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Halifax seeks cut of federal funding for Canada's 150th celebration

Halifax seeks cut of federal funding for Canada's 150th celebration

The municipality has applied for government largesse covering this country's sesquicentennial, but city staff are a little light on the details. One pile of money Halifax officials have already received contained $130,000 for New Year’s Eve revelry last December.
Chuck Berry's passing triggers memories of an unlikely meeting

Chuck Berry's passing triggers memories of an unlikely meeting

Only four decades ago, the rock 'n' roll legend's international celebrity status was trumped by his skin colour in one of Canada's more multi-racial cities.
Mooseheads fall to Sea Dogs, draw Rouyn-Noranda as playoff opponent

Mooseheads fall to Sea Dogs, draw Rouyn-Noranda as playoff opponent

The Halifax Mooseheads lost 2-1 to the Saint John Sea Dogs on Saturday, pushing the team into 15th place and a first-round playoff date with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.
OPINION: Thoughts of a South African Canadian representing her new country in her old

OPINION: Thoughts of a South African Canadian representing her new country in her old

On Sunday, I will step onto a tennis court in Cape Town, South Africa, to represent Canada at the ITF Young Seniors World Tennis Championships. I can't wait to wear the colours and compete as a proud Canadian. But I am also South African.
OFF SCRIPT: And the nomination goes .... according to political script, usually

OFF SCRIPT: And the nomination goes .... according to political script, usually

Even though the people who show up to vote at nomination meetings aren’t overly partisan, and even though the results of most contests are unsurprising to the candidates involved, that doesn’t mean nail-biters don’t happen now and then. These contested ones are — from what we have heard — quite rare, and are the stuff of legend.
JOHN DeMONT: Can we please stop fearing the new and ‘unfamiliar’?

JOHN DeMONT: Can we please stop fearing the new and ‘unfamiliar’?

Did your spirits sink, as mine did, reading the results of the latest Corporate Research Associates poll released earlier this week?
Red Cross aids family after fire that left them homeless, injured four-year-old

Red Cross aids family after fire that left them homeless, injured four-year-old

The family was forced out of their home near New Germany on Wednesday by a kitchen fire.
Mooseheads clinch playoff spot despite overtime loss

Mooseheads clinch playoff spot despite overtime loss

The Halifax Mooseheads dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles on Friday night at Scotiabank Centre but clinched a playoff spot with the single point.

Dartmouth tops Halifax 1-0 in double overtime to win major midget semifinal series

Brendan Sibley scored the game's only goal and Nolan Boyd made 39 saves for the shutout. Dartmouth awaits the winner of the Cape Breton West-Pictou County series.
Teen found safe, in good health

Teen found safe, in good health

Justin Alexander Oakley, 14, had been reported missing in the Lower Sackville area on March 4.