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  1. Ferry firm gets $2m from N.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | The Chronicle Herald

    The ferry Nova Star is docked at Shelburne Ship Repair, the Irving owned shipyard, last fall. The vessel will begin its second season plying the Gulf of Maine between Yarmouth and Portland in May. A government spokeswoman said the money is to help cover salaries, crew, marketing and wintering the vessel.

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  2. Andrea Martin back on the air to host Canadian Screen Awards galaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2015 | The Chronicle Herald

    Andrea Martin hosts the Canadian Screen Awards gala Sunday, March 1 at 8 p.m. on CBC. The gala concludes Canadian Screen week in Toronto and honours the best in Canadian film and television.

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  3. N.S. yet to get $3m promised by Nova Star ownerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 | The Chronicle Herald

    Michel Samson, the economic and rural development minister, said in November that ST Marine had committed to put $3 million toward the Nova Star ferry service, but that's yet to happen. The province is still trying to get a promised $3-million contribution from the owner of the Nova Star ferry.

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  4. Mayor sees fair seas for ferry's effect on economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | The Chronicle Herald

    While it's cold out now, incoming Yarmouth and Area Chamber of Commerce president Chris Atwood and Yarmouth mayor Pam Mood say they're looking forward to a second summer of ferry traffic and increased economic growth in the region. With a year of returned ferry traffic in the books, Yarmouth-area business and civic leaders are looking forward to more growth in 2015.

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  5. BRIGHTON: Nova Star will get $13m this year, but politics could boost thatRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | The Chronicle Herald

    The provincial auditor general would no doubt have something to say about the sequence of funding agreements for the Yarmouth ferry, should he choose to review the file. For example, the government claims its new $13-million funding arrangement with the ferry operator, Nova Star Cruises Ltd ., includes an agreement to buy more supplies and services in Nova Scotia.

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  6. TAYLOR: Ferry funding folly has limitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | The Chronicle Herald

    The Yarmouth to Portland ferry the Nova Star is turning into a government setup rather than a privately operated business, Roger Taylor says. Nova Star Cruises is being given one last chance to turn its ferry connection between Yarmouth and Portland, Maine, into a winning proposition.

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  7. Taxpayers to provide up to $13 million more for Yarmouth ferryRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | The Chronicle Herald

    The ferry Nova Star sits alone at the end of a pier at Shelburne Ship Repair in November. The province is giving Nova Star Cruises up to $13 million to operate a ferry between Yarmouth and Portland, Maine, this year and will ask the company and other potential operators for proposals for 2016.

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  8. Howe Room: How to keep Nova Star from becoming Bluenose IIIRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | The Chronicle Herald

    Nova Star Cruises has failed to secure winter work for the Nova Star, meaning there's no money coming in to cover monthly lease payments to ship owner ST Marine. Economic and Rural Development Minister Michel Samson will be in Yarmouth on Tuesday to announce a new deal for ferry service between the seaside town and Portland, Maine.

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  9. Samson to reveal Yarmouth ferry seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 | The Chronicle Herald

    A deck officer aboard the ferry Nova Star confers with a shore worker in Yarmouth as the ship ties up. Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Michel Samson will head to Yarmouth next week to provide details on the 2015 schedule.

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  10. Bidder for ferry run was involved in Nova Star selection processRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | The Chronicle Herald

    One of the men who helped select Nova Star Cruises to provide ferry service between Yarmouth and Portland, Maine, made a proposal to take over the run. Economic and Rural Development and Tourism Minister Michel Samson has said the province is negotiating exclusively with Nova Star Cruises to once again operate the service.

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  11. McNeil defends Yarmouth ferry decisionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2015 | The Chronicle Herald

    McNeil was responding Wednesday, four days after his government announced it was advancing $2.5 million to Nova Star Cruises, the company that operates the ferry between Yarmouth and Portland, Maine. The money brings the total taxpayer investment to date to $28.5 million.

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  12. Audit of Yarmouth-Maine ferry service doesn't break down costsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2015 | The Chronicle Herald

    An audit of the money-losing ferry service between Yarmouth, N.S., and Portland, Maine, supports the company's operating costs but provides no detail on where the money was spent. Breakdowns on the costs of Nova Star's transactions are blacked out in the $90,000, eight-page report by KPMG that was released Jan. 15. Economic Development Minister Michel Samson downplayed the lack of detail, saying the principle finding of the audit is what's important to the public.

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  13. Nova Star Cruises' plan could return $2 million to provinceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | The Chronicle Herald

    The company that operates the Nova Star ferry between Yarmouth and Portland, Maine, used $2 million in provincial funding for a bond required by the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission. If an escrow account is approved, the money will be returned to Nova Scotia, Nova Star Cruises says.

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  14. Nova Star seeks cut in cost of cancellation security bondRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2014 | The Chronicle Herald

    The ferry Nova Star remains docked in Shelburne while the company continues to pursue some kind of winter business. Officials for Nova Star Cruises are attempting to get a reduction in the bond used as security in the event of service cancellations.

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  15. Off-season still quiet for Nova StarRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | The Chronicle Herald

    Bookings are already coming in for next season on the Nova Star ferry to Portland, according to the company that operates the vessel. But they're waiting on responses to their bids for winter work.

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  16. Nova Scotia MLA Chris d'Entremont ejected from question periodRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | The Chronicle Herald

    Nova Scotia Tory MLA Chris d'Entremont was ejected from question period today during a heated debate on the Yarmouth ferry. The Progressive Conservative house leader in Nova Scotia was ejected from question period Tuesday following a heated debate over the ferry service from Yarmouth to Portland, Maine.

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  17. Photo contest focuses on high tideRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | The Chronicle Herald

    It's the cross-border photo contest with a sea-level message. And, fittingly, the main prize is a waterproof camera.

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  18. Nova Star close to finalizing winter ferry route plansRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 12, 2014 | The Chronicle Herald

    The company, which operates a seasonal run between Yarmouth and Portland, Maine, will release details about the winter route next week. "We're finalizing the details on a winter route and we expect to have more details next week," spokesman Dennis Bailey said in an interview from Portland on Friday.

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  19. TAYLOR: Province should develop a Plan B, just in case ferry flopsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | The Chronicle Herald

    The Nova Star leaves Yarmouth this summer. The recent announcement that it will cut its first season short suggests that while Nova Scotians should hope for the best, they should prepare for the worst.

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  20. Nova Star ends Yarmouth-Portland, Maine ferry service 3 weeks earlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2014 | The Chronicle Herald

    Nova Star is ending its ferry service between Yarmouth and Portland, Maine, three weeks early this season. Nova Star Cruises is ending its ferry service between Yarmouth and Portland, ME, three weeks early because of a lack of bus tour bookings.

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