A pooch named Phil chews on a stick in front of a pile of recently purchased firewood in the driveway of his owner’s Crichton Park area home in Dartmouth on Monday. There is a provincewide shortage of firewood. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
AARON BESWICK TRURO BUREAU
Think you’re going to save money by switching to a wood stove? Think again. A firewood shortage across Nova Scotia is sending prices up...

Finance Minister Diana Whalen gives a fiscal update at One Government Place in Halifax on Monday (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
BRETT BUNDALE Staff Reporter
The Nova Scotia government is counting on last-minute restraint measures and a smaller civil service to keep the province’s projected...


Caution tape surrounds Saint Andrew's Church in Halifax after fire in July. Church administrators told parishioners that more than $400,000 was stolen. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)
EVA HOARE STAFF REPORTER
Someone has stolen nearly half a million dollars from a well-known church in Halifax. Members of St. Andrews United Church were notified in an...

The charred remnants of a commercial building near Gottingen Street in Halifax are seen on Monday morning. The building at 5426 Portland Place was destroyed in Sunday morning's blaze. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)
MARY ELLEN MacINTYRE and EVA HOARE STAFF REPORTERS
Residents of a row of attached brick houses in Halifax known as the Twelve Apostles could be out of their homes for up to two weeks after...

Halifax firefighters pour water on a blaze that destroyed a commercial building on Portland Place in Halifax on Sunday. (TED PRITCHARD / Staff)
PATRICIA BROOKS ARENBURG BUSINESS REPORTER
A fire that destroyed a commercial building in Halifax on Sunday caused concern for fans of famed photographer Wallace MacAskill and blocked...

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Peter Conlon, CEO of LED Roadway Lighting, stands in the lab at their Chain Lake Drive location in Bayer’s Lake Businiss Park in Halifax on Friday. Conlon took over the post two weeks ago. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
PETER CONLON likes puzzles — both the recreational and corporate variety. In his spare time, the former chief executive of Nautel Inc., a radio...
An Airport Express bus arrives at Halifax Stanfield International Airport on Tuesday. Tri-Maritime Bus Network Inc. has applied to the Utility and Review Board to make the service seasonal. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
The operator of the Airport Express bus service between Halifax Stanfield International Airport and the city wants to tweak operations to become a...
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The 2015 Subaru WRX. (Handout)
A few weeks back, I wrote a review on the latest Subaru WRX, explaining how the model is an all-season Canadian performance favourite, that the new...
The 2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited with Technology. (Photos: TODD GILLIS)
The 2014 Subaru Legacy we tested a few months ago earned the coveted IIHS Top Safety Pick (ninth consecutive year Legacy has won) with a ‘...

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Use a piece of sharpened chalk to write out your message -- “Home is where the heart is” -- and you’re done!
The last thing my house needs is more wall art. Well, I suppose if we’re getting technical, the last things it needs are wooden monograms, dust...
Hi Deb. As you can see from the picture, we’ve started to take down the walls in our basement. We’d like to re-do the whole space and...
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Leading Internet security experts are meeting in Halifax and offering parents a free education session on cyber safety and cyber bullying. “...
The official sod- turning of the Children’s Memorial Dragonfly Park took place last week. Located on the bank of Sullivan’s Pond...
During the 17 years Cleveland Munroe and his partner have lived on Riverside Drive, their home has been flooded five times. “This has...