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Cape Breton union leader Carmie Erickson was ‘at her best fighting for people’

Cape Breton union leader Carmie Erickson was ‘at her best fighting for people’

From her hospital bed, Erickson made countless phone calls until she was sure the union rally would go ahead, and that it would be done right.
Halifax man, 38, remains behind bars on child pornography charges

Halifax man, 38, remains behind bars on child pornography charges

Darrell James Smith was arrested Aug. 3 after police searched his West Street residence and seized a document and a number of electronic devices. He's charged with distributing, possessing and accessing child pornography.
Driver dead after tractor-trailer crash on Highway 102

Driver dead after tractor-trailer crash on Highway 102

A tractor-trailer driver is dead after his truck left Highway 102, between the Lacewood Drive and Kearney Lake Road exits, and struck the ditch at about 7 a.m. Wednesday.
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.
Paddlers add to medal feast at Canada Games

Paddlers add to medal feast at Canada Games

Nova Scotia paddlers went 8-for-8 at the Canada Games in Winnipeg on Tuesday. The Bluenose delegation made it 15 medals in 16 tries, continuing a run of excellence widely anticipated for the team.
N.B. man accused of sexually assaulting woman in Halifax awaits bail hearing Thursday

N.B. man accused of sexually assaulting woman in Halifax awaits bail hearing Thursday

Bradley Russell Bennett, 29, of Riverside-Albert was arrested Monday at about 3 a.m. after police responded to an incident on Spring Garden Road. He's charged with sexual assault, committing an indecent act in public, resisting arrest and two counts of assaulting a police officer.
Police warn of high-risk sexual offender living in Halifax

Police warn of high-risk sexual offender living in Halifax

Halifax Regional Police are warning that a high-risk sexual offender has moved to Halifax after being released from a federal jail in British Columbia. Christopher Michael Watts, 57, was released Aug. 1.
PHOTOS:  A wintry theme for a summer’s day parade

PHOTOS: A wintry theme for a summer’s day parade

It may have been a hot summer day but ice hockey was the theme of the Natal Day parade that slid through Halifax and Dartmouth on Monday. NHL superstar Sidney Crosby of Cole Harbour led the proceedings with the Stanley Cup.
Three hurt in Highway 101 crash near Lawrencetown

Three hurt in Highway 101 crash near Lawrencetown

One person was airlifted to hospital in Halifax, while two other occupants were taken to local hospital.
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.