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POLICE REPORT: Man abandons child on back seat during attempt to flee RCMP

POLICE REPORT: Man abandons child on back seat during attempt to flee RCMP

"As the officer was conducting further checks on the vehicle, the man left the scene on foot and entered a nearby home. He then ran out the back door of the home and away from the area. His five-year-old son was left sleeping in the back seat of his car."
PHOTOS: A majestic tall ships farewell

PHOTOS: A majestic tall ships farewell

After making a big splash with visitors and residents alike, the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta has sailed over the horizon. The visit of about 30 of the iconic vessels ended Tuesday with the traditional Parade of Sail around Halifax Harbour.
Aylesford Lake beach closed to swimming due to high bacteria counts

Aylesford Lake beach closed to swimming due to high bacteria counts

Kings County officials say people feeding duck may be contributing to the problem.
Clayton Park fire caused by careless smoking; fire department urges caution

Clayton Park fire caused by careless smoking; fire department urges caution

Five fires in the past month have started on decks from careless use of smoking materials, fire officials say
POLICE REPORT: Visitor from England charged with sexually assaulting Halifax hotel employee

POLICE REPORT: Visitor from England charged with sexually assaulting Halifax hotel employee

Police also have charged the former head of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia with stealing $13,000 from the organization.
N.S. court approves opioid lawsuit deal, as some claimants say it falls short

N.S. court approves opioid lawsuit deal, as some claimants say it falls short

A Nova Scotia Supreme Court justice has become the second judge to approve a $20-million legal settlement with OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma, amid objections from lawsuit participants who say their lives were permanently damaged.
Halifax adjudicator muses about pets’ rights, needs in custody battle over dog

Halifax adjudicator muses about pets’ rights, needs in custody battle over dog

Eric Slone heard the case of a former Halifax-area couple, Sally Kemp and Laurie Osmond, who he said never discussed Lily's until their relationship disintegrated.
Maryland man gets bail on sex charges with Crown’s consent

Maryland man gets bail on sex charges with Crown’s consent

Paul Christopher Coburn, 46, is accused of paying to have sex with a 15-year-old girl at a Halifax hotel in February. He was released from custody Tuesday on a $75,000 recognizance that requires him to live in Ancaster, Ont., and prohibits him from travelling to the United States.
The day 546 soldiers were plucked from a foundering ship off Halifax

The day 546 soldiers were plucked from a foundering ship off Halifax

Hundreds of wounded Canadian soldiers were rescued 100 years ago today after their hospital ship ran aground off Halifax Harbour. The SS-Letitia was carrying 546 First World War soldiers when it ran aground in thick fog on Aug. 1, 1917.
Clayton Park condo fire leaves 20 homeless

Clayton Park condo fire leaves 20 homeless

Some occupants were at home at the time of the fire, but they got out safely and there were no injuries. Firefighters rescued a cat from one of the units. Six trucks and about 24 firefighters were on scene.