Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil was busy taking questions Friday on whether there is a hard cap on a new incentive fund for the film and television industry. (ERIC WYNNE / Staff / File)
MICHAEL GORMAN PROVINCIAL REPORTER
Premier Stephen McNeil was on his feet more than usual during question period on Friday as opposition members attempted to establish whether there...


Cape Breton University president David Wheeler speaks to reporters about the school’s nearly $49-million operating budget that was passed on Friday. (ERIN POTTIE / Cape Breton Bureau)
ERIN POTTIE CAPE BRETON BUREAU
SYDNEY — Cape Breton University’s forthcoming budget will usher in tuition hikes and the loss of a women’s varsity team and an ice-skating surface...

The Halifax Rainmen and Windsor Express meet tonight in Game 4 of the NBL of Canada final. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
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The Halifax Rainmen take a 2-1 series lead into tonight's game against the Windsor Express. The teams are in a best-of-seven battle for the...

A young harp seal rests on the ice floes in the Gulf of St. Lawrence around Quebec’s Iles de la Madeleine in March 2009. (ANDREW VAUGHAN / The Canadian Press / File)
PAUL McLEOD OTTAWA BUREAU
The federal government is putting $5.7 million toward marketing the sealing industry, despite the hunt grinding to a halt. The money, announced...

Zoey, an African Cheetah, stands in her snow-filled enclosure at Oaklawn Farm Zoo in Aylesford on April 13. (IAN FAIRCLOUGH / Staff)
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Music, dancing, laughing, eating and critter-watching. What's not to like about this weekend? Here are a few of our suggestions for fun but...

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Claire, author of a book on prostitution in Halifax, doesn’t specify where the brothel where she worked was located but it was apparently on or near Gottingen Street — pictured here in 1962.
Her name is Claire and almost nothing is known about her. The only information I could find about her background was that she was a prostitute...
Finance Minister Diana Whalen makes a pre-budget speech to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce in Halifax in March. Bill Black writes that the Liberals have stumbled on issues like the film tax credit as they’ve tried to reform government.(INGRID BULMER/Staff)
There were many articles, letters and commentaries on the proposed changes to the Film Industry Tax Credit (FITC). Under the circumstances, it is...
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Philip Holmans pours Darjeeling tea at his World Tea House shop in Sunnyside Mall in Bedford on Thursday. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
Nova Scotia customers pass a lot of coffee shops before arriving at one of Philip Holmans’ World Tea House locations in downtown Halifax or in...
Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey, left, listens during a Financial Condition Index briefing in Halifax last May. Furey, the province’s new business minister, said Friday the government is not ready to tell the public what programs and services will be affected by a $17-million cut to business-related grant funding. (INGRID BULMER/Staff).
The province is cutting $17 million in business-related grant funding but it’s not ready to tell the public what programs and services will be...
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Team Canada volleyball player Max Burt at the Canada Games Centre in Halifax on Friday. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
Former Dalhousie student Max Burt has played volleyball all over the world and now he’s back playing in the city of his alma mater. Burt...

Halifax Rainmen owner Andre Levingston, right, and Windsor Express owner Dartis Willis Sr. pose for a photograph before Game 3 of their NBL championship series on Thursday at the Scotiabank Centre. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
Sure, the Halifax Rainmen and Windsor Express are battling for NBL Canada supremacy. But the owners of each league finalist have something else on...
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General Motors CEO Mary Barra. (AP)
DETROIT -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra is dismissing any talk of a possible merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Barra tells analysts on a...
The M3 owner’s community reports that the 2007 to 2013 M3 is a reliable performance machine that’s fantastic to drive and free of serious issues.
Vehicle type: Performance Sedan/Coupe/Convertible History/description: For fans of high-strung, German-engineered performance cars, it doesn’...

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Have you noticed robins or other birds searching and searching for food this spring? For many birds arriving in Nova Scotia from the south, finding...
Thank goodness we had great weather this weekend as it seems that, despite the fact I gave plenty of notice to my Landlord about my hightailing it...
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With record high snow banks and frequent snow falls, collection of solid waste, recycle and green bins in winters like the one we’ve

Helping a community in need, while also passing along a teaching tool, is the goal of NSCC students and staff who will be

The different viewpoints that children and their parents can have is the main inspiration behind Halifax-based artist/illustrator Denise Gow-Morse’s new web comic.

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