Mountains out of molehills: how luxury condos impact Halifax’s North End

November 24, 2016 Halifax residents are concerned about the rise of luxury condo developments in Halifax’s economically diverse North End. According to a council recommendation from July 19 submitted by WM Fares Group, the empty lot on the corner of Roberts and Maynard Street might be replaced with an eight-storey condominium complex. “They want it … Continue reading Mountains out of molehills: how luxury condos impact Halifax’s North End

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Former Liberian refugee finds hope in helping others

Rahime Konneh hopes that his big idea will improve the lives of visually impaired people in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Konneh was the second panellist in Thursday evening's Racism is Killing Us Softly lecture series, a discussion hosted by Dalhousie's Black Student Advising Centre in the Student Union Building. This discussion was about the challenges … Continue reading Former Liberian refugee finds hope in helping others

Halifax Explosion anniversary committee seek award winning poet

(*** This is an original draft of the article published by The Signal***) Canada's newest parliamentary poet laureate George Elliott Clarke may be asked to produce an original piece of work to mark the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion. The Halifax Explosion 100th Anniversary Advisory Committee met at NSCC Institution of Technology campus on Wednesday … Continue reading Halifax Explosion anniversary committee seek award winning poet

Film Society explores PTSD through Israeli film

(Written on November 21st, 2o15) By Fadila Chater Students gathered in the G. Peter Wilson Common Room at the University of King's College Thursday to watch artistic depictions of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Israeli film, Waltz with Bashir. The film tells the story of director Ari Folman and his struggle to remember … Continue reading Film Society explores PTSD through Israeli film

Halifax council receives Khyber building proposal

(Written on October 25, 2015) By Fadila Chater After a six-month collaboration, the 1588 Barrington Building Preservation Society has come up with a hefty proposal for Halifax council in maintaining the historic Khyber building. The 127-year-old Khyber building contains asbestos and lead. Municipal staff recommended disposing off the building, but last year council voted to … Continue reading Halifax council receives Khyber building proposal

NDP childcare promise neglects daycare availability say parents

(Written on October 1st, 2015) By Fadila Chater The New Democratic Party have promised to implement the National Child Care Program. The program will make one million daycare spots for children over an eight-year span at the parents’ expense of $15-a-day. NDP Member of Parliament, Megan Leslie, has spoken out about childcare reform. She has … Continue reading NDP childcare promise neglects daycare availability say parents