Sable Island horses ‘doing well’ after storm Fiona, Parks Canada says

Sable Island horses ‘doing well’ after storm Fiona, Parks Canada says

Horses on Sable Island National Park Reserve in Nova Scotia are “doing well and engaging in all of their usual behaviours” after post-tropical storm Fiona hit Atlantic Canada this weekend, Parks Canada says. In a statement sent to Global News Monday, Jennifer Nicholson, Parks Canada spokesperson for Sable Island National Park Reserve, said the horses … Read more

Post-tropical storm Fiona pummels East Coast, washing away houses and leaving millions of thousands without power

Post-tropical storm Fiona pummels East Coast, washing away houses and leaving millions of thousands without power

Post-tropical storm Fiona strikes Port aux Basque, NL on Sept. 24, 2022.Wreckhouse Press/Handout Multiple communities in Atlantic Canada have issued evacuation orders as post-tropical storm Fiona made landfall early Saturday morning, bringing heavy rain, powerful winds and vicious storm surge that washed some buildings into the ocean. More than 500,000 customers are currently without power … Read more

Hurricane Fiona is heading toward Atlantic Canada. Here’s what to expect

Hurricane Fiona is heading toward Atlantic Canada.  Here’s what to expect

HALIFAX—Cape Bretoners will emerge from their homes Saturday to face the aftermath of Fiona—the latest hurricane to etch its name into the Atlantic Canadian consciousness. Like Dorian in 2019, and Juan in 2003, Fiona is projected to be a storm of “historic” proportions, one of the biggest to hit Eastern Canada. As of Friday evening, … Read more

‘It gets really scary’: South-end Halifax resident tired of Dalhousie street parties – Halifax

‘It gets really scary’: South-end Halifax resident tired of Dalhousie street parties – Halifax

Peggy Walt has lived on Edward Street in Halifax’s south end for nearly 30 years. During that time, she says the partying has only gotten worse. “As the older generation dies off, the children of the families have been selling their properties,” said Peggy Walt, “and more and more of them become rental units. “We … Read more

Commissioner Brenda Lucki says there have been no RCMP reforms since NS mass shooting

Commissioner Brenda Lucki says there have been no RCMP reforms since NS mass shooting

RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki testifies at the Mass Casualty Commission inquiry in Halifax on Aug. 24.Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki told a public inquiry into the 2020 Nova Scotia mass shooting that there have been no reforms to the national police force in the more than 28 months since the deadly gun … Read more

High prices and pared-down service: Welcome to ‘hotel shrinkflation’

High prices and pared-down service: Welcome to ‘hotel shrinkflation’

Tanya Leafloor in Ottawa on Aug. 16.Blair Gable/Blair Gable Photography Canadians swarming to vacation spots this summer are finding that while their hotel rooms are much pricier than before, services such as daily housekeeping and a change of towels can be hard to come by. What you can call “hotel shrinkflation” – inflated rates for … Read more

In the fight over Nova Scotia’s shores, Owl’s Head’s protectors push against the rising tide of development

In the fight over Nova Scotia’s shores, Owl’s Head’s protectors push against the rising tide of development

Owls Head resident Beverley Isaacs walks on the shore of Owls Head Provincial Park.Meagan Hancock/the Globe and Mail Beverley Isaacs stands on the seaweed-slathered rocks, on the land she helped save from becoming a golf course, and breathes in the ocean air. Walking through an overgrown trail, she points out the nectar in a pitcher … Read more

Ottawa knew about Hockey Canada sexual-assault claim in 2018

Ottawa knew about Hockey Canada sexual-assault claim in 2018

Witnesses Michel Ruest, Senior Director, Programs, Sport Canada Branch of Canadian Heritage, and Isabelle Mondou, Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage, appear at the standing committee on Canadian Heritage in Ottawa on July 26.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Ottawa was told by Hockey Canada in 2018 about sexual-assault allegations involving members of that year’s Canadian world junior … Read more

Pope Francis’ apology fails to meet Truth and Reconciliation call: Sinclair

Pope Francis’ apology fails to meet Truth and Reconciliation call: Sinclair

Pope Francis faced blistering, high-profile criticisms over his apology to Indigenous survivors of residential schools in Canada from those who say it fell far short of the demands and expectations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Francis said he was “deeply sorry” for the way in which “many Christians supported the colonizing mentality of the … Read more

Players from 2003 World Juniors hockey team say unaware of alleged sex assault in Halifax

Players from 2003 World Juniors hockey team say unaware of alleged sex assault in Halifax

Team Canada player breaks up ice during practice ahead of the upcoming semi-final IIHF World Junior Championships, against the Czech Republic in Buffalo, NY, in 2018.Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press Four retired NHL players who were part of Canada’s 2003 world junior hockey lineup say they were unaware of an alleged group sex assault involving members … Read more