Stories by Raghu Para

Mary Janet MacDonald and her husband Cecil MacDonald pose with their seven children in the summer of 2016.

The MacDonalds who make punk food videos

A Port Hood woman's live-streamed baking show on Facebook has become a family affair – and a Sunday tradition for many

Mar 23, 2021

A senior is helped into a car after a flu shot, which is not mandatory.

Should a COVID-19 mass vaccination program be mandatory?

'There will be a backlash if you make it mandatory,' says one expert

Dec 16, 2020

Shoppers have changed their habits during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to this year's  food price report.

Q&A: What the 2021 food report tells us about food economics

Average Canadian household to spend $695 more on groceries in 2021, the report says

Dec 10, 2020

Screenshot of a surveillance camera streaming live at Weston abattoir in Windsor, Ont.

Inside a slaughterhouse serving a demand for pork amid COVID-19

‘Everybody loves bacon’ and slaughterhouse is deemed essential for the food chain

Dec 10, 2020

COVID sign at a storefront.

COVID-19 relief is costing Nova Scotia nearly $580M: auditor general

Expected surplus of $55 million is now forecasted to be a deficit of $853 million

Dec 2, 2020

Waste paper bits seen next to a walkway.

Halifax entrepreneur 'serving a purpose' one paper bag at a time

Nova Scotia recently banned single-use plastic bags

Nov 28, 2020

Returned books at a public library

Halifax's fine-free library program prompts return of long overdue books

A book was returned to the library after three decades

Nov 27, 2020

Store closure sign at a local restaurant

COVID-19 shifts labour needs and spreads joblessness, business execs say

As of October, the long-term unemployed totalled one-quarter of all unemployed people

Nov 20, 2020

Jordan Hoover playing in the Canadian Football League at Edmonton

Football world hopeful amid pandemic, says sports economist

COVID-19 could be just a ‘blip' for the CFL

Nov 19, 2020

Rimot Inc's channel sales manager Akin Guler says going digital is critical for the company.

More Halifax small businesses to go online

Halifax Partnership promoting program to help companies go digital

Nov 14, 2020