Northern Pulp

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-31 10:36:28

The Northern Pulp Mill in Pictou County has a new industrial permit, where reductions in emissions and effluent are going to be phased in over five years. The mill has been blasted for years for its pollution.

Fire Fatals

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-31 10:35:58

Codey Reginald Hennigar of Wyses Corner, charged with the second-degree murder of three family members, is undergoing a psychiatric assessment. He was due in court yesterday, but it's been learned he appeared on the 19th. 74-year-old Ida Raye Ward, 81-year-old Clifford William Ward and 54-year-old Mildred Ann Ward were found dead in a house fire three weeks ago.

New Year's Beating

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-31 10:35:26

Police are asking for help in identifying two suspects in the New Year's beating of a man on Gottingen Street.

Police first got a call to the Alterego Cafe around 1:00am after a man tossed a table through a window. He was found on Cunard Street with serious head injuries, believed to be from a fall. This week, it was confirmed he was actually assaulted by a man and woman, whom police have released a surveillance picture of. You can see that on their website.

Rylee Sears

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-31 10:34:53

Members of the Sackville Minor Hockey community are coming together to help the family of a 16-year-old boy who died after being diagnosed with meningitis.

Rylee Sears, a Grade 10 student at Sackville High School, contracted meningococcal meningitis and passed away in hospital Monday.

The Sackville teen was also a defenseman on the Sackville Flyers Midget B team and his teammates will pay tribute to him this weekend.

The game will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Sackville Arena.

Donations can also be made through a GoFundMe page created for the Sears family.

Gaelic

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-31 10:34:24

Nova Scotians have a bursary from the Scottish Government to further their study of Gaelic language and culture in Scotland. Funded by the Scots and administered by Gaelic Affairs, recipients must be at least 18 and been accepted into a two-week course either in Scotland or via distance learning. Contact Gaelic Affairs for more!

Flag Bearer

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-31 10:33:55

Carly Jackson will carry the flag for Team Nova Scotia at the Canada Winter Games in B.C. next month.

The Citizen-Record reports that less than a month after earning a silver medal with Team Canada at the World Under-18 Women’s Hockey Championships, the 17-year-old from Hastings has been named one of two flag bearers.

Jackson, who is in Grade 12 at Amherst Regional High School, likes Team Nova Scotia’s chances at the Canada Games.

Sports

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-31 10:29:24

Q-League

Saint John at Blainville

Chicoutimi at Bathurst

Baie Comeau at Halifax

NHL

Washington at Montreal (Afternoon Matinee)

Toronto at Philadelphia

Los Angeles at Boston

NBA

Toronto at Washington

Gaelic Studies Bursary Available

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-31 07:56:37

Nova Scotians have a bursary from the Scottish Government to further their study of Gaelic language and culture in Scotland. Funded by the Scots and administered by Gaelic Affairs, recipients must be at least 18 and been accepted into a two-week course either in Scotland or via distance learning. Contact Gaelic Affairs for more, and slainte mhath!

NS Women Work Full-Time More Than Any Province

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-31 07:56:20

A study released this week by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows Nova Scotia has the most women working full time in relation to men in Canada. But, only Alberta has a higher gender wage gap.

The main reason is men and women still tend to work in different industries.

Agreement Leads To Community Management Of NS Forest

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-31 07:56:05

The signing of an agreement between the province and the Kempt-based Medway Community Forest Co-operative Friday signaled the beginning of community management of a forest, the first of its kind in Eastern Canada. The three-year project covers 15,000 hectares of provincial Crown land, and you can learn more at medwaycommunityforest.com.

Northern Pulp Mill To Reduce Emissions

By MNN. Last updated: 2015-01-31 07:55:49

The Northern Pulp Mill in Pictou County has a new industrial permit, where reductions in emissions and effluent are going to be phased in over five years. The mill has been blasted for years for its pollution.

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