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Volunteers needed for municipal boards and committees

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“…The Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking interested residents for a variety of important opportunities on Regional Council advisory committees and boards.

Citizens interested in connecting with the community are encouraged to apply for these volunteer opportunities no later than Monday, Feb. 10….”

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Date of Article: January 17, 2020
Source: HalifaxToday.ca
Website: https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/local-news/volunteers-needed-for-municipal-boards-and-committees-2027891

Halifax emergency shelter has more space, fewer restrictions after move

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“…After months of searching, the Out of the Cold emergency winter shelter has a new home.

On Monday, the shelter moved from St. Matthew’s United Church on Barrington Street to its new digs on College Street….”

Author: Kristina Pappas
Date of Article: January 17, 2020
Source: The Signal
Website: https://signalhfx.ca/halifax-emergency-shelter-has-more-space-fewer-restrictions-after-move/

How boxing is helping with more than mobility for people with Parkinson’s

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“…The boxing program for people with Parkinson’s was piloted in June 2019 and was an immediate success. It started with eight regulars throughout the summer. Now, there are new people showing up every week….”

Author: Ellen Riopelle
Date of Article: January 17, 2020
Source: The Signal
Website: https://signalhfx.ca/halifax-boxing-class-aims-to-support-people-living-with-parkinsons-disease/

As demand grows, Shelter Movers needs more volunteers to help women fleeing abuse

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“…Shelter Movers Nova Scotia helps three to four women move their belongings each week and hopes to have 150 local volunteers by its one-year anniversary in July….”

Author: Elizabeth McSheffrey
Date of Article: January 5, 2020
Source: Global News
Website: https://globalnews.ca/news/6365991/halifax-domestic-abuse-shelter-help/

Hope for Wildlife overwhelmed by ‘amazing’ last-minute Christmas tree donations

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“…A Nova Scotia wildlife rescue centre is overwhelmed — and grateful — for a last-minute blitz of Christmas tree donations during the first weekend of January.

For the first time since it started collecting eight years ago, Hope for Wildlife was concerned it wouldn’t have enough evergreens for its winter patients, who use them as snacks, shelter from the wind and hiding spots while they heal….”

Author: Elizabeth McSheffrey
Date of Article: January 4, 2020
Source: Global News
Website: https://globalnews.ca/news/6366610/hope-for-wildlife-christmas-tree-donations/

Teen’s death inspires community effort to get life-saving AEDs into schools

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“…The sudden death last fall of a 15-year-old athlete and volunteer firefighter from Lantz, N.S., has prompted fundraising efforts in his honour aimed at outfitting area schools with life-saving automated external defibrillators.

Braeden Bannister’s family still doesn’t know what exactly caused him to collapse and die following an evening hunting trip Nov. 1, but they suspect it was a cardiac arrest….”

Author: Elizabeth McMillan
Date of Article: January 4, 2020
Source: CBC News
Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/automated-external-defibrillator-fundraiser-braeden-bannister-1.5413807

Frigid fundraiser in Halifax highlights need to improve supports for youth mental health

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“…The cold hard facts about youth mental illness were in the spotlight Saturday morning at Point Pleasant Park.

Dozens of hardy supporters of Jack.org plunged into the frigid Halifax Harbour after raising more than $10,000 for the organization’s national “Brainfreeze” polar bear dip campaign. It’s the first time the event has been held in Halifax. Some participants banded into teams with names such as the Cheetahs and Future Physicians….”

Author: John McPhee
Date of Article: November 30, 2019
Source: The Chronicle Herald
Website: https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/news/local/frigid-fundraiser-in-halifax-highlights-need-to-improve-supports-for-youth-mental-health-382654/

MADD Canada volunteers will be on Macdonald Bridge Thursday for Project Red Ribbon

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“…If you’re crossing the Macdonald Bridge Thursday, you may encounter a volunteer from MADD Canada.

The organization will be at the tolls from approximately 10:30 a.m. to noon for their Project Red Ribbon campaign….”

Author: Meghan Groff
Date of Article: November 27, 2019
Source: HalifaxToday.ca
Website: https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/local-news/madd-canada-volunteers-will-be-on-macdonald-bridge-thursday-for-project-red-ribbon-1885151

North American Indigenous Games looking for 3,000 volunteers in Halifax

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“…From July 12-18 2020 the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) 2020 will take place in Nova Scotia.

Since games are expected to bring over 5,250 athletes to the province over one week….”

Author: Victoria Walton
Date of Article: November 26, 2019
Source: HalifaxToday.ca
Website: https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/local-news/north-american-indigenous-games-looking-for-3000-volunteers-in-halifax-1884657

Volunteer collects blankets for residents of Halifax seniors home

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“…A Bedford, N.S., woman who collects blankets for residents of a Halifax seniors home is looking for more donations.

The year will be the third that Nicole Martelle has collected blankets to give to seniors at Northwood, a place where she works and volunteers….”

Author: Anjuli Patil
Date of Article: November 23, 2019
Source: CBC News
Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/volunteer-looking-to-collect-blankets-for-northwood-1.5371081