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Forest fires that burned hundreds of hectares in 2016 were likely arson, official says

Forest fires that burned hundreds of hectares in 2016 were likely arson, official says

The fires, which were 20 kilometres apart in Annapolis and Queens counties, burned 430 hectares last August.
Song lamenting Atlantic Canada’s cellular outage a huge Facebook hit

Song lamenting Atlantic Canada’s cellular outage a huge Facebook hit

He likened it to a scene out of an apocalyptic movie unfolding all around him. Even Keith Muise recalls feeling more than a twinge of anxiety the moment he realized his cellphone was pretty well useless.
Shipbreaking of former navy oiler HMCS Preserver to occur in Sydney Harbour

Shipbreaking of former navy oiler HMCS Preserver to occur in Sydney Harbour

Marine Recycling Corp. of Port Colborne, Ont., won a $12.6-million contract to scrap the former HMCS Preserver, a decommissioned Canadian naval auxiliary oiler replenishment vessel, and the auxiliary research vessel Quest.
PAUL SCHNEIDEREIT: White-coat world — Dal med school weighs best formula to deliver more diversity

PAUL SCHNEIDEREIT: White-coat world — Dal med school weighs best formula to deliver more diversity

“This year, we had six grads of African descent, the highest number ever. We have six that will graduate this coming year. We’ve also had increases in Indigenous students,” says Dalhousie medical school's dean, Dr. David Anderson.
Sarah Mitton, Mackenzie Myatt, Ben Brown power big day at Canada Games

Sarah Mitton, Mackenzie Myatt, Ben Brown power big day at Canada Games

Brooklyn's Mitton, a top U Sports competitor with the Windsor Lancers, won the gold medal in women's shot put and Musquodoboit Harbour's Myatt placed second in in the women's mountain bike sprint.
PHOTOS: A majestic tall ships farewell

PHOTOS: A majestic tall ships farewell

After making a big splash with visitors and residents alike, the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta has sailed over the horizon. The visit of about 30 of the iconic vessels ended Tuesday with the traditional Parade of Sail around Halifax Harbour.
Clayton Park fire caused by careless smoking; fire department urges caution

Clayton Park fire caused by careless smoking; fire department urges caution

Five fires in the past month have started on decks from careless use of smoking materials, fire officials say
Clayton Park condo fire leaves 20 homeless

Clayton Park condo fire leaves 20 homeless

Some occupants were at home at the time of the fire, but they got out safely and there were no injuries. Firefighters rescued a cat from one of the units. Six trucks and about 24 firefighters were on scene.
Video of Cape Breton man’s acrobatic dive off Seal Island Bridge goes viral

Video of Cape Breton man’s acrobatic dive off Seal Island Bridge goes viral

Truth is, Logan LaTulippe is afraid of heights. So why on earth would he do a backflip off Seal Island Bridge — one of Cape Breton’s most recognizable landmarks — and plunge 30 metres into the Great Bras d’Or Channel?
Dartmouth North Community Food Centre inspires single mother to begin journey out of poverty

Dartmouth North Community Food Centre inspires single mother to begin journey out of poverty

Jessica Nolet is no longer ashamed to say she’s on social assistance. That’s because for the first time in 10 years, the single mother of four sees a path forward, the possibility of a better life for her and her children.