A family collects belongings from their home destroyed in Saturday's earthquake, in Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
KATY DAIGLE and BINAJ GURUBACHARYA The Associated Press
KATHMANDU, Nepal — As the death toll from Nepal’s devastating earthquake climbed past 4,000, aid workers and officials in remote,...

Minister of Defence Jason Kenney, centre, Minister of Foreign Affairs Rob Nicholson, right, and Minister of International Development Christian Paradis hold a news conference on aid to Nepal in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Monday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Paola Loriggio THE CANADIAN PRESS
Canada is sending more relief supplies to earthquake-stricken Nepal, promising to match donations to a fund specifically set up to help —...

Sydney Academy student Christopher Chafe was struck and killed by a school bus on Feb. 11.
ERIN POTTIE CAPE BRETON BUREAU
SYDNEY — The father of a Sydney Academy student who was struck and killed by a school bus says his son was being bullied before his death...

Former Yarmouth MLA Richard Hurlburt leaves Yarmouth provinicial court with his wife Nancy on April 12, 2012. He pleaded guilty to charges of fraud over $5,000 and breach of trust of a public official. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff / File)
MICHAEL GORMAN Provincial Reporter
More than half the executive of the Progressive Conservative riding association in Yarmouth has resigned and other members followed because of...

Emily Robertson-Irwin and David Irwin hope to bring a sibling for son Braxton into their family with a little luck. The Dartmouth family is participating in a contest to help fund a round of in vitro fertilization for the winner. They spent $30,000 conceiving Braxton. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
LAURA FRASER STAFF REPORTER
Braxton Irwin’s hands are full, his left fingers dusted with cracker crumbs and his right curled around Thomas the Tank Engine. He babbles...

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The Liberal government has set aside $50 million for the remediation of Northern Pulp’s treatment lagoon in Boat Harbour, Pictou County. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff / File)
Officials for Northern Pulp say there is, at best, a 50-50 chance Boat Harbour can be closed by 2020. The Liberal government introduced legislation...
Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh, 71, shown in 2007, was recently sentenced to seven years in jail in Nepal for molesting a boy. (STAFF / File)
Canadian Jesuits International has hired a private investigator to learn where convicted sex offender Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh may have visited....
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Monika Basnet, 15, right, holds her brother Munal Basnet, 10, during the cremation of their father, who was killed in Saturday’s earthquake, at the Pashupatinath temple, on the banks of Bagmati river, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Monday. A major earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu valley on Saturday, devastating the region and leaving tens of thousands shell-shocked and sleeping in streets (MANISH SWARUP/AP)
Like Haiti, Nepal is ill-equipped to provide its almost 31 million citizens with the basics of life in good times, much less during a natural...
Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard's suggestion that CNIB’s endowments can be used to fill funding gaps created by budget cuts to rehabilitation therapy  is not accurate, the CNIB says.
CNIB is shocked and dismayed by the recent comments made by Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard about the funding of CNIB’s essential...
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The showdown Saturday between Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Manny Pacquiao, right, is already in a class of its own in terms of off-the-chart pre-fight anticipation. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
The all-time great boxing clashes, the truly memorable ones, were notable for delivering something special. For example, the much-anticipated first...
Nkem Ezurike Ezurike was vying to become the first Nova Scotian to play for the women’s national team at a FIFA Women’s World Cup but she didn’t make the cut.
Disappointed in being passed over for Canada’s World Cup team, Lower Sackville’s Nkem Ezurike took Monday’s roster announcement in...
Arts & Life

Lee J. Campbell didn’t disappoint in his role as Father Jimmy Tompkins, in Tompkinsville. The play premiered at the Reserve Mines Fire Hall on the weekend. (ANDREW RANKIN / Cape Breton Bureau)
“I’ve been waiting for this night for eight years!” Lindsay Kyte made her joyous declaration before a standing ovation at Reserve Mines Fire hall, in...

Fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and husband Donnell Leahy teamed up with rock expert Bob Ezrin for their first album as a duo.
Fans of fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Ever since the pair tied the bow at their 2002 wedding in...
Wheels
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.
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