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Drivers smoked with $8,900 in fines after doing ‘burnouts’ in Lower Sackville

Drivers smoked with $8,900 in fines after doing ‘burnouts’ in Lower Sackville

RCMP checked every vehicle leaving the site and charged seven drivers for not having valid insurance.
Newfoundland shipper challenges Marine Atlantic ferry subsidies: ‘That’s not fair’

Newfoundland shipper challenges Marine Atlantic ferry subsidies: ‘That’s not fair’

The subsidies create a 'market distortion and entry barrier' for private-sector players, according to a Transport Canada report, noting that Marine Atlantic would have to double its prices or cut its operating costs in half to level the playing field.
Teen suspect in custody after stolen vehicle crashes into Dartmouth home

Teen suspect in custody after stolen vehicle crashes into Dartmouth home

When police arrived, they tried to pull the suspect out of the vehicle, but he managed to drive off. However, he didn't get far — the car crashed into a home on nearby Pinehill Drive and was unoccupied when police found it.
Endangered terns have taken flight

Endangered terns have taken flight

Scientists are searching islands off southwestern Nova Scotia for roseate terns after about one-third of Canada’s population of the endangered seabirds failed to return to their normal nesting grounds.
Truro grapples with deer problem, considers contraceptives, cull

Truro grapples with deer problem, considers contraceptives, cull

If you drive through the central Nova Scotia town of Truro, chances are you will encounter a deer or two — or maybe three or even more.
N.S. health authority agrees to meet with Lionel Desmond’s family, sister says

N.S. health authority agrees to meet with Lionel Desmond’s family, sister says

Nova Scotia's health authority has agreed to meet with Lionel Desmond's immediate family next week, almost six months after the former Canadian soldier fatally shot his mother, wife, daughter and himself.
Pair appear before judge on charges of murdering Hammonds Plains mother

Pair appear before judge on charges of murdering Hammonds Plains mother

Nadia Marie Gonzales, 35, was stabbed to death Friday night at an apartment in Dartmouth. Samanda Rose Rich, 19, and Calvin Joel Maynard Sparks, 23, face charges of first-degree murder, attempting to murder a man named John Patterson and possession of a weapon (a knife) for a dangerous purpose.
Vacation’s over: Brette Pettet starts life in college hockey at Wisconsin-Madison

Vacation’s over: Brette Pettet starts life in college hockey at Wisconsin-Madison

Only a month after finishing up at Shattuck-St. Mary's, the Kentville native is already learning the NCAA ropes.
Two men charged after Queens District RCMP officers confronted during arrest

Two men charged after Queens District RCMP officers confronted during arrest

The men face charges that include obstruction of justice and causing a disturbance after the incident in Milton early Sunday morning.
Security heavy for Steven Skinner’s first court appearance on murder charge

Security heavy for Steven Skinner’s first court appearance on murder charge

The 44-year-old Cole Harbour man was extradited from Venezuela on the weekend to face a charge of second-degree murder in the April 2011 shooting death of Stacey Adams at a home in Lake Echo.