By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-18 11:10:27
Another Conservative senator has been driven from the Tory caucus over questionable expense claims.
Pamela Wallin says she'll sit as an independent while external auditors investigate more than $320,000 in travel expenses.
The former broadcaster and journalist now represents Saskatchewan in the Senate.
Wallin's resignation from caucus comes one day after Senator Mike Duffy stepped down over controversial housing expense claims.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-18 11:10:02
Three people are facing charges in connection with the alleged theft of a vehicle.
Police say they got a tip that a Honda Accord, stolen from the Bible Hill area, had been spotted on Akerley Boulevard in Dartmouth around 5:40 last evening.
Officers located the unoccupied vehicle and set up surveillance.
Police say three people were seen getting in the car little after 6:30, police pulled it over and arrested the occupants without incident.
A 24-year-old Cole Harbour man faces charges of theft, possession and breach of probation. He'll be held in custody until a Tuesday court appearance.
A 23-year-old man from Greenwood and a 21-year-old Carroll's Corner woman were released to appear in court at a later date on theft and possession charges. Police say the woman's also facing drug-related charges.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-18 11:09:13
The Bluenose Marathon gets moving today with the Doctors Nova Scotia Youth Run at 11:00am.
The four-kilometre run along the streets encircling Citadel Hill and the Common will also feature a lap around the Emera Oval, a first for the event.
In another first, there will be two starts at this year's youth run, with runners from Grades 4-9 starting at 11 and participants in Grades 3 and below starting at 11:10.
Police say a supplementary traffic detail will be in place to help keep runners safe and motorists moving, but they're warning drivers to expect delays in the area.
This is the tenth year for the Bluenose. The full marathon is set to take place tomorrow.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-18 07:51:02
A shaken, but unhurt excavator operator was able to escape through the open roof hatch when a breakwater under construction near Digby wharf gave way Friday morning, taking the large machine, along with its driver into the Annapolis Basin.
By the time high tide rolled in, the entire excavator was completely submerged.
Digby Port Manager Jeff Sunderland says a ramp will be built down to the machine, and a larger excavator will attempt to extricate the sunken one at low tide.
The RCMP is investigating.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-18 07:49:53
A retired Parks Canada employee from Cape Breton and his wife have won over $3.2 million dollar jackpot in Wednesday's Lotto 6/49 draw.
Raymond and Gaye Lillington of Dingwall were joined by one of their five children, their 18-year-old son, at Atlantic Lottery headquarters in Moncton to accept the cheque Friday afternoon.
Raymond says his wife is a seasonal worker, who will now join him in retirement.
He plans to use some of the money to help his children and grandchildren, fix up his home, and buy a truck.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-18 07:47:59
At the Memorial Cup:
The Saskatoon Blades returned to the ice after a 51-day layoff, and the host team lost the opening game of the Memorial Cup, 3-2 to the London Knights.
The Mooseheads play their first game is tonight at 8 p.m. against Portland.
They play host Saskatoon tomorrow night at 8 p.m.
In the NHL Playoffs:
Sidney Crosby had a hat-trick to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Ottawa Senators 4-3. Pittsburgh leads the series 2-0.
In Major League Baseball
The New York Yankees blanked Toronto 5-0.
Boston edged Minnesota 3-2 in 10 innings.
By MNN. Last updated: 2013-05-18 07:26:32
The Senate committee tasked with examining expense claims will re-examine Senator Mike Duffy's file.
A Conservative Senate source says senators want the report on Duffy's expense claims brought back before the committee.
The request was prompted by reports that Duffy campaigned for the Conservatives during the April 2011 election while saying he was on Senate business and claimed expenses from both.
Duffy resigned from the Conservative caucus Thursday to as controversy raged over his expense claims.
The Prime Minister's Office continues to stand behind Nigel Wright, Stephen Harper's chief of staff, despite his gift to Duffy to help repay the expenses.