Former Halifax taxi driver accused of sexual assault finishes testifying in retrial

Warning: This story contains details of an alleged sexual assault that may be disturbing to some readers. Discretion is advised.  For nearly eight hours, Bassam Al-Rawi was cross-examined by Crown prosecutor Carla Ball regarding an allegation that he had sexually…

MSVU valedictorian makes graduation ceremony permanently accessible

One of the three valedictorians at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax succeeded in her dream of creating a more accessible graduation ceremony last week. Casey Perrin has been a vocal advocate for making her campus more accessible during her…

Former Halifax firefighter concludes testimony at human rights inquiry

A former firefighter who filed a human rights complaint against Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Services finished her testimony at the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission’s Board of Inquiry on Thursday morning. Kathleen Symington has alleged that the fire service…

Pay stations, not parking meters coming soon to Halifax streets

The Halifax Regional Municipality has decided to change the way they do parking, by removing some 1,400 parking meters and replacing them with around 240 pay stations. Swedish-based Cale Systems won the request for proposal process with a bid of…

Human rights board hears discrimination complaint from former Halifax firefighter

A former firefighter is alleging she was discriminated against by Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Services because of her gender and disability. A human rights board inquiry began today looking into the allegations. The board heard from Kathleen Symington on…

Fans to fill Halifax stadiums, bars on what mayor calls ‘glorious’ sports day

Halifax sports fans were gearing up Wednesday for what Mayor Mike Savage called a “glorious” sports day that might require a little tenderness from employers the morning after. Savage’s comments were in an open letter released on Twitter this week,…

Will banning street checks be enough? Concerns heard as Halifax community meetings get underway

At the first of three community meetings on the Halifax street check report, the study’s author reiterated his concern that an outright ban on the controversial practice may not be enough to solve concerns raised by the African Nova Scotian…

Halifax to add more rainbow crosswalks ahead of 2019 Pride festival

Halifax will be getting more rainbow crosswalks and repainting its old ones ahead of this year’s Pride celebration. A tender issued on Friday by the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) indicates that the municipality is planning to repaint the rainbow crosswalks…

Staff member charged after alleged assault outside Halifax bar

A staff member of Reflections Cabaret in Halifax is facing charges in connection with an alleged assault outside the bar early Friday morning. Halifax Regional Police say the altercation happened just after midnight. READ MORE: Assault outside Halifax bar leaves…