Iran-Contra special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh dies at 102

Iran-Contra special prosecutor Lawrence Walsh dies at 102

NICHOLS HILLS, Okla., March 20 (UPI) -- Former New York corporate lawyer Lawrence Walsh, who prosecuted several Reagan-era figures during the Iran-Contra affair, has died. He was 102.

Another round of snow for winter-weary Midwest, Northeast

CHICAGO, March 12 (UPI) -- More snow fell on parts of the U.S. Midwest and Northeast Wednesday, a day after temperatures in the 80s were recorded in the southern states, forecasters said.

Tenants charged with killing Loretta Saunders in Halifax apartment

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A Canadian couple was charged Thursday with killing Loretta Saunders, the Halifax university student who subletted them an apartment.

Missing Canadian university student found dead

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A missing female Canadian college student studying the issue of missing and slain indigenous women was found killed Wednesday along a highway, police said.
Girl gets slapped on the head by whale's tail, becomes YouTube sensation

Girl gets slapped on the head by whale's tail, becomes YouTube sensation

BAJA, Calif., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Twenty-year-old birthday girl gets smacked by tail of a giant whale.
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Nova Scotia wants to host TransCanada pipeline

CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The port of Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia, "could be an option" for the terminal point of a 1,864-mile oil pipeline planned by TransCanada, a provincial minister said.

Quebec plans oil exploration program

QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Quebec is planning an oil exploration program on Anticosti Island in the Canadian province.

Canadian rabbit trapper says owl attack left his head bleeding

DIGBY, Nova Scotia, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- A Canadian trapper says an owl viciously attacked him while he was checking his rabbit snares one night this week, leaving his face bloodied.

Canada stiffens liability for nuclear, offshore energy sectors

OTTAWA, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The Canadian government said it approved a security act increasing liability for offshore oil and gas accidents and stiffening penalties for nuclear mishaps.
Syfy orders 26 more episodes of 'Haven'

Syfy orders 26 more episodes of 'Haven'

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Syfy says it has ordered 26 new episodes of its series "Haven," with production set to start this spring in Nova Scotia.

Woman, boyfriend arrested in deaths of ex-husband, mother-in-law

BRIDGEWATER, Nova Scotia, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A Canadian woman and her boyfriend were arrested Tuesday in the deaths of the woman's ex-husband and ex-mother-in-law three years apart, police said.

Canadian jury finds convicted killer guilty in teen girl's slaying

PICTOU, Nova Scotia, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A Canadian man who admitted killing a cab driver in 1998 was convicted by a jury Tuesday of stabbing a teenage girl to death in 2011.

Maine offshore wind project appears on track for federal funding

AUGUSTA, Maine, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- An offshore wind pilot project in Maine has received a key approval from the state's utility regulators, opening the way for federal funding.

Canadian woman off hook for stolen $47,000 rental car

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- A Canadian woman says she won't be on the hook for a stolen $47,000 Mustang convertible she had rented after all.

Hasbro admits some reports of battery problems with Big Hugs Elmo

PAWTUCKET, R.I., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Hasbro Inc., maker of Big Hugs Elmo, acknowledged Saturday that a Canadian man is not the only person having trouble with overheating batteries.
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Nova Scotia (pronounced /ˌnoʊvəˈskoʊʃə/; Latin for New Scotland; Scottish Gaelic: Alba Nuadh; French: Nouvelle-Écosse) is a Canadian province located on Canada's southeastern coast. It is the most-populous province in Atlantic Canada. Its capital, Halifax, is a major economic centre of the region. Nova Scotia is the second-smallest province in Canada with an area of 55,284 square kilometres (21,300 sq mi). Its population of 939,531 makes it the fourth-least-populous province of the country, though second-most-densely populated.

Nova Scotia's economy is traditionally largely resource-based, but has diversified since the middle of the 20th century. Industries such as fishing, mining, forestry and agriculture remain very important and have been joined by tourism, technology, film, music, and finance.

The province includes several regions of the Mi'kmaq nation of Mi'gma'gi, which covered all of the Maritimes, as well as parts of Maine, Newfoundland and the Gaspé Peninsula. Nova Scotia was already home to the Mi'kmaq people when the first European colonists arrived. In 1604, French colonists established the first permanent European settlement north of Florida at Port Royal, founding what would become known as Acadia. The British Empire obtained control of the region between 1713 and 1760, and established a new capital at Halifax in 1749. In 1867 Nova Scotia was one of the founding provinces of the Canadian Confederation, along with New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada (which became the separate provinces of Quebec and Ontario).

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