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N.S. boosts funding for immigrant settlement workers

N.S. boosts funding for immigrant settlement workers

The provincial government is providing more funding for immigrant settlement workers who help new Nova Scotians get set up in their new home.
Surf war: Europeans mull ban on lobster from Canada, U.S.

Surf war: Europeans mull ban on lobster from Canada, U.S.

Our lobsters range naturally from North Carolina to Newfoundland, but a battle is shaping up this summer over whether live Homarus americanus exports to the European Union should be banned as an invasive species.
Three firms charged with alleged clear cutting in Long Lake Provincial Park

Three firms charged with alleged clear cutting in Long Lake Provincial Park

Three Nova Scotia companies face charges after clearcutting was discovered in a Halifax County provincial park late last year.
Former employee admits stealing $420,000 from church

Former employee admits stealing $420,000 from church

A woman will be sentenced in the fall for stealing more than $400,000 from her former employer, St. Andrew’s United Church in Halifax. Tammy Marie James, 44, of Toronto pleaded guilty last week in Halifax provincial court to a charge of theft over $5,000.
Health insurance fraud lands Hantsport man in prison

Health insurance fraud lands Hantsport man in prison

A Hantsport man who defrauded a health insurance company of more than $21,000 has been sentenced to three years in prison.
CBRM council in election-year wind-down phase

CBRM council in election-year wind-down phase

The Cape Breton Regional Municipality's council chambers will soon be silent, as councillors prepare for the long-standing election-year summer hiatus.
Seminar: A side-splitting, kick-butt theatre comedy

Seminar: A side-splitting, kick-butt theatre comedy

If you ask Jamie Bradley what he thinks, he'll be blunt. "I have to tell the truth because I'm a terrible liar," says the Halifax actor-writer who is playing the arrogant, brilliant and very blunt novelist Leonard in Seminar, running Wednesday, May 18, to Sunday, May 22 at the Theatre Nova Scotia Living Room, 2353 Agricola St.
GARY BURRILL: CFIB off-base in slamming NDP's $15 minimum wage proposal

GARY BURRILL: CFIB off-base in slamming NDP's $15 minimum wage proposal

The CFIB belittles the NDP’s commitment to provide exemptions from the $15 minimum wage for small and family-operated businesses and caricatures the party’s $15 proposal as “out of touch with the realities of small business in Nova Scotia.” Fact: While in government from 2009 to 2013, the Nova Scotia NDP reduced the small business tax rate in every budget of its mandate.
PET CORNER: Rescuer's end-of-life plan for Brownie — spoil him rotten

PET CORNER: Rescuer's end-of-life plan for Brownie — spoil him rotten

Back in early spring, pet rescuer Darlene Grady-Lunn had been called in to help a struggling family have a 13-year-old mixed-breed dog put down. But Brownie had other plans.
THAT BLOOMING WRITER: Batty for Baptisia

THAT BLOOMING WRITER: Batty for Baptisia

Why aren’t you growing baptisia in your gardens? asks That Blooming Writer Jodi DeLong. You don’t know what baptisia is? Once you’ve seen a well-grown plant, sporting its tall, elegant spikes of flowers in shades of purple, blue, yellow and other hues, you’ll want it for your own garden.