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

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

1 week ago | 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

2 weeks ago | 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.

2 weeks ago | 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

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

Hello City troupe (with the exception of Beth Poulsen) pose at Shakespeare by the Sea in Point Pleasant Park on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The troupe had performed an improv show at the 30th Halifax Fringe Festival during the pandemic.

Improv community aims to build on pandemic momentum

With the recent surge of online classes, local improvisers agree their craft is gaining in popularity

Mar 23, 2021 | Arts News

Recent NHL signee Colten Ellis stands next to his hometown sign of River Denys, in March 2020, while wearing his St. Louis Blues draft jersey.

Cape Breton goaltender beats small town odds, signs NHL contract

20-year-old becomes first Cape Breton born goaltender to sign with an NHL franchise

Mar 23, 2021 | News Sports

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

Feb 22, 2021 | 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.

Feb 22, 2021 | News