Global News Halifax

  • Access to monkeypox vaccine in N.S., N.B. a barrier for LGBTQ2+ community: advocates
    by Nathalie Sturgeon on August 19, 2022 at 8:31 pm in Health, Equity, Health Care, health care equity, LGBTQ2, LGBTQ2 community, monkeypox, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Public Health Agency of Canada, Vaccination, Vaccine

    A lack of access to monkeypox vaccines has raised a lot of questions about equitable access to health care for the LGBTQ2+ community in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

  • RCMP investigate vandalism, theft at 3 provincial parks in northern N.S.
    by Alex Cooke on August 19, 2022 at 6:41 pm in Canada, Crime, Department of Natural Resources, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia RCMP, park vandalism, Provincial Parks, provincial parks vandalism, RCMP, Theft, Vandalism

    The RCMP is investigating thefts and vandalism at Beaver Mountain, Pomquet and Arisaig provincial parks, in which picnic shelters were damaged and various items were stolen.

  • HMCS Harry DeWolf diverts to Halifax due to failure en route to Arctic mission
    by Alex Cooke on August 19, 2022 at 3:40 pm in Canada, News, arctic mission, Arctic patrol ship, Arctic Patrol Vessel, Canadian Armed Forces, halifax shipyard, HMCS Harry Dewolf, National Shipbuilding Strategy, offshore patrol ship, Operation Nanook, Royal Canadian Navy

    A diesel generator failure has forced HMCS Harry DeWolf to divert back to Halifax while en route to join a two-month, multinational mission to the Arctic.

  • Nova Scotia seeking an exemption from federal carbon tax, saying it is doing enough
    on August 19, 2022 at 1:48 pm in Canada, Environment, Canada carbon tax, Canada Emissions, Carbon, Carbon Tax, Emissions, Federal carbon tax, Greenhouse Gas, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Carbon Tax

    Nova Scotia is asking the federal government for an exemption from the carbon tax, saying its existing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions exceed Canada’s emissions targets.

  • Housing rally held in Halifax a year after police-lead encampment evictions
    by Karla Renić on August 18, 2022 at 8:36 pm in Canada, Affordable Housing, halifax eviction, Halifax homelessness, Halifax housing rally, Halifax Mutual Aid, Halifax Rally, Homes not Cops, housing protest, Out of the Cold Shelter, P.A.D.S., Safe Housing, spring garden protest

    A rally for housing rights was held in downtown Halifax, in the same place where exactly one year ago, city police forcibly evicted unhoused people living in an encampment.

  • COVID-19: N.S. reports 11 deaths in weekly report, new hospitalizations down
    by Karla Renić on August 18, 2022 at 6:08 pm in Canada, Cases today, Covid Deaths, COVID report, COVID update, COVID-19, nova scotia covid, Nova Scotia COVID vaccine, NS COVID

    In the 7-day period ending Aug. 15, there were 40 new hospital admissions for COVID-19 complications in Nova Scotia, a slight decrease from the previous week. 

  • More unhoused people than ever 1 year after Halifax encampment evictions
    by Alex Cooke on August 18, 2022 at 3:21 pm in Canada, Cost of Living, Encampment Evictions, Halifax, halifax encampment evictions, halifax encampment evictions anniversary, Halifax homelessness, halifax homelessness numbers, Halifax Regional Police, Homelessness, housing crisis, one year since halifax encampment evictions

    According to data from the Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia, there are 153 more people experiencing chronic homelessness this week than there were last August.

  • Ottawa and Nova Scotia commit to creating new parks and conserving coastal lands
    on August 18, 2022 at 2:23 pm in Canada, Environment, Atlantic archipelago, canada wildlife, Environment Canada, Guyon Island, national wildlife area, Nova Scotia Parks, Owls Head, Seal Island, Steven Guilbeault, Tim Halman

    Federal environment minister says Ottawa has already committed to investing in land acquisition and infrastructure by the end of 2023 for the proposed urban park.

  • How Nova Scotia post-secondary institutions are handling masks this fall
    by Alex Cooke on August 18, 2022 at 9:00 am in Canada, Acadia University, Back to School, COVID-19, Dalhousie University, masking, Masks in universities, MSVU, Nova Scotia Universities, nova scotia universities masks, nscc, Saint Mary’s University, STFX, university masking, University of King’s College

    Some Nova Scotia post-secondary schools will require masks in all indoor public spaces, while some will require them only in some areas. Others have dropped mandates altogether.

  • Mi’kmaw women hoping to revitalize Indigenous midwifery in N.S.
    by Amber Fryday on August 17, 2022 at 9:32 pm in Canada, Birth, Indigenous, Indigenous birth, Indigenous midwifery, Mi’kmaw, Midwife, Midwifery, Millbrook First Nation, Mi’kmaw midwife, Nova Scotia midwifery, Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association

    A partnership of Indigenous-led groups and services are looking at ways to decolonize the birthing experience and restore traditional Mi’kmaw ceremonies and spiritual health.