Drone users face new restrictions

via The Chronicle Herald Canadians received some clarity Thursday on what recreational users can and can’t do with drones. Transport Minister Marc Garneau unveiled restrictions to curb the number of incidents in which recreational drones have come too close to airplanes, which have more than tripled since 2014. Garneau said that until now, Transport Canada … Continue reading Drone users face new restrictions

HRM to move forward with free, public Wi-Fi

via The Chronicle Herald Halifax regional council narrowly voted to move ahead with the staff’s recommended public Wi-Fi plan, with many councillors raising concerns it was too much money for not enough real estate. A publicly supported, privately owned model of Wi-Fi will soon be available for six areas across HRM’s urban core. This includes both … Continue reading HRM to move forward with free, public Wi-Fi

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

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

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

Female Nova Scotian MLAs join fight against verbal abuse

via The Chronicle Herald Nova Scotia community services minister Joanne Bernard is joining female politicians speaking out against verbal abuse. And the province is taking it one step further by tabling new anti-cyberbullying legislation next year. Female politicians across the country are standing in unison against a kind of bullying that attacks the core of who … Continue reading Female Nova Scotian MLAs join fight against verbal abuse

N.S. daycare centres face funding crunch

via The Chronicle Herald An action group says regulations imposed by the province’s new child care plan could force some daycare centres to shut their doors. Eight early childhood educators all dressed in black met Wednesday to discuss concerns affecting daycares across the province — ones they feel could lead to the death of the industry. … Continue reading N.S. daycare centres face funding crunch