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Matthew MacDougall says dignity saves lives

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.

Young people are fired up for the federal election

As the largest voting block for the first time in 50 years, the youth are here to be bold at the polls
T his year, for the first time since the baby boomers, youth and students are the largest voting block in Canada.

OPS opposition and government inaction in Halifax's addiction services

When ‘Not in my backyard’ deserves critical consideration
I am a white, privileged, female physician who has never injected drugs. 

Apartment hunting in Halifax is the worst

After 14 failed applications, a move off the peninsula and a broken fridge, how one renter became a buyer.
When I moved to Halifax in 2007, the first apartment I went to see was a $750 bachelor in the south end with no windows.

What Canada can do to help the Hong Kong protesters

An open letter from a group of Hong Kongers living in Halifax.
In a little while it will be over.

Lisa Cameron tells us how to get ahead of our bad bosses

With the Worker's Action Centre and the fight for $15
With low-wage and precarious work on the rise, many workers in Halifax are struggling to maintain decent employment while sustaining themselves and their families.

Dear Halifax developers: be more creative

“The city sacrifices a lot when it tries to become something it’s not.”
Halifax Regional Council has recently approved a slew of developments within the downtown, south end and Quinpool areas of the city.

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Vol 27, No 26
November 21, 2019

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