According to Justice Department documents, there’s a whole lot of human feces hitting places it shouldn’t be inside the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff / File)
SHERRI BORDEN COLLEY STAFF REPORTER
Poop bombs are the ‘weapon of choice’ at the Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth. According to Justice Department...


Tamara McKay shows photo of three counterfeit bills she says staff found in the till. (TIM KROCHAK / STAFF)
DAN ARSENAULT CRIME REPORTER
Halifax police heard 15 more complaints about counterfeit American $50s since Monday and were collecting video from a Dartmouth victim this morning...


Students file onto a bus Wednesday after chemical smells led to the cancellation of classes for the day at Memorial High School in Sydney Mines this morning. (STEVE WADDEN)
TOM AYERS CAPE BRETON BUREAU
SYDNEY MINES — Classes have been cancelled for the day at Memorial High School after students and staff complained about a chemical smell. “What it...

The old Nova Scotia Home for Coloured Children in Cherry Brook. (PETER PARSONS / File)
EVA HOARE Staff Reporter
The justice presiding over the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children case appears to be balking at immediately approving the fees of the lawyers...

In June, the Supreme Court of Canada struck down warrantless requests for personal data as an invasion of privacy. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / File)
PAUL McLEOD OTTAWA BUREAU and ALEX BOUTILIER THE TORONTO STAR
Law enforcement agencies are still making warrantless requests for telecom customers’ personal data months after a Supreme Court ruling...

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Gerard Halloran, right, and Derek Hendsbee, with Authentic Seacoast, fill barrels with rum at the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site on Tuesday. The rum will be aged in the Magazin du Roi warehouse at the fortress in a multi-year collaboration between Authentic Seacoast Distilling Company Ltd., Parks Canada and Fortress Louisbourg Association. (STEVE WADDEN)
LOUISBOURG — A familiar scent has returned to stoned walls of the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site. On Tuesday, 120 wooden barrels of...
Police stand in front of the row houses on Brunswick Street known as The Twelve Apostles on Monday night after residents were told to leave by authories due to concerns from Sunday’s adjacent fire that destroyed a two-storey commercial building. (TED PRITCHARD / Staff)
On Monday, at 8 p.m., Halifax fire evacuee Susan Murwin was in her car with her cat wondering where they would sleep that night. Displaced from her...
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 Lobsters are prepared for transport at Tangier Lobster Company. Lobster processing companies in the region are having trouble finding enough workers after changes to the federal temporary foreign worker program. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
Changes to the federal temporary foreign worker program might mean the lobster on your plate may someday be processed outside of the Maritimes. “...
Luciano Lisi says he believes the New Aberdeen Garden Townhouses in Glace Bay ‘will be the beginning of an economic revival for the area.’ (STEVE WADDEN)
The New Aberdeen Garden Townhouses Inc. residential development for seniors in Glace Bay is three-quarters rented as construction nears completion on...
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The 2015 Lexus RC F. (Lexus)
WHITE PLAINS, NY — Having established its credentials as a luxury-car brand, the next step for Lexus is to gain respect among enthusiasts....
The 2015 Subaru WRX. (Handout)
A few weeks back, I wrote a review on the latest Subaru WRX, explaining how the model is an all-season Canadian performance favourite, that the new...

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Homes
It is the eve of a family special occasion. Tomorrow, big brother turns four. It feels like a very long time coming -- understandably so when, for...
Goodness gracious, is it a mess outside or is it just me?  Currently, in my neck of the woods (the location of which I will never divulge)...
Community
Bowater Mersey has been a major chapter in the Queens County story since 1929 and even though the paper mill is now closed, the company’s...
The concept of a community based cancer care fund to help local residents who are battling the disease is catching on in southwest Nova Scotia....
Leading Internet security experts are meeting in Halifax and offering parents a free education session on cyber safety and cyber bullying. “...