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Posts by John James

Pirates and lore

Ironbound Island. (Photo by SimonP via Wikimedia Commons)

  Nova Scotia Islands is a new documentary about the personal stories behind four Nova Scotian islands that the history books don’t always tell. There are around 3,800 islands off the coast of Nova Scotia. This film highlights the most beautiful. Directed by Halifax’s Lorna Kirk, the film focuses on McNab’s Island, Troop Island, Outer…

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Movember’s official

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  The beards and moustaches we have become used to seeing this time of year have entered the Halifax history books thanks to a proclamation made by Mayor Peter Kelly on Nov. 13. In his final act as mayor, Kelly gave Movember the official seal of approval. “I… on behalf of Halifax Regional Council, do…

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Pan-Haligonian student union weighs in during election season

  With many students able to vote for the first time, Dalhousie has been increasingly involved in Halifax politics, from candidate debates in the SUB, to voting information sessions. The Metro Student Community Coalition (MSCC), an advocacy group representing the Dal, University of King’s College, Saint Mary’s University, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design…

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University administrators overpaid: ANSUT

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With tuition fees rising at universities across Nova Scotia this year, one might expect the administration and faculty to cut back as well. However, a report released this week by the Association of Nova Scotia University Teachers (ANSUT) shows that salaries being paid to higher-tier administrative positions in the province have been rising consistently over…

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