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The eBay pop-up store that was placed on the waterfront last summer. Image provided by Saltbox Modern Engineered Spaces

From shipyards to backyards; Shipping containers are entering the real estate scene

Will shipping container homes be in HRM’s future? One expert doesn't think it's likely

Feb 14, 2020

Lynn Jones has been advocating for reparations for years.

Legacy of racism still needs to be dealt with, say activists

Activist says every African Nova Scotian community has been disadvantaged by history of racism

Feb 14, 2020

Kenneth Walker Park playground at 3221 Romans Ave. is one of 10 HRM playgrounds that will benefit from new equipment.

Slide into fun this year with new and improved Halifax playgrounds

The playgrounds aren’t unsafe, but city says they’ve reached the end of their life cycle

Feb 14, 2020

Sharon Cave, the founder of the project.

Halifax woman plans to give girls their Cinderella moment through her 100 Dresses painting project

Sharon Cave helps teens dance the night away by donating used prom dresses to the Glass Slipper Organization

Feb 14, 2020

Sheena Jamieson, the Halifax Central Library's community navigator, reads from a book display she put together.

For Halifax’s only library social worker, a ‘circle of care’ extends to all

Sheena Jamieson helps staff and customers build better relationships

Feb 14, 2020

Women Unlimited is a not-for-profit organization in Nova Scotia helping women pursue careers in the trades.

‘There are women coming into the industry now facing exactly the same things I did 30 years ago’

More initiatives are aiming to attract female trades workers, but sexism in the workplace remains 'a huge challenge'

Feb 14, 2020

The HRM budget is a step closer to being finalized after Wednesday's budget committee meeting.

Millions in new spending added to HRM budget

New revenue is expected to keep tax increase low despite additional costs

Feb 14, 2020

Photo illustration of someone experiencing endometriosis pain

‘We, as a medical system, are failing people with endometriosis’ says gynecologist

New study published in Canadian medical journal says endometriosis patients should be taken more seriously

Feb 14, 2020

Margaret Deazley hopes the housing authority will start having monthly meetings again.

Seniors say Alderney Manor is 'not a happy place to live' — and they want change

'People are vulnerable in there, and anybody can get in there'

Feb 14, 2020

Carolyn Thomas spoke at the Feb. 13 event for Her Story at the RCMP Nova Scotia Headquarters in Dartmouth. She was a member of the RCMP Nova Scotia Black & Racially Visible Advisory Committee.

‘We need to do more’: black women underrepresented in RCMP

New book ‘Her Story’ focuses on the small but notable number of black women Mounties

Feb 13, 2020