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Minister says controversial quarry approval wasn'... CBC

<img src='https://i.cbc.ca/1.4118108.1498156135!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_460/iain-rankin.jpg' alt='Iain Rankin' width='460' title='Liberal candidate Iain Rankin is seeking re-election for Timberlea Prospect.' height='259' /> <p>Despite the convenient political timing, Environment Minister Iain Rankin told reporters Thursday his staff did not delay the approval of a controversial quarry project near Fall River until after the May 30 election.</p>

'Somebody needs to do something,' says Cape Breto... CBC

<img src='https://i.cbc.ca/1.4171786.1498073166!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_460/jackie-dixon.jpg' alt='Jackie Dixon' width='460' title='Grandmother Jackie Dixon said her 12-year-old grandson is not safe in his school bus or his school.' height='259' /> <p>A Cape Breton grandmother says she's scared that bullying will drive her 12-year-old grandson to take his own life, and she's calling for better interventions for both victims and their tormentors.</p>

Youth mental health expert heading to Cape Breton... CBC

<img src='https://i.cbc.ca/1.3866032.1480013565!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_460/dr-stan-kutcher.jpg' alt='Dr. Stan Kutcher' width='460' title='Dr. Stan Kutcher says this is the first time someone has studied mental health programs in such an extensive way in colleges and universities in Canada. ' height='259' /> <p>Dr. Stan Kutcher will talk with families, schools and community members in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality about what's needed to address mental health concerns.</p>

Man, 22, dies in single-vehicle crash near Falmou... CBC

<img src='https://i.cbc.ca/1.3309355.1490715754!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_460/rcmp-cruiser.jpg' alt='RCMP cruiser' width='460' title='' height='259' /> <p>A young man is dead and two others are in hospital after a single-vehicle accident near Falmouth early Thursday morning. RCMP say the driver fled the scene, but has been arrested.</p>

Sears Canada to close 3 Nova Scotia locations as ... CBC

<img src='https://i.cbc.ca/1.2422551.1384192694!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_460/sears-leases-20131029.jpg' alt='Sears Leases 20131029' width='460' title='Commuters walk past a Sears store in Toronto. Two weeks after announcing the closing of five stores, Sears Canada has sold its half interest in eight others.' height='259' /> <p>Sears Canada plans to close dozens of locations and eliminate 2,900 jobs across the country as part of a court-supervised restructuring process.</p>

Macdonald Bridge finally open to pedestrians and ... CBC

<img src='https://i.cbc.ca/1.3129828.1498130124!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_460/macdonald-bridge-bike-lane.jpg' alt='Macdonald Bridge bike lane' width='460' title=' ' height='259' /> <p>Halifax Harbour Bridges announced Thursday the sidewalk and bike lane on the bridge are now open after .</p>

Province says more pre-primary programs for 4-yea... CBC

<img src='https://i.cbc.ca/1.4172168.1498080099!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_460/zach-churchill.jpg' alt='Zach Churchill' width='460' title='Education Minister Zach Churchill says consultation will begin soon with parents and daycare operators regarding the expansion of the free pre-primary program.' height='259' /> <p>Nova Scotia's education minister says parents and daycare operators will be consulted on a beefed up pre-primary program, and 30 new sites will go ahead this autumn.</p>

Nova Scotians help find secrets of the past in Cu... CBC

<img src='https://i.cbc.ca/1.4029379.1489759460!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_460/former-angerona-coffee-plantation-havana-province-cuba.jpg' alt='Former Angerona Coffee Plantation, Havana Province, Cuba' width='460' title='The watchtower and gate to the slave barracks on the former Angerona coffee plantation in Havana Province, Cuba. ' height='259' /> <p>Maritime students are uncovering artifacts from the Angerona Coffee Plantation, a national historic site in Cuba, illuminating the lives of slaves forced to work there.</p>

High fish numbers prevent restart of Nova Scotia ... CBC

<img src='https://i.cbc.ca/1.3043542.1429705873!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_460/gaspereau.jpg' alt='Gaspereau' width='460' title='Maine-based fishing guides believe the gaspereau, which are also known as alewives, are a threat to the smallmouth bass population.' height='259' /> <p>A Nova Scotia Power hydroelectricity turbine, which was shut down after a fish kill several weeks ago, now can't be restarted because of an unusually large number of fish in the Gaspereau River.</p>

Halifax hospital CEO used work credit card to pay... CBC

<img src='https://i.cbc.ca/1.4168457.1497915445!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_460/iwk-health-centre.jpg' alt='IWK Health Centre' width='460' title='Three co-ordinators of the Extra Support for Parents program were let go by the IWK Health Centre last week.' height='259' /> <p>The IWK Health Centre's chief executive officer used a corporate credit card to pay for thousands of dollars at the Bay, and on limo services and iTunes — something the Halifax hospital chalks up to a mistake.</p>

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