Halifax

Journalists standing up for journalists

Journalism students from King’s College made the trip to the Chronicle Herald offices on Feb. 3 to show support for the workers on strike, and to send a message to the Herald. Their message? Students will not be scabbed out. It was reported by the CBC Nova Scotia bureau on Jan. 12 that the Herald…

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NSCAD delays decision for 37 per cent tuition fee hike

  More than 20 students at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) stormed a Thursday night Board of Governors meeting to protest a proposed 37 per cent tuition fee increase. The Board tabled the tuition fee hike proposal. “I’m extremely proud of our members,” said Gabriel Soligo, President of the Student Union of…

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Anti-war protesters gather at security forum

About 30 people gathered at Cornwallis Park on Saturday to protest the Halifax Security Forum. The annual anti-war rally heard speeches from former Halifax poet laureate El Jones and Marxist-Leninist Party member Allan Bezanson. Protesters carrying drums and signs braved the rain to stand outside the Westin Hotel. Signs read: “Resistance is a Right” and…

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Bringing veggies to Halifax

David and Jen Greenberg want their customers to get their hands dirty. On paper, the Greenbergs sell organic fruits and veggies from their farm, Abundant Acres. In reality, they do so much more: the Greenbergs are reconnecting Nova Scotians to farming. It all starts with the produce pack: a weekly delivery of organic fruits and…

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Out of the Cold shelter searching for volunteers

  Out of the Cold is a volunteer-run organization working to provide the homeless and precariously-housed with shelter and community support. Located in St. Matthew’s Church on Barrington Street, they assist the 200-225 individuals who access the shelter every year. The shelter opens their doors on December 1st and runs until April 30th, open from…

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Why was Halifax’s town crier search unsuccessful?

To best come to an understanding of developments in respect to Halifax Regional Municipality and their decision relating to the position of Halifax Town Crier, it is perhaps best to review the process that led to this decision. Following the death of Peter Cox, who served as Halifax Town Crier for 35 years, the Nova…

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Doctors share ways to improve health care system

  Outcomes for cancer patients could improve by at least 30 per cent if scientific research evidence were used regularly in the healthcare system, a Dalhousie professor told audience members at the Halifax Central Library on Oct. 26. “All this scientific research is being done at home, right here in Nova Scotia – but our…

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Preview: Holocaust Education Week

The first of November marks the beginning of the 12th Annual Holocaust Education Week. The Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC) is hosting the commemorations in Halifax, which will run until November 8. Edna Levine, Director of Community Engagement at the AJC, says this week will give people a glimpse into what survivors experienced. “We can learn…

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Environmental racism bill hopes to get to second reading

Lincolnville has a large African-Nova Scotian community, and it also has a landfill right beside it. This isn’t rare for the African-Nova Scotian community: throughout the province, there are several toxic waste sites — many of which lie near African-Nova Scotian, Acadian or Mi’kmaq communities. This is known as environmental racism. Environmental racism refers to…

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

At the Oct. 20 meeting of the Halifax Regional Council meeting, council voted 11-5 to follow a staff recommendation to cease looking for a new town crier for Halifax. This followed a search conducted by the staff earlier this year which drew no candidates. But the question arises, how did this vacancy first come to…

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