B.C. Government Masters The Art Of Political Spin

Dermod Travis | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Canadians have come to expect that politicians will take a few liberties with facts as they spin issues to suit their purpose. A master practitioner of the art form is the B.C. government, with spin that can be light in the accuracy department.

Norovirus Hits Hundreds Of Passengers On Halifax-Bound Ship

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada

Over 250 of 915 passengers on the Balmoral had reported being ill as of late Monday.

Small Town Hospitality Soothes Rough Start For Syrian Family

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Impact

"Without this help ... I probably would have made the decision to go back to Jordan."

Teens Charged After Bag Of Guns Found Near N.S. School

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada

Two teens were arrested Tuesday.

Chrystia Freeland's 'Public' TPP Consultations Are Anything But

Sujata Dey | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Business
Sujata Dey

On the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), International Trade minister Chrystia Freeland has claimed to be in "listening mode." And she says no decision has been made yet. It is widely reported that she is touring the country to hear Canadians on the TPP. But it is not clear whom she is actually consulting.

Rapist's Weekends-Only Sentence Is 'Disheartening': Women's Advocate

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 03.12.2016 | Canada

A Halifax man told his victim she looked “like someone who just got raped.”

This 'Human Library' Put A Face To The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Aya Al-Hakim | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Aya Al-Hakim

The Palestinians and Jews of the community posed as a "human library" on Palestine. Each had a desk and a sign specifying if they were Palestinian Canadian, Palestinian Israeli, Jewish Israeli or Canadian Jew. Each had a story to tell on how the conflict affected them personally.

How To Give Your Budget A March Break

Jeffrey Schwartz | Posted 03.03.2016 | Canada Parents
Jeffrey Schwartz

March Break is just around the corner, and if you're like many Canadians, you're probably wondering how you're going to afford to pay for it. Luckily, there's an easy way to save money, keep your children happy, and teach them a few life lessons too. Use the break as an opportunity to put your kids in the classroom of life by involving them in the March Break budgeting process. Here's how:

Halifax Pediatrician Faces Child Porn Charges

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada

It's not believed any local children were victimized.

Investing At The Local Level Helps Build A Stronger Canada

Raymond Louie | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Politics
Raymond Louie

In Ottawa, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) will once again convene a meeting of its 21 big city mayors. FCM is assembling the Big City Mayors' Caucus in advance of the federal budget, building on discussions which have been underway ever since the new government took office in late 2015.

Layoff Notices Suspended For Newspaper Employees On Strike

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2016 | Canada Business

Eighteen layoff notices were sent hours after the workers walked off the job.

Ikea Announces New Store In Halifax

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Business

It's the first of 12 new stores Ikea will roll out across Canada over the next decade.

Social Media Transforms How Canadians Help Refugees

CP | Aly Thomson, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.20.2015 | Canada

Facebook users have donated everything from winter boots to AppleTV.

Halifax's Racist Statue Has Got To Go: Mi'kmaq Elder

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2015 | Canada

The city's founder offered a reward for the murder of Mi'kmaq people in the 18th century.

3 Ways The Federal Government Can Revive Canadian Tourism

Aaron Binder | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Business
Aaron Binder

Canadians are being left behind as manufacturing exports have declined and, even with a low dollar, potential visitors have decided they'd rather spend money elsewhere. With a new government in office, now is the time to explore ideas to bring Canada back to the forefront of worldwide tourism.

45 Years To Redemption: Judas Priest In Halifax

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Music
Jeff Rose-Martland

One of the problems with living in Atlantic Canada is that very few big acts perform here; most "national" tours don't come east of Montreal. Which is why several thousand aging metalheads -- including me -- turned out on the 10th to finally welcome Judas Priest.

10 Of The Best Places To Buy Unique Holiday Gifts In Halifax

Yelp Canada | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Living
Yelp Canada

Holiday gift buying can be a nightmare. What do you get the person that has everything? Don't worry, we've lined up 10 amazing local businesses to make you look like a gift giving hero to everyone on your list this holiday season.

Halifax Donair Could Be Named City's Official Food

CP | Michael MacDonald | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Living

It's greasy. It's delicious. Should it be made Halifax' official food?

Cat Who Caught Mice On Halifax Ship Gets Retirement Party

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada

Erik The Red has been the rodent control officer aboard the ship for more than 15 years.

10 of Canada's Hottest Neighbourhoods to Call Home

The RentSeeker.ca Team | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Living
The RentSeeker.ca Team

Canada has been receiving global attention, not just as a country, but also for its personality, style and popular cities and neighbourhoods for living. Forward-thinking and forward-moving urbanites and millennials looking to score the right balance between architectural beauty, 21st Century artistic and cultural relevance, consumer amenities and urban chic have fantastic options to choose from to call home.

5 Reasons Why You Should Head Up to Halifax Right Now

Vitamin Daily | Posted 08.29.2015 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Lobster rolls, sandy beaches, lighthouses -- Halifax, Nova Scotia, is practically begging to be explored. Here's what (we think) you shouldn't miss.

Dalhousie Student Charged With Killing Missing Undergrad

The Huffington Post Canada | Andree Lau | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada

Taylor Samson's remains have yet to be recovered, said Halifax police.

These Cities Are Learning From Each Other to Become More Sustainable

David Dodge | Posted 07.23.2015 | Canada Impact
David Dodge

The Canada European Municipal Exchange Program was a fascinating mix of people from Estonia, Portugal, Spain and Germany and folks from Halifax, Ottawa, Edmonton and Saanich from Canada. They discussed green spaces, clean transportation and the evolution of energy efficient urban design.

Ex-Paramedic Found Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting 72-Year-Old

CP | Alison Auld, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada

KENTVILLE, N.S. - A former paramedic has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a 71-year-old woman in the bedroom of her rural Nova Scotia home in ...

Mountie Felt Threatened By Halifax Man With Chemical Cache

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada

HALIFAX - A Halifax man who owned a highly poisonous chemical repeatedly told RCMP interviewers he never intended to throw it at officers, despite wri...