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Halifax Rainmen fan favourite John Strickland dies

Long-time Halifax Rainmen fan favourite John Strickland has died. He was 38.“I was devastated to hear that ‘Strick’ passed away,’” said Rainmen owner Andre Levingston in a press release. “He was a valuable asset to the team and an incredible friend to me. I want to extend my deepest sympathies to...

Thursday, October 7, 2010, 3:42 PM

Black Eyed Peas coming to the Halifax Common

The Black Eyed Peas will headline an event being dubbed Halifax Rocks 2010 on the Halifax Common on Saturday, July 24.Harold MacKay of Power Promotional Concepts made the announcement at a press conference on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the World Trade and Convention Centre.Weezer and Classified will...

Thursday, April 8, 2010, 5:01 PM

Canada falls to Russia in Universiade basketball

Halifax’s Christian Upshaw and the Canadian men’s basketball team lost 89-77 to Russia in the first game of the second phase at the 25th Summer Universiade in Belgrade, Serbia, yesterday. Canada, 2-1, faces Israel, 4-0, today.In women’s soccer play, Canada — featuring Halifax’s Rachael Sweatnam —...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009, 10:14 AM

Details announced for Tall Ships parade

The Downtown Halifax Business Commission announced it is partnering with the Waterfront Development Corporation Limited to present the 2009 Tall Ships Festival Crew Parade, which will take place Saturday, July 18 beginning at 10 a.m.The parade will travel north along Lower Water Street and Upper...

Friday, July 3, 2009, 5:46 AM

Sir Paul builds hype for upcoming show with radio chat

Sir Paul McCartney is beginning to prepare for his show at the Halifax Common in eight days.The ex-Beatle spoke live to Q104 Thursday morning and told the radio station work is now underway in putting together his song lineup for the July 11 show.“We just started to do a little bit of rehearsal (...

Thursday, July 2, 2009, 4:29 PM

Son of NDP cabinet minister dies

The son of a rookie NDP cabinet minister has died.Ramona Jennex’s son, 21-year-old Fraser Williams, died Sunday from his injuries suffered in a car crash June 20 in Minto, N.B.The day before the accident Jennex, the MLA for King’s South, was named minister of Service Nova Scotia and Municipal...

Monday, June 29, 2009, 8:24 PM

MacDonald bridge closures announced for construction season

It’s going to be a summer of construction on the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge.Halifax Harbour Bridges announced Thursday they are starting to resurface the approach spans on the bridge this Sunday, resulting in lane closures on weekday evenings from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.The release also said to expect...

Friday, June 26, 2009, 6:19 AM

Motorcycle crash kills teen

An 18-year-old male is dead following a single motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon in Colchester Country.Colchester RCMP say the accident occurred at 12:20 p.m. and the driver was found dead at the scene. Police say the motorcycle left the road and no other vehicles were involved.Police are...

Friday, June 26, 2009, 6:16 AM

Lions trade Joyce to Crushers

The Halifax Lions have traded recently-acquired forward Dan Joyce to the Pictou County Weeks Crushers for forward Stuart Lenehan and future considerations.Lions head coach and general manager Troy Ryan acquired the 20-year-old Joyce at last weekend’s draft, touting him as one of the top three...

Friday, June 26, 2009, 5:52 AM

Dartmouth native cut by Toronto Argonauts

Dartmouth’s Gordon Sawler was among the victims on the Canadian Football League's cut-down day yesterday.The Toronto Argonauts cut the St. Francis Xavier X-Men offensive guard as teams scrambled to get their rosters down to 53 players, including seven practice spots.Darcy Brown of the Saint Mary’s...

Friday, June 26, 2009, 5:49 AM

Two face charges after marijuana bust

A man and a woman were arrested after police say they found 240 marijuana plants in a home on Waverley Road.RCMP say they searched two homes on the street Monday afternoon and found the marijuana plants, along with two “sophisticated” growing apparatuses in one of the homes. They also say they...

Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 5:54 AM

Man in court on confinement charges

A 41-year-old man was in Dartmouth provincial court Tuesday facing several charges including unlawful confinement, after Halifax RCMP responded to a residence on Old Sackville Road Monday night where it was reported a woman had been held against her will.Police say the female was let go by the male...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 9:52 PM

Woman facing impaired driving charges after police car hit

A 23-year-old woman is facing charges of impaired driving after Halifax Regional Police say an Ontario resident ran into an unmarked police car on the intersection of Sackville and Barrington streets early Sunday morning.Police say at 3:20 a.m. the officer in an unmarked car was on Sackville Street...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 6:16 AM

Researchers look for ways to prevent recurring strokes

Halifax researchers will try and determine whether an intensive 12-week education and exercise program can reduce the stroke risk for people who have already suffered mild strokes.Four hundred and sixty-four patients from Nova Scotia will be randomly assigned to either a community-based program of...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 6:11 AM

Government goes ahead with hike on cigarette prices

Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em, because cigarettes have gone up in price again.The cost of cigarettes has risen by five cents a smoke -- or $1.25 per pack, or roughly $10 per carton. The hike was announced Monday by the NDP, but was actually included in the Progressive Conservative budget released in May...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 5:41 AM

Man struck and dragged by downtown bus

Halifax Regional Police say a 21-year-old man was struck by a bus after running into the street in downtown Halifax.Police say at 11:13 p.m. a charter bus was turning right from Duke onto Barrington Street when the driver and passengers heard a noise.The bus pulled over onto Barrington, and by this...

Monday, June 22, 2009, 5:57 AM

Dunbrack's streak of regular season perfection continues

Halifax Dunbrack Bremner’s is off to another perfect start and is riding a 26-game regular-season unbeaten streak.The Nova Scotia Soccer League men’s premiership club improved to 6-0 on the weekend with a 4-0 win over Scotia on Friday, moving comfortably into first overall. Although Dunbrack has...

Monday, June 22, 2009, 5:43 AM

Stanfield restoration project enters fifth year

Restoration of the Halifax Stanfield International Airport's airfield has resumed for the fifth year of a six-year project costing about $11 million.The project will be implemented in phases to decrease the impact on air travel, according to an airport press release.The restoration is intended to...

Friday, June 19, 2009, 6:11 AM

Man found not criminally responsible in alleged YMCA assault

A man charged with attacking a woman in the ladies’ washroom of a YMCA has been found not criminally responsible.Khalid Khulaif Alhardbi, 19, was alleged to have turned out the lights in the South Park Street Y last February and grabbed a 24 year-year-old woman while wearing a mask. The woman broke...

Friday, June 19, 2009, 5:30 AM

Violent Dartmouth robbery sends man to hospital

There were two robberies in Dartmouth Tuesday night, including one where the suspects were said to have a gun and a knife.Halifax Regional Police say the first incident involved a man who was punched and kicked unconscious by two male suspects and then robbed around 7:15 p.m. at Brookhouse School....

Thursday, June 18, 2009, 6:20 AM