Stories by Seth Earle

Commuter trains would use existing infrastructure and be destined for the main station on Hollis Street.

TransportationReady to roll: VIA says they want to finalize a rail plan with HRM

What would it take to give the Maritimes more rail services?

Feb 13, 2017

Trails similar to this one along Beaufort Avenue could soon connect the whole Halifax Regional Municipality with the rest of the country on the Trans Canada Trail network.

Transportation'The Great Trail' just got a little greater

Regional council votes on plan to connect Trans Canada Trail routes before Canada 150

Feb 7, 2017

Councillors voted in favour of a report looking into the effect of plastic bags Thursday.

SustainabilityPolyester or plastic?

Council members pass a motion to look into plastic bag ban or fees

Feb 3, 2017

The first Cape Sharp Tidal turbine, visible in the centre, prior to its installation.

InnovationIs 2017 the year of tidal power in Nova Scotia?

Several companies aim to put tidal turbines into the Bay of Fundy

Feb 3, 2017

New real-time bus locating technology has the potential to keep riders updated on the whereabouts of their bus, especially after fresh snow.

TransitTired of waiting for the bus?

Halifax buses now equipped with real-time location technology

Feb 1, 2017

Grover Fugate speaks at the ‘Planning for the Oceans of Tomorrow’ event Wednesday evening.

OceansAmerican researchers come to Dalhousie to share ocean success story

Three speakers from Rhode Island explain their strategy

Jan 26, 2017

Panellists Mary Brooks, Brian Bow, Amal Ghazal, and Sarah-Jane Corke prepare before the first panel talk on Wednesday night. Missing from the photo: panellist Isaac Saney.

PoliticsWhat will happen when Trump takes office?

Two panels of academics from around Halifax discuss the incoming U.S. President

Jan 20, 2017

The bike lane on University Avenue is one of only two protected lanes in Halifax. The barriers and widened lines between bicycle and vehicle lanes increase safety.

TransportationWith zero vehicle-pedestrian deaths in 2016, are Halifax roads safer?

Even though Halifax hasn’t seen a fatality in over a year, pedestrians are still struck by vehicles on a regular basis

Jan 16, 2017

Matt Walters is all smiles on the ice as he waits for a pass from a teammate Walters plays for the Halifax Co-Ed Hockey League Privateers

Hockey Mixing it up with co-ed hockey

Halifax couple brings men and women together to share in Canada’s sport

Nov 24, 2016