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Friday May 24th 2019 


Rain, up to 10mm & high 12


A $15 million cleanup fund was announced yesterday for residents in Harrietsfield who have not been able to drink their contaminated well water for years. The Halifax-area community has been pleading for something to be done with the site of the former RDM Recycling salvage yard. The project will restore 10 hectares of contaminated soil at the site to improve groundwater.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/funding-contaminated-salvage-site-in-harrietsfield-1.5147153


The Nova Scotia Health Authority is trying to find new ways to recruit nurses to rural parts of the province. Currently a nurse who chooses to work in Canso will receive a $10,000 signing bonus if they stay for 2 years. CEO of the NSHA, Janet Knox, says 400 nursing students will graduate this year in Nova Scotia and the intention is to hire them all.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/recruitment-efforts-for-rural-nurses-worn-out-says-health-authority-ceo-1.5147297


Meteorologists are forecasting an average Atlantic hurricane season this year. Canadians can expect as many as 15 storms, including up to 4 major hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean. Environment Canada presented the 2019 hurricane forecast in Dartmouth yesterday based off of the Climate Prediction Center.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/hurricane-season-forecast-2019-1.5146538


Prime Minister Theresa May has annoucned that she will quit her position as Conservative leader on June 7th. In an emotional statement she says she has done her best to honour the 2016 EU referendum result and that she feels deep regret that she was unable to deliver Brexit. Theresa May will continue to serve as prime minister while a Conservative leadership contest takes place.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-48395905


In Sports,
NBA Playoffs,
Raptors took Milwaukee 105-99
Majors,
Boston beat the Jays 8-2
And from the Mem Cup,
Semi-final game tonight between Huskies and Storm, winner plays the Mooseheads in the final on Sunday


 

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