Inder Kaur at a protest outside the minister of immigration's office

COVID-19 exposing cracks in Canada's immigration system

Canadians who have spousal sponsorship applications in process are facing increased delays due to COVID-19

2 weeks ago | News

Singapore Skyline

Some crowded cities have been spared the worst of COVID-19

Singapore and Hong Kong, despite being densely populated, have largely held the disease at bay. Other big metros have been hard hit.

2 weeks ago | News

Lia Beveridge has been working to keep her restaurant alive during the pandemic.

Nova Scotia beats back COVID: but for how long?

When it faced a surge of cases in November, the province had one chance to get it right

2 weeks ago | News

Mike Smaggus and Snoopy, a little Bichon Frise, were separated on May 29, 2020.

A Dartmouth Realtor took a tenant’s dog. Now police have reopened the case.

The story of Snoopy continues as two brothers fight to get him back

Feb 14, 2021 | News

Spotlight

2020 COPA Silver Award Winner, Best Interactive/Infographic Story (Academic)

Newsrooms, the heat is on

Scientists and governments have declared a climate emergency. Journalists debate.

Nov 18, 2019

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.

2020 COPA Gold Award Winner, Best Interactive/Infographic Story (Academic)

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

Troy Power and DJ Lyra performing at the Derby Showbar

The second act: How Halifax venues are reopening in COVID-19

Hear from the Bus Stop Theatre, Neptune Theatre, Hopscotch Festival and the Derby Showbar

Feb 13, 2021 | Arts

A seal jumps onto a dock at the Halifax waterfront.

Online animal medic training means marine mammals aren't left behind during COVID-19

Marine Animal Response Society launches virtual training for volunteers

Feb 13, 2021 | News

Linda MacDonald (left) and Jeanne Sarson have been fighting human trafficking in Nova Scotia since the 1990s.

Activists say human trafficking 'should be talked about like we talk about the weather'

More conversation, reduced stigma needed to keep up recent progress and create change

Feb 12, 2021 | News

Roo was adopted in 2018 by The Signal's Antonia Whelan.

Cats get VIP meetings with potential owners, leading to spike in N.S. adoptions

Dartmouth shelter says one-on-one meeting adoption process has been a success

Feb 12, 2021 | News

Photo illustration of person with health card. Health card numbers are being collected to develop race-based health data model in Nova Scotia.

Researchers work with African Nova Scotian communities in Dartmouth on health registry

OmiSoore Dryden’s project Don’t Count Us Out! began in summer 2020

Feb 12, 2021 | Community Health News

Changes are needed to better protect HRP IT systems, auditor general finds.

Halifax police not keeping IT secure, misled board: auditor general

A report found that only five of 67 recommendations suggested in 2017 were completed, despite HRP claims

Feb 12, 2021 | News