An RCMP officer watches as a Coast Guard Cormorant helicopter flies by the famed Peggys Cove lighthouse in April. (ERIC WYNNE / Staff)
SHERRI BORDEN COLLEY STAFF REPORTER
A Toronto man whose close friend fell into the water at Peggys Cove this week is demanding the Nova Scotia government take steps to make the area...


Dawn Simmonds with her Brittany Spaniel named Star, when the dog was a puppy. On Canada Day, Simmonds dove into a pond to save her dog, which was being drowned by a raccoon.
AARON BESWICK TRURO BUREAU
As most of us were celebrating Canada’s birthday on July 1, Dawn Simmonds was engaged in hand-to-claw underwater combat with a raccoon. “I did it...

Bluenose II sits under anchor near The Ovens Natural Park last month. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)
JOHN DeMONT
Sadly, the lobbying for a free sail for everyone on the Bluenose II went nowhere in this we-need-money-and-we-need-it-now province. I, for one,...

Lawrencetown Beach is a popular swimming and surfing location. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff / File)
JESSICA FLOWER
School might not be out forever, but it’s definitely out for summer. For kids, it’s a joyous time. For parents, it can be stressful...

DeeDee, the fawn who was brought into the world with the help of Cst. Derek Bigger and Auxillary Cst. Darren Forsyth after accidentally hitting DeeDee's pregnant mother, is recovering at Hope for Wildlife in Seaforth. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
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Summer offers so many new experiences from learning about new and old cultures, to the ancient arts and crafts. There's plenty to keep you busy...

Wolfville mayor Jeff Cantwell stands by the town’s newly-painted rainbow crosswalk, meant to recognize the LGBT community. (IAN FAIRCLOUGH / Valley-Southwest Bureau)
The town of Wolfville has replaced one of its standard pedestrian crossings with a rainbow crosswalk to recognize the lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
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David Dingwall, then-president and CEO of the Canadian Mint and former Public Works minister, appears before the Commons public accounts committee looking into the sponsorship scandal, in Ottawa in 2004.(CP File)
David Dingwall never thought he’d live long enough to see a national political columnist write him a love letter — and he was right....

Canadian Forces Ombudsman Gary Walbourne is to get information he has been awaiting on DND services for ill and wounded Forces personnel after the intervention of Defence Minister Jason Kenney.
Despite ongoing concerns that ill and injured military members are not getting the help they desperately need from the Department of National Defence...
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The 2015 RAM 1500 Express. (Justin Pritchard)
Take one part simple Ram 1500 pickup, add one all-black appearance package with blacked-out everything, value-bundle a list of must-have options,...
The 2016 Nissan 370Z. (Justin Pritchard)
There are numerous reasons to consider a Nissan 370Z for your sports-car dollars and, this year, these include the fact that the latest version of...

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The question of whether to rent or purchase a home is not always as straight forward as one might expect. Sure, everyone would rather build equity...
I’ve never seen anyone learn to be a great gardener quickly. In my experience, getting good with soil, plants and sunshine is something that takes...
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Everyone is an artist, or at least that’s the philosophy behind the Wonder’neath Open Studio in Halifax’s north end. Drop by and you’ll

The Town of Wolfville is trying to make it easier for some residents to provide input for its current Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS).

For more than a century, they stood on guard for us and now it’s our turn to keep their lights burning.

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