City

Campaigning to make sustainability a basic right

November 30, 2014

David Suzuki’s Blue Dot starts Halifax chapter Halifax has officially joined the campaign to add the protection of the environment to Canada’s constitution. Volunteers for the David Suzuki Foundation’s Blue Dot Tour launched the campaign’s Halifax chapter this past weekend…. Continue Reading

International Security Forum brings world leaders to Halifax

Discussions focus on closer cooperation to meet security threats

November 27, 2014

The world’s movers and shakers came to Halifax this weekend. The sixth annual Halifax International Security Forum convened on Friday Nov. 21, with the opening speech delivered by Rob Nicholson, Canada’s Defence Minister. Nicholson told delegates not to “shy away… Continue Reading

The Wheel Deal

September 24, 2014

Dal’s planned bike lanes land mixed opinions   In the upcoming months, a noticeable change will be happening to the campus landscape. In accordance with Dal’s renewed focus on sustainability and healthy lifestyles, new bike lanes are being added Le… Continue Reading

Student feels her voice was lost over sound complaint

February 28, 2014

When the community room next door to her apartment was too loud for her comfort, Lily Yang thought she could rely on the Nova Scotia Residential Tenancies Act to secure peace and quiet for her and her son. It was… Continue Reading

Greek societies feel “targeted” by sexual violence report

January 31, 2014

  Members of the Halifax Greek Council believe they were misrepresented in a report released earlier this month by StudentsNS, examining sexual assault on Nova Scotia’s university campuses. In the report, ‘A Review of Student Union Policies and Practices to… Continue Reading

South House raising money to get on the bus

January 24, 2014

(Graphic by Emily Davidson)  Dalhousie’s sexual and gender resource centre is fighting fire with fire—or, rather, ads with ads. Pro-life ads from Signs for Life have recently sprouted all over Metro Halifax buses and bus shelters, reading “Luc was born… Continue Reading

What to know before you rent

January 24, 2014

Nova Scotia is known for some of the most limiting rental rules in the country. While it’s not your best friend, the Nova Scotia Tenancy Act is there to protect you. Do yourself a favour and read it well, keep… Continue Reading

Rate your rental

January 24, 2014

  The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) is creating an online housing board, where students will be able to review their housing in an effort to stop preying landlords. “Landlords take advantage of the fact that students are here for a… Continue Reading

Saint Mary’s promises culture of consent

January 11, 2014

Saint Mary’s University is committed to serious cultural change following the release of a new report, says university president Colin Dodds. The 110-page document, “Promoting a Culture of Safety, Respect and Consent at Saint Mary’s University and Beyond,” was made… Continue Reading

Why investigative journalism still matters

November 01, 2013

A group of award-winning journalists shared their cloak-and-dagger investigative tales at the 10th annual Joseph Howe Symposium. The Coast’s Tim Bousquet talked about how he took down Halifax’s former mayor. “The world is not as pretty as it’s made out… Continue Reading

DSU rolls out new bike repair stands

October 11, 2013

Dalhousie bicyclists will no longer have to fear loose handlebars or flat tires. On Sept. 26, a permanent bike repair stand was installed on the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street, giving students free, round the clock… Continue Reading

Election candidates at Dal

October 04, 2013

The Dalhousie Student Union (DSU) hosted a debate Sept. 30 among candidates from two heavily student-populated ridings, Halifax Chebucto and Halifax Citadel-Sable Island, leading up to the Oct. 8 provincial election. At least one candidate from each of the four… Continue Reading

Earl Grey runs in provincial election

September 27, 2013

Trying to predict Nova Scotia’s next premier? If you look to Facebook you’ll see that Jamie Baillie, Darrell Dexter and Stephen McNeil are all beat in popularity by a candidate named Earl Grey. Earl Grey, a cat, was announced the… Continue Reading