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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
Recovery operation for grounded Arca 1 tanker off Cape Breton raises concerns

Recovery operation for grounded Arca 1 tanker off Cape Breton raises concerns

It's not clear where the grounded tanker will be taken once it is towed off the coast, and some area residents are expressing concern it may just become another abandoned vessel left for others to clean up.
Minister questions Nova Scotia teachers' training trips during work-to-rule

Minister questions Nova Scotia teachers' training trips during work-to-rule

Casey questions whether there is a double standard at play, and says she doesn't know how the union can defend the trips.
Police-check numbers have 'startled' Nova Scotians, premier says

Police-check numbers have 'startled' Nova Scotians, premier says

Mayor Mike Savage is also concerned by the numbers, and says he will press police for more information on why checks were done and what police were looking for.

More immigrants coming to Atlantic Canada, but retention rates low: report

Report also says lengthy processing times are a barrier for greater use of immigration in the business community
Warrant issued for accused in murder case after bail guarantor withdraws

Warrant issued for accused in murder case after bail guarantor withdraws

Damarqus Shane Beals, 28, of Dartmouth is charged with second-degree murder in the January 2011 death of Keya Simon, 19, after she was stabbed in a melee outside a party.