People leave flowers as sentries guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa last week. The sentries returned to their posts two days after Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist from Hamilton, Ont., was killed while guarding the tomb by a gunman. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
AARON BESWICK TRURO BUREAU
It was always about pride. And it still is. “We are back up there doing our job and we’re doing it for Nathan this time,”...

This is a frame grab from a video released by Halifax police today from the Canadian Tire in Dartmouth Crossing of missing senior James Cuthbert. (YOUTUBE)
DAN ARSENAULT CRIME REPORTER
A video released by police investigators shows missing senior James Cuthbert walking down an aisle of the Dartmouth Crossing Canadian Tire store...

The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles will take on the Saint John Sea Dogs tonight at 7 p.m. at Sydney's Centre 200. Cape Breton Star editor...

Privacy commissioner Daniel Therrien says the RCMP’s record keeping makes it impossible to know how often the force asked for warrantless data on Canadians. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)
PAUL McLEOD OTTAWA BUREAU
OTTAWA — The RCMP’s record keeping makes it impossible to know how often the force asked for warrantless data on Canadians, according...

CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi is shown in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / CBC)
THE CANADIAN PRESS
TORONTO — The CBC offered counselling to its employees Thursday as more women stepped forward with allegations of “abusive behaviour...

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Workers put hay down on the construction site that was once a hayfield at Fort Ellis, along the estuary of the Shubenacadie and Stewiacke rivers. Alton Natural Gas Storage LP must consult with First Nations before the province will give it more permits. (FRANCIS CAMPBELL / Truro Bureau)
It’s time to talk about treaties, rights and salt. The province forced a detour in the Alton natural gas project Wednesday by refusing to...
Leading Seaman Scott Chafe is welcomed by daughter Catherine, 3, and wife Shaunna on the flight deck of HMCS Athabaskan, which arrived back in Halifax after a two-month deployment. The ship was in the Caribbean basin and the eastern Pacific Ocean. (ERIC WYNNE / Staff)
At the order “heave,” sailors aboard HMCS Athabaskan hauled massive ropes and wound them around the bollards. It rained and grew cold...
Opinions
Myra Freeman, chair of the Minister's Panel on Education, is shown here talking to students, teachers, and media at Prince Andrew High School in Dartmouth last May
If the Liberal government was looking for a green light to make sweeping changes to the province’s education system, it got it on Thursday from...
“The way we treat the fraction of women who report it when they are harassed or assaulted is the reason that only a fraction of them ever do,” writes Emily Williams. (FOTOLIA)
It starts small. A man whistles at you on the street, or grabs your butt when you pass him at the bar where you work.
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Business

Tom Traves, left, has been appointed chairman of a new economic policy board, Invest Nova Scotia, by Michel Samson, minister of economic and rural development. They are shown at a news conference in March. (File)
Former Dalhousie University president Tom Traves will lead a new board focused on growing economic sectors of the province rather than homing in on...

Energy Minister Andrew Younger said Thursday that there’s been ‘a lot of interest’ in offshore parcels.
Energy-sector groups and companies, as well as politicians, are hoping they will soon hear there’s more interest in exploring Nova Scotia’s offshore...
Arts & Life
Iain Stewart, left, and Jack Nicholsen star in Neptune Theatre’s production of Norm Foster’s Mending Fences at the theatre until Nov. 9. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff)
You Can’t Go Home Again is the title of a famous novel by Thomas Wolfe. But in Mending Fences, onstage at Neptune Theatre till Nov. 9, that...
Stephen Colbert delivers the keynote address during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in 2013. The comic dedicated an entire segment of Wednesday night’s Colbert Report show to a tribute of Kevin Vickers, whose intervention helped end last week’s Ottawa shooting. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, file)
WASHINGTON — He’s been called Canada’s New National Hero by the Washington Post. He’s made the front page of the Wall Street...
Wheels
The 2015 Honda Fit EX. (TODD GILLIS PHOTO)
Not to sound too cliché, but it was discovered by yours truly that the third-generation 2015 Honda Fit subcompact five-door hatchback we drove...
The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander GT 4WD 4-Door SUV. (TODD GILLIS PHOTO)
After a major redesign for the 2014 model year, the new-look, re-engineered Mitsubishi Outlander we drove over dirt, muck, rocks and asphalt last...

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I’m a big fan of building new traditions for my family around holidays, or any day that ends with y for that matter. Like Pizza Friday, for...
There is a scene in the classic movie Down to Earth starring Chris Rock. Okay, maybe it's not a classic. But it's definitely a movie. 
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The familiar symbol of the poppy will adorn the lapels of proud Canadians for the next several weeks as the country prepares to recognize one of the...
Michael Merritt isn’t afraid to say it: he’s left every government department he’s worked in over his 32-year career better than he...
The night of Monday, October 20, 2014 was clear and cold, the wind that had been blowing earlier in the day had died down and the mosquitoes of the...