Stories by Sara Ericsson

From left: Colin Dodds, Howard Ramos, Jon Penney and Robert Finbow answer questions from moderator Brian Bow, far right, and audience members.

Trans-Pacific PartnershipWhat the Trans-Pacific Partnership means for Nova Scotia

Panellists answer questions about how the trade agreement may affect Halifax, province

Mar 24, 2016

The Bloomfield development will feature housing units of different prices and sizes, as well as commercial spaces.

HousingBloomfield project offers ‘different approach’ to housing in Nova Scotia

The province is looking to offset risk to taxpayers by partnering with business

Mar 23, 2016

This alert was issued as part of Newfoundland's test run, which also happened Wednesday.

Test RunDon’t worry, that noise was just a test of the emergency alert system

A loud noise and TV, radio messages alert Nova Scotians to test run

Mar 16, 2016

Rebecca Thomas, in a photo from her Facebook profile. She is the municipality's sixth poet laureate.

Slam poetryNew Mi'kmaw poet laureate: ‘the squeaky wheel gets the grease’

Thomas intends to be a voice for Mi’kmaq people in Nova Scotia

Mar 15, 2016

Beals (left)

Court'Something happened – we just didn't prove what happened'

Doreze Martin Beals, who faced five charges in confinement case, found not guilty on all counts

Mar 14, 2016

Mental HealthMental health awareness requires open dialogue: panel

Dalhousie students and others describe their mental health experiences

Mar 3, 2016

Monique Francis cries as she looks at her new kitchen. The family had a countdown written on a whiteboard at their previous home, and now they get to wipe it clean.

housingTwo Spryfield families now have keys to new Habitat for Humanity homes

Single mother of four says process is ‘more than just purchasing a house’

Mar 1, 2016

Needs of women refugees not being met, says prof

Book explores mothering in conflict areas and how displacement affects women and families

Feb 16, 2016

Ben Wedge, chair of the Halifax Cycling Coalition explains the advantages of cycling in winter.

RecreationCycling group promotes winter safety

Halifax Cycling Coalition is encouraging Haligonians to get on their bikes during the winter

Feb 12, 2016

Kate Rancourt addresses auxiliary symptoms of PVD.

Health‘You wouldn’t own a car and not look under the hood’

“Taking Care of Down There” event examined sexual health issues — medical and social

Feb 10, 2016