Halifax Regional Police officers survey the scene of a serious car-pedestrian crash at the Armdale roundabout Sunday night. A 72-year-old man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
MICHAEL GORMAN STAFF REPORTER
A 72-year-old man was sent to hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car in the Armdale roundabout. Police said the man...

Kaley Gray shows her daughters Ryley, 9, and Lainey, 7, an emergency kit donated to the community of Dingwall in memory of their father, Craig Lowe, who drowned last August in a scuba diving accident in Aspy Bay. (ERIN POTTIE / Cape Breton Bureau)
ERIN POTTIE Cape Breton Bureau
DINGWALL — Family members are taking it as a sign of his love that the mask and snorkel belonging to Ontario scuba diver Craig Lowe washed...

Conservative Leader Stephen Harper addresses supporters during his first campaign event on Sunday in Montreal. (PAUL CHIASSON / The Canadian Press)
ANDY BLATCHFORD The Canadian Press
MONTREAL — Stephen Harper launched his quest for re-election inside a Montreal hall by boasting how the values of his Conservative Party...

Clockwise from top left, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper, the NDP's Tom Mulcair, the Greens' Elizabeth May and Liberal Justin Trudeau will lead their respective parties in the federal election campaign. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA — Every election campaign has twists and turns and this one promises to have more than most because of its sheer length. Here are...

The Halifax Busker Festival is drawing big crowds this long weekend. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
MARY ELLEN MacINTYRE STAFF REPORTER
Natal Day is one big celebration, but with so many choices, it can be difficult to decide exactly how to spend the day. First of all, there is...

News
Not Since Moses run founder Dick Lemon and Moses (a.k.a Daren White of Amherst) at the Five Islands run on Sunday morning. (AARON BESWICK / Truro Bureau)
FIVE ISLANDS — A crowd of over-evolved primates did something foolish Sunday. They waited for the moon to haul the sea out of Minas Basin and...
READERS’ SUBMITTED: Kai and the pirate (Sandy Johnstone)
Here are some photos that captured kids in action in Nova Scotia, including work from staff photographer Ted Pritchard who caught some of the action...
Opinions
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper’s bus is seen near the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill on the first day of an election campaign in Ottawa on Sunday. (JUSTIN TANG / The Canadian Press)
Just not ready. That now-famous slam that Conservative attack ads have been levelling at Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau all summer is probably a...
Prime Minister Stephen Harper steps out of his residence at 24 Sussex Drive in June. It’s not just political parties that will be spending money hand over fist now that Harper has fired the starting gun for the Oct. 19 federal election weeks earlier than necessary. (ADRIAN WYLD/CP)
Since 1872, we’ve never had a federal election campaign that lasted almost 11 weeks. The most we’ve had is some 10 weeks (or 74 days)...
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Business
A sign at a Montreal Saputo plant is shown last year. The dairy giant  its annual meeting in Laval, Que., on Tuesday, followed by a first-quarter earnings conference call later in the day. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / File)
TORONTO — Five things to watch for in Canadian business this week: Dairy: Canadian dairy giant Saputo holds its annual meeting in Laval, Que...
Brenda Clarke carries fresh bread in her Elmsdale Subway store on Monday. Clarke began as a Subway employee in P.E.I. more than 25 years ago and now owns three stores. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
The uniforms have changed, along with some of the ingredients and even the way the food is made. But after 28 years with Subway, Brenda Clarke can...
Arts & Life

Sculptures by Peter Rafuse are seen at the Folk Art Festival in Lunenburg. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
As spectacular a day as Sunday was, you had to be pretty devoted to folk art to spend the afternoon inside an arena. But hundreds of people did just...
Pet owners are figuring out ways to dispose of their pooch and kitty waste with new garbage rules now in effect in Halifax. (PAT LEE)
Feeling down in the dumps these days? The garbage dump that is? Folks in Halifax are in the process of catching up to the rest of the province by...
Wheels

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Some people are stupid-rich, and want to spend lots and lots of money. This concept turns the brains of us normal folks into zoodles, though because...
The 2015 GMC Canyon SLT 4WD Crew Cab. (Richard Russell)
Pickups are big, small pickups are not — at least in the U.S. Our neighbours to the south lost interest in compact pickups a few years ago...

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As the Gen Xers continue to improve and invest in their homes, luxury-sporting items are again in demand. Whether pools, saunas, or tennis courts,...
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The Halifax Regional Municipality has released a new mobile and web-based application to help residents properly source separate their waste, in anticipation of

The Halifax Regional Municipality has released a new mobile and web-based application to help residents properly source separate their waste, in anticipation of

“You’ve got to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, Latch on to the affirmative …”

Accentuate the Positive – Sam Cooke

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