32 Rescued From Sinking Fishing Boat: ‘Every Moment Counts’

A scallop trawler from Nova Scotia was hit by fire, then lost power and began taking on water in stormy seas. Rescue teams from Canada and the United States mounted a joint operation to save the crew.

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Canada’s Weapons Bill Would Allow Cities to Ban Handguns

The legislation, building on an assault weapon ban issued last year, would also make it easier to revoke gun licenses.

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Living in Nova Scotia’s Covid-Free World

Welcome to Nova Scotia, the land that proves that beating back the virus is possible.

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Mi’kmaq Lobstermen in Nova Scotia Face Attacks by Fishermen

A battle over the lucrative lobster industry in Nova Scotia has become the latest flash point in a series of abuses of Indigenous people in Canada.

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Canadian Military’s Wolf Exercise Alarms Nova Scotians

They also mounted speakers that broadcast growling in the woods of Nova Scotia. It was all part of a psychological training exercise.

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Canada Bans Assault Weapons in Wake of Deadly Mass Shooting

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the government had been in the process of introducing the ban when its agenda was overturned by the pandemic.

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When Hugs Can Kill: Mourning Nova Scotia’s Mass Shooting in a Pandemic

The coronavirus has destroyed most of our rituals to cope with death.

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Nova Scotia Mass Shooting Victims Must Be Mourned at a Safe Distance

Nova Scotians are grieving amid a coronavirus lockdown the deaths of at least 22 people killed by a gunman. Among the dead: an elementary schoolteacher, a cancer survivor and a family of three.

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How Cancer Prepared Me for Life Under Coronavirus

On savoring the glories of just one future summer.

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After Nova Scotia Shooting, Families Mourn as Police Seek a Motive

Gabriel Wortman was believed to have killed at least 16 people in a 12-hour rampage that was one of the country’s worst massacres in recent memory.

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Multiple Victims in Nova Scotia Shooting, Police Say

The authorities identified the gunman as Gabriel Wortman, 51, who may be driving a vehicle that resembles a Royal Canadian Mounted Police patrol.

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