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The call of the North Atlantic right whale

A model of a North Atlantic right whale in a museum.

An experiment is underway in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.  The experiment involves boats, planes, autonomous underwater vehicles and sonobuoys (buoys which can detect underwater sounds). It covers 1,500 square kilometres and is being run by groups from Dalhousie University, the Canadian Armed Forces and more.  Their goal is to find a method of surveying and tracking North Atlantic…

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Living with Crohn’s

Jason Isaacs is 26 years old and studies clinical psychology at Dal. He is one of 10 Canadian students awarded with the Crohn’s and Colitis Scholarship.

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Fighting the rising opioid crisis

Editor’s note: This article discusses drug abuse, the opioid crisis and overdose.  A national report released in June states that 4,460 deaths occurred in 2018 due to opioids.  In Canada, 20 per cent of accidental opioid-related deaths (most commonly accidental overdose) happened to people aged 20 to 29. In Nova Scotia, this number was higher at 25…

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Dal apologizes to Black Nova Scotians for its racist history

In this image: A headshot of Afua Cooper.

On Sept. 5, Dalhousie University made history by officially acknowledging the anti-Black racism imbedded into the institution by its founding father George Ramsay, the ninth Earl of Dalhousie.  A reception was held in honour of the completion of the Report on Lord Dalhousie’s History on Slavery and Race, commissioned in 2016 by Dal’s Senate Chair Kevin…

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Halifax’s unprecedented rental crisis

In this image: Someone about to turn the page on the Nova Scotia Residential Tenancies Act

A rental crisis has led to the lowest vacancy rate Halifax has experienced in decades. The issue has resulted in increased rent prices, precarious living and an absence of affordable housing in the city.  After three years of record-breaking population growth in the city, Halifax’s vacancy rate for apartment rentals hit an all-time low this year…

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