Has this researcher built a better lobster trap?

HALIFAX—In the southern regions of Nova Scotia, well before the sun sees fit to call a start to the day, thousands of fishers are streaming out of their home wharfs on boats laden with traps and bait this week, as two of the country’s largest and most lucrative lobster fisheries begin their seasons. They’ve been … Read more

Mobile health clinic in N.S. aims to alleviate strain on ERs – Halifax

A new mobile health clinic aiming to help the more than 100,000 Nova Scotians without a family doctor spent the weekend at the Cobequid Community Health Centre. The pop-up clinic rolled into the region with the goal of alleviating strain on emergency rooms currently facing high demand. Tara Sampalli, a senior scientific director with Nova … Read more

Halifax woman waits nearly 3 hours for ambulance after rock climbing fall – Halifax

A week after a senior couple spoke out about their experience waiting hours for an ambulance at Point Pleasant Park, a Halifax woman is sharing a similar story. Amy Klinger was trying to squeeze in a quick climb before work at Seven Bays Bouldering on Gottingen Street on Oct. 12 when she took a painful … Read more

Ottawa gives $700,000 to Nova Scotia crisis hotlines

HALIFAX – Canada’s minister for women, gender equality and youth is announcing a $700,000 investment for crisis hotlines in Nova Scotia. Minister Marci Ien said in a statement that crisis hotlines connect people with important resources and are a lifeline for women fleeing domestic violence. Ottawa says the funding is targeted at expanding the services … Read more

Twenty Years of Fighting for Rights in the War on Terror

***This online event is hosted on unceded Algonquin territory. This land must be returned to the care of the Algonquin People. The International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG) is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. To highlight two decades of advocacy to protect and promote human rights and civil liberties in the context of the … Read more

Ottawa waiting on draft proposals from provinces for $250-million home heating fund

HALIFAX – Environment and Climate Change Canada says it’s still waiting for draft proposals from most provinces on administering a $250-million home heating assistance program announced six weeks ago. The four-year program that includes about $120 million for Atlantic Canada was announced by the federal department on Sept. 15. A department source with knowledge of … Read more

Politicians rip Hockey Canada leadership as growing scandal returns to spotlight in Ottawa today

Calls for the resignation of leadership at Hockey Canada are once again being made from Parliament Hill, as a committee looking into the organization’s handling of sexual-assault allegations is set to resume. Sport Minister Pascale St-Onge and others are demanding change in the embattled organization’s leadership after fresh revelations that it had not one but … Read more

Vancouver International Film Festival downsizes to ‘cut through the noise’ for moviegoers

Grace Dove as Aline Spears in Bones of Crows.Farah Nosh/Courtesy of Elevation Pictures For a man who has to launch a major cinema event in a week’s time and confesses to getting little sleep the night before, Kyle Fostner is looking reassuringly relaxed in a recent interview at the offices of the Vancouver International Film … Read more

Albertans show support for people impacted by post-tropical storm Fiona

While hundreds of thousands of Canadians on the east coast continue to face flooding, power outages and debris from wind damage all due to post-tropical storm Fiona, many Albertans with ties to the region are wanting to help. Blowers and Grafton is an east coast inspired restaurant based in Alberta with plenty of ties to … Read more

Hurricane Fiona: The latest from Atlantic Canada

Hurricane Fiona: The latest from Atlantic Canada | The Star “,”heading”:””,”fullWindow”:false,”fullBleed”:false,”showFullBleedOnMobile”:false,”headColor”:””,”type”:”html5mobile”,”textColor”:””,”mobileImageUrl”:””,”bgColor”:””,”imageUrl”:””,”registeredOnly”:false,”linkUrl”:””,”aodaTitle”:”Twitter timeline”,”internalScroll”:false,”displayStyle”:”small-up”},{“text”:”Defence Minister Anita Anand says the military began preparing before receiving the request for assistance and started mobilizing in case called upon to help. “,”type”:”text”,”isParagraph”:true,”isHeading”:false},{“text”:”She says reconnaissance is underway to ensure troops are deployed where and when they are needed most, adding they will … Read more