American soldiers sort through Ebola virus protection equipment to in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday. Ottawa will deploy 40 Canadian Forces medical specialists to Sierra Leone to try to curb the spread of the disease. (AP)
OTTAWA — Canada is sending a team of military medical specialists to Sierra Leone to help combat the spread of Ebola in that country. The...


Bell Aliant’s Dan McKeen speaks Thursday during an event to announce that the regional telecom company will be tenants in the new EON Square business centre in Bedford West. (STAFF)
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Armour Group has announced a $200-million plan to redevelop the former BlackBerry building in Bedford into a high-tech commercial campus. The...

The trial of Joseph James Landry in the death of Phillip Boudreau continues today in Port Hawkesbury. Landry, 67, is charged with the second-...

Members of Halifax and the Eastern Shore Ground Search and Rescue are seen on Grove Road, near Halifax Stanfield International Airport, as police continue to investigate the murder of Catie Miller on Thursday morning. (STAFF)
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A second person has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Catie Miller, who disappeared July 15. Halifax Regional Police...


John Miller, flanked by his son Christopher, speaks to reporters during a news conference in Halifax concerning the murder of his daughter Catie Miller. (STAFF)
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Catie Miller’s family never met the man charged with first-degree murder in her death. “We have heard the name,” her father, John Miller, told...

News
The Halifax Shopping Centre has delayed opening today after a minor early morning fire sent heavy smoke throughout the building. (STAFF)
One of the region’s biggest malls was filled with heavy smoke early Thursday morning after a cardboard compressor unit on the ground floor...

Violet Catherine Hawes, 56, a Middle Musquodoboit doctor, was handed a 12-month probational sentence last month in Shubenacadie provincial court on weapons and marijuana charges. (CBC)
A Middle Musquodoboit doctor was handed a 12-month probational sentence in Shubenacadie provincial court on weapons and marijuana charges. Violet...
Opinions
Federal Auditor General Michael Ferguson levels well-deserved criticism at the gauntlet of barriers vets have to run to become eligible for benefits. (ADRIAN WYLD / CP)
The number of Canadian military veterans dealing with mental health conditions has risen six-fold over the last dozen years. But even though...

A kayaker paddles under the bridge separating Dartmouth’s lakes Micmac and Banook, which are interconnected as part of the Sawmill River watershed. “Can you imagine having an international paddling competition with salmon jumping beside your canoe?” asks Walter Regan. (HERALD FILE)
Thousands of lost brooks and rivers have been channelled into pipes to eliminate floodplains and to create more land for building and road...
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Business
Dave Hall, president of Dan-X Recycling Ltd., says the federal government’s decision to step away from planned mandatory recycling of compact fluorescent light bulbs put his business in jeopardy. (STAFF / File)
Dartmouth’s Dan-X Recycling Ltd. may close after the federal government stepped away from planned mandatory recycling of compact fluorescent...

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Emera Inc. has signed a deal with the Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador governments aimed at helping companies in the two provinces land work...
Sports
It’s expected Quebecor Inc. will announce later today that it has bought the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (STAFF)
Quebecor Inc. has called a news conference for this afternoon amid reports the media conglomerate has bought the Quebec Remparts. The Remparts play...
Halifax Rainmen’s Joey Haywood, centre, shoots against Moncton Miracles’ Stanley Robinson, left, and Trayvon Lathan during an NBL of Canada game at Scotiabank Centre on Nov. 13. (STAFF)
It was almost as if he never left. Earlier this month, former Saint Mary’s Huskies star Joey Haywood returned to the Halifax Rainmen, a team...
Arts & Life

Author P.D. James, seen in 2007, died Thursday at 94. James' books, many featuring sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, sold millions in many countries and most were just as popular when adapted for television. (AP)
LONDON — P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and...

Jamie Williams, left, Alexander Davis, Stacy Smith, and Jayden Greig star in the Neptune Theatre production of A Christmas Story. (STAFF)
Ralphie Parker wants a BB gun for Christmas. Not just any BB gun. The nine-year-old hero of A Christmas Story wants a Red Ryder 200-Shot Carbine...
Wheels
Sowerby says: "Driving with a manual transmission makes me feel more in touch, not only with the vehicle, but also with the road. I like to control the relationship between the engine and the rear wheels." (Garry Sowerby Photo)
When I learned to drive, my father’s truck was the tool of choice. The 1966 F-100 Mercury was one of the few V-8 pick-ups in my hometown and...
The 2016 Ford Explorer. (Handout)
LOS ANGELES, CA — In advance of the official unveiling at the LA Auto Show here last week, and six months before it arrives at dealers, Ford...

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Homes
As you may be able to gather from the title of this post, my two-week saga of leaky ceilings, landlord issues and annoyances has reached a conclusion...
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...
Community

When you walk into Scotia Square’s centre court, you can’t miss the seven-foot-tall red bucket — and that’s the whole point.

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The fourth annual Mascot Showdown, this year at Dartmouth High School for the first time, saw several of the region’s most spirited school

The arrival of an electronic speed radar sign in Hammonds Plains earlier this month flagged drivers clocking more than 70 km/hr; resulted in