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April 12, 2011

We want your story ideas! What should the HMC cover this Spring?

Halifax News

Spring is in the air and Halifax is full of stories that need telling.  What people/events/policies/happenings do you think the Halifax Media Co-op should cover?  We want your ideas, and we'll do our best to follow-up with grassroots coverage of what's happening in your community. 



Hello there Pals,
Just joined the gang. Hope to have good time here.


Provincial budget cuts to Department of Environment

The Provincial Government budget wa released on April 5, 2011: http://www.gov.ns.ca/. It can be viewed in the Budget Highlights document the NSE (Nova Scotia Department of Environment) budget has been slashed from over $52 million to less than $28 million.

Why are we not discussing this? A healthy environment = a healthy economy and healthy people! We need to start making the connections between these things and start making Nova Scotia a front runner in sustainable living.

ADHD and Dalhousie

Doesn't seem that Dalhousie cares about students with ADHD, and learning disability as it eliminated the position of the only student counselor that provides help to these students. This counselor is providing help also the King's Collage and NSCAD students. Sad! students that can be helped and have good and productive lives with good counseling will either have to find private counseling (over 100 dollar an hour) or give up counselling all together.

It is very easy to remove the couselor of a group that privacy if very important to, as they will  not expose themselves and  fight this decision.

Dalhousie cuts services to students in need

Dalhousie University is cutting the only psychologist position which serves students with learning disabilities, ADHD and Asperger's Disorder (for Dalhousie, King's and NSCAD). The university is pleading budget cuts, and yet at the same time is boasting of raising over $170 million in its Bold Ambitions Campaign. Students, community groups, and the Dalhousie Faculty Association have been lobbying for the decision to be reversed, but the President and the VP Students Services are standing by their decision.





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