Police say Mic Mac Mall is shut down Tuesday after a potential threat against the Dartmouth shopping centre was received. (STAFF)
Halifax Regional Police have arrested three people in connection with a potential threat against Mic Mac Mall that came in earlier this morning. At...

Premier Stephen McNeil’s decision to get directly involved with health-care union talks comes following a disastrous stretch of five days for the government, starting with the report from arbitrator Jim Dorsey. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / File)
The provincial government has reached out to Nova Scotia’s four health-care unions to discuss the structure of bargaining units.

People clear snow from their sidewalks and streets after a large amount of snow fell in Toronto on Monday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
TORONTO — Looking to break out of winter’s icy clutches? The Weather Network has some bad news — you’re stuck in a frigid...

CTV accidentally 48 seconds of a porn movie early Monday morning, surprising viewers who were watching a replay of the news. (AP)
CTV Atlantic’s early morning television news got a tad too steamy Monday. A Lake Echo resident was rattled when the newscast she normally...

Dalhousie University president Richard Florizone announced Monday that 12 of the 13 suspended dentistry students could be returning to clinical practise, on the recommendation of the Academic Standards Class Committee. (STAFF)
Twelve of the suspended male Dalhousie University dentistry students will return to clinical practice, president Richard Florizone announced in a...


The ferry Nova Star is docked at Shelburne Ship Repair, the Irving owned shipyard, last fall. The vessel will begin its second season plying the Gulf of Maine between Yarmouth and Portland in May. (Staff)
Nova Star Cruises has received its first payment from the province for the upcoming season. Last month, the provincial government approved $2 million...

Cape Breton Regional Police are dedicating resources to a prostitution problem that has plagued Charlotte Street in downtown Sydney over the last year, Chief Peter McIsaac told the Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s police commission on Tuesday. (Staff)
SYDNEY — Downtown business owners and managers say ladies of the night — and the day — are plying their trade on Charlotte Street and driving away...

Rania El-Alloul was dressed down in a Montreal court last week for wearing a head covering. To deny her the fundamental right of access to justice on such flimsy grounds was shockingly unjust. (GRAHAM HUGHES/CP)
When Judge Eliana Marengo refused to hear the case of Rania El-Alloul because the hijab-garbed woman wouldn’t remove her scarf, the judge was right...

This January, 2012 file photo shows a barge backdropped by a larger dredging vessel at work in Sydney harbour. (Staff)
Is building a world-class container terminal in Sydney a pipe dream? Some folks on the island are likely unhappy I would even ask the question. But...
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Cars pass through the roundabout at the intersection of Cunard, North Park and Agricola Streets in Halifax, in Nov. 2014. (Herald File)
Have you ever been at a four-way stop when it seems everyone else is paralyzed? Where I live, there are a lot of four-way stop signs, and it gets...
The 2016 Kia Sorento. (Lisa Calvi)
MONT TREMBLANT, Que. — Enough already with winter. A two-day escape from the ravages of Nova Scotia winter was not a sun- and sand-filled...

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Blue can be overused if used alone so mix with another colour for a creative effect. (Paula Huntley photos)
What do you do when you get the blues? Why decorate of course, and the colour blue is just the colour that will give you a pick me up. It’s...

A historic structure in Cole Harbour might remain a part of history unless the necessary funds can be acquired to rebuild it.


The components have been trucked in, the power lines are upgraded, construction is underway, and if all goes as planned, three new wind

On March 7, table tennis competitors from across the Maritimes will gather at Lower Sackville’s Rock Church for the first Maritime-wide tournament being