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

24 min ago | Truro Daily News

Feds announce funding for improvements to small craft harbours

Central Nova MP Peter MacKay speaks with John Lakenman, left, of the Caribou Harbour Authority, and Mark MacDonald, president of Northumberland Ferries Limited, during a press conference announcing funding for the Caribou wharf and the extension of subsidies for the Caribou-Wood Island's Ferry service until 2016.

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Related Topix: Peter Mackay, Canada,

4 hrs ago | CBC News

Province expands narcotics treatment toolkit

Until July 23, when the new criteria was released to pharmacists, the province would pay for Suboxone only if methadone would conflict with a patient's health conditions or other drug prescriptions.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Canada,

6 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

Nova Scotia Business Inc. guarantees $1.5m loan to Enfield's Ledwidge Lumber

Cassie Turple, left, of Ledwidge Lumber and Don Cameron, regional forester for the Department of Natural Resources, look at a working display of forestry equipment at a forestry exhbition near Goffs in 2008.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Cape Breton Post

Most Nova Scotians don't appear to want fracking here

A convincing consensus of opinion opposed to fracking has now been expressed to the expert panel reviewing the industry's potential in Nova Scotia.

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Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News, Ecology, Science, Opinion

Sys-Con Media

Ressources Appalaches: Nomination of New Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Campbell is a Certified Management Accountant from Dartmouth, NS and is already working with the company as the controller since May 2013.

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Related Topix: Canada,

CFRA

Halifax lawyer sentenced to three years in jail for sexual assault

Lyle Howe, lawyer for former Nova Scotia legislature member Trevor Zinck, talks with reporters at provincial court in Dartmouth on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Nova News Now

Redeemed lotto tickets lead RCMP to arrest of two suspects in alleged Tusket Ultramar break-in

When a Yarmouth County gas station was broken into the morning that the storm Arthur blew through the area, the business's owner said it just wasn't right.

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Related Topix: Canada,

Cape Breton Post

Buskers take Halifax to the circus: 2014 festival includes midway, contortionists, bubbles

The annual Halifax International Busker Festival will bring the usual magicians, dancers, contortionists and fire-eaters of all kinds to the waterfront this weekend, but for the first time a Ferris wheel and other rides will be lighting up the night.

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Related Topix: Canada,

GlobalNews

What's it like to pick up a hitchhiking robot? Strange, says one group

When Keith Campbell set out to find hitchBOT the hitchhiking robot , he had no idea what travelling with a talking robot would be like.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Canada, Weird

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Solid Waste and Recycling

24th Annual National Compost Conference returns in September

Four days of Canadian compost tours, presentations and tradeshows are nearly upon us, as the 24th Annual National Compost Conference returns in September 2014 to beautiful East Coast Canada in Halifax.

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Related Topix: Canada,

The Chronicle Herald

Volunteers to staff six rural fire stations until fall

Fire stations in six rural areas of the Halifax Regional Municipality will rely solely upon volunteers until late fall as the emergency service juggles manpower to fill gaps left by vacations, The Chronicle Herald has learned.

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Related Topix: Canada,

National Fisherman

Which fleets use the most gas?

When I started working for National Fisherman , I lived about an hour south, and gas prices were going where they've never gone before.

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Related Topix: Canada, Maine

GlobalNews

Wednesday July 30th on The Morning News

With our population in Nova Scotia aging, keeping our senses sharp becomes more important.

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Related Topix: Audiology, Medicine, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Canada

Entrepreneur Magazine

This Traveling Robot Isn't Just a Pile of Junk on the Side of the Road

If you see this pile of junk on the side of the road, think twice before speeding by.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, North America Travel, Travel, Canada Travel, Science, Computer Science, Canada,

The Summerville Journal-Scene

Sheela Bhattacharyya, MD

Dr. Sheela Bhattacharyya enjoys the long-term role a primary care physician plays in keeping patients healthy.

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Related Topix: Canada,

GlobalNews

Halifax groups to hold pro-Gaza rally

On Tuesday, Students Against Israeli Apartheid; Canadians, Arabs, and Jews for a Just Peace; and Independent Jewish Voices will lead a rally at the Public Gardens, before marching down to the American Consulate on Upper Water Street.

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

Cape Breton Post

Extended weather forecast for the Maritimes

Low 17. High 22. Friday, cloudy. Low 14. High 24. Saturday, a mix of sun and cloud.

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Related Topix: Weather, Cumberland County, ME

Mashable

Can a Cute Robot Hitchhike Across Canada?

Hitchhiking can be a dangerous way to travel, but one robot is using it to go cross country.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, North America Travel, Canada Travel, Canada,

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Rubberband Boy to perform snappy act at Halifax buskers festival

With a diploma in clowning and a background in amateur theatre and comedy, he was hoping to create a performance that would be original, something audiences couldn't find anywhere else.

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Related Topix: Canada, New Zealand, World News, World Records, North America

CBC News

Murdered woman's family urges change in prison sentences

Rufus Peacock, Melissa Dawn Peacock's grandfather, is starting a national campaign to change the definition of life in prison.

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Related Topix: Prison, Canada,

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