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Local news for Halifax Regional Municipality, NS continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

1 hr ago | The Chronicle Herald

New cash targets pancreatic cancer

Stefanie Condon-Oldreive, founder of Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society, speaks with reporters after an announcement Monday morning of a $1.4-million donation to pancreatic cancer research. A $1.4-million donation for research into pancreatic cancer, an otherwise under-studied and very deadly disease, was announced Monday morning in Halifax.

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Related Topix: Pancreatic Cancer, Health,

1 hr ago | The Chronicle Herald

Firewood shortage in Nova Scotia sparks rise in prices

A pooch named Phil chews on a stick in front of a pile of recently purchased firewood in the driveway of his owner's Crichton Park area home in Dartmouth on Monday. There is a provincewide shortage of firewood.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Cumberland County, ME,

4 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

Ovarian cancer survivor hosts benefit to raise money for research

Margaret Gass relaxes at her home near Riverport. An ovarian cancer survivor, Gass is organizing a fundraising evening, I Got Sick Then I Got Better, for Sept.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Ovarian Cancer, Canada, New York, Breast Cancer, North America, World News

8 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Three Winnipeggers in running for Canada's Smartest Person

Canada's smartest person is between the ages of 16 and 71, resides somewhere between Victoria, B.C. and Cole Harbour, N.S., and could be a fighter pilot, a cheese salesman, a physicist, a poet, a radio host, a former Olympian, an orthopedic surgeon or a poker-playing firefighter. CBC released the roster of finalists for the upcoming Sunday-night series Canada's Smartest Person, and the field of 32 decidedly non-knuckleheaded Canucks vying for the title includes three from Winnipeg: Alea Ciecko, a 23-year-old psychiatric nursing student, Cat Jahnke, a 33-year-old musician, and Melanie Martin, a 40-year-old physicist and associate professor of physics and radiology.

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13 hrs ago | Cape Breton Post

Seahorse Tavern on the move: Historic Halifax bar relocating to The Marquee

Change is coming to the oldest bar in Halifax as the Seahorse Tavern has announced it will be moving out of its historic Argyle Street space. Change is coming to the oldest bar in Halifax as the Seahorse Tavern has announced it will be moving out of its historic Argyle Street space.

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Related Topix: Canada, Hell's Kitchen, Crime Movies, Drama Movies

17 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Immunovaccine: Better Adjuvants Better Vaccines

Ebola virus has dominated the medical news recently. Canadian biotechnology has been front and center in strategies to combat this deadly disease.

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Related Topix: Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Canada

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Hills News

Two West Pennant Hills Bowling Club men in Rookies Zone final

Two West Pennant Hills bowlers battled it out in the Zone 10 Rookies final, with the winner representing the zone at the State Finals. Two finalists: Darren Ede and Ross Fitzpatrick both made the Zone 10 Rookie final, meaning West Pennant Hills Bowling Club were guaranteed a representative at the State Finals.

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International Business Times

Canada Fire May Destroy Valuable Artwork

Fire-fighters rushed to 5426 Portland Place at around 8 o'clock in the morning. Nobody was in the building when the fire started.

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Related Topix: Fire, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Canada

The News

Channeling thoughts and experience into writing

Early in September we welcomed our new writer-in-residence, Chris Benjamin, to the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library by taking him on a library tour. With each library visit, he showed a great deal of enthusiasm about his role as a writing mentor, and his ability to help people channel their thoughts and experiences into their writing.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Canada, World News,

The Globe and Mail

Fire destroys two-storey building in downtown Halifax

Smoke filled the air for several hours in an area of downtown Halifax after a fire destroyed a two-storey commercial building. Halifax Fire Department division commander Scott Shaffner said the blaze broke out in a building just off Gottingen Street just before 8 a.m. Sunday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Canada,

The Chronicle Herald

Fire destroys commercial building in north-end Halifax

Firefighters are on the scene of a fire near downtown Halifax that destroyed a two-storey commercial building just off Gottingen Street on Sunday morning. The building, at 5426 Portland Place, houses the RCR Hospitality Group offices, as well as a few other businesses, including National Art, Ravensberg College law enforcement training, and Gottingen Street Furniture.

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The Chronicle Herald

Pedestrian receives minor injuries, jaywalking ticket

A woman struck by a car in Dartmouth in the early-morning hours of Sunday was taken to hospital for assessment of minor injuries to her face.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

PR-inside.com

New Market Report: Nova Scotia Power Inc. - Alternative Energy - Deals and Alliances Profile

The company generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Nova Scotia, Canada. It generates electricity using coal, natural gas, hydroelectric energy, hydro, tidal, and wind.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Alternative Energy, Energy,

The Chronicle Herald

Gottingen 250 celebrates past, present and looks to future

People take in some live music at the Gottingen 250 street festival on Saturday afternoon. Gottingen 250 celebrations will continue throughout Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Canada, St. Mary's, AK

The Chronicle Herald

Nova Scotia and the Jews of the First World War

The wooden structure still overlooks the Avon River at Windsor, but nothing suggests the connection between Fort Edward and the modern-day State of Israel. Nor is there any sign of a link between the small rural community at the edge of Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley and the man known as the father of that Jewish state.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Canada, North America

The Chronicle Herald

Book slams school's grim legacy

What happened behind the walls of the now-defunct Canadian native residential schools was, in the words of Trent University professor John Milloy, a "national crime." The legacy of shame is now well known, and the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission has brought it all back, giving voice to the system's survivors, reopening festering old wounds and beginning to promote the long-overdue healing process.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Roman Catholic Church, Religion

The Chronicle Herald

How the U.S. navy defended the Nova Scotia coast during the First World War

During the First World War, the Royal Navy blockaded German ports and the German navy attempted to blockade Britain by using submarines to sink both warships and merchant vessels. As their technology improved, the submarines were able to extend their range until by 1917 they could operate in the western Atlantic.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, North America, Canada, World News,

GlobalNews

N.S. government spending $150,000 for protected bike lanes in Halifax

The Nova Scotia government announced Friday it will spend $150,000 on a pilot project to build protected bike lanes near Dalhousie University in Halifax. "I have long supported this type of initiative so I'm very pleased to see this project progress," he said in a statement.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

TAYLOR: N.S. should open taps for barber

Rob Oxner, owner of Saint Lou's Gentlemen's Barbershop on Upper Water Street, was paid a visit by police this week who informed him that serving a complimentary beer to customers is breaking the law. For some time, Graham MacKenzie has been carving out a niche in the marketplace as being something more than just a pharmacist.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions, Canada

The Chronicle Herald

on the Bus: Luminous landmark greets bus travellers

Sara Hartland-Rowe, a NSCAD University instructor, artist and bus enthusiast, recently completed a seven-part mural for the HRM public art program. It's located at the Dartmouth bridge terminal.

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Related Topix: Canada

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