QuadrigaCX owes millions to users

QuadrigaCX owes millions to users

Cryptocurrency company shutdown shows uncertainty of unregulated financial market.
Gerald Cotten, 30, from Fall River died in India in December from complications from Crohn’s disease.

What's behind the street check report delay?

A massive tangle of data may be part of the holdup.
The long-awaited Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission report on carding has been delayed until late March for “several reasons,” Scot Wortley, the project’s sole researcher, told The Coast in an email.  The biggest holdups, writes Wortley, are “the vast amount of data that has been collected” and the amount of time it takes to analyze it all. 

New report in Shambhala investigation sheds little light

Wickwire Holm releases its investigation report into allegations of sexual misconduct against Shambhala leader sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
This time of year is usually one of celebration for Shambhalians. Shambhala Day coincides with the Tibetan new year—February 5, this year.

Halifax taxi reform highlights accessibility

Taxi industry review could mean big changes before the Big Change
Uber’s inevitable arrival inches closer after council’s transportation standing committee sent the Vehicle for Hire Licensing Program Review through to council Tuesday morning.

Tyson Tolliver is digitizing the cultural markers of African Nova Scotian identity

"A new kind of map"
For Tyson Tolliver, a community advocate and entrepreneur, East Preston is the place of his childhood home on Lower Partridge Road, a few houses away from his maternal grandmother “Big Mama,” matriarch of the large Colley family, and East Preston United Baptist Church where he spent more than two decades of Sundays playing the drums for the church choir. Out Home is where Tolliver co-founded his charity organization East Preston Gives Back, once ran a successful barber business from his basement and began working on the African Nova Scotian Directory.

Histories held hostage

Nova Scotia's sealed adoption records kept Linda Emberley in an emotional limbo—until the province released details of her past to someone else.
She was born Barbara-ann Rolfe in Pictou.

958 days without medical assistance in dying policy

Lack of government regulation leaves Nova Scotians without access to legal practice and beset by misinformation.
It’s been 958 days since Bill C-14 passed federal legislation, yet Nova Scotia still lacks a program for medical assistance in dying—MAiD—as well as MAiD policy and regulation.

Planning experts skeptical of Midtown North development

Developer of the ambitious north-end proposal says he doesn't want handouts from HRM or the province.
Debate around the Midtown North development has some planning experts worried about the long-term costs of ambitious housing projects.

Street check report delayed until March

Human Rights Commission study on controversial police practice—originally due this month—won't be ready for another eight weeks.
The much-anticipated report on Halifax police street checks will have to wait a little while longer.

SCIENCE MATTERS: Diet for a healthy planet and people

A radical transformation of the global food system is urgently needed.
Just as avoiding climate catastrophe isn’t the only reason to phase out fossil fuels, it’s not the only reason to curtail meat consumption.

Unpaid overtime

The QMJHL is celebrating its 50th season by fighting against current and former players demanding a minimum wage. The league's commissioner says they should just be grateful for the experience.
This year, Halifax is alight with junior hockey excitement.

HRM’s bylaw review crawls along

Several years after starting a process to untangle the city's web of old planning regulations, Halifax is only 46 percent of the way there.
Let’s talk about the exciting world of bylaw simplification!

Pipeline push promotes false and misleading claims

Those in media, government, industry and society who lack the insight, imagination or courage to recognize our plight are putting everyone at risk.
An Angus Reid poll found 58 per cent of Canadians think lack of pipeline capacity is a national crisis.

Develop Nova Scotia's inaccessible information

The former Waterfront Development Corporation requires a FOIPOP for innocuous set of public meeting minutes.
The meeting minutes of Develop Nova Scotia are a pretty prosaic affair. Participants discuss their contract with Grant Thorton for auditing services; preparations for the move to a new office location; the ‘lots of progress’ being made with the Queen’s Marque development.

Meditations on music, religion and neuroscience

Sidath Rankaduwa is using his creative practice as an instrument for philosophical exploration.
“I’ve always been interested in many different things and I choose to do them all, unapologetically,” explains Sidath “Sid” Paramee Rankaduwa. At just 22, Rankaduwa is an alumnus of Dalhousie University with a rather unusual combined Bachelor degree in both music and neuroscience.

Police department unhappy with workplace, says survey

HRP looks to alter its 10-year plan to try and improve employee engagement.
Halifax Regional Police plan to address low employee engagement numbers during the second phase of its 10-year strategic plan.

Liberating the missing middle of Halifax's development

The cult of neighbourhood character is closing off HRM to new residents and strangling housing supply. Time to open things up.
It’s the first rule of city planning: You don’t mess with people’s neighbourhoods without a fight.

Brain injuries and broken bodies

Excitement for Halifax’s potential CFL team comes as the football league plays offence against player safety.
There’s no question that football is a dangerous game— even if the leagues in charge choose not to acknowledge it. Only three weeks into the 2018 season, the Canadian Football League had lost four quarterbacks to the injured list—a surprisingly high number for so early in the year.

Sidewalks from hell

Is it time we traded our Blundstones for ice cleats, or can Halifax face its icy walkability problem head-on?
Halifax’s winter sidewalk conditions continue down a slippery slope.

SCIENCE MATTERS: Political climate is heating up

We must do everything we can to push those who would represent us to truly act in our interests rather than kowtowing to a dying industry.
Global warming isn’t a partisan issue—or it shouldn’t be.

Alex “Cunny” Ross finds fame through family

The hip hop artist and entrepreneur begins 2019 with plans for positivity.
In the Spring of 2015, a shy 18-year-old named Alex “Cunny” Ross laid down 10 of his songs over beats produced by future Halifax councillor Lindell Smith during a session at his neighbourhood studio.

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