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A cold frame with a clear top and bottomless structure, allows Niki Jabbour to harvest salad greens throughout the winter.

Interest in vegetable gardening on the rise in Nova Scotia as food prices increase

Winter garden could help defray expensive grocery bills

Feb 9, 2022

Ionization smoke detectors are less effective in detecting smouldering fires, which are the most common fire today.

Most common smoke detector not recommended for detecting most common fire

Why you should install photoelectric smoke detectors in your home

Feb 8, 2022

The province's hoteliers, like the Atlantica in Halifax,  are hoping their industry recovers somewhat in 2022.

Nowhere to go but up: the recovery of Nova Scotia’s hotel industry

Numbers suggest worst effects of COVID on hotels, motels are in the past

Feb 8, 2022

Halifax Regional Police headquarters on Gottingen Street in Halifax, in a file photo taken on Feb. 1.

Halifax to end use of polygraph tests in police department hiring

Polygraphs have been used to screen applicants for any job with Halifax Regional Police

Feb 8, 2022

Three COVID-19-related  deaths have been reported on Monday.

COVID-19 update: three deaths, 91 in hospital, 12 in ICU

Five hospitals add more cases to outbreaks

Feb 7, 2022

 Photographer, musician and activist Paul Vienneau calls himself the “asshole with a shovel.” He made an appearance on Spring Garden Road on Feb. 1.

Anti-ice crusader makes comeback on Spring Garden Road

Disability activist Paul Vienneau picks up his shovel as city's sidewalks grow tougher to navigate

Feb 7, 2022

British Columbia Premier John Horgan chaired a news conference of Canada’s Premiers focused on health. Photo: Josefa Cameron

Houston defends redeployment of nursing students to long-term care homes

The students are being asked to help alleviate staffing shortages caused by COVID-19

Feb 4, 2022

The CIBC building in downtown Halifax. The finance and insurance sector added 1,500 jobs in Nova Scotia in January.

Nova Scotia's jobless rate drops while national rate rises

Province added jobs in January through manufacturing, real estate sectors

Feb 4, 2022

A sign informs passersby of a rapid testing site at the Halifax Central Library. This rapid testing site is for those 16 and older, who are asymptomatic.

COVID-19 update: One death, 99 people in hospital, 15 in the ICU

COVID-19 emergency order extended to ban demonstrators from blocking highways, roads and municipal streets

Feb 4, 2022