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Nova Scotia thieves steal Bluenose captain's historic weather vane

Nova Scotia thieves steal Bluenose captain's historic weather vane

LUNENBURG, N.S. — The RCMP are seeking the public's help in the theft of an historic object once owned by Nova Scotia's most famous sea captain — Capt. Angus Walters, skipper of the schooner Bluenose.

The Thursday news briefing: An at-a-glance survey of some top stories

Highlights from the news file for Thursday, July 27 ——— INQUIRY LEAVES FIRST NATIONS LEADERS DIVIDED: The head of the Assembly of First Nations says Indigenous leaders are divided on the fate of the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women
Toronto Islands set to reopen after severe spring flooding

Toronto Islands set to reopen after severe spring flooding

TORONTO — The Toronto Islands, a popular summer destination for both city residents and tourists, are set to reopen to the public on Monday after a nearly three-month closure due to historic flooding.
Manitoba appears open to private marijuana sales when pot becomes legal

Manitoba appears open to private marijuana sales when pot becomes legal

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government raised the distinct possibility Thursday that it may allow private retailers to sell marijuana when recreational use of the drug becomes legal next July.
Fisheries officials to examine dead right whale that washed ashore in N.L.

Fisheries officials to examine dead right whale that washed ashore in N.L.

TROUT RIVER, N.L. — The latest North Atlantic right whale to be found dead on the East Coast is so decomposed officials say we will likely never know what killed it. "It's a very flattened whale.
Prevention, disaster management key lessons from Fort McMurray wildfire: report

Prevention, disaster management key lessons from Fort McMurray wildfire: report

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — A report on lessons learned from the Fort McMurray wildfire recommends improved prevention measures along with better disaster management and evacuation planning.
Nova Scotia surplus rises to $149 million, but tax revenue lower than expected

Nova Scotia surplus rises to $149 million, but tax revenue lower than expected

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government closed the books on the 2016-17 fiscal year Thursday, registering a surplus of nearly $150 million — about $110 million more than the Liberals touted on the campaign trail in May.

B.C. court acquits four men accused of human smuggling in Tamil migrant case

VANCOUVER — Four Sri Lankan men accused of bringing dozens of Tamil migrants to Canada aboard a dilapidated cargo vessel eight years ago have been found not guilty of human smuggling.

N.S. police chief elects trial by judge alone on sex charges involving girl, 17

BRIDGEWATER, N.S. — A Nova Scotia police chief facing sex charges involving a 17-year-old girl has elected to have the case heard in Supreme Court by judge alone.

Man's security clearance revoked after father found to be biker gang member

TORONTO — A Federal Court judge has ruled that the government was right to revoke an aircraft mechanic's security clearance because his father was a member of a motorcycle gang.