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Huntington's Disease advocate kicks off dance challenge Special

Canning - May is Juvenile Huntingtons/Huntington's Disease awareness month and as the month winds down HD advocates turn up the heat to create awareness and eventually a cure or treatment for the dreaded disease.

Dying with Dignity urges MPs to vote against assisted dying bill

Ottawa - Dying With Dignity Canada (DWDC) is asking its supporters to contact their MPs and ask them to vote against Bill C-14 in the House of Commons this week.

One man's battle against Quebec Premier 70 years ago

Montreal - This year will mark the 70th anniversary of Frank Roncarelli's loss of his liquor license at his Montreal restaurant prompting a landmark legal battle that would last over a decade and redefine the Canadian constitution.

Review: The Huntington's Disease Project — Removing the Mask Special

Saint Cloud - If you can't imagine having ALS, Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, and Parkinson's disease all at the same time, watching this documentary allows the viewer to experience Huntington's disease through the eyes of those affected.

Huntington's Disease documentary to premiere in Canada Special

Guelph - WeHaveAFace.org Inc.has announced the Canadian Premiere of the award winning documentary, "The Huntington's Disease Project: Removing the Mask".

Meet Viola Cain, foster mother to 100 children

Dartmouth - In celebration of African Heritage Month, Nova Scotians would like you to meet Viola Cain, who has been and continues to be a foster mother to over 100 children.

CTV meteorologist draws storm over Frankie MacDonald comments Special

Sydney - CTV meteorologist Cindy Day is drawing a storm of protest due to recent Twitter posts concerning Frankie MacDonald, a popular self professed weather man from Sydney, Nova Scotia, who also happens to be autistic.

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.

Possible obesity gene discovered by UBC scientists

For those of us who are constantly battling the bulge, science may have taken a step closer to understanding why some people are obese and others are not.

First documentary for Relapsing Polychondritis released

The Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation has released its first documentary, "RP The Ride of My Life," following one woman's journey to live life with purpose while suffering from Relapsing Polychondritis.

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.

El Nino may result in milder winter for Atlantic Canada

Halifax - It's almost apple blossom time in Nova Scotia but in many places there is still snow on the ground. Winter weary Atlantic Canada may have some relief on the way for next winter in the form of El Nino.

Guatemalan schools request publications from Jehovah's Witnesses

Guatemala City - As crime rises exponentially in Guatemala, three schools have requested publications from Jehovah's Witnesses in an effort to curb youth crime in the country.

Call for submissions to Huntington's Disease documentary

WeHaveAFace.org was founded in 2011 to create awareness of Huntington's Disease, a hereditary, degenerative, and terminal brain disease caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 4.

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.
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