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…

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All that and a pack of hickory sticks

Vincent Breslin has been working as a crossing guard at an intersection beside LeMarchant-St. Thomas Elementary School, a block away from Dalhousie University, for eight years. For seven of those years, he’s been amassing a small crowd of starlings who gather to snatch the “grub” during his shifts. 

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Student housing gets $8 million boost from province

The provincial government announced $8 million in funding for student housing in December, including $3 million for upgrades to housing in Halifax.

Cape Breton University and the Atlantic School of Theology (AST) will receive the funding to build over four hundred student housing spaces. CBU will build a mixed-use housing development on the former Tartan Downs horse race track in Sydney, while AST will expand capacity at their Halifax dormitory.

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Last residence in the dark

A week after Hurricane Fiona moved through Nova Scotia, there were still students living on the Dalhousie University campus without power.
In particular, students living in the Mini Res houses and Glengary Apartments were hit the worst by power outages.

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