Harry Hogeboom of Fall River had flowers put on Pte. Thomas Irvine Earle’s headstone after seeing a memorial for Earle, killed in the liberation of Holland in April 1945. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)
ANDREW RANKIN Cape Breton Bureau
Pte. Thomas Irvine Earle’s in memoriam could have been overlooked.

Imperial Tobacco has filed a legal challenge against Nova Scotia’s ban on menthol cigarettes and other menthol tobacco products. (ERIC WYNNE / Staff / File)
CLARE MELLOR STAFF REPORTER
A Canadian tobacco company has filed a legal challenge against Nova Scotia’s ban on menthol cigarettes and other menthol tobacco products...

Rhonda Johnson looks back at her daughters, Nina, left and Naomi, after being given the keys to their new Habitat for Humanity home in Spryfield on Thursday. At left is Cory Bell, president of Lindsay Construction, the title home sponsor for the project. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
EVAN WEBSTER
Rhonda Johnson has moved 15 times in 23 years. For the single mother of three, owning a family home has always been a distant dream. But on...


The family of slain American sailor Damon Crooks speaks with reporters following Cory Wright’s sentencing for manslaughter in June 2009. Wright has been granted day parole. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
CLARE MELLOR STAFF REPORTER
A man who killed an American sailor in Halifax in 2006 has been granted day parole. Cory Wright was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2009 after...

worker walks amongst the Apple blossoms near Wolfville in this file photo. This weekend marks the beginning of the Apple Blossom Festival in the Annapolis Valley. (INGRID BULMER / Staff / File)
THE CHRONICLE HERALD
The weekend's almost here and the weather will be coaxing you outside; take the suggestion and head to the Apple Blossom Festival and sip on...

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A late afternoon fire caused significant damage to this house on Rector Street in north-end Halifax on Thursday. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)
A barbecue mishap caused a significant house fire in Halifax’s north end Thursday. No one was injured in the fire, which started at about 5 p.m at...
The Northern Pulp mill at Abercombie Point, Pictou County, as seen from above. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff / File)
On Thursday morning, acting environment minister Mark Furey issued an order stating Northern Pulp is not allowed to restart operations until its new...
Opinions
Ensaf Haider, centre right, wife of Raif Badawi, applauds during a May 7 vigil at the legislature in Quebec City for her husband still in prison in Saudi Arabia. (JACQUES BOISSINOT/CP)
Is Ottawa looking the other way on Saudi human rights violations in its exuberance to create thousands of direct and indirect jobs in advanced...
An Air Canada Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet departs Halifax Stanfield International Airport last May. “Today, the destinations are many, the offerings of flights extensive, and the pricing has remained more accessible to the average household than ever before,” writes Robert C. Shaw. (ANDREW VAUGHAN/CP)
Re: Paul Schneidereit’s May 27 column. Some context is required. The 1980s brought with it a revolution within the global airline industry. The...
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Sports

Former Olympic medallist Ray Downey Jr. poses for a photo outside the Scotiabank Centre following the announcement of the 2015 Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame inductees on Thursday. Downey won a bronze in light middleweight boxing at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)
Three Olympians headline the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame’s Class of 2015. Boxer Ray Downey, swimmer Andrew Haley and gymnast David Kikuchi were...
Shane Bowers of Halifax McDonalds is a lock to go in the top three at the QMJHL draft next weekend. He could end up playing for new Saint John Sea Dogs head coach Danny Flynn. (TED PRITCHARD / Staff / File)
It doesn’t stay quiet around the QMJHL for long, even in the off-season. With the exception of the Rimouski Oceanic and Quebec Remparts, who...
Arts & Life

Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall, and Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser, centre, and Grant O’Rourke as Rupert MacKenzie appear in a scene from Outlander. The season finale airs Sunday and is expected to cause some controversy. (ED MILLER)
NEW YORK — Rape is dramatic. No wonder it’s a tried-and-true device for TV drama. It’s certainly a staple of Game of Thrones, the wildly popular HBO...

Modern gypsy jazz ensemble Gypsophilia, performs around Nova Scotia starting with Apple Blossom Festival on Saturday. (NATHAN BOONE)
Summer’s almost here and the time will soon be right for dancing in the street, or in Gypsophilia’s case, swimming in the night. Halifax’s youthful...
Wheels
The all-new, carbon-fibre, mid-engined Ford GT supercar, is expected to go into production in 2016. (Ford)
Deep in the basement at the end of a long hallway in Ford’s Product Development Center in Dearborn, Michigan, you can find a room filled with...
The Fiat 500L. (Fiat)
The Mercedes-Benz B-Class paid a visit to the driveway this week. When it comes to styling, the best thing I can say about the silhouette is that...

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