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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

3 days ago

Justice John Keith ruled against an application for damages under the province's cyber-bullying legislation this week.

Construction worker accuses Dartmouth woman of cyberbullying, court application is denied

Judge rules Facebook post does not fit legal definition of cyberbullying

3 days ago

Calvin McKay tends to four sculptures in his workshop. The finished and standing owl is named Lill after his mother, and he plans on giving the large eagle away to a friend. Lill will join Owlvin and McEagle on the trail soon.

Local sculptor creates unique wooden birds for the Gaetz Brook Greenway trail in HRM

Local artist aims to bring joy to his community through wood carvings placed on hiking trail

3 days ago

Dr. Robert Strang and Premier Tim Houston address the province with updates regarding the latest wave of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 on Jan. 12.

Nova Scotia schools to reopen on Monday, Houston reinforces message on testing

Strang urges Nova Scotians to 'please step up, take this seriously, do your part'

4 days ago

Nova Scotia schools, including Gorsebrook Junior High, are empty this week as students and teachers continue online learning during the first week back from winter break.

Halifax teachers, parents weigh in on virtual classrooms

Students across province are learning online during their first week back from winter break

4 days ago

A bartender prepares a drink at Maxwell's Plum in Halifax. The new COVID-19 sick pay benefit will help those in industries where paid sick leave is scarce, such as food service.

Industry welcomes reinstated provincial COVID-19 sick leave program

Benefit will provide workers with up to $160 per day for up to four days

4 days ago

An encampment of unhoused people at the corner of Chebucto Road and Dublin street in Halifax, seen on January 11, 2022.

Halifax spending another $1.2 million for modular units for the unhoused

The units will provide housing for those with none

5 days ago

Health committee chair Trevor Boudreau thanks CUPE regional president Nan McFadgen for her testimony. McFadgen had just said the province not raising wages of long-term care workers drives her “bananas.” The province's standing committee on health met on Tuesday.

Nurses union head Hazelton pleads for action on long-term care staff shortage

Union leaders propose more hours of care and higher wages to solve crisis

5 days ago

Of 58 Nova Scotians in hospital with COVID-19, 56 have been admitted during the Omicron wave.

COVID-19: Nova Scotia reports one new death on Tuesday, 58 people in hospital

Province also reports 616 new lab-confirmed cases

5 days ago

Chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang speaks during an update in this file photo.

COVID-19: Nova Scotia reports three deaths, 29 new hospital admissions

Province also reports 816 new cases Monday

6 days ago