Chronicle Herald cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon holds a rug inspired his famous cartoon of the shooting at the War Memorial in Ottawa earlier this year. That cartoon was part of MacKinnon’s show of work, earning him the 2014 National Newspaper Award for editorial cartooning Friday night. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)
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Commence with the crowing, Nova Scotia. To no one’s surprise, Bruce MacKinnon has done it again. MacKinnon, the renowned Chronicle...


Mayor Cecil Clarke leads a group of about 80 supporters in prayer in a boardroom outside council chamber prior to Tuesday's council meeting, to make a point about Supreme Court ruling against prayer during council meetings. (TOM AYERS / Cape Breton Bureau)
TOM AYERS CAPE BRETON BUREAU
SYDNEY — Cape Breton Regional Municipality hosted a moment of “silent prayer” Tuesday, despite legal advice against holding any kind of prayer,...

 Soprano Maureen Batt will sing in two modern one-act operas in the Opera Nova Scotia production of Aspects of Woman at the Sir James Dunn Theatre Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $10 to $35. (TED PRITCHARD / Staff)
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The province is alive with music this weekend so take your pick between country, opera and a musical. If you're in the mood for something more...

Dalhousie University president Richard Florizone speaks during a news conference Friday. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
FRANCES WILLICK Education Reporter
As members of the Dalhousie University dentistry school’s Class of 2015 prepare to cross the stage at convocation next week, the university...


Debbie Rowe, a personal care worker, sits in her Indian Brook home contemplating on how the ‘good life’ she once knew has gone so bad since she contracted hepatitis C from a client. (FRANCIS CAMPBELL / Truro Bureau)
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