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‘A sad day’: Power disconnected at Halifax homeless encampments as eviction efforts ramp up

Crews spent Friday morning disconnecting power at two major Halifax-area homeless encampments as part of the municipality’s efforts to clear them out. Power has been disconnected both at Grand Parade and the Cobequid ballfield — two of the city’s recently de-designated encampment sites. There were still about 12 people living …

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Fair treatment of African Nova Scotians at the centre of new prosecution policy – Halifax

Nova Scotia Crown prosecutors were handed new tools today to root out systemic anti-Black racism long embedded within the province’s justice system. After years of study, the province’s Public Prosecution Service unveiled a comprehensive policy that will guide Crown attorneys through criminal proceedings involving African Nova Scotians and people of …

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Nova Scotia budget expected to focus on health care, cost of living – Halifax

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 29, 2024 8:36 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservative government will today table its third budget since being elected in August 2021. The past two budgets have focused heavily on bolstering the province’s …

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Some schools closed amid wind, rainstorm in Halifax, thousands without power – Halifax

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Some schools were closed due to power outages and the Halifax Transit ferries briefly suspended service during a wind and rainstorm Thursday. Wind and rain warnings are in effect for most of the province, with up to 20 millimetres of rain and …

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Air Canada plane leaving Halifax receives mid-flight threat, lands safely in U.S.

Descrease article font size Increase article font size American officials are investigating after a threat was made against an Air Canada flight from Halifax to Newark, New Jersey, on Monday. In a statement, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Newark Airport Police received a report around …

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Heavy snowfall persists in N.S., will continue until Monday: Environment Canada – Halifax

Nova Scotia residents awoke to a winter wonderland on Saturday as a “prolonged period of snow” is expected to persist throughout the weekend and into Monday. Some areas of the province are expected to get up to 80 centimetres of snowfall. In an Environment Canada snowfall warning issued for Central …

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Halifax bus driver goes into ditch, charged with impaired driving: police – Halifax

By Rebecca Lau Global News Posted February 2, 2024 11:29 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Police say a Halifax Transit bus operator has been charged with impaired driving after a bus crashed into a ditch Thursday night. Halifax Regional Police (HRP) responded at …

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Vehicle crashes with school bus outside of Halifax, man seriously injured – Halifax

A Nova Scotia man was seriously injured after a head-on collision with a school bus Tuesday. In a release, the RCMP said the crash happened on Highway 7 near Post Office Road in Porters Lake. “RCMP officers learned that a Honda Pilot and a school bus were travelling in opposite …

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This Halifax cartoonist has a mission in 2024: ‘Let me pet your cat’

Kate Leth has a somewhat unconventional New Year’s resolution. In 2024, Leth intends to pet 100 cats and document each petting in their “cat journal” — which includes a cute doodle and a rating out of 10 for each cat’s softness and willingness to be pet. “I just wanted to …

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Another emergency shelter is opening in Halifax — this time, at the Forum – Halifax

A new emergency shelter is opening later this month at the Halifax Forum, the latest in a number of new shelters popping up as the region struggles with rising homelessness. In a joint release Monday, the Nova Scotia government and Halifax Regional Municipality said the new shelter at 6210 Young …

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