Riot police throw tear gas canisters at anarchists during clashes after midnight Monday in Athens.  (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
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ATHENS, Greece — Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe’s common currency Sunday after voters...

 Abraham Ancer kisses the crystal trophy after winning the 2015 Nova Scotia Open at the New Ashburn Golf Club in Windsor Junction on Sunday. Acer defeated Bronson Burgoon in an extra hole playoff. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
GLENN MacDONALD Sports Reporter
The final round of the Nova Scotia Open came down to the final shot from the final group. And in another playoff. Abraham Ancer drained a 15-...

Steeleye Spam performs at Stanfest on Saturday. (STEPHEN COOKE)
STEPHEN COOKE ARTS REPORTER
You can’t say Mother Nature doesn’t have a heart. As if to make up for sending hurricane Arthur towards Canso last year, putting the...

Members of Gym Wheel Team Taunusstein perform during the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Parade in Halifax on Canada Day. Two members of the German act have fond memories of the Nova Scotia annual event as they first met at the 2006 Tattoo. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
EVAN WEBSTER
For Stefan and Christiane Serth, the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is about more than just putting on a show. For the pair of German...

The Cardinals’ Jeff Arsenault bats against Expos catcher Owen MacDonald in the Halifax minor baseball action. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
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Nevaeh MacPherson helps herself to a round of mini-golf at North Sydney Duck Pond. (ANDREW RANKIN / Cape Breton Bureau)

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Santina Rushton stands on the bridge along Highway 6 in River John. The backpacks strung along the bridge represent the children who will not be attending nearby River John Consolidated School because of the decision to close it at the end of last month. (FRANCIS CAMPBELL / Truro Bureau)
RIVER JOHN — Taking a break from weekend studies outside the library in the charming community of River John, Santina Rushton’s emotions run the...

The East Boyz drum group from Eskasoni provide a song for dancers at the Eskasoni Powwow on Sunday afternoon. (TOM AYERS / Cape Breton Bureau)
ESKASONI — The recent deaths of two respected elders, and an accidental drowning and an alleged murder in the last week, could have cast a pall on...
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The Black Loyalist Heritage Centre in Birchtown proved to be worth the visit for the Lucas family on their vacation. (STAFF / File)
Two weekends ago, we made our first trip of the summer, a journey to Birchtown to visit the new Black Loyalist Heritage Centre and an overnight stay...

Melinda Daye, chairwoman of the Halifax regional school board, has lived on Maynard Street for over half a century. A nearby street is named after her activist dad Buddy Daye. Her mother still lives next door. (STAFF / File)
It’s just past 10 on a sweet summer morning and Sharon Johnson is in her usual place: on a white plastic deck chair in front of her home watching the...
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Construction work continues on a new home just blocks from the downtown shopping district in tSouthampton, N.Y. Southampton is among the villages in the Hamptons considering size limits for building on small lots. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. — Mansions are as synonymous with the Hamptons as cocktail parties, manicured lawns and white sandy beaches. But some in tony...

Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore, followed by U.S. Ambassador Jane Hartley, leaves the Elysee Palace in Paris in May. Gore will be one of the notable attendees of the Climate Summit of the Americas and the Toronto Global Forum this week. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
TORONTO — Here are five things to look for in Canadian business this week: Bank of Canada business outlook: The Bank of Canada will release its...
Sports
Paul MacDonell drives Somebeachsomewhere to victory at the $1.5 million Pepsi North America Cup, Canada's richest harness race, at Mohawk Racetrack in Campbellville, Ont., on June 14, 2008. (CLIVE COHEN / CP)
Truro horse Somebeachsomewhere has been inducted into the Harness Racing Hall of Fame in Goshen, N.Y. “Never in our wildest dreams we’d...
Mike Weir leads the Canadian contingent for Monday’s RBC Canada Cup at the Ashburn Golf Club’s New Course in windsor Junction. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
Tom Watson and Mike Weir — counterparts in Monday’s RBC Canada Cup exhibition match at Ashburn’s New Course — likely share a...
Arts & Life
Intrepid Pet Corner columnist Pat Lee tries out an e-collar on her wrist to see what all the fuss is about at the Victoria Bark doggie event in Halifax on Saturday.
A fun event took place Saturday in central Halifax with people and dogs mingling under beautiful sunny skies. But unbeknownst to probably most...
New Brunswick author Beth Powning’s latest book A Measure of Light tells the story about the complex inner life of Mary Dyer, and the rigid view of society in the 1600s.
Mary Dyer has come down through almost 400 years of history with two signifiers. She left her children to become a Quaker and she was the “...
Wheels
The 2015 RAM 1500 Express. (Justin Pritchard)
Take one part simple Ram 1500 pickup, add one all-black appearance package with blacked-out everything, value-bundle a list of must-have options,...
The 2016 Nissan 370Z. (Justin Pritchard)
There are numerous reasons to consider a Nissan 370Z for your sports-car dollars and, this year, these include the fact that the latest version of...

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Homes
The question of whether to rent or purchase a home is not always as straight forward as one might expect. Sure, everyone would rather build equity...
I’ve never seen anyone learn to be a great gardener quickly. In my experience, getting good with soil, plants and sunshine is something that takes...
Community

The courthouse on Spring Garden Road may have more modernized facilities and equipment these days, but it still retains a strong connection to

If you were to ask around the local music scene here in Halifax today, looking for the top local acts around, the Joel

The Town of Wolfville is trying to make it easier for some residents to provide input for its current Municipal Planning Strategy (MPS).