Nova Scotia Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy said recently that live-tweeting inside the courtroom has had a positive impact on the province’s justice system. (TED PRITCHARD / Staff/ File)
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A top judge in Nova Scotia says he is surprised at the positive impact live-tweeting inside the courtroom has had after the province’s...


Andrew Aulenback, Wanda White and their daughter Calliope Aulenback were at the Time Traveller’s Reunion at Sherbrooke Village in the District of St. Mary’s. The second annual celebration of everything steam punk drew about 100 aficionados on Saturday and Sunday. (AARON BESWICK / Truro Bureau)
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SHERBROOKE — Being a Victorian-era, time-travelling interstellar exobiologist is rewarding work. Sure, it can be dangerous. But Hyeronimus Giacomo...


New Glasgow’s Race on the River drew 30 teams of 20 rowers plus a drummer to the East River on Saturday. The annual event has raised $1.4 million for cancer-related charities over its 13 years. (AARON BESWICK / Truro Bureau)
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NEW GLASGOW — It’s more than a boat. It’s a place for 21 women to laugh and cry together. The Women Alike Abreast A River dragon boat is also a...


Nova Scotia Health Minister Leo Glavine says the province will not require health-care workers to get flu shots for this coming flu season.
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Nova Scotia’s health minister says there are no plans right now to require health-care workers to get flu shots. Leo Glavine said the department...


Smoke from Israeli strikes rise over Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday. Israel resumed its Gaza offensive on Sunday, calling off a unilateral extension of a humanitarian cease-fire after Palestinian militants fired several rockets at southern Israel. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
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GAZA, Gaza Strip — Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite each side offering different truces to temporarily...

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Kings County farmer Charles Keddy holds a box of Annapolis Valley strawberries. (GLEN PARKER)
LAKEVILLE — A virus that threatened Nova Scotia strawberry crops is now under control after producers fought the bug with an early spray program. “We...

Eddie Carvery, right, is shown with his grandchildren Tacora Hamood, 9, middle, and Cory Hamood, 7, during the annual Africville reunion in Halifax on Saturday. (CHRISTIAN LAFORCE / Staff)
The campervans were parked, the tents pitched and the barbecues at the ready as Saturday morning drifted toward afternoon at Africville Park. Kids...
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Reports of overcrowding at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Burnside have been common. (TIM KROCHAK/Staff)
Nova Scotia’s notoriously slow court system doesn’t seem to be getting any faster. In April of this year, a Cole Harbour woman was arrested and...

Minister of National Defence Robert Nicholson speaks prior to the departure of HMCS Toronto on Thursday in Halifax. 
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As the crisis in Ukraine continues to intensify, Canadian politicians and their unquestioning media cheerleaders continue to beat the war drums. Last...
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TORONTO — A new poll suggests that health and medical costs are the biggest financial worry for Canadians later in life. The Bank of Montreal report...

Harold Newell supervises the shipping of gypsum from Hantsport to a customer in the United States. (GLEN PARKER)
HANTSPORT — Residents of this Hants County town have been watching gypsum being shipped out again. It’s a short-term situation, though. Harold Newell...
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Canada's Hilary Caldwell swims to a bronze medal in the women's 200 metre backstroke final at the Tollcross Swimming Centre at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on Sunday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Andrew Vaughan)
GLASGOW — Hilary Caldwell won bronze for Canada in the women’s 200-metre backstroke on Sunday at the Commonwealth Games. The Victoria swimmer had the...

Los Angeles Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez, left, scores past San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey in the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday in San Francisco. (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
SAN FRANCISCO — Carl Crawford hit an RBI triple to back Hyun-Jin Ryu’s third straight victory, and the division-leading Los Angeles Dodgers completed...
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The King’s branch of the Nova Scotia SPCA is building a cat sanctuary adjacent to their Waterville shelter to provide care and shelter to up to 100 feral cats. (RYAN TAPLIN / STAFF / File)
One of the most heartbreaking aspects of cat rescue is what to do with the cats who have no place to call home. As best they can, rescuers care for...

Chris Pratt has been resisting temptations of the palate to retain a leading-man physique for his roles in Guardians of the Galaxy, which was released July 25, and Jurassic World, which is in production this summer. Pratt is best known for playing Andy Dwyer on the sitcom Parks and Recreation. (NYT)
NEW ORLEANS — Six weeks in the Crescent City and Chris Pratt has not let one drop of gumbo, one morsel of po’boy, or one crumb of beignet pass his...
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Let’s face it, for those of us with a lengthy daily commute and just about everyone else, visiting the gas station sucks. Especially in...
Nissan's Smart Rearview Mirror helps provide clear rearward visibility in various conditions.
BELLE MEADE, Tenn. — It’s like having X-ray vision. Nissan showed off its new Smart View rear-view mirror last week as part of Nissan...

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