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Good news on Canada's climate change front

While Canada’s climate target is achievable, the PBO report reminds us that existing policies won’t be enough. “Deeper reductions will be needed,” it says.

Ferry blackout dates will cost tourism operators

The Portland city council is scheduled to vote Monday on an agreement with Bay Ferries for the Portland-Yarmouth CAT Ferry, which will include a provision that at least six dates (Aug 28, Sept 12, 21, 24, 25, 30.) during the prime summer season will be "blacked out", meaning that the ferry cannot land passengers from or to Portland, due to heavy cruise ship traffic durin

Fund established for immigration community support groups

As part of Budget 2016-2017 the province is creating a fund to assist community and sponsor groups that are helping refugees integrate into Nova Scotia communities, according to a news release Tuesday

"The way Nova Scotians are welcoming refugees shows what we can achieve when we work together," said Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab. "A diverse Nova Scotia is a strong Nova Scotia."

Injured, killed workers mourned

Saying that "Too many workers are dying on the job," the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour announced a listing of events in the province for the "Day of Mourning for Workers Injured and Killed on the Job," set for Thursday, April 28 

Business: Saltbox Brewery finds home in Mahone Bay


New home for Saltbox Brewery - photo, Google street view

Saltbox Brewery of Lunenburg County announced that it has acquired the property formerly known as the “Eclectic Garage” on Main Street in Mahone Bay.

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