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Politics, Society

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil steps down from office

After celebrating his 17th year in elected office yesterday, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announced Thursday that he is stepping down and leaving public office. McNeil was originally elected in 2003 as a member of legislative assembly for Annapolis, a »

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 »

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 »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Following Nova Scotia shootings, RCMP focuses on alert protocols

As Canadians attempt to come to terms with the deadliest mass shooting in the country’s history, the RCMP says it is examining ways to develop a national operational policy for using the country’s text-based national alert emergency system introduced in »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Premier rejects company bid to extend N.S. waste deadline

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil today rejected a pulp mill’s plea for a deadline extension to allow it to continue dumping wastewater near a First Nation after Jan. 31. B.C.-based Paper Excellence, the owners of the Northern Pulp mill near »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Ottawa and Blood Tribe formalize historic agreement

The Blood Tribe, residents of Canada’s largest reserve, will receive $150 million by the end of the summer to settle an historic claim that the federal government destroyed the tribe’s cattle industry over a century ago. Crown-Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn »