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

4 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

TAYLOR: N.S. must fix environmental rules

Throughout Nova Scotia's industrial history, its citizens have been regularly forced to make a dubious choice between jobs and the environment.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News,

9 hrs ago | CBC News

First Nation band votes for development in Hammonds Plains

The referendum vote was held throughout the day in Indian Brook with 73 per cent of the 239 votes cast support designating the land for development.

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15 hrs ago | GlobalNews

Early morning drive by shooting in Cole Harbour

They received calls about a gun shot fired in the area of Arklow Drive in Forest Hills at 2 a.m. Kidnappings and ransoms are big money-makers for extremist groups like ISIS.

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Related Topix: Canada, Violent Crime

19 hrs ago | Autoblog

Hitchhiking robot nearing end of its journey [w/video]

There was a time when people actually thought it was safe to pick up hitchhikers and would totally give them a lift without a second thought.

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

19 hrs ago | GlobalNews

Monday August 25th on The Morning News

Halifax Humanities 101 offers a barrier-free liberal arts education to people with challenging life circumstances.

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20 hrs ago | CE News

Retaining wall Rocky Award winners announced

Redi-Rock International announced the winners of its annual Rocky Awards honoring the best Redi-Rock walls built in the categories of Commercial, Residential, Freestanding, Water Application, and the People's Choice Award, which are chosen by the public in an online vote.

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21 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

Nova Scotia's VLT dead zone

Video lottery terminals dot the sleepiest parts of rural Nova Scotia. Bev Williams, a retired teacher, can find five of the gambling terminals within 400 metres of her Mount Uniacke home.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Canada,

Yesterday | CBC News

Drive-by shooting in Cole Harbour investigated

Police were called after someone reported hearing a single gunshot on Arklow Drive in Forest Hills, just before 2 a.m. Police found a home that had been struck with a number of buckshot pellets.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Canada

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Harper Government Invests in Crime Prevention Projects in Nova Scotia

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, today announced a total of $4.7 million in federal funding for two crime prevention projects in Halifax and North Preston.

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Mirror.co.uk

Watch hitchhiking ROBOT thumb for a lift as it travels 4,000 miles with strangers

HitchBOT has made its way from coast-to-coast as part of a project to see how humans react when in the company of robots Made from a cylindrical beer cooler, an inverted cake keeper, blue foam tubes and rubber gloves, hitchBOT has kept over 80,000 social media followers up-to-date with his progress since leaving Halifax, Nova Scotia, on July 26. As ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, Watches, Canada, Inventions

The Chronicle Herald

Halifax gala concert features N.S. themes

Vocalypse presents the Opera From Scratch! Gala Concert on Sunday at 3 p.m. at St. Matthew's United Church, 1479 Barrington St., Halifax.

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Related Topix: Canada, Arts, Opera

CBC News

Keya Simon's murder, sister's stabbing nets charges for 2 men

Keya Simon was found inside the front door of an apartment building at 117 Pinecrest Dr. on the night of Jan. 8, 2011.

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Related Topix: Canada, Prison

The Chronicle Herald

Lake Echo's Crazy Weasel pizza shop damaged by fire

Halifax fire investigators are combing a burnt-out pizza shop in Lake Echo to learn if Wednesday night's blaze could have been arson.

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Related Topix: Fire, Canada,

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Girl taken to hospital after crash

A five-year-old girl was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after a four-vehicle collision near Lower Sackville on Wednesday.

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The Globe and Mail

How Target strayed deep into the red in Canada

Instead of opening 124 stores in this country last year, the second-largest discounter in the United States should have launched just five to 10 outlets and "refined" the operations before rolling out more, chief financial officer John Mulligan said on Wednesday.

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The Chronicle Herald

Birch Cove Beach in Dartmouth closed to swimming

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Birch Cove Beach in Dartmouth is closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels.

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The Chronicle Herald

Feds gave $10m to conference led by former Peter MacKay staffer

Peter Van Praagh, president of the Halifax International Security Forum, left, takes the stage with Defence Minister Rob Nicholson, centre, and Justice Minister Peter MacKay, right, at the forum's closing news conference in November 2013.

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Related Topix: Peter Mackay, Canada

The Guardian

Woman pleads guilty to illegal export of ephedrine

A P.E.I. woman pleaded guilty Tuesday in provincial court in Charlottetown to illegally exporting the drug ephedrine from Canada.

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The News

LGBTQ community celebrates, but remains on guard

On July 17 another Pride Flag raising ceremony was held in Nova Scotia. Other towns and cities in the province have similar events to celebrate diversity and the achievements the LGBTQ members of Canadian society have gained during the past years.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Gay/Lesbian

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

James Joseph Martin jailed indefinitely

A man with a 7,500-page criminal record, mostly from outside Nova Scotia, has been locked up indefinitely after a local judge ruled him a dangerous offender.

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Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison, Canada,

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