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37 min ago | Cape Breton Post

Extended weather forecast for the Maritimes

Low 17. High 22. Friday, cloudy. Low 14. High 24. Saturday, a mix of sun and cloud.

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4 hrs ago | Mashable

Can a Cute Robot Hitchhike Across Canada?

Hitchhiking can be a dangerous way to travel, but one robot is using it to go cross country.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots, North America Travel, Canada Travel, Canada,

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Rubberband Boy to perform snappy act at Halifax buskers festival

With a diploma in clowning and a background in amateur theatre and comedy, he was hoping to create a performance that would be original, something audiences couldn't find anywhere else.

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CBC News

Murdered woman's family urges change in prison sentences

Rufus Peacock, Melissa Dawn Peacock's grandfather, is starting a national campaign to change the definition of life in prison.

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The Chronicle Herald

Cherry Brook man wanted for 2004 murder thought to be outside N.S.

Halifax police say their two-week search for a Cherry Brook man who's been charged in a 2004 murder is no longer focussed in the metro area.

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Nova News Now

A First World War soldier's story: Will Bird and the Roman Gladius

This is the gladius, the 2,000-year-old Roman sword discovered on the killing fields of Europe by Nova Scotian soldier, Will Bird, during the First World War.

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The Guardian

Legendary shark: The tale of great white caught off P.E.I. shores resurfaces

A Great white shark measuring 5.2 meters is hauled on shore in P.E.I. in 1983. The Discovery Channel has named this great white one of the world's top five legendary sharks.

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The Chronicle Herald

EDITORIAL: Nova Scotia's slow courts, overcrowded jails

In April of this year, a Cole Harbour woman was arrested and charged after allegedly driving while five times over the legal limit with two children in the car.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Eskasoni chief eyes hosting North American Indigenous Games

The chief of the Eskasoni First Nation wants Nova Scotia to host the North American Indigenous Games when Canada's next turn rolls around in either four or eight years.

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CNews

Thumbs out for robot hitchhiking across Canada

The anthropomorphic robot named hitchBOT sits on the shoulder of Highway 102 to begin its 6000 kilometer cross country journey outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 27, 2014.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Canada,

The London Free Press

My London: Tommy Hunter chagrined to find he can't reproduce Martimer's magical sound with guitar

Nova Scotia's Hank Snow, one of five Canadian country stars to have Canada Post issuing stamps in their honour.

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The Chronicle Herald

Armco pitches revised Eastern Passage development

The Halifax company first proposed a mixed residential development for the site, located off Hines Road and the end of Howard Avenue near 12 Wing Shearwater, in 2009.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Nova Scotia ranks high in number of people in jail awaiting trial

The Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth. A study indicates Nova Scotia holds a lot of people in custody before they go to trial.

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The Chronicle Herald

Africville reunion: 'Like one great big family picnic'

Eddie Carvery, right, is shown with his grandchildren Tacora Hamood, 9, middle, and Cory Hamood, 7, during the annual Africville reunion in Halifax on Saturday.

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The Chronicle Herald

PHOTOS: Halifax pride parades past

July 19, 2003 - A marcher in the Halifax Pride Parade is silhouetted against a giant rainbow flag on Brunswick Street Saturday.

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Related Topix: Canada, Toy, Barbie, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, North America Travel, Travel, Canada Travel, Nova Scotia, Canada Travel

Nova News Now

West Hants' interim CAO settling in to new role

West Hants' interim CAO hasn't wasted any time in rolling up her sleeves and diving right into the role.

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The Chronicle Herald

Stephen McNeil's Wikipedia page gets edits

Premier Stephen McNeil, shown in Saint John, N.B., on May 26, is the subject of some combative editing efforts on Wikipedia.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

SavannahNow

Historical maps displayed at Savannah City Hall

Retired history professor John Duncan has been collecting maps for 50 years. About 10,000 of them are available at the store he has operated in Savannah since 1983, V. & J. Duncan Antique Maps and Prints.

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The Chronicle Herald

Clarke: Halifax gets extra transit cash while C.B. suffers

Mayor Cecil Clarke of Cape Breton Regional Municipality says the announcement of $2 million in capital funding for Halifax Transit is "salt in the wound" after the municipality received less than expected in provincial funding.

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Brandon Sun

Fracking in Nova Scotia should be put on hold to allow for more study: expert

Ken Summers stands next to a wellhead for an exploratory natural gas well near his home not far from Noel, N.S. on Dec. 6. Summers is concerned about the hydraulic fracturing used in the resource extraction process and worries about the potential impacts on drinking water supplies.

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