Coping with COVID

As we enter the second year of the pandemic, students in the Online Features Workshop explore how our lives have changed – and the ‘new normal’ that could lie ahead.

Mar 23, 2021 | Magazine

Congregate living settings in Western Canada have been hit hard during the second wave of COVID-19.

For long-term care homes in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, COVID came later, then hit hard

Experts say homes need sweeping changes to safely house vulnerable seniors

May 6, 2021 | News

Those experiencing homelessness in Toronto have continued sleeping in public spaces like Grange Park during the pandemic.

COVID in TorontoStaying safe a daily struggle for the homeless

City's efforts to house the most vulnerable fall short

Apr 28, 2021 | News

Crumpled pieces of paper with the words Human Trafficking.

"I don’t let my daughter go to sleepovers"

Sex-trafficking can cause severe and unique forms of post-traumatic stress disorder; survivors reveal how they learned to cope and how they now help others.  

Apr 27, 2021 | News


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

Ry Shissler says they’d like to see lessons learned from last year “not just thrown aside as emergency measures.” Chief among them are that people will ride bikes if it’s safe to do so and the infrastructure is there.

COVID in TorontoToronto bike sharing trips have surged during COVID-19

Torontonians turned to program in record numbers in 2020 as they got outdoors and avoided transit

Apr 23, 2021 | News

Street art along Vanier Parkway in Ottawa

COVID in OttawaBeing in poverty is tough and COVID-19 just makes it tougher

Advocates say government support programs let too many people fall through the cracks

Apr 23, 2021 | News

IAPMD’s executive director Sandi MacDonald poses for her portrait at the University of King’s College in Halifax on March 16, 2021.

Halifax woman’s non-profit offers support for people with premenstrual disorders

International Association for Premenstrual Disorders (IAPMD) has just started providing live peer support sessions for people locally and around the globe

Apr 7, 2021 | Health News

A patron at Durty Nelly's pub on Argyle Street in Halifax enjoys a glass of beer on March 31, 2021. Depending on if the province decides to loosen public liquor laws, patrons might not be required to stay inside that fence to crack a cold one.

Eased public drinking rules in Canada spark conversation in Halifax

Some say relaxing public drinking laws could curb irresponsible drinking, help businesses

Apr 1, 2021 | News

An Accessible Pedestrian Signal in Halifax.

Glitchy HRM crosswalk buttons making intersections dangerous for the visually impaired

Sighted individuals might not give these crosswalk buttons much thought, but they are a lifeline for other pedestrians.

Apr 1, 2021 | News

A basketball in the University of King’s College’s gym, Halifax. Nate Darling made history when he became the first Nova Scotian-born player to play in the NBA on March 13, 2021

Nova Scotia’s new Darling

How hard work and sacrifice got Bedford’s Nate Darling to the NBA

Apr 1, 2021 | News

Students stroll through Dalhousie University’s quiet campus on South Street, Halifax NS, on March 14, 2021. The once bustling campus has been left mostly deserted by online learning.

Outdoor classes idea appealing to students

Dalhousie University students are interested in an outdoor learning model implemented in Quebec this year

Mar 24, 2021 | Education News

The two signs for Almon Street at its junction with Gottingen Street are a perfect illustration of the difference in effectiveness of both styles of signs. The oversized sign is larger and is mounted over the roadway, while the smaller sign is farther off to the side and harder to read while driving.

Halifax man urges street sign improvements

Project identifies Halifax intersections with hard-to-read street names

Mar 23, 2021 | News