“First and foremost, we want to make sure that the children are safe,” said Sean François, parent and coach with Basketball Nova Scotia and the Cole Harbour Rockets. François acknowledges background checks can be time-consuming, but they are necessary.

Screening youth basketball coaches 'should be mandatory' — but it’s not

Basketball Nova Scotia puts onus to complete background checks on local clubs

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Brian Daly is the Atlantic director of the Canadian Association of Black Journalists.

New journalism program aims to 'have the black voice heard'

Halifax will host Canada's first J-School Noire program in February at NSCC Ivany campus

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The new Out of the Cold emergency shelter on College Street.

‘It’s liberating’: Out of the Cold shelter gets new home in Halifax

Although happy with the move, volunteer says the shelter is a Band-Aid solution to housing insecurity

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Spotlight

A panoramic view towards the mouth of the Halifax Harbour, spanning the Dartmouth waterfront to the Halifax waterfront, from the centre of the A. Murray MacKay Bridge.

Climate crisis

Harbour rising

Climate change will cause the waters in Halifax Harbour to rise by a metre or more, threatening more than a billion dollars of harbourfront real estate

Nov 9, 2019

Waiting is part of the Nova Scotia health-care system.

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Delays, shortages and frustration. An investigation into Nova Scotia's beleaguered health-care system

Mar 26, 2019

A photo illustration of memory.

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The memory puzzle

The uncertainty of memory poses a challenge for narrative journalists

Dec 31, 2018

Kira Noble looks at her new smart meter.

Nova Scotia Power customers raise concerns about surprise meter upgrades

Two customers lost power for hours after meters were upgraded

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Mary Mclean, Connie Macmillan and Cindy Jussup show off their pink boxing gloves.

Punching out Parkinson's: How a boxing class is supporting people living with Parkinson's

The program started in June 2019 with eight regulars, now new people show up every week

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Jillian Banfield cycling near the Dalhousie campus.

'99 priorities' but a bike lane ain't one

Cycling advocates want Halifax to make bike lanes safer in the winter

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1029 Tower Rd. in Halifax could be demolished soon.

200-year-old Halifax house could face the wrecking ball

History lovers say loss of heritage buildings leave 'big gaps'

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Some HRM residents use the Halifax Recycles app to track their neighbourhood's collection schedules.

Rural recycling: Two Halifax communities to get weekly pickup

Eastern Passage and Cow Bay to benefit from schedule change in 2021

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Peace by Chocolate CEO Tareq Hadhad signs his Canadian citizenship.

Tareq Hadhad becomes citizen

Ceremony in Halifax welcomes former Syrian refugee and 48 other new Canadian citizens

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Representatives from the Department of Health and Wellness and the College of Dental Hygienists of Nova Scotia meeting the Standing Committee on Health at the Nova Scotia Legislature

Children's oral health care in Nova Scotia needs improvement, a new strategy may provide the help it needs

Fewer children are using services provided by the Department of Health and Wellness

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