Highlights / Nova Scotia


Nova Scotians dealing with loss offered access to mental health support

Shoppers Drug Mart has launched free online mental health programs to help victims coping with loss due to tragedies in partnership with the Nova Scotian government and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), according to a press release from Shoppers »


Row with girlfriend may have triggered Nova Scotia shooting spree, police say

Canada’s worst mass shooting last weekend, which claimed the lives of 22 victims and that of the gunman, may have been triggered by an argument between the gunman and his girlfriend, the country’s national police force said Friday. Speaking at »


Death toll in Nova Scotia shooting rampage rises to 23

Twenty-two people, including a 17-year-old, were killed in Canada’s worst mass shooting, police in Nova Scotia announced Tuesday after searching the charred remains of several houses set alight by the gunman during the weekend’s 12-hour shooting spree in the Atlantic »


Deadly shooting rampage reignites calls for tighter gun laws in Canada

The weekend’s shooting rampage in Atlantic Canada that has claimed 23 lives, including a 17-year-old, is reigniting calls for tighter gun control laws as Canadians wrestle to understand how such tragedy could have happened in the normally tranquil rural Nova »

Health, Politics, Society

COVID-19: Ontario, and elsewhere, at or near the peak?

Ontario, Canada’s most populated province at over 14 million, is now indicating some hesitant optimism about infection rates. Dr. Barbara Yaffe, Ontario’s associate chief medical officer of health and Adalsteinn (Steini) Brown, dean of the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School »


Death toll from Nova Scotia gunman’s rampage climbs to 19

A gunman disguised as a policeman killed at least 18 people, before he was shot dead by police following the weekend’s 12-hour shooting spree across rural Nova Scotia, on Canada’s Atlantic Coast, marking the country’s worst mass shooting, the Royal »


Canada grieves as names of first victims of worst mass shooting released

Grief and bewilderment spread across communities in Canada’s Atlantic Coast province of Nova Scotia as officials began releasing the names of some of the 18 victims of the country’s worst mass shooting on Monday. The victims of the 12-hour shooting »


At least 17 people killed in worst mass shooting in Canada

A gunman disguised as a policeman killed at least 16 people, including a police officer, during a 12-hour shooting spree across rural Nova Scotia, on Canada’s Atlantic Coast, making it the worst mass shooting in modern Canadian history, the Royal »


Generosity, it is very evident, is contageous

It started with an act of kindness by someone, evidently–and anonymously–trying to make things just a little bit better in the dark and terrifying times Canadians face these days. Ah, but kindness and generosity–like the plague that is gripping us–are »

Economy, Society

Canada invests in affordable housing for middle income seniors

The Canadian government is continuing to fund affordable housing developments across the country.  Ahmed Hussen, Canada’s minister of families and social development, as well as the minister responsible for the the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced this morning »