Paul O'Brien

Staying healthy in the wintertime

Halifax’s winter weather may be ghastly, but your diet doesn’t have to be. During the cold winter months, Jessie Doyle says both good health and happiness are achievable, but only with the correct diet. Doyle is a registered holistic nutritional consultant and a co-founder of Fruition, a raw food bar located at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market on Marginal Road. [...]

Dal biologists fish for government support

In the wake of climate change, many tropical schools of fish are migrating northwards to Nova Scotia’s colder waters, causing fishermen to change the way they monitor their catches. “There are local temporary benefits of the changing water temperatures because there are more fish locally,” says Rebekah Oomen, a Dalhousie University PhD student in biology. However, with a larger variety of fish, “the ecosystems are becoming unstable and unpredictable,” says Oomen, who is now based in Arendel, Norway, where she is researching Atlantic codfish. [...]