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6 min ago | Cape Breton Post

Buskers take Halifax to the circus: 2014 festival includes midway, contortionists, bubbles

The annual Halifax International Busker Festival will bring the usual magicians, dancers, contortionists and fire-eaters of all kinds to the waterfront this weekend, but for the first time a Ferris wheel and other rides will be lighting up the night.

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4 hrs ago | GlobalNews

What's it like to pick up a hitchhiking robot? Strange, says one group

When Keith Campbell set out to find hitchBOT the hitchhiking robot , he had no idea what travelling with a talking robot would be like.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Canada, Weird

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Solid Waste and Recycling

24th Annual National Compost Conference returns in September

Four days of Canadian compost tours, presentations and tradeshows are nearly upon us, as the 24th Annual National Compost Conference returns in September 2014 to beautiful East Coast Canada in Halifax.

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The Chronicle Herald

Volunteers to staff six rural fire stations until fall

Fire stations in six rural areas of the Halifax Regional Municipality will rely solely upon volunteers until late fall as the emergency service juggles manpower to fill gaps left by vacations, The Chronicle Herald has learned.

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National Fisherman

Which fleets use the most gas?

When I started working for National Fisherman , I lived about an hour south, and gas prices were going where they've never gone before.

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Related Topix: Canada, Maine

GlobalNews

Wednesday July 30th on The Morning News

With our population in Nova Scotia aging, keeping our senses sharp becomes more important.

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Related Topix: Audiology, Medicine, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Canada

Entrepreneur Magazine

This Traveling Robot Isn't Just a Pile of Junk on the Side of the Road

If you see this pile of junk on the side of the road, think twice before speeding by.

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

The Summerville Journal-Scene

Sheela Bhattacharyya, MD

Dr. Sheela Bhattacharyya enjoys the long-term role a primary care physician plays in keeping patients healthy.

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GlobalNews

Halifax groups to hold pro-Gaza rally

On Tuesday, Students Against Israeli Apartheid; Canadians, Arabs, and Jews for a Just Peace; and Independent Jewish Voices will lead a rally at the Public Gardens, before marching down to the American Consulate on Upper Water Street.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, North America, Canada, Palestinian Territories

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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Related Topix: Weather, Cumberland County, ME

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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Related Topix: Canada, New Zealand, World News, World Records, North America

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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Related Topix: Prison, Canada,

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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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News,

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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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News,

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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Related Topix: Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Hank Snow, Country, North America, Canada, Grand Ole Opry, Comedy Movies, Music!, Roy Acuff,

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