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Nova Scotia's new online portal will deliver health test results to smartphones

Toronto Star - ‎15 hours ago‎
HALIFAX—A new online portal that will deliver medical test results to Nova Scotians via smartphones is the kind of innovation that's long overdue in Canadian health care, says the federal health minister.

Nova Scotia buys 2 P3 schools for $12.9M - Nova Scotia - CBC News - ‎18 hours ago‎
The Nova Scotia government has announced plans to buy two P3 schools: O'Connell Drive Elementary School in Porters Lake and Riverside Education Centre ...
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PHOTOS: Sensitive Nova Scotia coastline to be protected near Port ... - ‎20 hours ago‎
The Nature Conservancy of Canada has finalized the protection of 395 hectares of coastal properties in Port Joli - a region UNESCO has labelled a biosphere ...

Canadian Coast Guard discovers shipwreck off Nova Scotia coast - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
The Canadian Coast Guard uncovered a mystery earlier this month while trawling the waters off Nova Scotia. Several large wooden fragments of a ship, believed to date back to the 19th century, were pulled from the ocean floor off the coast south of ...
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Transcontinental to shut down printing plant in Nova Scotia, layoffs to come

The Globe and Mail - ‎15 hours ago‎
Transcontinental Inc. says it's shutting down a printing plant in the Halifax area, resulting in about 55 layoffs, by mid-August.

Nova Scotia family angered by Air Canada's treatment of teen ...

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
An Air Canada spokesperson said the company “had no indication in the booking file that Hayden was a 15-year-old teenager travelling alone.

Kings County disposal site fire: 20 charges laid against operator - ‎13 hours ago‎
A total of 20 charges have been laid against the operator of a Kings County, N.S., construction and demolition site, after a massive fire in late March.

Marilla Stephenson hire was over the line: Graham Steele - Nova ... - ‎14 hours ago‎
There is a sharp line to be drawn between hiring political staff - who come and go with the premier - and hiring permanent, arm's-length civil service, ...

EnRoute Film Festival screening in Halifax showcases local talent - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Air Canada sponsors the enRoute festival, and despite the film tax changes, the airline said there's still lots of talent left in Nova Scotia. "We haven't really had problems to source submissions from this area," said Eric Lauzon, Air Canada's ...

More Blanding's: Nova Scotia turtle researchers hit the jackpot with new discovery

Digby Courier - ‎21 hours ago‎
After decades of searching the woods and waterways, volunteers with the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute (MTRI) have found a fourth pocket of Blanding's turtles in Nova Scotia. “I might have danced around the room,” says biologist Jeffie McNeil. “We ...

Canoeing, s'mores and campfire singalongs, fun firsts for newcomer families - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Five Syrian refugee families new to Nova Scotia got a taste of Canadian camping culture at Kejimkujik National Park this past weekend.
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Former Nova Scotia RCMP officer now working in NWT charged with sex assault - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Nova Scotia RCMP have charged an officer who worked in the province in the 1990s with sexual assault. Const. Charles Quartey, who works in the Northwest Territories but served in Nova Scotia for six years, is alleged to have sexually assaulted an ...
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Nova Scotia father convicted in assault that left baby's skull 'like a crushed egg'

Toronto Star - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
But in a new ruling, a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge convicted the father, suggesting he “snapped” because of the stress of the new baby and tension with his father-in-law.
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Willard McKay, missing since Friday, found alive in Salt Springs - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Nova Scotia police say Willard McKay, an 80-year-old Tatamagouche man who had been missing since Friday, was found alive Wednesday afternoon in Salt Springs.

NowNS: Engaging with the needs of rural Nova Scotia - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
And yet, where the topic of rural revitalization is concerned, it's easy to let our minds wander to ideas of restoration instead.
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Pokemon Go players warned to stay off military bases - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Fair warning for Pokemon Go players - stay off military bases. The Department of National Defence says military police have responded to incidents this month of people trespassing on Canadian Armed Forces bases in Ontario and Nova Scotia while playing ...

Dalhousie medical student accused of murdering fellow student Taylor Samson - ‎22 hours ago‎
William Sandeson is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Taylor Samson. His second bid for freedom was scheduled to begin Thursday in Nova Scotia's Supreme Court but his lawyer requested an indefinite adjournment. ​. That means Sandeson ...