Peter MacKay is shown in this video screen grab at today's news conference in Stellarton.
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Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay is retiring from federal politics after nearly two decades of public service, much of it spent atop some of...

Federal Justice Minister Peter MacKay, second from right, plans to announce his retirement from politics Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. He will not run in the October election. (TED PRITCHARD / Staff / File)
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Justice Minister and Central Nova MP Peter MacKay announceD at 5 p.m. today that he will not reoffer in the next federal election. MacKay made the...

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Through his 18 years in federal politics, Peter MacKay has been a frequent flyer (sometimes literally) in the cartoon spaces of The Chronicle...

FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter is pictured during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday where he will run for re-election. (PATRICK B. KRAEMER / Keystone via AP)
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ZURICH — Sepp Blatter was re-elected as FIFA president for a fifth term on Friday, chosen to lead world soccer despite separate U.S. and...

worker walks amongst the Apple blossoms near Wolfville in this file photo. This weekend marks the beginning of the Apple Blossom Festival in the Annapolis Valley. (INGRID BULMER / Staff / File)
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The weekend's here and the weather will be coaxing you outside; take the suggestion and head to the Apple Blossom Festival and sip on some...

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Cab driver Frank Lewis received a parking ticket after picking up an elderly passenger in a no-stopping zone on Spring Garden Road on Monday. Lewis is contesting the ticket since he says the passenger had difficulty walking and it would have been hard for her to walk further down the street. (RYAN TAPLIN
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There’s one sure thing about producing an Opinions section in Nova Scotia. You get a regular supply of Good Samaritan letters, calls and emails — and...
Rylan Higgings and Chris Stover at Saint Mary’s University.
There are ethical implications to much of what we say and do. From human rights to social justice, questions about what’s right or wrong abound...
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Cory Hall (center) was the youngest driver on the Atlantic Tiltload Maritime League of Legends Tour podium May 24 by over a decade. Paul Goulden (left), at 50 years of age, has many years on 16-year old Hall and 27-year old Justin MacNeill. (MIKE MCCARTHY)
Much like their counterparts in the upper tiers of NASCAR, the Maritime stock car racing scene is seeing a landscape shift. While the Parts for...
The 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Coupe. (Justin Pritchard)
One of the most important parts of driving a sports car is the way it feels and the way that makes you, the driver, feel. At its core, driving a...

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