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By the numbers

Halifax Robert L. Stanfield International Airport is Nova Scotia’s gateway to the world. The statistics below highlight its importance. (And for more about the airport and its role, see the story Rolling out the welcome on page 20.)   3,908,799 The number of passengers the airport served in 2016.   …

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Working her way up

Once the only immigrant in the kitchen, now Bee Choo Char is the head chef at the Prince George   By Kim Hart Macneill When Bee Choo Char first started at the Prince George Hotel 17 years ago as a banquet prep cook she was the only immigrant on the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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The numbers game

Walk out into the main workplace of your business. Go on. Get up and walk out there right now. Maybe you’re walking into a cubicle farm or onto a shop floor; doesn’t matter. Now look around. What do you see? If you see a lot of people and faces that …

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#WelcomeRefugees: Halifax

Syria’s civil war is now approaching its sixth year with no end in sight. Despite photos of Alan Kurdi, the Syrian toddler who washed up on the beach in Turkey, focusing world attention on the millions of Syrians that continue to be displaced by the civil war in their home …

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