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Nova Scotia’s population has never been higher, thanks to immigration

Courtesy: CBC News Nova Scotia’s population is the highest it’s ever been thanks to a growth spurt of 1,460 in the first three months of 2016, according to a new report from Statistics Canada. The Quarterly Demographic Estimates report says the province’s population as of April 1, 2016 was 947,284. That is up 4,918 people …

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Canadians see Halifax as 7th safest city in country: poll

Courtesy: Herald News Canadians think Halifax is among the safest cities in the country but its nearest provincial neighbours think otherwise, a national opinion survey says. The Mainstreet/Postmedia poll included nearly 4,300 Canadians, 53 per cent of whom said Halifax was a safe place. A further 28 per cent said it was unsafe, and 19 …

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Christian unity is resurrected in rural Nova Scotia town

Courtesy: The Globe and Mail There are six churches in Pugwash, a deep-harboured village on Nova Scotia’s North Shore, and just 750 people. For a rural community where the ancestral habits of church-going are no longer automatic, within a secularizing nation where Christianity has long since lost its historic dominance, that ratio does not bode …

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Scores turn out for healing service after Nova Scotia church fire

Courtesy: CTV News Scores of people clad in white gathered Sunday for a healing service in a community gym across the street from a fire-ravaged historic church just outside Halifax. The service was originally scheduled to take place in St. Thomas Baptist Church in North Preston, N.S., but was moved after a blaze tore through …

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Nova Scotia seeks new wave of justices of the peace for civil weddings

Courtesy: CBC New Nova Scotians who want to marry outside the church should soon have no problem finding someone to help them say, “I do.” For the first time in about 10 years, the Department of Justice has put out a province-wide call for people who want to become justices of the peace to preside …

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