Chrisma Joy Denny, missing from Eskasoni First Nation, was found safe in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her family heard from her today. (CONTRIBUTED)
MICHAEL GORMAN PROVINCIAL REPORTER
Chrisma Joy Denny is safe. The 24-year-old Mi’kmaq woman from Eskasoni was reported missing on Nov. 4. She was last seen on the Cape...

Forensic investigators with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office investigate the scene where 45-year-old Tarpon Springs police officer Charles Kondek was shot and killed. (AP)
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MIAMI — Florida authorities say a Tarpon Springs police officer was shot and killed early Sunday by a fugitive trying to evade a warrant. Pinellas...


Barry William Brugger, 21, climbs out of the Sheriff's van for a court appearance in 2011, about a week after he was arrested. (ERIC WYNNE / Staff / File)
STEVE BRUCE Court Reporter
Vile. Inhumane. Degrading. Disturbing. Sadistic. Those were just some of the words a judge used to describe the crimes committed against a 16-year-...

A woman holds a Canadian flag and the images of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, the two fallen Canadian Forces members, as she stands near the National War Memorial after the Remembrance Day ceremony in Ottawa on Nov. 11. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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TORONTO — Two Canadians killed in cold blood on home soil for simply wearing a soldier’s uniform have been selected the country’...

Anne Marie MacDonald shows a letter given to her by a stranger who gave her money after helping her look for a lost wallet in Halifax. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
ANNE MARIE MACDONALD
It was Dec. 9 and I was headed to downtown Halifax to do some Christmas shopping with $600 in cash that I had been putting away for this time of...

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Dalhousie University president Richard Florizone: “Let me assure you there will be consequences for this obscene and offensive behaviour.” (PETER PARSONS / Staff)
Dalhousie University has been shaken to its core by Facebook comments about female dentistry students at our institution. I speak on behalf of the...

Protesters march at Dalhousie University on Friday in the wake of revelations that a group of fourth-year dentistry students posted offensive comments on a Facebook site.(INGRID BULMER / Staff)
Part of me wants to thank those Dalhousie dentistry men for unwittingly outing themselves as threatened misogynist creeps and thugs. Their hateful...
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Halifax's Natural Forces Wind Inc. has asked the province to approve a proposed three-turbine wind project near Amherst. (FOTOLIA)
A Halifax wind developer is seeking provincial environmental approval for a three-turbine project in the Amherst area that has encountered community...
Michael Smith of MyBoxBuyer.com, a company that brokers IKEA purchases for Nova Scotians, believes Ikea will return to the Halifax-Dartmouth market when it opens 10 small-format stores across the country.
A Nova Scotia expert on Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture is preparing to welcome Ikea Canada back to the Halifax-Dartmouth market after the retail...
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Social media has become as much a part of sports fandom as chicken wings, jerseys and watching the big game with friends. Team Canada’s Connor McDavid is among the must-follow Twitter accounts for 2015. (CP)
Social media has become as much a part of sports fandom as chicken wings, jerseys and watching the big game with friends. Here’s a look at 10...

Halifax Mooseheads players celebrate an overtime goal against the Val-d’Or Foreurs during their QMJHL playoff hockey game in Halifax, April 26, 2014. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff/ File)
The Halifax Mooseheads, after dominating Canadian junior hockey en route to the 2013 national title win, were again the most newsworthy sports team...
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Wouldn’t it be wonderful to wake up on the morning of your feast knowing that much of the prep is already is done?(Bruce Jollimore Photography)
My favourite thing about a holiday feast is sharing it with family and friends — wouldn’t want to change that. My least favourite thing...
Steve installing a new battery in his electrically heated jacket. Design refinements allow the battery to be kept in the front pocket or side. (Robert Maxwell)
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