Stories by Andrew Lam

Andrew Lam

Andrew Lam (they/she) is a Chinese and trans journalist interested in labour, LGBTQIA+, and political stories. They hope to leverage their data analytics background for insightful journalism. In her spare time, Andrew enjoys choral singing and hiking.

Quinpool Tower is a large apartment building on Quingate place in Halifax.

What renters and landlords should know about Nova Scotia’s updated tenancy rules

Changes came into effect Feb. 3 following legislation passed in November 2021

Feb 8, 2023

The CMHC reported last week that the average annual rent hike in Halifax in 2022 was 8.9 per cent.

Average rent in Halifax increased at 'fastest pace on record,' CMHC report shows

Halifax resident says she's priced out of the city

Feb 2, 2023

The Mona Campbell building on LeMarchant Street in Halifax houses Dalhousie University’s school of social work. The school is launching a pilot bachelor of social work cohort program for Black and African-Nova Scotian students in September.

New social work program for Black students will teach Africentric approaches at Dalhousie

Cohort of up to 25 students begins in September

Jan 26, 2023

The Halifax Regional Police’s proposed 2023/24 budget includes a funding request for an additional detective position in the hate crimes unit.

Halifax Regional Police asks for more money for hate crimes unit

Many residents oppose funding increase at budget meeting

Jan 23, 2023

The Currant Affairs mocktail (left) is on the menu of The Brooklyn Warehouse restaurant in Halifax.

Drink less alcohol or risk cancer and disease, new Canadian report says

Halifax sobriety educator shares advice on how to reduce alcohol intake

Jan 18, 2023

Attendees at this year’s vigil for the National Day of Remembrance and Action to End Gender-based Violence formed a circle to hear opening remarks and a prayer from elder Marlene Companion.

Reports must lead to action on gender-based violence, advocates say

Calls-to-action come on anniversary of the Montréal Massacre

Dec 14, 2022

In the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona, many Nova Scotians did not have cellular service

CRTC must regulate telecommunications companies’ service failures during extreme weather, advocate says

Consumer-interest lawyer says new Nova Scotia regulations likely fall outside provincial jurisdiction

Dec 5, 2022