NEWS FOR OCTOBER 25/14
Two Aurora aircraft and their personnel left from C-F-B Greenwood last night to participate in international combat missions against Islamic State extremist in Iraq.
Canada has already sent six C-F 18 Hornet fighters from Cold Lake, Alberta to Operation Impact.
The country is also sending one Polaris aerial aerial refueller from Ontario.
The Aurora flights left in heavy rain and were bound for a base in Kuwait.
Nova Scotia's government is researching allowing transgender people to change their sex designation on government documents such as birth certificates.
The province says it's going to look at how other provinces are dealing with the issue.
The government says it may amend the Vital Statistics Act in the spring to eliminate a provision requiring proof of sex assignment surgery.
The move would be aimed at addressing concerns raised by some transgender people they discrimination when they present their government-issued identification in public.
The Nova Scotia government is bringing in legislation to ban the sale of flavoured tobacco, including the flavoured juice used by some in e-cigarettes.
Health Minister Leo Glavine says the steps are needed to address emerging evidence that the products pose a health risk -- especially to young people.
He says the children's hospital in Halifax and others across the country have reported some cases of children with nicotine poisoning.
Krista McMullin of Smoke-Free Nova Scotia says the changes are a way of protecting youth from a ``gateway'' to regular cigarette smoking.
A man accused of leaving a sawed-off shotgun on a Halifax bus made a brief appearance in court yesterday.
Twenty-five-year-old Justin Crathorne was remanded into custody until his next hearing on November 6th.
At that point he could enter a plea on multiple charges, including possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and carrying a concealed weapon.
Crown attorney Brian Cox says he was opposed to Crathorne's release because of the dangerous nature of the weapon.
When Justin Bourque appears in court Monday, he faces the harshest sentence since the death penalty was abolished for fatally shooting three Mounties and wounding two others in Moncton in early June.
However, legal scholars say it's unlikely the 24-year-old will face the maximum penalty - 75 years in prison before he is eligible to apply for parole - given his age and lack of a criminal record.
The family of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, the soldier murdered in Ottawa on Wednesday, is thanking Canadians for their support.
The family released a statement saying they take comfort knowing he did Canada proud.
It says the support Canadians are showing ``provides a measure of comfort,'' and helps make his death ``almost bearable.''
A regimental funeral for Cirillo will be held Tuesday in his hometown of Hamilton.
The Harper government plans to give police and intelligence agencies more tools to fight terrorism as soon as next week.
Ottawa hints more powers are needed to make pre-emptive arrests after fatal attacks on one soldier 30-kilometres southeast of Montreal on Monday, and another in Ottawa on Wednesday.
Critics point out that under existing laws, police already have the power to make a pre-emptive arrest of anyone planning a suspected terrorist attack.
Game Four of the World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants where the Royals lead 2 games to 1.
Hamilton Tiger Cats visit the Argonauts at the Rogers Centre and the BC Lions are in Winnipeg.
The Boston Bruins will be in Toronto and the New York Rangers will host the Montreal Canadiens.
2014 SUBWAY AUS WOMEN'S RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP
at Raymond Field in Wolfville
Saint Mary's meets St. FX @ 1:00pm
UPEI takes the field against Acadia @ 3:00pm
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Acadia Box Office, and 1 hour prior to game time each day or online at www.acadiaathletics.ca.
Men's Football: Acadia is at Saint Mary's
Men's Hockey: The Moncton Blue Eagles will visit the Acadia Axemen at 7pm
Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey
Valley Wildcats host Cape Breton West at 4pm in Berwick.