Growing up as a christian in Iraq, Christmas “Eid Noël” was a time spent visiting aunts and uncles and having lots of our favorite food. My father went to great lengths to find a real Christmas tree every year! Decorating the tree was magical for...

Did you know that from December 26th to January 1st, people across Nova Scotia celebrate Kwanzaa to honour African heritage, while recognizing the blessings of family, community, and togetherness. Celebrations often include singing and dancing, storytelling, poetry reading, African drumming, and feasting. When we come together...

With the distressing news we have been receiving this past year regarding COVID-19, we have received great news this week. Nova Scotia received its first portion of 1,950 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on December 15th; this is a momentous improvement in our battle against the...

As of today, Dec. 17, Nova Scotia has 50 active cases of COVID-19. Six new cases are being reported today. Three of the new cases are in Central Zone. One case is a close contact of a previously reported case. One case is related to travel...

Today, our government announced new public health measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe during the holiday season. Restrictions currently in place in HRM and Hants County are extended until December 21, while all restaurants and establishments in these...

Some people do not have a place to call home. It’s even worse to know that the mattress they once had, had to be taken away due to the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing. You may ask, how so? Due to social distancing, fewer beds were available at...

Nova Scotia employment was up 10,000 to 468,500 in November. This monthly gain was concentrated in full-time employment, and rose to 383,200, which is the highest level of full-time employment on record.   The province has the lowest unemployment rate in Canada at 6.4 per cent. This...

As of today, Dec. 9, Nova Scotia has 71 active cases of COVID-19. Six new cases are being reported today.   All new cases are in Central Zone. Four of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases. One is related to travel outside of Atlantic...