Stories by Ben Jamieson

Halifax Regional Police Headquarters

Criminal RecordsPolice looking at cost of criminal record checks for volunteers

Cost of criminal record checks can be a barrier for potential volunteers

Mar 23, 2016

Peter Dreimanis (left) and Leah Fay, of Canadian rock group July Talk perform at Halifax Pop Explosion, 2015

Music FestivalsLow dollar might hurt festivals but could help musicians

Festivals say it’s too costly to bring in U.S. acts because of the exchange rate

Mar 16, 2016

Rush Morrison (left) shows off his singing voice

MusicHalifax Music Co-op teaches local kids for free

Sistema program offers alternative to high priced music lessons

Mar 15, 2016

Handmade designs by Nigerian single mothers featured in local fashion show

EmpowermentHandmade Nigerian clothes bring awareness about malaria

Clothes made by women in the African country worn on catwalk in Cherry Brook

Mar 12, 2016

Lynn Hartwell,(middle) deputy minister Department of Community Services presents to provincial government

Child welfareEarly intervention can help in the long run for child welfare

Department of Community Services looking at more prevention and early intervention

Mar 8, 2016

Minister Responsible for Youth Kelly Regan speaks with former summer student Jennifer West

UpdatedProvince wants students to Make it Here with new government jobs

Students will have more opportunity to find work with provincial government this summer

Mar 4, 2016

Dalhousie University claims that CEM misrepresented savings.

GovernanceNew Dalhousie senators represent diversity on campus but election process unclear

Work isn't over for equity on campus, says Dalhousie Student Union

Feb 23, 2016

The YMCA and local schools say they are used to helping immigrant families get settled and are ready for Syrian families.

RefugeesYMCA and local schools are ready for Syrian refugee children

The province says up to 30 Syrian families will be settling in Nova Scotia by the end of December

Dec 2, 2015