Police officers place yellow tape around a Metro Transit bus on Albemarle Street in downtown Halifax after a man suspected of carrying a weapon was arrested on Thursday morning. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
IAN FAIRCLOUGH and DAN ARSENAULT STAFF REPORTERS
Halifax Regional Police arrested a man on Argyle Street and recovered a weapon from a nearby Metro Transit bus this morning. Police responded in...

House of Commons Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers carries the mace during the Speakers Parade on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday. (SEAN KILPATRICK / The Canadian Press)
Jennifer Ditchburn THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA — The House of Commons is back in action, kicked off by an exhilarating show of support for the sergeant-at-arms of the House of...


Halifax police are shown surveying the downtown area on Thursday morning after a report of a gunman was received from a member of the public. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
STEVE BRUCE COURT REPORTER
Law courts in downtown Halifax are back open after a lockdown order. Public access had been restricted to both the Nova Scotia Supreme Court on the...

A man is led away by police near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper and wife Laureen were laying flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Thursday. (ADRIAN WYLD / The Canadian Press)
THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA — A man was detained by police this morning not far from Stephen Harper as the prime minister stopped by the National War Memorial to...


The Canadian flag flies at half mast on top of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, on Thursday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at the National War Memorial before opening fire in Parliament said she is crying for...

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Opinions
Police investigators carry equipment at the National War Memorial after a fatal shooting in Ottawa. (PATRICK DOYLE / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The naiveté of our nation died Wednesday as homegrown radicalism gripped the very heart of Canada’s democratic capital. The heinous...
A police officer patrols a street in Ottawa on Wednesday after the attack on Parliament. (ADRIAN WYLD / CP)
Suddenly, Canadians have a bitter taste of what war is. Parliament terrorized by a gunman who kills an honour guard at the National War Memorial...
Editorial Cartoon
Business
David Foot, author of Boom, Bust & Echo, is slated to take part in a conference Thursday at the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax. (CP)
For the second time in two days, immigration has been downplayed as a potential vehicle for economic growth in the region. “We don’t...
Kevin McCoy, president of Irving Shipbuilding Inc., addresses a business luncheon in Halifax on Wednesday. (CP)
Kevin McCoy wasted no time addressing “the elephant in the room,” as Halifax Chamber of Commerce president Valerie Payn called it....
Arts & Life
Inge Johansson, Atom Willard, Laura Jane Grace and James Bowman make up the Florida punk band Against Me!, which performs Thursday night at Olympic Hall as part of the the Halifax Pop Explosion.
You know a conversation’s going to go well when it starts with a discussion of the artistic merits of the notorious Sleepaway Camp slasher...
Rich Aucoin headlines the Halifax Pop Explosion show Thursday at Reflections. (VANESSA HEINS)
Before the start of the Halifax Pop Explosion, Halifax electropop wunderkind Rich Aucoin had the luxury of doing something he rarely gets to do...
Wheels
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited. (TODD GILLIS PHOTOS)
Usually, when you put in a request for a long-term tester, you know well enough to stay away from brand-new models. The demand for press cars is high...
“It looks like the Batman Mobile!” I was showing the new Stingray to my buddy Dave’s mom. She loved how it looked, and the...

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I’m struggling with the Halloween costume situation this year. Big Brother is firm in his choice. He’s known for months that he wanted to...
I have a confession to make; and I warn you now - it's rather boring. The thing is, I have never bought a lightbulb in my life. 27 years in (...
Community
Sue MacDonald “was no more interested in this than jumping off the Empire State Building.” But after a bit of convincing from her...
In a world apart from the standard institutional setting, 25 mentally challenged adults are living a full life in home settings in rural Cape Breton...
Signs intended to remind motorists to slow down and watch for children will soon be cropping up on private property throughout the Bedford area....