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A family moment with two HRFE members

A family moment with two HRFE members from this morning (not the roof fire) Info via M. Mattie “I was able to drive with/for my Dad Code 1 in the firetruck this morning, I believe we are the first Father/daughter pair for Halidax fire. Truly Honored” ...

The volunteers from HRFE Stn 8 are at the Bedford Superstore (until 4pm) raising money for the NS Burn Treatment Society

The volunteers from HRFE Stn 8 are at the Bedford Superstore (until 4pm) raising money for the NS Burn Treatment Society With an obstacle course for the kids, a real firetruck to explore, and foodtruck on scene, they are looking to meet and greet the public and help out a great cause! . . . ...

This morning at HRFE headquarters, we were pleased to officially welcome our new Wildfire Mitigation Program Manager, Kara McCurdy

**** Via HRFE  This morning at HRFE headquarters, we were pleased to officially welcome our new Wildfire Mitigation Program Manager, Kara McCurdy. Kara brings to the position over three decades of invaluable experience in both Structural and Wildland Firefighting. Her credentials include certifications in Fire Service Management and Forest Technology, reflecting her dedication to excellence ...

Nova Scotians are asked to pause for a moment of silence at noon on Thursday and Friday

A Nova Scotia flag sits at half mast at Alderney Landing Nova Scotians are asked to pause for a moment of silence at noon on Thursday and Friday as the province marks four years since the tragic events of April 18-19, 2020. #NSStong ***** Via Halifax Transit At 12 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 & ...

Achilles has been with us since November 2023 and is hoping to be in a new loving home before the summer!

**** Info via NS SPCA Spring has sprung and Achilles is enjoying the sun! Achilles has been with us since November 2023 and is hoping to be in a new loving home before the summer! He is charming, handsome and independent boy looking for a home with someone loving and gentle! This dapper lad is ...

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (April 14-20)

**** RCMP Media Release National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (April 14-20) The Nova Scotia RCMP is proud to recognize and honour our dedicated public safety telecommunicators during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week (NPSTW). Public safety telecommunicators are the unsung heroes behind the scenes who play a crucial role in public safety. They are the first ...

In photos – An emotional day as family and friends gather for the funeral of HRFE Capt. Billy Marr, who passed from his hard fought battle against cancer

In photos – An emotional day as family and friends gather for the funeral of HRFE Capt. Billy Marr, who passed from his hard fought battle against cancer. With a thunderous march from the pipes and drums and honour guard, complete with police escorts, his service was held in Woodlawn with a large overflow in ...

Hope for Wildlife  joined author Connie Dennis to talk about her book Pickles the Osprey!

**** Info via Connie Hope for Wildlife  joined author Connie Dennis to talk about her book Pickles the Osprey! Proceeds from the book sales are being donated to us to help local wildlife – including Osprey, the official provincial bird of Nova Scotia! (photo left to right – George from Hope for Wildlife, author Connie ...

Fundraiser alert – Come join the fun April 20th 1-4pm and help us raise money for a great cause, the NS Burn Treatment Society

**** Info via Bedford Volunteer Firefighters Fundraiser alert Come join the fun April 20th 1-4pm and help us raise money for a great cause, the NS Burn Treatment Society What a prefect way to close out Volunteer appreciation week!!! Find us (and the truck) at the Superstore Bedford highway 1650 Bedford Highway, Bedford, NS, Canada ...

Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Week by thanking our volunteer firefighters across the region for their dedication to their communities

**** Via HRFE Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency celebrates National Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 14 – 20) by thanking our volunteer firefighters across the region for their dedication to their communities This year’s theme is “Every Moment Matters.” We’re proud of our volunteers who give their time to help their community in challenging circumstances. Volunteering ...

This month is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

**** Via NS SPCA This month is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month Today, we want to highlight Special Constable Balsor, one of our dedicated Enforcement Officers.  Special Constable Balson has been with us for a year and a half. Always an animal lover, with a special place in her heart for animals in need, ...

National Pet Day takes place every year on April 11

National Pet Day takes place every year on April 11 Our pets do so much for us every day of the year, the world decided to dedicate an entire day to celebrating the joy and companionship that pets bring into our lives! ...

Did you know in 2023 we intervened on behalf of over 4500 animals across Nova Scotia?

**** Info via NS SPCA Did you know in 2023 we intervened on behalf of over 4500 animals across Nova Scotia? April is the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Our Enforcement Officers receive reports of animals in need of help every day. And their help can come in a variety of ways: education, arranging ...

Tribute to HRFE Capt. Billy Marr

**** Info via HRFE Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the recent passing of Captain William (Billy) Marr A lovingly crafted tribute from his family is available here https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/halifax-ns/william-marr-11759446 Please keep Billy’s family & friends in your thoughts. In honor of Captain Marr’s service, the flags at our stations will be flown at half-mast ...

Happy International Beaver Day!

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife Happy International Beaver Day! Being one of Canada’s national emblems, pretty much every day in Canada is a beaver kind of day, but April 7th is specifically recognized as International Beaver Day. It was created in 2009 by Beavers Wetlands & Wildlife, a U.S. non-profit organization in order to ...

Local author book signing takes flight at Indigo / Chapters in Dartmouth 

Local author book signing takes flight at Indigo / Chapters in Dartmouth  Connie Dennis, who has written an educational, children’s book about our beloved Osprey, Pickles, and his family that have been at the the nest at Russell Lake for many years, happily greeted guests as she and husband Don took to Chapters to sign ...

It’s with tremendous sadness we announce that Captain Bill Marr has passed away after a lengthy cancer battle

Our deepest condolences to friends and family Via Halifax Professional Firefighters It’s with tremendous sadness we announce that Captain Bill Marr has passed away after a lengthy cancer battle. Our thoughts are with his Family, Friends and those close to him. LODD Funeral details will be shared once finalized. RIP Billy ...

Happy birthday, Siren!

Happy birthday, Siren! Siren, a therapy dog with HRFE, is a big boy today as he has turned 3 years old today! (photos contributed) Follow Siren on his Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100087430636145&mibextid=ZbWKwL   . ...

New volunteer firefighters graduate in a ceremony in Tantallon

A big thank you as a VRT volunteer class for HRFE (and one member from Enfield) graduated amongst friends and family in a ceremony in Tantallon. Although many of the over 20 grads have been on active duty in their communities for some time now, this was their chance to accept officially their black helmets, ...

Meet Pip – our newest companion ready for her forever home!

**** Via Bide Awhile Meet Pip – our newest companion ready for her forever home! Pip is a 4-month-old female Duck Toller/Australian Shepard puppy. She’s a bundle of energy, brains, and love. She requires a single-dog home with no children under 10 and an owner that has experience with either breed. Pip is a very ...

Oscar the osprey has returned home!

Connie sent us this good news and pic: Oscar the osprey, Father of Pickles (subject of Connie’s book, raising funds for Hope for Wildlife), has returned to his nest this morning. He will fix up his nest ahead of his mate, Ethel, arrival Connie and husband Donnie love their osprey local and across the province ...

Downtown Dartmouth’s favourite little traffic jammers have returned to Sullivan’s Pond

They’re back! Downtown Dartmouth’s favourite little traffic jammers have returned to Sullivan’s Pond after wintering at Hope for Wildlife. You can hear the honk before you see them! . . . . . . . . . ...

April 1st marks the 100-year anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force! ( #RCAF100) 

**** Info via Air Show Atlantic April 1st marks the 100-year anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force! ( #RCAF100)  This year, we are thrilled and honoured to play our role in celebrating this centennial by bringing together a lineup of aircraft like the fans in Atlantic Canada have not seen in many years! Since ...

Meet Cheeks, Jango, Boba, Mrs. Precious, Puss, Beauts and Peppermint – our newest companions ready for their forever homes!

**** Via Bide Awhile Meet Cheeks, Jango, Boba, Mrs. Precious, Puss, Beauts and Peppermint – our newest companions ready for their forever homes! – If you want to book an adoption appointment to meet our companions – please contact us during business hours to make arrangements at 902-469-9578. For more information and to check adoption ...

NS SPCA Adoptables – Forever homes needed! 

NS SPCA Adoptables – Forever homes needed!  These adorable critters are full of love and waiting to share with their new forever home! Adopting a new pet into your home gives a well deserved opportunity for an animal to thrive and live a happy life! ** Please note – Please adopt responsibly!  A bunny for ...

Five new participants proudly accepted certificates of completion from the incredible ESAP (EMERGENCY SERVICES ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM) program

Five new participants proudly accepted certificates of completion from the incredible ESAP (EMERGENCY SERVICES ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM) program With family and friends, the grads, who have all been hired by their sponsor businesses, and with a special recognition to the HRFE for their tremendous support, the smiles, tears (of joy) and sense of accomplishment shined bright. ...

NS SPCA Adoptables – Meet Achilles

**** Info via NS SPCA NS SPCA Adoptables – Meet Achilles! This freckle-faced cutie is looking for his perfect furever home! Achilles is a charming, handsome and independent boy looking for a home with someone loving and gentle! This dapper lad is a total gentleman, he is very polite and responds very well to most ...

Animal lover? Friend to the birds? Have we got the signing for you!

**** Via Chapters Dartmouth Animal lover? Friend to the birds? Have we got the signing for you! Husband and wife team Connie and Don Dennis will be stopping by on Saturday, April 6 to sign copies of their book, Pickles the Osprey. Make sure to stop by and visit the team behind the heartwarming tale. ...

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

**** Via Canad.ca International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Guided by the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination recognizes that the injustices and prejudices fueled by racial discrimination take place every day. Observed annually on March 21, it commemorates the ...

Local author captures the story of Pickles, a Dartmouth osprey, raising funds for Hope for Wildlife 

**** Via Connie Dennis Local author captures the story of Pickles, a Dartmouth osprey, raising funds for Hope for Wildlife  A local author from Dartmouth, Connie Dennis, has written an educational, children’s book about our beloved Osprey, Pickles, and his family that have been at the the nest at Russell Lake for many years. It’s ...

It was a great day to run a lemonade stand, and these police officers in Windsor helped out some local youth

It was a great day to run a lemonade stand, and these police officers in Windsor helped out some local youth by buying a tasty refreshment, putting a smile on the youths faces. (photo via Shy D) ...

Meet Wednesday & Wobbles – our two newest companions ready for their forever homes!

**** Via Bide Awhile Meet Wednesday & Wobbles – our two newest companions ready for their forever homes! – If you want to book an adoption appointment to meet our companions – please contact us during business hours to make arrangements at 902-469-9578. For more information and to check adoption statuses, visit our website at ...

Camp Courage – Today, as we celebrate International Women’s Day, we stand in awe of the incredible women who have graced our lives

**** Via Camp Courage on IWD Today, as we celebrate International Women’s Day, we stand in awe of the incredible women who have graced our lives From our amazing graduates to our trailblazing mentors and dedicated staff, each one has left an indelible mark on our hearts and society as a whole. They embody resilience, ...

Today is March 8, 2024, for International Women’s Day under the theme ‘Invest in women: Accelerate progress”, the theme for this year International Women’s Day (IWD) 2024

**** Info via New Glasgow Police Today is March 8, 2024, for International Women’s Day under the theme ‘Invest in women: Accelerate progress”, the theme for this year International Women’s Day (IWD) 2024 is Invest in women: Accelerate progress ( Sent to us for IWD Fire photo via Capt Dominix Crew of E23 Captain Dominix ...

HRP Sgt saves choking victim in Dartmouth

**** Via Councillor Tony Mancini. Thank you Sgt for the fast action “Last evening Sgt Phil Power was having a mtg at a well know Dartmouth restaurant when he was asked him to help a woman who was choking. He found her unresponsive. & blue. He applied CPR for 7 minutes & saved her life. ...

Camp Courage – Your future in emergency services starts here!

**** Via Camp Courage Your future in emergency services starts here! If you’re a female or gender-diverse youth aged 15-19, this could be YOU in a few short years. Join Camp Courage, where dreams become careers. Apply before March 15th for the camp on June 29th – July 7th. Don’t miss out! For more information ...

In photos – Members of HRFE and Sydney Fire were on scene of a pretty serious structure collapse today, but it was all in training and qualification

In photos – Members of HRFE and Sydney Fire were on scene of a pretty serious structure collapse today, but it was all in training and qualification. With returning instructors from SPEC Rescue, 20 new members took weeks of training into a realistic practical setting. A building collapsed after a vehicle crashed into it, creating ...

In photos – We checked out the incredible Hope for Wildlife open house as part of World Wildlife Day

In photos – We checked out the incredible Hope for Wildlife open house as part of World Wildlife Day and the incredible staff and volunteers were more than happy to greet the many guests who came by. Hope for Wildlife is an absolutely special place specialized in assisting the orphaned and injured wildlife across the ...

Today is World Wildlife Day 

Today is World Wildlife Day  World Wildlife Day (WWD) is celebrated every year on 3 March to celebrate wild animals and plants. Every year, we recognize the unique roles and contributions of wildlife to people and the planet. ...

Meet Archer – our newest companion ready for his forever home!

**** Via Bide Awhile Meet Archer – our newest companion ready for his forever home! If you are interested in learning more about our companion animals or you want to book an appointment to meet them – please contact us during business hours to make arrangements at 902-469-9578 or visit our website at www.bideawhile.org. ...

Camp Courage – Deadline Alert! March 15 is on the horizon. Secure your spot NOW and become part of a legacy of courage!

**** Via Camp Courage Deadline Alert! March 15 is on the horizon. Secure your spot NOW and become part of a legacy of courage! . Discover Camp Courage in Alberta, Nova Scotia & New Brunswick For more information, go to https://campcourage.ca. ...

In photos – Meet Shadow and Jasper, gentle giants who are superheroes for some youth in the HRM

In photos – Meet Shadow and Jasper, gentle giants who are superheroes for some youth in the HRM Shadow  Shadow came into our lives by chance.  She had been surrendered to a rescue and had been placed in many homes, however by her 5th year, she had not been comfortable in any of the offerings.  ...

Meet the Tiny, Max & Star – our newest companions ready for their forever home!

**** Info via Bide Awhile Meet the Tiny, Max & Star – our newest companions ready for their forever home! If you are interested in learning more about our companion animals or you want to book an appointment to meet them – please contact us during business hours to make arrangements at 902-469-9578 or visit ...

Halifax SAR are excited to share that we received Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) authorization from Transport Canada

**** Info via Halifax SAR In 2020 HSAR started to develop a Remote Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) for our team. The founder of our RPAS program was team member Kevin Burnett, who recognized the need for a highly structured and disciplined approach. While Kevin sadly passed away in 2021, his torch was carried by the ...

Bide Awhile – Meet Christopher – our newest companion ready for his forever home!

**** Via Bide Awhile Meet Christopher – our newest companion ready for his forever home! – If you are interested in learning more about our companion animals or you want to book an appointment to meet them – please contact us during business hours to make arrangements at 902-469-9578 or visit our website at www.bideawhile.org. ...

Fall in love with these fuzzy faces, all looking  for their forever homes from the NS SPCA Dartmouth shelter!

Fall in love with these fuzzy faces, all looking  for their forever homes from the NS SPCA Dartmouth shelter! These loveable cats, dogs and Bunnies have so much love to share with their new families and deserve just as much of a happy life as they can get! Adoptable furry family members and their information ...

NS SPCA Adoptable – Spencer

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable – Spencer Say hello to this elderly gentleman, Spencer! Even though he’s around 15 years young, Spencer gets around with no trouble and is on the hunt for his perfect forever home to live out his retirement years. Spencer would do best as the only cat in a ...

NS SPCA Adoptable – Sibba

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable – Sibba Meet Sibba! Breed: German Shepherd Dog Age: 2 years Size: Medium-Large Energy Level: Very High This is our beautiful Sibba! Sibba is looking for a perfect new home. She is absolutely stunning, that’s for sure! She is a playful goofy girl who loves to zoom and ...

Sad update – Lana passed away

Sad update We have received word from Lenard, who helped organize a special truck convoy for “Lana’s ride), that Lana has passed away.  The big smile brought on by a big act of kindness from strangers will never be forgotten. Our condolences to friends and family. Here’s, a repost on her and her battle against ...

Camp Courage – Your future in emergency services starts here!

**** Via Camp Courage Your future in emergency services starts here! If you’re a female or gender-diverse youth aged 15-19, this could be YOU in a few short years. Join Camp Courage, where dreams become careers. Apply before March 15th for the camp on June 29th – July 7th. Don’t miss out! For more information ...

NS SPCA Adoptable – Jack O’Lantern

**** Via NS SPCA NS SPCA Adoptable – Jack O’Lantern Meet Jack O’Lantern This handsome senior boy is ready to find his forever family Jack O’Lantern is on a urinary diet (PVD St/Ox) for life and is on a pain medication (gabapentin) for arthritis given orally twice daily long-term Jack has been getting lots of ...

In photos – The talented Luminosity Circus team of Lumen Lux and Mizz Anthrope dazzled the crowd at Alderney Landing, kicking off the Dartmouth Ice Festival!

In photos – The talented Luminosity Circus team of Lumen Lux and Mizz Anthrope dazzled the crowd at Alderney Landing, kicking off the Dartmouth Ice Festival! The light snow set up the three shows for a great set off. Repost About Lumen Lux ** Release https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/30095-2 About Luminosity Circus (Mizz Anthrope) ** Release https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/37510-2 . ...

Thirteen current and five former paramedics (two posthumously) were awarded Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medals

****CNS Media Release Exemplary Service Medals Awarded ————————————————————————————————————– NOTE: The list of medal recipients follows this release. ————————————————————————————————————— Thirteen current and five former paramedics (two posthumously) were awarded Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medals today, January 24. The recipients have dedicated their careers to providing care to people in their time of greatest need, sometimes ...

Bide Awhile – Meet our newest companions who are now all ready for their forever homes!

**** Info via Bide Awhile Sometimes companions get their application before we can even post them, but we can’t keep the photos of these cuties all to ourselves! Meet our newest companions who are now all ready for their forever homes! – If you are interested in learning more about our companion animals or you ...

In photos – HRFE members from Stn 45 – Fall River) and Stn 9 (Sackville) took to the ice to train for ice rescue

In photos – Looking cool on the ice HRFE members from Stn 45 – Fall River) and Stn 9 (Sackville) took to the ice to train for ice rescue. On the ice, members practiced self extraction techniques and various types of rescue using various resources such as the sled, single and multiple rescuers, and hand ...

Celebrating African Heritage Month 2024

**** HRM Media Release Celebrating African Heritage Month 2024 February is African Heritage Month. This year’s provincial theme, “Our Smiles, Our Joy, Our Resilience as African Nova Scotians,” encapsulates the enduring spirit and resilience demonstrated by people of African descent throughout the centuries in our province. Our smiles tell stories, share our joy, and symbolize ...

Repost – Adventure Awaits with Camp Courage 2024!

Repost **** Via Camp Courage Adventure Awaits with Camp Courage 2024! Unleash your potential and join us for an unforgettable 9-day journey from June 29th to July 7th at Camp Courage! If you’re a young woman or gender-diverse youth aged 15-19 seeking a unique blend of fun, inspiration, and knowledge, look no further. Rub shoulders ...

Bide Awhile – Meet our newest companions who are now all ready for their forever homes!

**** Info via Bide Awhile Meet our newest companions who are now all ready for their forever homes! – If you are interested in learning more about our companion animals or you want to book an appointment to meet them – please contact us during business hours to make arrangements at 902-469-9578 or visit our ...

Camp Courage 2024 – Meet Our Graduates! Success Stories Await!

**** Info via Camp Courage Meet Our Graduates! Meet our inspiring graduates who started their journey at Camp Courage!  If you’re a female or gender-diverse youth aged 15-19, this could be you next!  Discover your path to a rewarding career in emergency services. Apply to Camp Courage before March 15th. Camp dates: June 29th – ...

Introducing the Brady Bunch and Happy Crew – our newest companions who are ready for their forever homes!

**** Info via Bide Awhile Introducing the Brady Bunch and Happy Crew – our newest companions who are ready for their forever homes! – If you are interested in learning more about our companion animals or you want to book an appointment to meet them – please contact us during business hours to make arrangements ...

Here are the 10 most memorable moments from our direct coverage this year

End of the year recap WFMHFX kept busy with a ton of stuff that happened over the year.  Here are the 10 most memorable moments from our direct coverage this year. 1. (Bad) Extreme weather – From several big wildfires early in the spring, we followed closely the wildfire throughout the province and covered from ...

In photos – Congratulations to new HRFE fire captains Crooks and Dominix

In photos – Congratulations to new HRFE fire captains Crooks and Dominix who received their red helmets today amongst friends and family earlier today in Dartmouth. HRFE have recently completed an officer training course and will see many new captains in their service over some time. We appreciate your service. Stay safe and again, congratulations! ...

The Nova Scotia RCMP’s Underwater Recovery Team (URT) responds to calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

**** RCMP Media Release The Nova Scotia RCMP’s Underwater Recovery Team (URT) responds to calls 24 hours a day, 365 days a year The divers, all trained investigators, collect and document evidence from ponds, lakes, rivers and the ocean. This specialized work takes place in a variety of conditions, often in remote areas of the ...

Need help to feed your pet this holiday season?

**** Via NS SPCA Need help to feed your pet this holiday season? NS SPCA are here for you with our free SPCA Pet Pantry, helping you keep bellies full and tails wagging. If you are unable to afford pet food or litter, please click the link below and fill out a quick form: www.novascotiaspca.ca/petpantry. ...

In photos – With the holidays fast approaching, we got to spend some time visiting some of the wonderful critters waiting to find their forever home at the Dartmouth shelter of the SPCA

In photos – With the holidays fast approaching, we got to spend some time visiting some of the wonderful critters waiting to find their forever home at the Dartmouth shelter of the SPCA. (Animal information included where available) (She-ra Approx Age: 3 years Gender: Female Site: Breed: St. Bernard mix (36kgs) Age: 3 years Gender:? ...

NS SPCA Weekly Adoptable- Javi

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Weekly Adoptable- Javi Approx Age: 2 years Gender: Male Site: Dartmouth Breed: Amstaff Age: 1.5 years Gender: Neutered Male Energy Level: High Children 16 years plus, No small animals Meet Javi! (Haw-vee) Javi came to us without much knowledge of how to politely interact with people, but after some time to get used ...

Bunnies are available for adoption from the Dartmouth SPCA

**** Via NS SPCA What is better than one bunny? TWO! Did you know, some of our bunnies are bonded to their best friend? That means they are looking for a home together! Our bunnies are available for adoption from the Dartmouth SPCA. Please contact us at 468-7877 Option 6 for more information or at ...

Introducing Russell who is now ready for his forever home! 

**** Info via Bide Awhile Introducing Russell who is now ready for his forever home!  Russell is a loving and energetic 1 year old Border Collie/Australian Sheppard mix. He’s a sweet dog who loves people, playing fetch and going for walks. Russell would do best in an active home with lots of ways for him ...

Introducing Al, Prince, Mello, Ruby Moon, Cherry Star, Hisser and Bonnie who are all now ready for their forever homes!

**** Info via Bide Awhile Introducing Al, Prince, Mello, Ruby Moon, Cherry Star, Hisser and Bonnie who are all now ready for their forever homes! – If you are interested in learning more about our companion animals or you want to book an appointment to meet them – please contact us during business hours to ...

Donations are what keeps this fantastic and unique course going!

*** Info via Camp Courage Repost 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, ...

Big congrats to the newest career firefighters graduating today

Big congrats to the newest career firefighters graduating today at a ceremony in Halifax. Stay safe and thank you! . ...

Introducing the Taylor Swift & Candy Kittens who are all now ready for their forever homes!

**** Info via Bide Awhile Introducing the Taylor Swift & Candy Kittens who are all now ready for their forever homes! – If you are interested in learning more about our companion animals or you want to book an appointment to meet them – please contact us during business hours to make arrangements at 902-469-9578. ...

Camp Courage Fundraiser Alert 

Via Camp Courage Camp Courage Fundraiser Alert You don’t want to miss out on these amazing decals to alert Emergency services that you have pets inside. Please fill out this form https://forms.office.com/r/QTRZ2zNvat to order your pet products today. Application Directions Clean the surface with rubbing alcohol and dry it. Peel backing off. Place the decal, sticky side, ...

On this day in 1917, Halifax suffered the largest Line of Duty death incident in Canadian firefighting history

**** Info via Halifax Fire Historical Society On this day in 1917, Halifax suffered the largest Line of Duty death incident in Canadian firefighting history The Halifax Explosion took over 2000 lives, including nine lives from the Halifax Fire Department. Today we remember the Fallen Nine in ceremony, but as working firefighters in today’s service, ...

In photos – HRP with 52 eager shoppers hit up the HSC for a day of shopping!

In photos – HRP with 52 eager shoppers hit up the HSC for a day of shopping! HRP officers became personal shoppers to 52 local children as they set out for a special shopping spree. Each child received a $200 gift card donated by Halifax Shopping Centre, a stocking filled with goodies and a new ...

In photos – The Halifax Explosion remembered. Ceremonies at Fort Needham, HRFE STN 4 and in Dartmouth (not pictures)

In photos – The Halifax Explosion remembered. Ceremonies at Fort Needham, HRFE STN 4 and in Dartmouth (not pictures) took place today under a bright sun to remember the devastating tragedy that hit Halifax 106 years ago, levelling the city. Many lives were lost or changed after the largest manmade explosion (before the creation of ...

Canadian soldier of the First World War identified

**** DND Media Release Canadian soldier of the First World War identified The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have confirmed that the grave of a previously unknown First World War soldier in Courcelette British Cemetery in Courcelette, the Somme, France, is that of Company Sergeant-Major Alexander McVean. The identity was ...

Thank you, Q Nation! You’ve made this year’s Q Toy Drive the most successful one yet, with $40,900 raised and a TON of toys

Awesome update via Q104! Thank you, Q Nation! You’ve made this year’s Q Toy Drive the most successful one yet, with $40,900 raised and a TON of toys to help make this Christmas brighter through the efforts of Parker Street Food & Furniture Bank! Thanks to our partners Halifax Professional Firefighters, and to our corporate ...

Don’t forget, the Fight4Life calendars are still available!

Don’t forget, the Fight4Life calendars are still available! Via Fight4Life The Fight4Life Association is a grassroots charity which is dedicated to support cognitive and behavioural wellness for our professional firefighters who perform incredible and heroic life saving acts as part of their day to day lives while carrying out their sworn duty as a firefighters. ...

Repost – Swimming with the fishes.  Local mermaid shares her tails of becoming an aquatic entertainer in the HRM 

Repost Swimming with the fishes.  Local mermaid shares her tails of becoming an aquatic entertainer in the HRM  We spoke to Raina about her love of her unique passion for spreading joy and seeing smiles from the crowd as a Halifax mermaid. (photo by Brett Stanley)   Name / Company or Organization Raina the Halifax ...

Q104 Toy Drive sets the bar for future drives!

With $40k ish in cash donation and a ton of toys, the Q104 Toy Drive at HRFE STN 12 Is winding down. What an amazing end result! ** We will post official numbers when available ...

Day 2 of the Q104 Toy Drive is off to a flying start!

With over 20k raised by the Q104 / HRFE Toy Drive at HRFE STN 12 in HighField, the final day is off to an incredible start! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . ...

Full steam ahead at HRFE STN 12 in HighField Park as the Q104 Toy Drive builds up.

Full steam ahead at HRFE STN 12 in HighField Park as the Q104 Toy Drive builds up It’s only just begun! We will be updating the progress from this great fundraiser. Via Q104FM “The Q104ToyDrive DAY 1 HAS BEGUN! We are live at the Highfield Park Fire Station for Toy Drive, where you can drop ...

The history of the Halifax Explosion

**** Via HRM The history of the Halifax Explosion Thursday, December 6, 1917, dawned bright and clear in Halifax. World War I raged in Europe, and the port city was busy with the movement of war ships carrying troops, relief supplies and munitions. Around eight that morning, the Norwegian ship carrying relief supplies to Belgium, ...

The SPCA Veterinary Hospital won Silver in the Vet Clinics category on CommunityVotes-Halifax! 

**** Via NS Gives Did you hear? The SPCA Veterinary Hospital won Silver in the Vet Clinics category on CommunityVotes-Halifax!  We are absolutely honoured. Your pets health is our hospitals passion. Come see for yourself why pets and families love the SPCA Veterinary Hospital. Our team will do everything possible to make sure your pet ...

Fight4Life is set up at Halifax Shopping Centre

Fight4Life is set up at Halifax Shopping Centre. This great fundraiser raises money for PTSD in firefighting. Therapy dogs Siren and Bishop are more than happy to say hello. These two gentle giants play an important role as therapy dogs for first responders. Follow their adventures on Facebook at K9 Siren the Bear and K9 ...

What a morning at Mic Mac Mall!

What a morning at Mic Mac Mall! Santa has arrived! With a HRP and HRFE escort to the mall, Santa rolled up in style. Taking a moment to check out the tree for Boston on display, he was then escorted into the mall with pipes and drum and a staff and HRFE escort to the ...

Fight4Life – The annual calendar of firefighters and their pets will be on sale all day starting Friday Nov17

**** Info via Fight4Life Halifax The annual calendar of firefighters and their pets will be on sale all day starting Friday Nov17 at Halifax Shopping Centre. Saturday Nov 18 at MicMac Mall (with Woody and Santa). Calendars will be sold every weekend going forward at Halifax Shopping Centre until Christmas. Calendars are also available on ...

Introducing Mr. Ginger, Sadie and Whisper who are all now ready for their forever homes!

**** Via Bide Awhile Introducing Mr. Ginger, Sadie and Whisper who are all now ready for their forever homes! If you are interested in learning more about our companion animals or you want to book an appointment to meet them – please contact us during business hours to make arrangements at 902-469-9578 or visit our ...

Help the NS SPCA – Check out the *BRAND NEW* SPCA Bulwark Applesecco Rosé!

Help out the NS SPCA! **** Via NS SPCA Check out the *BRAND NEW* SPCA Bulwark Applesecco Rosé! ???? The bottles feature 12 SPCA alumni and proceeds help local pets in need! ???? You can find the bottles at the NSLC! ???? Visit the link below and click “Check Store Availability” to find the location ...

NS SPCA – New to the shelter! Melon, Fluff Fluff, & Woodstock

**** NS SPCA Release New to the shelter! Melon, Fluff Fluff, & Woodstock They are one year old budgies looking for their forever home! These 3 cuties can be met at the Dartmouth SPCA shelter, and being best friends would need to go to a new home together! You can visit them here at the ...

Flame on!  lumen lux​ talks to us about fire and dancing in the HRM 

Repost Flame on!  lumen lux​ talks to us about fire and dancing in the HRM  You’ve seen her at events such as the Alderney “Fire and Water” and Nocturne, and many other shows across the HRM.  She talked to us about her dazzling shows and why she does it. Name / Company or Organization lumen ...

We Got To Meet The Incredibly Talented Luminosity Circus At The Keloose Festival.​ ​ We Asked This Talented Group What Got Them Into Fire Acts,​ Hooping,​ Acrobatics And More!

Repost We got to meet the incredibly talented Luminosity Circus at the Keloose festival.​ ​ We asked this talented group what got them into fire acts,​ hooping,​ acrobatics and more! Name / Company or Organization Luminosity Circus What do you do and how long have you been doing this? Luminosity Circus is a non-profit circus ...

She’s part of a team that heats up their shows with fire and lights

Repost She’s part of a team that heats up their shows with fire and lights Laura Selenzi of  Serpentine Studios tells us why she’s eager to entertain as part of fire and light dancers Name / Company or Organization​ Laura Selenzi – Serpentine Studios What do you do and how long have you been doing ...

Introducing the Nova Scotians! Our newest kitten crew looking for their forever homes

**** Via Bide Awhile Introducing the Nova Scotians! Our newest kitten crew looking for their forever homes ???? – If you are interested in learning more about our companion animals or you want to book an appointment to meet them – please contact us during business hours to make arrangements at 902-469-9578. . . . ...

They served too

They served too It was great to see a few four legged friends, one on duty, during the Remembrance Day memorial at Sullivan’s Pond. Throughout history, animals have served in various ways through war and peace time. They continue to serve in military, police, fire / rescue and many other ways. Lest we forget **** ...

Meet Willow Grace, the Adventure Cat!

Meet Willow Grace, the Adventure Cat! We meet this young Maine Coon kitty today who attended the Sullivan’s Pond Remembrance Day memorial with her humans in a very noticeable carry bag in which Willow seemed very comfortable in. She popped up for a few photos which truly made my day (and many others who stopped ...

In photos – Remembrance Day at Sullivan’s Pond 2023

In photos – Remembrance Day at Sullivan’s Pond 2023 Lest we forget . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Javi

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Javi Meet Javi! (Haw-vee) Javi came to us without much knowledge of how to politely interact with people, but after some time to get used to the shelter, and some training put in he is learning how to enjoy life while keeping his manners intact! Javi ...

Four extraordinary Nova Scotians received the Province’s highest recognition for bravery at a ceremony held today, November 8, in Halifax

**** CNS Media Release Medal of Bravery Recipients Honoured ——————————————————– Four extraordinary Nova Scotians received the Province’s highest recognition for bravery at a ceremony held today, November 8, in Halifax. Premier Tim Houston awarded the Nova Scotia Medal of Bravery to Talbot Boyer of Dartmouth, Scott Buchanan of Baddeck, Adam Lefort of Grand Étang and ...

This week marks National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week! Lexie, this kitty with a heart-shaped nose, wants to let you know how much we adore our animal care team

**** NS SPCA Release This week marks National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week! Lexie, this kitty with a heart-shaped nose, wants to let you know how much we adore our animal care team. We are so proud of their hard work and dedication. Our animal care team goes above and beyond to make our ...

The United Way of Colchester takeover continues… We are hosting an intimate songwriters’ circle as a fundraiser for our community campaign THIS FRIDAY

**** Via NS Gives More The United Way of Colchester takeover continues We are hosting an intimate songwriters’ circle as a fundraiser for our community campaign THIS FRIDAY (November 10)! “It will be a night to listen to great music from these incredible local musicians, hear some amazing stories from behind the scenes, enjoy each ...

Each year on November 11th at 2:00pm there is a Remembrance Day service at Craig Blake Park

Each year on November 11th at 2:00pm there is a Remembrance Day service at Craig Blake Park in honour of Petty Officer Second Class Craig Blake who was killed in Kandahar. All are welcome to attend. ...

Sullivan’s Pond stands ready as Remembrance Day draws closer

Sullivan’s Pond stands ready as Remembrance Day draws closer This year, both the Halifax and Dartmouth ceremonies will be held here. Lest we forget. . . . . . ...

November 5th to 11th marks Veteran’s Week

Via HRFE November 5th to 11th marks Veteran’s Week This week we observe both Indigenous Veteran’s Day on November 8th and Remembrance Day on November 11th to honour and celebrate those who have served Canda during times of conflict and peace. We observe these days as a memorial to members of the armed forces who ...

In photos – What is Lana’s Dream come true?  Well, it happens today

In photos – What is Lana’s Dream come true?  Well, it happens today Lana is 67 years young and during a recent touch a truck event that she desperately wanted to attend she couldn’t, she was in the hospital being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and given 18 months to enjoy life. Lana had ...

NS SPCA Adoptable – Lucky Luciano

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable – Lucky Luciano Lucky Luciano Approx Age: < 1 year Gender: Male Site: Dartmouth “Lucky’ Luciano is a beautiful, fluffy boy. With his round, golden eyes, he’s very nearly a perfect Maud Lewis cat. Raised in a feral colony, he’s extra hesitant around people. He loves to play ...

Crews at HRFE Stn 16 (Cow Bay – Passage) are fully loaded with the treats and ready to serve!

Crews at HRFE Stn 16 (Cow Bay – Passage) are fully loaded with the treats and ready to serve! . . . ...

(Update) Fire Station 45 Fall River Ready for Halloween

From Capt Leggett Fire Station 45 Fall River Ready for Halloween ???? . . Update – Tails from the fire department. Capt Leggett shared these pics of an appropriate costume to wear to Stn 45 on Fall River, even if you are a dog! . . .   ...

The ghouls of Brule St will put a chill down your spine

The ghouls of Brule St will put a chill down your spine on this Halloween of terror. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

The creatures stir in this eerie cemetery on Clement St

The creatures stir in this eerie cemetery on Clement St in Dartmouth as the clock counts down on Halloween . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

Don’t get too wrapped up in terror after you see what’s waiting for you on Princess Margaret Blvd

Don’t get too wrapped up in terror after you see what’s waiting for you on Princess Margaret Blvd in Dartmouth. Be warned! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

We have received a few messages about this awesome house with an awesome cause

We have received a few messages about this awesome house with an awesome cause “7B Odell Drive, Westphal They have their display going October 28-29 and October 31. They are also taking Food Bank donations for Feed Nova Scotia!” Photos via Ashley Ward and Steven Tanner . . . . . . . . . ...

In photos – We hung out at Hal-Con for a bit at Hal-Con and what a blast! 

In photos – We hung out at Hal-Con for a bit at Hal-Con and what a blast!  A wide variety on vendors, games of all kinds, and incredible costumes ranging from sci-fi and anime to video games and more plus a online silent auction in support of the IWK! And… Imperial March – during a ...

It’ll brighten your spirits to escape this ghost yard

It’ll brighten your spirits to escape this ghost yard and age you from fright at Robie and Lady Hammond . . . . . . . ...

Today is National Black Cat Day

Today is National Black Cat Day National Black Cat Day was established to combat the superstitions and misconceptions that have surrounded black cats for centuries. It emphasizes the importance of celebrating and supporting these often overlooked and misunderstood feline companions. This day plays a vital role in advocating for the welfare and adoption of black ...

Treasure the time you have left after sailing down Elizabeth St in Dartmouth

Treasure the time you have left after sailing down Elizabeth St in Dartmouth. Be warned, one wrong step and you may find yourself walking the plank. Yar . . . . .     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

You may be forced to face your fears at this bewitching ghost yard

You may be forced to face your fears at this bewitching ghost yard on Elizabeth St in Dartmouth . . . . ...

Update – What is Lana’s Dream come true?

This is a very sweet thing to do. **** Info via Leonard Wilson What is Lana’s Dream come true? It’s simple – Lana is 67 years young and during a recent touch a truck event that she desperately wanted to attend but couldn’t because she was in the hospital getting diagnosed with an inoperable Brain ...

If you mess with the evil, you get the Hornes (Rd)

If you mess with the evil, you get the Hornes (Rd). You’ll get carried away with terror as you near this haunted haul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

HRM Animal Redemption Centre – Who we are

**** Info via NS SPCA HRM Animal Redemption Centre – Who we are Who We Are HRM Animal Redemption Centre is contracted by the Halifax Municipality to provide shelter for animals that are in violation of the Halifax Animal by-law A-700 and critically injured cats picked up by HRM Animal Services. Along with providing a ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Vegas!

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Vegas! Vegas Approx Age: 10 yearsGender: FemaleSite: Dartmouth *reduced Adoption Fee*Breed:? American bulldog xAge: ~10 yearsGender:? FemaleKids:? 12+No cats or small animals.Have you ever wanted a sweet senior to snuggle up with on the couch and shower you in kisses? If so Vegas is your girl! Vegas does have ...

You’ll freeze on fright at the ghoulish delight found at this yard

You’ll freeze on fright at the ghoulish delight found at this yard on Spring Avenue in Dartmouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

Enter the mouth of madness and see how long you can stay before running away in terror on Astral Dr.

Enter the mouth of madness and see how long you can stay before running away in terror on Astral Dr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

Your bones will rattle in fear as you approach this yard of terror on Caldwell Rd

Your bones will rattle in fear as you approach this yard of terror on Caldwell Rd (closer to Brookfield Ave). You’ve been warned! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . ...

Swearing-in of Police Horse Jewelz, Police Service Dogs Cain and Kron, and celebrating the retirement of Police Service Dog Casey

**** HRP Media Release Swearing-in of Police Horse Jewelz, Police Service Dogs Cain and Kron, and celebrating the retirement of Police Service Dog Casey On Monday, Halifax Regional Police officially swore in Police Horse Jewelz and Police Service Dogs Cain and Kron. Jewelz is an 8-year-old Percheron Thoroughbred gelding. He is a gentle horse that loves ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Snowflake

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Snowflake Sun’s out, tongue’s out! Snowflake is just a sweet little munchkin who is looking for the perfect people. Snowflake is definitely the type to pick favorites, and will let you know right away whether or not you’re the one for her. She loves to munch ...

You will want to reach out for help on Aberdeen Ct and cry for S’more on Lethbridge Ave in Dartmouth

You will want to reach out for help on Aberdeen Ct and cry for S’more on Lethbridge Ave in Dartmouth . . . . . . . . . ...

You’ll be bushed after all the screaming you’ll do after encountering this haunted place on Newcastle in Dartmouth

You’ll be bushed after all the screaming you’ll do after encountering this haunted place on Newcastle in Dartmouth . . . . .     . ...

There is no clowning around at 454 Spring Avenue in Dartmouth

There is no clowning around at 454 Spring Avenue in Dartmouth On Fridays and Saturdays you can visit this haunted yard and on Halloween from 630pm -8.30pm (free admission) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

The sea hags rocked Fisherman’s Cove in Eastern Passage with a well attended witch dance

The sea hags rocked Fisherman’s Cove in Eastern Passage with a well attended witch dance Witches of all ages brought smiles to onlookers as they twirled their brooms and boogied it up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

In photos – Some photos from the Nova Scotia Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial Service in Dartmouth

In photos – Some photos from the Nova Scotia Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial Service in Dartmouth Today marked the 41st annual Nova Scotia Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial Service. The service honours peace officers based in Nova Scotia who died in the line of duty. It is a humbling reminder of the selflessness and dedication of those ...

In photos – HAZMAT technical training day 2

In photos HAZMAT technical training day 2 HRFE crews from the previous HAZMAT technical training course were back at Brenntag for a new scenario, putting their skills to the test. Under supervision if HRFE training div and VIERA Fire Training, fire crews responded to a chemical spill involving a rail car. There was minimum investigation, ...

You will feel a chill on Fenwick St in Dartmouth

You will feel a chill on Fenwick St in Dartmouth as the creatures stir on this unhallowed ground. . . . . . . . . . ...

Bide Awhile – Introducing the Star Wars Crew

**** Info via Bide Awhile Introducing the Star Wars Crew – Chewy, Hans & Luke and the Ocean Crew – Tide, Coral & Wave who are all now ready for their forever homes! These litters were part of our Name the Litter Fundraiser where YOU get to name a litter of Bide Awhile kittens! The ...

You’ll get the sensations walking along Peddars Way in Dartmouth

You’ll get the sensations walking along Peddars Way in Dartmouth. Beware! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Ashley

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Ashley Ashley is a sweet senior kitty ready to make her adoption debut Ashley came to the shelter when her owner passed away, and as shelter life can be stressful to some cats, she is enjoying life in a wonderful fosters home and will be available ...

Nova Scotians gather for 41st annual Nova Scotia Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial Service

**** HRP Media Release Nova Scotians gather for 41st annual Nova Scotia Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial Service This Sunday marks the 41st annual Nova Scotia Fallen Peace Officers’ Memorial Service. The service honours peace officers based in Nova Scotia who died in the line of duty. It is a humbling reminder of the selflessness and ...

New Legislation Recognizes First Responders

**** CNS Media Release New Legislation Recognizes First Responders ——————————————————— Professional and volunteer first responders will soon have a day that recognizes their bravery and unwavering commitment to protecting people and their communities in the face of extraordinary circumstances. Today, October 12, Premier Tim Houston introduced new legislation to recognize these everyday heroes for their ...

A busy day for HRFE HAZMAT crews as they took to a realistic training situation with members of Brenntag

In photos A busy day for HRFE HAZMAT crews as they took to a realistic training situation with members of Brenntag in Burnside. With limited information for the crew, a call for a serious HAZMAT spill came in, sending a full specialty call from HRFE. Arrival – Crews began setting up and preparing required stations ...

The ghoulish sights on Wheatstone Heights, Dartmouth,will send you packing

The ghoulish sights on Wheatstone Heights, Dartmouth,will send you packing as another day draws closer to Halloween. . . . . . . . .   ...

Introducing Lara, Lola and Wasabi who are all now ready for their forever homes! 

**** Bide Awhile Release Introducing Lara, Lola and Wasabi who are all now ready for their forever homes!  If you are interested in learning more about our companion animals or you want to book an appointment to meet them – please contact us during business hours to make arrangements at 902-469-9578. . . .   ...

You may feel an inflated sense of security as you roam Princess Margaret Blvd

You may feel an inflated sense of security as you roam Princess Margaret Blvd but beware, there are many eyes watching your every move . . . . . . ...

Your goosebumps are warning you of great horrors on Sarnia Ave

Your goosebumps are warning you of great horrors on Sarnia Ave in Dartmouth as a mix of the supernatural await your arrival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . ...

Walk with caution as you creep along Celtic Dr

Walk with caution as you creep along Celtic Dr as many eyes will be watching from the shadows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

It’s creepy now, but as Halloween approaches more ghoulish delight can be found in this house of terror

It’s creepy now, but as Halloween approaches more ghoulish delight can be found in this house of terror as more fearsome nightmares set up to scare on Virginia Ave in Dartmouth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

Bewitched in Cow Bay

You will feel a sense of dead approaching the 200 block of Cow Bay Rd as the creepy crawlies come out to play . . . . . . . . . ...

A revisit to Glenwood Ave in Dartmouth will make you stir

A revisit to Glenwood Ave in Dartmouth will make you stir . . . . ...

You’ll have a blood curling scream on Seafury Dr in Shearwater

You’ll have a blood curling scream on Seafury Dr in Shearwater after hanging around this yard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   . ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Snowflake

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Snowflake Breed: Amstaff xAge: ~ 4 yearsGender: Female SpayedAdults onlyOnly pet homeMeet Snowflake! Snowflake is just a sweet little munchkin who is looking for the perfect people. Snowflake is definitely the type to pick favourites, and will let you know right away whether or not you’re the one ...

(Update) You will make a grave mistake letting your guard down as you approach this haunted cemetery

You will make a grave mistake letting your guard down as you approach this haunted cemetery at the house of doom on Lindenwood Terrace in Dartmouth. This spooky house will open its doors for those brave enough to venture in (see photos for details) and raises money through donations for the IWK. . . . ...

You’ll have the stuffing scared out of you on Cedar Crescent in Dartmouth

You’ll have the stuffing scared out of you on Cedar Crescent in Dartmouth as ghosts, ghouls and the bogeyman watch your every move. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     . ...

October is Mi’kmaq History Month, and October 1 is Treaty Day

**** HRM Media Release October is Mi’kmaq History Month, and October 1 is Treaty Day Did you know that in 1993, Premier John Savage and Mi’kmaw Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy declared October as the official month to recognize and celebrate Mi’kmaw culture and heritage? That makes this year the 30th anniversary! Every year on October ...

It’ll chill your bones on Glenwood Ave in Dartmouth!

It’ll chill your bones on Glenwood Ave in Dartmouth! This yard is always fun and I will return in the evening sometime for the light up ambience   . . . . ...

Today is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Today is National Day for Truth and Reconciliation The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process ...

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 

**** HRM Media Release National Day for Truth and Reconciliation  In its commitment to reconciliation and ensuring that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools is never forgotten, the Government of Canada recently passed legislation to make Sept. 30 a federal statutory holiday called the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.  Formerly known ...

Municipality recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Mi’kmaq History Month and Treaty Day

**** HRM Media Release Municipality recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Mi’kmaq History Month and Treaty Day The Halifax Regional Municipality invites residents to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Treaty Day and Mi’kmaq History Month. The Halifax Regional Municipality is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and traditional lands of the Mi’kmaq people. ...

We went out with Clarence from the Nova Scotia Turtle Patrol to check on some local snapping turtle nests

We went out with Clarence from the Nova Scotia Turtle Patrol to check on some local snapping turtle nests today In our travels, we did discover an exit hole at a known nest and one pokey little fella slowly following his instincts to make it to the water. Many turtle species nest in the spring ...

NS SPCA – 16 puppies and dogs who fled wildfires in the Northwest Territories need your help! 

**** NS SPCA Release ❗️ ATTENTION ❗️ 16 puppies and dogs who fled wildfires in the Northwest Territories need your help! The Nova Scotia SPCA has taken in 16 dogs from Hay River, NWT, after wildfires devastated the town and continue to burn. The 11 puppies and five adult dogs are from the Hay River ...

The Turtle Patrol’s goal is to help our native turtles survive in the wild, to share turtle news and talk turtles with like minded individuals. If you see a turtle in the wild we want to hear about it

**** Info via the NS Turtle Patrol Repost The Turtle Patrol’s goal is to help our native turtles survive in the wild, to share turtle news and talk turtles with like minded individuals. If you see a turtle in the wild we want to hear about it. Thank you for taking an interest in our ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Slice

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Slice Approx Age: 13 years Gender: Female Site: Dartmouth Slice is ready to make her adoption debut! Slice is looking for a quiet adult only home with no other animals. Slice is a lovely, very quiet, well-behaved senior cat. She is very independent but extremely loving ...

L’NU AFFAIRS–Minister’s Statement on Truth and Reconciliation Week

**** CNS Media Release L’NU AFFAIRS–Minister’s Statement on Truth and Reconciliation Week ——————————————————- NOTE: The following is a statement from Trevor Boudreau, Minister of L’nu Affairs. ——————————————————- September 25-30 is National Truth and Reconciliation Week, a time to focus our attention on the legacy of residential schools and our shared history with First Nations, Inuit ...

Alderney Landing – Would you like to be a part of the most frightening haunted house yet?

**** Info via Alderney Landing Alderney Landing – Would you like to be a part of the most frightening haunted house yet? We are thrilled to be teaming up again with @east_coast_scares_hauntedhouse to bring you the Bluenose Ghosts Festival’s Haunted Mansion REBORN! Every year, Alderney Landing’s Bluenose Ghosts Festival attracts thrill-seekers from far and wide. ...

Medic Monday Recognizes Paramedics

**** CNS Media Release Medic Monday Recognizes Paramedics ———————————————————- Today, September 25, more than 1,200 paramedics across the province are being celebrated as Nova Scotia marks Medic Monday. “Paramedicine is a profession that puts others first and it can be physically, mentally and emotionally demanding. Our paramedics have shown us time and time again that ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Copper

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Copper Copper Approx Age: 4 years Gender: Male Site: Dartmouth Breed:? Amstaff mix (28 kgs) Age: ~ 4 years old Gender:? Male Neutered Kids:? Adults Only Copper is a sweet boy with lots of love to give. Being young Copper always tries his best but needs someone with experience to help him ...

Past graduate and mentor Amber spent the last 14 days in the North West Territories and Wood Buffalo National Park helping control the wildfires

Via Camp Courage Past graduate and mentor Amber spent the last 14 days in the North West Territories and Wood Buffalo National Park helping control the wildfires. She and 326 people helped make a control perimeter so the town of Fort Smith could return home, 22km is now under control. We’re so proud of you ...

Repost – With countless turtle nests starting to hatch, you may find a turtle or two lost or in distress

Repost – With countless turtle nests starting to hatch, you may find a turtle or two lost or in distress **** Info via the NS Turtle Patrol The Turtle Patrol’s goal is to help our native turtles survive in the wild, to share turtle news and talk turtles with like minded individuals. If you see ...

NS SPCA Adoptable – Pip & Feta

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable – Pip & Feta Pip & Feta Something a little different flew into the shelter recently! Pip and Feta are 1 & 3 year old budgies looking for a new home! These 2 handsome guys can be met at the Dartmouth SPCA shelter, and being best friends would ...

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of 9/11

Via HRP Today marks the 22nd anniversary of 9/11 We remember those who lost their lives & salute the brave first responders who faced unimaginable hazards to rescue lives that day & who worked tirelessly in the long & difficult recovery efforts. #911NeverForget ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Winnie

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Winnie Winnie Approx Age: 5 yearsGender: FemaleSite: Dartmouth Winnie is looking for family with no other animals and adults only.She has been enjoying life with a wonderful foster family and this is what they had to say:Winnie is a cool, calm, collected cat. Once she warms up to you she ...

Because of a very important action, WFMHFX wants to give Jim Smith and “The 902 ~ HXIR” a big heartfelt thank you!

Years ago, when WFMHFX was hastily brought online after unexpected circumstances, WFMHFX quickly realized that a main webpage was needed.  Calling out for helo, a local internet radio host reached out and created a domain for which WFMHFX has since called home.  Because of that important action, WFMHFX wants to give Jim Smith and “The ...

The second Sunday in September of each year is designated in memory of firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty

The second Sunday in September of each year is designated in memory of firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty. On this day, the Canadian flag will be half-masted on all federal buildings and establishments. ...

Making a splash at the 12th annual United Way Harbour Swim

In photos – Making a splash at the 12th annual United Way Harbour Swim. With a send off from members of the HRFE Union Pipes and Drums, over 30 swimmers headed out for the big swim. Great job by all involved. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

NS SPCA Adoptable – Buddy

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable – Buddy Looking for a wonderful home for Buddy! This very distinguished gentleman is looking for a quiet home where he can hang out with his loved ones all day long. He loves to be outside and going for long walks to soak up all the smells, and, ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight-Bosco

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight-Bosco Breed:? Boxer x Age: ~6 months Gender:? Male Kids:? 10+ Meet bouncy Bosco! Even though he’s only 6 months old, Bosco has quite the bag of tricks, he can give his paw, speak, and even whisper! Bosco can be fearful of quick movements, and has shown that while he’s ...

NS SPCA Adoptable – Beau and Kix

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable – Beau and Kix Beau and Kix They are a bonded pair of brothers, looking to find their forever home together. These gorgeous bff’s have been lucky enough to enjoy some time in foster, running around and having so much fun. They are now both medically cleared for ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Trixie

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Trixie Say hello to Trixie This beautiful lady is looking for her forever home. While she is a very friendly girl, she does prefer to be the center of attention so she would be best suited to an one cat house hold! While in our care ...

How Gus Got His Name

Fun! Via the Museum of Natural History How Gus Got His Name A young boy began volunteering at the museum’s Spring Garden Rd. location some time in the 1950s. The resident tortoise seemed to have an instant connection with him, tending to stay close when they were together. Since they had yet to officially name ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Rhydon

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Rhydon Rhydon Approx Age: 3 years Gender: Male Site: Dartmouth Rhydon is a gentle giant looking for a loving home with a big window or comfy spot to lounge and watch the people go by. Rhydon is a little late to being ready for bikini season but with his special ...

In photos – Jake the Snake project grows in Eastern Passage

In photos – If you haven’t seen the “Jake the snake” painted rock community (and beyond) display, or if it’s been a while, this huge and continuously growing project, which is made up of thousands of rocks painted in multiple themes such as cartoon, tribute, scenic, animals and so much more, is a super fun ...

NS SPCA Adoptable – Ravioli

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable – Ravioli Say Hello to Ravioli! This sweet older lady is looking for somewhere quiet to call home while she relaxes and rests her weary joints: After all, she is on long-term medication for arthritis. However, she doesn’t let it slow her down, and she’s certainly still got ...

In photos – Hope for Wildlife Open House 2023

In photos – The annual Hope for Wildlife open house hosted many wonderful displays and information booths throughout the wildlife compound. This incredible open house allows the public a wider range of access and information. Showcasing some of the many wildlife in their care, explaining why they are there and how they are being rehabilitatated ...

The International Dog Day is observed annually on August 26 to honour all dogs

The International Dog Day is observed annually on August 26 to honour all dogs – no matter shapes, sizes, age and breeds – and encourage adoption to all those who have yet to find a home and a family forever. Repost **** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable highlight – Bella Bella Approx Age: < ...

RCMP K9’s Lear and Nixon demonstrated a few of thier tasks commonly asked for during a K9’s service

RCMP K9’s Lear and Nixon demonstrated a few of thier tasks commonly asked for during a K9’s service.  The dogs and handlers demonstrated a person search by smell, drug detection and evidence search.  The K9’s were excited to perform their tasks and receive their rewards for a job well done from their handlers who they ...

NS SPCA Adoptable highlight – Bella

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable highlight – Bella Bella Approx Age: < 1 year Gender: Female Site: Breed:? Amstaff x Age: ~6 years Gender:? Female Kids 8+ Bella was quite shy when she first came to us, but now that she’s warmed up she’s a big bundle of joy! Bellas favourite activities include playing with her ...

Vigil for Devon on his 18th birthday

This was sent to us. Check out the image for more information “Hi ,October 7th will mark Devon Marsmans 18th Birthday. We would like to invite the community to a vigil /walk on this day ( details on poster )” ...

NS SPCA Adoptable – Taffy

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable – Taffy ✨ Available for Adoption ✨ Taffy is a big ball of energy! She loves to romp around the yard, stopping every few seconds for some love! She may do well with another dog who can match her play style and size. She is still working on ...

With Hal-Con coming up, here’s a history of the event via Hal-Con

With Hal-Con coming up, here’s a history of the event via Hal-Con Hal-Con runs from October 27 – 29th, 2023 **** Info via Hal-Con Hal-Con’s History Nova Scotia has been home to a number of conventions. Many conventions were held from the late 70s through to the 90s, but unfortunately fell out of existence. In ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Diamond

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Diamond Approx Age: 5 years Gender: Female Site: Dartmouth Breed : Amstaff x Age: ~5 years Gender : Female, Spayed Children: 14+ This diamond in the rough is looking for a forever home that can give her the time and support she needs to find her sparkle! ...

DYK? World Lizard Day is celebrated annually on August 14 every year

DYK? World Lizard Day is celebrated annually on August 14 every year World Lizard Day is important as it brings attention to the at times misunderstood world of lizards. ...

Wildfire Response Appreciate Event

This is great. Info below Wildfire Response Appreciate Event Tomorrow 2pm – 6pm 2041 Hammonds Plains Rd, Hammonds Plains, NS B4B 1P3, Canada “On the afternoon of May 28th, a brush fire in Westwood Hills, Upper Tantallon, abruptly turned into a raging wildfire that quickly and unexpectedly ravaged multiple subdivisions, destroying hundreds of homes and ...

Celebrations are in order… NS SPCA’s second Veterinary Assistant class has graduated today!

**** NS SPCA Release Celebrations are in order NS SPCA’s second Veterinary Assistant class has graduated today! This class has 18 graduates, and this year’s valedictorian is Kristen Kelly . Reflecting back to the very first day, Kristen shared, “We did the orientation, but I remember the instructors gave us a tour of the shelter ...

International Cat Day is a celebration which takes place on 8 August of every year

International Cat Day is a celebration which takes place on 8 August of every year. It was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. It is a day to raise awareness for cats and learn about ways to help and protect them. ...

NS SPCA Adoptable highlights – Hawthorne

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable highlights – Hawthorne Hawthorne Approx Age: 8 years Gender: Female Site: Dartmouth Hawthorne is an extremely independent kitty who would be very good as an only cat, and she loves chin scratches and catnip. She’s very shy at first but once she warms up to you, she’ll be in your general ...

NS SPCA – Available for Adoption: Felix

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA – Available for Adoption: Felix Meet the handsomest and the sweetest, Felix the wonderful! Felix is a shy kitty, who has blossomed in his foster home. He is really hoping to meet his new family there as the shelter is just a bit too overwhelming for him. This is ...

It’s auGUSt! Join us for Gus the Gopher Tortoise’s 101st Birthday Bash on Saturday August 12 and Sunday August 13

Via the Museum of Natural History It’s auGUSt! Join us for Gus the Gopher Tortoise’s 101st Birthday Bash on Saturday August 12 and Sunday August 13 at 11am and 2pm each day. With 4 parties, there is lots of time to take in a Gus Walk, crafts, scavenger hunts, cupcakes and lemonade. Don’t miss Gus ...

Introducing Mittens, Mr. Kitty, Sophia, Skylar, Twyla, Mr. Boo, Callie and Thelma who are ready for their forever homes!

**** Info via Bide Awhile Introducing Mittens, Mr. Kitty, Sophia, Skylar, Twyla, Mr. Boo, Callie and Thelma who are ready for their forever homes! ???? If you are interested in learning more about our companion animals or you want to book an appointment to meet them – please contact us during business hours to make ...

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Via Hope for Wildlife ???????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????? ???????????? the ???????????????? ???????????????????? ???????????????????????? ???????????????????????????? Our annual open house is scheduled for August 26th from 12-4PM. We welcome thousands of visitors each year to our rehabilitation centre, providing them with a unique “behind-the-scenes” experience of wildlife rehabilitation in Nova Scotia. As a non-profit charitable organization, we rely solely ...

Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services

**** Info via HRM Found Pet Photos Found pets currently in the care of Halifax Animal Services If you recognize your missing pet, please contact Animal Services at 3-1-1 from anywhere within the municipal boundary or 1.800.835.6428 toll-free outside of the municipal boundary but within Nova Scotia. Breed: German Shepherd Gender: Male Description: Black and tan ...

NS SPCA – Available for Adoption – Meet Yota!

**** NS SPCA Release Available for Adoption – Meet Yota! Are you in a relationship where you seem to be the only one talking? Any interesting stories you bring home from your day appear uninteresting to your room mates? Meet Yota! If you need someone to talk to, she will give you her undivided attention, ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality is encouraging residents to observe Emancipation Day on Tuesday, August 1

**** HRM Media Release Municipality observes Emancipation Day The Halifax Regional Municipality is encouraging residents to observe Emancipation Day on Tuesday, August 1. In 2021, the House of Commons voted unanimously to officially designate August 1 as Emancipation Day, in recognition of the history and impacts of slavery in Canada. Emancipation Day provides residents an ...

Introducing the L Crew and Car Crew who are all now ready for their forever homes!

**** Via Bide Awhile Introducing the L Crew and Car Crew who are all now ready for their forever homes! If you are interested in learning more about our companion animals or you want to book an appointment to meet them – please contact us during business hours to make arrangements at 902-469-9578. . . ...

It’s important to keep your pet hydrated, especially on hot summer days! 

**** NS SPCA Release It’s important to keep your pet hydrated, especially on hot summer days!  July is #PetHydrationAwarenessMonth, so make sure your pet is getting enough to drink by: ???? Having access to clean, fresh water ???? Being prepared with their own water bottle or bowl ???? Knowing the signs of dehydration Be aware ...

NS SPCA Adoptables

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptables Available for Adoption Sometimes when cats are surrendered to the shelter, they simply do not adjust well to this environment This can be a combining factors of being surrounded by other cats ???? people coming and going ????‍♀️ or just not loving being in a kennel. While many ...

Bide Awhile – Feature Companion: Rascal, 4 Year-Old Male

**** Via Bide Awhile Feature Companion: Rascal, 4 Year-Old Male Rascal came to us from the SPCA as part of their TNR program on June 5th of this year. As one of the current longest residents at Bide Awhile, Rascal is looking forward to the day when he meets his forever family. While we originally ...

We have NWT kids from NAIG cultural performers need our support today

This was sent to us and we are happy to share “Hey Halifax Native Family We have NWT kids from NAIG cultural performers need our support today. They are singing today at the waterfront 2pm and with them being so far away from home and rain weather they are a bit down.” ...

Congratulations to HRFE firefighter Ian Melanson who took home silver this weekend in Fredericton during the intense Firefit Championships

Congratulations to HRFE firefighter Ian Melanson who took home silver this weekend in Fredericton during the intense Firefit Championships This competition creates an extremely challenging course to put firefighters technical and physical skills against each other. This would be amazing to see in person! Via Firefit.com “The FireFit Championships is a competition based on fire ...

How do you say thank you to firefighters? With puppy snuggles of course!

Very cool! **** Info via NS SPCA How do you say thank you to firefighters? With puppy snuggles of course! We are always amazed by the bravery and courage firefighters show our community. Seeing their dedication during the wildfires took our appreciation to a whole new level. They tirelessly fought fires AND worked closely with ...

Introducing the K & R Crew who are all now ready for their forever homes!

**** Via Bide Awhile Introducing the K & R Crew who are all now ready for their forever homes! If you are interested in learning more about our companion animals or you want to book an appointment to meet them – please contact us during business hours to make arrangements at 902-469-9578. . . . ...

A stroll to show love and Pride

(Sunday, July 23 @ 3.30pm. This stroll stems from a hate crime that took place in 2019. “A March of support is planned after derogatory graffiti was painted on a home on Ocea” Breeze.” Via event A stroll through Ocean Breeze A stroll to show love and Pride We are going back to our grass ...

Thank you to Camp Courage, sponsors keep the camp roaring

Camp Courage is over for the year but behind the scenes never stops With expansion across the nation and over seas, this incredible organization steams forward. The graduating ceremony saw Halifax CAO O’Toole give a powerful and meaningful speech to the crowd (photo of CAO Cathie O’Toole and Camp Courage founder Andrea Speranza from previous ...

Reunited!

What a great update via Hope for Wildlife “Reunited! Remember the two osprey nestlings that were saved from a tragic fire? They lost both their nest and their parents, but that didn’t stop a team of people from finding a way to bring the family together again. While we were giving the ospreys tender loving ...

Big hearts, big accomplishment and big success as the 26 campers from this year’s Camp Courage graduated in front of family, friends, and a slew of very proud councillors today in Bedford.

Big hearts, big accomplishment and big success as the 26 campers from this year’s Camp Courage graduated in front of family, friends, and a slew of very proud councillors today in Bedford. With a simulation to show off their new skills, the campers broke into their elements and took on a car accident similation where ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Leo

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Leo Leo Approx Age: 13 years Gender: MaleSite: Dartmouth Breed: Pitbull x ~32kgAge: ~13Gender: MaleKids: 12+No cats, No dogs. Leo is a sweet senior boy in our palliative care program and he is looking for his perfect retirement home! He is a very affectionate and especially loves head pats and ...

Canadian Armed Forces Honour the No. 2 Construction Battalion

**** DND Media Release Canadian Armed Forces Honour the No. 2 Construction Battalion The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) continued to honour the legacy of No. 2 Construction Battalion, the only all-black formation in Canadian military history, during a parade on July 8 in Pictou, Nova Scotia. The parade promoted the battalion’s legacy in conjunction with ...

Introducing Cooper who is now ready for his forever home! 

**** Info via Bide Awhile Introducing Cooper who is now ready for his forever home!  Cooper is a lovable 2 year old mixed-breed male who requires a high energy home to match his high energy needs. This big guy will thrive in a home where he has a job and lots of room to run, ...

Camp Courage set off in the grey and damp sky, but the smiles could brighten the day

Camp Courage set off in the grey and damp sky, but the smiles could brighten the day This amazing camp, hosted by first responders, military and Coast Guard, and with so much support from others such as the Red Cross (who provide amazing meals for the Camp) helps introduce young ladies to professions considered to ...

Repost – Camp Courage: Goals And Objectives

**** Info via Camp Courage Goals and Objectives The primary purpose of the camp is to introduce young women to careers as first responders. The camp will aim to provide information, inspiration, education and opportunities to experience the physical demands, thereby allowing a more accurate perception of what it takes to act in these roles. ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Ashley

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Ashley As much as this sweet senior lady’s foster home enjoys having her, they want to see her make her way to her furever home. Ashley has been awaiting the purrfect family since November of 2022  We know they are out there! Please share her far and wide ...

While many of us are enjoying events throughout HRM, this mama snapping turtle completed her only goal, successfully nesting in the same area she herself was hatched

While many of us are enjoying events throughout HRM, this mama snapping turtle completed her only goal, successfully nesting in the same area she herself was hatched Completing her nesting, she made her way back to the water where she kept an eye on the area. “Turtles face a variety of threats, including the loss ...

NS SPCA Long Term Resident Alert

**** NS SPCA Release Long Term Resident Alert As much as this sweet senior lady’s foster home enjoys having her, they want to see her make her way to her furever home. Ashley has been awaiting the purrfect family since November of 2022 We know they are out there! Please share her far and wide ...

Goals of the Nova Scotia Turtle Patrol

**** Info via the NS Turtle Patrol Repost The Turtle Patrol’s goal is to help our native turtles survive in the wild, to share turtle news and talk turtles with like minded individuals. If you see a turtle in the wild we want to hear about it. Thank you for taking an interest in our ...

Smoky, but safe

Saving the kids. Great stuff **** Info via Hope for Wildlife Smoky, but safe Yesterday, firefighters took action when the realized that a telephone pole that was on fire was topped with an osprey nest with two hatchlings in it! Unfortunately, they couldn’t save the nest, but they did what firefighters do – they saved ...

Feature Adoptable: Mama & Kitty

**** Info via Bide Awhile Feature Adoptable: Mama & Kitty Despite what you may think, Mama & Kitty are not a mother and son pair. Kitty is actually older than Mama by two whole years. Although they’re not related, they share a similar personality – unbothered, quiet, and affectionate. Kitty will come looking for love, ...

Many turtles, including snapping turtles, are still on the move, with many mamas nesting

Many turtles, including snapping turtles, are still on the move, with many mamas nesting If you come across any turtle, it’s ok to admire then from a safe distance. Photos or sightings can be posted as always to the Nova Scotia Turtle Patrol who help monitor turtle populations. Many turtles are at risk of losing ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Ashley

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Ashley Ashley Approx Age: 11 years Gender: Female Site: Dartmouth Ashley is a sweet senior kitty ready to make her adoption debut 🙂 Ashley came to the shelter when her owner passed away, and as shelter life can be stressful to some cats, she is enjoying life ...

Deer return amongst the ashes in Tantallon

A white tailed deer rummages through the burnt out woods in Stillwater, a result of the wildfires in Tantallon not long ago. Photo via Naomi Sager ...

As wildfire fighters continue to work and nature begins to heal itself, please remember to enjoy your summer campfires safely and follow the latest fire restrictions

**** NS Government Release As wildfire fighters continue to work and nature begins to heal itself, please remember to enjoy your summer campfires safely and follow the latest fire restrictions: https://novascotia.ca/burnsafe/ Image descriptions: 1. A doe and fawn walk through a burned forest in Shelburne. 2. Wildfire fighter Emilie Rossignol, from the Windsor field office, ...

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 ...

TURTLE RESCUE in Halifax!

Info via NS Turtle Patrol TURTLE RESCUE in Halifax! We received a call that a turtle was stuck, wedged between the concrete and the grate! With permission, the caller removed the grate and lifted it up about 5 inches to pull the turtle out! The turtle was not injured and swam happily away!! Such a ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight Sanza

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight Sanza Sanza Approx Age: 3 years Gender: Male Site: Dartmouth Sanza is a young and playful love bug looking for his forever family. While at his foster home there hasn’t been a single guest he didn’t cuddle up next to, and no one who didn’t immediately fall ...

Musicians & Fans Raise over $27,000 for Nova Scotia Wildfire Relief

**** CNS Media Release Musicians & Fans Raise over $27,000 for Nova Scotia Wildfire Relief   In response to the devastating wildfires that swept through Nova Scotia, a group of talented musicians and passionate fans rallied together to raise over $27,000 for wildfire relief efforts. With two levels of government dollar matching for Red Cross ...

23 new career firefighters graduated from their CRT program today at an event in Dartmouth

23 new career firefighters graduated from their CRT program today at an event in Dartmouth These recruits had an unusual finale to their course when they aided recently with the Tantallon fires. Three grads are also from the Camp Courage Program! Thank you all and stay safe ...

Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency recruitment

**** HRFE Release Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency recruitment Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) is accepting applications for career firefighters. Career firefighters serve their communities by protecting and preserving life, property and the environment through appropriate emergency management. The recruitment process is multi-phased and will include an application, aptitude testing, physical abilities testing, a ...

The BVFA wants to take a moment to recognize Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency Volunteer Platoon Captain Core Blake Mann (Stn 8), Volunteer Firefighters Jesse Organ (formerly Stn 8, now Stn 58), Riley Coffey (Stn 58) and Shervin Kannanchira Shibi (Stn 58).

Via Bedford Volunteer Firefighter Association “The BVFA wants to take a moment to recognize Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency Volunteer Platoon Captain Core Blake Mann (Stn 8), Volunteer Firefighters Jesse Organ (formerly Stn 8, now Stn 58), Riley Coffey (Stn 58) and Shervin Kannanchira Shibi (Stn 58). The following event occurred during the devastating fire ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Robbie

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Robbie Approx Age: 2 years Gender: Male Site: Dartmouth Meet Robbie, he is a 2 year old boy. He came into our care as a stray cat back in early March. He started having some urinary issues not long after coming into our care, after doing a ...

Many turtles, including snappers, have been or are beginning to migrate to nesting grounds to lay their clutch / If you need to help a turtle crossing the street, only assist if it is safe for you to do so

Many turtles, including snappers, have been or are beginning to migrate to nesting grounds to lay their clutch Repost Many turtles, including snappers, have been or are beginning to migrate to nesting grounds to lay their clutch. As drivers, please keep your eyes open for turtles, both big and small, on or near roadways. The ...

Camp Courage Fundraiser Alert

Via Camp Courage Camp Courage Fundraiser Alert You don’t want to miss out on these amazing decals to alert Emergency services that you have pets inside. Please fill out this form https://forms.office.com/r/QTRZ2zNvat to order your pet products today. Application Directions Clean the surface with rubbing alcohol and dry it. Peel backing off. Place the decal, ...

We spoke to Hope from Hope for Wildlife about their involvement in helping through the wildfires in Nova Scotia

We spoke to Hope from Hope for Wildlife about their involvement in helping through the wildfires in Nova Scotia. Here’s a few points from our chat. Hope has had an increase in calls requesting help for wildlife. This is an especially hard time of year with many animals now having young, many immobile such as ...

A Facebook page has been set up focusing on Tantallon Fire lost pets

Repost A Facebook page has been set up focusing on Tantallon Fire lost pets. Please check the link to join the group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/207451542181623/?ref=share ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight Hawthorne

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight Hawthorne Hawthorne Approx Age: 8 years Gender: Female Site: Dartmouth Hawthorne is an extremely independent kitty who would be very good as an only cat, and she loves chin scratches and catnip. She’s very shy at first but once she warms up to you, she’ll be in ...

Get your motor running, head out to Steele Wheels!  A museum of chrome, muscle and style revs up in Halifax 

Get your motor running, head out to Steele Wheels!  A museum of chrome, muscle and style revs up in Halifax  **** Info via Steele Wheels Epic. Elegant. Exciting. Steele Wheels is a new and spectacular classic and exotic car museum and event venue in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Steele Wheels presents an exclusive opportunity to create ...

Introducing Phoebe, Dr. Meredith Grey, Copper, Sasha & Shurie, Lily and Ranger & Micky who are ready for their forever homes!

****  Info via Bide Awhile Introducing Phoebe, Dr. Meredith Grey, Copper, Sasha & Shurie, Lily and Ranger & Micky who are ready for their forever homes! If you are interested in learning more about our adoptables or you want to book an appointment to meet them – please contact us during business hours to make ...

DYK? Today, Tue, May 23, is World Turtle Day

DYK? Today, Tue, May 23, is World Turtle Day Over 200 kinds of turtles are known in the world, with 7 species in Nova Scotia! “American Tortoise Rescue, a nonprofit organization established in 1990 for the protection of all species of tortoise and turtle, is sponsoring our annual World Turtle Day® on May 23. The ...

Introducing Ollie, Rick & Morty and Star who are ready for their forever homes! 

**** Info via Bide Awhile Introducing Ollie, Rick & Morty and Star who are ready for their forever homes!  If you are interested in learning more about our adoptables or you want to book an appointment to meet them – please contact us during business hours to make arrangements at 902-469-9578. .     ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Ed

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Ed Approx Age: 2 years Gender: Male Site: Dartmouth   Breed: Shepard/Retriever mixAge: ~ 2 yearsGender: neutered maleKids: Adults onlyOnly animal homeA little about me: Like his movie counterpart in the Lion King, Ed is a big goofball, with tons of personality who doesn’t like to share his food. ...

Saturday, May 13 is Migratory Bird Day

**** HRM Media Release Migratory Bird Day Saturday, May 13 is Migratory Bird Day. In recognition of this year’s theme, which focuses on water and its importance to bird life, we’re highlighting the ways we’re working to protect these populations and sharing tips on how we can all have a positive impact. North American bird ...

With our first litter of kittens ready for their new homes – we’d like to welcome everyone to Kitten Season!

**** Bide Awhile Release With our first litter of kittens ready for their new homes – we’d like to welcome everyone to Kitten Season! Introducing Jamie, Geraldine and Timmy who are all looking for their new best friends. If you are interested in learning more about our adoptables or you want to book an appointment ...

Thank you, nurses!

Thank you, nurses! Via NSHA Happy National Nursing Week! We are proud to recognize this critical member of our health care team. Watch a message from Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy, VP Research, Innovation & Discovery and Chief Nurse Executive: https://bit.ly/3HYoCVw ...

Introducing Penny & Fern who are ready for their forever home!

**** Bide Awhile Release Introducing Penny & Fern who are ready for their forever home! Penny and Fern are a bonded pair of small dogs who adore car rides but despise the rain. These two lovable pups are looking to join a home together and would be best suited for a house with no children. ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight Lucy

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight Lucy Approx Age: 3 years Gender: Female Site: Dartmouth My name is Lucy. I am 2 and a half years old, and quite the love bug. It won’t take me long to warm up to my new furever family. I am ok with cats and dogs. Haven’t been around littles ...

Introducing Patch, Mr. Ginger, Milo & Dash, Annie, Remy, Lula, Athena, Missus, Marion, Teddy and Nico who are ready for their forever homes!

**** Info via Bide Awhile Introducing Patch, Mr. Ginger, Milo & Dash, Annie, Remy, Lula, Athena, Missus, Marion, Teddy and Nico who are ready for their forever homes! Check the images to learn more about each one. If you are interested in learning more about our adoptables or you want to book an appointment to ...

Today is the National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-spirited People

**** CNS Media Release Today is the National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-spirited People Na’kwek Ukjit Kejitmk Keska’tijik aqq Ne’po’jik Lnu’skwe’jk aqq lnu’skwe’ji’jk aqq tapui-kjijaqmijmultijik wksjwijinu’k. On Red Dress Day people wear red or display red clothing to honour and remember missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and ...

Today is International Firefighters’ Day, observed each year on 4th May

Today is International Firefighters’ Day, observed each year on 4th May You are invited to remember the past firefighters who have died while serving their community or dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all. At the same time, we can show our support and appreciation to the firefighters world wide who continue ...

The birds are chirping, spring is in the air

**** NS SPCA Release The birds are chirping, spring is in the air Oh, wait a minute, those aren’t the birds outside! That beautiful chirping is coming from the Dartmouth SPCA Shelter’s office! We have a lovely pair of budgies ready to find their forever home. Blue (male) and Piper (female) were brought to the ...

Recently Hope for Wildlife received word that there was a beaver trapped in a canal lock system and he couldn’t get out!

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife Recently Hope for Wildlife received word that there was a beaver trapped in a canal lock system and he couldn’t get out! There are a myriad of ways that we effect the natural world around us, and often the impact on wildlife is unexpected. Due to a recent lack ...

May is Asian Heritage Month

**** HRM Media Release May is Asian Heritage Month! Celebrate the rich culture, history and lived experiences of people of Asian descent throughout the month of May. Asian Heritage Month Acknowledge the rich history and culture of peoples of Asian descent; learn from the lived experiences of Canadians of Asian descent. Over the past two ...

With the arrival of spring comes the main baby season for wildlife

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife With the arrival of spring comes the main baby season for wildlife, and it’s helpful to remember that if you discover babies in your yard, the situation is always temporary! With a little privacy and protection, they will move on before you know it. Sometimes it can be easy ...

NS SPCA Adoptable HIGHLIGHT – Mr. Kiwi

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable HIGHLIGHT – Mr. Kiwi Approx Age: 9 years Gender: MaleSite: Dartmouth Meet Mr. Kiwi. This 9 year old boy is looking for his furever home. He was a surrender into our care due to his previous owners health condition. Currently in foster home, this is what his foster has to say ...

This Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is recovering from injuries sustained after flying into a window

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife This Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is recovering from injuries sustained after flying into a window For birds, glass windows are not invisible. They reflect trees or sky and they can look like inviting places to fly into. Even at night, nocturnal birds and migrants (including a lot of songbirds) can fly ...

It’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month: MeetSpecial Constable Gregory Hussey

**** NS SPCA Release It’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month! This is Special Constable Gregory Hussey, our Central Regional Enforcement Supervisor here at the Nova Scotia SPCA. ⭐ We were lucky enough to have Corporal Hussey join our team 4.5 years ago. “I studied law enforcement post-secondary in Ontario,” Corporal Hussey explained. “I returned ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Sanza

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Sanza Approx Age: 3 years Gender: Male Site: Dartmouth Sanza is a young and playful love bug looking for his forever family.While at his foster home there hasn’t been a single guest he didn’t cuddle up next to, and no one who didn’t immediately fall for his soft purrs ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Bittles

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Bittles Approx Age: 5 years Gender: Male Site: Dartmouth Meet Bittles, the handsomest, sweetest boy. He is so goofy and will undoubtedly find every way to melt your heart. He loves to hang out with his humans and will curl up by you or on you at his own leisure. ...

Nova Scotia Remembers April 18-19, 2020

**** CNS Media Release Nova Scotia Remembers April 18-19, 2020 Please pause for a moment of silence at noon on Tuesday, April 18, and Wednesday, April 19, to remember those lost, honour the survivors and reflect on what happened in our province three years ago. Nova Scotians are asked to pause for a moment of ...

The impacts of April 18 and 19, 2020, are still felt deeply across our province

**** Via Premier Tim Houston The impacts of April 18 and 19, 2020, are still felt deeply across our province. We must always remember and honour the lives of victims and survivors. We are inspired by the courage and strength shown each day by the families, survivors and communities. Please pause for a moment of ...

Our SPCA volunteers are a special breed.

**** NS SPCA Release Our SPCA volunteers are a special breed. ???? During National Volunteer Week, we celebrate our dedicated volunteers for being so giving with their talent and time. ????Thank you to our fosters who help pets become the best version of themselves. ????Thank you to our shelter volunteers provide a loving sanctuary for ...

Thank you to all volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Volunteers! From volunteer Search and Rescue, firefighters, and other roles within first responder and medical systems, community members and wildlife, who help in a variety of ways, and all other roles volunteers play in our community, thank you! Repost Via HRFE April 16 – 22 is National Volunteer Week. This year’s theme is Volunteering Weaves ...

April 16 – 22 is National Volunteer Week

Via HRFE April 16 – 22 is National Volunteer Week This year’s theme is Volunteering Weaves Us Together. We’re proud of our over 500 volunteers that support their community to ensure a safer Halifax Regional Municipality. Thank you! Info about volunteering halifax.ca/firevolunteers ...

Darren Casey awarded the Queen’s Jubilee medal for actions taken at 2021 fire

**** Info provided Firefighter awarded the Queen’s Jubilee medal for actions taken at 2021 fire Darren Casey was the pump operator on 9 quint  on the night of the Sackville drive mayday fire from feb 2021. Darren’s HRFE captain, Barry Bastow applied for the Queen’s Jubilee medal, on behalf of Darren and it was awarded the ...

This is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week

Via HRP, and thank you to all workers “This is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. We salute our Emergency Response Communicators. They are the backbone of the work we do. Their daily support, professionalism and empathy for the citizens we serve are central to the functioning of Halifax Regional Police. Thank you” ...

HRFE Capt Thompson on her 200th donation at Canadian Blood Services

Congratulations and thank you to HRFE Capt Thompson on her 200th donation at Canadian Blood Services, helping to save lives on and off duty (file photo) ...

National Pet Day takes place every year on April 11

National Pet Day takes place every year on April 11 to focus on the love and companionship our critter family provides us every day of the year. ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Baxter

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Baxter Approx Age: 7 years Gender: Male Site: Dartmouth Baxter Breed: Mixed Breed (22 kgs) Age: ~ 7 Years Gender: Male Neutered Kids:?  12 Years and up A little about me: Bouncy Baxter has not checked his birth certificate lately and thinks he is still a puppy. As an adult with ...

Happy birthday, Siren!

Happy birthday from us! Via K9 Siren Facebook page Happy 2nd Birthday to K9 Siren part of Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency Therapy Dog Team #therapydog #firefighters ...

They’re coming back, and they’re pooped from their long flight

They’re coming back, and they’re pooped from their long flight! Osprey are Nova Scotia’s official bird. They are migratory, leaving for warmer skies in the fall and returning in the spring. DYK? Osprey are very territorial and return to their same nest every year. If a nest is moved or destroyed it can cause the ...

Via NASA.  Canadian to the Moon!

Via NASA.  Canadian to the Moon! “Representing the @csa_asc on Artemis II to the Moon is @Astro_Jeremy, from London, Ontario. Jeremy Hansen was a fighter pilot before joining CSA, and currently works with NASA on astronaut training and mission operations. This will be Hansen’s first mission in space.” ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Lexi

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Lexi Approx Age:​ 10 yearsGender:​ FemaleSite:​ Dartmouth Meet Lexi!Lexi has been enjoying some time in a foster home as shelter life can be a little overwhelming for a girl that prefers being with people and is looking to be the only pet in the home so she can have ...

They’re back!

They’re back! Downtown Dartmouth’s favourite little traffic jammers have returned to Sullivan’s Pond after their winter getaway at Hope for Wildlife. We hear they returned earlier today. . . . . .     ...

On March 28th, 2023, Hope was appointed to the Order of Nova Scotia

Congratulations! Via Hope for Wildlife Congratulations, Hope! On March 28th, 2023, Hope was appointed to the Order of Nova Scotia, the highest honour presented by the Province in recognition of people who have distinguished themselves and brought honour and prestige to themselves and to Nova Scotia. Hope’s lasting contributions have “had a significant influence on ...

Hailey, a true Caper herself made the trip with SPCA staff over a month ago! She has since been awaiting her perfect forever home

**** NS SPCA Release If you’re from Cape Breton, you know the trip from home to the Mainland is a long but beautiful drive. Hailey, a true Caper herself made the trip with SPCA staff over a month ago! She has since been awaiting her perfect forever home Hailey would love a family that can ...

Hope for Wildlife recently cared for this little Northern Saw-whet Owl who came to us with a broken wing – and a charming disposition!

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife Hope for Wildlife recently cared for this little Northern Saw-whet Owl who came to us with a broken wing – and a charming disposition! Saw-whets are a very small species of owl, generally weighing in at a mere 80 grams (~3 oz) on average and standing only about 7 ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Hailey

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Hailey Approx Age: 5 years Gender: Female Site: Dartmouth   Breed: Amstaff mix Sex: Female Spayed Weight: ~38.6 KG Age: ~ 5 years Only Pet Home No apartments/condos Children: 16+ Dog Experience Required A little about me: Can someone please put a ring on it? Or at least a leash ...

Introducing Baby, Stella, Loki, Marlene, Carla and Tommy who are ready for their forever homes!

**** Info via Bide Awhile Introducing Baby, Stella, Loki, Marlene, Carla and Tommy who are ready for their forever homes! ???? Check the images to learn more about each one. If you are interested in learning more about our adoptables or you want to book an appointment to meet them – please contact us during ...

NS SPCA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Spring is officially here which means TNR season is coming soon. ???? What’s TNR you ask? TNR stands for Trap, Neuter, Return. Through TNR, young kittens and friendly cats are taken to SPCA shelters where they will be cared for until they’re ready to find a family. ...

A tribute for Edmonton via Dimitri Neonakis

A tribute for Edmonton via Dimitri Neonakis “A flight path tribute to honour and remember two fallen Police Officers. Travis Jordan and Brett Ryan, lost their lives in the line of duty in Edmonton a few days ago. Travis was from Coldbrook Nova Scotia. Today, Travis’s best friend, Brodie ( an airline pilot), and myself ...

March Success Stories 

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Stories  March Success Story – Mariah Mariah is from Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, graduated Camp Courage class of 2009 and was the first female Firefighter/Primary Care Paramedic at Suncor- Fort Hills Emergency Services Department. This is what she had to say about the Camp. “I am writing to you ...

March Success Story – Julia

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Julia Julia is from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage class of 2015 and is a Volunteer Firefighter with Halifax Regional Fire Service at Station 17 in Cole Harbour. Julia is a camp mentor, is on the board of directors and manages the camp social ...

March Success Story – Rebecca

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Rebecca Rebecca is from New Ross, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage class of 2013 and became a Paramedic. One of her quotes from Camp is below. “This was my favorite unit; so thrilling & hands on, very instructive; learned so much-the greatest time of my ...

March Success Story – Bethany

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Bethany Bethany is from Amherst, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage class of 2010, a 2-year Police Foundations Program at New Brunswick Community College in 2012, and Atlantic Police Academy in 2013. She worked as a Police Constable for Woodstock Police Service in Woodstock New Brunswick ...

March Success Story – Amber

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Amber Amber is from Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage Class of 2019, became a Volunteer Firefighter, and later became a Lieutenant in the Cornwall Fire Department. She won the Don McKee Memorial Scholarship Fund and the James Hayter Memorial Scholarship Fund to assist ...

March Success Story – Jocelyn

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Jocelyn Jocelyn is from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and the class of 2006. She completed her Psychology degree at Saint Mary’s University and currently works as a Constable for Calgary Police Looking for a life changing experience? Camp Courage 2023 applications are now open. The deadline to ...

March Success Story – Kelsey

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Kelsey Kelsey is from Mount Uniacke, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage class of 2017 and became a Halifax Regional Police Officer in 2021. “I learned so much new and interesting stuff I loved it.” Kelsey Looking for a life changing experience? Camp Courage 2023 applications ...

She’s lookin’ good!

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife She’s lookin’ good! Back in February we posted about two female eagles that had grounded themselves after locking their talons together and refusing to let go. One of the pair didn’t sustain any serious injuries and was released a week later, but the other eagle suffered a broken humerus ...

March Success Story – Kelsey

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Kelsey Kelsey from the Valley, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage Class of 2019 and became a Volunteer Firefighter of the Valley-Kemptown District Fire Brigade in September 2019 as soon as she turned 18. She completed her level 1 training and is presently completing her Level ...

March Success Story – Erin

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Erin Erin is from Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia and graduated from the Camp Courage class of 2007 and the Marine Institute Firefighting Program. She was a Volunteer Firefighter with the Halifax Regional Fire Service at Station 16 and is an Advanced Care Paramedic with EHS. Some ...

March Success Story – Katie

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Katie Katie was from St. Margaret’s Bay, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage in , Holland College’s Firefighting Program in Prince Edward Island, and then joined the Canadian Air Force as a Firefighter. Looking for a life changing experience? Camp Courage 2023 applications are now open. ...

March Success Story – Olyvia

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Olyvia Olyvia is from Nine Mile River, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage class of 2017, Medavie Health Ed Paramedicine Program in 2021 and is a Paramedic and Volunteer Firefighter. Looking for a life changing experience? Camp Courage 2023 applications are now open. The deadline to ...

March Success Story – Kodi

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Kodi Kodi is from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage class of 2008 then became one of the few female Infantry Soldiers in the Canadian Military. Looking for a life changing experience? Camp Courage 2023 applications are now open. The deadline to apply to the ...

March Success Story – Vivian

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Vivian Vivian is from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage class of 2019 and completed fire school at the Texas Fire Academy Looking for a life changing experience? Camp Courage 2023 applications are now open. The deadline to apply to the camp is March 20th, ...

March Success Story – Kelsey

***’ Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Kelsey Kelsey is from South Bar, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage in 2007, became a Military Medic, and worked in several provinces. A 2007 quote from Kelsey. “It made me realize how strong we are when we put our minds to something.” Did you happen ...

March Success Story – Hillary

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Hillary Hillary is from South Bar, Nova Scotia and graduated from Camp Courage in 2007 and Holland College Firefighting Program. She was hired as the first female Firefighter in Sydney, Nova Scotia, in 2012. Camp quote: “By getting in way better shape and push myself not ...

TWIGGY – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION (NEW Info)

Via Atlantic Canadian Dachshund Society ☘️ TWIGGY – AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION (NEW INFO) ☘️ Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, ACDR is accepting applications for Twiggy, a beautiful 2 year old female, black and tan, dachshund/beagle mix. She is very sweet and deeply loyal to her people once she gets used to them! She ...

March Success Story – Cheryl

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Cheryl Cheryl is from Stillwater Lake, Nova Scotia and graduated from the Camp Courage class of 2006 and her Master’s in Nursing from the University of Sydney. She is currently a Nurse and Volunteer Firefighter in her hometown Looking for a life changing experience? Camp Courage ...

March Success Story – Tiffany

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Tiffany Tiffany is from Oxford, Nova Scotia and graduated from Camp Courage class of 2006 and the Saint Francis Xavier Nursing program in 2012. After being a Nurse for nearly five years in rural Newfoundland, she found her passion for helping people with mental illness. She ...

March Success Story – Eliza

****×Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Eliza Eliza is from Cape Breton, graduated from Camp Courage Class of 2022 and is currently attending Cape Breton University. What I liked about Camp Courage was that I felt very comfortable. I know some girls aren’t comfortable around men and they are scared to be judged ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Ashley

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Ashley Approx Age:​ 10 years Gender:​ Female Site:​ Dartmouth Ashley is a sweet senior kitty ready to make her adoption debut 🙂 Ashley came to the shelter when her owner passed away, and as shelter life can be stressful to some cats, she is enjoying life in a wonderful fosters ...

March Success Story – Rylee-Ann

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Rylee-Ann Rylee-Ann is from Halifax, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage Class of 2019 and became a Continuing Care Assistant. Looking for a life changing experience? Camp Courage 2023 applications are now open. The deadline to apply to the camp is March 20th, 2023. For more ...

March Success Story – Kathleen

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Kathleen Kathleen is from Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage Class of 2019, and became a Volunteer Firefighter with Truro Volunteer Fire Brigade. Currently, she is completing her Criminal Justice Program at Nova Scotia Community College and Level 1 Firefighting in Colchester. Looking for ...

Colchester SPCA ADOPTABLE OF THE DAY

**** NS SPCA Colchester Release ????ADOPTABLE OF THE DAY???? Charlie Age: 5 years old Breed: Amstaff X Dogs: Based on meet and greet Mandatory obedience Kids: 12 years and up Meet Charlie, Charlie has been at the shelter for 68 days watching all his friends get adopted and is wondering when its his turn to ...

NS SPCA – Happy Foster Feature Friday

**** NS SPCA Release Happy Foster Feature Friday Foster families like Jim and Phyllis are totally fabulous! Julie shared: “We get so much satisfaction from seeing these little guys flourish and grow. They respond so quickly to a little TLC.” We totally agree. ???? Knowing that you helped that pet learn that humans are kind ...

March Success Story – Sarah

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Sarah Sarah is from Brentwood, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage class of 2022 and is a Junior Volunteer Firefighter at the Brookfield Fire Department. Looking for a life changing experience? Camp Courage 2023 applications are now open. The deadline to apply to the camp is ...

March Success Story – Emily

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Emily Emily is from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage in 2006 and is a Registered Nurse at the Dartmouth General Hospital Looking for a life changing experience? Camp Courage 2023 applications are now open. The deadline to apply to the camp is March 20th, ...

March Success Story – Taigan

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Taigan Taigan was from Bedford, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage Class of 2007, became Advanced Care Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedic and is currently a Critical Care Flight Paramedic in the North West Territories. She works in Health Centers in Remote communities in Nunavut and Instructs ...

March Success Story – Megan

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Megan Megan is from New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage in 2008 then joined the Military police and was posted to Gagetown, Halifax, Borden & Mexico City and completed a deployment in Kuwait. Currently, she is working as an armed Nuclear Response Team member ...

March Success Story – Jen

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Jen Jen is from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and graduated from Camp Courage class of 2006 and fire school in 2010. She worked as a firefighter and Nuclear security officer for five years in Manitoba, taught shipboard firefighting at Survival Systems, volunteered as a firefighter, and later ...

March Success Story – Jessie

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Jessie Jessie is from New Brunswick, graduated from Camp Courage class of 2022, become a Junior Firefighter shortly after graduating. Way to go Jessie!! Looking for a life changing experience? Camp Courage 2023 applications are now open. The deadline to apply to the camp is March ...

March Success Story – Miriam

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Miriam Miriam is from Margaree, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage class of 2017 and became a Paramedic from Oulton College in New Brunswick. She hopes to start a Camp Courage in her area. This is what she said she learned after Camp in 2017. I ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Max and Ruby

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Max and Ruby Found as strays like most bunnies that come into the care of the HRM Animal Redemption Centre????​ Max & Ruby have been searching for that pawfect home for the past four months, with no luck! Coming in terrified of everything & would scurry to hiding ...

Savannah is from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage Class of 2011

**** Info via Camp Courage Savannah is from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage Class of 2011 and is the first Female Captain and Training Officer at Lahave Fire Department. She created an online female firefighter fitness program. In 2020 Savannah started an online fitness group to help females with their fitness goals, recruit ...

March Success Story – Kayla

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Kayla Kayla is from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, graduated the class of 2009, graduated from RCMP Depot in 2014 and is currently an RCMP Officer. We are so proud of you! Great work! Looking for a life changing experience? Camp Courage 2023 applications are now open. The ...

March Success Story – Arielle

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Arielle Arielle is from Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, graduated from Camp Courage class of 2009 and currently works as a Registered Nurse in an ICU, caring for critically ill patients suffering from spinal and brain injuries, traumas, and burns. Arielle is working toward becoming part of ...

March Success Story – Whitney

**** Info via Camp Courage March Success Story – Whitney Whitney is from Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia and graduated from Camp Courage class of 2007 and the Waverly Fire School. She was a career Firefighter with the Halifax Regional Fire Service and then moved to Florida to be with her husband and became a career ...

While our companions await their forever home at Bide Awhile they get to run an office

**** Info via Bide Awhile While our companions await their forever home at Bide Awhile they get to run an office, roam the halls and generally boss the staff around. Henry likes to loaf around in the loaf beds. Cheech likes to make sure we take regular breaks for mental health and cat cuddles. Ziggy ...

Ellie is from Wolfville, Nova Scotia and graduated from Camp Courage class of 2017. This is what she has to say about Camp Courage

**** Info via Camp Courage Ellie is from Wolfville, Nova Scotia and graduated from Camp Courage class of 2017. This is what she has to say about Camp Courage “Camp courage is such a spectacular program, I benefited hugely from all of the hands-on experience (especially in the paramedic days) that we participated in. They ...

Mya is from Glen Haven, Nova Scotia and graduated from Camp Courage class of 2017

**** Info via Camp Courage Mya is from Glen Haven, Nova Scotia and graduated from Camp Courage class of 2017 My name is Mya and in 2017 I was very lucky to have been selected to participate in Camp Courage. It was obvious from the very beginning how much love and energy Andrea put into ...

Introducing Meowsy, Moo and Cheech who are ready for their forever homes!

**** Info via Bide Awhile Introducing Meowsy, Moo and Cheech who are ready for their forever homes! Click on the images to learn more about each one. If you are interested in learning more about about our adoptables or want to book an appointment to meet please contact us during business hours to make arrangements ...

A month ago, this young porcupine was found in the snow – barely moving

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife A month ago, this young porcupine was found in the snow – barely moving She was suffering from mange, and she had crusts all over her face and belly. Her eyes were completely crusted shut from it. After a month of treatment, you can see her mange is all ...

Chief Ken Stuebing and Deputy Chief Dave Meldrum presented Captain Annette Thompson with a shadowbox created in memory of Newt

Via HRFE Chief Ken Stuebing and Deputy Chief Dave Meldrum presented Captain Annette Thompson with a shadowbox created in memory of Newt. Newt was intuitive, reliable and remarkably intelligent, serving as a therapy support dog to HRFE crew, and members of the public. She represented the organization at countless volunteer events with Captain Thompson for ...

Halifax Search and Rescue Celebrates 50 + 1 Anniversary

**** HSAR, Release Halifax Search and Rescue Celebrates 50 + 1 Anniversary When a child goes missing, a hiker needs added assistance, or a senior citizen wanders due to dementia, calls to ground search and rescue volunteers are among the first calls that police agencies make in the Halifax Regional Municipality.    Halifax Search & ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Mason

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight- Mason Meet Sir Mason, he is a 5 year old boy looking for his furever home. He is currently in foster awaiting his new family, and here is what his foster had to say about him. Mason is happiest being alone together. He will curl up by ...

Today marks a year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Today marks a year since the Russian invasion of Ukraine Many Canadians have shown support for Ukraine including fundraisers, rallies and helping refugees from the war who now call Canada home. ...

Look whoooo’s improved!

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife Look whoooo’s improved! The great horned owl with the bad eye has moved to the final stage of rehab! He’s now in a large outdoor unit so he can stretch his wings and practice flying again. He came to us in December with the inability to see out of ...

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!! (Located in NS)

**** Via Save a Life Canada Animal Rescue AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!! (Located in NS) Hi all, I’m Malfoyt. I am a 4 yr old, 16lb, chi mix fella. I was found as a stray on the streets of Texas and came here to NS to start the search for a forever family. On average, it ...

This month, the Nova Scotia Brotherhood will be acknowledging individuals who have positively impacted Nova Scotia

**** NSHA Media Release February is African Heritage Month and we are celebrating the rich contributions that African Nova Scotians and Black Immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa have made in our society despite their ongoing struggle for equity and social justice. It is a time to recognize the strength and resiliency of Black people ...

NS SPCA Adoptable – Meet Lexi!

****:NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable – Meet Lexi! Lexi has been enjoying some time in a foster home as shelter life can be a little overwhelming for a girl that prefers being with people and is looking to be the only pet in the home so she can have all the attention. This is ...

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!! (Located in NS)

**** Via Save a Life Canada Animal Rescue AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!! (Located in NS) Hello Maritimers! Allow me to introduce myself, the name’s Smidge. I am approximately 5 years young, and a manageable 55 lbs. in weight. I hail from a far away land called “Louisiana”I think. As a dog I’m not well-versed in maps ...

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!! (Located in NS)

Via Save a Life Canada Animal Rescue AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!! (Located in NS) Hi everyone, my name is Quail, I’m a rambunctious 11 month old American bulldog mix and I’m about 70 lbs. I came from Louisiana a few weeks ago, where I was found as a stray, in search of a better life. I’m ...

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!! (Located in NS)

Via Save a Life Canada Animal Rescue AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!! (Located in NS) Hey doggy lovers! My name is Petunia, named after a flower because I am a delicate, beautiful, and strong. I am a one and a half year old Lab/Retriever mix girl weighing around 50 lbs. I came from Louisiana a few weeks ...

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!! (Located in NS)

Via Save a Life Canada Animal Rescue AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!! (Located in NS) Hello Everyone! My name is Gracie! I am a 3+ years old labrador mix girlie who weighs about 70lbs. I have been with my foster family for more than two months after coming all the way from Louisiana so my foster mom ...

Hey kids! Help name Canada’s future RCMP Dogs in the 2023 Name the Puppy Contest

Via RCMP Hey kids! Help us name Canada’s future RCMP Dogs in the 2023 Name the Puppy Contest It is easy to enter this online contest and we are looking forward to seeing all the super name ideas. ????Names must begin with the letter “S”, be 1 -2 syllables and have no more than 9 ...

These beautiful big girls have been waiting way too long in shelter for there forever homes

**** NS SPCA Release LONG TERM RESIDENTS! These beautiful big girls have been waiting way too long in shelter for there forever homes. Every day they watch people come in and out, petting cats and kittens and asking about dogs. They get overlooked and because they are shy, it makes it hard to form a ...

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!! (Located in NS)

Via Save a Life Canada Animal Rescue AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!! (Located in NS) Hi. I’m Guero. I am a 6 yr old, Am Staff mix fella weighing approx. 50lbs. I came all the way from Texas a couple weeks ago in hopes of a better life. Now I just need a forever family to complete ...

AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!! (Located in NS)

Via Save a Life Canada Animal Rescue AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!! (Located in NS) HI, I’m Duke. I am a 2 year old terrier mix boy weighing in at about 10lbs. I came from Texas a couple weeks ago and I’m ready to find my furever family. On average, it takes 100 shares and 100 likes ...

Introducing Binou, Yeti and Winnie who are ready for their forever homes!

Via Bide Awhile Introducing Binou, Yeti and Winnie who are ready for their forever homes! Click on the images to learn more about each one. If you are interested in learning more about Binou, Yeti or Winnie, or want to book an appointment to meet please contact us during business hours to make arrangements at: ...

NS SPCA Adoption Highlight – Sucre

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoption Highlight – Sucre Sucre Approx Age:​ 18 years Gender:​ Male Site:​ Dartmouth This old man is ready for his retirement home! While Sucre may be 18, he certainly doesn’t act his age. He loves to climb his cat tree, play with catnip toys, and, every once in a while, sprint around ...

February is African Heritage Month and NSHA are celebrating the rich contributions that African Nova Scotians and Black Immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa have made in our society

**** NSHA Media Release February is African Heritage Month and NSHA are celebrating the rich contributions that African Nova Scotians and Black Immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa have made in our society despite their ongoing struggle for equity and social justice. It is a time to recognize the strength and resiliency of Black people ...

February is African Heritage Month. Halifax Regional Police is highlighting some of our members as part of our celebrations

Via HRP February is African Heritage Month. Halifax Regional Police is highlighting some of our members as part of our celebrations. For 10 years, Quentin McGann has worked as an Emergency Response Communicator at Integrated Emergency Services (IES) serving as a 911 Call Taker, Police and Fire Dispatcher and more recently a supervisor. Quentin currently ...

Captain Natasha Prest is the first African Nova Scotian female career firefighter and the first African Nova Scotian woman promoted to career Captain with the HRFE

Info via Camp Courage Did you know? Captain Natasha Prest is the first African Nova Scotian female career firefighter and the first African Nova Scotian woman promoted to career Captain with the Halifax Regional Fire Service. She has also been a Camp Courage Program Director for many years. ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Jenner

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Jenner Approx Age:​ 2 years Gender:​ Female Site:​ HRM Animal Redemption Centre Name: Jenner – Female/Spayed Breed: Pitbull Terrier Mix Age: 2 years Weight: 23 kgs / 51 lbs Home with cats: Possibly Dog savvy cats with training Home With Dogs: based on meet and greet Children: Ages 14 ...

TD Presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries

**** Halifax Libraries Release TD Presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries returns with in-person programs and performances for all ages. More than 35 workshops, performances, and community conversations are scheduled for February and beyond. ​ This year’s program has been developed in collaboration with the African ...

Helping Animals Find their “Fur”ever Homes

**** NS SPCA Release Helping Animals Find their “Fur”ever Homes Funding from PetSmart Charities of Canada™ aided adoptions Many families have been able to give second chances to animals from the Nova Scotia SPCA, thanks in part to a $40,000 grant from PetSmart Charities of Canada™. The grant helped to prepare more animals for adoption, ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Daisy

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Daisy Daisy Approx Age:​ 6 yearsGender:​ FemaleSite: DaisyFemale, Spayed~6 yearsCattle dog xNo childrenNo other petsNo apartmentsHigh energyAfter spending a few weeks with us to ensure her recovery, Miss Daisy is ready for her debut. Daisy arrived at the Dartmouth shelter with a broken leg, but it certainly hasn’t ...

The Bide Awhile Shelter for Animals looks for forever homes for fuzzy friends

**** Original post from 2017 The Bide Awhile Shelter for Animals looks for forever homes for fuzzy friends Located in Dartmouth, the Bide Awhile shelter is a drop off and adoption center which primarily focuses on cats and dogs of all ages. They open their doors to most situations for surrendered and rescued animals and ...

Leo came to the Metro Animal Emergency Clinic with a urinary blockage

**** Via Metro Animal Emergency Clinic Leo came to the Metro Animal Emergency Clinic with a urinary blockage “Blocked” cats are common patients at our hospital. Urinary blockages are often caused by the formation of small, sand- like crystals in the bladder (picture the bladder like a gritty glass of water and what settles at ...

WHO CAN YOU INSPIRE TODAY?

Via Camp Courage WHO CAN YOU INSPIRE TODAY? In 2006, a firefighter named Andréa Speranza founded a charity called Camp Courage, The First Responder’s Society. It is a free, award-winning, life-changing camp that informs, educates, and inspires young women and gender-diverse youth toward emergency service careers. The ultimate goal is that the young women leave ...

The ever-popular Halifax Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Nova Scotia returns

**** Info via LETR WE’RE BACK!! MARK YOUR CALENDAR The ever-popular Halifax Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Nova Scotia returns in- person on Saturday, April 29th, 2023! Join NSLETR members, Special Olympics Athletes and cheering crowds at Grand Parade Square in Halifax for our Opening Ceremonies.  Then be part of the Torch Run that will lead us to the Halifax waterfront at The Queen’s Marque located on Lower Water ...

NS SPCA Adoptables Highlight – Kylie

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptables Highlight – Kylie My name is Kylie. I am a 6 year old gorgeous girl who loves to be the boss. I have been in foster for a long time and it would be great for me to find my furever home. I would be best suited for ...

African Heritage Month Celebrations Begin

**** CNS Media Release African Heritage Month Celebrations Begin —————————————————– A virtual celebration today, January 23, marked the launch of African Heritage Month with a provincial proclamation and poster unveiling. The month recognizes and highlights the contributions of African Nova Scotians throughout the province’s history. “The theme of African Heritage Month 2023 reminds us that ...

Wishing everyone who celebrates, a safe and happy Lunar New Year!

The Lunar New Year is upon us, and if you type lunar new year in Google you will get a firework show surprise! Wishing everyone who celebrates, a safe and happy Lunar New Year! ...

Camp Courage 2023 applications are now open.

Via Camp Courage Looking for a life changing experience? Camp Courage 2023 applications are now open. The deadline to apply to the camp is March 20th, 2023. Please click the link below for more info. https://campcourage.ca/apply/how-to-apply/   AAbout Camp Courage  Camp Courage: Goals and Objectives   ...

Celebrating African Heritage Month 2023

**** HRM Media Release Celebrating African Heritage Month 2023 February is African Heritage Month. This year’s theme, Seas of struggle – African Peoples from Shore to Shore, outlines the struggles that people of African Decent faced from the shores of Africa to the shores of Nova Scotia. This theme explores the adversity that was overcome and ...

Seal pupping season is firmly upon us in the Maritime Provinces!

**** Info via MARS Seal pupping season is firmly upon us in the Maritime Provinces! If you see a seal or a pup found on or wandering near shorelinesrest assured, most of these animals are fine and doing what wild seals do! While seals spend most of their lives in or around water, they often ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Oreo

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Oreo Oreo Approx Age:​ 1 yearGender:​ FemaleSite:​ Dartmouth Oreo is a bunny that is seeking a loving owner to adopt her and live in their furever home. Oreo likes attention from time to time, but needs time to warm up to new people and situations. She gets a little ...

Hope for Wildlife Open House today

Via Hope for Wildlife “We probably have over 20 owls in right now, we just got a little saw-whet this morning at our Bridgewater location.” Today – Everyone is welcome to come and visit Buddy on Saturdays from 12PM to 3PM! . . .   ...

We got to meet Hope’s new ambassador with an incredible story ahead of an upcoming Hope for Wildlife open house.  Meet Buddy

We got to meet Hope’s new ambassador with an incredible story ahead of an upcoming Hope for Wildlife open house.  Meet Buddy A few things we learned about this beautiful bald eagle as he adjusts to his new home as an educational ambassador. He’s definitely over six,  He’s mature. So over six or so and ...

Dolly and Johnny, now six months of age, are well overdue for a fur-ever home together

**** Via Halifax Cat Rescue Dolly and Johnny, now six months of age, are well overdue for a fur-ever home together Former bottle-babies, they are super-socialized to humans, where they are amazingly loving and outgoing. They’ve also got a healthy dose of badness, where they are busting out in exuberant energy, primed for trouble-making and ...

Welcome home, Buddy the Bald Eagle!

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife One incredible journey. Welcome home, Buddy the Bald Eagle! In October of 2021, Buddy was found injured and suspected of being hit by a car. He had suffered severe head, wing, and spine trauma – the last of which gave him partial paralysis in his legs. Being from the ...

Local Mermaid Performer and Mother Go Viral on Youtube with Infant Son; Awarded “Silver Play Button”

**** Halifax Mermaids Release Local Mermaid Performer and Mother Go Viral on Youtube with Infant Son; Awarded “Silver Play Button”​ Local business owners Sean and Raina Norman never imagined when starting their Youtube account, that it would one day be viewed by people all over the world. The couple are as shocked about their recent ...

This beautiful barred owl is one of the first patients brought to Hope for Wildlife in 2023

Via Hope for Wildlife This beautiful barred owl is one of the first patients brought to Hope for Wildlife in 2023 Hit by a car, she has a suspected fracture of the radius bone in her left wing. We have over a dozen barred owls in rehab right now as a result of being hit ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight If you’ve been searching far and wide to find the purr-fect furry companion, I welcome you to explore our corner of the realm! Here we have our resident knight, Lance. Much like the legendary Lancelot, our Lance takes his place at the round table whenever he can! ...

With the new year upon us, we’ve sat back and reflected on some of the events from the past year

With the new year upon us, we’ve sat back and reflected on some of the events from the past year Please There is no doubt that 2022 was a busy year, with many challenges and tragedies.​ But there have also been many positive uplifting stories in 2022.​ Here are some (but not all) memorable 2022 ...

Need help feeding your pet this holiday season? ???? Check out our free SPCA Pet Pantry!

Via NS SPCA Need help feeding your pet this holiday season? ???? Check out our free SPCA Pet Pantry! ???? If you are unable to afford pet food or litter, please click the link below and fill out a quick form. ✨ We’ll arrange for a contactless pick-up at the SPCA shelter closest to you. ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Kylie

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Kylie Kylie was surrender to us back in November of 2020 as the lifestyle in her previous home changed. You read that right. 2020! You see Kylie has a special “cattitude” and will need a good period of time to adjust to her new life but ...

The female leatherback sea turtle can lay clutches of up to 90 eggs several times during the nesting season! Learn more about this incredible animal

**** DFO Media Release Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea), Atlantic population   The female leatherback sea turtle can lay clutches of up to 90 eggs several times during the nesting season! Range New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Atlantic Ocean Description The Leatherback Sea Turtle is 1 of 7 species of ...

Bide Awhile – We have some new friends who are looking for their furever homes

**** Info via Bide Awhile Happy Caturday! We have some new friends who are looking for their furever homes. (Taj) Please say hello to Taj, Cola, Reeses, Mars, Joy, Joseph, Jeffy, and Louis! (Cola) We would like to see Jeffy and Louis go to a new home together as they are a bonded pair. (Reeses) ...

Canadian NORAD Region: Ready to escort Santa once again

**** DND Media Release Canadian NORAD Region: Ready to escort Santa once again ​ The countdown to December 24th has begun! As the big night approaches, the Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) is happy to announce that we will be monitoring and escorting Santa as he completes his journey through Canadian airspace once again! The news ...

Via Hope for Wildlife – I am very grateful and happy to be acknowledged by receiving the Order of Nova Scotia

**** Via Hope for Wildlife I am very grateful and happy to be acknowledged by receiving the Order of Nova Scotia. The growth of Hope for Wildlife has, and will always be, the result of an amazing group of people who have come together to share in the same goals and mission. I would like ...

Friends, families and pups made their way to HRFE Stn 13 (King St) as Capt. Keating and Eng Kennedy take thier last day before retirement

(HRFE) Friends, families and pups made their way to HRFE Stn 13 (King St) as Capt. Keating and Eng Kennedy take thier last day before retirement. With a combined 71 years of service, we thank you for all you have done! . . . .     ...

Four individual Nova Scotians and three groups received Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards

**** CNS Media Release New Wel-lukwen Award, Other Nova Scotia Human Rights Honours Presented —————————————————— Four individual Nova Scotians and three groups received Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards in honour of their work creating a more equitable, inclusive and respectful province at an event in Halifax today, December 9. The awards included a new honour, ...

The history of the Halifax Explosion

**** HRM Media Release The history of the Halifax Explosion Thursday, December 6, 1917, dawned bright and clear in Halifax. World War I raged in Europe, and the port city was busy with the movement of war ships carrying troops, relief supplies and munitions. Around eight that morning, the Norwegian ship carrying relief supplies to ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Sophie

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Sophie Sophie It has been a long 5 months for Sophie.​ At 8-years-old, Sophie, made her way into our care after being found as a stray cat. After no luck in finding an owner, and being medically cleared for adoption, Sophie was all set to begin ...

Another awesome year for the Toy Drive

With a bit over $35k in cash and a ton of toys the Q104 / Professional Firefighters Toy Drive is wrapping up another year. Incredible! . (via Janice Langley) . . (via James Turple) . . . . . .         ...

With a combined 71 years of service, two HRFE members set to retire

A big thank you to FF Kennedy and Capt. Keating from Stn 13 (King St) who will be retiring soon after a combined 71 years of service. Enjoy the retirement! .     ...

Donate and vote for either TEAM CATS or TEAM DOGS at

Via NS SPCA ❗️ Cats VS Dogs is back ❗️ For Giving Tuesday last year, we asked YOU to help settle this BFF battle. Cats took the crown and just as expected, they have been rubbing it in everyone’s noses. ???? But can they win two years in a row?? ???????? Donate and vote for ...

Buddy the Bald Eagle needs your help!

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife Buddy the Bald Eagle needs your help! https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/hope-for-wildlife-society This is Buddy the Bald Eagle before the groundbreaking surgery to fix his spine. In October of 2021, he was brought to the Atlantic Veterinary College unable to stand or walk. Despite his strong will to get better and his long ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Jessie

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Jessie Jessie has been seeking a new home for over a month now with no luck. She is eager to start this new chapter of her life and knows that there is a loving home waiting just for her.​ “Jessie is a very refined 4-year-old kitty, ...

Bide Awhile – Please say hello to Luna, our featured adoptable cat

**** Info via Bide Awhile Please say hello to Luna, our featured adoptable cat Luna is a domestic long hair brown female, 5 years old. She is a little shy at first but quickly comes around with a few chin scratches. She can be very affectionate but wants all of your attention so would prefer ...

The Q Toy Drive, December 1st and 2nd at the Highfield Park Fire Station!

Via Q104 – The Q Toy Drive, December 1st and 2nd at the Highfield Park Fire Station! Drop off a new unwrapped toy, and the Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank will deliver it safely to a kid who will love it forever. Big thanks to our helper elves at Best Buy, Metro Self Storage ...

Did you know that squirrels make mushroom jerky?

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife This cast may be a bit too small to sign… We recently received this orphaned young American Red Squirrel that turned out to have a broken front leg. He seems content with the level of health care he’s receiving. Did you know that squirrels make mushroom jerky? Mushrooms are ...

Lest we forget

Some photos from the Sullivan’s Pond Remembrance Day service. Lest we forget. For me, any family and friends, past and present, who are or have served, and to all those past and present, thank you. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...

Release of the 2023 Fight4Life Firefighters and their Pets Calenda

**** Info via Fight4Life Release of the 2023 Firefighters and their Pets Calenda This year’s event honours our Fallen; those firefighters who have paid the ultimate price in the line of duty.   One hundred percent of all calendar sales go to the programs that help currently serving or retired Halifax Firefighters of IAFF Local 268. ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Oakley

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Oakley Oakley has won the hearts of many with his adorable puppy dog eyes! Oakley is a social butterfly when it comes to people and has the biggest smile and tippy-tappy feet to show just how happy he is. When the time is right Oakley can ...

Even by typical mammalian standards, raccoons are a very chatty bunch

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife These two orphaned baby raccoons were brought in last week after their mom was hit by a car. They may be the last baby raccoons we receive for the year, and they will grow up with us over the winter. Thankfully, they have each other for company and to ...

SPECIAL FOSTER-TO-ADOPT HOME NEEDED!!

**** Info via Healing Animal SCARS SPECIAL FOSTER-TO-ADOPT HOME NEEDED!! Healing Animal Scars – Sonya’s Cat & Animal Rescue Society is looking for a special foster-to-adopt home for Fern. A foster home that could potentially become her forever home. She cannot be adopted yet because Fern has not been spayed yet. She is still nursing ...

If you’re interested in being a volunteer firefighter, stations across HRM could use your help!

Via HRFE – If you’re interested in being a volunteer firefighter, stations across HRM could use your help! There’s still time to apply before training in January. Visit halifax.ca/firevolunteers or email volff@halifax.ca for more information. ...

NS SPCA Adoptable highlight – Nutmeg and Papillon

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable highlight – Nutmeg and Papillon Nutmeg and Papillon are a bonded pair.Hi! Are you our new family? We are very social bunnies who are used to lots of space to free roam. We LOVE LOVE LOVE veggies, but who doesn’t??We are great at using our litterbox once comfortable ...

Another fun year comes to a close at the Alderney Landing Haunted Mansion

Another fun year comes to a close at the Alderney Landing Haunted Mansion **** Info via Alderney Landing Scariest Haunted Mansion wraps up at Alderney Landing   Alderney Landing’s annual Bluenose Ghosts Festival kicked off on Friday, Oct. 7.  This year’s festival featured the scariest Haunted Mansion in Metro.  “East Coast Scares has created the Haunted ...

NS SPCA Adoption Highlight – Jessie

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoption Highlight – Jessie This 4-year-old beauty is Jessie.​   Jessie is a refined kitty with impeccable house manners. She wants nothing more than to join you on the couch for some loving head pats at the end of a long day. When first arriving to her foster home, ...

Saving the turtles: Residents actions helps save a turtle nest in Dartmouth

Looking out for the turtles Looking out for the turtles Construction is unde­rway to provide a pa­rtial new path conne­cting the Russel Lake trails in Dartmout­h.​ However, a rece­nt clearing stirred up some problems for some local resident­s: mama Eastern painted tur­tles. These  turtles will nest in the same environment every sea­son and are a ...

We spoke to Jule about Cold Play NS about what it’s about and why it’s good for you!

We spoke to Jule about Cold Play NS about what it’s about and why it’s good for you! (Q) Who are you and what is your group? Jule Shanks, the group is called “Cold Play NS” -the fbk group was started by myself in Nov 2021 in the hopes of building a community, now we ...

NS SPCA Adoptable highlight – Chymo

***’ NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable highlight – Chymo Chymo Approx Age:​ 7 years Everyone meet Chymo!​ This large fella is estimated at 7 years. Chymo is an American bulldog mix. He is a big boy at over 38 kilograms!​ After coming into the SPCAs care at no fault to his own he is ready ...

Do you know this picture?

Do you know this picture? This was painted by a teacher of a student at Joseph Howe School in the 70s or early 80s. The teachers family who has this work is looking to connect with the student or their family! The teacher was Norma Morash. If you have info please message us here and ...

Please say hello to Bide Awhile’s latest adoptable cats – Pumpkin, Oreo, Radish, and Carrot

****’ Bide Awhile Release Please say hello to Bide Awhile’s latest adoptable cats – Pumpkin, Oreo, Radish, and Carrot! If you are interested in learning more about these cats, or want to book an appointment to meet one, please give us a call at 902-469-9578. Check our website to learn a little more about who ...

HRFE are always looking to recruit new volunteer firefighters across HRM

Via HRFE HRFE are always looking to recruit new volunteer firefighters across HRM If you live in Hammonds Plains, Hatchet Lake, Shad Bay, Seabright, Black Point, Lakeside, Timberlea, Williamswood, or Upper Tantallon your community could use your help. Come join our team!   Visit halifax.ca/firevolunteers or email volff@halifax.ca for more information. ...

HRFE celebrated AC Sherry Dean as she was promoted to Assistant Chief, responsible for the Workplace Culture & Inclusion Portfolio

**’* HRFE Release   Today, we celebrated AC Sherry Dean as she was promoted to Assistant Chief, responsible for the Workplace Culture & Inclusion Portfolio. Well done, AC Dean, we’re so excited to have you in this role! . . . . . . .     ...

HRFE Chief Stuebing marks 5 years this week in the HRM

HRFE Chief Stuebing marks 5 years this week in the HRM. With vast paramedic and fire service experience, he brought new ideas and action to the HRFE even through a challenging pandemic. Thank you for your service and congratulations. (A bit more from the HRFE coming up later today) ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Elena

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Elena Meet 6-year-old Elena. She’s currently in a foster home right now awaiting her furever loving home. She was an owner surrender due to a big change in her life, but no fault of her own. She has been in her foster home for a little ...

As with every long weekend, we want to wish you all a safe Thanksgiving

As with every long weekend, we want to wish you all a safe Thanksgiving.   Please do not drive impaired if you are travelling and pre adjust your belts before supper. Take care everyone! ...

Cst. Aileen Mitchell-Halliday broke through as the first woman police officer to go on the Halifax Police Department

Via HRP – Cst. Aileen Mitchell-Halliday broke through as the first woman police officer to go on the Halifax Police Department’s street patrol in 1975. Cst Mitchell-Halliday was also HPD’s first woman police officer on the Mounted Unit. #WomensHistoryMonth ...

October is Women’s History Month in Canada

**** Canada.ca Release October is Women’s History Month in Canada, a time to celebrate the women and girls from our past, and our present, who are contributing to a better, more inclusive Canada. In 1992, the Government of Canada designated October as Women’s History Month, marking the beginning of an annual celebration of the outstanding ...

To honour Women’s History Month, we remember the sacrifice of Captain Nichola Goddard of 1st Royal Canadian Horse Artillery

**** Canadian Army Release To honour Women’s History Month, we remember the sacrifice of Captain Nichola Goddard of 1st Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. Captain Nichola Goddard, a forward observer with the 1st Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, lost her life during ground offensive operations in Kandahar on May 17, 2006. She was the first Canadian female ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Kenmore

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Kenmore We are excited to introduce you to Kenny! This 5-year-old handsome small shepherd mix is ready to start interviewing possible families. ​ Kenmore loves playing with water from the hose, destroying stuffies and carrying sticks around. He is happy when he is chasing birds, squirrels ...

SCARS Adoptables – Revello and DillyBar are between 5 and 6 months old

**** Healing Animal SCARS Release Revello and DillyBar are between 5 and 6 months old, and they have been with the rescue since they were tiny kittens! Their sister was adopted 2 months ago. It’s a shame that we haven’t found a home yet for this bonded pair of brothers who must stay together. Normally ...

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

**** HRM Media Release September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Formerly Orange Shirt Day, it’s a day to recognize the on-going legacy and impacts of residential schools. It is a day for quiet reflection.   National Day for Truth and Reconciliation In its commitment to reconciliation and ensuring that the tragic ...

Introducing Sim, Lista, Winona, Mia, Lucy, and Boo! They are the newest adoptable cats

**** Info via Bide Awhile Please contact the shelter for more information “Introducing Sim, Lista, Winona, Mia, Lucy, and Boo! They are the newest adoptable cats just added to our website. (Sim) If you are interested in learning more about someone in this crew, or want to book an appointment to meet one, please give ...

On National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and throughout the month of October, you may see HRFE crews wearing this Orange Shirt

**** Info via HRFE On National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and throughout the month of October, you may see HRFE crews wearing this Orange Shirt. It was designed by HRFE member Leroy Fontaine, in consultation with Indigenous community members. The crest symbols explained: The maple leaf symbolizes Canada and the ally-ship needed as an ...

Municipality recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Mi’kmaq History Month and Treaty Day

***’ HRM Media Release Municipality recognizing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Mi’kmaq History Month and Treaty Day   The Halifax Regional Municipality invites residents to recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Treaty Day and Mi’kmaq History Month. The Halifax Regional Municipality is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and traditional lands of the Mi’kmaq ...

In July Hope for Wildlife posted about an orphaned baby bobcat that was found very dehydrated and very cold

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife In July Hope for Wildlife posted about an orphaned baby bobcat that was found very dehydrated and very cold. Look at him now – showing off his incredible balancing skills! A tiny 836 grams when he came in, he now weighs almost 4 kg, and he will be with ...

Are you interested in being a volunteer firefighter?

Via HRFE Are you interested in being a volunteer firefighter? (Video message below) HRFE are recruiting volunteers across HRM this fall to begin training in January 2023. Come join our amazing team of first responders! Hear what some of our members have to say about what it’s like to volunteer. Volunteer Firefighter Recruitment in Halifax ...

Bide Awhile’s newest adoptable cats just added to the website

**** Info via Bide Awhile Introducing Lou, Jinx, Sophie, Porkey, Elmer, Tweetie, and Wiley! They are the newest adoptable cats just added to our website. If you are interested in learning more about someone in this crew, or want to book an appointment to meet one, please give us a call at 902-469-9578. Check our ...

NS SPCA are SO excited to announce that our friends at Bulwark Ciders launched a new SPCA specialty cider

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA are SO excited to announce that our friends at Bulwark Ciders launched a new SPCA specialty cider and they have hit the shelves just in time for the weekend! ???? The cans feature 10 SPCA shelter pets and proceeds are donated back to help local pets in need! Get ...

This red squirrel found himself entangled in some plastic netting, which was wrapped around his neck and one paw

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife This red squirrel found himself entangled in some plastic netting, which was wrapped around his neck and one paw We were able to catch him and remove the netting, and fortunately it had not caused any serious injuries. All kinds of things we put in our yard can be ...

According to the Nova Scotia Turtle Patrol, the dry and hot summer has lead to some snapping turtle nests hatching a bit early

According to the Nova Scotia Turtle Patrol, the dry and hot summer has lead to some snapping turtle nests hatching a bit early. These two little slow pokes were last from their nest from a popular nesting site in HRM. Snapping turtles are a species at risk. Follow the NS Turtle Patrol The Nova Scotia ...

NS SPCA Adoption Highlight – Luna

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoption Highlight – Luna Check out this lovely gal! Luna is a spry 9-year-old female who is hoping to find a cozy place to call her own. She has been spoiled in her current foster home, but is eager to find that permanent place. Check out what her foster ...

Help find Harley a loving home!

**** NS SPCA Release Help find Harley a loving home! ???? Harley has been with the SPCA for 114 days. He is waiting patiently for that moment when someone will look into his eyes and see how special he is. ????   Drop by the Colchester SPCA shelter today to see if Harley is your ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Jasper

**** NS SPCA Release Adoptable Highlight – Jasper Ready to meet our resident polar bear? Just kidding!​ Jasper is in search of his forever home at the ripe age of 8 years old! This lovable bully mix is attention seeking and wants nothing more than endless bum scritches! Jasper is on a special veterinary diet ...

The Pipes and Drums of the HRFE

**** Reposted story The Pipes and Drums of the HRFE You hear them before you see them, and the Halifax Fire Rescue and Emergency “Union Fire Club Pipes and Drums Band” marches with pride and purpose as they entertain the crowds with enthusiasm. Originally founded in 2006 with about 6 original members, the idea was ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Toupi and Binou

**** NS SPCA Release   Adoptable Highlight – Toupi and Binou These two handsome gentlemen are the best of both worlds. They would both thrive in a loving home where they can roam freely and let their unique personalities shine! Looking for snuggles? Toupi is your guy! Looking for adventure? Bino is the bunny for ...

A-Jay, Alias and Andy are long haired black kittens that are available for adoption

**** Bide Awhile Release A-Jay, Alias and Andy are long haired black kittens that are available for adoption We are open for adoption appointments Tuesday to Friday 10-5 and Saturday 10-2. Call to adopt your new best friend! Call – 902-469-9578     ...

Today is International Dog Day

Via HRP – Today is International Dog Day????. Police Service Dog Morgan (left) and Police Service Dog Jynx (right) are two of the pawsome members of the Halifax Regional Police K-9 Unit. Our K-9 teams have many duties. To name a few: they help track lost people; search for suspects & detect illicit drugs. ...

This pair of beautiful shy girls have been with the rescue for over 5 months,

Sent to us from SCARS Please share This pair of beautiful shy girls have been with the rescue for over 5 months, patiently waiting in a Foster home for somebody understanding who will love them. Please call me at 902-469-6369 for a pre screening interview if you are interested in applying to adopt these girls ...

ATU 508 Members collect & donate hundreds of dollars of school supplies to a needy school

Eleanor, with Halifax Transit, sent this in to us. Great job! Every year under the wonderful direction of Jeannie Garbett, Halifax Transit ATU 508 Members collect & donate hundreds of dollars of school supplies to a needy school. This year, South Woodside was delighted to receive such a generous donation. Jeannie started this about 6 ...

You’ve seen them in parades and at various events.   We had a chance to chat with magical royalty about transferring into beloved Little Princess

You’ve seen them in parades and at various events.   We had a chance to chat with magical royalty about transferring into beloved Little Princess “We are “Little Princess Parties Halifax” and we have been in business since 2013. Little Princess Parties is a children’s entertainment company​ that brings fairytale characters to life for the joy ...

Please say hello to Bide Awhile’s latest adoptable cats!

**** Bide Awhile Please say hello to Bide Awhile’s latest adoptable cats! Lot’s of friendly faces looking for their furever home. If you are interested in learning more about someone in this crew, or want to book an appointment to meet one, please give us a call at 902-469-9578. Check our website to learn a ...

We got to meet the incredibly talented Luminosity Circus at the Keloose festival.​ ​ We asked this talented group what got them into fire acts,​ hooping,​ acrobatics and more!

We got to meet the incredibly talented Luminosity Circus at the Keloose festival.​ ​ We asked this talented group what got them into fire acts,​ hooping,​ acrobatics and more! Name / Company or Organization Luminosity Circus What do you do and how long have you been doing this? Luminosity Circus is a non-profit circus agency ...

We got to talk with Chelee Cromwell,  local sci-fi, fantasy, romance book author,  about what inspired her to write and starting her brand after battling cancer

We got to talk with Chelee Cromwell,  local sci-fi, fantasy, romance book author,  about what inspired her to write and starting her brand after battling cancer “NEWBIA came from a dream I dreamed for two months straight. Waking each morning with a new adventure to write. During a time in my life, when I was ...

Happy National Black Cat AppreciationDay!

**** NS SPCA Release Happy National Black Cat AppreciationDay! Here are the top 3 reasons to adopt a black or tuxedo cat: 1️⃣ They are Halloween icons 2️⃣ They are always ready for a formal occasion 3️⃣ They will love you forever Come see for yourself! ???? Drop by our shelter and Lily Pad Cat ...

Hope for Wildlife’s Annual Open House is our biggest fundraiser each year, attracting thousands of visitors from all over Canada

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife Hope for Wildlife’s Annual Open House is our biggest fundraiser each year, attracting thousands of visitors from all over Canada. Our open house for 2022 will be held on September 10th from 12:00PM to 4:00PM! Get a once-a-year “behind-the-scenes” look at our wildlife rescue and rehabilitation facility with tours ...

Memorial Walk – support Devon’s family and friends

Shared on behalf of the organizers “16 year old Devon Sinclair Marsman has been missing since Feb 2022 in Spryfield ,Halifax. There have been no reported sightings of Devon since Feb 25th. Devon’s family have worked tirelessly since his dissapearance,spreading the word and begging people to speak up but still have no answers as we ...

Today, the mighty Gus the gopher tortoise took pqrt in one of several hatchday celebrations!

Today, the mighty Gus the gopher tortoise took pqrt in one of several hatchday celebrations Looking good for being 100, buddy! **** Via Museum of Natural History You’re invited to Gus’s birthday weekend: Friday August 12, Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14 with parties at 11 am and 2 pm each day. Join us all weekend ...

Nova Scotia SPCA College of Animal Welfare Graduates First Class

***** NS SPCA Release New Veterinary Assistants in Nova Scotia Nova Scotia SPCA College of Animal Welfare Graduates First Class It was a momentous day for the Nova Scotia SPCA College of Animal Welfare, as the first class of Veterinary Assistants graduated on Tuesday, August 9, 2022. The college, an independent post-secondary institution, is one ...

Introducing Toe Beans Brew and Dog City!

**** NS SPCA Release Introducing Toe Beans Brew and Dog City! ???? We are so honoured and thankful that Java Blend Coffee Roasters is supporting the SPCA with two special roasts. ☕️ $1 from every bag and $3 from every bundle sold will be donated to help local homeless pets. ???? PLUS they are generously ...

Contest via Halifax SAR – “Think you can help find our new logo that will be used to represent our team?”

**** Info via Halifax SAR   Halifax Search and Rescue is turning the big 5-0 this year! As part of our celebrations, we’re searching for a new logo. We’ve searched far and wide, and like logos such as the Central Okanagan Search & Rescue and South Fraser Search and Rescue. We are really hoping to ...

Today is International Cat Day!

Today is International Cat Day! International Cat Day is a celebration which takes place on 8 August of every year. It was created in 2002 by the International Fund for Animal Welfare. It is a day to raise awareness for cats and promote ways to help and protect them. ...

The Dartmouth SPCA currently has an abundance of kittens available for adoption!

**** NS SPCA Release Kittens Galore  The Dartmouth SPCA currently has an abundance of kittens available for adoption! We are open from 11-3pm Saturday and Sunday. If you are looking for the sweetest new addition to your home, please feel free to stop by to meet these cuties Kitten adoption fees are $350 and include ...

Gus is turning 100 and we’re celebrating for three days!

**** Info via Museum of Natural History Gus is turning 100 and we’re celebrating for three days! You’re invited to Gus’s birthday weekend: Friday August 12, Saturday, August 13 and Sunday, August 14 with parties at 11 am and 2 pm each day. Join us all weekend to: Visit the Gus exhibit celebrating all things Gus See ...

Newt is looking for a foster home. Could you be the purrrfect fit?

**** Info via Bide Awhile Newt is looking for a foster home. Could you be the purrrfect fit? Newt is part of our Long Term Foster/Palliative Care Program. He is a 16 year old cat with the spirit of a kitten. He is playful, handsome and has a charming personality. He loves to chat and ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Kaiser

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Kaiser Hello gorgeous!​ Meet Kaiser, a 5-year young German Shepherd looking for a new home and family to adventure with. Kaiser is very strong boy who needs leash training! Like most Shepherds, Kaiser can take a minute to be comfortable when meeting some new people and ...

Calling all finch lovers! Adoptions needed!

**** Info via HRM Animal Redemption Centre Calling all finch lovers! We recently had a request to assist finding some homes for ~50 finches. These delightful little nuggets of sunshine are looking for homes of their own. Finches are very social birds so we would like to see them be adopted in pairs or small ...

Happy World Nature Conservation Day!

***’ Info via Hope for Wildlife Happy World Nature Conservation Day! World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated every year on July 28 all across the world. It aims to create awareness about the importance of the planet’s natural resources and conservations issues around them. This year’s theme for World Nature Conservation Day is ‘Living Sustainably ...

Municipality observes Emancipation Day

**** HRM Media Release Municipality observes Emancipation Day The Halifax Regional Municipality is encouraging residents to observe Emancipation Day on and in advance of August 1. In 2021, the Province of Nova Scotia officially designated August 1 as Emancipation Day, in recognition of the history and impacts of slavery in our region. It provides residents ...

All of these cuties are looking for your help to find families to call their own

**** NS SPCA Release ????ATTENTION ???? Now that we have it, check out these picture purfect pups! All of these cuties are looking for your help to find families to call their own. Sweet Pea starts us off. This exuberant young gal is only 10 and a half months old. She is seeking an active ...

NS SPCA  Adoptable Highlight – Sweet Pea

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA  Adoptable Highlight – Sweet Pea Who is ready for a summer of adventure? Sweet Pea is and she would like to take you along for the ride!​ Believed to be an American Staffordshire Terrier and Shepherd mix, Sweet Pea is only 10 and a half months old. She is ...

Orange you glad that Orangie is up for foster-to-adopt!

**** Info via NS SPCA Orange you glad that Orangie is up for foster-to-adopt! ???? Yep, you read that right. Orangie, one of the five emaciated dogs, is the next pup ready to continue her rehabilitation plan in a loving home. Orangie is a big cuddle bug who has the most adorable little prance when ...

NEW – Update on the 5 emaciated dogs

**** NS SPCA Release ❗️ NEW – Update on the 5 emaciated dogs ❗️ Raise the woof! After weeks with the SPCA, three of the five dogs are ready to continue their rehabilitation plans in homes. With foster-to-adopt, thanks to generous donors, we will continue to cover their care until they are medically cleared. Families ...