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54 min ago | CBC News

Halifax police remind drivers not to pass stopped school buses

Police say Tuesday and Wednesday, between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., officers in the Hammonds Plains Road and Killarney Drive area of Bedford issued five tickets to drivers who passed stopped school buses with flashing lights. Halifax Regional Police are urging motorists to drive with caution, especially around school buses, after a number of incidents in the Halifax region over the last two days.

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4 hrs ago | GlobalNews

Unions launch court challenge against N.S. law that ended nurses strike

A group of unions has banded together to launch a legal challenge against a Nova Scotia law that ended a strike by 2,400 nurses in Halifax in April. The statement of claim filed Friday in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court alleges the law contravenes the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and international law by interfering with the right to strike by health and community services employees.

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8 hrs ago | Western Star

Province's first alpaca farm for sale

That's what Ed Hutchings is hoping to do with his farm, Alpacas of Newfoundland located in Felix Cove, but putting it up for sale is something he and wife Cathy Whitehead are doing with heavy hearts. It was 16 years ago today that the couple purchased their first alpacas and have grown the farm during those years to 17 alpacas, one llama and two goats.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

Canada NewsWire

Media Advisory - 120 Halifax leaders to be exiled to the Garrison...

The event will feature 12 rival tribes competing in a variety of challenging mental and physical contests to collect the most money in donations and pledges by calling friends, family and colleagues. Each team is paired with a wish child to provided motivation and inspiration.

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CBC News

Halifax hoping to spray their potholes away

So far this year 12,132 potholes have been repaired in Halifax. There are still 1,251 that need filling.

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The Chronicle Herald

Dartmouth man can access pension early

John Jessome, who works as a caretaker at Halifax Stanfield Airport, had been denied early access to his government pension. Several weeks ago, the 52-year-old Dartmouth man went public with his financial struggles and inability to get early access to a portion of a locked-in pension he earned while working for Halifax Regional Municipality.

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CBC News

'At least I'm alive,' says senior hit by garbage truck

An 83-year-old Nova Scotia woman who lost both her legs in a horrifying accident with a garbage truck in Dartmouth says she owes her recovery to support from her family and friends. Elizabeth Foston was running to catch the truck outside her house on Maynard Street in June when she somehow became pinned underneath the wheels.

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CBC News

Man found unconscious on Hants County highway dies

Nova Scotia RCMP are looking for information regarding the death of Arnold Frederick Hubley, who was found unconscious on the side of a highway in South Maitland over the weekend. A 48-year-old man has died after he was found on the side of a Nova Scotia highway, unconscious and bleeding from his head.

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GlobalNews

Fire crews investigate possible propane leak in downtown Halifax

Halifax Fire teams are at the Digital Art School building on Barrington Street, where police have shut down one lane of traffic between Sackville Street and Blowers Street. Barrington a bit slow.

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GlobalNews

Police investigate drive-by shooting in Fairview

Halifax Regional Police are investigating an early Tuesday morning drive-by shooting in the 3300-block of Federal Avenue in Fairview. Residents in the area said they awoke to five loud pops around 4 a.m., and a nearby home appeared to have two bullet holes in the front windows.

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The Chronicle Herald

Biker charged in Spryfield hit and run

A young man faces several charges after an alleged hit and run involving a motorcycle in Spryfield on Monday morning. According to a Halifax Regional Police news release, officers were called about an erratic bike on Herring Cove Road on Sunday, but they could not locate the bike.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Gulluk the Labrador Husky's grand adventure emblematic of race to save the dying breed

Gulluk the Labarador Husky ran away from his Middle Sackville home last spring. The ensuing race to save Gulluk became emblematic of the dying breed.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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