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The aeration lagoon next to the Boat Harbour treatment facility. This photo was taken in 2009.

How Boat Harbour went from a clean estuary to a waste treatment lagoon

Northern Pulp is going to shut down on Jan. 31, putting a stop to the flow of industrial wastewater into Boat Harbour

Jan 29, 2020

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

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Online Features: Take a number

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

Experts say African Nova Scotians face particular health barriers.

Why better data collection could improve health of African Nova Scotians

Experts say they need race-based data collection to inform their research and secure funding

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Selina Pottle at MSVU, where she accumulated $70,000 in student debt as a former student.

Life after debt? Nearly 1,000 student loans included in bankruptcy filings last year

Nearly 17 per cent of bankruptcies filed in 2019 included student loans

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The eBay pop-up store that was placed on the waterfront last summer. Image provided by Saltbox Modern Engineered Spaces

From shipyards to backyards; Shipping containers are entering the real estate scene

Will shipping container homes be in HRM’s future? One expert doesn't think it's likely

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Lynn Jones has been advocating for reparations for years.

Legacy of racism still needs to be dealt with, say activists

Activist says every African Nova Scotian community has been disadvantaged by history of racism

7 days ago | News

Kenneth Walker Park playground at 3221 Romans Ave. is one of 10 HRM playgrounds that will benefit from new equipment.

Slide into fun this year with new and improved Halifax playgrounds

The playgrounds aren’t unsafe, but city says they’ve reached the end of their life cycle

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Sharon Cave, the founder of the project.

Halifax woman plans to give girls their Cinderella moment through her 100 Dresses painting project

Sharon Cave helps teens dance the night away by donating used prom dresses to the Glass Slipper Organization

7 days ago | News

Sheena Jamieson, the Halifax Central Library's community navigator, reads from a book display she put together.

For Halifax’s only library social worker, a ‘circle of care’ extends to all

Sheena Jamieson helps staff and customers build better relationships

7 days ago | News