John Johnson Jr., left, and Quentin Doucette of Potlotek First Nation have donated their band council honorariums to others. (STEVE WADDEN)
ERIN POTTIE CAPE BRETON BUREAU
POTLOTEK — In Cape Breton, two Mi’kmaq politicians have chosen to forgo their annual salaries in order to create more wealth in their...


Victoria Gray sits outside her parents’ home in Hubley on Thursday. She moved back home to help better manage her student debt after graduating from Acadia University this year with a B.Sc. in nutrition. (TED PRITCHARD / Staff)
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Kaley Kennedy would still be living in Nova Scotia if getting a university education hadn’t put her so far in debt. Kennedy tried to remain in...

Don Mills offers a seven-point plan to advance Nova Scotia's economy. (STAFF / File)
DON MILLS
As the Ivany commission made clear, it is “now or never” in terms of addressing the economic challenges facing Nova Scotia. Yet the...

Rose Marie Tremblay exits court Friday, August 29, 2014 during a break in Aidan David Cromwell's sentencing for the stabbing murder of her son, Marc Bernard Tremblay. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE/Staff)
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Preschooler Marla Lloyd was in her mother’s belly when her father Marc Bernard Tremblay was fatally stabbed on a Halifax sidewalk in 2012...

Andreas Hart of Dartmouth is seen, as he described ‘trying to air but all back seat’, as he tumbles off a wave off Flag Pond, near Cow Bay. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
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Dale Spence, right, and his friend Henry Robertson, who is visiting from Missouri, talk in Halifax on Friday. The two met when Spence hosted the Robertsons after the couple’s plane was grounded in Halifax after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
Tragedy brought Dale Spence and Henry Robertson together. A bit of Nova Scotia hospitality made them friends. Robertson, 85, and his now-late wife,...

The Nova Star saw a 55 per cent rise in passenger tickets in August over July, the company has reported. (BRIAN MEDEL / Yarmouth Bureau)
YARMOUTH — More than 20,000 passenger tickets were sold for August sailings aboard the ferry Nova Star, a 55 per cent increase over July, the ferry...
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P.E.I. Premier Robert Ghiz is flanked by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil, left, and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, right, at the closing news conference of the annual Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown on Friday. (ANDREW VAUGHN/CP)
As expected, leaders of Canada’s provinces and territories meeting as the annual Council of the Federation, at sessions that wrapped up Friday in...

New Brunswick Premier David Alward, shown with British Columbia Premier Christy Clark, speaks at the annual Council of the Federation meeting in Charlottetown on Thursday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
New Brunswick is the closest thing Nova Scotia has to a fiscal twin among Canada’s 10 provinces. The two Atlantic provinces have an aging population...
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Business

Nova Scotia Power workers repair damages caused by post-tropical storm Arthur in Port Williams on July 9. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff/ File)
Nova Scotia Power has abandoned recent outsourcing plans after unionized workers agreed to pension changes. The company and Local 1928 of the...

David Wheeler addresses the crowd at a fracking information meeting held in Amherst last month. (FRANCIS CAMPBELL / Truro Bureau)
Chalk one up for the anti-fracking lobby. Although the final report by the Nova Scotia Independent Review Panel on Hydraulic Fracturing isn’t...
Arts & Life

The New Pornographers, including A.C. Newman and Kathryn Calder, play Saturday at Sandjam 2014 on the Halifax waterfront. The band just released its sixth album, Brill Bruisers. (DARREN CALABRESE)
The New Pornographers’ mastermind Carl Newman will be on familiar turf when the Vancouver-born indie pop heroes play SandJam 2014 on the Halifax...
Tribe of One, an experimental sci-fi play set in the Cadimus Protocol universe, is written and directed by Michael McPhee of The Doppler Effect and runs in the Museum of Natural History through Sept. 7 as part of the Atlantic Fringe Festival. Here are cast members Jake Willett and Sean Skerry with Annie Valentina on the screen. (EMILY JEWER)
It’s exciting to sit in the dark in the Science on a Sphere room at the Museum of Natural History, waiting to be transported to another...
Wheels
The 2014 Jaguar F-Type (Justin Pritchard)
Forget for a moment that the Jaguar F-TYPE is styled like a sheetmetal supermodel, marketed by British villains, and makes a noise at full throttle...
The 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE S Coupe. (Jaguar)
The Jaguar F-TYPE is like a velociraptor in a tuxedo: it’s all snarling and teeth and claws and anger, but classy and gentlemanly about it at...

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