Nova Scotia eyeing taxes for homebuyers coming from outside the province

The size of down payments on Nova Scotia homes have soared over the last few years as the ability to work remotely made it more feasible for Canadian and international buyers.
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Travelling amid Omicron: What COVID-19 tests are needed to get to Canada, U.S.
PCR? Rapid antigen? Many travellers say they're still uncertain about which COVID-19 tests they need to enter either country amid the flurry of new restrictions.
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COVID-19: Peterborough active cases at 41; closure order lifted on The White House
According to data released Friday, Peterborough Public Health reported three new cases of COVID-19 and rescinded a Section 22 order on a business.
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'Feels like I'm being punished': Confusion over ArriveCAN app forces Canadian travellers into quarantine
Several fully vaccinated Canadians have been forced to quarantine for two weeks after returning from day trips to the U.S. and failing to pre-register on the ArriveCAN app, a requirement for re-entry.
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Gorton looking at all options for Canadiens' next GM
"We’re going to look for somebody maybe a little outside the box that can help us move forward and maybe complement me," Jeff Gorton says.
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Montreal rock rebel Paul Cargnello tells hard truths on 18th album
"The best music in the world comes from the blues," says Cargnello. "It comes from struggle, from wanting things to change and be better."
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Abitibi man's death shows Quebec must invest in emergency services: ambulance exec
Richard Genest died after a 135-kilometre ambulance ride made necessary by the nightly closure of the Senneterre hospital emergency room.
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LCBO tells customers to ‘shop early’ for the holidays amid supply chain issues
The LCBO is telling customers to "shop early" and "be flexible" during the holidays this year amid supply chain issues. 
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3-year sentence for hit-and-run driver that killed 3 Kamloops international students
Kamloops RCMP said Friday that Reid McKnight, a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist, pleaded guilty to two charges in the crash.
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Halifax announces Centennial Pool parking lot as 2nd site for modular units
The city says it chose the site because it met the applicable zoning requirements and it's located near supports and services the occupants may need.
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Disaster expert urges those affected by B.C. flooding to take care of mental health
The research found that major disasters not only wreak havoc on infrastructure, but they also have long-term psychosocial impacts
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New bill aims to break information logjam in Quebec health care
Under Bill 19, "data will follow the patient, rather than the opposite," says Health Minister Christian Dubé.
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Feds invest $7.5M to build 32 new affordable homes in Saskatoon
Funding has been earmarked to develop a total of 32 new housing units in Saskatoon to provide more affordable housing options for Indigenous individuals and families in need.
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Vancouver International Black Film Festival set to debut
Inaugural festival to host 38 films from seven countries
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Blood Services to recommend ending ban on donations from gay men
Canadian Blood Services says it plans to submit its recommendation to end the gay blood ban to Health Canada within the next two weeks.
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B.C. expanding life-saving tools available to first responders
Health Minister Adrian Dix said Friday that the province has also added 85 full-time paramedics and 65 dispatchers, as well as 22 new ambulances.
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Supreme Court of Canada will hear Alexandre Bissonnette case in March
Up for debate is whether to reduce the Quebec City mosque shooter's period of parole ineligibility from 40 years to the standard 25 years.
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Edmonton road crews working to address slippery residential streets: ‘It’s a skating rink’
Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians have been finding it difficult to get around in Edmonton due to extremely icy streets and sidewalks in some areas.
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Bushwakker Mead Day continues as local Christmas tradition
Regina's oldest brewery is bringing back its Christmas tradition. Mead Day, which occurs on the first Saturday of December annually, is already creating some local buzz.
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Average home price near $675K in November, supply low for London-St. Thomas
The latest real estate numbers show single-family homes are the most popular in London and St. Thomas, Ont., with 593 units sold in November.
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COVID-19: More Omicron cases crop up in Ontario amid Delta-driven surge
More cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 cropped up in various Toronto-area public health units Friday, as Ontario recorded its highest daily case count in six months.
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COVID-19: Windsor hospitals under strain, asking public for help, patience
They say patients should expect wait times and treatment for anything other than emergencies will be much longer than usual.
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TimBiebs doughnut boxes, merchandise being resold online for high prices
Prices vary wildly, but it’s not uncommon to see a TimBiebs box for 10 going for $50 to $100.
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Water levels continue to drop in Abbotsford, B.C. but rebuilding could take ‘years’: minister
Abbotsford Mayor Henry Braun will be providing an update on the situation in his city at 2 p.m. Friday.
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City of London, Ont. readying community ice rinks for winter season
Londoners could be zipping around the ice as soon as this weekend with preparations underway to get three of the community outdoor ice rinks ready for the holiday season.
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The Home Front: Eastside Culture Crawl presents great new talent
The event represents the fresh and innovative talent that the Pacific Northwest is becoming known for.
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Ottawa auditor general proceeding with LRT probe despite ‘crickets’ from Ontario
Ottawa's light-rail transit system is on auditor general Nathalie Gougeon's 2022 agenda, but the city is still waiting to hear from the province about the terms of its own inquiry.
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Review: 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz
You’ll be the king of grocery runs and the sultan of flat-pack furniture hauls.
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Rowe project a 'rare offering' from long-time developer Bosa Properties
And it represents the first collaboration between Bosa and renowned interior design firm Ste. Marie
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