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38 min ago | Brandon Sun

Fracking in Nova Scotia should be put on hold to allow for more study: expert

Ken Summers stands next to a wellhead for an exploratory natural gas well near his home not far from Noel, N.S. on Dec. 6. Summers is concerned about the hydraulic fracturing used in the resource extraction process and worries about the potential impacts on drinking water supplies.

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2 hrs ago | CBC News

Halifax's first gay-friendly mosque opening this summer

Muslims celebrate Pride in London, U.K., last year. Halifax is set to get its first gay-friendly mosque this summer.

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9 hrs ago | CBC News

Loretta Saunders murder preliminary hearing to wrap today

The couple accused of killing Saint Mary's University student Loretta Saunders will be back in Halifax provincial court Friday for closing arguments in their week-long preliminary hearing.

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10 hrs ago | CBC News

Hope Blooms no longer in 'legal grey zone'

A new Halifax Regional Municipality bylaw governing community gardens will allow Hope Blooms, and others, to sell the produce they grow on city land.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Home Gardening, Home, Agriculture, Science

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Hitchbot hits road for science

A chatty robot named HitchBot sits next to Aurenn MacIntosh, 11, at the Institute for Applied Creativity at NSCAD port campus on Thursday.

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Nova News Now

Kings County art scene July 24

The Greenwood Players welcome all interested thespians or "would like to be's" to attend open auditions for the fall production of Miracle on 34th Street.

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Related Topix: Canada, Painting, Arts, Entertainment, Wingfield, Television, North America, World News

Light Reading

Hibernia Subsea Cable Build Begins

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announces the commencement of the new Hibernia Express submarine cable system.

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Canada.com

Samar al-Hallaq, a maker of tapestries, killed in Gaza

The Vancouver Sun launches Wine Critic for your smartphone, tablet and desktop computer, featuring wine picks, tips, videos, advice on food pairings and more from our expert Anthony Gismondi.

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Related Topix: Canada, Israel, World News, Middle East, Journalism

Cape Breton Post

Dog saves the day for woman inside Nova Scotia home that catches fire

Gary and Francine Connell, of Clarence, Annapolis County, said it was Sally, their year-and-a-half-old lab, who alerted Francine when the fire broke out in the spare room, around 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

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The Chronicle Herald

Rural transit to get financial boost

The municipality's audit and finance committee on Wednesday threw its support behind a plan to encourage community-based rural transit services.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Royal Sun Alliance to occupy second building in Burnside complex

Royal Sun Alliance is taking up residency at Phase 2 of the Hardman Group's Wright and Burnside Business Campus in Dartmouth.

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The Guardian

Case adjourned in alleged ephedrine distribution case

An Island woman who was charged in January with allegedly illegally selling ephedrine to international customers over the Internet had her case adjourned Monday.

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The Chronicle Herald

Police look for three men after armed home invasion in Dartmouth

Halifax police say they are looking for three men after an armed break and enter at a Dartmouth home late Tuesday night.

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CBC News

Morgentaler Clinic closure puts 'increased pressure' on N.S. system

Henry Morgentaler, seen here in a file photo, was a physician who fought to expand abortion rights in Canada.

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ContactMusic.com

Billy The Kid Announces New Album 'Horseshoes & Hand Grenades' Out In ...

Billy The Kid Announces New Album 'Horseshoes & Hand Grenades' Out In The UK 8th September 2014 Plus UK Autumn 2014 Dates Canadian songwriter Billy the Kid will release her fourth album 'Horseshoes & Hand Grenades' on 8th September 2014 through Xtra Mile Recordings on a worldwide release.

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Truro Daily News

Gaining perspective: Unique history lessons at Maritime Museum's War of 1812 exhibit

Peter MacLeod, a historian with the Canadian War Museum, shows off some of the travelling 1812 war exhibit at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

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Dalhousie News

Developing the next evolution in underwater communication

Think about how far telecommunications have come in the past century, from the telegraph, to the wireless telephone, to being able to access the Internet from nearly anywhere on the planet.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

GlobalNews

Wednesday July 23rd on The Morning News

The Canadian Mental Health Association Halifax-Dartmouth Branch has moved right down the street from our Global studios on Gottingen Street.

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Obscure Sound

Shadow Folk - "Season's End" / "Here at Home"

The Halifax, Nova Scotia psychedelic music scene is booming. One of the best-sounding groups to emerge recently from there is Shadow Folk.

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Squamish Chief

Halifax off-leash dog park to close during Africville reunion festival

Halifax Regional Municipality says the off-leash dog area of Africville Park will be closed for the annual Africville Picnic and Reunion Festival this week.

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