TMNT costumes to help dream come true for four-year-old fighting cancer

via The Chronicle Herald Four-year-old Cole Wittenberg’s last wish is to meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And the Children’s Wish Foundation of Nova Scotia — with help from a widely shared social media post and community support — is making it happen. It all began Thursday with a Facebook post from Strange Adventures Comix … Continue reading TMNT costumes to help dream come true for four-year-old fighting cancer

Syrian mom losing hope for 18-year-old son after year-long separation

via The Chronicle Herald When Nabil Alghajar was held back in Lebanon by Canadian officials last February, he thought he’d be following his family two weeks later. Nearly a year later, his mother Boshra Khleif is still awaiting his arrival in Halifax — and she’s quickly losing hope. Last Feb. 19, Khleif, her husband and … Continue reading Syrian mom losing hope for 18-year-old son after year-long separation

Calling Canada home sweet home

via The Chronicle Herald When Zaher Abd Ulmoula made the seemingly impossible decision to leave his family behind in war-torn Syria, he was doing so in search of a better life. On May 15, 2016, he landed in Nova Scotia with his sights on Dalhousie University and a Master’s degree in computer science. After nine … Continue reading Calling Canada home sweet home

Security issues rise in package delivery

via The Chronicle Herald The rise of online shopping has led to a spike in Canada Post and UPS deliveries in recent years. But can Nova Scotians really trust the safe and secure arrival of their packages? Sharon Snook, building manager at the Spring Garden Suites in Halifax, doesn’t think so. In December, she received two … Continue reading Security issues rise in package delivery

Syrian family puts down Halifax roots

via The Chronicle Herald The Alnaasan family’s house was levelled by bombs in Syria’s ongoing civil war but they’ve spent the last year creating a new home in Halifax. Abdulbaset Alnaasan, Maisoun Aljaber and their seven children arrived at Halifax Stanfield International Airport last Jan. 22. They were in the first wave of the now 40,000 … Continue reading Syrian family puts down Halifax roots

Getting out of the cold

via The Chronicle Herald Halifax homeless shelters are filling up as the cold temperatures hit, but this doesn’t mean everyone is going inside. “The greatest misconception is that numbers are higher in cold weather,” said Linda Wilson, executive director of Shelter Nova Scotia. But the weather really has nothing to do with it. “Numbers are actually … Continue reading Getting out of the cold

The beat goes on: Woman meeting daughters of Nova Scotian who gave her his heart

via The Chronicle Herald Five years after receiving the heart of a Nova Scotia man, Julie Lyons will meet his two daughters who made the life-saving transplant possible. At about 1 p.m. on Friday, passersby at Toronto Pearson Airport could run into an emotionally charged meeting between the three women. Technically, Lyons is a stranger to … Continue reading The beat goes on: Woman meeting daughters of Nova Scotian who gave her his heart