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Crime/ Violence/ Swarmings

Since 2004, Halifax has held the extraordinarily dicey honour of being the crime capital of Canada, and though this year it has been reported the violent crime rate is dropping, you wouldn’t know it from what we hear on the news and on the street. And that’s for the best, the more it is reported and discussed, the better chance it will change substantially. Community patrols, concerned groups, even video cameras may do some good, but the key is to concentrate on the sources of the problem: poverty, drug addiction and, above all, improvements in education.

First runner up: Harbour clean-up

Second runner up: Traffic

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