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OPINION: How a government loan helped wreck Wentworth Valley vistas

OPINION: How a government loan helped wreck Wentworth Valley vistas

A government press release at the time spoke of ‘protecting jobs and the environment’ and said the deal would ‘protect the land as a forestry asset.’ Looking up at the gaping hole in the treed horizon of the western slopes of Wentworth Valley, or gazing at the devastation from the edge of the clearcut while the wind howls over the denuded terrain, the phrase ‘protect the land’ is not the one that springs to mind.
OPINION: Halifax crosses line between downtown construction, destruction

OPINION: Halifax crosses line between downtown construction, destruction

Perhaps the local citizens reading your online paper will collectively enter the discussion on ‘preserving the past’ while ‘constructing the future.’
Halifax OKs downtown soccer stadium for new professional league team

Halifax OKs downtown soccer stadium for new professional league team

Sports & Entertainment Atlantic pitched the temporary soccer facility in a bid to earn a team in the Canadian Premier League.
Preliminary hearing opens for three young men charged in North Preston homicide

Preliminary hearing opens for three young men charged in North Preston homicide

Tylor McInnis, 26, of Halifax was shot to death last August. Brothers Shawntez Neco Downey, 25, and Daniel Romeo Downey, 19, of North Preston and Nicco Alexander Smith, 26, of Cole Harbour are charged with first-degree murder.
CHRIS COCHRANE: Why Midgley’s selection makes sense

CHRIS COCHRANE: Why Midgley’s selection makes sense

The Halifax Mooseheads didn’t waste any time naming assistant coach Jim Midgley as the team’s new head coach, after former Mooseheads bench boss Andre Tourigny recently vaulted to the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s.
Nova Scotians developing thirst for locally crafted wine, spirits and beer

Nova Scotians developing thirst for locally crafted wine, spirits and beer

New figures from the NSLC show the local industry is growing faster than expected.
AUS men’s volleyball takes a hit with Memorial’s departure

AUS men’s volleyball takes a hit with Memorial’s departure

Memorial has cut its men's volleyball program, leaving only Dalhousie and UNB in the AUS league.
Mooseheads select Midgley as new head coach

Mooseheads select Midgley as new head coach

The Halifax Mooseheads probably saved a few bucks on their search for a new coach. He was here all along.
Ex-pastor charged with sexually assaulting teen girl in 2008

Ex-pastor charged with sexually assaulting teen girl in 2008

Michael Oliver Fisher, 38, of Antigonish was an associate pastor in Upper Hammonds Plains at the time.
Two face drug charges after raids in Eskasoni

Two face drug charges after raids in Eskasoni

RCMP Eskasoni and the Sydney drug section seized marijuana, prescription opioid pills and over $1,200 in cash on Thursday, RCMP said in a news release Tuesday.