Maine-Nova Scotia ferry service further delayed
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Ongoing construction has further pushed back the start date for ferry service between Maine and Nova Scotia.
Bay Ferries, the Canadian ferry company, says the...
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Baby lobsters are continuing to appear in high numbers off some parts of Canada while tailing off in New England, raising questions about what the valuable shellfish's...
BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — A ferry company has postponed a new service between Maine and Canada because renovations of the Bay Harbor terminal are taking longer than expected.
The Nova Scotia-based owner of a Maine utility that serves many of the state's rural and remote regions announced Monday that it has reached an agreement to sell its interest in the power company...
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — After tagging four great white sharks off Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, researchers say they hope to learn more about the creatures' movements throughout the year in...
7 Syrian refugee children die in Canadian house fire
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Seven children, all members of a Syrian refugee family, died early Tuesday in a fast-moving house fire described as Nova Scotia's deadliest blaze in recent...
Saudi facing assault charges flees after embassy posts bail
SYDNEY, Nova Scotia (AP) — Officials in Canada say a 28-year-old Saudi Arabian man charged with sexually assaulting a Canadian woman has gone missing.
Nova Scotia's prosecution service said Monday that Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi had bail posted by the Saudi Arabian Embassy last year in the case involving allegations of sexual assault, assault and forcible confinement.
Iowa teens rescue Canadian after 3 days stranded with car
FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — A Canadian woman was found by snowmobilers after she spent three days stuck with her car on a muddy rural road in southeastern Iowa.
Seventy-two-year-old Terry Harnish, of Hubbards, Nova Scotia, was visiting friends on Thanksgiving when she took a wrong turn onto a dirt road outside Fairfield, which is about 95 miles (150 kilometers) southeast of Des Moines. Her car became mired in mud up to its wheel wells, and she was unable to walk to one of the farmhouses she'd passed.
Christmas tree from Nova Scotia to be lit at Boston Common
BOSTON (AP) — Boston is getting ready to celebrate the holiday season with the lighting of the Christmas tree in the Boston Common.
The 46-foot white spruce from Nova Scotia will light up Thursday evening.
Mayor Marty Walsh will be joined at the event by Nova Scotia Deputy Premier Karen Casey, members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Santa Claus.
US military chief says tech giants should work with Pentagon
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — The top U.S. military officer said Saturday that it's problematic that American tech companies don't want to work with the Pentagon but are willing to engage with the Chinese.
U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford told the Halifax International Security Forum that the U.S. and its allies are the "good guys."
Shaheen, Tillis lead delegation to security forum
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina are leading a bipartisan delegation attending an international security conference in Canada.
The group is participating in the 10th annual Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Three hundred delegates from around the world are discussing strategic cooperation on common global security goals.
Boston Christmas tree about to make journey from Nova Scotia
BOSTON (AP) — The Christmas tree that will be displayed in the Boston Common is getting ready to make its journey from Nova Scotia.
The 46-foot white spruce donated by Ross McKellar and Teresa Simpson from Oxford, Nova Scotia will be cut down during a ceremony on Thursday.
On Nov. 20, the Boston Police Department will escort the tree from Billerica to the Boston Common. The tree will be greeted by an official Nova Scotia town crier, Santa Claus and schoolchildren.
Cargo plane goes off runway on landing in Halifax
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — A Boeing 747 cargo plane has skidded off the runway while landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Canada's east coast province of Nova Scotia. Five crewmembers have been sent to hospital with minor injuries.
Airport spokeswoman Theresa Rath Spicer says the SkyLease Cargo plane went off Runway 32 just after 5 a.m. (4 a.m. EST) Wednesday. It's not clear what caused the accident.
1 Canadian returned, 1 remains in US after border incident
HOULTON, Maine (AP) — Officials say a man from Canada accused of causing a disruption at the border at Houlton, Maine, that halted traffic for hours is facing charges in his home country.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police reports that a 21-year-old man from Halifax, Nova Scotia, has been charged with obstruction in connection with the incident on Friday. A U.S. official says a second man, from Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia, is in custody of immigration officials.
Plan to name Nova Scotia parkway for Crosby hits roadblock
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — How's this for a slap shot to the ego: Sidney Crosby is not getting a road named for him in his home province.
It seems one of hockey's greatest players does not meet the criteria for commemorative naming because he has not yet retired.
The Pittsburgh Penguins captain has won three Stanley Cups and two Olympic gold medals. Over the summer he was voted the province's No. 1 athlete by the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame.
Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal ecosystem
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink.
Green crabs from Nova Scotia are the same species as their cousins that already inhabit Maine waters, but are ornerier and angrier, threatening to accelerate harm to the coastal ecosystem by gobbling up soft-shell clams and destroying native eel grass, a researcher said.
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont will be the site of next month's annual meeting of the New England Governors and the Eastern Canadian premiers.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott will host the event, which is scheduled for Aug. 12-14, in Stowe.
Regional trade and energy issues are expected to be among the topics discussed.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Sidney Crosby was honored Thursday night as the top athlete in Nova Scotia history.
The Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame said the Pittsburgh Penguins star was selected in voting by 36 Nova Scotian athletes, coaches and media representatives, as well as by members of the public.
More than a thousand people packed into the Halifax Convention Centre ballroom for the event.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A nine-day road rally for vintage cars is rolling 2,300 miles across New York and New England, with dozens of drivers competing for $150,000 in prizes.
LONDON (AP) — British writer Geraldine McCaughrean on Monday won the prestigious Carnegie Medal for children's literature for "Where the World Ends."
McCaughrean was named the winner for her novel about two Scottish boys marooned at sea. She also won the prize, chosen by children's librarians, in 1988.
In her acceptance speech, McCaughrean criticized publishers for vetoing complex language in children's books, saying: "We master words by meeting them, not by avoiding them."
Grocery store workers find rare orange lobster
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Workers at a Massachusetts supermarket have found a rare orange lobster.
Roche Bros. Supermarkets said in a Facebook post on May 29 workers at their Westborough store found the lobster in a shipment of crustaceans from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia.
It has since donated the lobster to the New England Aquarium in Boston.
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A message in a bottle that a woman tossed off the coast of Massachusetts has been found nearly two decades later in Nova Scotia.
Eighty-year-old Rita Ganim tells the Gloucester Times she dropped the bottle into Ipswich Bay in August 2000 with a short message asking the person who found it to contact her.
TOKYO (AP) — Snoopy may be joining Sony.
Japanese electronics maker Sony Corp. said Monday that it is buying a stake in Peanuts Holdings, the company behind Snoopy and Charlie Brown.
Sony Music Entertainment signed a deal with DHX Media, based in Nova Scotia, Canada, to acquire 49 percent of the 80 percent stake DHX holds in Peanuts.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An American woman who plotted to go on a Valentine's Day shooting rampage at a Canadian mall was sentenced to life in prison Friday with no chance of parole for nearly a decade.
Lindsay Souvannarath of Geneva, Illinois pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit murder in a plan that involved opening fire at a mall in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2015.
US Halifax mall plotter admired Columbine, doc reveals
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — A prosecutor recommended Monday a sentence of 20 years for an American woman who pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit murder in a plot that envisioned her and two online friends pulling out their guns at a Canadian mall.
Lindsay Souvannarath of Geneva, Illinois, who attended the hearing, pleaded guilty last April for her role in the 2015 plot.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists say a species of large, but harmless, shark has been gathering in atypically big groups off of the northeastern United States and Canada.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says groups of 30 to 1,400 basking sharks have been seen in waters from Nova Scotia to Long Island, New York. The agency says sightings of basking sharks are common, but seeing them in such large groups is not.
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On International Women’s Day, the Bank of Canada introduced a new $10 bill featuring Viola Desmond, a Halifax businesswoman who was jailed, convicted, and fined for refusing to leave a whites-only area of a movie theater in 1946.
Desmond’s action helped launched Canada’s modern civil rights movement — a full nine years before Rosa Park refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery city bus.
Maine airport moves to 100 percent recycled de-icing fluid
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials with Maine's largest city say Portland International Jetport is the first airport in the country to use 100 percent recycled de-icing fluid for aircraft.
Nova Scotia commemorates Halifax Explosion 100 years ago
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Somber ceremonies are taking place in Halifax to mark 100 years since the Canadian port city on the Atlantic coast was devastated by a wartime blast that killed approximately 2,000 people and injured an estimated 9,000 others.
The catastrophe, known as the Halifax Explosion, remains the worst human-made disaster in Canadian history and was the world's largest human-made blast until the detonation of an atomic bomb in 1945.
Tree lighting marks special tie between Boston, Nova Scotia
BOSTON (AP) — A Christmas tree lighting on Boston Common is marking 100 years of friendship between Massachusetts' capital city and the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil will join Democratic Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Thursday to light Boston's official Christmas tree.
Christmas tree honoring Halifax Explosion to make Maine stop
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine officials are welcoming representatives from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to commemorate World War I with a Christmas tree ceremony.
The Maine State Archives and Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap are hosting the event on Monday as part of a ceremony to recognize Maine's role in responding to a maritime disaster in 1917. The Halifax Explosion of 1917 happened when a French cargo ship collided with another ship in Halifax Harbour, killing more than 2,000 people.
US general says illegal nuclear launch order can be refused
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — The top officer at U.S. Strategic Command said Saturday an order from President Donald Trump or any of his successors to launch nuclear weapons can be refused if that order is determined to be illegal.
Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of Strategic Command, told a panel at the Halifax International Security Forum on Saturday that he and Trump have had conversations about such a scenario and that he would tell Trump he couldn't carry out an illegal strike.
Book review: Revisiting the deadly 1917 Halifax harbor explosion
When anyone goes on a North Atlantic cruise that stops in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the main excursion is a bus tour that informs visitors of a devastating event most of us know nothing about.
Picturesque Halifax is the graveyard of some of the Titanic victims. But the eastern Canadian port city itself was the site of the world’s most deadly man-made disaster until the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima in 1945.
On an early December morning a century ago, a French ship hauling explosives to war-torn Europe exploded in the harbor at Halifax, Nova Scotia, leveling 2.5 square miles of the Canadian seaport, killing 2,000 people and wounding thousands more.
If you ask most Americans who their country's biggest trading partner is, you're likely to hear China, Japan, Germany, or Mexico. But the answer is Canada, by a long shot — and it has been for decades.
US, Canada scientists to brainstorm over right whale decline
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Scientists from Canada and the United States are meeting in Halifax to discuss the future of the North Atlantic right whale, which is in the midst of a high year of mortality.
The North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium says the event is scheduled for Sunday at St. Mary's University and will attract nearly 300 researchers, government officials, members of industry and others.
‘Trailer Park Boys’ star John Dunsworth dies at 71
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — A Canadian actor best known for his role as an alcoholic trailer park supervisor in the Netflix comedy series "Trailer Park Boys" has died. John Dunsworth was 71.
After 29 years, Devine Foods in Shandon to close
SHANDON, S.C. (AP) — Nearly three decades ago, Angelo Trifos opened the landmark Shandon restaurant Devine Foods.
He is a first-generation immigrant from the Greek island of Corfu who moved with his parents and three brothers to Nova Scotia, Canada, when he was 19. Twenty-eight years later, he moved to Columbia after marrying his second wife, Georgia, who lived here, and opened the restaurant.
Artist needed to commemorate Halifax Explosion with ornament
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine State Archives is looking for an artist to make a Christmas tree ornament to be included in a commemoration of World War I.
Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says he plans to present the ornament to representatives of Halifax, Nova Scotia, during a ceremony in Augusta on Nov. 20.
Bank of Nova Scotia reports 3Q profit
TORONTO (AP) — Bank of Nova Scotia on Tuesday reported fiscal third-quarter profit of $2.1 billion Canadian.
The Toronto-based bank said it had earnings of $1.66 per share Canadian.
The bank posted total revenue of $6.89 billion in the period.
Palmetto Politics: This Charleston couple really is moving to Canada because of Trump
Lots of Americans pledged to move to Canada if Donald Trump won the presidency.
This Charleston couple is actually going.
Husband-and-wife team Robin and Heather Vargas of West Ashley hope to be living 1,620 miles away in Halifax, Nova Scotia, by the end of the year as legal Canadian residents.
They've passed their criminal background check. They showed proof of the necessary amount of cash needed in a bank account (minimum $11,500 U.S./$15,000 Canadian).
High-speed Maine ferry to Canada suffers engine failures
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A high-speed ferry in Maine known as the Cat is temporarily suspended after two of its four engines blew out in separate incidents.
The Canadian company Bay Ferries Limited cancelled the ferry's next two scheduled trips after the Cat arrived in Portland Monday from Nova Scotia. The Portland Press Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2vhJNxm ) it arrived with only two of its four engines in operation.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Sidney Crosby will mark his 30th birthday by once again parading the Stanley Cup in his province.
In tweets sent out by the Sidney Crosby Hockey School, Crosby said he would hoist the trophy in the streets of Halifax and Dartmouth as part of an annual civic parade.
KAMLOOPS, British Columbia (AP) — Fast-moving wildfires in British Columbia have forced nearly 40,000 people to leave their homes and residents are flooding into crowded evacuation centers amid a provincial state of emergency.
Federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced Monday that Ottawa was deploying military aircraft and Australia was sending 50 firefighters to battle the wildfires. A group of elite Nova Scotia firefighters will also join the front lines.
COLE HARBOR, Nova Scotia (AP) — Sidney Crosby said Wednesday he did not pay attention to those questioning whether he should continue playing hockey after suffering another concussion during the playoffs.
Crosby was too focused on capturing another Stanley Cup for his Pittsburgh Penguins to worry about outside opinions on his health.
"I don't really read or listen to that stuff during the playoffs," Crosby told reporters at his annual hockey camp in his hometown.
MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (AP) — Some of the planet's most decorated sailboats are getting ready to duke it out on the high seas.
A competitive international fleet of boats will be at the starting line for the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race. The 363-mile (584-kilometer) race dates to 1905 and is billed as the "granddaddy of ocean races."
Seventy-six boats will set off Sunday from Marblehead, Massachusetts, en route to Halifax, Nova Scotia.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine airport's first international flight in three years has been postponed because of a computer glitch.
Portland International Jetport was set to launch an international Elite Airways flight to Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Friday, but it was called off at the last minute because of the technical issue.
NEW YORK — Led by Sally Hawkins’ remarkable performance, “Maudie” celebrates Maud Lewis, Canada’s most famous folk artist.
Her greatness lies in her grit, a refusal to let physical disabilities, sexism or impoverished circumstances prevent her from finding happiness and love.