The price of success for Team Canada

The price of success for Team Canada

Canadian pride is riding at an all-time high this year at the Olympic Games, but so is the price tag. Canada spent a record $80.5 million funding our Winter Olympic athletes for the Sochi games, a $10 million increase from the Vancouver games.
Grieving in the modern world

Grieving in the modern world

“It’s increasingly becoming difficult for people to grieve because our society has become estranged from ideas of death," one grief counsellor says.
Rally supports people with special needs

Rally supports people with special needs

Dozens rallied in downtown Halifax on Sunday against the criminalization of people with mental disabilities. They want to amend the law to prevent those with a developmental age of under 12 from being held criminally responsible.
Coming together for the music

Coming together for the music

They’re three singer-songwriters with a nostalgic Americana sound and folksy inspired lyrics. Matt Goud, a.k.a Northcote, Dave Hause and Mike Bochoff are storytellers . . .
Don't Forget the Dartmouth Market

Don’t Forget the Dartmouth Market

Alderney Landing Farmers’ Market is a bustling centre of craft and food vendors and live music, open every weekend. By Chengcheng Shen and Shannon Kirk                
Airports still recovering from baggage backlog

Airports still recovering from baggage backlog

Adam Dewildt was scheduled to leave Toronto Jan. 6 with Air Canada. After checking his bags and clearing security he was informed that his flight was cancelled.
Finding a place for faith

Finding a place for faith

Julia Bolzon is standing on the fulcrum between devout Catholicism and a modern, 21st-century life.
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Canada Post cuts mean the end of door-to-door mail delivery

Canada Post cuts mean the end of door-to-door mail delivery

Letter carriers say losing door-to-door mail delivery will mean losing the eyes and ears in neighbourhoods.
Teaching social media safety

Teaching social media safety

Ontario students see how far a message can go on Twitter A Grade 4 teacher is teaching his students the importance of Internet safety by posting a photo to Twitter and seeing how many people will see it or share it. Last Tuesday, Jeff Laythorpe, a teacher at J. W. Gerth Public School in Waterloo,...
Punk webzine publishes best hits

Punk webzine publishes best hits

All Downhill from Here, a book compiled from a decade of music writings in Scene Point Blank, a punk webzine, reads like a eulogy to a bygone era in the music scene.
Photo essay: The golden years

Photo essay: The golden years

By 2031, 20 per cent of the Canadian population will be over age 65. Explore the golden years with this photo essay by Karen McColl and Nicolas Haddad.
Revealing lives once lived

Revealing lives once lived

Tarot and regression offer answers through past lives Amanda Scott has a strong and inexplicable connection to Rome and Emperor Augustus Caesar. She believes she may have lived a past life during the ancient ruler’s reign. Reincarnation, or the soul’s rebirth into a new body, is a concept dating back at least as far as...
Review: The Monuments Men

Review: The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men is a thrilling flick, but considering its all-star cast, it falls short of the hype.
Ovalympics for kids

Ovalympics for kids

Skating races highlight of events Below-freezing temperatures didn’t keep Haligonians away from some winter family fun last weekend. Eight-year-old Alek Lypowy and his father, Greg, enjoyed an afternoon of skating, sledding and snowball tossing with hundreds of others at the Halifax Ovalympics. The Halifax Regional Municipality put on the free event at the Emera Oval,...
Free teeth cleaning for those in need

Free teeth cleaning for those in need

Jayne Beaumont, a dental hygienist from Dartmouth, is shocked at how many people can’t afford dental coverage.
Cadavers teach students a lesson

Cadavers teach students a lesson

Dissection essential part of anatomy instruction at Dal Med school   A lone gravestone in a cemetery in Lower Sackville rests under a tree, engraved across the top is the insignia of Dalhousie University. The inscription reads “beyond the sphere of earthly life, they have given of themselves for the good of others.”   The...
Nova Scotia’s newest vintage

Nova Scotia’s newest vintage

John McLarty and Lisa Law will be sipping their own vintage wine this summer just outside Port Williams, near Wolfville. The couple teamed up with wine connoisseur Travis McFarlane last year to bring their retirement dream to life—opening a winery. It will be the fourth winery to pop up in the province in the past...
Cyclists seek full access to proposed roundabout

Cyclists seek full access to proposed roundabout

The Halifax Cycling Coalition wants changes made to the proposed roundabout at the intersection on North Park, Agricola and Cunard Street. Ben Wedge, co-chair of the group, says an adjustment to make the roundabout accessible to cyclists could make it more friendly for those on two-wheels. “We do have some slight concerns. But to be...
'Climate Wars' more than just hot air

‘Climate Wars’ more than just hot air

All over the world there are failing states. Wars fought over food scarcity. Borders closed to refugees. This was the grim picture of the future that Gwynne Dyer painted at Armbrae Academy on Monday evening. The Newfoundland-born, London-based journalist gave a lecture titled ‘Climate Wars’ to about 40 people, and his laid-back style had them...