Voice+of+the+City

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.

‘We are seeing the beginnings of the era of climate barbarism’

The No Logo author Naomi Klein talks about solutions to the climate crisis, Greta Thunberg, birth strikes and how she finds hope
Do you feel encouraged by talk of the Green New Deal? I feel a tremendous excitement and a sense of relief, that we are finally talking about solutions on the scale of the crisis we face.

When sexual violence keeps making headlines, how can we support each other?

“If you are affected by a story of sexualized violence in the news you deserve support.”
In September 2017 I gave birth to my son.

What Halifax can learn from shootings in El Paso

Racist attack highlights the urgency of standing up to divisive politics
Since last month's mass shooting in El Paso, Latinxs throughout the US say they no longer feel safe.

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Vol 27, No 34
January 16, 2020

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