Posts by Adam Faber

Metro strike potential has students in a bind

A bus in Halifax. Photo by Calum Agnew.

Metro Transit faces a possible strike action Feb. 2 that threatens to grind bus and ferry services to a halt. Dalhousie’s U-Pass program has provisions to deal with reimbursements in the event of a strike, but Metro Transit has not released figures. In the event of a work stoppage, fixed route bus and ferry, community…

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Student Union seeks city lobbyist

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Applications open until Friday, Dec. 23 The Dalhousie Student Union is looking to ring in the new year with a new student advocate for Halifax issues. “One thing that’s interesting is that the student union puts a lot of input into provincial and federal lobbying. However we don’t do a lot, if anything, at the…

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Dave Gunning joined by Symphony Nova Scotia

Rebecca Cohn show marks return from Remembrance tour in Afghanistan  Dave Gunning certainly isn’t an imposing figure. Sitting down with him at a local Irish pub, one might think he’s too shy to raise his voice in song. At first glance, the earnest face that doesn’t quite make eye contact doesn’t seem to be the…

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Dal pension in trouble

Experts agree pension plan needs reworking Restructuring is going to have to happen to Dalhousie’s pension plan, says financial writer Bill Tufts. He says dramatic changes need to be made in order for the university to remain sustainable. According to Tufts, back in 2008 “these pension plans got whacked very hard due to negative returns…

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Cookout for tuition cuts

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Students make mac and cheese to make a point While at Cornwallis Park Nov. 9, Gabe Hoogers was one of many volunteers serving macaroni and cheese to draw attention to student poverty. The numbers at the event rose to as many as 70 at times, with some people trickling in and out. What he might…

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Loaded Ladle wants to be heard

Loaded ladle. Photo by Angela Gzowski

Society members waiting on levy After a washout moment with the DSU, the Loaded Ladle was hoping to resume communication on their pending ratification. But after presenting for seven minutes at a council meeting, all they got were crickets. “We want to start serving students as soon as possible; that’s what we do. Our supporters…

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Changing sexes

A look into the life of a courageous trans individual Editor’s Note: The names in this story have been changed in order to protect the employment and social well-being of the source, who is not actively out in Halifax Sam sits his living room with a friend from elementary school, playing with his new cat.…

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The new boys in town

Sean Fraser. Photo by Adam Faber

Women’s rivals both replacing a Jordan at the helm The two head coaches of varsity women’s hockey in Halifax are set to face off against one another Wednesday, Oct. 19, and each are in their first year calling the shots. For Dalhousie and Saint Mary’s, the two new bench bosses each have their own share…

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In line at the DalPlex

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Intramurals overflowing for the fall season In a small office space inside the Dalplex, there is a bustling group of sports enthusiasts. As two administrators lament a student who has dropped out, they are excitedly discussing the team member who can now be offered a spot. Campus recreation co-ordinator Andrew Harding is in one of…

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Cop and cabbie vying for mayor’s seat

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2012 election candidates stepping up   They’re two of Halifax’s mayoral hopefuls, and hypothetically they could have been out on the same night: one picking up drunks, and the other locking them up. Retired police officer Tom Martin has stepped into the political arena, announcing his intent to take Halifax mayor Peter Kelly’s spot. In…

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