Chemistry students faint in lab, no cause given by university

Five students from a first-year Dalhousie University chemistry lab were taken to hospital Oct. 11, including two who fainted. The cause of the hospitalizations remains unknown. 

The lab, entitled “qualitative identification of cations” took place from 1 to 4 p.m on that date. It entailed testing unknown substances by exposing them to different solutions to determine the presence of specific cations. A cation is a specific type of ion studied in chemistry.

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Edward Street home recommended as municipal heritage property

Neighbours of an Edward Street home recently purchased by Dalhousie University will soon see if their efforts to save the house be successful.
The property, located on 1245 Edward St. and constructed in 1897, was acquired by Dalhousie in July 2021 and is slated to be demolished. Dalhousie has not released specific plans for the site, but sees this as an “answer to affordable housing needs.”

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