Chrisma Joy Denny, missing from Eskasoni First Nation, was found safe in Knoxville, Tennessee. Her family heard from her today. (CONTRIBUTED)
MICHAEL GORMAN PROVINCIAL REPORTER
Chrisma Joy Denny is safe. The 24-year-old Mi’kmaq woman from Eskasoni was reported missing on Nov. 4. She was last seen on the Cape...

Kenny Miller Jr.’s father needed long-term care but the long wait for a spot in a facility was not good for him. Before the elder Miller died at age 95 in October, his family moved him to private care rather than see him languish in a hospital waiting for a bed in a nursing home. (STEVE WADDEN)
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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a two-part checkup on Nova Scotia’s long-term care system since the Liberals came to power in...


A paramedic walks out of the Burnside Motel following a police call on Sunday night. Police took six people into custody in relation to an alleged assault and threats reportedly involving knives. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
MARY ELLEN MacINTYRE and DAN ARSENAULT STAFF REPORTERS
Two men, a woman and four youths face charges after three people were allegedly assaulted and threatened with knives on Windmill Road in Dartmouth...

Forensic investigators with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office investigate the scene where 45-year-old Tarpon Springs police officer Charles Kondek was shot and killed. (AP)
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MIAMI — Florida authorities say a Tarpon Springs police officer was shot and killed early Sunday by a fugitive trying to evade a warrant. Pinellas...


Barry William Brugger, 21, climbs out of the Sheriff's van for a court appearance in 2011, about a week after he was arrested. (ERIC WYNNE / Staff / File)
STEVE BRUCE Court Reporter
Vile. Inhumane. Degrading. Disturbing. Sadistic. Those were just some of the words a judge used to describe the crimes committed against a 16-year-...

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A hostage runs to armed tactical response police officers for safety after she escaped from a cafe under siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, on Monday. A lone gunman seized 17 hostages inside the cafe. Two hostages and the gunman were killed in the incident. (ROB GRIFFITH / The Associated Press)
Last week, there were all sorts of reports about ISIS-related terrorism events around the world. Perhaps the most shocking of all was the dramatic...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper, whose electoral fortunes are rising, answers a question during question period in the House of Commons earlier this month in Ottawa. (ADRIAN WYLD/CP)
For those waiting around for Stephen Harper to move on to greener pastures, 2015 is going to be a frustrating year. Short of an election defeat, the...
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Halifax's Natural Forces Wind Inc. has asked the province to approve a proposed three-turbine wind project near Amherst. (FOTOLIA)
A Halifax wind developer is seeking provincial environmental approval for a three-turbine project in the Amherst area that has encountered community...
Michael Smith of MyBoxBuyer.com, a company that brokers IKEA purchases for Nova Scotians, believes Ikea will return to the Halifax-Dartmouth market when it opens 10 small-format stores across the country.
A Nova Scotia expert on Swedish ready-to-assemble furniture is preparing to welcome Ikea Canada back to the Halifax-Dartmouth market after the retail...
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Social media has become as much a part of sports fandom as chicken wings, jerseys and watching the big game with friends. Team Canada’s Connor McDavid is among the must-follow Twitter accounts for 2015. (CP)
Social media has become as much a part of sports fandom as chicken wings, jerseys and watching the big game with friends. Here’s a look at 10...
Halifax Mooseheads players celebrate an overtime goal against the Val-d’Or Foreurs during their QMJHL playoff hockey game in Halifax, April 26, 2014. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff/ File)
The Halifax Mooseheads, after dominating Canadian junior hockey en route to the 2013 national title win, were again the most newsworthy sports team...
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Wouldn’t it be wonderful to wake up on the morning of your feast knowing that much of the prep is already is done?(Bruce Jollimore Photography)
My favourite thing about a holiday feast is sharing it with family and friends — wouldn’t want to change that. My least favourite thing...
Steve installing a new battery in his electrically heated jacket. Design refinements allow the battery to be kept in the front pocket or side. (Robert Maxwell)
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