A Cormorant helicopter is seen during a Canadian coast guard ceremony in Halifax in this file photo. A Cormorant was used in the rescue effort of four fishermen off the coast of Yarmouth early Saturday morning. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / File)
FRANCES WILLICK STAFF REPORTER
Four people were rescued from stormy seas off Yarmouth early Saturday morning after a fishing vessel capsized. The Poseidon Princess was about...

Sam the groundhog prepares for the big day at a secret enclosure at the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park on Friday. (FRANCIS CAMPBELL / Truro Bureau)
FRANCIS CAMPBELL TRURO BUREAU
The province’s most distinguished rodent dismisses his celebrity out of paw. It’s Friday morning at the Shubenacadie Provincial...

Archbishop Vincent Waterman, of St. Philip’s African Orthodox Church in Whitney Pier, shares some of his life stories with The Chronicle Herald on Friday. (STEVE WADDEN)
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SYDNEY — Archbishop Vincent Waterman walked slowly through the last remaining African Orthodox Church in Canada on Friday afternoon, talking...

Nova Scotia Teachers Union president Shelley Morse.
FRANCES WILLICK EDUCATION REPORTER
Professional development days could become a thing of the past for Nova Scotia schoolchildren. Education Minister Karen Casey announced Thursday...


Staff Sgt. Bill Morris of Halifax Regional Police speaks with reporters on Hollis Street after police took a man into custody on firearm-related charges Saturday morning. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
FRANCES WILLICK STAFF REPORTER
Police evacuated several apartments in south-end Halifax Saturday morning after receiving reports of a man with a firearm who wanted to die by “...

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is hoping for a better working relationship with Prime Minister Stephen Harper. (ANDREW VAUGHAN/CP)
In the olden days — a year ago — Stephen Harper seemed to talk about his native province about as often and as happily as Tom Brady now discusses his...

Small-scale wind power projects produce electricity at entirely uncompetitive rates, Bill Black argues. (Fotolia)
An integrated resource plan (IRP) for electricity, produced through an elaborate regulatory process, looks at expected total demand and visualizes...
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The Nova Centre construction site from the corner of Sackville and Grafton streets in Halifax. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
Construction of the Nova Centre complex in downtown Halifax is still going as planned, despite what some people may be saying.
Alex Olmstead,who graduated in May from Mount Saint Vincent University, works full-time in sales and marketing at Atlantic Digital Reproductions in Dartmouth. He started in a seven-month placement through Work Smarts, a program run by Saint Mary’s University and funded by Service Canada. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
On-the-job training and networking opportunities — that’s how Alex Olmstead has gotten his foot in the door as a new university graduate...
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The 2015 Audi TTS Quattro Coupe Competition. (TODD GILLIS PHOTO)
All German luxury-vehicle manufacturers offer a two-door sports car. Audi’s version is the TT. The first generation, introduced in 1998,...
The 2015 Porsche Cayman GTS. (Justin Pritchard)
Put the central masses — the engine, occupants and fuel — in the middle of a car and you lay the foundation for a machine that’s...

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Do my kids really share a room? I’m not sure. Their clothes are in the same room. That room has two beds and a multitude of shared toys. But...
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Community

While the words “Delicious, Fast and Friendly” adorn the front of Elle’s Bistro on Barrington Street, owner Mary Elle Planetta finds that only

Colin Gillis has already made it.

No, the Ashby native and his three bandmates that make up Pretty Archie have yet to be

Their blood is pumping, the bass is thumping, and local seniors are grinning from ear to ear.

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