Tigers roar for mental health

The Dalhousie Tigers’ basketball teams played host to Make Some Noise night, an initiative designed to raise awareness about mental health. The men’s and women’s basketball teams faced off against the Memorial University Sea-Hawks in a pair of games on Saturday night. A portion of the proceeds from the two games will support mental health initiatives. [...]

Wanted: more midwives in N.S.

When Nicole Eddy was pregnant with her son, she knew she wanted to use a midwife. What she didn’t know was how difficult it would be – there is a shortage of midwives in Nova Scotia. A trained nurse, Eddy first learned about midwifery from one of her professors. Since having her son, Eddy has become chair of the Midwifery Coalition of Nova Scotia. [...]

Hot yoga: healing or health risk?

Rumours about hot yoga being bad for your health have been circulating ever since a few years ago when it became a trendy way to stay fit. For those who have never tried hot yoga, it is practicing a series of yoga exercises, or postures, in a heated room. The practice originated in ancient India and the general hot yoga style is credited to Bikram Choudhury. [...]

Dhamija’s delicious deliveries

Shivani Dhamija walks out the door of her home in Clayton Park West and places a large grocery bag in the back seat of her car. It’s a cloudy Monday morning and a light rain is coming down. As she pulls her car out of the driveway, the smell of freshly cooked “aloodum,” or potato curry, and “chapatis,” an Indian bread, fills the inside of her vehicle. [...]

Cravings for a good cause

One Halifax restaurant is trying to help end hunger in Nova Scotia. Krave Burger, located on Spring Garden Road under the Pizza Delight, donates 10 per cent of its earnings from a designated combo meal to a local charity each month. The proceeds of the current combo will be donated to Feed Nova Scotia, which distributes food to about 150 food banks and meal programs throughout the province. [...]

Old is new again in Halifax

The Resolutes Amateur Athletics Club is Nova Scotia’s oldest members only club, in business since 1901. Membership costs $10 per year. For the frequent sports bar attendee, the fee pays for itself after just one or two visits. The club is not for profit, meaning that drinks and food are cheap — a pint of beer is $4 and nothing on the menu costs more than $10. [...]