Veterans’ groups and members of the general public gathered Saturday in Halifax’s Grand Parade to honour of Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent and Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
BRETT BUNDALE Staff Reporter
After a shocking week that saw two Canadian soldiers killed on home soil, an intimate crowd gathered around Halifax’s Grand Parade cenotaph...

Graffiti covers the walls in a hallway outside change rooms in the former St. Pat’s high school on Quinpool Road in Halifax. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
By JOHN DeMONT
I was a Protestant boy back in the ’70s, which meant that the only time I ventured into St. Patrick’s High School, where nuns and hard...

Mike Turner, president of Turner Drake & Partners, says construction activity downtown may give the impression of growth but is actually a symbol of an overbuilt office market and increasing vacancies. (INGRID BULMER /Staff/ File)
BRETT BUNDALE HALIFAX CITY HALL
A veteran of Halifax’s real estate market says the cranes stretching high above the city’s skyline are not a sign of downtown growth...

Lionel Shatford met Rose Boynton Cary in 1911 when the American girl visited for the summer.
DEBORAH WILES Herald Magazine Editor
Toronto (November 1915) Beloved of all

Ian Thompson, associate publisher of The Chronicle Herald, questions the wisdom of Nova Scotia’s ban on fracking. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
IAN THOMPSON Associate Publisher
No fracking here. We don’t even want to think about it. Except to make it illegal. It’s curious public policy. Let’s not try....

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In a career filled with thousands of interviews, Marilla Stephenson says her most memorable was talking to Terry Fox when she was a rookie reporter. (THE CHRONICLE HERALD / File)
I am saying goodbye, with grateful thanks. One rule of journalism is that the story does not begin at the beginning. “Don’t bury your...
Members of Mi’kmaq First Nations make their way to Grand Parde in Halifax on October 1 as part of Treaty Day celebrations. (INGRID BULMER/Staff)
As this year’s Mi’kmaq History Month’s activities wind down, Mi’kmaw student Nicholas Phillips and Mount Saint Vincent...
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Business
K. C. Irving (left), Saint John oil and lumber magnate, and Lord Beaverbrook, Canadian born London newspaper publisher, arrived in Halifax for a brief visit in this 1957 file photo from The Chronicle Herald archives..
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is an excerpt from Irving vs. Irving: Canada's Feuding Billionaires and the Stories They Won't Tell by Jacques...

After K.C. Irving died in 1992, extensive details of the industrial tycoon’s will appeared in the provincial newspapers; not so 15 years later, when it seemed the family empire was going to dissolve. (File)
After K.C. Irving’s death in 1992, New Brunswickers learned about the industrial magnate’s will by reading extensive coverage in the provincial...
Arts & Life
Richard Rudnicki, artist-in-residence at the independently-operated Army Museum at the Halifax Citadel in his Halifax studio. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
When Richard Rudnicki lifted up a Lewis gun, he realized how hard life was for First World War soldiers at Vimy Ridge. That’s apart from the...
An architectural rendering of St. Patrick’s High School. The school opened in 1954 and was decommissioned as a regular high school in 2007. The property is set for demolition in coming weeks.
Leafing through the loose pages of the St. Patrick’s High School yearbook, Patrician Echoes 1955, Arthur (Art) Donahoe, Class of ’56, is...
Wheels
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited. (TODD GILLIS PHOTOS)
Usually, when you put in a request for a long-term tester, you know well enough to stay away from brand-new models. The demand for press cars is high...
“It looks like the Batman Mobile!” I was showing the new Stingray to my buddy Dave’s mom. She loved how it looked, and the...

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Let’s play “Truth or Dare” for a minute First, the truth. Abuse — physical, psychological, sexual and verbal — is a...
Hi Deb, I’ve started to paint my living room and the colour isn’t at all what I want. I had the idea I would like a very light and...
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Thanksgiving weekend in the Annapolis Valley was a busy one and Mother Nature did her very best this year to provide incredible sunshine and warm...
She’s dined with queens and princesses, and danced with princes. She’s gone clubbing with the Rolling Stones. She works in Africa,...
Sue MacDonald “was no more interested in this than jumping off the Empire State Building.” But after a bit of convincing from her...