‘One of the least Canadian things I’ve seen’: anti-immigration billboard sparks anger in Halifax

A new billboard that endorses the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) and calls on voters to “say NO to mass immigration” has many wondering how the ad was approved in the first place. The billboard along the Bedford Highway, featuring…

Fathers call for baby change tables to be installed in Halifax’s Woodside Ferry Terminal

Questions are being raised over why change stations aren’t available in the men’s washroom at the Woodside Ferry Terminal. Many fathers say it represents the need for equal amenities to be provided to both male and female parents. Story continues…

Water main break on Gottingen Street lowers water pressure throughout Halifax

A water main break lowered water pressure on Thursday afternoon for areas of peninsula Halifax. James Campbell, a spokesperson for Halifax Water, said that the break was detected on Gottingen Street near Macara Street on Wednesday and that crews would…

CSS Acadia to reopen as restoration efforts start to bring 106-year-old vessel back to life

A 106-year-old vessel moored in the Halifax Harbour is ready to receive visitors once again, the Nova Scotia government announced on Wednesday. The Canadian Scientific Ship Acadia or CSS Acadia will open to the public on Thursday and Friday from…

Nova Scotia dietitians concerned by new weight loss app for kids

Some Nova Scotia dietitians are concerned that a new weight loss program for kids could put youngsters on a path toward obsessive diet tracking, unhealthy thoughts about body image, and in extreme cases, disordered eating. Weight Watchers, now known as…

Parents frustrated over wait-lists for care at new elementary school in Halifax

Classrooms and school-grounds will soon be bustling with the beginning of a new year roughly two weeks away. While the fresh start may be exciting for many children, a lot of parents say they’re scrambling to arrange childcare for their…

‘We’re trying to build something:’ Halifax circus troupe readying for Fringe Festival

For the past few years circus performers, Dawn Shepherd and Ryan Gray, have been working on strengthening more than just their bodies. Following an intense training in Montreal, the duo launched the troupe Breaking Circus in Halifax as a way…