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8/29/2014

PREMIERS SAY THEY NEED MORE FEDERAL CASH TO PAY FOR HEALTH-CARE AND INFRASTRUCTURE

(CP)  Canada's premiers say they will call on the federal government to set up an aging innovation fund to help pay for ballooning health-care costs. But the provincial leaders, who are meeting in Charlottetown, offered few details on how large the fund should be or how it would be used. The ... Read More
8/29/2014

NS ENERGY MINISTER EXPECTS TO SOON MAKE DECISION ON FUTURE OF FRACKING

(CP) Nova Scotia's energy minister says he hopes to make a final decision on the future of hydraulic fracturing before the provincial legislature convenes Sept. 25. Andrew Younger received the final report from a panel headed by Cape Breton University president David Wheeler, which recommends the practice should not proceed ... Read More
8/29/2014

WEEKLY GAS PRICE UPDATE

If you're doing any traveling this long weekend, it's going to cost you more to fuel up. Prices for both gasoline and diesel are up. Gasoline is now $1.359/L in the Truro area, an increase of three cents. Diesel is up 1.1 c/L to $1.313/L. Read More
8/29/2014

TRURO WARD 1 COUNCILLORS TO HOST COMMUNITY MEETING NEXT WEEK

A community meeting is being held in Truro next week to discuss odour issues, environmental pollution, and any other concerns people have.Ward 1 town councillors Raymond Tynes and Cheryl Fritz will host the meeting at the Truro Fire Hall at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 4.Representatives from the ... Read More
8/28/2014

NOVA SCOTIA, ALBERTA REACH DEAL TO IMPROVE MOBILITY FOR APPRENTICES

(CP) - Alberta and Nova Scotia want to give apprentices a chance to work in either province without having to take new exams to become certified.The two provinces have signed an agreement in principle to recognize the work experience hours of apprentices.The deal saves apprentices from writing additional ... Read More