Pumpkins: A growing concern - NovaScotia

Young growers such as Jeff Reid, 34, of Waterville are now taking their place in the winner’s circle. Reid’s 1,202-pound pumpkin took first place at the 2007 Windsor pumpkin festival weigh-off.

While most people would be happy just to grow a giant pumpkin in their garden, Reid is taking it to the next level by sharing the knowledge he has been cultivating for the last seven years. As a founding member of Annapolis Valley Giant Vegetable Growers, which now boasts 93 members, Reid helps organize a pumpkin weigh-off at his workplace, Glad Gardens Family Farm Market & Greenhouses in Waterville, Kings County. Growing big pumpkins is a delicate balance between weather conditions, genetics and a healthy dose of luck. Yes, there is a secret, and Reid is happy to share that secret with anyone serious about getting involved in the hobby.

Dawgfather plans city council run The feisty Reddick — better known as hotdog vendor the Dawgfather — has announced he plans to run for a seat on Halifax regional council next fall.

"I decided to run after listening time and time again to students complaining about the problems they are having with affordable student housing," he said.

He said he wants to form a coalition of like-minded candidates to run for seats on council in next October’s election.

The only issues he plans for his election platform are helping students and giving ratepayers a break. He said students generate $2.7 billion a year of the city’s GDP. Reddick took on the city in 2004 when officials tried to move him off his spot at Dalhousie when it was decided that preapproved vending spots would go to the highest bidder.
Experts hail new breed of computers - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Experts hail new breed of computers – TheChronicleHerald.ca

One computer just isn’t enough for doing research anymore, says a computational research consultant. Ross Dickson, with the Atlantic Computational Excellence Network, isn’t talking about desktop or laptop computers that many households collect, but rather supercomputers or high-performance ones that are rapidly gaining popularity in research. Researchers in fields ranging from finance…

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Six Canadian jets leave for Iraq combat mission - Hamilton Spectator


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Six Canadian jets leave for Iraq combat mission
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Military personnel guide a CF-18 Hornet into position at the CFB Cold Lake, in Cold Lake, Alta on Tuesday. The Canadian CF-18 Hornets are making their way to Kuwait, to join the fight against the Islamic State. next play/pause pre 1/1. Hamilton Spectator.
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‘Merchant of death’ faces trial A former Soviet military officer with command of four languages, Bout is known as the “Merchant of Death,” the nickname long used by American and international officials to describe his suspected prominence in the illicit arms trade. He has been banned from international travel for violating United Nations arms embargos, targeted by a U.S. asset freeze and he inspired the role of the fictitious arms trafficker played by Nicolas Cage in the 2005 action film, Lord of War.

Bout, 44, eluded arrest until U.S. narcotics agents lured him to Thailand in a 2008 sting operation, charging him with conspiring to sell anti-aircraft missiles and other weapons to undercover informants posing as South American terrorists. Protesting his innocence, Bout was extradited to New York in November after enduring a gruelling, two-year limbo in a Bangkok prison while the U.S. and Russia squared off in a diplomatic tug-of-war. "There are powerful people in Russia who are quite frankly worried that he might spill his guts," said Michael Braun, a former Drug Enforcement Administration chief of operations who led the Bout investigation. Sergei Markov, a Russian lawmaker and member of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s ruling United Russia party, agreed: “They want to extract information from him.”
Experts hail new breed of computers - TheChronicleHerald.ca

Experts hail new breed of computers – TheChronicleHerald.ca

One computer just isn’t enough for doing research anymore, says a computational research consultant. Ross Dickson, with the Atlantic Computational Excellence Network, isn’t talking about desktop or laptop computers that many households collect, but rather supercomputers or high-performance ones that are rapidly gaining popularity in research. Researchers in fields ranging from finance…

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Tom Mulcair takes daycare plan to Halifax centre - TheChronicleHerald.ca (registration)


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Tom Mulcair is promising to create a national affordable early child-care program, if and when his party forms the next federal government. The party’s goal is to create one million new quality child-care spaces that would cost no more than $15 per day per …
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'We don’t feel that justice has been done': Family upset no charges in crosswalk death

‘We don’t feel that justice has been done’: Family upset no charges in crosswalk death

Driver had open liquor, alcohol in system

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Sidney Crosby hopes strong start sign of Penguins' season to come

TheChronicleHerald.caSidney Crosby hopes strong start sign of Penguins’ season to comeTheChronicleHerald.caTORONTO — Sidney Crosby hopes that his club’s quick start to this season will help them forget about last year’s struggles. Pittsburgh’s captain delivered on Saturday night with a goal and two assists as the Penguins cruised to a 5-2 victory over the …

John Labelle, a 72-year-old veteran who served 38 years in the Canadian navy, cited a litany of complaints about pension clawbacks and changes to the New Veterans Charter.

"It’s been misleading on many issues and it needs to be more up front and support veterans and their families… . I’d like to tell the prime minister of Canada to treat our veterans as national heroes … and to allow democracy to reign in the House of Commons." Zwicker, a member of Canadian Veterans Advocacy, said the federal government’s support for the military doesn’t extend to those who are wounded or become ill. "They support the troops, but they don’t support them when they’re broken," he said. "It’s a case of, ’What have you done for me lately?’ Once you’re broken, you’re treated like a piece of dollar store garbage and thrown right off the shelf." The protesters, some of them wearing rows of military medals, shared the public square known as the Grand Parade with dozens of Occupy Nova Scotia activists.
Woman charged with attempted murder near New Ross, NS - CTV News


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Woman charged with attempted murder near New Ross, NS
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NEW ROSS, N.S. – A 22-year-old woman is facing a charge of attempted murder in connection to a weekend stabbing near New Ross, N.S.. RCMP say around 3 p.m. Saturday, a 31-year-old male was assaulted and stabbed by a woman known to him in a …
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NS premier to apologize to former residents of 'colored' orphanage - Toronto Sun


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NS premier to apologize to former residents of ‘colored’ orphanage
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