Legendary Canadian figure skater Toller Cranston, shown in this undated handout photo, has died. He was 65. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / HO)
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SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico — One of figure skating’s brightest stars and most colourful characters is gone. Toller Cranston, a...

The funeral for RCMP Const. David Wynn is on Monday. New Minas paramedic Kevin Davison has been asked to sing. (FILE)
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A New Minas paramedic who has written a song about post-traumatic stress disorder has been asked to sing at Monday’s funeral for slain RCMP...

Athletes representing Nova Scotia in this year’s Canada Winter Games in British Columbia join in a rally at the Emera Oval on Saturday in Halifax. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
MONTY MOSHER Sports Reporter
It’s been a pretty good start to 2015 for Amherst’s Carly Jackson and it’s only going to get better. The women’s hockey...

Investigators work Saturday to clear the scene where a large quantity of unidentified chemicals were found in a residence in Grand Desert. Christopher Burton Phillips was arrested in Ottawa and has been remanded to the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility. Phillips faces charges of uttering threats and possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose. (ANDREW VAUGHAN / The Canadian Press)
THE CANADIAN PRESS and STEVE BRUCE Staff Reporter
RCMP say all chemicals discovered at a cottage and shed in the Eastern Shore community of Grand Desert have been removed and the evacuation order...


This file image taken from an online video released by the Islamic State group’s al-Furqan media arm on Tuesday purports to show the group threatening to kill two Japanese hostages that the militants identify as Kenji Goto Jogo, left, and Haruna Yukawa, right. Japan’s government is investigating a new message purported to be from the Islamic State group Saturday. The Associated Press could not verify the contents of the message, which varied greatly from previous videos released by the Islamic State group, which now holds a third of both Syria and Iraq. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
MARI YAMAGUCHI and ELAINE KURTENBACH The Associated Press
TOKYO — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe angrily demanded Sunday that the extremist Islamic State group release a Japanese journalist it is holding...

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Jim Irving, CEO of Irving Shipbuilding Inc. in Halifax, shakes hands with Diane Finley, minister of Public Works and Government Services during a news conference Friday. Finley and Peter MacKay, regional minister for Nova Scotia, officially announced the awarding of the build contract for the construction of six Arctic offshore patrol ships to Irving Shipbuilding. The $2.3 billion contract marks the start of the construction phase of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. (ERIC WYNNE
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With quick-shifting economic indicators like nose-diving oil prices, a dropping loonie and sudden interest rate drops, Nova Scotians were ready for...
Chipped wood is piled up, waiting to be burned at Nova Scotia Power’s biomass burning power generating station at Point Tupper, Richmond County, in 2013. (AARON BESWICK / Truro Bureau)
Congratulations on your excellent Jan. 9 article, “NSP biomass project raising green concerns.” In the interest of adding fuel to the...
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People attending the RV Show at Exhibition Park walk near a vintage-styled Shasta trailer on Thursday. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
The two most common phrases at the Halifax RV Show: “Two seniors” at the ticket window, and “How much?” among the rows of...

Rhys Bevan-John and Christian Murray pose last week during a media call for The 39 Steps at Neptune Theatre. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
We are so lucky to have physical comedic geniuses Rhys Bevan-John and Christian Murray living in the our midst. Right now they are electrifying the...
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Spark plugs eventually wear out and need replacing. For many cars, this is a simple and easy job that can have a very positive effect on mileage and performance. (Justin Pritchard)
Gas prices are dropping fast and it’s costing Canadians less to fill their cars, crossovers and pickups than it has in years. But cheap fuel...
The 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS. (Bill Vance)
Ford Motor Company’s introduction of the sporty Mustang in April, 1964 and caught the competition flat-footed. By draping a nicely-styled,...

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Meaghan Richards and Brandon Hart got engaged last January, and the Halifax couple is taking exactly a year to plan their January wedding.

Staff and residents of Mountain Lea Lodge and The Meadows ARC have once more come up with a unique way of bringing the

Meaghan Richards and Brandon Hart got engaged last January, and the Halifax couple is taking exactly a year to plan their January wedding.