The NuStar Terminals Canada Partnership in Point Tupper includes a ship loading facility. (TOM AYERS / Cape Breton Bureau)
STORY BY SELENA ROSS PHOTOGRAPHY BY TOM AYERS AND AARON BESWICK
What’s a fair price to charge for the risk of an oil spill?


Margo Watt, a forensic psychology professor at St. Francis Xavier University, has been examining the case of convicted killer Christopher Falconer and how Twitter affected the public’s perception of him and his crimes. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff/ File)
AARON BESWICK TRURO BUREAU
What was going through Christopher Falconer’s mind when, at 15, he strangled to death a cab driver on a Pictou County dirt road? Why didn’t the...


Canada’s Custio Clayton of Dartmouth, right, fights Jonathan Francois of Grenada in Commonwealth Games 69-kilogram boxing action in Glasgow, Scotland on Friday. Clayton won a unanimous decision and advances to the next round. (ANDREW VAUGHAN / CP)
MONTY MOSHER Sports Reporter
Dartmouth boxer Custio Clayton had an efficient opener Friday at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. The 2012 Olympic welterweight opened...

Blake Leggette arrives at Halifax provincial court Monday. He and his girlfriend, Victoria Henneberry, face first-degree murder charges in the death of Loretta Saunders. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)
DAVENE JEFFREY STAFF REPORTERS
It will be a week before the couple charged in the killing of Saint Mary’s University student Loretta Saunders find out if they will stand...

Waves gently splash the shore in Ben Eoin as a boat in Race the Cape heads toward the finish line of Wednesday’s fourth leg,  Baddeck to Ben Eoin. (STEVE WADDEN)
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Every Friday we post a gallery showcasing some of our best pictures from the previous seven days. We hope you enjoy our photos, which will cover...

News

Mayor Cecil Clarke of Cape Breton Regional Municipality says the announcement of $2 million in capital funding for Halifax Transit is “salt in the wound” after the municipality received less than expected in provincial funding. (STEVE WADDEN)
SYDNEY — The provincial announcement of $2 million in capital funding for Halifax Transit on Thursday was “salt in the wound” after the Cape Breton...

Halifax Regional Municipality staff have named a number of surplus properties for disposal that include the Khyber Centre for the Arts in Halifax, shown in this file photo; former Dartmouth city hall and the old Sunnyside Elementary School. (ERIC WYNNE / Staff/ File)
Halifax city staff are recommending 18 municipal properties be declared surplus, a new report to council says. But the recommendation, at this time,...
Opinions
Yarmouth residents wave flags as the Nova Star ferry approaches the ferry terminal on its maiden voyage from Portland, Me., on May 16. The province has exhausted a $21-million fund to get the ferry going after only months, but experts had warned it would take $35 million or more over several years for the service to break even. (ERIC WYNNE/Staff)
Premier Stephen McNeil’s Liberal government could be facing the first major financial crisis of its tenure as it delivers the final instalment...
Waverley paddler Connor Taras is a successful, accomplished young Canadian athlete who also happens to be gay. (TED PRITCHARD / Staff/ File)
He’s young, blond, built and handsome. He’s a world-class athlete who has travelled the globe to compete in a highly competitive,...
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Business

Master weaver Lynn Sallans, left, sits on Canada’s largest hammock with Bay Hammocks owner Michelle Taggart. The hammock measures nearly 14 meters long. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
It’s advertised as Canada’s largest hammock, but Michelle Taggart believes it may even break a world record someday. The hand-created masterpiece,...

Atlantic Lottery Corp. wants high-earning residents under 30 to gamble online and avoid illegal gaming providers. (File)
This week’s annual report from the Atlantic Lottery Corp. made a pitch for more online gambling to attract the high-earning, under-30s crowd. “We...
Sports
Kinnon Ross MacKinnon has been in several local competitions with the Ontario Powerlifting Association. In his last contest in June, the 156-pound MacKinnon squatted 352 pounds, bench-pressed 253 pounds and performed a 430-pound dead lift. He finished second in his weight class.
For most of his life, sports was like a sanctuary for Kinnon Ross MacKinnon, a place where he could be himself among friends. While many kids in his...

Graham DeLaet, left, from Weyburn, Sask., walks up the the 9th green with Jim Furyk of the United States during second round of play at the Canadian Open golf championship Friday in Montreal. (PAUL CHIASSON / The Canadian Press)
MONTREAL — It was a festival of birdies for the threesome of Jim Furyk, Graham DeLaet and Matt Kuchar on Friday at the US$5.7 RBC Canadian Open....
Arts & Life

Cultivated day lilies, such as this Mulan, tend to be well-behaved clump formers, and don’t spread by runners as does the common ditch lily. (JODI DELONG)
I bet you can’t grow just one day lily. Forget about those “ditch lilies,” the tall, orange species that spreads like wildfire and makes you think...
A simple block of feta cheese becomes something special when topped with a Greek-style mixture of lemon, oregano, peppers and tomatoes and baked in the oven. (NADINE FOWNES)
This is such as easy appetizer, I am hesitant to even call it a recipe. But I guarantee that it’s one you will go to again and again.
Wheels
The 2010 Toyota Corolla XRS.
Let’s face it, for those of us with a lengthy daily commute and just about everyone else, visiting the gas station sucks. Especially in...
Nissan's Smart Rearview Mirror helps provide clear rearward visibility in various conditions.
BELLE MEADE, Tenn. — It’s like having X-ray vision. Nissan showed off its new Smart View rear-view mirror last week as part of Nissan...

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Homes
In the summer, the blades should turn counterclockwise to push air downward and force cool air to the edges of a room.
Not long again, the ceiling fan seemed headed the way of miniskirts and go-go boots. Now, with greater attention to energy-efficient cooling,...
Hi Deb, I’m so tired of my dining room. This room is way too formal for our family and I’ve realized it’s a room we don’t...
Community
If you happened to be visiting the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens in Wolfville the week of July 14, you may have witnessed art education at work...
Who hasn’t fantasized about giving it all up and sailing away into the sunset? Kentville residents Vic de Beer and Iren Hjelkrem are not just...
It was like Eveline MacLeod found a piece of herself on Christmas Day, 1951.