Highlights/Nova Scotia

Economy, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Ambitious Fundy turbine project-fades with a whimper

The tides in Canada’s east coast Fundy basin are among the most powerful in the world. An innovative multi-million project to build turbines to harness that energy and turn it into electrical power seems to have come to the end» 

Immigration & Refugees, Society

Nova Scotia’s population hits a record high

Over the past few decades, Canada’s easternmost provinces have seen a decline in population, so statistics that show Nova Scotia’s population has recently grown to almost a million are good news. The four eastern provinces saw declines in the fishing» 

Environment

Whales’ triple breach video goes viral

People around the world are watching and commenting on a video that shows three humpback whales leaping out of the water consecutively off Canada’s Atlantic coast. Ocean Explorations Whale Cruises operates out of Tiverton in the eastern province of Nova» 

Arts and Entertainment, Economy, Environment, Health, Politics, Society

City bans all smoking on municipal property

The major east coast port city of Halifax has passed a sweeping new anti-smoking bylaw. Just weeks before a new federal law comes into effect allowing recreational use of cannabis (Oct 17), the city law bans all smoking on public» 

International

The tragedy of Swissair 111 – 20 years later

Mystery, conspiracies, emotions endure Everything seemed so normal on the evening of September 2, 1998 at the JFK International airport in New York.  Regular flyers on the New York to Geneva flight were relaxed and maybe bored, first time passengers» 

Health

Opioid deaths stable in Nova Scotia, considered progress

The eastern province of Nova Scotia considers its strategy on illegal opioid use to be a success because there was no increase in overdose deaths in the past year. Across Canada in 2017, 3,671 people died with the highest number» 

Society

Police nab driver clocking 232 km/h on Trans-Canada Highway

A young driver from Quebec has lost his driving licence and had his car impounded after police in the Atlantic province of Nova Scotia caught him allegedly driving 232 kilometres an hour, more than twice the speed limit, on the» 

Society

Nova Scotia to spruce up tourists sites to attract more visitors

Five iconic tourism sites in the eastern province of Nova Scotia will be upgraded to enhance visitor experiences and help motivate people to travel there, according to a news release. The provincial government announces it will spend $6 million over» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Cyberbullying law offers options for victims

The province of Nova Scotia has fine-tuned a law to protect against cyberbullying and the unwanted sharing of intimate images, and it is offering victims several ways to deal with the problem aside from filing criminal charges. Nova Scotia was» 

Indigenous

Indigenous licence plate celebrates Mi’kmaq people

Upon request, the province of Nova Scotia will issue vehicle owners a special licence plate designed to highlight the language, culture and identity of the Indigenous people of the area, the Mi’kmaq. In Canada, each province or territory is responsible»