Commission to begin public meetings

Acadians and African Nova Scotians are being asked for their insights, aspirations and recommendations on how they can be more effectively represented in our electoral system. Starting next week, the independent Commission on Effective Electoral Representation of Acadian and African Nova Scotians will be holding public engagement sessions in communities across the province for the...

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Members of Sobey family among those to receive 2017 Humanitarian Award

(Editor’s note: This story has been modified from the original. The press release indicated it was Rob Sobey who chaired the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, and in fact that was Frank Sobey.) HALIFAX – The Canadian Red Cross has announced that business leaders Paul, Frank and Rob Sobey will be co-recipients of its 2017 Humanitarian...

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Charges laid in 2012 Sheet Harbour double homicide

DARTMOUTH – The Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division has laid charges in relation to the 2012 homicides of Matthew Hebb and Earle Stewart. On December 12, 2012, emergency personnel responded to a 911 call near the 450 block of Highway 374 after witnesses observed a fire at a camp near Sheet Harbour....

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RCMP charges driver for travelling 67km/h over the speed limit

PLEASANT VALLEY – A Dartmouth man was charged for travelling 67 km/h over the posted speed limit. At 11:30 a.m. today (May 5), RCMP Eastern Traffic Services observed a car travelling above the posted speed limit on Highway 104. The vehicle was clocked at 177 km/h in a 110km/h zone, 67 km/h over the posted speed limit. The 22-year-old man...

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