This image released by police shows a man leaving Halifax Shopping Centre Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. He’s suspected of using fake bills at the mall.
DAN ARSENAULT CRIME REPORTER
Halifax police are releasing surveillance pictures of three people that they believe passed counterfeit American $50s lately. Investigators are...


Nova Scotia Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill says two recent trips to Boston totalling $12,600 were on short notice and worth it. (ERIC WYNNE / Staff / File)
MICHAEL GORMAN Provincial Reporter
Nova Scotia taxpayers spent $12,600 to send Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill and his executive assistant to Boston twice in May. Churchill...

Twisted Needs & Novelties on MacLean Street in New Glasgow sells clothing championing the support of biker gangs, the Hells Angels and the Gate Keepers. (THE CHRONICLE HERALD)
DAN ARSENAULT CRIME REPORTER
The Hells Angels haven’t had a Nova Scotia chapter since they rode out of Halifax in 2003, but the outlaw motorcycle gang might be revving...


Air Canada is beginning to charge a $25 fee for first checked bags on domestic flights. The fee applies to passengers booking the lowest economy class Tango fares, as of Thursday for flights as of Nov. 2. (The Canadian Press / File)
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MONTREAL — Air Canada has joined rival WestJet Airlines in charging a $25 fee for first checked bags on domestic flights. The fee applies to...


Dorinda Danielle Brannen is shown at Halifax provincial court Sept. 8. The Halifax woman faces charges of extortion, uttering threats and breaching probation. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)
STEVE BRUCE COURT REPORTER
Her name is Dorinda Danielle Brannen, but she calls herself Chelsea Luv or Layla in online ads for escort services. The 27-year-old Halifax woman...

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Air Canada is beginning to charge a $25 fee for first checked bags on domestic flights. The fee applies to passengers booking the lowest economy class Tango fares, as of Thursday for flights as of Nov. 2. (The Canadian Press / File)
MONTREAL — Air Canada has joined rival WestJet Airlines in charging a $25 fee for first checked bags on domestic flights. The fee applies to...
Taleb Abidaili, back, and Hossein Mousavi sit on the steps of the grand prize show home in Bedford in the latest QEII home lottery. The two business partners are marking the 25th anniversary of their company Cresco Developments Ltd. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
Throw a dart at a map of major residential developments in the Halifax region and it will likely land on a project linked to Bedford’s Cresco...
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The cast of Settling Africville, from left, John O'Keefe as Thomas Chandler Haliburton, Jacob Sampson as Preston, Naomi Joy Blackhall as Bailey and Drew O'Hara as Joe Howe, seen in front of Seaview United Baptist Church at Africville. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
While the story of Africville’s ending is a sad one, people should celebrate its beginning. That’s why the Africville Heritage Trust commissioned...

Cliff Le Jeune, Blue Engine Music and keyboardist Lisa St. Clair present Hallelujah! Celebrating Leonard Cohen’s 80th Birthday with the Blue Engine String Quartet Saturday, 7:30 p.m., at Fort Massey United Church, 5303 Tobin St. in Halifax. (JANET MACLELLAN)
Cliff Le Jeune has been singing Leonard Cohen songs onstage since the 1990s, and “every time I do them there’s something new happening.” The Halifax...
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It is the eve of a family special occasion. Tomorrow, big brother turns four. It feels like a very long time coming -- understandably so when, for...
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