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Suspicious death Eskasoni

A 33-year-old man was found Thursday with serious injuries and later died at the scene.

eastern passage car crash march 23

RCMP say the vehicle caught on fire after crashing on Cow Bay Road early Saturday morning.

Halifax Christmas tree search

Halifax and Dartmouth have a need for some tall trees this December. The municipality is seeking donations.

Halifax city hall

Halifax Regional Council voted to reduce 2019-2020 property tax rates at a session Friday, but that doesn't mean that homeowners will see a lower tax bill. 

Cape Breton Regional Police

Officers with Cape Breton Regional Police discovered the body in a Terrace Street residence Friday night

Turner down syndrome

On World Down Syndrome Day, Robb Scott penned a letter to his son about the depth of love he feels both for Turner and his Down syndrome.


RCMP say the vehicle the man was driving early Friday evening left the road and struck a pole.

Nova Scotia Firefighters School

In the wake of an incident involving a firefighter with the Truro Fire Service injured during a training exercise, N.S. labour department investigators have issued two compliance orders. The firefighter later died.

Northern lights

A spot on the sun released an explosion that is on its way to Earth and could give us a good chance of catching the northern lights on Saturday.


The Canadian Coast Guard says it's rescuing a fuel-carrying tanker in the strait between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

Suspicious death Eskasoni

Shortly before 12 a.m. Friday, RCMP responded to a call at a residence on Mini Mall Drive and found a 33-year-old man who had serious injuries.

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Bridgewater Police car pension plan controversy

A 38-year-old Bridgewater, N.S., woman is facing charges including attempted murder after she allegedly stabbed a man early Friday morning.

Ebraheim Barho at Halifax airport

The home on Quartz Drive was torn down earlier this month. All that remains at the grim site is the concrete foundation.

Canso spaceport

Maritime Launch Services says a launch failure early in flight could blow a 10-metre-deep crater in the granite near Canso, N.S.

Isalean Harris found an ‘acute underrepresentation’ of women of colour at universities across Canada and recommends policy changes to address the issue.

Two men who were arrested on the night of Mar. 21 are now facing second degree murder charges. Police say they were known to the 33-year-old victim.

The head of Maritime Launch Services, the company proposing to open Canada’s only commercial spaceport near the small community of Canso, N.S., says the impact of any launch failure would be relatively small.

RCMP say a 48-year-old man was found dead on the scene outside Springhill, N.S., on Friday afternoon.

Bill Morneau told the crowd at a Halifax Chamber of Commerce event that the budget isn’t linked to the election but promised to deliver more if the Liberals are re-elected this fall.

Grammy Award-winning group All-4-One (I Swear), Rob Base (It Takes Two) and other ’90s performers will join Vanilla Ice for the ’90s House Party tour.

Eskasoni RCMP say a 33-year-old man died after being found unresponsive with life-threatening injuries late Thursday night.

Ebraheim Barho has undergone multiple surgeries and is in the intensive care unit of a Halifax hospital with his wife Kawthar at his side.

The mayor tried to save the average Halifax property taxpayer a toonie, but his motion was defeated.

The $2.5 million announced by Nova Scotia will help staff in long-term care homes prevent and manage bedsores, but union and opposition critics had hoped for more long-term care beds.

Police have charged 37-year-old Samer Elmir, who appeared Wednesday in Dartmouth provincial court.

Researcher Emily Jenkins says conditions on the wind-swept, 42-kilometre long island were particularly harsh in the early spring of 2017, and that impacted the wild horse population.

The Mahone Funeral Home website says a visitation will be held Sunday afternoon at the funeral home in Mahone Bay, N.S.

The new Cineplex Playdium facility in Dartmouth should open in 2020 and is part of a Canadian expansion with locations going up across the country featuring arcade games, virtual reality, food and more.

RIMOUSKI, Que. - D'Artagnan Joly scored 9:15 into the fourth overtime period as the Rimouski Oceanic beat the Chicoutimi Sagueneens 3-2 on Saturday, taking a two-game lead in their first-round Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff series.

First responders took part in a charity fundraiser outside Halifax City Hall on Saturday, with all money raised going towards the Special Olympics. Alexa MacLean has the details.

Both men are scheduled to appear in Sydney provincial court on Monday.

Steve Matier said while a launch failure can happen, a lot of research and engineering goes into trying to avoid it.

Police say the man was found dead inside the home on Friday.

Police say all three people inside the vehicle died at the scene.

The memo highlights the "serious issue and concern" that overcrowding in hospital emergency departments and ambulance offloading areas has become.

Cumberland District RCMP say the crash along Highway 321 in River Philip, N.S., happened just after 5 p.m.

Brett Budgell scored in double overtime as the Charlottetown Islanders edged the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 3-2 on Friday to open up their Quebec Major Junior Hockey League playoff series.

In the latest edition of Minute at the Movies, Todd James reviews “The Hummingbird Project” and “Falls Around Her.”

After much debate, Halifax Regional Council voted against using the $20 million surplus reserve to keep residential and commercial tax rates down.…

Alexander Skarsgård and Jesse Eisenberg take tech to new places in Canadian drama. It’d be interesting to figure out exactly how the diminutive and unimposing Jesse Eisenberg has crafted a career out of playing total pricks: All the way back to 2005’s The Squid and the Whale, his Walt felt confident enough to claim ownership of Who song as his own, to say nothing of Mark Zuckerberg and Lex Luthor.…

Julianne Moore's brightest spot in ages. An absolutely effervescent Julianne Moore lights up Gloria Bell, Sebastien Leilo’s remake of his own 2013 Spanish film Gloria. Leilo’s last film Disobedience had Rachels McAdams and Weisz literally spitting in each other’s mouths, a highlight to be sure, but in an otherwise sullen and drab drama.…

Spring is officially here so let's bounce off the couch and head out to all sorts of fun events like the Pakistan Food Festival, Neptune's creative re-telling of King Lear and a hot lineup of local bands-to-watch at Gus' Pub.

Fresh Looks Fashion Show Saturday The creative minds behind the White Rabbit Arts Festival brings this, a night of "dark, dreamy, out-of-this-world looks and a few little surprises," to Menz.…

A weekend for the Indiana-Joneses of food Already back for more adventure? We like explorer types, and we have the perfect weekend ready for you brave foodies.…

Where to eat, what to eat, when to eat

It's a funny thing about alternative newsmedia organizations like The Coast. More than 100 of us across the US and Canada have banded together as members of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, and we have great meetings where people who do the specialized work of producing an urban weekly newspaper discover their peers.…

These are the letters and comments from the print edition. Living with Airbnb …

Here are the seven questions the CPPIB wouldn’t answer about its investment in fracking Colorado. The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board has an extensive public relations department, yet it seemed determined to avoid relating with “How your paycheque supports fracking in Colorado.” The PR team did not respond to multiple phone messages, email requests for an interview or a list of emailed questions sent over the course of more than a month.…

This year’s onerous budget process is almost over O n Friday, council will decide how it's going to pay for the grocery list of parked expenses approved for next fiscal year.…

For a cool $990,000 you can buy a hunk of waterfront property in the middle of the park, unless the city manages to beat you to it Last week, some HRM staff and members of the public were surprised to learn a section of a long-time public park is not actually owned by the municipality.…

Surprise! The secretive organization that invests CPP contributions owns an aggressive hydraulic fracturing company. I t's a familiar story.…

After laying an indie-rock base in Mardeen, the folk quartet Villages goes back to its Cape Breton roots with its debut LP. Villages w/Thomas Stajcer Friday, March 22, 7pm & 10pm Good Robot Brewing Company, 2736 Robie Street $20-$45…

The Newfoundland drama *An Audience of Chairs* takes you in for a close look at artistry, motherhood and mental illness. An Audience of Chairs Opens Friday, March 22 Cineplex Park Lane, 5657 Spring Garden Road…

The Toronto pop singer and adult woman brings her debut full-length A Good Girl. Ralph w/Scott Helman and Myles Castello Friday, March 22, 9pm The Marquee Ballroom, 2037 Gottingen Street $33…

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal -- CONTINUING WORK

Immigration / Finance and Treasury Board -- Nova Scotia’s population reached a new all-time high at the beginning of 2019 at 965,382 people.

Justice -- Nova Scotians ordered by the courts to make restitution payments now have the option of paying online.

Health and Wellness -- Government is making it easier to access specialized long-term care equipment, and is making more information available about the sector.

Health and Wellness -- Construction of a new six-station dialysis unit at the Glace Bay Hospital is expected to begin this spring.

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal -- The province is helping to renovate the Bar Harbor ferry terminal to accommodate the Nova Scotia-Maine ferry service. The expected cost is $8.5 million.

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal -- RICHMOND COUNTY: Lennox Passage Bridge, Isle Madame

Immigration / Acadian Affairs and Francophonie -- Nova Scotia is marking the 32nd International Day of La Francophonie, today, March 20, with the release of a plan to attract and retain French immigrants.

Immigration / Acadian Affairs and Francophonie -- La Nouvelle-Écosse souligne la 32e Journée internationale de la Francophonie, aujourd'hui 20 mars, par la publication d'un plan d'action visant à attirer les immigrants francophones et à les inciter à rester dans la province.

Fisheries and Aquaculture -- Nova Scotians are encouraged to take advantage of the warmer weather and head to one of the province’s many waterways to enjoy the 2019 sportfishing season opening on April 1.

Charges have been laid against two people following an incident, where a man was found unresponsive at a residence in Eskasoni. The incident occurred on Mini Mall Dr., just before midnight on March 21. Roger Wilfred Prosper, 37, and Kirk Daniel Gould, 29, both from Eskasoni, have been charged with Second Degree Murder. They are both scheduled to appear in Sydney Provincial Court on March 25, 2019. The investigation in ongoing. File # 2019378442

At approximately 1:30 a.m. this morning, Halifax District RCMP responded to a vehicle on fire off of Cow Bay Rd. Upon police arrival, it was determined the fire started as a result of a single vehicle collision. All three occupants of the vehicle died at the scene. RCMP Collision Analyst has been called in to assist with the investigation. The Cow Bay Rd at the intersection of Dyke Road was closed to traffic for several hours and have since been re-opened. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

Cumberland District RCMP is investigating a fatal vehicle collision that happened yesterday. Just after 5 p.m. yesterday, RCMP responded to a complaint of a single vehicle collision on Hwy 321 in River Phillip where the vehicle left the road and struck a pole. Upon police arrival, the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, a 48-year-old man from Springhill was found deceased. RCMP Collision Analyst attended the scene. Both lanes of the highway were closed to traffic for several hours and have since been re-opened.

Halifax District RCMP has charged a 40-year-old man following four break and enters into businesses in Lower Sackville between March 11 and 12, 2019. Police identified the suspect and a suspect vehicle through video surveillance from businesses in the area. On March 12, members observed a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was taken into custody without incident.

Just before midnight last night, Eskasoni RCMP responded to a 911 call of an unknown emergency at a residence on Mini Mall Dr. A 33-year-old man was found unresponsive and suffering from life-threatening injuries. EHS performed CPR but the man was later pronounced deceased at the scene. Two males were taken in custody at the scene. The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the RCMP Northeast Nova Major Crimes Unit and RCMP Eskasoni Detachment. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family during this difficult time.

The Pictou County Integrated Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) has charged a man and a woman for drug and weapons offences following a traffic stop and search in Trenton on March 20. During the course of an investigation, Pictou County SCEU, assisted by New Glasgow Regional Police, conducted a traffic stop on North Main St. When the driver was told he was under arrest, he put the vehicle in motion, threw an object out the window and fled for a short distance before bringing the vehicle to a stop.

On March 13, 2019, just after midnight, Halifax District RCMP responded to a complaint of an assault with a weapon. Upon arrival, the RCMP located three people inside a home.  The initial investigation determined that a 33-year-old man arrived at the home and assaulted a 40-year-old male with a tool case which resulted in serious injuries. A 50-year-old woman attempted to intervene and was assaulted, however did not sustain any injuries.  A third woman remained inside the house during the altercation and called police.

Just after 8:30 p.m. police were dispatched to Central Onslow, Highway 2 in relation to a fatal vehicle versus pedestrian motor vehicle accident. RCMP, Fire, and EHS personnel attended the scene. An accident re-constructionist has been called to the scene and the investigation is ongoing. Highway 2 is currently closed in both directions between Pleasant View Drive and Crowes Mills Road and it is anticipated the Highway will be closed for several hours.

The 34-year-old man from Pugwash who was reported wanted by police on March 7 is now in custody. He was arrested without incident this morning in Amherst by Cumberland District RCMP and the Cumberland County Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU). The RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance. Cumberland County SCEU is comprised of members of Cumberland District RCMP and Amherst Police Department. File # 2019283922, 2019283602

At 8:20 p.m. on March 16, Kings District RCMP responded to a single motor vehicle collision on English Mountain Road in Canaan. Upon arrival, officers and members of Kentville Fire Service located an overturned car that had collided with a tree. The lone occupant, a 20-year-old man, was found unresponsive in the vehicle. He was transported to hospital by EHS with life threatening injuries. The road was closed for several hours as a Collision Reconstruction Analyst was called to attend the scene. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

Halifax District RCMP is asking for the public to help locate 38-year-old David George Moriah. Moriah was last seen on February 27 when he left a residence in Cole Harbour. David Moriah is described as a black man, 6-foot-2, weighing approximately 185 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. A clothing description is not available at this time.

On March 6, 2019, members of the Integrated Special Enforcement Section arrested a 45-year-old man in Halifax and subsequently searched a residence in Williamswood. This resulted in the arrest of a 44-year-old woman and the seizure of cocaine, cannabis and cannabis resin along with trafficking paraphernalia. Forty-five year-old Barry James Dodge and 44-year-old Sherri Ann Dodge, both of Williamswood are charged with:

On March 15, the Antigonish-Guysborough Street Crime Enforcement Unit, with assistance from Eastern Traffic Services, executed a search warrant at a cannabis storefront on Post Road in Antigonish County. As a result of the search, a large quantity of cannabis, cash and documents were seized, and three employees were arrested at the scene without incident.

Shortly before 1 a.m., Yarmouth Rural RCMP responded to a single motor vehicle collision on Black Point Rd., Yarmouth. Upon arrival, members located a van in a ditch. The lone occupant, a 59-year-old male, was found unresponsive in the vehicle. The man was transported to hospital by EHS where he was pronounced deceased. The road was closed for several hours as a Collision Reconstruction Analyst was called to attend the scene. The cause of the collision remains under investigation. Our thoughts are with the victim's family at this difficult time.

While on patrol on Hwy 101 near New Minas, Southwest Nova RCMP Traffic Services encountered a car driving eastbound erratically. The RCMP member pulled the vehicle over and the lone occupant of the vehicle, a 32-year-old male from Auburn, displayed signs of impairment. He was arrested and consented to providing breath samples that revealed readings four times the legal limit.