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Members of Nova Scotia ACORN rally outside of Halifax City Hall prior to a Tuesday’s meeting  where council discussed several housing issues.

Halifax council tackles housing crisis with new proposed bylaws

City moves on rental property registry, new short-term rental rules, affordable housing funding

1 week ago

Dramaturg Annie Valentina, artistic director Isaac Mulè, and playwright McKenna James Boeckner sit at a table reading during Halifax’s first OutFest workshop at The Bus Stop Theatre Co-op in April 2022.

Halifax queer theatre festival to return with upgrades

OutFest 2023 expands guest capacity, event lineup thanks to federal funding

Jan 20, 2023

Halifax Circus trains students, like HR worker Tamara Smith (centre), who have no experience in the art form.

Anyone can run away to Halifax Circus

Professional troupe trains newbies alongside seasoned performers

Nov 28, 2022

Students colour at the John W. Lindsay YMCA during the free “Y-school” program. The program is taking place at the John W. Lindsay YMCA and the community YMCA on Gottingen Street in Halifax.

Local agencies provide in-person options for HRM students

In-person community programs fill gaps for students waiting to go back to class

Jan 13, 2022

Numbers from the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre point to an increase in scams in Canada.

COVID-19 resulted in increased fraud against seniors: CARP

'Great uptick' in time online means more opportunity for fraudsters

Dec 10, 2021

Customers are prompted to text 11011 before entering restaurants for contact-tracing

Halifax restaurants innovate to earn customer trust

Restaurants are using digital contact tracing technology to ensure diners are safe during COVID

Mar 23, 2021

Photo illustration of person with health card. Health card numbers are being collected to develop race-based health data model in Nova Scotia.

Researchers work with African Nova Scotian communities in Dartmouth on health registry

OmiSoore Dryden’s project Don’t Count Us Out! began in summer 2020

Feb 12, 2021

Krunal Shah and his dad pose with a government poster he says helped communicate the new rules to customers

Plastic bag ban sees smooth transition, saves money for Halifax business

Canadians use up to 15 billion plastic bags every year, says federal government

Feb 11, 2021

The Ice House Gallery opening at The Grace on Saturday featured work from four artists.

Tatamagouche arts centre opens for 2021 season, 'builds community involvement'

The Grace hopes to serve as a cultural hub for the North Shore

Feb 9, 2021

A beginner German student flips through grammar exercises.

A 'desire to communicate': Halifax language enthusiasts move online

Language learners have been practicing their skills and networking in cafés over zoom

Feb 5, 2021