Spate of animal cruelty charges laid across Nova Scotia  

Seven people from across Nova Scotia are facing charges in connection with animal cruelty-related accusations that saw dogs seized and euthanized, according to the Nova Scotia SPCA. In four different press releases Thursday, the SPCA said Jessica Riley, 20, Brett…

‘This is a crisis’: Stench envelops Cape Breton town known for golf resorts

Known for its two world-class golf resorts, a former coal mining town in Cape Breton is quickly gaining a reputation for something other than spectacular seaside fairways. In recent weeks, Inverness, N.S., has become one of the most foul-smelling communities…

CSS Acadia to reopen as restoration efforts start to bring 106-year-old vessel back to life

A 106-year-old vessel moored in the Halifax Harbour is ready to receive visitors once again, the Nova Scotia government announced on Wednesday. The Canadian Scientific Ship Acadia or CSS Acadia will open to the public on Thursday and Friday from…

‘Things have really deteriorated’: Visitors say Clam Harbour facilities in need of repair

Clam Harbour Beach Provincial Park is a popular spot for surfers, swimmers and those just looking to relax or play in the sand. It’s also well known for its annual Clam Harbour Sand Castle Competition. While many people flock to…

Nova Scotia police looking for men offering jewelry for cash

Police are warning the public about suspicious incidents involving men approaching strangers and asking for money for gas or jewelry across Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia RCMP say “several” incidents have been reported in August across the province. They say a…

Self-described explorer documenting Nova Scotia’s abandoned roads to preserve history

It’s not fame, recognition or notoriety that compels Steve Skafte from Annapolis Valley to make his way through rough terrain and washed out pathways. The self-described ‘Explorer/Photographer’ says travelling through Nova Scotia’s abandoned roads gives him the chance to connect…