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  1. Three Mi’kmaq youth hold a banner as they lead the march celebrating Treaty Day
    Treaty Day Celebrated

    The importance of the treaty relationship and the achievements and leadership of Mi'kmaq elders and youth were honoured in a Treaty Day ceremony today, Oct. 1.

  2. A close-up photo of a hand holding a BlackBerry cellphone.
    Penalties Increasing for Distracted Drivers

    Nova Scotia is getting tougher on people who use cellphones while driving. Beginning Feb. 1, fines for texting and using hand-held cellphones while driving will increase, and demerit points will be added.

  3. Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant reads a speech from the throne last November.
    Second Session of the 62nd General Assembly Speech from the Throne

    Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant reads the speech from the throne at the opening of the second session of the 62nd General Assembly of Nova Scotia.

  4. Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell, left, and Rick Giffin, of CBCL Limited, talk at the reconstruction site of the LaPanche Aboiteau near Amherst.
    Contracts Awarded to Replace LaPlanche Aboiteau

    Government announced today, Sept. 23, that it has signed contracts worth $5 million to allow work to begin to replace the LaPlanche Aboiteau in Cumberland County.

  5. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey interacts with children at the new Early Years Centre for Yarmouth Central School.
    Early Years Centre Opens in Yarmouth

    Families in Yarmouth and surrounding areas, now have access to more services and supports for young children because of the new Early Years Centre for Yarmouth Central School.

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