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Halifax haunts

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

Like most old towns, Halifax has accumulated its share of ghost stories over the years.  Just ask Andrew Aulenback – local librarian and ghost enthusiast – who’s running two ghost tours this month in the spirit of Halloween.   His first ghost tour is taking place on Oct. 30 at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.  “The…

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Inaccess-A-Bus

In this image: A photo of a Metro Transit (Halifax Transit) Access-a-Bus sign.

Halifax Transit’s accesible services are not enough. Advocate Brian George says “someone who’s able-bodied doesn’t necessarily know what we need.”

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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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Dal’s Cuba program loses its pioneer and pilot

After joining Dalhousie University in 1989, Marian MacKinnon retired at the end of the last school year. A 30-year staff member of the faculty of Arts and Sciences, MacKinnon spent the majority of her time in the department of International Development Studies. She left behind a legacy of impacting people and their education.   A lot…

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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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