Blazing a trail
A stretch of woods nestled between the suburban streets of Spryfield and the western end of Williams Lake is destined to become a 1.2-km trail for hikers and mountain bikers — a hidden gem amid the bustling Halifax Regional Municipality.
Besides the natural surroundings of the woods, the trail system offers users the chance to see deer, owls, ducks and loons on the lake, as well as a wide variety of songbirds along the way.
As the Chronicle Herald's Stephen Cooke reports, volunteers were busy Sunday grooming the new metre-wide trail, the latest project of the McIntosh Run Watershed Association, which makes the area more easily accessible for those to don’t have the time or the means to explore wilderness further outside of the city.
'It's just unacceptable'
Kuldip Dhunna always wears a face mask while he's driving his taxi around Halifax.
Expecting the same from a passenger who wasn't wearing one and began coughing in his cab doesn't seem beyond reason.
What was beyond reason, reports the Chronicle Herald's Nebal Snan, was the passenger's racist-laden tyrade in response.
In airing the video publicly, Dhuanna and his daughter hope speaking out will increase public awareness of these incidents.
Lights, camera, reaction
The move towards different ways of working under the microscope of a global health pandemic is a challenge facing the entertainment industry in all corners of the globe, delaying the release of many projects and even threatening the future of some.
The Telegram's Andrew Robinson delved into how some East Coast productions are facing those challenges, including the Citytv police procedural Hudson & Rex, shot in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Paul Pope, a producer on the series, tells Robinsons that the COVID cloud could linger over productions for some time.
"We could be in this state for quite a long time, and we're in a position where we can do it safely and we're fortunate we have the resources to be able to afford to pay the costs of the COVID-19 mitigation, which is not cheap," he says.
Keeping the land alive
The 76-year-old has dedicated her life to protecting the traditional Innu ways, and that dedication has led her down some interesting paths.
She’s been arrested multiple times for protesting in support of her beliefs, beginning in the 1980s when she was determined to make the world realize NATO low-level flying exercises threatened the Innu way of life. Since then, she has fought against the Voisey’s Bay mine and, perhaps most famously, Muskrat Falls — Penashue was a vocal and early critic of the controversial project and fights it to this day.
SaltWire's Evan Careen recently had the opportunity to ask Penashue 20 questions about her remarkable life and activism.
Colours come to life
Finding someone who hasn't heard of Nintendo would be a difficult task. Probably more difficult would be finding someone who's created a game for the mainstay of the video-gaming industry.
Prince Edward Island couple Steven and Kathleen Cassidy, owners of Queen Bee Games, have seen that dream come to fruition, reports the Guardian's Daniel Brown.
Together with cartoonist Jesse Jacobs, the Cassidys developed the world of Spinch — a hyper-agile organism who must dash, dodge and jump through a vibrant ecosystem of sentient colours, because those colours have kidnapped its children.
"Lifelong dream achieved," Steven states simply about creating the Nintendo Switch game.
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