Province’s fixed election dates controversial among students

On Oct. 13, Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservative government introduced legislation to fix provincial election dates.   Elections Nova Scotia is welcoming this decision, as the province is the last jurisdiction in Canada to set fixed election dates. “We’re very pleased to see a fixed election cycle come to Nova Scotia,” said Elections Nova Scotia policy and…

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Q & A with actor Breton Lalama

Breton Lalama is a Halifax-based comedian, actor and writer. They have participated in a variety of American and Canadian TV shows, musicals and theatrical plays throughout their career, and are involved with LGBTQ+ rights activism. 

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The need for rent control

  Editor’s note and update: On Oct. 20, 2021, Premier Tim Houston reversed his position and announced that rent control will remain in the province –– with rental increases being capped at two per cent –– until Dec. 31, 2023. The following article is unedited and was published on Oct. 1, 2021, in issue 154-3…

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The first year on your own

While September has brought with it a return to in-person classes at Dalhousie University, the return to campus also means this month is many students’ first time living alone. The Dalhousie Gazette spoke to students from Dal and the University of King’s College to learn their tips for students finding themselves in a new living space.   Know…

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Residence rejections leave students in a housing crisis

As classes return to campus, Dalhousie University has limited its residence capacity to 80 per cent this fall, housing around 1,800 students instead of the 2,300 they did prior to the pandemic, according to a statement on the university’s website.   As the average rent in Halifax continues to grow, many students who weren’t able to secure a spot in…

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The show must go on

Virtual Reality

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted in-person plays nationwide since last spring, but a local performance company called Heist recently collaborated with other Canadian theatre companies to showcase Frequencies: a play presented entirely in virtual reality.  “There is no footprint and the possibilities are endless,” says Sylvia Bell, the virtual reality operator and production manager for Frequencies. “There’s no ending in what we can do to make entertainment, to make art and…

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Don’t cancel your 2021 new year’s resolutions

Despite countless opinion pieces written about the difference between vulnerability and weakness, our society continues to link the two ideas together. Humans fear others will take advantage of our fragility or point ridicule at us. We take countless measures to hide embarrassing moments, childish hopes, nightmares and extravagant fantasies from even our closest friends. This is why new year’s resolutions become less and less popular as years go by.

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Dalhousie Poets: growing pains

Editor’s note: This piece was first published in an online issue of the Dalhousie Gazette (issue 5, volume 153). The following version has one additional poem than the original piece. doodles  i wonder what this whole growing up thing is like   the similarities between my old self and this hurried, charcoal sketch of a college girl …

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