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1 hr ago | The Chronicle Herald
Stefanie Condon-Oldreive, founder of Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society, speaks with reporters after an announcement Monday morning of a $1.4-million donation to pancreatic cancer research. A $1.4-million donation for research into pancreatic cancer, an otherwise under-studied and very deadly disease, was announced Monday morning in Halifax.
1 hr ago | The Chronicle Herald
A pooch named Phil chews on a stick in front of a pile of recently purchased firewood in the driveway of his owner's Crichton Park area home in Dartmouth on Monday. There is a provincewide shortage of firewood.
4 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald
Margaret Gass relaxes at her home near Riverport. An ovarian cancer survivor, Gass is organizing a fundraising evening, I Got Sick Then I Got Better, for Sept.
8 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press
Canada's smartest person is between the ages of 16 and 71, resides somewhere between Victoria, B.C. and Cole Harbour, N.S., and could be a fighter pilot, a cheese salesman, a physicist, a poet, a radio host, a former Olympian, an orthopedic surgeon or a poker-playing firefighter. CBC released the roster of finalists for the upcoming Sunday-night series Canada's Smartest Person, and the field of 32 decidedly non-knuckleheaded Canucks vying for the title includes three from Winnipeg: Alea Ciecko, a 23-year-old psychiatric nursing student, Cat Jahnke, a 33-year-old musician, and Melanie Martin, a 40-year-old physicist and associate professor of physics and radiology.
13 hrs ago | Cape Breton Post
Change is coming to the oldest bar in Halifax as the Seahorse Tavern has announced it will be moving out of its historic Argyle Street space. Change is coming to the oldest bar in Halifax as the Seahorse Tavern has announced it will be moving out of its historic Argyle Street space.
Two West Pennant Hills bowlers battled it out in the Zone 10 Rookies final, with the winner representing the zone at the State Finals. Two finalists: Darren Ede and Ross Fitzpatrick both made the Zone 10 Rookie final, meaning West Pennant Hills Bowling Club were guaranteed a representative at the State Finals.
Fire-fighters rushed to 5426 Portland Place at around 8 o'clock in the morning. Nobody was in the building when the fire started.
Early in September we welcomed our new writer-in-residence, Chris Benjamin, to the Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library by taking him on a library tour. With each library visit, he showed a great deal of enthusiasm about his role as a writing mentor, and his ability to help people channel their thoughts and experiences into their writing.
Smoke filled the air for several hours in an area of downtown Halifax after a fire destroyed a two-storey commercial building. Halifax Fire Department division commander Scott Shaffner said the blaze broke out in a building just off Gottingen Street just before 8 a.m. Sunday.
Firefighters are on the scene of a fire near downtown Halifax that destroyed a two-storey commercial building just off Gottingen Street on Sunday morning. The building, at 5426 Portland Place, houses the RCR Hospitality Group offices, as well as a few other businesses, including National Art, Ravensberg College law enforcement training, and Gottingen Street Furniture.
People take in some live music at the Gottingen 250 street festival on Saturday afternoon. Gottingen 250 celebrations will continue throughout Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.
The wooden structure still overlooks the Avon River at Windsor, but nothing suggests the connection between Fort Edward and the modern-day State of Israel. Nor is there any sign of a link between the small rural community at the edge of Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley and the man known as the father of that Jewish state.
What happened behind the walls of the now-defunct Canadian native residential schools was, in the words of Trent University professor John Milloy, a "national crime." The legacy of shame is now well known, and the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission has brought it all back, giving voice to the system's survivors, reopening festering old wounds and beginning to promote the long-overdue healing process.
During the First World War, the Royal Navy blockaded German ports and the German navy attempted to blockade Britain by using submarines to sink both warships and merchant vessels. As their technology improved, the submarines were able to extend their range until by 1917 they could operate in the western Atlantic.
Rob Oxner, owner of Saint Lou's Gentlemen's Barbershop on Upper Water Street, was paid a visit by police this week who informed him that serving a complimentary beer to customers is breaking the law. For some time, Graham MacKenzie has been carving out a niche in the marketplace as being something more than just a pharmacist.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:28 pm
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