Stories by Jesse Laufer

The panel at the Passion for Place public lecture.

Halifax active transportation groups get B.C.-inspired lecture

Vancouver’s Dale Bracewell told Haligonians how the West Coast city is on track to be the world’s “greenest city”

Feb 14, 2016

A house for sale in Halifax, N.S.

MortgagesOwning a condo at 21? It’s a good bet, if you can swing it: bank rep

A banking specialist explains why it could be a good time to buy in Halifax

Feb 11, 2016

Economic Development minister Bains shakes hands with Treasury Board president Scott Brison before announcing the new investments.

Economic developmentNew federal money for fish and tech sectors

Federal officials announce $2.7M for 7 N.S. companies

Feb 9, 2016

A student walks to Dalhousie in the rain

Higher educationLow dollar not causing student boom, yet

Maritime universities says a low dollar is little help in attracting international students

Feb 6, 2016

Charles O’Connell navigates rush hour traffic and snow banks in downtown Halifax.

CityStuck waiting for a cab in winter weather? Here’s why

Snowstorms cause Halifax taxis to balance increased business demand against viability.

Jan 31, 2016

The prescriptions desk at the Nova Pharmacy on Coburg Rd.

HealthSeniors: Your pharmacare premiums are changing

Income threshold that determines premiums is changing for first time since 2002

Jan 15, 2016

A "for sale" sign blows in the wind along Queen ST. in Halifax, N.S.

HousingNew home prices drop in November

Persistent buyers' market remains for Halifax

Jan 14, 2016

Protesters stood outside before the meeting with regional council.

Regional councilFire station staffing to remain unchanged

Regional council defeats motion to cut career firefighter positions and increase response times

Jan 13, 2016

Students listen to Finance Minister Bill Morneau during a public pre-budget consultation at Dalhousie University on Jan. 11, 2016

Federal budgetFinance minister looking for budget advice

Bill Morneau hopes the public will help write Trudeau’s first budget

Jan 12, 2016