Residents at H.P. MacKeen Manor, a seniors residence in Halifax,have been complained to the Housing Nova Scotia about conditions in the building. Advocates say more needs to be done to address the housing needs of seniors, including solutions to the ever-growing wait list for subsidized housing. (STAFF)
Despite plans announced last fall to use all of an unspent $42-million fund to decrease the list of people waiting for a government housing space...

Firefighters work at the site Monday where Air Canada AC624 crashed early Sunday morning at Stanfield International Airport in Halifax. (ANDREW VAUGHAN / CP)
A retired commercial pilot says Halifax Stanfield International Airport needs to upgrade its runway navigational system to avoid future and...

An RCMP officer walks through the snow to help take measurements on Monday morning next to a wheel that came off during Sunday morning's Air Canada crash landing at the Halifax Stanfield Airport. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)
DAN ARSENAULT Staff Reporter
The exacting work of pinpointing the cause of Sunday morning’s Air Canada crash landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport will...

The Halifax Rainmen have clinched a spot in the NBL final with a win over the Island Storm in their best-of-seven second round playoff series....

Canada faces Russia tonight at the Ford World Men's Curling Championship in Halifax. Follow our live blog for updates from the game. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
Canada improved to 5-0 with a win against Russia on Monday night in Ford World Men's Curling Championship action in Halifax. Canada cruised...

An ambulance from Emergency Health Services attends a crime scene in Dartmouth in this file photo. The province is writing off $2.4 million from the Health Department, almost all of which are tied to ambulance fees. (Staff)
The provincial government is writing off $12.2 million in unpaid debts or debts that could not be collected, the bulk of which are tied to student...

Bridgetown mayor Horace Hurlburt will preside over the final town council meeting before Bridgetown dissolves at midnight and becomes a community in the Municipality of Annapolis County. (IAN FAIRCLOUGH / Valley-Southwest Bureau)
On Wednesday morning, Dick Campbell and Steve Clayton will probably stop and gab at the post office in Bridgetown after picking up their mail, just...
Investigators stand near Air Canada flight AC624 that crashed early Sunday morning during a snowstorm at Stanfield International Airport in Halifax. Air Canada says 25 people were taken to hospital. (ANDREW VAUGHAN/CP)
Not surprisingly, questions far outnumber answers about what caused the crash of Air Canada Flight 624 while trying to land at Halifax’s...

In this undated file image posted by the Raqqa Media Center, a Syrian opposition group, in 2014, fighters from the Islamic State group ride on a tank during a parade in Raqqa, Syria. The Islamic State group is often described as the most fearsome jihadi outfit of all: a global menace outweighing al-Qaida. Reader Greg Hutchinson of Dartmouth says ISIS is a threat to us all that must be eliminated. (AP)
I have been following intently the discussions about Canada’s involvement in the conflict in the Middle East. Everybody who is against Canada’s...
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The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board has ordered that rate reviews for the payday loan industry be conducted every three years. (STAFF)
The regulator in Nova Scotia shaved $3 off the rate payday loan companies can charge customers in a decision Monday.
Protocase Inc. co-founder and vice-president of sales Doug Milburn, right, shows Sen. Michael MacDonald how a waterjet cutter is used for making metal cases. On Monday in Sydney, the federal government provided a $300,000 loan to Protocase for the purchase of specialized equipment at the manufacturing plant. (TOM AYERS / Cape Breton Bureau)
SYDNEY — The federal government announced more than $500,000 in funding on Monday to support innovation in Cape Breton.
Arts & Life
R&B and jazz singer Lisa Fischer, shown in a still from the film 20 Feet From Stardom, plays the Rebecca Cohn on Thursday. Tickets for Lisa Fischer, with guest Reeny Smith, range from $24.50 to $57.50 at the Dal Arts Centre box office, online at or by phone at 902-494-3820. (THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY)
Talk about career deja vu. Last month, Lisa Fischer was onstage at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles’s Staples Center, as part of the team...

British artist Tracey Emin stands by her work entitled My Bed as the gallery highlights new and rehung works of art at the Tate Britain gallery in London. Emin's bed was originally showcased at the gallery some 15 year ago. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
LONDON — The world’s most famous messy bed has gone on display at London’s Tate Britain gallery, complete with a security system to deter would-be...
The 2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab 4x4 EcoDiesel.
Diesel engines have been a niche player in Canada for years, but have been quite popular as fuel-economy kings in other parts of the world, in...
The 2015 Jaguar XF 3.0 AWD. (Justin Pritchard)
An hour or so after leaving the Jaguar XF following a day on the road, you notice something: the buttery leather used on the seats is so fragrant, it...

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Do you know how long it takes to pick the paper off of approximately one million crayons? It might not have been literally a million, but that's...
A chevron stripe is a spin on the basic zigzag pattern, taking the classic chevron shape (think of the blue and red double-V Chevron Corp. logo) and elongating it into a multi-purpose design tool. (GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO)
Chevron has been surging in popularity for years now, with little sign of waning. A chevron pattern is a repeating V-shaped stripe that can be found...

Shelburne County boatbuilders Bruce Atkinson and Roland DesChamp have been recognized by the Nova Scotia Boatbuilders Association with lifetime achievement awards for their

As an elementary school teacher and mother, Shelley Rudderham has plenty of experience reading to children.

But the Grade 3 teacher at Sackville’s

Halifax loves books: every newborn receives a bag of books when they leave the hospital, and we celebrated the opening of a new