Canada’s Derek Drouin holds his gold medal on the podium during the ceremony for the men’s high jump at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing on Sunday. (AP / Ng Han Guan)
JOHN PYE THE CANADIAN PRESS
BEIJING — The situation wasn’t ideal. The gold medal is. With the world high jump title hinging on a jump-off in front of a raucous crowd at the...


Participants spray water on each other during an organized water gun fight on the Commons in Halifax on Saturday. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
CLARE MELLOR STAFF REPORTER
Like many others, Dwight McGrath had to trek to several stores in the city Saturday to find one that hadn’t sold out of water pistols. A giant...

Ashley Smith gives a treat to 12-year-old Akuma at the Nova Scotia SPCA’s Cat Film Festival in Halifax. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
The Chronicle Herald
The Just for Cats Film Fest was Saturday night at Citadel Hill. Hundreds of people, and more than a few cats, came out to see the best-of reel...

People clean a section of the lower seating area at Turner Field where a fan fell from the upper deck during a baseball game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees, Saturday, in Atlanta. The fan was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital, authorities said. (AP /J ohn Bazemore)
CHARLES ODUM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
ATLANTA —A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between...

Underwater munitions disposal expert Terry Long shown in Dartmouth on Saturday with a marine ROV used to examine underwater environments for unexploded munitions. Long says there are more than 3,000 munitions sites off the coast of Nova Scotia alone. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
FRANCES WILLICK STAFF REPORTER
Terry Long believes the world is in great danger. And he’s on a one-man mission to save it. The Sydney native and retired army engineer...

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau shares a laugh with former prime minister Paul Martin as he works with a plasma torch at a manufacturing plant in Montreal on Friday. (PAUL CHIASSON/CP)
The federal election campaign has shifted into a fight over who would be the “best manager” for the economy — not surprisingly when...
Conservative supporter Earl Cowan hurls insults at members of the media after they tried to question the prime minister in Toronto earlier this month.
I must say I found it strangely refreshing to see that Conservative fellow blowing a gasket in front of reporters and TV cameras the other week....
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Business
Halifax Regional Municipality will receive $6.5 million over 10 years from Scotiabank for naming rights to the former Metro Centre. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
For months during the cold winter of 2013-14, senior officials with the municipality, Trade Centre Ltd. and Scotiabank met in boardrooms around...
A mobile offshore unit will be used by Shell Canada in exploratory drilling off Nova Scotia. A former Shell official now sits on the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board.
Despite a U.K. newspaper’s suggestion of a conflict of interest in the Shell offshore drilling proposal approval process, the Canada-Nova...
Arts & Life
Renee Powell, left, and the author pose inside the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews where Powell is one of seven honorary female members along with Princess Anne. (MIKE WOODCOCK)
I was disappointed to miss the 27th annual Black Educators Association golf tournament held last month at the Ashburn Golf Club in Halifax. Over the...

In Last Words (Little, Brown and Company), Michael Koryta wrings every moment of excitement possible as the characters crawl through tight spaces.
A massive cave in southern Indiana symbolizes a family tragedy, a small town’s near ruin and a private detective’s attempts to come to terms with...
Wheels
Saturday, Aug. 29 marks the fourth race of the season at Cape Breton Miners Memorial Speedway, headlined by the Gillis Home Hardware 100 for the NAPA Sportsman Series. (Ken MacIsaac)
The sport of stock car racing has had a rich history in Sydney. Prior to the 2014 season though, the oval on the Grand Lake Road was in a bit of...
The 2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. (Justin Pritchard)
Underneath the skin of a hybrid car, there’s a nearly constant flurry of activity. Gasoline and electric propulsion systems combine, blend and...

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Stripes also are a way to introduce colour without competing with or overtaking other elements. They are gender and age neutral and nonthreatening to people who prefer a more classic look.
Stripes have long been a popular pick for outdoor fabric and decor, but this timeless style is a versatile option for any room because stripes mix...
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A piano has been installed in Centre Square in downtown Kentville by the Kentville Development Corporation (KDCL) for the “use and enjoyment of

Located just a half-hour drive from Fall River, the Avondale Sky Winery is offering urbanites a feast for their taste buds and eyes.

Local governments should let up on their bureaucratic harassment of small-business owners who desire nothing more than to quietly earn a decent living