Matt Mays, shown here, will team up with Carmen Townsend and Adam Baldwin for a tribute concert Saturday in honour of Jay Smith. Smith performed as lead guitarist with Mays for about six years before he died while touring with the band in 2013. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
Whether you're looking for a night of music, a good laugh or a chance to meet #foundbunny at the Museum of Natural History, there's plenty...

A police car waits in front of the house of the family of Andreas Lubitz in Montabaur, Germany, Friday. Lubitz was the co-pilot on the Germanwings plane that crashed with 150 people on board on Tuesday in the French Alps. (FRANK AUGSTEIN / AP)
MONTABAUR, Germany — Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having...

The roof of the former St. Patrick’s High School on Quinpool Road collapsed overnight under the weight of the recent snowfall. The vacant building had been slated for demolition. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
Part of the roof of the former Quinpool Education Centre collapsed overnight. About 500 square feet of the roof in the northwest corner fell in...

Bob Martin, right, and Dale Sutherland were victimized by Port Hawkesbury businessman Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh. The pair are pictured at Province House on Friday, the day an amendment to the Limitation of Actions Act was introduced and later passed. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
On the eve of finally receiving the justice they’ve sought for almost 20 years, Bob Martin and Dale Sutherland did not celebrate. Instead,...

A man walks down Crichton Avenue during the midst of winter storm in Dartmouth. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff / File)
Forget sidewalks. Walk on the roads. And don’t stick to the sides like pieces of street furniture, either. Take the lane. Sidewalks are municipal...


A man walks down Crichton Avenue during the midst of winter storm in Dartmouth. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff / File)
Forget sidewalks. Walk on the roads. And don’t stick to the sides like pieces of street furniture, either. Take the lane. Sidewalks are municipal...
“The Whycocomagh Park is the only provincial park that has access to the Bras d’Or Lakes and its unique biosphere,” writes Charlene Porter.
I am writing about the Feb. 27 announcement of cutbacks at seven provincial parks, especially the Whycocomagh Provincial Park. I was one of seven...
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BlackBerry CEO John Chen is shown in a file photo. The struggling technology company, which reports in U.S. dollars, earned US$28 million or five cents per share in the quarter compared with a loss of $423 million or 80 cents per share a year earlier. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
WATERLOO, Ont. — BlackBerry Ltd. squeezed out a small profit in the fourth quarter, giving analysts a welcome surprise, even though overall revenues...

Nova Scotia consumers are expected to benefit from a new agreement between Nova Scotia Power and New Brunswick Power aimed at saving $20 million annually. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff / File)
Power utilities in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick believe they can save a total of about $20 million annually by operating their interconnected...
In Part 4 of our video series Curling 101, former Brier champ Mark Dacey brings us up to speed on curling slang. (STAFF)
With the men's world curling championship starting in Halifax on Saturday, it's no time to be caught short on your lack of rink smarts.
Swedish skip Niklas Edin chats with teammates as he and his team practise at the Mayflower Curling Club in Halifax on Thursday. The Ford World Men’s Curling Championship start Saturday at the Scotiabank Centre. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
If Team Sweden doesn’t win at the Ford World Men’s Curling Championship starting Saturday at Scotiabank Centre it won’t be for lack...
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The 2015 Jaguar XF 3.0 AWD. (Justin Pritchard)
An hour or so after leaving the Jaguar XF following a day on the road, you notice something: the buttery leather used on the seats is so fragrant, it...
The AMG Speedshift transmission. (Handout)
As far as most folks are concerned, transmissions operate on the principles of witchcraft and sorcery. Others know the important stuff — a...

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As an elementary school teacher and mother, Shelley Rudderham has plenty of experience reading to children.

But the Grade 3 teacher at Sackville’s

Shelburne County boatbuilders Bruce Atkinson and Roland DesChamp have been recognized by the Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association with lifetime achievement awards for their

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