People walks past the shutters of a closed bank in central Athens on Tuesday. Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis confirmed that the country will not make its payment due later to the International Monetary Fund. (The Associated Press)
The Associated Press
ATHENS, Greece — Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at...


Matt Viva, CBRM manager of wastewater operations, will oversee a $58-million sewage and stormwater collection and treatment system for the west side of Sydney Harbour after funding was announced Tuesday by the municipality and the federal and provincial governments. (TOM AYERS / Cape Breton Bureau)
TOM AYERS CAPE BRETON BUREAU
WESTMOUNT — The Cape Breton Regional Municipality is getting some relief for its $454-million wastewater infrastructure deficit with the...


Fin Armsworthy, the Municipality of the District of Guysborough councillor, on the controversial Mother Canada monment: ‘I think it could be a great thing for us to have in Canso.’
AARON BESWICK TRURO BUREAU
If people don’t want the Mother Canada statue built in Green Cove, maybe they wouldn’t mind it built in Canso, suggests an area politician. “It...


Wayne MacKay, a professor of law at Dalhousie and an expert on cyberbullying, isn’t econvinced the Dalhousie would go through with creating a student ombudsman. (STAFF / File)
BEN COUSINS
There are mixed reactions within the Dalhousie community to the task force report into misogyny, sexism and homophobia at the Halifax university’s...

A student writes his name in the big heart in front of Maitland District School on Tuesday morning, the last day of school forever at the elementary school that opened in 1962. (FRANCIS CAMPBELL / Truro Bureau)
FRANCIS CAMPBELL TRURO BUREAU
MAITLAND – It was a morning filled with warm and heartfelt hugs. Tears flowed freely despite best efforts to contain them. And then the...

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Bluenose II sits under anchor near The Ovens Natural Park on Monday morning.
(RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)
Taxpayers have floated about $20 million toward the restoration of the Bluenose II, with the potential of about $5 million more. Now that the ship is...
Stacey Marshall Tabor sits with her children Lesha, 9, and Craig Jr., 12, at the family’s kitchen table in Millbrook.(FRANCIS CAMPBELL Truro Bureau)
A Nova Scotia woman who won a human rights complaint against her home community for denying her a fishing license because of her gender is heading...
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Business
President Wayne MacDonald and vice-president Jacklyn Anderson show off a couple of the healthy baked products made at Classic Fine Foods in Edwardsville, Cape Breton County. The company received an $81,500 federal loan Tuesday to match its own investment in equipment that will help double production capacity. (TOM AYERS / Cape Breton Bureau)
SYDNEY — A local food products manufacturer plans to double production and increase staff by a third next month with the help of federal...
The Princess of Acadia is due to be replaced later this month by a newer vessel on the Digby-to-Saint John, N.B., route. Some lobster transport companies are concerned the Fundy Rose is too small to accommodate their business. (The Chronicle Herald Archive)
Nova Scotia lobster transport companies aren’t happy with Transport Canada’s recent acquisition of a replacement ferry on the Digby-Saint...
Sports
Prominent Nova Scotia curlers Mark Dacey and Shawn Adams are joining forces with Ottawa’s Craig Savill to form a new Nova Scotia team that also includes experienced lead Andrew Gibson. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff / File)
Nova Scotia men’s curling got a jolt on Tuesday. A new team featuring two of the more prominent skips in the province over the past...
Adam Svensson of Surrey, B.C., shown at the Nova Scotia Open last year, is ready to challenge as a professional in the Web.com event at Ashburn Golf Club’s New Course. (STAFF / File)
Nova Scotia always has a special charm for B.C. golfer Adam Svensson. It was here three years ago that he put on a record-setting performance in...
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Wheels
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...
General Motors’ OnStar is the first that comes to mind. Using the car’s GPS receiver and the OnStar cellular telephone connection, OnStar can not only find the car, they can get it to slow down and stop, as long as it’s within view of a police officer making the request. If it’s already stopped, OnStar can also disable the engine.  OnStar now can also send you an alert when your car is moved without the passkey. Of course, the objective there is for you to have the earliest-possible call into police, not to actually go and try to intercede in the theft. (GM)
It’s a sinking feeling, walking back to where you left your car to find nothing but some shattered glass and an empty parking spot. In a...

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Oh, patios, the beacon of summer days. How many of us haven’t spent a sunny afternoon at the office blissfully wishing for 5 p.m. to roll...

This is the time of the year when homeowners start to panic about their yards. (123 RF)
This is the time of the year when homeowners start to panic about their yards. The extent of the winter damage is now evident and the spring growth...
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Everyone is an artist, or at least that’s the philosophy behind the Wonder’neath Open Studio in Halifax’s north end. Drop by and you’ll

Everyone is an artist, or at least that’s the philosophy behind the Wonder’neath Open Studio in Halifax’s north end. Drop by and you’ll

Each May over 100 chorasters get together in Digby for a weekend of workshops and song. Named the High Cs, singers come from