Nova Scotia

A Hospital Waiting Room Makes Family Of Us All

James Di Fiore | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Living
James Di Fiore

Nobody is spared the anxiety of a patient in a hospital bed, with the generic food trays, the tubes and the tendency to make awkward jokes inside a tense and often tentative environment. But these strangers are experiencing the same unfamiliar setting, and an immediate bond is formed. These are now your brethren, your people, your family.

Battle Over 'Grabher' Licence Plate Headed To Nova Scotia Court

CP | Kieran Leavitt, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2017 | Canada

"If we have a right to free speech, then we do not have a right to be free from offence — you can't have both."

12 Snow Days In Nova Scotia Amounts To A 'Crisis'

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada

But the education minister doesn't think so.

Nova Scotia Course Teaches Retail Workers How To Not Be Racist

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Business

It's the first course of its kind in Canada.

Envelopes Of Cash Hidden Around N.S. Town For Anyone To Find

The Huffington Post Canada | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada

Time to pay it forward!

Nova Scotia Won't Let This Man Use His Name On A Licence Plate

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada

"What you're doing to me is you're discriminating against my name."

Halifax Sex Assault Victim Couldn't Give Consent. A Judge Gave It For Her

Glen Canning | Posted 03.04.2017 | Canada Living
Glen Canning

What happened in Halifax is but an example of what's wrong with our criminal justice system - it turns "sexual assault" into "sex" and debates consent the entire trial while not once stopping to ask, "Does it make sense to anyone that this woman, in this state, would consent to having sex with anyone, let alone a total stranger?" Judge Gregory Lenehan believed it made sense and, in essence, gave consent on a young woman's behalf to something she doesn't even remember.

5-Year-Old Boy Who Weighed 132 Pounds Removed From Mother's Care

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.28.2017 | Canada

He was at risk of harming his liver and other organs.

Powerful Snow Sculptures Honour Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 02.24.2017 | Canada

The sculptor's great aunt was killed in 1975.

The State Of Canadian Wines Is Robust

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada
Adrian Brijbassi

"He was going on and on about how tough it was to make it in the ball-bearing business in Canada. After he was done, it was my turn to speak. So, I went up there and the first words I said were, 'Ladies and gentlemen, if you think it is hard being in the ball-bearing business, try being in the business of selling Canadian wine to the world.' And the place erupted in laughter."

►There Is No Way This Feisty Squirrel Is Giving Up Its Pizza

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada

Not today, crow. Not today.

Wine And Chocolate Romances Vancouver

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada
Adrian Brijbassi

Sam Holmes travelled more than 13,000 kilometres for a wine festival that will celebrate Canadian wines on a scale that has never been seen before. Ho...

Canada Is Tuning Into Aboriginal Tourism

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

The Mi'kmaq hosted the 2016 Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada (ATAC) annual meeting in Membertou, a community of about 1,000 people in Nova Scotia that is one of North America's leading First Nations success stories.

Nova Scotia Needs To Fully Engage With Stakeholders On Tidal Energy

Andrew Younger | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Andrew Younger

The first electrons of power flowed across the seabed in Nova Scotia's Minas Basin recently delivering electricity to homes, from a giant instream tidal device. I want to be excited about it. Happy even. Instead, it's tainted by the dismissive attitude of Nova Scotia's government towards indigenous people and fishers, or really anyone in the province who raises concerns about the potential impact on their lives from these experiments.

A Christmas Card From You Will Make This Cancer Patient's Holiday

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 12.10.2016 | Canada Parents

The 9-year-old Nova Scotia girl loves getting mail.

Nova Scotia Schools To Close Monday As Teachers Begin Job Action

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.03.2016 | Canada

"The safety of our students is paramount in all of this."

Thousands Of Dead Fish Keep Washing Up On Nova Scotia's Shore

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada

There have been several instances in the past few weeks.

Nova Scotia Should Follow The IMF's Lead And Ditch Austerity Economics

Jordan Brennan | Posted 10.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Jordan Brennan

Reading between the lines of its public messaging, the McNeil Liberals seem to think that budgetary deficits hamper economic growth, that the provincial debt-load will crush future generations of Nova Scotians and that one potent method of slaying the deficit is to freeze public sector employee compensation. Is this true?

Drunk Nova Scotia Man Bites Off Mourner's Nose At A Wake

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2016 | Canada

"Fall apart things did — and in a rather intense fashion.''

Halifax Elects 1st Black Councillor In 20 Years

CP | Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Politics

"It's great that we have someone who's not of European descent and is not over fifty, but we need to have all different voices."

Cape Breton Flood Leaves Residents Commuting By Canoe

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 10.13.2016 | Canada

This is what happens after 200 millimetres of rain.

Hurricane Hermine Could Hit Nova Scotia

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.03.2016 | Canada

The storm is making its way up the Atlantic coast.

Sobeys Withdraws Appeal Of Racism Decision Amid Boycott

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.27.2016 | Canada Business

The company faced a boycott by a group of 19 churches.

The Stanley Cup Comes To Canada, But Only For A Visit

CP | Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2016 | Canada Living

Scores of spectators waited hours for Sidney Crosby in the sweltering heat.

Canada Lacks A Definite Narrative About Who Founded The Country

Jack Jedwab | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada
Jack Jedwab

Canada does not appear to possess a definitive or authoritative narrative that properly connects when and by whom the country was founded. While surveys reveal that most Canadians believe that 1867 is the founding date of Canada many of those same people think the First Nations are amongst the founding peoples.