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A nightmare of evocation as Halifax falls to the wrecking ball

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A nightmare of evocation as Halifax falls to the wrecking ball

posted by LARRY HAIVEN, Aug 17/17

Halifax is surely and inexorably being destroyed by rampant developers and an obliging council. comments      6


Don’t be a butt to artists

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Don’t be a butt to artists

Aug 10/17

Respect the craft in all its forms, and pay people for their labour. comments      0


Making sense of transit on Gottingen

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Making sense of transit on Gottingen

posted by JEFF BLAIR, Aug 3/17

Guaranteeing people’s mobility can make our streets friendlier, more livable spaces. comments      0


P3 schools debacle, lessons not learned?

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P3 schools debacle, lessons not learned?

posted by CHRISTINE SAULNIER, Jul 30/17

Governments that don't learn from an inefficient and expensive funding model seem doomed to repeat it. comments      1


Pride is political and Pride is a party

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Pride is political and Pride is a party

posted by JULES BANGSWORTH, Jul 22/17

Dancing is a form of protest, too—a celebration of freedoms and a declaration that we are here. comments      0


Proud Boys are a microcosm of the unchecked violence in Canada’s military

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Proud Boys are a microcosm of the unchecked violence in Canada’s military

posted by RACHELLE MCKAY, Jul 5/17

The bigotry this fascist right-wing group espouses is commonplace in the Armed Forces. comments      6


Our people refuse to be broken

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Our people refuse to be broken

posted by REBECCA THOMAS, Jun 29/17

Reconciliation is not an official process. It's in the hearts and actions of the individual. comments      0


Disabled is just different

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Disabled is just different

posted by MARGARET KELLY PEARSON
, Jun 22/17

What if you exist as a person who can never be fully independent? comments      0


A love letter to Nova Scotia

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A love letter to Nova Scotia

posted by OLIVIA PETRAS, Jun 14/17

Moving here has been, without a doubt, more amazing than I ever imagined. comments      7


No sugar-coating NS election results

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No sugar-coating NS election results

posted by JONATHAN WILLIAMS, Jun 12/17

Liberal majority is a wake-up call for social progressives and the NDP. comments      3


The inspirational legacy of Wade Smith

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The inspirational legacy of Wade Smith

posted by WENDIE L. POITRAS, Jun 8/17

Wade gave back and invested in what matters most—our children. comments      1


Goodbye Mr. Smith

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Goodbye Mr. Smith

posted by KYLA DERRY, Jun 8/17

You were my guardian angel in high school. Your legacy will always live on. comments      0


De-celebrating Canada 150

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De-celebrating Canada 150

posted by SADIE BEATON, Jun 1/17

The non-stop nationalistic party doesn't leave much space for the critical reflection our country needs to acknowledge harms and move towards reconciliation. comments      4


We need to talk about Venezuela

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We need to talk about Venezuela

posted by CAMILA SALCEDO, May 25/17

Haligonians gather in protest of the ongoing crisis. comments      6


Student issues are real this election

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Student issues are real this election

posted by LAURA CUTMORE, May 18/17

Youth apathy may not be real, but the government's apathy to addressing our issues certainly is. comments      0


Hands off, music dudes

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Hands off, music dudes

posted by DANA BEELER, May 4/17

I am not an ungrateful bitch who can't stand human interaction. I am a frustrated female receiving unsolicited physical contact. comments      5


Clinic’s move to Bayers Lake is poor planning, a waste of public funds

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Clinic’s move to Bayers Lake is poor planning, a waste of public funds

posted by BEN MACLEOD, Apr 24/17

Far better places for Nova Scotia's new health centre. comments      14


“Destroy the Indians”

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“Destroy the Indians”

posted by JON TATTRIE, Apr 20/17

Edward Cornwallis had no desire for peaceful coexistence with this land’s original inhabitants, only to drive them from the peninsula “decisively and forever.” comments      2


Macdonald Bridge closures have been havoc for cyclists

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Macdonald Bridge closures have been havoc for cyclists

posted by AMANDA STEVENS, Apr 19/17

As the bike lane re-opening keeps getting pushed further and further, I continue to feel frustrated and disheartened. comments      4


Sexual assault support services aren't nearly enough for survivors

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Sexual assault support services aren't nearly enough for survivors

posted by ANONYMOUS, Apr 13/17

Why am I treated as less important because the person who abused me is also a woman? comments      1


Snow dazed and confused

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Snow dazed and confused

posted by CINDY LITTLEFAIR, Apr 6/17

Should safety trump resilience when it comes to cancelling school? comments      5


Call me Ms.

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Call me Ms.

posted by CASSIE HILTZ, Mar 30/17

We can maintain the oppressive status quo of placing the married higher in the hierarchy of women, or resist misogyny with the words we choose. comments      18


Trans exclusionists target Halifax trans women

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Trans exclusionists target Halifax trans women

posted by ÁINE MORSE, HOPE SALMONSON AND JESSICA R. DURLING, Mar 23/17

We must ensure that trans women, particularly BIPOC trans women, have a voice at the forefront of conversations about violence and sexual assault. comments      0


The ruthless capitalism at work in cannabis dispensaries

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The ruthless capitalism at work in cannabis dispensaries

posted by LUKE JOHNSTONE, Mar 9/17

Marijuana has been a counter-culture symbol for years. That's about to change. comments      5


Years after my own assault, nothing has changed

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Years after my own assault, nothing has changed

posted by ANONYMOUS, Mar 7/17

People out there need to believe these stories, because it's happening to more women than we'd like to think. comments      3


Nothing is enough for Judge Gregory Lenehan

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Nothing is enough for Judge Gregory Lenehan

posted by LAURA PATTERSON, Mar 2/17

Our laws and legal system must be changed. comments      5


Music kept me alive

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Music kept me alive

posted by EVAN CRAIG, Mar 2/17

Singing songs and making music became a protective shield from a lifetime of hardships. comments      8


Please Play Again / Réessayez SVP

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Please Play Again / Réessayez SVP

posted by ÁINE O’HARE, Feb 23/17

Spending money on cigarette-flavoured dirt water to try and win free doughnuts is a part of our Canadian heritage. comments      3


Sexual harassment in the service industry

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Sexual harassment in the service industry

posted by MEAGHAN MACDONALD, Feb 15/17

“Why are so many restaurant owners in this city pretending women aren’t getting harassed and assaulted within their establishments?” comments      10


My Snapchat boyfriend

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My Snapchat boyfriend

posted by ANONYMOUS, Feb 9/17

The best relationship I’ve ever had only exists in my phone. comments      1


Greetings to a career I didn't reach

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Greetings to a career I didn't reach

posted by RAJA SALIM, Feb 2/17

How my dream job became an alternative world. comments      2


Trumpism can take root in Canada, but not if we fight back

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Trumpism can take root in Canada, but not if we fight back

posted by CHRIS PARSONS, Jan 26/17

Don't think you're safe just because you're not in America. comments      6


We make beer better by making it here

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We make beer better by making it here

posted by JEFFREY PINHEY, Jan 19/17

Calculating the costs and savings of Nova Scotia's craft beer industry. comments      1


Scotian Materials has faith in Halifax Regional Council

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Scotian Materials has faith in Halifax Regional Council

posted by ROBERT MACPHERSON, Jan 19/17

The company hopes HRM will listen to the facts when discussing the Tantallon asphalt plant. comments      3


Opposition strong against Tantallon asphalt plant

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Opposition strong against Tantallon asphalt plant

posted by NICK HORNE, Jan 17/17

Can the will of an entire community defeat corporate greed? Ask Halifax Regional Council. comments      8


Canada didn’t start 150 years ago

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Canada didn’t start 150 years ago

posted by BRYSON SYLIBOY, Jan 12/17

The history of this country is complex and interwoven from many countries. comments      12


Halifax should do more to make sidewalks walkable

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Halifax should do more to make sidewalks walkable

posted by ELIZA JACKSON, Jan 5/17

Complete streets means streets for people, even in the winter. comments      10


The holidays make me reflect on my mother

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The holidays make me reflect on my mother

posted by ANONYMOUS, Dec 26/16

As a kid growing up, I knew Christmas would mean my Mom and Dad would both drink too much. comments      3


Long-distance love

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Long-distance love

posted by TANYA DAVIS, Dec 22/16

Saying goodbye to Halifax, for now. comments      1


Five things we can do right now to help Nova Scotians who use opioids

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Five things we can do right now to help Nova Scotians who use opioids

posted by TOMMY BROTHERS AND NATASHA TOUESNARD, Dec 15/16

The opioid overdose epidemic is not going away. comments      3


It's a hard road for Dylan-defender

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It's a hard road for Dylan-defender

posted by LOIS LEGGE, Dec 8/16

Giving thanks to the legend who's declining the award ceremony for his Nobel Prize. comments      1


Memories of Mumford Terminal

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Memories of Mumford Terminal

posted by CHRISTOPHER LERUE, Nov 24/16

Working the Halifax Transit system is not for the casual rider. comments      5


Keep pushing back: A response to #ubcaccountable

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Keep pushing back: A response to #ubcaccountable

posted by LORRI NEILSEN GLENN, Nov 24/16

"The cultural juggernaut of misused power and privilege needs your voice." comments      5


Colonization over reconciliation in Alton Gas fight

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Colonization over reconciliation in Alton Gas fight

posted by ROBIN TRESS, Nov 17/16

'Conquered peoples' legal strategy is a new low for McNeil government. comments      9


A letter to my sons about Trump

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A letter to my sons about Trump

posted by ELANA LIBERMAN, Nov 14/16

Millions voted for a man who devalues one gender, who devalues people of colour, who devalues certain classes of citizens. That is not and will never be OK. comments      15


Why we support Nova Scotia’s teachers

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Why we support Nova Scotia’s teachers

posted by NOVA SCOTIA PARENTS FOR TEACHERS, Nov 10/16

Parents of students in public schools say “enough is enough” from Stephen McNeil. comments      19


Who's afraid of social justice?

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Who's afraid of social justice?

posted by ALEX KHASNABISH, Nov 3/16

On trigger warnings, free speech and universities. comments      11


How many people have you slept with?


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How many people have you slept with?


posted by JEN NAGLE, Nov 2/16

Stop with the slut shaming. comments      5


Gothic Voices of the City

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Gothic Voices of the City

posted by JENNY URICH, JACQUI DEIGHTON AND TAYLOR LEMAIRE, Oct 27/16

Three terrifying tales from the winners of Dalhousie's Varma Prize for short gothic fiction. comments      1


The invisible election for school board seats

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The invisible election for school board seats

posted by PAUL W. BENNETT, Oct 20/16

Elected school boards are slowly dying and the scant media coverage only further contributes to that erosion. comments      6


What is council for, Halifax?

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What is council for, Halifax?

posted by ANTHONY KAWALSKI, Oct 18/16

The municipality's new regional council must be transformative. comments      1


Halifax Pride stands at a crossroads

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Halifax Pride stands at a crossroads

posted by QUEER ARABS OF HALIFAX, Oct 13/16

Pinkwashing lies at the core of queer-centred exploitation. comments      24


Halifax Pride remains inclusive

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Halifax Pride remains inclusive

posted by GERHARD SOYKA, Oct 13/16

We all just want to be included and to feel safe. comments      14


We can encourage diversity and keep democracy

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We can encourage diversity and keep democracy

posted by BRENDEN SOMMERHALDER, Oct 8/16

Asking some people not to participate won't tackle institutional racism. comments      6


Don’t encourage the edgy, white liberals running for council

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Don’t encourage the edgy, white liberals running for council

posted by RHYS ALDEN, Oct 6/16

HRM needs diverse, progressive candidates. comments      25


We’re young Jews, and we support Queer Arabs of Halifax

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We’re young Jews, and we support Queer Arabs of Halifax

posted by REBECCA SEGAL AND MAXINE JULIA, Oct 2/16

Size Doesn’t Matter not only diminishes the presence of queer Palestinian and Arab people of colour, it also exploits queer Israelis. comments      14


On the question of “Where are you really from?”

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On the question of “Where are you really from?”

posted by MARÍA JOSÉ YAX-FRASER
, Sep 29/16

It disguises curiosity about my ethnic and racial background and assumes foreignness.
 comments      13


Equity educators are often the ones in need of education

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Equity educators are often the ones in need of education

posted by MARY MACDONALD, Sep 26/16

Responding to “The struggles of a Muslim woman of colour in Halifax.” comments      0


Take a well-earned bow, Atlantic Fringe Festival

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Take a well-earned bow, Atlantic Fringe Festival

posted by ALISON HOUSE, Sep 22/16

The local theatre festival once again caught lightning in a bottle. comments      0


When your race is a passport to all the best freedoms

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When your race is a passport to all the best freedoms

posted by CINDY LITTLEFAIR, Sep 22/16

Don't get angry when someone brings up white privilege. comments      22


Canadian universities are becoming divestment dinosaurs

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Canadian universities are becoming divestment dinosaurs

posted by SIMON GREENLAND SMITH, Sep 15/16

More and more organizations have stopped investing in fossil fuels, and our learning institutions are lagging behind. comments      4


Defending a wilderness

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Defending a wilderness

posted by CHRIS MILLER, Sep 7/16

The battle to protect Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes just scored a major victory (thanks to you). comments      0


The struggle of a Muslim woman of colour in Halifax

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The struggle of a Muslim woman of colour in Halifax

posted by MASUMA KHAN, Sep 1/16

Why the value of an inclusive world is far greater than the cost of achieving it. comments      12


It's time for some climate change truths

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It's time for some climate change truths

posted by DAVID HENRY, Aug 25/16

The value of a livable climate is far greater than the cost of achieving it. comments      3


Let's change our commentary around women in sport

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Let's change our commentary around women in sport

posted by LAUREN SEARS, Aug 18/16

The Olympics are a rare opportunity to see female athletes on the world stage—why are we devaluing their accomplishments? comments      7


Dear female athletes

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Dear female athletes

posted by RAEESA LALANI, Aug 18/16

Let's just take a step back and admire these women comments      1


The Dartmouth North Community Food Centre needs a few good gardeners

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The Dartmouth North Community Food Centre needs a few good gardeners

posted by RACHAEL GARDINER, Aug 11/16

Growing food for and with your neighbours. comments      1


Hi-fi without wifi

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Hi-fi without wifi

posted by FRANCELLA FIALLOS, Aug 4/16

Radio should be free for everyone. comments      6


Bus Rapid Transit is key to Halifax’s infrastructure reform

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Bus Rapid Transit is key to Halifax’s infrastructure reform

posted by RYAN SCARTH, Jul 28/16

Move over light rail, a BRT system is the best bet for commuters. comments      4


An open letter to Rob Steele

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An open letter to Rob Steele

posted by MARK BUTLER, Jul 20/16

There is more to good corporate citizenship than simply following the law. comments      17


Nova Scotia's ocean identity

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Nova Scotia's ocean identity

posted by MOLLY CONNOR, Jul 18/16

This province and its people have a deeply intertwined relationship with the sea. comments      1


In the name of democratic development

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In the name of democratic development

posted by MAX HAIVEN, TOM WATERS, EMMA LARSON-URE, DOROTA FORFA, JOSÉE ANNE CLOUTIER, SELWYN SHARPLES AND ANDREA SMITH, Jul 14/16

How Halifax can avoid a brutal and exploitative rental market. comments      5


Who was lobbying Nova Scotia to eliminate our athletes' minimum wage protection?

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Who was lobbying Nova Scotia to eliminate our athletes' minimum wage protection?

posted by BLAIR MITCHELL, Jul 11/16

There’s more going on with this recent employment law shift than the province is saying. comments      2


Why I stayed in Nova Scotia

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Why I stayed in Nova Scotia

posted by LAURA SIMPSON, Jul 7/16

Those who survive here do it through hard work, innovation and creativity. comments      34


Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for HRM

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Blue Mountain-Birch Cove Lakes is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for HRM

posted by BRYN JONES-VAILLANCOURT, Jul 4/16

An open letter to Regional Council and city staff. comments      2


Brexit and England's ugly history of colonialism

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Brexit and England's ugly history of colonialism

posted by JOHN R. SYLLIBOY, Jun 30/16

A letter to the Queen, on Canada Day. comments      4


Faith in government not enough to protect our environment

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Faith in government not enough to protect our environment

posted by LAURA CUTMORE, Jun 23/16

Climate town hall a chance to demand real action. comments      0


Carbon pricing offers an answer to climate change

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Carbon pricing offers an answer to climate change

posted by NAOMI HILL, Jun 16/16

Pricing carbon can help save the environment, and Nova Scotia's economy. comments      7


Autism services waitlists eliminated, but only for some Nova Scotians

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Autism services waitlists eliminated, but only for some Nova Scotians

posted by KRISTIN INNES, Jun 15/16

An open letter to premier Stephen McNeil comments      4


Flextrack is a race to the bottom for temporary employees

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Flextrack is a race to the bottom for temporary employees

posted by TIM COVELL, Jun 13/16

"Fiscal efficiency" is just another term for paying people less. comments      5


Let’s get serious about open government

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Let’s get serious about open government

posted by THE RIGHT TO KNOW COALITION, Jun 9/16

It’s time for Nova Scotia to fully embrace right to information. comments      3


Halifax is on the front lines of environmental stewardship

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Halifax is on the front lines of environmental stewardship

posted by ANDY FILLMORE, Jun 2/16

It's not too late for Canada to take meaningful action against climate change. comments      2


Public transit should be free

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Public transit should be free

posted by GABRIEL ENXUGA, May 26/16

Let's get those cars off the road and put more money back into the pockets of working people. comments      18


Finding the strength to seek help after my sexual assault

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Finding the strength to seek help after my sexual assault

posted by ANONYMOUS, May 19/16

Thanks to all those protecting and supporting survivors. comments      1


Halifax as Narnia: <br>The existential fantasy of our seaside city

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Halifax as Narnia:
The existential fantasy of our seaside city

posted by JAMES GREGOR, May 16/16

Maybe you can’t go home again. comments      9


Halifax's campaign finance regulations are limited in scope

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Halifax's campaign finance regulations are limited in scope

posted by SAM AUSTIN, May 12/16

What the municipality's new reforms need to be effective. comments      0


I want to be raised in a healthy environment, not a world of hatred

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I want to be raised in a healthy environment, not a world of hatred

posted by KYASIAH DERRY, May 5/16

The violence in our communities has to end. comments      0


Nova Scotia and Fort McMurray are closer than ever today

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Nova Scotia and Fort McMurray are closer than ever today

posted by BRAD DONALDSON, May 4/16

The heat from the Fort Mac wildfires can be felt thousands of kilometres away. comments      2


Me, myself and anxiety

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Me, myself and anxiety

posted by STEVEN HALL, Apr 28/16

Embracing the stigma around antidepressants. comments      0


Thoughts on becoming a new dad

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Thoughts on becoming a new dad

posted by OLIVER CRESSWELL, Apr 24/16

Or why women are awesome! comments      4


Why dads-to-be should take birth preparation classes

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Why dads-to-be should take birth preparation classes

posted by RYAN SHAW, Apr 23/16

Preparing for birth, the manly way. comments      1


Tragedy is not something to be dismissed and flippantly ignored

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Tragedy is not something to be dismissed and flippantly ignored

posted by KATHLEEN HEALY, Apr 22/16

The continued stigmatization of the north end takes away from the amazing people who live here. comments      7


A tragic loss of life is never <br>“business as usual”

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A tragic loss of life is never
“business as usual”

posted by LINDELL SMITH, Apr 22/16

The communities suffering after Halifax's recent murders are not comforted by the fact that these acts were not random. comments      6


The scoop on soil: carbon storage is lost after clear-cutting

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The scoop on soil: carbon storage is lost after clear-cutting

posted by CARRIE-ELLEN GABRIEL, Apr 21/16

The dirty truth on why using trees for energy production can never be green. comments      0


One daughter's fight to come out as trans—with support from her dad along the way

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One daughter's fight to come out as trans—with support from her dad along the way

posted by KODA GERRARD AND JUDE GERRARD, Apr 18/16

Or what not to say to the parents of a transgender child. comments      7


To my new Syrian friends: thank you for your kindness

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To my new Syrian friends: thank you for your kindness

posted by "PERSON IN THE DIRT", Apr 11/16

You only moved into my building a month ago, but I already feel like I’ve known you forever. comments      0


We need to save the wow

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We need to save the wow

posted by LARRY HAIVEN, Apr 7/16

Protect the Central Library's view of Citadel Hill from uninspired architecture. comments      12


Blame Halifax Transit for low bus ridership

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Blame Halifax Transit for low bus ridership

posted by MICHELLE ELRICK, Apr 5/16

Poor service standards cause car-dependent communities. comments      7


The route of the problem

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The route of the problem

posted by SCOTT EDGAR, Mar 31/16

Halifax Transit's new network plan is missing key information. comments      5


Nova Scotia's failing on climate change

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Nova Scotia's failing on climate change

posted by NEAL LIVINGSTON, Mar 24/16

A response to last week’s Q&A with premier Stephen McNeil. comments      2


An Irish citizen's notes on Halifax

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An Irish citizen's notes on Halifax

posted by RACHEL MCMULLAN, Mar 17/16

"The drive-thru coffee shops are truly a novel entity." comments      2


Everything you need to know to be a school board member

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Everything you need to know to be a school board member

posted by CINDY LITTLEFAIR, Mar 17/16

Thinking of running for HRM school board this fall? We've got you covered. comments      0


Stronger access to information needed in Nova Scotia

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Stronger access to information needed in Nova Scotia

posted by CATHERINE TULLY AND DARCE FARDY, Mar 7/16

The secrets of democracy are still well-hidden. comments      3


Mental illness and African Nova Scotian communities

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Mental illness and African Nova Scotian communities

posted by RAYMOND J. SHEPPARD, Mar 3/16

Understanding heritage and ethnicity is the difference between healing and isolation. comments      0


It's time this government got back to work and fixed Nova Scotia's film industry

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It's time this government got back to work and fixed Nova Scotia's film industry

posted by DARLENE LEWIS, Feb 25/16

Liberals need to right last year's wrongs. comments      6


How long is someone labelled a Come From Away?

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How long is someone labelled a Come From Away?

posted by EINAT SAGY AND GONEN SAGY, Feb 18/16

Lessons on fitting in from some proud new Canadians. comments      6


I believe Lucy because I know what it's like

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I believe Lucy because I know what it's like

posted by “JONATHAN OLNEY”
, Feb 8/16

I didn't understand abusive relationships, until I was in one. comments      10


Food for thought, Scotian-style

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Food for thought, Scotian-style

posted by WENDIE L. POITRAS, Feb 4/16

I want to promote African Nova Scotian culture, and food is a big part of it. comments      2


Minister is "colour-blind" to environmental racism

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Minister is "colour-blind" to environmental racism

posted by INGRID WALDRON, Jan 28/16

A response to last week's Coast Q&A. comments      4


Why some of us aren't thrilled about IKEA's return to Halifax

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Why some of us aren't thrilled about IKEA's return to Halifax

posted by MAX HAIVEN, Jan 25/16

Cheap, disposable furniture to furnish a cheapened, disposable life. comments      22


The future of weather

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The future of weather

posted by JONATHAN POLLARD, Jan 21/16

Meteorological prognosticating is for the birds. comments      0


This city deserves better fire service

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This city deserves better fire service

posted by JIM GATES, Jan 14/16

City hall needs to invest in and support HRM's firefighters. comments      0


To my former bosses at the <i>Chronicle Herald</i>

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To my former bosses at the Chronicle Herald

posted by RICK CONRAD, Jan 8/16

Why journalism in Nova Scotia is an endangered species. comments      20


A new year and a new beginning

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A new year and a new beginning

posted by PAMELA GLODE DESROCHERS, Dec 22/15

Truth and reconciliation with Halifax's urban aboriginal community. comments      1


I am a pedestrian, and I am an idiot

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I am a pedestrian, and I am an idiot

posted by AMY MCLAY PATERSON, Dec 7/15

It’s neither right nor feasible to chase us from the streets with these outrageous new fines. comments      39


Living in fear in my own country

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Living in fear in my own country

posted by SAGAR JHA, Dec 3/15

Keep fighting racism, and keep loving those affected by it. comments      16


Letters to the future

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Letters to the future

posted by NADER NADERNEJAD, ANNIE MARGARET CLAIR, CHERYL HANN, SUE GOYETTE, ARON HANSON, LENORE ZANN, BORIS WORM AND TRISTAN CLEVELAND, Nov 26/15

Nova Scotians share their messages of hope ahead of Paris. comments      4


Food sovereignty is faulty in Halifax

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Food sovereignty is faulty in Halifax

posted by RYLAN HIGGINS, Nov 19/15

People have less and less control over the food they buy. comments      5


Why weren't we ready for the Big Lift?

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Why weren't we ready for the Big Lift?

posted by AMY SCHWARTZ, Nov 12/15

Construction delays have caused traffic chaos, and should have been anticipated. comments      9


An open letter to Andy Fillmore

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An open letter to Andy Fillmore

posted by KATIE PERFITT AND KIKI WOOD, Nov 5/15

It's time to step up on climate change. comments      11


Bacon is sexy, and that’s a problem

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Bacon is sexy, and that’s a problem

posted by SHERWOOD HINES, Oct 29/15

Our meat addiction is killing us and the environment. comments      7


An open letter to Megan Leslie

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An open letter to Megan Leslie

posted by JOY CICCARELLI-SHAND, Oct 27/15

Thank you for the inspiration. comments      7


A letter to all first-time voters

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A letter to all first-time voters

posted by MARK COFFIN, Oct 22/15

The election's over. Now the real work begins. comments      0


Mr. Harper, you are a threat to Canada

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Mr. Harper, you are a threat to Canada

posted by KYLA DERRY, Oct 15/15

The only thing you've done is make this country worse. comments      4


How this city almost killed me 

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How this city almost killed me 

posted by HOUSSAM ELOKDA, Oct 8/15

If we do not act, the next victim could be anyone of us. comments      31


Stronger environmental leadership needed in Ottawa

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Stronger environmental leadership needed in Ottawa

posted by AARON FREEMAN, Oct 8/15

GreenPAC aims to change the game on election day. comments      0


Refusing to vote is not an effective way to criticize Canada

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Refusing to vote is not an effective way to criticize Canada

posted by CATHERINE ABREU, Oct 8/15

Your vote is powerful. Use it. comments      10


Local boosterism is killing the Atlantic Film Festival

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Local boosterism is killing the Atlantic Film Festival

posted by NICHOLAS KINSEY, Sep 30/15

Halifax is a sophisticated city, but comes off as an insecure small town. comments      2


I was a conscious non-voter, here’s what changed my mind

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I was a conscious non-voter, here’s what changed my mind

posted by JESS WEST, Sep 23/15

Think the election doesn't affect you? Think again. comments      24


Canada owes justice to refugees

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Canada owes justice to refugees

posted by MARK CULLIGAN AND KATRIN MACPHEE, Sep 17/15

This country deserves the blame for failing to act and contributing to a crisis. comments      6


The bright film industry future that was

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The bright film industry future that was

posted by CHRIS CAMPBELL, Sep 10/15

Artists and technicians bid a sad farewell to Nova Scotia. comments      1


The new oil sands of the east coast

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The new oil sands of the east coast

posted by KEVIN C. PRICE, Sep 1/15

Cannabis, hemp and Nova Scotia’s economic future. comments      6


My life on welfare

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My life on welfare

posted by ARON SPIDLE, Aug 27/15

There, but for the grace of god, go you. comments      4


The bullshit cultural milieu of medical marijuana

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The bullshit cultural milieu of medical marijuana

posted by LACHLAN MACDONALD, Aug 20/15

It's sad to see The Coast contributing to this. comments      30


It's time to merge Canada's progressive parties

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It's time to merge Canada's progressive parties

posted by ISAAC J. HANSEN, Aug 13/15

An open letter to Tom Mulcair, Elizabeth May
and Justin Trudeau. comments      11


Be the change this city needs

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Be the change this city needs

posted by PAUL VIENNEAU, Aug 10/15

We can do better this winter, Halifax. comments      2


Group homes won’t ruin your neighbourhood, Dartmouth

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Group homes won’t ruin your neighbourhood, Dartmouth

posted by PATRICIA GEORGE-ZWICKER, Aug 6/15

A sense of community is needed most by society’s vulnerable. comments      7


Saving our cities and ourselves from the automobile

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Saving our cities and ourselves from the automobile

posted by TARAS GRESCOE, Jul 30/15

An excerpt from Taras Grescoe’s Straphanger. comments      9


Why you're going to love clear garbage bags

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Why you're going to love clear garbage bags

posted by MATT BRAND, Jul 23/15

The coming trash collection changes are worth it, trust me. comments      12


Scenes from growing up gay in small-town Nova Scotia

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Scenes from growing up gay in small-town Nova Scotia

posted by SHERWOOD HINES, Jul 16/15

Celebrating the survivors, remembering the lost during Pride. comments      3


Pride, I love you but  you’re bringing me down

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Pride, I love you but you’re bringing me down

posted by JOHN WILLIAMS, Jul 16/15

Some history, and gratitude, from a self-described “bitter old queen.” comments      2


The Coast needs to do better

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The Coast needs to do better

posted by BRIAN CROUSE AND ALEXANDRA KILLHAM, Jul 9/15

Why silencing indigenous voices on Canada Day is unacceptable. comments      2


Why I celebrate Canada Day with all my heart

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Why I celebrate Canada Day with all my heart

posted by MICHAEL WOOD, Jul 6/15

A response to Killa Atencio’s Voice of the City comments      5


Going surfing on donair sauce, from Montreal to Halifax

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Going surfing on donair sauce, from Montreal to Halifax

posted by MARIE DARSIGNY, Jul 2/15

A visiting journalist investigates what makes our city special. comments      1


Why I choose not to celebrate Canada Day

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Why I choose not to celebrate Canada Day

posted by KILLA ATENCIO, Jun 25/15

Fireworks block out the suffering of Canada's colonial past. comments      85


CBC, please fire Randy Bachman

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CBC, please fire Randy Bachman

posted by AARON HARTLING, Jun 18/15

A passionate plea, from a humble music fan. comments      43


Ex-offenders taking control of their lives, one step at a time

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Ex-offenders taking control of their lives, one step at a time

posted by LESLIE HOGG, Jun 9/15

The 7th Step Society’s comeback story
 comments      1


Doors Open festival will open doors and minds

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Doors Open festival will open doors and minds

posted by STEPHEN ARCHIBALD, Jun 4/15

A guided tour of Halifax's overlooked architectural marvels. comments      0


How to destroy a political movement

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How to destroy a political movement

posted by MILES HOWE, May 21/15

An excerpt from Debriefing Elsipogtog comments      3


The casual sexism of being a female journalist

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The casual sexism of being a female journalist

posted by RACHEL WARD, May 21/15

"Fuck her right in the pussy" is only the most recent example. comments      11


Why Canada is better off with the monarchy

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Why Canada is better off with the monarchy

posted by ARON SPIDLE, May 14/15

Reflections on the birth of a royal baby. comments      7


What do we really know about Latin Americans?

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What do we really know about Latin Americans?

posted by MARIANA PALUDI, May 7/15

Taking responsibility of telling others about our own culture
. comments      1


Pressured to choose who I am: the issues of being multiracial

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Pressured to choose who I am: the issues of being multiracial

posted by MADONNA PARRIS, May 7/15

Voice of the City comments      4


Nova Scotia’s war on the poor

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Nova Scotia’s war on the poor

posted by UNSIGNED, Apr 30/15

Voice of the City comments      13


A stadium is necessary for Halifax growth

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A stadium is necessary for Halifax growth

posted by CHRISTOPHER MCGARRY, Apr 24/15

Voice of the City comments      23


LMAO: Halifax’s comedy scene is small but powerful

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LMAO: Halifax’s comedy scene is small but powerful

posted by CHANEL FREIRE, Apr 22/15

Voice of the City
 comments      1


The Ivany Report perspective on the film tax credit cut

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The Ivany Report perspective on the film tax credit cut

posted by SUSANNA FULLER, Apr 14/15

An Ivany Commissioner says it’s a big mistake. comments      12


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A response from the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

posted by JULIE CHAISSON, Apr 14/15

"It is clear to us that not all vendors like these proposed changes." comments      0


The Seaport Market and the problem of “authentic Maritime culture”

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The Seaport Market and the problem of “authentic Maritime culture”

posted by SHERWOOD HINES, Apr 14/15

Voice of the City comments      40


With online dating, you get what you pay for

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With online dating, you get what you pay for

posted by ANDREA HEYER, Apr 13/15

comments      4


Looking for work can be a full-time job

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Looking for work can be a full-time job

posted by AINSLIE MOSS, Apr 9/15

The psychological labour in finding a career. comments      1


A response from the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

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A response from the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market

posted by JULIE CHAISSON, Apr 9/15

"It is clear to us that not all vendors like these proposed changes." comments      0


We love bus route number 1...as is

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We love bus route number 1...as is

posted by MARIE-CLAUDE HÉBERT, Apr 9/15

Voice of the City comments      4


Voices of the city (council)

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Voices of the city (council)

posted by JACOB BOON, Apr 2/15

Six councillors answer our questions and grade The Coast. comments      2


Embrace big ideas or Nova Scotia will never turn the corner of prosperity


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Embrace big ideas or Nova Scotia will never turn the corner of prosperity


posted by GORDON WHITTAKER, Mar 31/15

The truth is out there... comments      0


An unending cycle of violence inside the Burnside jail

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An unending cycle of violence inside the Burnside jail

posted by ALLAN MACMASTER, Mar 26/15

Independent review is needed at Central Nova.
 comments      2


The haircut: my story of living with depression

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The haircut: my story of living with depression

posted by STEPHANIE REIDY, Mar 19/15

Acting happy when you aren't. comments      5


Mayor Mike Savage owes all of us an apology

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Mayor Mike Savage owes all of us an apology

posted by AMY SPURWAY AND MATTHEW SPURWAY, Mar 18/15

Be bold and do something before next winter comes around. comments      14


Badminton—a darn <br>Canadian sport

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Badminton—a darn
Canadian sport

posted by MEAGAN CAMPBELL, Mar 16/15

Fiercely competitive and unfailingly polite, just like us. comments      0


Increasing book taxes is <br>bad for readers

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Increasing book taxes is
bad for readers

posted by CAROLYN GUY, Mar 12/15

Books are not luxury items. comments      0


Advocacy and the future of cycling

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Advocacy and the future of cycling

posted by YVONNE BAMBRICK, Mar 5/15

An excerpt from The Urban Cycling Survival Guide comments      0


Expressing some sidewalk fury

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Expressing some sidewalk fury

posted by CATHERINE ABREU, Mar 5/15

Our city is better than this comments      10


It's a new year!

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It's a new year!

posted by SOBAZ BENJAMIN, Feb 26/15

Voice of the City comments      0


A city only does as well  as its poorest resident

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A city only does as well as its poorest resident

posted by RHONDA BRITTON, Feb 19/15

Voice of the City comments      6


Fed up with winter Transit

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Fed up with winter Transit

Feb 17/15

Halifax's accessibility needs to improve comments      1


I should not be limited because I am in a wheelchair

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I should not be limited because I am in a wheelchair

posted by PENNY KITCHEN, Feb 12/15

Halifax in winter is woefully inaccessible. comments      9


I am an African Nova Scotian womanist artist

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I am an African Nova Scotian womanist artist

posted by WENDIE L. POITRAS, Feb 5/15

Let me explain... comments      4


Get informed for Eating Disorder Awareness Week


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Get informed for Eating Disorder Awareness Week


posted by SIMON B. SHERRY AND CYNTHIA RAMASUBBU, Feb 2/15

The third most common chronic illness for adolescents. comments      0


Why does Barrington Street remain barren?

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Why does Barrington Street remain barren?

posted by MIMI FAUTLEY, Jan 29/15

The rent is too damn high. comments      13


Not in my backyard

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Not in my backyard

posted by KRIS MCCANN, Jan 22/15

STFU or GTFO, condo dwellers comments      9


Drawing the line between freedom of expression and hate speech

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Drawing the line between freedom of expression and hate speech

posted by TOMAS GUINAN, Jan 19/15

In Criticism of the Dawgfather comments      4


Comfort, safety and the politics of sexualized violence

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Comfort, safety and the politics of sexualized violence

posted by RACHELLE MCKAY AND DARRYL LEROUX, Jan 15/15

The colonial history beyond Dalhousie's misogyny. comments      4


Halifax Transit has a cost problem

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Halifax Transit has a cost problem

posted by SEAN GILLIS, Jan 8/15

It's time to fix our bus system. comments      2


Provincial tax review fails the Ivany test

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Provincial tax review fails the Ivany test

posted by AARON MACKENZIE, Jan 1/15

Proposed report will hurt, not help our province. comments      4


I know when you’ve been bold or good

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I know when you’ve been bold or good

posted by SANTA CLAUS, Dec 25/14

So be good, for goodness sake! comments      0


Women are half of Halifax, so make some room

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Women are half of Halifax, so make some room

posted by SARAH B. MACDONALD, Dec 18/14

Online or in life, safe spaces are hard to find. comments      21


To my classmates: I’m sorry

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To my classmates: I’m sorry

Dec 18/14

A letter from one of Dalhousie’s “gentlemen.” comments      55


When a stranger comes home

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When a stranger comes home

posted by RICK RANSON, Dec 11/14

An excerpt from Bittersweet Sands. comments      1


The felon cyclist

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The felon cyclist

posted by AARON WILLIAMS, Dec 3/14

I'm that rule-breaking cyclist people hate. comments      17


Let us forget Movember

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Let us forget Movember

posted by JAMES SHAKEY, Nov 27/14

Stash that ‘stache comments      11


How I got my name

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How I got my name

posted by REHTAEH PARSONS, Nov 20/14

Voice of the City comments      15


Harassment on the Hill

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Harassment on the Hill

posted by MEGAN LESLIE, Nov 13/14

Parliament is a workplace where power is currency and women are an afterthought. comments      8


Why I'm cancelling my subscription

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Why I'm cancelling my subscription

posted by SHAY ENXUGA, Nov 13/14

So long, Chronicle-Herald. comments      5


Geeking out on cosplay

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Geeking out on cosplay

posted by MARIA BRINE, Nov 6/14

Looking your best at this season’s comic-con soirees. comments      0


Students aren't at the table—we're on the menu.

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Students aren't at the table—we're on the menu.

posted by JOHN HUTTON, Oct 30/14

The time to fix Nova Scotia's education system is now. comments      2


Sexual health shouldn’t be spooky

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Sexual health shouldn’t be spooky

posted by JEAN KETTERLING, Oct 30/14

There’s nothing to fear in educating our youth. comments      3


The truth about Ottawa

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The truth about Ottawa

posted by SHERWOOD HINES, Oct 30/14

Mental health support services have failed us all. comments      0


Domestic violence still at our doors

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Domestic violence still at our doors

posted by AYLA-MONIC MCKAY, Oct 23/14

If you hear or witness anything, please call for help. comments      6


Here’s to a new Nova Scotian economy

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Here’s to a new Nova Scotian economy

posted by CATHERINE ABREU, Oct 16/14

Ignore the media hyperbole; fracking isn’t needed here. comments      40


This attack on workers’ rights is just bad for everyone

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This attack on workers’ rights is just bad for everyone

posted by ROBERT CHISHOLM, Oct 11/14

BIll-1 is a real number two, says Dartmouth MP. comments      0


Guidance counsellor is an outdated job

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Guidance counsellor is an outdated job

posted by DENNIS ADAMS, Oct 9/14

Voice of the City comments      4


Depression is all too common in Canada

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Depression is all too common in Canada

posted by SIMON B. SHERRY AND CYNTHIA RAMASUBBU, Oct 2/14

Voice of the City comments      2


On Rwanda

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On Rwanda

posted by LINDA KALIMBA, Oct 2/14

A letter to the editor in response to Rylan Higgins comments      0


Potatoes, not patchouli, is the best way to help Rwanda

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Potatoes, not patchouli, is the best way to help Rwanda

posted by RYLAN HIGGINS, Sep 25/14

Voice of the City talks international aid. comments      7


Chefs of Halifax, up your veggie game

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Chefs of Halifax, up your veggie game

posted by NATALIE BURGOYNE, Sep 18/14

Voice of the City comments      3


Lost in Transportation

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Lost in Transportation

posted by SOUHAËL BOUALLAGUI, Sep 17/14

Voice of the City comments      0


The wisdom of Nova Scarcity

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The wisdom of Nova Scarcity

posted by KAREN FOSTER AND BRIAN FOSTER, Sep 11/14

Voice of the City comments      28


Halifax’s disgrace

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Halifax’s disgrace

posted by MICHAEL GOODFELLOW, Sep 11/14

Voice of the City comments      2


Dear God, just bring her home safe

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Dear God, just bring her home safe

posted by TERRY MILLER, Sep 4/14

Voice of the City comments      19


Love god and love your neighbour

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Love god and love your neighbour

posted by JON STEPHENS, Sep 4/14

Voice of the City comments      1


Dear students

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Dear students

posted by CHERYL HANN, Aug 28/14

Voice of the City comments      6


Giving credit where it’s due

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Giving credit where it’s due

posted by ROBIN TRESS, Aug 28/14

Thanks for these surprising recommendations on fracking comments      5


Voice of the City

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Voice of the City

posted by NTOMBI NKIWANE, Aug 14/14

In solidarity with all black people comments      4


Voice of the City

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Voice of the City

posted by ROBERT S. WRIGHT, Aug 14/14

Rating Halifax Police comments      3


Voice of the City

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Voice of the City

posted by JOEL PLASKETT, Aug 7/14

The Khyber is where things start comments      7


Voice of the City

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Voice of the City

posted by JOHN HUTTON, Aug 7/14

Pride, Palestine and global gay rights comments      5


Voice of the City

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Voice of the City

posted by JENNIFER RAVEN, Aug 7/14

The sad truth is that no one wants Gaza           comments      6


Voice of the City

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Voice of the City

posted by KALEIGH TRACE, Jul 31/14

Street harassment needs to end comments      0


Debate Club

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Debate Club

posted by EVAN, Jul 31/14

Gentrification affects us all comments      4


Gentrification in the “new” north end

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Gentrification in the “new” north end

posted by RUSSELL GRAGG AND SYLVAIN PANKHURST, Jul 24/14

The North by Night Market has come under fire. Is Halifax’s gentrifying north end fighting for a better tomorrow, or engaging in class warfare? comments      29


It was heartbreaking

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It was heartbreaking

posted by LEWIS RENDELL, Jul 17/14

comments      2


My mom already knew

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My mom already knew

posted by CHARLENE MILLS, Jul 17/14

comments      1


Lack of rural social services affects us all

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Lack of rural social services affects us all

posted by MAUREEN MAYNES, Jul 10/14

comments      3


Nova Scotians microlend a hand

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Nova Scotians microlend a hand

posted by THOM FITZGERALD, Jul 3/14

comments      1


Not so close to my backyard

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Not so close to my backyard

posted by CLARE WAQUÉ, Jun 26/14

comments      32


Where two raging fires meet together

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Where two raging fires meet together

posted by JESSE MACLEAN, Jun 12/14

comments      0


On passing time, and days good and bad

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On passing time, and days good and bad

posted by JANE KANSAS, Jun 5/14

comments      1


Becoming strong and speaking up

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Becoming strong and speaking up

posted by EMILY MARTINS, May 29/14

comments      1


Halifax is a slamming city

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Halifax is a slamming city

posted by DAVID ZINCK, May 22/14

Local slam poets keep the words in the air comments      0


Being bold, choosing bold

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Being bold, choosing bold

posted by TRISTAN CLEVELAND, May 15/14

Four ways to live up to Halifax’s new strategy comments      1


The pain below

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The pain below

posted by NATALIE ROSEN, May 8/14

Raising awareness for the very real vulvodynia comments      8


Saying hello to Nova Scotia, for a reason

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Saying hello to Nova Scotia, for a reason

posted by MATTHEW HALLIDAY, May 1/14

No jobs? No future? Not exactly. How Halifax’s down-in-the-dumps self-image doesn’t quite match reality comments      19


Anti-porn is anti-sex worker

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Anti-porn is anti-sex worker

posted by JEAN KETTERLING, Apr 24/14

comments      5


Get your claws into local lobster

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Get your claws into local lobster

posted by DAVE ADLER, Apr 17/14

As the local foodie movement reaches fever pitch, we’ve somehow forgotten about the sea friends help who put us on the map. comments      3


The truth is simple: We need more nurses here

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The truth is simple: We need more nurses here

posted by M.W., RN, Apr 10/14

comments      2


A history of violence perpetuated

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A history of violence perpetuated

Apr 3/14

comments      5


This time, I’m the one saying “Farewell to Nova Scotia”

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This time, I’m the one saying “Farewell to Nova Scotia”

posted by DAVID FLEMING, Mar 27/14

Why my fiancee and I are leaving Halifax for Ottawa. comments      12


I hang out at libraries, even when I’m not looking for a book

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I hang out at libraries, even when I’m not looking for a book

posted by ALLISON SPARLING, Mar 20/14

The most important part of public libraries isn’t the “library”; it’s the “public.” comments      4


Here’s why the Irish are so important, and what Saint Patrick’s Day is all about

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Here’s why the Irish are so important, and what Saint Patrick’s Day is all about

posted by LORRAINE GLENDENNING, Mar 13/14

Longing for home is part of the human condition. comments      2


Before we build a stadium, we should address all the more important problems in Halifax

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Before we build a stadium, we should address all the more important problems in Halifax

posted by STEWART LAMONT, Mar 6/14

Let’s ask Jacques Lapointe to give us an honest opinion of the costs. comments      16


Cut the crap about “young professionals,” and start getting real about opportunity

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Cut the crap about “young professionals,” and start getting real about opportunity

posted by MAX HAIVEN, Feb 27/14

Young people are celebrated in the abstract, but denied any hope of getting ahead comments      26


The Loretta Saunders I know

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The Loretta Saunders I know

posted by DARRYL LEROUX, Feb 21/14

Saint Mary's University professor Daryll Leroux writes about his inspiring student comments      2


The power of voice

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The power of voice

posted by EL JONES, Feb 20/14

Halifax's Poet Laureate knows one city needs many voices. comments      1


Halifax isn’t to blame for young people’s poor job prospects

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Halifax isn’t to blame for young people’s poor job prospects

posted by BRYCE CROSBY, Feb 13/14

If you want to live here, you have to make tough decisions about what kind of work you can find. comments      28


The Halifax job scene has failed me, and I’m thinking of leaving town

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The Halifax job scene has failed me, and I’m thinking of leaving town

posted by HEATHER BOUCHER, Feb 6/14

I have a masters degree, but can’t find a good-paying job. comments      43


How I stopped worrying and learned to love walking in the city at night

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How I stopped worrying and learned to love walking in the city at night

posted by LORI MCKINNON, Jan 30/14

comments      4


It’s time for some customer etiquette

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It’s time for some customer etiquette

posted by REBECCA ZIMMER, Jan 23/14

People working in the service industry deserve respect. comments      11


How the city excluded food trucks from The Oval

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How the city excluded food trucks from The Oval

posted by NATALIE CHAVARIE, Jan 16/14

Unnecessary requirements and huge expenses means only crappy food will be served. comments      19


The Christmas season is the most depressing time of year

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The Christmas season is the most depressing time of year

posted by LYNN MATHESON, Dec 26/13

And the fact that I don’t have it so bad makes me get even more depressed for being depressed. comments      3


Canada Post wants to eliminate my job as a letter carrier. Here’s why you should care

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Canada Post wants to eliminate my job as a letter carrier. Here’s why you should care

posted by MELANIE MACKENZIE, Dec 19/13

But doing away with door-to-door mail service isn't just about me losing my job—it’s also about the loss of human interaction. comments      87


Saying farewell to Nova Scotia for a reason

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Saying farewell to Nova Scotia for a reason

posted by DAVID FLEMING, Dec 12/13

We should learn how to attract young people, and watch our economy improve. comments      194


Stop looking at data and start taking action to make crosswalks safer

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Stop looking at data and start taking action to make crosswalks safer

posted by NORM COLLINS, Dec 5/13

The Crosswalk Safety Advisory Committee is missing the point. comments      5


Halifax Water should stop poisoning us

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Halifax Water should stop poisoning us

posted by DANA LANDRY, Nov 28/13

Adding fluoride to our drinking water is unnecessary, harmful and expensive. comments      45


Avalon Sexual Assault Centre’s ads get the numbers wrong

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Avalon Sexual Assault Centre’s ads get the numbers wrong

posted by JANE KANSAS, Nov 21/13

While men are victims of sexual assault, they’re not half the victims. comments      17


City's sidewalk shovelling sucks

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City's sidewalk shovelling sucks

posted by ANDREW MURPHY, Nov 14/13

HRM taking on more snow-clearing duties means trouble for pedestrians. comments      7


The monument in front of the North End Library is a horrible mess

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The monument in front of the North End Library is a horrible mess

posted by JANE KANSAS, Nov 7/13

Misspellings are the least of it. comments      5


My Halloween Nightmare

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My Halloween Nightmare

posted by SARAH LYON, Oct 31/13

We're in danger of losing the tradition of trick-or-treating. comments      0


I love to walk around town, but there are safety issues facing pedestrians

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I love to walk around town, but there are safety issues facing pedestrians

posted by BEN WEDGE, Oct 24/13

We can, and should, design our town for active transportation. comments      9


We don’t need money to win the war on skin cancer

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We don’t need money to win the war on skin cancer

posted by MEAGAN CAMPBELL, Oct 17/13

Education and simple preparedness are the answer. comments      0


John Dunsworth and poetry of the moment

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John Dunsworth and poetry of the moment

Oct 10/13

Halifax actor's spur-of-the-moment aside is a thing of beauty. comments      0


Here’s why I’m not voting for Darrell Dexter

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Here’s why I’m not voting for Darrell Dexter

posted by BLAKE HUNSLEY, Sep 26/13

His folksy charm isn't cutting it any longer. comments      13


I wasn’t surprised by the SMU rape chant

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I wasn’t surprised by the SMU rape chant

posted by JANIS WALL, Sep 12/13

At SMU, there are no conversations going on about consent, oppression or social justice. comments      1


Low cost, or even free, university  tuition is an  attainable goal

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Low cost, or even free, university tuition is an attainable goal

posted by OMRI HAIVEN, Sep 12/13

For the price of our new convention center, Nova Scotians could be enjoying free education. comments      0


<i>Cimex lectularius</i> report

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Cimex lectularius report

posted by JANE KANSAS, Sep 5/13

Bed bugs sleep well at the Gordon B Isnor. Jane Kansas doesn’t. comments      1


Sexist PR  campaigns aren’t necessarily the products of men

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Sexist PR campaigns aren’t necessarily the products of men

posted by JEN OCHEJ, Aug 29/13

The first step to stopping these ads is to question our societal norms. comments      3


City’s caught with its pants down on the greenbelt

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City’s caught with its pants down on the greenbelt

posted by CHRIS MILLER, Aug 22/13

comments      2


I’m meeting my neighbours for the first time, and we’re turning this into a neighbourhood

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I’m meeting my neighbours for the first time, and we’re turning this into a neighbourhood

posted by GREG WOOLNER, Aug 8/13

comments      1


There aren’t any instruction books about how to be gay, so I had to find my own way

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There aren’t any instruction books about how to be gay, so I had to find my own way

posted by ABBY CROSBY, Jul 25/13

comments      5


Here’s how we can a build sustainable economy without relying on mega-projects and big corporations.

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Here’s how we can a build sustainable economy without relying on mega-projects and big corporations.

posted by NANCI LEE, Jul 18/13

Watch out, though, it’s a messy process. comments      1


I don’t want chickens in my urban neighbourhood

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I don’t want chickens in my urban neighbourhood

posted by PAULETTE FORHAN, Jul 4/13

City officials are not doing their job, and are turning a blind eye to Fred Connors’ coop. comments      26


My parents told me never to go to Gottingen Street—and that’s why I moved there

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My parents told me never to go to Gottingen Street—and that’s why I moved there

posted by NATHANIEL SMITH, Jun 27/13

We newcomers have a responsibility to the people on the street, and to its history. comments      16


Men are behaving like assholes, and I’m sick of it

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Men are behaving like assholes, and I’m sick of it

posted by AINSLIE MOSS, Jun 13/13

Women should be able to walk the streets of Halifax without being intimidated and frightened by obnoxious guys. comments      30


Halifax is seeing an explosion in bike culture

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Halifax is seeing an explosion in bike culture

posted by ROSS SOWARD, Jun 6/13

Let’s rebuild our city to bring it to the next level, starting with the cross-town connector. comments      7


My childhood prepared me for Halifax

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My childhood prepared me for Halifax

posted by TINA CAPALBO, May 23/13

It’s not so much love-hate as it is high expectation-low return. comments      12


The airport bus has made travelling by transit ridiculously easy, and inexpensive.

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The airport bus has made travelling by transit ridiculously easy, and inexpensive.

posted by AARON EISSES, May 16/13

Last week I went from my house near Quinpool to Manhattan and back, all by transit. Well, except for the plane. comments      5


Let’s save $3  billion by cutting suburban sprawl

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Let’s save $3 billion by cutting suburban sprawl

posted by JEN POWLEY, May 9/13

A new report by Stantec Consulting lays out the cost of uncontrolled growth. comments      10


My neighbours and I planted over 10,000 tulips

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My neighbours and I planted over 10,000 tulips

posted by TULIP STREET BEAUTIFICATION SOCIETY, May 2/13

Finding virtue on the verges of Tulip Street. comments      3


Let’s turn our city into a local food paradise

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Let’s turn our city into a local food paradise

posted by JAYME MELROSE, Apr 25/13

Every boulevard and patch of ground can become a miniature farm. comments      5


Turn the lights down low

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Turn the lights down low

Apr 18/13

We can’t enjoy the pleasures of our night sky because there is so much light pollution. comments      6


I’ve seen so much litter that even the worst dump sites don’t surprise me

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I’ve seen so much litter that even the worst dump sites don’t surprise me

posted by NEIL BAILEY, Apr 11/13

Don’t treat Nova Scotia as your personal trash can. comments      4


We live to learn, and learn to live

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We live to learn, and learn to live

posted by JOAN HICK, Apr 4/13

Adult Learning Week is an opportunity to celebrate the life-long pursuit of knowledge. comments      0


Would you like to buy some marijuana?

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Would you like to buy some marijuana?

posted by MR. X, Mar 28/13

I’ll sell you some high-quality bud, without any chemicals. comments      211


This is why I’m still a Catholic

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This is why I’m still a Catholic

posted by HEATHER LITTLE, Mar 21/13

The church is facing a lot of problems, but I still have faith. comments      10


Racism: Whose Problem?

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Racism: Whose Problem?

posted by BEN SICHEL, Mar 14/13

The reverse side of racism against black and aboriginal people is white privilege. comments      10


Halifax in the ‘Past’ Lane

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Halifax in the ‘Past’ Lane

posted by ROSALIND WHELAN, Mar 7/13

The Vintage Halifax Facebook page is a hit with young and old alike. comments      1


Let’s start growing food to eat on our public lands

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Let’s start growing food to eat on our public lands

posted by BRYN JONES-VAILLANCOURT, Feb 28/13

Affordable, fresh and healthy affordable food is as close as the planters in front of City Hall. comments      0


Let’s start growing food to eat on our public lands

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Let’s start growing food to eat on our public lands

posted by BRYN JONES-VAILLANCOURT, Feb 28/13

Affordable, fresh and healthy affordable food is as close as the planters in front of City Hall. comments      2


Skateboarders are targeted by the police

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Skateboarders are targeted by the police

posted by NATE OLIVER, Feb 21/13

An academic study shows that there are far fewer head injuries from skateboarding than from other activities we take for granted. comments      1


I live in Sackville, and I'm damn proud of it

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I live in Sackville, and I'm damn proud of it

posted by JEFF NIELSEN, Feb 14/13

The ‘Sack gets an undeserved bad rap; in reality it’s an interesting and caring community. comments      0


I live in Sackville, and I'm damn proud of it

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I live in Sackville, and I'm damn proud of it

posted by JEFF NIELSEN, Feb 14/13

The ‘Sack gets an undeserved bad rap; in reality it’s an interesting and caring community. comments      8


We’re Idle No More, and you should be too

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We’re Idle No More, and you should be too

posted by SHELLEY YOUNG AND MOLLY PETERS, Feb 7/13

This grassroots movement isn’t just about natives; a cross-section of Canadians are joining, and for good reason. comments      2


Fighting poverty requires more than charity 

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Fighting poverty requires more than charity 

posted by EVAN COOLE, Jan 31/13

Wealthy landowners and corporations get even richer by preying on poor people. comments      1


Why is Halifax's music scene so good and can it last?

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Why is Halifax's music scene so good and can it last?

posted by MARTHA RADICE, Jan 24/13

There’s a lot behind the making of a scene, and we’re in danger of losing it. comments      1


Street art: my conversation with the city

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Street art: my conversation with the city

posted by JJ STEEVES, Jan 17/13

JJ Steeves is the artist behind the ubiquitous Stray Kittie posters. comments      1


My plans and hopes for a better Halifax in 2013

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My plans and hopes for a better Halifax in 2013

posted by MIKE SAVAGE, Jan 10/13

I am delighted to have this opportunity to wish Coast readers a Happy New Year, and share some of my thoughts as we enter 2013. comments      0


My plans and hopes for a better Halifax in 2013

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My plans and hopes for a better Halifax in 2013

posted by MIKE SAVAGE, Jan 10/13

I am delighted to have this opportunity to wish Coast readers a Happy New Year, and share some of my thoughts as we enter 2013. comments      9


Make the city’s website accessible

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Make the city’s website accessible

posted by RUSSELL GRAGG, Dec 13/12

I asked accessibility consultant David Berman to analyze halifax.ca. The results are disappointing. comments      4


We must protect our wild sides

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We must protect our wild sides

posted by CHRIS MILLER, Nov 29/12

Will the City rise to the challenge of conserving this iconic wilderness or will it become more suburbia? comments      5


When I think bus, I think adventure

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When I think bus, I think adventure

posted by GILLIAN WESLEY, Nov 15/12

Here's a staycation option: checking out local tourist destinations via Metro Transit. comments      4


Sharing Irving’s opportunity starts here

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Sharing Irving’s opportunity starts here

posted by HOWARD RAMOS, Nov 1/12

The celebrated shipbuilding contract will be a financial boom for Irving Shipyard, but what about the rest of us? comments      2


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