News/Canada/Nova Scotia

Film, TV studios filing lawsuits against Canadian BitTorrent users

April 17, 2019

If you received a piece of registered mail from a movie studio looking to sue you for illegally downloading a TV show such as Game of Thrones, a Canadian privacy lawyer in Nova Scotia says you need to take it seriously. If ignored, there could be a high price to pay. “They can get a default […]

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Endangered right whale experiencing mini-baby boom off New England

April 13, 2019

The critically endangered North Atlantic right whale is experiencing a mini-baby boom in New England waters, researchers on Cape Cod have said. The right whale is one of the rarest species of whale on the planet, numbering only about 411. But the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, Mass., said Friday its aerial survey team spotted […]

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Controversial QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency exchange placed in bankruptcy

April 8, 2019

Less than three months after one of Canada’s biggest cryptocurrency exchanges was shut down amid a swirl of controversy, a bid to restructure Vancouver-based QuadrigaCX has failed and the virtual company has officially entered bankruptcy proceedings. The move, approved Monday by a Nova Scotia judge, marks a turning point for the 115,000 users who are […]

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When Honda refuses to fix a recalled CR-V, it gets to decide how much it’s worth

April 8, 2019

A Rothesay, N.B., woman whose Honda CR-V has been recalled says she’s caught in a battle with the automaker after it refused to repair her vehicle and instead “pressured” her to sell it back for less than she believes it’s worth. Renee Landry recently took her 2007 all-wheel-drive CR-V to a Saint John dealership to fix the windshield […]

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Breaking down common questions about presumed consent and organ donation

April 5, 2019

Dr. Stephen Beed wants people to start talking about death over dinner. Now that Nova Scotia is set to become the first jurisdiction in North America to have presumed consent for organ and tissue donation, Beed says he hopes the move will prompt more people to discuss their wishes with their loved ones.  Beed, the medical director […]

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Nova Scotia set to become 1st jurisdiction in North America with opt-out organ donation

April 2, 2019

Cindy Ryan knows to the day how long it’s been since her life changed thanks to an organ donation, and what that change has allowed her to experience. “My 50th birthday celebrated in hospital and a few more since,” said the Westville, N.S., resident. “My daughter becoming vice-principal. My son graduating from St. F.X. My step-daughter […]

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Sweden has figured out how to keep food free of salmonella. Why can’t Canada?

March 30, 2019

When it comes to controlling salmonella outbreaks, Canada could learn a lot from Sweden. The Nordic country is on a passionate mission to eliminate the harmful bacteria from its food. Thanks to strict regulations that apply to chickens and other animals, few Swedes get sick from salmonella. Meanwhile, outbreaks caused by contaminated food, especially chicken, are frequent […]

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Air Canada grounds Boeing Max 8s until at least July 1

March 19, 2019

Air Canada has grounded its Boeing 737 Max 8 jets until at least July 1. The airline says the move is intended to provide customers with certainty as they book flights and travel in the coming months. Some routes are being suspended entirely, including some flights out of St. John’s, Halifax, Calgary and Vancouver, as […]

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How the navy’s ‘grim reaper’ scraps Canada’s old ships

March 18, 2019

If navy ships had nightmares, they’d be about Mike Stege. The friendly, bright-eyed civil servant with a broad smile kills ships. “Some people are going to say, ‘Oh, you’re the grim reaper of the navy,’ getting rid of these ships,” Stege said. “But they’ve served out their time. They’ve done fantastic.” Right now, the former HMCS Athabaskan […]

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What is killing Sable Island’s horses?

March 17, 2019

A team of researchers that has travelled to Sable Island for the past two years to find out what causes the horses to die is finding evidence of starvation in some of the feral animals as well as unusual levels of parasites. Not many people would be grinning ear to ear as they gaze down […]

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