A vice president of the NSGEU was arrested Tuesday, a move NDP MLA Gordie Gosse questioned at Province House Wednesday. (INGRID BULMER / STAFF)
MICHAEL GORMAN and SELENA ROSS Staff Reporters
A Nova Scotia MLA is concerned about the circumstances of an arrest on Tuesday as protesters surrounded a car carrying Premier Stephen McNeil....


The penalties for talking on a cellphone or texting while driving are going up. (FILE)
THE CHRONICLE HERALD
Nova Scotia is getting tougher on distracted drivers. Beginning Feb. 1, fines for using hand-held devices while driving, including use of a...

Rail cars and axles are shown outside the Cape Breton & Central Nova Scotia Railway repair shop in Sydney's north end. (STEVE WADDEN)
ERIN POTTIE CAPE BRETON BUREAU
SYDNEY — A Nova Scotia rail company will soon apply to abandon its Sydney subdivision . The Cape Breton & Nova Scotia Railway will...

Lower Sackville lawyer Duane Alan Rhyno is brought into the provincial courthouse in Kentville on Wednesday. (IAN FAIRCLOUGH)
IAN FAIRCLOUGH Staff Reporter
A Lower Sackville lawyer is in court in Kentville to be arraigned on sex and prostitution charges. Duane Alan Rhyno, 46, was arrested overnight...

A woman shouts toward Province House as unions joined together to protest the Health Authorities Act introduced by the Liberals. (ERIC WYNNE/Staff)
MICHAEL GORMAN PROVINCIAL REPORTER
There will be no amendments to the provincial government’s Health Authorities Act. On Wednesday afternoon, Premier Stephen McNeil said the...

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Dr. Edward Goodman, epidemiologist at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, speaks about the nature and treatment of the Ebola virus during a news conference at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas on Wednesday. Health officials say the recent Ebola case in Dallas is being contained. (L.M. OTERO/AP)
News on Wednesday that the first case of Ebola diagnosed in North America had been confirmed in Texas no doubt worries many Canadians about the risk...

Marleen Spencer, a nurse at the QEII site of the Halifax Infirmary, puts signs up around Province House on Tuesday as health-care workers protest union merger provisions in Bill 1. (INGRID BULMER
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Bullies. Union-busters. Oppressors of women. Those are some of the accusations union members are levelling at the McNeil government because of Bill 1...
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Roy and Beth McNeill, shown outside their service station in Elmsdale on Wednesday, employ 20 full- and part-time staff at their service centre, which includes a convenience store, gas bar, towing service and a wash centre for both cars and dogs. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
ELMSDALE — Take good care of something and it will last. That’s the principle Roy and Beth McNeill apply to their automotive service station in...

A line worker works on a car at the Ford Motor plant in Oakville, Ont., on Jan. 4. Ford Motor Co. of Canada says it is adding 1,000 jobs at its plant in Oakville to build the 2015 Ford Edge crossover SUV. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
OAKVILLE, Ont. — Ford Motor Co. of Canada says it is adding 1,000 jobs at its plant in Oakville, Ont. to build the 2015 Ford Edge crossover SUV. The...
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Halifax Mooseheads forward Samuel Leblanc (right) is checked by Chicoutimi Sagueneens defenceman Brian Lovell during a QMJHL game at the Scotiabank Centre on Friday. Leblanc will miss three to six weeks with a lower body injury suffered on Saturday. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
The injuries keep piling up for the Halifax Mooseheads. Forwards Sam Leblanc and Vince Watt are the latest players to go down and centre Danny...
Kansas City Royals' Christian Colon (24) and Erik Kratz celebrate after their 9-8 win in the AL wild-card playoff game against the Oakland Athletics early Wednesday morning in Kansas City, Mo. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had last been to the post-season — nearly three decades spent mostly...
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The 2015 Kia Soul EV.
SOMEWHERE IN ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Panic. When it comes to electric vehicles, panic has been standard equipment since their re-introduction to...
The 2015 Ford Mustang. (Handout)
It is the shiny paint and styling that first attracts buyers to new vehicles, but it is features such as handling, powertrain performance or comfort...

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