Life

Julie takes a walk through the Halifax Public Gardens on Tuesday afternoon, the day before her recovery milestone.

Brave new world

Recovering from a substance use disorder is an achievement. This is why Julie Melanson of Halifax is celebrating today.

Dec 16, 2020

Lee and Megan Rodgers from Spryfield have been dressing up as Santa and Mrs. Claus for six years.

Do you believe in Santa?

They’re not at the mall, and there is no parade. But Santa and Mrs. Claus are alive and well in Spryfield

Dec 16, 2020

A senior is helped into a car after a flu shot, which is not mandatory.

Should a COVID-19 mass vaccination program be mandatory?

'There will be a backlash if you make it mandatory,' says one expert

Dec 16, 2020

Kevin Buakuma-Sayers is stranded in Halifax this holiday season

Students stranded in Halifax for the holidays find new ways to celebrate

Travel restrictions keep students from family during holiday season

Dec 11, 2020

Shoppers have changed their habits during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to this year's  food price report.

Q&A: What the 2021 food report tells us about food economics

Average Canadian household to spend $695 more on groceries in 2021, the report says

Dec 10, 2020

Screenshot of a surveillance camera streaming live at Weston abattoir in Windsor, Ont.

Inside a slaughterhouse serving a demand for pork amid COVID-19

‘Everybody loves bacon’ and slaughterhouse is deemed essential for the food chain

Dec 10, 2020

Many health-care providers in Nova Scotia are taking the courses to learn how to prescribe gender-affirming hormones or prEP.

New online courses for N.S. doctors speeding up access to gender-affirming hormones

The wait time for 2SLGBTQIA+ patients has gone from nine to three months

Dec 4, 2020

Some panels from the AIDS Memorial Quilt, a memorial to celebrate the lives of people who have died of AIDS-related causes.

Self-test for HIV now available in Canada

Some free tests to be distributed in Nova Scotia as part of a research study

Dec 3, 2020

Basketball is one of the AUS sports cancelled for the 2020-21 season.

AUS cancels winter sports season

COVID-19 cases continue to rise, gyms temporarily closed in Halifax

Nov 25, 2020

Hand sanitizer being pored on hands that show signs of eczema.

If frequent hand washing is hard on your hands, here's what you can do about it

Dermatologists are seeing more patients with eczema-like symptoms on their hands

Nov 23, 2020