Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Introduces Guidelines For Transgender Students

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.10.2014 | 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 12.01.2014 | 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...

Canada's Car Culture Isn't as Bad as the Danish Tourists Think

Mark D. McGuire | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Mark D. McGuire

This week, two European tourists complained about the Canadian car culture after a brief stint in the 10 million square kilometer nation of over 35-million people. The British and Danish complainers now reside in Aarhus, Denmark. While I support criticizing a country, it is also good to have the facts in order. To that end, here are some stats Chabowski should have taken into account before making rush judgments on Canadian society.

Why I Drove My 16-Year-Old Daughter Halfway Across Canada

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

She would get a quality education in any of these places, to be sure. And she would learn about navigating life independent of her parents, whether she is in residence in Hamilton or Kingston or Fredericton. But would she experience a new culture in Kitchener-Waterloo? Would life be so much different in Eastern Ontario than it is here in Niagara?

Nova Scotia Park Bans Kids.. But Dogs Welcome

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Living

Children under the age of 12 are now banned from Marshland Drive Off Leash Dog Park in Truro, N.S. But it’s for their own good, according to the ...

Could This Tiny Town Be Canada's Best Kept Secret?

Brian Trinh | Posted 08.30.2014 | Canada Travel
Brian Trinh

There are certain parts of the year where there is no life for Don Rice outside of Bear River, Nova Scotia. To live in a village in an outlying area with 800 people might seem like a prison sentence for some, but for Rice, one of 50 artisans living in the community, the area is a gift for artists looking to nurture their own gifts.

Let's Move Towards a Revitalization of Rural Canada, Starting With This Special Place

Kate Beaton | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada
Kate Beaton

You grow up around Inverness and you know it's probably in the cards for you to leave it, eventually. Every year, more of us do, making the villages even smaller, and making the cities a little bigger. That's true of all the rural Maritimes. You can be anything you want, but probably not here.

Arrests Made After Homeless Man's Death In Burning Bus Shelter

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.25.2014 | Canada

HALIFAX - The RCMP say they have made two arrests in the death of a homeless man last year whose body was found in a burning bus shelter in rural Nova...

Another Fireball Seen In The East

CBC | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada

For the second day in a row, a large fireball has been seen in the sky over Nova Scotia. CBC News reporter Phonse Jessome saw the colourful fireball...

Teen Says He Was Blindfolded, Chained To Bed

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. - A teenager testified Tuesday that he was blindfolded and his hands and feet were chained to a bed when a man sexually assaulted hi...


CP | Michael Tutton and Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada

HALIFAX - A blizzard swept across parts of Atlantic Canada on Wednesday, closing schools and government offices as well as disrupting travel throughou...

Maritimers Digging Out

CBC | Posted 03.06.2014 | Canada

Maritimers are digging out today from a blizzard that slammed much of the region Friday. The hardest hit areas appear to be the southwestern edges ...

Best of Canadian Travel in 2013

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada
Adrian Brijbassi

Except for a couple of sojourns to the Caribbean, I spent the entire year's travels within Canada, exploring its abundance of wonders. Although my trip to Sonora Resort stands at the top, it was far from a singular highlight. Here's my exhaustive list of the best Canadian travel destinations, from resorts to restaurants, of the past year.

Power Outages Persist For Thousands In Nova Scotia

CBC | Posted 02.23.2014 | Canada

Nova Scotia Power crews are still working to restore power to thousands of people this Christmas Eve after an ice storm knocked out electricity on M...

Most Confusing Street Names Ever?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Travel

Full disclosure: we've never been to Porters Lake, N.S. We're sure it's a lovely place but boy, does it look intimidating to navigate. Just take t...

Dexter Resigns As Nova Scotia NDP Leader

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Former Nova Scotia premier Darrell Dexter said Saturday that his government will be remembered for leading the province through a tough rece...

Which Province Ranks the Highest in Trade and Commerce?

Peter Hall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

All eyes are on international trade as we head into 2014. If we as a country are going to chalk up decent growth numbers, external activity is going to have to punch above its weight. Conditions seem favourable for a growth acceleration -- but will all of Canada's provinces cash in on the growth?

McNeil Lays Out Priorities

CP | Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

ELMSDALE, N.S. - He hasn't won the job yet, but Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil looked ahead Sunday to what he would do in the first days as Nova Scotia...

Dexter Steps Up Liberal Criticism

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.05.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia NDP Premier Darrell Dexter stepped up his criticism Saturday of the Liberal plan for health care in the final days of the provin...

Long Road Ahead for Broten's NDP

Cole Hogan | Posted 11.29.2013 | Canada Alberta
Cole Hogan

The Saskatchewan Party has launched a political advertisement against the new leader of the Saskatchewan NDP and Leader of the Official Opposition, Cam Broten. The advertisement attempts to tether Broten to the previous NDP leader, Dwain Lingenfelter, and to the party's 2011 First Nations resource revenue sharing policy.

In Deep Trouble?

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.28.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - In a province where voters have granted a second term or more to every government for the past 131 years, Nova Scotia's New Democrats are ho...

Trudeau To Pitch In

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau will be on the Nova Scotia campaign trail on Monday.Trudeau will be campaigning with provincial Libera...