Stories by Caora McKenna

Canada’s (m)other tongues

The state of Canada’s ethnic media

May 18, 2017

Kardeisha Provo, stands outside the North Preston Community Centre. She just launched a youtube channel to bring stories from her community to the world.

RadioMeet the North Preston teen who's showing you her community

"Exactly what we need: we need youth voice we need it raw."

Feb 8, 2017

There are tons of places to rent gear around the city for free - learn more in our full show.

LifeBarter, trade and borrow

Places and people all over Halifax are finding new ways to add value to their lives without spending money.

Jan 16, 2017

Evan Groens helps Ann Faraman fix the front brakes on her bike.

TransportationPutting the brakes on bicycle maintenance costs

Students save money by learning to do own cycle fixes

Oct 21, 2016

President of the King's Students' Union, Aidan McNally (right) celebrates what she calls a victory for the student movement Thursday.

EducationStudent action blocks possible tuition hike

"We can really see this as a success for the students' movement'

Oct 14, 2016

Amina Abawajy uses sidewalk chalk to demand accessible post-secondary tuition for students in Nova Scotia.

PoliticsLt.-Gov. delivers throne speech at Province House

Activists use throne speech to have their voices heard

Oct 14, 2016

Kate Watson paid $950 to have her name displayed in the Halifax Ferry Terminal. Commuters heading home to District 5 see her every day.

HRM VotesRunning for council? All you need is cash

'If you have fewer dollars ... the less likely you are to be elected'

Oct 13, 2016

Andrés Arteaga didn't vote in the referendum in part because he was so sure the yes side would win. After the result he was "in complete shock."

InternationalColombia peace vote makes waves in Canada

South American country 'more divided now than ever'

Oct 12, 2016

Rachel Berman (left) and Maddie Johnson viewing the REDRESS Project opening at Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax.

ArtArtist hopes visitors feel 'gravity' of loss

Exhibit moves 'away from victimhood into something more powerful'

Oct 12, 2016

MusicThe Signal interviews renowned Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster

Artist dishes on music-industry longevity, family and her favourite Christmas carol

Oct 4, 2016

Matt Walters drives students to and from the Halifax Airport. Photo by Caora McKenna

TransportationAirport taxi service preps for weekend 'madness'

Heading home for Thanksgiving? There are more ways to catch a flight than calling a taxi

Oct 3, 2016