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Larry’s story: What led two Cape Breton men to volunteer with palliative care

“…As the Cape Breton Hospice prepares to open to residents in Membertou in January, a pilot project will be kicking off two first-time volunteer programs being formed….”

Author: Sharon Montgomery-Dupe
Date of Article: December 10, 2021
Source: SaltWire Network
Website: https://www.saltwire.com/halifax/news/larrys-story-what-led-two-cape-breton-men-to-volunteer-with-palliative-care-100669371/

Remembering the ‘unsung heroes’ of the Halifax Explosion recovery effort

“…As the city most involved in Canada’s effort during the First World War, Halifax was a hub for troops heading overseas and those returning from the horrors in Europe, and its harbour was filled with ships carrying supplies.

And on the morning of Dec. 6, 1917, these realities merged in a horrific event known as the Halifax Explosion. It remains the worst disaster in Canadian history, killing 2,000 people and injuring 9,000….”

Author: Richard Woodbury
Date of Article: December 6, 2021
Source: CBC News
Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-explosion-army-navy-response-unsung-heroes-1.6244683

Canadian Red Cross awards two Nova Scotian volunteers with highest honour

“…In Nova Scotia, the Canadian Red Cross recognized two volunteers with its highest honour for their humanitarian work.

David Williams of Halifax and Mary Macnab of Dartmouth were two of 11 volunteers across the country recognized by the Canadian Red Cross with the humanitarian organization’s highest volunteer distinction during a virtual event on Saturday….”

Author: Jesse Thomas
Date of Article: December 5, 2021
Source: Global News
Website: https://globalnews.ca/news/8426623/canadian-red-cross-ns-volunteer-awards/

Meet the ordinary volunteers keeping the pandemic at bay

“…Since April, 3,082 Nova Scotians have signed up for volunteer time slots in the province’s rapid testing campaign, including 1,385 people assembling rapid test packages at smaller sites — making this, as Stanford understands it, the greatest volunteer mobilization of this kind anywhere in the country….”

Author: John Demont
Date of Article: December 4, 2021
Source: SaltWire Network
Website: https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/opinion/john-demont-meet-the-ordinary-volunteers-keeping-the-pandemic-at-bay-100666598/

10 festive things to do in HRM to make your December sparkle

“…Donate items or volunteer your time

There are plenty of other ways aside from donating money to give back during the holiday season….”

Author: Nicole Munro
Date of Article: December 3, 2021
Source: SaltWire Network
Website: https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/10-festive-things-to-do-in-hrm-to-make-your-december-sparkle-100665217/

‘An old rusty bike but it’s all he had’: Bicycle stolen from Cape Breton volunteer

“…Vince Steffens mans the Salvation Army red kettle at the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation store in Sydney Mines. Steffens said someone stole his mountain bike while he was volunteering at the store Saturday. Although old and rusty, it was his only transportation….”

Author: Sharon Montgomery-Dupe
Date of Article: November 26, 2021
Source: SaltWire Network
Website: https://www.saltwire.com/halifax/lifestyles/an-old-rusty-bike-but-its-all-he-had-bicycle-stolen-from-cape-breton-volunteer-100662842/

Katimavik youth program returns to Nova Scotia

“…After a nearly decade-long hiatus, Katimavik is coming back to Halifax.

Founded in 1977, the organization aims to foster youth development and empowerment….”

Author: Abby McLeod
Date of Article: November 24, 2021
Source: The Signal
Website: https://signalhfx.ca/national-youth-program-returns-to-nova-scotia/

HRM blanket campaign aims to bless long-term care residents

“…Northwood’s Halifax campus residents are the recipients and inspiration for a well-received blanket drive….”

Author: Katy Jean
Date of Article: November 24, 2021
Source: SaltWire Network
Website: https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/lifestyles/hrm-blanket-campaign-aims-to-bless-long-term-care-residents-100662411/

Halifax puppies learn new tricks with volunteer guide dog trainers

“…Trapper, three months old, is one of five new puppies the Canadian National Institute for the Blind has recently brought to Halifax as guide dogs in training. Applications to be paired with a guide dog have gone up 300 per cent since the start of the pandemic, according to a CNIB news release.…”

Author: Victoria Welland
Date of Article: November 22, 2021
Source: The Signal
Website: https://signalhfx.ca/halifax-puppies-learn-new-tricks-with-volunteer-guide-dog-trainers/

Calling all knitters — the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia needs your help

“…The AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia is launching its first Red Scarf Project in Halifax and is looking for volunteer knitters to help the cause.

The Red Scarf Project, which has been adopted across Canada, aims to raise awareness about HIV treatment and prevention, how the virus affects people and what still needs to be done….”

Author: Cassidy Chisholm
Date of Article: November 14, 2021
Source: CBC News
Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/knitters-aids-coalition-help-awareness-1.6248647