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2 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

StatsCan: Halifax worst Canadian city for gun-related violent crime

Halifax had the highest rate of gun-related violent crime of all major Canadian cities in 2012, according to a Statistics Canada report released Wednesday.

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5 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

McILVEEN: Foreign worker program lowering wages, exploiting migrant workers

McDonald's Canada has announced that it is putting its temporary foreign worker program on hold pending an audit.

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9 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Firearm-related crimes highest on Prairies: study

Violent crimes involving firearms are most prevalent on the Prairies, according to 2012 numbers released by Statistics Canada this morning.

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13 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

REMINDER/Media Advisory: Minister MacKay to Highlight Government of Canada Support for Clean Energy

Minister MacKay will be joined by the Honourable Andrew Younger, Nova Scotia's Minister of Energy; the Honourable Keith Hutchings, Newfoundland and Labrador's Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture; and Chris Huskilson, President and CEO, Emera Inc. Location: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic 1675 Lower Water Street Halifax, Nova Scotia Date and Time: ... (more)

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18 hrs ago | CBC News

Lime shortage squeezing Halifax restaurant

Workers rest on a pile of lime at a wholesale fruit market in India. Canadians tend to pay a premium for limes, which are generally unit-priced at a few for a dollar, but now some stores are selling limes for well over a dollar.

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Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News, Life, Fruits, Food, Mexico

Tue Apr 22, 2014

GlobalNews

Police investigating armed robbery in Highfield Park

Around 5:50 p.m. Monday, police said two men were robbed at gunpoint at their apartment on Highfield Park Drive in Dartmouth.

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CBC News

Mel Boutilier resigns from Parker Street Food Bank

Mel Boutilier, who runs the Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank in the city's north end, is still ticking.

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CBC News

Illegal dumping fines can be costly, Halifax warns

Speakers, a weed whacker, pans and car seats were among the items found along the Frog Pond Trail off Purcells Cove Road.

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The Chronicle Herald

Preliminary inquiry in Saunders murder case set for July

Blake Leggette, charged with first-degree murder in the death of Loretta Saunders, is escorted into Halifax provincial court Tuesday.

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CBC News

The debate over adding human waste to farmers' fields

While concerns have been raised about the use of treated sewage sludge on agricultural land, farmers say the use of biosolids can boost soil health and yield.

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The American Scholar

You're in Denial

Familiar ideas are, for better or worse, frequently recycled and resold in new packaging.

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Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Canada

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-Proxy adviser backs miner Sherritt against activist

Sherritt International Corp shareholders should not vote for a slate of nominees for the Canadian miner's board put forward by activist investor George Armoyan, a leading proxy advisory firm recommended on Monday.

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CBC News

McNabs Island supporters wait for new trail plan

Since 1991, volunteers with the Friends of McNabs Island Society have collected more than 10,670 bags of garbage and recyclables from the shorelines of McNabs, Lawlor Islands Provincial Park and the Fort McNab National Historic Site.

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Nova News Now

Updated: Man wanted in two Halifax robberies arrested after Superstore held up

Halifax Regional Police say they have arrested a person of interest in two recent robberies after a similar robbery happened this afternoon at the Quinpool Road Superstore.

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CBC News

Jamie LaPierre's family hopes ad will curb workplace deaths

Jamie LaPierre's photo hangs on the family home wall. He died while working on a barge in Port Hawkesbury in 2000.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Halifax more equitable than some

To that end, a community meeting to discuss findings from a research project on income inequality in the Halifax region is to take place in the city this week.

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The Chronicle Herald

Pet Connection: Time for HRM to step up for stray cats

Our goal was to nip kitten season in the bud, so to speak, and prevent an untold number of unwanted wee ones.

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The Chronicle Herald

Dog shot during police surveillance on Portland Street

A residence at 327 Portland Street in Dartmouth, where a police officer discharged his gun at 4:30 a.m. after two dogs ran out in an aggressive manner.

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The Chronicle Herald

From our archives: Hurricane Carter says toughest opponent was himself

Editor's note: Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter died Sunday morning in Toronto. The following is a story from The Chronicle Herald published Jan. 29, 2009, following his visit to Halifax: Now, at age 72, the former professional boxer known as Hurricane, who had triplemurder charges against him formally dismissed in the U.S. in 1988, is mentoring young ... (more)

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Pipes Drums

Gandy wins his sixth Cairn trophy at BC Annual Gathering

April 18-19, 2014 - The big indoor event in the Pacific Northwest, the BCPA's Annual Gathering, went to a new location at Clayton Heights Secondary School in Surrey, and Bruce Gandy of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, took home his sixth Professional Piobaireachd, the Boreraig Cairn trophy, and was the overall winner in the Professional solo piping, while ... (more)

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