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Segways get green light to roll through Nova Scotia streets

CBC.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
Segways have been given the green light to travel on Nova Scotia sidewalks, bike lanes and roads, but there's no guarantee they'll be welcome everywhere in the province.

Nova Scotia-made trap helps dent invasive green crab population

CBC.ca - ‎16 hours ago‎
A researcher who spent years removing millions of green crab from a Nova Scotia estuary says evicting some of the cantankerous crustaceans has proven effective in controlling an invasive species that has wreaked havoc on marine ecosystems around the ...

Nova Scotia Drone Racing League joins Yarmouth exhibition lineup

CBC.ca - ‎20 hours ago‎
The Nova Scotia Drone Racing League has joined this year's Western Nova Scotia Exhibition in Yarmouth and the league's founder is eager to show off the "magic" of what the fast-growing hobby has to offer.

Nova Scotia SPCA merging 11 branches

TheChronicleHerald.ca - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Nova Scotia SPCA announced Sunday they will be merging their 11 branches province-wide. According to a press release, the change will give the organization more manpower to focus on enhanced programs, better protect financial assets and provide ...

Stolen dog safely returned to Nova Scotia family

CTV News - ‎22 hours ago‎
A Nova Scotia family is breathing a sigh of relief after their beloved Boston terrier that was stolen during a break-and-enter last week was safely returned home.

Lobster fishing season begins in northern Nova Scotia

CBC.ca - ‎18 hours ago‎
Fishermen in northern Nova Scotia between the Pugwash and Cheticamp areas left shore at 6 a.m. Saturday to set their traps as the lobster season officially kicked off.
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Bottle found on Nova Scotia beach has a message, human ashes, and money for a drink

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
​Plans are underway to fulfil the wishes of the late Gary Robert Dupuis after the mystery man's ashes washed up on the shores of Cape Breton inside a tequila bottle - its apparent first stop on an attempted world tour.

Truro boy honoured by Heart and Stroke Foundation

CBC.ca - ‎16 hours ago‎
A six-year-old Truro, N.S. boy was recognized by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada earlier this week for helping save his grandfather who was having a major heart attack earlier this year.
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El Jones pens poem about pain of shooting deaths in Nova Scotia

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Poet and activist El Jones used her last days as Halifax's poet laureate to recognize recent violence in Nova Scotia. Three young black men died in shootings in the Halifax area last week.

Ghost cougar of Nova Scotia still a mystery to Kejimkujik researcher

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
After 10 years of patiently waiting for Nova Scotia's ghost cougar to appear, a determined researcher working in the dark forests of Kejimkujik National Park is calling it quits.

Nova Scotia sportscaster Harv Stewart dies at 60

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Shortly after arriving in Nova Scotia, he won a car by getting a hole-in-one at a golf tournament. Those who knew his golf game called this nothing short of a miracle.
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EHS LifeFlight helicopter grounded at Halifax and Digby hospitals

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The helicopter that transports some of Nova Scotia's most critically ill and injured patients to hospital has been prohibited by Transport Canada from landing on helipads at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, IWK Health Centre and the Digby General Hospital.
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Nova Scotians share ideas and ways to make province a better place

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Earlier this week, Engage Nova Scotia released data from a province-wide survey in which respondents indicated they were ready to embrace change to make the province a better place.

Nova Scotia's weather to be warm and sunny over April's last weekend

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
T-shirts on Sunday? Yup. A sunny and warm weekend is coming up! It's time to firm up your outdoor plans because the weekend is shaping up to picture perfect.

Nova Scotia weather: sunny Friday with beautiful weekend

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Southwestern Nova Scotia. Forecast: Mainly sunny, west winds 20 km/h. High temperature: 8 C to 11 C. Low temperature: Near –1 C. Annapolis Valley and Cumberland County.

3 vehicle crash in Trenton

CBC.ca - ‎3 hours ago‎
A truck rammed into two other vehicles after its driver allegedly ignored a stop sign at the intersection of Main Street and Forge Street in Trenton, N.S. on Saturday, said New Glasgow Regional Police. Police and paramedics were called to the scene ...
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Zika virus testing in Nova Scotia no surprise to microbiologist

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
More than 50 women in Nova Scotia have been tested for the Zika virus since January - a number Nova Scotia's chief microbiologist says isn't surprising.

E-cigarette study doesn't convince Nova Scotia's top doctor

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A new study from Britain's Royal College of Physicians that pegs e-cigarettes as a much safer alternative to smoking tobacco isn't enough to fully sway Nova Scotia's chief public health officer. The report, released Thursday, cites expert opinion and ...

NowNS: Universities' presence sets Nova Scotia apart

TheChronicleHerald.ca - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The primary job of a university is to provide education. But especially in Nova Scotia, which has the highest concentration of universities in Canada, the role that universities play in contributing to our economic and social well-being is much larger ...
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Nova Scotia nurses making $100K-plus want names off Sunshine List

CBC.ca - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Nova Scotia's nurses want their names removed from a public list that highlights public sector employees who make more than $100,000 a year, Health Minister Leo Glavine was told Tuesday.
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