Sunday, October 25, 2020

In The Spotlight

HRFE introduced and inaugurated a Spiritual Advisor, Elder Debbie Eisan, to the fire service

HRFE introduced and inaugurated a Spiritual Advisor, Elder Debbie Eisan, to the fire service

Photos HRFE introduced and inaugurated a Spiritual Advisor, Elder Debbie Eisan, to the fire service in a small ceremony. Her role as a Spiritual Advisor will be a valuable addition within the HRFE service. . . . . . . ...
Premier Proclaims HMCS Kootenay Day

Premier Proclaims HMCS Kootenay Day

**** PREMIER’S OFFICE Media Release Premier Proclaims HMCS Kootenay Day————————————————————- Premier Stephen McNeil has proclaimed today, Oct. 23, as HMCS Kootenay Day in Nova Scotia in remembrance of the worst peacetime accident in the history of the Royal Canadian Navy.On Oct. 23, 1969, nine crewmen died and 53 were seriously injured after an explosion at ...
Cst. Heidi Stevenson’s name was unveiled on the Wall of Honour at Nova Scotia RCMP Headquarters

Cst. Heidi Stevenson’s name was unveiled on the Wall of Honour at Nova Scotia RCMP Headquarters

**** RCMP Media Release Cst. Heidi Stevenson’s name was unveiled on the Wall of Honour at Nova Scotia RCMP Headquarters in Dartmouth during a private ceremony for family and invited guests. Etched in stone on the granite memorial wall of the Nova Scotia RCMP Headquarters are the names of those Nova Scotia RCMP members who ...
A rally in solidarity with Mi’kmaq Fisher folks took place in Grand Parade

A rally in solidarity with Mi’kmaq Fisher folks took place in Grand Parade

A rally in solidarity with Mi’kmaq Fisher folks took place in Grand Parade. “We are all Treaty people and it is our duty to uphold Mi’kmaq treaty rights.” They are calling for the DFO to uphold the 1752 treaty of peace and friendship and the Marshal decision to support the Mi’kmaq right to a moderate ...
NS SPCA: Weekly Highlight – Linden

NS SPCA: Weekly Highlight – Linden

**** NS SPCA Release Weekly Highlight – Linden Let this little one hop right into your heart! Linden is still just a baby at only 5 months old. He is a neutered male who was born in care with his siblings and he is now ready for adoption. He did spend time with his littermates, ...
RCMP officer helping women in Iraq

RCMP officer helping women in Iraq

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP officer helping women in Iraq RCMP Supt. Marie-Claude Côté is in Iraq on an international peacekeeping assignment to help improve women’s participation within the security sector.   The desire to broaden her horizons prompted RCMP Supt. Marie-Claude Côté to consider international police peacekeeping. The 26-year RCMP veteran joined the Combined Joint ...
Keep Your Pets Safe in an Emergency: 8 Things You Need to Know

Keep Your Pets Safe in an Emergency: 8 Things You Need to Know

**** NS SPCA Release (By Judy Layne) It is National Pet Preparedness Month! Are you and your pet ready if disaster strikes?  The best way to protect your family is to have a plan in place Keep Your Pets Safe in an Emergency: 8 Things You Need to Know Emergencies come in many forms – ...
(NS SPCA) Weekly Highlight – Eric

(NS SPCA) Weekly Highlight – Eric

**** NS SPCA Release Weekly Highlight – Eric Big, bold, and beautiful! Eric is a very handsome American Staffordshire Terrier and is only about 1.5 years old. He is still young and full of energy and would benefit from an owner willing to work on his leash manners.​ He is big lovable guy who wants ...
Big heart, big shave!  Sophie shaves her head for cancer

Big heart, big shave! Sophie shaves her head for cancer

**** Written by Crystal Yeo for WFMHFX Back in February, we shared a story about Sophie, an 11 year old who was embarking on an act of kindness to help a stranger. On her 12th birthday, the moment of truth occurred! The fun event started with a $5 donation to cut a braid, which was ...
Safety in the kitchen – Fire Prevention Week 2020

Safety in the kitchen – Fire Prevention Week 2020

**** HRFE Media Release Safety in the kitchen – Fire Prevention Week 2020 ​ Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) is encouraging residents to assess their kitchen for fire safety.​ ​ National Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 4-10 and the theme this year is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.” ​ Kitchen fires are ...
Here’s a list of adoptable cats and kittens at Healing Animal SCARS – Sonya’s Cat & Animal Rescue Society

Here’s a list of adoptable cats and kittens at Healing Animal SCARS – Sonya’s Cat & Animal Rescue Society

**** SCARS Release Here’s a list of adoptable cats and kittens at Healing Animal SCARS – Sonya’s Cat & Animal Rescue Society (Some photos below) Mr. Avery Guysborough – he is a timid short haired male brown and black tabby kitten with white toes. He is about 4 months old and very playful. He must ...
Treaty Day Honours Relationship with Mi’kmaw People

Treaty Day Honours Relationship with Mi’kmaw People

**** ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS Media Release Treaty Day Honours Relationship with Mi’kmaw People—————————————————————–Treaty Day is celebrated today, Oct. 1, in Nova Scotia. The day honours the relationship and important contributions of the Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia.“On Treaty Day, we come together in the spirit of peace and friendship to celebrate our relationship,” said Premier Stephen McNeil, ...
Queenie is still looking for her forever home

Queenie is still looking for her forever home

**** Info via Bide Awhile 🐾 Queenie is still looking for her forever home! 🐾 Queenie is a gorgeous girl who is around eight-months-old. She came into our care in the early stages of renal disease, which we believe to be congenital. Because of her renal disease and the extra care this will require, she ...
Fundraiser aims to help a dog in need of a life-saving heart surgery

Fundraiser aims to help a dog in need of a life-saving heart surgery

**** Fundraiser Months ago, the HRFE lost the comforting and loving therapy dog Hicks from sub-aortic stenosis and pulmonary stenosis. Annette, Hicks’ handler, now wants to help another friend in need with this fundraiser, dedicated in Hicks memory. Camo has pulmonary stenosis and needs razor balloon surgery, the same type of surgery Hicks had. “In ...
Paramedics Recognized During Medic Monday

Paramedics Recognized During Medic Monday

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Paramedics Recognized During Medic Monday —————————————————————– Every day paramedics work on the front lines of the provincial health-care system, providing care and comfort to Nova Scotians. On this eighth annual Medic Monday, the province wants to recognize and thank the many highly skilled and dedicated paramedics for their service. “When Nova ...
The Halifax Regional Municipality will be painting the words “Black Lives Matter” on the following streets beginning Saturday, Sept. 26

The Halifax Regional Municipality will be painting the words “Black Lives Matter” on the following streets beginning Saturday, Sept. 26

**** HRM Media Release Black Lives Matter street art installation ​The Halifax Regional Municipality will be painting the words “Black Lives Matter” on the following streets beginning Saturday, Sept. 26: ​ Alderney Drive between Ochterloney and Queen streets from 7 p.m. Saturday, September 26 until the installation is complete. Brunswick Street between Carmichael and Prince ...
Twenty-one Paramedics Recognized for Exemplary Service

Twenty-one Paramedics Recognized for Exemplary Service

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Twenty-one Paramedics Recognized for Exemplary Service ————————————————————– Twenty-one Nova Scotia paramedics have been awarded the Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medal for their dedication to the health and safety of all Nova Scotians. These paramedics have dedicated their careers to providing high-quality care to Nova Scotians in their time of greatest ...
NS SPCA: Weekly highlight – Spud

NS SPCA: Weekly highlight – Spud

**** Via the NS SPCA NS SPCA: Weekly highlight – Spud Spud is a handsome boy with lots of energy to burn off. He loves to be outside going for walks or just hanging out in the backyard. This young guy does have some separation anxiety that we are working with so he would require ...
Bide Awhile: Chaz is a special guy looking for a special home

Bide Awhile: Chaz is a special guy looking for a special home

**** Bide Awhile Release 🐾 Featured Adoptable 🐾 Chaz is a special guy looking for a special home. Chaz has been with Bide Awhile a little longer than most, as it took some extra time for him to adjust to life in our cat room. While he is still adjusting to shelter life, we truly ...
September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), on 10 September, is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). If you know someone who is struggling, reach out. If you need help, call the Mental Health Mobile Crisis Team 902.429.8167 or 1.888.429.8167 ...
Bide Awhile: Palliative Care Adoption

Bide Awhile: Palliative Care Adoption

**** Bide Awhile Release 🐾 Palliative Care Adoption 🐾 Queenie is a gorgeous girl who is around eight-months-old. She came into our care in the early stages of renal disease, which we believe to be congenital. Because of her renal disease and the extra care this will require, she will be adopted through our palliative ...
NS SPCA: Weekly highlight – Piper, Peaches, and Peppa

NS SPCA: Weekly highlight – Piper, Peaches, and Peppa

**** NS SPCA Media Release NS SPCA: Weekly highlight – Piper, Peaches, and Peppa Who could say no to these little piggies??​ Peaches (under 1 year), Piper (momma), and Peppa (5 months old) have asked us to help find them a new home. This trio is a bonded set and we are looking for a ...
NS SPCA: BOTTLE BABY KITTEN FOSTERS NEEDED

NS SPCA: BOTTLE BABY KITTEN FOSTERS NEEDED

Via the NS SPCA “❗️ BOTTLE BABY KITTEN FOSTERS NEEDED ❗️ It is kitten season and we have our hands full with innocent itty bitties. 😿 Are you ready to put up a helping paw and foster some neonatal kittens? 🐾 Along with their cuteness, orphaned kittens require scheduled care every few hours. This includes ...
Today is the 22nd anniversary of the Swissair Flight 111 tragedy

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the Swissair Flight 111 tragedy

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the Swissair Flight 111 tragedy that killed 229 people in the crash. Many people were affected by this crash along with family, including residents of the area, first responders, military members and volunteers who worked tirelessly in various roles after the tragic event. ...
HIAA’s Emergency Response Services team is always onsite and ready to respond

HIAA’s Emergency Response Services team is always onsite and ready to respond

**** HIAA Release HIAA’s Emergency Response Services team is always onsite and ready to respond, including our team of firefighters. The Platoons respond to requests for aircraft assistance upon landing and medical calls on the airport property. In 2019, the Emergency Response Services team and Duty Managers responded to 48 flight diversions and over 600 ...
NS SPCA: Some warm fuzzies to kick start your weekend

NS SPCA: Some warm fuzzies to kick start your weekend

Happy news via the NS SPCA “Some warm fuzzies to kick start your weekend! 💞 Bilbo Waggins was medically cleared and posted for adoption online our website on August 4th. Applications came flooding in! We began booking meet-and-greets to match Bilbo up with the perfect fit. 🐾 On August 12th, after receiving interest from several ...
Meeting the heroes: A family says thanks after toddlers life is saved.

Meeting the heroes: A family says thanks after toddlers life is saved.

(FAMILY) This is a special story originally posted elsewhere during the summer of 2019. It meant a lot to those involved so I am reposting here Meeting the heroes: A family says thanks after toddlers life is saved. Sasha and Matt, proud parents, and twin brother Zach, with son John were able to meet the ...
NS SPCA. Weekly Highlight – Mocha and Magnolia

NS SPCA. Weekly Highlight – Mocha and Magnolia

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA. Weekly Highlight – Mocha and Magnolia These little cute ratties are Magnolia and Mocha. They are hoping to find a loving, kind, and rat experienced home to help them bloom into the social little ladies we know they can be. At around 1 year old Magnolia and Mocha have ...
NS SPCA : Kira is available for adoption from the Dartmouth SPCA

NS SPCA : Kira is available for adoption from the Dartmouth SPCA

**** NS SPCA Release 🥰⬇️ Available for Adoption ⬇️🥰 At the age of 10, sweet Kira was un-spayed and pregnant when she was brought to the SPCA by a kind volunteer. After giving birth and sending all of her kittens off to loving forever homes, Kira is hoping her turn is next 💙 Since being ...
The might of volunteers – Halifax Search and Rescue

The might of volunteers – Halifax Search and Rescue

The might of volunteers – Halifax Search and Rescue Chances are, at some point, you’ve seen the big orange trucks, the bright orange clothes, and the utilities of the Halifax  Search and Rescue. You may have seen them in person at active scenes, training, or even at public relation events such as with the HRFE ...
Looking good, Bilbo!  NS SPCA rehabilitation makes significant difference for Yarmouth dog

Looking good, Bilbo! NS SPCA rehabilitation makes significant difference for Yarmouth dog

Looking good, Bilbo! The NS SPCA say an update on this lovable pooch will be coming up within a week, but I thought I would check in before hand and see how this survivor was doing. Bilbo was rescued after an enforcement officer noticed the dog in Yarmouth.   He was sickly, and underweight for his ...
NS SPCA :  Adoptable Weekly Highlight – Hailey

NS SPCA : Adoptable Weekly Highlight – Hailey

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA : Weekly Highlight – Hailey There is not enough good things that we can say about this dog, Hailey!​ She made her way in to our care back in April of this year and was noted to have some discomfort with her rear legs. After examination from our vets ...
9 August also commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

9 August also commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

9 August also commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. It is celebrated around the world and marks the date of the inaugural session of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations at the United Nations in 1982. (Info via the UN) ...
Today is “National Peacekeepers’ Day”

Today is “National Peacekeepers’ Day”

Saturday, August 9 Today is “National Peacekeepers’ Day National Peacekeepers’ Day was established in Canada in 2008. It provides an opportunity for Canadians to express the pride and respect they have toward personnel of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and provincial and municipal police forces, as well as Canadian diplomats and ...
In August, we get to celebrate two of our favourite days…

In August, we get to celebrate two of our favourite days…

Cat day is on a caturday! Via the NS SPCA “Pet lovers, it’s time to mark your calendars! ☑️ In August, we get to celebrate two of our favourite days… 🐱 National Cat Day on August 8 and 🐶 National Dog Day on August 26! Be sure to give your furry friends an extra snuggle ...
Premier Stephen McNeil is stepping down.

Premier Stephen McNeil is stepping down.

**** Via Premier Stephen McNeil PREMIER’S OFFICE–Premier’s Statement on Leaving Office —————————————————————– NOTE: The following is a statement from Premier Stephen McNeil. ——————————————————————– Yesterday, I celebrated my 17th year in elected office. These past seven years, as your premier, have been the most rewarding of my professional career. It has been a privilege and an ...
Have you been waiting to get your pet fixed? Are you on a reduced or fixed income? We can help!

Have you been waiting to get your pet fixed? Are you on a reduced or fixed income? We can help!

**** NS SPCA Release “*SPACE AVAILABLE for cat neuters* Have you been waiting to get your pet fixed? Are you on a reduced or fixed income? We can help! 💙 You can apply for a subsidized neuter for your male cat at our SPCA Animal Hospital. 👩‍⚕️ Having your pet fixed has many health and ...
Bide Awhile: Adoptables:  Lilly and Myla

Bide Awhile: Adoptables: Lilly and Myla

**** Via Bide Awhile ADOPTABLE LILLY Female Approx. 3-years-old Short-haired Brown and white tabby If you have any questions or want to book an appointment, please call the shelter at 902-469-9578.. . ADOPTABLE MYLA Female Approx. 8-years-old Long-haired White cat If you have any questions or want to book an appointment, please call the shelter ...
NS SPCA Weekly highlight- Pete

NS SPCA Weekly highlight- Pete

**** NS SPCA Weekly highlight- Pete These pictures do not do this cat justice! Check out Pete! At 9 years old he was found wandering the streets in Yarmouth. Despite this difficult start in life Pete has shown us nothing but love and sweetness. His teeth were in poor condition, but thanks to some much ...
Bide Awhile: Little miss Nicole is still waiting for her forever home

Bide Awhile: Little miss Nicole is still waiting for her forever home

**** Bide Awhile Release Little miss Nicole is still waiting for her forever home 🐾 If you are looking for a gal that LOVES to cuddle and be brushed, look no further. Nicole is an eight-year-old sweetheart, without a tail, but has lots of love to give. She is shy at first, but once she ...
On behalf of Bilbo, we want to thank all the generous animal-lovers who have donated to help cover the cost of his care on his journey to recovery

On behalf of Bilbo, we want to thank all the generous animal-lovers who have donated to help cover the cost of his care on his journey to recovery

**** NS SPCA Release Sometimes a smile says it all 💙 On behalf of Bilbo, we want to thank all the generous animal-lovers who have donated to help cover the cost of his care on his journey to recovery. 🐶 Bilbo has felt your love and support from all throughout Canada! Bilbo is receiving around-the-clock ...
NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Betsy

NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Betsy

**** NS SPCA Release Betsy is such a sweet girl! She came into our care through no fault of her own and finds the shelter life a bit stressful so is looking to find a quiet place to call home. She has some issues with her hind end (typical with this breed), but her mobility ...
(Update) NS SPCA: Bilbo Waggins is fighting for his life and needs your help! 

(Update) NS SPCA: Bilbo Waggins is fighting for his life and needs your help! 

**** NS SPCA Media Release Update below Bilbo Waggins is fighting for his life and needs your help! Our SPCA Enforcement Officers were heading back to the shelter when they spotted Bilbo running at large. He was nothing more than skin and bones. As a direct result of Bilbo’s poor physical condition and a pending ...
NS SPCA: Weekly Highlight – Emily

NS SPCA: Weekly Highlight – Emily

**** NS SPCA Release Our sweet Emily has found herself in our care once again. This poor girl was returned for a second time, by no fault of her own! Still quite young at only 2 years old, and she needs a very special home that is patient and understanding.​ Emily is very shy and ...
NS SPCA: Darling Precious is only 6 years old and needs a forever home

NS SPCA: Darling Precious is only 6 years old and needs a forever home

**** NS SPCA Release Darling Precious is only 6 years old and needs a forever home Full of zest and vigor, not so little, Precious has found her way back in to our care to hopefully find that forever family. Her stunning green eyes pop against her sleek grey tabby coat. She is noted to ...
The names of the RCMP foals have been “S”-tablished!

The names of the RCMP foals have been “S”-tablished!

**** RCMP Media Release The names of the RCMP foals have been “S”-tablished! The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is happy to announce the winners of the Name the Foal contest. This year, the contest took on added significance, with many families staying home and looking for something fun and entertaining to do together during this ...
Canadian Red Cross: Boating Safety

Canadian Red Cross: Boating Safety

**** Canadian Red Cross Release Boating Safety Equipment Requirements Along with your Pleasure Craft Operator Card, you are required by law to carry marine safety equipment. At a bare minimum, you should always have with you: Canadian-approved flotation device or lifejacket of appropriate size for each passenger on board Buoyant heaving line at least 15 metres in ...
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day.

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day.

**** Via Canada.ca June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Although these groups share many similarities, they each have their own distinct heritage, language, cultural practices and spiritual beliefs. In cooperation with Indigenous organizations, ...
NS SPCA: Well here he is! The main man, the one and only, Ghost! 

NS SPCA: Well here he is! The main man, the one and only, Ghost! 

**** NS SPCA Media Release Well here he is! The main man, the one and only, Ghost! 👻 This lovely man is looking for his furever home with no small animals as he steals all the love (and can be quite jumpy). Ghost can be unsure of meeting new people but once you’re in his bubble ...
(Update) Hope for Wildlife calls for changes after bear cub seized, destroyed

(Update) Hope for Wildlife calls for changes after bear cub seized, destroyed

**** Published by Hope for Wildlife A step forward. Via Hope for Wildlife. “We would like to give everyone an update on our current bear situation. The Minister of Lands and Forestry has agreed to meet with us to discuss the policy, along with several other bear experts from other provinces. As we continue with ...
National Blood Donor Week

National Blood Donor Week

**** Canada Blood Services Info National Blood Donor Week Each year, during National Blood Donor Week (June 8–14) and World Blood Donor Day (Sunday, June 14), we proudly recognize and celebrate the essential role donors play in strengthening Canada’s Lifeline. This year marks the 12th anniversary since the parliamentary legislation — introduced by Senator Terry Mercer ...
(Found) Missing kittens in Dartmouth

(Found) Missing kittens in Dartmouth

**** Happy news! They have been found! . Missing kittens: Info via owner. If you have any info please message us and the owner will be informed. “Four nine-week-old kittens (1solid grey, 3 tabbies with distinct markings, missing from 33 to 43 block of Lahey Road from fenced-in yard, June 9 between 13:50 and 14:00. ...
Idol is just shy of 5 years old and is looking for a forever home

Idol is just shy of 5 years old and is looking for a forever home

**** NS SPCA Media Release This beautiful gal is Idol. She is just shy of 5 years old and is looking for a calm home with no other pets to spoil her. Idol is a loving and affectionate cat who enjoys the company of her family. A few loving pets and she will be your ...
This JUNE, every DOLLAR raised through Canada Helps is an entry to give Bide Awhile a chance at winning $20,000 through the Great Canadian Giving Challenge!

This JUNE, every DOLLAR raised through Canada Helps is an entry to give Bide Awhile a chance at winning $20,000 through the Great Canadian Giving Challenge!

**** Bide Awhile Release This JUNE, every DOLLAR raised through Canada Helps is an entry to give Bide Awhile a chance at winning $20,000 through the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! If Bide Awhile were to win the Great Canadian Giving Challenge, we would put the funds towards our Palliative Care Foster Program, allowing us to ...
NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Tito and Brady

NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Tito and Brady

**** NS SPCA Media Release Weekly Highlight – Tito and Brady How cute are these boys? Tito and Brady are looking for a new forever home. Do not let their age fool you, they are full of love and are still very spry. At 14 year old this dynamic duo and are both neutered.​ A ...
Meet Chester.  This little firecracker is still looking for her forever home

Meet Chester. This little firecracker is still looking for her forever home

**** Bide Awhile Release 🐾 MEET CHEREZ 🐾 This little firecracker is still looking for her forever home. Cherez is around eight-years-old and is miss independent. She is a playful girl when she wants to be, but mostly enjoys long cat naps in her favourite cat bed. Cherez is looking for a home with owners ...
Adoptable highlight – Stella

Adoptable highlight – Stella

**** NS SPCA Media Release Adoptable highlight – Stella We would like to introduce you to the stunning and sweet, Stella! This gal is short in stature, but she does not let that slow her down.​ Stella came into our care when her owner could no longer look after her. She is around 3 years ...
Statement on behalf of the Stevenson Family

Statement on behalf of the Stevenson Family

**** RCMP Release Statement on behalf of the Stevenson Family The Stevenson family would like to thank our community, the province of Nova Scotia, Canada, as well as Heidi’s extended RCMP and policing family for the incredible outpouring of love and support we have received in the last couple of weeks. Your stories and memories ...
Truro Police Service will be posting a weekly “Storytime with Truro Police Officers” on our Facebook page starting Wednesday, May 6th

Truro Police Service will be posting a weekly “Storytime with Truro Police Officers” on our Facebook page starting Wednesday, May 6th

**** Truro Police Release The Truro Police Service will be posting a weekly “Storytime with Truro Police Officers” on our Facebook page starting Wednesday, May 6th, 2020. Our officers will be taking turns reading different story books each week. Many people are doing their very best to come up with ways to keep children busy ...
May is Asian Heritage Month 

May is Asian Heritage Month 

**** HRM Media Release May is Asian Heritage Month Celebrate the rich culture and history of peoples of Asian descent. Over the past two centuries, individuals and families have immigrated to Halifax from East Asia, Southern Asian, Western and Southeast Asia. With them, these new Canadians brought a rich cultural heritage representing many languages, ethnicities ...
International FireFighters’ Day (IFFD) – Monday, May 4

International FireFighters’ Day (IFFD) – Monday, May 4

International FireFighters’ Day (IFFD) – Monday, May 4 International Firefighter’s Day is a time where the community of the world recognise and honour the sacrifices of the firefighter’s who make their communities and environment safe as possible. This day is to remember those firefighter’s who have died while serving our community or dedicated their lives ...
A Message from Chief Stuebing

A Message from Chief Stuebing

**** HRFE Release A Message from Chief Stuebing: Yesterday, General Jonathan Vance, Chief of Defence Staff has announced the tragic death of Sub-lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough. Abbie was a respected member of the Union Fire Club Pipes And Drums band, practicing and participating in many events over the years to represent Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency ...
Sue Goyette named new Halifax Regional Municipality Poet Laureate

Sue Goyette named new Halifax Regional Municipality Poet Laureate

**** HRM Media Release Sue Goyette named new Halifax Regional Municipality Poet Laureate  The Halifax Regional Municipality is pleased to announce that Sue Goyette will become the municipality’s eighth Poet Laureate. The Poet Laureate serves as an ambassador and advocate for literacy, literature and the arts, and reflects the vitality of our community through appearances ...
Remembering Constable Heidi Stevenson, Regimental #45161​

Remembering Constable Heidi Stevenson, Regimental #45161​

**** RCMP Media Release Remembering Constable Heidi Stevenson, Regimental #45161​ On April 19, Nova Scotia RCMP​ lost a hero. Cst. Heidi Stevenson was killed while protecting others during an active shooter incident. ​ Heidi graduated from Depot, the RCMP Training Academy, on February 2, 1996. She spent most of her career in Dartmouth, Cole Harbour, ...
2020 Volunteer Award recipients announced

2020 Volunteer Award recipients announced

**** HRM Media Release 2020 Volunteer Award recipients announced As part of National Volunteer Week, the Halifax Regional Municipality is honoured to announce the recipients of the 2019-20 Volunteer Awards. These awards are given to outstanding individuals or groups in recognition of their extraordinary volunteer contributions to their community. The recipients are as follows: District ...
Sojourn Signs #NovaScotiaStrong fundraiser continues to help

Sojourn Signs #NovaScotiaStrong fundraiser continues to help

**** Sojourn Signs This is great. Sent in by Sojourn Signs ** Update   In the aftermath of the devastating events of April 18 & 19, we would like to show our support for the victims and families of this heinous crime. We would especially like to honour the selfless sacrifice that Cst. Heidi Stevenson ...
UPDATE regarding adoptions at Bide Awhile

UPDATE regarding adoptions at Bide Awhile

**** Bide Awhile Release UPDATE regarding adoptions 🐾 After much discussion, we have made the decision to re-open for adoptions as of Friday, April 24. Our new adoption process will look much different from what we are all used to so please read this full post before reaching out. The welfare of our animals is, ...
Statement from Nova Scotia RCMP Commanding Officer, Assistant Commissioner Lee Bergerman

Statement from Nova Scotia RCMP Commanding Officer, Assistant Commissioner Lee Bergerman

**** RCMP Media Release Statement from Nova Scotia RCMP Commanding Officer, Assistant Commissioner Lee Bergerman Today is a devastating day for Nova Scotia and it will remain etched in the minds of many, for years to come. What has unfolded overnight and into this morning is incomprehensible and many families are experiencing the loss of ...
RCMP- Name the Foal contest

RCMP- Name the Foal contest

**** RCMP Media Release Name the Foal contest Hey kids, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has a contest just for you! Canada’s national police force has welcomed new foals born at the RCMP breeding farm in Pakenham, Ontario, and these new additions are special – they may grow up to become Musical Ride horses! ...
Gilbert needs round the clock care and your help

Gilbert needs round the clock care and your help

**** Info via the NS SPCA Gilbert needs round the clock care and an incubator to survive! 💔 When Gilbert was born, his mother refused to feed him. He was losing weight and his life was in danger when SPCA staff started feeding him with a bottle. He was rushed into foster care where he ...
Family is thankful for responders who saved 11 day old son

Family is thankful for responders who saved 11 day old son

The Sweet family are grateful for the fast response of first responders and the care their son received in hospital after a casual day turned to terror not long ago. Dad Adrian says that one day, while out and about, the family stopped for gas in Upper Tantallon, a simple routine.​ Adrian noticed that his ...
Meet Fred!  This handsome 6-year-old boy came to the SPCA mid-February when his owner moved and could not take him along.

Meet Fred! This handsome 6-year-old boy came to the SPCA mid-February when his owner moved and could not take him along.

**** NS SPCA Adoptable Meet Fred! 😻 This handsome 6-year-old boy came to us mid-February when his owner moved and could not take him along. Fred is looking for a quieter home 🏡 with older children as he dislikes loud noises, being picked up, and anyone putting their fingers near his bowls; like Joey Tribbiani, ...
Adoptable: Apollo is looking for a kind care giver

Adoptable: Apollo is looking for a kind care giver

**** Info via the NS SPCA “This handsome American Stafford-shire​ Terrier has come a long way since coming into our care. At only 1 yr old Apollo is still quite shy, given some time he is affectionate and playful. Apollo is looking for a kind care giver with a lot of patience who is interested ...
Thinking of getting your first tattoo? Bishop’s Tattoo has some advice to think about

Thinking of getting your first tattoo? Bishop’s Tattoo has some advice to think about

Thinking of getting your first tattoo? Bishop’s Tattoo has some advice to think about Tattoos have become a big part of modern day culture, with their popularity rising as a way to express yourself.  And Halifax has a considerable tattoo businesses and talent to help get you started. Tattoos, however, shouldn’t be jumped into without ...
Bounce into spring in a BIG way!

Bounce into spring in a BIG way!

**** Not an ad!  Info via Big Entertainment Inflatables (and a special offer below) Big Entertainment Inflatables Inc. (BIG) is gearing up for another amazing season of entertainment and fun. Whether its a birthday party, school function, spring fair, major city event, wedding or even a private gathering we have you covered. Proud sponsor of ...
Meet Bea, who is available for adoption from the Dartmouth SPCA branch

Meet Bea, who is available for adoption from the Dartmouth SPCA branch

**** NS SPCA Release Adoptable! Info via the NS SPCA “Although in this photo, Bea looks like your disapproving neighbour that doesn’t like when children kick their toys in her yard, we promise she truly is the sweetest senior lady. At 14 years of age, she is looking for an amazing home that spoils her.​ ...
Family operated, family focused, and anti-bullying!  A new training center is coming to Sackville

Family operated, family focused, and anti-bullying!  A new training center is coming to Sackville

Family operated, family focused, and anti-bullying!  A new training center is coming to Sackville ​The Clinch Training Studio is a new family run and family oriented self defence studio that plans to open in Sackville soon. ​ Erica and Adam are long time practicioners of several types of martial arts.​ The Flecks got their start ...
Bide Awhile: Hi – my name is Sammy!  I need a home!

Bide Awhile: Hi – my name is Sammy! I need a home!

**** Via Bide Awhile Hi – my name is Sammy! I came to Bide Awhile because I have allergies and my owner wasn’t able to take care of me anymore. I am SUPER lovable with people but I do try and beat up the other cats, so I will need to be the only cat ...
Halifax Regional Police Bully Hotline

Halifax Regional Police Bully Hotline

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police Bully Hotline Support & advice to address bullying: call or text 902-490-SAVE (7283)  email bullyhotline@halifax.ca The team is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday. After hours and on weekends, please leave a message and a team member will get back to you the next business day. Students: You don’t ...
Meet this loving 7 year old shepherd mix named Gemma. Gemma is one of the sweetest pups you will ever meet.

Meet this loving 7 year old shepherd mix named Gemma. Gemma is one of the sweetest pups you will ever meet.

**** NS SPCA Adoptable Meet this loving 7 year old shepherd mix named Gemma. Gemma is one of the sweetest pups you will ever meet. She loves to spend time with people getting lots of snuggles. Unfortunately she has not been socialized with other animals and so she would prefer a quiet home where she ...
Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency is gearing up with a renewed program that will train up to 120 members for extreme rescue conditions

Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency is gearing up with a renewed program that will train up to 120 members for extreme rescue conditions

Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency is gearing up with a renewed program that will train up to 120 members for extreme rescue conditions. The HRFE is one of only 6 Canadian teams that will be trained in the HUSAR program, which stands for Heavy Urban Search and Rescue.​ This program will prepare these firefighters to ...
(Update) Meet Kermit. He is a four-year-old cat who needs your help to get a needed surgery!

(Update) Meet Kermit. He is a four-year-old cat who needs your help to get a needed surgery!

**** Via Bide Awhile Update: You probably remember Kermit, who was in need of surgery for his luxating patella (slipping kneecap). We are pleased to share that Kermit had his surgery this week and it went great! He is now on mandatory cage rest and will be closely monitored by our Animal Care Attendants and ...
Sophie’s Story:  a caring act of kindness to help a stranger

Sophie’s Story: a caring act of kindness to help a stranger

11 year old Sophie is about to do something to help out another, and it’s personal. Inspired by her grandfather, who is fighting prostate cancer with treatments, Sophie knows that the big, ugly C word has countless obstacles for patients and families.​ One thing we take for granted, Sophie has thought about:​ Hair. ​(From her ...
Donations are what keeps this fantastic and unique Camp Courage going!   

Donations are what keeps this fantastic and unique Camp Courage going!   

**** Info via Camp Courage Donations are what keeps this fantastic and unique course going! Experience Camp Courage The First Responders Society is an incorporated non-profit company established by firefighter Andréa Speranza, in January 2006, for the purpose of introducing young women aged 15- 19 to careers as first responders; primarily paramedics, police officers, and ...
This is a special story originally written the summer of 2019: Meeting the heroes: A family says thanks after toddlers life is saved.

This is a special story originally written the summer of 2019: Meeting the heroes: A family says thanks after toddlers life is saved.

(FAMILY) This is a special story originally posted elsewhere during the summer of 2019. It meant a lot to those involved so I am reposting here (and eventually on the webpage) Meeting the heroes: A family says thanks after toddlers life is saved. Sasha and Matt, proud parents, and twin brother Zach, with son John ...