These bloody handprints, and numerous others, were scattered throughout the campsite of Shawn Jack, a homeless man who was assaulted behind a grocery store in North Sydney in July. A 16-year-old girl was sentenced Wednesday for her role in the beating. (STEVE WADDEN / File)
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SYDNEY — A 16-year-old girl from North Sydney was sentenced Wednesday to another two months in custody on top of four months already served...

Forensic identification officers carry a bag from a shed next to a house at 132 Doherty Dr. in Lawrencetown on the Eastern Shore on Wednesday afternoon. (STAFF)
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Halifax police officers searching for evidence in the Catie Miller murder investigation have found human remains. “It has yet to be...


John Miller, flanked by his son Christopher, speaks to reporters during a news conference in Halifax concerning the murder of his daughter Catie Miller. (STAFF)
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Catie Miller’s family never met the man charged with first-degree murder in her death. “We have heard the name,” her father, John Miller, told...


Motorists make their way along Washmill Lake Drive in 2012. Halifax’s auditor general Larry Munroe says an investigation into the over-budget roadway is complex. (FILE)
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Halifax’s auditor general says an investigation into the over-budget Washmill Lake Drive underpass is more complex than his review of the city’s...

Jian Ghomeshi leaves court in Toronto on Wednesday. Ghomeshi has been granted bail just hours after being charged with multiple counts of sexual assault. (NATHAN DENETTE / The Canadian Press)
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TORONTO — A lawyer for Jian Ghomeshi says the former CBC radio host plans to plead not guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault. Marie...

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Cape Breton University president David Wheeler, author of a report on fracking in Nova Scotia: ‘We were very clear in not suggesting a moratorium.’ (THE CHRONICLE HERALD / File)
OTTAWA — Cape Breton University president David Wheeler says his groundbreaking report on hydraulic fracking did not call for a provincial ban...

Halifax is running a $1.5-million deficit, but the city’s number crunchers think it will level off by the end of the fiscal year. (STAFF)
Halifax is running a $1.5-million deficit, but the city’s number crunchers think it will level off by the end of the fiscal year. The bulk of the...
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A kayaker paddles under the bridge separating Dartmouth’s lakes Micmac and Banook, which are interconnected as part of the Sawmill River watershed. “Can you imagine having an international paddling competition with salmon jumping beside your canoe?” asks Walter Regan. (HERALD FILE)
Thousands of lost brooks and rivers have been channelled into pipes to eliminate floodplains and to create more land for building and road...

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Julian Fantino is flanked by Defence Minister Rob Nicholson and Justice Minister Peter MacKay during a news conference at CFB Halifax on Sunday. Fantino announced funds for a new operational stress injury clinic in Halifax as well as satellite clinics across the country. (HERALD STAFF)
The day before auditor general Michael Ferguson exposed for Canadians the government’s slow and shoddy treatment of veterans seeking mental health...
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Emera Inc. has signed a deal with the Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador governments aimed at helping companies in the two provinces land work...
Lindsay Stockall, marketing manager at Sunnyside Mall in Bedford, primps the Neptune Theatre’s leg lamp, which promotes A Christmas Story. The unofficial start to the holiday shopping season begins this week with Black Friday.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday events mark the beginning of the countdown to Christmas for retailers throughout Nova Scotia. “It is a crucial...
Sports
Federal Auditor General Michael Ferguson levels well-deserved criticism at the gauntlet of barriers vets have to run to become eligible for benefits. (ADRIAN WYLD / CP)
The number of Canadian military veterans dealing with mental health conditions has risen six-fold over the last dozen years. But even though...

“He was one of the good old boys.” Don Cherry reflects on the coaching career of Pat Quinn, who passed away this past Sunday at 71. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / File)
TORONTO — Don Cherry remembers Pat Quinn as an old-school coach with a special way about him. Quinn, a former NHL defenceman, coach and executive,...
Arts & Life

Jamie Williams, left, Alexander Davis, Stacy Smith, and Jayden Greig star in the Neptune Theatre production of A Christmas Story. (STAFF)
Ralphie Parker wants a BB gun for Christmas. Not just any BB gun. The nine-year-old hero of A Christmas Story wants a Red Ryder 200-Shot Carbine...

Sloan plays the Marquee Ballroom in Halifax on March 7, the band's first hometown show since the release of its 11th album, the double LP Commonwealth. (TIM McCREADY)
Canadian pop rock quartet Sloan returns to its hometown to play its first Halifax show since 2011 at the Marquee Ballroom on Sat., March 7. The show...
Wheels
Sowerby says: "Driving with a manual transmission makes me feel more in touch, not only with the vehicle, but also with the road. I like to control the relationship between the engine and the rear wheels." (Garry Sowerby Photo)
When I learned to drive, my father’s truck was the tool of choice. The 1966 F-100 Mercury was one of the few V-8 pick-ups in my hometown and...
The 2016 Ford Explorer. (Handout)
LOS ANGELES, CA — In advance of the official unveiling at the LA Auto Show here last week, and six months before it arrives at dealers, Ford...

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Homes
As you may be able to gather from the title of this post, my two-week saga of leaky ceilings, landlord issues and annoyances has reached a conclusion...
Hi Deb, I have a fireplace in the living room with windows on either side.  Do you think the best set up is with the sofa across from the...
Community

If Inverness’ Shean Co-op wanted to ensure its viability for years to come, then the decision had to be made. But it meant

The 25th anniversary of the dismantling of the infamous Berlin Wall was celebrated on Nov. 9.

As the wall fell in 1989, thousands

The fourth annual Mascot Showdown, this year at Dartmouth High School for the first time, saw several of the region’s most spirited school