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Rebecca Dingwell / October 22, 2018
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Smoking ban? Not a fan

THE LATEST 'NEWS'

From left to right: James Gunvaldsen Klaassen (staff lawyer), Sarah McDonald (staff lawyer) and Genevieve Rondeau (legal administrative assistant and office administrator).

Ecojustice for Halifax

Meet Ecojustice – Halifax’s newest legal advocates. Who do they advocate for? Planet Earth.   Funded solely by donors, Ecojustice is Canada’s largest environmental law charity. Environmental law is a branch of law that regulates activities with the potential to impact the environment. Whether that means fighting for endangered species protection or challenging harmful government decisions, environmental law covers it all.  Free… Read more »

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In defense of horse girls

Anyone who spends time on the internet has seen the memes.   “All horse girls are now either on drugs, whores or Taylor Swift stans,” quoth Twitter user @jonofyfe.   all horse girls are now either on drugs, whores, or Taylor swift stans — ً (@jonofyfe) September 7, 2018 Also from Twitter: “Horse girls were actually a pentagon experiment they were… Read more »

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THE LATEST 'OPINIONS'

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Cata-straw-phe!

It seems like everywhere you look people are quick to point out the absolute sin of plastic straws.   According to popular media, they seem to be the root of the ocean plastic epidemic.   Chances are you’ve heard about this trendy new campaign focused on reducing plastic straw usage and want to do your part for… Read more »

In defence of horse girls_Provided by Rebecca Dingwell

In defense of horse girls

Anyone who spends time on the internet has seen the memes.   “All horse girls are now either on drugs, whores or Taylor Swift stans,” quoth Twitter user @jonofyfe.   all horse girls are now either on drugs, whores, or Taylor swift stans — ً (@jonofyfe) September 7, 2018 Also from Twitter: “Horse girls were actually a pentagon experiment they were… Read more »

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The straw ban is progress

The straw ban has a positive effect on the environment. The ban does not discount specific issues brought up by those against it. The straw ban needs to be thought through and discussed, but not dismissed.  The main issue with straws is that they take 200 years to decompose. Because these straws don’t decompose for a long… Read more »

THE LATEST 'SPORTS'

The University of New Brunswick's Reds took on the CEGEP Rimouski Pionnieres on Sept. 15 and 16.

Women’s hockey is back at UNB

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) Reds women’s hockey team is making a comeback to Atlantic University Sports (AUS) after a ten-year absence.  The hockey team is back after a seven-year legal battle that resulted in the school being ordered to bring back the program by the New Brunswick Labour and Employment board in 2016.… Read more »

The Ottawa Senators are quickly losing games, players and fans.

How to be an Ottawa Senators fan right now

The NHL’s Ottawa Senators have been one of the most important things in my life for as long as I can remember.  I – like many of their fans – have followed them through deep playoff runs, through heartbreaking losses and through every star player they’ve ever had leaving, such as Daniel Alfredsson, Jason Spezza… Read more »

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Shaun T helps people physically and emotionally at workout event

A damp Saturday morning came to life with a group workout hosted by celebrity fitness trainer, Shaun Blokker who goes by stage name Shaun T.   About 100 people packed a conference room on the lower level of the Halifax Convention Centre and were put through a grueling workout that involved no weights but constant body… Read more »

THE LATEST 'ARTS & CULTURE'

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Where is the Halloween spirit?

Nobody knows at what particular point in history, the tradition of feasting and commemorating dead people jumped to getting drunk at parties and wearing exotic if not scary costumes.   But the interesting thing is, the notion of “ghost festivals” exist in many different cultures. And they’re all related to commemoration of the dead. Halloween today… Read more »

The Fear the Darkness Haunted House at Alderney Landing is open Oct. 18-21, 25-28 and 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Haunted Halifax experiences

With Halloween just around the corner, people are sure to be looking for some haunting holiday things to do in Halifax. Since Halifax is such a historic (and possibly very haunted) city, there’s lots of potential for haunted mansions and the like.   The Haunted Hollow, 1561 Hammonds Plains Road  Rather than your typical haunted house… Read more »

Rosalie Favell, I Awoke to Find My Spirit had Returned, 1999. From Plain(s) Warrior Artist series.

A humourous revelation of Indigenous issues

In Anishinaabe stories, Nanabozho is a trickster, a spirit who can transform into any form, any gender. Nanabozho collapses boundaries between male and female, humour and seriousness, disciplined and free.   The exhibit Nanabozho’s Sisters – which runs from Oct. 12-25 at the Dalhousie Art Gallery – aims to highlight the spirit of Nanabozho and unite… Read more »

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