Brazilian exchange student Luiz Miller, right, is greeted by host Susan Phillips on Saturday at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
FRANCES WILLICK EDUCATION REPORTER
The parents stood waiting, some clutching stuffed animals, others holding balloons and nearly all holding up a sign with a special name on it....


The Northern Pulp mill at Abercombie Point, Pictou County, as seen on August 21. Pictou’s air had fewer harmful particulates than Halifax did in 2012, according to testing data. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
AARON BESWICK TRURO BUREAU
Halifax’s air quality monitoring station reported larger doses of harmful airborne particulates in 2012 than one in Pictou did. While the most...


The Labour Day march in Halifax Monday. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
MICHAEL GORMAN and ERIN POTTIE STAFF REPORTERS
Some of Nova Scotia’s highest-ranking labour officials say they have concerns the provincial government could follow the lead of Ontario and try to...

Larry Bogan checks out a new monarch butterfly in his basement sanctuary. The Bogan family of Brooklyn Corner, Kings County, work with an organization called Monarch Watch, based in Kansas. (GLEN PARKER)
GLEN PARKER
BROOKLYN CORNER — A monarch maternity ward, complete with milkweed feeding stations, is in full swing in tiny Brooklyn Corner, Kings County...

Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip performed at the Halifax Metro Centre in February 2013. Downie is coming to Halifax in support of a new album with The Sadies and the Conquering Sun, playing the Marquee Ballroom on Sept. 13.  (TED PRITCHARD / STAFF/ File)
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News
Two all-terrain vehicles are outside a command station Sunday on Upper Leitches Creek Road where 50-year-old Kenneth Douglas MacNeil was last spotted. Police and members of Cape Breton Search & Rescue utilized local ATV paths in hopes of finding the missing man. (ERIN POTTIE / Cape Breton Bureau)
UPPPER LEITCHES CREEK — The search for a missing Upper Leitches Creek man was suspended Monday as police await new information relating to the...

Joan Boutilier wants cyclists to stay off Wolfville sidewalks. (GLEN PARKER)
WOLFVILLE — Joan Boutilier wants to see more emphasis on “walk” in the word sidewalk. Boutilier, legally blind, is heading up a campaign to keep...
Opinions
About 25 people attend a public session in March on the province’s fracking review at Cape Breton University. (TOM AYERS / Cape Breton Bureau)
While the McNeil government takes time to respond to a balanced report on fracking by David Wheeler’s expert panel, some subtle strengths of...
Columnist Scott Taylor didn't think much of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's photo ops during Harper's trip to the Canadian Arctic last week. Here. Harper is aboard HMCS Kingston. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Last week, Prime Minister Stephen Harper made his ninth annual photo-op pilgrimage to the Canadian Arctic. As has become the custom, the Canadian...
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The 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE S Coupe. (Jaguar)
The Jaguar F-TYPE is like a velociraptor in a tuxedo: it’s all snarling and teeth and claws and anger, but classy and gentlemanly about it at...

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