Sydney Academy student Christopher Chafe was struck and killed by a school bus on Feb. 11.
ERIN POTTIE CAPE BRETON BUREAU
SYDNEY — The father of a Sydney Academy student who was struck and killed by a school bus says his son was being bullied before his death. Noel...

Former Yarmouth MLA Richard Hurlburt leaves Yarmouth provinicial court with his wife Nancy on April 12, 2012. He pleaded guilty to charges of fraud over $5,000 and breach of trust of a public official. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff / File)
MICHAEL GORMAN Provincial Reporter
More than half the executive of the Progressive Conservative riding association in Yarmouth has resigned and other members followed because of...

Lt.-Gen. Jonathan Vance, centre, poses for a photo in Ottawa on Monday with Defence Minister Jason Kenney and Prime Minister Stephen Harper after Vance was appointed the next chief of defence staff. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
THE CANADIAN PRESS
OTTAWA — A former combat commander who has led operations at home and overseas has been appointed to the country’s top military job...


A family collects belongings from their home destroyed in Saturday's earthquake, in Bhaktapur on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
KATY DAIGLE and BINAJ GURUBACHARYA The Associated Press
KATHMANDU, Nepal — Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers — Nepal’s earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its...

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One person has died and another rescued Sunday evening after a car went into the Annapolis River in the small community of Aylesford, Kings County...

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The old community centre on Lake Loon Road is being considered as surplus to municipal needs and could be sold. (INGRID BULMER / Staff / File)
Halifax regional council will consider declaring an old community centre in the Lake Loon and Cherry Brook areas surplus to municipal needs and...
Noah Barthe, left, and Connor Barthe were asphyxiated by an African rock python in Campbellton, N.B., in 2013. (FACEBOOK)
CAMPBELLTON, N.B. — A man charged in the deaths of two boys who were killed by a python in northern New Brunswick has elected for a jury trial...
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Mayor Cecil Clarke of Cape Breton Regional Municipality leads about 80 people in prayer outside the municipal council chamber last week. However, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the state, or council in this case, has a duty of neutrality towards its citizens when it comes to matters of religion. (TOM AYERS
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Cape Breton Bureau)
For Christians, the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision against prayer at a City of Saguenay council meeting may seem to denigrate religion....
The foyer of Province House. The Liberals have rejected a Tory MLA’s call for the monthly expense reports of cabinet ministers and their executive assistants to be posted online, as is already the case for MLAs. (TED PRITCHARD / Staff / File)
Wednesdays at Province House are Opposition Day, the one day each week when the opposition (the two parties alternate turns) has control of the order...
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Business
George Palikaras, founder and CEO of Metamaterial Technologies Inc., has developed optical metamaterials capable of filtering, absorbing or enhancing light.
Metamaterial Technologies Inc. has closed a $3.1-million round of funding, which will help the Dartmouth company with its ambitious plans to...

Home equity lines of credit are generally the most popular way to finance renovations, with rates generally ranging from prime to prime plus 0.5 per cent. That’s compared to a regular line of credit, which could be prime plus three to four per cent. (STAFF / File)
OTTAWA — You’ve spent hours picking the perfect tile, countertops and cabinets. You researched the best stoves, dishwashers and refrigerators. Your...
Sports
Halifax Rainmen’s Kevin Young, left, drives against Windsor Express’ Kirk Williams Jr. during Game 5 of the NBL of Canada championship series at Scotiabank Centre on Sunday. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
The Halifax Rainmen are one game away from capuring the NBL Canada crown. But to do that they’re going to have to defeat a determined Windsor...

Montreal Canadiens’ Carey Price (31) makes a save on a shot by Ottawa Senators’ Kyle Turris during Game 6 of a first-round NHL playoff series on Sunday in Ottawa. (JUSTIN TANG / CP)
OTTAWA — There was as much relief as jubilation when the Montreal Canadiens finally finished off the Ottawa Senators. It took a shutout from Carey...
Arts & Life

Lee J. Campbell didn’t disappoint in his role as Father Jimmy Tompkins, in Tompkinsville. The play premiered at the Reserve Mines Fire Hall on the weekend. (ANDREW RANKIN / Cape Breton Bureau)
“I’ve been waiting for this night for eight years!” Lindsay Kyte made her joyous declaration before a standing ovation at Reserve Mines Fire hall, in...

Fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and husband Donnell Leahy teamed up with rock expert Bob Ezrin for their first album as a duo.
Fans of fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Ever since the pair tied the bow at their 2002 wedding in...
Wheels
General Motors CEO Mary Barra. (AP)
DETROIT -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra is dismissing any talk of a possible merger with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Barra tells analysts on a...
The M3 owner’s community reports that the 2007 to 2013 M3 is a reliable performance machine that’s fantastic to drive and free of serious issues.
Vehicle type: Performance Sedan/Coupe/Convertible History/description: For fans of high-strung, German-engineered performance cars, it doesn’...

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