East Preston resident Wade Williams' family lost two properties: One belonging to his uncle was lost to taxes and sold at auction in 1959. The other was lost because a plot that had belonged to his grandfather abutted a property another person claimed in the 1980s. (THE CHRONICLE HERALD)
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LACK OF DEEDS to land, family disputes over property, expropriation of land by the City of Halifax and environmental racism are ongoing concerns...

Shawn Desman performs during We Day Friday, November 28, 2014 in Halifax. (STAFF)
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The crowd was as pumped as the decibels inside the Scotiabank Centre as about 8,000 young people from across Atlantic Canada gathered for a day of...


Jason William Whitehead of Duncans Cove, shown with lawyer Kevin Burke, was sentenced Friday to three years in prison for manslaughter in connection with a deadly altercation outside a Halifax bar in December 2011. (STAFF)
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A Duncans Cove man was sentenced to three years in prison Friday in connection with a fatal altercation outside a downtown Halifax bar nearly three...

There are plenty of holiday festivals around the province this weekend to get you in the Christmas spirit. (FILE)
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There’s plenty to cram in this weekend before Monday rolls around, especially for those trying to keep their Christmas shopping local. Here...

A Canadian flag is draped across the audience during We Day Atlantic on Friday in Halifax. (STAFF)
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Every weekend we post a gallery showcasing some of our best pictures from the previous seven days. We hope you enjoy our photos, which will...

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The jury hearing the case against Joseph James Landry charged with the murder of Phillip Boudreau, shown in this photo, has not reached a verdict and will resume deliberations Saturday. (CONTRIBUTED)
PORT HAWKESBURY — A jury of his peers could not decide by Friday at 6 p.m. the fate of Joseph James Landry. So the group of men and women that’s been...
The opening of the Nova Centre has been delayed a year, officials say. (FILE)
The Nova Centre complex in downtown Halifax is delayed nearly a year, a major setback for the city’s new convention centre. The half-billion-...
Opinions
Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan gets into the Play-Doh with children at the Sydney Mines early childhood centre in April. The province has also opened centres in Antigonish, Halifax and Yarmouth. (Staff)
As Nova Scotians debate this fall how to improve the education system, a new report on Grade Primary children points the way ahead. While the...

Pope Francis: “We encounter a general impression of weariness and aging, of a Europe that is now a grandmother, no longer fertile and vibrant,” he said in a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Well, the Pope certainly laid it out in lavender this week when he pontificated about a Europe he believes to be in a state of stagnation and decline...
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Business

Colin MacDonald, son of Mickey MacDonald, in the Cristall Wine Merchants store in Bedford in March 2012. (STAFF)
Twelve years after the province decided to flirt with private liquor sales, the experiment hasn’t turned out as expected. However, the head of the...

Scott Ferguson, President and CEO, Trade Centre Ltd., left, and Joe Raia, President of Argyle Developments tour the Nova Centre construction site on Friday. Ferguson saud there was disappointment from some of the 17 conventions that had been booked but now must be cancelled. (Staff)
Halifax’s Nova Centre complex has a new projected date for opening, but it’s not the first time the construction schedule has been adjusted. If...
Arts & Life

This artist’s rendering provided by The Lowline shows a deep underground park that could be created in a 116-year-old abandoned trolley terminal below the Lower East Side in New York City. (AP)
NEW YORK — Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York City’s High Line, an elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks transformed into...
Smoked Mackerel Pate is a holiday treat that speaks to our Nova Scotian roots.
My mother was all about the local charcuterie long before the charcuterie trend became hipster-cool. Our fridge at home always had an assortment of...
Wheels
The 2015 Honda Fit. (Honda)
There are few vehicles on the market as versatile as the Honda Fit. This tiny little car can be configured to carry more cargo –bulky cargo...
Every weekend, thousands of Canadians take their rides to the race-track. Whether you’re driving a dedicated, high-performance machine or a...

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Homes
Q) Hi Deb, I have a small entry area by my front door, I’d really like to add some kind of storage here but definitely have limited space since...
It’s a fact of the real estate market that over the last decade boomers have been looking to resize when it comes to their homes. However, many...
Community

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

Fourty-six-year-old Phillip Brown of Kentville is an athlete. A very special athlete. Brown is a power lifter and a speed skater and has

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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