Ingrid Waldron, an assistant professor of nursing at Dalhousie University, is examining the social determinants of health in the black community in the north end of Halifax. (TED PRITCHARD / Staff)
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Ingrid Waldron vividly recalls when she arrived in Halifax in 2008 that an apartment building manager bluntly told her that the city’s north...

Denise Robson will run the Boston Marathon in memory of her coach, Cliff Matthews, who died recently on training trip in Kenya. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
MONTY MOSHER
A former champion will run the Boston Marathon this Monday in memory of the coach who helped her win her Boston title. Dartmouth’s Denise...

Divers and emergency responders are seen Saturday morning at the Cleveland bridge, where a vehicle went into the river in Richmond County Friday. (ANDREW RANKIN / Cape Breton Bureau)
ANDREW RANKIN Cape Breton Bureau
It was a tragic end that many of the onlookers expected. About 70 people stood and watched as a crane slowly lifted a crumpled, green van out of...

Aaron Hartling of Black Buffalo Records in Halifax: ‘You can’t take a record on the road like an MP3 player. But every record has a story: when you got it, where you got it, did you have a girlfriend or boyfriend at the time.’ (STAFF / File)
JOHN DeMONT
I remember most everything about the first record I ever bought — that it was a 45 with Booker T and the M.G.’s Time is Tight on the A...

Frank MacMaster, right, president of THC Dispensaries Canada, signs a memorandum of understanding with St. Francis Xavier’s Richard Isnor and Andrew Kendall. The Antigonish medical marijuana producer and the university are teaming up to do research on the effects and usages of the drug. (AARON BESWICK / Truro Bureau)
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ANTIGONISH — Puns can be too easy sometimes. So you’ll find none in this story. Just let it be known that St. Francis Xavier...

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The Boat Harbour treatment site processes wastewater from the Northern Pulp mill in Ambercrombie Point, seen in the background. The province has passed legislation to close the effluent pond by 2020, followed by a cleanup. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE/Staff)
The Pictou Landing First Nation has heard many promises from governments of all stripes that the blighted Boat Harbour pulp-waste lagoon adjacent to...

Premier Darrell Dexter debates his eventual successor during the 2013 election. “Economically, Stephen McNeil is also about to cash in, at least in the short term, on the projects Darrell Dexter thought he had set up for himself — the Irving shipyards contract, the Halifax convention centre and the Maritime Link,” writes Ralph Surette. (TED PRITCHARD
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It’s at risk of being lost amid the commotion over cuts to the film tax credit, but last week’s budget, for better or worse, marked a milestone on...
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Newbridge Academy Gladiators goalie Matthew Williams has been a key contributer to the team’s playoff success. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
Goalie Matt Williams just shrugged off his coach’s glowing comparison of his play to that of an NHL superstar. “It was like having Carey Price back...

Jamie Ferguson, CEO of Sport Nova Scotia, shown at an awards ceremony last year, says the elimination of the healthy living tax credit is disappointing. (STAFF / File)
Generally, any government budget that ends a tax credit will be criticized by those directly affected. So I wasn’t surprised when hearing initial...
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The 2015 GMC Canyon 4WD Crew Cab SLE. (TODD GILLIS PHOTO)
Let’s get right to the important stuff... the 2015 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup we drove last week had a payload capacity of 667 kg (1,470 pounds...
The 2015 Range Rover Evoque. (Justin Pritchard)
The premium crossover marketplace has a heap of products calling out for the bucks of Canadians, and arguably, none turns heads rolling down the road...

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Warrant Officer Dustin Baker (right) snowshoes on the trail at Happy Valley-Goose Bay on March 18.

Baker, from Unit 2741, Lower Sackville, participated