Halifax Regional Council has voted to register the former home and property of Dr. Clement Ligoure, the first Black doctor in Nova Scotia. Ligoure treated victims of the Halifax Explosion from a private clinic in his home at 5812 North St.

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Tracey Jones-Grant (left, HRM managing director of diversity & inclusion). Tamar Pryor Brown (centre, senior advisor at African Nova Scotian Affairs Integration Office) Crystal Mulder (right, African Nova Scotian community specialist for the Halifax Public Libraries) at the African Heritage Month kick-off event on Jan. 26, 2023.

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9 events for you to watch, listen, create and learn through Black history

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Angela Simmonds speaks at Nova Scotia Liberal Party’s leadership debate on
April 28, 2022.

Preston MLA Angela Simmonds resigns

First African Nova Scotian deputy Speaker leaves after 18 months

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A person reaches for a snack at the Eating Disorders: Not Just a White Folks' Problem event hosted by Eating Disorders Nova Scotia at SMU on Jan. 24, 2023.

Eating disorder support in works for Black people in Nova Scotia

Rising food insecurity highlights need for support

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Canada will expand medically-assisted death to patients with mental disorders. The amendments are scheduled to take effect on March 17, 2023.

‘Scared for a lot of people’: Dal student says assisted-dying expansion could hurt the mentally ill

Changes also criticized by Halifax bioethicist who quit euthanasia committee

Dec 12, 2022

Halifax Circus trains students, like HR worker Tamara Smith (centre), who have no experience in the art form.

Anyone can run away to Halifax Circus

Professional troupe trains newbies alongside seasoned performers

Nov 28, 2022

A person plays a VLT

Numbers Game: Video lottery keeps on spinning, and Nova Scotians keep on getting hurt

More than 30 years after being introduced, the "crack cocaine of gambling" is alive and well

Jun 10, 2022

West Halifax MP Lena Metlege Diab announces funding for the Bella Rose Arts Centre Society as, from left, Lee Anne Amaral, Russell Walker, Amie Moore and Gary O’Hara listen.

Federal government announces funding for Bella Rose Arts Centre Society

Theatre will use $300,000 for new light and sound equipment

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Members of Nova Scotia ACORN rally outside of Halifax City Hall prior to a Tuesday’s meeting  where council discussed several housing issues.

Halifax council tackles housing crisis with new proposed bylaws

City moves on rental property registry, new short-term rental rules, affordable housing funding

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(File photo) New studies using data from the 2021 Census find racialized Canadians earn less than non-racialized, non-Indigenous university graduates two years after earning a bachelor's degree.

Racialized people earn less money despite higher education levels: Statistics Canada report

Two years after graduating, graduates less likely to be unionized or have pension plan coverage, says study

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Daniel Boyd explains the size of glass microspheres to MP Andy Fillmore.

$1.7 million in ACOA funding announced for Halifax bioscience labs

One company, ClearDynamic, to treat joint pain with microscopic glass balls

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Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna gives an update on the Monterey Park mass shooting during a press conference on Jan. 22.

Halifax Chinese community mourns Monterey Park mass shooting victims

California shooting: Lunar New Year event leaves 11 dead, 9 injured

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The 41 Dartmouth-Dalhousie bus route will be suspended as of Feb. 27.

Halifax Transit cuts routes and reduces trips

Staff shortages blamed; transit union points to work conditions

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