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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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."
BRIDGETOWN, N.S. - Crafters from the Annapolis Valley region have answered the call to help baby kangaroos orphaned or injured by the Australian wildfires. Organizer Caroline Perriman, owner of knitting and craft store Wools on the Corner in Bridgetown, provided free sewing kits for crafters to make joey pouches, which will be donated to the NSW Bushfires Crafter Guild.
While it's not quite the North Pole, Santa's annual appearances at Greenwood Mall have made it a place of Christmas magic for many years. Leading up to Christmas Eve, he usually puts in 12-hour days and his calendar is jam-packed with
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.
If it wasn't for Bill Wagg, two young men might not be alive today. On Sept. 30, the Rose Blanche man was presented with the Newfoundland and Labrador Award for Bravery for rescuing Patrick Savoury and Shane Hatcher from a house fire in
A Newfoundland shipwreck society may soon go looking for the wreckage of one of Newfoundland's most devastating civilian casualties during the Second World War. Neil Burgess, president of the Shipwreck Preservation Society of Newfoundland and Labrador (SPSNL), said if the society can secure funding, it may be able to go looking for the remains of the SS Caribou in just a few years.
By Sara Connors The SaltWire Network It was a canoe trip that almost resulted in its partakers being air evacuated - three times, to be exact. Despite one member contracting a debilitating case of suspected dysentery, another breaking his tooth to the pulp, and rapids almost folding one of the group's two canoes in half, four outdoor enthusiasts persevered, travelling through Labrador's remote wilderness on an "extreme" canoe trip this past summer.
KENTVILLE, N.S. - SARA CONNORS SPECIAL TO KINGSCOUNTYNEWS.CA To her clients and their families, Stephanie Battams is far more than a hairdresser. She's an angel. Battams owns and operates Homestead Hair, a mobile hairdressing service that caters to people in the vulnerable sector, such as seniors, individuals in palliative care, or the sick and injured.