STEVE BRUCE COURT REPORTER
A 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty to making child pornography by taking a sexually explicit photo of a girl who later died after attempting...

Emergency crews work at the scene of a single-car crash on Highway 102 near the Bayers Lake exit in Halifax on Monday morning. (MIKE HARVEY / Staff)
MARY ELLEN MacINTYRE and SELENA ROSS Staff Reporters
Downed trees and high winds played havoc in many areas of the province early Monday, at one point leaving almost 50,000 Nova Scotia Power...


Nick Antoft stands by McCabe Lake in Hammonds Plains on Friday. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
FRANCES WILLICK STAFF REPORTER
Nearly 20 years ago, residents of Upper Sackville were told that the dump in their neighbourhood would be closed forever. That landfill, which one...


Tanzanian children seem to marvel at the long hair on Mairi McKinnon of Halifax and Allie MacDonald of Sydney. The two Nova Scotians were part of a medical aid mission. (CONTRIBUTED)
BILL SPURR Features Writer
As a young woman, Dr. Catherine Craig satisfied her wanderlust with trips to destinations like India, South Africa and Zimbabwe, places that have...

The office of privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien confirmed last week it is formally reviewing the police force’s collection of Canadians’ personal data from telecommunications companies. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / File)
PAUL McLEOD Ottawa Bureau and ALEX BOUTILIER Toronto Star
OTTAWA — Canada’s privacy watchdog is investigating the RCMP’s warrantless collection of Canadians’ personal data. The...

News

Voters leave a polling station in Moncton after casting their ballot in the New Brunswick election on Monday. (ANDREW VAUGHAN / The Canadian Press)
FREDERICTON — The polls opened in New Brunswick on Monday after a 32-day election campaign that asked voters to decide between a Liberal plan to turn...
Windsor — A Falmouth man accused of backing over an RCMP officer with his car made a brief appearance in Windsor provincial court Monday....
Opinions

The hopes of Progressive Conservative Leader David Alward, left, and Liberal Leader Brian Gallant now rest with New Brunswick voters. (CP)
New Brunswickers go to the polls today to choose a provincial government. Whatever they decide will be an outcome to remember. If David Alward’s...
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, speaking here at a Conservative event at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Mount Hope, Ont. on Thursday, enjoys parlimentary privileges that will prevent his ever having to testify at Mike Duffy’s trial, writes Dan Leger. (HANNAH YOON/CP)
People expecting to see Prime Minister Stephen Harper marched into court to testify in Senator Mike Duffy’s fraud and bribery trial are in for...
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Business

People wait to buy the new Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus outside an Apple store in Hong Kong on Friday. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
NEW YORK — Apple says it sold more than 10 million iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, a record for a new model, in the three days after the phones went on...

BlackBerry CEO John Chen shows off a Passport phone after the company's annual general meeting in Waterloo, Ont., on June 19. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
TORONTO — BlackBerry is bringing its newest Passport smartphone to the market with a price that’s lower than Apple’s iPhone 6 and the latest...
Sports
Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians’ Adam Lucas tags out Sydney Sooners’ Jordan Shepherd at second base during Game 2 of the NSSBL final at Mainland North Common on Sunday. Halifax won 4-0 after Sydney took the opener 8-3 on Saturday. The series shifts to Sydney next weekend. (TED PRITCHARD / Staff)
The Sydney Sooners will return home with a split in the Nova Scotia Senior Baseball League final with the Halifax Pelham Molson Canadians. The...

New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka throws during the first inning of an AL game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on Sunday in New York. (SETH WENIG / AP)
Masahiro Tanaka made a triumphant return from an elbow injury that sidelined him for 2 1/2 months and a rejuvenated Derek Jeter got yet another big...
Arts & Life

Country music singer Martina McBride at a baseball game in Washington in August. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Country superstar Martina McBride’s concert at the Dartmouth Sportsplex on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. has been cancelled. A news release says the show, part...
Tucker, a five-year-old border collie, is the newest member of the staff at New Germany Rural High School as he is now going to work with his guardian Sherrene Delaney, an English teacher and member of the behaviour support team. (CONTRIBUTED)
Each week, it seems I read about new, creative ways to use animals to enrich the lives of those who need it most, be it seniors in care, members of...
Wheels
An RCMP officer might rack up plenty of cruiser kilometres but his primary on-the-job purpose is police work. Same is the case with firemen, park...
The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV (Euro spec). Helmut Harringer
TORONO — I had a call from a friend of mine the other day, who just happens to work for a fleet vehicle management agency. He was in dire...

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Homes
Before we know it, the snow will be flying and we’ll want neatly stacked, dry firewood to stoke our rec room stove. (123RF)
We’re running out of weekends to “get the wood in.” Before we know it (don’t shoot the messenger), the snow will be flying...
Hi Deb, I’d like to finish up this area of our basement for our teenage kids. 
Community
Legal aid in Nova Scotia is about to become more accessible to more people. “Nova Scotia is taking a new strategic direction to help more...
With so many of our domestic farm animal breeds being threatened due to a pervasive practice of crossbreeding, it’s nice to know some local...
Antigonish chef Damian Liengme had the opportunity to work with a few world-renown chefs recently during the Right Some Good food festival in Cape...