Police remove a body from the scene of a multiple fatal stabbing in northwest Calgary on Tuesday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
BILL GRAVELAND THE CANADIAN PRESS
CALGARY — Calgary police say the son of one of their own is a suspect in the worst mass murder in the city’s history, a bloody and...

A test model of a Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone is shown in Halifax Harbour in this March 2010 photo. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff / File)
Murray Brewster THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA — The New Democratic opposition and a defence expert say they want to know what sort of compromises the air force might have to...

Mabou cartoonist Kate Beaton signs books at the Strange Adventures store in Halifax in 2011. (INGRID BULMER / Staff / File)
ERIN POTTIE CAPE BRETON BUREAU
Memories of melancholy from her days spent in Fort McMurray are never far from Kate Beaton’s mind. Using a pen tablet as her mighty sword...

Bulk excavation area at Muskrat Falls, August 2013. (NALCOR)
SUE BAILEY THE CANADIAN PRESS
ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — Costs for the $7.7-billion Muskrat Falls hydro project are going up and the date for first power from the dam may...


Raymond Knockwood, left, son of the late Noel Knockwood, former sergeant-at-arms of the Nova Scotia legislature, hands over an eagle feather as he prepares to hand his father's military service medals to his nephew, Blade Knockwood, after Noel Knockwood’s funeral service near Truro on Tuesday. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
FRANCIS CAMPBELL TRURO BUREAU
TRURO — Respected Mi’kmaq elder Noel Knockwood was given a farewell steeped in tradition and spirituality Tuesday. “Never say goodbye,” Alan...

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Old TVs and other garbage are scattered at a brook on Club Road in Harrietsfield. (IAN FAIRCLOUGH)
Water is running fast through two brooks flowing under Club Road in Harrietsfield. But while running over and around rocks, it is also babbling over...

RCMP work at the scene next to Lake Fisher, along Highway 8 south of Milford, Annapolis County about 9 p.m. Tuesday. (BILL ROBERTS)
Searchers are still looking for a fisherman who went missing after a small boat overturned on Lake Fisher in Annapolis County on Tuesday. Annapolis...
Opinions
Maj. Marcus Brauer, pictured in Halifax on April 11, was in federal court in Halifax on Tuesday seeking a judicial review of a decision by the Treasury Board Secretariat as he tries to recover thousands of dollars from the federal government he says was lost when he was posted to another city and had to sell his house at a loss. (ANDREW VAUGHN/CP)
The lie of the federal Conservative government’s supposed support for our troops is on display again, this time in a Halifax courtroom. A...

Stephen Harper, flanked by his wife Laureen, react to the sudden death of former finance minister Jim Flaherty last week. The prime minister is gradually losing friends and his ability to influence people, writes Chantal Hébert. (ADRIAN WYLD / CP)
Stephen Harper was always a political loner, but these days he mostly just looks isolated. Jim Flaherty — the happy warrior who helped steer a dour...
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Business
Annette Vershuren, chairwoman and CEO of NRStor Inc., addresses a renewable energy conference Tuesday in Halifax. (INGRID BULMER/Staff)
Annette Verschuren says she is working on bringing bright ideas back home to Nova Scotia. The Cape Breton native, now the CEO of NRStor Inc., a...
Forent Resources will not be renewing its exploration licence for the Alton block in Colchester County. (ERIC WYNNE/Staff)
Forent Energy Ltd. isn’t renewing its licence to explore for oil and gas on the Alton block in Colchester County. “The message is...
Sports
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby prepares to take a faceoff against the Philadelphia Flyers in Pittsburgh on Saturday. Crosby crushed the competition in scoring, reaching the 100-point mark for the fifth time in his career. If Crosby can keep it up, he might hoist the Cup for the first time since 2009. (GENE J. PUSKAR / AP)
Sidney Crosby won his first Stanley Cup at age 21 and his first of two Olympic gold medals at 22. This season, he led the Pittsburgh Penguins to a...
Defenceman Randy Gazzola, left, was part of a trade that sent defenceman Matt Murphy from the Val-d’Or Foreurs to the Halifax Mooseheads. Gazzola is shown playing for the Mooseheads before the trade in January 2013. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
The best trades are the ones that work out for both sides. The Halifax Mooseheads and Val-d’Or Foreurs struck a deal in January 2013 that has...
Arts & Life
The Maritimes are prime fiddlehead territory. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
TORONTO — The harsh winter has delayed this year’s harvest of fiddleheads, usually seen as a harbinger of spring. “We still have...

Daniel Joyce, right, artistic director, and Colby Gaudet, public relations director of the Khyber Centre for the Arts, sit inside the 125-year-old building. Joyce says the organization is moving to Cornwallis Street in north-end Halifax while the Khyber is renovated. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
The Khyber Centre for the Arts has to close its doors indefinitely, but at least half of its tenants have found a new home. The Khyber Arts Society...
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