This was an April Fool's Day prank.
A water specialist with the Department of Environment suggests the Pugwash River is shrinking, and too fast to be natural. The hydrologist fears the estuary (the area where the salt water tide meets the fresh water river flow) may be seeping into a salt cavern.
The MLA for Cumberland North says, "Opioid dependency can have a devastating impact on people's lives, as well as their families and friends." Terry Farrell made the comment today when he announced a $5,225 grant to the Cumberland Opioid Council.
Premier Stephen McNeil announced an increase in provincial support for home energy efficiency. The government will add $4 million to the current HomeWarming program, and $2 million to create a new program for affordable rental units and non-profit housing.
Lunenburg District RCMP arrested a gun toting teen yesterday at a Bridgewater area Walmart. Police were called to the Cookville Walmart on fears the young man had multiple weapons.
What do you do when a debt seems uncollectible? In the personal world, you just forget it. In the business world you write it off, an accounting step that might allow you a tax deduction. As it turns out, the government writes off bad debts too, this year to the tune of $15.2 million in unpaid or uncollected debts as of March 31.
The provincial government is committing more than $13 million to a new program for Nova Scotia's older age group. It is called SHIFT: Nova Scotia's Action Plan for an Aging Population.