Brett Bundale

The Canadian Press

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'Dirty John'-style romance scams cost Canadians millions, police say

Simon Sherry, a clinical psychologist, says such romance-fraud scams are often pulled off by people with "a very dark constellation of traits."

Duped women go after charming alleged con man: 'Everything he said was a lie'

A Halifax firefighter's romance ended in an elaborate scheme by an alleged serial con man to whom she lost thousands of dollars.

Calling a snow day: How Halifax schools make the early morning call

In this historic port city, the decision to call a snow day often starts in the middle of the night.

Barho tragedy could prompt new safety measures, upgraded building code: experts

Mike Holmes, one of Canada's leading contractors and a well-known television host, says the tragedy is a wake-up call.

Details emerge in U.S. woman's appeal of sentence in Valentine's Day plot

New court documents reveal details of how one of the masterminds of a foiled plot to attack a Halifax mall on Valentine's Day plans to appeal her life sentence.

Dalhousie law profs raise concerns over interim president's blackface comments

A group of law professors is asking the Halifax school's senior academic administrator to confirm that blackface violates the code of student conduct and personal harassment policy in wake of Peter MacKinnon's comments in book.

Report finds 'sexual misconduct' by leader of Buddhist group

Two claims of sexual misconduct against the Halifax-based spiritual leader of the Shambhala International Buddhist organization have been found to be credible, a long-awaited independent probe has found.

Gunmen stole valuables, money during Canadian's kidnapping: Burkina official

With no witnesses and no one claiming responsibility, an official with Burkina Faso's Ministry of Security said it remains unclear what took place in the hours before Kirk Woodman's body was found riddled with bullets.

U.S. authorities looking into misconduct allegations at Shambhala retreat

U.S. authorities are looking into potential illicit activity involving a Colorado retreat connected to Shambhala International, a Halifax-based Buddhist organization roiled by sexual misconduct allegations.

Critics sound alarm over proposed oil and gas exploration around Sable Island

Environmental, fishing and tourism groups say offshore exploration will threaten the ecologically sensitive island.

CFL or bust? Experts wonder if Halifax can support more sports leagues

Halifax is being courted all at once not just by the CFL but also by major soccer and lacrosse teams. There are doubts about whether the city of 400,000 people can sustain so many professional sports teams.

Ultrasound machine approved at Nova Scotia's only abortion clinic

The new machine arrived at the Women's Choice Clinic at the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax last month after a fundraising campaign collected $60,000, but sat idle after the Nova Scotia Health Authority refused to allow doctors to use it.

Ultrasound machine fundraised for N.S.'s only abortion clinic sits idle

Delays obtaining ultrasounds have been cited by some women seeking abortions in Nova Scotia as a barrier to accessing the time-sensitive service, whether a surgical procedure or a medical abortion using pills.

Halifax council to take closer look at stadium proposal

Halifax municipality is taking a closer look at a proposed 24,000-seat stadium, the pivotal component of a bid to land a Canadian Football League team for the East Coast's largest city.

St. F.X. student accused of sexual assault withdraws, president apologizes

A St. Francis Xavier University student accused of sexual assault has withdrawn from the school, capping a week of controversy after it was revealed he was allowed to remain on campus pending a criminal trial.