Nova Scotia

22 Things To Do In Nova Scotia If You Love History And Adventure

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.14.2015 | Canada Living

With summer vacation in full swing, it's time to explore the incredible sites Canada has to offer — and the province that caught our attention this ...

Nova Scotia 'Virtually Nonexistent' In Business World: Study

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Business

HALIFAX - A report commissioned by the Nova Scotia government says awareness of the province among some global business people is "virtually non-exist...

Nova Scotia Should Become the Second Province to Adopt a Carbon Tax

Merran Smith | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics
Merran Smith

A carbon tax is as a useful fiscal tool that can be tailored to meet both the environmental and economic goals of any given jurisdiction. How great would it be if Nova Scotia were to join hands with British Columbia as the second province to enact a carbon tax, and serve as climate leadership "bookends," inspiring all the others in between to follow suit.

Environmental Racism Remains a Reality in Canada

Ecojustice | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada Impact
Ecojustice

Turning a blind eye to the links between race, socio-economic status, and environmental risks doesn't make the issue any less real. The fact is, environmentally harmful activities take place in some communities more than others. The proposed Act to Address Environmental Racism in Nova Scotia is a powerful step in that direction.

Nova Scotia Court Staff Nauseous, Dizzy After Suspicious Package

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada

AMHERST, N.S. - Four employees at a courthouse in Amherst, N.S., were released from hospital Monday after complaining of nausea, dizziness and burning...

Nova Scotia Repeals 'Habitual Drunkards' Law

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia is repealing 16 laws including one that allows for the appointment of guardians for "habitual drunkards" declared by the courts ...

Charges Laid After Woman Allegedly Burned With Hot Pizza

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada

TRURO, N.S. - A 29-year-old woman has been charged with assault with a weapon for allegedly smearing a hot pizza into the face of another woman early ...

Expect 'Difficult Decisions' In Budget: Finance Minister

CP | Tim Callanan, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's finance minister is warning there will be hard decisions ahead as she prepares the spring budget and attempts to steer the pro...

Another Beast In The East

CBC | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada

A late winter storm is steadily dropping lots of snow on much Atlantic Canada this morning. Parts of the Maritimes remain under a winter storm warn...

It's So Cold In The Maritimes That Fish Are Freezing To Death

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2015 | Canada Business

HALIFAX - The Nova Scotia government is investigating the death of some salmon at three aquaculture sites to determine if disease was a factor.However...

Former Tory MP Getting Back Into Federal Politics...With The Liberals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Politics

DEBERT, N.S. - Former Conservative MP Bill Casey is getting back into federal politics -- this time with the Liberals.The Liberals say Casey won the n...

EVEN MORE SNOW AND COLD

CBC | Posted 04.12.2015 | Canada

The national weather service has issued a special statement ahead of the latest system heading for the Maritimes. According to Environment Canada,...

A Dark Day For Environmental Justice in Canada

Ecojustice | Posted 03.31.2015 | Canada
Ecojustice

The Supreme Court of Canada's disappointing decision to reject a class action, launched by Nova Scotians who say their health has been compromised by the notorious Sydney tar ponds, has shed more unflattering light on the state of environmental justice in Canada.

Impact Investing: Buy Shares That Help Change the World

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Paul Cranidge lives in an urban "food desert" in the north of Halifax. Programs like Nova Scotia's loan guarantees and CEDIFs are examples of a growing trend known as "impact investing" that treats an initiative for social good as an investment opportunity.

CBC's Blind Spot in The Book of Negroes

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.15.2015 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

Adapted for the small screen, The Book of Negroes' Canadian debut occurs one month ahead of the U.S.A. premiere, appositely scheduled for Black History Month. As with any historical film depicting the bowels of inhumanity towards people of colour, it is an uneasy subject matter for the mostly lily-white CBC personalities.

Canada's Government Needs To Stop Providing Subsidies for Fur

Gabriel Wildgen | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Gabriel Wildgen

Keeping wild animals trapped in cages and killing them by gassing or anal electrocution is inherently inhumane, and the toxic runoff from fur farms and the chemicals used to treat fur are extraordinarily harmful to the environment. This is why Humane Society International/Canada and thousands of Canadians are calling for a federal ban on fur farming.

Ron James Takes On Canada And The World

Vacay.ca | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada
Vacay.ca

Ron James may not be a towering figure in height but when it comes to comedic talent and astute observations on people and society very few can touch ...

A Christmas Gift Ties Halifax And Boston

Vacay.ca | Posted 03.04.2015 | Canada
Vacay.ca

A frantic call came in that a ship was aflame in Halifax Harbour. Firefighter Billy Wells didn't hesitate. He suited up and jumped into the driver's s...

These Provinces Can Expect More Unemployment, Less Investment and Lower Income

Mark Milke | Posted 12.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

By placing bans and moratoria on fracking, governments in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have essentially stopped pursuing socially and environmentally responsible onshore natural resource development, even though jobs and extra tax revenues are sorely needed in the region.

New Brunswick Ignores Neighbour's Energy Success

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Politics
Kenneth P. Green

New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant seems poised to follow through on a campaign promise to institute a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. News reports suggest he'll implement that moratorium before Christmas. Quite a lump of coal for the people of his province in need of additional jobs and higher incomes.

Nova Scotia Introduces Guidelines For Transgender Students

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Impact

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia is releasing new guidelines to help school boards protect transgender students from discrimination.The guidelines recommend usin...

When It Comes To B.C. Local Elections, Standing Out Isn't A Good Thing

Dermod Travis | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

For the last six weeks, deep in the B.C. legislature, eight MLAs have been toiling away at trying to set spending limits for municipal parties and their candidates in 2018, as well as third parties. It's been an oddly quiet discussion, given that their recommendations might restore a modicum of faith in local democracy. Might.

Nova Scotia Should Not Ban Fracking

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 11.21.2014 | Canada Business
Kenneth P. Green

No reasonable person would dismiss the risks of hydraulic fracturing for gas and oil out of hand. The processes certainly have the potential to cause a variety of environmental ills if done improperly. However, no rational person would fail to understand that Canada's economic wellbeing is tied to the production of fossil fuels, particularly clean-burning natural gas.

Nova Scotia Opts for High Taxes Rather Than Fracking

Mark Milke | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Milke

From the fur trade to fisheries and forests, Canada was built on the toil and sweat of those who wanted to prosper. But these days, it's harder to create opportunity. And sometimes, government is to blame. The latest example comes from Nova Scotia.

Fracking Ban Could Hurt Nova Scotia Economically, Oliver Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Nova Scotia could be missing out on an economic opportunity by banning high-volume hydraulic fracturing, federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver...