The former icebreaker CCGS Tupper lies against the shore in Marie Joseph, District of St. Mary’s. The ship’s owner, Clem Fleet, intends to cut it up for scrap metal. (AARON BESWICK / Truro Bureau)
AARON BESWICK TRURO BUREAU
MARIE JOSEPH — Clem Fleet has a 1,358-tonne albatross around his neck. “If I knew then what I know now, I never would have done it,” said Fleet on...

A Great White shark, like this one seen off the coast of Mexico, likely made a summer visit to the New Brunswick side of the Bay of Fundy on Wednesday. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
EVA HOARE STAFF REPORTER
Cue the Jaws music — scientists are nearly positive a Great White shark was making a summer visit to the New Brunswick side of the Bay of...

Canada’s flag bearer Susan Nattrass leads the team during the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, on Wednesday. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
By ROB HARRIS The Associated Press
GLASGOW — The Loch Ness Monster, tartan-clad bagpipers and giant pieces of shortbread took the place of footballers on the Celtic Park pitch...


Education Minister Karen Casey has spelled out new guidelines to be used to to evaluate hub school proposals. (FILE)
FRANCES WILLICK EDUCATION REPORTER
Small-school advocates are relieved and celebrating after the province announced new guidelines governing the hub school model in Nova Scotia. On...

Victoria Henneberry and Blake Leggette are accused of killing Loretta Saunders, a 26-year-old Saint Mary's student, last February. (FILE)
DAVENE JEFFREY Staff Reporter
The man and woman accused of killing Loretta Saunders were rushed out a back door of a Halifax courtroom Wednesday as a yelling man tried to push...

News

A cyclist pedals down Hollis St. in June. A plan to get Halifax residents walking and cycling more was endorsed by the city’s transportation committee Wednesday. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)
A plan to get Halifax residents walking and cycling more was endorsed by the city’s transportation committee Wednesday. The five-year active...

Paddlers Connor Taras, left, and Lyall Hatton carry their kayak at Cheema Aquatic Club in Waverley in 2006. (FILE)
Great athletes have to find a way of bouncing back from adversity. But when Waverley kayaker Connor Taras says that “maybe not making the Olympics...
Opinions
Halifax city council has approved demolishing the dilapidated former St. Patrick’s high school building. (RYAN TAPLIN/Staff)
The derelict former St. Patrick’s High School in Halifax, sitting underutilized since 2007 on prime real estate on Quinpool Road while costing...
Canada Post letter carrier Greg Baller prepares to scan a package on his Crown Drive in Halifax in April. Canada Post has announced it will end urban home delivery across Canada in the next five years and has rejected a proposal for postal banking that could help pay for delivery service. (TIM KROCHAK/Staff)
Canada Post’s correspondence to our house asking where we want a superbox in our urban Dartmouth area may go back with this message written...
Editorial Cartoon
Business

Jeff Morton stands in the courtyard of the rock garden at Dalhousie University’s agricultural campus in Bible Hill. (FRANCIS CAMPBELL Truro Bureau)
BIBLE HILL — Jeff Morton’s inspiration came about simply enough. Morton, the co-grounds manager and an instructor in the Environmental Sciences...

Elizabeth Cross, marketing manager at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design, shows the centre’s new Cape Breton Artisan mobile app. (STEVE WADDEN)
Two summers ago, Brenda Reichel decided to expand her jewelry business by offering tourists more than simply a retail experience. She launched Find...
Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steve Stamkos and Markham, Ont., native could be an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2016, and the allure of playing for the Leafs could be there. (FRANK GUNN / CP)
TORONTO — LeBron James going home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers led to speculation about whether a star NHL player might do the same in the...
Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly (13) leads his team against the Calgary Stampeders tonight in a battle of the CFL’s unbeaten teams. (JOHN WOODS / CP)
Another week, another big test for Mike Reilly and the surprising Edmonton Eskimos. Last weekend, Reilly and Co., faced the Winnipeg Blue Bombers...
Arts & Life
Shellfish-rich paella is served in a large sizzling cast-iron pan at Shipwright's in Margate, P.E.I. (BILL SPURR)
For our annual review of some place you might go on vacation this summer, I chose Shipwright’s because of a story I heard around a P.E.I....
Toronto R&B musician Jully Black will be in Lockeport on the weekend at the Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women and Song. (UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA)
July will go down as a memorable month for Jully Black. It began on Canada Day in Ottawa, where the R&B siren co-hosted the festivities on...
Wheels
The 2015 Cadillac Escalade.
TORONTO — Maybe I should rename this the First Idle. Toronto at rush hour is truly a spectacle to be seen. Wall-to-wall people, on foot, on...
Don’t leave your pooch behind. Look for pet-friendly travel options, such as those in the Ford Escape.
Nothing says ‘road trip’ like the sunny summer months. But as important as the scenery and attractions are, there is a key consideration...

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Homes
Ah summertime. Undoubtedly the best time of the year. It is the heavyweight champion of all seasons for many years running now. You have your...
Today, let's talk sleep schedules. And no, I'm not talking about the kids. I’m tired a lot of the time. Go to bed earlier, you say....
Community
If we’ve learned one thing from the recent power outages that resulted from post tropical storm Arthur’s assault on the Maritimes, it...
An event that celebrates Lunenburg’s maritime history and connection to shipbuilding is returning to the town’s waterfront this weekend.
Beach season is finally here, and the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative is hoping that you’ll add a camera and some celluloid to your list of...