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Latesha Auger's <i>Journey</i> is just beginning

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Latesha Auger's Journey is just beginning

The director—and Being Black In Halifax film program alumni—shares her "honest and resilient" storytelling.

by FELESHIA CHANDLER, Aug 6/20


The fruit flies in your kitchen are laying about 2,000 eggs a day

CITY »

The fruit flies in your kitchen are laying about 2,000 eggs a day

But Dalhousie professor Chris Cutler has some tips to make it better.

by SEYITAN MORITIWON, Aug 6/20


Diversity of Nature is making falling in love with the sciences more accessible

CITY »

Diversity of Nature is making falling in love with the sciences more accessible

The BIPOC-focused ecological field expedition wants to inspire more diverse scientists.

by CAORA MCKENNA, Aug 6/20


Stating the obvious

SAVAGE LOVE »

Stating the obvious

Are you sure your awesome new lover’s kink is too strange?

by DAN SAVAGE, Aug 6/20


In your horoscope: Crocodiles can be sacred

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY »

In your horoscope: Crocodiles can be sacred

Have empathy for untamed influences and strong characters in your life, Aquarius.

by ROB BREZSNY, Aug 6/20


Halifax is losing one of its last antique shops

SHOPTALK »

Halifax is losing one of its last antique shops

Both the shop and the building it calls home are remnants of Halifax's history that will soon be gone.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Aug 6/20


Halifax Public Libraries eliminates library fees forever

CITY »

Halifax Public Libraries eliminates library fees forever

""Removing a barrier like a library fine gives everyone in our community the opportunity to have a lifelong relationship with their public library."

by CAORA MCKENNA, Aug 5/20


Now open in Dartmouth, Maria’s Pasta Bar goes from dough to plate

NEW RESTAURANTS »

Now open in Dartmouth, Maria’s Pasta Bar goes from dough to plate

Handmade pasta for eating in or taking home, inspired by Michael Dolente's Italian grandmother.

by SEYITAN MORITIWON, Aug 5/20


Zero waste Tare Shop to expand to Dartmouth this fall

SHOPTALK »

Zero waste Tare Shop to expand to Dartmouth this fall

Some stores stopped allowing reusuable packaging during the pandemic, but Tare’s green mission continues.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Aug 5/20


Operation Black Lives Matter North Preston calls for change

CITY »

Operation Black Lives Matter North Preston calls for change

Advocates ask for a rethinking of police funding, giving North Preston elders deeds to their land and recognizing centuries of systemic racism

by FELESHIA CHANDLER, Aug 4/20


What's happening in Halifax from August 4-9

THE SCENE »

What's happening in Halifax from August 4-9

All the things to see and stream in the city this week.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Aug 4/20


There’s a new cheesecake in town

NEW RESTAURANTS »

There’s a new cheesecake in town

And it’s not your typical cherry topping and graham cracker crust.

by FELESHIA CHANDLER, Aug 4/20


David Bowie’s son traces Canadian heritage through Pier 21

CULTURE »

David Bowie’s son traces Canadian heritage through Pier 21

The Scotiabank Family History Centre helped Duncan Jones find the Canadian link.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Aug 4/20


Just the news on COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, for the week starting August 3

COVID-19 »

Just the news on COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, for the week starting August 3

New C19 cases and other info bits, mostly but not only from the province.

by TEAM COAST, Aug 3/20


"We have a story to tell," says organizer of Operation Black Lives Matter North Preston

CITY »

"We have a story to tell," says organizer of Operation Black Lives Matter North Preston

by FELESHIA CHANDLER, Jul 31/20


Nap Eyes knows what's new is old again

FEATURE »

Nap Eyes knows what's new is old again

How the band's latest album—Snapshot Of A Beginner—acts as both a mirror and update to its 2014 debut.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jul 31/20


Where to get a locally made mask in Halifax

COVID-19 »

Where to get a locally made mask in Halifax

Leave medical masks for the healthcare workers who need them and peep these options instead.

by MORGAN MULLIN AND FELESHIA CHANDLER, Jul 31/20


The Town’s End Tavern comes to an end before it begins

FOOD + DRINK FEATURE »

The Town’s End Tavern comes to an end before it begins

Doug Townsend and Renée Lavalée are keeping the focus on their current operations.

by FELESHIA CHANDLER, Jul 30/20


Federal court rules that the US is not safe for refugees as per the Safe Third Country Act

VOICE OF THE CITY »

Federal court rules that the US is not safe for refugees as per the Safe Third Country Act

Now the government has six months to act and advance refugee rights in Canada.

by STACEY GOMEZ, Jul 29/20


What you need to know about wining and dining with a mask

FOOD + DRINK FEATURE »

What you need to know about wining and dining with a mask

Starting Friday—it'll be mandatory.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Jul 29/20


The public inquiry announcement is only a first step

CITY »

The public inquiry announcement is only a first step

Because maybe the government is using righteous citizen outrage to distract from deeper issues related to the mass shooting.

by CAORA MCKENNA, Jul 29/20


Activists won’t rest until official public inquiry into shootings is called

CITY »

Activists won’t rest until official public inquiry into shootings is called

Multiple rallies are being held across the province this week, and letter-writing campaigns are being sent to Mark Furey, Bill Blair and Premier McNeil.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Jul 28/20


Afterwords Literary Festival releases 2020 lineup

LITERARY »

Afterwords Literary Festival releases 2020 lineup

The live, online fest features famed authors Roxane Gay and Vivek Shraya.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jul 27/20


What's happening in Halifax from July 27-Aug 2

THE SCENE »

What's happening in Halifax from July 27-Aug 2

There's no Natal Day celebrations this year, but there are lots of Sure Things to seek out offline and stream at home.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jul 27/20


Protest Monday to demand official Portapique inquiry

CITY »

Protest Monday to demand official Portapique inquiry

#22ReasonsWhy

by VICTORIA WALTON, Jul 27/20


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