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  • Demolition day for former Pictou County convent - Truro Daily News
    May 3, 2016 10:31 am

    Truro Daily News Demolition day for former Pictou County convent Truro Daily News The building was later used for several different purposes, including a St. FX University extension office, the Pictou County Help Line, the Pictou County Food Bank, and most recently as a parish storage and charity clothing depot. It also served as ...
  • Pictou County taking aim at Fred Page Cup championship - Cape Breton Post
    May 3, 2016 2:56 am

    Cape Breton Post Pictou County taking aim at Fred Page Cup championship Cape Breton Post Pictou County Weeks Crushers forward Regan Spears of Port Hood hoists the Kent Cup after winning the Maritime Hockey League title on April 25 in New Glasgow. Spears netted the winner in double overtime for a 4-3 victory over the Dieppe Commandos. and more »
  • Tough times shaped Pictou County man - NG News
    May 1, 2016 11:46 pm

    NG News Tough times shaped Pictou County man NG News After three years in the army and a brief stint in a restaurant in Boston, he joined a brother at the Dofasco steel plant in Hamilton, Ont., but he soon headed back to Pictou County to work at Standard Clay and then the Shaw brick plant. Later on, I ...
  • UARB gives preliminary approval for amalgamation in Pictou County - NG News
    April 29, 2016 2:20 pm

    NG News UARB gives preliminary approval for amalgamation in Pictou County NG News Pictou Mayor Joe Hawes said it was great to hear the news. It's quite obvious they see the benefits to the four units coming together, he said. Hawes said he believes in the information that they gathered for the UARB decision and said they even had ... and more »
  • Representatives for the towns say they were snubbed in the initial deal - CBC.ca
    April 27, 2016 9:30 am

    CBC.ca Representatives for the towns say they were snubbed in the initial deal CBC.ca Representatives from the towns of Westville and Trenton say they won't join the amalgamation agreement between the four other municipalities in Pictou County because they say they were snubbed in the initial deal. "There was three municipalities that ...
  • Pictou County Weeks crowned champions after 4-3 win in Game 6 - TheChronicleHerald.ca
    April 26, 2016 11:16 pm

    TheChronicleHerald.ca Pictou County Weeks crowned champions after 4-3 win in Game 6 TheChronicleHerald.ca The Pictou County Weeks Crushers took home the Kent Cup on Monday in thrilling fashion. Regan Spears' second goal of the night at the 9:35 mark of the second overtime period gave the Crushers a 4-3 victory over the Dieppe Commandos in Game 6 and ... Crushers win MHL title in six gamesTruro Daily News all 2 news articles »
  • OPINION: Pictou County exploring reform, Kings County going nowhere - TheChronicleHerald.ca
    April 26, 2016 9:01 pm

    OPINION: Pictou County exploring reform, Kings County going nowhere TheChronicleHerald.ca Pictou County and Kings County have much in common. In Pictou County, with a population of 46,000, there are five towns and the county government with a total of 42 elected representatives. In Kings County, with a population of 60,000, there are 60 ...
  • Pictou County Chamber of Commerce supports amalgamation plan - CBC.ca
    April 26, 2016 4:10 pm

    CBC.ca Pictou County Chamber of Commerce supports amalgamation plan CBC.ca The Pictou County Chamber of Commerce said the proposal by four municipalities in the county to amalgamate is a good one, and will lead to a better tax structure for business and a renewed focus on attracting investment. "To me, it's the unification of ...
  • Pictou County amalgamation debate heats up ahead of plebiscite - CBC.ca
    April 25, 2016 3:32 pm

    CBC.ca Pictou County amalgamation debate heats up ahead of plebiscite CBC.ca The proposal to amalgamate several communities is creating some division in Pictou County as residents wrestle with the idea. The towns of Pictou, New Glasgow, Stellarton and the Municipality of Pictou County have submitted an application to amalgamate ... and more »
  • Pictou County traffic stop leads to 'bath salts' seizure - CBC.ca
    April 24, 2016 1:18 pm

    CBC.ca Pictou County traffic stop leads to 'bath salts' seizure CBC.ca RCMP said the Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit later carried out a search in the community of Linacy where they say officers seized some Methylenedioxypyrovalerone or MDPV, is a synthetic drug known on the streets as bath salts. Bath salts confiscated during traffic stop in Pictou CountyCTV News Two people arrested after police seize bath salts in LinacyTheChronicleHerald.ca Two people arrested on drugs and weapons chargesNG News VICE all 6 news articles »

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  • Nova Scotians flee Fort McMurray as wildfires burn homes - CBC.ca
    May 4, 2016 12:02 am

    CBC.ca Nova Scotians flee Fort McMurray as wildfires burn homes CBC.ca Nova Scotians living and working in Fort McMurray, Alta. have joined thousands of other residents under a mandatory evacuation order as a raging wildfire threatens homes in some neighbourhoods. Wendy and Robert Kirby, originally from Dartmouth, have ... and more »
  • Nova Scotia suspends hair testing for child protection cases - Toronto Star
    May 3, 2016 10:38 pm

    Toronto Star Nova Scotia suspends hair testing for child protection cases Toronto Star Natacha LeRoy and William McIntyre say they were negatively impacted by Motherisk hair tests. (Vaighan Merchant / THE CANADIAN PRESS). By Jacques GallantStaff Reporter. 6:51 PM, Tues., May 3, 2016. Nova Scotia has become the fourth known ... Nova Scotia suspends use of hair tests in child protection casesCBC.ca all 2 news articles »
  • Ferry blackout dates will cost NS taxpayers more: opposition - CTV News
    May 3, 2016 10:29 pm

    CTV News Ferry blackout dates will cost NS taxpayers more: opposition CTV News While the Nova Scotia government is applauding city council in Portland for approving a two-year lease with Bay Ferries, the opposition says it's proof the agreement is floating on the backs of Nova Scotia taxpayers. We're underwriting all the losses ... N.S. taxpayers on the hook for Maine cruise ship terminal upgradeTheChronicleHerald.ca Portland city council approves Yarmouth ferry terminal leaseCBC.ca Portland councilors approve lease for new Nova Scotia ferryBristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog) Globalnews.ca -Press Herald all 15 news articles »
  • Chase the Ace Sydney makes ticket venue change - CTV News
    May 3, 2016 9:54 pm

    CTV News Chase the Ace Sydney makes ticket venue change CTV News Those who are chasing tickets for Sydney's Chase the Ace game may not be able to purchase them at their usual location. Out of the nine locations, Sydney's Mayflower Mall has been the biggest ticket-selling venue for Chase the Ace. You're looking at ... Chase the Ace ticket venues changeCape Breton Post all 2 news articles »
  • Nova Scotia father officiates Bolivian marriage on Skype - CBC.ca
    May 3, 2016 8:33 pm

    CBC.ca Nova Scotia father officiates Bolivian marriage on Skype CBC.ca A couple who fell in love over long distance were married the same way over Skype. Megan Radford and Rolando Barrientos were together in Bolivia for the ceremony, but most everyone else was in Nova Scotia, including the man officiating: her ordained ... and more »
  • Daverico Downey funeral service held at North Preston church - CBC.ca
    May 3, 2016 7:41 pm

    CBC.ca Daverico Downey funeral service held at North Preston church CBC.ca More than 800 people gathered at a North Preston church Tuesday to mourn the death of Daverico Downey, the latest in a string of young men to be gunned down in the last month in the Halifax region. They looked on as young people stood ... Recent Halifax homicides added to Major Unsolved Crimes ProgramCTV News Rewards offered to solve murders of Joseph Cameron, Tyler Richards, Naricho Clayton and Daverico DowneyTheChronicleHerald.ca Some leads but no arrests as Halifax police continue to investigate recent homicidesTruro Daily News Nova News Now -Globalnews.ca -MetroNews Canada all 10 news articles »
  • New Glasgow woman with chemical sensitivities fights public housing eviction - CBC.ca
    May 3, 2016 6:43 pm

    CBC.ca New Glasgow woman with chemical sensitivities fights public housing eviction CBC.ca The Department of Community Services has agreed to wait until the end of July to evict a 65-year-old woman with severe chemical sensitivities from her public housing unit in New Glasgow, in order to give staff more time to find her suitable accommodations.
  • North Sydney fire in abandoned house damages nearby homes - CBC.ca
    May 3, 2016 6:13 pm

    CBC.ca North Sydney fire in abandoned house damages nearby homes CBC.ca The worst fears of some homeowners in North Sydney were nearly realized when fire in a nearby abandoned house spread to their properties. The fire broke out shortly before 2 a.m. at 113 Peppett Street, said Cape Breton Regional Police. Two other houses ... Early morning fire destroys North Sydney homeCape Breton Post all 4 news articles »
  • Halifax Convention Centre drives up Nova Scotia debt by $54M - CBC.ca
    May 3, 2016 5:47 pm

    CBC.ca Halifax Convention Centre drives up Nova Scotia debt by $54M CBC.ca The Nova Scotia government says the provincial debt will increase by $54 million this year as it puts the entire capital cost of the Halifax Convention Centre on the 2016-2017 books. On budget day last month, Finance Minister Randy Delorey made a show ... and more »
  • Alec Falkenham, Dalhousie researcher, inks deal for tattoo removal cream - CBC.ca
    May 3, 2016 2:56 pm

    CBC.ca Alec Falkenham, Dalhousie researcher, inks deal for tattoo removal cream CBC.ca Backtracking on an ill-advised dragon or butterfly may get a little easier if a new cream developed by a researcher at Dalhousie University goes to market a product that evolved from the PhD student's work on healing the heart after an injury. Cipher Pharmaceuticals Acquires Worldwide Rights to Dalhousie University's Investigational Tattoo Removal CreamCanada NewsWire (press release) all 11 news articles »

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  • Mike Duffy returns to the Senate, pursued but silent - CBC.ca
    May 4, 2016 1:14 am

    CBC.ca Mike Duffy returns to the Senate, pursued but silent CBC.ca Departing from his office, Mike Duffy dropped his keys. Turning around to pick them up, he saw several reporters standing in the hallway, watching him. He paused and then, perhaps having considered the possibility that one or more of these reporters ... Tkachuk: I never advised Duffy about expensesCTV News John Ivison: Mike Duffy is back, but meaningful changes to Senate still hard to findNational Post David Tkachuk says meeting with Mike Duffy never happenedGlobalnews.ca The Globe and Mail -Toronto Sun -Northumberland Today -Ottawa Citizen all 66 news articles »
  • Board denies parole for Reena Virk's killer, calls her 'very entitled' - CTV News
    May 4, 2016 12:51 am

    CTV News Board denies parole for Reena Virk's killer, calls her 'very entitled' CTV News ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - A young woman serving a life sentence for second-degree murder has for the first time taken responsibility for the death of a 14-year-old Vancouver Island girl almost two decades ago, but Kelly Ellard's confession wasn't enough to ... Reena Virk's convicted murderer, Kelly Ellard, denied day paroleOttawa Citizen 'Entitled' Kelly Ellard denied day parolewww.kingstonregion.com/ Convicted teen killer Kelly Ellard denied day paroleAm730 Vancouver Traffic News Voiceonline.com -The Globe and Mail -Huffington Post Canada -Toronto Star all 54 news articles »
  • Wildfire destroys Fort McMurray homes, most of city evacuated - CBC.ca
    May 4, 2016 12:32 am

    CBC.ca Wildfire destroys Fort McMurray homes, most of city evacuated CBC.ca A huge wildfire raging in Fort McMurray, Alta., has burned homes in some neighbourhoods and residents fleeing the fire have caused gridlock on Highway 63 leading south out of the city. Robin Smith, a spokesman for the Regional Municipality of Wood ... All of Fort McMurray's more than 80000 residents ordered to flee as wildfires reach cityNational Post Wildfire destroys homes in Fort McMurray; entire city evacuatedCTV News Almost 30000 under mandatory order to flee Fort McMurray fireHamilton Spectator CityNews -Calgary Herald -The Daily Courier (subscription) -630ched.com all 222 news articles »
  • Gaps in Canada's citizenship program leading to fraud, auditor finds - The Globe and Mail
    May 4, 2016 12:30 am

    The Globe and Mail Gaps in Canada's citizenship program leading to fraud, auditor finds The Globe and Mail Canada's Immigration Department did not properly detect and prevent citizenship fraud, resulting in the review of about 700 cases as of January, according to Auditor-General Michael Ferguson's spring report. The report, tabled in the House of Commons ... Cracks in system allow fraudsters to get citizenship, auditor findsToronto Star Canada's immigration system about to get more laxToronto Sun Holes in Canadian citizenship process could be leading to fraud: Auditor General630ched.com National Post -Digital Journal -Reuters Canada -CanIndia News all 40 news articles »
  • BC Mountie says sexual harassment settlement still means RCMP needs policies - CTV News
    May 4, 2016 12:05 am

    CTV News BC Mountie says sexual harassment settlement still means RCMP needs policies CTV News VANCOUVER -- A British Columbia Mountie whose sexual harassment lawsuit against the RCMP prompted similar cases across the country has reached an out-of court settlement with the force. Cpl. Catherine Galliford, 49, said she was diagnosed with ... BC Mountie says she was blindsided by sexual-harassment suit settlementThe Globe and Mail RCMP settles sex harassment suit with Catherine GallifordCBC.ca Former high-profile BC RCMP spokeswoman settles sexual harassment lawsuit with the force640 Toronto News all 6 news articles »
  • Quebec to amend language laws to require French on all storefronts, signs - CTV News
    May 3, 2016 11:14 pm

    CTV News Quebec to amend language laws to require French on all storefronts, signs CTV News The Quebec government is amending its language laws to ensure that French is featured on all outdoor signs and storefronts. The proposed changes would help bolster Bill 101 -- the legislation aimed at preserving the French language -- by requiring ... Key moments in the fight over commercial signage in QuebecCBC.ca Quebec to require outdoor store signage in province to have some FrenchReuters Canada Quebec wants stores with English names to add French to outdoor signsMontreal Gazette Globalnews.ca all 11 news articles »
  • Environment watchdog slams Brian Pallister for not appointing a conservation minister - CBC.ca
    May 3, 2016 10:05 pm

    CBC.ca Environment watchdog slams Brian Pallister for not appointing a conservation minister CBC.ca When Brian Pallister was sworn into government and announced his new team of 12 ministers, along with their portfolios, there was at least one glaring omission according to a conservation watchdog there's no longer a conservation and water ... Whether smaller is better remains to be seenWinnipeg Free Press Winners and losers in Tory cabinetWinnipeg Sun Brian Pallister, Manitoba's New Tory Premier, Names 12 To CabinetHuffington Post Canada CTV News -Canadian Cattlemen -Brandon Sun -630ched.com all 44 news articles »
  • Group offering $100000 for info on mink release - CBC.ca
    May 3, 2016 9:23 pm

    CBC.ca Group offering $100000 for info on mink release CBC.ca A group representing Canadian mink breeders is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to a conviction, after hundreds of minks were freed from a Brant County farm. Police say intruders cut holes in a barn wall last weekend, allowing 500 ... $100000 reward in mink releaseBrantford Expositor Mink breeders association offers $100000 reward in latest releaseCTV News $100K reward offered for 'animal rights extremists' after 500 minks freed in OntarioGlobalnews.ca BlackburnNews.com -BayToday -Western Producer (subscription) -Farms.com all 10 news articles »
  • RCMP ask for help finding Dauphin firearm theft suspects - CBC.ca
    May 3, 2016 7:06 pm

    CBC.ca RCMP ask for help finding Dauphin firearm theft suspects CBC.ca RCMP have put out a call for help finding suspects after thieves stole firearms from a home in Dauphin. RCMP were called to a home in the west end of the city Monday at about 5 p.m. after reports that a home had been broken into. The suspects made off ... Manitoba RCMP ticket woman for speeding, then talking on phone while drivingGlobalnews.ca Thirteen guns stolen from Dauphin homeWinnipeg Free Press Guns stolen from Dauphin safeWinnipeg Sun MyToba -Brandon Sun -640 Toronto News -ChrisD.ca all 10 news articles »
  • Canada's 'enthusiasm' to complete census crashes government website - CTV News
    May 3, 2016 6:22 pm

    CTV News Canada's 'enthusiasm' to complete census crashes government website CTV News Years after the former Conservative government did away with the mandatory long-form census, it seemed as though Canadians were eager to dive into the national questionnaire. This year's census was such a hot topic on Twitter on Monday, that the ... Canada's 'enthusiasm' for census brings down StatsCan websiteCBC.ca How big of a census nerd are you? Try our quizThe Globe and Mail Editorial: Return of mandatory long-form census is welcomeMontreal Gazette MetroNews Canada -Oye! Times -Toronto Life -Parksville Qualicum Beach News all 54 news articles »

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  • Wildfire in Alberta's energy heartland forces thousands to flee - Reuters
    May 4, 2016 12:52 am

    Reuters Wildfire in Alberta's energy heartland forces thousands to flee Reuters CALGARY, Alberta Alberta is racing to evacuate thousands of people as an uncontrolled wildfire burns near Fort McMurray, in the heart of Canada's oil sands region, forcing residents to flee north to safety on Tuesday. Alberta appealed for help from ... Forest Fire Leads to Evacuation of Neighborhoods in Northern Alberta TownWall Street Journal Evacuations ordered as Canada wildfires cause chaos in Fort McMurrayNew York Daily News 10 Things to Know for Todayseattlepi.com STLtoday.com -UPI.com -CBC.ca -Atlanta Journal Constitution all 222 news articles »
  • US Navy SEAL killed by ISIS in Iraq firefight identified - Fox News
    May 3, 2016 11:55 pm

    Fox News US Navy SEAL killed by ISIS in Iraq firefight identified Fox News Islamic State fighters shot and killed a Navy SEAL during an "extremely heavy, extremely intense" firefight with U.S. forces and Kurdish Peshmerga troops in northern Iraq Tuesday, military officials and a trainer who witnessed the fighting told Fox News. US Navy SEAL Killed in Combat by ISIS Forces in Northern IraqABC News Navy SEAL killed in Iraq after Islamic State punches through front lineWashington Post Navy SEAL killed in Iraq by ISIS identifiedCBS News NBCNews.com -USA TODAY -azcentral.com -Los Angeles Times all 341 news articles »
  • Rebels launch assault in Syria's Aleppo, diplomats try to revive truce - Reuters
    May 3, 2016 10:34 pm

    Reuters Rebels launch assault in Syria's Aleppo, diplomats try to revive truce Reuters BEIRUT/MOSCOW Rebel fighters launched an assault in Syria's divided northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday and fired rockets on a hospital in the latest violence to hit civilians as diplomats struggled to restore an unraveling ceasefire and resurrect peace ... A Strange, Sad, Surprising Reality of Syria at WarNew York Times The Latest: UK and France urge UN council meeting on AleppoWashington Post Hospital Hit as Fighting Flares in Aleppo, SyriaWall Street Journal Bloomberg -Voice of America -Huffington Post -Fox News all 746 news articles »
  • Israeli who burned Palestinian teen alive sentenced to life in prison - Washington Post
    May 3, 2016 9:27 pm

    Washington Post Israeli who burned Palestinian teen alive sentenced to life in prison Washington Post JERUSALEM The ringleader of a group that kidnapped and burned alive a Palestinian teenager two years ago a revenge killing that shocked many here because of its savagery was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison plus 20 years. Yosef Haim ... Israel-Palestinian tensions return to boiling pointBBC News Israeli Gets Life in Prison for Murder of Palestinian TeenagerNew York Times Israeli troops kill Palestinian driver who rammed soldiers in West Bank: armyReuters CNN -Al-Monitor -Naples Herald -Pulse Headlines all 362 news articles »
  • These Are The Most Dangerous Countries For Journalists In 2016 - Huffington Post
    May 3, 2016 8:10 pm

    Huffington Post These Are The Most Dangerous Countries For Journalists In 2016 Huffington Post People the world over are still harassed, arrested and tortured simply for trying to report the news. 05/03/2016 04:06 pm ET. Willa Frej Reporter, The Huffington Post. World Press Freedom Day, while celebrating advances in free media and protection for ... UN expert warns combat against violent extremism could be used as 'excuse' to curb free speechUN News Centre Freedom of the PressVoice of America (blog) World Press Freedom Day, a reminder that the press isn't free in most countriesPBS NewsHour The News International -Amnesty International USA -Jobs & Hire -Whitehouse.gov (press release) all 214 news articles »
  • Hungary's Supreme Court Approves Fall Referendum on EU Migrant Plan - Wall Street Journal
    May 3, 2016 4:59 pm

    Wall Street Journal Hungary's Supreme Court Approves Fall Referendum on EU Migrant Plan Wall Street Journal BUDAPESTA top court in Hungary gave the green light for a national referendum this autumn in which the country's government will campaign for the rejection of the European Union's plan to resettle asylum seekers here. Hungary's supreme court, known ... EU Wants To Fine Countries $300000 For Each Refugee RejectionDaily Caller Hungary to hold EU migrant quota referendum by OctoberDaily Sabah Hungary's Supreme Court Clears Way Migrant Quotas ReferendumABC News StreetInsider.com -TRT World all 22 news articles »
  • 'Miracle' as baby girl rescued after 80 hours in rubble of Kenyan building - CNN
    May 3, 2016 4:18 pm

    CNN 'Miracle' as baby girl rescued after 80 hours in rubble of Kenyan building CNN Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) A baby girl was rescued Tuesday after 80 hours trapped in the rubble of a collapsed residential building in the Kenyan capital, in what emergency workers are hailing as a miracle. The six-month-old's father called out for her, and ... World Digest: May 3, 2016Washington Post Baby girl rescued four days after building collapse in NairobiUPI.com Baby Rescued From Collapsed Kenyan Building, Father FoundVoice of America ABC News -The Standard Digital News (press release) (blog) -The Root -Cherokee Tribune Ledger News all 147 news articles »
  • Walking Through First Class to Coach Makes Travelers Really Angry - Money Magazine
    May 3, 2016 4:02 pm

    Money Magazine Walking Through First Class to Coach Makes Travelers Really Angry Money Magazine The walk-of-shame through the airplane's first class section to coach isn't fun for anyone. Judging from the lack of eye contact and pursing of the lips when it does happen, the high rollers sure seem to be uncomfortable. And of course the hapless ... and more »
  • Official Dawn of War 3 Announcement trailer is out - GameZone
    May 3, 2016 3:41 pm

    GameZone Official Dawn of War 3 Announcement trailer is out GameZone It's been seven year but it has finally been announced, Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War III has been announced and the trailer gives fans a taste of what will come. Dawn of War III will take players back into the boots of the Space Marines fighting for ... Dawn of War III Announcement Trailer ArrivesComingSoon.net Warhammer 40k: Dawn Of War 3 Gets Announced With This Rather Moody TrailerBleeding Cool News Dawn Of War III Announced, Poised as Relic's Biggest RTS EverNiche Gamer all 80 news articles »
  • The collapse of Syria's ceasefire is really bad news for the fight against ISIS - Business Insider
    May 3, 2016 2:29 pm

    Business Insider The collapse of Syria's ceasefire is really bad news for the fight against ISIS Business Insider Syria peace talks are deadlocked as the regime and the opposition remain unable to move past a crucial sticking point the role of President Bashar al-Assad in the country's future. Negotiations appear to have fallen apart, and the ceasefire between ... and more »

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