Nova Scotia

Another Fireball Seen In The East

CBC | Posted 03.19.2014 | 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 03.18.2014 | 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...

'He's Let People Down'

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - If you believe the polls, Darrell Dexter has an image problem.The Nova Scotia premier, whose homespun image as everyone's favourite uncle he...

Rehtaeh Parsons' Family Deserves Answers: N.S. Tories

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - The father of Rehtaeh Parsons is pressuring Nova Scotia's political parties to launch a judicial inquiry into his daughter's death, saying a...

Trouble For Nova Scotia NDP?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Premier Darrell Dexter is dismissing as "childish" a complaint filed with Elections Nova Scotia about the NDP's use of a taxpayer-funded cau...

An Electric Issue

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - While it may be true that the typical provincial election focuses on jobs, the economy and leadership, another theme emerged as a key issue ...

Wage War

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.14.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Nova Scotia's NDP promised Saturday to continue increasing the minimum wage if re-elected on Oct. 8 as the first week of the campaign wrappe...

This Could Get Ugly

CP | Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2013 | Canada Politics

HALIFAX - Even before Nova Scotia's election campaign began, Liberal Leader Stephen McNeil had a target on him.The acknowledged front-runner, McNeil h...

Here We Go!

CP | Keith Doucette, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.07.2013 | Canada Politics

PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. -- Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter has called a provincial election for Oct. 8 with the economy, leadership and energy expect...

Hey SMU, There's No Funny in Rape

Toula Drimonis | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Living
Toula Drimonis

When 80 student leaders (both men and women) at Saint Mary's University stand up to chant an utterly despicable chant about non-consensual sex with minors to a group of 300 freshmen, sorry, but that's crossing the line, and I absolutely fail to see the humour in it. To casually dismiss what happened at SMU as an isolated issue with a flippant shrug of the shoulders is to negate the very real fact that we don't live in a post-feminist world, and there continues to be a very strong link between how women are perceived and the disrespect and violence actively and routinely shown to them in everyday life.

At These Libraries, Kids Take Out More Than Books | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Impact

If you're a parent who is strapped by a limited income but still wishes you could spoil your children with various toys, an alternative solution might be closer than you think. Most family and community centres have toy libraries, where parents can sign out toys for their children for a couple of weeks at a time, then return them for others to use.

A French-Canadian Enclave in Nova Scotia

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 08.19.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

Cheticamp, at the southwestern entrance of the national park, is the most eye-catching community on the Cabot Trail because the colourful houses, many of them painted in the blue, red and white symbols of the Acadian people, stand out and invite you to stop.

Spend a Great Canadian Weekend on the Cabot Trail

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

For years, the Cabot Trail has been one of the world's most famous roads to drive. It runs about 300 kilometres, looping around the edges of Cape Breton Island. As too many who venture onto the road have discovered, however, the trail is deserving of much more time than what a simple day trip affords.