Stories by Nick Cantar

Nick Cantar

Nick Cantar is a journalist for The Signal. He is curious about all kinds of stories. When not working, Nick enjoys being outdoors.

A gambler sits at a slot machine at Casino Nova Scotia.

Addictions therapist skeptical of industry-run gambling literacy campaign

'They make a lot of their money off problem gamblers,' says Elizabeth Stephen

Feb 14, 2020

The Mobile Food Market can be an important service for Nova Scotians who struggle with food security.

Mobile Food Market wants a new truck to feed more Nova Scotians in need

HRM considering a one-time grant of $75,000 for the organization

Feb 13, 2020

These sunflower sprinklers are part of a splash pad at Westmount Elementary School in Halifax.

New splash pad approved for Dartmouth Common

The two-year project is expected to open in the summer

Feb 12, 2020

(File photo) A senior holding a smartphone in Halifax.

Program to help Nova Scotia seniors become tech-savvy gets funding boost

New technology isn't always intuitive for older people and following instructions can be challenging, Halifax senior says

Feb 8, 2020

Halifax Alehouse was once a citadel for The Salvation Army.

'A certain irony': How a temple for sobriety became a Halifax bar

The building’s unexpected history will be preserved if it becomes a heritage property

Jan 31, 2020

A sign advertising vaccines at a Shoppers Drug Market in Halifax.

‘Why is anti-vax different from pro-alcohol and pro-tobacco?’ Professor weighs in on anti-vaxxer event

Film screening in Bedford doesn’t violate HRM’s booking policy

Jan 28, 2020

A shirt made from local, sustainable material at Sattva Boutique.

Fast fashion or flax fashion? Halifax professor creating sustainable clothes

Flax grows easily in the province and it is far more sustainable than cotton

Jan 23, 2020

A firefighter standing next to a fire truck on University Avenue, Halifax.

Website will provide resources for Nova Scotia first responders with PTSD

Workers’ Compensation Board of Nova Scotia working with first responders to create online resource

Jan 19, 2020

Someone enjoying a skate around the Oval on a snowy morning.

Amazingly, the Oval stays open on warmer winter days. Here's how.

Systems built into the Oval and a talented crew keep the Oval open

Jan 15, 2020