Halifax

N.S. judge failed to recognize evidence in cabbie's sexual assault case: Crown

HALIFAX - A Crown attorney says a Nova Scotia judge who acquitted a taxi driver accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated passenger failed to …

Jury shown video of off-duty cop and alleged murderer embracing at Halifax bar

The jury in the trial of a man accused of killing an off-duty police officer has been shown a video of what an investigator says is the pair engaged …

Canadian News

N.S. need-a-doctor registry doesn’t prioritize sickest people: auditor general

The Nova Scotia health authority needs to find a way to ensure people with serious health concerns who’ve registered on a provincial website are …

Health Care

One drawn-out affair: TFC holds off Columbus

In the absence of Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore, up stepped Michael Bradley.<p>Toronto FC was without of two of its three designated players when …

Canadian News

Former IWK CEO named top female leader despite expense scandal

HALIFAX — The former head of Atlantic Canada’s largest children’s hospital has been named one of Canada’s most powerful women, an award organizers …

Canadian News

Former IWK CEO yanked from list of Canada’s most powerful women

The former CEO of the IWK Health Centre is no longer on a list of Canada’s top 100 most powerful women.<p>Tracy Kitch, who resigned from her position in …

Canadian News

OPINION: We Newfoundlanders perpetuate our own stereotypes

I have a confession.<p>I loathe traditional Newfoundland music. Dental surgery is the more tolerable option than succumbing to a couple of relentless …

Canadian News

P.E.I. taking ‘dire concerns’ about Northern Pulp effluent to federal fisheries minister

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I.— The possibility of wastewater from a Nova Scotia pulp mill being released into the Northumberland Strait has P.E.I. lobster …

Canadian News

Christmas shopping of the future! Footage shows how watch was delivered outside home by DRONE

With more and more shopping being ordered online, delivery men are over-stretched with difficult-to-meet targets.<p>And when it comes to Christmas time …

Drones

Cape Breton physician who supported proposed tax changes removed from board of Doctors Nova Scotia

A Cape Breton physician who has supported the federal government’s proposed tax changes has been removed from the board of directors of Doctors Nova …

Canadian News

VIBERT: Are we ready for really bad weather?

The topic has finally caught up with our alleged obsession.<p>And so, we need to chat a bit more about the subject Nova Scotians are accused of talking …

Canadian News

Dog missing after fire destroys Kings County home

Fire destroyed a three-storey home in Kings County on Tuesday afternoon.<p>Aylesford volunteer firefighters were called just after 2:30 p.m. and found …

Canadian News

Layover at Toronto airport turns into N.L. party

Michelle Sacrey Philpott had plenty of memorable moments during her business trip to Mexico.<p>But it was an experience on the journey home that made it …

Canadian News

Laser pointed at two flights landing at Halifax airport; car on Hwy. 2

Mounties are trying to figure out who pointed a green laser into the cockpits of incoming flights late Monday at the Halifax Stanfield International …

Canadian News

Union for Halifax school board support staff seeks conciliation

The union representing support staff at the Halifax Regional School Board has applied for conciliation in contract negotiations that broke off last …

Canadian News

DIMANNO: Wobbly Leafs miss last call

Nazem Kadri lifted his head from scanning the league literature Monday morning and said to dressing room cubicle neighbour Matt Martin: "Hey look, …

Canadian News

Halifax hosting FIBA qualifying round

They’ve flown in from Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany and Japan, and hit the court running Tuesday at the Canada Games Centre.<p>They are members of …

Canadian News

OPINION: Closed loop a technology issue, not a financial one

There is a growing conversation regarding closed-loop pulp mill treatment systems and specifically, why did consultants hired by the province and …

Canadian News

Halifax rappers raving about Aquakultre

Lance Sampson wakes up before 5:30 a.m. Mornings are busy: He shares a car with his sister, who works 12-hour shifts as a veterinary technician. She …

Canadian News

Consumer satisfaction levelling off: report

Three months after reaching its highest level in nearly eight years, confidence among Halifax consumers stabilized in the fourth quarter, according …

Canadian News

Halifax Mooseheads hang on to edge Moncton Wildcats 6-5

First place in the Maritimes Division was on the line Tuesday night at the Scotiabank Centre.<p>The Halifax Mooseheads and Moncton Wildcats entered the …

Canadian News

Neptune tackles a Christmas classic

There’s a lot to unwrap with Neptune Theatre’s holiday production.<p>The classic Christmas tale It’s a Wonderful Life, based on the film by Frank Capra, …

Canadian News

Mining Association wants access to Pugwash Estuary

AMHERST — The Mining Association of Nova Scotia contends the province’s protected spaces plan is harming Cumberland County’s economy.<p>The association …

Canadian News

No progress in Acadia strike talks

Both sides in the negotiation between Acadia University and its faculty association say they are willing to talk again to try to stave off a strike, …

Canadian News

'The piano has a story': Musical relic with scars from Halifax Explosion for sale

A musical relic that survived one of Halifax's darkest days with only minor scars is going up for sale.<p>Lois Miller says her grandfather bought a …

Canadian News

Request to change Sackville school’s name on HRSB agenda

The Halifax Regional School Board will consider a request at their monthly meeting to start the process to rename Sackville Heights Junior High …

Canadian News

Graphite deposit in Cape Breton has potential: company

FRENCHVALE, N.S. - A Montreal-based mining exploration company that started conducting an $80,000 aerial survey last week of a flake graphite deposit …

Canadian News

OPINION: Extending pre-clearance at Canada-U.S. border would boost economic growth

Canada is a trading nation. And while we look to develop other trading partners, we musn’t forget that America remains our main dance partner.<p>But …

Canadian News

How much cash should the tooth fairy leave per tooth and when should you stop

Are you paying too much for your tots teeth?<p>Children in the Midlands are getting a better deal than most when it comes to the tooth fairy, research …

Birmingham, UK

Attempted murder charge follows Sydney assault on Sunday

SYDNEY, N.S. — A 25-year-old man will appear in provincial court today to face an attempted murder charge after a serious assault on Sunday.<p>Justin …

Crime