Higdon's 'Blue Cathedral' a standout at Lubbock Symphony Orchestra's weekend concerts

While commissioned to compose an original piece for the Curtis Institute of Music's 75th anniversary, Higdon opted to pay musical tribute to her younger brother...

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Kelly Cochran has the beaten up look of the American Rust Belt's broken dreams.and more »...

More input sought on highway twinning, tolls

“Nova Scotians have asked us to have this conversation and we want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to have their voice heard,” said...

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission rejects special diet case for second time

Nova Scotia Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard has said her department is considering what to do with special diet allowances as it examines its social...

Anger growing over cab driver's acquittal

Diana Whalen, the Nova Scotia justice minister said in a statement, "This and other recent cases in the country make it clear that more education...

Seafood industry seeks moratorium on new Nova Scotia plants

The Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries review — which was not announced — began in 2016 and will take a year. Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister...

School's cellphone ban experiment rings up success

In 2008, then-opposition Liberal MLA Leo Glavine managed to get a private member's bill passed that would amend the Education Act to "ban the use...

Province announces $65000 purchase of new deicer for Yarmouth airport

Mike Fields (right), manager of the Yarmouth airport, talks about the airport's new deicer to (from left) Yarmouth Warden Leland Anthony, Argyle Coun. Guy Surette,...

NS opposition leader calls for formal inquiry into judge's comments in taxi driver acquittal

On Friday, PC Leader Jamie Baillie said he'd written to Justice Minister Diana Whalen urging the provincial government to strike a formal inquiry. In his...

Nova Scotia launches its own seafood brand

Nova Scotia's decision to create its own seafood brand is getting mixed reviews, with praise from some exporters and concern from others it could cause...

Minister slams judge's sex assault comments, says 'clearly there's lots of work to be done'

Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard says she shares the outrage mounting in response to a Nova Scotia judge's comment that "clearly a drunk can consent."...

University of Maine to consider adding asset classes to investment pool, pension fund - Pensions & Investments

Pensions & InvestmentsUniversity of Maine to consider adding asset classes to investment pool, pension fundPensions & Investments... equities, 6.5% international equities, 4.7% domestic small-cap equities,...

Halifax judge finds cab driver not guilty of sexual assault, says 'a drunk can consent'

“That's why so few women report their sexual assaults to police in the first place. Cases like this magnify the problem for the few women...

Nova Scotia needs to mine coal while there's still a market, says minister

We need it for energy, we need it for steelmaking," said Geoff MacLellan, who represents Glace Bay in the provincial legislature. "Until the world doesn't...

Everett Guffey

Reverend Doug Barnes and Reverend Michael Samson will be officiating. Burial will follow at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made...

Three Ashland boys make all-MWL team

Honorable Mention: Quinn Warshafsky, sr., Churchill; Dana Morrell, sr., Churchill; Zach Brown, so., Springfield; Andrew Villegas, sr., Springfield; Devante Bailey, jr., Thurston; Decker Tovey, sr.,...

Nova Scotia child law amendments come into effect today

CBC.ca - CBCCBC.caChanges to the Children and Family Services Act will allow Nova Scotia to help families before they need to have their children taken...

COLUMN: New NS Culture Action Plan – fair and balanced

By John Ashton Sincere congratulations to the Culture Action Plan Team, the Hon. Tony Ince and the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage...

MD shortage forces Pictou man to seek care in Ontario

CTV NewsThe family also reached out last October to Pictou West MLA Karla MacFarlane, who helped connect them to Health Minister Leo Glavine's office, but...

Kelly Cochran found guilty on murder charge

In her closing, Prosecuting Attorney Melissa Powell made it a strong point to have a part of Regan present while she drove home the fact...

Dalhousie and province challenging youth to use data

“We are challenging our youth to put their creativity and problem-solving skills to work and use data to create something new and beneficial for the...

Additional classroom being added to new Yarmouth elementary school ahead of construction

In a letter to Yarmouth MLA Zach Churchill sent by Casey in late January – a reply to a letter Churchill had sent outlining concerns...

Coal road to be built for Donkin Mine

Minister of Transportation Geoff MacLellan, left, and Jim Bunn, senior vice president of operations for Cutlass Collieries and CAO at the Donkin Mine, look over...

Tourism Nova Scotia board chair steps down

Mark Furey, the minister responsible for Tourism Nova Scotia, thanked Cowan-Dewar for his service. “As the visionary behind Cabot Links Resort and managing partner (of...

Hockey Day in Barrington photo scrapbook

Captains of the local legends hockey teams, Mark Furey (left) and Eddie Nickerson accept the Hockey Day in Barrington from Suzy Atwood, community and tourism...

African Heritage Month celebrated with event at Black Loyalist Heritage Centre

Minister for African Nova Scotian Affairs Tony Ince and Black Loyalist Heritage Centre manager Bev Cox reveal the poster for this year's African Heritage Month...

INFOGRAPHIC: Nova Scotia tourism celebrates record-breaking 2016

"The tourism sector is extremely important to Nova Scotia's economy, employing people in rural and urban communities across our province," said Mark Furey, minister responsible...

Snow days hit double digits for 3 Nova Scotia school boards

The number of snow days for Nova Scotia students are piling up just as fast as the flakes on the ground, and there's still a...

Deborah Smith Rutter

She is survived by her mother, Rita Smith; husband, Larry Dale Rutter; children, Santana Samson of Caldwell, Michael Samson of McConnelsville, and Kendall Samson of...

Chinese firm eyeing other NS seafood products: Colwell

Sumo-sized online retailer Alibaba is hungry to sell other Nova Scotia seafood products in addition to lobster, says provincial Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell.

Joint effort to keep seniors' drug costs low a 'huge advantage' for NS, says Glavine

Nova Scotia will benefit from an agreement among the four Atlantic provinces to keep prescription drugs costs low for people 65 and older on provincial...

Chesterton wrestler Andrew Davison matches his dad's state championship

Lucas Davison, Andrew's younger brother, was the runner-up at 182 after losing a 3-1 decision to Delta's Jacob Gray. "The biggest thing I learned from...

Air Marshall Samson-Oje retires from GAF. Hands over to new CDS ...

Major General Obed Akwa (right), Chief of Defence Staff, presenting a gift to Air Marshall Michael Samson-Oje, Outgoing CDS. Picture: EMMANUEL ASAMOAH ...and more »...

'It cannot continue': Liberals unveil legislation to force contract on teachers

Education Minister Karen Casey said the government had no choice but to move forward with legislation since teachers have rejected three tentative agreements recommended by...

With Colts getting younger, pressure on Andrew Luck to be more vocal leader

(blog) (blog)The Colts have to get younger and better on defense. There's no denying that. But they're also in a transition period in the...

Coalitions demand united health accord

In an emailed statement Marla MacInnis, spokeswoman for Nova Scotia finance minister Randy Delorey, said the government believes this is the best deal the province...

Le mari de la ministre néo-écossaise Lena Diab consent à subir une évaluation - L'actualité

Le mari de la ministre néo-écossaise Lena Diab consent à subir une évaluationL'actualitéHALIFAX – Le mari d'une ministre du gouvernement de la Nouvelle-Écosse est détenu...

Education minister 'optimistic' teachers will vote in favour of contract

Education Minister Karen Casey says she's "hopeful and optimistic" a majority of teachers will support the tentative contract agreement, despite how vocal some opponents have...

Minister Lena Diab's husband to undergo psychiatric assessment on assault charges

... the assessment at the East Coast Forensic Hospital to determine his fitness to stand trial and criminal responsibility. Diab had been released on a...

Kicking off African Heritage Month in Halifax

“We have extraordinary opportunities right now,” said Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs Tony Ince at the launch on Tuesday, Jan. 24. “The International Decade...

Personal Health Information Act under review

“Safeguarding personal health information is a priority we all share,” said Finance Minister Randy Delorey on behalf of Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine in...

Nova Scotia issues verdict on judges' salaries, vetoes 9.5% pay hike

(blog) (blog)"The salary increases recommended by the tribunal do not fit our economic situation and taxpayers' ability to pay," Finance Minister Randy Delorey said...

Cabinet minister Lena Diab's husband charged with assaulting her

The husband of Nova Scotia Immigration Minister Lena Diab has been charged with assault and uttering threats against the cabinet minister in relation to a...

2 historic downtown Halifax buildings may be in private hands next year

After years of sitting idle and as a potential hazard, the Nova Scotia government is hoping to sell the historic Dennis Building in downtown Halifax...

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: Souderton's McMenamin 6th at states

HERSHEY -- Souderton senior Connor McMenamin finished sixth in the PIAA Class 3A boys cross country championship Saturday at Hershey Parkview. McMenamin's goal was to...

Samson Evans' 7 TD runs push No. 4 Prairie Ridge past Montini ...

Prairie Ridge quarterback Samson Evans runs for 7 TDs to lead the No. 4 Wolves past Montini.High school football playoff: Prairie Ridge beats Montini in...

Younger, Zurawski speak at Green Party convention

Members of the provincial Green Party will gather for the party's annual convention and general meeting Saturday. The meeting starts at 10 a.m. in room...

Dartmouth Sportsplex's $23M expansion needs provincial approval

It includes a recommendation that Mayor Mike Savage write to Zach Churchill, the minister of municipal affairs, requesting permission for the proposed expansion. After the...

Washington County 42, Samson 12: Michael Anderson, Austin Kinsey power Bulldogs

Austin Kinsey rushed for 176 yards and accounted for two touchdowns as Washington County opened the Class 2A playoffs with a 42-12 win over Samson.

CBRM phases out storm help line

“I appreciate that this is a stressful time for the impacted residents and the province is doing everything we can to assist homeowners through this...