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Breaking News: MacPolitics: Tory John Hamm Faced Tough Conservative Leadership Choice – Back Close Friend O’Toole Or Support Hometown Candidate MacKay? – Now Endorses MacKay
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MacPolitics: For The Record, Here Is John Hamm’s Statement Endorsing Peter MacKay
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MacPolitics: Former PC MP NS South Shore’s Peter McCreath: ‘No Need To Twin HWY 103 – Just Hire Additional Mounties To Issue More Speeding Tickets’
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Monday Edition, Below
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Charity Gift-Giving: An Idea From Tom Rose & Partnership With Sara Napier’s United Way Has Helped Raise $6.7 M For Newly Created Atlantic Compassion Fund & Counting & Growing
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Sunday Edition, Below
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Residential Real Estate Still Hot In HFX Commons & City’s Northend – Despite Pandemic Times – Says Realtor Rosie Porter
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Real Estate Also Hot In Halifax Southend – Realtor Meghan Laing Says
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Our Sunday News Scoop: Halifax Port: That $12M Crane Being Shipped To Southend Container Terminal Delayed Off Coast Of Africa
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Premier Stephen McNeil & Highways Minister Lloyd Hines Usher In Golden Era For NS Road Builders – A Title Once Given To John Buchanan
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103 HWY: NS Highways Minister Lloyd Hines Offers Reasons Twinning Paving Tender Results In Bids $5 Million Lower Than Department’s Own Budget Estimates
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Don Mills: 103 HWY Twinning Tenders Ought To Have Been Issued In Winter – Criticizes McNeil Government Tardy Tender Practices
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That Extra $230 M In Road Building Work Does Not Include Twinning To Bridgewater Nor The Canso Causeway – We Asked The Question Of HWYs Minister Hines
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Development: Joseph Arab Wants 16-Storey Tower Built At Gottingen Street’s Victoria Hall
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Development: Danny Chedrawe Parlayed A 6/49 Lotto Win To Becoming A Noted City Condo & Apartment Builder
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Development: What’s Next For Danny Chedrawe: Cruikshank’s, Bens Bakery & Mills Bros. Projects In The Works
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Development: Danny Chedrawe: Part III: A Look At His Developments Over 30-Years
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Development: Sam Nahas & Greater HFX Partnership Explain Why So Many Developers From Lebanese Community In Halifax
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Notebook Archives: Before He Died, John Buchanan Confessed: ‘I Could Not Say No To The Voters’
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Saturday Edition, Below
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Realtor Rosie Porter Sells Andy & Karen Lynch’s HFX Abode Over Facetime – Ontario Buyers Did Not Tour It
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Our Saturday News Scoop: HFX Hospitality Titan Dennis Campbell: ‘We Will Launch Harbour Hoppers & Other Tour Boats July 1st – But Revenues Will Be Down By 75%’
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Discover Halifax’s Tourism Exec Ross Jefferson: Advertisement Campaigns To Encourage Nova Scotians To Vacation Locally
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Discover Halifax Tourism Agency Forecasts $2.3 Million Hit – Part II With Ross Jefferson
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Alison Strachan: Sifting Through Photographs & Thinking About A Vacation Close To Home
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Cottage Life: Catherine Watson Of McInnes Cooper On Turning Cottage Over To Next Generation
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MacPolitics: Will NS Premier Stephen McNeil Call A Fall Vote?
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MacPolitics: PC Leader Tim Houston Encourages Nova Scotians To Vacation Locally
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MacPolitics: Over 60% Of Nova Scotians Favour Liberal PM Justin Trudeau, Poll Finds
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MacPolitics: Tory Premier Blaine Higgs Rides To Historic Popularity Levels In New Brunswick
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A Maritime Moment: Lane Farguson Takes Trusty Camera To Capture Iconic Peggy’s Cove In Pre-Pandemic Times
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Home Chef Gary’s Maritime Recipe: Fabulous Fiddlehead Soup With Spiced Pecans
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Wednesday Edition
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Carl Potter Loses Big Tender On 103 HWY Paving To A New Brunswick Road-Builder – Dexter Construction Edged Out By Tight Margin
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MacPolitics: Halifax Pollster Margaret Brigley Reports Premier Stephen McNeil’s Popularity Soars To Record Highs
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MacPolitics: PEI Tory Premier Dennis King Rates Record Popularity Of An Island Government – Ever Says Pollster
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Grasshoppers Are Cute, But June Bugs? A Sure Sign Of Early Summer’s Arrival: June Bugs Make Annual Visits To NS This Week
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Cottage Life: Richie Mann On Pros & Cons Of Northumberland Strait Cottage Ownership
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MacPolitics II: Andrew Murray Out Gay Town Politico Breaks Down Societal Barriers

By Andrew Macdonald

Andrew Murray, a gay politician in Antigonish, has a dream to have more gay councillors in rural Nova Scotia.

The 54-year-old broke through significant barriers in Antigonish’s municipal election in 2016, becoming the first out gay man to win a council seat in a town long controlled by Catholics.

It was Murray’s second

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