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Province commits to funding for repairs to Perkins House Museum

Province commits to funding for repairs to Perkins House Museum

The project to reopen the museum, which has been closed since last year because of structural issues, is estimated between $1 million and $1.5 million.
Awards reveal Halifax’s new pop chops: ‘We have a really important conjunction'

Awards reveal Halifax’s new pop chops: ‘We have a really important conjunction'

Halifax has emerged as an East Coast pop music hub, exporting artists with danceable hits with spots on the charts alongside Canadian heavyweights Justin Bieber and Drake.
PET CORNER: It’s time the declawing of cats was outlawed in Nova Scotia

PET CORNER: It’s time the declawing of cats was outlawed in Nova Scotia

Or, here's a radical thought: if your couch is more important than your cat's paws, then get a goldfish.
THE HERALD CHRONICLES: Condemned to cover politics for the plodding paper of record

THE HERALD CHRONICLES: Condemned to cover politics for the plodding paper of record

After the freedom of my first beat covering the metro waterfront, being stuck in Province House day after day was agony, as was having to give legitimacy to all the self-serving nonsense being spouted by the politicians.
Red Cross helping Spryfield couple after apartment fire

Red Cross helping Spryfield couple after apartment fire

The couple's apartment in the three-storey building on River Road was extensively damaged.
‘Party girl’ stereotype played role in cabbie sex-assault case, Dal law prof says

‘Party girl’ stereotype played role in cabbie sex-assault case, Dal law prof says

The stereotype of the "promiscuous party girl" may have factored into the acquittal of a Halifax cab driver accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his car, a review of the case by a Dalhousie University law professor suggests.
Cities across Canada join in worldwide March for Science

Cities across Canada join in worldwide March for Science

It was something like a flashback for Canadian scientists who gathered across the country Saturday to rally in support of their American counterparts, who say they're facing mounting attacks against science.
Growing Food with Greg: What to do in late April

Growing Food with Greg: What to do in late April

I am always mystified when I talk to people and tell them that I'm planting vegetables in my garden in April, only to hear them respond, "Really, I thought that you couldn't plant until late May!" I have no idea why people think this, but it's totally wrong, even in this crazy Maritime climate where I still have areas of my garden that are frozen as I write this column on April 20. Let me be perfectly clear — if your soil is workable, there are things that you can plant.
THE HERALD CHRONICLES: A peculiar paper that was gun-shy about news

THE HERALD CHRONICLES: A peculiar paper that was gun-shy about news

My doubts about working for the Herald were reinforced a few days later when, sipping a beer at the then Press Club, I met a senior Herald reporter who warned me that the paper wouldn’t hire me because I had a beard.
Sustainable Blue fish farm investing $9 million to double production of Atlantic salmon

Sustainable Blue fish farm investing $9 million to double production of Atlantic salmon

ACOA will provide $1 million, with the rest coming from investors and shareholders. The company will provide about 10 per cent of the North American supply of premium Atlantic salmon when the expansion is complete.