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Why you should give taking public transit a try

Why you should give taking public transit a try

Cars are not the be-all-end-all of getting around in Halifax.
Cars aren't always the most convenient choice.

A parking garage on the Halifax Common would mean big changes for Halifax Lancers

How the 80-year-old non profit feels about being caught in the crosshairs.
There's one thing in Halifax that no other city in the country has: a one-of-a-kind non-profit riding school and equine therapy centre in its downtown core.

‘There are no rules’ when it comes to restaurant accessibility in Halifax

Date prep takes on a whole different meaning for mobility device users in this city.
I t was date night.

Kicking off Black History Month with a talk on anti-Black racism at Dalhousie

Expert panel to assess the impact of the Decade for People of African Descent on policy in NS
A nti-Black racism, or the policies, decisions and practices that intentionally or unintentionally oppress Black people, is pervasive in Nova Scotia.

Why English speakers need to do their part to bridge the communication gap with new Nova Scotians whose mother tongue isn’t English

Call it the new kind of maritime hospitality
Picture the scene: a busy Halifax sushi restaurant, Friday night.

Youth in Halifax just need good jobs

How the city can do better in supporting young people
I have been working with youth and communities in the Halifax Regional Municipality for 15 years.

Clinic 554 has institution status in Canada’s abortion access history—why the changes it propelled shouldn’t spell its demise.

The only non-hospital surgical abortion clinic in the maritimes is in danger of closing.
T he only non-hospital based surgical abortion clinic in the Maritimes is in financial trouble.

How a doula training for Black women and non-binary people became a lesson in intersectionality.

Honouring grief and power with love.
We are constantly asked about our identities: Our gender, sexuality, abilities, disabilities; our ethnic, religious, cultural backgrounds; our style, economic status, trauma and sociological ideologies.

Why talking about autism without folks living with autism isn’t good enough

"Nothing about us, without us"
Did you see the image of Donald Trump, hunched over the massive desk in the Oval Office, flanked by half a dozen other white men while he signed an executive order eliminating funds to international organizations that provide reproductive healthcare to women?

Matthew MacDougall says dignity saves lives

He’s talking about harm reduction and compassionate care in the world of addictions.
Sometimes, when you're talking about addictions recovery, you hear of the need to do a 180 degree turn to change one's life.

Out of The Cold Shelter needs volunteers, a location and in a dream world—to not be necessary

What a barrier-free warm space means to those who need it.
Cameron sits in the warm restaurant, staring at their empty coffee cup.

There’s a revolution happening in Lebanon

From a WhatsApp tax to an international movement
T here is a revolution happening in Lebanon that's resulted in the resignation of the country's prime minister.

Making more resources for fathers in Halifax who need them

After making it out of uncharted territory, Jay Bruce is working for change.
In 2016, I was a lost father. I had no idea what was to come, it was uncharted territory. I was a male victim of domestic abuse.

Where strategic voting in Halifax will get you in the federal election

Nowhere.
Canada is not having just one election on October 21.

A water protector and teenager, targeted and trolled

After Halifax’s Extinction Rebellion protest, a 17-year-old activist has been subject to online harassment and threats. She shares her side of the story.
For several years me and my Indigenous community have been fighting Alton Gas and the pulp mill to keep our waters clean. My intention at the Extinction Rebellion protest on Monday morning was to try to get the government and Trudeau to make decisions and changes.

An investment company bought my building

"I cannot afford to stay. I cannot afford to go.”
Though I'm reluctant to "air my dirty laundry in public," to quote my grandmother, I do so in hopes it may help in some way to ameliorate others' circumstances.

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Vol 27, No 39
February 20, 2020

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