Nova Scotia

FILE - Visitors to a roadside memorial pay their respects in Portapique, N.S. on Friday, April 24, 2020. A public inquiry into the worst mass shooting in modern Canadian history is set to begin hearings this week in Nova Scotia.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

’He knew how to deal with chaos.’ Chilling details revealed by spouse of N.S. killer

Gabriel Wortman beat his spouse before his 13-hour killing rampage

 

An elephant-like mastodon were found in 1991 in a gypsum quarry north of Halifax, near Milford. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Mastodons: Nova Scotia was home to hairy, elephant-like creatures 80,000 years ago

Paleontologists worked for eight months to unearth a trove of fossils

 

Lionel Desmond (front row, far right) was part of the 2nd battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment, based at CFB Gagetown and shown in this 2007 handout photo taken in Panjwai district, in between patrol base Wilson and Masum Ghar in Afghanistan. Almost five years after Afghanistan war veteran Lionel Desmond killed three family members and himself, an inquiry is expected to draw to a close next month in Nova Scotia with questions still lingering about what it can accomplish. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook-Trev Bungay

Desmond inquiry: Nova Scotia inquest into shooting tragedy facing complex challenges

Inquiry heard testimony from 70 witnesses during 45 days of hearings

Lionel Desmond (front row, far right) was part of the 2nd battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment, based at CFB Gagetown and shown in this 2007 handout photo taken in Panjwai district, in between patrol base Wilson and Masum Ghar in Afghanistan. Almost five years after Afghanistan war veteran Lionel Desmond killed three family members and himself, an inquiry is expected to draw to a close next month in Nova Scotia with questions still lingering about what it can accomplish. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Facebook-Trev Bungay
Mink look out from a pen at a farm near Naestved, Denmark on Friday Nov. 6, 2020. Nova Scotia will help pay for a COVID-19 vaccine for mink, but the British Columbia government says more research is needed to determine if immunization is an option for thousands of animals that will be prohibited on farms by April 2023 as part of the province’s permanent ban of the industry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP
Mink look out from a pen at a farm near Naestved, Denmark on Friday Nov. 6, 2020. Nova Scotia will help pay for a COVID-19 vaccine for mink, but the British Columbia government says more research is needed to determine if immunization is an option for thousands of animals that will be prohibited on farms by April 2023 as part of the province’s permanent ban of the industry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP
Construction workers look on at the opening of a new viewing deck in Peggy’s Cove, N.S. on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. The 1,300 square-metre deck provides accessible public space overlooking the iconic lighthouse. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Construction workers look on at the opening of a new viewing deck in Peggy’s Cove, N.S. on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. The 1,300 square-metre deck provides accessible public space overlooking the iconic lighthouse. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Newly elected NDP MLAs Suzy Hansen and Lisa Lachance along with Nova Scotia NDP Leader Gary Burrill, left to right, attend a protest after the city removed tents and small shelters for homeless people in Halifax on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

N.S. legislature increases Black, female presence, still has no Indigenous member

Conservatives were unable to elect any Black or Indigenous candidates

Newly elected NDP MLAs Suzy Hansen and Lisa Lachance along with Nova Scotia NDP Leader Gary Burrill, left to right, attend a protest after the city removed tents and small shelters for homeless people in Halifax on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Houston unveils his party's complete and fully costed election platform in Halifax on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

N.S. Tories make pandemic, health care top priorities as power transition begins

N.S. Tories make pandemic, health care top priorities as power transition begins

Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Houston unveils his party's complete and fully costed election platform in Halifax on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Houston unveils his party’s complete and fully costed election platform in Halifax on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Houston unveils his party’s complete and fully costed election platform in Halifax on Thursday, July 22, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Premier Iain Rankin, left, and Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Houston bump elbows at a Halifax Chamber of Commerce pre-election event in Halifax on Aug. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Premier Iain Rankin, left, and Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Houston bump elbows at a Halifax Chamber of Commerce pre-election event in Halifax on Aug. 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
The Nova Scotia government says nearly $35 million in loans have been guaranteed through a program aimed at helping larger tourism operators struggling to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister of Inclusive Economic Growth Labi Kousoulis, shown in this Thursday, March 25, 2021, file photo, says the program fills a gap in order to help the tourism sector rebound because the larger operators were not eligible for federal programs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Large tourism operators in Nova Scotia get $35 million in loan support

Large tourism operators in Nova Scotia get $35 million in loan support

The Nova Scotia government says nearly $35 million in loans have been guaranteed through a program aimed at helping larger tourism operators struggling to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister of Inclusive Economic Growth Labi Kousoulis, shown in this Thursday, March 25, 2021, file photo, says the program fills a gap in order to help the tourism sector rebound because the larger operators were not eligible for federal programs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Charlene Bagley holds a photo of her late father, Tom Bagley, in Halifax on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Tom Bagley was one of 22 victims in the rural Nova Scotia murder rampage of April 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Charlene Bagley holds a photo of her late father, Tom Bagley, in Halifax on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Tom Bagley was one of 22 victims in the rural Nova Scotia murder rampage of April 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Two RCMP officers observe a moment of silence to honour slain Const. Heidi Stevenson and the other 21 victims of the mass killings at a checkpoint on Portapique Road in Portapique, N.S. on Friday, April 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

RCMP under scrutiny one year after mass killing that left 22 dead in Nova Scotia

Questions raised about why it took police 13 hours to stop mass killing

Two RCMP officers observe a moment of silence to honour slain Const. Heidi Stevenson and the other 21 victims of the mass killings at a checkpoint on Portapique Road in Portapique, N.S. on Friday, April 24, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Dr. Beth Mason CEO of the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy & the Environment with new technologies on energy transition including thermal electrification and storage is shown in Sydney, N.S. on Thursday March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vaughan Merchant

Rural Nova Scotia becoming Canada’s biotechnology hub as startups move east

Rural Nova Scotia becoming Canada’s biotechnology hub as startups move east

Dr. Beth Mason CEO of the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy & the Environment with new technologies on energy transition including thermal electrification and storage is shown in Sydney, N.S. on Thursday March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vaughan Merchant
An RCAF Cormorant helicopter flies over the Bay of Fundy in Hillsburn, N.S. in an area where empty life-rafts from a scallop fishing vessel where reported on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. The Nova Scotia RCMP say they plan to use a helicopter today to continue the search for five fishermen whose boat sank in the Bay of Fundy on Tuesday morning.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Nova Scotia town famous for its seafood still reeling from the loss of six fishermen

Nova Scotia town famous for its seafood still reeling from the loss of six fishermen

An RCAF Cormorant helicopter flies over the Bay of Fundy in Hillsburn, N.S. in an area where empty life-rafts from a scallop fishing vessel where reported on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. The Nova Scotia RCMP say they plan to use a helicopter today to continue the search for five fishermen whose boat sank in the Bay of Fundy on Tuesday morning.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Workers with the medical examiner's office remove a body from a gas bar in Enfield, N.S. on Sunday, April 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

‘Mere coincidence’: N.S. gunman killed after Mounties pull up at gas pump next to him

‘Mere coincidence’: N.S. gunman killed after Mounties pull up at gas pump next to him

Workers with the medical examiner's office remove a body from a gas bar in Enfield, N.S. on Sunday, April 19, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Members of a ground search and rescue team walk along the shore of the Bay of Fundy in Hillsburn, N.S. in an area where empty life-rafts from a scallop fishing vessel where reported on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Search and rescue aircraft, along with Canadian Coast Guard boats have been dispatched as well. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Scallop dragger sinking: Another wave of grief hits Nova Scotia

Scallop dragger sinking: Another wave of grief hits Nova Scotia

Members of a ground search and rescue team walk along the shore of the Bay of Fundy in Hillsburn, N.S. in an area where empty life-rafts from a scallop fishing vessel where reported on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. Search and rescue aircraft, along with Canadian Coast Guard boats have been dispatched as well. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
A woman pays her respects to victims of a mass shooting at a roadblock in Portapique, N.S. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

3 charged, including spouse, with supplying ammunition to Nova Scotia mass shooter

Investigators say they determined the ammunition was purchased and trafficked in Nova Scotia

A woman pays her respects to victims of a mass shooting at a roadblock in Portapique, N.S. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
A woman pays her repects at a roadblock in Portapique, N.S. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. The joint public inquiry in response to the April mass shooting in Nova Scotia has announced a mandate that includes a probe of the RCMP response as well as the role of gender-based violence in the tragedy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
A woman pays her repects at a roadblock in Portapique, N.S. on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. The joint public inquiry in response to the April mass shooting in Nova Scotia has announced a mandate that includes a probe of the RCMP response as well as the role of gender-based violence in the tragedy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil: a fiscal hawk with a folksy demeanour

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil: a fiscal hawk with a folksy demeanour

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil: a fiscal hawk with a folksy demeanour

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil: a fiscal hawk with a folksy demeanour