HONOURING QUEEN ELIZABETH II

**** Royal Canadian Mint Release   HONOURING QUEEN ELIZABETH II For 70 years, Queen Elizabeth II dutifully and gracefully served as Canada’s head of state. And, until her passing on September 8, 2022, she was the only sovereign many Canadians had ever known. A solemn tribute This $2 circulation coin is a solemn tribute to Queen Elizabeth […]

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Looking for packing tips before flying? Breeze through security with CATSA advice and useful tips

**** CATSA Release Carry-on or Checked? Carry-on baggage is screened by passing your baggage through the X-ray equipment at the screening checkpoint. If your item is too big to go through the X-ray, it must be checked. Similarly, if an item is not permitted past the checkpoint, you may have the option to place it […]

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BBB Scam Alert: Lost pet? Watch out for this scam

**** BBB Release BBB Scam Alert: Lost pet? Watch out for this scam Posting on social media is a great way to alert a wide range of people about a lost pet. Unfortunately, that same publicity can put you at risk for scams. Con artists comb social posts to find targets who have lost their beloved pets. How […]

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Hurricane Fiona Spoiled Food Program Closing

**** CNS Media Release Hurricane Fiona Spoiled Food Program Closing ——————————————————— More than 117,000 Nova Scotians have benefited so far from the Fiona Food Cost Reimbursement Program, and there are still two weeks left for others to apply. The program provides $100 for every household that lost power for at least 48 hours in the […]

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Saint Barbara’s Day Gunnery Activities at Canadian Forces Base Halifax

**** DND Media Release Saint Barbara’s Day Gunnery Activities at Canadian Forces Base Halifax   Residents of the Halifax Regional Municipality are to be advised that Saint Barbara’s Day gunnery activities will occur on Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Halifax property on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 that may be audible or visible to […]

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Hagfish are quite the contortionists– they’re the only animal on earth (that we know of!) that can tie themselves in a knot!

**** DFO Media Release Hagfish are quite the contortionists– they’re the only animal on earth (that we know of!) that can tie themselves in a knot! Learn more about these talented deep sea creatures: Atlantic Hagfish Photo credit: DFO, C. Nozères. Latin Name Myxine glutinosa Group Name Pelagics Taxonomy details Habitat Atlantic hagfish are found […]

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Police remind citizens to be cautious of holiday scams

**** HRP Media Release Police remind citizens to be cautious of holiday scams Halifax Regional Police is reminding citizens to be cautious of new and reoccurring scams as the holiday season gets underway.​ Police have recently received several reports in relation to a scam intended to defraud people of their money. In each incident, a […]

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Potential Search and Rescue K9 Xave recently had the opportunity to train with Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency’s Heavy Urban Search and Rescueand Halifax Regional Police

Via Halifax SAR Potential Search and Rescue K9 Xave recently had the opportunity to train with Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency’s Heavy Urban Search and Rescue (#HUSAR) K9 Vaz and Halifax Regional Police K9’s Recon and Kron on marine deployments using the Canadian Coast Guard Fast Rescue Craft (FRC) in Sambro. With over 400km of […]

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This Dumbo octopus was found during deep-sea exploration in the Scotian Shelf off Nova Scotia

**** Via Fisheries and Oceans What a cutie!  This Dumbo octopus was found during deep-sea exploration in the Scotian Shelf off Nova Scotia. It’s named for its swimming habit of flapping its ear-like fins to propel itself off the seafloor. Octopus Latin Name Bathypolypus arcticus Group Name Invertebrates Habitat In Canada, octopuses are found in […]

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