Nova Scotia

Owner Blames 'New Generation' Of Workers For Restaurant Closure

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Business

She said young workers expect to be "paid dearly" and have shifts scheduled around their cellphone use.

2015 Marked A Turning Point For Canadian Nature Conservation

Dan Kraus | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

After years of steady, but slow, steps in nature conservation, our collective stride seems to have lengthened in 2015. We still need to act on commitments to create more terrestrial and marine protected areas. We still have Canadian species that are at risk of disappearing. We still have parks and protected areas that need to be buffered and better connected.

Nurses Say Nova Scotia's Long-Term Care System Is In 'Crisis'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada

Their report says the system is antiquated and plagued by a host of serious issues.

Major Maritimes Snowstorm Shuts Down Power, Schools, Highway

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.13.2016 | Canada

More than 5,000 people lost power in Nova Scotia.

The Most Canadian Idea Ever: Uber For Snow Plows

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2015 | Canada Business

Last year's brutal winter gave one man a bright idea.

B.C.'s Economy Doesn't Stack Up To The Rest Of Canada

Dermod Travis | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Business
Dermod Travis

Take a gander at the government's economic report cards and one thing becomes readily apparent: an almost virtual absence of inter-provincial comparisons. There's a good reason for that. Compared to Alberta, Ontario and Quebec, B.C. doesn't always stack up so well.

Nova Scotia MLA Removed From Caucus, Confirms Premier

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.05.2015 | Canada Politics

Thursday night's announcement came after Younger didn't show up to testify at a trial for a woman who was accused of assaulting him.

Living With Unexplained Chronic Pain Is A Nightmare

Angela Hartlin | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Living
Angela Hartlin

At some point, every person in my life has made a suggestion that mirrors some of the professional opinions I've heard over the years: that the pain receptors in my body could be alarming off to "false threats." This made me fight a new battle: one where I began doubting myself.

10 Ways to Make Marketing Go Viral

Mary Charleson | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Business
Mary Charleson

This week, Tim Hortons uploaded a series of commercials to YouTube featuring Nova Scotia hometown boys Sidney Crosby and Nate MacKinnon serving up coffee. It elicited numerous tweets, Instagram posts and Facebook statuses at the time, and even garnered TV coverage. This campaign subscribes to many of the 10 top reasons things go viral, methods you too can use to spread your business' message.

This Woman Wants to Shake Up the Male-Dominated Trades Industry

Kristen Marano | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Business
Kristen Marano

At an increasingly vocal time to achieve gender equality in business, Mandy Rennehan is an inspiring leader to follow. Rennehan, 39, is the founder and CEO of Freshco, the first full-service, on-call retail maintenance provider in Canada and the Eastern United States, servicing clients like Apple, Nike and Restoration Hardware. Rennehan recently ranked 25 of 100 Canadian top female entrepreneurs.

5 Reasons Why You Should Head Up to Halifax Right Now

Vitamin Daily | Posted 08.29.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Lobster rolls, sandy beaches, lighthouses -- Halifax, Nova Scotia, is practically begging to be explored. Here's what (we think) you shouldn't miss.

Sentencing Adjourned For Former Paramedic In Sex Assault

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada

In May a judge found Keats guilty of the 2013 assault.

N.S. Residents Rescue Whales In Second Mass Stranding In 2 Days

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.06.2015 | Canada

Another group of beached whales in Nova Scotia has been helped back out to sea, marking the second time this week that concerned residents joined together to save a stranded pod.

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,...