Posts by Isabel Buckmaster

Tour of Halifax prioritizes Black and Indigenous history

The Public Gardens gate.

A new tour of Halifax is addressing overlooked history and gaining traction around the city.  A collaboration between the NSPIRG and Our Rising, Project Reconstruct’s Political History Tour of Halifax is done from an African Nova Scotian and Indigenous perspective while also combining various other struggles, such as the labour struggle and the anti-war struggle.   The tour culminates in a discussion that takes place…

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Halifax haunts

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

Like most old towns, Halifax has accumulated its share of ghost stories over the years.  Just ask Andrew Aulenback – local librarian and ghost enthusiast – who’s running two ghost tours this month in the spirit of Halloween.   His first ghost tour is taking place on Oct. 30 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.  “The…

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No place to call home

The students of Halifax universities are struggling to find affordable apartments.  “My original intention was to get an apartment for myself. After a little searching, I realized that was a bit of a pipe dream,” says Nicole Rushton, a second-year student at Saint Mary’s University. Rushton moved to Halifax two years ago to work and pursue her education, and she has been…

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Accessibility on campus

Accessibility around both Dalhousie University and University of King’s College campuses are far from perfect. But that doesn’t mean the schools aren’t trying.  As two of the oldest schools in Canada, Dalhousie and King’s were built in a different time. They’re filled with an abundance of stairs, narrow hallways and uneven pathways. Most students can overlook…

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