Stories by Preet Bhogal

Preet Bhogal

Preet Bhogal is a journalist in Halifax and has a dog named Cole. He writes about politics, health, and social justice issues.

Rainbow crosswalks at the intersection of Spring Garden Road and Queen Street, as seen from the Halifax Central Library

Will the pandemic change Pride festivals for the better?

Will the pandemic create a more inclusive and community-oriented Pride festival?

Mar 23, 2021

Demonstrators take a knee on Spring Garden Road in June 2020 .

Black Lives Matter Solidarity Fund to help groups fund new projects in Nova Scotia

Funds to be distributed throughout the province to organizations that serve Black communities

Dec 11, 2020

The set of Chapelwaite, a television show filmed on the grounds of the Halifax County Rehabilitation Centre in Cole Harbour.

How about a Trailer Park Boys museum in Cole Harbour?

HRM is asking for ideas for the former site of the Halifax County Rehabilitation Centre

Dec 9, 2020

Some panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt, a memorial to celebrate the lives of people who have died of AIDS-related causes.

Self-test for HIV now available in Canada

Some free tests to be distributed in Nova Scotia as part of a research study

Dec 3, 2020

Nova Scotia has capped rent increases at two per cent until February 2022.

Nova Scotia announces temporary rent control and ban on 'renovictions'

Newly formed Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission to present long-term recommendations within six months

Nov 26, 2020

The rental registry will keep track of all rentals units in Halifax

Halifax rental registry bylaw delayed until spring

Update to same bylaw clears up confusion over responsibility for noise complaints

Nov 12, 2020

Drug paraphernalia laid out at the overdose prevention site in Halifax.

New harm reduction project wants to empower substance users in Atlantic Canada

Group hopes to find out what's working in local communities and help them do that work

Oct 28, 2020