Chronicle Herald cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon holds a rug hooking earlier this year that was inspired by his famous cartoon of the murder of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the War Memorial in Ottawa. The rug was created by Leslie Magwood of Bridgetown. On Friday, MacKinnon was named journalist of the year at the National Newspaper Awards and he also won his fourth national award for editorial cartooning. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)
Bruce MacKinnon was named journalist of the year at the National Newspaper Awards Friday night. Earlier in the evening, the Chronicle Herald’s...

Mayor Cecil Clarke leads a group of about 80 supporters in prayer in a boardroom outside council chamber prior to Tuesday's council meeting, to make a point about Supreme Court ruling against prayer during council meetings. (TOM AYERS / Cape Breton Bureau)
SYDNEY — Cape Breton Regional Municipality hosted a moment of “silent prayer” Tuesday, despite legal advice against holding any kind of prayer,...

 Soprano Maureen Batt will sing in two modern one-act operas in the Opera Nova Scotia production of Aspects of Woman at the Sir James Dunn Theatre Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $35. (TED PRITCHARD / Staff)
The province is alive with music this weekend so take your pick between country, opera and a musical. If you're in the mood for something more...

Dalhousie University president Richard Florizone speaks during a news conference Friday. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
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As members of the Dalhousie University dentistry school’s Class of 2015 prepare to cross the stage at convocation next week, the university...

Debbie Rowe, a personal care worker, sits in her Indian Brook home contemplating on how the ‘good life’ she once knew has gone so bad since she contracted hepatitis C from a client. (FRANCIS CAMPBELL / Truro Bureau)
INDIAN BROOK — Outside Debbie Rowe’s rickety mobile home, standardbred horses Gus and Pitcher munch on hay and jostle against each other playfully...

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Filmmaker Nicole Steeves, from left, cinematographer Jeff Knox, director/co-writer Struan Sutherland and producer Andre Pettigrew are competing in a nationwide film competition where the winning team receives a $1 million production budget to make a feature film. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
Just like the characters in their yoga-themed horror film Namas-DIE, filmmakers Nicole Steeves and Struan Sutherland have learned to be flexible....
This chewy focaccia is topped with crumbled cheese, thyme, slivered onion and grapes that have been sprinkled with olive oil, salt, pepper and thyme and roasted in a hot oven for about 10 minutes. (NADINE FOWNES)
Last week’s column on serving cold things hot seemed to pique your curiosity. Several readers emailed to share their “Eureka!”...
The 2015 Mitsubishi RVR. (Handout)
Little utes are taking over the world. Not long ago, there were almost none. Today, Buick, Subaru, Jeep, Chevrolet, Nissan, Honda, Fiat and...
A 1949 Cadillac Eldorado. (Bill Vance)
Nineteen-forty-nine was an important year for the North American auto industry. After the Second World War’s 3-1/2 year production hiatus...

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