Lifeguard Tom Moore stands near his Chocolate Lake post on Friday. Moore rescued a man on Thursday. (ADRIEN VECZAN/Staff)
FRANCES WILLICK STAFF REPORTER
A Halifax lifeguard is calling his dramatic rescue of a swimmer at Chocolate Lake on Thursday afternoon a “once-in-a-blue-moon” case. Tom Moore and...


David Wheeler speaks at a public meeting on fracking in Truro in July. Wheeler says he’s not in a conflict of interest. (File)
TOM AYERS CAPE BRETON BUREAU
SYDNEY — David Wheeler, president of Cape Breton University and head of the province’s hydraulic fracturing review committee, was fending off...


Port Hawkesbury town councillor Joe Janega, a structural engineer, examines crumbling concrete abutment under the Embree Island bridge in Port Hawkesbury. (TOM AYERS é Cape Breton Bureau)
AARON BESWICK TRURO BUREAU
A prominent Nova Scotia transportation expert is joining the chorus of those concerned about the condition of the Cape Breton and Central Nova...


Ralph Henneberry, shown in Halifax on Friday, has been ordered by the municipality to shut down his St. Margaret Bay Road golf ball stand. (ADRIEN VECZAN/Staff)
BEVERLEY WARE SOUTH SHORE BUREAU
Halifax is clamping down on a man who has been selling his golf balls on the side of the road for more than 14 years. Ralph Henneberry and his wife...

A firefighter works at the scene of a fire that gutted a home Friday on Johnson Road in Georges River. (STEVE WADDEN)
TOM AYERS CAPE BRETON BUREAU
GEORGES RIVER — A home was destroyed and three firefighters were treated for injuries after a fire broke out around 10:30 a.m. Friday in a...

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Opinions
The province will not shut down the Northern Pulp plant at Abercrombie Point, Pictou County, over dirty emissions for fear it will never reopen, but it should lay charges against the air-polluting operation. (AARON BESWICK/Staff)
The stink that citizens of Pictou County are justifiably raising this week over pollution from the Northern Pulp mill in Abercrombie Point is almost...

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish: “I never tasted childhood and I feel that hundreds of millions of children are the same in this world.” (ERIC WYNNE / Staff)
EDITOR’S NOTE: Above the din and carnage of yet another Israel-Gaza war, we at Herald Opinions believe more of us should again reflect on the words...
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Business

Head chef Jason Townes and Saundra Heaslip shuck oysters at the Press Gang restaurant in Halifax. The restaurant is one of several in Halifax that buys its oysters from Sober Island Oysters Ltd. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
The oyster has become Trevor Munroe’s world. “You’re going to see Nova Scotia oyster numbers double or triple in the next few years,” said the co-...

Halifax-based Bell Aliant reports a higher second-quarter profit of $72 million, but revenues dipped in the quarter. (STAFF / File)
Bell Aliant reports a higher second-quarter profit of $72 million, but revenues for the regional telecom company dipped in the quarter. The Halifax-...
Sports
Halifax gymnast Ellie Black added two medals Friday, including gold, from competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. (The Associated Press)
Black and gold has a nice ring to it. Silver and bronze aren’t bad either. All Ellie Black hoped to do at the Commonwealth Games was get...

Montreal Canadiens defenceman P.K.Subban greets reporters at a news conference to promote youth hockey on Thursday in Brossard, Que. Subban and the Canadiens are headed to arbitration. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
TORONTO — P.K. Subban will soon have a contract to play next season for the Montreal Canadiens, though not the way either side wanted it to happen....
Arts & Life
Bruce Guthro is one of the many performers scheduled for shows in Nova Scotia this month. (CONTRIBUTED)
Hover over this interactive calendar, illustrated by Michael de Adder, for more information about upcoming events in Nova Scotia in August.

Luckett Vineyards winemaker Mike Mainguy stands in the Wolfville winery's temperature controlled cask room. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
Winemakers in Nova Scotia figured out years ago that our climate and terroir were suitable — more than suitable — ideal for making sparkling wines...
Wheels
There’s definitely no escaping from the popularity of the Challenger. It may appear to be on the sidelines, as the Mustang and Camaro keep up with their 40-odd years of chest puffing, for street, strip, and sales supremacy. Then you start scanning the reports from JD Power, where the Challenger has been a consistent ownership favourite in the midsize Sporty Car segment.
PORTLAND, OREGON — Scat Packs and HEMIs and Hellcats, oh my! To the untrained eye, and ear, most of what is Challenger for 2015 reads like an...
The QUANT is essentially an electric car driven by four motors, one at each wheel. But instead of a battery that gets used up and then must be recharged for four to 12 hours, the QUANT uses two refillable tanks of what is, in essence, salty water.
It won’t be as simple as pumping water from Halifax Harbour, but the QUANT eSportlimousine is a sports car that really does run on saltwater...

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