‘Please help us’: Halifax’s Ukrainian Store about to be displaced

Excerpt: “…Donation operation in Halifax looking for a new home on the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine…” Author: Jen Taplin Date of Article: February 24, 2023 Source: SaltWire Network Website: https://www.saltwire.com/halifax/news/please-help-us-halifaxs-ukrainian-store-about-to-be-displaced-100827712/

2023 Canada Winter Games: Organizers, volunteers excited after more than 5 years of preparations

Excerpt: “…Anticipation is building on Prince Edward Island, with the 2023 Canada Winter Games just days away. More than a dozen venues will welcome thousands of athletes from across the county from Feb. 18 to March 5….” Author: Natalie Lombard Date of Article: February 15, 2023 Source: CTVNews Website: https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/2023-canada-winter-games-organizers-volunteers-excited-after-more-than-5-years-of-preparations-1.6274643

Volunteers needed: Ground-breaking North American Indigenous Games arriving in Halifax this summer

Excerpt: “…Biggest multi-sport event ever in Atlantic Canada expected to bring more than $20 million in economic benefits…” Author: Jen Taplin Date of Article: February 14, 2023 Source: SaltWire Network Website: https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/volunteers-needed-ground-breaking-north-american-indigenous-games-arriving-in-halifax-this-summer-100824149/

Halifax schoolkids say ‘pryvit’ to Ukrainian refugees in handmade Christmas cards

Excerpt: “…Project aims to spread cheer to Ukrainian refugees and teach students about empathy and giving…” Author: Frances Willick Date of Article: December 23, 2022 Source: CBC News Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-classroom-christmas-cards-ukrainian-refugees-1.6696331

Halifax Islamic group assembles winter relief kits for people in need

Excerpt: “…Volunteers from Islamic Relief Canada came together in Halifax on Sunday to assemble winter care kits to help people in need of warmth and relief this winter….” Author: Vernon Ramesar Date of Article: December 4, 2022 Source: CBC News Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/islamic-relief-canada-winter-kits-winter-warmth-halifax-volunteers-1.6674058

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