Hairdresser Stephanie Battams has been hailed as an angel by many for going to the homes of children with autism to make them more comfortable with the process.
PORT MEDWAY, NS - It took thousands of miles, a couple of continents and just over 150 years, but a New Zealander has finally been reunited with his Nova Scotian roots.
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A Maritime Mi'kmaq community is offering a helping hand to the Attawapiskat First Nation as it tries to overcome a rash of suicide attempts that are drawing national concern. Eskasoni First Nation had a suicide crisis of its own in 2009 when a rash of young people took their own lives in the span of weeks.
Middle school dances may be a thing of the past in some maritime schools. The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board decided to stop holding school dances for grades six to eight when it switched to a new middle school model earlier this year.
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If all goes according to plan, the Region of Queens Municipality (RQM) may have a new universally designed play park as early as this this spring or fall. The park will be accessible for people with various physical and mental challenges, and will
WINDSOR, N.S. - Construction is underway for the much-anticipated West Hants sports complex, one of the first large-scale municipal projects for the soon-to-be-consolidated regional municipality of Windsor and West Hants. Windsor-West Hants chief administrative officer Mark Phillips said the complex is slated to open this October, a year after construction began on the estimated $14.6-million facility.
For Nova Scotia filmmaker Sylvia D. Hamilton, it's the voices in history we don't often hear that ring the loudest. Throughout history, black women's voices were especially ignored; smothered by the overarching and much more popular narrative of male crusaders, conquerors and settlers, their stories buried beneath European patriarchal achievements, fallacies and ideas.
by Sarah Connors It's November 2018, in Blackpool, England. Inside a luxurious ballroom at the Winter Gardens, Jane Edgett is standing off to the side, clipboard in hand, her eyes fixed on the dozen or so dancing couples sweeping across
A social justice play that will examine themes of sexual violence and slut shaming is coming to the Glasgow Square Theatre. Produced by Pictou County Women's Resource and Sexual Assault Centre (PCWRSAC), Slut: The Play follows the journey of Joey Del Marco, a teenage girl who is sexually assaulted in New York.
When Prateek Garg was browsing online for an SUV last year, he didn't expect to buy from a virtual dealership. But, for the same car with the same kilometres, Clutch Halifax offered savings of around $6,000. Garg was suspicious the savings
SPECIAL FOR THE SOUTH SHORE BREAKER Ibrahim AlAli can still remember the last time he saw Syria. It was a scene of utter chaos and panic - a memory he'll never forget. It was February 2013. AlAli was 16 years old. As he and his
When Michelle MacDonald was in her early 20s, she promised herself she'd own her own business before she was 30. Not only did MacDonald open Trendy's Clothing store by the time she was 29, but she's been able to stay in business
Anne-Marie McCully is a jack of all trades. Formerly a tree planter and graphic designer, she's now a practising doctor of traditional Chinese medicine. "I have a pretty good job," she admits with a chuckle. "I just love to be able to teach people how to understand their body."
For Chester Basin resident Lee Harnish, the lack of doctors in the community is upsetting, to say the least. "It really puts people in a bind. Most people I know don't have family doctors (because) they lost them, so it's not a good situation," he said.