Jian Ghomeshi arrives on the green carpet for the Juno Gala in Winnipeg on March 29. Police in Toronto have opened a criminal investigation into the former star radio host. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
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TORONTO — Former CBC star radio host Jian Ghomeshi is under criminal investigation after two women came forward to complain, police said...


Darce Fardy is shown in this Feb. 8, photo. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff/ File)
BY DARCE FARDY SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE HERALD
So how am I doing? That’s a question I’m sure my family hears every day. So I’ll try to tell you. But first, permit me a digression. I recently...

Local business owners will argue Monday that proposed changes to Nova Scotia law will affect the sale of electronic cigarettes.
THE CHRONICLE HERALD
Entrepreneur Kyle Kurts will appear Monday before the Law Amendments Committee to talk about proposed changes to Nova Scotia law that will affect...


The Chronicle Herald issued layoff notices to 20 unionized newsroom employees on Friday.
THE CHRONICLE HERALD
The Chronicle Herald issued 20 layoff notices to unionized newsroom staff on Friday as the company tries to find cost savings. The company is...

Maybe you'll build LEGO robots like these at the Annapolis Valley Regional Library in Berwick this weekend. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
By THE CHRONICLE HERALD
Here's our guide to getting out of the house this weekend. Let us know what you plan to do, either in the comments or by tweeting us @...

News

 Natural Resources Department staff are investigating the poaching of a mainland moose near Mount Uniacke. (CONTRIBUTED)
Natural Resources Department staff have been making progress in their investigation into the poaching of a mainland moose near Mount Uniacke. “We’ve...

Steve Nelson needs a kidney transplant. The 55-year-old Dartmouth resident is on dialysis 24 hours a day. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
Steve Nelson needs a new kidney right now, as his kidneys are functioning at less than nine per cent. And there’s a social media campaign underway to...
Opinions

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen do arts and crafts with students at the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus in Vaughan, Ont., on Wednesday. The government is proceeding with its plan to provide income splitting for families with children under 18. (NATHAN DENETTE / CP)
In the 2011 election campaign, Prime Minister Stephen Harper made a bold promise to let parents with young children split their incomes for tax...
The soon-to-be closed Wentworth Consolidated Elementary School: “How would you like to stand at the bottom of your driveway and put your five-year-old boys on a school bus for an 80-minute ride?”
There has been a lot of attention paid to economic development in rural areas over the past year. We have seen the Ivany report, the Georgetown...
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Business
Local business owners will argue Monday that proposed changes to Nova Scotia law will affect the sale of electronic cigarettes.
Entrepreneur Kyle Kurts will appear Monday before the Law Amendments Committee to talk about proposed changes to Nova Scotia law that will affect his...

A schematic site layout for the proposed Bear Head LNG export project in Nova Scotia. ( LNG Ltd.)
Capacity will be double what was planned at the liquefied natural gas facility at the Strait of Canso if permitting changes go through, the owners...
Sports

Island Storm player Myron Strong dribbles past Jordan Crawford of the Halifax Rainmen on Friday during exhibition play in Halifax. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE/Staff)
From this point forward, the games will count. The Halifax Rainmen played their final pre-season game Friday morning, dropping a 93-91 result to the...
Theresa MacCuish ended her career at St. Francis Xavier in 1997 as the all-time leading scorer in CIS women’s basketball.
Theresa MacCuish could glide through the eye of a needle to make a layup. In the days before Justine Colley rewrote the scoring records for Canadian...
Arts & Life

Peter Quinlivan-Hall, bartender at Agricola Street Brasserie in Halifax, is one of 18 of the city’s best bartenders who will be mixing cocktails at Made With Love, a mixology competition, Monday night at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market. (THE CHRONICLE HERALD)
Appletinis instead of apples, not pies but pie-eyed — the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market will have a different vibe Monday night when the mixology...

Chocolate and pumpkin is a match made in heaven in these fudgy little cupcakes. (NADINE FOWNES)
This time of year, people fall into two categories: Those who adore the pumpkin-flavoured everything that pops up in all sorts of products, from...
Wheels
The Fiat 500L.
One of Italy’s latest automotive offerings in Canada isn’t some billion-dollar Lamborghini or a V-12 powered Ferrari that’ll...
If you ask someone you know who owns winter tires, they’ll tell you they make a big difference for grip, handling, traction and all-around confidence.
Winter, and the associated snow, ice, cold and climatic nastiness that goes with it, will be with us Canadians shortly. You know that winter tires...

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With the start of each new season I get the urge to purge around the home. This week my radar turned to the closets which, over the summer months,...
Hi Deb, Currently our washer and dryer is open and visible in our powder room. I’d like to close in the washer and dryer in a closet or...
Community
Here in the Annapolis Valley we are very lucky to have access to one of the best performing arts series’ in Nova Scotia. The 2014-15 season of...
The season of harvest has been in full swing for some time now in the Annapolis Valley and the sight of apple and grape picking, wheat and corn...
The familiar symbol of the poppy will adorn the lapels of proud Canadians for the next several weeks as the country prepares to recognize one of the...