the ‘fax: Nov. 26, 2013 (Ep. 3)

Hosted by Jenn Cameron and Moh Hashem.

This week on the ‘fax: find out why local fire stations are closing their doors; a brave feat earns some divers an award; listen to what protesters outside the International Security Forum had to say; and a viral video encourages young girls to take an interest in engineering.

Check out the web preview!

See the full show here.

For more information about fire stations closing click here.

Our story about the GoldieBlox viral TV ad contained inaccurate information about legal action between the toy company and the Beastie Boys, whose song is adapted for the video. We stated that the band was suing the company for copyright infringement. This was not the case. However, the song was used without permission and the toy company has pulled the video from the Internet .

There are many links with more details on this story, among them

Posted by Sarah Lawrynuik.


the’fax: Nov 19, 2013 (Ep. 2)

Hosted by Matthew Gray and Tracey Pelham.

This week on the’fax, Filipinos in Halifax worry and try to contact loved ones after Typhoon Haiyan, we dig into the big hole that will one day be Halifax’s new convention centre, and the Theatre Arts Guild rehearses for its newest pantomime.

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Watch the whole show here.

We also have some web-only extras this week:  Megan Marrelli does a taste test to see if potato packaging really matters.  Sarah Lawrynuik took in the sights and sounds of Halifax’s Parade of Lights.  Sarah also has a report on Dalhousie’s first 30 Hour Famine.  Finally, Moh Hashem has an extended interview with Ryan Fagtanac, a Filipino seafarer in Halifax this week while his family recovers from Typhoon Haiyan.

Posted by: Matthew Webber


the’fax: Nov 12, 2013 (Ep. 1)

Hosted by Jennifer Grudic and Bhreagh MacDonald.

This week on the’fax, a military-inspired workout marked Remembrance Day, something is killing Nova Scotia’s bats and Mount Allison stole a close win from the Huskies at the Loney Bowl.

Check it out:

Watch the whole show here.

We also have web-only features this week: Moh Hashem reports from  football’s Loney Bowl,  and Matt Gray explains indoor cricket for sports fans on this side of the Atlantic:

Posted by: Megan Marrelli

the’fax: Feb 14, 2013 (Ep.4)

Hosted by Ryan Koroscil and Rebecca Lamarche.

This week on the’fax we go to the Halifax International Motorcycle Show, see some cute pups flexing their paws for student activism and learn what’s being done to make life safer for pedestrians around town.

Can’t wait? Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come:

Check out this week’s full episode here

Online-only extras from the’fax:

A review of clinical studies looks to yoga as an option for fighting psychiatric illnesses.  Rebecca Lamarche has the story.

Craving some local talent? Zane Woodford brings you The Mountains & The Trees.

Posted by: Rebecca Lamarche


the’fax: Feb 7, 2013 (Ep. 3)

Hosted by Beth Hendry and Tari Wilson.

This week on the’fax we go around the world with Nick Ritcey… without leaving Halifax. Plus: Tari Wilson and Kate McKenna face their greatest fears – reptiles and becoming her mother, respectively.

To get a glimpse of what else we did, check out the short version of this week’s show by Kate McKenna.

Check out this week’s full episode here.

Online-only extras from the’fax:

Metro Transit wants more of your money – but the company says the increase would pay dividends. Zane Woodford has the story.

And… tailgating with Tari! Our Tari Wilson gives us the scoop on how Halifax celebrates The Superbowl.

Posted by Kate McKenna

the ‘fax: Jan. 31, 2013 (ep.2)

The ‘fax was on the move this week. We followed Morris House on its journey up Gottingen and trekked out to Bedford for a look at the construction of a new indoor tennis centre. To find out where else we went, check out the short version of this week’s show from Beth Hendry.

Hosts: Nick Ritcey and Colin McPhail


Online-only extras from the’fax:

Chemistry and psychology aren’t what you think of when you go to a magic show. But, they’re tricks of the trade for magicians. Tari Wilson checks it out.

Last Sunday, Deep Water Church was performing an old religious tradition with a new twist, Elise Palmer reports.

Eric Mutrie rocked out to the Chili Peckers during an audition for a new bassist.

Posted by Beth Hendry

the’fax Jan. 24, 2013 (Ep.1)

This week on the fax – we’ve got coverage of this year’s Podcamp, a new online collection of vintage aerial pictures of Nova Scotia, a century old curling tournament and all the different ways you can stay fit in the new year.

Hosts: Nick Ritcey and Katrina Pyne


Plus, check out our web-only content:

Kate McKenna has an interview with Michael Hamm, manager of Bookmark bookstore.

Rebecca Lamarche shows us where you can find a new collection of vintage pictures of Nova Scotia.

Zane Woodford and Kate McKenna spoke to some people around Dalhousie to see all the ways you can break a smartphone.