Stories by Sofia Ortega Arrieta

Sunrise over Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Montage map by Sofia Ortega.
Photo credit: Sofia Ortega

ImmigrationStay or Leave? Immigrants in Nova Scotia answer the question

More immigrants coming to province, but many of them don't remain here

Sep 10, 2018

Showing off your engagement ring is the first public acknowledgement that you're getting married

Valentine's DayPeople in Canada's ocean playground keep tying the knot

Love birds in the province keep sealing the deal with a yes

Feb 13, 2017

"I want you to know me for making good music and I just want to be a good person," Michael Earle - MAJE.

ProfileMeet MAJE, a hip-hop artist that wants to make a storm with his music

An East Preston hip-hop artist who wants to write a song that doesn’t die off

Feb 10, 2017

Halifax Pride Parade 2016

UpdatedHere's what the LGBT community is saying about police not marching in Pride

"Marching ... doesn't necessarily mean that you do treat the community well"

Feb 10, 2017

The fox was the main animal drawn by the attendees.

ArtsTaxidermy still life, the muse of the night

A collection of taxidermy turns to be a sociable drawing occasion

Feb 8, 2017

A selection of nine short films that engage with work-related issues were presented at the The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op. 
Illustration made by Sofia Ortega.

Arts9 short films speak up for labour justice

Workers' issues converge in this diverse selection of short films

Jan 31, 2017

EducationMore trouble coming for the teachers' union

University association says work-to-rule action breaches the Education Act, leaving 600 students in limbo

Jan 31, 2017

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto responds to the order in a video released by the Mexican government.

Immigration Halifax's Mexican community reacts to the wall

Wednesday's executive order also targets undocumented migrants

Jan 26, 2017

Eighteen Dal students committed to build a better world

InnovationDal students propose Innovative solutions to real world problems

It’s the first year Dal has joined the 'World’s Challenge Challenge'

Jan 24, 2017

Kids learn to code robots during a class at Sylvan Learning Centre

TechRobot-making class combines fun and learning for kids

Sylvan Learning Centre's class gives kids a chance to build and program a robotic alligator

Nov 28, 2016