More than 250 people took part in an online Halifax Housing Symposium Monday. The event was hosted by the Housing and Homelessness Partnership. Stephen Wentzell attended and heard from advocates and people directly affected by rising rents, evictions, the pandemic and skyrocketing homelessness.
Taking place from November 12-15, the lineup of the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival includes 11 feature films and three sets of shorts. The program looks great, and all the movies are free free.. Stephen Wentzell reports.
Just prior to a municipal election, ACORN Nova Scotia took to the plaza in front of the Halifax Central Library last Saturday to mobilize support for a comprehensive landlord licensing program. Stephen Wentzell reports.
From investment in arts and culture, a living wage, food insecurity, affordable housing and transit, to tackling the climate crisis and decolonizing our city, all these issues are affected by the upcoming municipal elections, writes reporter Stephen Wentzell.
Language barriers. Slow internet. Students sent home with no work. Stephen Wentzell writes on the Liberal government’s broken promise of ‘no child left behind’ after the schools closed because of the coronavirus.
Imagine waking up for work realizing that what you do today is worth less than yesterday. Stephen Wentzell reports on a rally the Quinpool Road Superstore in support of Loblaw and Sobeys grocery store workers across the country who have seen their wages clawed back 15% despite remaining on the front lines of a pandemic.