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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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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International students struggling to return to campus

As Dalhousie University prepares to welcome students back on campus, international students struggle with unclear government policies and slow university responses.  Returning international students have received conflicting, confusing and late information from the Dalhousie International Centre (IC.)   Dalhousie did not respond to the Dalhousie Gazette’s requests for an interview regarding this article.    The “Cold, mechanical voice” of the International Centre …

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Celebrating Black History Month online

Black History Month events are now happening at the Halifax Public Libraries, but this year people don’t have to live in Halifax to attend.  Due to COVID-19 this year’s programming, called African Heritage Month, has shifted to an online setting.   Hopefully, this means events will be attended by a broader audience than would usually be possible, said…

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