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Vice-admiral leaked cabinet secrets to help ensure supply ship contract: RCMP

Vice-admiral leaked cabinet secrets to help ensure supply ship contract: RCMP

The military's second-in-command leaked cabinet secrets to a shipbuilding executive as a means of pressuring the Liberal government to approve a $700-million contract, the RCMP alleges in newly disclosed court documents.
Province to twin highway sections but says no to tolls

Province to twin highway sections but says no to tolls

The province has announced it will go ahead with four highway twinning projects — but Nova Scotians won't be looking at new road tolls.
Man to appear on drug charges today following search of Halifax apartment

Man to appear on drug charges today following search of Halifax apartment

Michael Alexander Corkum, 33, of Halifax was to appear in Halifax provincial court on several drug-related charges after police searched an apartment on Tuesday evening.
Halifax police probe south-end purse-snatching attempt

Halifax police probe south-end purse-snatching attempt

Halifax Regional Police are looking for two men who tried to snatch a woman's purse in the city's south end on Tuesday evening.
Premier: ‘I will let you know as soon as an election is called’

Premier: ‘I will let you know as soon as an election is called’

Speculation is that Nova Scotians could go to the polls on May 30, but Premier Stephen McNeil was playing his ballots close to his chest Tuesday afternoon.
Halifax council votes to put Cornwallis name on city property under microscope

Halifax council votes to put Cornwallis name on city property under microscope

The city's founder remains notorious for issuing a bounty on the scalps of Mi’kmaq people in 1749.
Border officer to be tried next April on charges of extorting woman for sex

Border officer to be tried next April on charges of extorting woman for sex

Carie Dexter Willis, 57, of Pierrefonds, Que., is accused of sexual assault, extortion and breach of trust. Willis was working as an immigration officer when he allegedly committed the offences in Dartmouth in 2003.
Dartmouth man admits obstructing police investigation into friend’s death

Dartmouth man admits obstructing police investigation into friend’s death

Jesse Raymond Gaetz was originally charged with criminal negligence causing death after Jesse Smith died from an apparent heroin overdose on New Year's Day 2016. Gaetz, 24, pleaded guilty to the lesser charge recently in Dartmouth provincial court and will be sentenced in July.

Six deaths at Halifax nursing home connected to outbreak of respiratory virus

Katherine VanBuskirk, a spokeswoman with Shannex Inc., which runs the nursing home, said staff are holding 'daily meetings to evaluate the status of the outbreak and take appropriate action.'
Halifax man charged in string of vehicle break-ins in Clayton Park

Halifax man charged in string of vehicle break-ins in Clayton Park

Justin Michael Chipman, 29, admitted to smashing vehicle windows, stealing items since Jan. 25.