Stories by Blake Prendergast

Christy Bojarksi and her son Sebastian look through their living room window at the construction site for The Keep condominium.

DevelopmentQuinpool blasting will be ‘much safer than people think’

Construction of new Quinpool condo to begin with a bang. Literally.

Feb 12, 2016

Premier Stephen McNeil says government data belongs to the people.

TransparencyGovernment data belongs to the people: premier

Portal features a catalogue of 137 datasets from civic addresses to unclaimed estate funds

Feb 8, 2016

Opposition MLA Tim Houston says he still has questions as to whether taxpayers are getting value for ministers’ expenses.

AccountabilityExpense data is difficult to use, say opposition MLAs

Legislative oversight committee on public money questions bureaucracy on expense reporting

Feb 4, 2016

The Jian Ghomeshi trial began this week and has garnered significant media attention.

LawWhy trials can still result in a 'lack of justice' for victims

Director of sexual assault centre says celebrity trials highlight the lack of support for victims

Feb 3, 2016

Lyne Brun reviews a newsroom resource prepared for media by the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.

WellnessHow the workplace can be a problem and a solution for mental illness

New data show mental illness, anxiety and stress disorders are prevalent

Jan 28, 2016

Alex King never paints from a photo, even if it means standing in the cold for hours.

Snow day artWhat does a NSCAD student do with a snow day?

Alex King braves the cold in the name of art

Jan 13, 2016

Barbara Gavin hopes to catch criminals in the act with her continuously recording security camera.

CrimeCole Harbour residents keep a lookout for vandals

Mapped Halifax crime data reveals a cluster of petty crime in Cole Harbour

Jan 12, 2016

Trolls anonymously post offensive and provocative subject matter to upset others for their own amusement.

Online behaviourAntisocial media and the cruel web

Halifax comedian has mixed feelings about online trolling

Nov 9, 2015