Stories by Aya Al-Hakim

People who attended the event at the Black Cultural Centre of Nova Scotia.

Equality‘Different races working together and having joy together’

Elimination of Racism event features cultural, artistic performances

Mar 20, 2016

Genealogy Why the Halifax Central Library has added a second genealogist

More people are looking at their past thanks to the increasing popularity of online sources

Mar 18, 2016

RCMP headquarters in Cole Harbour.

Police Man with knife steals woman’s purse in Lower Sackville

RCMP say suspect fled after struggle with 49-year-old woman

Mar 15, 2016

Katie Brousseau going through her adult colouring book.

TrendAre adult colouring books really therapeutic?

An art therapist explains the limits of these books as a tool for dealing with stress

Mar 11, 2016

New Syrian students being welcomed by Citadel High.

Syrian Refugees Goodbye Google Translate, hello Arabic translators: Citadel High seeks volunteers

With the influx of Syrian students, Halifax school is trying to expand its resources

Mar 7, 2016

From the left: Dr. Doris Mitchell, Dr. Chris Bourdon and Cheyenne Mary.

Health Why a health panel wants indigenous elders in hospitals

Three health professionals suggest ways to make the health system better for indigenous people

Mar 3, 2016

On the left, Tom Murphy, and on the right former Lt. Governor Mayann Francis, taking questions.

Education What is the best way to bring about social change? Ask Mayann Francis

Mayann Francis says education helped chart her journey from Whitney Pier to lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia

Mar 2, 2016

From the left, Kim Cain (organizer), Wendie W. Poitras (organizer), Folami Jones and the other two panelists.

Hair 'We are thinking of a solution to our identity as if whiteness is the rightness'

Wendie W. Poitras studies how black women process and treat their hair

Feb 29, 2016

Owners of Stillwell bar on Barrington St. hope to open a beer garden this summer.

Beer After losing bid, Stillwell searches for new beer garden location

Owners of popular bar want to offer Halifax 'the best spot to drink beer outside'

Feb 26, 2016

The next step in the evolution of news: Chat apps

Popular messaging platforms no longer just for sexting and selfies

Jan 15, 2016