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November, 2017

August, 2017

  • 30 August

    Growing Together

    Charlene and Emmanuel Anom bring together the best elements of their culture By Chris Muise   Emmanuel Anom is senior pastor at Community Life Church and a food scientist with Perennia Food & Agriculture, wife Charlene is a teacher with the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board. They’re deeply involved with both …

May, 2017

  • 26 May

    On her own terms

    After tragedy ripped her family apart, Patricia Chareka built a life for herself based on hard work, resilience, and creativity By Janice Hudson Photography by Patrick Fulgencio   Patricia Chareka is used to strangers knowing about her life as soon as they hear her last name. In March 2011, four …

  • 26 May

    A walking, talking resumé

    Isaac Mbaziira sent out his resumé like all students looking to land a job, but he followed it up, literally Story and photos By Chris Muise   Isaac Mbaziira, a young public-relations associate, came to Halifax as a student in 2008. “It was never actually my decision to move to …

  • 26 May

    The past isn’t always present

    David Divine hasn’t let his past, or a horrific accident, define him or his future By Suzanne Rent Photography by Bruce Jollimore   David Divine had just finished a workout at the gym. It was 7 a.m. on March 7, 2007 and the long-distance runner was training for the Great …

April, 2017

March, 2017

  • 29 March

    Women’s voices

    A recent event at Pier 21 explored the immigrant experience from a woman’s perspective   By Chris Muise, Photos by Tammy Fancy The immigrant experience in Halifax isn’t easy to sum up; everyone experiences it differently. Add other factors and identity (like womanhood, motherhood, religion, and culture), and no one …

  • 15 March

    Rolling out the welcome

    The airport is where new immigrants enter Halifax. But they’re not alone when they get here   By Suzanne Rent David VanDerpuye landed at Halifax’s airport about 11 p.m. He was a long way from his native Ghana, coming to Mount Saint Vincent University to study. But when he got …

  • 8 March

    Home in Halifax

    In this award-winning essay, an international student shares her Halifax experience   By Yanni Wang I am a firm believer that a part of your personality is shaped by the cities you live in. Having moved around all my life, few of the cities I’ve lived in made my itchy …

  • 1 March

    Dive in: immersing himself in student life gives Ossamma Nasrallah a surrogate family in Halifax

    By Sarah Sawler, Photos by Steve Smith/VisionFire Ossama Nasrallah is now the VP of Student Affairs at Saint Mary’s University’s student union (SMUSA), but three years ago, he wasn’t even considering Halifax. He wanted to be a dentist. Many universities in the Middle East and Europe offer much shorter programs …