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Halifax considers specialized rat team as rodent population explodes

Halifax considers specialized rat team as rodent population explodes

Problem seems particularly bad near the city's old, empty, downtown library where dozens of rats could be seen on any given day
Two pharmacists reprimanded, suspended over prescription error deaths

Two pharmacists reprimanded, suspended over prescription error deaths

In one case, a patient was given five times the proper dosage of a drug and in the other, a patient died of withdrawal effects after not being told about the risks of changing drugs.
Back in home port: HMCS Charlottetown returns from Mediterranean

Back in home port: HMCS Charlottetown returns from Mediterranean

There were emotional reunions on the waterfront after its six-month deployment with Operation Reassurance. Photos by RYAN TAPLIN, Local Xpress
Past, present, future combine as Nova Scotia Mass Choir kicks off 25th year

Past, present, future combine as Nova Scotia Mass Choir kicks off 25th year

Guest director Woody Woods and Owen (O'Sound) Lee lead the choir that celebrates racial harmony and peace in its 14th annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday.
LETTER TO STUDENTS: Work to rule is short-term pain for long-term gain

LETTER TO STUDENTS: Work to rule is short-term pain for long-term gain

'Although it might be difficult to understand right now, in this moment, that the job action we are taking is because we care about you, I am asking you to trust us. It is difficult and might even feel unfair at times; I want you to see the big picture. The changes we are seeking are going to help your younger brothers and sisters. It is bigger than just now.'
Eastern Shore residents heard rumbling due to small earthquake

Eastern Shore residents heard rumbling due to small earthquake

According to Natural Resources Canada, a 2.7-magnitude earthquake was recorded 20 kilometres east of Halifax, near Chezzetcook, at about 5:10 p.m. on Thursday.
Kings County man gets six months in jail for refusing breath test twice in two nights

Kings County man gets six months in jail for refusing breath test twice in two nights

Nathan Cox was stopped by RCMP while driving an ATV in August; the following night, he was behind the wheel of a car. He has three previous impaired driving convictions. He was also banned from driving for three years.
Smart watch can detect Lyme disease, diabetes — study

Smart watch can detect Lyme disease, diabetes — study

The study, involving 60 people wearing sporting devices that measured heart rate, skin temperature and blood oxygen levels, 'demonstrated that a diverse array of measurements can be systematically obtained using portable devices and used to monitor health-related physiology and activities,' says researcher.
Cape Breton University Faculty Association says strike imminent

Cape Breton University Faculty Association says strike imminent

The strike will begin on Jan. 23 unless a deal is reached before then, a union spokesman says.
Lack of input from employees among reasons for Kings County council delaying construction of new complex, mayor says

Lack of input from employees among reasons for Kings County council delaying construction of new complex, mayor says

Peter Muttart says he would like to see options explored for other groups to be partners in a new complex