Alison Auld

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With survivors' voices silent, the Halifax Explosion is now a second-hand story

Thursday will mark 101 years since two wartime ships collided in Halifax harbour, sparking a fiery blast that obliterated a large section of the waterfront city and killed almost 2,000 people.

Scientists seek to 'unravel the mysteries' of great white sharks

Not far off Nova Scotia's shoreline, scientists on board an aging crab boat lie in wait for one of the marine world's greatest — and most mysterious — predators.

Fishermen who raced to Swissair crash can't forget 'a black old night,' 20 years on

For fisherman Bob Conrad, there are daily reminders of friendships forged in the aftermath of the air disaster and the unexpected joy that can grow out of such deep sorrow.

New Cyclone helicopter takes to the skies before first international deployment

Two CH-148 Cyclones soared over Halifax harbour on Friday, marking a critical step in the oft-delayed rollout of the Canadian military's fleet of new maritime helicopters.

U.S. fisherman says Canadians not alone in being stopped by border patrol agents

An American fisherman plying disputed lobster grounds off the East Coast says he too has been stopped and questioned by U.S. Border patrol agents, much like his Canadian counterparts.

'He violated me,' retired officer says of RCMP doctor in Halifax

The woman is one of more than 60 men and women to file complaints with Halifax Regional Police over allegations a doctor sexually assaulted them at the RCMP health services office.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle engagement has special resonance for her former fellow Torontonians

Her future home is on the grounds of Kensington Palace, but Meghan Markle's recent years have reportedly been spent living on a quiet, tree-lined street in Toronto with her two rescue dogs, Bogart and Guy.

Nova Scotia needs to recruit 100 doctors a year for next decade, group says

The shortage of doctors in Nova Scotia is worsening as a growing number of physicians near retirement, recruitment levels lag and health needs become more complex, warned Doctors Nova Scotia.

'Incredible' new mom battles flesh-eating disease days after giving birth

A young Nova Scotia mother is being treated for a severe case of flesh-eating disease diagnosed days after she gave birth to her first child and was placed in an induced coma to protect her from the aggressive infection, her family says.

Time to stop complaining about Bluenose II cost overruns, says deputy minister

It's time to stop criticizing and complaining about the troubled restoration of a Canadian icon, the deputy minister overseeing the Bluenose II revitalization said Wednesday after years of technical missteps that have seen the project's cost balloon to about $25 million.

Military probe finds 'unacceptable language' in cadet dress-code pamphlets

A Canadian Forces probe of cadet dress-code pamphlets has uncovered eight containing "unacceptable language," months after controversy over a similar recruitment leaflet that "shamed" young women.

Little mosques on the ocean: Halifax welcomes a growing Muslim population

The number of Muslims and Arabic speakers has risen in Nova Scotia over the past few decades — slowly changing what has largely been a homogenous population.

Fliss Cramman case shows gaps in youth protection policies, advocates say

Advocates fighting for three Nova Scotia-based women to remain in Canada say their cases are unusual, but not uncommon.

Nova Scotia investigations of intimate image sharing on the rise

Police and lawyers are seeing a rise in the number of investigations involving the sharing of intimate images without consent, says a Crown attorney handling one of the largest such cases Nova Scotia has faced following the introduction of legislation dealing with the disturbing phenomenon.
Recap

Canada secures Davis Cup World Group berth after defeating Chile in doubles

Canada secured its spot in the elite World Group in the Davis Cup on Saturday, handily beating a Chilean men's doubles team that struggled to keep pace with a fast, hard surface.