News/Canada/Nova Scotia

Family that lost 7 children in fire came to Halifax as refugees in 2017

February 19, 2019

Seven children are dead following a fire early Tuesday that swept through the Halifax home of a Syrian refugee family, the deadliest house fire in recent Nova Scotia history. Halifax police confirmed the deaths at the house on Quartz Drive in the community of Spryfield. Ebraheim and Kawthar Barho arrived in Nova Scotia with their children in September 2017 […]

Read More

After Wilson-Raybould cartoon, Halifax artist says he’ll stop drawing women in violent situations

February 17, 2019

Halifax political cartoonist Michael de Adder says he will no longer depict women in violent situations. His decision was sparked by a cartoon he posted last week on the SNC-Lavalin affair. “You know your job as a cartoonist is to make your point — not make a point you didn’t intend,” de Adder said. The cartoon, posted […]

Read More

Coast guard’s $227M ships rock ‘like crazy,’ making crews seasick, unable to work

February 11, 2019

Canada’s $227-million fleet of mid-shore coast guard vessels are rolling “like crazy” at sea, making crews seasick and keeping some ships in port during weather conditions where they should be able to operate, CBC News has learned.   Canadian Coast Guard records and correspondence obtained under federal access to information legislation raise questions about the patrol vessels’ seagoing capability and […]

Read More

Quadriga mystery deepens with little evidence of cold wallets containing $250M

February 9, 2019

A cryptocurrency analyst says there is little evidence that tens of millions of dollars of assets allegedly trapped on hard drives belonging to the deceased founder of a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange are being stored in so-called cold wallets. QuadrigaCX’s 30-year-old founder, Gerald Cotten, died unexpectedly in India on Dec. 9. It took more than a month for […]

Read More

How icy are Nova Scotia’s roads? Even salt trucks can’t stay upright

February 8, 2019

Driving conditions were so treacherous in Nova Scotia on Friday morning that even the salt trucks were slipping off the roads. At 9:30 a.m., a Trenton public works salt truck slid down a sloped, icy street and tipped over onto Main Street, spilling a large amount of salt into the intersection. Trenton is a small town 160 km northeast of […]

Read More

N.S. university hockey player used slur ‘in heat of the moment’ before brawl that led to multiple suspensions

February 8, 2019

An Acadia Axemen player has admitted to taunting a member of the St. Francis Xavier men’s hockey team with an inflammatory slur moments before a bench-clearing brawl in Wolfville, N.S., that resulted in suspensions for more than a dozen players and coaches from both teams. In a statement released late Thursday night, Rodney Southam, 22, said he […]

Read More

15 university players suspended over weekend hockey brawl in N.S.

February 6, 2019

Atlantic University Sport (AUS) has suspended a total of 15 players and both head coaches because of a brawl that broke out during an Acadia-St. Francis Xavier hockey game last weekend. Nine St. FX players have been handed suspensions adding up to 21 games. Six Acadia players have received suspensions adding up to 14 games. During a […]

Read More

QuadrigaCX granted creditor protection while it searches for $250M in cryptocurrency

February 5, 2019

One of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges has been granted an order for creditor protection in Nova Scotia Supreme Court, following the reported sudden death of its 30-year-old founder, Gerald Cotten. Justice Michael Wood gave QuadrigaCX a 30-day stay of proceedings in a bid to stop any lawsuits from proceeding against the company at this point. The company’s […]

Read More

Shaming of sexual assault survivor sparked X-Men, Axemen brawl, says player

February 5, 2019

A player and his coach say the shaming of a sexual assault survivor is what sparked an intense brawl between the two Nova Scotia university men’s hockey teams during a game in Wolfville, N.S. on Saturday, but the other team disputes this. Sam Studnicka, a player with St. Francis Xavier University X-Men, and his coach, Brad Peddle, on Monday released statements about the […]

Read More

Cardholders frustrated with PC Optimum over missing points

February 4, 2019

Bob and Carol Bye pulled out their PC Optimum card to pay for their purchases at the grocery store in their hometown of Hanmer, Ont., but couldn’t believe it when the cashier told them they didn’t have enough points. “I was dumbfounded,” Bob Bye said about the missing points, a problem that seems to be happening to […]

Read More
WP Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com