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'Thank you for your service,' Halifax judge tells veteran suffering from PTSD

'Thank you for your service,' Halifax judge tells veteran suffering from PTSD

Former army reservist Michael James Davidson did three tours of duty overseas as a member of the West Nova Scotia Regiment. 'All that Veterans Affairs offers you is pills?' Judge Bill Digby asked during Davidson's sentencing for uttering threats. 'Is that what you are telling me?'
Halifax police release pictures of suspect in two robberies

Halifax police release pictures of suspect in two robberies

The suspect is described as white, in his 30s, with a tattoo on the back of his neck, scruffy facial hair and missing teeth. He was wearing a dark-coloured jacket, a dark-coloured tuque, jeans and black shoes.
Bill to impose contract on teachers gets rough ride

Bill to impose contract on teachers gets rough ride

High school teacher Dan MacDonald was one of 67 presenters to the law amendments committee over the past two days. About 400 others asked to have their voices heard but were denied the opportunity.
Anger erupts after Apple Blossom Festival parade moved to New Minas

Anger erupts after Apple Blossom Festival parade moved to New Minas

Kentville has hosted the event for many years. The town's mayor, Sandra Snow, says she was blindsided by the announcement.
Hadfield touching down in Halifax for symphonic weekend

Hadfield touching down in Halifax for symphonic weekend

The retired astronaut is teaming with Symphony Nova Scotia for concerts that will feature his hit version of David Bowie's Space Oddity.
Former boxing champion acquitted on all charges from violent home invasion

Former boxing champion acquitted on all charges from violent home invasion

Markel Jason Downey, 21, was accused of shooting three people at a house on Arklow Drive in Cole Harbour in November 2014, leaving a young woman partially paralyzed.
Halifax police issue warning after rash of thefts from vehicles

Halifax police issue warning after rash of thefts from vehicles

Halifax Regional Police are warning people to keep their valuables out of sight after a string of thefts from vehicles. There have been 12 reports of such thefts in Clayton Park, Bayers Lake, Bedford and Ketch Harbour since Feb. 7.
Imposed contract will hurt students most, Nova Scotia teachers tell legislature

Imposed contract will hurt students most, Nova Scotia teachers tell legislature

Teachers are testifying today that problems ranging from threats of violence to the neglect of some students will worsen if the government pushes through a bill that imposes a collective agreement on them.
Lower Sackville woman reported missing

Lower Sackville woman reported missing

Halifax District RCMP are asking for the public's help to find a Lower Sackville woman. Nicole Butler, 31, was last seen Feb. 9 at about 7:45 a.m. on Sackville Drive in Lower Sackville.
Halifax jeweler Pamela Ritchie wins Saidye Bronfman Award

Halifax jeweler Pamela Ritchie wins Saidye Bronfman Award

The longtime jewelry design professor at NSCAD University in Halifax won the $25,000 Saidye Bronfman Award for excellence in the fine crafts, one of the 2017 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts.