Bluenose II leaving Nova Scotia for the summer

The Bluenose II’s Great Lakes tour is going to start from Toronto on June 27. Then the vessel will head to Buffalo, N.Y.; Cleveland, Ohio; Bay City, Mich.; Green Bay, Wis.; Kenosha, Wis.; Sarnia, Ont.; Kingsville, Ont.; Erie, Pa.; Brockville, Ont., before coming back home to Lunenburg on Sept. 12. It will be again in Halifax for other four days between Sept. 22 and Sept. 25.

Bicycle Thief boss uses mix of hard work, love, Turkish hospitality

Maan Alhmidi  Published: May 07, 2019 at 6:55 p.m. Hakan Uluer moves around in his The Bicycle Thief restaurant saying “Hi” to the customers. “When you have (guests) come into your home, of course, you do the best possible scenario to make sure they have an amazing time,” he says, explaining how hospitality is important toContinue reading “Bicycle Thief boss uses mix of hard work, love, Turkish hospitality”

Fear and hope mark Venezuelans’ day in Halifax

Maan Alhmidi  Published: May 01, 2019 at 5:17 p.m. Venezuelans in Halifax are worried about the safety of their families and friends back home. Opposition leader Juan Guaido started an attempt to lead a military uprising against President Nicolas Maduro. Guaido said on Tuesday it’s the “final phase” of his plan to get Maduro out ofContinue reading “Fear and hope mark Venezuelans’ day in Halifax”

Muslims in Halifax reflect Ramadan’s values by sharing cars

Maan Alhmidi  Published: May 06 at 6:52 p.m. The month of Ramadan is not only about fasting and prayer, it’s also an opportunity for Muslims to come together as one community. A group of Muslims in Halifax, who pray at the Ummah Mosque, started a new initiative to help others to get to the mosque forContinue reading “Muslims in Halifax reflect Ramadan’s values by sharing cars”

Nova Scotia companies need more immigrant workers, lobster plant CAO says

Maan Alhmidi  Published: May 09, 2019 at 6:31 p.m. With an aging population and a lack of workers in rural Nova Scotia, immigrants seem to be the only solution to the labour shortage crisis, says Frank Anderson. “We have expansions to do,” says Anderson, the corporate affairs officer for Riverside Lobster, Meteghan River. “We can’t doContinue reading “Nova Scotia companies need more immigrant workers, lobster plant CAO says”

Nova Scotia not the top pot spot anymore; the smoke is thickest near the oil patch

Maan Alhmidi  Published: May 03, 2019 at 8:13 p.m. Nova Scotians are no longer smoking more weed than anywhere else in the country. At least the ones who fill out Statistics Canada surveys aren’t. The percentage of people in this province who self-reported using cannabis during the first quarter of this year has dropped to 18.2Continue reading “Nova Scotia not the top pot spot anymore; the smoke is thickest near the oil patch”

Nova Scotia’s greenhouse industry shrinking

Maan Alhmidi  Published: May 02, 2019 at 6 a.m. Greenhouse-grown flower and potted plant sales are wilting in Nova Scotia. The total sales and resales of flowers and plants grown in Nova Scotia greenhouses are down by 25.5 per cent over the last three years, an analysis of Statistics Canada data reveals. Greenhouse farmers are competingContinue reading “Nova Scotia’s greenhouse industry shrinking”