Stories by Rachael Kelly

Valentine’s Day celebrates love. According to Statistics Canada, 7.9 million couples call Canada home.

RomanceIt’ll soon be the ‘the busiest day of the year’ for these merchants

When it comes to Canadians’ shopping habits, Valentine’s Day is anything but a “Hallmark holiday”

Feb 9, 2016

A mural on Barrington St. The province is taking steps to advance women's issues.

EqualityYour province has started paying more attention to gender

Expert says incorporating gender-analysis into governmental decision making is “more important than ever”

Feb 3, 2016

International lawyer Steven Hoffman tries to lighten the mood with a “cuter superbug.”

HealthThese 3 problems affect our fight against superbugs

Countries need to co-operate to ward off expected increase in deaths, says international lawyer and University of Ottawa professor

Jan 30, 2016

Textile artist Rilla Marshall peels a handwoven map from its mount at the Mary E. Black Gallery downtown.

ArtThese woven maps ‘slow down’ Google Maps imagery

NSCAD grad and textile artist Rilla Marshall addresses Atlantic Canada’s vulnerable shorelines in her new show at the Nova Scotia Centre for Craft and Design.

Jan 28, 2016

Regional wild blueberry spread sold downtown at Jennifer’s of Nova Scotia.

FruitThis year’s record wild blueberry harvest could be the new normal

2015 total is a 50 per cent increase over the last two years

Jan 21, 2016

Ministers Carolyn Bennett and Patty Hajdu speak about the pre-inquiry consultations in Halifax.

InquestMinisters hear ‘moving’ stories in advance of aboriginal inquiry

Federal ministers Hajdu and Bennett visit Halifax to lay groundwork for federal inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women

Jan 20, 2016

Students examine a recent issue of Charlie Hebdo.

SatireYou might not get French humour, say academics on Charlie Hebdo debate

One year after the attack on Charlie Hebdo, academics met to deconstruct the magazine’s vulgar, coarse — but staunchly leftist agenda at Dalhousie University

Jan 17, 2016

Some Nova Scotians still can’t access the Internet – and they’re not happy about it

TechnologyLive in a rural area still without Internet? The province is working on it

Consultants are working to connect remaining one per cent of the province, legislative committee hears

Jan 12, 2016

Engagement editors act as liaisons between news organizations and readers. They lead audience engagement efforts and share stories with readers online.

Newsrooms learning to better connect

Data diving is helping journalists know how to serve their audience

Dec 9, 2015