Defence Minister Rob Nicholson, right, and Justice Minister Peter MacKay address the opening news conference at the Halifax International Security Forum in Halifax on Friday. ANDREW VAUGHAN / The Canadian Press)
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The federal government is committing $200 million over the next six years to improve and support the mental health of Canadian Forces members and...

Rob Nicholson, Canada’s minister of defence, is shown Friday during the Halifax International Security Forum. Peter Van Praagh, the forum’s president, says ISIL is sending messages to participants and staff at the forum. (STAFF)
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ISIL is sending messages to participants and staff at the Halifax International Security Forum, the conference’s top official said Saturday...

Demonstrators gathered Saturday in Cornwallis Park to protest the presence of military and political leaders at the Halifax International Security Conference in the nearby Westin Nova Scotian hotel. (THE CHRONICLE HERALD)
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Ideological extremism. Insurgencies. Terrorist groups. Civilian targets. Suicide bombers. Crazed martyrs. Schools and hospitals used for...

The Sumarah Brothers, Roger, left, and Albert are a living link between the halcyon days of the North End and today's new hipster version. They still like to spend time their hangout on Gottingen Street in Halifax. (Staff)
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Morning on a Friday, meaning the Sumarah brothers are where they usually are — in the garage office of their Gottingen Street building...

The runway at the Margaree municipal airport. (STEVE WADDEN)
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It sits a half-hour away from a major new golf course that’s reportedly attracted the likes of Warren Buffett and Jerry Seinfeld. And its...

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Second World War veteran Allan Bolduc, 91, shows his French Legion of Honour medal, at centre top, at a ceremony at Ste. Anne’s Veterans Hospital, Que., earlier this month. Veterans’ groups are angry at the Harper government for using money budgeted for veterans to pay down the debt. (CP)
Talk about adding insult to injury. For years, Canada’s veterans and their ombudsman have been hammering Ottawa for failing to provide...

Former Reform Party leader Preston Manning prefers the term “carbon pricing” to carbon tax but Jim Meek figures you should call a tax a tax. (Staff)
Choose the right words and you can change the world. If I call Joan Jessome a union “activist,” she’s probably out there disrupting traffic and her...
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Afternoon sun backlights the exhaust coming from the smokestacks of the Tuft’s Cove power generating plant in Dartmouth in this 2009 file photo. The province has imposed new limits on air pollution emissions from Nova Scotia Power Inc. (STAFF / File)
The province has imposed new limits on air pollution and mercury emissions from Nova Scotia Power Inc.’s coal-burning generating plants, in a move to...
The runway at the Margaree municipal airport. (STEVE WADDEN)
It sits a half-hour away from a major new golf course that’s reportedly attracted the likes of Warren Buffett and Jerry Seinfeld. And its...
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Laila Lynk-Graham, left, and Cora Cameron are the winners of the Woozles children’s bookstore writing contest. (Staff)
When the venerable Halifax children’s bookstore Woozles put out a call for entries in its annual writing competition, it got a lot more than mere...
William Shatner, seen here as marshal at the Calgary Stampeded in July, is joining the cast of Haven. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / File)
Capt. Kirk is beaming down to Nova Scotia. Star Trek vet William Shatner will guest star in a four-episode arc of Haven in 2015.
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When I was just little, my Grandmother Iris was my favourite person in the universe, partly because she got me a very special toy. It was a little...
The 2015 Chrysler 300C is introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Los Angeles. The annual event is open to the public beginning Nov. 21. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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Hi Deb, I have a fireplace in the living room with windows on either side.  Do you think the best set up is with the sofa across from the...
Learn all about time-honoured textiles, cook’s kitchens, bed culture, fine dining and more in the inimitable French style. (Photograph by Dan Piassick from The French Way with Design by Betty Lou Phillips, Gibbs Smith.)
I am inspired by many of the details found in French design, both old and new. The regal yet comfortable form of a bergère chair, the...
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