Tens of thousands of people are expected to take in the 2014 Pride Parade in Halifax today. This image from last year, when organizers estimated the crowd at more than 100,000. Take a walk down memory lane with our photo gallery of past pride parades. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
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HALIFAX — As Halifax gets ready for the pride parade today, take a proud march through time as we look at parades of the past in our very...


Pedram Niakan, 25, fled Iran as a refugee and arrived in Halifax in December 2013 thanks to the help of Rainbow Refugees, a group dedicated to sponsoring and helping gay refugees. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
FRANCES WILLICK STAFF REPORTER
Today is Halifax’s pride parade. For the 27th year, people will march through the streets, demanding rights and celebrating the diversity of...

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.
REMO ZACCAGNA SPORTS REPORTER
  For most of his life, sports was like a sanctuary for Kinnon Ross MacKinnon, a place where he could be himself among friends. While...

A review by Quebec police has confirmed that the death of Holly Bartlett in Halifax in March 2010 was accidental. (File)
FRANCES WILLICK STAFF REPORTER
A Quebec police review has upheld earlier findings that the 2010 death of a Halifax woman was accidental, but has also highlighted some missteps...

The NuStar Terminals Canada Partnership in Point Tupper includes a ship loading facility. (TOM AYERS / Cape Breton Bureau)
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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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Richard Laurin did a stint as a Parks Canada interpreter at the historic sites of Fort Anne and Grand-Pre before launching his own tour company, Novacadie, almost two decades ago. (TED PRITCHARD / Staff)
Richard Laurin did a stint as a Parks Canada interpreter at the historic sites of Fort Anne and Grand-Pre before launching his own tour company,...

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,...
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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)
Dartmouth boxer Custio Clayton had an efficient opener Friday at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. The 2012 Olympic welterweight opened...

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...
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.
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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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Not long again, the ceiling fan seemed headed the way of miniskirts and go-go boots. Now, with greater attention to energy-efficient cooling,...
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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.