Stories by Andrea McGuire

Andrea McGuire

Andrea McGuire is a journalism student from Newfoundland. Before coming to King's College, she completed a master's degree in folklore at Memorial University. She likes cats, plants, and playing accordion.

Women Unlimited is a not-for-profit organization in Nova Scotia helping women pursue careers in the trades.

‘There are women coming into the industry now facing exactly the same things I did 30 years ago’

More initiatives are aiming to attract female trades workers, but sexism in the workplace remains 'a huge challenge'

Feb 14, 2020

A new tool rental app, "The Good Neighbour," launched in HRM last month.

'Airbnb of tools' app joins Halifax tool sharing economy

The Good Neighbour tool rental app launched in HRM last month, but some are concerned about its effects on community

Feb 8, 2020

Kierra D’penha, 8, coded a message for astronauts at the Halifax Central Library on Tuesday.

How some kids are sending jokes into orbit while learning to code

Kids code messages for astronauts Tuesday as part of Astro Pi: Mission Zero project

Feb 5, 2020

Cindy Moxsom demonstrated at Tuesday's rally about roadside memorials in HRM.

‘Save our crosses,’ chant grieving families at roadside memorial rally

'I don’t believe anybody should regulate how long our grief should last,' says woman who lost son in car crash

Jan 29, 2020

University of King's College launched a scholarly inquiry into their historical connections with slavery in Feb. 2018. The results of that inquiry were presented during an information session Monday afternoon.

King's College founder Charles Inglis contributed to 'legacy of slavery'

Scholarly inquiry shows many university founders had deep ties to slavery

Jan 28, 2020

Dogs came to lend a paw for Shelter Nova Scotia at the "Dog Days" fundraiser, which was organized by Bed Bug Detectives.

Dog-themed fundraiser fetches money for Shelter Nova Scotia

Dog Days fundraiser part of ongoing efforts to help the non-profit raise $160,000 by March to keep programs running

Jan 27, 2020

A roadside memorial at the intersection of Duke Street and Damascus Road in Bedford. HRM is currently surveying residents for their thoughts about roadside memorials like this one.

"To take that cross from me, I would be devastated"

After tensions escalated over the removal of a roadside memorial in 2018, HRM is seeking public feedback to guide future policies

Jan 27, 2020

Mi'kmaq poet and artist, Michelle Sylliboy, and Dal Reads chairperson Marlo MacKay.

Mi’kmaq hieroglyphic language highlighted in poet’s talk and birch bark workshop

Michelle Sylliboy’s poetry collection and birch bark workshop brings Mi’kmaq hieroglyphic characters to life

Jan 19, 2020

Colin Kibenge-MacLeod poses with his cane.

Part-time users of canes and wheelchairs highlight 'spectrum of disability'

3 in 5 Canadians with disabilities have fluctuating symptoms, report says

Jan 18, 2020