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Operation Black Lives Matter North Preston calls for change

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Protest Monday to demand official Portapique inquiry

#22ReasonsWhy

by VICTORIA WALTON, Jul 27/20


Just the news on COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, for the week starting July 27

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Just the news on COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, for the week starting July 27

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

by TEAM COAST, Jul 27/20


Kye Clayton keeps the beat

FEATURE »

Kye Clayton keeps the beat

As the rapper and beatmaker celebrates a new mixtape, he guides us through the tracks he grew up on.

by MORGAN MULLIN, Jul 25/20


Cape and Cowl creates a space for queer, nerdy youth to flourish

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Cape and Cowl creates a space for queer, nerdy youth to flourish

Everyone can be themselves, the only pretending at Cape & Cowl is in the fantasy worlds of comic books.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Jul 25/20


Coeur Clothing’s unisex designs put Pride front and centre

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Coeur Clothing’s unisex designs put Pride front and centre

Queer, unisex designs are the priority all year long for Coeur Clothing

by VICTORIA WALTON, Jul 24/20


When in doubt, wear a mask out

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When in doubt, wear a mask out

Anti-maskers won't like it, but starting next week, masks are mandatory in public indoor places in Nova Scotia.

by FELESHIA CHANDLER, Jul 24/20


Apparently masks have been mandatory for servers all along

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Apparently masks have been mandatory for servers all along

But like everything in this pandemic the rules needed clarification.

by VICTORIA WALTON, Jul 24/20


Top ten spots in Halifax for pedestrians to get seriously injured by cars

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Top ten spots in Halifax for pedestrians to get seriously injured by cars

A report from SFU highlights what makes HRM uniquely bad for walkers and cyclists.

by FELESHIA CHANDLER, Jul 24/20


Queer-run Outlaw Tattoo breaks the mould

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Queer-run Outlaw Tattoo breaks the mould

Gabe "Squalor" David is making a permanent mark on the lives of queer folk in Halifax.

by FELESHIA CHANDLER, Jul 24/20


250 years later, the province is still trying to shirk its promises in North Preston

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250 years later, the province is still trying to shirk its promises in North Preston

If you want an example of system racism in our province, look at the issue of land titles in our African Nova Scotian Communities

by ROBYN SCHLEIHAUF, Jul 24/20


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