A memorial for Raymond Taavel was created at this Gottingen Street site after the well-known Halifax man and gay activist was murdered in April 2012. (TED PRITCHARD/ Staff/ File)
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The case of a man accused in a fatal beating outside a Halifax bar returns to court today. Andre Noel Denny is charged with second-degree murder in...


Former former lieutenant governor and teacher Myra Freeman is scheduled to release a review of Nova Scotia’s education system today, the first in 25 years. (STEVEN WADDEN / File)
THE CANADIAN PRESS
A panel reviewing Nova Scotia’s education system is expected to release its findings today. The panel led by former lieutenant governor and teacher...

Tom and Christina Martin and other family members are pulling together to search for James Cuthbert, 71, Christina's father, who has not been seen since Sunday. They are seen in Head of Jeddore, the home base for their search, on Wednesday. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
DAN ARSENAULT CRIME REPORTER
In his years as a Halifax Regional Police detective, Tom Martin sought public help in many troubling files, including missing-person cases. As...

CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi is shown in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / CBC)
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TORONTO — “Trailer Park Boys” actor Lucy DeCoutere has accused former CBC-Radio host Jian Ghomeshi of choking her “to the...


After a number of setbacks, the development plan for Halifax’s city centre is expected to begin taking shape over the coming months. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)
BRETT BUNDALE HALIFAX CITY HALL
Halifax’s long-awaited regional centre plan is back on the table as a city hall committee begins work on the planning document. After a number of...

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Bookings are already coming in for next season on the Nova Star ferry to Portland, according to the company that operates the vessel. But they’re waiting on responses to their bids for winter work. (BRIAN MEDEL / Yarmouth Bureau)
Nova Star Cruises is still without winter work for its ferry. The Yarmouth-to-Portland, Maine, service wrapped up its first season earlier this month...
A resident of Cedarbank Terrace, a tiny dead-end Halifax street on the water side of Purcells Cove Road, spotted a young man prowling around a nearby...
Opinions
With a public-sector pension, retired teacher Donnie Harris of Halifax has a good retirement income. However, critics say the newly introduced PRPPs will do little to help lower-income and middle-class Canadians fund their retirements. (TED PRITCHARD/Staff)
You don’t often see big public-sector unions and the C.D. Howe Institute, Canada’s major economic think-tank, complain in unison about...
Peter MacKay holds a pen after he and Public Works Minister Diane Finley signed a steel beam in the production facility at the Halifax Shipyard in September. Irving expects to have a contract for the building of Canada’s Arctic and offshore patrol ships to be finalized by January. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
It looks like Canada’s yet-to-be-built Arctic and offshore patrol ships will be breaking the original $2.8-billion budget before they ever...
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Business
Saint David’s Hall on Brunswick St. in Halifax. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
Another church and developer in Halifax are seeking permission to use a piece of church property for residential development. The Church of St....
Aaron Tingley, sales manager for Antigonish based Mr. Donair. (AARON BESWICK / Truro Bureau)
Meat processor Tony’s Meats of Antigonish wants to put the made-in-Nova Scotia stamp on one of the province’s more notorious party foods...
Sports
San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the fifth inning of Game 7 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo. (DAVID J. PHILLIP / AP)
A giant, indeed. Madison Bumgarner punctuated a World Series performance for the ages by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third...
Halifax Mooseheads’ Nikolaj Ehlers, left, and Charlottetown Islanders’ David Henley collide during their QMJHL game at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax on Wednesday. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
It wasn’t as if the Halifax Mooseheads didn’t have their chances. They had nine power plays and numerous other opportunities at even...
Wheels
The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander GT 4WD 4-Door SUV. (TODD GILLIS PHOTO)
After a major redesign for the 2014 model year, the new-look, re-engineered Mitsubishi Outlander we drove over dirt, muck, rocks and asphalt last...
 Toyota kept its lead over rivals against rivals Volkswagen and General Motors as the world's top-selling automaker in the first three quarters of the year. The Japanese automaker said Monday that it had sold 7.615 million vehicles around the world, up nearly 3 percent from the previous year. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
DETROIT -- Toyota continues its winning streak atop Consumer Reports' annual reliability rankings. The company's Toyota and Lexus brands...

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