Older homes play big role in Nova Scotia real estate prices

Maan Alhmidi  Published: May 08,2019 at 7:43 p.m. Houses in Nova Scotia are much smaller and cheaper than those in Ontario and British Columbia, new Statistics Canada data reveals. Single-detached houses are the small in Nova Scotia, when compared with Ontario and B.C. “We’re looking at above grade living area, so that does not include finishedContinue reading “Older homes play big role in Nova Scotia real estate prices”

Pizza place owned by first Syrian refugee to the Maritimes delivers slice of success

Maan Alhmidi Published: May 12, 2019 at 8:21 p.m. Less than four years after coming to Halifax as a refugee, Mohammad Al Habash is running a pizza restaurant. “Canada gave us more than Syria. We have to pay this country back by hard work,” Al Habash says. “This way I make money and pay tax.” The SyrianContinue reading “Pizza place owned by first Syrian refugee to the Maritimes delivers slice of success”

More liquor controls needed: psychologist

Maan Alhmidi  Published: Apr 24, 2019 at 4:39 p.m. Nova Scotia ought to maintain more control over selling booze, says a St. Francis Xavier University psychologist. The public sector runs only 35 per cent of Nova Scotia’s alcohol-selling stores due to ongoing privatization, said Kara Thompson, an assistant professor at St. FX. “We have a reallyContinue reading “More liquor controls needed: psychologist”

The best low-percentage booze: NSLC price increases below national average

Maan Alhmidi  Published: Apr 24, 2019 at 4:39 p.m. Alcohol prices in Nova Scotia are increasing more slowly than the rest of the country, an analyses of Statistics Canada data reveals. The total value of all alcoholic drinks sold in the province during 2017-2018 was up 5.5 per cent compared to 2013-2014, reaching more than $625Continue reading “The best low-percentage booze: NSLC price increases below national average”

‘I’m wasting my time’: Syrian doctor stuck working at The Home Depot

Maan Alhmidi  Published: Apr 28, 2019 at 7:22 p.m. Many people change jobs during their lifetime, but for Loai Al Refai the shift was particularly dramatic. Since moving to Canada more than two years ago, he’s gone from writing medical prescriptions to loading furniture into people’s cars. Immigrant and refugee doctors have to go through aContinue reading “‘I’m wasting my time’: Syrian doctor stuck working at The Home Depot”

Sri Lankans in Halifax planning vigil for hundreds killed in explosions

Maan Alhmidi  Published: Apr 22, 2019 at 8:06 p.m. Sri Lankans living in Halifax are planning a vigil on Tuesday when they will light candles and send their thoughts to those who lost their lives back home. Nearly 300 people were killed, and 500 others injured in eight co-ordinated attacks on churches and hotels in SriContinue reading “Sri Lankans in Halifax planning vigil for hundreds killed in explosions”