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Tucker wins easily in UFC debut in front of home crowd

Tucker wins easily in UFC debut in front of home crowd

Through long days on the sidelines with two major injuries, Gavin Tucker never gave up on his dream of fighting and winning in the UFC. At Sunday night's UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax, the featherweight delivered on all the promises he made to himself. 'This guy has the thickest skull I've ever seen in my life,' Tucker said of his opponent.
Broken Glass movement springs up against Liberal MLAs in Nova Scotia

Broken Glass movement springs up against Liberal MLAs in Nova Scotia

Facebook groups in Liberal-held ridings across the province have formed in the wake of the government's decision to impose a contract on public school teachers.
Snowblower sales surge as Maritimers dig themselves out of back-to-back storms

Snowblower sales surge as Maritimers dig themselves out of back-to-back storms

Maritimers continue to dig themselves out of back-to-back snow dumps that have hit the East Coast. Some residents are still searching for their lawn ornaments after a series of storms clobbered Atlantic Canada last week.
Antigonish home to one of Canada's first bank robberies —  and brave teller who survived bullet to head

Antigonish home to one of Canada's first bank robberies — and brave teller who survived bullet to head

Just pretend for a moment that it’s March 26, 1887. You are 26 years old. It’s a sleepy Saturday in the prosperous farming town of Antigonish and you have been entrusted with a big responsibility.
Federal government abandons Sable Island wind project 15 years after its launch

Federal government abandons Sable Island wind project 15 years after its launch

"The wind turbines were part of a ... project to reduce Sable Island's dependence on fossil fuels, and were chosen based on the renewable energy technology that existed at that time," Parks Canada said in an email statement about the million-dollar, over-budget initiative.
COMMENTARY: We've created a new species of student and caused the breakdown of the education ecosystem

COMMENTARY: We've created a new species of student and caused the breakdown of the education ecosystem

Education in Nova Scotia has reached its carrying capacity; the system is no longer sustainable and the problems are spilling out of the barrel and into the public. Teachers have spent many years trying to keep the water in the barrel. We have patched holes when the barrel has sprung leaks, but despite our best efforts, the barrel is overflowing.
Islanders clip Mooseheads 5-1 in Halifax

Islanders clip Mooseheads 5-1 in Halifax

Rookie centre Raphael Lavoie scored late in the third period to break a prolonged Halifax Mooseheads' scoring drought but it was not nearly enough as the Mooseheads fell 5-1 to the Charlottetown Islanders.
Canada's Pride groups debate police participation in annual festivities

Canada's Pride groups debate police participation in annual festivities

Pride organizations in this country have been considering their identities, especially with respect to the commerce-driven corporate sponsorship of Pride parades and the presence of police participants at those events. These issues and other matters are being discussed at a national gathering in Halifax.
Apple Blossom Festival board now blames Kentville for parade move to New Minas

Apple Blossom Festival board now blames Kentville for parade move to New Minas

Kentville Mayor Sandra Snow denies the festival board's assertion that the town was not willing to commit police and parks department staff to the event.
OPINION: Classroom inclusion is ill-conceived; no wonder teachers are stressed

OPINION: Classroom inclusion is ill-conceived; no wonder teachers are stressed

Instead of providing well-designed whole class lessons, teachers waste hours trying to adapt to the learning styles of each student. As a result, teachers end up working harder, getting worse results and burning themselves out.