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Preparation begins for Halifax winter at non-profits

Francesca Landry, David Krasna, Mark Saldanha, Kaelen Watters, Ben Allingham and Steve Sequira.

Halifax non-profits are feeling the sting of the upcoming winter as they make special preparations to serve the city’s homeless population.   Greater Love, the non-profit, student society created by Mark Saldanha, offers food to the homeless on the streets of downtown Halifax. Their goal isn’t to alleviate homelessness, but to offer friendship to those who…

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Usual alt o-week host partners with DSU

This year marked the first year where the Dalhousie Student Union partnered with Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) to bring an alternative orientation week to students.  The student union and NSPIRG teamed up after the DSU mentioned wanting to do similar events to the ones NSPIRG already offered. This way, they could make…

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Canada Reads opening eyes

With Canada Reads beginning just before university exams, there’s an easy opportunity to decide which of the contenders to put on your summer reading list.   The theme is ‘one book to open your eyes.’ The shortlist includes The Boat People, by Sharon Bala; American War by Omar El Akkad; Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson; Forgiveness…

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The Marrow Theives opens readers eyes to Indigenous realities

“Mitch was smiling so big his back teeth shone in the soft-light of the solar-powered lamp we’d scavenged from someone’s shed.”   And so begins Cherie Dimaline’s The Marrow Theives, one of the books up for this year’s Canada Reads competition.   The Marrow Thieves tells the story of a dystopian society where almost everyone has lost…

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Atlantic Book Awards shortlist announced

The shortlist for the 2018 Atlantic Book Awards was announced on Monday at a press conference at city hall. The Atlantic Book Awards, which are celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, are annual awards given out to authors across Atlantic Canada. The categories encompass several genres, including fiction, narrative non-fiction, and children’s literature. Joan Baxter…

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Youth political parties on campus try to thrive

Benjamin Mowat has been a student at both the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University for two years, but he’s no stranger to politics. As soon as he graduated from high school, he began work on Olivia Chow’s campaign for mayor of Toronto, where he lived at the time. “And that was an incredibly…

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Religious groups a force of charity in Halifax

Charity doesn’t have to mean religion is involved, but for several religious charity groups across Halifax, faith is important to what their organizations do. Bibles for Missions Thrift Store, located in Sackville, sells goods donated by the local community, and the profits go to the Bible League of Canada—a charity that develops churches in 47…

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