By Maan Alhmidi Fish oil is important to health but it’s unsustainable due to declining marine life. Dartmouth scientists have found an alternative product and is making it profitable. “We went to the ocean, to the Bay of Fundy, and we found a micro-organism that can actually make oil. It’s a micro-algae,” said Roberto Armenta,Continue reading “Dartmouth biotech firm Mara Renewables develops fish oil without the fish”
A group of law students has won the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia’s award for their efforts to help newcomers with legal issues.
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.
African Nova Scotians gather in Halifax to showcase African culture, music and cuisine.
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”