Stephanie Skenderis

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New #MeToo ROM exhibit tackles sexual misconduct in the art world

This weekend, the Royal Ontario Museum wades into the #MeToo conversation with a display prompted by sexual misconduct allegations against an artist whose work is being exhibited at the museum at the same time.

Telefilm's Talent to Watch program aims to launch new generation of Canadian filmmakers

Telefilm Canada has launched the Talent to Watch program, with the goal of helping up-and-coming Canadian filmmakers create their first feature projects. It's a complete revamp of a previous program, and part of Telefilm's three-year plan to create and export Canadian film content.

Academy membership a chance 'to have my voice heard,' says Canadian filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming

After years of working in independent film, Canadian Ann Marie Fleming has been invited to join the U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, one of a record number of potential new members that could reshape the Oscar-voting body.

This 8-year-old martial arts champ has mastered moves that can stall others for years

Savino Quatela is an online sensation after a Facebook video of him competing at the NASKA Diamond Nationals karate tournament picked up millions of views in mere days.

Halifax businesses take over Pokemon Go to lure customers

Downtown Halifax is planning a Pokemon Go takeover this Sunday. A library in Stellarton says it is planning a low-tech version of the craze.

Only Nova Scotian runner in Rio says marathon 'teaches you a lot of patience'

Team Canada's 65-person Olympic track squad is being called its biggest and best ever, and one of its members is from Nova Scotia.

Sailing Saunders brothers take Chester, N.S., along to Rio

Graeme and Jacob Saunders of Chester, N.S., arrived in Rio de Janeiro over the weekend, where they will be competing in Olympic sailing — on a boat named Chester.

New women's event in Rio an Olympic dream come true for 2 sailors

Erin Rafuse and Danielle Boyd are heading to Rio de Janeiro to compete in the first-ever women's skiff 49erFX Olympic event.

Trinity Western University wins legal battle with Nova Scotia Barristers' Society

Nova Scotia's Court of Appeal has dismissed a legal move designed to prevent Trinity Western University graduates from practising law in the province.

Nova Scotia researchers studying why friendships fail

A pair of Halifax researchers are conducting a study to find out why friendships fail and how it can change the people involved.

Nova Scotia lottery revenues up $42M for tickets, video lotteries

People in Nova Scotia are feeding more money into video lottery terminals, two years after the Liberal government abandoned a program meant to help keep gamblers from becoming addicted to VLTs.

Paul Vienneau starts campaign to get businesses to install automatic door openers

Halifax accessibility advocate Paul Vienneau is trying to get Spring Garden Road businesses to make their businesses fully inclusive by installing automatic door openers.

Halifax taxi driver calls for dash cameras in cabs

Change to the Halifax bylaw would take months and one driver says there is still push back from drivers and even passengers.

Consul general of France for Atlantic Canada says Nice attack won't change his country

People in Halifax with connections to France are expressing shock and sadness over the attack in Nice.

Halifax company gets $1M contract to give bionic braces to Canadian Army

Halifax company Spring Loaded Technology won a $1M contract with Canadian military to try out bionic knee braces and has delivered the first 60.