Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

--Atlantic Update-

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(NSBudget)

Nova Scotia's Liberal government is under fire for its latest investment in health care.

Premier Stephen McNeil committed in yesterday's budget to spend an addition 6.2-million dollars -- but the opposition leaders say that's not enough.

N-D-P Leader Gary Burrill says the health-care system is in a state of crisis -- and he says McNeil's approach is like bringing a "garden hose to a house fire."

Tory Leader Jamie Baillie says McNeil is ignoring what voters told him about health care during the spring election campaign. (The Canadian Press)

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(African-NS-Land-Claims)

The Nova Scotia government is expected to announce "new supports" for some black residents who have struggled for decades to gain clear title to their land.

African Nova Scotian Affairs Minister Tony Ince will be in Cherry Brook, where he will outline the government's plans.

The government provided land to black and white Loyalists in the 1800s, but the Crown didn't grant land titles for black settlers -- creating long-standing confusion over ownership.

Michelle Williams, a law professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, says Ince should appoint a commission with judicial authority to resolve all claims -- and she's calling for enough resources to hire lawyers, surveyors and community outreach workers. (The Canadian Press)

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(Hospital-CEO-Expenses)

A second senior executive has resigned from Atlantic Canada's largest children's hospital amid a festering spending scandal.

Stephen D'Arcy was the chief financial officer of the Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre in Halifax.

Meanwhile, a police investigation is continuing into the personal spending practices of the hospital's former C-E-O. …

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