News/Canada/Nova Scotia

Investigation of QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency debacle turns up $28M in assets

May 13, 2019

The accounting firm trying to recover more than $200 million owed to users of the now-defunct QuadrigaCX cryptocurrency platform has turned up only $28 million in assets — virtually all of it in cash.

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Why a Nova Scotia doctor is fighting back against sick notes

May 2, 2019

A family physician in Bedford, N.S., says he’s seeing a growing demand for sick notes that are so detailed he feels they violate the privacy of his patients, and he’s starting to push back at the companies that require them.  Dr. Paul Young said some insurance companies and absence-management corporations are now demanding he fill out a […]

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Cancer survivor who dared N.S. premier to talk to her about health-care failings will get her chance

April 30, 2019

The cancer survivor who dared the premier of Nova Scotia to meet with her about the problems she sees in the health-care system in a tearful viral video will sit down with Stephen McNeil in May. Inez Rudderham’s cancer diagnosis was missed for two years because she didn’t have a family doctor. She said her goal is to […]

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‘This is the face of the health-care crisis’: Woman issues plea to N.S. premier

April 25, 2019

A mother in Nova Scotia living with cancer is challenging Premier Stephen McNeil to meet with her after a years-long battle with the province’s health-care system.  In an emotional video posted to her Facebook page this week, Inez Rudderham said she went undiagnosed for two years because she couldn’t access a family doctor. By the time she […]

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Bell tells 88-year-old she must wait 4½ years to get cellphone credits refunded

April 23, 2019

“Mother” Theresa won’t be easily defeated. An 88-year-old Nova Scotia woman, handed her nickname by fellow churchgoers, has been battling Bell Canada for six months to get the telecommunications giant to refund almost $1,000 in credits on her cellphone. Bell has refused, offering instead to stop the automatic withdrawals from her credit card, and use […]

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D’Oh Canada! Canadian journalist voicing Trudeau on The Simpsons thanks to YouTube video

April 22, 2019

Canadian journalist Lucas Meyer is putting the hours he’s spent listening to politicians to good use, lending his imitation of Justin Trudeau to The Simpsons. Sunday’s upcoming episode, “D’Oh Canada,” will feature a subplot involving Lisa being granted asylum in Canada during a family trip to Niagara Falls.  Meyer, a lifelong fan of the show, said […]

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Canadian man killed in Mexico

April 21, 2019

A Canadian man was killed on Friday in an apartment in Mexico, police said.  Bruce Allen, 70, of Dartmouth, N.S., was found by his partner in their vacation apartment with multiple stab wounds to his neck and chest, a family member said. Allen was renting an apartment in Progreso, a small beach city near Merida in […]

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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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