Jason Beaudry, left, program director for the Atlantic Film Festival, with executive director Wayne Carter, watch the trailer for the film Mr. Turner on Wednesday. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
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Like a mile-high piled all-you-can-eat buffet, the 2014 Atlantic Film Festival, taking place Sept. 11 to 18, has something to please every...

Noel Simon displays a photograph of he and his late daughter Keya, then aged five, in the family's Dartmouth home, in 2012. Simon was killed outside a Pinecrest Drive apartment building in 2011. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
DAN ARSENAULT CRIME REPORTER
Two unidentified suspects have been arrested in the Jan. 8, 2011 homicide of Dartmouth’s Keya Simon. Halifax police’s integrated...

Jason Keith Gillespie, 35, is escorted from a courtroom at Halifax provincial court on Wednesday. Gillespie is charged with mischief and possession of weapons dangerous to the public. He was arrested on Tuesday following reports of a man in camouflage clothing carrying one or two long guns in the area of Westridge Drive and the Mainland North Linear Parkway. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)
DAN ARSENAULT CRIME REPORTER
A Halifax man who prompted a massive police response by carrying threatening-looking pellet guns Tuesday morning was released from custody after a...


The province says results show My-Play, a VLT tracking system, did not help problem gamblers. (File)
MICHAEL GORMAN PROVINCIAL REPORTER
The province is pulling the plug on a system promoting responsible gambling in part because it didn’t help problem gamblers. The My-Play system...

Cancer survivor Randolph Westphal of Germany cruises the Sydney boardwalk Tuesday with his two dogs, Chinook and Nanook. (STEVE WADDEN)
ERIN POTTIE CAPE BRETON BUREAU
SYDNEY — Despite a bleak cancer diagnosis, Randolph Westphal says he decided on his own to live. In 1987, at 29, doctors told Westphal he...

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Pictured is a section of the Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia Railway where it runs through New Glasgow. Concerns have been raised about the condition of the line linking Truro with Sydney. (AARON BESWICK/Truro Bureau)
There’s a message for Nova Scotia’s government in the Transportation Safety Board report released Tuesday on the 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster. The...

An Israeli man examines the damage to the roof of his house after a rocket fired from Gaza hit a residential neighbourhood of the southern city of Sderot, Israel, earlier this month. (TSAFRIR ABAYOV / AP)
Between July 8 and Aug. 4, Gaza militants fired over 3,356 rockets at Israel. Despite that barrage, Israel reported only three dead and 82 wounded...
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McCain Foods’ sale includes its operations in Grand Falls, N.B., and Lodi, N.J. The company said McCain employees at both locations will be offered employment with Dr. Oetker. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS / File)
TORONTO — McCain Foods said Wednesday it has signed a deal to sell its North American frozen pizza business to Dr. Oetker GmbH. Financial terms of...

Mike Schmid, right, and Ross Taylor stand amid the construction in the future site of Reflections Cabaret on Salter Street in Halifax on Tuesday. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
Labour Day weekend is the deadline for people who want to work up a final sweat on the dance floor at Reflections Cabaret in Halifax before the...
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The Trailer Park Boys of Julian (John Paul Tremblay), Ricky (Robb Wells) and Bubbles (Mike Smith) will see Season 8 on Netflix starting in September. (CONTRIBUTED)
The next couple of weeks will be like an obscenity-laced Christmas for Trailer Park Boys fans with the announcement that the next wave of episodes...

Trisha Yearwood in Nashville, Tenn. Yearwood announced Tuesday she's releasing new music, a hits package with six new songs called "Prizefighter", to coincide with the looming comeback tour with her husband, Garth Brooks. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
NASHVILLE — Once intent on scaling back her career to focus on family, country singer Trisha Yearwood now finds herself with two — platinum-selling...
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