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Inder Kaur at a protest outside the minister of immigration's office

COVID-19 exposing cracks in Canada's immigration system

Canadians who have spousal sponsorship applications in process are facing increased delays due to COVID-19

Feb 22, 2021

Singapore Skyline

Some crowded cities have been spared the worst of COVID-19

Singapore and Hong Kong, despite being densely populated, have largely held the disease at bay. Other big metros have been hard hit.

Feb 22, 2021

Lia Beveridge has been working to keep her restaurant alive during the pandemic.

Nova Scotia beats back COVID: but for how long?

When it faced a surge of cases in November, the province had one chance to get it right

Feb 22, 2021

Mike Smaggus and Snoopy, a little Bichon Frise, were separated on May 29, 2020.

A Dartmouth Realtor took a tenant’s dog. Now police have reopened the case.

The story of Snoopy continues as two brothers fight to get him back

Feb 14, 2021

A seal jumps onto a dock at the Halifax waterfront.

Online animal medic training means marine mammals aren't left behind during COVID-19

Marine Animal Response Society launches virtual training for volunteers

Feb 13, 2021

Despite low case counts, Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang said that the province is not yet prepared to extend operating hours for bars and restaurants.

N.S. bars and restaurants not extending hours any time soon, says top doctor

Dr. Strang maintains that current guidelines match the COVID-19 epidemiology

Feb 12, 2021

Linda MacDonald (left) and Jeanne Sarson have been fighting human trafficking in Nova Scotia since the 1990s.

Activists say human trafficking 'should be talked about like we talk about the weather'

More conversation, reduced stigma needed to keep up recent progress and create change

Feb 12, 2021

Roo was adopted in 2018 by The Signal's Antonia Whelan.

Cats get VIP meetings with potential owners, leading to spike in N.S. adoptions

Dartmouth shelter says one-on-one meeting adoption process has been a success

Feb 12, 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