A Halifax performance of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is drawing on Donald Trump and the current American political situation for inspiration. Shakespeare by the Sea, which puts on productions in Point Pleasant Park, is mounting the famous classic in which the title character is portrayed as an unconventional, populist leader of the Roman empire who is assassinated by other members of the political elite.
For nearly 30 years Shawn Gayton has been proving that sandcastles aren't just for kids. The artist from Nine Mile River, N.S., first tested his construction skills in Clam Harbour Beach's annual sand castle competition as a teenager. Thousands of people descended on the beach Sunday to watch Gayton and his competitors work. He said his drive to improve on the previous year's design keeps him coming back year after year. "It's a challenge trying to get a little higher every year with it," he said.
Nova Scotia's paddling team narrowly missed beating an all-time personal best at the 2017 Canada Games. The canoe and kayak team leaves Winnipeg with an impressive 31 medals in 36 events, tying a personal best Team Nova Scotia set during the 2009 games in P.E.I. Connor Fitzpatrick from Dartmouth, N.S., took away the most hardware with three golds, a silver and a bronze. It was the sprint canoeist's first time at the Canada Games. "There's no experience like it," the 18-year-old said.
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Selecting a term
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