Highlights / Nova Scotia

Politics, Society

Ottawa agrees to full public inquiry into Canada’s worst mass murder

Less than a week after the federal and Nova Scotia governments announced that an independent panel will review April’s shooting rampage in Nova Scotia, federal Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair announced Tuesday a full public inquiry into the worst »

Politics, Society

Independent panel to review Nova Scotia mass killing

An independent panel will review the shooting rampage in Nova Scotia, the worst mass murder in Canadian history that claimed the lives of 22 victims and that of the gunman in April, federal Minister of Public Safety Bill Blair and »

Society

Atlantic bubble may open to Quebec’s Gaspé region, unsure about rest of Canada

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs said at a news conference on Tuesday that he would like to expand the Atlantic bubble to residents in Quebec’s Gaspé region before the end of week. On July 3, Canada’s four Atlantic provinces, Newfoundland »

Society

Two Atlantic Canada sites recognized as UNESCO Global Geoparks

The Canadian Commission of UNESCO announced today that two sites in Atlantic Canada, the Cliffs of Fundy in Nova Scotia, and Discovery in Newfoundland and Labrador, are being recognized as UNESCO Global Geoparks for their exceptional geological heritage. The Cliffs »

Economy, Health

Nova Scotia lifts more restrictions 

Restaurants in Nova Scotia can now operate at 100 per cent of their capacity with appropriate physical distancing starting today, according to an announcement made by Nova Scotia’s Premier Stephen McNeil on Friday. Private campgrounds can operate at 100 per »

Economy, Health, Society

Canada’s Atlantic provinces agree to regional pandemic bubble

Canada’s four Atlantic provinces have agreed to open their borders to each other as of July 3, the Council of Atlantic Premiers announced Wednesday in a news release. The agreement means that residents of Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Prince »

International, Society

Canadian pilot pays tribute to George Floyd

A Nova Scotian pilot paid tribute to George Floyd in an unique way on Thursday. Dimitri Neonakis took his Cirrus SR22 plane and flew 330 miles and drew a raised fist, a symbol of the Black Lives Matter movement and »

Economy, Health, Society

Dental offices in Nova Scotia open for urgent care procedures tomorrow

Dental offices across Nova Scotia will reopen for urgent dental procedures starting tomorrow, according to a press release from the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia.  Urgent care includes treatments for dental pain caused by infections, chipped or broken teeth »

Health

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 »

Society

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 »