Stories by Leslie Amminson

Leslie Amminson
Experts say African Nova Scotians face particular health barriers.

Why better data collection could improve health of African Nova Scotians

Experts say they need race-based data collection to inform their research and secure funding

2 weeks ago

Lynn Jones has been advocating for reparations for years.

Legacy of racism still needs to be dealt with, say activists

Activist says every African Nova Scotian community has been disadvantaged by history of racism

2 weeks ago

Craig Ferguson posts about Halifax graveyard history on his Twitter account, 'Dead in Halifax.'

Why this man spends his spare time in Halifax cemeteries

Craig Ferguson is the man behind the ‘Dead in Halifax’ Twitter account

Feb 11, 2020

Dorothy Patterson selects a handmade item at a monthly community makers swap.

How these makers are finding community through craft

Life School House runs community programming for adults

Feb 10, 2020

The public will have 12 months to file complaints against police officers.

Changes to police complaints system ‘not the answer’ to systemic racism, advocate says

Nova Scotia says timeframe to file complaints against police will be extended to one year

Jan 30, 2020

A Halifax woman is suing Halifax Regional Police.

Carrie Low says her sexual assault complaint was mishandled. Advocates say she’s not the first.

Carrie Low suing Halifax Regional Police and RCMP, claiming they mishandled her case

Jan 29, 2020

Meghan Hansford, housing support manager at Adsum for Women and Children, is worried about the impact of low vacancy rates on low-income families.

As rents rise, single parents in HRM struggle to find affordable housing

MLA says rent control, investment in affordable housing could help

Jan 27, 2020

Sharon Yeadon and her son, Christopher Yeadon.

Parents of children with developmental disabilities worry as they wait for small option homes to become available

The Community Homes Action Group seeks investment in 25 small option homes per year for the next three years

Jan 20, 2020

Nova Scotia firefighters Kirk Webster, Paul Schnurr and Terry White prepare for their flight to Australia.

Nova Scotia firefighters leave for Australia

Three Nova Scotians will fill management positions to support Australian efforts

Jan 15, 2020