The end of work-to-rule by Nova Scotia's teachers has come too late for some high school athletes. Winter sports championships won't go ahead this year.

"Time was our enemy. There will be great disappointment, these kids are passionate about the sports they do," says Stephen Gallant, executive director of the Nova Scotia Student Athletic Federation.

Nova Scotia high school sports cancelled for the year
The new, non-repayable bursary program is for students coming from families with an annual income of $60,000 or more. Tuition relief would be based on the size of a family, to a maximum of seven children, as well as the family’s income.

“If you’re from a family size of three, with a family income of $65,000, an eligible student with tuition of $6,200, we use that as a pure example - they will...
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Halifax’s IWK Health Centre is unveiling plans for a new intensive care unit for newborns and their parents, said to be the best in the world, thanks to a privately funded campaign.

The hospital’s ‘Breakthroughs in Care Campaign’ started five years ago, and has quietly raised $51 million on its way to becoming the largest privately funded healthcare campaign in the history of Atlantic Canada.

IWK announces results of major fundraising campaign
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Randall Edwin MacLean was drunk when he arrived at the 2014 wake for his old friend Howard Miller at a house in downtown Pictou, N.S. -- but he wasn't the only one.

Judge Del Atwood said almost everyone present was inebriated -- and as will happen sometimes when a group of people have had too much to drink, a disagreement turned into a brawl.

N.S. man who bit off part of fellow mourner's nose at drunken wake sentenced to jail
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The court ruled Thursday that it would look at an earlier Federal Court of Appeal ruling involving Gabor Lukacs and a complaint he had originally filed to the Canadian Transportation Agency in 2014.

The complaint was over Delta's practice of bumping obese travellers from flights or making them relocate or buy two seats on a plane, which Lukacs argued discriminates against large passengers and...
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Top court agrees to hear case involving airlines' treatment of obese passengers
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Halifax Regional Police are trying to identify two men who allegedly approached two young girls in separate incidents in the city.

Halifax police seek men who allegedly approached girls in separate incidents
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There are several different types of fog, but the one we experienced this morning, is a sure sign of a spring weather pattern.

Clearing the air about the Fog!
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Two Prince Edward Island federal politicians -- MP Wayne Easter and Senator Diane Griffin -- have each introduced bills intended to have Charlottetown recognized as the birthplace of Confederation.

This comes after New Brunswick revealed its slogan for Canada 150 celebrations: "Celebrate Where It All Began."

P.E.I. politicians seek to end any debate over where Confederation began
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“It's very disappointing that we can't use it, for the money they paid to build it."

For the second time this winter, a skating oval in Dieppe, N.B., has been closed due to mechanical issues. And for the second time, some residents are questioning why the $1.4 million oval was built in the first place.

Dieppe skating oval closed indefinitely due to mechanical issues
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There were no bagpipes, Highland flings or fiddles of any kind Wednesday when the government unveiled its first comprehensive plan to promote the province's culture and creative economy.

Instead, the event at the Canadian Immigration Museum on the Halifax waterfront featured traditional drumming from a group of Mi'kmaq youths, bhangra dancing performed by three Sikh men and videos featuring...
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Nova Scotia cultural plan eschews province's traditional stereotype
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“It's a lot harder than it seems."

A Halifax-area junior high school is conducting an interesting social experiment: banning cellphones.

N.S. school banning cellphones to have students focus on face-to-face relationships
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"They struggled for 15, 20 minutes at the most."

It appears a safety first campaign at Peggys Cove isn’t getting through to everyone after a photo circulating on social media showed four people walking along the black rocks.

Photo of tourists on black rocks at Peggys Cove raises safety concerns
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Nova Scotia's education minister says it will be up to teachers to decide whether they participate in extracurricular activities as they adjust to a contract imposed on them through legislation.

Extracurricular activities are now up to teachers, education minister says
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City officials say a Fredericton homeowner frustrated when a plow operator dumped a load of snow at the end of his driveway chased the loader up his suburban street, swinging his shovel.

Angry shoveller chases snowplow after cleared driveway filled back in
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Michael Pickup says in a report released Wednesday that the Nova Scotia Health Authority has only completed two of the seven recommendations made in 2014 dealing with operating room usage and surgical wait-time reporting.

The appendix of the report says that in Nova Scotia about 90 per cent of patients received their hip replacement within 750 days and knee replacements within 800 days,...
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N.S. health agency not setting targets on knee, hip surgeries: auditor
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"I don't bother anybody. I don't approach the cars unless the windows come down or they ask me to come over."

A panhandler says he was given a $180 ticket for asking people for money in Dartmouth.

‘I don’t bother anybody’: Man handed hefty fine while panhandling in Dartmouth street
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A new survey of patients has revealed the need for improvement in cleanliness at the two largest hospitals in New Brunswick.

Patient survey suggests two major N.B. hospitals could be cleaner
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With shouts of "Shame" cascading from the public gallery, Nova Scotia's Liberal government passed a contentious bill Tuesday ending a 16-month contract dispute with the province's 9,300 public school teachers.

N.S. Liberals use majority to pass legislation ending teachers' contract dispute
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Police say the search for 23-year-old Craig Joseph Perry was suspended late Monday evening and that it will continue when conditions improve.

N.S. RCMP suspend search for man whose vehicle was found abandoned