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HALIFAX STANFIELD AIRPORT: Close to five kilograms worth of heroin was seized by the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) from a traveller at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the federal agency announced on Feb. 19.

During a routine secondary examination of a traveller on February 14, CBSA officers discovered inconsistencies in the traveller’s suitcase.

“Upon dismantling it, they uncovered a large package concealed within the suitcase liner,” CBSA said in a release. “Tests identified the package as suspected heroin.”

CBSA officers arrested the male traveller and turned him and the narcotics over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He has been charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

 “Every day our border services officers use their extensive skills and training to protect Canada’s borders,” said Colin Murchison, Acting Chief, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia Division, Atlantic Region. “A significant seizure like this one is crucial in keeping hard drugs off Canadian...
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East Hants Penguins dominate home ice to become provincial champions

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July 15, 2016

Nominations open for Business Excellence Awards

OAKFIELD: With the East Hants and Districts Chamber of Commerce fourth annual Business Excellence Awards quickly approaching, organizers want to let the community know it’s time to nominate deserving businesses for this year’s list of awards.   This year, the event will be held at the Oakfield Golf and Country Club on October 25. The evening will in...
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Supreme Court of Nova Scotia denies stay

STEWIACKE: Today the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia denied the stay requested by the Sipekne’katik Band of the Industrial Approval issued to Alton Gas by the Nova Scotia Government. A copy of the decision is available on The Courts of Nova Scotia website here. Alton respects the decision of the Court. An Appeal by Sipekne’katik Band is to be heard August ...
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Decision deferred on Flood Plain issues

SHUBENACADIE:  The planning review undertaken by the Municipality of East Hants is nearing completi...
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