World champion curler Colleen Jones has been reporting with CBC News for nearly three decades. Follow her on Twitter @cbccolleenjones.
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Bon Portage Island a draw for university students studying birds
University students visited Bon Portage Island to study the Leach's storm petrel, a black bird that spends all its time at sea, except during the breeding season.
This community hosts an annual party to celebrate residents who've made it to 90
Every Mother's Day weekend inside the local recreation centre in Economy, N.S., they hold a birthday party with a difference.
Paqtnkek running club is 'building resilience' in its members
A running group on the Paqtnkek Mi'kmaw Nation near Antigonish, N.S., is helping change the lives of its youth participants.
Shelburne readies storm-damaged waterfront for 1st cruise ship in 4 years
Shelburne is ready to roll out the welcome mat on May 2 when the cruise ship Marina and 1,200 passengers sail into the historic harbour.
New Ross man builds giant igloo using snow, water — and kitty litter boxes
Billy Lenihan may not be as eager as some to see spring. He spent all winter constructing a huge igloo in front of his house in New Ross.
When he saw a stranger needed a kidney, he thought: 'Why not me?'
After four years of a failing kidney and dashed plans for a transplant, Rob Edwards, 38, did the modern version of putting a letter in a bottle — he wrote a Facebook post.
Mission accomplished: This Dartmouth trio celebrated Canada 150 with 150 good deeds
Brent Kerr, Luke Elwood and Mark Decker who live at Hilton Drive Group Home began their kindness campaign in the spring.
'Prettiest schooner that ever floated': Restored old lady of the sea lures past sailors
Three former owners gathered aboard the Wawaloon in waters off Chester this week to share memories of the schooner.
End of the road looms for retiring buggy ride business owner
Basil Oickle says he'll be looking to pass over the reins to a "much younger person" when he retires in a year or two.
West Dublin water buffalo ice cream 'beyond luxurious'
Ploughman's Lunch, owned by West Dublin Buffalo Dairy on Nova Scotia's South Shore, sells the frozen treat Thursdays and Fridays.
'A special breed': Nova Scotia filmmaker shoots movie about North Atlantic surfing
There's no emerald sea or palm trees in this surf film. Perilous Sea is shot on the rugged shores of the North Atlantic Ocean — from Iceland and Ireland to Nova Scotia.
Hope Blooms teen gets accepted to Stanford University
Bocar Wade was part of the original group that pitched the now-signature salad dressing on CBC's Dragons Den.
How CP Allen's robotics club survived work-to-rule
A parent stepped up and turned the club into the not-for-profit Halifax Robotics.
Dirt under Queen's Marque site 'a giant puzzle' for archeologists
Excavation at the site of a large development on Halifax's waterfront has revealed a treasure trove of historical artifacts.
Maud Lewis 'a very Canadian story,' says Maudie director
The movie will be released in Canadian theatres Friday, bringing a whole new awareness to the life and work of one of Nova Scotia's most beloved painters.