Highlights/Nova Scotia

Society

Nova Scotia unveils special tartan marking Scottish heritage

Proud of its Scottish heritage, the eastern province of Nova Scotia unveiled a special tartan to commemorate the 200th anniversary of its House of Assembly, the legislative branch of government. In further appreciation of the Scottish clans which settled in» 

Society

Assman fights back!

Vanity licence plate battles in Canada His name is David Assman, the family name is Germanic in origin and pronounced “Ossman”. In English however it could be misconstrued. That’s the opinion of the Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) which issues vehicle» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Hockey night at ‘the fights’

Unlike world football (soccer) where a touch by one player can leave the other apparently reeling in agony on the ground, Canadian hockey is a completely different matter. In fact, there’s a well-used somewhat tongue-in-cheek saying in Canada which references» 

Society

Whale sanctuary location sought in eastern Canada

A U.S. animal protection group is touring the eastern province of Nova Scotia looking for a community that would agree to host a netted, offshore sanctuary for beluga whales. The Whale Sanctuary Project is holding a series of public meetings» 

Economy, Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Tidal power Nova Scotia failure-Who pays?: Update

Damaged turbine to remain on seabed, who’s responsible for costs? The tides in Nova Scotia’s Minas Basin at the top of the Bay of Fundy, are among the most powerful in the world. In the end they proved too powerful» 

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Politics, Society

 Nova Scotia- annual thank you on its way to Boston

It was Dec 6, 1917, the height of the First World War. The port of Halifax was an extremely busy place as convoys of supplies to the war effort in Europe came and went. That morning two ships collided, one» 

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»