New 811 Deal Between NS and PEI

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 17:13:46

Nova Scotia and PEI have signed a joint contract with McKesson Canada to provide 8-1-1 service until March 2019. Nova Scotians will save more than $700,000 in the first 16 months of the contract. 8-1-1 nurses provide 24/7 health advice over the phone, in over 120 languages.

Off-Duty Halifax Officer Arrested

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 17:13:27

An off-duty Halifax Regional Police officer was arrested for impaired driving last night on Highway 101 near New Minas. His name can't be released until the information is sworn before the courts. He'll appear in Kentville Provincial Court at a later date, and has been suspended with pay pending the outcome.

Nova Centre Update

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 17:10:49

Argyle Developments gave an update today on the Nova Centre project, which includes the Halifax Convention Centre.

The convention centre will feature 120,000 square feet of event space. There's also a revised substantial completion date of September 30th, 2016, for the Nova Centre, with an official opening for the Convention Centre in January 2017. Design enhancements, approvals and weather led to the revised dates.

Middle Sackville Youth Arrested For Car Break-Ins

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 17:10:13

Halifax RCMP have arrested a youth for a series of car break-ins in Middle Sackville. Over a dozen people reported thefts from their vehicle between Monday and Wednesday, and the 16-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday. He was charged with five counts of theft under $5000 and will be in youth court in January.

We Day Halifax

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 17:09:53

Downtown Halifax was a sea of kids today, as students took part in We Day 2014 at the Scotiabank Centre. The event is part of the Free The Children campaign, and aims to empower youth to be agents of social change. Visit weday.com for more on their story.

Vehicle/Pedestrian Collision

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 17:09:19

Halifax Police are investigating a vehicle/pedestrian collision this morning in Halifax.

Just after 10:00, a 74-year-old woman crossing Susie Lake Crescent in an unmarked crosswalk was hit by a car turning right out of a parking lot. She suffered what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries and was taken to hospital.

The 74-year-old male driver was given a ticket.

Bike Accessibility At Alderney Complete

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 17:08:46

Work to improve bike accessibility at the Alderney Ferry Terminal in Dartmouth is complete. The municipality installed a bike-fixing station, new racks, a security camera and motion-activated doors. It also paved a path connecting the terminal to the Dartmouth Waterfront Greenway Trail.

Three now charged in murder

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 06:44:23

Three people have now been charged in the case of Catie Miller, missing since July.

33 year old Kelly Amanda MacDonald was charged with first degree murder and 30 year old George Edward Hubley with accessory after the fact. Earlier this week, 29 year old Jason James Johnson was also charged with first degree murder.

Meanwhile, searches were done at a number of locations yesterday in Goffs, Lawrencetown and Sheet Harbour Passage. A body was found at one of those locations Wednesday...but police say it may be sometime before they can confirm it is Catie Miller.

Appeal by baby killer rejected

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 06:44:03

The Supreme Court of Canada won't hear the appeal of Ashiqur Rahman, the Metro man convicted of manslaughter two years ago in the death of his seven month old daughter, according to CBC. Doctors found fractured ribs, arms and legs, and brain damage. Rahman was sentenced to six years in prison.

Downtown shooting

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 06:43:39

Halifax Police are investigating a shooting yesterday morning in Halifax. There were reports of shots fired near Cunard and Maynard Streets at a man walking on the sidewalk. It doesn't look like he was hit.

Police describe the car as a black four door sedan with a tinted rear window. The pedestrian was described as a black man wearing a reflective traffic vest. If you have any information, you're asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.

Not guilty plea in traffic death in South Maitland

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 06:43:16

A Maitland man entered a not guilty plea yesterday on two charges in the death of a man who fell out of a moving car in September in South Maitland.

28 year old John Chester Lawrence is charged with criminal negligence causing death and failure to remain at a crash scene after the accident which saw 48 year old Arnold Frederick Hubley left at the side of the road. He died in hospital two days later.

Missing fisherman trial coming to a close

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 06:42:50

A fisherman, on trial for second degree murder in Port Hawkesbury, told police he wanted to protect his son-in-law when he lied to them in an earlier statement about the disappearance of fisherman Phillip Boudreau. Joseph James Landry said in a video-taped interview with RCMP that he was not driving the boat that rammed Boudreau's in Petit De Grat Harbour. The prosecution contends Landry was the institigator of the whole event directing the others on what to do. The jury will begin deliberations today.

Non-profit group set up on cyberbullying

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 06:42:26

A non-profit society, set up in the name of the girl victimized in a high-profile child porn case, will be unveiled tomorrow in Cole Harbour. The Chronicle Herald reports it'll work to educate people on sexualized violence involving youth, the sending of inappropriate images and cyberbullying. The event is from 2:00-4;)0 at Hillside Wesleyan Church.

Two charged in drug mugging

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 06:41:39

Two men have been charged after a woman was robbed of prescription drugs at gunpoint in the Shrewsbury Road area of Cole Harbour yesterday. 18 year old Kyle Joseph Boudreau and a 17 year old youth are charged with robbery and weapons offences.

Gas prices down again...and may stay that way for awhile

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 06:41:12

Looks like we'll continue to get a break at the gas pumps. Prices are down almost two cents a litre this morning in Halifax.

OPEC oil ministers have decided to keep their production at current levels and world oil prices fell sharply as a result. The world price now is just over $69 a barrel. Good news for people filling up at the pumps...bad news for canadian oil stocks which fell on Bay Street.

Dumping day tomorrow

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 06:40:46

The fall lobster season off the southwest coast has been delayed until tomorrow by rough seas. Area 34 usually opens on the last Monday of November...but that was delayed because of the weather this year. Now the boats are due to head out and dump their traps tomorrow morning at 6:00. Area 34 accounts for about 40% of the lobster landed in Atlantic canada.

Heavy traffic downtown today and less parking

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 06:40:19

Halifax has issued an advisory about heavy traffic and limited street parking downtown this morning, as more than 150 school buses will be dropping off students taking part in We Day 2014. If you're heading downtown, leave a bit early and avoid the streets surrounding the Scotiabank Centre if possible. Buses will arrive between 8 and 9:30, and depart between 2 and 3:30.

Another honour for Cabot Links

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 06:39:51

Cabot Links in Inverness, Cape Breton continues to garner recognition, as the golf course received the VISA Canada Traveller Experience of the Year award Wednesday night at the Canadian Tourism Awards. Cabot Links, which opened in 2012, plans to open a second 18-hole course called Cabot Cliffs next summer.

Canadian forces heading to west Africa

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 06:39:31

A team of Canadian military medical specialists is being sent to Sierra Leone to help in the Ebola fight. The Harper Government is also launching a campaign to recruit private-sector health professionals to join the battle against the virus devestating west Africa. As many as 40 Armed Forces health care and support staff are tasked with helping treat health workers infected with the disease.

More Xmas shopping online

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 06:39:06

A survey commissioned by Google says about a third of Canadians plan to do all their Christmas shopping online this year, up 50 percent from last year. A recent MasterCard Canada poll said the same thing, especially for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

SPORTS

By MNN. Last updated: 2014-11-28 06:38:40

In Q-League Hockey....Timo Meier had the hot stick for the Mooseheads scoring four goals as the Herd beat the Cataracts 6-3 in Shawinigan. Nicholj Ehlers assisted on five goals.

There was only one game in the NHL. The Oilers lost their eighth in a row 1-0 in overtime to nashville. Pekka Rinne made 37 saves for the shutout.

News stories from 2014-11-27.