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  • Construction abounds in Pictou County - NG News
    July 29, 2014 2:40 pm

    Construction abounds in Pictou County NG News If you're planning on travelling within Pictou County, prepare to be tied up in construction traffic. Today work is happening on Bridge Avenue heading into Stellarton. There's also the continued storm water separation project happening at the ... and more »
  • NS: Strawberry season short and sweet in Pictou County - Daily Business Buzz - Nova Scotia
    July 29, 2014 12:41 pm

    NS: Strawberry season short and sweet in Pictou County Daily Business Buzz - Nova Scotia Those interested in picking can call 485-6158 to confirm whether the U-Pick is still open. J & M Mountain Farms U-Pick in River John is now closed for the season. Geographic location: Pictou County, River John. Four-year-old Kennedy Avery was enjoying ... and more »
  • Pictou County band returns to Parrsboro - Cumberland News Now
    July 29, 2014 11:08 am

    Pictou County band returns to Parrsboro Cumberland News Now PARRSBORO The Pictou County Brass and Reed Band returned to perform for a second year in a row during the outdoor music festival in Parrsboro. "It's fun performing and meeting other people in the same business, said Bob Pushie, Pictou County Brass ...
  • Missing Pictou County teen found: RCMP - MetroNews Canada
    July 27, 2014 9:17 pm

    Missing Pictou County teen found: RCMP MetroNews Canada RCMP in Pictou County say a missing teen has been found safe and sound. Shelly-May Barber, 17, was last seen on July 18 in Plymouth. Police had asked the public to help locate her, but said Sunday afternoon that she had been located. and more »
  • Boxer Brody Blair of Pictou County wins Commonwealth Games opener - TheChronicleHerald.ca
    July 26, 2014 10:31 pm

    TheChronicleHerald.ca Boxer Brody Blair of Pictou County wins Commonwealth Games opener TheChronicleHerald.ca Boxer Brody Blair has advanced out of the opening round at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. But the win came with a cost for the scrapper from Lyons Brook. Blair, 22, defeated Sierra Leone's Abdul Bangura on a split decision Saturday in a ... and more »
  • The Strange Case of Pictou County, Nova ScotiaA Community Supported by ... - VICE News
    July 24, 2014 12:31 pm

    The Strange Case of Pictou County, Nova ScotiaA Community Supported by ... VICE News For a brief moment in June, a First Nations-led blockade of a burst effluent pipe in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, occupied a blip on the national news cycle. An effluent spill, likely in the tens of millions of liters, had covered a portion of a ...
  • Pictou County pulse check - NG News
    July 23, 2014 2:42 pm

    Pictou County pulse check NG News Stephanie Cooper, left, Jim Proudfoot and Amanda Hill pause for a photo at Pulse Pictou County's first event in June. Pulse, a group that aims to attract and retain young working people in the county by making it a more engaging place for young people ...
  • Pictou County shaped comedy writer's perspective - NG News
    July 21, 2014 1:17 pm

    Pictou County shaped comedy writer's perspective NG News Iain MacLeod will be returning to his hometown to show his short films and answer questions over a meal at The Celtic Circle on July 26. It helps give him perspective, and get others laughing. I don't think popular kids make very good comedians, the ...
  • Body of missing Pictou County man found in vehicle - CTV News
    July 14, 2014 2:58 pm

    CTV News Body of missing Pictou County man found in vehicle CTV News The RCMP believe the body of a missing man has been found in Nova Scotia's Pictou County. Police say hikers found the vehicle of a missing person in the MacLellan's Mountain area Sunday afternoon. Officers found a man's body inside the vehicle. Missing man in Pictou County has been found deadCBC.ca Missing Pictou County man found deadTheChronicleHerald.ca Pictou County man found dead in truckCape Breton Post all 6 news articles »
  • RCMP continue search for missing Pictou County man - CTV News
    July 11, 2014 3:25 pm

    CTV News RCMP continue search for missing Pictou County man CTV News The RCMP are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Pictou County, N.S. man. Stephen Robert Willemse, 41, was last seen in MacLellan's Brook on July 6. His vehicle is also missing. Police officers and members of the Pictou County Ground ... Photos of missing Pictou County man released by RCMPCBC.ca UPDATED: Police, rescue team continue search for missing manNG News Police, rescue team continue search for missing manTruro Daily News all 6 news articles »

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  • Some NS small businesses to get break on power bill - TheChronicleHerald.ca
    July 30, 2014 1:30 pm

    Globalnews.ca Some NS small businesses to get break on power bill TheChronicleHerald.ca Some Nova Scotia small businesses may pay lower power rates thanks to a decision this week from the province's utility and review board. The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board approved amendments requested by Nova Scotia Power Inc., which would ... UARB looks for public input on Arthur reviewGlobalnews.ca all 2 news articles »
  • Bluenose II moved from Lunenburg, to Halifax, NS - CTV News
    July 30, 2014 1:28 pm

    Bluenose II moved from Lunenburg, to Halifax, NS CTV News HALIFAX -- The Bluenose II has been moved from Lunenburg, N.S., to Halifax as the schooner is formally handed over to the provincial government. The vessel has been berthed for the past two years at the Lunenburg Foundry dock, where it has undergone a ... and more »
  • Fracking public meetings wrap in Nova Scotia - CBC.ca
    July 30, 2014 11:57 am

    Fracking public meetings wrap in Nova Scotia CBC.ca Public hearings discussing hydraulic fracturing in Nova Scotia have come to an end after making stops in 10 communities across the province. The final meeting took place in Whycocomagh Tuesday night. David Wheeler is president of Cape Breton University ... and more »
  • Halifax Forum saved by city council vote - CBC.ca
    July 30, 2014 11:29 am

    TheChronicleHerald.ca Halifax Forum saved by city council vote CBC.ca After five years of discussions to close the Halifax forum, Halifax regional council has voted to save and renovate the nearly 90-year-old building. Hundreds of people have rallied to save the building from demolition. The Forum was built in 1927. The ... Future of historic Halifax Forum played out at city councilCTV News Forum scores in overtime to beat demolition squadTheChronicleHerald.ca Council votes to save, renovate Halifax Forum, approves four-pad for DartmouthTruro Daily News all 7 news articles »
  • Halifax lawyer Lyle Howe to be sentenced for sexual assault - CTV News
    July 30, 2014 11:22 am

    CTV News Halifax lawyer Lyle Howe to be sentenced for sexual assault CTV News HALIFAX -- A Halifax lawyer will be sentenced today for sexual assault, a conviction that has sparked protests from some who say it reflects the justice system's bias against black men. Lyle Howe, a black lawyer with a high public profile in the city ... Lyle Howe to be sentenced todayTheChronicleHerald.ca all 11 news articles »
  • Cat gets North Sydney family out of bed before fire - CBC.ca
    July 30, 2014 10:21 am

    CBC.ca Cat gets North Sydney family out of bed before fire CBC.ca A former Nova Scotia politician is crediting his cat with getting him out of bed before a fire raced through his home. Brian Young says his cat Berkeley woke him up around 5 a.m. Monday, mewing to be fed and let outside. Young says he fed the eight ... Family credits hungry cat with saving them from burning home in Cape BretonNational Post Peckish cat 'saved' North Sydney family from flamesTheChronicleHerald.ca North Sydney home destroyed by fireNG News all 26 news articles »
  • Shubenacadie band changes name to traditional Sipekne'katik - CBC.ca
    July 30, 2014 10:14 am

    CBC.ca Shubenacadie band changes name to traditional Sipekne'katik CBC.ca The Shubenacadie band, Nova Scotia's second largest First Nations group, has restored the traditional spelling and pronunciation of its name and will now be known as Sipekne'katik. Chief Rufus Copage said the name is literally rooted in the earth.
  • New energy storage technology to be tested in Nova Scotia - CBC.ca
    July 29, 2014 11:31 pm

    CBC.ca New energy storage technology to be tested in Nova Scotia CBC.ca Hundreds of wind turbines are delivering power to Nova Scotia's energy grid these days, but one of the challenges they face is how to store surplus energy for when the wind is not blowing. A company co-founded by Danielle Fong, a 26-year-old Nova ... Princeton grad from Dartmouth nears 'holy grail' of green energy storageTheChronicleHerald.ca all 7 news articles »
  • Toddler's death reveals 'fragmented' social services approach - CBC.ca
    July 29, 2014 10:47 pm

    CBC.ca Toddler's death reveals 'fragmented' social services approach CBC.ca Nova Scotia's acting ombudsman has identified several shortcomings in the way the province dealt with the case of a toddler who died four years ago after authorities were alerted to concerns about his well-being. CBC News has confirmed the review ... Disturbing details of child's death emerge in official NS reportCTV News Nova Scotia ombudsman calls for independent team to investigate child deathsCumberland News Now NS government services 'fragmented,' says review into child deathGlobalnews.ca all 19 news articles »
  • New equipment wish list revealed for Nova Scotia hospitals - CBC.ca
    July 29, 2014 6:45 pm

    New equipment wish list revealed for Nova Scotia hospitals CBC.ca Nova Scotia's Department of Health and Wellness has released a list of medical equipment that has been approved for funding, one week after an Antigonish doctor sounded the alarm over a lack of funding for necessary equipment in hospitals. The nine ...

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  • Prominent Halifax lawyer to be sentenced for sex assault in divisive case - Toronto Star
    July 30, 2014 1:49 pm

    Toronto Star Prominent Halifax lawyer to be sentenced for sex assault in divisive case Toronto Star HALIFAXA Halifax lawyer will be sentenced Wednesday for sexual assault, a conviction that has sparked protests from some who say it reflects the justice system's bias against black men. Lyle Howe, a black lawyer with a high public profile in the city, was ... Former Halifax lawyer to be sentenced WednesdayCTV News Lyle Howe sentencing today in Halifax courtCBC.ca Lyle Howe to be sentenced todayTheChronicleHerald.ca Cape Breton Post all 11 news articles »
  • Manitoba to name August long weekend as Terry Fox Day - CBC.ca
    July 30, 2014 1:48 pm

    Winnipeg Free Press Manitoba to name August long weekend as Terry Fox Day CBC.ca Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger wants to change the name of the August long weekend to Terry Fox Day. A bill will be introduced in the fall and it is expected to pass, a provincial spokesperson said. The province calls Fox a great Canadian who deserves the ... Province renames Civic Holiday to honour Terry FoxCTV News Do you support naming the August Civic Holiday "Terry Fox Day"?CJOB Terry Fox gets his day in ManitobaWinnipeg Free Press ChrisD.ca -MetroNews Canada all 6 news articles »
  • Maple Ridge homicide under investigation - CBC.ca
    July 30, 2014 1:43 pm

    CTV News Maple Ridge homicide under investigation CBC.ca Police are investigating an apparent fatal shooting in Maple Ridge, B.C., late Tuesday night. The incident happened at a townhouse complex at 10300 240 Street, near 103 Avenue. Police have not released any details about the shooting, including the victim's ... IHIT investigates Maple Ridge shootingCTV News Police investigate possible murder in Maple RidgeVancouver Sun PHOTOS: Maple Ridge show Much Ado About outer spaceMaple Ridge Times Globalnews.ca all 14 news articles »
  • Lisa Raitt, Rick Snyder to make 'important' DRIC announcement today - CBC.ca
    July 30, 2014 1:34 pm

    Toronto Star Lisa Raitt, Rick Snyder to make 'important' DRIC announcement today CBC.ca Canada's Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder are in Windsor, Ont., today and expected to announce the formation of a U.S.-Canadian panel that will oversee plans for a new bridge between Detroit and the southwestern Ontario city. Oversight committee expected to be announce for new Windsor-Detroit bridgeCTV News Details today of long-awaited new Detroit-Windsor bridgeToronto Star Canadian, US governments to announce plans for Detroit-Windsor bridgeMontreal Gazette The Globe and Mail all 74 news articles »
  • Man stabbed multiple times in chest outside downtown hotel - CBC.ca
    July 30, 2014 1:16 pm

    CBC.ca Man stabbed multiple times in chest outside downtown hotel CBC.ca A man was taken to hospital in critical condition after being stabbed multiple times in the chest early Wednesday morning. The altercation happened outside the front door of the Embassy Hotel & Suites at 25 Cartier St., near City Hall in downtown Ottawa, ... Man in serious condition after Ottawa stabbingYorkRegion.com Early morning stabbing leaves man in serious condition; suspect arrested580 CFRA Radio One man in hospital, one arrested following stabbing outside downtown hotelOttawa Citizen CTV News all 9 news articles »
  • Toronto cop faces additional charge in Yatim shooting - Macleans.ca
    July 30, 2014 1:06 pm

    Toronto Star Toronto cop faces additional charge in Yatim shooting Macleans.ca TORONTO A Toronto police officer is facing an additional charge in relation to the shooting death of a teenager on a streetcar last summer. Const. James Forcillo already faces a second-degree murder charge in the death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim. Toronto police officer faces additional charge in case of teen shot on streetcarLethbridge Herald Sammy Yatim shooting: Const. James Forcillo to face added chargeCBC.ca all 18 news articles »
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits Saskatchewan - CBC.ca
    July 30, 2014 12:57 pm

    CTV Saskatoon News Prime Minister Stephen Harper visits Saskatchewan CBC.ca Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be visiting Saskatchewan today. The Prime Minister will first visit the northern Saskatchewan community of Air Ronge at around noon today. He'll be making an announcement at Northlands College at around noon today. Stephen Harper to visit Saskatoon, Air Ronge WednesdayNews Talk 650 CKOM Harper stopping in Air Ronge, Saskatoon during Sask. visitCTV Saskatoon News all 4 news articles »
  • Northwestern Ont. chiefs react to new accountability law - CBC.ca
    July 30, 2014 12:43 pm

    Globalnews.ca Northwestern Ont. chiefs react to new accountability law CBC.ca First Nations in the northwest have mixed opinions about new federal legislation requiring them to post their financial statements online. Aboriginal Affairs' First Nations Financial Transparency Act set a deadline of midnight last night to post the statements. Manitoba chiefs' salary data onlineWinnipeg Free Press Disclosure of First Nations salaries raises eyebrowsToronto Star Controversial First Nation chief's salary raises concernThe Globe and Mail mysask.com all 30 news articles »
  • Fake passengers booked so Alison Redford could fly alone, auditor general says - Toronto Star
    July 30, 2014 12:09 pm

    Toronto Star Fake passengers booked so Alison Redford could fly alone, auditor general says Toronto Star EDMONTONFormer Alberta premier Alison Redford is denying any personal wrongdoing associated with findings by the province's auditor general that passenger lists on government aircraft were altered so she could fly alone. Redford issued the denial via ... Redford responds to new travel scandalCTV News LORNE GUNTERSun News Network Alison Redford Saga: Fake Passengers on Government PlanesThe True North Times Macleans.ca -CBC.ca -Calgary Herald all 88 news articles »
  • Poll shows NPA rising in Vancouver mayoral race, despite rookie candidate - The Globe and Mail
    July 30, 2014 12:00 pm

    Poll shows NPA rising in Vancouver mayoral race, despite rookie candidate The Globe and Mail Who is Kirk LaPointe? Hardly any Vancouver voters know the answer to that, but 41 per cent of them are willing to vote for him anyway as the city's next mayor, according to a new poll. That surprisingly strong showing a week after Mr. Lapointe announced ... and more »

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  • Russia May Aid Sanctioned Banks as MH17 Probe Stymied - Bloomberg
    July 30, 2014 1:40 pm

    Bloomberg Russia May Aid Sanctioned Banks as MH17 Probe Stymied Bloomberg Russia's central bank said it's ready to help lenders targeted by the U.S. and Europe in their latest round of sanctions, as Dutch experts again abandoned an attempt to visit the crash site of Malaysian Air Flight 17. European Union governments agreed ... Russia's central bank vows to support banks hit by new sanctionsWashington Post Russia sanctions: Who will be hurt the most?BBC News US-EU sanctions, Yukos ruling deals Russia's Rosneft financial blowChristian Science Monitor Reuters -Telegraph.co.uk -ABC News all 3,400 news articles »
  • Ukraine officials: Rebels plant mines near MH17 site - CNN
    July 30, 2014 1:40 pm

    The Hindu Ukraine officials: Rebels plant mines near MH17 site CNN Donetsk, Ukraine (CNN) -- International investigators' quest to carry out their duties at the crash site of the downed Malaysian airliner hit another roadblock Wednesday: land mines, according to Ukrainian officials. Ukraine's National Security and Defense ... Observers Turned Back from MH17 Crash Site in UkraineVoice of America Still No Safe Passage to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Crash Site in Eastern UkraineWall Street Journal Caught in the crossfireFinancial Times TIME -Toronto Star all 2,993 news articles »
  • UN agency: Israeli artillery fired on Gaza school; 16 evacuees killed - Washington Post
    July 30, 2014 1:32 pm

    NBCNews.com UN agency: Israeli artillery fired on Gaza school; 16 evacuees killed Washington Post GAZA CITY Israeli artillery shells slammed into U.N.-run school sheltering evacuees from the Gaza conflict early Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding dozens of others as they slept, according to Palestinian health officials and the U.N. ... 'Humanitarian window' under way in Gaza after UN facility hitCNN Israel Artillery Hits Gaza School, Causing 'Multiple Fatalities,' UN SaysWall Street Journal Palestinians claim UN school hit, while Israel announces 4-hour cease-fire for ...Fox News Telegraph.co.uk -CTV News -Sky News all 13,349 news articles »
  • Turkish Women Laugh Online to Protest Deputy PM's Remarks - NDTV
    July 30, 2014 1:24 pm

    NDTV Turkish Women Laugh Online to Protest Deputy PM's Remarks NDTV Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc (L) and European Affairs Minister Egemen Bagis chat as they wait for the start of the speech of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting at ruling Ak Party (AKP) headquarters in Ankara December 25, 2013. Turkey: 11 more police officers arrested for alleged illegal wiretapsFox News Turkish women protest against deputy PM's no laughing commentseuronews Turkish women say #kahkaha to minister's 'laughing ban'Channel 4 News Business Standard -www.worldbulletin.net all 255 news articles »
  • Stampede at Guinea concert kills at least 33, including children - The Globe and Mail
    July 30, 2014 1:24 pm

    BBC News Stampede at Guinea concert kills at least 33, including children The Globe and Mail Hundreds of people leaving a late-night rap concert on a beach in Guinea rushed to leave through a single exit, creating a stampede that killed at least 33 people, officials said Wednesday. The victims included children as young as 10, and most bodies ... 24 Killed in Guinea Concert StampedeVoice of America At least 34 people have reportedly died in a stampede in Guinea, during a ...BBC News At least 34 killed in stampede at Guinea beach concertReuters Africa New Zealand Herald -Zee News -TVNZ all 104 news articles »
  • Nearly 150 people feared trapped after landslide in India village - Fox News
    July 30, 2014 1:07 pm

    Times of India Nearly 150 people feared trapped after landslide in India village Fox News NEW DELHI Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India Wednesday, sweeping away scores of houses and possibly trapping more than 150 people, officials said. About 100 rescuers had reached the area, but ... Ten dead and more than 100 missing after monsoon mudslide buries Indian ...Telegraph.co.uk Major landslide hits Pune village; at least 15 dead, over 160 feared trappedIndian Express Landslide near Pune kills 10, scores feared trappedReuters India Reuters UK -gulfnews.com -Boston.com all 332 news articles »
  • British Airways sued in pilot sex abuse allegation - The Hindu
    July 30, 2014 1:06 pm

    The Guardian British Airways sued in pilot sex abuse allegation The Hindu A London law firm is initiating legal proceedings against British Airways over allegations that one of its pilots sexually abused 16 girls in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania during layovers. Leigh Day lawyer Nichola Marshall said on Wednesday that pilot Simon ... British Airways to be sued over pilot abuse claimsBBC News British Airways to be sued for damages over claims one of its pilots sexually ...Daily Mail all 47 news articles »
  • Deadly clashes hit Xinjiang amid sweeping security crackdown - Christian Science Monitor
    July 30, 2014 12:46 pm

    Christian Science Monitor Deadly clashes hit Xinjiang amid sweeping security crackdown Christian Science Monitor China's state news agency reported that a gang attacked a police station and government offices in the troubled northwest region. China has fingered Xinjiang separatists for several serious attacks in recent months. More violence in China's Xinjiang after deadly attackReuters UK Clashes in China's Xinjiang Region Leave 'Dozens' DeadBloomberg Nearly 100 casualties in Xinjiang clash: Uighur groupChannel News Asia Reuters India -Irish Examiner -Sky News Australia all 333 news articles »
  • Rights Group: Syria Using Barrel Bombs, Defying UN - ABC News
    July 30, 2014 12:11 pm

    Reuters UK Rights Group: Syria Using Barrel Bombs, Defying UN ABC News The Syrian government is still indiscriminately bombing civilians with explosives-filled barrels in defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution, an international human rights group said Wednesday. Human Rights Watch's statement came as the Security ... 'Syrian government still using barrel bombs'The Hindu Tunnel explosions strike Syria's AleppoAljazeera.com Syrian Government Increases Barrel Bombing, Rights Group ClaimsTIME Channel News Asia all 175 news articles »
  • Juventus star Carlos Tevez pays $400000 ransom for kidnapped father: report - New York Daily News
    July 29, 2014 7:54 pm

    New York Daily News Juventus star Carlos Tevez pays $400000 ransom for kidnapped father: report New York Daily News Juventus star Carlos Tevez reportedly paid $400,000 for the release of his father from kidnappers in Argentina, where criminals frequently target high-profile athletes and their families in exchange for lucrative ransoms. Eight hours after being taken hostage in ... and more »

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