Nova Scotia

People with disabilities stuck in Nova Scotia hospital for years : Report

A rare look at the documented efforts of people with disabilities to leave a psychiatric hospital emerged Tuesday in Nova Scotia, with stories of...

Job action possible as early as Thursday over N.S. reforms, teachers’ union says

NSTU president, Liette Doucet, said the union executive will meet Wednesday to review Tuesday's strike vote and decide whether to release the...

Province adds death of James ‘Sandy’ Lyle to unsolved crimes program

James Alexander 'Sandy' Lyle's body was discovered on Feb. 19, 2012, and police continue to investigate his death, which was deemed to...

Case of man accused in murder of Halifax yoga instructor back in court

Nicholas Jordan Butcher appeared in Nova Scotia Supreme Court as pre-trial motions were being heard ahead of his jury trial in the death of 32-year-...

Rural community session held to discuss education concerns in Nova Scotia

A packed house filled a rural Nova Scotia community centre as many parents came out to hear why teachers are concerned over the future of education...

N.S. teen charged with impaired driving, careless use of a rifle

A 17-year-old faces charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle with blood alcohol over .08 per cent, and careless...

Mother concerned after teachers’ union flyer sent home with son

Candice Rideout says she was surprised to find a flyer from the Nova Scotia Teachers Union in her seven-year-old son's reading folder on Friday.

Nova Scotia’s confinement of people with disabilities a ‘lawsuit waiting to happen’

A Dalhousie law professor said the province should have found housing in the community with supports for the residents, after the review was...

GPS directions strand tourists in Cape Breton Highlands: RCMP

The couple was low on fuel, had little food, water and minimal cell phone coverage when they called 911.

Response to Glaze report no way to start cultural change: education researcher

Jodi Asbell-Clarke, an education researcher, says the stakes are too high for the contentious relationship to continue as it is. 

Developer causes hundreds of thousands in environmental damage to N.S. lake

A public auction was held in a Bridgewater courtroom on Friday morning with the property being purchased by the sole bidder to enter the auction,...

Nova Scotia sets reporting requirements for proposed cap and trade program

Environment Minister Iain Rankin says regulations are being developed that would make participation mandatory for about 20 large industrial emitters...

Nova Scotia refuses to release cause of fire that killed four children in Pubnico

In the past, the province's Office of the Fire Marshal has released the basic findings of investigations, which exclude personal information.

RCMP investigating armed robbery in Nova Scotia

According to police, officers responded to reports of a robbery at 11:37 p.m. near a business on Hammonds Plains Road. 

Halifax-based band pulls out of Hedley tour over sexual misconduct allegations

Neon Dreams, a Halifax-based EDM band, have been the opening band for Hedley's Cageless tour since February, but announced their decision to...