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Dorian approaching Nova Scotia as Category 1 hurricane

Some Atlantic Canadians woke up to a light breeze and the odd raindrop on Saturday morning, but residents are bracing for the impact of what is now a strong Category 1 hurricane.

Lawsuit against medical pot producer, Organigram to go forward

Moncton - A class-action lawsuit against a Moncton-based medical cannabis producer has been given the green light to proceed to trial, according to Halifax-based law firm Wagners.

Abnormally warm Atlantic waters found off Nova Scotia

Halifax - While Nova Scotia, Canada was digging out from a spring snowstorm this week, about 200 kilometers (124 miles) off the coast, scientists were recording record-high ocean temperatures in deep water that reached 14 degrees Celsius (57 degrees Fahrenheit).

Unusually large groups of basking sharks seen off northeast coast

Scientists say a species of large, but harmless, sharks have been gathering in atypically big groups off of the northeastern United States and Canada.

Four theories on what's behind the Nova Scotia marine deaths

Digby - Canadian authorities say that over 20,000 marine animals, including fish, crabs, scallops lobsters, starfish, and other creatures have turned up dead along the beaches of southwest Nova Scotia, and no one knows what's behind the massive die-offs.

Heavy snowfall leaves thousands in Nova Scotia without power

Halifax - Thousands of people in Nova Scotia were left without power, and Nova Scotia Power estimates it could take to midday Sunday before electricity is restored to many homes, some who have been without power since Friday.

Refugee donation drop off centre to close early in Nova Scotia

Halifax - The Refugee Donations Drop-off Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia will no longer accept donations after Tuesday, Jan. 5. The people of Nova Scotia have overwhelmed the centre with donations since it opened.

Nova Scotia Power reduces power rates

Halifax - Nova Scotians will see a slight decrease in their electric bills in 2016. The new rates will be the lowest since 2013. Good news to start the New Year.

Nova Scotia releases report on fuel shortage

Halifax - An independent panel appointed by the Nova Scotia government has found both the government and Imperial Oil at fault for last summer's fuel shortage that had Nova Scotians in a panic.

Nova Scotia braces for heavy rainfall and higher tides

Kentville - Nova Scotians are closely watching the latest storm tearing its way up the eastern seaboard. The region has seen the highest tides in 18 years and they could get even higher.

Nova Scotia woman forced to connect to power grid

Clark's Harbour - Cheryl Smith was building a small house close to Clark's Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada a year ago. The house remains unfinished as she has been denied an occupancy permit since her plans do not include hooking up to the electrical grid.

Nova Scotia offers free fishing this weekend Special

Halifax - Nova Scotians and fishing enthusiasts are invited to participate in the province's annual Nova Scotia Sportfishing Weekend on Saturday,June 6 and Sunday, June 7.

Nova Scotia offers tuition relief to new doctors

Halifax - A new program in Nova Scotia aims to keep or attract doctors to under served areas of the province by providing tuition relief.

Nova Scotia introduces e-cigarette legislation

Halifax - With the rising popularity of e-cigarettes and evidence surfacing concerning health risks associated with them, the Nova Scotia government has introduced legislation to regulate the products.

Nova Scotia apologizes to residents of Home for Colored Children

Halifax - Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil offered a formal apology today on behalf of the province to those who suffered abuse and neglect at the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.

Nova Scotia increases penalties for distracted drivers

Halifax - Turn off your smartphones in your car, Nova Scotians are being told. The Eastern Canadian province is increasing fines for drivers who text or use their cellphones while driving.

Give your memory a boost with Manoush

Canning - The Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia is quickly becoming a culinary destination and with its rich diversity of cultures from around the world it's not hard to see why. One of those foods that has grabbed attention recently is Manoush.

Rare, threatened seahorse spotted by divers off Halifax, N.S.

Halifax - A rarely-seen seahorse was observed and recorded by divers in waters off Nova Scotia. Scientists are excited about this sighting since the species is extremely rare in Canadian waters.

Op-Ed: Fire, The simplest MH370 theory from an experienced veteran pilot

Chris Goodfellow has 20 years experience as a Canadian Class-1 instrumented-rated pilot for multi-engine planes. He believes that the pilots of MH370 were overcome by smoke and the plane just continued on the heading probably on autopilot until...

Canadian Maritimes brace for major weekend snowstorm

Halifax - A major winter storm is brewing just south of the Canadian Maritimes which could bring up to 25 cm of snow and up to 100 km/hr winds on Sunday, December 15.

Devour! The Food Film Fest opens November 13 Special

Wolfville - Devour! The Food Film Fest opens November 13 with the Five Senses Gala, an event open to the public featuring 11 of Nova Scotia's Finest Chefs.

Liberals win a majority in Nova Scotia ousting NDP

Halifax - Voters in Nova Scotia gave the Liberals headed by Stephen McNeil a majority victory over the ruling New Democratic Party(NDP) of Darrell Dexter. Four years ago Dexter won a historic victory for his party.

PM considering new laws related to Rehtaeh Parsons case

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter will be meeting to discuss changes to the Criminal Code as it relates to the Rehtaeh Parsons case.

Message in a bottle from Nova Scotia turns up in Croatia

Dubrovnik - A message in a bottle has washed up on the shores of Croatia 28 years after being thrown into the sea in Nova Scotia, Canada.

95-year-old woman bags moose with single shot

Grand Falls - Look out Bullwinkle, 95-year-old Laura Wood has already taken down one moose with a single shot during a hunting trip in Newfoundland and she is busy preparing for her next conquest.

Capturing Nova Scotia through art Special

Truro - Members of the Truro Art Society are celebrating Nova Scotia through art, and a new show is made up of images created through a variety of mediums.

Over 3000 coyotes killed in Nova Scotia

Halifax - The Nova Scotia government says 3,340 coyotes were killed by licensed trappers during the 2011-2012 season as part of its plan to reduce aggressive coyote behaviour.

Rare blue lobster caught off Canadian coast

Barrington - A rare blue lobster has been caught off the Canadian coast by a fisherman in southwest Nova Scotia. The man currently has the lobster in his possession and is unsure of what to do with it.

Beep drink is back in Nova Scotia

Halifax - Farmer's Dairy in Nova Scotia is bringing back its sugary orange drink 'Beep' for a limited time beginning this Monday and it's creating quite a buzz in social media circles.

UFO: Halifax witness reports silvery alien-like probe

Halifax - UFOs are "Unidentified Flying Objects". Was the UFO reported by a Halifax witness a strictly human-made project? Or, was that UFO part of some kind of alien collaboration? Dr. Michael Salla has described a Military-Industrial Extraterrestrial Complex.
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The Bay of Fundy is located along the Atlantic coast of North America between the Canadian provinces...
The Bay of Fundy is located along the Atlantic coast of North America between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small portion touching the U.S. state of Maine.
Dollar Lake Provincial Park
Dollar Lake Provincial Park
Brent Patterson
T.S. Chris is forecast to be downgraded to weaken and pass south of Nova Scotia later this week.
T.S. Chris is forecast to be downgraded to weaken and pass south of Nova Scotia later this week. This picture of Peggy's Cove in Nova Scotia was taken on October 18, 2012.
Dennis Jarvis from Halifax, Canada
Looking down from the tank room in the Atlantic Salmon Farm.
Looking down from the tank room in the Atlantic Salmon Farm.
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Beach Meadows Beach  Brooklyn  NS
Beach Meadows Beach, Brooklyn, NS
The Bay of Fundy is located along the Atlantic coast of North America between the Canadian provinces...
The Bay of Fundy is located along the Atlantic coast of North America between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small portion touching the U.S. state of Maine.
Map showing area of proposed drilling off Nova Scotia
Map showing area of proposed drilling off Nova Scotia
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Joggins Fossil Cliffs  Nova Scotia  Canada
Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Nova Scotia, Canada
Cyclone rocket launches satellite into orbit.
Cyclone rocket launches satellite into orbit.
Dollar Lake
Dollar Lake
Liverpool  NS
Liverpool, NS
Porter writes:  Here a update on fish damage in the Minas basin  its slowing down  today was our fir...
Porter writes: "Here a update on fish damage in the Minas basin, its slowing down, today was our first tide with out damage to gaspereau, (the pictures of gaspereau are ones from yesterday ) but today is also our fish tide with damage to herring. ( first picture below )." You can see the gashes on the fish from the turbines.
Dennis Porter
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Pictures from Lunenburg
Dollar Lake
Dollar Lake

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