Volunteer veterans helping with Cape Breton cleanup

Excerpt: “…On Monday, Barteaux was part of a Team Rubicon crew found cutting and clearing fallen trees from the Birch Grove Road between the communities of Glace Bay and Tower Road. Like the majority of his team, the Lucasville, N.S. native is a retired veteran. He served 42 years….” Author: David Jala Date of Article: October 4, 2022 Source: SaltWire Network Website: https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/volunteer-veterans-helping-with-cape-breton-cleanup-100779567/

North American Indigenous Games recruiting for volunteers

Excerpt: “…Organizers of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) need 3,000 volunteers and have already started recruiting. By volunteering, you will be a part of the largest multi-sport and cultural event in Atlantic Canada. You will have the opportunity to form new connections, see first hand the impact of the Games, and learn about Indigenous cultures from across Turtle Island….” Author: Date of Article: September 29, 2022 Source: CBC News Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/community/north-american-indigenous-games-volunteers-2023-1.6597498

Saved by a volunteer: New life for Halifax’s Ukrainian Store

Excerpt: “…The Ukrainian Store will live on. Plans were in motion to close and empty the donated space – a former Halifax sports bar – by the end of this month. That was, until Nanette Dean raised her hand to save it….” Author: Jen Taplin Date of Article: August 10, 2022 Source: SaltWire Network Website: https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/saved-by-a-volunteer-new-life-for-halifaxs-ukrainian-store-100762119/

‘Where are the volunteers?’: Halifax Rotary club can’t find help for waterfront Ribfest

Excerpt: “…While some people try to get back to normal in the third summer of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rotary Club of Halifax Harbour is having difficulty doing so when it comes to its Ribfest event. Club member Louisa Horne says with less than two weeks until the event on the Dartmouth harbourside, the vendors and Rotary members are set, but she has yet to be able to find volunteer groups to look after cleanup of the ribs and proper sorting of the waste….” Author: Ian Fairclough Date of Article: June 17, 2022 Source: SaltWire Network Website: https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/where-are-the-volunteers-halifax-rotary-club-cant-find-help-for-waterfront-ribfest-100745010/

Battling homelessness in N.S. has been a priority during the pandemic. What happens now?

Excerpt: “…There’s concern that government and public support for people experiencing homelessness in the province will wane as restrictions related to COVID-19 are lifted and Nova Scotians are encouraged to return to some sense of normalcy, say those who work on the front lines of homelessness. A new report on the impact of the pandemic on people experiencing homelessness in Nova Scotia found some workers believe an increase in federal and provincial support was in part due to fear of unhoused individuals contributing to the spread of COVID-19….” Author: Simon Smith Date of Article: April 12, 2022 Source: CBC News Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/homelessness-during-covid-19-pandemic-1.6411728

Festival, fundraiser to support Ukraine to be held in Halifax

Excerpt: “…A Ukrainian festival and fundraiser will be held in Halifax on April 23 to help support those defending their home country as Russia’s invasion continues….” Author: Stuart Peddle Date of Article: April 12, 2022 Source: SaltWire Network Website: https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/festival-fundraiser-to-support-ukraine-to-be-held-in-halifax-100717250/

Brianna Burris receives first Cobra Spirit Trophy as West Colchester’s top volunteer

Excerpt: “…While she’s only been involved in minor hockey a short time, Brianna Burris is someone who consistently goes above and beyond for the children. The Great Village resident is the first winner of the new Cobra Strong Volunteer of the Year Award that was created in honour of Cobra family members who lost their lives in the April 2020 mass shooting: Jamie and Greg Blair, Lisa McCully, Heather O’Brien, Kristen and Baby Beaton….” Author: Darrell Cole Date of Article: April 6, 2022 Source: SaltWire Network Website: https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/communities/brianna-burris-receives-first-cobra-spirit-trophy-as-west-colchesters-top-volunteer-100715553/

$203K for affordable housing brings Halifax’s ‘Habitat Way’ closer to construction

Excerpt: “…Habitat for Humanity Nova Scotia has been given a $203,500 grant to help make a neighbourhood of 77 affordable housing units in Halifax a reality. Donna Williamson, executive director of the non-profit organization, said the funding from the provincial government will go toward hiring a project manager who will create a business plan for the development….” Author: Jon Tattrie Date of Article: April 4, 2022 Source: CBC News Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/habitat-for-humanity-nova-scotia-affordable-housing-grant-1.6407826

Volunteer group donates adapted toys to stock IWK library

Excerpt: “…A group of volunteers from across the Maritimes is on a mission to make toys that anyone can play with. Volunteers from a program called Makers Making Change recently modified more than 20 new toys to be accessible for children with disabilities and donated them to a toy library at the IWK Children’s Hospital in Halifax….” Author: Nicola Seguin Date of Article: April 2, 2022 Source: CBC News Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/volunteers-adapt-20-new-toys-and-donate-them-to-the-iwk-1.6405102

N.S. offers grants to volunteer fire departments to help with pandemic fundraising losses

Excerpt: “…Nova Scotia is offering one-time grants of $10,000 to help volunteer fire departments, ground search and rescue organizations and First Nations fire departments recover from fundraising losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the province, more than 340 organizations will qualify for the $3.5 million investment….” Author: Rebecca Lau Date of Article: March 22, 2022 Source: Global News Website: https://globalnews.ca/news/8700946/ns-grants-fire-departments-pandemic-fundraising/