Posts By: Ben Wedge

Dal must stop unsustainable expansion

October 25, 2013

Dear Dr. Florizone, In my time at Dal, I’ve witnessed tremendous change on our campus. Since 2007, enrollment in many programs has doubled. Entire new curricula have been enacted in our professional faculties. The names of the schools of Law… Continue Reading

A tale of two reading weeks

February 22, 2013

Dal should adopt fall break… Continue Reading

Halifax housing crunch

February 15, 2013

How can we ensure affordable living?… Continue Reading

Craft beer revolution

February 01, 2013

It’s a great time to be a craft beer drinker in Canada. Just this week, Halifax’s seventh microbrewery, Bridge Brewing, opened its doors. The same day in Toronto, the trendy new Bellwoods Brewery on Ossington Avenue opened its retail store…. Continue Reading

Post-elections review

November 09, 2012

It would be tough to find a Haligonian who didn’t have an issue with the state of our roads or our transit system, but only 37 per cent of us took the few minutes required on voting day to change them…. Continue Reading

Date me, I’m hot

November 02, 2012

To anyone who has spent some one-on-one time with a nerd late at night, it’s fairly obvious: nerds make better romantic partners. Sceptics, stand back—the evidence is in their favour. Nerds (not to be confused with geeks) are renowned for… Continue Reading

Acadian Bus Lines to shut down

September 07, 2012

Students from the Maritime provinces may face an unwelcome new challenge this fall: getting home. On Aug. 7, Acadian Bus Lines announced that it would be discontinuing service in November, citing the high cost of servicing rural routes in the… Continue Reading

In video: Carleton wins CIS Finals

March 16, 2012

Carleton fans storm the court as their men’s basketball Ravens win the 2012 CIS Final 8 title, their eighth championship in 10 years. The victory occurred at the Halifax Metro Centre on Mar. 11, 2012. Video by Ben Wedge. Edited… Continue Reading

Don’t block my views

March 16, 2012

The cities of Cologne, Germany and Barcelona, Spain are two cosmopolitan cities with vibrant urban cores, beautiful architecture and strong industry. They are also two cities with some of the most restrictive sightline requirements in the developed world. In both… Continue Reading

Decade belongs to Carleton

March 14, 2012

It’s been a decade to remember for the Carleton Ravens. The top seed in the CIS Final 8 men’s basketball tournament demonstrated without a doubt why they are the country’s top program, pulling ahead of the University of Alberta Golden… Continue Reading

CIS Final 8 daily recap: Friday

March 10, 2012

Quarterfinal Game No. 3  :  No. 2 Alberta Golden Bears  81 – 52  No. 7 Ryerson Rams  The Bears took no time in the CIS Final 8 tournament to show why they are ranked No. 2 nationally. The Alberta Golden… Continue Reading

Peter Kelly’s year in review

March 02, 2012

2011 was a banner year for Peter Kelly. He was a key player in the execution of the Canada Winter Games, he opened the new Harbour Solutions plants, he made inroads with the famous Occupy protesters, he promised to end… Continue Reading

Rethinking student aid administration

September 14, 2011

To fax or not to fax (you don’t have a choice)   By and large, Canada’s student loans programs work. Aid is being provided to those in need. There are small groups of students who aren’t getting enough, and there… Continue Reading