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"24.02.2017 12:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca Committee wants Greenland to help save Atlantic salmon A parliamentary committee is hoping efforts can be made to save the dwindling stocks of Atlantic salmon — with the help of Greenland. Overall, they'd like to see salmon stock levels return to 1975 levels.
"24.02.2017 11:48:00" thechronicleherald.ca Prana Rock Candles recalled Prana Rock candles sold at stores and craft shows in the Maritimes have been recalled because they don't meet Health Canada's labelling and packaging requirements The candles are recommended for use with 99% pure liquid paraffin oil, a substance that can Paraffin oil a no-no without proper labelling
"24.02.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Startups: Two jobs, one dream at Paper Hearts EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of an ongoing series of articles about the challenges and rewards of starting your own business. Stefanie MacDonald said despite a lacklustre economy, now is as good a time as it's ever been to begin a business in Nova Scotia.
"24.02.2017 10:30:02" thechronicleherald.ca Police charge two men with drug offences Police have charged two men for drug offences after executing a search warrant at a North Preston home Wednesday night. Shortly after 8:30 p.m., RCMP and police dogs searched a home on North Preston Road, seizing a quantity of marijuana and drug Marijuana was found in a home that was raided, resulting in two men being charged.
"24.02.2017 10:28:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-02-24 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-02-24 - Editorial Cartoon Food for thought from cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon
"24.02.2017 01:09:00" thechronicleherald.ca Is homemade baby food healthier for infants? Babies who get homemade food may learn to like a wider variety of food types and be leaner than infants who eat store-bought products, a recent study suggests. The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of Get baby off to a good start and they'll be leaner later, says study
"24.02.2017 00:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca 'Doomsday' seed vault growing 10 years after creation HELSINKI — Nearly 10 years after a “doomsday” seed vault opened on an Arctic island, some 50,000 new samples from seed collections around the world have been deposited in the world's largest repository built to safeguard against wars or natural disasters Borrowing and reconstituting the seeds before returning them had been a success and showed that it was possible to “find solutions to pressing regional and global challenges,” said Aly Abousabaa, head of the International Center for Agricultural Research.
"23.02.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Lessons the tooth fairy can't teach: Allowances can help kids learn financial savvy TORONTO — Robin Taub paid her two kids a weekly sum when they were younger in an effort to help teach them basic money skills. Talking to your kids about money doesn't have to feel like you're pulling teeth.
"23.02.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca The benefits of hiring professional contractors The DIY movement has inspired many homeowners to tackle home repair and remodelling projects on their own. DIY projects can be rewarding and many homeowners who have embraced the DIY movement have discovered talents they never before knew they had. HOMES: No matter how simple popular home renovation television shows make remodelling projects appear, homeowners should know that such undertakings are far more difficult than they appear on television.
"23.02.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Fourteen lawyers appointed to Queen's Counsel Fourteen Nova Scotia lawyers were awarded the title of Queen's Counsel Thursday for their contributions to the legal community. “This designation recognizes the great contributions made by some outstanding Nova Scotia lawyers and their personal and Lawyers from HRM, Sydney, Yarmouth and Kentville were recently honoured by the legal system they serve.
"23.02.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Small business optimism stalled in N.S. Small business confidence remains stagnant across Nova Scotia, even as the rest of Canada recovers from the 2015 oil price collapse. Nova Scotia's Business Barometer Index remains unchanged from last month at 65.2 out of 100. In Canada as a whole, small business owners are more upbeat this month.
"23.02.2017 21:45:00" thechronicleherald.ca Visitor Restrictions Lifted at Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre Visitor restrictions at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre's Medical Unit B Wing in Upper Nappan have been lifted. The restrictions were put in place on February 17 owing to a gastrointestinal illness that was circulating among patients. The hospital was closed due to a gastrointestinal illness that was affecting patients.
"23.02.2017 21:35:11" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax youth team given 'opportunity of a lifetime' through community work In a campaign ignited by his team's sense of gratitude, manager Pete Halliday is looking to share one more message of thanks. Local team hits the ice with community in mind.
"23.02.2017 21:25:39" thechronicleherald.ca Extra-curriculars still in jeopardy after contract imposed on teachers The volunteer services teachers provided to sports teams, social clubs, and other school functions that were stripped away by work-to-rule may still be in flux after a contract was imposed on teachers by the Liberal government. Controversial Bill 75 was Extracurriculars, lunch-time supervision, some field trips, guest speaker presentations, extra help for students and fundraising activities are all still up in the air right now.
"23.02.2017 21:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca ENTREVESTOR: Halifax's STI Tecnologies bought by industry leader American multinational QuintilesIMS, the world's largest provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services, says it has bought Halifax-based startup STI Technologies Inc. The U.S. company put out a statement Wednesday Though the companies are saying virtually nothing about the STI deal, what is known is that one of the world's leading providers of health-care data suddenly has a 100-person operation in Halifax.
"23.02.2017 20:45:00" thechronicleherald.ca Overnight snow removal planned on Peninsula and downtown streets The Halifax Regional Municipality is asking residents to refrain from parking on select streets along the Peninsula and downtown area, to assist with overnight snow removal. From 7 p.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday, barricades will be placed at the end of Don't get towed, they're moving snow tonight.
"23.02.2017 20:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Church fraudster who took $420,000 released from jail after six months A Halifax fraudster who swindled a local church out of $420,000 has been given day parole. Tammy Marie James pleaded guilty in May 2016 to theft and fraud of money from St. Andrew's United Church over three years. “Your crime was committed for your own pleasure and gratification." - The Parole Board of Canada
"23.02.2017 20:15:54" thechronicleherald.ca Pharmacist receives another suspension for writing fake prescriptions Sydney pharmacist Shelley Ross has received a six-month suspension from duty effective March 1 after she admitted prescribing apo-sulfatrim to a phoney patient in 2015. Ross was the subject of a previous disciplinary action in 2014 when she was suspended for six months for writing fake prescriptions and taking benzodiazepines for her own use.
"23.02.2017 20:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Nova Scotians asked to share legal/justice experiences Nova Scotians are invited to share their experiences with the justice system under the hashtag #TalkJustice. Convened by Nova Scotia's Access to Justice Coordinating Committee, this phase of #TalkJustice features an online tool to help people share their “Too many people still view our legal system as unfamiliar and intimidating. We must do better,” said Chief Justice of Nova Scotia Michael MacDonald.
"23.02.2017 19:45:00" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: Spot the hazards It only takes a matter of seconds. Those seconds can literally take your breath away. That's something that Lawrencetown's Steve Bayers learned all too well last weekend when he, his son and a friend were trapped by a snow fort that collapsed on them. Winter and its accumulation of snow and ice will be with us for weeks to come, make sure you stay safe.
"23.02.2017 19:41:02" thechronicleherald.ca New father — daughter writing duo They've slid down sand dunes in Australia, swam with dolphins in Jamaica, and don't plan on stopping their adventures any time soon. A year ago, when nine-year-old Breton was out on a special day with her father, Tyler — that's when it hit them. “It's all about creating a memorable time. You get to play games or go do something fun together. . . " - Breton Hayden
"23.02.2017 19:35:00" thechronicleherald.ca 7 measles cases now confirmed in Halifax HALIFAX — Health officials have confirmed four more cases of the measles in the Halifax area — bringing the total of known cases in Nova Scotia to seven. The medical officer of health, Dr. Trevor Arnason, says all of the current cases involve young adults.
"23.02.2017 19:21:58" thechronicleherald.ca Atlantic Film Festival great Oscars predictor The Atlantic Film Festival played host to some of the year's biggest movies in September, and executive director Wayne Carter is proud that some films screened in Halifax's premiere movie week are some of the “buzziest” of the year. “This is a couple Movie guru predicts the good, the bad, and the overrated.
"23.02.2017 19:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Professor has taken 'selfie' every day for last 30 years BOSTON — Long before they were called selfies, Karl Baden snapped a simple black and white photo of himself. Then he repeated it, every day, for the next three decades. Baden's "Every Day" project officially turns 30 on Thursday and he says he has no Baden's "Every Day" project officially turns 30 on Thursday and he says he has no intention of stopping.
"23.02.2017 18:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Health Canada approves sale of irradiated ground beef, says can reduce bacteria The federal government has approved the sale of ground beef that has been treated with radiant energy similar to X-rays. Health Canada says irradiation can reduce levels of harmful bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella that could be in the meat. Health Canada says irradiation can reduce levels of harmful bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella that could be in the meat.
"23.02.2017 18:01:05" thechronicleherald.ca Gym franchise more than exercise - it's a community Karen and Michelle Ruggles thought they were just opening a gym last year when they opened the doors to a 30 Minute Hit franchise in Westphal. But it turned into much more than that. “It's so much more than exercise,” says Michelle. Her sister-in-law When the doors opened, they were shocked by the response: They broke franchise records for sign-ups that first month.
"23.02.2017 17:30:04" thechronicleherald.ca Immigrants breathe new life into old towns Right now, immigration appears to be under scrutiny, with too many people equating it to a threat to “our way of life” — as if newcomers can comprehensively transform a culture for the worse. Immigrants often broadened Western culture through music. Along Immigrants often broadened Western culture through music. Along with food, it offers a subtle entryway for customs to meet.
"23.02.2017 17:01:28" thechronicleherald.ca Berwick opens new town hall The Town of Berwick officially opened its new “smart” town hall to the public Wednesday night. There's no parking lot yet and the landscaping won't happen until the spring but staff decided to hold an open house sooner rather than later, said Berwick In collaboration with Cisco, Hanatech and i-Valley, the new municipal building will employ ultra-high-speed networking and digital solutions to transform the community hub into a “smart” building.
"23.02.2017 16:45:05" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: SpaceX makes good on space station delivery a little late CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station on Thursday, after fixing a navigation problem that held up the shipment a day. Everything went smoothly the second time around as the station The Dragon — loaded with 5,500 pounds of supplies — rocketed away Sunday from NASA's historic moon pad at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
"23.02.2017 16:30:02" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax's coach Clarke seeking finals three-peat with Ryerson The Ryerson Rams' goal to reach their third straight U Sports women's basketball championship will be tough, but they'll have head coach Carly Clarke of Halifax guiding the way. Clarke, a rising star on the national women's coaching scene, believes the 2016-17 Rams are ready to make a winning playoff run to next month's Final 8 in Victoria, B.C.
"23.02.2017 16:16:01" thechronicleherald.ca Baloney Meter: Will free trade with the EU benefit everyone in Canada? OTTAWA — "At its heart, CETA is a framework for trade that works for everyone." — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. ------ Sometimes, politicians can say just enough to let the words mean anything to anyone. In short, Trudeau said, "CETA is a framework for trade that works for everyone."
So does it?
"23.02.2017 16:00:08" thechronicleherald.ca OPINION: A cancer patient's tree of life Life can present you with situations that just can't be overcome, solved or banished. Cancer is that kind of problem. I'm not saying it can't be cured, because it surely can, but even those who are cured seem to spend the rest of their lives holding their Cancer is a problem you don't wrestle to the ground, but you and it come to some kind of an agreement — some kind of uneasy co-existence.
"23.02.2017 15:30:37" thechronicleherald.ca Herring Cove jr. high puts the brakes on social media Students at Herring Cove Junior High School are hanging up on social media this week. An experimental ban on cell phone use during the school day has everyone buzzing — aloud, instead of by text.
"23.02.2017 15:01:02" thechronicleherald.ca Marchand a net gain for X-Men The timelines and the stage are decidedly different, but the rush of the playoffs is no less palpable for Chase Marchand one season removed from major junior hockey's finest hour. Now poised for the second round of the Atlantic University Sport playoffs, As the main man between the pipes for the QMJHL-champion Huskies, Marchand capped his improbable storybook season in front of an attentive Centrium crowd and the eyes of the hockey world.
"23.02.2017 14:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Nova Scotia celebrates diversity in new cultural plan Premier Stephen McNeil says the province's first cultural plan will see newly-arrived Syrians celebrated just as much as African Nova Scotians and First Nations. McNeil recalled a picture in his office of a newly-arrived immigrant family to Nova Scotia in the 1900s, showing parents with tired faces and happy children. He said their expressions were similar to what many Syrian refugees are feeling today.
"23.02.2017 14:00:03" thechronicleherald.ca Murder suspect Garnier back in court for bail breaches Murder suspect Christopher Garnier will get a court hearing next week to determine if his bail will be revoked after he was detained for breaching his conditions. The bail hearing, scheduled for March 3, comes after Garnier could not be found by police Garnier had been released on a recognizance and a surety of $100,000, but was arrested by Halifax Regional Police after an unsuccessful two-day effort to reach him.
"23.02.2017 13:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Sport Nova Scotia: January's top performers recognized Whether with a barbell, pigskin or on the ice — Nova Scotians are making their athletic marks felt across the country. Angus's (Bedford) bronze medal finish at the Canadian Junior Weightlifting Championships granted her the monthly award for female individual athlete
"23.02.2017 13:01:42" thechronicleherald.ca NSLC ready to carry more local wines The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation is looking to “shelf” more local wine— not “shelve” it. A review of the Crown corporation's retail store shelf space is underway with the hope of stocking more locally-produced Nova Scotia wines by the summer. The review now underway is designed to increase shelf space for local wines.
"23.02.2017 12:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Farm animals don't fly with CBRM council When it comes to chickens and pigs, the line between the farm and the city has blurred in recent years, and that is causing consternation in Cape Breton. “There is quite a bit of it in the CBRM. I've had it where the backyards are basically up against the pool of the neighbour — chickens and hens and roosters, and the smell."
"23.02.2017 12:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Arena ice not kind to Mattatall The week has been anything but rosy for Team Mattatall at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in the Rose City of St. Catharines, Ont. Mary Mattall and her team of Marg Cutcliffe, Jill Alcoe-Holland and Andrea Saulnier were 1-5 headed into play Wednesday “Things aren't going the way we planned,” Mattatall said in an email Wednesday.
"23.02.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca NBL: Hurricane's Poole nets 21 points as Halifax thumps Moncton The Halifax Hurricanes made things look easy Wednesday night as they took down the Moncton Miracles 119-97 at Scotiabank Centre. “We've got a lot of guys who can play and we just stuck to the game plan and it showed in the score tonight,” said Mike Poole, With the win the Hurricanes improve their Atlantic division-leading record to 17-4.
"23.02.2017 11:15:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-02-23 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-02-23 - Editorial Cartoon Today's Editorial Cartoon by Bruce MacKinnon Editorial Cartoonist
"23.02.2017 11:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Gym franchise more than exercise - it's a community Karen and Michelle Ruggles thought they were just opening a gym last year when they opened the doors to a 30 Minute Hit franchise in Westphal. But it turned into much more than that. “It's so much more than exercise,” says Michelle. Her sister-in-law It's a seemingly unlikely spot for a small group of women becoming empowered and connecting with each other through exercise — but that's exactly what happened.
"23.02.2017 10:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax police seeking suspects who stole woman's wallet Halifax police are attempting to catch three suspects in connection with a stolen wallet. On Jan. 27 at about 12 p.m., a 79-year-old woman shopping at a pharmacy in the 900-block of the Bedford Highway realized her wallet had been stolen from her purse. Police released pictures of the suspects and are asking for the public's help identifying them.
"23.02.2017 10:00:03" thechronicleherald.ca Cheering for Olympic sport recognition Cheerleading has come a long way in recent years. No longer is it a bevy of girls standing on the sidelines, pompoms in hand, jumping and cheering when the home team scores. It's evolved into a discipline that is under consideration as an Olympic sport. “If you're not a parent of a cheerleader, most people don't even know it exists. I feel this is an opportunity for the sport of cheerleading to finally get the recognition it so deserves." - Tracey Grabher
"23.02.2017 10:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Cancer takes 'last true MicMac warrior' She was born a status Indian during the reign of King George VI in the winter of 1951, was described as having three thumbs, and died in the winter of 2017 on a day the province of Nova Scotia paid recognition to her Mi'kmaq heritage. Ardy Born With 3 Thumbs, a Mi'kmaq matriarch described by her family as “the last true MicMac warrior” lived and died on traditional Mi'kmaq territory called Megumaage.
"23.02.2017 01:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Canada to give asylum to 1,200 primarily Yazidi refugees by year end OTTAWA — Some 1,200 people considered to be among the most vulnerable refugees in the world are to be housed in Canada by the end of this year, the Trudeau government announced Tuesday — a move praised by Conservative MP Michelle Rempel as a message to Unlike the thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Syria who were greeted by flashing cameras and intense public exposure, the Yazidis have been entering the country with no fanfare.
"23.02.2017 00:54:10" thechronicleherald.ca Winter sports a casualty of teachers' job action A surprise awaits students as the work-to-rule job action by the province's teachers ends. All high school winter sports have been cancelled for the year. The province's 9,300 public school teachers are in a transition period after a contract was imposed Basketball, wrestling, snowboarding, skiing, curling and hockey will not have regional and provincial championships sanctioned by the Nova Scotia Secondary School Athletic Federation this year.
"23.02.2017 00:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Charges laid in jail assault on man who killed Calgary couple and grandchild CALGARY — Charges have been laid in a jailhouse attack on a man convicted of killing a Calgary couple and their grandchild. Police say two inmates at the Calgary Remand Centre have been charged with assault. They say two others face a similar charge. Defence lawyer Kim Ross said it was his understanding that the assault was minor. He said Garland was being held in an area that should have been safe.
"23.02.2017 00:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Snow removal occurring on some Halifax streets The Halifax Regional Municipality is asking residents to refrain from parking on select streets in downtown Halifax tonight to assist with overnight snow removal. Barricades will be placed at the end of the streets where this snow removal work will take Residents are asked to move their vehicles off the street in those areas between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 7 a.m. Thursday.
"22.02.2017 23:28:08" thechronicleherald.ca EXCLUSIVE: Europeans fill Irving shipyard jobs The union representing Irving's Halifax shipyard workers is concerned about the ongoing hiring of foreign workers for jobs that could be filled by locals. Unifor/MWF Local 1 business agent Steve Conrad said he finds it difficult to believe that no one in Canada can fill these positions.
"22.02.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Mowing the lawn has therapeutic value If you're suffering from a bad case of cabin fever and pulling your hair out dreaming up indoor projects to occupy your time during long bouts of cold weather, think about all the outdoor projects that lie ahead during the spring and summer months. HOMES: Even boring and routine tasks like mowing the lawn every week seem like a welcome relief after enduring a long winter.
"22.02.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Colin MacLean leaves legacy of passion When Colin Hunter MacLean died Tuesday he left a legacy that extends from the Waterfront Development Corporation to the students at Nova Scotia Community College. College president and CEO Don Bureaux says he will remember MacLean every time he passes his When he returned to Halifax in 1996, he was hired by the the newly formed NSCC to take on a central administration role. He quickly became vice-president.
"22.02.2017 22:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Government seeks teachers for newly-mandated classroom council Teachers who want to improve the teaching and learning environment in Nova Scotia can start to apply online to join the Council to Improve Classroom Conditions. The council was born of the Teachers' Professional Agreement and Classroom Improvement Act, The council is supposed to be formed by March 7 and make recommendations on April 28.
"22.02.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Manitoba premier seeks co-ordination with feds to deal with refugee surge WINNIPEG — The federal and provincial governments need to co-ordinate their approach to the growing number of asylum-seekers crossing the border because all signs from the United States suggest the issue is not going away, says Manitoba's premier. The number of people fleeing the United States, largely from African countries originally, has jumped in recent weeks, following planned crackdowns on immigration in the U.S.
"22.02.2017 21:09:00" thechronicleherald.ca Extracurricular activities now up to teachers: education minister HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's education minister says it will be up to teachers to decide whether they participate in extracurricular activities as they adjust to a contract imposed on them through legislation. Casey says she thinks many teachers want to get back to helping with extracurricular activities, but it will be up to them to decide whether to volunteer their time for activities that are not part of the contract.
"22.02.2017 20:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Alleged Toronto gang boss with local connections charged with two murders The alleged ringleader of a Toronto gang with connections to North Preston's Finest has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder in a 2016 shooting. The Toronto Police Service said that on Feb. 16 they arrested Jahmal Richardson, 33, of This arrest comes after the June 2016 dismantling of Heart Of a King, a gang with 50 alleged members who were arrested as part of police operation Project Sizzle.
"22.02.2017 20:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca INFOGRAPHIC: Longer school year unlikely Students fretting about having “snow days” added to their school year can relax. It's unlikely. Some Nova Scotia school boards have cancelled 10-13 school days so far this year due to inclement weather. Many students lost five days in just the past week, Since every school board has cancelled more than five days, the education department says it's now up to the boards and individual schools to implement strategies to make up for lost time.
"22.02.2017 19:45:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Maritime Bhangra dance for MS support The Maritime Bhangra Group is at it again. They were seen on social media, shaking and twisting Wednesday morning to Ed Sheeran's new hit song, Shape Of You. The Facebook post has been viewed 154,000 times and shared 2,249 times. Wearing matching yellow The Facebook post has been viewed 154,000 times and shared 2,249 times.
"22.02.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Nova Scotia cultural plan eschews province's traditional stereotype HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is making a shift away from traditional, tartan-tinged notions about its culture. The Nova Scotia government has unveiled its first comprehensive plan to promote the province's culture and creative economy — and there's no mention of The Nova Scotia government has unveiled its first comprehensive plan to promote the province's culture and creative economy — and there's no mention of bagpipes, fiddles or Highland dancing.
"22.02.2017 18:59:00" thechronicleherald.ca 7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star — and these new worlds could hold life. This cluster of planets is less than 40 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius, "Finding seven transiting Earth-sized planets in such a small sample suggests that the solar system with its four (sub-) Earth-sized planets might be nothing out of the ordinary," Leiden Observatory's Ignas Snellen wrote.
"22.02.2017 18:45:00" thechronicleherald.ca Parking at a premium at Halifax Stanfield airport Due to the busy “sun flight” travel period, parking is limited at Halifax Stanfield airport. Travellers are advised to allow extra time to find a parking spot, according to a news release. Parking is currently available in the exterior lot at the terminal Even if you expect a smooth takeoff, you may have a rough time in the parking lot.
"22.02.2017 18:15:00" thechronicleherald.ca RCMP seize drugs during Highway 3 vehicle stop RCMP seized drugs and laid several charges during a targeted vehicle stop Monday. On Highway 3 in Mahone Bay, police searching a vehicle found cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana and cannabis resin and three people were arrested, police said in a news The drugs RCMP say they recovered include cocaine and crack cocaine.
"22.02.2017 17:45:00" thechronicleherald.ca Hockey's best young talent play for Canadian teams "Can you guys turn some lights on?" squinted Paul Maurice to the TV cameras, as if he had never coached in the big city before. The implication, clearly: big game between the Winnipeg Jets and the Toronto Maple Leafs. How often, ever, had that been said? Matthews and Laine going 1-2 in the draft has, improbably, given Winnipeg and Toronto a rivalry. Both cities have spent the season shouting, Our Guy Is Better.
"22.02.2017 17:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca WELLS: Hamburg speech hints at Ottawa shift The St. Matthew's Day Banquet in Hamburg has been a big date on the German city's social calendar for more than six centuries. Everyone who's anyone in Hamburg attends. Inequality has made citizens distrust governments and employers, "and we're watching that anxiety transform into anger on an almost daily basis."
That's got to change, Trudeau said.
"22.02.2017 16:32:12" thechronicleherald.ca Nova Scotia health agency not setting targets on knee, hip surgeries: auditor Nova Scotia's auditor general says the province's largest health authority has fallen short on two-year-old recommendations on wait-time reporting for knee and hip surgeries. Michael Pickup says in a report released Wednesday that the Nova Scotia Health Authority has only completed two of the seven recommendations made in 2014.
"22.02.2017 16:17:08" thechronicleherald.ca Hockey's best young talent play for Canadian teams "Can you guys turn some lights on?" squinted Paul Maurice to the TV cameras, as if he had never coached in the big city before. The implication, clearly: big game between the Winnipeg Jets and the Toronto Maple Leafs. How often, ever, had that been said?
"22.02.2017 15:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Video shows Harrison Ford wrongly flying over airliner SANTA ANA, Calif. — Video released Tuesday shows a plane piloted by Harrison Ford suddenly and mistakenly flying low over an airliner with 110 people aboard at a Southern California airport. The 45 seconds of soundless video show the 74-year-old "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" star's potentially serious mishap at John Wayne Airport in Orange County.
"22.02.2017 15:01:18" thechronicleherald.ca Port of Sydney beefing up cruise ship facilities Cruise ships docking at the Sydney Marine Terminal will get a bit more breathing room during the peak tourism season in a couple of years. The Cape Breton Regional Municipality has put out a request for proposals for a new berth and improvements to the The Cape Breton Regional Municipality has put out a request for proposals for a new berth and improvements to the dock. The closing date for those proposals is March 16.
"22.02.2017 14:30:09" thechronicleherald.ca Trump or not, Cape Breton tourism operators ready for a good year Early indicators for tourism on Cape Breton are predicting a solid summer this year, with a greater than usual number of… Is it a Trump bump, or a Canuck buck boost?
"22.02.2017 14:01:51" thechronicleherald.ca N.S. firm develops new pilot protection A Nova Scotia firm has pioneered a new anti-laser guard to protect pilots threatened by those flashing increasingly powerful lasers at airliner cockpits. Designed by Metamaterial Technologies Inc. and its optical filters division, Lamda Guard, the guard The new anti-laser guard is being unveiled at a time when laser strikes on commercial jets are becoming increasingly commonplace worldwide.
"22.02.2017 13:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca OPINION: Government should restore Acadian, Shelburne ridings The recent decision by the Nova Scotia Appeal Court regarding the unfairness of the 2013 electoral boundary revision by the Dexter NDP government creates a perfect opportunity for the Liberal government to right a wrong done to citizens in previous To date, the government has committed only to “talks” with the Fédération acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse (FANE). It must do more.
"22.02.2017 13:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca German firm sets up for share of N.S. wind energy market A German company is setting up a Canadian subsidiary with an office in Halifax to snag a share of the Canadian wind energy market. “Renewable energy will play an increasingly important role in the energy mix of all Canadian provinces. With the demand for renewable energy ramping up, IFE Eriksen is seeing an opportunity in Atlantic Canada.
"22.02.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: Bruce MacKinnon keeps our lives in toon Bruce MacKinnon's career as a cartoonist for The Chronicle Herald has proven time and time again that the pen truly is mightier than the sword. Bruce MacKinnon Editorial Cartoonist has brilliantly and consistently lampooned politicians, bureaucrats and anyone or anything that might seek to impede social progress and justice.
"22.02.2017 12:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Savage says Halifax already a sanctuary city, 'empty gestures' not needed Mayor Mike Savage says Halifax doesn't need to call itself a “sanctuary city” because it already welcomes refugees and immigrants with open arms. Unlike in America, the Canadian sanctuaries are more symbolic in nature.
"22.02.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca 14-year-old UFC fan gets royal treatment at Fight Night A Nova Scotia dad is publicly thanking UFC Fight Night organizers for giving his son the night of his dreams at Sunday's UFC event in Halifax. Victor Shea, whose 14-year-old son Riley was diagnosed with autism as a boy, had originally arranged for his son One of UFC Fight Night's big winners never set foot in the octagon. He was ringside, though.
"22.02.2017 11:10:53" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-02-22 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-02-22 - Editorial Cartoon Today's Editorial Cartoon by Bruce MacKinnon Editorial Cartoonist
"22.02.2017 11:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca WALKOM: Justin Trudeau explains Donald Trump to Europe Justin Trudeau has discovered Europe. The prime minister had hoped to find there a counterweight to Canada's economic dependence on the U.S. He found instead a continent anxious about American intentions and desperate to find someone who could interpret I'm not sure Trudeau wants to spend all of his time acting as interlocutor between Trump and the rest of the world. But for a while at least that may be his fate.
"22.02.2017 10:07:27" thechronicleherald.ca Child Safety Link features car seat safety video in Arabic Child Safety Link, the injury prevention program at the IWK Health Centre, has a new instructional video in Arabic to help families install and use car seats. The video is also available in English and French, and the timing coincides with the one-year The video is also available in English and French, and the timing coincides with the one-year anniversary of the arrival of Syrian families to the city.
"22.02.2017 10:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Business booming for Cape Breton snowplow operator For Cape Breton heavy equipment operator Shaun MacDonald and countless others around the province, there's no business like snow business — and business is booming. In the winter season, MacDonald clears driveways between Morley Road and Sydney River “February has been pretty busy ever since those storms. A lot of pickup trucks couldn't handle how deep it was."
"22.02.2017 01:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca A fresh approach to pairing food and drink There's a classic saying about food and drink pairing, “what grows together, goes together.” The principle applies as much to beer as it does wine. Both cheese and beer are traditional farmhouse products. In many ways, the raw ingredients are linked as Try these fresh cheese and wheat ale pairing ideas.
"22.02.2017 00:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Liberals taking heat for teachers bill Nova Scotia's Liberal government has succeeded in imposing a contact on 9,300 teachers, but taken a beating along the way. A social media post denouncing the movement written by Premier Stephen McNeil's niece known as “Ka Mc” has gotten 2,300 likes.
"21.02.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Darmouth business Digital nGenuity named in Top 50 Best Managed IT companies in Canada Joel Rafuse, owner of Digital nGenuity in Dartmouth, took a trip to Toronto earlier this month and came back pleasantly surprised. His company was honoured on Thursday, Feb. 2, as one of the Top 50 Best Managed IT Companies in the country at the Reseller "I do know that 1,500 companies across the country filled out the package, 50 were chosen, and we're among that group so we must be doing something right.” - Joel Rafuse
"21.02.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca No limits: Never underestimate white Would you have an all-white home? Or are you thinking, 'I don't want to have a white room. That is not my reality.' If so, you would probably have the same thought a lot of home decor enthusiasts have, including myself. But what about having a room with HOMES: Visually it can be as powerful as black, but in its own way. It allows us to be more creative, adding things for excitement.
"21.02.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca THE PLAYER: Ubisoft's For Honour goes all medieval on Xbox One A Viking, a Samurai and a Knight walk into a bar. Only one walked out. This cheap joke kind of sums up the frantic, chaotic, beautiful mess that is For Honor. It's a game that is both brilliantly epic and insanely frustrating and I want to hurl it out the There's really no action game out there like For Honor, which makes it an easy recommendation on this basis alone.
"21.02.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca OPINION: Public forests should not be private resource In his Opinion piece (All tree loss isn't due to clear-cutting, Feb. 11), Marcus Zwicker is far from forthright about the current state of forests and forestry operations in Nova Scotia. "... assertion that “harvesting trees does not cause deforestation . . . harvested areas regrow” flies in the face of accepted science ..."
"21.02.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca GRIFFIN: Bautista happy to be here, and playing in the here and now DUNEDIN, FLA. — Jose Bautista hates dealing in speculation. He does not like to think about the “what ifs” of remaining healthy in 2017, or, if so, of giving free agency another try. “I'm playing baseball. I'm making a lot of money. I'm not going to be complaining.”
"21.02.2017 21:02:08" thechronicleherald.ca Bill ending Nova Scotia teachers' contract dispute passed by Liberal majority HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government has passed legislation that ends a 16-month contract dispute with the province's 9,300 teachers. Bill 75 was passed by a vote of 33 to 17 with the Liberal majority voting unanimously for the legislation. The new law The bill imposes a four-year contract that contains a three per cent salary increase and incorporates many elements included in the first two tentative agreements rejected by union members.
"21.02.2017 21:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Making everyone's ability matter: Dalhousie student-led group forms 'united circle of care' for kids with special needs Dalhousie University students are sending a beam of light into the lives of HRM children who are living with physical or cognitive disabilities. About 30 students volunteer with B.E.A.M and more than 20 child participants have registered for the winter program.
"21.02.2017 19:55:00" thechronicleherald.ca Cape Breton University, faculty ratify new contract The Cape Breton University board of governors and the CBU Faculty Association have ratified a new contract. At a special meeting held Monday, Feb. 13, the board voted unanimously to accept the most recent proposal. The CBUFA held a membership vote over As recently as January the 152-member faculty association was in a position to strike.
"21.02.2017 19:20:01" thechronicleherald.ca Nova Scotia doctor to stand trial for trafficking in early April, defence lawyer says BRIDGEWATER, N.S. — The defence lawyer for a Nova Scotia doctor charged with drug trafficking after police accused her of prescribing 50,000 pills to a hospital patient has confirmed the trial is now set to begin April 3. The trial of Dr. RCMP are alleging that more than 50,000 opioid pills were falsely prescribed.
"21.02.2017 19:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca NSLC sees big increase as sales of locally-made booze soar When it comes to liquor, Nova Scotians are developing a taste for local. Figures for the third quarter ended Jan. 1 show that locally produced spirit sales increased by 111.6 per cent to $1.2 million in the quarter.
"21.02.2017 18:36:01" thechronicleherald.ca Search for young Afton man suspended The search for a missing 23-year-old Afton man was suspended late Sunday due to weather conditions. Antigonish RCMP have called off the search for Craig Joseph Perry for now, after a number of resources were used to find him. The RCMP got involved after What began as a report of an abandoned vehicle turned into a search for a missing person.
"21.02.2017 18:08:04" thechronicleherald.ca McDonalds murder parolee can meet with prison friend A man on parole after the McDonald's burglary-turned-murder two decades ago can now interact with a friend from prison. On full parole since 2012, Darren Muise is now allowed to contact a friend from prison the parole board says is a positive influence.
"21.02.2017 17:39:54" thechronicleherald.ca Man says Zoose the pooch helped free him, two boys from collapsed snow fort LAWRENCETOWN, N.S. — A Nova Scotia man is praising the efforts of the family dog for saving him and two young boys who were buried under a heavy mountain of snow after their fort collapsed on top of them. Panicking, he said it seemed impossible to get out until his five-year-old golden lab, Zoose, began digging him out of the snow and tugging on the back of his jacket.
"21.02.2017 17:00:06" thechronicleherald.ca Tom Petty highlights Ottawa Bluesfest lineup OTTAWA — Veteran rockers Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers highlight a varied musical buffet for this year's RBC Ottawa Bluesfest. Petty and company will perform on the final night of the festival, which runs from July 6-16 at LeBreton Flats. Petty and company will perform on the final night of the festival, which runs from July 6-16 at LeBreton Flats.
"21.02.2017 16:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca NASA aims to measure vital snow data from satellites DENVER — Instrument-laden aircraft are surveying the Colorado high country this month as scientists search for better ways to measure how much water is locked up in the world's mountain snows — water that sustains a substantial share of the global A NASA-led experiment called SnowEx is using five aircraft to test 10 sensors that might one day be used to monitor snow from satellites. The goal: Find the ideal combination to overcome multiple obstacles, including how to analyze snow hidden beneath
"21.02.2017 16:00:05" thechronicleherald.ca NowNS: Drawing insight from illness In less than two years, the Sickboy podcast has grown from a passion project among friends into an award-winning podcast with listeners around the world. NowNS: Drawing inspiration and insight from Saunders' lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis, the trio have unpolished, unfiltered and unapologetic discussions with a wide variety of guests about what it's like to live with illness and disease.
"21.02.2017 15:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Accused in Catherine Campbell murder charged with breaching release conditions The man accused of murdering a female Truro police officer has been charged with breaching his bail conditions. Christopher Calvin Garnier, charged with second-degree murder and indecently interfering with the remains of Catherine Campbell, was given bail Garnier is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court Monday to answer to these charges.
"21.02.2017 15:00:04" thechronicleherald.ca RAW VIDEO: Canadian troops in Iraq mount pressure on ISIL around Syrian border ERBIL, Iraq — Canadian special forces have shifted their operations in northern Iraq to put pressure on ISIL in places outside the strategic city of Mosul — including along the border with Syria. Rather than firing, now they're mainly scrutinizing. Flying by helicopter from Erbil, the Kurds' capital in Iraq, to the Mosul Dam, one can see the barricades of dirt and defensive positions that helped the Peshmerga stop ISIL from overwhelming northern Iraq.
"21.02.2017 14:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca HRM retail round-up: Exploring virtual reality and other new things We have seen the (near) future — at least as far as the HRM's bar, resto and retail scene is concerned — and it looks (at least a little) like a virtually rendered Japanese gastro pub. Bear (beer?) with me. We have seen the (near) future — at least as far as the HRM's bar, resto and retail scene is concerned — and it looks (at least a little) like a virtually rendered Japanese gastro pub.
"21.02.2017 14:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: Cole Harbour's Sidney Crosby adds to legend The list of accomplishments for Cole Harbour's Sidney Crosby just keeps getting longer and more impressive. The latest feat for the two-time MVP and Stanley Cup winner was collecting his 1,000th point last week, joining an elite club of 86 NHLers. He did Anyone who has seen the 29-year-old Mr. Crosby apply his considerable talent on the ice knows this hockey superstar is poetry in motion.
"21.02.2017 13:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Bill ending Nova Scotia teachers' contract dispute expected to pass today HALIFAX — A government bill aimed at ending the 16-month long contract dispute involving Nova Scotia's 9,300 public school teachers is into the home stretch in the legislature. Introduced last Tuesday, Bill 75 is expected to become law once debate on Introduced last Tuesday, Bill 75 is expected to become law once debate on third reading wraps up later today.
"21.02.2017 13:01:43" thechronicleherald.ca Refugees speak of gratitude: 'I think we'll find our identity now' Jelele Etefa and her husband Bona Dhina sang the Canadian anthem, waved plastic flags and repeated a citizenship oath at a Halifax waterfront museum Monday. It was the end of a long trek for the Ethiopian refugees, who were aware of the moment's "They are closing a lot of countries . . . It is very difficult for them. If they are going back to their original country, it will be dangerous for them. They will be jailed or killed. It's very bad," said Dhina.
"21.02.2017 12:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Tigers enter AUS women's volleyball championships as favourites Never underestimate the power of some home cooking — and perhaps more importantly, a healthy squad — says Darren Russell. The third-ranked Saint Mary's Huskies (11-9) will play host to the 2017 AUS women's volleyball championships March 3-4. Russell's "We have to control what we can. We have to serve tough but leading into the playoffs we just have to do what we've always done in practice and focus.”- Dalhousie libero Marisa Mota
"21.02.2017 12:00:04" thechronicleherald.ca PHOTOS: Local YouTubers build giant snowman Local Youtubers will upload the video of this giant snowman to their channel called This Weekend.
"21.02.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: The unlikely return of cassette tapes in Canadian music TORONTO — Tyson Wiebe firmly believes the audio cassette hasn't been played out. About 7,000 tapes were bought in 2016, which represented a year-over-year spike of 79 per cent, according to Nielsen Music Canada.
"21.02.2017 11:15:01" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-02-21 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-02-21 - Editorial Cartoon Today's Editorial Cartoon by Michael de Adder
"21.02.2017 11:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca C.B.'s Verschuren in charge at energy storage firm With new financing worth $200 million in her pocket, Nova Scotia-born entrepreneur Annette Verschuren is ready to start building an underground energy storage facility in Ontario. “It's been quite a couple of weeks for me,” said Verschuren, the Cape Annette Verschuren now runs NRStor, the Toronto-based company that is developing utility-scale energy projects, with the latest being an underground salt cavern that will act as a giant compressed-air tank.
"21.02.2017 01:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca NowNS: Age-old valley fruit farm selling cider at NSLC An Annapolis Valley fruit growing family has come up with a fresh way to squeeze revenue from their centuries-old farm. The Elderkin family have been making cider from apples grown on their Greenwich family farm for nine generations, since 1760. NowNS: The Elderkin family have been making cider from apples grown on their Greenwich family farm for nine generations, since 1760.
"21.02.2017 00:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca From Cape Breton to the White House: Rubbing shoulders with the Trumps You know that photo of Ivanka Trump sitting in her father's chair in the Oval Office — the one that upset so many people? It was Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's idea, although it's not likely he intended Ivanka to be so roundly criticized afterwards by "“Everyone is criticizing this woman but it was totally the prime minister's idea, and it was really funny, because it was an awkward moment — none of this was scripted." - Annette Verschuren
"21.02.2017 00:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Moose pull out last-minute win over Wildcats The usual suspects stepped into the late-game limelight Monday as the Halifax Mooseheads salvaged a 2-1 home victory over the struggling Moncton Wildcats. Max Fortier, with the winning goal, converted a Jared McIsaac rebound with 45 seconds left. The victory snapped Halifax's four-game QMJHL losing streak and extended Moncton's winless skid to 24 games, including eight one-goal losses.
"20.02.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca N.L. paper apologizes for headline critics said blamed sex-case complainant ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A Newfoundland newspaper has issued an apology for a headline some readers said blamed the victim of an alleged sexual assault by a police officer. Steve Bartlett, managing editor of the Telegram in St. A headline in Friday's paper for a story about the case that read “Too drunk to remember,” drew outrage from some readers, who said it shamed the victim.
"20.02.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Trello can help you get organized Trello is an app and desktop organizing tool that I hear a lot of my fellow organizers raving about so I thought it was time for a closer look. HOMES: "In my opinion Trello operates somewhat like Pinterest in that you create boards where you can 'pin' pieces of information."
"20.02.2017 22:38:39" thechronicleherald.ca PTSD sufferers getting boost from concert series News that a gala is being held to raise needed funds for the Society of Atlantic Heroes to fight post-traumatic stress disorder is welcomed by Rollie Lawless. “There's more to this than meets the eye. People need to talk about it and stop the stigma,” said Canadian army veteran Rollie Lawless. “When people commit suicide, it feels like Russian roulette to us.”
"20.02.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Chinese firm reportedly eyeing other N.S. seafood products Sumo-sized online retailer Alibaba is hungry to sell other Nova Scotia seafood products in addition to lobster, says provincial Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell. “I can't disclose that but (Alibaba is) very anxious to work with us and other products,” said Colwell. “It's going to be a while because these things take a long time to negotiate.”
"20.02.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Fitness competitions: Getting in shape, gaining confidence In January 2015 Heather Robbins was once again taking on the task of losing the same 25 pounds she had been losing and gaining for the last 10 years. Weighing 200 pounds, she felt uncomfortable in her own skin, tired, and had a lack of confidence. She Robbins had no expectations heading into her first competition. She was hoping to place in a top-10 list but she said she didn't even say that out loud. She was just interested in the experience. And she loved it.
"20.02.2017 21:07:47" thechronicleherald.ca Students back to school Tuesday as legislation looms Students will be back in school Tuesday, as legislation looms that will force teachers into a contract. Premier Stephen McNeil was physically absent from a meeting of Atlantic Canada's premiers in Newfoundland Monday. However, he was there via technology. “It is our understanding that (the) union's work-to-rule job action will remain in place until such time as the legislation has passed.” - Heather Fairbairn, spokeswoman for the Department of Education.
"20.02.2017 20:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Atlantic premiers discuss trade with United States, health care synergies CORNER BROOK, N.L. — Atlantic Canada's premiers say they are focused on strengthening trade ties with the United States as Canada looks to establish its economic footing with President Donald Trump's administration. The premiers emerged from a two-day meeting in Corner Brook, N.L., Monday pledging vigilance with the region's largest trading partner, and acknowledging the need to promote their interests.
"20.02.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca AUS HOCKEY: Huskies score dramatic series-clinching win The Saint Mary's Huskies are movin' on. Fabulous freshman Hunter Garlent, with his second goal of the game, scored with 32 seconds left to give the Huskies a 4-3 win over the UPEI Panthers on Sunday night at the Halifax Forum in the third and deciding Fabulous freshman Hunter Garlent, with his second goal of the game, scored with 32 seconds left to give the Huskies a 4-3 win over the UPEI Panthers on Sunday night.
"20.02.2017 19:00:06" thechronicleherald.ca RCMP stop to help stranded motorists, make major cocaine bust KEMPTOWN — Two motorists discovered one particular peril of not having snow tires: they were arrested for possession of 6.8 kilograms of cocaine after their car slid off a Nova Scotia road. RCMP say they spotted the car off a rural road in Kemptown at RCMP: "It's a lot (of cocaine). Definitely a significant amount for us."
"20.02.2017 18:30:07" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax's Gingergrass Restaurant closed indefinitely Popular downtown restaurant Gingergrass has closed its doors indefinitely. The Thai and Vietnamese restaurant had its final day on Saturday. Their Barrington and Morris St. locations were open for a decade in Metro, a food staple in the community. A Their Barrington and Morris Street locations were open for a decade in Metro, a food staple in the community.
"20.02.2017 18:00:07" thechronicleherald.ca Ottawa family overwhelmed after stranger saves memorial on tree slated for removal An Ottawa family says it is overwhelmed with gratitude after a stranger saved a roadside memorial to a loved one that was on a tree slated for removal. Blake Murray, who works for the City of Ottawa, cut a cross into the tree with his chainsaw.
"20.02.2017 17:30:04" thechronicleherald.ca Defence lawyer blasts those who cheered the beating of a convicted murderer CALGARY — A criminal defence lawyer who has raised concerns in the past about safety at a Calgary jail says people shouldn't be happy that a convicted murderer in a high-profile case was beaten there. "Convicted or not, he's entitled to protection and "Convicted or not, he's entitled to protection and basic human rights." - Balfour Der
"20.02.2017 17:00:05" thechronicleherald.ca Happy Feet; Yarmouth company poised to lead orthotics research in Canada Leading computerized gait analysis technology has Yarmouth-based Happy Feet Orthotics Inc. poised to become a leading Canadian researcher in orthotics. “Right now most orthotic research comes out of Germany,” said Mike Innis, Happy Feet's certified The in-shoe F-Scan system has 960 sensors that produces 500 samples per second, providing dynamic pressure, force and timing information for foot function and gait analysis. - Via: South Shore Breaker
"20.02.2017 16:30:02" thechronicleherald.ca Digby celebrates African Heritage Month: Planned JACBA community centre to include education, heritage hub Residents in Digby County are looking forward for the opportunity to be able to look back in time and reflect on a deeper understanding of their storied past and build a brighter future that will include a new educational and heritage hub for everyone. The theme for 2017 is Passing the Torch: African Nova Scotians and the Next 150 Years. Via: Valley Harvester
"20.02.2017 16:00:13" thechronicleherald.ca LEGER: Of Trump, Great Men and the exercise of power “The history of the world is but the biography of great men,” Scottish writer Thomas Carlyle said in 1841, expressing what came to be known as the Great Man theory of history. Carlyle's understanding of history posits that world events are produced by Imagine the effect on the mind, any mind, of repeatedly being called “the most powerful man in the world.” Just think what that would do to a mind like Trump's.
"20.02.2017 15:30:56" thechronicleherald.ca No longer bombing, Canadian planes identifying ISIL targets in Syria PERSIAN GULF — Canadian military aircraft are once again over the skies of Syria, helping to identify targets in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant months after the Liberals pulled fighter jets from the mission. It has been one year since Canadian CF-18 fighter jets flew their last mission over Syria after the Liberals withdrew the planes.
"20.02.2017 15:01:16" thechronicleherald.ca Young kids at risk of opioid overdose from adult prescriptions in household: study TORONTO — Young children whose mothers have been prescribed an opioid are at an increased risk of being hospitalized for an overdose from the potent pain medications, most often through accidental ingestion, a study has found. The study used 2002-2015 health records to identify 103 children aged 10 or younger who were treated in an Ontario hospital for an overdose and whose mothers had received publicly funded prescriptions for an opioid in the preceding year.
"20.02.2017 14:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca NBL Canada: Hurricanes hang on to beat Orangeville Renaldo Dixon scored a season-high 27 points in a home-coming game of sorts as the Toronto native guided the Halifax Hurricanes to a 108 -101 win against the Orangeville A's in a Sunday matinee at Athlete Institute in Orangeville, Ont. Antoine Mason (21 With Halifax riding high off its dramatic buzzer-beating victory against the K-W Titans two nights earlier and with the A's down two starters (Justin Moss, Anthony Harris) and in the midst of their worst slump of the year, Sunday's afternoon's game played
"20.02.2017 14:00:03" thechronicleherald.ca PHOTOS: Canadian fighters find success in Halifax at UFC Fight Night 105 The Canadians used the crowd to their advantage Sunday night. Of the seven Canadians on the UFC Fight Night 105 line-up at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, four came out on top. No one used the crowd more than Halifax's own Gavin Tucker, who earned a No one used the crowd more than Halifax's own Gavin Tucker, who earned a unanimous decision victory over Sam Sicilia in his UFC debut.
"20.02.2017 13:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Mi'kmaw board chair shares education vision As Darren Googoo was talking at mid-afternoon on Friday, his phone rang. The phone actually belonged to his elementary school-aged son. Googoo, the newly-appointed chair of the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board, was using it because his own had “We need to change our thinking around what a school for the 21st century means. We're nearly a fifth of the way through it and I don't know how well we're preparing our students for the world of work tomorrow." - Darren Googoo
"20.02.2017 13:00:03" thechronicleherald.ca Cape Breton West finishes regular season in style The pennant-winning Cape Breton West Islanders put an exclamation mark on their banner regular season, blanking Weeks Major Midgets 6-0 on Saturday night in Port Hood. Cape Breton Screaming Eagles' prospect Colten Ellis made 32 saves for the shutout.
"20.02.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Retired brewery worker calls for roundtable on AI in the workplace When Gary Foran first started working on the Oland Brewery production line in the 1970s, he was part of a 37-member team pushing out 200 beer bottles a minute. One possible idea for helping those put out of work by AI is a universal basic income, which is already being tested in Finland.
"20.02.2017 12:00:03" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: EU CETA trade good deal for Nova Scotia “Yeah, but what's in it for Nova Scotia?” On Thursday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau depicted ratification of a massive new trade deal with the European Union (EU) as a progressive step taken in a world that's marching backwards on free trade.
"20.02.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Social media plea brings in loads of special Kraft Dinner for autistic B.C. boy NANAIMO, B.C. — Hundreds of boxes of a limited-edition pasta have filled the home of a family in Nanaimo, B.C., following a plea to help their autistic son. Reed Botwright put out a call on social media last week when he and his wife could not track down any more boxes of Star Wars Kraft Dinner.
"20.02.2017 11:15:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-02-20 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-02-20 - Editorial Cartoon Today's Editorial Cartoon by Michael de Adder.
"20.02.2017 11:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca UFC HALIFAX: Canadian fighters find success at Scotiabank Centre The Canadians used the crowd to their advantage Sunday night. Of the seven Canadians on the UFC Fight Night 105 lineup at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, four came out on top. No one used the crowd more than Halifax's own Gavin Tucker, who earned a No one used the crowd more than Halifax's own Gavin Tucker, who earned a unanimous decision victory over Sam Sicilia in his UFC debut.
"20.02.2017 01:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca 'Bury the Hatchet' Heritage Day hockey game pits gov't against chiefs, council The Mi'kmaq heritage will be front and centre Monday for Nova Scotia's third annual Heritage Day. The province chooses a different theme each year. Last year was Joseph Howe, and this year the theme is Mi'kmaq history. For the Nova Scotia Archives, that The theme “Bury the Hatchet” was chosen to honour a ceremony held in 1961 that saw the signing of the Halifax Treaties, marking the end of more than 75 years of hostility between the Mi'kmaq and the British.
"20.02.2017 00:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca N.S. Archives searching for black history references: Old copies of African Nova Scotian newspaper 'The Clarion' sought Staff at the Nova Scotia Archives are searching for traces of print history from the African Nova Scotian community — specifically, from the newspaper that was the pride and joy of journalist and civil rights activist Carrie Best. The New Glasgow native Archivist John MacLeod is hoping to get the entire index of The Clarion digitized for the public to read at will.
"20.02.2017 00:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca TAYLOR: Canada's military doing more than its share Now that U.S. President Donald Trump has fully assumed the reins of office, it appears that he remains intent on implementing even the most outrageous of his election promises. For Canadians, it would seem that our place as a favoured trading partner will remain. Where we do need to be concerned, however, is on the issue of our current defence spending.
"19.02.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca THE GREAT BOOMSKY: On playing blackface in blackface In discussions with my students in a Black Creative Arts class, there is often disbelief and a sense of betrayal when they learn that African American performers in minstrel shows played their performances in blackface.
"19.02.2017 23:15:28" thechronicleherald.ca Search underway for missing Afton man Craig Perry Antigonish District RCMP are searching an area in Monastery for a missing man. Police received a call at 9:30 a.m. Saturday about an abandoned vehicle on the East Tracadie Road at Barrios Beach. Attempts to locate the owner were unsuccessful, which led Anyone with information on Perry's whereabouts is asked to contact Antigonish District RCMP at 902- 863-6500.
"19.02.2017 23:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Determining the best window coverings Q) Hi Deb. I'm in a new home and wondering how I can determine the best window coverings for each room? The house feels empty without anything on the windows. What are the best ways to approach each room and determine the best options? Thanks! HOMES: Window treatments in a new home can be very important. They are a finishing touch that can make a room.
"19.02.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Newly open Trump tower a beacon of controversy in multicultural Vancouver VANCOUVER — When developer Joo Kim Tiah announced in 2013 that his spiralling skyscraper project in Vancouver would bear Donald Trump's name, the main controversy was whether the glitzy luxury hotel was at odds with the city's reputation as a home of Vancouver's Trump International Hotel and Tower has transformed into a potent symbol of Trump's candidacy and presidency, observers say.
"19.02.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca THE GREAT BOOMSKY: A magician's many lives This 1890s promo poster features Boomsky assisting Herrmann the Great. From 1850-1900, the Herrmann family produced four famous magicians; Compars, Alexander, Leon and Adelaide. Anyone lucky enough to see Herrmann the Great remembered his show forever. Alexander Herrmann's act was periodically interrupted by the audience-convulsing mishaps of his earnest black assistant, called Boomsky.
"19.02.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Mi'kmaq Heritage Day: The history and artistry of Nova Scotia's First Nations people For this year, Heritage Day in Nova Scotia is celebrating Mi'kmaq heritage as its theme. Mi'kmaq heritage, an integral part of the history of the Maritime provinces, has close ties with the land and natural resources in the area. Mi'kmaq artistry has maintained an important role in communities for thousands of years.
"19.02.2017 21:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Martin Sheen on relating to 'Anne of Green Gables' story for YTV films TORONTO — Martin Sheen has a great affinity for the classic Canadian story of "Anne of Green Gables" and his introverted character, Matthew Cuthbert. The Golden Globe-winning star of "The West Wing" is reprising the role of the adoptive father of Anne Shirley.
"19.02.2017 20:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Snowblowers sales surge as Maritimers dig themselves out of back-to-back storms HALIFAX — Maritimers continue to dig themselves out of back-to-back snow dumps that have hit the East Coast. Some residents are still searching for their lawn ornaments after a series of storms clobbered Atlantic Canada last week. Nova Scotia's online plow tracker showed more than 35 snow-clearing vehicles working on the province's roads Sunday.
"19.02.2017 20:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Former PM Brian Mulroney serenades President Donald Trump at fundraiser PALM BEACH, Fla. — Former prime minister Brian Mulroney apparently sang to U.S. President Donald Trump at the Mar-a-Lago in Florida Saturday night. A video posted on social media that appeared to be taken from a fundraising event shows Mulroney singing "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" after Canadian songwriter David Foster invited the former prime minister to the stage.
"19.02.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca 'I wouldn't have let him go': Minneapolis woman shocked friend walked to Canada MINNEAPOLIS — Saciido Shaie says something seemed to be weighing on her friend Mohamed Badal in the days before he vanished. Badal, a Somali man who spent months trekking four continents before landing in the United States, had been preparing to appeal a Badal, a Somali man who spent months trekking four continents before landing in the United States, had been preparing to appeal a rejected asylum application when Donald Trump became president.
"19.02.2017 19:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca Baddeck's Peter Smith revered for work in Cameroon The lights dim and the presentation begins. It is a polished effort and only a minimum of dialogue accompanies the visual presentation. The pictures tell the story and the narration is mostly to clarify. It is obvious the narrator and presenter, Peter Baddeck's 'Chief Organizer' illustrates selflessness in helping the less fortunate
"19.02.2017 18:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca PHOTOS: The past and promise of Hemlock Hill Oh, what our forests must have looked like a few hundred years ago, before the blossoming of industry removed their oldest aspects and encouraged a permanent youth in the trees across our province. It teases the imagination how tall they must have stood Hiking through Hemlock Hill gives the unique ability to hike through nature and experience relatively young species of foliage.
"19.02.2017 18:00:03" thechronicleherald.ca THE GREAT BOOMSKY: Truro magician Isaac Willis began his career at The White House In the 1920s, a popular “professor” worked as a porter at the Truro train station. However this porter wasn't a moonlighting academic. Under the stage name of Professor Boomsky, he once mystified full houses at the world's finest theatres. And before Under the stage name of Professor Boomsky, he once mystified full houses at the world's finest theatres. And before that, he worked at the White House.
"19.02.2017 17:30:02" thechronicleherald.ca Federal government abandons Sable Island wind project 15 years after its launch HALIFAX — The harsh conditions and extreme isolation of Sable Island has forced Ottawa to abandon a wind project on the iconic crescent-shaped sandbar — more than 15 years after it launched the initiative. Dubbed the Graveyard of the Atlantic, some 350 vessels have wrecked on the island's shores and hidden reefs since the mid-1700s.
"19.02.2017 17:00:06" thechronicleherald.ca BLACK: Making progress on working conditions crucial The teachers' work-to-rule strike action, followed by a day or so of actual striking, is coming to an acrimonious conclusion. What has been achieved? Working conditions: This is not a topic that can be thoughtfully addressed as part of collective "As many have learned (most recently Donald Trump) it is always hazardous to predict what courts will decide."
"19.02.2017 16:30:06" thechronicleherald.ca Phillips draws inspiration from difficult season Maddie Phillips came to Mount Allison University with a hope. But she's leaving with a promise. “Speed, strength, everything . . . Going to Mount A with no guaranteed roster spot, the 18-year-old had to work her way, first, into coach Mason's plans and then into the lineup.
"19.02.2017 16:00:04" thechronicleherald.ca Q and A with Steve Maxwell: DIY fence posts in stony soil Q: How can I treat fence posts so they won't rot? And have you ever heard of someone building their own device for pounding fence posts in the ground? The soil at my place is stony, and I don't like the idea of digging holes for the fence. HOMES: " I've never discovered anything that compares with factory pressure treatment for preventing wood posts from rotting."
"19.02.2017 15:33:10" thechronicleherald.ca Los Angeles' beach communities ideal for learning how to surf Wyatt Boyd is a bit of a show off. Before my son, Alex, and I start a beginner surfing lesson, instructor Wyatt catches a couple of waves to demonstrate how it's done. Of course, as the quintessential California boy, former varsity team surfer and past "He exits the Pacific Ocean and runs towards us tanned, lean and glistening, holding his short board, a big smile on his face.
Of course, we're jealous."
"19.02.2017 14:59:03" thechronicleherald.ca Mounties search for missing Cole Harbour girl Police are searching for a missing Cole Harbour girl. Raquel Raiche-Marsden was last seen on February 19 at approximately 1 a.m..
"19.02.2017 14:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Fun family room art you can actually play One of my most popular DIYs to date has been the board game wall in our basement family room. It's undergone some changes since I first shared it with you back in 2014, and I've gotten reader questions about how some of the games are hanging up there, so HOMES: There were still quite a few games not on the wall and I decided to get them off the shelves into a place of honour. Of course, this is easier said than done for some of the oddly-shaped games.
"19.02.2017 13:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Cowan's genetic discrimination bill under fire Supporters of retired Nova Scotia Senator Jim Cowan's genetic discrimination bill say recently proposed government amendments will render it ineffective. Bill S-201 aims to prevent businesses from demanding the results of genetic testing, as it often results in discrimination in areas like hiring or in obtaining medical and life insurance, based only on the fact that a person has the genetic predisposition
"19.02.2017 13:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca LETHBRIDGE: Everybody loses in teacher fight It's lose-lose-lose. That's how I view this week's events with the teachers: Lose for the teachers, lose for students. lose for Nova Scotia. Yesterday, 9,300 public school teachers walked off the job on a legal strike, the first such action in the "Teachers are striking because they can. Government is passing legislation to force a contract because it can. And the kids are getting thrown under the bus.
So, yeah. Well done, everyone."
"19.02.2017 12:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Put a twist on breakfast with pumpkin chia pudding Everyone I know is looking for a quick breakfast that is loaded with healthy ingredients and great taste. A few years ago, when the chia seed became popular for something besides the “Chia Pet,” I started to experiment with them. Chia seeds are tiny little powerhouses of fiber, protein and Omega-3 fatty acids that become swollen and gelatinous when you add them to liquid.
"19.02.2017 12:22:57" thechronicleherald.ca Rear admiral says Canada ready to defend NATO allies A top-ranking naval officer promised that Canada is ready to defend its European allies from Russian aggression even as the navy phases out the last of four Iroquois-class heavy destroyers. Once HMCS Athabaskan is paid off next month, Canada will lack a destroyer force until the first Canadian Surface Combatant vessels enter service next decade.
"19.02.2017 01:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Hundreds attend funeral Saturday for the man behind "Sharkwater" documentary TORONTO — A Toronto filmmaker who died while diving off the Florida coast was mourned by hundreds at his funeral today. Rob Stewart's body was found on Feb. 3 after a search lasting several days. He was 37. Family, friends and fans filled the pews and Hundreds of mourners filled the pews and spilled into the lobby of a Toronto church for Stewart's funeral. Stewart, 37, died while scuba diving off the coast of Florida earlier this year.
"19.02.2017 00:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Junior teammates become midget opponents It's been an interesting past week for G Blackmore and Jacob Hudson as the Moncton Wildcats' prospects went from being major junior roommates to major midget opponents. “Yeah, going from playing with G to playing against G, all in the same week. It's a weird feeling,” Hudson said. “But it's good.
"19.02.2017 00:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Go green: Add this year's hot colour to your home Pantone chose Greenery for their Color of the Year, and the trend quickly has made its way into fashion and home decor. Why not inject a little green into your home's decor by adding something living? From an unexpected houseplant to a crafty display, HOMES: From an unexpected houseplant to a crafty display, bringing nature into the home can brighten up the interior.
"18.02.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Rookie Leafs star Marner out this weekend because of injury Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Mitch Marner will miss at least two games after suffering an apparent right shoulder injury earlier in the week. Head coach Mike Babcock said the 19-year-old forward will sit out Saturday night's game against Ottawa and skip His absence leaves a big hole in the lineup for the Maple Leafs, who have stumbled in recent weeks. Marner leads the team with 48 points and also ranks first with 33 assists.
"18.02.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Garland seriously injured after being assaulted in jail CALGARY — A man sentenced to spend the rest of his life behind bars for the murder of a Calgary couple and their grandson has been assaulted in jail, according to his lawyer. Kim Ross said his client Douglas Garland was attacked Friday night in the Garland was convicted by a jury on Thursday of killing Alvin and Kathy Liknes and five-year-old Nathan O'Brien in June of 2014. He was sentenced on Friday to life in prison with no chance of parole for 75 years.
"18.02.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca TMNT costumes to help dream come true for four-year-old fighting cancer Four-year-old Cole Wittenberg's last wish is to meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And the Children's Wish Foundation of Nova Scotia — with help from a widely shared social media post and community support — is making it happen. Cole's mother Kaleena Wittenberg says both the IWK and the foundation have been fantastic.
“I never felt like we were alone,” she said.
"18.02.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca HRM parking ban remains for Sunday morning The municipal parking ban is back in force early Sunday morning from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. Vehicles must be off the streets during the hours noted above. Make sure to move your vehicle off the street before you head to bed tonight to avoid a ticket.
"18.02.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca 'Our hearts are heavy with hurt' over Mark Norman: rear admiral Rear Admiral John Newton described Vice-Admiral Mark Norman's as a friend and mentor one month after he was suspended from duty. Newton's comments echoed an appeal made Friday by Chief of Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance. Rear Admiral John Newton added that “we fully support him as a colleague,” saying that the Canadian military and public could only wait during this situation.
"18.02.2017 21:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Nordik Spa-Nature an alluring experience The sign that greeted us on arrival at Nordik Spa-Nature, North America's largest spa, read: “Your relaxation ritual begins now.” I sighed, took in a deep breath of the crisp sub-zero winter air and anticipated what was about to transpire. Friend after friend had been singing the praises of Nordik Spa, located in Gatineau Park, Que., an easy 10 minutes from downtown Ottawa. “You must go!” felt like the singular call to action of all my recent girls' nights.
"18.02.2017 20:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Hendricks to make middleweight debut at UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax For Johny Hendricks, fighting at middleweight is a breath of fresh air. Hendricks, the former UFC welterweight world champion, will be making his middleweight debut at UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax this weekend. Hendricks (17-6) will square-off with “With my energy level and the way my mind's set, I'm feeling really confident right now,” Hendricks said during a news conference Friday.
"18.02.2017 20:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Comedian with Halifax ties launches satirical news show on Comedy Central It's hard to label Pardis Parker. He's a comedian, writer, film director, and an actor. Now, he can add web series creator to his list. Parker's series, Mideast Minute recently launched on Comedy Central as the first satirical news show on its digital He got his start in Halifax, performing everywhere from the Halifax Comedy Fest and Yuk Yuk's to the Atlantic Film Festival.
"18.02.2017 19:57:00" thechronicleherald.ca ICYMI: Chris Hadfield brings a taste of space to Symphony Nova Scotia The first Canadian to walk in space was also the man whose signature musical presence, guitar strumming and vocal stylings in space caught the attention of adoring fans everywhere. So it seems fitting that retired astronaut Chris Hadfield will make his Yep, the Spaceman is here.
"18.02.2017 19:32:20" thechronicleherald.ca Ideas right until dessert: Try these cosy dishes to add a little warmth to your winter Now's the time when a lot of Canadians wish they could bid winter farewell forever . . . or at least until next December. But there are a couple of ways to enjoy the long season: 1. Get out there! Get cooking! With these four heartwarming recipes, not only will you enjoy a toasty afternoon in the kitchen, you'll be able to savour all the comforting results throughout the week. If there are any leftovers, that is.
"18.02.2017 19:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Famous former 30-plus-pound cat dies after making history FREDERICTON — A former fat cat whose weight-loss journey made headlines around the world has died. The Fredericton SPCA confirmed Tiny's passing in a news release on Friday afternoon. Tiny, the former 30-plus-pound cat, was one of two felines left in a Tiny, the former 30-plus-pound cat, was one of two felines left in a box at the Fredericton SPCA adoption centre in December, 2011.
"18.02.2017 18:37:50" thechronicleherald.ca Irving extends bidding deadline Ottawa says the building of Canada's new fleet of warships is still on schedule, even though it's given a two-month extension to the 12 firms pre-qualified for bidding. Public Services and Procurement Canada announced this week it will now take bids to Public Services and Procurement Canada announced this week it will now take bids to supply the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) ships until June 22. The deadline was April.
"18.02.2017 17:32:00" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: Overdue pardon: Let's celebrate Gabriel Sylliboy It may have taken almost nine decades, but passionate treaty rights advocate and Mi'kmaq Grand Chief Gabriel Sylliboy, who died more then 50 years ago, has finally received his pardon and apology from the Nova Scotia government. Sylliboy a passionate treaty rights advocate
"18.02.2017 17:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca HMCS Athabaskan leaves fond memories in its wake The storm wave smashed into Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Athabaskan, hurling Blair Gilmore out of his bunk and straight into a locker. Life at sea was an often bruising experience for the ship's officer, but he loved the Athabaskan all the same. “You hate to see it go,” McNair said of the ship.
The Athabaskan is Canada's last surviving Iroquois-class destroyer, out of four originally built.
"18.02.2017 16:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Calgary restaurant serves up taste of Halifax A new restaurant in Calgary is giving Nova Scotian transplants a little slice of home. Blowers and Grafton — opening within three weeks in downtown Calgary — will offer Halifax street food and other Nova Scotian treats. Blowers and Grafton streets in Donairs are a given, but the restaurant will also serve pizza, garlic fingers and meat-on-a-stick. On top of the food, the restaurant will serve Garrison beer and is planning to have some Halifax-inspired cocktails.
"18.02.2017 15:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Glace Bay getting new police station Chief Peter McIsaac got his new building. On Thursday, the Cape Breton Regional Municipality approved $31,443,000 in capital spending for next year, including $625,000 to start building a new police station in Glace Bay. On Thursday, the Cape Breton Regional Municipality approved $31,443,000 in capital spending for next year, including $625,000 to start building a new police station in Glace Bay.
"18.02.2017 14:45:00" thechronicleherald.ca DR AJ PODCAST: Top-down solutions don't work in e-health, as in life Domino Ten: Lessons learned with E-health innovation in primary care Part III; Learning by doing. Since the province pays for services offered by doctors and hospitals, these are the affordable defaults for health needs. Small-scale, ground up the way to go with e-health
"18.02.2017 14:15:00" thechronicleherald.ca OPINION: We can improve our mental health care system The Chronicle Herald has been hosting a valuable, on-going public discussion of ways to improve our health care system and there has been insightful commentary from experienced professionals and patients. A five-point action plan on mental health
"18.02.2017 12:32:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-02-17 - Editorial Cartoon Michael de Adder's Saturday cartoon
"18.02.2017 12:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIBERT: Puzzling through bits, pieces of the teachers' dispute A puzzling, and at first glance preternatural, aperture was found amid a prodigious dump on the government website this week. "The odd sense of a time disturbance arose, ironically, upon review of a timeline devoted to significant milestones along the protracted path travelled by the government, the teachers' union and 9,300 teachers."
"18.02.2017 01:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax airport undergoes re-branding In its bid to attract more business, the Halifax Stanfield International Airport is re-branding itself with a new logo and tagline. And it's now known simply as Halifax Stanfield. And it's now known simply as Halifax Stanfield.
"17.02.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca GRIFFIN: Jays' leading role fits Tulowitzki like a glove If you lived purely in a baseball fantasy world, Blue Jays shortstop Troy Tulowitzki would not be among your first half-dozen choices at his position. But this is the real world, and the total package Tulowitzki brings involves more than simply numbers. One personal goal Tulo maintains to keep himself motivated — other than the quest for a World Series — is remaining at shortstop for his entire career, something Cal Ripken and Alex Rodriguez were unable to do.
"17.02.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Nova Scotia premier on striking teachers: 'The frustration here is real' Nova Scotia's premier says “decades” of education-policy errors — including his own miscues — contributed to Friday's historic teachers walkout that saw the legislature enveloped in a cacophony of protest speeches and cowbells. “We need to listen to teachers about investments we need to make in classrooms. The one place I was investing in every (provincial) budget was in classrooms. And obviously it didn't work. The frustration here is real,” said McNeil.
"17.02.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Woman found in snowbank trying to put life back together An Annapolis Valley woman is glad to be alive but can't remember what sent her to a Halifax hospital fighting for her life in the first place. “I can only imagine it was pretty bad,” said 28-year-old Jessica Davidson. An incident allegedly involving her “I'm getting better day by day, but I still have a long road ahead,” said Davidson.
"17.02.2017 21:24:08" thechronicleherald.ca Judge rules Garland to spend 75 years in prison before parole CALGARY — A judge has ruled that triple murderer Douglas Garland will spend the rest of his life in prison. Justice David Gates imposed a sentence on the 57-year-old that would prevent his seeking parole for 75 years. Gates says Garland carried out the murders with “meticulous planning and precision.”
Garland said “no” when asked if he had anything to say in court.
"17.02.2017 21:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Ottawa giving $30 million in transit funding for HRM The Halifax Regional Municipality is getting $30 million in federal funding for 15 transit projects. Tuesday, regional council is expected to authorize the mayor and municipal clerk to sign contribution agreements with the federal Minister of Municipal Funding was allocated based on transit system ridership, which meant the HRM received $30.5 million of the total.
"17.02.2017 20:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca WELLS: Horns of a PC dilemma Most Fridays, I appear as an all-purpose pundit-for-hire on Radio-Canada's popular noon-hour radio current-affairs show out of Montreal. Five days after the massacre at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Quebec, one of the topics was, “Will anything change?” "Khalid's motion is full of buzz-words (”whole-of-government . . . community-centred . . . holistic . . . evidence-based”). But a few nutcase bloggers promptly started claiming things for this motion that are simply not true."
"17.02.2017 20:00:36" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax Transit adjusting Dartmouth route schedule Halifax Transit is introducing route and schedule adjustments to 56 Dartmouth Crossing as part of the first phase of their Moving Forward Together Plan. Beginning on Monday, the new route will provide direct service between the Dartmouth Bridge Terminal Beginning on Monday, the new route will provide direct service between the Dartmouth Bridge Terminal and Dartmouth Crossing via Micmac Terminal.
"17.02.2017 19:22:54" Photos from The Chronicle Herald's post Tom Lowe, member of the RCMP Veterans' Association Nova Scotia Division has been working on the RCMP Graves Recovery Project for a few years. The goal of his project is to honour those RCMP members that are entitled to a regimental headstone and currently
"17.02.2017 19:16:00" thechronicleherald.ca Police investigating fatal workplace accident in East Hants Police are investigating a fatal workplace accident in East Hants on Friday. A 31-year-old man was shovelling snow from the roof of a home under construction on Ashdale Road when he fell off. Shovelling turns deadly in East Hants
"17.02.2017 18:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca City lists programs and services open, closed on Heritage Day There will be reduced service on Monday, Heritage Day, in the Halifax Regional Municipality. On Feb. 20, the province will honour Mi'kmaq culture and the many accomplishments of the Mi'kmaq people, as part of the celebration of Canada's 150th birthday. No The majority of municipally-operated recreation facilities will be closed Monday. Residents are advised to call ahead to their respective facility for operating hours and program information.
"17.02.2017 18:00:07" thechronicleherald.ca Sole Meuniere — improving on perfection Julia Child was able to remember the single most decisive moment in her life with photographic clarity. It was her first bite of her first meal in France, a fish dish called Sole Meuniere. That first forkful, she wrote, was “a morsel of perfection,” and It's one of those dishes that really benefits from attention to detail.
"17.02.2017 17:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca REVIEW: Wounds run deep in The Salesman It isn't often a film speaks volumes while leaving so much unsaid. Perhaps that's why director Asghar Farhadi's Iranian drama The Salesman, and its quietly distressing plot, is the most emotional film of 2016. There's a time and a place for the grand, scene-chewing melodrama the likes of Al Pacino and Marlon Brando live for, but the performers in this film realize sometimes less is more.
"17.02.2017 17:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Leier, Acadia men's hockey team ready for playoff run His father's appreciation for the Boston Bruins gave him his name, but Boston Leier became one of the more recognizable names in Acadia sports on his own. And that made Dad appreciate the sport even more. “We had a good last week before the playoffs started and we've been battling some injuries so we're feeling good heading into the playoffs knowing we'll be healthy.” - Boston Leier
"17.02.2017 16:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax's All 4 Paws business impresses Dragons, but entrepreneur Johnston decides to go solo Halifax entrepreneur Kelsey Johnston, founder of All 4 Paws Pet Services, made a deal on The Dragons' Den. But then she pulled out to run the mobile pet grooming salon herself. During the Dragons' Den episode, Johnston tried to entice the dragons by saying her business could become the largest mobile pet grooming fleet in Canada.
"17.02.2017 15:35:00" thechronicleherald.ca Wanna sandwich to go with those 1000 points, Sid? One thousand points and a sandwich named in his honour. Pittsburgh Penguin's Captain and Stanley Cup winner Sidney Crosby became the 86th NHL player in league history to score 1,000 points on Thursday. And to make his day even bigger, Pittsburgh's Like Sid, The Captain sandwich is the complete package
"17.02.2017 15:30:51" thechronicleherald.ca Pictou County fire departments ask to have older members insured under group coverage Pictou County is trailblazing by considering how to better support older volunteer firefighters whose experience can't be beat. Some of the county's rural fire departments have approached the municipality to get more of their older members insured under “They wouldn't be going into the hot zone, but they're still very useful for fire hall business because they're very knowledgable around the fire services.” - Joe MacDonald
"17.02.2017 15:00:03" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax police warn about rash of thefts from cars Halifax Regional Police are warning citizens after a series of thefts from motor vehicles. Crime analysts have noted an increase in thefts from motor vehicles in the Clayton Park, Bayers Lake, Bedford and Ketch Harbour areas. Since Feb. 7, police have Police say thefts from vehicles are usually crimes of opportunity and visible items tempt would-be thieves.
"17.02.2017 14:30:30" thechronicleherald.ca Mumps discovered at Halifax West High School Halifax West High School has released information that a student or staff member has been diagnosed with the mumps. They were informed by the Nova Scotia Health Authority, and released the information on the school website. "Based on our investigation, we have determined that we may see new cases of mumps at the school over the next two weeks.” - Trevor Arnason
"17.02.2017 14:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca First Nations, Elections N.S. to collaborate in next election Elections Nova Scotia's Chief Electoral Officer and the Assembly of First Nations' Regional Chief have agreed to work together to enhance elections services offered on Reserves in the next provincial general election. “I am honoured that Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Morley Googoo has agreed to co-sign letters with me, to each of his colleagues representing the thirteen bands in Nova Scotia." - Richard Temporale
"17.02.2017 13:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Sobeys' food bank campaign raises $51,000 in HRM Sobeys' Fill the Food Bank campaign has raised more than $51,000 in the Halifax Regional Municipality. In total, $420,476.94 was raised across Atlantic Canada during the three-week campaign last fall, bringing Sobeys' seven-year total to more than $4.5 “Fill the Food Bank is one of our store's favourite campaigns because it allows us to work with the community and help out here at home.” - Chris MacAuley
"17.02.2017 13:07:44" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax Jewellery artist Ritchie wins Governor General Award For the last 18 years, the Governor General of Canada awards have celebrated Canada's art community from coast to coast. There were eight winners for the 2017 awards, including artists in the filmmaking disciplines, visual arts, writing and jewelry art. “The most important thing that comes to mind when you win an award is the acknowledgement and the support of your peers.” - Pamela Ritchie
"17.02.2017 12:28:37" thechronicleherald.ca Crosby gets 1,000th point, then leads Penguins by Jets in OT PITTSBURGH — It was, in many ways, Sidney Crosby's remarkable career distilled to its essence. Game on the line. A wide-open net. A race to the puck. These are the moments the Pittsburgh Penguins star embraces as well as anyone in his sport. Last night our very own Sidney Crosby became the 86th player in league history to reach 1,000 career points.
"17.02.2017 12:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Downey acquitted in Dartmouth home invasion trial Markel Jason Downey has been acquitted of three counts of attempted murder and all other charges related to a 2014 home invasion in Dartmouth. Downey was 18 when four young men, their faces covered with bandanas, burst into Ashley MacLean Kearse's home in “The sole issue in this case is the identity of the shooter and whether the Crown has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that it was Mr. Downey.” - Justice Michael J. Wood
"17.02.2017 11:31:12" thechronicleherald.ca Former NHL player Fleury visits Antigonish At just 5-foot-6, Theo Fleury had a playing career that inspired many — and in retirement he's doing much the same. The 15-year former NHL player — who had stops with the Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche and New York Rangers, among others — spoke with St. F.X. and high school students.
"17.02.2017 11:12:22" thechronicleherald.ca Ontario man reunited with $100K stashed inside old recycled TV About 30 years ago an Ontario man stuffed a wad of cash and banking documents inside a box, opened up the back of his television and hid the package inside. "He was quite surprised and excited that it was returned to him," said Const. Nicole Rodgers of Barrie police. "I think it's amazing."
"17.02.2017 01:00:30" thechronicleherald.ca RCMP reminds motorists to take it slow Halifax District RCMP are reminding motorists to drive with extra care this winter. Significant amounts of snow throughout the municipality plus high snowbanks are continuing to cause visibility issues. “Having a vehicle suddenly pull out in front of you “Having a vehicle suddenly pull out in front of you when they can't see behind a snowbank can lead to a dangerous situation.” - Cpl. Dal Hutchinson
"17.02.2017 00:45:31" thechronicleherald.ca Stuart McLean's special bond with Cape Breton I am writing this in the deep of winter on Cape Breton, with a good fire stoked in the wood furnace. Outside, above the frozen cove, a cold wind is lifting thin whispers of snow while I think about Stuart McLean, who died Wednesday in Toronto. “It's like people from the East Coast of Canada feel like they're coming out of the soil, and people in other parts of Canada just feel like they're walking across it,” McLean was quoted as saying.
"17.02.2017 00:36:09" thechronicleherald.ca Two Halifax residents face charges after drug search A man and a woman face charges as a result of a drug search executed Wednesday night in Halifax. At 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 15, officers from Halifax Regional Police executed a search warrant at an apartment on Pinegrove Drive. As a result of the search, a quantity of fentanyl tablets, cocaine, crack cocaine and cannabis resin along with drug paraphernalia and a quantity of cash was seized.
"16.02.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Souls Harbour prepping first fundraiser in Bridgewater Souls Harbour Rescue Mission is readying their first fundraising effort in Bridgewater. They feed 40 guests a day and need help with food, utilities and start-up expenses related to their opening last July. The community recently gave $15,000 to have the The fundraising goal is $20,000, and the funds will help raise awareness of the mission, as well as issues Bridgewater's people deal with in terms of poverty, mental illness, addictions and more.
"16.02.2017 23:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Doctor disciplined for providing off-the-record prescriptions to patient she knew personally A Nova Scotia doctor has been reprimanded for giving prescriptions to a patient she had a personal relationship with. Dr. “Physicians must recognize and disclose conflicts of interest that arise . . . and take steps to resolve them in the best interest of patients.”
"16.02.2017 22:34:15" thechronicleherald.ca Apple Blossom parade now through New Minas The Annapolis Valley's 85th Apple Blossom Festival is being billed as Rooted in Tradition. But festival organizers told Kentville Thursday there will be one big change — the location of the parade. The Grand Street Parade is switching from the town of For 83 out of 85 years, the Grand Street Parade — the main event of the festival — has been held in Kentville.
"16.02.2017 22:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Dump trucks working overtime to clear Halifax snow The Halifax Regional Municipality was deploying 50 extra dump trucks Thursday night and Friday morning to clean up after the two snowstorms that hit the area this week. It wasn't alone; the rest of Atlantic Canada was doing likewise. “This is just a second little taste of winter, but it's not the same kind of magnitude as the first one.” - Tracey Talbot
"16.02.2017 22:00:20" thechronicleherald.ca Municipality offering day camp opportunities on strike day The Halifax Regional Municipality is offering day camps for kids who would normally be in school Friday. All-day programming will begin at 8 a.m., and will conclude at 5 p.m.
"16.02.2017 21:32:29" thechronicleherald.ca Guilty verdict in Calgary triple-murder case with N.S. connection CALGARY — A man accused of killing a Calgary couple and their grandson has been found guilty on three counts of first-degree murder. Douglas Garland, who is 57, was charged in the deaths of Alvin and Kathy Liknes and five-year-old Nathan O'Brien in June "We are really, really grateful that justice prevailed in this case, and that the jury went that way," said Sherry O'Brien Stevens of Truro, great-aunt to the youngest victim, Nathan.
"16.02.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Winter parking ban continues The overnight winter parking ban will continue overnight on Friday. It will be overnight from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. so crews can deal with the 80 cm of snow accumulated after two weather events. The city says it will take 10 to 12 days before sidewalks are Officers will be ticketing vehicles obstructing sidewalk and road clearing. Vehicles hanging out of a driveway or parked on the sidewalk are prone to damage and become a dangerous obstacle for crews.
"16.02.2017 21:05:27" thechronicleherald.ca NSHA services impacted by winter storm Nova Scotia Health Authority facilities and services in Eastern Nova Scotia are being impacted by the winter weather. This includes facilities and services in Antigonish, Cape Breton, Guysborough, Inverness, Richmond and Victoria counties. If you have questions about the status of a hospital or community based service, a scheduled procedure, clinic visit, or hospital based physicians' office appointment, you should try to contact that service or office directly.
"16.02.2017 20:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Chris Hadfield brings a taste of space to Symphony Nova Scotia The first Canadian to walk in space was also the man whose signature musical presence, guitar strumming and vocal stylings in space caught the attention of adoring fans everywhere. So it seems fitting that retired astronaut Chris Hadfield will make his Hadfield's first song recorded in space, Jewel In the Night, was released on YouTube on Christmas Eve 2012.
"16.02.2017 19:54:40" thechronicleherald.ca RCMP searching for missing Lower Sackville woman Halifax District RCMP want the public's help finding 31-year-old Nicole Butler of Lower Sackville. Butler was last seen on Feb. 9 at about 7:45 a.m. on Sackville Drive in Lower Sackville. She was reported missing Wednesday evening. Butler is described as Anyone with information is asked to call Halifax District RCMP at 902-490-5020 or Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)
"16.02.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Raps' future in balance; Success or failure, Ibaka trade sets tone now and down road It took about four minutes for Serge Ibaka to be asked if it was too soon to think about his future in Toronto, and the big man smiled and said, “Yes, very too soon.” That was before it was revealed that after a personal whirlwind following being traded Ibaka is the newest Raptor, and the future is both now and tomorrow.
"16.02.2017 19:28:56" thechronicleherald.ca HÉBERT: Trying to put genie back in the bottle Almost a decade ago, Montreal philosopher Charles Taylor — one of Canada's leading intellectuals — co-presided over a provincial commission on religious accommodation that recommended, among other measures, that Québec impose a secular dress code on the The Bouchard-Taylor report was more than 300 pages long and most of its recommendations dealt with measures designed to nurture a pluralistic society.
"16.02.2017 18:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Pizza Pilot: WestJet pilot orders pizza for rerouted Air Canada passengers in Fredericton FREDERICTON — Air Canada is apologizing to passengers who found themselves rerouted late at night to Fredericton with nothing to eat — that is, until a WestJet pilot stepped in to buy them pizza. The passengers were on a flight from Toronto to St. John's, Passenger John Samms took to Twitter to say that an Air Canada employee announced it was impossible to get food at that hour.
Samms then tweeted: "Awkward but funny moment: @westjet guy walks in and says 'hey guys I'm from Westjet and we do things
"16.02.2017 18:00:30" thechronicleherald.ca DUELLING DINERS: Halifax's Stories has solid service, excellent food A. Baker Let's get straight to the point. The dinner I enjoyed at Stories was by far one of the best meals I've had in Halifax — possibly the best. "The duck is perfect. With a crispy salt and pepper crust, the inside is tender and cool. The sauce is dark, smoky and spicy, with intense dark cherry flavour and, I think, notes of red wine and possibly star anise."
"16.02.2017 17:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: Blizzard of 2017 Just in case there was any doubt, this week delivered a resounding exclamation mark that winter is with us and will remain for weeks to come. The snow that was barely visible in December or January now covers virtually every nook and cranny of the The snow that was barely visible in December or January now covers virtually every nook and cranny of the province and more is on the way, despite Shubenacadie Sam's prognostication. Welcome to winter in Nova Scotia.
"16.02.2017 17:02:12" thechronicleherald.ca Lobster biz takes a crack at China Lobsters from Nova Scotia are already selling on China's Alibaba massive e-commerce website but now the province is stepping in with a pilot project to ensure only the best of the best are sold on Alibaba's retail sister site Tmall. During a pilot project, which is to run from May through to September, three Nova Scotia companies will export 300,000 live lobster s to be sold through Tmall.
"16.02.2017 16:30:45" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Dogs with Nova Scotia roots shine at Westminster show in New York A few local pups and trainers took home some hardware at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City earlier this week. Beth Rutherford of Truro and her dog named America Champion Cardross Red Dirt Road took home the prize for “Select Dog” in Allison Foley, a professional handler from South Rawdon, brought five dogs to the show.
"16.02.2017 16:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Mattatall returns to Scotties after more than a decade Mary Mattatall might be excused for wanting to pinch herself. You see, the veteran curler just skipped a team to a provincial senior women's championship, not long after claiming the provincial women's curling title. This weekend she leads a team to St. This weekend she leads a team to St. Catharines, Ont., to compete in the Scotties Tournament of Hearts, eight years after an accident had her thinking she might never make it back.
"16.02.2017 15:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca ENTREVESTOR: Safety for seniors focus of new Halifax firm John Robertson is one of the people to see an opportunity in the fact that the population of the western world — and Nova Scotia in particular — is aging. John Robertson is a Halifax-based business consultant whose company, inspiredEggs, helps firms bring their products to market. Now he's focused on a new venture that he hopes will improve the lives of seniors who live alone.
"16.02.2017 15:00:03" thechronicleherald.ca N.S. legislature hearing on imposed teachers contract proceeds on snowy day HALIFAX — Opposition parties tried unsuccessfully today to extend the time period for teachers to offer their views on legislation that will impose a contract on them. Related: The Nova Scotia Teachers Union says it will hold a one-day, provincewide strike Friday to protest the legislation.
"16.02.2017 14:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Former Grand Chief Sylliboy to receive pardon The posthumous pardon and apology from the Nova Scotia government for the conviction of Mi'kmaq Grand Chief Gabriel Sylliboy almost 90 years ago is being celebrated as a step toward reconciliation. On Thursday afternoon, Lt.-Gov. J.J. Sylliboy, who died in 1963, was arrested in 1929 for hunting out of season. Despite his efforts to use treaty rights as his defence, he was convicted by the courts.
"16.02.2017 14:05:16" thechronicleherald.ca OPINION: Time for two aligned amigos By any calculation of power, Canada comes out short when compared to the United States. The disparity in power resources is blatantly obvious. That explains why Canada has often sought to fashion a bilateral relationship with the U.S. that is rules-based. Trump's golden rule is putting America first (and its corollary, buy American and hire Americans). It is a sharp departure from the normal Canada-U.S. diplomatic rules of the game.
"16.02.2017 13:30:10" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax drops parking fine hike Halifax Regional Municipality councillors won't be raising parking meter fines. Council's committee of the whole voted Wednesday to ask staff to keep the cost of a ticket at $25.
"16.02.2017 13:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Premier attacked on Wikipedia Premier Stephen McNeil's Wikipedia page faced a series of angry edits Tuesday. At one point, part of his introduction read: “His most notable accomplishment is the absolute failure to negotiate in good faith with the teachers in his province."
"16.02.2017 12:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Another storm closes schools, hampers travel in snow-choked East Coast HALIFAX — Much of Atlantic Canada is being hit with another nasty winter storm that has again closed schools, snarled travel and shuttered government offices. Environment Canada has issued a new series of weather warnings for parts of New Brunswick, Vast areas of the Maritimes were snowed under Monday from another blizzard that dumped almost 80 cm of snow in central New Brunswick — and 60 cm in parts of Nova Scotia — before it moved over to Newfoundland.
"16.02.2017 12:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca SMU Huskies top UPEI Panthers, X-Men beat Moncton in AUS playoff openers The Saint Mary's Huskies scored four unanswered goals in the third period to defeat the UPEI Panthers 5-1 on Wednesday at the Halifax Forum on the opening night of the AUS men's hockey playoffs. The Saint Mary's Huskies scored four unanswered goals in the third period to defeat the UPEI Panthers 5-1 on Wednesday at the Halifax Forum on the opening night of the AUS men's hockey playoffs.
"16.02.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Canada, Europe cheer EU trade deal as countermeasure to isolationism OTTAWA — Lawmakers in Canada and Europe are hailing Wednesday's approval of the Canada-EU free trade deal by the European Parliament as a win for the values of openness in the face of anti-trade movements, including the Donald Trump administration. Anti-trade sentiment was seen in the street, but not in the European Parliament.
"16.02.2017 11:15:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-02-16 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-02-16 - Editorial Cartoon Today's Editorial Cartoon by Bruce MacKinnon Editorial Cartoonist
"16.02.2017 11:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Education report ignored: Houston Nova Scotia's teachers have been without a contract for nearly two years, about the same time as the Department of Education announced a six-person panel to deal with the state of education. "Teachers were excited all these changes were going to be taking place in this school year. September came and went — no changes, nothing implemented."
"16.02.2017 00:49:09" thechronicleherald.ca Trump criticizes 'fake media' on Flynn story NEW YORK — President Donald Trump stepped up his attacks on the "fake media" Wednesday but the media was fighting back, objecting to a presidential news conference that avoided tough questions and, in the case of one MSNBC program, banning presidential CNN's Jim Acosta said the administration was clearly trying to avoid questions, adding that Trump could "only be shielded for so long."
"16.02.2017 00:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca EXCLUSIVE: Irving hiring — in Poland Irving is currently looking abroad for employees to work in their Halifax shipyard. A poster spotted by a Chronicle Herald reader living in Gdansk, Poland reads “Join the next generation of Canadian shipyard workers” and advertises an upcoming job fair. Spokesman Sean Lewis told the Chronicle Herald in an emailed statement that, while the shipyard's workforce is 95 per cent Canadian, in some cases either shipbuilding expertise does not exist in Canada or the company has exhausted efforts to recruit
"15.02.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca More risk than reward: Diligence huge when hiring competent contractors Hiring tradespeople can be the riskiest thing you do as a homeowner. Whether or not it's safe or dangerous depends on how you do it, and the trend toward under-the-table cash renovations is making the problem worse. What you might not realize is the HOMES: "What might seem like a win-win situation actually shifts a huge amount of risk to you as a homeowner — risk that could ruin you financially. . ."
"15.02.2017 23:10:00" thechronicleherald.ca Job fair: Irving hiring — in Poland Irving is currently looking abroad for employees to work in their Halifax shipyard. A poster spotted by a Chronicle Herald reader living in Gdansk, Poland reads “Join the next generation of Canadian shipyard workers” and advertises an upcoming job fair. “These individuals are intended to eventually become Canadian citizens and will contribute greatly to increasing the shipbuilding knowledge, experience and expertise of our current workforce.”
"15.02.2017 22:50:00" thechronicleherald.ca Allow teachers to fail students: Baillie Progressive Conservative party leader Jamie Baillie is calling for legislation to allow teachers to fail students who are falling behind. Baillie says that while the Education Minister Karen Casey doesn't have a policy, he would want one in place right “It's a cruel thing to do and it's not fair to our students. Just allowing them to go through isn't preparing them for the realities of life.”
"15.02.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Slice 'em and stack 'em: Whimsical DIY shelves from end tables We've been working on a sky-high loft bed as part of our four-year-old daughter's bedroom makeover, and that meant there were two pieces of furniture she definitely didn't need anymore: her two nightstands. I mean, unless we wanted to hang them from the HOMES: "I love that this set of shelves has a small footprint, and there's something about it — the fun colour, the curves — that reminds me of the French Provincial-style armoire in Beauty and the Beast."
"15.02.2017 22:10:00" thechronicleherald.ca Mermaid Theatre gets funding for renovations Kings-Hants MP Scott Brison Wednesday announced a grant of $41,125 for revitalizing the Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre in Windsor. The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program funding will allow the Mermaid Theatre to undertake upgrades to the “Mermaid has been an important cultural institution in Windsor for over 30 years. The town is justifiably proud of the theatre's commitment to Windsor and of course of its internationally renowned reputation.”
"15.02.2017 21:50:00" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax jewellery artist, sculptor once rejected by Canadian government to get Governor General's Awards OTTAWA — Halifax jewellery artist Pamela Ritchie and a sculptor whose best-known ceramics work was once rejected for display at a World Expo by the federal government are among the winners of this year's Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts. The Chronicle Herald will be sitting down for a personal interview with Halifax jewellery artist Pamela Ritchie on Thursday to learn more about her artistry.
"15.02.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca ENTREVESTOR: Safety for seniors focus of new Halifax firm John Robertson is one of the people to see an opportunity in the fact that the population of the western world — and Nova Scotia in particular — is aging. Robertson is a Halifax-based business consultant whose company, inspiredEggs, helps firms bring New Bedford-based company homeEXCEPT uses thermal imaging to monitor the health and safety of the growing population of seniors living alone in Nova Scotia.
"15.02.2017 21:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Donated blood needed in N.S. The blizzard that tore through Nova Scotia earlier this week stalled the province for the better part of two days. It also stalled blood donations. Canadian Blood Services is asking the people of Halifax to step up and donate to replenish the depleted “Right now, with people digging out from storms and more coming, lots of people have other things on their list, so we need to make blood donation top of mind because snowstorms don't slow down the need.”
"15.02.2017 20:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca A new place to say namaste in Halifax: Ashtanga yoga celebrated Ashtanga yoga has been around for more than 100 years and now there's a new society for Ashtanga-lovers in Halifax. Traditional Ashtanga Practitioners Atlantic Society has launched on the East Coast and is aiming to celebrate the traditional yoga “People have been coming from all over Atlantic Canada; even farther, from Montreal, Calgary, even places in Europe to attend his teachings. . .”
"15.02.2017 20:00:05" thechronicleherald.ca Under 40? Want to retire? It's on you TORONTO — Jennifer Yan loves being a circus coach and fitness instructor, but the 30-year-old B.C. native knows she won't be able to do it forever. Yan says the circus school she's planning to open in Mission, B.C., could eventually help her retire from "Thirty years ago, someone else took care of it for you," says Kurt Rosentreter, a senior financial adviser at Manulife Securities. "You just had to basically reach an age and then they start paying you a pension cheque. . . now that's gone."
"15.02.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Hearts on Ice returns to Wolfville in support of the Valley Cardiac Rehab Society On Sunday, Feb. 5, for the 21st year in a row, more than 300 people took to the ice at the Andrew H. McCain Arena at Acadia University in Wolfville to raise money to support the Valley Cardiac Rehab Society. Hearts on Ice has “been a very successful event, right from the very beginning. It's great family fun mid-winter event that attracts approximately between 300 and 400 people every year."
via Valley Harvester
"15.02.2017 19:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca Norse Mythology tops Maclean's fiction list Here are the top 10 hardcover fiction and non-fiction books in Canada for the week ending Feb. 12 as compiled by Maclean's magazine. The previous week's position is in parentheses. FICTION 1. (-) Norse Mythology, Neil Gaiman 2. (2) Never Never, James Only released on Feb. 6th, Gaiman's Norse Mythology is number one on Maclean's fiction list.
"15.02.2017 18:30:31" thechronicleherald.ca Eastern N.L. being walloped by winter storm that hammered Maritimes ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The blizzard that walloped the Maritimes was hitting eastern Newfoundland today with heavy winds and snow. The storm had already dropped over 40 cm of snow on the Avalon peninsula and it was predicted to continue snowing through the day The storm system that hammered the Maritimes is now expected to
drop 60cm of snow on the Avalon Peninsula over the next 24 hours.
"15.02.2017 18:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Mike Savage named eighth-most popular mayor on Twitter Mayor Mike Savage is Canada's eighth most popular mayor on Twitter according to data released Wednesday by Twitter Canada. As of Feb. 15, Savage has nearly 37,000 Twitter followers. Leading the pack for mayoral Twitter followers is Calgary's Naheed Savage is also the 10th most mentioned Canadian mayor on Twitter. View a collection of recent tweets here. . .
"15.02.2017 18:09:07" thechronicleherald.ca Fewer babies in Cape Breton? Blame N.S. Power efficiency If Cape Breton's population growth continues to lag behind the rest of the province, you might blame Nova Scotia Power (nudge nudge, wink wink, hint hint). Power outages that accompany heavy windstorms, like the blizzard that blew through the island on We all know what happens when you can't leave the house and then the power goes out. . .
"15.02.2017 17:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca OPINION: Changing our U.S. fish trade is not just for the halibut In the past five years I have monitored hundreds of halibut offloads from small fishing vessels in Nova Scotia, from Eastern Passage to Marie Joseph. “Ship us your raw logs,” Uncle Sam says, “and we'll sell you back your own lumber. Give us your raw gypsum, and we'll sell you back wallboard. Send us your fresh halibut, but come to Boston if you want to eat it.”
"15.02.2017 17:00:31" thechronicleherald.ca Canadian 9/11-inspired musical 'Come From Away' arrives on Broadway TORONTO — After years spent criss-crossing the continent with a series of sold-out engagements, "Come From Away" joins the canon of celebrated Canadian productions poised to make a splash on Broadway. The heartwarming musical is set in Gander, N.L. during The heartwarming musical is set in Gander, N.L. during the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. The population of the remote East Coast town doubled after residents provided refuge to 6,579 passengers and crew on 38 planes diverted when U.S. air space was
"15.02.2017 16:31:14" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax Hurricanes storm out of gates, hold league-best record of 14-3 Less than a month of preparation, a roster he had sparse input into, and for a position he had never been in, anyone would have given the Halifax Hurricanes and first-year professional head coach Mike Leslie a pass if the defending champions struggled to The National Basketball League of Canada season is a little over a third of the way through and the Hurricanes have come scorching out of the gates thus far.
"15.02.2017 16:04:11" thechronicleherald.ca THE PLAYER: Sharpshooter sequel Sniper Elite 4 lines up a bullseye on PlayStation 4 After a week like this one, who wouldn't want to spend a little time hiking in the beautiful Italian countryside? The fresh air, the warm breezes, the stunning vistas. Oh, and occasionally inserting a bullet into the head of a Nazi from 1,000 paces, Improved level design and AI make Sniper Elite 4 worth taking a shot at.
"15.02.2017 15:30:58" thechronicleherald.ca Tristan Legg & The Mad Dogs find footing in Maritime music scene After three years of fine-tuning, Tristan Legg & the Mad Dogs are making their own way in the Maritime music scene. With four shows at the Halifax Split Crow between Feb. 16 and 18, they are more than happy to be making their mark. “It's a great venue and With four shows at the Halifax Split Crow between Feb. 16 and 18, they are more than happy to be making their mark.
"15.02.2017 15:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Nova Scotia teachers to hold one-day strike to protest imposed contract The Nova Scotia Teachers Union will hold a one-day, province-wide strike to protest legislation that would impose a four-year contract. The union says in a news release today that the strike will occur Friday. RELATED: Union president Liette Doucet says in a news release that teachers will spend Friday protesting what she calls McNeil's “bully tactics.”
"15.02.2017 14:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Bowness sets record behind NHL bench In the same week he coached a record 2,165th NHL game, Halifax's Rick Bowness injected his Maritime wit in a message to New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, a close friend and former coaching partner. “It was a good week for us,” said Bowness, the The popular Bowness, 62, is as timeless as Stompin' Tom Connors' Hockey Song.
"15.02.2017 14:00:07" thechronicleherald.ca Nova Scotian musician Hawco hits his stride after surgery Difficult times bring authentic rhymes for Doug Hawco. The Nova Scotia musician, who wrote his latest album just after brain tumour surgery, has a whole new outlook on his career.
"15.02.2017 13:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Budget back before HRM council Wednesday Facing a few potential changes this fiscal year, including fee hikes and cuts to some parks and recreation programs, Halifax Regional Council is meeting on Wednesday to discuss these and other proposed changes as part of an “options list.” Perhaps one of the bigger requests came on Feb. 2, after the presentation for the Parks and Recreation proposed budget, which came in at just under $26.3 million.
"15.02.2017 13:00:03" thechronicleherald.ca EMO to get new flood-risk tool from NSCC Emergency officials in Nova Scotia will soon have more information to better warn people about devastating flooding that may happen when a storm surge is predicted, as it was for this week's nor'easter. Expected to launch in April, the application uses existing high-resolution lidar surveys . . . in coastal areas to develop flood-risk maps with a view to adding more maps in the future.
"15.02.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Premier giving 'State of the Province' address Wednesday Premier Stephen McNeil will give his annual update to the Halifax Chamber of Commerce Wednesday. The business association expects around 650 people to hear McNeil's fourth annual “State of the Province” address at noon in the Grand Ballroom of the World McNeil will speak about health care, education, youth retention, tourism, seafood exports, and strengthening the provincial economy.
"15.02.2017 12:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Rumor the German shepherd wins best in show at Westminster NEW YORK — Quite a rally for Rumor — a commanding comeback for German shepherds, too. Rumour was crowned America's top dog Tuesday night when, a year after a near miss on the very same green carpet, she came out of retirement to win best in show at the Rumor was crowned America's top dog Tuesday night when, a year after a near miss on the very same green carpet, she came out of retirement to win best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club.
"15.02.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: Population highlight; Census 2016 Think of it as a silver lining in an increasingly grey population cloud. While Nova Scotia experiences minimal growth and Cape Breton sees an overall population dip, each of the five Mi'kmaq reserves in Cape Breton are growing. Interestingly enough, the Growth on Mi'kmaq reserves and Cape Breton is being attributed to a deep sense of belonging.
"15.02.2017 11:15:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-02-15 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-02-15 - Editorial Cartoon Today's Editorial Cartoon by Bruce MacKinnon Editorial Cartoonist
"15.02.2017 11:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Details released about N.S. bill aimed at ending labour dispute with teachers Nova Scotia's Liberal government tabled legislation Tuesday that would impose a new four-year contract for the province's 9,300 teachers and result in an end to their union's legal strike position. RELATED: Stephen McNeil says the government wasn't attempting to punish teachers for voting no to the latest deal.
"15.02.2017 00:47:00" thechronicleherald.ca Bridgewater resident finalist in Miss Canada pageant Justina Teixeira is a busy 21-year-old Bridgewater resident who travels daily to her law enforcement classes at Ravensberg College in Halifax. She hopes to be accepted into the RCMP training program in Regina when she graduates this fall. From the South Shore Breaker: During her spare time Justina Teixeira plays on a women's hockey team, which she says provides a great body workout and through which she has met some very awesome people.
"15.02.2017 00:29:17" thechronicleherald.ca Hockey Huskies dig in for playoff push The AUS men's hockey playoffs are set to begin Wednesday night, but the Saint Mary's Huskies have already done plenty of heavy lifting. For the past two days in snow-buried Halifax, the Huskies shovelled their way out of a neighbourhood that includes two Saint Mary's hosts the UPEI Panthers at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Forum in the opening game of their best-of-three quarter-final.
"14.02.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca More snow on the way in Nova Scotia “The reprieve is short-lived.” With those five words, Environment Canada Tuesday warned Nova Scotians of another snow storm to hit the province later this week. The next weather system is expected to hit parts of Nova Scotia from Wednesday night and into Also included is video of a home under construction that was crushed under the weight of Monday's snow.
"14.02.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIBERT: Smoke and mirrors: the Freedom of Information game The provincial government gets credit for making it easier to apply for access to public information and a mumbled “thanks, anyway” for soothing rejection, softened by digital denial. The heretofore unfathomable allure of “online dating” becomes clearer. The spirit of the FOI law was, said former attorney general Tom McInnis, that government-held information is by definition the property of the governed. The law itself is but a lever to pry open jealously-guarded vaults where inconvenient truths lie
"14.02.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Florists, restaurants find ways to make Valentine's work Florists in the province have banded together to provide a little colour and freshness to people's stormy Valentine's — and after. Humble Burdock Farms, KoKo Mod Floral Design Studio and Flora Flower Studio all had their pop-up shops cancelled during the The hashtag #stormflowers was thrown out by some local florists this week.
"14.02.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Scientific committee draws line at using gene editing to create designer babies TORONTO — Genome editing, a powerful technology that allows researchers to add, remove or replace snippets of DNA from cells, should only be used for the potential treatment or prevention of serious diseases and disabilities — not to produce "designer While the practice of gene editing is not new, a highly precise tool known as CRISPR/CAS 9 has revolutionized scientists' ability to alter DNA.
"14.02.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Buildings evacuated after massive fire breaks out in midtown Toronto TORONTO — Numerous buildings have been evacuated in midtown Toronto as firefighters try to control a massive and "hazardous" blaze that has closed the streets and billowed smoke over a wide area. "Everyone in that building that we know that was inside that building is safe and accounted for, so that's good news," Toronto Fire Chief Matthew Pegg said.
"14.02.2017 21:01:00" thechronicleherald.ca Trump was told in January that Flynn misled Pence, WH says WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was told in late January that his top national security aide had misled his vice-president, three weeks before Trump ousted adviser Michael Flynn amid a swirling public controversy over Flynn's contacts with a Russian The Kremlin had confirmed that Flynn was in contact with Kislyak but denied that they talked about lifting sanctions. On Tuesday, Russian lawmakers mounted a fierce defence of Flynn.
"14.02.2017 20:40:00" thechronicleherald.ca Three cases of measles confirmed in Halifax Health officials in Nova Scotia have confirmed three cases of measles in the Halifax area — the first time in nine years the highly contagious infection has been reported in the province. The Nova Scotia Health Authority said Tuesday it is investigating The measles have returned to Halifax.
"14.02.2017 20:10:00" thechronicleherald.ca HÉBERT: Bouquet may be hiding thorns In the spirit of Valentine's Day, Donald Trump handed Justin Trudeau the rose he coveted on Monday in Washington. Like all roses, it comes with thorns. Only time will tell whether those thorns matter more than the flower itself. Canadians with long memories might reflect on the irony that in another era, under a prime minister of the same last name, the interdependence of the two economies tended to be portrayed as an existential problem. Now it is an ideal to preserve and
"14.02.2017 20:04:40" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Government legislates new teachers contract Education Minister Karen Casey announced legislation to impose a new contract on teachers and end the ongoing labour dispute. Casey said that the Teachers' Professional Agreement and Classroom Improvement Act aims to address teachers' concerns over Lots more coverage coming, as the legislature will be sitting tonight.
"14.02.2017 19:40:00" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax parking ban continues The overnight winter parking ban will continue from 1-6 a.m. Wednesday. During this time, city crews will clear streets and sidewalks of snow brought by the recent winter storm. It is expected to take several days to make the city fully accessable. Don't get ticketed or towed.
"14.02.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Teachers' dispute 'acid test' for province: consultant A leading education expert is warning that the current teachers' dispute could be the “acid test,” that decides Nova Scotia's economic future. Bennett warned that the ongoing polarization between supporters of sound fiscal management and those backing public services will play out in labour disputes, such as the ongoing action by teachers.
"14.02.2017 19:00:04" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEOS & PHOTOS: Closures remain in effect as Nova Scotia digs out from blizzard Parts of Atlantic Canada remains under a blizzard warning today after a massive storm descended on the region, dumping heavy loads of snow and unleashing potent winds. RELATED: Nova Scotians continue to dig out after the biggest snowfall of the year.
"14.02.2017 18:34:26" We are live now with Karen Casey. She is making a major announcement on the ongoing teachers' dispute.
"14.02.2017 18:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca After encouraging Trump meeting, firms now eyeing Canada-EU trade outcome OTTAWA — Feeling a sense of relief following Donald Trump's remarks on the future of U.S. trade with Canada, business leaders are now hoping for a second wave of positive news out of Europe. Trudeau's visit is expected to coincide with the European Union's ratification vote on its free-trade deal with Canada, an agreement nearly scuttled last fall due to opposition from a small region in Belgium.
"14.02.2017 18:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Rumor has it: German shepherd scores at Westminster dog show NEW YORK — She's no longer a Rumor at America's top dog show. A German shepherd called Rumor who just missed winning at the Westminster Kennel Club last year came back to score a big victory Monday night, beating out favoured Preston the puli in the To the cheers of the crowd at Madison Square Garden, Rumor joined a miniature poodle, a Pekingese and a Norwegian elkhound in the best-of-seven final ring.
"14.02.2017 17:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca NowNS: Lockview High students develop unique app No net? No problem. Three Lockview High School students are hoping to cash in on their app that allows users to fetch information online without Wi-Fi access. Now in beta testing, the Offnet app is the brainchild of high school seniors and budding Via NOW Nova Scotia - These students came up with a unique solution to the many problems spotty Wi-Fi presents.
"14.02.2017 17:00:07" thechronicleherald.ca Lanceleve leads SMU Breanna Lanceleve doesn't want to wait any longer. “We're rolling so I can't see us slowing down now and being anything but AUS champions now that so many of us have put in the work for the past four years.”
"14.02.2017 16:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Cannabis industry opposes call for plain packaging and bans on advertising VANCOUVER — Garfield Mahood has spent 30 years fighting for the Canadian government to require plain packaging for cigarettes. So, the long-time non-smokers' rights activist says he doesn't have much faith in the government's ability to regulate and As the government prepares to legalize, marijuana, the cannabis industry and public health advocates are closely watching is whether it will allow companies to brand and promote their products.
"14.02.2017 16:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Pierre Trudeau, Ivanka Trump, and how the White House meeting got set up WASHINGTON — The relationship-building effort with Donald Trump began within hours of his stunning election win. After the shocks in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, came a smaller surprise in a phone chat. The day after the election, Trump told the prime minister that he admired his dad, Pierre, and they'd actually met once — Trump spoke at a 1981 New York City event where the elder Trudeau was the guest of honour.
"14.02.2017 15:30:02" thechronicleherald.ca Hard making a buck in all that snow Mozzarella is piling up on what will be yet another Velos Pizza creation — a stone oven-cooked pie with both aged and softer mozza to produce a gooey, melted texture and full, robust flavour — as employee Keith Colclough quickly fills out another order. A decision to stay open when most businesses close for a storm can be a big payoff, or it could prove fruitless.
"14.02.2017 15:00:15" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax gold producer on the rebound Halifax-based junior miner GoGold Resources is planning to sink US$15.5 million into three vat leach projects for its Santa Gertrudis gold mine in southwestern Mexico this year. The company's latest quarterly results show it more than doubled its revenues during the three months ending Dec. 31.
"14.02.2017 14:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca OPINION: N.S. Crown land forests: who is managing them? Behind closed doors, Nova Scotia's Department of Natural Resources has quietly transferred the management of 1.4 million acres of Crown lands to WestFor, a consortium of 13 privately owned mills. Some of these mills are local companies with a long history Nova Scotians need to ask themselves: Should private industry be the steward of public lands?
"14.02.2017 14:00:07" thechronicleherald.ca Liberals set up committee to be sounding board for poverty strategy OTTAWA — The federal government is turning to public consultations to help craft a poverty reduction strategy. Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos also plans to use the expertise of an advisory committee on poverty to produce a national proposal The announcement Monday came as the Liberals finalized a national housing strategy designed to help make housing more affordable and reduce homelessness.
"14.02.2017 13:32:01" thechronicleherald.ca UPDATE: Schools, transit and more remain closed Tuesday after storm stuns Nova Scotia Parts of Atlantic Canada remains under a blizzard warning today after a massive storm descended on the region, dumping heavy loads of snow and unleashing potent winds. RELATED: VIDEO & PHOTOS: Storm shuts down province Environment Canada has issued the Schools and government offices were also closed for a second day throughout Nova Scotia, while travel by air and water was again stalled by cancellations and delays.
"14.02.2017 13:00:09" thechronicleherald.ca Hope remains for Swiss family facing deportation A family living outside Bridgewater facing a deportation order is hoping that small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change their world. More than 50 people in the Bridgewater area are doing all they can to support the Huwilers, a Swiss family Since going public with their story in the Chronicle Herald, the family received a call from Citizenship and Immigration and had their deportation order moved to March 10.
"14.02.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: Checking, balancing Trump President Donald Trump' may be learning — slowly and painfully — that he can't run a nation the way he ran his business interests. Indeed, Mr. Trump must be starting to understand the separation of powers under the U.S. Constitution. Last week, two U.S. courts brought constitutional “checks and balances” to bear on Mr. Trump's executive order to impose a travel ban on people from seven predominantly Muslim nations.
"14.02.2017 12:00:10" thechronicleherald.ca N.S. government to reconvene legislature to impose contract on teachers HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government intends today to begin the process of forcing a resolution to the ongoing contract dispute with Nova Scotia's 9,300 teachers. The government wants to introduce a bill that will end the dispute that has seen teachers reject three contract offers and launch a work-to-rule campaign.
"14.02.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Shipbuilders seek simplified government system Having someone make swift decisions would save time and money on the National Shipbuilding Strategy, according to the government's two key shipbuilders. Two shipbuilding companies, including Irving Shipyard, are hoping the buck can stop with one person when important decisions need to me made.
"14.02.2017 11:14:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-02-14 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-02-14 - Editorial Cartoon Today's Editorial Cartoon by Michael de Adder
"14.02.2017 11:00:03" thechronicleherald.ca ENTREVESTOR: Love, marriage and a Cairo cashback startup In honour of Valentine's Day, we have a story today of love, marriage, an accelerator in Cairo and an intriguing FinTech app. This is the story of Syrian-born Amira AlKasem and Mohamad Tawakol, originally from Egypt, two young people who met at Dalhousie This is the story of Syrian-born Amira AlKasem and Mohamad Tawakol, originally from Egypt, two young people who met at Dalhousie University where they were studying business and computer science, respectively.
"14.02.2017 01:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca Trudeau-Trump meeting provides measure of comfort for Corporate Canada CALGARY — The positive tone on trade struck by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump is providing some measure of comfort within Corporate Canada. Avery Shenfeld, chief economist at CIBC Capital Markets, said in a note that Trump's comments on NAFTA should give some comfort to Canadian economy watchers.
"14.02.2017 00:25:06" thechronicleherald.ca UPDATE: Tuesday storm closures announced The following storm-related closures have been announced for Tuesday: The latest on what's already closed for Tuesday.
"14.02.2017 00:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca CBRM police pitch for new headquarters has to wait Peter McIsaac will have to try later in the week. Until a blizzard turned Cape Breton into an silent landscape of empty streets and smoking chimneys, McIsaac, the CBRM chief of police, was slated Tuesday to make a pitch for new headquarters. When the storm hit, CBRM chief of police Peter McIsaac's meeting with the police commission, which coincides with the CBRM council's budget deliberations this week, was postponed.
"13.02.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Winter Warm-Me Ups: Inspired Spiked Hot Chocolate The last days of autumn have passed. It's time to celebrate the holiday season with festive parties and winter sport activities. What could be better after a day spent outside in the brisk winter air, than a warming drink? The holidays may be behind us, but that's no excuse not to warm up with a cup of hot chocolate this evening.
"13.02.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Trump ignores reporters' shouted questions about Flynn WASHINGTON — Embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn's fate as one of President Donald Trump's senior aides remained uncertain Monday following reports that he discussed U.S. sanctions with a Russian envoy before Trump's inauguration. On Friday, The Washington Post reported that Flynn addressed sanctions against Russia in a call with a Russian official while Barack Obama was still the sitting president.
"13.02.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca IBM's famed Watson computer 'gets a job' fighting cybercrime threat FREDERICTON — A year after IBM began teaching its Watson computer system to fight cybercrime, the company is making the platform available for use. "Now he gets a job and makes us some money," quipped Caleb Barlow, vice-president of IBM Security. Watson — IBM's question-answering computer system — was originally designed to compete (and win) on the television quiz show Jeopardy!
"13.02.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Grey Cup coming to Halifax In a career that's always been taken one day at a time, Matthew Albright was more than happy to make an exception. The occasion is the 2016 CFL Grey Cup trophy set to make its touring debut in Halifax on Feb. The 2016 CFL Grey Cup trophy is set to make its touring debut in Halifax on Feb. 17-18.
"13.02.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Mumford bus terminal set for an upgrade The Halifax Regional Municipality is looking at upgrading the Mumford bus terminal. And one councillor is happy to see the city is keeping commuter rail in mind. The municipality issued a tender Monday for the design and location options for a The tender includes a provision for the possible future inclusion of commuter rail.
"13.02.2017 21:00:04" thechronicleherald.ca NowNS: Online timber brokerage finds ways to make its mark Mahone Bay-based startup WoodsCamp Technologies is leveraging open data to reinvent — and reveal fresh insight into — Nova Scotia's forestry industry. Alastair Jarvis says 2016 also yielded a great deal of data about the province's private woodlot owners and their respective tree stocks.
"13.02.2017 20:40:00" thechronicleherald.ca Toronto bar apologizes for 'disgusting' sign, blames rogue employee TORONTO — A downtown Toronto bar has issued a public apology after displaying a sign that was denounced online as promoting sexual assault. Photos began circulating on social media on Sunday of a sign inside the venue that included the words "no means yes."
"13.02.2017 20:13:00" thechronicleherald.ca IWK cancels ambulatory clinics until Tuesday The IWK Health Centre in Halifax has shut down its ambulatory clinics until noon on Tuesday, “Due to the inclement weather in the Halifax region, patients and families are advised that the IWK Health Centre will be cancelling all ambulatory clinics The care team will call to reschedule dates with patients.
"13.02.2017 20:00:07" thechronicleherald.ca Baby bomber: Derek Jeter's wife, Hannah, announces pregnancy online NEW YORK — Derek Jeter's wife, Hannah, says they are expecting their first child together, a girl. The Sports Illustrated swimsuit star made the announcement Monday in an essay on her husband's Player's Tribune website. The announcement includes a photo Jeter and the former Hannah Davis married in July.
"13.02.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca The Bus Stop Theatre: Revisiting Fringe Festival The Bus Stop Theatre is revisiting some of the 2015 Atlantic Fringe Festival's favourite performances through February. From Feb. 15-18,” Re-fringed” will feature five shows, and tickets are on sale now for $10-$15. From Feb. 15-18,” Re-fringed” will feature five shows, and tickets are on sale now for $10-$15.
"13.02.2017 19:01:27" thechronicleherald.ca Blustery snow stops the mail It may not have been rain or sleet, but snow stopped postal workers from delivering the mail Monday. At 2:15 p.m., a mail delivery alert went out in the Halifax area, saying mail delivery would be interrupted by the raging storm. No delivery in Metro, and delivery may not succeed in many parts of the province.
"13.02.2017 19:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca GOODIE GIRL: Warm up this winter with home-style chili Soups, stews and chili are a winter staple at our dinner table. There is nothing like a hearty bowl of chili to heat you up on a cold day. This recipe is a home-style recipe that is just like Mom's — perfect comfort food. Coincidentally, it is, in fact, This recipe is a home-style recipe that is just like Mom's — perfect comfort food.
"13.02.2017 18:37:27" thechronicleherald.ca Premier cancels legislature sitting tonight Premier Stephen McNeil has cancelled tonight's sitting of the legislature. “We have closely monitored the storm and it is clear now that conditions will not improve before this evening's sitting of the legislature,” McNeil said in a statement. The stormy weather has halted any potential progress in the ongoing teacher's contract saga.
"13.02.2017 18:11:04" thechronicleherald.ca Teachers Union, Opposition pushes back against Premier McNeil The president of the NSTU doesn't think Premier McNeil is paying attention.
"13.02.2017 18:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Surgeries pushed back by stormy weather The Nova Scotia Health Authority has announced elective surgeries are cancelled today in light of weather conditions. “We will reschedule with patients on an individual basis,” said John Gillis, a senior strategy advisor with the Capital District Health NSHA says it will reschedule with patients individually.
"13.02.2017 17:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Trump, Trudeau shake hands in first face-to-face meeting at White House WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived at the White House for his first face-to-face meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump and Trudeau were both smiling and appeared to greet each other warmly as they shook hands at the door to the West Wing before the president ushered the prime minister inside.
"13.02.2017 17:00:06" thechronicleherald.ca How chocolate became tied to Valentine's Day Heart-shaped boxes filled with decadent treats are coveted gifts on Valentine's Day. Chocolate lovers typically have a favourite type of chocolate, whether it's creamy filled truffles or chocolate pieces with fruit or nut fillings. The tradition of gifting chocolate is anything but new. Chocolate and other sweet treats have been offered for centuries as prized gifts.
"13.02.2017 16:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca City dwellers swoon over rustic East Coast real estate on the cheap HALIFAX — A historic manor in rural Nova Scotia has social media users salivating over the roughly $435,000 price tag for the estate, but it's far from the only bargain in the Maritimes that would make city dwellers swoon over sprawling, rustic property Nestled atop a hill overlooking the Avon River, the Queen of Anne style home is adorned with austere woodwork dating back to the 1910s.
"13.02.2017 16:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Joel Plaskett melds father's music with his own to produce album HALIFAX — More than 30 years ago in the picturesque fishing town of Lunenburg, N.S., a young Joel Plaskett would sift through his father's record collection and watch him play guitar with a keen eye. After years of floating the idea, the father-son duo have collaborated on an album for the first time.
"13.02.2017 15:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Five indoor snow day activities for kids at home When you have active kids stuck in the house for a snow day, you may start asking yourself, how am I going to keep them entertained all day? Instead of fighting over the TV, here are a few things your kids can do when the weather outside is frightful.
"13.02.2017 15:00:05" thechronicleherald.ca Cataractes hold off Moose for 1-0 win Shawinigan Cataractes defenceman Nick Welsh picked up a couple of souvenirs from a Halifax homecoming Sunday. Welsh, 19, sported a fresh cut on his upper lip after the Cats blanked the Halifax Mooseheads 1-0 in front of 8,457 fans at Scotiabank Centre. Despite missing three injured veterans in goaltender Blade Mann-Dixon and forwards Jake Coughler and Keigan Goetz, the Mooseheads didn't wilt Sunday — nor in Friday's 4-3 loss to the high-flying Islanders.
"13.02.2017 14:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Anxiety running high as Trudeau holds first face-to-face meeting with Trump OTTAWA — Anxiety is running high as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jets off to Washington this morning for his first face-to-face meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Trudeau and Trump will hold a tete-a-tete in the Oval Office, and then will be joined by other top officials for a broader meeting about Canada-U.S. relations.
"13.02.2017 14:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Purcells Cove's elegance uncovered I never lived in a city before Halifax, needing always to be within walking distance of the wild and that's something urban life simply couldn't offer, not like the Confederation Trail in rural P.E.I. or the uncleared lots of farm country Ontario. This ecosystem was born to burn.
"13.02.2017 13:53:01" thechronicleherald.ca PHOTOS: Parts of Atlantic Canada shutting down as blizzard slowly moves across region Schools, municipal offices and businesses are shuttered today in much of Atlantic Canada as a potent winter storm begins blowing through the region. The latest storm system — the second in less than a week — moved in early Monday, bringing powerful winds and steady snowfall.
"13.02.2017 13:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Sherbrooke Lake access point adds to controversy A deal to provide public access to Sherbrooke Lake has left some locals and one of the municipal districts that signed it feeling they've been had. Cottage owner Greg Stokes says he and the Municipality of the District of Chester were kept in the dark and treated unfairly.
"13.02.2017 13:00:06" thechronicleherald.ca First Nations buck C.B.'s population decline It will come as no surprise to people in Cape Breton that the population of this small Nova Scotia island is in steep decline. Eskasoni, Nova Scotia's largest First Nation community with 3,422 residents, saw the smallest increase but at 3.4 per cent it was still much higher than the provincial average of 0.2 per cent growth.
"13.02.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca LEGER: Trudeau and Trump, odd couple relations at the highest levels Today's meeting between Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump is much more than just a celebrity photo op, although it is certainly that, too. In fact, celebrity might be Trudeau's strongest card with Trump. If there's anything this president respects, it's pop Trudeau is going to need all the cards he can play to make the best of this first, crucial meeting.
"13.02.2017 12:00:08" thechronicleherald.ca Basement treasure becomes centrepiece of new Lunenburg museum exhibit A 15.5 ft (4.7m) birchbark canoe that was constructed by Mi'kmaq builders in the early 1900s for hunting and fishing in the backwoods of Nova Scotia is the centerpiece for a new exhibit at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg. “When I first saw the canoe, it was almost like walking back in history,” said Viki Gaul.
"13.02.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: The breaking point has come in teachers contract The McNeil government jumped the gun when it closed schools for two days last December and called an emergency session of the House of Assembly to legislate a new teachers contract. Few Nova Scotians can honestly believe another round of bargaining will lead to a different result.
"13.02.2017 11:25:36" Our offices will be delayed opening today due to weather, will update as the day progresses. Stay safe, everyone!
"13.02.2017 11:15:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-02-12 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-02-12 - Editorial Cartoon Today's Editorial Cartoon by Michael de Adder
"13.02.2017 11:04:00" thechronicleherald.ca Schools across province shut down as high winds, big snowfall hit Nova Scotia Nova Scotians are hunkering down as they brace for blizzard conditions. Another winter storm system — the second in less than a week — is moving into the region this morning.
"13.02.2017 00:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca AUS HOCKEY: First-round playoff pairings finalized First-round playoff pairings finalized in men's, women's leagues The quarter-final matchups are set in Atlantic University Sport men's and women's hockey. On the men's side, the third-place St. Francis Xavier X-Men (16-12-2) meet the No. 6 Moncton Aigles Among the men's teams, the pennant-winning UNB Varsity Reds and the runner-up Acadia Axemen received first-round playoff byes.
Saint Mary's and the second-place St. Thomas Tommies have byes in the women's playoffs.
"13.02.2017 00:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca 100 year-old writings of a female racer “. . . the real, the intense pleasure, the actual realisation of the pastime comes only when you drive your own car.” — Dorothy Levitt The mirror, she advises, should have a handle to “. . . occasionally hold up to see what is behind you in a flash . . . ” With this sentence, Levitt makes the very first reference in print to the rear-view mirror.
"12.02.2017 23:31:16" All HRSB schools are closed Monday.
Also, french schools in HRM and the central region are closed Monday
"12.02.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca From polls to protests: the search for a Trump-like political movement in Canada OTTAWA — When chants of "lock her up" — an echo of anti-Clinton vitriol from the U.S. presidential election — erupted last December during a protest at the Alberta legislature, observers quickly flagged it as evidence of the Trump effect in Canada. But 21st-century populism knows no geopolitical bounds.
"12.02.2017 23:13:07" A quick addition to our pre-storm coverage: all Metro Transit buses will not be running on Monday.
"12.02.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Trump clock talk of Agricola street A Donald Trump shot-clock in a window on Agricola Street in Halifax has neighbours talking. The three digit counter reads: “Number of Days Since Trump Last Embarrassed America.” You may have seen similar signs at workplaces, marking the number of “I think we're lucky we can find it amusing,” said a worker at a business just up the street.
"12.02.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca City dwellers swoon over rustic East Coast real estate on the cheap HALIFAX — A historic manor in rural Nova Scotia has social media users salivating over the roughly $435,000 price tag for the estate, but it's far from the only bargain in the Maritimes that would make city dwellers swoon over sprawling, rustic property A low price-per-square-foot has sparked the interest of plenty of people from different corners of the globe. And the Mounce Mansion isn't the only East Coast property with a tantilizing price tag.
"12.02.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Atlantic Canada bracing for major storm; blizzard conditions forecast for some areas Weather warnings are out for Nova Scotia and the rest of the Atlantic provinces as a major snowstorm is forecast to hit the region overnight. High snowfall amounts and high winds are forecast as Nova Scotia prepares for its worst storm of the winter so far.
"12.02.2017 21:45:00" thechronicleherald.ca Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy bringing funny to Halifax in April Jeff Foxworthy's signature southern drawl is impossible not to recognize as he laments the recent Superbowl 51 loss of his Atlanta Falcons. “I'm still trying to recover from this,” said Foxworthy, his signature chortle echoing through the phone line. “It's my favourite spot . . . I love to play in Canada. They are so laid back, and they're the best comedy audiences,” Foxworthy said.
"12.02.2017 21:15:00" thechronicleherald.ca Could Beyonce finally win album of the year at the Grammys? LOS ANGELES — There are few things Beyonce has not conquered, and the Grammy for album of the year is one of them. For the third time, Beyonce is nominated for the coveted trophy, an award given to few R&B-based performers and only two hip-hop acts in the This will be Beyonce's third nomination for album of the year.
"12.02.2017 20:45:00" thechronicleherald.ca Soft sugar cookies a sweet treats for your sweetheart Sugar cookies with cream cheese frosting will be perfect for Valentine's Day this year. Sometimes I look for one-bowl cookie recipes and easy shortcuts because I'm looking to speed up the prep time in recipes. They are a simple cookie that is dense enough to hold their shape without crumbling and not so sweet that it overpowers the frosting.
"12.02.2017 20:33:00" thechronicleherald.ca HRM garbage pick-up canceled Monday The Halifax Regional Municipality has cancelled curbside collection of garbage, recycling and green carts Monday because of the winter storm. Residents who would normally have collection on Monday, Feb. 13, will instead be allowed double the garbage You'll be allowed double the number of bags at the next garbage collection.
"12.02.2017 20:15:00" thechronicleherald.ca Police investigate Young Street robbery, connection with another The C Shop at 6141 Young St. in Halifax was robbed Saturday afternoon. Halifax Regional Police were told a man entered the store and demanded money. He was given some and fled. He did not show a weapon and the cashier wasn't injured. Two overnight robberies in Halifax may be linked, although police have yet to confirm.
"12.02.2017 19:45:00" thechronicleherald.ca Ford bets $1B on startup founded by Waymo, Uber vets SAN FRANCISCO — Ford Motor is spending $1 billion to take over a budding robotics startup to acquire more expertise needed to reach its ambitious goal of having a fully driverless vehicle on the road by 2021. Ford isn't backing off its goal to have a driverless vehicle on the road by 2021.
"12.02.2017 19:28:51" thechronicleherald.ca Nova Scotia teachers fight for say on bill to end contract dispute HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Teachers Union says its 9,300 members should have their say when the legislature reconvenes to push through a resolution to the ongoing contract dispute. Ahead of an emergency session of the house, NSTU president Liette Doucette is calling for input from teachers before any action is taken.
"12.02.2017 19:15:00" thechronicleherald.ca Conservatives offer support to Trudeau ahead of meeting with Trump OTTAWA — The Conservative party is offering support to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he prepares to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday. Interim leader Rona Ambrose has sent a letter to Trudeau calling for bipartisan efforts in building a Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose writes there are a number of key issues Trudeau must address with Trump, including the future of NAFTA, potential "Buy American" legislation and trade relationships with the countries involved in the Trans-Pacific
"12.02.2017 18:52:00" thechronicleherald.ca Bluenose: the legend, the myth and the truth Many people have written many things about the famous Nova Scotian schooner Bluenose. Her history has been well documented by a number of good authors. The Bluenose II has been a political target lately, but in a break from that narrative former Bluenose II deckhand Capt. R. L. Boudreau examines what made the original schooner so darn fast.
"12.02.2017 18:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Officials say Hamburg airport scare was likely pepper spray BERLIN — Hundreds of passengers at Hamburg Airport were evacuated and more than a dozen flights cancelled after some 68 people were injured by a hazardous material that likely spread through the airport's air conditioning system. Authorities still are working to determine how it got into the airport's air conditioning system, a statement said.
"12.02.2017 18:00:05" thechronicleherald.ca Pentagon launches effort to solve a baffling WWII mystery ALBANY, N.Y. — The Pentagon is launching efforts to solve a baffling World War II mystery: whether dozens of U.S. sailors listed as missing from a ship disaster were actually recovered and buried all along as unknowns in a New York cemetery. More than 130 victims of the USS Turner's 1944 explosion and sinking near New York Harbor are still officially missing.
"12.02.2017 17:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Goodlife leads to good love as Halifax fitness instructors share proposal story Jarvis Googoo and his new fiancee Kerrianne Ryan are living proof: couples who work out together stay together. Ryan was the recipient of a stage-set marriage proposal recently, when boyfriend Googoo got on both knees at the end of a class she was On Feb. 3, four years to the day after their first date, the two created a brand-new, lifelong bond, just in time for Valentine's Day.
"12.02.2017 17:00:31" thechronicleherald.ca ON TARGET: Mali bad bet for new Canadian troop deployment Since last August, it has been known that the Liberal government is intent on sending a force of peacekeepers to a United Nations mission somewhere on the African continent. Canadians have been told there will be approximately 600 soldiers deployed, but they don't know where.
"12.02.2017 16:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Alberta Canning machine company rides canned craft beer wave to increased sales CALGARY — For a certain generation of connoisseur, beer sold in aluminum cans cannot call itself "craft beer." But that's changing to the relief of Peter Love, whose family-owned Calgary manufacturing business specializes in small-scale canning machines Peter Love has been trying to change beer snob attitudes since 1999.
"12.02.2017 16:00:05" thechronicleherald.ca More than 200 whales swim away after New Zealand stranding WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Whale lovers in New Zealand finally got some good news on Sunday after more than 200 stranded whales managed to refloat themselves overnight and swim away, while volunteers managed to save another 17 whales at high tide. Hundreds of volunteers from farmers to tourists have spent days at the beach dousing the whales with buckets of water to keep them cool and trying to refloat them.
"12.02.2017 15:33:38" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax will enforce parking ban ahead of Monday blizzard The Winter Parking Ban will be in effect in the early morning hours of Monday. Environment Canada has issued a blizzard warning for the Halifax region, and 50 to 60 cm of snow is expected. Environment Canada has issued a blizzard warning for the Halifax region, and 50 to 60 cm of snow is expected.
"12.02.2017 15:00:06" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax Hurricanes bounce back against Moncton Miracles After hearing a few pre-game words of wisdom from a coaching legend, the Halifax Hurricanes went on to defeat the Moncton Miracles 109-98 in National Basketball League of Canada action Saturday night at Scotiabank Centre. Last-place Moncton couldn't match Halifax's depth..
"12.02.2017 14:31:07" thechronicleherald.ca Quebec high-school finance course 'concocted by the banks,' according to unions MONTREAL — A proposed personal finance course for Quebec high-school students is pitting teachers unions against the government and a financial industry that want people to be more comfortable managing — and talking about — money. Education Minister Sebastien Proulx wants the personal finance course to be mandatory in high schools across the province, starting September, while unions are demanding he suspend the rollout.
"12.02.2017 14:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Universities moving away from allowing students to judge sex assaults VANCOUVER — When Stephanie Hale read the University of British Columbia's new sexual misconduct policy, she had mixed emotions. When Stephanie Hale read the University of British Columbia's new sexual misconduct policy, she had mixed emotions.
"12.02.2017 13:30:02" thechronicleherald.ca PHOTOS: Nova Scotia vies for top dog More than 3,000 top dogs from across the globe will descend on New York City for the world-famous Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, including at least nine of Nova Scotia's finest. The Smooth Collie competition alone will have 18 dogs, four of which have The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show runs Feb. 13-14
"12.02.2017 13:00:10" thechronicleherald.ca STORIFY: Halifax youth meet real-life Coach Carter Ken Carter once donned an Italian suit and taught teens basketball in one of America's most dangerous neighbourhoods. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Richmond, California, was known for gun violence, theft, murder — and thanks to Carter — a winning After speaking with youth, Carter offered signed copies of his book, Yes Ma'am No Sir, to his audience.
"12.02.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Drake, Bieber join diverse group of Canadians vying for Grammy Awards TORONTO — Several Canadians will be going for gold at tonight's Grammy Awards, including two of the country's biggest pop performers. Drake and Justin Bieber will square off against country singer Sturgill Simpson and pop powerhouses Adele and Beyonce, who are all nominated for album of the year.
"12.02.2017 00:00:03" thechronicleherald.ca OPINION: Managing forests not that easy If only managing forests for the public good was as simple as critics like Mike Parker and Jim Harpell seem to think. At least Donna Crossland knows her forest ecology (Satellites reveal the clear-cut truth, Jan. 14). Yet they all, in their quest for easy Nature's way guarantees ample compost, shade and nutrients for decades to come.
"11.02.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Nova Scotia premier promises to 'bring an end' to teachers dispute HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's premier is bringing the legislature back on Monday to "bring an end" to the ongoing contract dispute with the province's 9,300 public school teachers. Premier Stephen McNeil said it is clear the province and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union have reached "an impasse."
"11.02.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca OPINION: All tree loss isn't due to clear-cutting Donna Crossland (Opinions, Jan. 14) has analyzed satellite images and suggests that forest loss in Nova Scotia is “more than government would have us believe.” The article and images are not an entirely accurate reflection of forest harvesting. It is Simply put, harvesting trees does not cause deforestation.
"11.02.2017 22:05:00" thechronicleherald.ca Exploring all Port Williams has to offer Finding places for day tripping is easy-peasy when you live in Nova Scotia. Beaches, forests, hiking trails — you name it, it's within easy driving distance no matter where you live. But if you include the challenge of “off season” in the mix, it becomes I had heard about The Noodle Guy from several people, and we were not disappointed.
"11.02.2017 21:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Back in Chablis: This juice rocks I landed in Chablis on a cool, rainy day in early November last year. Like so many of my favourite wine towns, Chablis isn't a glorified gift shop.
"11.02.2017 20:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca BOOK REVIEW: How to make people listen You've Got 00:00:08 Seconds, Communication Secrets for a Distracted World, by Paul Hellman, Amacom Books, April 2017, 192 pages, $17.95 It has been a long time since I had so much fun reading a business book, but I chuckled almost as often as I This is a book about how we communicate, especially in the business world.
"11.02.2017 20:00:03" thechronicleherald.ca PHOTOS: Carnival Vista - Good Value. High Tech Fun. The more we sail on a Carnival cruise, the more we realize that this line does try to provide something for everyone. The giant ships have lots of entertainment, plenty to eat and the price is very reasonable. Sure, a good portion of our fellow guests Another remarkable innovation is the Sky Ride, a bicycle-like device that hangs beneath rails suspended over the ocean at the top of the ship.
"11.02.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Tall Ships return to N.S. Rendez-Vous 2017, the Tall Ships Regatta Nova Scotia, will see sailing ships and visitors from around the world visit 11 ports across the province next summer. Rendez-Vous 2017 is anchored by a $1.5-million investment from the province and expects to boost tourism by the thousands.
"11.02.2017 19:00:05" thechronicleherald.ca Islanders stave off short-staffed Mooseheads The Charlottetown Islanders outscored the visiting Halifax Mooseheads 2-1 in the final eight minutes to post a 4-3 victory Friday night in the QMJHL. It was the fifth straight win for the Islanders (34-15-3), but it didn't come easily against the Halifax native Mark Grametbauer tended goal for Charlottetown.
"11.02.2017 18:45:00" thechronicleherald.ca Don't fear worst if ride stops making heat Mechanic and pal Nick Labrie had another one of those great stories for me this month, illustrating the need to understand how your ride works, how to maintain it, and how sometimes, a big problem can have a simple little solution. This story also “this customer was now afraid to visit a shop, for fear of the cost. She didn't want a mechanic to address her heat issue, because she was afraid she'd be charged thousands, and felt she had no control.”
"11.02.2017 18:32:00" thechronicleherald.ca IWK warns of fundraising practices The IWK Foundation is warning Nova Scotians that it is not currently involved in any door-to-door fundraising drives. The organization recently learned about a group of people trying to collect money and credit card information from residents in the ...this group is not a registered fundraiser for the IWK.
"11.02.2017 15:13:01" thechronicleherald.ca LETHBRIDGE: Gender equality fight not over Who knows if President Donald Trump really told women who work at the White House that they should dress like a woman. It was widely reported last week. And as you might have expected, social media erupted with images of women dressed like women: cops in We told our daughters they could be anything they want to be. Guess we were wrong.
"11.02.2017 14:32:02" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-02-11 - Editorial Cartoon Your Saturday chuckle from Cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon
"11.02.2017 13:14:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Winter Porsche camp NOTRE-DAME-DE-LA-MERCI, QUE. — Beware the wooden spoon. At the start of the four exercises that comprised my experience at Porsche's Camp4 winter driving school, there was a young course worker holding a well-worn wooden spoon. It was so incongruous, Drifting sideways around a 130-metre skid circle in a 420-horsepower 911 Carrera S . . . controlling the angle of drift with the throttle instead of the steering wheel, is a memory that will linger for some time.
"11.02.2017 13:03:01" thechronicleherald.ca BOOK REVIEW: How to make people listen You've Got 00:00:08 Seconds, Communication Secrets for a Distracted World, by Paul Hellman, Amacom Books, April 2017, 192 pages, $17.95 It has been a long time since I had so much fun reading a business book, but I chuckled almost as often as I Easy, breezy advice on getting people to listen up
"11.02.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca St. F.X. salutes its academic all-Canadians St. Francis Xavier University honoured its record-high 73 academic all-Canadians during a celebratory breakfast Thursday on the Antigonish campus. St. F.X. athletes who earned marks of 80 per cent or higher during the 2015-16 season were recognized with “Their achievements are remarkable.”
"11.02.2017 12:00:04" thechronicleherald.ca Sunny new space at Halifax Central Library The Halifax Central Library has unveiled a new space on the fifth floor. The Sunroom is a new art exhibit area that will be free for the public to enjoy exhibitions throughout the year. The opening event took place on Feb. 8, where Mitchell's exhibition, As Time Goes By, was open for viewers.
"11.02.2017 11:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Fishermen skeptical of third Fundy monitoring device A third environmental monitoring platform is being tested in the Minas Passage by the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy, or FORCE, but a fishermen's group maintains the sophisticated equipment being deployed still cannot determine mortality, the FAST-3 is intended for mid- or far-field research.
"11.02.2017 11:00:04" thechronicleherald.ca Immigration museum presents musical doc The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is presenting a live musical documentary from the Moja Makani Band and Pamela Halstead, with narration by Troy Adams, on Feb. 18. The show is suitable for all ages and promotes cultural diversity and respect.
"11.02.2017 01:15:03" thechronicleherald.ca Medicine for mind and body According to Nichole Campbell, a registered holistic nutritional consultant at Organic Earth, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is becoming increasingly popular. “With nearly 40 per cent of adults now using some form of these techniques, "Help protect the body against toxins using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), herbal teas and healthy food"
- Nichole Campbell, a registered holistic nutritional consultant.
"11.02.2017 01:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca N.S. teachers union braces for legislation after third contract offer rejected HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia Teachers Union is considering how to navigate its contract dispute with the province so it can avoid having the government impose a settlement. Most every action available to the union could be brought to a halt if the government decides to impose a contract on the union through legislation.
"11.02.2017 00:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Girl Guides take a stand with new mental health program Talking about mental health can be difficult for many people. Programs and organizations around the world are attempting to defeat the stigma surrounding open conversations about mental health, and in that spirit the Girl Guides of Canada recently rolled The program is free and anyone can download the program from their website.
"10.02.2017 23:59:00" thechronicleherald.ca OPINION: When inclusivity breeds exclusivity The relationship between vulnerable members of the LGBTQ+ community and Halifax Pride has been fractured. The last few months have played host to a contentious Pride annual general meeting, a subsequent call for a boycott of this year's festival and the Picking and choosing who can take part in the Pride Parade isn't a way to begin to heal from cultural divides, either.
"10.02.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Cajun-style food coming to Halifax A Toronto-based, Cajun-style restaurant chain's red-hot growth is bubbling over into Halifax with its first The Captain's Boil set to open on Spring Garden Road in April. “It will be a place where you can have lots of fun with your friends and have a ...the mix of spices that give The Captain's Boil its particular flavour were originally brought to Louisiana by Acadians who were deported there from Nova Scotia.
"10.02.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Five people charged after raid in Cole Harbour Five people in Cole Harbour face several charges after police searched their home Thursday morning. During the search, officers found an AR-15 assault rifle, a 12-gauge shotgun, two .22 hand guns and an SKS 7.56 mm rifle. All but one of the guns were During the search, officers found loaded guns and a large quantity illegal drugs.
"10.02.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Former medic guilty of sex assault, breach of trust for breast exams on recruits OTTAWA — A former medical technician has been found guilty of one count of sexual assault and three counts of breach of trust for conducting inappropriate breast exams at several Ontario military recruiting centres. It's the third such conviction for Wilks.
"10.02.2017 22:15:00" thechronicleherald.ca Driven: high-output 2017 Ford Fusion Sport POP THE FUSION SPORT'S hood, observe how the 2.7-litre EcoBoost V6 fills the engine bay more tightly than Sofia Vergara's Yoga pants, and you've got a good gist of what Ford's selling you here. VIDEO REVIEW: Meet the Fusion with more horsepower than a BMW 340i.
"10.02.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Nova Scotia towns protesting for electoral reform Two Nova Scotia towns are joining the protest against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's decision to back away from electoral reform. On Feb. 11, Wolfville and Antigonish will be part of more than 25 communities participating in the National Day of Action on The Wolfville rally begins at Clock Park while Antigonish's rally will start at Chisholm Park. Both rallies begin at 3 p.m. Saturday.
"10.02.2017 21:40:00" thechronicleherald.ca Amherst forging bonds with neighbouring communities There is strength in numbers, says the new mayor of Amherst — and if you can't find enough people to get things growing in your own town, talk to the one just down the road. “Things that will help the county will also help the towns, and things that will help the towns will also help the county."
"10.02.2017 20:50:00" thechronicleherald.ca 'Taste of Winter' festival coming soon to Cape Breton Capers soon can enjoy a “Taste of Winter” from curling and skating to the annual Louisbourg Slush Run and Walk. Taste of Winter will feature more than 30 activities in many different neighbourhoods across the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Activities will begin on Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. with an Indoor Drive-In at George D. Lewis School in Louisbourg...
"10.02.2017 20:21:00" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax police respond to reports of loose sheep wandering west end HALIFAX — A loose sheep caused a brief stir in Halifax's west end Friday. The animal was photographed wandering alone among the dirty snowbanks outside the Halifax Forum. The Forum was hosting a petting zoo as part of a show by Little Ray's Reptile Zoo. Baaad sheep! Baaad sheep!
"10.02.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Amherst head shop raided by police, one charged Amherst Police and RCMP executed a search warrant on a marijuana dispensary in Amherst Thursday, and charged one man. Police seized a variety of cream and liquid suspected to contain cannabidiol, a prohibited substance under the Controlled Drugs and Police arrested a 33-year-old Dieppe man at the scene.
"10.02.2017 18:37:00" thechronicleherald.ca Missing Parrsboro youth located Zackary Parsons, who was reported missing Feb. 9, has been located and is safe. Parsons, 15, left his Parrsboro residence on Feb.1 and didn't return home. He was in contact with family in the Truro area since then, but police voiced concerns for his Zackary Parsons of Parrsboro has been found.
"10.02.2017 13:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca Almost 100,000 more opioid prescriptions written in 2016 than the year before The province's Prescription Monitoring Program saw an increase of nearly 100,000 opioid prescriptions last year — but for the right reasons. It was mostly due to the high number of methadone treatments for addicts. This is mostly due to an uptick in the number of methadone prescriptions, which account for 54 per cent of all the prescription drugs administered in 2016.
"10.02.2017 12:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Nova Scotia getting 10 new A&W outlets Iconic burger chain A&W is beefing up its network of franchisees with plans to open 200 new restaurants across Canada within the next four years. ...the total investment by new A&W franchisees in Nova Scotia would be roughly $11.6 million and they would create about 250 jobs.
"10.02.2017 12:00:04" thechronicleherald.ca Rejuvenated Lenderyou leads Tigers What was supposed to be a three- week vacation turned into the adventure of a lifetime for Phoebe Lenderyou — and one she has been riding high on ever since. Lenderyou — a Newcastle, England native — was simply on her way to visit a friend in Nova Scotia. ...had it not been for a truly serendipitous turn of events during her visit, she may not have stayed in Canada at all.
"10.02.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Driven: 2017 Acura MDX The Acura MDX is one of the few SUVs that deserve the sport appellation. Thanks to relatively light weight, a well-tuned suspension and Acura's superb AWD system, the big three-row vehicle handles with unexpected alacrity while providing the smooth and The MDX is a hundred or more kilos lighter than the competition, which is partially responsible for the sprightly performance. But the true hero in this picture is the SH-AWD (Super Handling All Wheel Drive) system.
"10.02.2017 11:00:03" thechronicleherald.ca Icewine Festival celebrates 10 years of N.S. wine, cuisine The Nova Scotia Icewine Festival is set to take place over two weekends this winter, and is celebrating 10 years highlighting Nova Scotia wine, icewine and local cuisine. Held in the Annapolis Valley, the first weekend celebration is Feb. 25-26. The next Participants are asked to bring their own snowshoes.
"10.02.2017 01:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Nova Scotia teachers vote to reject third contract offer Nova Scotia's 9,300 public school teachers have voted to reject a tentative contract deal endorsed by their union executive. With 100 per cent of the union's membership taking part, 78 per cent voted against the deal. The Nova Scotia Teachers Union had The union's job action is expected to resume until the union executive can gather for a meeting.
"10.02.2017 00:38:01" thechronicleherald.ca With 55 Canadian best in show awards, Foley and her talented pup head for prestigous Westminster dog show in New York Jack is one successful pup. The Kerry blue terrier, who lives in South Rawdon, travelled across Canada last year, winning virtually every dog show in sight. But next week will take his talents to another level. Jack will be among the more than 3,000 dogs “They have to have that 'it' factor or that 'wow' factor and think that they're good.”
"10.02.2017 00:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Historic Mounce Mansion listed for sale in Newport Landing A manor built in the community of Newport Landing has netted a great deal of attention for its historic qualities — and a $435,000 pricetag. The Mounce Mansion on Avondale Road is listed by Eastern Valley Real Estate Ltd., and has a grand history to go “I hope whoever buys it knows how special it is. It's my dream to open it up to the public so they can appreciate the work and detailing that went into it.”
"09.02.2017 23:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Kings police seek burglary suspect Kings District RCMP are seeking the public's help solving three break-and-enters at a business in New Minas that occurred during one week in late November. The matter remains under investigation and police are looking to identify and speak with a person “Our hope is that someone will see the photos and recognize the coat and the backpack as belonging to someone they know.”
"09.02.2017 23:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Don't forget 'storm chips' on your emergency preparation shopping list Preparing to cope with the first 72 hours of an emergency is something residents can easily irgnore, said Kings County Regional Emergency Measures Organization co-ordinator Scott Quinn. “It's a message we always have to reinforce, but in a way so it “Even after the storm hits we still have people coming in pretty steady, but they are a mostly younger crowd.” #stormchips #nsstorm
"09.02.2017 22:45:00" thechronicleherald.ca Canna Clinic raided in Halifax drug search Two earlier arrests on Wednesday led to a police raid of Canna Clinic, a medical marijuana dispensary in downtown Halifax. The raid came after police discovered the dispensary was connected to a woman they learned was allegedly going to receive a shipment of drugs, according to police.
"09.02.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Using wallpaper as an addition to a room Q) Hi Deb. I have a large living room and would like to add some wallpaper. Since the paper is expensive I'm thinking of just doing a wall or two in the room. What wall would be best? A) The addition of wallpaper to a room can really bring it to life. The HOMES: Adding paper to one or two walls can save money and still alter the look of the room, but it is important to consider where the paper will go, the focal point of the room, and how each of the other walls will work with what you create.
"09.02.2017 22:13:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Teacher predicts colleagues will reject new contract Above: A musical explanation of some of the issues that concern Nova Scotia teachers An Annapolis Valley teacher said his provincial counterparts were facing limited options as they voted Thursday on a tentative contract. “There's only really three possible scenarios. One is that they negotiate, two obviously will be a legislated contract under Bill 148, or the teachers will go on strike,” said the teacher.
"09.02.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Windsor, West Hants still talking amalgamation Just in time for Valentine's day, Windsor and West Hants agreed Wednesday to stay engaged with each other while working out a pre-amalgamation agreement. “Our collective objective is to work towards a better outcome and eventual structural change that is meaningful to our citizens and community." - Anna Allen
"09.02.2017 21:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Strong early turnout for third Nova Scotia teachers' contract vote HALIFAX — There has been a strong turnout today from Nova Scotia public school teachers voting on a proposed new contract with the province. The Nova Scotia Teachers Union says more than 87 per cent of its 9,300 members had cast ballots by about 1 p.m. Education Minister Karen Casey said this morning she's optimistic and hopeful teachers will accept the contract.
"09.02.2017 21:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Arkells draw inspiration from East Coast music When the five members of the Arkells rock out in Halifax next Wednesday, they will be returning to the home of some their biggest inspirations. Frontman Max Kerman is part of a four-time Juno Award winning band, but he still feels like a “fan boy” every East Coast rock musicians like Plaskett, Matt Mays and Halifax band Wintersleep are part of the inspiration behind many of the Arkells' four record albums.
"09.02.2017 20:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Carrie-Anne Moss on joining 'Humans' and longing to move back to Canada TORONTO — Canadian actress Carrie-Anne Moss has carved out an esteemed career in Los Angeles but admits she thinks about moving back home "like every day, all day." The Vancouver-raised star, who can be seen in season 2 of the AMC sci-fi hit "Humans" "That's where I'm from and Canada is such an amazing country and I'm so proud to be Canadian...." - Carrie-Anne Moss
"09.02.2017 20:15:00" thechronicleherald.ca McNeil responds to O'Leary letter: stick to debating fellow Conservatives HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says Conservative leadership hopeful Kevin O'Leary should be focused on debating issues with his fellow Tories after the reality TV star attacked him in an "open letter." McNeil was responding to the letter Read the letter and McNeil's response. Spoiler: The letter wasn't signed "Love, Kevin O'Leary."
"09.02.2017 20:00:33" thechronicleherald.ca 'Catastrophic' fire likely to occur at Halifax military ammunition depot: report HALIFAX — A fire-protection review of a Halifax-area military ammunition depot warns not enough has been done to prevent a “catastrophic” blaze that could kill Forces personnel and cause environmental damage. The review by the Canadian Forces fire marshal was done in June 2015, but just recently released to the CBC.
"09.02.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: Dalhousie prof Jeff Dahn charging ahead It has been a special run for Dalhousie University professor Jeff Dahn, whose pioneering work with batteries continues to draw well-deserved praise and recognition. This week, the 60-year-old Halifax man travelled to Ottawa to receive the $1-million His groundbreaking and environmentally-conscious work helped develop the batteries that have allowed mobile devices become part of our daily lives.
"09.02.2017 19:00:03" thechronicleherald.ca Stephen Sondheim to receive PEN 'literary service' award NEW YORK — Stephen Sondheim's latest honour comes from literary and human rights organization PEN America. The group announced Wednesday that the composer is this year's recipient of the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award. Sondheim has written music or lyrics or both for "West Side Story," ''Sweeney Todd," ''Into the Woods" and more.
"09.02.2017 18:48:24" thechronicleherald.ca Hurricanes game postponed due to blizzard warning The Halifax Hurricanes are heading home early. The Island Storm and Hurricanes game – scheduled for 7pm tonight at the Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown, P.E.I. – has been postponed it was announced Thursday night (Feb.8) due to a blizzard warning in the A makeup date will be announced shortly.
"09.02.2017 18:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Famed Hamptons home Grey Gardens for sale for $19.95 million EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. — Grey Gardens, the Hamptons home once owned by eccentric relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, is for sale. It was featured in a documentary, HBO movie and Broadway musical. Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/2lpulqH ) reports it has been In a 1975 documentary, it was the rundown home of Onassis' aunt Edith Bouvier Beale and her cousin, Edith Beale. HBO made a 2009 Emmy-award winning movie about their story.
"09.02.2017 18:04:40" thechronicleherald.ca ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN/TECHNOLOGIST The Chronicle Herald is the most comprehensive information source in Atlantic Canada. We bring audiences together, providing information they can use, delivered across multiple, easy-to-access platforms. We deeply value the role each person has played in Our state-of-the-art facility in Bedford is hiring an Electronics Technician with a minimum of 5 years experience. http://herald.ca/DfS
"09.02.2017 18:00:06" thechronicleherald.ca When love's in the air, shake it up; Think outside the heart-shaped box with these local gift ideas Valentine's Day is almost upon us. Whether you want to shine some love on a family member, a good friend or a romantic partner, don't let this year go down in the “same old, same old” way. Why not shake things up a bit and think outside of the (heart Here is some inspiration to help you find a little something special for that special someone.
"09.02.2017 17:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Study finds sex work can be an occupational choice for some in industry VANCOUVER — Some sex workers are choosing the industry because it can be more lucrative and rewarding than low-paying service industry jobs, says a recent study by a researcher at the University of Victoria. While a third of sex workers who were surveyed entered the industry due to "critical life events," such as abuse or neglect, Benoit said it was more surprising to find that a quarter found the work appealing.
"09.02.2017 17:00:07" thechronicleherald.ca POP LIFE: Spring into music with new classics Many wait for Shubenacadie Sam's prediction, but people raised on records look for the other indicator of the coming season — the first great record of the New Year.
"09.02.2017 16:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca West Hants no longer 'dry' The community is called Scotch Village, after all. The results from Tuesday's liquor plebiscite held in West Hants voted overflowed with approval for the sale of liquor in the last remaining dry areas of the municipality. The province is in the process of reviewing the Liquor Control Act for changes to make the entire province wet.
"09.02.2017 16:01:27" thechronicleherald.ca HRM considering whether to increase fines for false alarm calls The Halifax Regional Municipality, facing annual costs of more than $1 million because of false property alarms, could raise fees to offset the cost. In a proposed budget presentation Wednesday, chief financial officer Amanda Whitewood said the Every time police are dispatched, she says it costs $40. And when a fire truck is dispatched it costs $590.
"09.02.2017 15:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Dalhousie's Baker looks poised for first-team all-star nod If you were to picture the ideal start for a volleyball career, chances are Courtney Baker's resume stacks up pretty darn close. Baker has sizzled since arriving on the Dalhousie.
"09.02.2017 15:00:06" thechronicleherald.ca Marriott International eyeing the best of times in Dartmouth It's a tale of two Marriotts. Last October, a trio of hotel-related companies — developer Southwest Properties, Fred George's JLK Global Fund International and hotel operators New Castle Hotels & Resorts — announced the launch of a new, $40-million hotel The official launch of the Ramada's transformation into a Delta on Monday came more than two months after construction workers started work on the building's upper floors.
"09.02.2017 14:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Black Film Festival coming to Halifax The Halifax Black Film Festival is making its debut in March. The event is an expansion of the successful Montreal Black Film Festival and the Toronto Black Film Festival. The festival will open March 4 with a documentary on world-renowned poet, writer and activist Dr. Maya Angelou.
"09.02.2017 14:00:03" thechronicleherald.ca Cape Breton University, Visual Arts Nova Scotia are working together to present a two-day artist workshop Visual Arts Nova Scotia along with the Cape Breton University Art Gallery, is presenting a two-day intensive workshop for artists this month. The workshop focuses on business skills and professional aspects of their art. Called Work It! Work It!, the Called Work It! Work It!, the workshop will be held at the CBU Art Gallery in Sydney Feb. 24-25.
"09.02.2017 13:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Patient overcrowding spikes in N.S. hospitals Nova Scotia's top doctor says hospitals “are doing what they can,” to ease a recent spike in patient overcrowding. “Overcrowding is not just an issue at the QEII but at most other hospitals across Nova Scotia.”
"09.02.2017 13:00:30" thechronicleherald.ca Unallowed pesticides found in medical marijuana Health Canada is randomly testing medical marijuana for unapproved pesticides after the chemicals were found in samples. The announcement comes one month after two medical marijuana companies voluntary recalled their product after unapproved pesticides — Health Canada's regulations only allow a list of 13 pesticides in medical marijuana, and myclobutanil and bifenazate are not approved.
"09.02.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca OPINION: Affordable urban housing is an Atlantic Canada edge Every year, news magazines and websites publish best-city lists, ranking global cities that are the most attractive places to live. Unfortunately, most middle-class people couldn't afford to live in cities that top these lists. The indexes usually exclude With bloated house prices in many urban centres, Atlantic Canada's situation is enviable.
"09.02.2017 12:00:06" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax Hurricanes' Leslie named coach of the month Mike Leslie is being recognized for continuing the Halifax Hurricanes' winning ways. The first-year professional head coach was named National Basketball League of Canada coach of the month for January following a 8-1 mark and an .889 winning percentage — The honour marks the third consecutive time a Hurricanes' coach has received the award.
"09.02.2017 11:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Acadia's Anderson named U Sports female athlete of the week The awards keep coming for Paloma Anderson following a sizzling weekend on the hardwood. The Acadia Axewomen fourth-year guard was named the U Sports female athlete of the week for Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 after a pair of wins against then-ranked No. 10 Cape Andersonis the leading scorer in the country.
"09.02.2017 11:15:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-02-09 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-02-09 - Editorial Cartoon Today's Editorial Cartoon by Bruce MacKinnon Editorial Cartoonist
"09.02.2017 11:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Cape Breton University, Visual Arts Nova Scotia are working together to present an two-day artist workshop Visual Arts Nova Scotia along with the Cape Breton University Art Gallery, is presenting a two-day intensive workshop for artists this month. The workshop focuses on business skills and professional aspects of their art. Called Work It! Work It!, the The workshop will be held at the CBU Art Gallery in Sydney Feb. 24-25.
"09.02.2017 01:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca Acadia's Anderson named U Sports female athlete of the week The awards keep coming for Paloma Anderson following a sizzling weekend on the hardwood. The Acadia Axewomen fourth-year guard was named the U Sports female athlete of the week for Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 after a pair of wins against then-ranked No. 10 Cape The Phoenix, Ariz. native is the reigning Atlantic University Sport MVP...
"09.02.2017 00:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Binge drinking makes for bad romances: Dal researcher Romantic couples spicing up their love lives on Valentine's Day may want to ease off the booze — binge drinking can make for a bad romance. New lovers are often keen to seek approval or acceptance from each other, and binge drinking can be their bonding experience.
"09.02.2017 00:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Doctors develop 3D heart disease model The first printed 3D model of congenital heart disease allows cardiac surgeons to rehearse their procedures before heading to the operating room. A collaboration between two Halifax doctors, pediatric cardiologist Robert Chen and cardiac radiologist This is the first step in creating an IWK-based facility for producing high-quality three-dimensional models of cardiac structures.
"08.02.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Frankie MacDonald hits 100,000 subscribers on YouTube Bombastic Whitney Pier weatherman Frankie MacDonald is YouTube's newest, shining silver star. MacDonald has been awarded YouTube's Silver Play Button for reaching 100,000 subscribers. “Guess what I got?” Frankie posted to Instagram on Wednesday along with MacDonald's YouTube channel has three more award levels to go: the Gold Play Button, the Diamond Play Button and the Ruby Play Button.
"08.02.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Teaching children to live simplistically I have been studying and contemplating the art of simplicity for quite some time as many of you know if you follow this column. I recently attended an online course on the subject and the instructor spent a portion of the class talking about how to teach HOMES: "Most experts will agree that children have too much stuff, too much information coming at them and too many distractions. As an adult, I find of all that overwhelming so I'm sure they do too."
"08.02.2017 22:30:08" thechronicleherald.ca Bell employee fired after requesting two-week mental health leave A former radio host Bell fired after requesting mental health leave has heard nothing from the company since going public with her story. Maria McLean wrote a Jan. 25 article for Canadaland about how the company behind the Bell Let's Talk mental health “Bell has done nothing on their front to help me, and haven't reached out since that article.”
"08.02.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Ten ways to fireproof your home According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), most home fires are preventable. Adopting smart cooking behaviours and being vigilant about potential fire hazards in the home can help keep you and your family safe. Never leave the kitchen HOMES: “Keep an eye on what you fry,” says Judy Comoletti, NFPA's division manager for public education. Unattended cooking, she says, is one of the leading causes of home fires in the U.S.
"08.02.2017 22:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca Restaurant enVie in Halifax welcomes new owners Vegan restaurant enVie has added two more owners. Chris Neville and wife Katey Mills have joined as shareholders in the three-year-old North End restaurant, according to a company news release. “It's rare that I get involved in any business as a non-operational partner but it's the first time I feel extremely comfortable in an investment such as this.”
"08.02.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Four N.S. students getting top national undergrad award After a Canada-wide selection process it was announced Wednesday that four Grade 12 students from Nova Scotia have been selected as Loran Scholars, Canada's largest four-year undergraduate award. “That's as many as in the past three years combined,” said Almost 400 students were interviewed out of the 4,438 students across Canada who applied to be considered.
"08.02.2017 21:18:04" thechronicleherald.ca Nova Scotia plagued by systemic racism, new report from orphanage inquiry says HALIFAX — Systemic racism continues to have a major impact on African Nova Scotians, a new report says. "It feels like we're talking about the things we were talking about 40 years ago."
"08.02.2017 21:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca The Gardiner expressway There was a time Jake Gardiner was considered the Maple Leafs' most dangerous defenceman for all the wrong reasons. But Gardiner's brain-cramp giveaways are fewer and farther between now, and his offence is what makes him a dangerous weapon on the Toronto He's a real talented guy who moves the puck and doesn't seem to get in much trouble. He's got a lot of confidence.
"08.02.2017 20:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca NASCAR legend Mark Martin coming N.S. for IWK 250 NASCAR Hall of Famer Mark Martin will bring his legendary racing skills to Nova Scotia this summer to race in the IWK 250 at Riverside International Speedway in James River, it was announced Wednesday. Martin, a native of Batesville, Ark., comes with an It's always fun to get back to your roots. My career began at local short tracks and I got the opportunity to go to so many great speedways.
"08.02.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Time to stop complaining about Bluenose II cost overruns: deputy minister HALIFAX — It's time to stop criticizing and complaining about the troubled restoration of a Canadian icon, the deputy minister overseeing the Bluenose II revitalization said Wednesday after years of technical missteps that have seen the project's cost "I'm here to implore everybody to move on,"
"08.02.2017 19:00:03" thechronicleherald.ca Baby bust: Fertility rate of 1.6 continues to put onus on immigration: StatCan TORONTO — After Debbie Clarke's first child had reached the "terrible twos," she and her husband decided their family of three was big enough — adding a sibling would be just too much. 1971 was the last year when the average number of children matched the 2.1 replacement level needed for the population to renew itself.
"08.02.2017 18:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Canadian 9/11 musical 'Come From Away' scores 14 D.C. theatre award nominations WASHINGTON — Canadian 9/11-inspired musical "Come From Away" has scored 14 nominations for a prestigious U.S.-based theatre honour. The Broadway-bound production was among the plays and musicals recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards, which celebrate Created by Canadian husband-and-wife duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein, "Come From Away" is centred on Gander, N.L., where residents provided refuge to passengers and crew on 38 planes that were diverted when U.S. air space was closed following the Sept.
"08.02.2017 18:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Cape Breton among Atlantic regions hoping to curb the human exodus George MacDonald has seen it play out generation after generation, the timeworn ritual of watching friends and family pick up stakes and head west. ". . . even if you want them to stay or you love the area, it's just natural that they're going to move away" - George MacDonald
"08.02.2017 17:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca CENSUS: Nova Scotia's slow growth second-worst in Canada The first release of data from the 2016 census paints a dismal picture of population growth in Nova Scotia. Among the provinces and territories, Nova Scotia had the second lowest rate of growth between the last mandatory short-form census in 2011 and the StatCan analyst: Low growth rates not so much a downward trend as it is stagnation
"08.02.2017 17:00:08" thechronicleherald.ca Clearwater's cash influx means Cape Breton jobs Seafood juggernaut Clearwater Seafoods is pumping millions of dollars into its Arctic surf clam processing plants in Cape Breton and Newfoundland to handle a spike in the size of its catch. In Glace Bay, Clearwater is investing another roughly $2 million Seasonal jobs are now becoming year-round jobs.
"08.02.2017 16:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Canadian cabinet ministers roll in for first meetings in Trump's Washington WASHINGTON — Canadian cabinet ministers are fanning throughout the U.S. capital this week to meet members of the new Trump administration, laying the groundwork for an anticipated visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as well as the upcoming Three ministers have meetings in Washington this week.
"08.02.2017 16:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Canteen reopens in Dartmouth By the time the doors opened for lunch on Tuesday, there was a lineup outside The Canteen's new home on Portland Street in Dartmouth. “It feels pretty good,” Renée Lavallée, The Canteen's owner and chef, said in an interview between the lunch and supper The popular, 20-seat lunch counter closed down, re-invented itself and has now been resurrected as a full-service, licensed restaurant with 60 seats.
"08.02.2017 15:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca OPINION: N.S. leaders need to focus on dealing with big issues A constant challenge in politics, for both legislators and political observers alike, is staying focused on the big issues. Challenges such as building a more effective health-care system, sustainably balancing the provincial budget, and avoiding In the grand scheme of Nova Scotia's history, the precise number of passengers on the Yarmouth-Portland Ferry, the state of the Bluenose II's rudder, and the exact opening date of the Nova Centre will barely merit a footnote.
"08.02.2017 15:00:09" thechronicleherald.ca Bedford marathoner still piling up the miles at 79 For Bedford's Malcolm Pain, there are really only two seasons in the year — training and marathon season. That kind of discipline takes on special significance when you take into consideration that the retired navy worker is 79 and will turn 80 before the Pain ran in his first Boston Marathon almost 25 years ago when the event drew about 4,000 men and about 500 women.
These days the massively popular marathon regularly attracts 30,000 entrants.
"08.02.2017 14:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax's low-income bus pass program to continue Halifax regional council voted to extend and expand the low-income bus pass program on Tuesday. The six-month Low Income Transit Pass Program began as a pilot last September. It allows qualified applicants to purchase a monthly transit pass for 50 per Twice as many discounted bus passes will soon be available.
"08.02.2017 14:00:09" thechronicleherald.ca Transit tracking now available with app Halifax Transit's GPS-enabled tracking beta test is now available on various third-party phone applications. Last week the city released the code for GPS tracking on buses as a beta so that companies like Google could incorporate live departure A test version of the software is out now.
"08.02.2017 13:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Scotiabank Centre gearing for busy stretch Crew members for Scotiabank Centre in Halifax are getting ready for one of the busiest stretches of the year. From Feb. 10-26, the 11,093-seat stadium is hosting 12 events, including a stretch of eight events in nine days. “It's the nature of the event business that when it rains, it pours,” said Robert Logan, senior director of the Scotiabank Centre.
"08.02.2017 13:00:05" thechronicleherald.ca Woman travels to Jordan to meet Syrian family she and company sponsored HALIFAX — Tired of waiting for the arrival of a privately-sponsored Syrian family, a Halifax woman decided to travel to Jordan to meet them herself. Gillis and her employer, Southwest Properties, created an internal group to help with the refugee crisis by privately sponsoring a Syrian family.
"08.02.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Bad weather postpones vote on N.S. teachers' latest contract offer HALIFAX — A vote on the latest contract offer for Nova Scotia teachers has been postponed by a day due to bad weather. The Nova Scotia Teachers Union says in a statement that the vote will be held online from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday. It says members The Nova Scotia Teachers Union says the vote will be held online from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday.
"08.02.2017 12:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Health Canada to randomly test medical pot after unauthorized pesticides found OTTAWA — Health Canada says it will be conducting random testing of medical cannabis goods made by licensed producers. The move follows voluntary recalls by two companies after their products were found to contain low levels of prohibited pest control Health Canada said Tuesday in a release that the random testing is designed to assure Canadians that they are receiving safe, quality-controlled cannabis goods.
"08.02.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: Be safe, clear the *#%@ car No reasonable driver would contemplate steering the car out of the driveway while wearing a blindfold or holding one hand over his or her eyes. However, that's just what many people do every winter — when they take a vehicle onto the road without properly Admit it: Despite the logic of driving safety, it's amazing how often we encounter a moving vehicle that has a windshield and windows obscured by snow or ice.
"08.02.2017 11:15:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-02-08 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-02-08 - Editorial Cartoon Today's Editorial Cartoon by Bruce MacKinnon Editorial Cartoonist
"08.02.2017 11:00:03" thechronicleherald.ca Parking meter money donated to food bank Money totalling $1,289.57 collected from parking meters in downtown New Glasgow was presented to the Pictou County Food Bank Tuesday. The money was collected in December and handed to the food bank on behalf of the community by New Glasgow Mayor Nancy “All donations were voluntary so once again, the people of our town and region have given selflessly for the Pictou County Food Bank,” said New Glasgow Mayor Nancy Dicks in a release.
"08.02.2017 01:03:00" thechronicleherald.ca Federal government announces $372.5 million in loans to Bombardier MONTREAL — The federal government says it will give Bombardier $372.5 million in repayable loans over four years to support the Global 7000 and CSeries aircraft projects. Most of the money would go to the Global 7000 business aircraft program, which is Most of the money would go to the Global 7000 business aircraft program, which is scheduled to go into commercial service next year.
"08.02.2017 00:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Dartmouth native closes in on AUS top-10 all-time scoring list Tyler Scott can't help but feel like it's a little bittersweet. With just six points to go before the Dartmouth native enters the rarefied air of the Atlantic University Sports' top-10 all-time scorers, Scott is trying his best to not be too nostalgic At his current pace, Scott — who has aspirations of playing professional basketball following his university career — is on mark to slide into the fourth slot on the all-time scoring list.
"08.02.2017 00:10:00" thechronicleherald.ca Houston police still searching for missing Brady jersey HOUSTON — Tom Brady and his missing jersey have still not been reunited. The investigation, which is being led by the Houston police department's Major Offenders division, has so far not turned up any leads on who swiped the jersey, Houston Police Football is a big deal in Texas, and police there are sparing no resources to find a missing Super Bowl jersey.
"07.02.2017 23:33:57" thechronicleherald.ca Expansion adds a twist to trade deadline It has been a subtle beginning - no big names, really - but the moves have started with about a month to go to the NHL trade deadline. The Maple Leafs claimed defenceman Alexey Marchenko on waivers. There have been trades for players like Vernon Fiddler All teams will be keeping an eye on the June expansion draft, with its rules and the number of players that must be exposed to the Knights.
"07.02.2017 23:04:58" thechronicleherald.ca HRM to move forward with free, public Wi-Fi Halifax regional council narrowly voted to move ahead with the staff's recommended public Wi-Fi plan, with many councillors raising concerns it was too much money for not enough real estate. A publicly supported, privately owned model of Wi-Fi will soon Council — with a vote of nine for and eight against — agreed to award Bell Aliant with a five-year, $2.6 million contract on Tuesday.
"07.02.2017 22:45:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Obama and Richard Branson kitesurf their cares away NECKER ISLAND, British Virgin Islands — Former President Barack Obama, and his wife, Michelle, have spent some vacationing with Richard Branson since leaving the White House. If political tumult has you feeling blue, just go fly a kite.
That's what Barack Obama's doing.
"07.02.2017 22:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Inquiry into murdered, missing indigenous women to break legal ground OTTAWA — Canadians should not expect to see hearings like those that unfold in courtrooms during the course of the inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women, lead commissioner Marion Buller said Tuesday. The national inquiry, which is still on schedule to begin in the spring of this year, will be unlike anything the country has seen from a legal standpoint, added Susan Vella, the lead counsel for the study.
"07.02.2017 22:09:00" thechronicleherald.ca Weymouth doctor shortage still a problem Residents in the Weymouth area are still looking for a cure for local primary health care delivery, including a legal remedy from the Supreme Court of Canada if they can't get assurances from the province. “Not a penny of provincial or federal money went into our clinic."
"07.02.2017 21:54:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Paying civil servants comes first, recouping funds will follow, says minister OTTAWA — The minister responsible for the federal government's troubled payroll system says she's more concerned about paying employees who haven't received what they're owed than she is about recouping money that's been overpaid. The Phoenix pay system has created a situation where some civil servants were underpaid, some overpaid, and some not paid at all.
"07.02.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Scientists boycotting U.S. conferences until Trump's travel ban is lifted About three dozen Nova Scotians are among scientists and academics from around the world who have pledged to stay away from professional conferences in the U.S. if President Donald Trump continues to bar entry to the country from selected nations. “I'm supposed to go to an urban planning conference in the fall in Denver. Maybe it's time to go to the European one instead.”
"07.02.2017 19:56:39" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: I Love the '90s Tour to stop in Halifax, Sydney Dig out your Doc Martens, overalls and chokers (or wait, they're back in style now anyway, right?) and start spritzing yourself with CK1 because the '90s are coming back to Nova Scotia and New Brunswick this spring. The I Love the '90s tour is scheduled Salt N Pepa have been confirmed for the Halifax show.
Tickets go on sale Friday.
"07.02.2017 18:30:38" thechronicleherald.ca Literacy Nova Scotia hosts book giveaway at Dartmouth North Community Centre Christmas came twice for Jayne Hunter, executive director of Literacy Nova Scotia. On Friday, Jan. 27, she and her team had the joy of unwrapping two pallets containing more than 2,000 donated books which will be distributed, free of charge, to Nova The Dartmouth North Community Centre was abuzz with people from the community coming in to choose from the selection of free books at the book giveaway.
"07.02.2017 18:00:34" thechronicleherald.ca Sackville singer, Richard releases her first CD, Tangled Up, to a large, vibrant crowd Freeman's Little New York in Sackville was packed on Sunday, Jan. 29, celebrating local musician Lisa Richard's debut CD. It was standing room only by the time Richard, her band and producer, Hal Bruce, took to the stage to perform. Richard describes her music as, "country music with a little bit of rock and a little bit of soul."
"07.02.2017 17:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Celebrating Chinese New Year: Local chef shares recipes you can try at home The Chinese New Year is the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar. The date differs from year to year but always falls between Jan. 21 and Feb. 20. Year of the Rooster was ushered in on Saturday, Jan 28, and Nova Scotians took part in a number of celebrations to mark the event.
"07.02.2017 17:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca Asbestos and lead cause demolition delays at Shannon Pak It appears an unexpected amount of contaminants is to blame for a delay in the Shannon Park demolition. The demolition is expected to be complete by mid-2017.
"07.02.2017 16:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Rosie O'Donnell: 'Available' to play Steve Bannon on SNL NEW YORK — On the heels of actress Melissa McCarthy's caustic portrayal of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on "Saturday Night Live," comedienne Rosie O'Donnell says she's available to play President Donald Trump's controversial adviser Steve On her Twitter feed Monday night, O'Donnell responded to suggestions that she play Bannon by saying "available — if called I will serve."
"07.02.2017 16:00:06" thechronicleherald.ca Province open to partnership on veterans clinic Stephen McNeil's Liberal government is open to a partnership with Ottawa to open a walk-in clinic for veteran PTSD sufferers in Halifax. A relative of the Desmonds said St. Martha's mental health unit in Antigonish turned him away before the shootings, a claim the Nova Scotia Health Authority denies.
"07.02.2017 15:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca At $250M, Los Angeles home most expensive listed in US LOS ANGELES — At $250 million, a new mega mansion in the exclusive Bel Air neighbourhood of Los Angeles is the most expensive home listed in the United States. A quarter of a billion dollars gets you four levels, 12 bedroom, 21 bathrooms, five bars, three gourmet kitchens, a spa and an 85-foot infinity swimming pool with stunning views of Los Angeles.
"07.02.2017 15:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Dalhousie professor wins Canada's top science prize for battery research HALIFAX — A Halifax professor touted as one of the world's leading battery researchers has won the $1-million Herzberg prize, Canada's top science award. Dr. Jeff Dahn of Dalhousie University will receive the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science Dr. Jeff Dahn has an exclusive research partnership with Tesla Motors
"07.02.2017 15:00:03" thechronicleherald.ca New technology, questions under review as Statcan plans for future of census OTTAWA — With just days to go before the very first release of data from the 2016 census, there is an unusual calm outside Marc Hamel's Statistics Canada office. A calm before the storm, perhaps. Statistics Canada working on a plan for 2026 to eliminate the mandatory short-form census that goes to every household, instead using existing government databases to conduct a virtual count of the population.
"07.02.2017 14:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Cole Harbour's Crossley leads Boston University on, off the ice Boston University Terriers senior captain Alexis Crossley contributes far beyond the arena of her NCAA Division 1 women's hockey team. The Cole Harbour native's leadership and community service extend even past the collegiate confines of the Boston A big on-ice player, Alexis Crossley is nominated for a big off-ice award.