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Tuesday, January 9th, 2018


Cloudy with flurries or showers today, high 2. 


The victims of a tragic house fire that swept through a Nova Scotia home Sunday were all children under the age of eight.

The children — a girl and three boys — ran in ages from an infant to a seven-year-old and included a cousin who was at the Pubnico home for a sleepover.

A fundraising campaign has been launched to pay for funeral costs.

The numbers show that members of a Nova Scotia union representing motion picture technicians worked 55 per cent fewer hours in 2017 than they did in 2016.

The union representing hundreds of the province’s film workers says the industry is booming everywhere but Nova Scotia, where new numbers show a steep decline.

During its first term, Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government cut the Film Tax Credit, which covered up to 65 per cent of the cost of a production.

With the recent wind storms leading to widespread power outages, there have been increased calls to have power lines put underground.

Nova Scotia Power says that the project would be too expensive, but many customers believe it will result in a decrease in outages.

According to a statement released yesterday by NSP the estimate to safely build new lines underground is close to $1 million per kilometre of line.


HOT Sports:

NHL: Columbus beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 in overtime.

NBA: The Toronto Raptors 114 – the Brooklyn Nets 113 in overtime.





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