Anti-war protesters gather at security forum

Protesters yell “shame” at attendees of the 7th annual Halifax International Security Forum

November 29, 2015

About 30 people gathered at Cornwallis Park on Saturday to protest the Halifax Security Forum. The annual anti-war rally heard speeches from former Halifax poet laureate El Jones and Marxist-Leninist Party member Allan Bezanson. Protesters carrying drums and signs braved… Continue Reading

Bringing veggies to Halifax

How two farmers are reconnecting people with their food

November 29, 2015

David and Jen Greenberg want their customers to get their hands dirty. On paper, the Greenbergs sell organic fruits and veggies from their farm, Abundant Acres. In reality, they do so much more: the Greenbergs are reconnecting Nova Scotians to… Continue Reading

Out of the Cold shelter searching for volunteers

Halifax shelter will open on December 1st, provides warmth and food to those in need

November 22, 2015

  Out of the Cold is a volunteer-run organization working to provide the homeless and precariously-housed with shelter and community support. Located in St. Matthew’s Church on Barrington Street, they assist the 200-225 individuals who access the shelter every year…. Continue Reading

Why was Halifax’s town crier search unsuccessful?

Guild hears of interest in position after job first receives publicity

November 05, 2015

To best come to an understanding of developments in respect to Halifax Regional Municipality and their decision relating to the position of Halifax Town Crier, it is perhaps best to review the process that led to this decision. Following the… Continue Reading

Doctors share ways to improve health care system

Improving waiting rooms and integrating research into clinical practice were among the topics discussed at forum on innovation

November 05, 2015

  Outcomes for cancer patients could improve by at least 30 per cent if scientific research evidence were used regularly in the healthcare system, a Dalhousie professor told audience members at the Halifax Central Library on Oct. 26. “All this… Continue Reading

Preview: Holocaust Education Week

November 02, 2015

The first of November marks the beginning of the 12th Annual Holocaust Education Week. The Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC) is hosting the commemorations in Halifax, which will run until November 8. Edna Levine, Director of Community Engagement at the AJC,… Continue Reading

Environmental racism bill hopes to get to second reading

First Canadian bill of its kind asks NS Ministry of Environment to consult communities near hazardous sites

October 30, 2015

Lincolnville has a large African-Nova Scotian community, and it also has a landfill right beside it. This isn’t rare for the African-Nova Scotian community: throughout the province, there are several toxic waste sites — many of which lie near African-Nova… Continue Reading

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Halifax legacy of town crying left unfulfilled

October 30, 2015

At the Oct. 20 meeting of the Halifax Regional Council meeting, council voted 11-5 to follow a staff recommendation to cease looking for a new town crier for Halifax. This followed a search conducted by the staff earlier this year… Continue Reading

‘We’ve been working at this for 15 months’: an interview with Andy Fillmore

Our newly elected Member of Parliament talks about keeping students in Nova Scotia, tuition fees, and goals for a greener Halifax

October 30, 2015

  Andy Fillmore has calloused hands. Peeking out beneath a dark blue blazer and a crisp white shirt, these work-worn hands seem out of place. But the story behind them makes a bit more sense: in the months leading up… Continue Reading

Supporters, pipeline protesters greet Trudeau in Halifax

A first-hand account of the Liberal leader's visit

October 18, 2015

Two young women began to shout about TransCanada’s Energy East Pipeline. They yelled about the pipeline hurting the environment, and held up a banner and wore t-shirts expressing the same sentiment. Their cries came out a few minutes after Liberal… Continue Reading

The return of Mulcair

NDP leader addresses crowd in Dartmouth

October 18, 2015

It was Oct.14, with only five days to go before the election. In last-minute attempts to secure votes, the federal leaders were visiting ridings with the closest races. Tom Mulcair, leader of the NDP, stopped in Dartmouth at a town… Continue Reading

Candidates promise help for the disabled

Federal election candidates pledge housing, employment help

October 16, 2015

  Candidates at a debate on accessibility issues highlighted their parties’ promises on housing and pledged to help more disabled people get back into the workforce. “We need to get disabled people back into the workplace so they can start… Continue Reading

Academics call for greater support for science

Science supporters suggested to make their voice heard in upcoming election

October 09, 2015

A panel of academics called on the public on Sept. 29 to oppose the silencing of Canadian scientists. “Ninety per cent of scientists said they were not allowed to speak freely and talk to journalists, even if it was about… Continue Reading