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  • Kevin McIntosh died Tuesday in Halifax.

    Newsman Kevin McIntosh dies after long career in Ontario, Atlantic Canada

    The Canadian Press 0

    Kevin McIntosh, a longtime journalist and key figure in the digital transformation of TC Media newsrooms, died Tuesday in hospital in Halifax. McIntosh, 64, had cancer and retired last month as the content director for TC Media’s Atlantic and Saskatchewan newspapers. McIntosh was a graduate of Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ont. He began his journalism

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  • The massive Super Bowl crowd is pictured here in this 2009 photo.

    Halifax amps up for Super Bowl Sunday

    Hillary Windsor 1

    The biggest sporting event of the year is finally here, and whether your money is on the Patriots or the Seahawks, Sunday night’s showdown is sure to be a good one. Brianna Deveau works at Niche Lounge in Halifax, she said they’re expecting some big crowds for game day. “Definitely, if people are planning on

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  • Distracted driving fines increase Sunday

    Jenn MacNeil 2

    The penalties for texting or talking on a cellphone while driving is going up in Nova Scotia. As of Sunday, the fines will increase to $233.95 for a first offence, $348.95 for a second offence and $578.95 for a third or subsequent offence. Transport minister Geoff MacLellan said, in addition, drivers will be slapped with

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  • FILE-In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, file photo, gas station attendant Youssouf Soukouna, 42, pumps gas into a vehicle at a LukOil station where all levels of gas were priced at $4.99, in Newark, N.J. Higher gas prices are crimping consumer spending and slowing the already-weak U.S. economy. And they could get worse in the coming months. The Federal Reserve this week took steps to boost economic growth. But those stimulus measures are also pushing oil prices up. If gas prices follow, consumers will have less money to spend elsewhere. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

    Gas up again in Nova Scotia

    Dan Ahlstrand 1

    For a second week in a row, gasoline prices have gone up in Nova Scotia. The provincial regulator used its weekly adjustment to raise the minimum price per litre by 2.1 cent to 93.4. Bad news for those needing diesel as well, after a couple of weeks of stable prices, the minimum price for fuel

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  • The scene of a house fire on Old Guysborough Rd. where three people died.

    Fatal fire court date rescheduled

    The Canadian Press and Meghan Groff 0

    HALIFAX – The case of a 30-year-old man charged with murder after three bodies were found in a Halifax-area house fire has been rescheduled. Codey Reginald Hennigar from Wyses Corner, N.S., was charged after the remains of three people were found in the smouldering home on Old Guysborough Road. Hennigar is facing second-degree murder charges

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  • NHL alum Theo Fleury and Mayor Mike Savage prepare for Hockey Day in Canada to arrive in Halifax

    Halifax gearing up for multi-day hockey celebration

    Meghan Groff and Zane Woodford 0

    A celebration of Canada’s favourite game is coming to Halifax. Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada runs from February 11-15, 2015. The mayor is getting excited, Mike Savage said the event will be great expose for Halifax, and the city is certainly ready to host a big event like this. “We’ve had the World Juniors here

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  • Mooseheads goalie out for at least 4 weeks

    Meghan Groff 0

    A lower body injury will sideline Mooseheads’ goalie Eric Brassard for at least four weeks. General Manager Cam Russell told The Chronicle Herald, he’ll be back in time for the playoffs. Brassard injured himself during last Friday’s game against the Remparts, and  he spent the rest of the weekend road trip on crutches. He has

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  • Details on 2015 season for Nova Scotia to Maine ferry coming next week : minister

    The Canadian Press 0

    HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia government is poised to announce an agreement next week for the 2015 sailing season for the ferry between Yarmouth and Maine. But neither Premier Stephen McNeil or Economic Development Minister Michel Samson would confirm a new contract has been finalized with current operators Nova Star Cruises after Thursday’s cabinet meeting.

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  • 14-year prison sentence in Cape Breton lobster slaying

    The Canadian Press 0

    PORT HAWKESBURY, N.S. – A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge sentenced a lobster fisherman to 14 years in prison for manslaughter in the 2013 death of Phillip Boudreau. Joseph James Landry, who shot, ran over and hooked Boudreau with a fishing gaff, was granted about two and a half years credit for time served in

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  • Hants County man killed in multi-vehicle crash

    The Canadian Press and Meghan Groff 0

    WINDSOR, N.S. – RCMP say a 23-year-old man is dead and four people sustained minor injuries in a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 101 in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. Police say the crash involving five vehicles occurred near Ellershouse around 8 a.m. yesterday. Police say the victim was from Hants County and was driving a car

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