Cats are becoming popular among college students, who are adopting the felines to help with mental health.

WATCH: Cats, Hartlen Point Birds and Blue Phones

Plus, Canada's ugly internment past, a soap-lab tour and beautifying Halifax with murals

Apr 18, 2023

Maysoun (l) and Anna (r) prepare dough for baking at Stone Hearth Bakery's skills training program in Halifax.

Halifax bakery trains workers for the pastry shop

Stone Hearth runs social enterprise for people with employment barriers

Mar 30, 2023

Mariia Lytvynchuk stands in front of Leah Krylova’s photo in the Unissued Diplomas exhibit at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax on March 19, 2023.

Unissued Diplomas exhibition wraps up in Halifax

Ukrainian students who died in Russian invasion are memorialized at universities including SMU

Mar 27, 2023

This stretch of Vernon Street sees more than 3,500 vehicles per day, according to municipal data.

How to drive with cyclists at your bumper

Survivor of painful crash advises distancing on the roads

Mar 27, 2023

Josh Menchions performs next to the Bearly’s stage in Halifax on March 8, 2023.

Comedian Josh Menchions tours Halifax

Ramping up accessibility an easy fix, says business partner

Mar 21, 2023

Mary Nkrumah prepared steaming soup (l) and two kinds of fufu (r). She taught workshop participants how to make the meal, then she served it for sampling.

Celebrating the African ‘soul food’ called fufu

Halifax chef cooks a traditional meal to challenge social-media shade

Feb 23, 2023

Previous alcohol guidelines said 10 drinks a week for women and 15 drinks a week for men were a low health risk. Now, that number has dropped to two drinks a week for men and women.

Is drinking on the rocks?

New alcohol guidelines draw reaction from Dr. Strang, Halifax bar district

Feb 10, 2023

Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston, shown in this file photo, was ‘very pleased’ with the health-care structure presented by the federal government on Tuesday.

Nova Scotia offered $154M in new health-care funding from Ottawa for 2023 budget

Premier Tim Houston says he wants more but he'll 'work with what we have'

Feb 8, 2023

Nova Scotia chief medical officer Robert Strang said public health is working on a plan to prevent meningitis B from further spread at the province's universities.

Province, universities begin work on meningitis safety plan

Public health takes first steps toward plan to prevent further campus spread

Jan 19, 2023

The hands and the ankles are where Halifax teenager Jenna Kedy experiences most of her arthritis pain.

Halifax scientist developing arthritis ‘frailty index’ at new research centre

The east coast's first Arthritis Research Canada Centre opens at Dalhousie University

Nov 25, 2022