Lifeguard Katie Pennick-Reilly keeps an eye on swimmers at Cunard Beach on Friday afternoon. Supervision by the Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service wraps up at most beaches this Sunday. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)
JOHN DeMONT
I think I felt the seasons change this week. I understand that, technically, summer is with us until Sept. 23 in this country. And I have not...

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BRIDGEWATER — RCMP have laid several charges against a 61-year-old man in connection with sexual assaults dating back four decades. Police...

Halifax resident Jon Wilson has put up a sign criticizing the Royal Bank on his Chebucto Road lawn. Wilson is angry over the bank’s handling of an account held by a cousin who recently died. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)
CLARE MELLOR STAFF REPORTER
Jon Wilson wasn’t satisfied with the answers the Royal Bank gave him and decided to do something about it. But instead of taking to...

Several stations in the Halifax area have run out of gasoline, including Cheapy Tire in Dartmouth. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
BRETT BUNDALE STAFF REPORTER
Amid falling fuel prices, some gas stations in the Halifax area are running low or completely tapped out of gasoline. Jim Smith, owner of Cheapy...

Members of the media surround Canadian Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohammed Fahmy, left, his lawyer Amal Clooney, centre, Canadian ambassador to Egypt, Troy Lulashnyk, second right, before his verdict in a courtroom in Tora prison in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
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CAIRO — An Egyptian court has sentenced Canadian Mohammed Fahmy and two other Al-Jazeera English journalists to three years in prison, the...

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Opinions
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau shares a laugh with former prime minister Paul Martin as he works with a plasma torch at a manufacturing plant in Montreal on Friday. (PAUL CHIASSON/CP)
The federal election campaign has shifted into a fight over who would be the “best manager” for the economy — not surprisingly when...
Conservative supporter Earl Cowan hurls insults at members of the media after they tried to question the prime minister in Toronto earlier this month.
I must say I found it strangely refreshing to see that Conservative fellow blowing a gasket in front of reporters and TV cameras the other week....
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Business
Halifax Regional Municipality will receive $6.5 million over 10 years from Scotiabank for naming rights to the former Metro Centre. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
For months during the cold winter of 2013-14, senior officials with the municipality, Trade Centre Ltd. and Scotiabank met in boardrooms around...
A mobile offshore unit will be used by Shell Canada in exploratory drilling off Nova Scotia. A former Shell official now sits on the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board.
Despite a U.K. newspaper’s suggestion of a conflict of interest in the Shell offshore drilling proposal approval process, the Canada-Nova...
Arts & Life
This lovely tart is perfect for brunch, lunch or a light late-night summer. (NADINE FOWNES)
We have hit the season of bittersweet. Sweet because the weather is at its most beautiful, gardens are at their peak and there is an abundance of...
Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia is attemtping to increase the purchase and consumption of locally produced food. (ERIC WYNNE / Staff / File)
Learning in September isn’t only for school kids. At least, that’s the hope of Farmers’ Markets of Nova Scotia, which is putting...
Wheels
Saturday, Aug. 29 marks the fourth race of the season at Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway, headlined by the Gillis Home Hardware 100 for the NAPA Sportsman Series. (Ken MacIsaac)
The sport of stock car racing has had a rich history in Sydney. Prior to the 2014 season though, the oval on the Grand Lake Road was in a bit of...
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. (Justin Pritchard)
Underneath the skin of a hybrid car, there’s a nearly constant flurry of activity. Gasoline and electric propulsion systems combine, blend and...

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Stripes also are a way to introduce colour without competing with or overtaking other elements. They are gender and age neutral and nonthreatening to people who prefer a more classic look.
Stripes have long been a popular pick for outdoor fabric and decor, but this timeless style is a versatile option for any room because stripes mix...
Q: Why do my drain pipes make noise? I can hear dripping sounds from inside the wall where the upstairs drain pipe is located and it continues after...
Community

Just as important as planning for your family, you should have a plan in place for your pets during an emergency. Animals can’t

The Cage Breton Richmond Federation of Agriculture held its 99th annual Farmer’s Exhibition recently and by all accounts, it was a huge success.

A piano has been installed in Centre Square in downtown Kentville by the Kentville Development Corporation (KDCL) for the “use and enjoyment of