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Gravel, McIsaac lead Mooseheads to shootout win over Voltigeurs

Gravel, McIsaac lead Mooseheads to shootout win over Voltigeurs

Sixteen-year-old rookies Alexis Gravel and Jared McIsaac came up big for the Halifax Mooseheads on Friday night in a 2-1 shootout victory over the Drummondville Voltigeurs.
Fuel on board grounded tanker off Cape Breton not a concern: Canadian Coast Guard

Fuel on board grounded tanker off Cape Breton not a concern: Canadian Coast Guard

Marine safety and recovery expert Joe Spears says the Arca 1 would be easier to tow off the shoreline if it was made lighter by emptying its diesel tanks.
Judge upholds election results in Pictou County's District 9

Judge upholds election results in Pictou County's District 9

While the removal of the ballot box from the polling station was a violation of the Municipal Elections Act, the judge said he wasn't satisfied that it affected the results.
New $9.1-million dialysis unit announced for Valley Regional Hospital

New $9.1-million dialysis unit announced for Valley Regional Hospital

The unit will be an improvement on the previous design that was announced in 2012 but never started, Premier Stephen McNeil said. It will be able to serve some patients who must now travel to Halifax because of their underlying medical conditions.
Beach conference controversy hangs over weekend talks between province, teachers

Beach conference controversy hangs over weekend talks between province, teachers

The province and the union that represents its 9,300 public school teachers will get back to conciliated talks on the weekend as comments and controversy continue to swirl over a professional development conference in Hawaii attended by 11 Nova Scotia Teachers Union members earlier this month.
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.'