Kyle Jackson named Canadian Museum of Immigration artist in residence

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As most of her passengers slept in their berths, RMS Empress of Ireland collided with another ship in the fog on May 29, 1914. The ocean liner sunk in just 15 minutes, taking with it 1,012 of the 1,477 passengers and crew aboard. Though it’s Canada’s largest peacetime maritime accident, many people are unaware of… Read More»

Ingrid Waldron fights environmental racism in Nova Scotia

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In 2012, an activist from Lincolnville, Nova Scotia, told Ingrid Waldron about how the landfill near his community affected residents’ health. Waldron, an assistant professor of nursing at Dalhousie and a sociologist, studies the sociology of health and wellness and the social determinants of health. That case kicked off the Enrich Project the same year.… Read More»

Why you should run for Halifax Council, or help someone is

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You should run. Has anyone ever said that to you? Well, I am saying it now: if you don’t like what is happening with our city, our province or our country, you should run. This fall, we elect new municipal councillors and school-board representatives, and it’s not to late for you to make your voice… Read More»

Spring clean your finances

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Guest blogger Leanne Salyzyn is an insolvency counsellor, licensed restructuring professional, and licensed insolvency trustee. Post a comment with your personal-finance questions. As the weather starts to get a bit warmer, you might be thinking about raking your lawn of the winter’s debris or spring cleaning your home. It’s time to declutter and organize. While… Read More»