Highlights / Nova Scotia

Arts and Entertainment, Environment, International, Society

Squashed: Windsor’s annual pumpkin regatta

It’s a hugely popular and hilariously entertaining event, but to great disappointment it looks like it may not happen this year. This would have been the 21st for the Nova Scotia, pumpkin regatta as part of the Windsor-West Hants Pumpkin» 

Health, Society

Nova Scotia becomes 2nd province to offer free menstrual products in schools

Nova Scotia public schools will now offer free menstrual products to all their students, joining a growing list of places that have already adopted the idea. The province’s 367 schools that host students from grades four to twelve are now» 

Environment, Society

Trudeau arrives in Halifax to survey Hurricane Dorian damage

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Halifax Tuesday morning to take stock of the devastation brought by Hurricane Dorian as it barreled through Atlantic Canada over the weekend, bringing heavy rains and strong winds that uprooted trees and knocked down» 

Environment

Hurricane Dorian to hit Atlantic Canada with high winds, downpours

Hurricane Dorian is expected to barrel into Atlantic Canada this weekend as a Category 1 hurricane, churning out sustained winds up to 140 km/h when it reaches Nova Scotia on Saturday, according to the Canadian Hurricane Centre. “There is two» 

Society

Cluttered little barn at the centre of a 350-million-year-old fossil mystery

Inside a quirky barn near Hantsport, N.S., 350-million-year-old fossils are displayed on a dusty piano, in crowded china cabinets and on a child’s red wagon. It’s a seemingly haphazard museum with unexpected importance: the adjacent beach is one of only» 

Immigration & Refugees

Kosovo refugee welcome to be commemorated

Canadian Forces airlifted more than 5,000 Kosovar refugees fleeing the Balkan crisis in 1999 and brought them to military bases in the eastern province of Nova Scotia. The 20th anniversary of the so-called Operation Parasol will be commemorated with music» 

Arts and Entertainment, Health, Society

School rugby programmes cancelled in Nova Scotia

The maritime province of Nova Scotia announced it has ceased all its high-school rugby programmes. The decision was apparently based on insurance costs and injury rates. There’s no doubt that rugby is a rough and tumble game like most other» 

Society

Nova Scotia unveils special tartan marking Scottish heritage

Proud of its Scottish heritage, the eastern province of Nova Scotia unveiled a special tartan to commemorate the 200th anniversary of its House of Assembly, the legislative branch of government. In further appreciation of the Scottish clans which settled in» 

Society

Assman fights back!

Vanity licence plate battles in Canada His name is David Assman, the family name is Germanic in origin and pronounced “Ossman”. In English however it could be misconstrued. That’s the opinion of the Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) which issues vehicle» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Hockey night at ‘the fights’

Unlike world football (soccer) where a touch by one player can leave the other apparently reeling in agony on the ground, Canadian hockey is a completely different matter. In fact, there’s a well-used somewhat tongue-in-cheek saying in Canada which references»