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NS won’t divert vaccines to Ontario but could help in other ways
by Victoria Walton on April 17, 2021 at 12:02 am
There’s been no call for help yet, and doctor Strang says any request won’t be considered until we receive it. A press release this morning from the Canadian Medical Association included an “urgent call” for measures that address the increasing COVID-19 caseload in several provinces. Among the suggestions was that of “province-to-province collaboration” on resources—specifically vaccines.…
Premier faces renewed calls for Northwood inquiry
by Alec Martin on April 16, 2021 at 11:15 pm
After Coast investigation, Rankin’s asked in legislature about long-term care outbreak. Yesterday morning, The Coast published Stephanie Nolen’s months-long investigation into last year’s deadly COVID-19 outbreak at Northwood long-term care home. Four hours later, the story was at the centre of an exchange at the provincial legislature between official opposition leader Tim Houson, NDP leader Gary Burrill and premier Iain Rankin about the government’s response to the outbreak.…
Must-watch music video: The tide is high but Keeper E. is holding on
by Alec Martin on April 15, 2021 at 7:09 pm
A fresh new voice in the Halifax scene that's ready to talk about the climate crisis. Adelle Elwood—better known by her artist moniker Keeper E.—gives life to climate conscious claustrophobia through split-screen in her new video for “Telling The Truth.” The art-pop newcomer has swooned into the scene with her confessional tone that reads like a diary. In the clip, the close-chest tendency of her music is matched with cracking lips and a makeup-free face in clear view of the camera.…
8 ways to support Muslims in Halifax this Ramadan
by Habiba Cooper Diallo on April 15, 2021 at 5:57 pm
Helping someone get through the month of fasting is as easy as offering a chair. The COVID-19 pandemic made Ramadan 2020 challenging for Muslims everywhere. However, the abrupt nature of the lockdown in Halifax made the fast particularly difficult for Muslims in the city.…
Your horoscope for the week April 15-21
by Rob Brezsny on April 15, 2021 at 4:06 pm
Don’t bury your emotions, Scorpio, they urgently need to be aired! HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK TO Christel LeBlanc, Dave Quinn, Earl Joudrey, Jessica Loomis, Korinne Loomis, Devin Slater, Josh Salter, Mark Palermo, Nicole Donohue, Andrew M.F. Mitton, Danielle Boudreau, Kate O'Connor and Kris Lipscombe. share the love by emailing your friend’s name and birth date to email@example.com then click your sign to go to your horoscope…
What happened at Northwood?
by Stephanie Nolen on April 15, 2021 at 9:01 am
How Nova Scotia failed its most vulnerable.an exclusive coast investigation A year ago this Saturday, April 17, three residents of Northwood, the long-term care centre in the heart of Halifax, died of COVID-19. Fifty more would die in the course of the next six, frantic weeks. …
Canadian Cannabis News
Cannabis edibles in high demand but not quite a jackpot for Toronto store owners facing shortages
by Joseph Hall - Feature Writer on January 17, 2020 at 4:18 pm
The so-called cannabis 2.0 products (cookies, chocolates, gummies — even tea) are appealing to the province’s cannabis-curious who can’t or don’t want to smoke it. So much so, in fact, that stores haven’t been able to keep up with demand.
Saskatchewan opening up retail cannabis market to help meet consumer demand
by The Canadian Press on October 29, 2019 at 9:54 pm
The government says it will open the market to more retailers in the hope of discouraging competition from illegal sellers.
Cannabis courses and programs wafting across Canadian university and college campuses
by Joseph Hall - Feature Writer on July 26, 2019 at 4:35 pm
At least 12 post-secondary schools are getting in on the educational boom, developing scientific knowledge and preparing students for work in the industry.
In high-stakes world of pot edibles, cannabis companies aim to start small
by Joseph Hall - Feature Writer on July 12, 2019 at 9:00 am
Unlike the cornucopia of pot-wares sold in legalized U.S. states, Canadian firms have opted to focus on a small core of offerings when the edibles market opens up in December.
A long way from Pablo Escobar: Colombian entrepreneur seeks to sell Canadians medical cannabis
by Joseph Hall - Feature Writer on June 23, 2019 at 11:00 am
As Colombia promotes legal trade, and fights stigma, company seeks importation licence to prepare for when Canada turns to foreign producers.