Friday, July 10, 2020

In The Spotlight

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

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

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

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

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

Canadian Red Cross: Boating Safety

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

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day.

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

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

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

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

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

National Blood Donor Week

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

(Found) Missing kittens in Dartmouth

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

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

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

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

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

NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Tito and Brady

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

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

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

Adoptable highlight – Stella

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

Statement on behalf of the Stevenson Family

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

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

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

May is Asian Heritage Month 

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

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

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

A Message from Chief Stuebing

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

Sue Goyette named new Halifax Regional Municipality Poet Laureate

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

Remembering Constable Heidi Stevenson, Regimental #45161​

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

2020 Volunteer Award recipients announced

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

Sojourn Signs #NovaScotiaStrong fundraiser continues to help

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

UPDATE regarding adoptions at Bide Awhile

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

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

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

RCMP- Name the Foal contest

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

Gilbert needs round the clock care and your help

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

Family is thankful for responders who saved 11 day old son

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

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

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

Adoptable: Apollo is looking for a kind care giver

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

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

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

Bounce into spring in a BIG way!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Halifax Regional Police Bully Hotline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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