Dr. Zane Cohen gives an update of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s condition during a news conference at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto on Wednesday. Ford has been diagnosed with a malignant liposarcoma, a rare type of cancer. (NATHAN DENETTE / The Canadian Press)
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TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is devastated after being diagnosed with a rare type of cancer, his brother said Wednesday even as doctors...

Americans Kurt Andresen and Leaf Kraft, seen here at Andresen's graduation from St. Francis Xavier University in 2011, would like to become permanent residents of Cape Breton, but the immigration department has forced them to go back to the U.S.
TOM AYERS CAPE BRETON BUREAU
WHYCOCOMAGH — A pair of rural business owners in Cape Breton are lamenting the loss of an American couple who they say were excellent employees and...


A BMO report says 6,000 new jobs will be created in Halifax in the next two years, with the biggest single factor being the ramping up of the $25-billion contract for Irving Shipbuilding to build naval ships. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
KELLY SHIERS STAFF REPORTER
Buoyed by the contract to build navy ships, employment in Halifax over the next two years will swell by 6,000 jobs, while the rest of the province...

According to Justice Department documents, there’s a whole lot of human feces hitting places it shouldn’t be inside the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff / File)
SHERRI BORDEN COLLEY STAFF REPORTER
Poop bombs are the “weapon of choice” at the Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth. According to Justice Department...


Ray Wagner, lawyer for the former residents of the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children, talks to media following Wednesday's proceedings over his firm's legal bill for work on the case. (ERIC WYNNE / Staff)
EVA HOARE STAFF REPORTER
A Nova Scotia Supreme Court justice wants lawyers for alleged victims from the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children to return to court with...

News
Gordon Fraser finishes wrapping up some chickens at his shop in Millbrook, Pictou County, on Tuesday. (FRANCIS CAMPBELL / Truro Bureau)
There is no malevolent plot afoot to put Gordon Fraser out of the turkey processing business, a regulatory board says. “It boils down to a...

Fishing boats are moored at Parkers Cove, Annapolis County. (GORDON DELANEY / Valley Bureau)
Nova Scotia’s best-known industry is also its deadliest. Stuart MacLean, CEO of the Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia, said there were 17...
Business

A Burger King sign and a Tim Hortons sign cosy up in Ottawa. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
WASHINGTON — Canada’s industry minister told an American audience on Wednesday that the Burger King file has landed on his desk — and he expects it...
Kaleigh Burns and co-owner Heman Lee are reworking the former Jane's on the Common site on Robie Street in Halifax for their new Robie St. Station Diner, scheduled to open next week. (Tim Krochak / Staff)
A new eatery is pulling into Halifax. The Robie St. Station Diner is set to open next week, said co-owner and general manager Kaleigh Burns....
Wheels
The 2015 Lexus RC F. (Lexus)
WHITE PLAINS, NY — Having established its credentials as a luxury-car brand, the next step for Lexus is to gain respect among enthusiasts....
The 2015 Subaru WRX. (Handout)
A few weeks back, I wrote a review on the latest Subaru WRX, explaining how the model is an all-season Canadian performance favourite, that the new...

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Homes
It is the eve of a family special occasion. Tomorrow, big brother turns four. It feels like a very long time coming -- understandably so when, for...
Goodness gracious, is it a mess outside or is it just me?  Currently, in my neck of the woods (the location of which I will never divulge)...
Community
Bowater Mersey has been a major chapter in the Queens County story since 1929 and even though the paper mill is now closed, the company’s...
The concept of a community based cancer care fund to help local residents who are battling the disease is catching on in southwest Nova Scotia....
Leading Internet security experts are meeting in Halifax and offering parents a free education session on cyber safety and cyber bullying. “...