Posts Tagged ‘Nova Scotia’

One strike, you’re out

Rising greenhouse gas emissions are still having disastrous impacts on the planet. That’s why a group of people have come up with an innovative new way to fight climate change.   Earth Strike is a grassroots organization founded in November 2018. Its goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by planning protests leading up to a global…

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Nova Scotia’s new gender option for birth certificates

In this image: a Nova Scotia birth certificate.

Nova Scotians now have a new gender marker option for birth certificates.  As part of changes to the Vital Statistics Act, the provincial government is introducing the letter “X” as a gender option for all birth certificates in Nova Scotia. This change is in addition to the previous choice of “F” or “M.”   On top of this, the fee that was previously required to change the sex indicator…

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A new way to get help?

In this image: a phone on the eMentalHealth page.

 A variety of e-mental health tools are currently being piloted across Nova Scotia’s post-secondary campuses. The hope is that these tools will help alleviate appointment wait-times and provide counselling alternatives to students in need.   “As someone who had seen and used on-campus counselling, I saw the pros and cons to what on-campus counselling was like and understood the need for something…

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Canada grows, while NS stagnates

The population of Canada has been steadily growing, but this isn’t the case for Atlantic Canada. In the past 25 years, Canada’s population has grown over 25 per cent while Nova Scotia sits at merely 3 per cent.  Immigrants are critical for Nova Scotia to turn around its economy.   The provincial government has taken serious efforts to increase…

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Briefs of the week

Week of Sept. 24, 2018 No smoking on municipal property starting mid-October Amendments to Halifax’s “respecting nuisances bylaw” will go ahead as planned starting Oct. 15. Over the summer, Halifax Regional Council voted to prohibit smoking or vaping on municipal property except in designated locations. This includes both tobacco and cannabis. The designated locations have…

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Growing the game

The Dalhousie Water Polo Association is trying to grow the game at Dalhousie University and throughout Nova Scotia. “We would really like to expand in that there is nobody for us to play in this province,” said the club’s President, Annie Chinneck. Dylan Samson who is a part of the club, said when he joined…

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Good People Doing Good Things: Meghan Noel

Meghan Noel is a fourth-year student at Dalhousie University majoring in political science and minoring in law and society. Her program involves a co-op placement with the John Howard Society of Nova Scotia, where she’s been able to plan a book drive. The John Howard Society is a non-governmental organization with locations in every province…

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What’s been going on at Dal??

racism, Masuma Khan

Editor’s Note: Words are used to communicate specific ideas; a word is only useful to the extent that it‘s common meaning is understood by each person. In modern discourse, racism and racist are used to communicate a number of related but decidedly distinct ideas, so they‘ve become inefficient, if not totally counter-productive. Systemic racism or…

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Indigenous art a staple of Nova Scotian culture

October 1 is Treaty Day in Nova Scotia; it marks the beginning of Mi’kmaq History Month. The purpose of Mi’kmaq History Month is to celebrate Mi’kmaq culture and history, which Dalhousie University students take part in every day as they attend their classes on traditional Mi’kmaq territory. From the Nova Scotia Art Gallery, to the…

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Nova Scotian made film debuts at AFF

Filmed off of the South Shore of Nova Scotia, The Crescent unfolds as a horrifying tale of mother and son who visit a family beach house following the death of a loved one. Nova Scotia filmmaker Seth Smith directs the film. It’s original, experimental and visually gripping. Mother, Beth (Danika Vandersteen,) crafts paper marbling – a…

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