Stories by Sara Connors

Some organizations like RISC, offer freelancers the training and equipment they need for work overseas such as the flak jacket pictured in this staged photo.

(Staged photo)Freelancers on the frontlines

Whose job is to keep them safe from harm?

Jan 13, 2016

Plus-sized model Lindsay MacKenzie.

Portraits Boudoir photography isn’t just for size 0

Boudoir photographers in Halifax are shooting more plus-sized women — and they’re having more fun doing it

Oct 29, 2015

Several ideas have been proposed to memorialize the explosion.

BriefTime capsules, candlelight procession among proposals for Explosion anniversary

Committee has $100,000 to come up with commemorative projects to honor explosion’s 100th anniversary

Oct 22, 2015

Andy Smith isn't scared of the dark.

HalloweenMeet the guy who gives ‘ghost walks’ for a living

Tour guide Andy Smith captivates crowds with his tales of Halifax’s haunted past, accompanied by a history lesson or two.

Oct 20, 2015

NocturneNocturne exhibit wows with 'wearable art'

NSCAD textile students created historical, modern and futuristic clothing as part of Nocturne's 'Wrinkles in Time' exhibit

Oct 18, 2015

Participants formed connections in the experiment.

EngagementThese people found a ‘weird,' 'joyous’ experience with simple eye contact

More than 50 people participated in an eye contact experiment aimed to strengthen bonds between strangers

Oct 16, 2015

Trappenberg doesn't think voting Green is "a wasted vote."

Federal electionGreen candidate: ‘There are so many alternatives’

The Green Party candidate in the riding of Halifax, Thomas Trappenberg, wants to slash tuition and create more local jobs, all while helping the environment

Oct 11, 2015

Murray Segal on left,  who lead the review.

Rehtaeh Parsons 'Human error’ caused investigation delays in Rehtaeh Parsons case

Investigation into police handling of the Rehtaeh Parsons case finds missteps in otherwise “diligent and thorough” investigation

Oct 8, 2015

HairThank the hipsters: More women becoming barbers

“Barbering is not only a male game anymore,” says shop owner.

Oct 6, 2015

Halifax Irving Shipyard

Halifax ShipyardWorkers ‘replaced by computers and robots’: tour reactions

Halifax Irving Shipyard invited community members to tour their new facilities, leaving some impressed and some disappointed.

Oct 3, 2015