RCMP and firefighters at the scene of a fatal head-on crash between a pickup truck and a sedan along Highway 358 in Norths Corner, Kings County, on Tuesday. (BILL ROBERTS)
EVA HOARE STAFF REPORTER
RCMP say a 25-year-old man from New Minas has died as a result of a head-on collision near Canning just before 6 p.m. Mountie spokesman Sgt....


Geoff Davies, a Masters of Journalism student at the University of King's College in Halifax, gives high-fives to first-year students as he leads them into the school on Tuesday. The students were wearing academic gowns as part of university tradition called matriculation. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)
FRANCES WILLICK EDUCATION REPORTER
The phenomenon of so-called “helicopter parenting” means some frosh students may face extra challenges as they set out on their own for the first...


Federal and provincial politicians will be on hand as Irving Shipbuilding installs the last piece of structural steel at its new assembly and ultra hall production building in Halifax on Wednesday. (TED PRITCHARD/Staff)
PATRICIA BROOKS ARENBURG BUSINESS REPORTER
The ships haven’t yet come in, but renovations at the Halifax Shipyard are being celebrated as a milestone of the much-anticipated federal...


A still image from an undated video released by Islamic State militants on Tuesday purports to show journalist Steven Sotloff before his execution by the militant group. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
The Associated Press
BEIRUT — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and...

In this Sept. 23, 2013 photo, rows of slimline seats await installation aboard a Southwest Airlines 737 at the carrier's headquarters in Dallas. “Seats are getting closer together,” says Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, which represents 60,000 flight attendants at 19 airlines. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
By Scott Mayerowitz associated press
NEW YORK — Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other...

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John MacNeil of Upper Leitches Creek started putting up posters on Tuesday for his missing younger brother Kenneth Douglas MacNeil, 50, who was last seen at his home in Upper Leitches Creek last Wednedsay. (STEVE WADDEN)
UPPER LEITCHES CREEK — Family members of a missing Cape Breton man are puzzled by his disappearance. Kenny MacNeil had been living in a modest...
Tenisha Barrett leans against the office window of MLA Joanne Bernard in Halifax on Tuesday. He and other members of ACORN Canada, a national anti-poverty organization, demonstrated along with a handful of residents to address roach and bedbug infestations in public housing complexes. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
Work is underway to solve a problem with cockroaches at a Dartmouth public housing building, but the Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority director...
Opinions
NSGEU president Joan Jessome speaks to the media in March after the McNeil government introduced essential services legislation. The union leader is anticipating a push for wage restraints from the McNeil government. (TED PRITCHARD/Staff)
Joan Jessome, head of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union, says she’s concerned the McNeil government is looking for “...

By the early 20th century, scientists knew that certain subspecies of mosquitoes transmitted yellow fever, but for many years many people wouldn’t accept that fact.
For my summer reading, I’ve been making my way through David McCulloch’s The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914. The...
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Business
The owners of Trout Point Lodge in Yarmouth County are seeking damages and a public apology from Frank magazine.
The owners of Trout Point Lodge in East Kemptville, Yarmouth County, are suing the owners and staff of Frank magazine for commercial copyright...

Said Abou-Hamad poses for a photo with his cab outside his Hubbards home on Sunday. Abou-Hamad’s cab service for the area was initially called Happy Cab but the name is being switched to Lucky Cab. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff)
A slight wrinkle over its name isn’t enough to slow down a new Hubbards taxi service. The cab company, which launched in early July, was originally...
Arts & Life
Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo performs at the Metro Centre in Halifax, in January. The band performs at this year’s NSMW in place of the usual awards gala, along with Adam Baldwin and Carleton Stone. The show will be held on Sunday, Nov. 9 in Truro’s Rath Eastlink Community Centre. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
TRURO — Kim Harris and Adam Baldwin top the list of nominees for this year’s Music Nova Scotia Awards. This year’s celebration of...
The ultra-cool style and sneaky stealth action in CounterSpy outclass its minor shortcomings. (DYNAMIGHTY / SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT)
CounterSpy, Sony PlayStation 4, Dynamighty/SCE. Rated T, MSRP $14.99. Nostalgia for the 1980s might be en vogue these days, but there’s still...
Wheels
Look who Garry Sowerby found in Whitehorse, Yukon! Adventurers Tushar Agarwal and Sanjay Madan (far left) happened to pass through Whitehorse on their Great Indian World Trip while Garry was there. Tushar and Garry have been corresponding for the past few years about long-distance driving. Having never met in person, it was a serendipitous occasion that brought them together in Whitehorse for a quick hello. The team is pushing on into Alaska as far as Prudhoe Bay, then back into Canada and across the United States. For more details on their 70,000-kilometre road trip, visit www.GreatIndianWorldTrip.com. (Photo: D Prasad)
I’ve been to that Canadian Territory the size of Spain called ‘The Yukon’ on at least 10 different visits. The remoteness of this...
The 2014 Jaguar F-Type (Justin Pritchard)
Forget for a moment that the Jaguar F-TYPE is styled like a sheetmetal supermodel, marketed by British villains, and makes a noise at full throttle...

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Top 5 ways to entertain your young kids when the weather is, well, crappy
Blimey, time flies. We published our first home article some 25 years past as columnists in Scotland’s ‘Glasgow Herald’ newspaper....
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Justin Trudeau laid out his vision for Canada in front of a packed room at the Bridgewater Best Western on August 25. The $50-a-plate breakfast,...
The heavy grey clouds hung menacingly in the early morning sky. There were only a few passengers on this quiet Friday morning. More would make the...
A festival planned by a group of volunteers seven years ago to help foster community spirit and showcase Cole Harbour’s diversity, creativity...