A review by Quebec police has confirmed that the death of Holly Bartlett in Halifax in March 2010 was accidental. (File)
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A Quebec police review has reaffirmed that the 2010 death of a Halifax woman was accidental, but has highlighted some missteps in the Halifax...

Karen Lorraine Byers, 55, of Harbourville, Kings County, has been charged with fraud in the alleged theft of $400,000 from the Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre. She has been ordered to appear at the Kentville courthouse, pictured above, on Sept. 29. (GORDON DELANEY / Valley Bureau / File)
GORDON DELANEY VALLEY BUREAU
GREENWOOD — A former civilian employee at 14 Wing Greenwood has been charged with bilking more than $400,000 from a non-profit charitable...

Waves gently splash the shore in Ben Eoin as a boat in Race the Cape heads toward the finish line of Wednesday’s fourth leg,  Baddeck to Ben Eoin. (STEVE WADDEN)
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Every Friday we post a gallery showcasing some of our best pictures from the previous seven days. We hope you enjoy our photos, which will cover...

Samantha Monaghan, left, with her son Luc LeBlanc, 3, in Halifax on Thursday. The Children’s Wish Foundation is providing Luc, who has polymicrogyria, a theraputic hot tub but the family’s landlord will not allow it to be installed. . (ADRIEN VECZAN / Staff)
MICHAEL LIGHTSTONE Staff Reporter
A landlord-tenant dispute in Halifax over the planned installation of a hot tub that’s a gift to a terminally ill child has prompted the boy...


A chatty robot named HitchBot sits next to Aurenn MacIntosh, 11, at the Institute for Applied Creativity at NSCAD port campus on Thursday. HitchBot is hitchhiking across Canada this summer. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
LAURA FRASER Staff Reporter
He flashes an electric smile, hangs on to every word, and then picks up on your cues and tells you what you want to hear. In fact, this harmless...

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The cement kiln at Lafarge Brookfield: “Redirecting (plastic) waste to a local cement kiln presents a dual solution to both cost and environmental concerns,” writes plant manager Scarth MacDonnell. (HERALD FILE)
Waste plastics destined for landfills possess large amounts of untapped energy that could be used to fuel high-temperature furnaces like rotary...
Federal Finance Minister Joe Oliver arrives for the announcement of a renewed federal gas tax fund at a transit yard in Toronto earlier this month. Mr. Oliver is rejecting advice from the C.D. Howe Institute and Bank of Canada ex-governor David Dodge to maintain a small deficit to boost job creation. (CHRIS YOUNG/CP)
In yet another example of the Harper government’s unsettling tendency to make snap decisions based on dogma rather than consultation and calm...
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Trainees take part in an underwater safety training course at Falck Safety Services in Woodside on Thursday. (INGRID BULMER / Staff)
Cameron MacGillivray is taking occupational safety to new depths. “I’m immersing myself,” the president and chief executive of...
A customer leaves a Bell Aliant retail location in Dartmouth, N.S. on Wednesday July 23, 2014. Canada's biggest telecom company, BCE Inc., is buying the stake in Bell Aliant that it doesn't already own for $3.95 billion in cash and stock. (DARREN PITTMAN / CP)
The privatization of Bell Aliant Inc. by its majority shareholder BCE Inc. is being shrugged off for the most part as simply an inevitability finally...
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Wandrian, seen here Wednesday and skippered by Bill Tucker out of Lunenburg, was the overall winner of the Race the Cape event. (STEVE WADDEN)
SYDNEY — Wandrian came out on top after an exhausting end to the Race The Cape sailing event, with high head winds on the Bras d’Or Lake...
Jodi Christie takes the lead at the first regional superbike race at Shannonville.
Jodi Christie will always have a soft spot for Atlantic Motorsport Park. The 22-year-old motorcycle racer from Keane, Ont., will be looking to...
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The 2010 Toyota Corolla XRS.
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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Ah summertime. Undoubtedly the best time of the year. It is the heavyweight champion of all seasons for many years running now. You have your...
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If you happened to be visiting the Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens in Wolfville the week of July 14, you may have witnessed art education at work...
Who hasn’t fantasized about giving it all up and sailing away into the sunset? Kentville residents Vic de Beer and Iren Hjelkrem are not just...
It was like Eveline MacLeod found a piece of herself on Christmas Day, 1951.