Halifax Regional Police have charged Jason James Johnson with the first-degree murder of Catie (Catherine) Miller. (STAFF)
THE CHRONICLE HERALD
A Halifax woman who vanished in mid-July was in a relationship with the man accused of her murder and died on the day she was last in contact with...


A sheriff's deputy stands outside youth court at provincial court in Halifax last week, when the first of two young men pleaded guilty in a prominent child pornography case. (ANDREW VAUGHAN / The Canadian Press)
THE CHRONICLE HERALD
A second young man has entered a guilty plea in a high-profile Halifax child pornography case. A 19-year-old Eastern Passage man pleaded guilty...

Doris Gear and boyfriend Alex Haggett enjoy a stroll through Petersfield Provincial Park in Westmount on Sunday. (CAPE BRETON BUREAU)
THE CHRONICLE HERALD
Cape Breton has one of the highest child poverty rates in Canada, according to figures released Monday. About 32.6 per cent of children in Cape...

The judge presiding over the trial of Joseph James Landry in Port Hawkesbury, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death last year of Phillip Boudreau, allowed reporters to take photographs Nov. 18 of the boat that Boudreau was on before his death. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
THE CANADIAN PRESS
PORT HAWKESBURY — The trial of a man charged in the death of a lobster fisherman whose body has never been found is expected to resume today...


Fishing boats loaded with lobster traps head from the harbour in West Dover last November. A promise from the three Maritime provinces to have a levy in place before the end of the year to support a marketing strategy for the region's embattled, $1-billion lobster industry is facing more delays. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Andrew Vaughan)
MICHAEL MacDONALD THE CANADIAN PRESS
A promise from the three Maritime provinces to have a levy in place before the end of the year to support a marketing strategy for the region’s...

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Members of Ascension Lutheran Church in Conquerall Mills, Lunenburg County — where the average attendance for a service is 15 people — will celebrate the reinstallation next Sunday of this stained glass window, repaired by Sattler's Stained Glass Studio of West LaHave. (STAFF)
Pauline Himmelman-Richards and her husband, Arnold Richards, banter back and forth with a familiarity and a glint in their eyes that leaves no doubt...

Neeta Kumar-Britten of Sydney, seen at the McConnell Library in August, is one of four Nova Scotians who were recently named an Everyday Political Citizen by the non-partisan charity Samara Canada of Toronto.
(STEVE WADDEN)
SYDNEY — A Cape Breton teacher’s love of civics and democracy has earned her a new title. Neeta Kumar-Britten of Sydney is one of four Nova Scotians...
Opinions
Sataneeh Al Rousan immigrated to Canada four years ago from Jordan but cannot find work, despite upgrading her education and changing fields. To improve Nova Scotia’s immigration retention rates, employers here must start hiring more newcomers to the province. (TIM KROCHAK/Staff)
The plight of Sataneeh Al Rousan, a mother of two who arrived in Halifax from Jordan four years ago, is a familiar one in Nova Scotia. Ms. Al...

Bill Casey: “Parliament is more than just the 35 people in cabinet. It’s there to hold government accountable, and the Conservatives don’t recognize that role at all.” (HERALD FILE)
Bill Casey became famous as the Conservative who faced down Stephen Harper. Now he’s a Liberal, and he wants to do it again. After his 2007 standoff...
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Business

Afternoon sun backlights the exhaust coming from the smokestacks of the Tuft’s Cove power generating plant in Dartmouth in this 2009 file photo. The province has imposed new limits on air pollution emissions from Nova Scotia Power Inc. (STAFF / File)
The province has imposed new limits on air pollution and mercury emissions from Nova Scotia Power Inc.’s coal-burning generating plants, in a move to...
The runway at the Margaree municipal airport. (STEVE WADDEN)
It sits a half-hour away from a major new golf course that’s reportedly attracted the likes of Warren Buffett and Jerry Seinfeld. And its...
Arts & Life
Five puppies are spending time in incubators at Pick of the Litter are being found abandoned on the side of the road in Whitney Pier. When they are weaned the puppies will be moved back to Litters n' Critters Animal Rescue.
When six newborn pups were recently found tied up in garbage bags and tossed in a ditch in Whitney Pier, it seemed a clear case of animal cruelty...
A student kneads dough at the Trade School Halifax baking workshop Wednesday night at the Wild Leek restaurant in Halifax. (STAFF)
You can learn to juggle. Or try your hand at bread-making. Practise dog nail clipping. Or get tips on doing your taxes. And the cost may be...
Wheels
The Porsche 911 GT3. (Justin Pritchard)
When I was just little, my Grandmother Iris was my favourite person in the universe, partly because she got me a very special toy. It was a little...
The 2015 Chrysler 300C is introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, in Los Angeles. The annual event is open to the public beginning Nov. 21. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
LOS ANGELES -- One out of every 10 new vehicles sold in the U.S. last year was purchased in California. So it's no wonder automakers save some of...

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Hi Deb, I have a fireplace in the living room with windows on either side.  Do you think the best set up is with the sofa across from the...
Learn all about time-honoured textiles, cook’s kitchens, bed culture, fine dining and more in the inimitable French style. (Photograph by Dan Piassick from The French Way with Design by Betty Lou Phillips, Gibbs Smith.)
I am inspired by many of the details found in French design, both old and new. The regal yet comfortable form of a bergère chair, the...
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