Impact Investing: Buy Shares That Help Change the World

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.22.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Paul Cranidge lives in an urban "food desert" in the north of Halifax. Programs like Nova Scotia's loan guarantees and CEDIFs are examples of a growing trend known as "impact investing" that treats an initiative for social good as an investment opportunity.

Man Arrested After House Fire Kills 3

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.12.2015 | Canada

HALIFAX - Two of the three people found dead in a house fire in Halifax were homicide victims and a man has been arrested, the RCMP said Thursday.The ...

A Christmas Gift Ties Halifax And Boston

Vacay.ca | Posted 01.02.2015 | Canada

A frantic call came in that a ship was aflame in Halifax Harbour. Firefighter Billy Wells didn't hesitate. He suited up and jumped into the driver's s...

Canada's Best New Year's Eve Party Spots

Vacay.ca | Posted 12.31.2014 | Canada Travel

What constitutes a great party? That's entirely subjective, of course. However, Vacay.ca has put together a shortlist of where to go -- whether you're a singleton, coupled up or just part of one big happy family. No matter who you are these ideas will make sure you have fun.

Police Investigate Complaints After Victim's Name Published

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada

HALIFAX - Police have launched an investigation into a possible breach of a publication ban after a major news outlet in Halifax published the name of...

Man With Gun Arrested On Halifax Bus

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada

HALIFAX - Police arrested a man in Halifax and recovered a firearm on a public bus Thursday, hours after receiving a report of someone walking along a...

Gonzalo Heads To Newfoundland

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada

HALIFAX - Hurricane Gonzalo is expected to transition to a strong post-tropical storm on Saturday that could bring heavy rains to southeastern Newfoun...

For Raping a Little Girl, Five Years in Prison Isn't Enough

Anne Theriault | Posted 11.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Anne Theriault

I'm sorry, I didn't realize that a person required a previous criminal record in order to receive adequate sentencing for years of abuse and rape of a minor. This story has received almost no attention. A friend of mine in Halifax tried to contact the national media, but they just took her name and number and said they would call her back. They never called her back. They either just weren't interested or else felt that it was too contentious -- but given the high-profile treatment other rape cases have received in the media, the latter doesn't seem very likely, does it?

POLICE: Halifax Man Was Brandishing Assault Rifle-Style Pellet Guns

CBC | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada

Halifax Regional Police say they've arrested a man carrying several pellet guns in a Clayton Park neighbourhood, after receiving reports of someo...

Canada's Car Culture Isn't as Bad as the Danish Tourists Think

Mark D. McGuire | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Impact
Mark D. McGuire

This week, two European tourists complained about the Canadian car culture after a brief stint in the 10 million square kilometer nation of over 35-million people. The British and Danish complainers now reside in Aarhus, Denmark. While I support criticizing a country, it is also good to have the facts in order. To that end, here are some stats Chabowski should have taken into account before making rush judgments on Canadian society.

Neil Young, Feist Joining David Suzuki's 'Last' Tour

The Huffington Post Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Music

Neil Young, Feist, Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor and members of Metric are just some of the acts confirmed to appear on The Blue Dot Tour, th...

15 Restos That Make You Wish You Were In Halifax Right Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.14.2014 | Canada Living

If you know anything at all about food in Halifax, it's that when you put those words together, they should equal "donair." But the east coast city of...

Halifax Never Looked More Stunning

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada

Reddit user Zonkyslayer took a picture of the Halifax harbour every morning for a year and posted the best ones to the sharing site. The results we...

Fireball Seen Over East Coast

CBC | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada

A bright light that looked like a fireball lit up the whole northern sky over Canada's Maritime provinces early this morning, callers to CBC morn...

A "Rape Culture" Tutorial for the Naysayers

Toula Drimonis | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Living
Toula Drimonis

First off, and since International Women's Day is around the corner, can we take a minute to define 'rape culture' for those who seem to think it's an irrational and highly charged blanket statement that seeks to vilify all men for all sins? Even men who consider themselves feminists don't often get it, because they too come from a place of unconscious privilege.

Too Many Struggling To Get By In A 'Have' Province

Dermod Travis | Posted 04.16.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Halifax or Vancouver? Ask most folk which city boasts the higher median family income and chances are they'll say Vancouver. They couldn't be more wrong.

The Best Places to Eat and Stay in Halifax

Sara Graham | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Travel
Sara Graham

I don't know what it is, but when restaurant servers are happy and friendly, the whole experience is enhanced. The food just tastes better, right? On a recent visit, I discovered that Halifax is one heck of a hot spot. East coast city locals sweetly fill plates with savoury fare, as well as provide visitors with a charming place to stay.

Couple Accused Of Killing 2 In Ontario

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2014 | Canada

HALIFAX - A woman and her common-law husband charged with killing her ex-husband and his mother in a Toronto-area home have been remanded to a jail in...

Homophobic Muslims Need to Grow Up

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada
Junaid Jahangir

Early this month, anticipating stiff opposition, Syed Adnan Hussein showed much inner strength to openly initiate a religiously plural, gender equal and queer affirming Unity mosque in Halifax. Unfortunately, soon after the media announcement from CBC, online spiritual bullying by homophobic Muslims began. Their comments, which alluded to the "homosexual agenda" and "the wrath of Allah", showed lack of a reasonable understanding of a mature faith.

What Depression Really Feels Like

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

To many people with depression, Sadness is a physical place, and I'm someone who lived there for many years and was able to make the journey back. That's why reading this book, by Anne Theriault of The Belle Jar Blog, resonates with me so much. Everyone's experience is different, but the depths of depression are pretty much the same no matter how you get there.

The Top 20 Streets In Canada: Vive Quebec!

Vacay.ca | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Travel

While some choices were difficult, top spot turned out to be an easy decision. Rue du Petit-Champlain, lined with shops that belong to an artists' cooperative, was a clear choice for No.1 among the Top 20 Streets to Visit in Canada.

Hockey Fans, Here's How We Can Stop Rogers From Robbing Us Blind

David Martin | Posted 01.31.2014 | Canada Business
David Martin

If most Canadians didn't hate Rogers before, they certainly will now after the telecommunications giant signed its 12-year, $5.2 billion dollar broadcast deal with the NHL. The long-term, multi-billion dollar agreement is effectively a giant thumb in the eye of the Canadian hockey fan.

Sexiest Places To Spend A Night

Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Living

If you’re only going to be in a city for one night and want to make it one to remember, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled the ultimate cheat sheet ...

Hey SMU, There's No Funny in Rape

Toula Drimonis | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Living
Toula Drimonis

When 80 student leaders (both men and women) at Saint Mary's University stand up to chant an utterly despicable chant about non-consensual sex with minors to a group of 300 freshmen, sorry, but that's crossing the line, and I absolutely fail to see the humour in it. To casually dismiss what happened at SMU as an isolated issue with a flippant shrug of the shoulders is to negate the very real fact that we don't live in a post-feminist world, and there continues to be a very strong link between how women are perceived and the disrespect and violence actively and routinely shown to them in everyday life.

At These Libraries, Kids Take Out More Than Books

Samaritanmag.com | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Impact

If you're a parent who is strapped by a limited income but still wishes you could spoil your children with various toys, an alternative solution might be closer than you think. Most family and community centres have toy libraries, where parents can sign out toys for their children for a couple of weeks at a time, then return them for others to use.