Thursday April 11th 2019
Flurries this morning then mainly sunny. High 7.
Fake Xanax pills that contain the deadly opioid fentanyl are circulating in the Halifax area. An increasing number of teens in Nova Scotia use Xanax regularly to treat anxiety. Health officials say it would be easy to overdose from taking pills cut with fentanyl, a drug that’s caused thousands of deaths across Canada.
Only 2 tickets have been issued since Halifax’s smoking bylaw came into effect last October. The tickets were handed out by Police on Brunswick Street and near Pizza Corner. The bylaw bans any kind of smoking or vaping on city property and fines range between $25 and $2000.
Nova Scotia’s pre-primary program will expand again this fall as the province enters the 3rd year of a 4 year rollout. Education Minister Zach Churchill says pre-primary will be offered in 56 more schools, which will bring the total number up to 201. The new classrooms will be introduced thanks to the $10.2 million expansion.
In the NHL playoffs,
Jets lost to St Louis Blues 2-1
Blue jackets took the Lightning 4-3
Islanders took the Penguins 4-3
Dallas Stars had a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators
Sharks beat Vegas 5-2
And your Halifax Mooseheads beat Moncton 4-2, they sweep the series in 4 games.