Community

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

Ristorante a Mano is one of several downtown Halifax restaurants that have set up outdoor shelters for diners

Downtown Halifax restaurants try something new for the cold winter months

Restaurants around the city have been setting up heated outdoor shelters to improve capacity and comfort diners

Feb 5, 2021

Grace El Hawary (far left) and Isabelle Drohan (second from left) hand over the masks to the NECHC at the end of their campaign.

Halifax students give back to the community by collecting hundreds of face masks

The students collected 600 masks in total

Jan 28, 2021

Members of Halifax-Hong Kong Link pose in front of Pier 21, a Canadian symbol of refuge

Halifax group advocates for Hong Kong despite risk

Halifax-Hong Kong Link is raising awareness of Chinese extradition practices, other issues

Jan 26, 2021