Fire Prevention & Safety

**** HRFE Release Fire Prevention & Safety HRM has an exceptional fire service but fire and smoke can travel very quickly. Underwriter Laboratories (UL), a not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization, determined that “fires today are more dangerous and pose more risks than in the past. Fire spread is faster, and time to flashover, […]

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Truth and Reconciliation Day Recognized in Nova Scotia

**** CNS Media Release Truth and Reconciliation Day Recognized in Nova Scotia —————————————– Nova Scotia will annually recognize Sept. 30 as Truth and Reconciliation Day beginning in 2021. Provincial government offices, public schools and regulated child care will be closed. Businesses will have the choice, as they do on other occasions, to remain open. “We […]

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On Sept. 2, 1998, 229 souls boarded Swissair Flight 111

On Sept. 2, 1998, 229 souls boarded Swissair Flight 111. Tragedy struck shortly after take off and the plane crashed into the ocean killing everyone onboard. From Peggy’s Cove and surrounding a massive operation scrambled for a hopeful rescue quickly realized to be recovery operations. Many people were affected by this crash along with family, […]

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Discarded garbage is a big problem for baby turtles

**** Info via NS Turtle Patrol When one hears garbage and turtles in the same sentence most people think of difficulties that Sea Turtles face. However discarded garbage is also a big problem for baby freshwater turtles. Since baby turtles are only days away from hatching here in Nova Scotia the NSTP is busy once […]

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Officially established in 2008, the National Peacekeepers’ Day date was chosen to commemorate the events of August 9

**** RCMP Media Release Officially established in 2008, the National Peacekeepers’ Day date was chosen to commemorate the events of August 9, 1974, when nine Canadian peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt and Israel lost their lives when their plane was shot down over Syria. Every year, police, veterans and military […]

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Halifax Harbour boardwalk BioKit circuit

**** Info via Canadian, ca Halifax Harbour boardwalk BioKit circuit Introduction Welcome to your Halifax Harbour Boardwalk BioKit Circuit. Use the activities in this circuit, with the HRM Urban BioKit, to explore the natural treasures and unique places in this park – utilizing your keen powers of observation. Location: Along the Halifax Harbour boardwalk between Purdys Wharf and […]

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A non-profit group in Dartmouth wants you to know what kinds of life live in our waters and to bring awareness on why it’s important to protect our fragile oceans ecosystem

***** Info via Back to the Sea A non-profit group in Dartmouth wants you to know what kinds of life live in our waters and to bring awareness on why it’s important to protect our fragile oceans ecosystem by displaying an interactive touch tank system in Dartmouth.  You may be surprised at what you’d learn […]

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