Month: July 2016

Crosby’s Cup Parade

Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain and hometown hero Sidney Crosby brings the Stanley Cup home to Cole Harbour, N.S.

Sidney Crosby

Kids peek out the window of a truck as Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby signs autographs next to the Stanley Cup prior to a parade through Crosby’s hometown of Cole Harbour, N.S. on Saturday, July 16, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Sidney Crosby

Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby travels with the Stanley Cup during a parade through his hometown of Cole Harbour, N.S. on Saturday, July 16, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Sidney Crosby

Fans cheer as Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby travels with the Stanley Cup during a parade through his hometown of Cole Harbour, N.S. on Saturday, July 16, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

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Wafaa Al Safadi

This is a portrait of Wafaa Al Safadi, the mother and wife of a family of 6 Syrian refugees newly settled in rural Nova Scotia. Here, Wafaa reads the same passage from her Quran that she has read since her 18-year-old son Yasser Al Salayma was killed while fighting with the rebels in Syria. For the Canadian Press.

Wafaa Al Safadi

Tog of War

One of the most incredible examples of athletic commitment I’ve ever witnessed.

Nathan Carr

Nathan Carr, right, of the Falmouth Tug-O-War, bites his finger to get feeling back in his hands during the 15-minute-long Tug of War final at the Highland Games in Antigonish, N.S. on Sunday, July 10, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

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Summer Solstice

Summer solstice in beautiful Halifax, NS

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A man walks across Citadel Hill as the sun sets over Halifax during the summer solstice on Monday, June 20, 2016. Summer solstice, marking the onset of summer, is the longest day of the year for everyone north of the equator. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

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A man walks through a cloud of dust illuminated by the setting set in Halifax during the summer solstice on Monday, June 20, 2016. Summer solstice, the longest day of the year, marks the official beginning of summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

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A couple hold hands while walking across Citadel Hill in Halifax during the summer solstice on Monday, June 20, 2016. Summer solstice, the longest day of the year, marks the official beginning of summer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Bball Jube-O

Here’s some recent pictures from the reaction of the London Lightning’s reaction to a game-winning buzzer-beating tip-in to force a Game 7 in the NBL Canada Championship series against Halifax.

Stephen Maxwell

London Lightning’s Stephen Maxwell, second from right, celebrates following his buzzer-beating tip-in to defeat the Halifax Hurricanes during NBL Canada playoff finals action in Halifax on Sunday, June 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Stephen Maxwell

London Lightning’s Stephen Maxwell, centre, leaps while celebrating his buzzer-beating tip-in to defeat the Halifax Hurricanes during NBL Canada playoff finals action in Halifax on Sunday, June 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Stephen Maxwell

London Lightning teammates swarm Stephen Maxwell, centre, following a buzzer-beating tip-in to defeat the Halifax Hurricanes during NBL Canada playoff finals action in Halifax on Sunday, June 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Eric Kibi, Stephen Maxwell, Akeem Scott

London Lightning, from left to right, Eric Kibi, Stephen Maxwell, and Akeem Scott celebrate following a buzzer-beating tip-in to defeat the Halifax Hurricanes during NBL Canada playoff finals action in Halifax on Sunday, June 12, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese