Talks between teachers and the province have broken off again. Education Minister Karen Casey says the Nova Scotia Teachers Union has rejected the province’s latest contract offer. The two sides had been meeting with a conciliator for the past four days. In a release issued last night Casey says the conciliator has concluded the two sides are at an “impasse,” and that the ball is now in the union’s court. The union is expected to issue a statement later today. The teachers have been working-to-rule since December 5th.