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Voice of the city: Making the case for play

School won't be back in session until at least May 1, so Crystal Watson says "let your kids rediscover what was normal: leave them alone and let them play."
For many adults, the pressure is on since children are out of school—and will be until at least May 1.

Voice of The City: Exposing privilege during a pandemic

Advocating for social justice should not stop because of COVID-19—it should get stronger.
  In the past couple of weeks, Canadians have watched earnestly as COVID-19 developments rippled across the country and around the world.

Surviving Canada’s overdose crisis under the shadow of COVID-19

Politicians have shown they have the means to act swiftly on harm reduction measures, why now and not earlier?
In the midst of two public health outbreaks, we seem to be forgetting about the overdose crisis, which has taken over 14,000 of the most marginalized and vulnerable lives in Canada.

Nova Scotia passes bubble zone law

Intimidation and protests outside abortion service providers no longer allowed in the province
Although access to reproductive-health care, specifically abortion, is a hard-fought right protected by the Canada Health Act, we know that there continues to be barriers to that access.

DJ OKAY TK has deleted his Netflix account. Why you should too

Binge watching was getting in the way of his creative productivity, so he cut the metaphorical cord.
After three years of countless documentaries and 178 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, I'd had enough.

“Do not let Palestinians’ lives become only numbers”

A Halifax woman shares her family's story as political refugees from Palestine.
Since my birth, my family has brought me into this world as a strong Palestinian woman.

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?

In Print This Week

Vol 27, No 43
March 19, 2020

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