In The Spotlight

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 ...

Have you heard about the SPCA’s P.U.P. Program before?

**** NS SPCA Release Hello, hello – I’m Professor Poutine! As Bob Ross would say I was a 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘺 𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘭𝘦 𝘢𝘤𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵. My mum has nine lives and was determined on making 99 more. But thanks to the SPCA’s P.U.P. Program, she was spayed for free, and I was adopted and got the best name ever. ...

Sweet Pea and Valentino Need Your Help

**** NS SPCA Release 📣 Sweet Pea and Valentino Need Your Help 📣 These two adoptable dogs work hard but play harder! After a long day of romping around in the back yard in the pool, they were ready to settle in for a snuggle and a snack 🍽 However, the shelter is running a ...

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 – Mice can make wonderful pets for most people

**** NS SPCA Release   **Did you know** Mice can make wonderful pets for most people. They are clean, friendly, fun and very active creatures that will give you hours of enjoyment and great company. They are also quite intelligent and, with lots of time and attention, can be taught how to do tricks. They ...

Update on the 5 emaciated dogs

**** NS SPCA Release ❗️ Update on the 5 emaciated dogs – graphic (but extremely sweet) photo below ❗️ On behalf of Greenie and his doggie friends, we want to thank all the generous animal lovers who have helped on their journey to recovery. The dogs are feeling your love and support. The dogs have ...

A Regimental Memorial for Constable Heidi Stevenson, who died in the line of duty on April 19, 2020

A Regimental Memorial for Constable Heidi Stevenson, who died in the line of duty on April 19, 2020, took place today in Cole Harbour. Due to COVID restrictions at the time of Cst. Stevenson’s passing, the RCMP was unable to hold a Regimental Funeral and a private family funeral was held. Biography Constable Heidi Stevenson ...

A symbol of Pride is waving over Province House today, June 28, in Halifax

**** CNS Media Release 2022 Pride Flag Raising in Halifax ————————————————————————————————– A symbol of Pride is waving over Province House today, June 28, in Halifax. As part of Pride Month celebrations, Public Service Commission Minister Colton LeBlanc and Kevin Barrett, Co-chair of the Pride Nova Scotia Government Employee Network, raised the Pride flag in support ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Buddy

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Buddy That face and oh those eyes, make our hearts melt! This handsome and loving 4 year old Pitbull terrier boy is Buddy. Buddy has become a shelter favorite with his goofy personality and heart full of love. This guy loves going for walks and is ...

Regimental Memorial for Constable Heidi Stevenson

**** RCMP Media Release Regimental Memorial for Constable Heidi Stevenson The family of Constable Heidi Stevenson and the law enforcement community will be honouring Cst. Stevenson during an RCMP Regimental Memorial on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Due to COVID restrictions at the time of Cst. Stevenson’s passing, the RCMP was unable to hold a Regimental ...

NS SPCA Adoptable – Valentino

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable – Valentino ⭐Hello Handsome⭐ If you are looking for quirky than look no further, we believe Valentino may be the guy for you! His soulful eyes and muscular stature is sure to get people to stop them in their tracks. Valentino loves greeting his favourite people with a ...

Today marks the 26th anniversary of June 21st officially being named Indigenous Peoples Day

Today marks the 26th anniversary of June 21st officially being named Indigenous Peoples Day.   We’re also in the midst of National Indigenous History Month, so today especially, take some time to commemorate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis! ...

NS SPCA Adoption Highlight – Winnie

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoption Highlight – Winnie Winnie is our newest Palliative Care girl! She is estimated at 16 years young and was surrendered when her owner was no longer able to provide care. During Winnie’s initial exam she was found to have a number of health concerns. This strong lady has ...

HRFE welcoms new career firefighters to their ranks in a graduation ceremony in Dartmouth

Today, the HRFE welcomed new career firefighters to their ranks in a graduation ceremony in Dartmouth. The new firefighters will deploy to their new posts soon, strengthening the communities they serve. Congratulations to the new firefighters. ...

Burt is a very small orphaned baby groundhog that came to Hope a couple of weeks ago

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife Meet Burt! Burt is a very small orphaned baby groundhog that came to us a couple of weeks ago – he was thin and dehydrated and he weighed only 190 grams. While adult groundhogs are capable of weighing up to 7 kilograms, they are very small when they are ...

Meet the newest canine member of the CBRPS… Police Service Dog “CHIP”!

**** Cape Breton Police Release Meet the newest canine member of the CBRPS… Police Service Dog “CHIP”! Chip will serve alongside his partner Dale – dog handler Cst. Dale MacLean – whose current canine is ready to retire. Chip is a nearly 2-year-old German Shepherd who came to us from Europe and recently completed a ...

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 ...

Barred owls look quiet and introspective, but they can actually be quite chatty in the wild

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife   Barred owls may look quiet and introspective, but they can actually be quite chatty in the wild. Adult barred owls have at least 13 different vocalizations of differing numbers of notes, durations, and pitches – all of which they can vary a little bit. Males and females actually ...

Lest we forget – D-Day and the Battle of Normandy

**** Canada.ca Release D-Day and the Battle of Normandy Canadians landed on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, 6 June 1944, and helped begin the liberation of Western Europe. 6 June 1944 Introduction A half century is a long time in a world that moves quickly from one fad to the next. Living in their greatly ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Terrence and Kevin Cooey

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Terrence and Kevin Cooey “I tawt I taw a puddy tat”, nope just some adorable budgie birds that are hoping to find themselves a loving home.​ This duo is Terrence (green) and Kevin Cooey (blue). Although they came into our care separately they have become best ...

Hey HRM! HRFE want to shine a spotlight on your fire safety success stories

**** HRFE Release Hey HRM! We want to shine a spotlight on your fire safety success stories. Did your smoke alarm alert you and your family of an emergency? Have you practiced or used an escape plan? Please send us your feel-good fire safety story in 250 words or less by July 22 to fireprevention@halifax.ca. ...

June is National Indigenous History Month

**** HRM Media Release June is National Indigenous History Month June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to honour the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples across Canada. It is also an opportunity to recognize the strength of present-day Indigenous communities. This year marks the 26th anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples ...

While the design of the flag was new, it featured a familiar symbol that had a long history of use in Canada

Info via Canada.ca “Why the maple leaf? While the design of the flag was new, it featured a familiar symbol that had a long history of use in Canada.   The maple leaf emerged in the 19th century as a symbol of Canadian identity and was everywhere in popular culture: books, songs, coins, badges, banners, ...

Candle Light Vigil for Devon Sinclair Marsman

Candle Light Vigil for Devon Sinclair Marsman, who has been missing since February 25th, 2022. #BringDevonHome Saturday, June 4th at 6pm Bayers Westwood Park (basketball court) Romans Ave, Halifax All welcome ...

The HRFE are preparing for 21 new recruits to join their ranks

The HRFE are preparing for 21 new recruits to join their ranks A recent course is drawing to an end as recruits put all they’ve learned into a complete training exercise, combining search and rescue with fire control, fire and smoke theory, first-aid and more, all learned over the last several months, into full action. ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Titan

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Titan He is believed to be an American Staffordshire Terrier mix estimated at 2 years old.​ After his long journey on the streets, his last stop on his adventure was the SPCA to get some TLC. He has had a few weeks of love and care ...

DYK? Today is World Turtle Day!

DYK? Today is World Turtle Day. Over 200 kinds of turtles are known in the world, with over 7 species (one invasive) in Nova Scotia! The purpose of World Turtle Day, May 23 is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them ...

The Nova Scotia SPCA is offering a free five-week Resilience Support Group to any veterinary team member or animal shelter worker living in Canada

**** NS SPCA Release Helping pets can be extremely rewarding but also emotionally taxing.  Animal lovers enter this field because they adore pets and want to help. But the work is never done, and we can’t always win. To help, the Nova Scotia SPCA is offering a free five-week Resilience Support Group to any veterinary ...

Halifax Search and Rescue Dog Jet Hangs up his Search Harness

**** Info via Halifax SAR Halifax Search and Rescue Dog Jet Hangs up his Search Harness For over 11 years a highly energetic black Labrador Retriever known to his friends as “Jet” was a common sight at Halifax Search and Rescue missing person and evidence searches. Search and Rescue dogs in Nova Scotia are required ...

NS SPCA Adoption Highlight – Wombat

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoption Highlight – Wombat Anyone who has had a guinea pig knows how sweet and charming they can be! Little Wombat is no different. He is slowly working on gaining the trust to be handled, but would benefit from an experienced home willing to continue to give him attention ...

Province Marks 30th Anniversary of Westray Mine Disaster

**** CNS Media Release Province Marks 30th Anniversary of Westray Mine Disaster ——————————————————– Three decades have passed since an explosion at a mine in Plymouth, Pictou County, killed 26 workers. Today, May 9, Nova Scotians will gather to mark the 30th anniversary of the Westray disaster. “Nova Scotians will never forget that day when those ...

Tech issues resolved, we are back!

Although it took longer than anticipated, the tech issues are resolved and we are back! We lost content from early may but all has been added today.  It looks like a lot happened today doesn’t it?  Lol Thanks for being patient and here’s hoping for stability! ...

This week has been another tough one for members of Halifax Search and Rescue

Information via Halifax SAR. We are sorry for the loss This week has been another tough one for members of Halifax Search and Rescue. We’ve lost a close friend, a great human, and an exceptional #GSAR volunteer, Kevin Burnett. Kevin joined the team after moving into a house close to one of our long-time members. ...

NS SPCA ADOPTABLE – Vega the Tegu

**** NS SPCA Release 🦎No, this is NOT an dinosaur from the Jurassic Park movies! 🦎 This little dude is Vega, and is a Tegu, which is a species of lizard. To be specific, Vega is an Argentinian black and white Tegu. The diet for this prehistoric looking lizard is a vast variety of vegetables, ...

NS SPCA Adoption Highlight – Thumper

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoption Highlight – Thumper What is soft as velvet, cuddly as a teddy bear, and as curious as George?​ Why it is Thumper!​ Little Thumper is a curious young boy who would do well with another friendly and social bunny. His petite size makes him that much more adorable ...

Can you help Tobias and his shelter friends?

**** NS SPCA Release Can you help Tobias and his shelter friends ⁉️ Tobias noticed we are dangerously low on wet food here at the shelter! This handsome boy really looks forward to breakfast and supper, he just LOVES wet food He also knows how busy the shelter has been getting and those new kitties ...

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 ...

PLEASE SHARE and help us find a loving family for Harold

**** NS SPCA Release Alright friends, we need you to do your thing. 💙 PLEASE SHARE and help us find a loving family for Harold. Harold has been with the Colchester SPCA for 75 days! Harold is a handsome boy who is full of potential, energy, and love. Like many youngsters, he just wants to ...

Royal Canadian Navy Commemorates 77th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic

**** DND Media Release Royal Canadian Navy Commemorates 77th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic Today, Canadians from coast to coast to coast will commemorate the 77th anniversary of the end of action in the Battle of the Atlantic and the sacrifices of the thousands of Canadians who fought valiantly from 1939-1945 during the longest campaign of ...

The brrrrrrave divers took to the waters of Halifax Harbour today as the Law Enforcement Torch Run raised money for the Special Olympics with the ever popular Polar Plunge!

The brrrrrrave divers took to the waters of Halifax Harbour today as the Law Enforcement Torch Run raised money for the Special Olympics with the ever popular Polar Plunge! Participants were cheered on by on lookers and team mascots as divers watched on (luckily not needed). Members of HRP, RCMP, Halifax Search and Rescue as ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality has announced the recipients of the 2022 Volunteer Awards

**** HRM Media Release Municipality announces 2022 Volunteer Awards recipients The Halifax Regional Municipality has announced the recipients of the 2022 Volunteer Awards. This annual event puts a spotlight on residents that have made a difference in their community by donating their time and skills to various programs and services. The 2022 Volunteer Awards recipients ...

Ingenium and Fisheries and Oceans Canada have teamed up to highlight some of the marine species found in Canadian waters that are currently listed as species at risk

**** Ingenium and Fisheries and Oceans Canada Release Species at Risk in Canada Ingenium and Fisheries and Oceans Canada have teamed up to highlight some of the marine species found in Canadian waters that are currently listed as species at risk under the Species At Risk Act. Each of the posters found on this page ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Mindy

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Mindy Mindy is a beautiful dog with a big smile! She is great with new people and loves everyone she meets. She is believed to be a Labrador Retriever/ American Staffordshire terrier mix who is estimated at 3 years young.​ Mindy is a dog who loves ...

HRFE and HRP salutes its volunteers ​

**** HRFE Release It’s National Volunteer Week! We’re proud of our 500 volunteers that support their community in the most challenging circumstances. They offer support day and night to ensure a safer Halifax Regional Municipality. To learn more about volunteering with Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency visit halifax.ca/firevolunteers This week we also recognize the many ...

Even through a pandemic, the important work of the amazing Hope for Wildlife continued

Even through a pandemic, the important work of the amazing Hope for Wildlife continued Hope for Wildlife provides an important service bridging educating the public on wildlife behaviour, environment and respect as well as providing vital healthcare and rescue for the injured. For many rescued wildlife, they will be rehabilitated and eventually released back into ...

Cute (and a bit sad) story via CFB Halifax – We are thrilled to introduce this week’s #CFBFurryFriend siblings – Derek and Meredith!

Cute (and a bit sad) story via CFB Halifax – We are thrilled to introduce this week’s #CFBFurryFriend siblings – Derek and Meredith! We are thrilled to introduce this week’s #CFBFurryFriend siblings – Derek and Meredith! In November 2021, a wild rabbit had baby bunnies under the deck of a post office. The babies were ...

Did you know that mother deer leave their fawns alone on purpose?

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife Did you know that mother deer leave their fawns alone on purpose? Many of the calls on deer we receive at Hope for Wildlife are for fawns that are found by themselves without a mother around. This may seem scary for human parents, but in the animal kingdom it ...

NS SPCA Adoption Highlight – Dodge and Chevy

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoption Highlight – Dodge and Chevy Our much anticipated, bonded pair, Chevy (4 years old) and Dodge (6 years old) are ready to make their adoption debut! These sweet boys have been off and on the adoption floor over the past few months and everyone that meets them absolutely ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Myrtle

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Myrtle Myrtle is available for adoption through the Dartmouth SPCA! She is a young adult who is now spayed and ready to find a loving home to give her all the snuggles, dandelions, and ability to explore and stretch her legs. Myrtle is quiet, curious and ...

Today marks the start of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Thank you! Info via HRFE   Today marks the start of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, a time to recognize and thank the folks who work 24/7 behind the scenes to be there for all of us during emergencies. We couldn’t do our jobs without their calm and steady support. #NPSTW2022 Halifax Regional Police Halifax ...

Meet Vig & Vaz!  These two young black labs are the newest members of Task Force 5’s HUSAR team

Meet Vig & Vaz!  These two young black labs are the newest members of Task Force 5’s HUSAR team These dogs were trained at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center in Philadelphia. They have been trained in locating survivors under collapsed structures or landslides and have a unique work structure than other search and rescue ...

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 have confirmed the identification of remains recovered during​ a munitions clearing process north of Lens, France, as being those of Sergeant Richard Musgrave, a Canadian soldier of the First World War. ...

Members of Canada’s Task Force 5 HUSAR team took part in a very realistic training exercise meant to push limits

Members of Canada’s Task Force 5 HUSAR team were on scene of a very realistic training exercise, an accumulation of  training on specific tasks such as search and rescue and machines, leading up to a full fledged realistic exercise testing their knowledge, their grit, and their determination. ​ Please note:​ A repost of the original ...

NS SPCA Adoptable – Kitty

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable – Kitty Meet Kitty! This girl may knock over your favorite china but you will be greeted with a large smile and wiggly butt in return! She prefers the wide open spaces that the country has to offer so her ideal home would not be in the city. ...

NS SPCA Adoption Highlight – Baxter

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoption Highlight – Baxter We are excited to introduce everyone to Baxter! ​ This 5.5 year-old Labrador Retriever mix is a very rambunctious and loving boy who will be sure to steal your heart. A home with children 14 years and older that would be willing to play the ...

Camp Courage proudly announces that Camp Courage Indigenous is open for applications

Via Camp Courage – We proudly announce that Camp Courage Indigenous is open for applications at https://campcourage.ca/. Please share this fantastic opportunity for Indigenous females aged 15-18. The Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre and we are available for assistance. Posters and brochures will be available on Wednesday. Let us know of places to promote our camp. ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – BUD

**** NS SPCA RELEASE NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – BUD Did you always wish you had your own Scooby Doo? This might be your chance! This Scooby Doo lookalike will help you solve mysteries as he is very good at solving puzzles, especially the ones that hide the treats! Scooby Doo, er, I mean Bud ...

Camp Courage makes a comeback this year

As today is International Women’s Day, a shout out to Camp Courage which makes a comeback this year! **** Via Camp Courage We are excited and proud to announce that July 3rd to 10th will be an Indigenous Camp Courage. Camp Courage regular camps operate on odd years, and 2023 will be the next camp. ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Glenda

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Glenda This sweet 12-year-old tuxedo cutie is looking for her new furever home. Now that she’s taking her hyperthyroid medicine twice a day (and will need to continue the rest of her life), she’s feeling great, eating well and has great litter box manners, so she’s ...

Nova Scotia RCMP shine light on fraud and scams in Nova Scotia throughout March

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP shine light on fraud and scams in Nova Scotia throughout March Frauds and scams are on the rise across Canada, including in Nova Scotia. March is Fraud Prevention month and the Nova Scotia RCMP want to help people become scam smart to avoid becoming a victim of a ...

It’s World Wildlife Day!

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife It’s World Wildlife Day! World Wildlife Day was started by the UN to recognize all of the many different beautiful and unique species of plants and animals that we are fortunate to share our planet with. It is also a day to raise awareness of the many species that ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Ava and Amadeus

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Ava and Amadeus Introducing love bugs Amadeus and Ava! Although these sweethearts came into our care separately, they have been inseparable since the arrived (don’t worry they are both spayed/neutered). Spending their first afternoon flirting between enclosures. Although they have been enjoying their honey moon at ...

Nova Scotia Supports People of Ukraine

**** PREMIER’S OFFICE- Release Nova Scotia Supports People of Ukraine —————————————————————- (a house in Sackville lit up with Ukraine flag colours – photo contributed)  Nova Scotia is donating $100,000 to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation to provide humanitarian aid and support to the people of Ukraine. “Nova Scotians were shocked and horrified by Russia’s unprovoked attack on ...

Portrait of First Female African Nova Scotia MLA

**** SPEAKER’S OFFICE Release Portrait of First Female African Nova Scotia MLA A portrait of Yvonne Atwell, the first female African Nova Scotian to sit in the House of Assembly, was unveiled today, February 22, at Province House in Halifax. The installation commemorates the historical significance of her election as the member for Preston in ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Harley

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Harley Harley Meet sweet Harley, a 9-year-old neutered male.​ Harley did not settle well in the shelter environment and due to some urinary concerns we wanted to try him in a foster home. This big boy has been in the foster home for a few months ...

HSAR – On Tuesday we lost one our team members, Peter MacKay

Info via Halifax SAR. Condolences to friends and family “On Tuesday we lost one our team members, Peter MacKay. Peter was best known in HSAR as being one of the first facilitators that new HSAR volunteers met as they began core module training. He was a long-time coordinator of the Map & Compass course – ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Luka

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Luka This handsome guy Luka, is ready to find his forever home. This fella is said to be a Shepherd/Husky mix estimated at 5 years old. Luka has a lot of energy and loves a good game of fetch! He can play for hours and still ...

February Kicks Off Year-Long African Heritage Celebrations at Halifax Public Libraries

**** Libraries Media Release February Kicks Off Year-Long African Heritage Celebrations at Halifax Public Libraries Beginning in February 2022, TD presents African Heritage Month at Halifax Public Libraries will feature community conversations, showcase local talent, and honour African Nova Scotian history, while looking forward together. Celebrations for the 38th year of African Heritage Month will ...

African Heritage Month Highlights Community Voices

**** CNS Media Release African Heritage Month Highlights Community Voices —————————————————————- Virtual celebrations began today, January 26, for African Heritage Month with a provincial proclamation and poster unveiling ceremony. “I am delighted and honoured to participate in the launch of African Heritage Month 2022,” said Lt.-Gov Arthur J. LeBlanc. “This year’s theme is particularly significant ...

Residents Invited to Celebrate African Heritage Month 2022

**** HRM Media Release Residents Invited to Celebrate African Heritage Month 2022 ​ February is African Heritage Month. This year’s theme, Through Our Eyes: The Voices of African Nova Scotians, recognizes the long-standing history of people of African descent in the development of Canada. ​ The municipality is holding a variety of events to celebrate the legacy, ...

Safe a Life Adoption Spotlight

**** Info via Safe a Life Canada – Animal Rescue Socity AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION!! (Located in NS) Hey there! My name is Max. I’m a 4 year old Lab/Rottweiler mix boy and I’m 80 lbs. I was a local surrender when I started to become upset with the children in the home but I’m happy ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Joey

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Joey Joey is a handsome whirlwind of energy, who loves to talk! This 2 year old American Staffordshire Terrier mix is around 30kg, and is excited to find his forever family.​ Joey is on the search for an adult only home with no other pets, who ...

Second Cup is giving second chances to shelter pets!

This is great. Info via NS SPCA Second Cup is giving second chances to shelter pets! ☕ From now until the end of January, our friends at Second Cup Canada are collecting donations for the SPCA. 🐾 Drop by or drive-thru their locations in Bayer’s Lake, Dartmouth Crossing, the Halifax Shopping Centre, the Sunnyside Mall ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Aello

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Aello Aello has been in a foster home for the past few months. She is a semi-feral cat who was very nervous at the shelter. In her forever home, it will take her time to come around. Aello may never be your typical lap cat, but ...

NS SPCA Additional Highlight  – Twinkle and Monty

**** NS SPCA Release Additional Highlight  – Twinkle and Monty Meet Monty and Twinkle. This sweet male and female pair of bonded 8-year-old buddies are awaiting their furever home. They came into the care of the SPCA in late September. Twinkle (tabby) was having some constipation issues and is on a medication for life to ...

Another wonderful fundraiser for the NS SPCA

(Fundraiser) Another wonderful fundraiser for the NS SPCA. Check out the link below “We are hosting a bath and blow out event, January 17th Betty Whites Birthday. All money raised this day will be donated to SPCA to help recover food and beds since they were robbed and all was stolen from their supply shed. ...

Fundraiser set to help local NS SPCA after robbery

**** Info via Urban Hair (Fundraiser) With the recent news about the robbery at the NS SPCA, this fundraiser was sent in to us regarding help from Urban Hair in Sackville. Check out the info below. Very kind! “Im sure many of you have heard, our local SPCA was robbed ! I know i don’t ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Bella

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Bella You will fall in love with Bella, an 8-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier mix. She has a special adoption fee and will require a home with no small animals. “I may not be winning any marathons any time soon but I am sure to win the ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Keeta

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Keeta “This lovely lady gets so excited to see her humans, that she shows you the biggest smile when you walk in the room! Keeta wants nothing more than to be with with her people and accept all of the pets and bum scritches. With the ...

NS SPCA Highlight animal – Chris

**** Info via NS SPCA NS SPCA Highlight animal – Chris Hello, I’m Chris, the wonderful one-earred bun! I’m tiny in stature but have a lot of joy packed into this little body! I love to snooze on my blankets and dance around to let everyone know how happy I am. I have a goofy ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Aero

**** Info via NS SPCA NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Aero This tall, dark and handsome man is a 6-year-old American Staffordshire terrier mix. Aero is a sweet boy that is very nervous because he lacks confidence. He can startle easily and takes time to become comfortable with new people and new places.​ Aero is ...

SPCA Bulwark Ciders Applesecco Rose fundraiser helps SPCA while showcasing animals

**** Info via NS SPCA We are SO excited to announce that the new SPCA Bulwark Ciders Applesecco Rosé have hit the shelves just in time for the weekend! 🎉 The bottles feature 12 SPCA shelter pets and proceeds from each bottle are donated back to help local pets in need! 🐾 You can find ...

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 have confirmed the identification of a previously unknown grave as being that of Corporal George Herbert Ledingham, a Canadian soldier of the First World War. He was originally partially identified as an ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Mokie

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Mokie Stunning senior, Mokie is seeking his furever home. Mokie is estimated at 12 years young and​ is in need of some dental work. Unfortunately, at his current weight it is not safe to place him under sedation. He will need a home that can keep him ...

Introducing Jill and Lucy. They are the latest adoptable cats on our website.

**** Info via Bide Awhile Introducing Jill and Lucy. They are the latest adoptable cats on our website Jill is a domestic short hair black and white female, 2 years old. She is a friendly and social cat. Lucy is a domestic short hair torbie female, 4 years old. She is a little shy at ...

Today was the official reveal and launch of the new 2022 Halifax Professional Firefighters (HPFF)  “Firefighters and their Dogs” calendar, in support of firefighter and first responder mental health initiatives

**** Info via Fight4Life Today was the official reveal and launch of the new 2022 Halifax Professional Firefighters (HPFF)  “Firefighters and their Dogs” calendar, in support of firefighter and first responder mental health initiatives. 100% of all calendar sales goes directly towards the programs of Fight4Life. Fight4Life Halifax is a charity that was established in ...

Christmas Display aims to raise donations for the NS SPCA 

**** Event and information via Jeremy Hall Christmas Display aims to raise donations for the NS SPCA  There is a Christmas display open to the public with donation boxes on site to raise donations for the SPCA. Christmas on Grover returns for the 2021 season. Come out to 33 Grover Drive in Williamswood with your ...

Cuddly critters searching for loving forever homes

**** NS SPCA Release Cuddly critters searching for loving forever homes We have some absolutely adorable guinea pigs and mice that have been in our care for much too long. We are reaching out to our amazing friends on Facebook to help us find them loving homes. We have 4 male mice that are easily ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Ron

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Ron Please consider Ron as your new companion. Despite his rough start in life he has shown so much improvement with us and would love to find a home of his own. He has made new friends with staff and volunteers and loves the belly rubs ...

L’NU AFFAIRS–New Exhibit Explores Mi’kmaq Connection to Land and Sea

**** CNS Media Release L’NU AFFAIRS–New Exhibit Explores Mi’kmaq Connection to Land and Sea Nova Scotians can learn more about the experiences of Mi’kmaw communities through a new exhibit, featuring Mi’kmaw historian and guest curator Salina Kemp, at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax. Ta’n me’j Tel-keknuo’ltiek, which translates to ‘how unique we ...

Interested in volunteer firefighting? Come be part of Canada’s oldest fire service

**** HRFE Release Long before kids could go out dressed as their heroes, volunteers have been a crucial part of our fire service. Interested in volunteer firefighting? Come be part of Canada’s oldest fire service. Email volff@halifax.ca or learn more about recruiting stations at Learn more about our recruiting stations at www.halifax.ca/firevolunteers or email volff@halifax.ca ...

Realistic training keeps fire crews on point

Realistic training keeps fire crews on point HRFE stations 21 (Lake Echo) and 22 (North Preston) participated in a realistic structure fire exercise recently. Aimed at keeping the vital steps all firefighters must perform to keep themselves and other crews safe, protect as much property as possible, and save the lives of others, the training ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Lola

**** Info via NS SPCA NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Lola Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl🎶 Lola is a petite female who is estimated at 4 years old. She has a beautiful, short, tan tabby striped coat with slight hints of white specks.​ Lola was adopted from our shelter a few years ...

Bide Awhile – Please say hello to Billy and Derek. They are our latest adoptables

**** Info via Bide Awhile Please say hello to Billy and Derek. They are our latest adoptables. Billy is a domestic short hair tabby male, 2 years old. This big fella is affectionate. He likes to be picked up and will melt in your arms when you scratch his chin. Derek is a domestic short ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Gloria

**** Info via NS SPCA NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Gloria Meet Gloria, this lovely ball of fluff is ready to find herself a new home! Gloria is as lovely as can be but can be a bit shy at first, due to her coming in as a stray. She is estimated to be about ...

Four Communities Recognized with Community Spirit Awards

**** Lieutenant-Governor Release   Four Communities Recognized with Community Spirit Awards —————————————————————- The annual Lieutenant-Governor’s Community Spirit Awards is another way to celebrate and recognize the exemplary civic and community spirit shown by people and their communities. “I was delighted to see applications from all over Nova Scotia for this year’s award,” said Lt.-Gov. Arthur ...

Please say hello to Mela! She is looking for a home in our Long-Term Foster/Palliative Care Program

**** Bide Awhile Release Please say hello to Mela! She is looking for a home in our Long-Term Foster/Palliative Care Program. Mela is a 10 year old medium hair tabby. She would prefer to be the only pet in the home. She has renal disease and is hyperthyroid, requiring medication twice daily. All medical care ...

HRFE contests during Fire Prevention Week

**** HRFE Release Get ready! Fire Prevention Week is October 3 – 9 and this year’s theme is Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety. From Oct. 3 – 9, you can take one of two quizzes and enter our contest for your chance to win some great prizes! Learn more about the contest at https://www.halifax.ca/fire-police/fire/fire-prevention-safety/fire-prevention-week ...

L’NU AFFAIRS–Treaty Day Honours Relationship with Mi’kmaq

**** CNS Media Release L’NU AFFAIRS–Treaty Day Honours Relationship with Mi’kmaq The Province is marking its 35th annual Treaty Day today, October 1, by celebrating the many contributions of the Mi’kmaq and recognizing the significance of Nova Scotia’s relationship with Mi’kmaq people. “We come together today to celebrate the unique and important relationship between the ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Oliver

**** Info via NS SPCA NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Oliver Oliver is a very lovely senior feline. He is excited to start this next chapter of his life with a new family to call his own. At 11 years old he found himself with us at no fault of his own. He has a ...

Former Military Police officer, now HRP, receives Military Sacrifice Medal

**** HRP Media Release Thank you for your service Cst Burridge. Incredible honour to celebrate with 5th Canadian Division/ 5e Division du Canada as Cst. Hannah Burridge of Halifax Regional Police was presented with a Sacrifice Medal. annah was recognized for her service in Afghanistan in 2010 as a Military Police member. The medal was ...

Premier’s Statement on Truth and Reconciliation Week

**** PREMIER’S OFFICE Release Premier’s Statement on Truth and Reconciliation Week —————————————————————- NOTE: The following is a statement from Premier Tim Houston —————————————————————- Kwe. Teluisi (hello, my name is) Premier Tim Houston. Throughout the past year, with the devastating news of children’s bodies being uncovered at former residential school sites throughout the country, Canada’s history ...

Hope…..that is the name that our young friend Rama gave to her new kitten today

Pets are family. Great story from the Cumberland County Animal Hospital “Hope..that is the name that our young friend Rama gave to her new kitten today – and what a fitting name. We had the privilege of gifting Rama a kitten today after hearing her story and finding out that owning a kitten was one ...

A demonstrating for climate justice, coinciding with global strikes around the world, took place in Halifax

A demonstrating for climate justice, coinciding with global strikes around the world, took place in Halifax. Headed by students and attended by many, the group rallied around a call to #UprootTheSystem, stating that the current climate crisis is caused by the different systems of oppression (political, social, economic) that intersect and amplify the effects of ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Nimbus

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Nimbus Nimbus is a sweet little bunny who was found in a cage in the woods by a Good Samaritan. Nimbus is a female rabbit, but we are not very experienced with telling what type of breed she is. She came in with a head tilt ...

Fire Prevention & Safety

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

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Midnight

**** Info via NS SPCA NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Midnight Midnight is a very handsome and snuggly guy. If you are searching for an affectionate cat to add to your home, look no further! At only 10 years old Midnight still has lots of love to give a home. He was surrendered due to ...

Truth and Reconciliation Day Recognized in Nova Scotia

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

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

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

Discarded garbage is a big problem for baby turtles

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

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Peppermint Patty

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Peppermint Patty Are you looking for a nice and calm senior kitty companion?​ Peppermint Patty is a lovely cat who is estimated at 12 years old, and she will be an ideal roomie! Her stunning calico colors will surely catch your eye but wait till you ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Nellie

**** Info via NS SPCA NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Nellie This boisterous female American Staffordshire Terrier is Nellie. At 4 years old she has found herself in search of a new loving home as the only animal. Nellie seems to be reactive to other animals and with this will need an experienced owner able ...

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

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

Halifax Harbour boardwalk BioKit circuit

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

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

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

The might of volunteers – Halifax Search and Rescue

The might of volunteers – Halifax Search and Rescue Chances are, at some point, you’ve seen the big orange trucks, the bright orange clothes, and the utilities of the Halifax  Search and Rescue.  You may have seen them in person at active scenes, training, or even at public relation events such as with the HRFE ...

Nova Scotia Observes Emancipation Day

**** AFRICAN NOVA SCOTIAN AFFAIRS Nova Scotia Observes Emancipation Day ——————————————————– Nova Scotia will observe Aug. 1 as Emancipation Day, recognizing the anniversary of the abolishment of slavery across the British Empire. Ceremonies in the province began with a virtual launch event held today, July 28. The Slavery Abolition Act 1833, which took effect on ...

Municipality observes Emancipation Day 2021

***** HRM Media Release Municipality observes Emancipation Day 2021 ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is encouraging residents to observe Emancipation Day on August 1. ​ (via HHB) The Province of Nova Scotia officially designated August 1 as Emancipation Day, in recognition of the history and impacts of slavery in our region. ​ As this year ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Callie and Silver

***’ NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Callie and Silver This adorable pair is Silver and Callie. These little guinea pigs are young adults and are looking for a home with children 12 years and older. They have lived with children previously, but we’re very frightened and so staff feel they would feel ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Christof

***** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Christof Floofy boi alert!! Christof is so floofy it is too much too handle. Estimated at 7 years young this big guy is the newest candidate for our Palliative Care program. He was diagnosed as Hyperthyroid and to help keep this under control he does require ...

Bide Awhile – Introducing Shelbie! She is looking for a home in our Long-Term Foster/Palliative Care Program

**** Info via Bide Awhile Introducing Shelbie! She is looking for a home in our Long-Term Foster/Palliative Care Program. Shelbie is a domestic short hair brown tabby female, 15 years old. She has hyper thyroidism and requires medication daily – but don’t worry, she takes it very well. She is a little more shy than ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Troy and Corbin

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Troy and Corbin Bonded pair Corbin and Troy are the cutest little pair. These brothers came into the shelter throughout TNR program (Trap, Neuter and Return). This means that they were born outdoors and up until recently had very little interactions with humans.​ These siblings came ...

Bide Awhile – Featured Adoptable

**** Info via Bide Awhile Featured Adoptable Shadow is a beautiful white and grey cat who is around fourteen years old. She is a quiet girl who is timid at first and takes awhile to come out of her shell. Once she does, though, she is an absolute sweetheart. Although she is a little shy ...

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

**** 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 a turtle in the wild we want to hear about it. Thank you for taking an interest in our turtle ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Kira

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Kira Kira Approx Age:​ 5 years Gender:​ Female Site:​ HRM Animal Redemption Centre Meet Kira, a shy sweetie who likes things calm and quiet. Kira can be an anxious cat and likes to find a cozy corner where she feels safe and warm. This young feline is estimated at ...

Busy street comes to a stop as snapping turtle steals the show

Turtle power! A young snapping turtle (20 – 30 years old) faced multiple hurdles today as the instinct to move drove the little dinosaur to move from one lake to a nearby connecting lake. Problem one was a joining pipe which had a grate. The turtle repeatedly tried to find a way in, which would ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Cliff

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Cliff The SPCA is seeking specialized adoption homes that meet strict criteria. The criteria will ensure the dogs best chance of success at long term rehabilitation. Cliff is a medium to large sized guy. He loves attention and is very treat motivated! Staff have been working ...

Bide Awhile – Please meet Newt! He is looking for a foster home

**** Via Bide Awhile Please meet Newt! He is looking for a foster home. Newt is a diabetic cat and a part of our Long Term Foster/Palliative Care Program. What kind of fella is he? Newt is a 16 year old cat with the inner spirit of a kitten. He is a playful, handsome boy ...

NS SPCA Update on 77 Rescued Dogs

**** NS SPCA Release (Video link below) Some people may watch this video and think “okay what is the big deal? Walking dogs.” 🤔 But not our wonder-fur SPCA supporters. 🐾 What we all see is their transformation. 💙 These are some of the 77 dogs and pups who used to be absolutely terrified of ...

Premier’s Statement on Racism

**** PREMIER’S OFFICE Release Premier’s Statement on Racism ——————————————————– NOTE: The following is a statement from Premier Iain Rankin. ——————————————————– Nova Scotians and Canadians – of all ages and from all different backgrounds and ethnicities – were heartbroken by the hate-motivated killings of four members of a Muslim-Canadian family in London, Ont., last weekend. These ...

Bide Awhile – We are looking for a long term foster home for Newt who is diabetic

**** Via Bide Awhile   We are looking for a long term foster home for Newt who is diabetic. He is part of our Long Term Foster/ Palliative Care program. This is what his current foster mom has to say about him.. “For a 16 year old cat Newt is still as playful as he ...

Cornwallis Park is now officially Peace and Friendship Park.

**** HRM Media Release Cornwallis Park is now officially Peace and Friendship Park. (A worker begins work to remove the Cornwallis statue 2018) Regional Council approved changes to Administrative Orders 46 & 29, which allows for more flexibility when naming assets (streets, buildings, parks, commercial vessels, ferries, etc). Regional Council has approved the renaming of ...

New Proposed Protected Area Near St. Margarets Bay Added to Consultation

**** ENVIRONMENT/CLIMATE CHANGE/LANDS/FORESTRY Release New Proposed Protected Area Near St. Margarets Bay Added to Consultation   The Nova Scotia government has added a wilderness area near St. Margarets Bay to the list of proposed protected areas slated for consultation. The 5,000-hectare Ingram River area is three times larger than peninsular Halifax. It includes Island Lake ...

Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency unveils new fire rescue boat

**** HRFE Release Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency unveils new fire rescue boat ​ To better support Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency’s (HRFE) fire and rescue capabilities, the municipality is launching a new harbour fire rescue boat. The ‘Kjipuktuk (Halifax)’ is scheduled to arrive on Thursday, June 17.​ ​ The new fire rescue boat will ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Ellie

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Ellie Beautiful calico seeking quiet loving home.​ Ellie is a sweet and gentle 8 year old female cat. She loves to receive head pets and gentle conversations. She will quickly become your shadow and be an amazing feline companion.​ Ellie is searching for a home with ...

First celebrated in 2011, the National Animal Rights Day is a growing global movement

**** Info via the Marine Animal Response Society First celebrated in 2011, the National Animal Rights Day is a growing global movement to give a voice to all animals and raise awareness for their rights (anyone else think of the Lorax?) We’re celebrating the progress that is being made towards ending the suffering of animals ...

HRFE Capt Thompson reached a milestone recently. She has made 150 donations at Canada Blood Services

(Health) HRFE Capt Thompson reached a milestone recently. She has made 150 donations at Canada Blood Services! Giving life both on and off duty. You can book an appointment to give here http://myaccount.blood.ca/en/donate?_ga=2.119341641.1188215536.1622728910-1951835551.1622728910 Good job and thank you Captain ...

NS SPCA – Donations of Cat Carriers needed

**** Info via the NS SPCA 🐾 Donations of Cat Carriers needed 🐾 We have found ourselves very low on cat carriers/kennels and are seeking the help of the community. Do you happen to have an extra cat kennel/carrier around your house that you may no longer have a use for? We would love to ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Keeta

**** NS SPCA Release Adoptable Highlight – Keeta I spy with my little eyes, a loving, beautiful, happy doggo! Keeta is an American Staffordshire Terrier mix and is estimated at 6 years old, but you would never guess! This lovely lady gets so excited to see her humans, that she shows you the biggest smile ...

NS SPCA – We are happy to share that 27 of the 77 dogs have found loving, forever families

**** NS SPCA Release 𝗜𝘁’𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝟰𝟮 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀. 42 days since we finished bringing in 77 dogs and pups. 42 days of feeling your amazing love and support. 42 days of hope and hard work. We are happy to share that 27 of the 77 dogs have found loving, forever families. Socialization and training continue ...

NS SPCA Adoptable Highlight – Felix

**** NS SPCA Release Adoptable Highlight – Felix He wants you to look deep into his eyes. They are the colour of honey, and just like that tasty treat, Felix is sweet as can be!​ This 3-year-old guy is an American Staffordshire Terrier mix who would do best in a single-family home (no apartments or ...

Adoptable highlight – Princess and Bella

**** NS SPCA Release Adoptable highlight – Princess and Bella This bonded duo is Princess and Bella. These lovely gals are searching for a family willing to adopt them both and give them a loving home.​ Princess is a 5 year old brown and black tabby cat. She is a little shyer and more reserved ...

Happy International Firefighters’ Day

Via HRFE and HRP Happy International Firefighters’ Day everyone. Thank you for your support, each and every day. #InternationalFirefightersDay HRP : On this #InternationalFirefightersDay, Halifax Regional Police wanted to give a shout-out & salute to Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency and our own Sgt. Regan Fong’s brother Richard Fong, Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency Platoon ...

ABOUT THE MARINE ANIMAL RESPONSE SOCIETY, HOW TO CONTACT THEM AND HOW TO VOLUNTEER

**** Info via MARS ABOUT THE MARINE ANIMAL RESPONSE SOCIETY The Marine Animal Response Society (MARS) is a Nova Scotia-based charitable organization dedicated to marine animal conservation through response, research and engagement. Our goal is to build relationships that result in the conservation, recovery and stewardship of all marine animals and ocean ecosystems. WHAT WE ...

Are you or someone you know looking for a working cat?

**** NS SPCA Release Are you or someone you know looking for a working cat? The cats in this program are not your typical house cat, they have come from an environment where they have lived outside for most or all of their lives. For various reasons we are not able to release these cats ...

HRFE are pleased to present our first annual report. 

**** Info via the HRFE HRFE are pleased to present our first annual report.  The successes in this report are a direct reflection of our members’ dedication and commitment to serving their communities. Career and volunteer fire crews at 51 fire stations throughout the Halifax Region provide a full range of emergency services including: fire ...

Bide Awhile : Muffy can’t quite understand why she hasn’t found her forever home yet, and neither can we!

**** Info via Bide Awhile Muffy can’t quite understand why she hasn’t found her forever home yet, and neither can we! Muffy is a gorgeous black and white cat, who is around eight-years-old.  She is a quiet girl who is an absolute sweetheart. Muffy does have a few health concerns that will need to be ...

Nova Scotians 60 to 64 Now Eligible to Book Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines

****HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotians 60 to 64 Now Eligible to Book Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines —————————————————————- Starting today, April 19, people 60 and older can book appointments at community clinics and participating pharmacy and primary care clinics offering the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Most community clinics and participating pharmacies have available appointments ...

77 dogs and puppies are receiving urgent care and desperately need your help!

**** NS SPCA Release ❗ EMERGENCY ❗ 77 dogs and puppies are receiving urgent care and desperately need your help! The Nova Scotia SPCA is asking for help caring for 77 dogs and puppies in need of urgent treatment and rehabilitation. All the puppies and dogs came from one property in Cape Breton. The large ...

What happens when you report sexual assault?

**** HRP Media Release What happens when you report sexual assault? Someone sexually assaulted me. Now what? We know this is a very difficult time for you. It’s important for you to know that we are here to help. The decision to report to police is entirely yours. Some survivors say that reporting and seeking ...

Have you heard about Bide Awhile’s mother/kitten program?

**** Info via Bide Awhile Have you heard about Bide Awhile’s mother/kitten program? 🐾 If your cat is pregnant or recently had kittens, keep reading! As part of this program, Bide Awhile will have your mother cat spayed at no cost to you, and under our care, we will have all kittens vaccinated, dewormed, microchipped, ...

Nova Scotia March to Remember 23

**** Info via Facebook Event Nova Scotia March to Remember 23 This is a March to Remember the 23 people who were murdered in Portapique in April 2020. It is also to honor those RCMP officers who risked their lives and in some cases their careers when they responded to the “war zone” that was ...

Bide Awhile Featured Adoptable

**** Info via Bide Awhile 🐾 Featured Adoptable 🐾 Muffy is a gorgeous black and white cat, who is around eight-years-old.  She is a quiet girl who is an absolute sweetheart. Muffy does have a few health concerns that will need to be considered.  She will need to be on medication for hairballs, as this ...

Nova Scotia RCMP welcomes new Public Information Officer

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP welcomes new Public Information Officer The Nova Scotia RCMP​ is introducing new bilingual Provincial Public Information Officer (PIO), Corporal Chris Marshall.​ Originally from Saskatchewan,​ Cpl. Marshall​ spent a portion of his childhood in Nova Scotia before moving to Montréal, where he remained until he joined the RCMP in 2011. ...

The Dartmouth SPCA currently has 3 sets of bonded guinea pigs seeking their furever homes

**** Info via NS SPCA 🐾 Available for Adoption 🐾 The Dartmouth SPCA currently has 3 sets of bonded guinea pigs seeking their furever homes Ducky arrived at the SPCA when her owners were no longer able to care for her. Once an x-ray was completed, we realized she was pregnant and was sent to ...

Transit transfer art of iconic Halifax clock created by local teen

This is super cool. Info via Halifax Transit “Incredible collage depicting the #Halifax Town Clock, using #hfxtransit transfers! This beautiful piece was created by 17-year-old Halifax student, Allie Martin. http://instagram.com/allie.art.acc/“ ...

Beaver rescue update

**** Info via Hope for Wildlife Beaver rescue update Over the weekend we received a beaver who had found itself in the middle of the road. With some help from a member of the public and an RCMP officer who was passing by, they were able to escort the beaver into a carrier. He went ...

Today marks 25 years of an amalgamated fire service

Happy anniversary HRFE “Today marks 25 years of an amalgamated fire service, which combined 38 community departments. We are proud to look back and acknowledge those who built our fire service into what it is today.” ...

(Update) RCMP Name the Foal contest

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP Name the Foal contest Hey kids, we have 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! We’re asking for your ...

NS SPCA – Weekly Highlight – Dixie

**** Info via NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Dixie Snuggly Dixie is in search of the perfect place to lay her paws. This large lady is estimated at 3.5 years young and is a very unique breed. Dixie is a Dogo Argentino. Before applying to adopt we ask that you review the attached link to ...

NS SPCA: Available for Adoption

**** NS SPCA Release ‼ Available for Adoption ‼ The days of 80’s glamour shots are not behind this stunning bun 🐰 Sapphire knew that perms, tie dye and neon were the way to go. During our photo shoot today 📸 Sapphire was ready to strike a pose, much like Madonna 👩‍🎤 She asks that ...

“That’s how I would want my parents treated”

When HRFE responded to investigate a concern of an elderly person, firefighters ended up helping by shoveling the step and the walkway for them. “That’s how I would want my parents treated” (photo contributed) ...

NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Sasha

**** Info via NS SPCA NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Sasha **Palliative Care Candidate looking for a retirement home** Sasha is a 13-year-old calico colored cat. She has found her way to us and is now looking for her furever home. The ideal home for Sasha is one with no other animals or children. She ...

NS SPCA: Weekly Highlight – David Hasselhop

**** Info via NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – David Hasselhop David Hasselhop, hippity hopping his was right into your heart. This young bunny is estimated at around 1 year old. David Hasselhop is a sweet boy, he would prefer a home with someone who is experienced in caring for bunnies. David came into our care ...

Camp Courage is thrilled to announce that Camp Courage is going national!

**** Info via Camp Courage We are thrilled to announce that Camp Courage is going national! Camp Courage is a camp designed to introduce young women aged 15-19 to careers as first responders, primarily paramedics, police officers, and firefighters. Did you know that females represent only 5% of firefighters, 22% of police officers and just ...

NS SPCA: Weekly Highlight – Letty

**** Info via NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Letty Check out Letty! This young and exuberant female is full of energy and has such a zest for life. If you are an experienced dog owner who can help Letty live up to her potential of being an amazing companion, please contact us today!​ Letty is ...

NS SPCA: The Bodj von Grundfeld® Scholarship

**** Info via NS SPCA The Bodj von Grundfeld® Scholarship The Nova Scotia SPCA is launching a new scholarship opportunity for students passionate about animal welfare. The new Bodj von Grunfeld® Scholarship is open to students entering their second year of a post-secondary education program accredited by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association. One student will ...

Home fire safety checklist

**** Info via HRFE Home fire safety checklist Keep your home safe from fire by taking a few simple precautions. Here’s a list of potential fire hazards:  unnecessary or excessive storage of rubbish and trash, both inside or outside  storage of flammable liquids (gasoline) and flammable gases (propane)  improper storage of paint materials, oily rags, ...

NS SPCA:  Weekly Highlight –  Petey

**** Info via NS SPCA NS SPCA:  Weekly Highlight –  Petey Check out Petey! This loving young American Staffordshire Terrier mix is only estimated at 2 years young.​ Petey is an energetic, enthusiastic and sensitive boy. He is curious and likes to explore new environments with his nose and his paws. Petey is also highly ...

Human Trafficking Awareness Day

**** HRP Media Release Human Trafficking Awareness Day ​ February 22 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day and the integrated Human Trafficking Team wants victims of human trafficking to know that police are here to help. Our first priority is the safety of victims. Members of the Human Trafficking Team work with community partners to support ...

Bide Awhile Featured adoptable!

**** Info via Bide Awhile 🐾 Featured adoptable! 🐾 Sophie is a unique case who will need a special person and a quiet home. Sophie has a condition called hyperesthesia, which is a type of compulsive disorder that causes a sensation of uncontrolled itching and discomfort along the lower back. This can be distressing and ...

Name the Puppy Contest 2021: Help RCMP name the puppies that will become Canada’s future RCMP Police Dogs

**** RCMP Media Release Name the Puppy Contest 2021: Help RCMP name the puppies that will become Canada’s future RCMP Police Dogs. Names must begin with the letter “P”, be 1-2 syllables and have no more than nine letters. Contestants must live in Canada and be 4 to 14 years of age. The deadline for ...

National Pink Shirt Day is this month: Bullying Awareness

**** HRP Media Release #NationalPinkShirtDay this month, consider having a conversation about bullying with your child. Through listening parents & guardians provide reassurance that being the victim of bullying is not a child’s fault. Tips to deal with bullying Bullying has a negative impact on families in our communities. Here are a few tips and ...

This Valentine’s Day give a homeless pet a treat

This is pretty sweet.  Via the NS SPCA Noses are wet 🐾 Slobbery kisses are sweet 😽 This Valentine’s Day Give a homeless pet a treat Check out the SPCA Gift Guide at www.novascotiaspca.ca/giftguide for the purrrrfect present for that special animal lover in your life. 🎁 You will receive a *printable certificate* that you ...

Fire Prevention & Safety: Prevention | Detection | Escape

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

NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Tiny

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Tiny Sweet little Tiny is approximately a 3 month old hamster. We believe Tiny is a female. This little one is still adjusting to being handled, but staff have been able to spend time working with her and she is doing amazing. She would be a ...

Province Repays Fine and Court Cost of Viola Desmond

**** AFRICAN NOVA SCOTIAN AFFAIRS Release Province Repays Fine and Court Cost of Viola Desmond———————————————————– A virtual ceremony took place today, Feb. 3, to honour the legacy of Viola Desmond by repaying her sister Wanda Robson for the court costs and fines associated with Mrs. Desmond’s 1946 court case and using the funds to support ...

NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Nike

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Nike This beautiful lady is ready to find her forever home. Nike can be quite vocal at times, especially when she is on leash walking. However, she loves spending time with her people and can be quite affectionate. She unfortunately does not like other dogs and ...

Not only is he a Jedi Master, he is a sweet bun and gifted in the ways of the force (of cuteness)

**** NS SPCA Release In a galaxy 🌠 far, far away 🌌 There is a rabbit seeking his furever home. That rabbit is Obi Bun Kenobi 🐇 Not only is he a Jedi Master, he is a sweet bun and gifted in the ways of the force (of cuteness) 😁 Obi Bun Kenobi is seeking ...

Career firefighter recruitment drive underway

**** HRM Media Release Career firefighter recruitment drive underway Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) is launching its career firefighter recruitment drive. ​ Do you want to make a difference in your community? HRFE is inviting applications for the development of a candidate pool for permanent full-time career firefighters.​ ​ HRFE is committed to developing ...

Black History Matters: African Heritage Month 2021​: Halifax Public Libraries Invites Everyone to Learn, Listen, Share, & Act​

**** Halifax Libraries Release Black History Matters: African Heritage Month 2021​ Halifax Public Libraries Invites Everyone to Learn, Listen, Share, & Act​ ​ On January 28, Halifax Public Libraries launches the 2021 TD Presents African Heritage Month with the annual Opening Night Celebration. Opening Night is a virtual sharing of greetings from local community leaders ...

Nike is a dog that prefers one on one time with her people

**** NS SPCA Release Oh my gosh, is that the puparazzi. Luckily, Nike was ready for her photo op! Miss Nike was strutting her stuff and working it for the camera – between snuggles of course 🥰 Staff are baffled that this sweet lady is still at the shelter. Nike is a dog that prefers ...

Thursday January 28, 2021 is Bell Let’s Talk Day!

**** Info via Bell Thursday January 28, 2021 is Bell Let’s Talk Day! On Bell Let’s Talk Day, Bell donates 5 cents to Canadian mental health programs for every applicable text, local or long distance call, tweet or TikTok video using #BellLetsTalk, every Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube view of the Bell ...

NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Oakley and Izzy

**** NS SPCA Release Weekly Highlight – Oakley and Izzy This sweet bonded pair of bunnies are seeking their furever home together! They were seperated for a short period of time (to prevent babies as they are male and female) but Oakley became so depressed he stopped eating and began losing weight. They were reunited ...

NS SPCA: Available for Adoption

**** NS SPCA Release ✨ Available for Adoption ✨ We would like to introduce the sweetest kitty 😻 Andy! Staff are shocked this guy is still here, although we are not complaining because he is the most entertaining office buddy! You see, Andy is a big boy (about 21lbs) and he is much too big ...

NS SPCA Weekly Highlight: Biscuit and Pumpkin were surrendered together

**** NS SPCA Release Looking for love this Valentines Day? 🥰 Look no further! Biscuit and Pumpkin were surrendered together. Pumpkin (darker) is 9 months old and Biscuit (lighter) is 4 years old. Pumpkin joined Biscuit when he lost his rabbit friend 🥺 Since then they have been attached at the hip. These boys would ...

Work for Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency

**** Info via HRFE Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) will soon be accepting applications for the development of a candidate pool to fulfil hiring requirements for permanent full-time career Firefighters. Work for Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) will soon be accepting applications for the development of a candidate ...

NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Nike

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Nike Nike is an estimated 7-year-old female American Staffordshire Terrier mix. (~21 kg) She is looking for a home with children at least 16 years old or older. It is required that she is the only animal in the home. She is not available for apartments/condos ...

Premier Reflects on 2020’s Tragedies and Graces

**** PREMIER’S OFFICE Media Release Premier Reflects on 2020’s Tragedies and Graces———————————————————–NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Premier Stephen McNeil———————————————————–Tragedy. Strength. Horror. Resilience. Fear. Compassion. Sorrow. Kindness.All of these words come to mind – and I’m sure you can think of a few more – as we look back on 2020, a year we ...

NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Ola

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Ola Name: Ola Age: 3 years old Breed: Amstaff mix Sex: Neutered male Weight: 36.4 kg (80lbs) Energy Level: Low – medium Recommended for Children: Yes, kids that are 12+ Homed with Dogs: Dogs his size yes, no small dogs Homed with Cats: No Dear Santa ...

The annual RCMP Christmas Eve blood donor event has more than one special meaning this year.

**** CBS Media Release The annual RCMP Christmas Eve blood donor event has more than one special meaning this year. Every year, the RCMP in Dartmouth donate blood on Dec. 24 to ensure patients have the blood they need over the holidays. But this year, the event also honours the memory of fellow officer, Corporal ...

FIGHT4LIFEHALIFAX calendars are still available, and money raised goes towards FIGHT4LIFEHALIFAX programs

**** Info via Fight4LifeHalifax FIGHT4LIFEHALIFAX calendars are still available, and money raised goes towards FIGHT4LIFEHALIFAX programs. Fight4LifeHalifax has been established to support our first responders to maintain mental wellness and deal with the challenges they face in their day to day work place activities. The “2021 Firefighters and the Pets” calendar showcases our local firefighters ...

NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Cookie

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Cookie This handsome cat is available for adoption at the Pictou SPCA shelter. Please follow the link below to show your interest in adopting this feline friend!   Don’t let his age fool you, at just 10 years old Cookie is young at heart! He loves ...

Emergency service workers come together to give blood as the Sirens for Life 2020 challenge kicks off in Halifa

Emergency service workers come together to give blood as the Sirens for Life 2020 challenge kicks off in Halifax Emergency service workers in Halifax Regional Municipality are continuing to answer the call to help save more lives as part of this year’s Sirens for Life campaign. The friendly challenge between Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency, ...

The SPCA Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients at their brand new state-of-the-art animal hospital

**** NS SPCA Release The Nova Scotia SPCA has established the province’s first full service, not-for-profit veterinary facility. The newly renovated animal hospital is open and accepting new patients. Located at 7 Scarfe Court in Dartmouth, families can book services including medical, surgical, wellness and preventive health care. Appointments can be made by contacting the ...

Canadian NORAD Region is ready to track Santa with announcement of 2020 escort teams and trackers

**** CAF Media Release Canadian NORAD Region is ready to track Santa with announcement of 2020 escort teams and trackers ​ The countdown to December 24th has begun! With the clock ticking as the big night approaches, we at the Canadian North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Region are today naming our CF-18 Hornet pilots, ...

NS SPCA: We have a special update for you on the rescued kitties

**** NS SPCA Release Happy Caturday! 😻 We have a special update for you on the rescued kitties. Five more cats were brought into our care bringing our final tally to 85 cats and kittens rescued. 🐾 Thanks to generous animal-lovers, they are receiving the care and support they need. And that’s not all There ...

Free menstrual products now available in municipal facilities​

**** HRM Media Release Free menstrual products now available in municipal facilities​ ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality will now be offering free menstrual products at municipal recreation facilities, community centres, and Halifax Transit terminals. ​ Tampons and sanitary pads will be available and restocked daily. Products will be available at the following locations: ​ Acadia ...

NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Forrest and Cove

**** NS SPCA Release Weekly Highlight – Forrest and Cove “Dear Santa Paws, My sister, Forrest and I were born in care when our mum was rescued as a stray. We are 6 months old, very sweet, and active rabbits, who are spayed, microchipped and up to date on our flea medicine. We now have ...

Today we honour the 14 women murdered during the Montreal Massacre at l’École Polytechnique

Via Wimen and Gender Equality Canada “December 6, 1989 is a day forever remembered by Canadians. Today we honour the 14 women murdered during the Montreal Massacre at l’École Polytechnique. This year, we ask you to add a virtual white ribbon to your profile pic to remember those who lost their lives. http://ow.ly/aE2850CDXnb We #RememberThe14 ...

Newfoundland soldier of the First World War identified

**** CAF Media Release Newfoundland soldier of the First World War identified The Department of National​ Defence​ and the Canadian Armed Forces​ have identified​ the remains of Private John Lambert, a First World War soldier of The Newfoundland Regiment. Private Lambert died on August 16, 1917, at the age of 17. The Newfoundland Regiment is ...

NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – 3 ratty girls

**** NS SPCA Release Weekly Highlight – 3 ratty girls These 3 snuggly sweeties are Pixie, Candy and Rio. This trio is looking to find a home able to adopt all three as they have lived their whole lives together. They are very curious and kind and would make a great first pet. If looking ...

NS SPCA: 21 of the 80 rescued kitties have already found loving, forever families

**** Info via NS SPCA We have a special update for you! 💙 21 of the 80 rescued kitties have already found loving, forever families! 🐾 One of the lucky kitties adopted was sweet Terrance – the kitty that was first featured in our urgent ask for support. Terrance is settling into his new home ...

(NS SPCA) Weekly Highlight – Gray Jay

**** Info via the NS SPCA (NS SPCA) Weekly Highlight – Gray Jay Gray Jay, a stunning merle border collie, is hoping his new forever family is out there. At around 5 years young he is seeking a dog savvy family able to help him live his new and improved life.​ Because of Gray Jay’s ...

This bunny is hoping to hop into your heart

**** Info via NS SPCA This bunny is hoping to hop into your heart ❤️​ Sweet Munchkin is looking to find a calmer home with older children and no dogs. Munchkin is a lionhead bunny and has an amazing mane! Still a young adult, he has plenty of spunk and playfulness and would love a ...

Weekly Highlight – Diesel

**** NS SPCA Release Weekly Highlight – Diesel Diesel is an estimated 7-year-old male neutered Labrador retreiver/American Staffordshire Terrier mix. (~30 kg) He would prefer a home with children 16 years old and older. It is required that he be the only animal in the home. Look at that goofy smile and you can already ...

Are you or someone you know looking for a barn cat?

**** NS SPCA Release Are you or someone you know looking for a barn cat? The cats in this program are not your typical house cat, they have come from an environment where they have lived outside for most or all of their lives. These cats can not be rehabilitated without often years of intensive ...

National Senior Safety Week, a time for seniors and their loved ones to reflect on and talk about ways to stay safe and secure

**** RCMP Media Release It’s National Senior Safety Week, a time for seniors and their loved ones to reflect on and talk about ways to stay safe and secure. The RCMP’s Seniors Guidebook to Safety and Security has information and tips on a range of topics that will help get the conversation started. The more ...

Bide Awhile: Palliative Care Adoption

**** Bide Awhile Release 🐾 Palliative Care Adoption 🐾 Gwen is ready to find her forever home. Please read the full description before reaching out! Gwen is a sweet girl who is around 10-years-old. She is a gentle lady who loves receiving attention from humans but would prefer not to have any feline companions at ...

(Update) 72 cats and kittens were rescued and transported to the Nova Scotia SPCA for urgent medical care. They expect even more to arrive soon.

**** NS SPCA Release ❗ EMERGENCY ❗ 72 cats and kittens were rescued and transported to the Nova Scotia SPCA for urgent medical care. Tragically, we expect even more to arrive soon. The Nova Scotia SPCA is asking for help from the community after rescuing 72 cats and kittens in need of urgent medical care. ...

Canadian soldier of the Second World War identified

**** CAF Media Release Canadian soldier of the Second World War identified ​ The Department of National​ Defence​ and the Canadian Armed Forces​ have identified​ the grave of a Canadian soldier of the Second World War as that of Trooper Henry George Johnston. Trooper Johnston was buried as an unknown soldier in​ 1945​ in​ the​ ...

November is #DomesticViolenceAwarness month

**** HRP Media Release November is #DomesticViolenceAwarness month. Every day of every month is a good time to help someone find freedom from violence. If you’re a victim or know someone who is, don’t be silent. Connect with HRP Victim Services Unit and get help today. Victim services in Halifax Halifax Regional Police offers support ...

The Quint firetrucks are on duty with the HRFE

The Quint firetrucks are on duty with the HRFE. These trucks provide an impressive array of resources for modern day firefighters in the HRFE. Quints are large, multipurpose trucks. They carry a water tank allowing a limited, but at times critical supply of water to initiate a quick fire attack before connecting to a fire hydrant. ...

NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Smokey

**** NS SPCA Release NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Smokey How handsome is this tabby boy?? Looking at him it is hard to believe that he is a senior kitty at 13 years young! Smokey, like most older pets, you start to notice some troubles with them and this fella is no exception. This fella ...

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

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

Premier Proclaims HMCS Kootenay Day

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

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

**** RCMP Media Release Cst. Heidi Stevenson’s name was unveiled on the Wall of Honour at Nova Scotia RCMP Headquarters in Dartmouth during a private ceremony for family and invited guests. Etched in stone on the granite memorial wall of the Nova Scotia RCMP Headquarters are the names of those Nova Scotia RCMP members who ...

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

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

NS SPCA: Weekly Highlight – Linden

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

RCMP officer helping women in Iraq

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

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

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

(NS SPCA) Weekly Highlight – Eric

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

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

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

Safety in the kitchen – Fire Prevention Week 2020

**** HRFE Media Release Safety in the kitchen – Fire Prevention Week 2020 ​ Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) is encouraging residents to assess their kitchen for fire safety.​ ​ National Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 4-10 and the theme this year is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.” ​ Kitchen fires are ...

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

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

Treaty Day Honours Relationship with Mi’kmaw People

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

Queenie is still looking for her forever home

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

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

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

Paramedics Recognized During Medic Monday

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Paramedics Recognized During Medic Monday —————————————————————– Every day paramedics work on the front lines of the provincial health-care system, providing care and comfort to Nova Scotians. On this eighth annual Medic Monday, the province wants to recognize and thank the many highly skilled and dedicated paramedics for their service. “When Nova ...

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

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

Twenty-one Paramedics Recognized for Exemplary Service

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

NS SPCA: Weekly highlight – Spud

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

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

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

Women Making Waves 2020

**** East Coast Surf School Release Women Making Waves 2020 East Coast Surf School is offering it’s 4th annual women’s surfing clinic on Friday, September 18th! (4pm) * Pre-registration is necessary! Please email: event.womenmakingwaves@gmail.com prior to Friday September 18th, 2020 to sign up! Looking for more rad gals to surf with? New to surfing? Feeling the ...

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day

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

Bide Awhile: Palliative Care Adoption

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

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

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

NS SPCA: BOTTLE BABY KITTEN FOSTERS NEEDED

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

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

Today is the 22nd anniversary of the Swissair Flight 111 tragedy that killed 229 people in the crash. Many people were affected by this crash along with family, including residents of the area, first responders, military members and volunteers who worked tirelessly in various roles after the tragic event. ...

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

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

NS SPCA: Some warm fuzzies to kick start your weekend

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

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

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

NS SPCA. Weekly Highlight – Mocha and Magnolia

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

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

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

The might of volunteers – Halifax Search and Rescue

The might of volunteers – Halifax Search and Rescue Chances are, at some point, you’ve seen the big orange trucks, the bright orange clothes, and the utilities of the Halifax  Search and Rescue. You may have seen them in person at active scenes, training, or even at public relation events such as with the HRFE ...

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

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

NS SPCA : Adoptable Weekly Highlight – Hailey

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

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

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

Today is “National Peacekeepers’ Day”

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

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

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

Premier Stephen McNeil is stepping down.

**** Via Premier Stephen McNeil PREMIER’S OFFICE–Premier’s Statement on Leaving Office —————————————————————– NOTE: The following is a statement from Premier Stephen McNeil. ——————————————————————– Yesterday, I celebrated my 17th year in elected office. These past seven years, as your premier, have been the most rewarding of my professional career. It has been a privilege and an ...

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

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

Bide Awhile: Adoptables: Lilly and Myla

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

NS SPCA Weekly highlight- Pete

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

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

**** Bide Awhile Release Little miss Nicole is still waiting for her forever home 🐾 If you are looking for a gal that LOVES to cuddle and be brushed, look no further. Nicole is an eight-year-old sweetheart, without a tail, but has lots of love to give. She is shy at first, but once she ...

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

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

NS SPCA Weekly Highlight – Betsy

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

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

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

NS SPCA: Weekly Highlight – Emily

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

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

**** NS SPCA 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!

**** 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 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.

**** 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 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

**** 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

**** 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

**** 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

**** 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!

**** 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 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

**** 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

**** 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

**** 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 ...

Sophie’s Story Part 2: The big heart and big donation for a stranger

**** Written by Crystal Yeo for WFMHFX Back in February, we shared a story about Sophie, an 11 year old who was embarking on an act of kindness to help a stranger. Inspired by her grandfather, who has now recovered from his battle with prostate cancer, Sophie wanted to help someone in need and decided ...

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 

**** 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 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

**** 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

**** 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​

**** 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

**** 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 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

**** 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

**** 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 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

**** 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

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.

**** 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

**** 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 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!

**** 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

**** 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 ​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!

**** 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

**** 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.

**** 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. 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!

**** 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

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!   

**** 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.

(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 ...

HRFE Chief Stuebing Officially Appointed Assistant Chief Corey Beals

Today, HRFE Chief Stuebing officially appointed Assistant Chief Corey Beals to the position of Deputy Chief Community Risk Reduction, Professional Development & Logistics (CRRPDL). Congratulations!   ...