Another winter storm is headed to Nova Scotia, with up to centimetres of snow expected to fall in the Maritimes. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff / File)
MARY ELLEN MacINTYRE STAFF REPORTER
A bad winter storm is now scheduled to hit the southwestern part of Nova Scotia Monday morning and will rip through Halifax by noontime. But it’s...


Firefighters remain on scene after a volunteer fire station in Harrietsfield caught on fire Thursday. The province has announced it will keep the $500 volunteer tax credit, despite a consultant’s report recommending otherwise. (INGRID BULMR / Staff / File)
MICHAEL GORMAN PROVINCIAL REPORTER
The provincial government will preserve volunteer tax credits. Among the many – and more controversial – recommendations in the tax and regulatory...

The two Eagles Balloon Team, Troy Bradley of New Mexico and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia set off from Saga, Japan, shortly Jan. 25 in their quest to pilot their helium-filled balloon from Japan to North America. The two pilots landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after a more than 11,000-kilometre-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered two long-standing records for ballooning. (AP / Troy Bradley, Two Eagles Balloon Team)
SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Troy Bradley might have been exhausted and a bit dehydrated, but the words printed on his T-shirt said it all: “...

Halifax Mooseheads’ goalie Kevin Resop makes a save against the Baie-Comeau Drakkar during first period QMJHL action at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax on Saturday. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
WILLY PALOV SPORTS REPORTER
A lapse that lasted less than four minutes prevented the Halifax Mooseheads from winning their third straight game. The Baie-Comeau Drakkar...

The Poseidon Princess was about 55 nautical miles south (102 kilometres) off Yarmouth when a distress call went out at about midnight. Four people were rescued. (JARROD DAVID / Contributed / www.shipspotting.com)
FRANCES WILLICK STAFF REPORTER
It was a nightmare scenario for any fisherman: being stranded in the North Atlantic in the middle of the night in January. When fishing captain...

News
Sam the groundhog prepares for the big day at a secret enclosure at the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park on Friday. (FRANCIS CAMPBELL / Truro Bureau)
The province’s most distinguished rodent dismisses his celebrity out of paw. It’s Friday morning at the Shubenacadie Provincial...

Staff Sgt. Bill Morris of Halifax Regional Police speaks with reporters on Hollis Street after police took a man into custody on firearm-related charges Saturday morning. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
Police evacuated several apartments in south-end Halifax Saturday morning after receiving reports of a man with a firearm who wanted to die by “...
Opinions

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is hoping for a better working relationship with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (ANDREW VAUGHAN/CP)
In the olden days — a year ago — Stephen Harper seemed to talk about his native province about as often and as happily as Tom Brady now discusses his...

Small-scale wind power projects produce electricity at entirely uncompetitive rates, Bill Black argues. (Fotolia)
An integrated resource plan (IRP) for electricity, produced through an elaborate regulatory process, looks at expected total demand and visualizes...
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Business
The Nova Centre construction site from the corner of Sackville and Grafton streets in Halifax. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
Construction of the Nova Centre complex in downtown Halifax is still going as planned, despite what some people may be saying.
Alex Olmstead,who graduated in May from Mount Saint Vincent University, works full-time in sales and marketing at Atlantic Digital Reproductions in Dartmouth. He started in a seven-month placement through Work Smarts, a program run by Saint Mary’s University and funded by Service Canada. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
On-the-job training and networking opportunities — that’s how Alex Olmstead has gotten his foot in the door as a new university graduate...
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Wheels
The 2015 Audi TTS Quattro Coupe Competition. (TODD GILLIS PHOTO)
All German luxury-vehicle manufacturers offer a two-door sports car. Audi’s version is the TT. The first generation, introduced in 1998,...
The 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS. (Justin Pritchard)
Put the central masses — the engine, occupants and fuel — in the middle of a car and you lay the foundation for a machine that’s...

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Do my kids really share a room? I’m not sure. Their clothes are in the same room. That room has two beds and a multitude of shared toys. But...
The week is here for decision making. There is not much debate for me in terms of staying or going. I am 99.9994 per cent certain that I will be...
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The tourism future is bright if Nova Scotia heeds the changing global landscape, says Glenn Squires, president of the Tourism Industry Association of

A teacher at Prince Andrew High School was named Canada’s Everyday Political Citizen of the Year for challenging his students to learn more

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