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"27.03.2017 10:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Beautiful Joe: Saunders' life, influence honoured Seventy years ago a Nova Scotia-born woman died a pauper in Toronto. There wasn't even a headstone to mark the grave of the first Canadian woman to surpass one million sales of her books. Berwick-raised Margaret Marshall Saunders was the first Canadian woman to breach a major literary barrier.
"27.03.2017 09:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Trudeau tours Montreal riding ahead of federal byelection MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is continuing his byelection campaign tour with an appearance in Montreal's Saint-Laurent riding. Trudeau is visiting small businesses in Stephane Dion's former riding with Liberal candidate Emmanuella Trudeau toured around on Sunday with the woman who ousted longtime incumbent Stephane Dion from his riding.
"27.03.2017 00:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca AP FACT CHECK: Willie Nelson not deathly ill, publicist says LOS ANGELES — Willie Nelson has played nearly a dozen shows in recent weeks and is not deathly ill, his publicist said, despite a series of reports claiming the country music legend is struggling to breathe. Nelson cancelled several shows in late January and early February after coming down with a "bad cold," Schock said. Nelson returned to the stage Feb. 16 to play at a San Antonio rodeo.
"26.03.2017 23:45:00" thechronicleherald.ca PHOTOS: Highlanders edge Hurricanes The Battle of Nova Scotia, basketball edition, tipped in Cape Breton's favour Sunday as the Highlanders pulled out a 100-99 victory over the Halifax Hurricanes at the buzzer. A single point separated the two teams when the final buzzer sounded.
"26.03.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Koppel says Hannity is 'bad for America'; Hannity fires back LOS ANGELES — Veteran newsman Ted Koppel told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is "bad for America" in an interview that aired on CBS' "Sunday Morning" that quickly became a trending topic on social media Sunday. The difference between ideology and fact was the point of contention Koppel raised when talking to Hannity.
"26.03.2017 23:16:00" thechronicleherald.ca Estrada scheduled to start Toronto's opener as Jays set pitching rotation DUNEDIN, Fla. — The Toronto Blue Jays will send Marco Estrada to the mound when they open their Major League Baseball season April 3 at Baltimore. The Blue Jays announced their starting rotation Sunday, and if it can remain healthy it could be a Following Estrada are J.A. Happ, Marcus Stroman, Francisco Liriano and rising star Aaron Sanchez.
"26.03.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Irish Mythen, Lacewood to headline Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women and Song East Coast Music Award winner Irish Mythen and Halifax-based band Lacewood will headline the Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women and Song on July 29 at Seacaps Memorial Park in Lockeport. “Harmony Bazaar is like a homecoming for me,” headliner Irish Mythen says. “I have watched this festival grow over the years and am excited to headline the event.”
"26.03.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Spare me the confusion and say what you mean It's not the big things in life that cause us to spit nails. It's the little stuff. We're so busy holding ourselves together when huge things happen, we fail to realize that our safety valve is blowing our tops over trivial nonsense. Otherwise, we'd just Communication is a vital component of a marriage. Miscommunication is an inevitable part of a life spent together.
"26.03.2017 22:15:00" thechronicleherald.ca Stroll gets laps around Albert Park, but DNF in first F1 GP MELBOURNE, Australia — Lance Stroll almost got to experience the full package on his first weekend in Formula One, hitting speeds exceeding 320 kph (199 mph), clipping a wall, being handed a grid penalty and skidding through the gravel. All that was There's a Canadian racing in the F1 circuit again. However, his first race came with its share of bumps.
"26.03.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Q & A WITH STEVE MAXWELL: DIY building with ICFs Q: What are the basics of building with those foam forms I see for concrete? I'd like to build a small foundation this way, but I've never worked with forms like these. HOMES: "ICFs are easy to cut with a handsaw because they're made of foam, and pleasant to work with. The trick is bracing them properly so they contain the concrete without breaking."
"26.03.2017 21:45:00" thechronicleherald.ca Marijuana activist in Bedford Monday to promote legalization Dana Larsen's “quiet revolution” envisions more and more Canadians growing pot until the laws prohibiting it are unenforceable. The Vancouver cannabis activist and author will be in Bedford on Monday to dispense advice, solutions to the crisis of fentanyl "Canadians don't need government help to get high with quality cannabis. We just need the government to stop arresting people," Dana Larsen said.
"26.03.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca NDP leadership candidates suggest Liberal pledge on pot going up in smoke MONTREAL — The Liberal government's plan to move ahead on marijuana legalization is up in smoke, NDP leadership candidates suggested during Sunday's leadership debate in Montreal while they also addressed a range of issues affecting youth including Sunday's debate in Montreal — another instalment in the party's lengthy leadership race — also featured discussion of skyrocketing student debt and the need to address tuition fees.
"26.03.2017 21:19:03" thechronicleherald.ca Cape Breton West scores first Nova Scotia midget title The Cape Breton West Islanders lived up to the hype en route to winning the organization's first Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League championship. Playoff MVP Jacob Hudson, a Moncton Wildcats' prospect who played in the QMJHL for parts of this season, clinched Cape Breton West's championship with his goal 7:36 into overtime.
"26.03.2017 21:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Used wheels: 2011-16 VW Touareg Vehicle type: Crossover SUV History description: The second-generation VW Touareg hit the market for model-year 2011, once again, as the largest utility vehicle in the VW lineup. WHEELS: As it tends to go with German luxury vehicles, the Touareg's driving experience and comfort, not running and maintenance costs, are the main draws to a used copy.
"26.03.2017 20:39:14" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Mike Tyson suffers rare loss in noisy Latin America bout NEW YORK — Over his career, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson recorded 50 wins and six losses. But he recently notched another big loss in Latin America — this time as a coach of a bird. Mike Tyson has always had a love of birds and a need to compete. He fed both desires in South America.
"26.03.2017 20:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Fighting to bring a lost species back to life From Cape Split to Canso and all the coastline in between is a region known as the Southern Uplands of Nova Scotia, defined by restless anglers and empty rivers, but it used to be a very different place. Recent onslaughts of acid rain aren't encouraging for anglers in the Southern Uplands.
"26.03.2017 20:13:22" thechronicleherald.ca Hordes turn out for healing service after Nova Scotia church fire HALIFAX — Scores of people clad in white gathered Sunday for a healing service in a community gym across the street from a fire-ravaged historic church just outside Halifax. The service was orginally scheduled to take place in St. Tony Atuanya, the church's finance officer, says its insurance policy will cover the full cost of damages, and notes there has been a surge in donations in the wake of the fire.
"26.03.2017 20:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca GOP struggles to govern despite a monopoly in Washington The Republican Party of "no" for Democrat Barack Obama's eight years is having a hard time getting to "yes" in the early Donald Trump era. Republicans are a party of upstart firebrands, old-guard conservatives and moderates in Democratic-leaning districts. Despite the GOP monopoly on Washington, they are pitted against one another.
"26.03.2017 19:25:00" thechronicleherald.ca Nationwide protests bring thousands to Russia's streets MOSCOW — Russia's opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with scores of protest rallies spanning the vast country. An organization that monitors Russian political repression, OVD-Info, said it counted more than 800 people arrested in the Moscow demonstrations alone.
"26.03.2017 19:07:00" thechronicleherald.ca Trump attacks conservative lawmakers over health bill WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace Barack Obama's health care law as his aides pledged to court moderate Democrats on upcoming initiatives from health care to tax White House chief of staff Reince Priebus scolded conservative Republicans, explaining that Trump had felt "disappointed" that a "number of people he thought were loyal to him that weren't."
"26.03.2017 19:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca The ins and outs of rent-to-own I had a reader contact me about rent-to-own opportunities and how they work. They are not especially common, but do occur and I have been involved in a few of them. The first thing I'll say is that they are not all structured the same way. But they share HOMES: "The first thing I'll say is that they are not all structured the same way. But they share some commonalities, which I've outlined here."
"26.03.2017 18:42:00" thechronicleherald.ca CP Exclusive: Fewer Canadian travellers blocked at U.S. land border OTTAWA — Fewer Canadians are being turned away at the U.S. land border in recent months despite mounting concerns that Donald Trump's immigration policies are making it much harder to cross, The Canadian Press has learned. The decrease in border refusals isn't refuted, but the reasons for the decrease are the subject of debate.
"26.03.2017 18:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca PHOTOS: NewBrunswick aquarium offers a better understanding of aquatic life SHIPPAGAN, N.B. — Have you touched a blue lobster lately? That's a question for visitors as they enter the New Brunswick Aquarium and Marine Centre in Shippagan, N.B. Visitors will also learn that the waters are home to different whales, sharks and even leatherback turtles.
"26.03.2017 17:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Indulge in this Swiss-inspired menu Now that my girls have reached (or surpassed) college age, their breaks come at different times — but I remember not too long ago when spring break meant a vacation with the entire family. We'd all take time away from our busy lives to escape to the Away from the distractions of wired modern life, meals just seem to taste that much better. Here's a special menu inspired by a trip to Switzerland.
"26.03.2017 17:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Screaming Eagles win in OT again, lead Olympiques 2-0 A couple of Nova Scotians figured prominently in the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles' comeback playoff victory over the Gatineau Olympiques on Saturday night at Centre 200 in Sydney. Antigonish native Declan Smith scored his first QMJHL career playoff goal at 11:51 of overtime to give the Screaming Eagles a 7-6 win and a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven first-round series.
"26.03.2017 16:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca ON TARGET: Terrorists come in all colours Last Thursday's deadly attack in London was immediately deemed to be an act of terrorism and the Western world sent messages of solidarity to Britain in our common fight against radical Islam. The standard line in labelling these two incidents 'acts of terror' was that Cpl. Cirillo and Warrant Officer Vincent were targeted because of the uniform they wore and in turn what that uniform symbolizes.
"26.03.2017 16:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Expert suggests leaving seatbelt sign on too long could be bad for flight safety An airline safety expert says plane crews may be unwittingly compromising flight safety by leaving seatbelt signs on too long. Greg Marshall suggests passengers may not see the need to remain buckled up if the signs remain illuminated during a smooth ride “The seatbelt sign can tend to stay on for long periods of time. There are occasions when I believe the crews simply forget to turn the sign off,” said Marshall of Flight Safety Foundation.
"26.03.2017 15:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Pothole hits not always first cause of damage Did something break when you hit that pothole? Chances are, the pothole wasn't what caused the breakage, it was just the last in a series of events leading to failure, said mechanic Bill Gardiner of Motoring TV and owner of his own shop in the Toronto WHEELS: “Sometimes, the pothole scenario will get flagged as the event that caused the component to fail, but in some of these cases, the component may have been significantly degraded and then the pothole just finished them off.”
"26.03.2017 15:02:00" thechronicleherald.ca U.K.: Attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access LONDON — Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday. "We need to make sure that organizations like WhatsApp — and there are plenty of others like that — don't provide a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other." - Home Secretary Amber Rudd
"26.03.2017 14:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax debates developers' influence as N.S. capital undergoes condo boom A suggestion that Halifax councillors who accept money from developers should stop voting on their proposed buildings has rekindled a debate over whether such campaign contributions could amount to a conflict of interest. “When you are elected and when you take your oath of office, you swear allegiance not only to the municipality but also to the Queen. I take that very seriously and to have anyone suggest otherwise is a real affront to my integrity.” - Halifax Coun. Steve
"26.03.2017 14:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca PHOTOS & VIDEO: CheerExpo National Championship makes noise in Halifax The CheerExpo National Championship is at the Halifax Forum this weekend, with finals wrapping up Sunday. The CheerExpo National Championship is at the Halifax Forum this weekend, with finals wrapping up Sunday.
"26.03.2017 13:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Mooseheads, Huskies tied 1-1 as they head to Halifax The upstart Halifax Mooseheads lost Saturday night, but not before they took the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies to overtime in another one-goal playoff verdict. It was the second straight night that the teams battled in a QMJHL series that's been much closer than the seedings might have suggested. Rouyn-Noranda placed second overall in the regular season, while Halifax finished 15th.
"26.03.2017 13:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca PHOTOS: Tried-and-true 'bullet-proof' plants After a few rough winters, a lot of our gardens are looking a little haggard (as are the gardeners). This may be the perfect time to start bringing back some of the classic 'bullet-proof' plants into our landscaped spaces. HOMES: "This spring, when you run off to your favourite garden centre, go with some tried-and-true options to solve your garden issues. Trust me, you won't regret it!" - Carson Arthur
"26.03.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Man serving life sentence for murder gets day parole A man who admitted to the killing of a man at a party in 1995 is now on day parole. Trevor Marcel Brooks, in his early 40s, is currently serving a life sentence for armed robbery and second degree murder in the severe assault of Shannon Bright, a His recidivism score notes he has a 50 per cent chance to reoffend within a three year period.
"26.03.2017 12:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca 15 people shot, 1 killed at Cincinnati nightclub CINCINNATI — Police say 15 people were shot and one person was killed when gunfire erupted at a Cincinnati nightclub. WLWT reports (http://bit.ly/2mDfUV3 ) that the shooting was happened about 2 a.m. Sunday at Cameo nightclub. The victims were taken to Several officers were working security detail at the club and performed first aid and tried to revive the person that died, Williams said.
"26.03.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Canada's Homan wins gold at women's world curling championship BEIJING — Canada's Rachel Homan has won gold at the world women's curling championship. Homan won 8-3 over Russia. Homan secured a direct berth into the gold-medal game after beating Russia's Anna Sidorova in the Page playoff 1-2 game Friday. Canada last won gold at this event in 2008 when Jennifer Jones finished first in Vernon, B.C.
"26.03.2017 11:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: Given failures in cod stock management, let's be careful Newfoundland and Labrador's commercial cod fishery has been reportedly poised for a comeback for some years now. Unfortunately, the evidence of a triumphant return is far from convincing with regard to the historic fishery. “Serious” is OK, as long as we add the adjective “cautious” to describe any review of this fishery.
"25.03.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Prince Andrew High students set to meet royal namesake Students from Prince Andrew High are off to Buckingham Palace for a once-in-a-lifetime meeting with their school's namesake next month. “We're both going to be in London. Let's do lunch.”
"25.03.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca PHOTOS: Five things to do in Almaty, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan is so much more than Borat gives it credit for. From breathtaking mountains to modern malls and from chic cafes to cultural architecture — there's something in the former capital city of Almaty for everyone. Almaty literally means “city of apple trees,” so be prepared to see apples on everything.
"25.03.2017 21:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca FIRST DRIVE: 2017 Mazda CX-5 SAN DIEGO, Calif. — “Which would you rather, an upscale German crossover vehicle or a 2017 Mazda CX-5 with a suitcase full of $10,000?” asks Stan Hortinela, research and development engineer for Mazda. FIRST DRIVE: 2017 Mazda CX-5 http://herald.ca/rUe
"25.03.2017 20:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Netflix this weekend: What's new? What's good? I've curated some of my absolute favourites to bring to you this weekend. Whether you're looking for a gut-busting laugh, a gripping drama or something a bit more intense, it's all here for you on display. Netflix this weekend: What's new? What's good? http://herald.ca/rdc
"25.03.2017 20:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca LETHBRIDGE: Carrying on London's way The Internet is circulating an image of a handwritten sign on a London transit board. “All terrorists are politely reminded that this is London and whatever you do to us we will drink tea and jolly well carry on.” If there was ever a classic piece of LETHBRIDGE: Carrying on London's way http://herald.ca/rMi
"25.03.2017 19:01:04" thechronicleherald.ca MEEK: Finance is no place for a minister who's human I expected to hear the phrase “snow-capped peaks” in Bill Morneau's budget speech Wednesday. MEEK: Finance is no place for a minister who's human http://herald.ca/rM5
"25.03.2017 18:55:00" thechronicleherald.ca Get your shots to ward off measles, warns N.S. health official Health officials are warning Nova Scotians to ensure their measles vaccines are up to date after a second case was reported Saturday. “It's one of the most important protective measures people can take,” said the Nova Scotia Health Authority's Dr. Lynda Second case of travel-related measles reported
"25.03.2017 18:28:14" thechronicleherald.ca Bedford native Darling has strong rookie year with UAB In basketball jargon, sniper, cannon or chopper often is what kids refer to an exceedingly gifted shooter. Whatever is your flavour, it's clear that Nate Darling is that, and then some, with his freshman year at the University of Alabama at Birmingham He didn't take enough shots, or get enough minutes, however you look at it.
"25.03.2017 17:18:00" thechronicleherald.ca C.B families get help with healthy eating Two Cape Breton organizations will swallow a bite from a provincial program that funds healthy eating. The Pan Cape Breton Food Hub, which connects island farmers with restaurants and consumers, will get $9,400 to deliver locally grown meat and vegetables The money is coming out of the province's $300,000 Healthy Eating Innovation Fund.
"25.03.2017 17:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca The power of small: Knockdhu Distillery Every March I look forward to travelling to Halifax to attend the NSLC Festival of Whisky. The distillery has several whiskies available in Nova Scotia.
"25.03.2017 16:36:00" thechronicleherald.ca LIVING WITH DEMENTIA: Life sentence -- I'm stuck using a walker I wore makeup and hair spray the other day. Details later. Recently I had a dream I was falling down, and woke up before I landed. It's inevitable and if Dorothea says I must, I will.
"25.03.2017 15:12:00" thechronicleherald.ca PM: UN peacekeeping mission possible in 2017, even though Canada mum on details OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he is not ruling out sending troops on a peacekeeping mission this year, even though Canada has not yet told the United Nations what it is up to. PM says he won't "fast-track" a decision on peacekeeping without studying the impact
"25.03.2017 14:20:00" thechronicleherald.ca Retired Halifax soldier disciplined for wearing medals he didn't earn OTTAWA — The Governor General's office says a retired soldier who was court-martialled for wearing Afghanistan and Somalia medals and parachute wings he wasn't entitled to at a Remembrance Day ceremony has lost his membership in the Order of Military Military judge says retired soldier's actions show 'lack of integrity and respect'
"25.03.2017 13:52:00" thechronicleherald.ca SCHOOL REVIEWS: One school, two campuses for quality education in Cole Harbour area The decision by the prior NDP government to construct a new high school in Eastern Passage will result in the loss of about 350 students at Cole Harbour High School. Does Cole Harbour need two high schools?
"25.03.2017 13:27:00" thechronicleherald.ca Government programs help Antigonish's Justamere Café find right employees Like many restaurants around the province, Justamere Café manager Eileen Curry has struggled to fill key positions for the Antigonish restaurant. She is now utilizing two government programs to help her find the right people for jobs. Like many restaurants around the province, Justamere Café manager Eileen Curry has struggled to fill key positions for the Antigonish restaurant. Two government programs are now helping her find the right people for jobs. http://herald.ca/rGN
"25.03.2017 13:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Documentary weighs in on controversial Mother Canada statue When the idea of the Mother Canada statue was proposed to stand in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, it immediately created controversy. For Craig Jackson, a New Brunswick-based filmmaker, spending time at his family cottage in Ingonish opened his eyes "My goal with the film is to reveal a more nuanced understanding of those both for and against Mother Canada."
"25.03.2017 12:10:00" thechronicleherald.ca Your Nova Scotia summer bucket list Eleanor Travis's bucket list included one actual bucket: She wanted to fly in a hot-air balloon. “It was an experience I was always wanting to do and my time to do it was limited,” she says. She searched online for hot air ballooning options in Nova What's on your Nova Scotia bucket list?
"25.03.2017 12:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Bedford native Darling has strong rookie year with UAB In basketball jargon, sniper, cannon or chopper often is what kids refer to an exceedingly gifted shooter. Whatever is your flavour, it's clear that Nate Darling is that, and then some, with his freshman year at the University of Alabama at Birmingham He didn't take enough shots, or get enough minutes, however you look at it.
"25.03.2017 11:48:00" Timeline Photos Cartoonist Bruce MacKinnon's solution for Lorne Grabher
"25.03.2017 11:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca 'Funniest man in Canada' returns to Halifax It's no wonder it's been two years since Derek Edwards performed in Nova Scotia. During his last trip, he was traumatized by a stint of bad weather known as Snowmageddon. “Oh my God, I'd never seen anything like it in my life. “You have to change it up with the location, so there's always some reworking to appease the people.”
"25.03.2017 00:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Truro hosting Atlantic Cup event Saturday Weightlifters will get a chance to test their strength and technique on Saturday as the Nova Scotia Weightlifting Association hosts the third annual Atlantic Cup at Truro's Douglas Street Recreation Centre. The athletes will earn points to help their province win the Atlantic Cup team championship.
"24.03.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIBERT: Of undead money and superclusters If you're not baffled or bored by the federal budget, you likely picked the right week for an all-inclusive in Cuba or the DR. The less astute are left here, with a couple of unappealing choices: Take a self-imposed, 10-day hiatus from Canadian news, thus Over the years, countless federal and provincial budgets have forced themselves on, and fleetingly ruined, an otherwise brightening springtime consciousness.
"24.03.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca One woman's work, another woman's pamper Although Elizabeth Lively lives with four males, her work helps support local women. The happily married mother of three boys has created a business that is meant to make women feel good. “I always loved the whole idea of a gift box subscription,” said “It's nice too because all the products are locally women-made.”
"24.03.2017 22:39:33" thechronicleherald.ca Society seeks $22 million in funding for museum The Battle of the Atlantic Society is looking for $22 million from HRM to help fund a museum on Halifax's waterfront. The proposed facility, an experiential centre, will need provincial and federal funding as well in order to turn the idea into reality. George Borgal, the presenter from Canadian Naval Society, says reactions from the standing committee were overwhelmingly positive.
"24.03.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca DIY: Supersized Lite-Brite wall art It was at some point after Christmas that I found an extra two boxes of LED tree lights in our basement. They'd never been opened and I didn't know why we had them, but I certainly didn't feel like going outside to get the Christmas bin out of storage. HOMES: The kids get such a kick of turning on “the big Lite-Brite” and playing hide-and-seek in the darkness with it glowing on the wall.
"24.03.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Black Cultural Centre receives $230k from N.S. The province has announced $230,000 in funding to help the Black Cultural Centre in Cherrybrook upgrade and repair its facility. On Friday, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage Tony Ince announced the funding will be be used to pay for upgrades The centre houses a museum and hosts cultural and educational events.
"24.03.2017 21:00:33" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax council to decide fate of ferry naming contest Halifax regional council will be debating whether or not to approve the naming contest for two new harbour ferries. The popular contest, which has named ferries like the Viola Desmond, may be on the chopping block on Tuesday. The popular contest, which has named ferries like the Viola Desmond, may be on the chopping block on Tuesday.
"24.03.2017 20:30:15" thechronicleherald.ca Commission on inclusive education announced The province announced Friday the choice of three experts to examine the model of inclusive education in Nova Scotia. The three experts are the government's Monica Williams, Nova Scotia Teachers Union's Adela Njie and its chair, Dr. Sarah Shea, The commission will engage front-line teachers, parents, students and associations, and review best practices across Canada.
"24.03.2017 20:00:05" thechronicleherald.ca Tri City Villains hitting the road The Tri City Villains may have a new music video, but they didn't even realize they were shooting it at the time. Local sound engineer Zach Lahey had decided to record a live performance — when they were introduced by Mr. Organizing a tour was a big move for the band, especially since they're fresh off a three-month hiatus where they worked on new material.
"24.03.2017 19:00:38" thechronicleherald.ca 'There is always an alternative,' veterans warn Trudeau Disabled veterans and their families in Halifax Friday warned Justin Trudeau's Liberals that “there is always an alternative” when it comes election time. “We feel deeply betrayed, used — deeply used by the way — and I don't see any veterans really willing to vote for Mr. Trudeau.” DavidMacLeod.
"24.03.2017 18:30:40" thechronicleherald.ca Doctors moving toward fewer patients: Glavine Health Minister Leo Glavine says the province's new doctors will have fewer patients. “The new doctors we have on contract are going to practice differently, what I call slow medicine,” he said in an interview with the Chronicle Herald this week. “It's going to mean 90,000 Nova Scotians waiting for a family doctor are going to turn into 200,000.” -Chris d'Entremont
"24.03.2017 18:05:00" thechronicleherald.ca Disney CEO: 'Last Jedi' not changed due to Fisher's death SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Disney CEO Bob Iger says the upcoming "Star Wars" sequel has not been changed due to the death of Carrie Fisher. Fisher completed filming her role as Princess Leia in "The Last Jedi" before her death following a heart attack in Last Jedi sticks with Princess Leia
"24.03.2017 18:00:48" thechronicleherald.ca New Nova Scotia ale to debut at Good Robot In honour of Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week in May, the members of the Craft Brewers Association of Nova Scotia got together and created a Nova Scotian ale. The first 48 customers at the event will receive a takeaway can of the Nova Scotian ale.
"24.03.2017 17:30:53" thechronicleherald.ca Stroman makes a closing argument for opener Marcus Stroman's performance at the World Baseball Classic could impact the way the Blue Jays set the team's starting rotation for the regular season. The April 3 season opener in Baltimore is fast approaching and Stroman, who will be back in camp as If Stroman is management's choice to open the season, then it is well deserved.
"24.03.2017 17:22:00" thechronicleherald.ca N. S. boy, 14, charged with sharing child pornography on Facebook HALIFAX — A 14-year-old Nova Scotia boy has been charged with sharing child pornography on Facebook. Const. Lindsey Donovan said RCMP officers arrested the young teen at a home in Kingston, N.S., on Thursday after Facebook informed them that the image had Child porn charges against youth uncommon
"24.03.2017 17:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca New mom battling flesh-eating disease in Halifax, out of coma: family HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia woman who gave birth just three weeks ago has been diagnosed with so-called flesh-eating disease and placed in an induced coma. Months of rehabilitation ahead for mom diagnosed with flesh-eating disease
"24.03.2017 16:50:26" thechronicleherald.ca WELLS: Right, not fast, is the principle Bill Morneau works in a building named after Jim Flaherty. No pressure there. The very walls seem to ask why Morneau, a political rookie whose adult life before politics was spent in some fairly cushy corporate precincts, can't seem to display the offhand “Budget 2017 is Chapter 2 of a book that's going to have, I hope, many chapters.” -Bill Morneau
"24.03.2017 16:04:00" thechronicleherald.ca Former Saint Mary's basketball star Jad Crnogorac to run for Tories Former Saint Mary's basketball star Jad Crnogorac is running for the Progressive Conservatives in Dartmouth South. Crnogorac, who has been a personal trainer and vice president of the Halifax Rainmen, has over 15 years of experience in sales, office Former hoops star passionate about health and well-being.
"24.03.2017 15:42:00" thechronicleherald.ca New Nova Scotia ale to debut at Good Robot In honour of Nova Scotia Craft Beer Week in May, the members of the Craft Brewers Association of Nova Scotia got together and created a Nova Scotian ale. Whet your whistle and have a Scottish dog at Craft Beer Week
"24.03.2017 15:19:00" thechronicleherald.ca Home-grown DIY show hopes to inspire A new Nova Scotian reality show is proving that people can do anything they set their minds to. The do-it-yourself home makeover show features Rebekah Higgs, the DIY home renovator single mom, and Chris Judge, the blind carpenter. The show just finished Yep, you can do that project
"24.03.2017 15:11:00" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: Getting out of sim-city Those who commute to work in downtown Halifax know the reality all too well. It is difficult to get in and out of the city in the morning and afternoon rush hours. Devising a strategy for a mass evacuation in a disaster requires plenty of delicate Escape from downtown Halifax. In this game at least
"24.03.2017 14:38:00" thechronicleherald.ca Police say counterfeit U.S. currency circulating in Halifax Halifax regional police are advising local businesses and residents to watch for counterfeit American currency. Since Feb. 24, police say there have been at least eight reports of counterfeit American bills in $20, $50 and $100 denominations. How to tell if that American $20 in your wallet is a fake
"24.03.2017 14:08:43" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Navy crew and captain offer training, chase down pirates The tropical shores of West Africa are a long way from home for Lieutenant-Commander Nicole Robichaud, one of just two female captains in the Royal Canadian Navy. Sailors from the Moncton and sister ship HMCS Summerside are training allies in West African nations in how to detect, board and safely search suspicious boats and ships
"24.03.2017 13:48:00" thechronicleherald.ca Police ask for help in search for missing Dartmouth woman Halifax regional police are searching for a Dartmouth woman who has been missing for more than two weeks. Twenty-eight-year-old Amber Lindsey McDougall has not been seen since mid-afternoon March 8 in the area of Robie and Summer streets in Halifax. Help police find Amber
"24.03.2017 13:02:04" thechronicleherald.ca Federal budget has few answers for pot advocates Anyone hoping for major hints about the government's plans to legalize, regulate and tax cannabis in Wednesday's federal budget likely came away disappointed. Health Canada confirmed Tuesday that the government still intends to move to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana this spring.
"24.03.2017 12:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Moose now have protected land bridge Nova Scotia's endangered mainland moose now have a protected land bridge that safely takes them across the New Brunswick border. This corridor is located within the Chignecto Isthmus Wilderness area, one of the 15 sites the province protected this month. “Without intact habitats that are permanently restricted from resource development, agriculture . . . many species will have no hope at all,”
"24.03.2017 11:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Man's 'GRABHER' license plate nixed by N.S. What's in a name? Too much for Lorne Grabher to keep the personalized licence plate that's been in his family for three generations, according to Service Nova Scotia. Grabher was having a coffee at Tim Hortons in December when friends noting a woman The younger Grabher's Alberta GRABHER plate remains on the road in the Wild Rose province.
"24.03.2017 10:54:00" thechronicleherald.ca Injured Mann-Dixon close to return for Mooseheads After six weeks on the sidelines, Blade Mann-Dixon is close to a comeback. The 19-year-old goaltender isn't on the trip with the Halifax Mooseheads as they open the QMJHL playoffs Friday night against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, but he's on the road to Moosehead on the mend
"24.03.2017 10:52:00" thechronicleherald.ca Hurricanes halt Miracles' win streak Even the prospects of tying a franchise record win streak could not change a familiar pattern. Pump the breaks Moncton
"24.03.2017 10:33:00" Timeline Photos JT Man. Ready for, er, action?
"23.03.2017 23:30:05" thechronicleherald.ca Thirsty Canadians facing beer price hike thanks to Budget 2017 Beer drinkers are going to pay more to slake their thirst every year going forward now that the federal government has tied hikes in the excise tax for that amber nectar to the Consumer Price Index. In Wednesday's federal budget, Prime Minister Justin “It's a significant cost . . . when you think of Oland Brewery and how much beer we produce.”
"23.03.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca The 'we might as well' renovation We had good fun at the Nova Scotia Home Builders' Association home show. I promised a few of the suppliers I work with in the decorating and renovation side of my business that I would come and visit them. It also seemed like a good idea to invite my HOMES: Many of you may be familiar with, “You might as well . . .” or “While we're at it . . .” or “Have you ever thought . . .” or “I have an idea . . .” I could go on and on and on.
"23.03.2017 22:42:48" thechronicleherald.ca Doctor shortage numbers open to interpretation Just how many Nova Scotians are in need of a family doctor? It not only depends on who you ask, but how you ask. The health statistics division of Statistics Canada released the results of its 2015 Canadian Community Health Survey on Wednesday, stating In the survey, roughly 5.0 million people, reported that they did not have a regular “health-care provider”.
"23.03.2017 22:17:37" thechronicleherald.ca Dogs split up after court order A Nova Scotia couple's rocky relationship has ended with an alleged dognapping and a court order to separate two sibling pups. Henry and Daniel, Yorkshire terriers named after twin Vancouver Canucks players Henrik and Daniel Sedin, will go to separate Brittany Pearl and Matthew MacDonald bought the puppies in April 2011 from a breeder in Alberta.
"23.03.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Gray charged again in new pimping case A man who pleaded guilty in connection with a human trafficking case in 2016 has been charged with prostitution and human trafficking again. Andre Jerome Gray, 21, and Leslie Burton Gray, 24, of Halifax, have been charged in relation to an October 2016 Andre Gray spent 22 months behind bars in another trafficking case relating to an April 2014 incident.
"23.03.2017 21:36:12" thechronicleherald.ca Trial hears arguments over whether 'child-like' sex doll constitutes child porn ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A sex doll at the centre of a trial in Newfoundland had some "breast budding" but is still "child-like," a forensic psychiatrist testified Thursday. Dr. Peter Collins said under cross-examination at provincial court in St. The doll was on its way to St. John's from Japan in 2013 when the Canada Border Services Agency intercepted it.
"23.03.2017 21:00:12" thechronicleherald.ca GRIFFIN: Cool Classic finally catches on The World Baseball Classic — in spite of obvious flaws, despite its uncertain place on the sporting calendar, and battling clear North American fan apathy — finally has earned its chance to be respected via its dramatic results in 2017. The U.S. finally reached the championship game against Puerto Rico on Wednesday night.
"23.03.2017 20:03:59" thechronicleherald.ca CMHA urges Nova Scotians to support social clubs for adults living with mental illness June Jollymore endured long hospitalizations after her diagnosis of borderline schizophrenia and manic depression at the age of 19, and later in life with manic depression and anxiety. She felt at times that suicide was her only way out. “I wish I'd known about the clubs sooner. Acceptance and a sense of belonging make a huge difference in a person's life.” -June Jollymore
"23.03.2017 19:13:00" thechronicleherald.ca Could the NBA's star-resting phenomenon eventually reach the NHL? Imagine the Chicago Blackhawks resting Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews and Duncan Keith all at once on the same night. Or the Pittsburgh Penguins doing the same with Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel. If the NBA's recent troubling phenomenon of The NBA has yet to come up with an answer to preventing the practice and even Popovich said his approach, despite Silver's note of caution, would remain the same.
"23.03.2017 18:59:15" thechronicleherald.ca Spring sitting of Nova Scotia legislature set for April 25, with budget April 27 HALIFAX — Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil says the spring sitting of the legislature will begin April 25, with the budget to follow two days later. McNeil says the plan is to have the session wrap up by the Victoria Day long weekend on May 22. With speculation high that an election call could come this spring, McNeil also refused to rule out dropping the writ before the budget is debated and passed by the legislature.
"23.03.2017 18:26:15" thechronicleherald.ca Pastor planning healing service after Nova Scotia church damaged in fire NORTH PRESTON, N.S. — The pastor of an historic church in a community just east of Halifax says his congregation will soon work out a plan to rebuild after a fire caused extensive damage to the large structure. Rev. Wallace Smith of St. The pastor said while the fire is a setback, the congregation has strong faith in God and plans to work through what he refers to as "a grieving time,"
"23.03.2017 18:00:08" thechronicleherald.ca Hébert: With new budget, Liberals are treading water as the level is rising If you subscribe to the notion that governments are meant to walk their talk at budget time, then Justin Trudeau's Liberals are on a treadmill. Finance Minister Bill Morneau's second budget is, for the most part, a wordy rewrite of his previous one. Finance Minister Bill Morneau's second budget is, for the most part, a wordy rewrite of his previous one.
"23.03.2017 17:01:14" thechronicleherald.ca Foundation offers $1m for Pictou Academy A foundation of Pictou Academy graduates and friends is prepared to pony up $1 million to have their way when it comes to the future of their school system. In a letter to Trudy Thompson, chairwoman of the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board, the Pictou Academy Education Foundation made it clear they want to see Grades P-12 retained in the Town of Pictou, with the high school students attending Pictou
"23.03.2017 16:40:11" thechronicleherald.ca LEGER: Budget just economic embroidery In Canada, a federal budget is an annual opportunity for the government to claim credit for everything that went right, dodge responsibility for everything that went wrong, and make brave predictions that, hopefully, few will remember later. Clearly, the economy resists being managed by politicians. Yet they persist.
"23.03.2017 16:18:41" thechronicleherald.ca Q&A: Russell Peters planning 'something different' with Bryan Adams for Junos TORONTO — Canadian comedian Russell Peters says he and homegrown rocker Bryan Adams are planning something "different and interesting" for the Juno Awards show, which airs on CTV on April 2. Earlier this month, Junos organizers announced the duo will host the show from Ottawa, replacing Michael Buble as he continues to care for his three-year-old son, who is fighting cancer.
"23.03.2017 16:02:11" thechronicleherald.ca National Arts Centre Orchestra seeks to entertain and educate on Canada 150 tour The National Arts Centre Orchestra is hoping to entertain and educate during its cross-country tour commemorating Canada's 150th birthday. The first leg of the tour starts in Atlantic Canada, running from April 26 to May 7, before heading back onto the The first leg of the tour starts in Atlantic Canada, running from April 26 to May 7.
"23.03.2017 15:02:42" thechronicleherald.ca A dairy-for-lumber deal? Think-tank paper proposes Canada-U.S. swap for NAFTA WASHINGTON — The most common uses of Canadian dairy normally include milk, cream, yogurt, butter and cheese. Yet a new report suggests an altogether different purpose for the calcium-packed, bovine treat. The idea — use it as a bargaining chip. A free-market think-tank suggests offering American negotiators in upcoming NAFTA talks more open trade in dairy, in exchange for more predictable trade in softwood lumber to secure long-term peace in that perennially problematic file.
"23.03.2017 14:32:09" thechronicleherald.ca Dennis Oland wrongly denied bail in murder case, says Supreme Court The Supreme Court of Canada says Dennis Oland was wrongly denied bail pending an appeal of his second-degree murder conviction. The high court decision today could have influence beyond the high-profile New Brunswick case in which Oland was initially The high court decision today could have influence beyond the high-profile New Brunswick case in which Oland was initially convicted of killing his father.
"23.03.2017 14:04:00" thechronicleherald.ca Police charge N.B. man in 12-year old murder of Halifax woman A New Brunswick man has been charged in the 2005 murder of Halifax woman Naomi Kidston. The homicide, more than a decade old, led investigators with the Cold Case Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division to charge Donald Murray Peters, 50, with second-degree murder.
"23.03.2017 13:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Mayo Brothers opening eyes to exercise Johnathan and Bradley Mayo have more than 12,000 followers on Instagram after just starting their page not even six months ago. Take one look at their Instagram page and you can tell they've been into fitness for a while. The Mayo brothers, Johnathan and Bradley, who both hold national gold medals in kayaking, started using social media as a way to keep themselves accountable, as well as teach others about calisthenics.
"23.03.2017 13:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Budget aligns with N.S. plans — minister Budget 2017 got two thumbs up from Nova Scotia finance minister Randy Delorey Wednesday. Delorey said investments in such things as infrastructure, technological innovation, education, training opportunities and social housing are all measures that are "This is a nickel and dime budget where taxpayers pay more and get less. If you take the bus you'll lose your tax credit. Want a cold beer after work? You'll pay more for that. And increases to EI premiums means your paycheck will get smaller."
"23.03.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax weathers Island Storm in 105-100 victory After falling to the Island Storm in their barn three days earlier, the Hurricanes returned the favour Wednesday night. Halifax pulled off a 105-100 win over the Storm at the Scotiabank Centre to improve its Atlantic Division-leading record to 23-7.
"23.03.2017 12:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Taxis improving safety measures Halifax-area taxi companies are reassuring passengers that they're improving safety measures following the acquittal of a former driver charged with sex assault. Yellow Cabs plan to implement GPS live tracking that will be seen by their dispatch centre and eventually, by customers through an app on their smartphone.
"23.03.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca North Preston shooting suspect gets bail One of the men charged after shots were fired at a home in North Preston last week has been granted bail. Keauno Remello Fraser, 20, was released with a recognizance and surety in Dartmouth provincial court Wednesday, according to Public Prosecution Service spokeswoman Chris Hansen.
"23.03.2017 11:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca New pay stations planned to replace parking meters a stretch for some motorists Halifax's planned move to phone apps and pay stations to make parking more efficient could mean a bit of a walk. The city said this week it is seeking companies to supply an app, and the technology, that will allow drivers to pay for downtown parking The pay stations will accept, cash, coins, credit cards and electronic payments through the proposed app.
"23.03.2017 10:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Steinhart wins gin distiller of the year at world's toughest spirits competition The Steinhart Distillery has been recognized as a leader in the spirits industry around the world. The Antigonish distillery was honoured with Gin Distiller of the Year award at the Berlin International Spirits Competition on March 5.
"23.03.2017 10:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-03-23 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-03-23 - Editorial Cartoon Today's Editorial Cartoon by Bruce MacKinnon Editorial Cartoonist.
"22.03.2017 23:50:00" thechronicleherald.ca Mattatall team gets third win in Fredericton Nova Scotia's Mary Mattatall and teammates Marg Cutcliffe, Jill Alcoe-Holland and Andrea Saulnier earned a third win at the 2017 Everest Canadian seniors' curling championships taking place in Fredericton this week. Mary Mattatall's team tied with Ontario's Jo-Ann Rizzo
"22.03.2017 23:00:11" thechronicleherald.ca Yann Martel to speak at SMU The author of the prize-winning book Life of Pi will speak in Halifax on March 23 and 24. Yann Martel will headline the two-part Cyril Byrne Memorial Lecture presenting by SMU and the Halifax Public Libraries celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first For the first part of the lecture, Martel will focus on the idea of loss and asks patrons to wear only black to Paul O'Regan Hall.
"22.03.2017 22:43:44" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax considers new 50-metre pool Halifax Regional Council has taken a first step in reducing a perceived shortage of aquatic facilities in the municipality. The lack of aquatic facilities in the Halifax Regional Municipality is seen to create a barrier for competitive swim teams and The only 50 metre pools in area are in the Dalplex and the Centennial Pool.
"22.03.2017 22:04:00" thechronicleherald.ca 7 ways the federal budget affects Nova Scotians The federal Liberals were elected on the promise of strengthening the middle class, growing jobs and the economy and investing in clan technology and infrastructure. Here's a look at some of the initiatives relevant to Nova Scotians in Wednesday's budget. Budget 2017: Here's what might be in it for you
"22.03.2017 22:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Inexpensive kitchen lighting concepts Homeowners tend to think one was when it comes to upgrading the lighting in their kitchens. They think that if you want sexy, new, modern kitchen lighting, you have to spend a lot of money. Not true. There are literally hundreds of neat kitchen lighting HOMES: There are literally hundreds of neat kitchen lighting concepts that are affordable. Many are surprisingly cheap.
"22.03.2017 21:01:39" thechronicleherald.ca Six teens plead guilty to sharing naked photos of girls HALIFAX — Six male youths in Nova Scotia have pleaded guilty to sharing intimate images of high school girls without their consent, concluding one of Canada's largest prosecutions involving a relatively untested and controversial law. The case is one of the first in Canada involving legislation introduced in late 2013 after the death of Nova Scotia teen Rehtaeh Parsons.
"22.03.2017 20:55:00" thechronicleherald.ca Highlights of federal budget tabled Wednesday by Finance Minister Bill Morneau OTTAWA — Highlights from the 2017 federal budget tabled Wednesday by Finance Minister Bill Morneau: — Employment insurance premiums are going up five cents to $1.68 per every $100 of insurable earnings, up from $1.63 — the maximum allowable increase under Federal budget 2017 Ups and downs
"22.03.2017 20:52:44" thechronicleherald.ca New program helps African Nova Scotians with chronic disease African Canadians in Nova Scotia who suffer from chronic disease will soon have access to health coaching programs through a new health initiative. “We want to help all Nova Scotians reduce their risk of chronic disease and live healthier, longer lives.” -Premier Stephen McNeil
"22.03.2017 20:27:25" thechronicleherald.ca The Pothole Dodge in Newfoundland: a seasonal hazard for drivers and tires ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Mechanic Ed Hearn has never seen anything quite like the aluminum rim that split apart after a Volvo SUV hit a pothole in St. John's, N.L., this week. He says it's an especially brutal example of the damage this time of year brings to ...many drivers are also questioning whether the province needs higher quality asphalt — or at least a thicker surface.
"22.03.2017 20:11:39" thechronicleherald.ca Dangerous offender returning to Halifax Halifax Regional Police are warning the public that a high-risk offender is returning to Halifax. Police say James Andrew MacKay, 36, has been released from the Dorchester Penitentiary after completing a sentence for sexual assault and forcible Officers say MacKay is a high risk to re-offend and has a history of violent criminal convictions dating back to 2010.
"22.03.2017 19:26:35" thechronicleherald.ca Most recommendations from review of Rehtaeh Parsons case underway HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government says all of the recommendations in a review of how Nova Scotia police and prosecutors handled the high-profile Rehtaeh Parsons case have either been put in place or are underway. A progress report released today says Halifax Regional Police have implemented a sexual assault trauma policy.
"22.03.2017 18:23:00" thechronicleherald.ca Liverpool plans extravaganza for 50 years of 'Sgt. Pepper' LONDON — It was 50 years ago today — almost — that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play. The English city of Liverpool is getting set to celebrate the half-centenary of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," one of the most influential albums by local The English city of Liverpool is getting set to celebrate the half-centenary of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," one of the most influential albums by local heroes The Beatles.
"22.03.2017 17:43:38" thechronicleherald.ca POP LIFE: Few bands left from British Prog Rock era I've made up my mind — when I grow up, I want to be Bob Stanley. This thought occurred to me when I encountered Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present English Weather, an 18-track compilation of British progressive rock and film music, originally released At the turn of the 1970s, progressive rock was regarded as evidence of pop music's impending maturity.
"22.03.2017 17:13:27" thechronicleherald.ca WELLS: Liberals give middle class cold shoulder "Wednesday's budget will be about the middle class and innovation. Maybe it'll even be helpful! That would be nice." - Paul Wells
"22.03.2017 16:38:48" thechronicleherald.ca VIBERT: Government out to lunch on help Turns out they were right the first time. Dr. Kutcher knows better than most that mental health and addictions services are a mess in Nova Scotia.
"22.03.2017 16:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Five things to look for in the Trudeau government's second budget OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is introducing the second budget of its mandate today. Here are five things to look for: 1. Will the government provide a timeline to bring the country's books to balance? The Liberals won the 2015 election on a platform that vowed to invest billions in measures like infrastructure and child benefits as a way to re-energize Canadian growth.
"22.03.2017 15:51:14" thechronicleherald.ca Fire damages church that 'means everything' to North Preston community Fire crews were on scene Wednesday after extinguishing a structure fire at St. Thomas Baptist Church in North Preston. Shortly before 10 a.m., Halifax Fire tweeted that they had responded to a blaze at the church, located on Simmonds Road. The basement "This church just means so much to people. It has forever." - James Johnson of North Preston
"22.03.2017 15:26:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Crosby loses teeth, Penguins clinch playoff berth vs Sabres BUFFALO, N.Y. — After losing a pair of front teeth, Sidney Crosby wasn't available to discuss the highlight-reel, one-handed goal he scored in helping the Pittsburgh Penguins clinch their 11th consecutive playoff berth. Crosby's one-handed wonder
"22.03.2017 15:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Dig deeper before mocking 'crazy' pet parents It's easy to jump directly to “crazy cat lady” or poke fun at “stay-at-home dog moms” when describing intense relationships between humans and their pets.
"22.03.2017 15:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Free beer! Last Call! Hurry! Contest closes at midnight tonight!
"22.03.2017 14:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Cole Harbour's MacDougall raises Golden Path Autumn MacDougall may have three years of eligibility remaining in her U Sports career but she knows — even with that time span — this will be tough to top. The Cole Harbour native, acting as the lone Nova Scotian in the game, captured national gold with her Alberta Pandas at the U Sports Women's Hockey Championships this past weekend.
"22.03.2017 14:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Researcher studying erosion's impact on Mi'kmaq historical sites Mi'kmaq history is washing away at the edges of Nova Scotia, disappearing with every storm, and Dr. Michael Betts would like to pin some of it down while he still can. “It's a looming heritage catastrophe. It's not even that it's looming — it's here, and it's underway." -Dr. Michael Betts
"22.03.2017 13:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Children's art project to mark Halifax Explosion Regional Council Tuesday unanimously approved $2,730 in funding for a children's art project to mark the Halifax Explosion's centennial. The money will allow children at St. The commemorative project, titled Children of the Explosion: Remembrance, Resilience and Pulling Together, is being proposed by the St. Joseph's-A. McKay Home and School Association.
"22.03.2017 13:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Proud Nova Scotian ship abandoned amid mysterious claims It's embarrassing for an old Nova Scotian fishing ship: tied up, gutted, disappeared in the night, denied port and now anchorless, run aground and abandoned in full view of vacationers at a white-sand Caribbean resort. The ship — once called the Esther Boyd and later the Cape Chidley during her proud days as a trawler — went out of service about 15 years ago.
"22.03.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Mooseheads' veterans bank on more playoff memories Much like the analysis of game results, lasting playoff memories can often be broken down into a single shift. So it goes for Halifax Mooseheads overage forward Jake Coughler, who was immersed in the QMJHL playoffs last season with the Charlottetown The Mooseheads didn't reach the playoffs last season. The current crop is promising but mostly young, so the few veterans have been showing the way all season.
"22.03.2017 12:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca OPINION: Primary health care a priority While most Nova Scotians have access to a primary health care provider, such as a family doctor or nurse practitioner, some do not. We are working to change that. Some people who have a family doctor wait too long to be seen. We are trying to change that JANET KNOX: It's not just about numbers. It's about having the right type of providers in the right places, delivering the right type of care based on the needs of the population.
"22.03.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Community council to consider Briarwood Golf Course rezoning application A housing development slated for the former Briarwood Golf Course on Herring Cove Road could nearly double in capacity if council approves a rezoning application. But that could mean infrastructure issues and traffic problems, some residents worry. Before a decision is made, the community council will also schedule a public hearing.
"22.03.2017 11:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: How to be tops as a teacher like Maggie MacDonnell Maggie MacDonnell brings the kind of magic and infectious enthusiasm to teaching that makes the world a better place. That she manages this magic in an isolated pocket of Quebec's Arctic region makes it that much more amazing. The Afton, Antigonish County native, whose teaching philosophy is known for its emphasis on hope and for acts of kindness in an isolated area, has now raised the bar even higher.
"22.03.2017 10:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Council cuts height allowed on 29-storey tower How high is too high? For Halifax regional council members, the answer lay between 20 and 29 storeys for a proposed Quinpool Road development. In the end, council Tuesday voted 13-4 to follow staff's recommendation for a 20-storey tower at 6009-6017 All of the back-and-forth led to a lengthy discussion Tuesday on whether those additional nine storeys actually mattered in the long run.
"22.03.2017 10:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-03-22 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-03-22 - Editorial Cartoon Somebody is listening in today's Editorial Cartoon by Bruce MacKinnon Editorial Cartoonist.
"21.03.2017 22:33:31" thechronicleherald.ca Selling? Get your docs in a row I've received a couple messages from readers who are preparing to sell their home. They've asked for a 'to-do' list of sorts. If you're planning to sell your home, a simple Google search will return no shortage of lists that talk about staging, HOMES: If you're planning to sell your home, a simple Google search will return no shortage of lists that talk about staging, de-cluttering, etc.
"21.03.2017 21:42:38" thechronicleherald.ca Pornography? Child sex doll trial raises issue of what constitutes child porn ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A forensic psychiatrist says a child-size sex doll at the heart of a trial in St. John's, N.L., meets the definition of child pornography. Dr. Peter Collins testified in provincial court Tuesday that the doll is the size of a Key issues include whether the case constitutes child pornography if no actual child was involved.
"21.03.2017 21:35:12" thechronicleherald.ca Police advise Nova Scotians high risk offender's release Police are advising all Nova Scotians of the release of a high risk offender, especially those living in Yarmouth and Halifax. James Andrew MacKay, 36, is being released from the Atlantic Institution in Renous, N.B. on Wednesday. Police believe that he is Police advise Nova Scotians high risk offender's release
"21.03.2017 20:45:26" thechronicleherald.ca Protest planned over impending elementary school closure Parents are expressing their disappointment through protest at the possible June 2018 closure of Petite Riviere Elementary School. The board “failed to avert” the closure of the school, according to a release from the Greater Petite Area Community It has been a long fight for the school, after the South Shore Regional School Board decided to review six schools in Lunenburg and Queens counties in 2012.
"21.03.2017 20:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Free beer for 6 months! Wouldn't that be Hunky Dory? Hurry and enter! Contest closes midnight tomorrow night!
"21.03.2017 19:36:59" thechronicleherald.ca Nova Scotia Keltics rugby members Lake, Sanad to play for Canada's U18 team Two members of the Nova Scotia Keltics rugby team have been chosen to represent Canada. Nathan Lake of Windsor and Seif Sanad of Bedford have made the under-18 Canadian team that will travel to France and compete in the the European Rugby Championship in The squad will travel to France on April 3 after a three-day prep camp in Toronto.
"21.03.2017 19:00:06" thechronicleherald.ca Supreme Court of Canada to rule Thursday on bail issue in Oland murder case FREDERICTON — The Supreme Court of Canada will rule this week on whether New Brunswick's Court of Appeal was wrong to deny bail to Dennis Oland while he was awaiting an appeal of his second-degree murder conviction. Oland was denied bail by the New Brunswick Court of Appeal early last year but was subsequently granted bail by the same court last October when his lawyers appealed his conviction.
"21.03.2017 18:00:05" thechronicleherald.ca Struggling for post-truth reason: Why some believe the Earth is flat TORONTO — The Earth is flat. Vaccines cause autism. Former U.S. president Barack Obama spied on current president Donald Trump. Shaquille O'Neal is the latest big name to float one of the more outrageous claims out there — that the Earth is flat and we've all been manipulated to believe it is round.
"21.03.2017 17:30:03" thechronicleherald.ca BLUE JAYS: Donaldson declares he's 'good to go' after spring debut Josh Donaldson said the words that everyone in the Blue Jays' spring training camp has been waiting to hear. The club's third baseman pronounced his injured calf muscle trouble-free after his spring debut Monday, then reiterated his belief that the Jays "I just want to win games. I feel like we have the team to compete . . ."
"21.03.2017 17:00:31" thechronicleherald.ca Concerns raised as report suggests Canadians spending more time online HALIFAX — A new report says Canadians are spending more time surfing the web than ever before, raising concerns about how technology distracts from real-world relationships. Psychologist David Mensink says the figures concern him because the more time people spend online, the less time they're devoting to cultivating deeper real-life relationships.
"21.03.2017 16:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Sid and the Kids: Crosby thriving with Sheary, Guentzel PITTSBURGH — Jake Guentzel still finds himself staring. And really, it's kind of hard to blame him. A year ago he was fresh out of Nebraska-Omaha trying to find his legs with the Pittsburgh Penguins' AHL affiliate, all speed and youth and talent anxious Penguins have stayed afloat thanks in part to Crosby's usual brilliance and an unexpected alliance created on the fly by head coach Mike Sullivan.
"21.03.2017 16:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO & PHOTOS: Fire damages old Britex plant in Valley A fire in Annapolis County at the former Britex textile plant on Highway 201 caused minimal damage and no one injured. Bridgetown Chief Randy Sheridan told the Chronicle Herald the fire, discovered by people who work in the building, was under control as Bridgetown volunteer firefighters responded to a report of an industrial structure fire at the old Britex plant on Tuesday.
"21.03.2017 15:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Woody Harrelson gives up smoking pot after '30 solid years' NEW YORK — Woody Harrelson has given up marijuana after decades of what he calls partying too hard. The actor is one of Hollywood's most well-known marijuana enthusiasts. Harrelson tells Vulture that he hasn't smoked pot in nearly a year.solid-years
"21.03.2017 15:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca OPINION: Rules create big no-fly zones for recreational drone users The new federal rules for recreational drone use announced last week in Toronto pretty much make most of Canada a drone-free zone for recreational drone flyers. I can see why some rules had to be put in place. You're always going to get people who do not If police or officials at Transport Canada take a hard stance on these new rules, only commercial drone-flying will be legal with a SFOC and a $1,000 insurance policy.
"21.03.2017 14:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Judge orders N.S. couple to repay Bryony House lottery home profits The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has come down on a couple who sold a home they built to a local charity to raffle off as a prize — and then bought it back at a discount from the prizewinners. The civil case was launched by ALPC Housing Solutions Inc. Kris Martin's husband, Jacques Martin, sold their home to Bryony House for just over $1 million, just under a reported appraised value of $1.2 million.
"21.03.2017 14:00:05" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax-based hotelier Holloway Lodging Corporation shedding assets Halifax-based hotelier Holloway Lodging Corporation has sold its Travelodge in Belleville, Ont. for $7 million, an amount close to the property's book value. Last year, Clarke Inc.'s net income soared to $25.4 million from a loss of $11.1 million in 2015.
"21.03.2017 13:30:46" thechronicleherald.ca RIDERS on the DEPTH: Hurricanes will look to entire roster for deep playoff run BASKETBALL PURISTS have jostled with the coaching conundrum for decades. For the Halifax Hurricanes' bench boss Mike Leslie however, it's no head-scratcher — two fouls early on and take a seat for a while. With 4:28 to go in the first quarter, the club's leading scorer, Billy White, picked up two quick fouls and promptly planted his behind on the bench for the rest of the half.
"21.03.2017 13:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca New regulations put future of drone business up in the air Although he already owns five drones, Orangeville, Ont. resident Joseph Lopez was eyeing yet another of these unmanned aircraft just last week. Then, federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau slapped new restrictions on the use of recreational drones. “If you go onto any of the hobby boards, people are talking about giving up and getting out of flying drones altogether.” - Joseph Lopez
"21.03.2017 12:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca NowNS: Antigonish software startup going global An Antigonish startup led by veteran tech entrepreneur Shawn Wilkie has made a global distribution deal for its new veterinary software. Eight months ago, DragonVeterinary released voice recognition software that allows vets to transcribe case notes by Short-term, Dragon is working on a second version of the software, launching smartphone apps and also expanding into the U.K. and Australasian markets.
"21.03.2017 12:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca French delegation honours Cape Breton Vimy Ridge hero City hall staff in Sydney plan to raise the French flag Thursday as a delegation arrives from France prior to the national commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the battle of Vimy Ridge. The event will be livestreamed so that residents of Givenchy-en-Gohelle, the town that is home to the memorial, can watch.
"21.03.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Five ways to find inspiration in Nova Scotia this spring Spring Equinox is often a bittersweet day on the calendar for Nova Scotians. It means the possibilities of spring and summer are just around the corner but we likely have another storm or two to get through first. If you're anxiously awaiting the spring thaw and need a boost of inspiration, creativity or culture to get you through, there are plenty of events coming up that will get you out of the house and into a different state of mind.
"21.03.2017 11:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca ENTREVESTOR: Nova Scotia's Nautel taking off, eventually to Mars Nautel, the Nova Scotia company that makes radio transmitters, is diversifying into a range of new ventures including rocket propulsion systems that could shorten the time it takes to travel to Mars. “We have a very robust core market but now we have the opportunity to expand into some new things,” - Nautel president and CEO Kevin Rodgers
"21.03.2017 10:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Valley design warms up Winnipeg Canning-based architect houdinidesign recently built their winning public-space hut design in Winnipeg, helping to boost that city's reputation as “Winterpeg.” The Annapolis Valley firm was one of three selected — and the only Canadian winner — from about The event is said to attract some of the greatest artists and architects around the world, as well as the attention of international architecture awards and publications, including the New York Times.
"21.03.2017 10:15:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-03-21 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-03-21 - Editorial Cartoon Today's Editorial Cartoon by Michael de Adder
"21.03.2017 10:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca HRM studying bus rapid transit Bus rapid transit is being billed as a faster, convenient mode of transportation — but is it feasible for the Halifax Regional Municipality? The HRM wants to know and has issued a tender for a study examining the potential impacts of rapid transit. Halifax Transit refers to BRT as a “higher order of transit” because they say the reliability and experience is superior.
"21.03.2017 00:30:02" thechronicleherald.ca Mooseheads' playoff tickets go on sale Tuesday The Halifax Mooseheads begin their first round of the QMJHL playoffs this weekend with two road games against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. In their best-of-seven series, the 15th-seeded Mooseheads visit the second-place Huskies at 8:30 p.m. Friday and 8 Under the 2-3-2 playoff format, Halifax returns home for games next Tuesday and Wednesday, March 28 and 29, and Friday, March 31.
"21.03.2017 00:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca Major Midget hockey: Busy week ahead for Nova Scotia finalists The Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League final could shape up to be a case of survival of the fittest. Potentially playing five games in the next six days, the Cape Breton West Islanders and Steele Subaru Major Midgets face off Tuesday night in Port After sweeping the Cape Breton Tradesmen 4-0 in the first round, Cape Breton West topped the Weeks Major Midgets 3-1 in their semifinal.
"20.03.2017 23:30:30" thechronicleherald.ca Health authority warning about measles A confirmed travel-related case of measles has been found in Halifax. The NSHA says this travel-related case is not linked to the outbreak that affected seven people in the province last month.
"20.03.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca St. F.X. gets $1m to help with 2018 Special Olympics St. F.X. University has received a $1-million boost to help it host the Special Olympics 2018 Summer Games. The provincial government announced Monday it was contributing $1 million to the school for seating improvements at the university's Oland Centre, The existing bleachers, which were built in the 1960s, will be replaced by a new high-standard seating area for 1,500 people.
"20.03.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Negligence case against Canadian government thrown out A Halifax man accusing the Canadian government of negligence for allegedly not helping to protect and rescue him after a nightmare business trip to Tanzania has had his case dismissed. Rev. Dr. In his lawsuit against the government, Kasheke claimed they failed to shelter or rescue him from assaults, attempted shootings, poisoning, car chases and attempted strangulation.
"20.03.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca NowNS: Unique approach to home brewing Ross Palmer remembers 2015 well. Palmer's life was going in a direction where he decided he wanted to make a change. “My background prior to committing to be an entrepreneur was as a kinesiologist who specialized in working with people with special “I opened the business because I saw a few market gaps, a way to benefit the community, and a means to have the ability to become a homeowner.” - Ross Palmer .
"20.03.2017 21:30:31" thechronicleherald.ca Coins on the way out for parking meters The Halifax Regional Municipality is hoping a cellphone parking payment service will be a “quick win” for drivers with parking woes. On Monday, the HRM issued a tender seeking proposals from a single provider that would shoulder the costs and design of a Once the municipality secures a provider, they hope that the service will be up and running on street meters shortly thereafter.
"20.03.2017 21:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Church to change name to remove reference to controversial founder of Halifax HALIFAX — An African Baptist church that dates back to the early 1800s is changing its name to scrub it of any reference to Halifax's controversial founder. Rev. Rev. Rhonda Britton of the Cornwallis Street Baptist Church says a motion was accepted at a recent meeting to remove any connection to Edward Cornwallis.
"20.03.2017 20:00:30" thechronicleherald.ca Windsor at “centre” in Irish documentary about hockey origins It's more than just luck that Windsor continues to make hockey heritage history, now on the silver screen. Puck of the Irish is a 60-minute film documentary by Ireland's Fócas Films about how ice hockey evolved, in part, out of the ancient Irish game of “A great legacy born here but rooted in a game brought to the new world by Irish immigrants two centuries ago.” - Gerard Loughnane
"20.03.2017 20:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Researchers developing disaster-planning tool that will work like a video game A pair of researchers in Halifax are working on a computerized disaster-planning simulator that will one day function like a multiplayer video game. The first version has already plotted what could happen if the port city is inundated by a sudden, Professor Ahsan Habib at Dalhousie University says a test of an early model has suggested it would take 15 hours to evacuate the Halifax peninsula.
"20.03.2017 19:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax Camerata Singers partner with Rhapsody Singers for special commemorative concert In memory of the Halifax Explosion 100 years ago, the Halifax Camerata Singers will collaborate with the Rhapsody Quintet to perform a special tribute Saturday at the Paul O'Regan Hall of the Halifax Central Library. The musicians who will perform Halifax 1917: From Dreams to Despair will also be joined on stage by special guest, actor Jeremy Webb.
"20.03.2017 19:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca Hard-point handsaws cool, useful Even in this age of power tools, a good handsaw can sometimes be the fastest and most convenient way to cut things for renovations and small projects. The trouble is, too few people ever discover this liberating fact. The reputation handsaws have for slow HOMES: Not all models are created equal, but in my tests the Irwin is hungry enough to chew through an inch of one-and-a-half-inch-thick construction lumber with each full stroke of the handle.
"20.03.2017 18:31:11" thechronicleherald.ca CANADA 150: Pier 21 exhibit reflects on 150 years of accepting new Canadians Even countries only get one chance at making a good first impression. With that in mind, an exhibit set to open at Halifax's Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 takes a look at 150 years of those first impressions. It's an exhibit years in the It's an exhibit years in the making and a celebratory atmosphere has taken hold.
"20.03.2017 18:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Three N.S. students vie for honours at Lunenburg Academy of Music piano competition The three young contenders, all dressed in black, were ready, practised and confident, and not even a photographer's efforts to coax group smiles a few minutes before the piano competition was to start could put them off their game. High school students Lala Lee, Andrew Son and Jade Ley are among the best pianists in the province.
"20.03.2017 17:30:02" thechronicleherald.ca Drugs for enlarged prostate can up depression, self-harm risk in rare case: study TORONTO — A new study has found that a common class of medications used to treat urinary symptoms in men with an enlarged prostate does not boost the risk of suicide, but in rare cases can cause depression and thoughts of self-harm. A new study has found that a common class of medications used to treat urinary symptoms in men with an enlarged prostate does not boost the risk of suicide, but in rare cases can cause depression and thoughts of self-harm.
"20.03.2017 17:00:47" thechronicleherald.ca Of brooms, Bruins and Babcock's creation: The rise of Brad Marchand Things we learned as the Maple Leafs held practice before Monday's home game against the Bruins: Leafs coach Mike Babcock said he's lately been questioning a decision that may have provided a launching pad for Brad Marchand's best year yet. Leafs coach Mike Babcock said he's lately been questioning putting Marchand alongside Sidney Crosby and Patrice Bergeron at September's World Cup of Hockey.
"20.03.2017 16:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca WALKOM: Senate bill to free whales faces a long, rough ride It's hard to strengthen animal welfare legislation in Canada. Attempts to mildly improve such laws routinely fail. Justin Trudeau's Liberal government, like that of former Conservative prime minister Stephen Harper, has shown little interest in animal The bill's goal is to phase out the keeping or breeding of intelligent sea mammals such as whales, dolphins and porpoises.
"20.03.2017 16:00:30" thechronicleherald.ca Nova Scotia to increase mental health services for youth, children HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government says it will take steps to improve mental health care for children and youth in response to recommendations from a minister's advisory panel. Health Minister Leo Glavine said the province will invest $4.4 million by 2019-20.
"20.03.2017 15:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Upper Clements Park to receive provincial funding for improvements Upper Clements Park will soon get an upgrade. The Nova Scotia government announced $300,000 in funding to the Upper Clements Park Society to improve the Annapolis Royal theme park. The funding, which comes through The Nova Scotia Culture Action Plan, will The Nova Scotia government announced $300,000 in funding to the Upper Clements Park Society to improve the Annapolis Royal theme park.
"20.03.2017 15:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Britain to trigger Brexit process on March 29, gov't says LONDON — Britain's government will begin the process of leaving the European Union on March 29, starting the clock on two years in which to complete the most important negotiation for a generation. Brexit Secretary David Davis said in a statement that the country is "on the threshold of the most important negotiation" for a generation.
"20.03.2017 14:30:02" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: Morneau's pre-sell, federal budget Pre-budget secrecy used to be a first principle for Canadian finance ministers. Today, as Finance Minister Bill Morneau knows, it's best to hype a budget the way Hollywood markets an upcoming blockbuster. Mr. Morneau told central bankers in Frankfurt last week that he wants to ensure that the wealthy aren't the primary beneficiaries of economic growth.
"20.03.2017 14:00:30" thechronicleherald.ca St. Catharines, Ont., man wanted for 1st-degree murder in death of stepson, 7 ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — Police in southern Ontario say they're continuing the search for a man accused of killing his seven-year-old stepson. Niagara regional police Const. Phil Gavin says a Canada-wide warrant will be issued later today for 43-year-old Police say Kuijer is armed and dangerous and are urging the public to reach out if they have any information on his whereabouts.
"20.03.2017 13:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca A Muppet with autism to be welcomed soon on 'Sesame Street' NEW YORK — Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes — and autism. Rather than being treated like an outsider, which too often is the Julia makes her TV debut on "Sesame Street" in the "Meet Julia" episode airing April 10 on both PBS and HBO. Additional videos featuring Julia will be available online.
"20.03.2017 13:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca LEGER: Alt-right agitation won't work in Canada Will Canada become the next domino to fall to right-wing populism? It's been successful just across the border. Why not here? The emerging movement of angry populism, the so-called alt-right, has already turned U.S. politics upside down. Its exponents, They aim to permanently replace traditional democratic institutions with a modern autocracy free from legal, journalistic or institutional accountability.
"20.03.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls WASHINGTON — If you want to go to your happy place, you need more than cash. A winter coat helps — and a sense of community. A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, and it takes more than just money to be happy.
"20.03.2017 12:03:00" thechronicleherald.ca Slushy mess on East Coast closes schools, causes travel delays Some schools are closed and there are travel delays in parts of Atlantic Canada as snow, freezing rain and rain moves through the region on the first official day of spring. Environment Canada is predicting about 20 centimetres of snow for much of Nova Scotia and some parts of Prince Edward Island were blanketed with snow and other precipitation overnight.
"20.03.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Fundraising campaign helps family with loss When a young Hammonds Plains father was felled suddenly by a brain aneurysm on March 12, the response to a gofundme fundraiser set up for his young family was immediate and heartfelt. Jonathan Fletcher had accomplished a great deal in his brief 31 years, “Jon was truly a light in an increasingly dark world. He had such a heart for caring for everyone he came in contact with.” - Adam Somers
"20.03.2017 11:00:30" thechronicleherald.ca Trudeau government set to table modest budget amid U.S. uncertainty OTTAWA — The Trudeau government will chart the next segment of its mandate this week in what's expected to be a modest budget — but the omnipresent economic unknowns in the U.S. could eventually force Ottawa from a steady-as-she-goes course. For now, the In normal times, the modest momentum would provide a dose of optimism for a government drawing up its budget.
"20.03.2017 10:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Curling elite 10: John Morris rink claim Gland Slam title The John Morris rink out of Vernon, B.C., is this year's Princess Auto Elite champion, winning the final end to beat Northern Ontario's Team Jacobs at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre on Sunday afternoon. “It feels phenomenal,” Morris said in a release. “I had a tough Brier there and missed out on the playoffs, so coming back with a win here just a week later is massive for us.” -John Morris.
"20.03.2017 10:15:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-03-20 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-03-20 - Editorial Cartoon Today's Editorial Cartoon by Michael de Adder.
"20.03.2017 10:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Hurricanes' DeBerry finding way in Halifax When you join the reigning league champions, mid-way through another seemingly deep season to-be and you come in as the youngest member of the batch, the mindset is simple Coreontae DeBerry said. The team's elder statesman, Joey Haywood, has helped his transition to Canada.
"19.03.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca U Sports: UNB repeat as national champions One year after winning the Canadian university men's hockey championship in Halifax, the UNB Varsity Reds hoisted the University Cup again Sunday at home in Fredericton. Cam Braes scored four goals as UNB defeated the Saskatchewan Huskies 5-3 at a packed Although they were ranked first in Canada virtually all season, the Varsity Reds lost the AUS final as the St. Francis Xavier X-Men swept the best-of-three series to capture a second consecutive AUS title.
"19.03.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Federal budget sparks wish lists With federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau set to drop the second budget of the Liberals' mandate Wednesday, there's much speculation about what the document outlining Ottawa's spending for the next 12 months and beyond will contain. The Chronicle Herald asked those from different levels of government for their thoughts on what they hope to see in Budget 2017.
"19.03.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Creating stunning backyard escapes This past weekend I was once again honoured to be a judge for Canada Blooms, our country's largest gardening event, held in Toronto. This year's theme was Canada 150 and the gardens were designed to reflect a definition of the Canadian backyard. HOMES: Indoors are continuing to come outside as well. Luxury furniture, sofas, pillows and accessories all designed for outdoor spaces are trending for homeowners who really want to embrace their outdoor rooms.
"19.03.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca FARRIES: Cape Breton man caught between a rock and a Thai place If you could trace David James Roach's steps across the globe, you would see it all: mountains and oceans, cities and fields, opulence and squalor. From one side of Canada to another the Cape Breton lad went, then through Iraq and Turkey, Thailand and Under Canadian law, if Roach was, in fact, mentally ill, he would be treated, not jailed. But the definitions and parameters do not match those in Thailand.
"19.03.2017 21:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Church, police attend service to end racial discrimination Police and churchgoers came together under the same roof Sunday in an annual service meant to shine a light on racial discrimination. “I am not denying that there is racism here in Nova Scotia,” Blais said that night. “People want to change, but we also want to be able to do the job of being able to help our communities.”
"19.03.2017 20:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca All of Cape Breton could benefit from Farmer's Daughter campaign A Cape Breton store's unique ad campaign designed to find a couple of employees could result in a windfall of workers for other island businesses. The Farmer's Daughter Country Market in Whycocomaugh used Facebook to offer a free plots of land to lure two “They've been inundated with emails, not just employment enquiries." - Keith MacDonald
"19.03.2017 20:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca TAYLOR: Canada should resist boosting its defence spending You can call Donald Trump many things, but after his first few months in power it appears that he intends to keep his election campaign promises. In delivering his first budget last week, Trump boosted discretionary defence spending by a whopping For Canada, Trump's prioritization of defence spending means that we will be under enormous pressure to boost our own defence budget.
"19.03.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Ontario lawyer caught in N.S. drug sting with Colombian ties An RCMP investigation into Colombia-tied drug trafficking with links to Nova Scotia shows one of those arrested is a lawyer in Hawkesbury, Ont. Raymond J. Y. Lachapelle is listed as a lawyer at Lachapelle Étude Légale-Law Office on McGill Street in According to a document from the Law Society of Upper Canada, there is a current notice of motion for suspension or restriction of his right to practice law.
"19.03.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Buddy Daye purchases new building The Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute will soon have a bigger space to educate and engage in. The institute, which plays an integral part in empowering African Nova Scotians, seeking improvements to education and growing opportunities, will move “This is bigger than just us as a collective. We needed to get a building to serve as a proper institute for this community.” - Jocelyn Dorrington
"19.03.2017 19:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Canadian with Nova Scotia roots wins $1M global award for teaching excellence DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Canadian school teacher whose teaching philosophy underscores hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1 million prize Sunday in what has become one of the most-coveted and high-profile awards for Her perseverance to continue teaching in the remote area, where many teachers leave their post midway through the year, made her a standout for the award.
"19.03.2017 18:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Machines replacing workers: fed budget to look at historic economic challenge WASHINGTON — Next week's Canadian federal budget will raise concern about workers being displaced en masse by new technologies. It's arguably an under-told story of the last U.S. Voices in Silicon Valley and academia see a snowball effect of technology getting stronger, faster and — unlike the spinning wheel and assembly line — programmed to constantly improve itself as it rolls over one human task after another.
"19.03.2017 18:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax's Cake Lady gets clean food and safety inspection The Cake Lady's Northwest Cove location received a perfect inspection two months after numerous deficiencies were cited. A Feb. 8, 2017 report didn't not a single issue at the location, and all her other operations spots have clean records currently as The news comes after a Dec. 6 report in which owner Ingrid Dunsworth was given a number of notices to comply.
"19.03.2017 17:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Recounting the all but forgotten Panuke Lake Forest Fire June 10, 1957 was a day of great bustle here in Nova Scotia and indeed Canada at large, marked by our nation's 23rd federal election, which resulted in the first PC win for decades, under John Diefenbaker. Thousands of wooded acres were lost in the 1957 fire.
"19.03.2017 17:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca Film traces Irish roots of hockey When Eamonn O'Cualain tells you the Irish invented hockey, you tend to listen. That's because the 36-year-old filmmaker has produced a documentary, The Puck of the Irish, that backs up his argument. The Puck of the Irish examines the history and popularity of our national game.
"19.03.2017 16:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Ode to a regional landmark: Whycocomagh's Vi's Restaurant set to shutter doors in April The phone rang and my worst fears were confirmed. The swirling rumour was now fact: Vi's Restaurant of Whycocomagh was closing, turning off the grill sometime in the early spring. No longer would the smell of old-style cooking waft out of the kitchen as While not as devastating as a death in the family, it will be a death at the community level. Vi's has been flipping burgers and making shakes since 1958.
"19.03.2017 16:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca UPDATE: Sunday storm will bring mix of snow, freezing rain to Nova Scotia Nova Scotians can expect one last winter wallop before spring officially begins. Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement province-wide for Sunday. Snow is expected to begin in southwest Nova Scotia by noon and make its way across the Halifax's Parking ban will be enforced tonight as another round of winter weather moves over Nova Scotia.
"19.03.2017 15:30:02" thechronicleherald.ca Dalhousie University looks to replace ceremonial mace featuring settler imagery Dalhousie University has put out an open call for designs to replace a ceremonial mace that features symbols of European colonization. The designer of the 1.4-metre-long mace wrote in a 1950 edition of the Dalhousie Review that it includes symbols of Christianity, European settlers and “the flowering of civilization.”
"19.03.2017 15:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca What does your office space say about you? For those who are lucky to have a home office, there are things I am sure you look to get from this space. You rely on it to be inspiring, calming and even possibly to impress your clients. When they enter they can judge you on their surroundings. It's HOMES: Your office can be a place that you don't have to share and can be set up to your own needs, but what about the style?
"19.03.2017 14:01:32" thechronicleherald.ca High-heels debate should include industries other than restaurants: experts VANCOUVER — Servers clad in short skirts and stilettos could soon be a thing of the past, as British Columbia and Ontario take steps to ditch sexualized dress codes. But women in other industries can face unwritten expectations of lipstick and heels, say Researchers and human rights lawyers say a broader discussion is needed of the pressures faced by women to spend more time and money on their looks than men.
"19.03.2017 13:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Chuck Berry's music helped define the modern teenager Rock n' roll was more than a new kind of music, but a new story to tell, one for kids with transistor radios in their hands and money in their pockets, beginning to raise questions their parents never had the luxury to ask. RELATED: Along with James Dean and J.D. Salinger and a handful of others in the 1950s helped define the modern teenager.
"19.03.2017 13:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Mooseheads to face Huskies in first round of QMJHL playoffs As storylines go, the Halifax Mooseheads have drawn a marketing dream in their first-round playoff opponent, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. The Huskies, after all, are the reigning QMJHL champions. Although the Mooseheads won just four of their final 20 games, they believe they made gains just the same during that tough stretch. And the playoff slate is as clear as Fortier's cleanly shaven face.
"19.03.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Highlanders lose during Shine the Light On Woman Abuse game The Cape Breton Highlanders lost to the Saint John Riptide Saturday, by a score of 103-100. The game was a special Shine the Light On Woman Abuse game at Centre 200, according to a Highlanders' release. The Highlanders players wore limited-edition purple jerseys that were won by 12 lucky raffle winners at the game.
"19.03.2017 12:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Croatian Mirna Pavlovic declared photography winner of ViewPoint Gallery's competition Croatian-born Mirna Pavlovic is the March 2017 winner of ViewPoint Gallery's photography competition held last year. Her project was titled Things Unknown, a journey through abandoned and derelict places all over Europe, channelling her urge to explore For Pavlovic, a true explorer moulds him or herself with the altered emotions asscoiated with abandoned places.
"18.03.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca VOICE OF THE PEOPLE — Mar. 18, 2017 Take pics, don't pick It was disheartening to read (March 15) visitors are removing plants from Point Pleasant Park. Perhaps even more disheartening is to read that mayflowers and pink lady's slippers are considered invasive species. Perhaps it is time for HRM to hire a park ecologist to provide science-based background and decision-making regarding parks.
"18.03.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Furniture arrangement can be challenging Q) Hi Deb. I have an older home with a large bay window in the front. The window has three sections and gives a lot of nice light. How should I lay out the furniture? I was thinking of putting the couch in front of the window but don't think I should HOMES: Every living room is different and if you have an awkward space with many architectural focal points like large windows or doors, the furniture arrangement can be challenging.
"18.03.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca REBUTTAL: No celebration of fascism in Latvia Scott Taylor is again purveying eccentric notions about Latvia in an article published by The Chronicle Herald on March 12. Let me begin where the author ends. He says “it isn't disinformation if it's true.” Yes, and “it isn't information if it's false,” These are today's run-of-the-mill Russian lines-to-take, conventional disinformation, pulp facts mixed with pulp fiction, but put forward here as if stemming from some fresh revelation.
"18.03.2017 21:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca DRIVEN: 2017 AUDI Q3 The growing interest in utility vehicles (UVs) has spread to the luxury segment. Consumers looking to move up to a luxury vehicle from a car or down to a smaller vehicle from a luxury car are turning in big numbers to small luxury UVs. Audi was among the WHEELS: While much the stuff under the skin and hood may be shared with Volkswagen, nothing you see or touch is. This is a clearly a luxury vehicle, from the exterior style to the interior fitments, feel and appearance.
"18.03.2017 20:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca BOOK REVIEW: Holmes pulls at the heartstrings in latest novel Reading a novel about a heartbreaking young family is always going to pull at your heartstrings. Yet Steena Holmes manages to not only pull at emotions on several occasions, she continuously forces the reader into delicate emotional states that are sure Holmes takes the reader inside the head and personal space of each character within this tale and unveils the issue that everyone's vantage point is different.
"18.03.2017 20:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Pedal power: Cuba perfect for cycling Just take photos with CubaCycling in name Cuba is close to being perfect for cycling, particularly with a mountain bike, as the sorry state of many of the roads is not so much an issue. And on a bicycle you can communicate more readily with the locals on "I knew this would be a tough journey, particularly for a non-athlete in his late 60s. I knew to pace myself, seek shade when I needed it and drink plenty of water."
"18.03.2017 19:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca BLACK: U.S. gets the democracy that money can buy Watching the emerging debate around health care in the United States is sometimes amusing and often distressing. Canadians can learn a few things about our democracy by observing from the safety of the bleachers. BLACK: U.S. gets the democracy that money can buy http://herald.ca/Kjn
"18.03.2017 19:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Pretty on the inside — Distract from an unattractive view Make no mistake: whether it's a smokestack-belching industrial park down the street or the unkempt yard of a lazy neighbour, a window that reveals a less-than-desirable landscape can degrade the look and feel of your interiors. HOMES: “Homeowners want to enjoy the view when they look out a window, and if this isn't possible it does make a room less appealing." - Yarimith Karina Jones, interior designer.
"18.03.2017 17:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca LETTER: Care for the dying gets short shrift Dear Prime Minister: In June of 1995, The special Senate committee on euthanasia and assisted suicide recommended governments make palliative care programs a top priority in the restructuring of the health care system. The Hon. Sharon Carstairs has LETTER: Care for the dying gets short shrift http://herald.ca/Kjt
"18.03.2017 17:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Guild presents Anne and Gilbert: The Musical Prince Edward Island's premier film festival has announced its 2017 festival season which will run from May until October in downtown Charlottetown. The province's greatest love story will be screening again this season. Guild presents Anne and Gilbert: The Musical http://herald.ca/Kjv
"18.03.2017 16:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Netflix, CraveTV this weekend: What's new? What's worth it? The selection wasn't as good this week, with March starting to dwindle down. I tend to try to bring lesser-known classics or flicks you may not have seen in years to the forefront. Let's see if any of these work for the weekend. Let's see if any of these work for the weekend.
"18.03.2017 16:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Guinness cake puts stout twist on chocolate While I love green beer as much as the next guy, I like to celebrate Canada's Irish heritage with a bit more of a sophisticated flavour profile. The addition of a generous pour of Guinness to the batter is the secret to this knockout cake's deeply caramelized flavour and melt-in-your-mouth texture.
"18.03.2017 15:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca DR AJ PODCAST: In medicine, science rules, at the patient's cost Domino Twelve: How did we arrive here? Understanding the impact of the Flexner report. DR AJ PODCAST: In medicine, science rules, at the patient's cost http://herald.ca/Kjz
"18.03.2017 15:17:53" thechronicleherald.ca LETHBRIDGE: RBI breaks pots and more at Tims A few weeks ago, I was in a line at a Tim Hortons at Toronto Pearson Airport. Because the line was moving slowly and I had nothing else to do, I counted. I was the 15th person in a line called “express” — no hot food orders. As I waited, the line grew LETHBRIDGE: RBI breaks pots and more at Tims http://herald.ca/K9Z
"18.03.2017 15:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Go skiing with legend Nancy Greene at Sun Peaks Who better to glean spring skiing tips from than Olympic champion Nancy Greene? So, I meet up with the giant slalom gold medalist from the 1968 Games in Grenoble, France at Cafe Soleil in the Village Day Lodge at Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops, British You don't have to be a VIP to catch a few runs, and tips, with Canada's female athlete of the century.
"18.03.2017 14:00:31" thechronicleherald.ca Screaming Eagles defeat Mooseheads in OT The Halifax Mooseheads were forced to wait at least a little later Friday night to confirm whether they qualified for the QMJHL playoffs. Massimo Carozza scored 37 seconds into overtime to give the visiting Cape Breton Screaming Eagles a 3-2 victory and Screaming Eagles defeat Mooseheads in OT http://herald.ca/KCU
"18.03.2017 13:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: Halifax's wartime women statue reflects the real us Public monuments are an important part of the character of a city. They mark formative events in the life of a community and tell us about remarkable people and their accomplishments. Statues define many public spaces where we like to gather. EDITORIAL: Halifax's wartime women statue reflects the real us http://herald.ca/K93
"18.03.2017 13:02:26" thechronicleherald.ca 'The best-kept secret in the world' Trying to cycle along the coast of the Acadian Shore poses an interesting challenge: The scenery is so beautiful you might get distracted and lose your balance. But it's those stunning views that have made Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie the largest road 'The best-kept secret in the world' http://herald.ca/KVe
"18.03.2017 13:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca He shoots, he scores . . . at Bubba Ray's in Halifax A hockey video game tournament is offering the people of Halifax a chance to relive their childhood. The event — at Bubba Ray's Sports Bar on Spring Garden Road April. 1— will have players competing against each other on the classic hockey video game NHL He shoots, he scores . . . at Bubba Ray's in Halifax http://herald.ca/K98
"18.03.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca AG considering Tories' audit request for Bluenose II The Office of the Auditor General is still reviewing a request filed by the Progressive Conservatives to audit the government's handling of the Bluenose II file. Deputy Auditor General Terry Spicer said Friday that his office was still “doing our due The government ended up paying $5 million to avoid possible legal headaches.
"18.03.2017 12:01:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-03-18 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-03-18 - Editorial Cartoon Editorial Cartoon - Sat.Mar. 18, 2017 http://herald.ca/K95
"18.03.2017 10:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Bridgewater dock planned for summer Bridgewater's main drag is getting an upgrade this spring with a new floating dock. The dock will sit on the LaHave River at Pijinuiskaq Park on King Street. The park replaced an aging parkade, and sits across from downtown shops and services. “Because it's a deepwater mooring, we can have boats come right up to the dock.”
"18.03.2017 00:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca HRM eyeing road signs in French and Mi'kmaq as well as English The HRM could soon see road signs in three languages at its entrances. Halifax Regional Municipality staff say they want to make highway signs more multicultural and inclusive, with the addition of French and Mi'kmaq to the now-English signs. HRM eyeing road signs in French and Mi'kmaq as well as English
"17.03.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Brown bread a staple in an Irish country home While many traditional St. Patrick's Day foods, like corned beef and shamrock shakes, are tasty, they may not be the most authentic way to celebrate our love of the Emerald Isle. In Ireland, you won't find much corned beef. The beer is never — I repeat — This brown bread is a staple in any Irish country home. You can have it slathered in fresh butter and jam or alongside a hearty stew.
"17.03.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca NSCAD graduate taking jewelry world by storm It has been a busy year for Nova Scotia native Shelley MacDonald. The jeweller, who lives and works in the Yukon, found out last September that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, had worn a pair of her handmade earrings while on tour in Canada. Her The jeweller, who lives and works in the Yukon, found out last September that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, had worn a pair of her handmade earrings while on tour in Canada. Her online Esty store blew up with orders shortly after.
"17.03.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Collaborative care already a reality, says premier New collaborative care clinics bringing medical care to thousands of Nova Scotians are already a reality, Premier Stephen McNeil said at a health announcement in Windsor Thursday. “I do not agree that there is a doctor shortage. Doctors are leaving because they are not getting paid enough to run a family practice."
"17.03.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca SiRT clears Cape Breton cop after motor vehicle crash Nova Scotia's Serious Incident Response Team is not charging a Cape Breton officer in connection with a motor vehicle crash that followed a police pursuit. At about 9:30 p.m. on June 11, 2016, police received reports of a vehicle being driven erratically The officer pursued for a total of 45 seconds but discontinued the pursuit just prior to the crash.
"17.03.2017 21:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Ottawa considering steps to provide more detail on seafood labels HALIFAX — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it is looking at ways to improve labelling for seafood after a report by environmentalists gave current rules a grade of F due to a lack of consumer information. The coalition is advocating for Canada to begin including more details on labels, including where the fish was caught, how it was caught and, in addition to the common name, a scientific name that helps consumers identify more precisely just what they're
"17.03.2017 20:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca WALKOM: The Dutch election and left, right populism Hold the champagne. Wednesday's Dutch election wasn't quite the victory over populism it is said to have been. Indeed, the results in full suggest that Dutch resistance to immigrants, particularly Muslim immigrants, remains high. The rest of the world This election was different. It was billed as a bellwether event that would indicate where the anti-immigrant right in Europe stands.
"17.03.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIBERT: N.S. Health Authority — when will they ever learn? When will we ever learn? The long of tooth and retro youth may recognize the distant echo of Pete Seeger's lament on war, most famously rendered by Mary Travers and a couple a guys named Peter and Paul. The Biblical analog is coincidental. The theme is as "Those on the front line want only to do the right thing for their patients. The health bureaucracy is fixated on doing things right for their system.
When will they ever learn? Someday, we hope."
"17.03.2017 19:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Atlantic fishermen groups want more time to adapt to new vessel safety rules HALIFAX — Fishery organizations in Atlantic Canada say they are frustrated with the rollout of new federal fishing vessel safety regulations scheduled to take effect in July. Under the regulations, vessels will be required to have written safety procedures and safety equipment such as life-rafts, survival suits and a location signalling device. The rules also call for vessel stability testing.
"17.03.2017 18:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca FESCHUK: A balance between the ball and books in March Madness Basketball, it's been said, is a make-or-miss game. And if you were a member of the Princeton Tigers, that one-or-the-other reality hit you in the pit of the stomach with the cruellest of force on Thursday afternoon. “It's horrible. You're on the biggest stage. You've got a chance to move on,” Cannady said. “And you don't get a chance now. You have to go home.”
"17.03.2017 18:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Two small planes collide over shopping mall south of Montreal SAINT BRUNO, Que. — Two small planes have collided over a major shopping mall south of Montreal. One of them has landed in the parking lot of the Promenades Saint-Bruno. It is not known how many people were aboard the planes. Witnesses described hearing a loud bang.
"17.03.2017 17:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca N.S. pro golfer tees up next to volcano Pro golfers on the world's mini-tours can find themselves playing in some pretty unusual locations. There's the heat in the deserts of Dubai. In Florida, there are alligators. But most would never imagine teeing it up next to an active volcano. There's the heat in the deserts of Dubai. In Florida, there are alligators.
But most would never imagine teeing it up next to an active volcano.
"17.03.2017 17:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Trump's defence budget boost raises questions on strategy WASHINGTON — An essential element is missing from President Donald Trump's plan for boosting the budgets of the U.S. military services by $54 billion in 2018. How, exactly, does the commander in chief intend to use the world's most potent fighting force? Trump's proposed defence budget of $639 billion, which includes $65 billion for ongoing emergency war-fighting, totals more than the next seven countries combined.
"17.03.2017 16:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Chinese immigrant a step closer to staying in N.S. The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has ruled in favour of a Chinese immigrant who was trained here and formerly given clearance to immigrate. In a judicial review ruling posted Monday, Justice Michael J. “He is the sort of person Nova Scotia wants to attract to the province because they will make a positive contribution to our economy."
"17.03.2017 16:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Nova Centre comes together in artistic fashion The Nova Centre has been a long, ongoing project in downtown Halifax. In fact, its completion date has been pushed back several times. The original completion date was supposed to be January 2016. Even though it's taking a long time to complete, it has It's been a long time coming together, but at least the construction makes for some pretty visuals.
"17.03.2017 15:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Pizza Girls slated for Halifax's favourite late night food stop Halifax's Pizza Corner is about to get a lot more pizza. The intersection at Grafton and Blowers streets, made famous for late-night slices from three different establishments, has seen changes over the years, and lately that has meant fewer pies. Johnny Hungry Halifax residents appear to be looking forward to it.
"17.03.2017 15:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca O'Leary alleges 'vote rigging' in Conservative leadership campaign OTTAWA — The Conservative party is investigating allegations from leadership hopeful Kevin O'Leary that one of his rivals is engaging in fraud and vote-rigging. "Beyond the legalities of this, it is completely immoral, and extremely unfair to the tens of thousands of real party members that will have the impact of their votes weakened." - Kevin O'Leary.
"17.03.2017 14:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca OPINION: Queen's Marque embraces waterfront past and future The development opinion written by James Latter (Mar. 11) was his personal but naive comment on the Queen's Marque development under construction on the Halifax waterfront. "The Halifax waterfront has emerged in four decades to be the largest tourist attraction in Eastern Canada — it is the waterfront we use regularly for entertainment and leisure."
"17.03.2017 14:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Hants hospital getting 2nd operating room Windsor's Hants Community Hospital is getting a second operating room which will allow another 800 surgeries to be done there every year. “This project will not only make the care we provide timelier but it also gives us the opportunity to plan for leading-edge, evidence-based care for future generations." - Janet Knox, Nova Scotia Health Authority CEO.
"17.03.2017 13:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Police say 17-year-old girl stabbed during argument at MicMac Mall Halifax police say they anticipate charges after a stabbing incident involving two teens at a local mall. Police say they responded to the food court area of the MicMac Mall in Dartmouth around 8:00 p.m. Thursday. Officers found a 17-year-old girl with A 14-year-old girl was taken into custody.
"17.03.2017 13:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca ENTREVSTOR: Firm develops cement for broken bones What's striking about interviewing Caitlin Pierlot today is just how much she has grown as an entrepreneur in 18 months. Pierlot is the co-founder and CEO of Covina Biomedical, a Halifax company that is developing a non-toxic bone cement to help The company has made considerable gains in the last year-and-a-half.
"17.03.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: Shining a light on bank practices The banking industry does not get a lot of love these days from regular folk. From user fees for this and that, to a stream of hefty profit reporting, financial institutions are widening a chasm between themselves and the customer. "TD Bank CEO Bharat Masrani said he takes concerns raised by the reports seriously, but does not believe they are an accurate portrayal of the bank's workplace."
"17.03.2017 12:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax police chief takes part in heated debate over street checks Marcus James said he's been arrested three times while locking up the library where he works in Halifax's historically black north end — twice by police officers he had trained about diversity. But according Blais, the "mistrust" between law enforcement and the African-Nova Scotian community goes both ways.
"17.03.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-03-17 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-03-17 - Editorial Cartoon Today's editorial cartoon by Bruce MacKinnon Editorial Cartoonist.
"17.03.2017 11:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca MONEY MONITOR W/ VIDEO: Mortgage premium hikes reduce case for borrowing to boost down payment: brokers TORONTO — With mortgage insurance premiums rising, homebuyers whose down payments are just shy of 20 per cent may be considering whether to tap extra sources of credit in order to avoid the higher costs. There are a lot of regulatory changes going on right now, and it could affect a first-time home buyers strategy.
"17.03.2017 10:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax youth charged with aggravated assault after stabbing A Halifax youth has been charged in connection with an assault with a weapon Thursday morning. A 17-year-old male from Halifax has been charged with several weapons charges including aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. A 17-year-old is charged with the stabbing of a 20-year-old man.
"17.03.2017 00:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Mooseheads resume playoff push With a much-needed 6-5 overtime win Wednesday over the visiting Charlottetown Islanders, the Halifax Mooseheads gained a second point that could become the difference-maker in clinching a QMJHL playoff position this weekend. Herd needs to 'take care of business' in final 2 games.
"17.03.2017 00:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Tim Hortons battle brewing Trouble brewing at the iconic Tim Hortons coffee shop chain is threatening to spill over into Nova Scotia as franchisees band together to fight back against the company's owners. Tim Hortons' founder and former owner, Nova Scotia-born-and-raised “Recent changes made by the franchisor over the last two years have shaken the system, threatened the brand, and affected the ability of franchisees to carry on viable business."
"16.03.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: CBC's 'Anne' shows darker past of 'accidental feminist' from Green Gables TORONTO — The chatty Canadian dreamer that is Anne of Green Gables is internationally beloved for her cheery qualities: a big imagination, bold spirit and face full of freckles. "I think this show is a little bit more honest, even if it is brutally so."
"16.03.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Man to face new trial on sexual assault charges of 17-year-old A Halifax man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl less than half his age will face a new trial. Michael Raymond Kobylanski, 41, faced six charges involving the young woman who worked for him. On Thursday he was convicted of assault. ...the woman claims Kobylanski physically and sexually assaulted her numerous times, left her with two black eyes and told her she would end up dead.
"16.03.2017 22:26:00" thechronicleherald.ca Local farmers spring into action March is an inspiring time for local farmers to get together and share ideas. They've taken a bit of a break during the winter and they're gearing up for a busy spring season, which is why Dave Waters says it's the ideal time for Agriculture Day. Local farmers spring into action. Agriculture Day provides learning and networking opportunities to those in the field. #CustomContent
"16.03.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Lottery corp. warns about new scam The Atlantic Lottery Corp. is asking the public to beware when it comes to emails about lottery prizes. While Atlantic Lottery does email winning members as a means of convenience, they say the latest fraudulent email scam involves the scammer saying the Lottery corp. warns about new scam http://herald.ca/Kr4
"16.03.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca EXCLUSIVE: Warrant out for Tasty Budds dispensary owner Halifax Tasty Budds medical marijuana dispensary owner Mal McMeekin has a warrant out for his arrest relating to a London, Ont. dispensary crackdown last Thursday. McMeekin is still being sought by the London Police Service in connection with the 24 McMeekin is still being sought by the London Police Service in connection with the 24 combined charges against five men and three women.
"16.03.2017 20:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Canada failing seafood labelling: report Canada gets an F when it comes to labelling seafood products, says a SeaChoice international report released Thursday. The report reveals that seafood labelling standards in Canada are much lower than in the European Union and the United States, our two According to the report, of the six requirements for well-labelled seafood, Canada's regulations only require two.
"16.03.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Nova Scotia court ruling not impediment to potential election call: professor HALIFAX — A political scientist says there is little to prevent the Nova Scotia government from calling an election before it deals with electoral boundary questions raised by a recent court opinion. Urbaniak says it's unlikely the courts would issue any kind of an injunction against an election.
"16.03.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca A trio of Canadians have led Oregon Ducks to March Madness tournament TORONTO — Before Senior Day tipped off last month at the University of Oregon, Ducks fans stood for O Canada. The Canadian anthem played that day in support of two of the team's seniors — Dylan Ennis and Chris Boucher. It's become a common storyline: Canadians playing key roles down south.
"16.03.2017 19:11:31" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Hants hospital getting 2nd operating room Premier Stephen McNeil joined Nova Scotia Health Authority CEO Janet Knox in announcing a second operating room at Windsor's Hants Community Hospital Thursday. An existing unused operating theatre will undergo renovations that will allow an extra 800 An existing unused operating theatre will undergo renovations allowing an extra 800 surgeries every year.
"16.03.2017 19:02:00" thechronicleherald.ca Annapolis County couple receives lifetime pet ban Two people in Annapolis County have been banned for life from owning companion animals after 17 cats were seized from their home. Donald and Megan Amero of Greywood pleaded guilty to causing an animal to be in distress and were sentenced Tuesday at the The cats were found to be living in a pile of their own waste. They have all since recovered.
"16.03.2017 18:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Cold case in Colchester added to rewards program The RCMP and the provincial government are offering up to $150,000 for information about the murder of a Colchester County man. On Thursday, the 1991 homicide of Elmer Yuill was added to the Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program. In the early morning of Oct. 26, 1991, police say one or more people hid in the loft of Yuill's barn in Beaver Brook and shot him twice as he tended his cows.
"16.03.2017 17:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca CBRM mines taxes from Donkin coal property There are no property taxes under the sea. The Donkin coal mine, re-opened and in the early stages of production, will pay property tax on its above-ground buildings, not the millions it spent rehabilitating a tunnel that extends four kilometres under the The buildings above ground are subject to taxation, however much of the mine stretches deep into the ground and even under the ocean.
"16.03.2017 17:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax environmental group says Canadian seafood labels vague compared to U.S., Europe HALIFAX — Environmental groups are giving Canada's seafood labelling requirements an F grade due to their lack of details compared to American and European packaging standards. The report card released today says Canada has the lowest standards among the Colleen Turlo, a spokeswoman from the Halifax-based Ecology Action Centre, says basics like the species' scientific name, and where and how it was caught should be on the labels.
"16.03.2017 16:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Emera Oval ice rink to close on Sunday Haligonians have just a few more days to take advantage of ice skating at the Emera Oval. With Spring just around the corner, Halifax's outdoor rink is set to close this Sunday. With Spring just around the corner, Halifax's outdoor rink is set to close this Sunday.
"16.03.2017 16:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca Irving gives $4.5m to ocean research centre for Dartmouth Cove A $4.52-million investment from Irving Shipbuilding is the Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship's biggest private contribution yet. Irving announced their investment the newly established Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE), an COVE will transform the Canadian Coast Guard facility on the Halifax Harbour into extensive marine facilities.
"16.03.2017 15:30:04" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Power crowd with Ivanka Trump, Trudeau at Broadway play about Canada on 9/11 NEW YORK — They laughed, they cried, they hugged. It was a night to remember on Broadway for hundreds of theatre-goers including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. A bevy of political power-players attended a play about Canadians helping stranded American Justin Trudeau says he cried all through 'Come From Away'
"16.03.2017 15:15:01" thechronicleherald.ca Liam Neeson film blocked from Alberta national park to shoot in B.C. A movie denied permission to film in Alberta's mountain national parks is now on location in British Columbia. "We have moved four to five days into B.C. Parks Canada said concerns over the fact the gang leader was indigenous was "an important factor in the agency's final decision."
"16.03.2017 14:43:30" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Nathan MacKinnon to guest star in new season of Trailer Park Boys Nathan MacKinnon's already an NHL all-star but he'll be taking that star power from the rink to the park in a guest spot in the new season of Trailer Park Boys. Swearnet and Netflix announced in early March that Season 11 of the Trailer Park Boys would be It's not MacKinnon's first television appearance. He's been on Mr. D as well.
"16.03.2017 14:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca MADD Atlantic issues a warning If the province isn't careful, Nova Scotia could be the only one in the country without laws regulating marijuana-based impaired driving. Nova Scotia could be only unregulated province.
"16.03.2017 14:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Cyberspies look to the skies for security help at new headquarters OTTAWA — Canada's secretive cyberspies have turned to the people who pat travellers down at the airport to bolster security at their new Ottawa headquarters amid heightened concern about sensitive leaks. The Communications Security Establishment had the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority — the agency that does air-passenger screening — teach spy service staff how to use hand-held wands as well as newly installed metal detectors and X-ray machines.
"16.03.2017 13:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca BLUENOSE BOONDOGGLE: Report cast doubts on bills for Bluenose reconstruction Edited-BLExperts hired by the Nova Scotia government to examine millions of dollars in disputed financial claims by the builders of the new Bluenose II found that only about 15 per cent of them were acceptable, according to a report obtained by the Fisher Maritime Consulting Group looked at $6.5 million in billings submitted to the government by Lunenburg Shipyard Alliance Ltd. and recommended paying only $858,000.
"16.03.2017 13:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Canada Goose to take flight on stock markets in Toronto, New York TORONTO — Canada Goose, whose winter jackets have been made famous by the likes of Daniel Craig and Kate Upton, is going public today on stock markets in Toronto and New York. The Toronto-based company, ubiquitous for its $900 parkas with fur-lined hoods, The Toronto-based company, ubiquitous for its $900 parkas with fur-lined hoods, is debuting with an initial public offering of 20 million shares.
"16.03.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca OPINION: Mr. Glavine, cancer patients cannot wait for drug access As an oncologist, I have the responsibility to tell my patients they have cancer and that is always a difficult conversation. But when I also have to tell them they can't afford the treatment that will help fight their cancer and that our hands are tied — Even with private insurance, patients often face significant co-pays, deductibles, or reach annual or lifetime caps and must seek help from the province to bridge the gaps.
"16.03.2017 12:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax designers wow A-listers in California When Halifax designers Kenneth McRobbie and Colin Blanchard were the only Canadians working on a show home in Palm Springs, they felt honoured to be chosen for the project. However, it was the A-list designers who were awed by them. “Halifax actually feels quite exotic to most people when you mention where you're from.”
"16.03.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Cape Breton's Barra MacNeils Have a Very Busy St. Patrick's Day Weekend The Barra MacNeils are currently working on their new studio recording set to release in 2018, but that doesn't get the Cape Bretoners off the hook for St. Patrick's Day weekend. After the Irish holiday, the Barra MacNeils will get busy filling up their summer and fall concert calendars.
"16.03.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: Confronting fentanyl — kits are good start It's an important step in dealing with the serious and complex fentanyl issue that needs sustained attention and care. Last week provincial chief medical officer Dr. Robert Strang announced a plan to spend $1.1 million to distribute 5,000 free kits containing naloxone,an antidote for opioid overdoses.
"16.03.2017 11:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Mooseheads top Islanders in OT The Mooseheads upset the Charlottetown Islanders 6-5 in overtime at home Wednesday night to push one step closer to nailing down what had appeared to be a precarious playoff position. Just like that, the Halifax Mooseheads are back in business.
"16.03.2017 10:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-03-16 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-03-16 - Editorial Cartoon Today's Editorial Cartoon by Bruce MacKinnon Editorial Cartoonist
"16.03.2017 10:00:39" thechronicleherald.ca Memoir details woman's search for herself From a small town in Communist-era Slovakia she was abducted by her violent father, who took her first to Greece and then to Canada. After seven years of searching, her mother found her in Montreal, where she began a new life that would eventually lead Dorrie's mother narrowly escaped death after being strangled. Eventually she left her husband, but it was too late.
"16.03.2017 00:01:17" thechronicleherald.ca Mystics confident heading to nationals The Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics and the Holland College Hurricanes women's basketball teams will take part in this year's Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association national championship. The nationals, being hosted by the Northern Alberta “We have a strong team that has learned to stick together through the ups and downs.”
"15.03.2017 23:32:01" thechronicleherald.ca Dal women set for fifth-straight national tournament The Dalhousie women's volleyball team heads to Ryerson University in Toronto for the U Sports women's volleyball championship led by a trio of fifth-year seniors who have quite an impressive CV. “This team is a special group that has been through a lot together.”
"15.03.2017 22:32:00" thechronicleherald.ca Cape Breton singer guilty of sex crime on minor Cape Breton singer-songwriter Johnathan Stephen MacInnis, 23, will be sentenced in May after pleading guilty to sexual interference with a person under the age of 16. MacInnis is scheduled to be back in Sydney court on May 3. Cape Breton singer guilty of sex crime on minor http://herald.ca/KEu
"15.03.2017 21:58:43" thechronicleherald.ca Second Cup rejuvenated in Bedford After jolting java junkies back to its cafes with a revamped look for the past two years in the rest of Canada, The Second Cup is now bringing that strategy to Nova Scotia. “These cafes are state-of-the-art but also have a Canadian craft beer sort of look.”
"15.03.2017 21:40:00" thechronicleherald.ca Empty library a waste: historian The future of the old Halifax Memorial Library needs to be determined before it's too late, says a local historian. Bill Mont said a property like the old library is in demand by a range of community groups committed to maintaining the building through “I don't really care who gets it, as long as they don't tear it down.”
"15.03.2017 21:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax waterfront parking now at a premium, thanks to development Parking on the Halifax waterfront will be a hassle — for the foreseeable future. The Queen's Landing and Cable Wharf parking lots — totalling roughly 150 spots — are closed to facilitate the construction of the Queen's Marque development downtown. The Queen's Marque will come with an underground parking lot of roughly 300 spots that won't be ready until the building opens in 2020.
"15.03.2017 20:15:58" thechronicleherald.ca DUELLING DINERS: Riot Snack Bar ideal for late night munchies L. PRIMA's REVIEW Much of Riot Snack Bar's menu is locally sourced and house-made. Read on to see if the quality-to-price ratio makes it worth a visit.
"15.03.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Japanese shop becomes cultural hub On the third-floor studio space of the Ikebana Shop, foodies have been trying their hand at Japanese home-style cooking. Overlooking Quinpool Road, the sun-filled space is intimate, with room for five students as well as the instructor, Miyako “When you say Japanese food you think sushi. Of course they will have other things on the menu, but they are not very well known," said instructor Ferdinand Ballesteros.
"15.03.2017 19:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Maryland court hears 1st of several challenges to travel ban GREENBELT, Md. — Hours before President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was to take effect, the first of several challenges to the executive order began Wednesday in a Maryland courtroom, where attorneys told a federal judge that the measure still Government attorneys argued that the ban, which was to go into effect just after midnight, was revised substantially to address legal concerns, including the removal of an exemption for religious minorities from the affected countries.
"15.03.2017 18:35:00" thechronicleherald.ca Feds extend deadline for pesticide control plan ideas Health Canada has extended the deadline for collecting ideas on how to reduce the harm from a pesticide that is beneficial to corn and soy crops but dangerous to bees and aquatic insects. Imidacloprid, one of the family of pesticides known as According to the Health Canada website, the Pest Management Regulatory Agency “is proposing to phase out all the agricultural and a majority of other outdoor uses of imidacloprid over three to five years.”
"15.03.2017 18:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Jay Baruchel didn't want to make 'Goon' sequel 'for cynical reasons' TORONTO — Six years after the hit Canadian hockey film "Goon," the bloody bruisers are back pulling no punches for a comedy sequel. Only this time, co-writer and cast member Jay Baruchel is also the director — a role he likens to being a coach on a bench. "I think a lot of times when you get a sequel inside of a year, it's because bean counters have dollar signs in their eyes."
"15.03.2017 18:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Families plead for Somali pirates to release ship's crew MOGADISHU, Somalia — Families of the eight Sri Lankan crew members held captive by Somali pirates on an oil tanker tearfully pleaded Wednesday for the men to be released unharmed, while the pirates demanded a ransom. The hijacking on Monday was the first The hijacking on Monday was the first such seizure of a large commercial vessel off Somalia since 2012.
"15.03.2017 17:24:32" thechronicleherald.ca Canadian-Kazakh national arrested over massive Yahoo breach in Ontario TORONTO — A Canadian man of Kazakh origins has been arrested in eastern Ontario as one of four suspects in a massive hack of Yahoo emails. Toronto police say Karim Baratov, 22, was taken into custody in Ancaster, Ont., on Tuesday at the request of Two of the men arrested are allegedly officers of the Russian Federal Security Service.
"15.03.2017 16:50:31" thechronicleherald.ca Atlantic Canadians support 'Canadian values' screening for immigrants Most Atlantic Canadians support screening potential immigrants for “Canadian values” before allowing them in the country, according to a new poll. The survey, conducted by Corporate Research Associates, shows widespread support across the Atlantic region. The survey did not provide a definition of “Canadian values,” but CRA chairman and CEO Don Mills says the poll results underscore a need for such a definition.
"15.03.2017 16:30:05" thechronicleherald.ca Trudeau to watch Canadian 9/11-inspired musical 'Come From Away' on Broadway NEW YORK — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be heading to Broadway tonight for a performance of Canadian 9/11-inspired musical "Come From Away." Trudeau previously announced on Twitter that he planned to attend the show with his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau previously announced on Twitter that he planned to attend the show with his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, and that he was "looking forward to showing New Yorkers Canada at its best."
"15.03.2017 16:24:23" thechronicleherald.ca Canadian-Kazakh national charged in massive Yahoo breach WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department says a Canadian-Kazakh national has been taken into custody in its investigation into a massive data breach at Yahoo that affected at least a half billion user accounts. A Canadian is among four people charged in a huge data breach.
"15.03.2017 16:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Trump earned $153m and paid $36.5m in taxes in 2005 WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump earned $153 million and paid $36.5 million in income taxes in 2005, paying a roughly 25 per cent effective tax rate thanks to a tax he has since sought to eliminate, according to highly sought-after tax documents Some people, many of them reporters, have been clamouring for Trump's tax returns. Recently two pages of his 2005 return landed in a reporters mailbox.
"15.03.2017 15:15:02" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: CRA poll shows chilly number for Liberals, but lack of oppisition gains leave a gap If Premier Stephen McNeil and his Liberal government were running against the premier and the party they were last November, they'd clearly be in big trouble. As this week's release of the latest quarterly political poll by Corporate Research Associates As this week's release of the latest quarterly political poll by Corporate Research Associates Inc. shows, the March 2017 Liberals are running well behind the November 2016 Liberals in public support.
"15.03.2017 14:48:39" thechronicleherald.ca 'Fat bikes' allow cyclists to conquer winter snow PORTLAND, Maine — Gone are the days when cyclists had to put away their bikes for the winter. These days, hard-core riders are staying outdoors year round thanks to “fat bikes” that allow them to conquer winter's worst instead of staying indoors on a Comically large tires have proven themselves to be effective and safe.
"15.03.2017 14:45:16" thechronicleherald.ca Man acquitted of attempted murder arrested on gun charges The man acquitted last month of attempted murder has been arrested on new gun charges. Markel Jason Downey, 21, was facing three counts of attempted murder in relation to an incident in Cole Harbour two years ago. Exactly one month ago, on February 15, All three men charged were arrested shortly after gunshots were reported to police.
"15.03.2017 14:05:07" thechronicleherald.ca Belliveau ponders court action if Liberals don't re-draw electoral boundaries HALIFAX — A veteran NDP member of the Nova Scotia legislature says he's considering taking the Liberal government to court if an election is called without first using a formal commission to redraw the province's electoral boundaries. An NDP MP is pushing the government to comply with a court ruling that followed a legal challenge from the Acadian Federation of Nova Scotia.
"15.03.2017 13:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Class-action lawsuit launched against Canopy Growth over pesticide in marijuana HALIFAX — A Halifax-based law firm has launched a class-action lawsuit against Canopy Growth (TSX:WEED) and its subsidiary Mettrum over recalls of medical marijuana that contained unauthorized pesticides. Canopy Growth, Canada's largest publicly traded medical marijuana producer, purchased Mettrum earlier this year.
"15.03.2017 13:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Dartmouth's A.P. Reid makes national top 10 A.P. Reid Insurance Stores in Dartmouth placed fourth in an annual report released by Insurance Business Magazine last month. A.P. Reid is the only Atlantic Canadian brokerage to make the top 10. Brokerages are judged on areas of business such as revenue growth, revenue per broker, client growth, and policy growth.
"15.03.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca OPINION: Is Alton geological structure suitable for gas storage? I became interested in the Alton project when an open-house-style meeting was held in Stewiacke. A company presented a proposal to drill for petroleum based on the reef model of western Canada, a sound proposal. There was no mention of drilling for
"15.03.2017 12:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Pop Explosion gears up for 25th anniversary The annual Halifax Pop Explosion music festival will celebrate its 25th year in the city with an event from Oct. 18-21. The festival will kick off at The Marquee and Seahorse Tavern with The HPX Opening Party beginning at 8 p.m. with a performance by Pkew Super early bird wristbands are on sale until March 31 for $64. The price will change to $99 on April 1.
"15.03.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca VIBERT: Spring election? Don't fall for it Every political pollster worth his or her tonne of salt will tell you the same two things. One: a poll is but a snapshot in time and, two: don't get hung up on today's numbers – watch the trends. So, while the snapshot CRA shared this week is still a nice little postcard to Nova Scotia's Liberals, the trend portends stormy weather for the governing party.
"15.03.2017 11:20:58" thechronicleherald.ca UPDATE: Cabbie found, given notice Crown will appeal acquittal After a week of searching, Halifax police have found Bassam Al-Rawi and given him formal notice that he may face a new trial. Bassam Al-Rawi was located Tuesday in Halifax.
Note: Earlier posts contained out-of-date headlines and text.
"15.03.2017 11:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Harrietsfield homeowners win contaminated water victory Harrietsfield homeowners struggling for more than a decade to deal with contaminated water have won a victory. The former operators of a recycling site last week lost their Supreme Court appeal of a provincial order directing them to test residential The former operators of a recycling site last week lost their Supreme Court appeal of a provincial order directing them to test residential wells monthly for contamination.
"15.03.2017 10:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Child care sector expects multi-year funding to be in March 22 federal budget OTTAWA — Child care advocates have been told to expect a long-term funding commitment in next week's budget, sources say, but some are already wondering whether it's wise of the federal government to promise years of cash without first securing conditions Spending $500 million a year would amount to a commitment of about $5 billion in child care funding over the decade that the fund is available.
"15.03.2017 10:15:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-03-15 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-03-15 - Editorial Cartoon Today's Editorial Cartoon by Bruce MacKinnon Editorial Cartoonist
"15.03.2017 00:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Budget-friendly kitchen makeover Updating any room can be challenging, more so if you have not tackled anything in there — ever. But picking a room like a kitchen needs to be well though out and planned. Kitchens do not have to cost a fortune. They only get that way if you pick the top Have a budget in mind as it is a place to start. You can decide after that if you want to add or take away based on importance and timing of your needs.
"15.03.2017 00:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Horror film being shot at Dartmouth high school The Halifax area has once again captured the eyes of horror filmmakers. Polaroid — a horror movie from the producers of The Ring and The Grudge — has reportedly come to the city for filming. Prince Andrew High School in Dartmouth has been temporarily Prince Andrew High School in Dartmouth has been temporarily turned into Locust Harbor High School.
"14.03.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Barenaked Ladies announce two N.S. shows The Barenaked Ladies will be performing shows in Nova Scotia as part of their national tour celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary. Halifax and Liverpool will be their only Nova Scotia stops. The Barenaked Ladies have produced 13 studio albums and sold The iconic Canadian band will be performing an all-ages show at the Rebecca Cohn on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m.
"14.03.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Top curlers to play Port Hawkesbury for $100,000 purse Brad Gushue, fresh from guiding his team to its first Brier and the first for Newfoundland and Labrador since 1976, takes his game to the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre this week. Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling will bring some of the world's best to the The teams compete to win the most ends per game by either scoring two or more points with the hammer, or stealing without the hammer.
"14.03.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Stir crazy over March break? Try these 15 free boredom busters March Break is a time for day camps, movies, swimming, skating, lunch dates and fun afternoons with friends. But it can also be a week of whining, squabbling, boredom and feeling like you're on house arrest. If you're having trouble filling those longggg Here are 60 free indoor ideas to keep your kids entertained.
"14.03.2017 22:23:55" Timeline Photos Missing Dartmouth man found http://herald.ca/K2b
"14.03.2017 22:04:00" thechronicleherald.ca Police seek help finding missing man Police are seeking the public's help locating a missing Dartmouth man. Caiden Donte Wournell, 23, was reported missing Saturday and was last seen on that date at about 9:50 a.m. walking along Summer Street towards Bell Road in Halifax. He is described as UPDATE: Missing man found.
"14.03.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Ethics watchdog continues investigation into Wright's $90K payment to Mike Duffy OTTAWA — Almost a full year after Sen. Mike Duffy was acquitted on 31 charges of fraud, bribery and breach of trust, the man who paid him $90,000 remains under investigation by the federal ethics watchdog. Among other things, Duffy was charged with accepting a $90,000 bribe.
"14.03.2017 21:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Hazardous conditions expected as nor'easter blasts into Atlantic Canada HALIFAX — Hazardous conditions are expected in parts of the Maritimes on Wednesday as a powerful nor'easter is predicted to sweep up from Maine through the region with powerful gusts and a messy mix of snow, ice pellets and rain. Lesser amounts of snow are expected in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, but the blasts of wind are still expected to reach up to 80 to 90 kilometres per hour.
"14.03.2017 20:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Canadian sex-toy maker settles US intimate data lawsuit for $5 million A Canadian vibrator maker accused of secretly tracking the intimate habits of thousands of its customers through a smartphone app has agreed to spend $5 million to settle a privacy lawsuit in the United States. The suit alleged the company's conduct violated federal wiretapping, privacy and unjust enrichment laws.
"14.03.2017 20:27:02" thechronicleherald.ca 2013 murder victim Sudds tied to past drug feud Associates of 2013 murder victim Matthew Sudds had connections to the Marriott and Melvin drug feud dating back to the mid-2000s, a number of court records show. In response to questions about whether Sudds was involved in the Melvin and Marriott feud before his death, Cpl. Dianne Penfound of the Halifax Regional Police could not provide answers.
"14.03.2017 20:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Murder suspect Whynder makes first Halifax court appearance The man charged with the 2013 murder of Matthew Sudds appeared in Halifax provincial court Tuesday. Ricardo Whynder, 32, was transported from Surrey, B.C. to face the charge, laid over the weekend. He was picked up on a Canada-wide warrant. Whynder Whynder himself was the victim of an April 2016 shooting in an SUV on Gottingen Street.
"14.03.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Whalen seeks national dialogue on consent Nova Scotia Justice Minister and Attorney General Diana Whalen is asking the federal government to examine the definition of sexual consent as outlined in the criminal code. “I think the reaction shows that people care, they're questioning, and there's nothing wrong with that.”
"14.03.2017 18:02:03" Timeline Photos UPDATE: Cabbie found, given notice Crown will appeal acquittal on sex charge
After a week of searching, Halifax police have found Bassam Al-Rawi and given him formal notice that he may face a new trial.
Halifax Police and the Nova Scotia
"14.03.2017 17:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Marco Rubio criticizes Snoop Dogg over Trump video WASHINGTON — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says Snoop Dogg shouldn't have shot a toy gun at a clown dressed as President Donald Trump in a music video released over the weekend. The video shows Snoop shooting at the Trump character with a gun that releases a A music video by a Canadian rap group is the subject of debate because it depicts of Snoop Dogg pointing a toy gun at a man representing Donald Trump.
"14.03.2017 17:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax Stanfield goes to Amsterdam Halifax International Airport Authority's Bert van der Stege is returning to the country of his birth to speak at Passenger Terminal Expo 2017 in Amsterdam. Van der Stege's presentation will focus on creating a unique passenger experience as part of A representative from the airport is going to a conference to show others in the industry "the Stanfield Way." Quite literally, because that's the name of their airport service culture program.
"14.03.2017 16:20:01" thechronicleherald.ca Police investigate gunshots fired in North Preston, recover two guns Police responded to a complaint of numerous gunshots fired at a residence on Cain Street, North Preston shortly after 1 a.m. Tuesday. No one was injured by the shots. When responding, police attempted to stop a vehicle leaving the area that refused to Three men were in custody as of 1 p.m. Tuesday.
"14.03.2017 16:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Rocket launch site to be built in Canso CANSO, N.S. — A small rural community on Nova Scotia's eastern coast could soon be the launch site for satellite-carrying rockets. Maritime Launch Service Ltd., says it has committed to establishing a launch complex near Canso and Hazel Hill. The Ukranian builder that's looking for the launch site has launched more than 400 rockets into space.
"14.03.2017 15:16:41" thechronicleherald.ca Cleared cabbie vanishes as Crown appeals acquittal Halifax police have spent a week trying to find Bassam Al-Rawi—to no avail. Halifax Police and the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service have spent the past few days trying to serve Al-Rawi a notice of appeal, but haven't been able to locate the former Trying to serve Bassam Al-Rawi with a notice of appeal is proving to be difficult.
"14.03.2017 14:55:12" thechronicleherald.ca Parking ban back in force Tuesday night The winter parking ban is back in force Tuesday night with five to 10 cm of snow expected in the Halifax area. Vehicles must be off the streets from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. to allow snow crews to clear the streets. The parking ban is enacted in Halifax as forecasts are calling for a sloppy mix of weather Tuesday night.
"14.03.2017 14:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca THE PLAYER: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild breathes new life in series on Switch Well folks, it's all downhill from here. It's not often that the first game I review for a new console also happens to be, in all likelihood, the best game that console will ever see, but having poured a couple dozen hours of my life into Legend of Zelda: It magically redefines the entire Zelda experience while somehow making this feel just like the Zelda games you've played before, only better.
"14.03.2017 14:00:04" thechronicleherald.ca NowNS: Kraken Sonar gobbling up ex-Rolls-Royce engineers In 2015, U.K. company Rolls-Royce moved most of its Dartmouth marine technology manufacturing plant to Ontario. The decision left 17 jobless, among them the plant's former engineering manager Bill Spencer. 17 people were out of work when Rolls-Royce pulled out of Nova Scotia. Some of them are working on sonar systems.
"14.03.2017 13:30:03" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: Athabaskan retires a proud defender It was an apt adieu to a grizzled veteran that has served the country for almost 45 years. HMCS Athabaskan, once one of Canada's largest fighting ships, fired its big gun for the final time last week as the country's last Cold War-era destroyer entered Built for work in the North Atlantic to hunt submarines, she carried helicopters and a crew of 250.
"14.03.2017 13:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca Horror film being shot at Dartmouth high school The Halifax area has once again captured the eyes of horror filmmakers. Polaroid — a horror movie from the producers of The Ring and The Grudge — has reportedly come to the city for filming. Prince Andrew High School in Dartmouth has been temporarily According to Variety magazine, the movie is based on Lars Klevberg's 2015 short film in which a high school loner stumbles on a Polaroid camera that kills anyone who has their photo taken with it.
"14.03.2017 12:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca CBRM faces shortage of contractors in wake of flooding As the Cape Breton Regional Municipality continues to demolish abandoned and unsightly properties, one owner, with a deadline looming, says he would like to bring his long-vacant building into line but can't find a contractor to help. Council is buying With 600 buildings on its unsightly-premises list, the CBRM is willing to work with property owners, but there is a limit, said bylaws and protective services manager Paul Burt.
"14.03.2017 12:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca OPINION: Can we afford NSHA's proposed centres? The Nova Scotia Health Authority's health care reformation is taking place in a period of natural attrition in an aging workforce in this province. Between 2012 and 2022, 1,100 of 2,500 GPs are set to retire. We are five years into this. We need 500 Can NSHA confirm whether they have recruited new family doctors at this rate since 2012? If so, we should have 250 new doctors in the province.
"14.03.2017 11:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca Local log home manufacturer shipping closer to home amid EU turbulence A long, corrugated-metal building on Prospect Road on the outskirts of Halifax is the heart of a log-home manufacturer with robust and growing revenues. “Last year, our sales were up and this year we're looking to go up another 10 per cent,” said Stephen The United Kingdom was a big customer base for Dow & Duggan, and Brexit and the sluggish euro are hurting those sales, but it's not sinking their business. Far from it, in fact.
"14.03.2017 11:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Ethics watchdog continues investigation into Wright's $90K payment to Mike Duffy OTTAWA — Almost a full year after Sen. Mike Duffy was acquitted on 31 charges of fraud, bribery and breach of trust, the man who paid him $90,000 remains under investigation by the federal ethics watchdog. Ethics commissioner Mary Dawson has revealed that she continues to examine the conduct of Nigel Wright, former prime minister Stephen Harper's one-time chief of staff.
"14.03.2017 10:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-03-14 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-03-14 - Editorial Cartoon Today's Editorial Cartoon by Michael de Adder
"14.03.2017 10:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca FINAL EXAMS: Saint Mary's, St. F.X. represent AUS in women's hockey nationals With a bronze-medal finish at last year's nationals in Calgary, the AUS-champion Saint Mary's Huskies can bank on experience as they return to the Canadian women's university hockey championship this week in Napanee, Ont. The University of Alberta and McGill are first up on the schedule.
"14.03.2017 09:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Investors cautioned Best-Trades.com is illegal The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is cautioning investors about Best-Trades.com, an illegal investing website. Best-Trades.com is offering a binary options trading platform to Nova Scotians, but is not registered to sell securities in Nova Scotia. Figure out how to vet organizations before you invest:
"13.03.2017 23:38:10" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Government acted 'within hours' of website security breach, say officials OTTAWA — A security breach at Statistics Canada's main website prompted the government to shut down a number of services over the weekend, including electronic tax filing at the Canada Revenue Agency, officials confirmed Monday. After a breach was discovered at Statistics Canada, the plug was pulled on the agency's web servers.
"13.03.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Pressure mounts on Sen. Don Meredith to resign over sex relationship with teen OTTAWA — The chorus of voices calling on Sen. Don Meredith to resign in the wake of a damning ethics probe into his sexual relationship with a 16-year-old is growing, along with expectations that a vote on his future should take place before the end of There's no solid answer yet to the question: can the Senate eject one of its own members. But there may soon be.
"13.03.2017 23:00:36" thechronicleherald.ca CSIS director Michel Coulombe to step down at end of May after three decades OTTAWA — Michel Coulombe, a career spy who joined the fledgling Canadian Security Intelligence Service more than 30 years ago before rising through the ranks to its top job, is retiring. Coulombe is the first person to rise from within the CSIS to the organization's top job.
"13.03.2017 22:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca James Bay First Nations attending workshop on dealing with polar bears Environmental stewards from First Nations on the coast of James Bay will be gathering in northern Ontario this week to learn how to best deal with polar bears that are straying into their communities. Karen Cummings of the Polar Bear Habitat, a polar bear reserve in Cochrane, Ont., says several James Bay communities had polar bears within their town limits for the first time in years in 2016.
"13.03.2017 22:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Newfoundland and Labrador's Gushue beats Canada's Koe for first Brier title ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — When Brad Gushue was a youngster, he wrote his 10 goals in curling on a sheet of Bristol board. He had achieved nine of them at the start of the Tim Hortons Brier. Gushue delivered when it counted Sunday night and can finally tick the "Ten from years now you're never going to know what shot you had to win. It's just the matter that you won."
"13.03.2017 21:35:02" thechronicleherald.ca A new way to enjoy a pint: Beercycling takes off After completing the first leg of their world cycling tour last fall, Australian couple Kelly Sheldrick and Michael Cowgill rode out the winter months as Haligonians. And like many locals, they discovered the many breweries our city has to offer. The The quest for a pint at the end of a long ride has snowballed into something bigger.
"13.03.2017 21:15:01" thechronicleherald.ca PHOTOS: Wood, rock, water in outdoor design Every part of Canada seems to embrace different aspects of great outdoor design style. Calgary is no exception. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to speak at the Calgary Home and Garden show to a huge group of garden enthusiasts and homeowners. "Natural items have always played a big role in landscape design. Wood, stone and water belong in all of my designs and these materials were definitely echoed by the landscapers in the west."
"13.03.2017 20:59:15" thechronicleherald.ca Taxi driver's licence won't be reinstated The cab driver who is facing an appeal of his sexual assault acquittal no longer has a taxi licence with the Halifax Regional Municipality. The Chronicle Herald has learned exclusively that Bassam Al-Rawi's licence has expired and the city will not renew EXCLUSIVE: Al-Rawi was eligible to get his licence back, but the Taxi Licensing Office declined to renew.
"13.03.2017 20:32:00" thechronicleherald.ca New Brunswick premier announces engagement: 'A very happy partnership' FREDERICTON — Canada's youngest premier has announced his engagement. New Brunswick's telegenic Brian Gallant posted the news Monday in both official languages on his Twitter feed: "Karine said yes to spending the rest of her life with me." His fiancee, The two met on a blind date set up by mutual friends several years ago.
"13.03.2017 20:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Companies seek to turn captured carbon into concrete, fish food and even toothpaste CALGARY — It has been derided as an expensive excuse to burn coal. But now, carbon capture technology may be leading to new commercial uses that could end up in your mouth. While business case questions have swirled over carbon capture and storage, companies are increasingly looking to turn emissions that would otherwise be buried in the ground into toothpaste, fish food and a range of industrial products like concrete and
"13.03.2017 19:45:01" thechronicleherald.ca NowNS: Nova Scotia's Cheese Curds, Habaneros expanding to New Brunswick Dartmouth entrepreneur Bill Pratt is expanding his until-now Nova Scotia-only restaurant chains into New Brunswick, signing up his first franchisee along the way. Pratt has cooked for royalty, dignitaries, Olympians, seamen, and has been filling Haligonians bellies for some time now.
Now he's expanding to the Fredericton area.
"13.03.2017 19:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca HÉBERT: Course of abortion debate never did run smooth Depending on how one looks at it, former prime minister Kim Campbell is either the last federal minister to have tried to recriminalize abortion in Canada or the first to have conceded that the federal government had to leave women free to choose whether There is a reason why successive Conservative and Liberal prime ministers steered clear of asking Parliament to scrub the Criminal Code of the inoperative section. None of them could have put such a plan to a free vote without risking public divisions
"13.03.2017 19:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Canadian 9/11-inspired musical 'Come From Away' earns raves in Broadway debut NEW YORK — Canadian musical "Come From Away" has scored critical raves in its official Broadway debut. The story is set in Gander, N.L., which sheltered thousands of passengers and crew from planes after U.S. air space was closed following the Sept. 11 Sunday marked the show's official opening on Broadway and the New York Times chief theatre critic Ben Brantley wrote that "even the most stalwart cynics may have trouble staying dry-eyed."
"13.03.2017 18:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca N.S. bracing for snow, rain Bluenosers are bracing for winds up to 90 kilometres per hour with a storm moving up the Eastern Seaboard Tuesday afternoon from the Atlantic U.S. “Conditions will deteriorate throughout the evening hours in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and P.E.I. as well,” High winds and snow followed by rain are predicted for Nova Scotia on Tuesday.
"13.03.2017 18:15:32" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Xavier Dolan, 'Orphan Black' big winners at Canadian Screen Awards TORONTO — Montreal director Xavier Dolan's "It's Only the End of the World" and Space's human cloning series "Orphan Black" emerged Sunday as this year's big Canadian Screen Awards winners. Including awards handed out before the televised gala, "Orphan Hear what Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black star) and Christopher Plummer had to say after the show.
"13.03.2017 18:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Canadian defence spending among lowest in NATO despite small increase last year OTTAWA — The head of NATO threw down the gauntlet Monday, saying he expects all members to increase what they spend on their militaries even as a new report showed Canada lagging behind most of its allies. The report said Canada saw a small bump in defence spending in 2016, which pushed the percentage of its GDP spent on defence to 1.02 from 0.98.
"13.03.2017 17:30:11" thechronicleherald.ca Police tight-lipped about Whynder, both as a shooting victim and suspect Police won't say whether a first-degree murder suspect will be questioned regarding another shooting he was victim of last April. Whynder, who was caught on a Canada-wide warrant in British Columbia last weekend, will be brought back to Halifax provincial court to face a charge of first-degree murder in the slaying of Matthew Thomas Sudds.
"13.03.2017 17:00:56" thechronicleherald.ca Canada's Adam Hadwin hangs on at Valspar Championship, earns Masters spot PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Canada's Adam Hadwin is skipping his first World Golf Championship and asking for a refund for his honeymoon to Tahiti. He couldn't be happier. Seven weeks after he shot a 59, and two weeks before his wedding, Hadwin added another The victory moves him to No. 51 in the world and makes him eligible for the Dell Match Play — except that he's getting married that week.
"13.03.2017 16:30:06" thechronicleherald.ca Have you seen this tree? Taking stock of the Eastern white cedar I grew up with the Eastern white cedar, with the soothing smell of its lumber and the playful snapping of its waxy leaves when tossed into a campfire. Cedars are considered a species at risk in Nova Scotia, growing in perhaps 30 known stands from Yarmouth to Oxford counties, a belt of lime green along our western shore.
"13.03.2017 16:00:57" thechronicleherald.ca Father, son battle for lead in Iditarod race across Alaska ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A father and son continued to battle for the top spot in the world's most famous sled dog race, despite another veteran taking the lead Sunday night. Mitch Seavey, a two-time Iditarod champion, was the first musher out of the The father and son are close but competitive.
"13.03.2017 15:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca LEGER: Health care debate exposes cruelty of Trump-GOP rule U.S. President Donald Trump has figured out that health care is complicated. Good work, Mr. President. After getting elected in a slogan-based campaign attacking this and repealing that and draining something else and banning those people, Trump faces an Health care in the U.S. isn't a national priority with policies to ensure fairness for all. Politics has made it a Darwinian process pitting the wealthy and protected against the poor and exposed.
"13.03.2017 15:00:53" thechronicleherald.ca Barn yarn: Retirees knitting sweaters for chilly chickens MILTON, Mass. — Sweaters for chickens? It sounds like a joke, but a plucky group of retirees in suburban Boston has hatched a plan to keep poultry warm during the New England winter. The unusual project began after members of a knitting club at Fuller Village, a retirement home in Milton, Massachusetts, heard about the hardships that some chickens suffer this time of year.
"13.03.2017 14:30:10" thechronicleherald.ca Mushing grows in popularity The practice of using dogs to pull sleds dates back to at least 2,000 BC but it's growing popularity on the East Coast continues to outnumber the years before. Ski Martock will host two and four-legged athletes next weekend.
"13.03.2017 14:00:31" thechronicleherald.ca SPORTS SCRAPBOOK: Jessome's very old hockey stick When it comes to hockey sticks, the world's oldest is considered to be the “Moffatt Stick” that was in the news a couple of years ago when its then owner, Mark Presley of Berwick, sold it to the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que. for $300,000. Childhood snooping leads to discovery of national treasure.
"13.03.2017 13:33:02" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax's Rosborough Boats awarded contract to build rescue boat for new warships A Halifax area boat builder has been awarded a $7.3 million contract to provide multi-role rescue boats for Canada's new Arctic patrol ships. The contract for Rosborough Boats will see the company add two new positions to its work complement of 12 full-time employees in the first half of this year.
"13.03.2017 13:00:39" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Swiss family deported Sunday An outbound flight has ended this chapter of Swiss Family Nova Scotia. Judit and Daniel Huwiler and their two children were deported Sunday in a tearful farewell after quietly contributing to the South Shore community of Pleasantville, in Lunenburg A Swiss family's bid to remain in Nova Scotia came to an end on Sunday.
"13.03.2017 12:30:02" thechronicleherald.ca Newfoundland and Labrador's Gushue beats Canada's Koe for first Brier title ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Brad Gushue of Newfoundland and Labrador defeated Canada's Kevin Koe 7-6 on Sunday night to win the Tim Hortons Brier for the first time. After a back-and-forth affair, Gushue had hammer in the 10th end and used it to his advantage. Gushue came through with a draw just inside the top of the eight-foot ring with his final throw for a dramatic 7-6 win over Canada's Kevin Koe.
"13.03.2017 12:00:31" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: History lessons from parachute party nominations After his comeback electoral victory in 1980, Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau wanted to find his adviser Jim Coutts a seat in Parliament. The elder Trudeau “elevated” a Toronto MP to the Senate from a “safe” Liberal seat in Toronto, and Mr. Coutts was Today, Trudeau-the-younger seems intent on pulling the ripcord for another parachute candidate from the PMO.
"13.03.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Suspended lawyer gets back right to practice The Nova Scotia Barristers Society has given Duane Rhyno the right to practice law again. Duane Rhyno was accused of human trafficking in 2014 but the charges were dropped before going to trial.
"13.03.2017 11:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-03-13 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-03-13 - Editorial Cartoon Today's Editorial Cartoon by Michael de Adder
"13.03.2017 10:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Hurricanes fall to rival Riptide in Saint John The Halifax Hurricanes came up just short Sunday against their nearest Atlantic Division challenger, losing 97-95 to the host Saint John Riptide. In a battle of National Basketball League of Canada rivals, the Hurricanes trailed 46-42 at halftime. The Hurricanes fell this weekend, but they're still on top in the division with a 21-5 record.
"13.03.2017 10:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Syrian refugee says his family proves how Canadian openness pays dividends HALIFAX — A Syrian refugee says his family's thriving chocolate business should serve as an example of the value of Canadian "openness" in a world that has increasingly closed off its borders to refugees. "Peace is the most noble value that human beings should fight for" -- Peace by Chocolate's Tareq Hadhad
"13.03.2017 09:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca QMJHL: Cape Breton's Fiore nets 50th goal in 58th game It's a 50-goal season for Giovanni Fiore. The MVP of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles scored his QMJHL-leading 50th goal during a second-period power play in a 3-2 win over the Moncton Wildcats on Saturday night at Centre 200 in Sydney. Fiore, with 86 Fiore and the Screaming Eagles have three regular-season games left in his fifth and final QMJHL campaign. T
"13.03.2017 09:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Top East Coast chefs prepare for Devour Atlantic Canadians had better be hungry this month. Devour! is hosting two weekends full of food and film in March. From March 17-19, they'll host an event at the Algonquin Resort in St. The food and film festival is making a stop in New Brunswick next weekend followed by an event in Halifax.
"13.03.2017 00:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca A fresh indignity for Canada's smallest province: 'Where is P.E.I.?' CHARLOTTETOWN — P.E.I. is smaller than Algonquin park, and has fewer residents than Oakville, Ont., so it's used to being overlooked from time to time. But Islanders are facing a fresh indignity: being wiped off the map — several of them. P.E.I. is being left off some maps of Canada, but many residents take the potential slight in stride.
"12.03.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Liberals nearing decision on how to spend $800M earmarked for innovation OTTAWA — An $800-million commitment central to the Trudeau government's economic growth strategy is expected to be divvied up within the next few months among groups and companies that can persuade Ottawa they're best positioned to help young, Over the next several months the rubber should hit the road for a major campaign promise.
"12.03.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca National Defence struggling to cut hundreds of millions in waste, inefficiencies OTTAWA — While the Liberal government faces pressure to spend more on the military, National Defence has struggled to use the billions of dollars it already receives each year more efficiently. Internal documents show defence officials are banking on savings in a number of areas that so far haven't yielded any.
"12.03.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Homeless EPIDEMIC: Down and out in California In February my wife Linda and I travelled to California looking for a break from the snow and cold only to hit several days of torrential rain and fierce Pacific winds. We were renting a small cabin deep in the redwood forests of Bonny Doon, north of Hard times fall on those near and far, yet the epidemic remains largely ignored.
"12.03.2017 21:58:00" thechronicleherald.ca Ravens continue to dominate with 7 straight basketball titles It was a reaction spurred by equal parts anxiety, relief, excitement and exasperation. Connor Wood's layup plus the foul with 18.8 seconds — pushing the lead to eight points — may have been the defining moment in the Carleton Ravens' 78-69 championship It was a particularly close final for Carleton. Over their past six championships the Ravens averaged a 28.8 point average margin of victory.
"12.03.2017 21:45:00" thechronicleherald.ca CBANS condemns personal attacks against judge Lenehan The Nova Scotia branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBANS) has issued a position condemning personal attacks against judge Gregory L. Lenehan and echoing recent comments by the Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers Association. ICYMI: The bar association isn't happy with the way Judge Gregory Lenehan has been treated.
"12.03.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Parks Canada hiring for expected spike in C.B. tourism Parks Canada is looking for 100 good students to take on a busy tourist season in Cape Breton this summer With entrance fees waived to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, staff are expecting a surge of visitors, and are putting out the help-wanted sign to Across Canada, there's a planned hiring increase of about 900 students over last year.
"12.03.2017 21:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca March break plans can take a bit of organizing March break, yay! Or not. If you've got a family vacation planned, I'll bet you are definitely looking forward to next week. I know several of my clients plan a ski trip every year at this time. Maybe you're looking for things for your kids to do with whoever is looking after them, or you'll be home with them and need to fill some of that time with activities.
"12.03.2017 20:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Search for true buccaneer's gold: Wanderlust, intrigue drive treasure hunters to this day There are rumors of a pirate's hoard hidden on Oak Island off Nova Scotia, but what follows is no rumour. A 50-year sea voyage ended not long ago on Quaker Island, off Chester. It was a voyage of plunder spanning the oceans and pirate redoubts across the Many have read that best-loved high-seas adventure novel, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, but few lived it as Capt. Lou Boudreau did.
"12.03.2017 20:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca ON TARGET: Nazis and Canada's Latvian love-in Last week there was a mini media storm swirling around Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. The controversy arose from some international media reports that her maternal grandfather, Michael Chomiak, was a Nazi collaborator during the Second World Since Latvia's independence in 1990, every year on March 16 the locals stage a parade in the capital of Riga in commemoration of the SS Latvian Legion. This is the same Waffen SS that became synonymous with Adolf Hitler's Nazis.
"12.03.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Chase Tynes shines, East/North Preston win make-shift high school basketball championship Any opportunity on the hardwood is a precious one for Chase Tynes. And that's exactly how the Dartmouth-native and future Ottawa Gee-Gee – who led East/North Preston to an 86-59 win against Community Y - played like in the makeshift boys' under-18 The event was engineered by Basketball Nova Scotia and Halifax Metro Basketball Association in an effort to offset the cancellation of the boy's high school basketball due to the teachers' work-to-rule action.
"12.03.2017 19:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca DRIVEN: 2017 Volkswagen Passat Highline merits testdrive Volkswagen as a whole is suffering, deservedly so, from the diesel-gate scandal. While this is most notable in the popular Golf and Jetta models, the Passat has also suffered, with sales down more than 30 per cent in 2016 in a category that was off 10 per Falling into the mid-size category, it goes up against the heavy hitters in the industry from Toyota (Camry), Honda (Accord), Ford (Fusion), and Chevrolet (Malibu).
"12.03.2017 18:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Kentville couple deals with losses after meth lab found in store's basement The Kentville couple who own the North End Market are dealing with the aftermath of a meth laid that was found in the basement of their North End Market store. They discussed a loss in sales and staff losing hours, as well as nine people in building, A 22-year-old suspect is facing charges of unlawfully producing crystal meth after the Kentville Police Service raided the property on Friday.
"12.03.2017 18:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Police investigate stabbing incident Halifax Regional Police are investigating an overnight stabbing in Halifax. Cole Harbour RCMP were called to a Clarence Road home where they found a 19-year-old male with what appeared to be stab wounds. The stabbing happened in the early morning on Sunday near the corners of Grafton and Blowers Streets.
"12.03.2017 17:30:02" thechronicleherald.ca More great white sharks appear to be visiting off Cape Cod BOSTON — Great white sharks are discovering what tourists have known for years: Cape Cod is a great place to spend the summer. 147 individual white sharks were spotted last summer, up slightly from 2015, but significantly more than the 80 spotted in 2014.
"12.03.2017 17:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Dal Tigers win bronze at Final 8 tournament The Dalhousie Men's Basketball Team has won a national bronze medal for the first time in its history. The Tigers defeated the McGill Redmen 69-63 at the Scotiabank Centre on Sunday afternoon. More to come . . . A Twitter List by chronicleherald The Tigers defeated the McGill Redmen 69-63 at the Scotiabank Centre on Sunday afternoon.
"12.03.2017 16:30:30" thechronicleherald.ca 'A ton of energy': Curling fans party hard in Newfoundland and Labrador ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Ultra curling fan Nathan Woynarski is going on five hours sleep, as he has for much of the last week. He is wearing a red heavy-metal band wig, blue tights and sunglasses — indoors — and there's a studded bracelet on his wrist. Welcome St. John's hasn't hosted the Brier since 1972.
Storefronts around the historic downtown core are festooned with Brier flags, Gushue's photo and some creative tributes.
"12.03.2017 16:01:15" thechronicleherald.ca Dartmouth shooting victims not cooperating with police Two men brought to hospital Saturday with gunshot wounds are not giving any clues as to what happened to them.
"12.03.2017 15:18:06" thechronicleherald.ca Survivor of April Gottingen shooting charged with 2013 murder of Matthew Sudds The survivor of a double shooting last year has been charged with the 2013 killing of Matthew Thomas Sudds. Ricardo Whynder, who spent time in hospital with life-threatening injuries after he was shot in an SUV on Gottingen St., was charged Friday with A Canada-wide warrant was issued for Whynder's arrest on Friday. He was found in B.C. and arrested without incident.
"12.03.2017 14:30:09" thechronicleherald.ca Mooseheads lose seventh straight QMJHL game The numbers game is catching up with the Halifax Mooseheads. In their final regular-season road game, the Mooseheads lost 5-3 to the QMJHL-leading Saint John Sea Dogs on Saturday night at Harbour Station. It was the seventh straight loss for Halifax (26-34-5), which ends its schedule with three home games this week.
"12.03.2017 14:02:30" thechronicleherald.ca Threat of hacking prompts CRA to take some online services down OTTAWA — Canadians planning to file their taxes online could face difficulties as the threat of hacking prompted the Canada Revenue Agency to take down the service indefinitely. If you tried to e-file your taxes this weekend, you likely ran into some trouble.
"12.03.2017 13:33:25" thechronicleherald.ca Drake's 'More Life' to be released Mar. 18 Toronto hip hop star Drake will release a new project next weekend. The musician posted a promotional video on Instagram Saturday that said "More Life" is set to arrive on March 18.
"12.03.2017 13:18:10" thechronicleherald.ca Facebook tool created by B.C. teen to plan homework gains popularity overseas A Facebook tool that helps students be more productive and keep track of assignments developed by a Victoria teen has gone viral in an unexpected place. Alec Jones, 14, says his chatbot that helps students stay on top of their homework has garnered more than 3,000 subscribers.
"12.03.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Saint Mary's Huskies finish sixth in country following rough loss to Calgary Dinos One or two bounces the other way and maybe it could have been different for the Saint Mary's Huskies. Huskies go 1-2 in national tournament.
"12.03.2017 12:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca South Rawdon woman fights to reclaim late sister's ponies Cheryl Cassista vowed to her dying sister that she would reclaim her beloved Newfoundland Ponies from the province. Annette Brennan succumbed to cancer on Sept. 9, 2016, nearly two years after government inspectors seized five of her ponies on Dec. 19, The Dec. 19 seizure was the beginning of a years-long legal battle to reclaim the ponies that Cassista said is still ongoing.
"12.03.2017 01:30:02" http://herald.ca/KA2 CBANS condemns personal attacks against judge Lenehan The Nova Scotia branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBANS) has issued a position condemning personal attacks against judge Gregory L. Lenehan and echoing recent comments by the Nova Scotia Criminal Lawyers Association. CBANS condemns personal attacks against judge Lenehan http://herald.ca/KA2
"12.03.2017 01:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca The big kitchen — attention to detail paramount I have renovated many kitchens over the years, my own as well as those for my television shows. With each project, I learn more; attention to details is of paramount importance no matter how small or large the space. No longer stuck at the back of the house hidden from view, today's kitchens have spread out and sit open to the main living area.
"12.03.2017 01:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Renovation mistakes that can prove costly Even experienced DIYers make classic renovation mistakes. Typically, it happens out of haste, excitement, an unexpected cash gift that quickly burns a hole in our pocket. Because of a series of unexpected events, we throw caution to the wind and make Instead of painstakingly checking out prospective general contractors (GCs), we rush the process, and often pay a hefty price for our haste and lack of thoroughness.
"12.03.2017 00:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca FINAL 8: Ryerson Rams dash Dalhousie Tigers dream ending, advance to championship The Dalhousie Tigers have another shot at history — it's just not the type they wanted. In a rematch of last year's national bronze medal match, the No. It came off heavy and the play — that Dalhousie Coach Rick Plato lamented he won't soon forget — was of much discussion following the gut-wrenching loss.
"12.03.2017 00:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Q&A: Is that laminate tough enough? Q: How do I know if a particular brand of laminate flooring will be tough enough? There are so many brands and so many prices. If the flooring you're looking for doesn't have an AC rating, look for another brand.
"11.03.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Morley Googoo to remain AFN chief to 2020 Chief Morley Googoo is set to lead the Assembly of First Nations until 2020 after receiving an unanimous endorsement from his fellow leaders. His endorsement was announced Saturday after the AFN's regional monthly meeting attended by all Mi'kmaq community "Building nationhood, showcasing and empowering our Mi'kmaq identity will continue to be my top priority to 2020." - Morley Googoo
"11.03.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Kentville police raid suspected meth lab A 22-year-old suspect is facing charges of unlawfully producing crystal meth after the Kentville Police Service raided a suspected lab underneath the North End Market Friday evening. Police and firefighters arrived at about 8:30 p.m. after the building's Officers evacuated the building due to toxic substances found onsite and it remains closed until it is deemed secure, police said.
"11.03.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca PHOTOS: Guest room in a box — Prepping for company when you don't have a guest room I used to dream of having a dedicated guest room to decorate. It seemed like such a luxury to have a room that could be perpetually ready for a surprise round of company — already pristine with fresh linens and towels, and no last-minute rustling for a Our three-bedroom, four-person house means we don't have a guest room — and maybe never will — so our visitors have to stay in our family room in the basement.
"11.03.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Creating a modern, sleek kitchen Q) Hi Deb. We are renovating our kitchen and I'd like a modern, dark cabinetry. Will this look OK with white floors and walls or would it be too much contrast? Thank you. A) Dark kitchen cabinets can look great with white walls and floors. The contrast To add to that sleek kitchen, panel-ready appliances like a dishwasher or fridge can blend in and be concealed behind cabinetry.
"11.03.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Used wheels: 2012-16 Chevy Sonic Vehicle type: Compact hatchback or five-door History/description: Launched in North America for 2012, the Chevrolet Sonic is the only subcompact built in North America, and it competes with models like the Mazda 2, Ford Fiesta, Nissan Versa Note and Further confidence comes from Sonic's 160,000 kilometres of warranty coverage, which means that finding a unit with plenty of factory warranty remaining should prove relatively easy.
"11.03.2017 21:00:03" http://herald.ca/KPZ Netflix this weekend: What's new? What's worth it? It's a nice weekend to cuddle up in your favourite blanket, grab a coffee and catch up on some shows and flicks. Netflix this weekend: What's new? What's worth it? http://herald.ca/KPZ
"11.03.2017 20:30:05" http://herald.ca/KA9 VOICE OF THE PEOPLE — Mar. 11, 2017 Equality in Parliament
In honour of International Women's Day, I make the following proposal. More than half of Canadians are women, so women should make up at least half of Parliament. VOICE OF THE PEOPLE — Mar. 11, 2017 http://herald.ca/KA9
"11.03.2017 20:00:13" http://herald.ca/KAL King's Chorus celebrates religious diversity King's Chorus is making a statement in their upcoming spring concert.
The group will cross religion borders with their 20th-century renditions of musical masterpieces, including The Chichester Psalms, Missa Brevis, Cantique and more. King's Chorus celebrates religious diversity http://herald.ca/KAL
"11.03.2017 19:30:02" http://herald.ca/KdZ The strange case of Capt. James Lewis No one will ever know for sure when Capt. James Lewis and his wife Mary came to Bedford, but it was probably around 1887.
The prim and proper couple's quiet arrival didn't generate much interest in what was then a small village. The strange case of Capt. James Lewis http://herald.ca/KdZ
"11.03.2017 19:00:08" http://herald.ca/KAj POETRY: Clear communication, lyrical prose “The more people ignore poetry, the more important it is to write.” (Barbara Klar, poet and Banff's Wired Writing mentor, 2008). POETRY: Clear communication, lyrical prose http://herald.ca/KAj
"11.03.2017 18:30:04" http://herald.ca/KAF OPINION: If only Hamilton were alive today A bitter wind, whipping tight round the walls and through the great Gothic windows of a 15th-century Scottish ruin in Stevenston, knows nothing of its past. OPINION: If only Hamilton were alive today http://herald.ca/KAF
"11.03.2017 18:30:01" thechronicleherald.ca DRIVEN: 2017 Volkswagen Passat Highline merits testdrive Volkswagen as a whole is suffering, deservedly so, from the diesel-gate scandal. While this is most notable in the popular Golf and Jetta models, the Passat has also suffered, with sales down more than 30 per cent in 2016 in a category that was off 10 per Falling into the mid-size category, it goes up against the heavy hitters in the industry from Toyota (Camry), Honda (Accord), Ford (Fusion), and Chevrolet (Malibu).
"11.03.2017 18:00:47" thechronicleherald.ca Legendary Keg Club | The Chronicle Herald I'm a sultry jazz singer in a glass - I'm Temptation Red Ale and I might be just your style. Continuously hopped during the brew and dry hopped after fermentation with a single hop, I have a uniquely full flavour profile. Here's your chance to take me
"11.03.2017 17:30:04" http://herald.ca/Kd4 BLACK: Pharmacare advocates need to narrow their focus One has to admire the skillful advocacy of Steve Morgan and his colleagues. About once a year they produce a “new” paper telling us why Canada should have universal comprehensive public pharmacare. BLACK: Pharmacare advocates need to narrow their focus http://herald.ca/Kd4
"11.03.2017 17:00:08" http://herald.ca/KAR Local speakers featured at Dalhousie TEDx The Dalhousie Student Union is hosting a day of learning and inspiration with seven speakers attending this year's TEDx: Understanding Uncertainty. Local speakers featured at Dalhousie TEDx http://herald.ca/KAR
"11.03.2017 16:30:02" http://herald.ca/KAy OPINION: Queen's Marque a blight on the waterfront I'm not an architect. And I regret not writing about this much sooner. But I still have to bark about the Queen's Marque development, on the Halifax waterfront.
I hate it. OPINION: Queen's Marque a blight on the waterfront http://herald.ca/KAy
"11.03.2017 16:00:10" http://herald.ca/KAa Experience the Creative Resistance This year for International Women's Week, the Antigonish Women's Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association partnered with the St. F.X. Experience the Creative Resistance http://herald.ca/KAa
"11.03.2017 15:30:03" http://herald.ca/KAt MEEK: It's very rough justice in sexual assault cases Provincial Court Judge Gregory Lenehan hasn't quite been marched into a public square and hanged by his thumbs for saying “a drunk can consent” to sex.
But he's sure been a target. MEEK: It's very rough justice in sexual assault cases http://herald.ca/KAt
"11.03.2017 15:15:00" http://herald.ca/KQa 2017-03-11 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-03-11 - Editorial Cartoon Editorial Cartoon http://herald.ca/KQa
"11.03.2017 15:00:06" http://herald.ca/KAh The Divine gift – a life recovered To an observer, the bare facts of David Divine's life — abandoned as a baby, raised in an orphanage, rising to the top of his profession, surviving a near-fatal car crash that left him unable to walk, read and write, years spent in rehabilitation, The Divine gift – a life recovered http://herald.ca/KAh
"11.03.2017 14:30:02" http://herald.ca/Kdo LETHBRIDGE: Premier's pay — optics are off I'm trying to think of some good reasons why the Nova Scotia premier should be the third-highest-paid provincial premier in the country. LETHBRIDGE: Premier's pay — optics are off http://herald.ca/Kdo
"11.03.2017 14:00:10" http://herald.ca/KA7 March Break day camps for tots, tweens, teens If your kids are looking for something new and exciting to do this March break, there are lots of options in HRM that will get them out and learning new skills. Arts, sports, tech and science are all covered. March Break day camps for tots, tweens, teens http://herald.ca/KA7
"11.03.2017 13:30:01" http://herald.ca/KdJ EDITORIAL: Find good value here A few years back, a lottery commercial extolled life in Atlantic Canada by pointing out what money could buy in downtown Toronto versus just about anywhere back east. EDITORIAL: Find good value here http://herald.ca/KdJ
"11.03.2017 12:30:01" http://herald.ca/KAY Autographed Jays ticket coming to Clayton Park fan via California Ninety-nine-year-old Alice Moore is known to everyone in her Clayton Park retirement home as the biggest Toronto Blue Jays fan out there. Autographed Jays ticket coming to Clayton Park fan via California http://herald.ca/KAY
"11.03.2017 12:00:04" http://herald.ca/KAq Halifax port growth calls for longshoremen A year of surging growth for the port of Halifax means a growth in jobs as well.
The Halifax Employers Association is hosting a job fair later this month to hire 32 casual longshoremen, a move made necessary by that growth. Halifax port growth calls for longshoremen http://herald.ca/KAq
"11.03.2017 11:30:01" http://herald.ca/KAg Ontario food trucks rolling into Halifax this summer A pair of new food trucks will be rolling into Halifax this season.
Fresh Food Truck and Smokinstein Food Truck — both part of Conscious Cuisine Inc.— have made the trip from Barrie, Ont. to check out the Halifax food truck scene. Ontario food trucks rolling into Halifax this summer http://herald.ca/KAg
"11.03.2017 01:21:54" Huskies vs. Golden Bears #Final8HFX
"11.03.2017 00:00:20" http://herald.ca/KAW VIBERT: Health — 'We're building the plane as we fly it' “We're building the plane as we fly it.”
Had the words come from your pilot it would be time to assume the crash position and kiss the nearest prominent body part goodbye. VIBERT: Health — 'We're building the plane as we fly it' http://herald.ca/KAW
"10.03.2017 22:30:02" http://herald.ca/KQd PM Trudeau says Canada's regulations bring clarity energy companies need HOUSTON — Boosting confidence in both the energy industry and the environmental regulators that oversee it will help attract investment in Canadian natural resources over the long run, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday as he wrapped up two days in PM Trudeau says Canada's regulations bring clarity energy companies need http://herald.ca/KQd
"10.03.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca How to live through a kitchen reno The fridge is in the dining room, the waffle maker's in the basement and your favourite sauté pan? You have no clue where it is. Welcome to a typical kitchen renovation. HOMES: Undertaking a major kitchen renovation means letting go of some of your everyday routines and being patient. To get you through the process, here are ways to cope in a challenging environment”
"10.03.2017 21:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca N.S. increases funding for OD antidote, clean needles for opioid users HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is spending $1.1 million to make an opioid overdose antidote more widely available and to fund groups that provide clean needles to addicts. Dr. The funding for the overdose antidote naloxone amounts to $564,000, enough for 5,000 kits this year.
"10.03.2017 19:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca FESCHUK: Leafs ignore the Rielly math Startling stat of the moment: In 17 games since Morgan Rielly suffered a high ankle sprain early last month, the Maple Leafs defenceman was a minus-18 heading into Thursday's game against the Flyers. That was a dismal figure, the worst in the NHL over the Now, plus-minus is nobody's idea of a be-all, end-all number.
"10.03.2017 18:30:02" thechronicleherald.ca WELLS: War is hell and Freeland has nothing to be ashamed of In 1992, I studied for a school year in Paris. My roommate was French. One night, over cheap port from the local grocery, we got to talking about the Second World War. “Everyone's grandparents fought in the Resistance,” my roommate said. He paused for a The point of such black eras in history is to survive them and avoid repeating them.
"10.03.2017 17:41:00" thechronicleherald.ca OPINION: Truro's rugby pilgrimage has no equal in the world Since 1976, thousands of rugby players have made the annual March pilgrimage to Truro for “Rugby Christmas”. Each year, hundreds brave the temperatures to make the annual trek to compete in the first and longest-running World Indoor Sevens Championships. It's Christmas in March for rugby players
"10.03.2017 16:44:00" thechronicleherald.ca Parking ban to be enforced overnight Halifax will once again have an overnight parking ban Saturday morning. To allow crews to clear the snow from streets and sidewalks, vehicles will not be allowed to park on the street from 1-6 a.m. Cars still on the street between the hours noted above Careful where you park tonight
"10.03.2017 16:08:00" thechronicleherald.ca Ottawa hopes $325-million fund will spur growth in fisheries, seafood sector HALIFAX — The federal government has announced a new $325-million fund for Atlantic Canada's fish and seafood sector. Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc announced the establishment of the Atlantic Fisheries Fund today in Halifax. LeBlanc says the Innovation, growth planned for fishery.
"10.03.2017 14:44:00" thechronicleherald.ca Premier defends Irving hiring practices More on Irving's hiring practices Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is defending Irving Shipbuilding following criticisms about the hiring of foreign workers for jobs in Halifax. "There are a lot of Nova Scotians employed in the shipyard"
"10.03.2017 14:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Memoir details woman's search for herself From a small town in Communist-era Slovakia she was abducted by her violent father, who took her first to Greece and then to Canada. After seven years of searching, her mother found her in Montreal where she began a new life that would eventually lead her “As a young adult, I sought freedom through a stream of moves, jobs and new relationships all over the world. And yet I still didn't feel free."
"10.03.2017 13:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax waterfront getting train, bridge It looks like a little kid's dream of a stream-powered locomotive. Think, The Little Engine That Could. But this “train” has tires, a FIAT diesel engine and drives on the road instead of a railway track. That mega-project has closed off the boardwalk between Cable Wharf and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.
"10.03.2017 12:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Cabbie acquitted of sex assault investigated for similar offence in 2012: warrant Court documents show that a Halifax cab driver who was acquitted last week of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman in his taxi was accused of a sexual offence by another woman in 2012. A search warrant filed in court says officers investigated an “The evidence at the time was not sufficient for a charge, but we're going to look through it again.”
"10.03.2017 11:33:00" thechronicleherald.ca Playoff picture far from settled at Brier as round-robin play winds down ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The pre-tournament favourites are playing like contenders this week at the Tim Hortons Brier. The round robin has essentially gone as expected at Mile One Centre with top skips like Brad Gushue, Kevin Koe, Mike McEwen and Brad Jacobs If tiebreakers are needed at Brier, they will be played Friday afternoon
"10.03.2017 11:21:01" thechronicleherald.ca Funding for fishery on list of stories to watch today, March 10 Five stories in the news for Friday, March 10: ——— PM TRUDEAU TO SPEND SECOND DAY IN TEXAS Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues his visit to Texas today to promote Canada's energy industry. He will meet with Texas Gov. Your morning lookahead at Friday's news events
"10.03.2017 11:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca ENTREVESTOR: Atlantic Canada building 'Momentum' At a time when Atlantic Canadian business people are being urged to prioritize sales, Momentum Canada has been founded in Saint John, N.B. to help foster the region's sales culture. Momentum's programs include one that matches people who want to learn to “To join us, they must be action-oriented, coachable and passionate,” CEO Joanna Killen said. “We feel anyone can learn sales. You need good communication and listening skills and to be a problem solver.”
"10.03.2017 10:56:00" thechronicleherald.ca HBO sets 'Game of Thrones' 7th season debut for July 16 LOS ANGELES — "Game of Thrones" will be back in action in July. HBO said Thursday that the series will return for its seventh season on July 16. The season will be the next-to-last for the fantasy saga based on George R.R. Martin's novels. It will include What to do this summer? HBO has a plan.
"10.03.2017 10:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-03-10 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-03-10 - Editorial Cartoon Have, have, have!
"10.03.2017 01:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca LIVE: It's Day 1 of hoops action at U Sports Final 8 in Halifax Gaels 60, Capers 51 A second-half surge from Queen's sent Cape Breton University to the consolation round at the women's national basketball championships in Victoria. LIVE: It's Day 1 of hoops action at U Sports Final 8 in Halifax
"10.03.2017 00:11:00" thechronicleherald.ca Truro's Millman receives two major awards Truro native Peter Millman brought home a couple of major awards Thursday. He won U Sports Athlete of the Year for field events and the student-athlete community service award. The major awards were announced Thursday in advance of the U Sports national Recently, Millman set a shot put personal best of 17.54 metres.
"09.03.2017 23:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca DeCoutere speaks on consent More on the trial of Jian Ghomeshi The actress who came forward with a sexual assault claim against former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi sees the parallels in the Halifax cabbie case. Lucy DeCoutere sees a number of similarities between her case and a recent Halifax sexual assault trial.
"09.03.2017 23:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Whalen seeks national dialogue on consent Nova Scotia Justice Minister and Attorney General Diana Whalen is asking the federal government to examine the definition of sexual consent as outlined in the criminal code. Whalen said she has seen a number of criticisms from legal experts stemming from recent court cases that suggest the definition of consent is not firm enough.
"09.03.2017 22:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca FIRST DRIVE: 2018 Volkswagen Atlas (VIDEO) When a bully kicked sand into the face of scrawny Angelo Siciliano, he fought back by developing a hugely successful body-building method and becoming one of the most famous strongmen of all time. WHEELS: Volkswagen fills void in its lineup and enters the large SUV market with all-new, affordable 2018 Atlas.
"09.03.2017 22:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca A guide to buying a home in winter This time of year presents some unique challenges for home buying. It can be hard to make an accurate assessment of a home when much of it is covered in snow. Here are a couple tips when purchasing in the winter: Get up-to-date heating information HOMES: Snow can make assessing a roof challenging this time of year.
"09.03.2017 21:38:22" thechronicleherald.ca INFOGRAPHIC: Emera chief making more than $5 million: report Emera's top execs raked in a lot more in salaries and total compensation last year as the energy company roughly doubled in size with the acquisition of Florida-based TECO Energy. With a US$10.4-billion deal in July last year, Emera became one of the 20 Emera became bigger than ever in 2016, in fact it became one of the biggest publicly-traded utilities in North America. And their executive compensation has grown as well.
"09.03.2017 21:33:00" thechronicleherald.ca Ice-breaking mad science offers Leafs cold comfort Nobody was suggesting there aren't still flaws in the system, holes to patch up, wrinkles to iron out. But on Wednesday the Maple Leafs took the day off instead of taking to the ice. Even with Thursday's home game against the Flyers beckoning, rest was The remainder of the Leafs' schedule is a packed slog of 17 games in 32 days. The coming onslaught will be a test of the effectiveness of players whose future with the club resides on the fence.
"09.03.2017 20:29:00" thechronicleherald.ca Fail policy: 259 students were failed in N.S. schools last year HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's education minister says 259 students were failed last year from Primary to Grade 9 across the province. Karen Casey revealed the number after being asked again to clarify whether or not there is a no-fail policy as part of the Casey again reiterated that her department does not have a policy and decisions on whether to pass or retain students rests with individual teachers
"09.03.2017 20:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Tory leadership hopefuls grant interviews to anti-Islam, pro-white 'journalist' OTTAWA — Some federal Conservative leadership contenders have given interviews to a self-proclaimed online journalist who regularly posts accolades to the superiority of white people, along with diatribes against immigration in general and Muslims in Video of those largely anodyne interviews appear on Kevin J. Johnston's YouTube channel . . . alongside more inflammatory video rants — including one in which Johnston warns Liberal MP Iqra Khalid, author of a motion condemning Islamophobia, that he'll be
"09.03.2017 19:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Dartmouth man charged with weapon attack, assaulting cops A man who allegedly punched and bit police officers was arrested Wednesday night in Dartmouth. Halifax Regional Police say in a news release they responded to a weapons complaint in the area of Caledonia Road and Roleika Drive at around 9:15 p.m. They say Police say that as officers attempted to arrest the 25-year-old man, he punched one officer in the face and bit another on the forearm.
"09.03.2017 19:23:37" thechronicleherald.ca Cabbie acquitted of sex assault investigated for similar offence in 2012: warrant Court documents show that a Halifax cab driver who was acquitted last week of sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman in his taxi was accused of a sexual offence by another woman in 2012. A search warrant filed in court says officers investigated an Halifax police Const. Dianne Penfound said today that they are reopening a 2012 investigation against a cab driver and had been in touch with the alleged victim, but could not confirm the suspect's name since charges have not been laid.
"09.03.2017 19:02:12" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax police cleared of wrongdoing The Halifax Regional Police have been cleared of any wrongdoing in a case where an unconscious man was found in one of their cells. The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team released the results of its investigation into the Aug. 22 The man arrested on Aug. 22 still suffers from a serious brain injury, however Halifax Regional Police have been exonerated.
"09.03.2017 18:30:04" thechronicleherald.ca Tories slam proposed closure of beds, facility The Opposition Tories are panning Nova Scotia's approach to mental health after a leaked report urged the closure of care beds at Cape Breton Regional Hospital and three other rehab centres. The report also calls for the closure of the Beacon House mental Tory health critic Tim Houston said that moving resources such as patient beds and inpatient treatment services out of communities while trying to move to community-based services such as day treatment programs is contradictory.
"09.03.2017 18:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca HÉBERT: Trump makes a handy cover for Ottawa's myriad problems Over his first 15 months as a rookie MP and Canada's finance minister, Bill Morneau has mastered the art of the platitude. That could come in handy when he presents his second budget this month. Long before Trump's potential arrival in the White House was seen as a credible threat, it was clear that whatever big-ticket items had not made it into last year's first Liberal budget would be unlikely to find pride of place in subsequent ones.
"09.03.2017 17:30:36" thechronicleherald.ca Husky dog allegedly attacked in Highfield Park A Dartmouth resident is warning others about an alleged dog attack in Highfield Park Wednesday. Trish Andrea posted on Facebook that the 15-year-old daughter of her co-worker was out walking with the dog was attacked with a sharp weapon. A Dartmouth family is short on answers after their dog was injured at Highfield Park.
"09.03.2017 17:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Halifax men accused of assaulting Dennis Oland behind bars due in court MIRAMICHI, N.B. — Two Halifax men charged with assaulting Dennis Oland in a New Brunswick prison are expected to appear in court this afternoon. Convicted killer Cody Alexander Muise and Aaron Marriott, who was convicted in a 2008 drug shooting, allegedly Cody Alexander Muise and Aaron Marriott allegedly beat Oland while he was in jail.
"09.03.2017 16:39:00" thechronicleherald.ca Design of Halifax's first monument to women unveiled, honours wartime volunteers HALIFAX — The design for a unique monument that pays tribute to women — a first for the city of Halifax — was unveiled Thursday during a ceremony at city hall. The bronze sculpture, called “A Woman on the Waterfront,” will honour women volunteers during The monument will consist of three sculptures in a multi-generational tribute.
"09.03.2017 15:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca James Cameron on new Atlantis doc and how lost city relates to threats of today TORONTO — James Cameron is on the line from southern California, taking a rare break from work on his four upcoming "Avatar" sequels, which he's shooting concurrently. Debuting Sunday on Discovery in Canada, the special focuses on a search for archaeological evidence Atlantis and its civilization.
"09.03.2017 14:30:02" thechronicleherald.ca EDITORIAL: Final 8 fits like a glove in Halifax The men's Final 8 university basketball championship tournament is back in Halifax this week, returning like a familiar friend you never wanted to let go in the first place. Many in the Nova Scotia basketball community and the community at large wonder The national tournament brings together some of the best basketball athletes in the country and was held in Halifax for a successful run of 24 years before it left in 2007.
"09.03.2017 14:00:02" thechronicleherald.ca VIDEO: Clearwater raking in the clams Clearwater Seafoods' roughly $135-million investment in two state-of-the-art clam trawlers is netting it so many of these delicious bivalves that the company is struggling to sell them all. “The Belle Carnell has excellent results on our fishing grounds and resulted in a 50-per-cent increase in our total clams,” Ian Smith, Clearwater Seafoods' chief executive officer.
"09.03.2017 13:30:07" thechronicleherald.ca ENTREVESTOR: Atlantic Canada deals growing, still behind national numbers Recently published data from the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association shows just how far Atlantic Canada's startup community has come in just two years. And how far it has to go. The annual statistics published by the association, known as CVCA, show that the value of capital raised from venture capital firms more than tripled and the average deal size almost tripled between 2014 and 2016.
"09.03.2017 13:00:03" thechronicleherald.ca Casino Nova Scotia wagers off-track betting will boost sagging revenues Halifax gamblers will soon be able to play the ponies at Atlantic Canada's largest gaming and entertainment destination, without getting near the Truro track. Off-track betting will be available at Casino Nova Scotia Halifax within a few months, said “We've been working behind the scenes over the past six months to a year.”
"09.03.2017 12:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Peters Carey talks about tough past as first black, female RCMP officer in Canada When Shelley Peters Carey began her career in law enforcement she wasn't trying to make history. She was just fulfilling her duty to the public. Now, the retired lieutenant-colonel is recognized as the first black female RCMP officer in Canada. A book "At the time all I knew was I'd finish training through hell or high water.”
"09.03.2017 12:00:00" thechronicleherald.ca Design of Halifax's first monument to women to be unveiled today HALIFAX — The design for a unique monument that pays tribute to women — a first for the city of Halifax — is expected to be unveiled today during a ceremony at city hall. The bronze sculpture, called "A Woman on the Waterfront," will honour women Of the 280 statues in Halifax, fewer than a dozen show women — and virtually all of them are mythical figures, such as fairies and nymphs.
"09.03.2017 11:30:00" thechronicleherald.ca Osprey Gold stakes claim in Guysborough Vancouver-based junior miner Osprey Gold Development wants to start drilling for gold in Guysborough County later this year after gobbling up another mining company with an option on the historic Goldenville mine site. Osprey now has an option to pick up the Goldenville property and three others in Nova Scotia — one at each of Miller Lake, Gold Lake and Lower Seal Harbour.
"09.03.2017 11:15:00" thechronicleherald.ca 2017-03-09 - Editorial Cartoon 2017-03-09 - Editorial Cartoon Today's Editorial Cartoon by Bruce MacKinnon Editorial Cartoonist
"09.03.2017 11:00:01" thechronicleherald.ca Sexual assault victims need more support: Premier The justice system must protect victims of sexual assault. And Premier Stephen McNeil is considering what's needed to ensure that. His comments come after the acquittal — and subsequent Crown appeal — of cab driver Bassam Al-Rawi, who was found with an “Any time there is an incident where a victim must go through the justice system, it should be there to protect you,” McNeil told the Chronicle Herald during an interview.