquette, speaking on behalf of Leo Glavine, the...

Nova Scotia civil servants to seek arbitration after conciliation talks fail

In a statement Wednesday, Labour Relations Minister Mark Furey expressed disappointment that both sides had agreed that the negotiations had reached an impasse. “We appreciate...

Twinning Highway 103: It has to happen

Two weeks ago, Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board and Member of Parliament for Kings–Hants, and Lloyd Hines, Nova Scotia Minister of Transportation and...

Former counsellor urges government to do more for youth mental health

It came to a head in Cape Breton but it has identified the fact that mental health services are in crisis in Nova Scotia as...

Halifax's Caribbean Diaspora Cultural Festival a Nova Scotian first

Mayanne Francis; late historian senator Calvin Ruck; Cole Harbour MLA Tony Ince; and popular radio host and politician Wayne Adams. “So the idea of Caribbean...

Foster parent hails more provincial support

A Halifax-area foster parent says an extra $1.6 million in provincial funding to help families with their childcare costs is a welcome step forward. Community...

Nova Scotia doctors want say in health cuts

Health Minister Randy Delorey said he was ready to meet with doctors. “I appreciate receiving these recommendations and will consider them as we continue our...

Bernard new head of Easter Seals NS

Former Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard is the new president and CEO of Easter Seals Nova Scotia. Easter Seals announced the appointment in a press...

OPINION: Province's tire policy flip-flop is a slap at small business

In response, Liberal opposition MLA Keith Colwell brought forward a bill to ban use of tires as fuel. He was adamant in pointing out potential...

Could a generic drug deal be good for Nova Scotia?

The Progressive Conservatives say that working with other provinces when buying generic drugs can cut costs for patients and the government alike. Argyle MLA Chris...

VIBERT: Weighing public and private interests

Cameron's suit alleges wrongful dismissal, defamation and/or abuse of public office by the province, Premier Stephen McNeil and former justice minister Diana Whalen. There is...

MLA hails cleaner water for Harrietsfield

Halifax Atlantic MLA Brendan Maguire hailed the coming installation of filtration devices in Harrietsfield as “a huge step forward,” for residents affected by poor-quality water.

BLACK: Liberal record: the good, the bad and the ugly

Former Minister Andrew Younger dismissed a thoughtful report on fracking before he had time to read it. He also missed the chance to improve on...

Carvery acclaimed in Preston-Dartmouth

“With Jamie Baillie as premier, we will grow the economy and invest in important priorities like health care, education and infrastructure. I'm excited to work...

VIBERT: Tories lean left as Nova Scotia election nears

Musician Ray Mattie in Antigonish will be in tough against Liberal Finance Minister Randy Delorey. Truro is the once-impregnable Tory fortress, turned NDP in 2009...

N.S. Ombudsman says Guysborough County spending built for ...

An Ombudsman's report says a former warden of a Nova Scotia municipality made thousands of dollars in personal purchases on his corporate credit card that ...N.S.

Social post lands Dartmouth Liberal candidate in hot water

Newly minted Liberal candidate for Dartmouth East Edgar Burns went to school this week to encourage kids to read and got the book thrown at...

Province changes liquor licensing process

The provincial government has announced those seeking a permanent liquor license can now have the criminal record check done for free by Service Nova Scotia...

OPINION: Foul on electoral boundaries sullies the spring election air

The springtime bouquet is sullied, though, by the unpleasant odour of political intransigence of Premier Stephen McNeil in his stubborn insistence that he can ignore...

Review of 'conquered people' brief complete, Whalen won't comment

“I've seen the report and I'm not able to give any information about it,” Diana Whalen said after a cabinet meeting. “It's got a lot...

Free guidebook schools Nova Scotians on keeping forests healthy

“Three-quarters of our province is forest and preserving that rich biodiversity is a responsibility that we all share,” said Minister of Natural Resources Lloyd Hines...

N.S. celebrates volunteers

J.J. Grant, Premier Stephen McNeil and Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince attended the Halifax ceremony, which saw awards given to 65 volunteers nominated...

New rental supplement funding announced for Nova Scotia

“We want to help more Nova Scotians with low-incomes find a safe, affordable place to call home, near the services and support they need,” said...

Nova Scotia's immigration minister offends Armdale woman while canvassing

An Armdale woman is accusing provincial Immigration Minister Lena Diab of racist stereotyping after the politician assumed she was a non-citizen, apparently based on her...

Nova Scotia Tories decry premier's sudden spending promises on hospitals as political move

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's opposition parties are accusing the Liberal government of playing pre-election politics with hospitals after the premier rolled out promises for a...

Inter-provincial Canada Free Trade Agreement 'a win for the Nova Scotia economy'

Seeing all these different provinces and territories being able to sit together and reach this agreement is a good thing for our country and certainly...

Whalen travelling to France with Trudeau

Diana Whalen will represent Nova Scotia at the ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge in France on Sunday. The...

An election in the offing?

The previously-now-permanently anonymous Liberal backbencher, Joyce Treen, figures the best way to feed hungry Nova Scotians is for individual MLAs to dole out the grocery...

Province announces $10m annual funding for gravel roads

The province will be dishing out $10 million a year to address repairs and reconstruction on gravel roads. On Friday, Minister of Transportation Geoff MacLellan...

Liberal minister wants apology from Conservatives

The Conservative news release stated that house leader Chris d'Entremont was questioning whether Samson actually filed his disclosure statement, which is due under the Conflict...

INFOGRAPHIC: Feed Nova Scotia sounds alarm on food banks

Progressive Conservative MLA Eddie Orrell said the best way to tackle hunger is lowering taxes on both people and businesses, allowing companies to hire more...

Lunenburg Yacht Club to expand

“We're proud to invest in the Lunenburg Yacht Club,” said MLA Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, on behalf of Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “With...

Province supports Lunenburg Academy revitalization

Lunenburg MLA Suzanne Lohnes-Croft announced the funding Friday, which is also supported by Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency with an investment of more than $66,000 and...

Low-income housing gets $7.8m in funding

More seniors, low-income homeowners and people with disabilities will be able to remain in their homes longer, thanks to new funding. Housing Nova Scotia and...

VOICE OF THE PEOPLE— March 28, 2017

So how is it that Sterling Belliveau and Denise Peterson-Rafuse can say Nova Scotians have not been consulted? He was environment minister at the time.

Nova Scotia's economy on tap for Wednesday conference

Business and Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey is one of the speakers slated for the conference, as is Ian Douglas, chief economist with Halifax...

Belliveau ponders court action if Liberals don't review electoral boundaries

HALIFAX — The possibility of a provincial election without a review of Nova Scotia's electoral boundaries is prompting a veteran NDP member of the legislature...

Liberal MLA slams NDP's glysophate spraying

Truro Daily NewsLiberal MLA Joachim Stroink says the NDP's sudden concern over herbicide spraying is disingenuous, given that the Dexter government sprayed glyphosate annually over...

'Ad hoc' system of investigating jail deaths needs reform: Glavine

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's health minister says that the province's system of investigating jailhouse deaths is "ad hoc" and he'd like to reform it so...

Glavine defends delay in prescription drug tracking system

Nova Scotia Health Minister Leo Glavine was scrambling Wednesday to defend delays in fully implementing a prescription drug monitoring system. Tory health critic Chris d'Entremont...

Premier Stephen McNeil heading to Boston

Premier Stephen McNeil is heading to Boston on Monday for the 40th Conference of the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers. The conference is...

New Canadian Hadhad family launches chocolate factory in Antigonish

Janet Becigneul read a message on behalf of Antigonish MLA Randy Delorey, who could not attend the opening. He was scheduled to tour the facility...

Active transportation projects funded for Lunenberg, Mahone Bay areas

The province has funded three new sustainable transportation projects in the Lunenburg and Mahone Bay areas. Lunenburg MLA Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, on behalf of Energy Minister...

Mi'kmaq heritage draws tourism to Cape Breton

Tourists coming to Nova Scotia want to hear the story of the province's Mi'kmaq heritage, says Sandra MacDonald, tourism coordinator for the Eskasoni Cultural Journeys...

EDITORIAL: We shouldn't be discussing an elected official's racial slur in 2016

And Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill rightly responded to the outcry last week by announcing a review of the Municipal Government Act to remedy its...

Provincial government wrongly took $31M from health care system: Tories

The provincial government is being accused of wrongly taking money out of a cash-strapped health care system. Tory MLA Alfie MacLeod Monday accused Premier Stephen...

Horseback therapy gets N.S. funding | The Chronicle Herald

Nova News NowNova Scotians living with mental illness can now participate in a horseback riding program in the Annapolis Valley that helps build confidence and...