Education Minister Karen Casey says the government will cut funding for staff at the Council on African Canadian Education. She said the decision comes after a 2010 and 2013 audit raised questions about the body’s governance and financial situation. (STAFF / File)
FRANCES WILLICK EDUCATION REPORTER
Education Minister Karen Casey has cut off all funding to staff at the Council on African Canadian Education. Casey sent a letter to the...

Residents living around Windsor have rallied around two-year-old Gavin Rolfe who is undergoing cancer treatments. They are incensed after someone stole a donation box of money collected for the boy and his family.
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Angry. Incensed. Pissed off. That’s how Jeannie Gay says she felt when she watched video surveillance of a man walking out of her store...


Firefighters at the scene of an apartment fire at 10 Caxton Close in Clayton Park. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
DAN ARSENAULT STAFF REPORTER
Careless smoking has been blamed for an apartment fire that seriously injured a woman in Clayton Park on Thursday morning. Halifax Fire responded...

Nomantangwa Angel Babhekile Johansson, 30, faces a half-dozen charges after a disturbance on an Air Canada flight forced the plane to be diverted to the Halifax.
By STEVE BRUCE Court Reporter
A South African woman charged after a disturbance on an Air Canada flight forced the plane to be diverted to the Halifax airport Wednesday has...


Capital Health CEO Chris Power is leaving Nova Scotia to take a job in March with a not-for-profit organization based in Alberta. (PETER PARSONS / Staff / File)
KELLY SHIERS STAFF REPORTER
The woman leading Capital Health in Nova Scotia for the past eight years is moving west. Chris Power will become the new CEO of the Canadian...

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It’s a little trite for former Wildrose leader Danielle Smith to blow off the job Albertans gave her — holding the government to account — by implying the government is now so perfect that she and her colleagues should be “in the room and at the table, not outside the door.” (JEFF McINTOSH / CP)
Down at the Alberta PC corral, Premier Big Jim Prentice must be shaking his ten-gallon in mirthful disbelief. Barely three months after inheriting a...

Former Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith and Alberta Premier Jim Prentice speak to media after a caucus meeting in Edmonton on Wednesday, as the most of the official Opposition made a bid cross the floor to the governing Progressive Conservatives. (JASON FRANSON / CP)
In 2011, 22,684 voters in Sudbury — fully half of those who cast a ballot — chose a New Democrat named Glenn Thibeault. They didn’t cast a ballot for...
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A Cooke Aquaculture employee walks on a structure at the site of a salmon farm in the bay of Fundy off the shore of Meteghan this past summer. On Thursday, the company said is still committed to its $150-million expansion plans and is eager to start work now that the province has completed its review of the acquaculture sector.
Cooke Aquaculture Inc. of New Brunswick is keen to proceed with its Nova Scotia expansion now that the province has completed its regulatory review...

Rob O’Connor, BP Canada exploration manager, shown aboard the Western Neptune, one of the vessels in the BP Tangier 3D seismic survey fleet in May. (RYAN TAPLIN / Staff / File)
BP has found a third partner for its exploration project in Nova Scotia’s offshore. Australia’s Woodside Petroleum Ltd. announced Thursday that it...
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Halifax Mooseheads’ Danny Moynihan, left, scores a goal against the Acadie-Bathurst Titans during their QMJHL game at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax on Tuesday. The Mooseheads won 3-2 on Connor Moynihan’s overtime tally. (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
Connor Moynihan has played hockey virtually his entire life and has never scored an overtime winner. Until Wednesday night, that is. Moynihan...

Jared McIsaac plays against Cape Breton West Islanders at Cole Harbour Place on Sunday. The youngest regular in the Nova Scotia major midget league, McIsaac is making a name for himself on the Cole Harbour WolfPack blueline. (TED PRITCHARD / Staff)
With a father and an uncle who have worked as referees, Jared McIsaac could easily forge a path to the world of hockey officiating. But the 14-year-...
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