Premier Stephen McNeil’s decision to get directly involved with health-care union talks comes following a disastrous stretch of five days for the government, starting with the report from arbitrator Jim Dorsey. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / File)
Premier Stephen McNeil is getting directly involved in the health-care labour talks. McNeil’s office issued a news release Tuesday morning...

People clear snow from their sidewalks and streets after a large amount of snow fell in Toronto on Monday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
TORONTO — Looking to break out of winter’s icy clutches? The Weather Network has some bad news — you’re stuck in a frigid...

CTV accidentally 48 seconds of a porn movie early Monday morning, surprising viewers who were watching a replay of the news. (AP)
CTV Atlantic’s early morning television news got a tad too steamy Monday. A Lake Echo resident was rattled when the newscast she normally...

Dalhousie University president Richard Florizone announced Monday that 12 of the 13 suspended dentistry students could be returning to clinical practise, on the recommendation of the Academic Standards Class Committee. (STAFF)
Twelve of the suspended male Dalhousie University dentistry students will return to clinical practice, president Richard Florizone announced in a...

Will Smith and Margot Robbie star in Focus. (WARNER BROS. PICTURES)
Your best bet this week is likely Will Smith in Focus, an entertaining romp with a pair of grifters who are very possibly conning each other.


Snow is always prettier when someone else is doing the shovelling. In this case, Heidi Noseworthy clears snow from her west-end Halifax driveway on Monday morning. (STAFF)
Halifax is on track to blow its snow-clearing budget — again. The cost of the city’s snow removal program was originally pegged at $20 million, the...

The offshore platform at Encana’s Deep Panuke natural gas project.
The price of natural gas will keep going up in Nova Scotia, and the province doesn’t have any gas on tap to replace the rapidly diminishing reserves...
A snow plow passes along Cunard Street in late January. (STAFF / File)
I was outside for all of an hour yesterday. That was long enough for me to wipe out twice. After the second time I shook my fist in the air,...

Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh, 67, arrives for his bail hearing at the Law Courts in Halifax in 2010. MacIntosh, whose child molestation convictions were overturned because of delays by the prosecution, has been convicted of molesting a boy in Nepal.
For Bob Martin of Port Hood, the conviction of Ernest Fenwick MacIntosh in Nepal for molesting a nine-year-old disabled boy is a relief. Mr. Martin...
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Cars pass through the roundabout at the intersection of Cunard, North Park and Agricola Streets in Halifax, in Nov. 2014. (Herald File)
Have you ever been at a four-way stop when it seems everyone else is paralyzed? Where I live, there are a lot of four-way stop signs, and it gets...
The 2016 Kia Sorento. (Lisa Calvi)
MONT TREMBLANT, Que. — Enough already with winter. A two-day escape from the ravages of Nova Scotia winter was not a sun- and sand-filled...

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Blue can be overused if used alone so mix with another colour for a creative effect. (Paula Huntley photos)
What do you do when you get the blues? Why decorate of course, and the colour blue is just the colour that will give you a pick me up. It’s...

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