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N.S., federal government offering rent subsidies to people escaping domestic violence

N.S., federal government offering rent subsidies to people escaping domestic violence

HALIFAX — The Canadian and Nova Scotia governments are teaming up to offer rent subsidies for survivors of gender-based violence. Nova Scotia will invest $11.
N.S. union claims respiratory services in crisis, as agencies say recruiting underway

N.S. union claims respiratory services in crisis, as agencies say recruiting underway

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia union says a shortage of respiratory therapists is jeopardizing patient care, but health agencies say they're already responding to the issue with recruitment efforts.
RCMP to heighten presence in N.S. town after patrol car set alight late at night

RCMP to heighten presence in N.S. town after patrol car set alight late at night

METEGHAN, N.S. — The Mounties say they are bringing in more officers to a southwestern Nova Scotia community where a patrol car was set on fire in a service station lot earlier this week.
Canada's premiers say Ottawa must meet NATO spending target to keep U.S.'s respect

Canada's premiers say Ottawa must meet NATO spending target to keep U.S.'s respect

HALIFAX — A three-day meeting among Canada's premiers ended with provincial and territorial leaders calling on Ottawa to quickly ramp up defence spending in order to protect the country's trade relationship with the United States ahead of its upcomin
B.C. pledges support for court challenge over equalization, mulls its own claim

B.C. pledges support for court challenge over equalization, mulls its own claim

HALIFAX — British Columbia is providing "full support" to Newfoundland and Labrador's court challenge over federal equalization payments, while it considers its own claim to ensure fair treatment from Ottawa, Premier David Eby said Wednesday.
Fish biomass loss possible in Atlantic Canada amid rising emissions, researcher says

Fish biomass loss possible in Atlantic Canada amid rising emissions, researcher says

HALIFAX — A new study is predicting a steep decline in global fish populations — including species in Atlantic Canada — by the end of the century, if unchecked greenhouse gas emissions continue.
Manitoba, N.L., only provinces to offer publicly to take asylum seekers from Quebec

Manitoba, N.L., only provinces to offer publicly to take asylum seekers from Quebec

HALIFAX — The premiers of Manitoba and Newfoundland and Labrador are so far the only leaders to publicly volunteer to take in asylum seekers to ease pressure on Quebec, despite a joint call from all premiers for would-be refugees to be distributed mo
B.C. premier says working with Ottawa can feel like 'beating our head against a wall'

B.C. premier says working with Ottawa can feel like 'beating our head against a wall'

HALIFAX — Canada's premiers on Tuesday lamented what they said was the federal government's lack of teamwork on important files from housing to school lunch programs, with British Columbia's premier saying working with Ottawa can feel like “beating o
N.S. minister blames municipalities for delay in emergency alert in last week's flood

N.S. minister blames municipalities for delay in emergency alert in last week's flood

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government is criticizing municipalities for their decision not to request an emergency alert during flooding last week that killed a 13-year-old boy and caused extensive damage.
Nova Scotia flash flood victim identified as 13-year-old; family in shock

Nova Scotia flash flood victim identified as 13-year-old; family in shock

WOLFVILLE, N.S. — An online fundraising page has identified the victim of last week's flash floods in western Nova Scotia as 13-year-old Eli Young. A memorial site has been set up at the Wolfville, N.S.