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3 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

Rubberband Boy to perform snappy act at Halifax buskers festival

With a diploma in clowning and a background in amateur theatre and comedy, he was hoping to create a performance that would be original, something audiences couldn't find anywhere else.

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Related Topix: Canada, New Zealand, World News, World Records, North America

5 hrs ago | CBC News

Murdered woman's family urges change in prison sentences

Rufus Peacock, Melissa Dawn Peacock's grandfather, is starting a national campaign to change the definition of life in prison.

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Related Topix: Prison, Canada,

6 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

Cherry Brook man wanted for 2004 murder thought to be outside N.S.

Halifax police say their two-week search for a Cherry Brook man who's been charged in a 2004 murder is no longer focussed in the metro area.

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10 hrs ago | Nova News Now

A First World War soldier's story: Will Bird and the Roman Gladius

This is the gladius, the 2,000-year-old Roman sword discovered on the killing fields of Europe by Nova Scotian soldier, Will Bird, during the First World War.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News,

19 hrs ago | The Chronicle Herald

EDITORIAL: Nova Scotia's slow courts, overcrowded jails

In April of this year, a Cole Harbour woman was arrested and charged after allegedly driving while five times over the legal limit with two children in the car.

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Related Topix: Canada, Opinion

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Eskasoni chief eyes hosting North American Indigenous Games

The chief of the Eskasoni First Nation wants Nova Scotia to host the North American Indigenous Games when Canada's next turn rolls around in either four or eight years.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News,

24 Hours

Thumbs out for robot hitchhiking across Canada

The anthropomorphic robot named hitchBOT sits on the shoulder of Highway 102 to begin its 6000 kilometer cross country journey outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 27, 2014.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Canada,

The London Free Press

My London: Tommy Hunter chagrined to find he can't reproduce Martimer's magical sound with guitar

Nova Scotia's Hank Snow, one of five Canadian country stars to have Canada Post issuing stamps in their honour.

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Related Topix: Essex County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Greater London County, England, Hank Snow, Country, North America, Canada, Grand Ole Opry, Comedy Movies, Music!, Roy Acuff,

Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

PHOTOS: Halifax pride parades past

July 19, 2003 - A marcher in the Halifax Pride Parade is silhouetted against a giant rainbow flag on Brunswick Street Saturday.

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Related Topix: Canada, Toy, Barbie, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender, North America Travel, Travel, Canada Travel, Nova Scotia, Canada Travel

The Chronicle Herald

From Iran to freedom at pride parade

Pedram Niakan, 25, fled Iran as a refugee and arrived in Halifax in December 2013 thanks to the help of Rainbow Refugees, a group dedicated to sponsoring and helping gay refugees.

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Related Topix: Canada, Gay/Lesbian

Cape Breton Post

Family celebrates life, involvement of Wendell Hill

He became an active volunteer, an advocate for organ donation and lived a full and rich life for an unprecedented 40 years after receiving a new kidney.

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Related Topix: Kidney Cancer, Health, Canada, North America, World News

Fri Jul 25, 2014

SavannahNow

Historical maps displayed at Savannah City Hall

Retired history professor John Duncan has been collecting maps for 50 years. About 10,000 of them are available at the store he has operated in Savannah since 1983, V. & J. Duncan Antique Maps and Prints.

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Related Topix: Savannah, GA, Chatham County, GA, Canada, Oglethorpe, GA, Macon County, GA

The Chronicle Herald

Stephen McNeil's Wikipedia page gets edits

Premier Stephen McNeil, shown in Saint John, N.B., on May 26, is the subject of some combative editing efforts on Wikipedia.

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Related Topix: Canada, North America, World News,

SooToday

Hold off on fracking in Nova Scotia: expert

Ken Summers stands next to a wellhead for an exploratory natural gas well near his home not far from Noel, N.S. on Dec. 6. Summers is concerned about the hydraulic fracturing used in the resource extraction process and worries about the potential impacts on drinking water supplies.

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CBC News

Halifax's first gay-friendly mosque opening this summer

Muslims celebrate Pride in London, U.K., last year. Halifax is set to get its first gay-friendly mosque this summer.

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Related Topix: Canada, World News, Gay/Lesbian

CBC News

Loretta Saunders murder preliminary hearing to wrap today

The couple accused of killing Saint Mary's University student Loretta Saunders will be back in Halifax provincial court Friday for closing arguments in their week-long preliminary hearing.

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Related Topix: St. Mary's, AK, Canada

Thu Jul 24, 2014

The Chronicle Herald

Hitchbot hits road for science

A chatty robot named HitchBot sits next to Aurenn MacIntosh, 11, at the Institute for Applied Creativity at NSCAD port campus on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Robots, Science / Technology, Canada,

Nova News Now

Kings County art scene July 24

The Greenwood Players welcome all interested thespians or "would like to be's" to attend open auditions for the fall production of Miracle on 34th Street.

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Related Topix: Canada, Painting, Arts, Entertainment, Wingfield, Television, North America, World News

Light Reading

Hibernia Subsea Cable Build Begins

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announces the commencement of the new Hibernia Express submarine cable system.

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Canada.com

Samar al-Hallaq, a maker of tapestries, killed in Gaza

The Vancouver Sun launches Wine Critic for your smartphone, tablet and desktop computer, featuring wine picks, tips, videos, advice on food pairings and more from our expert Anthony Gismondi.

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Related Topix: Canada, Israel, World News, Middle East, Journalism

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