Garden Therapy

Conservation horticulturist Melanie Priesnitz spends a great deal of time in the garden. She has been helping the visitors of Acadia University’s Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens unplug and connect to nature, for years. Recalling her career, in Ontario, working in office buildings she says, “I was wistfully looking out the window, wishing I was outside […]

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Sherry Blinkhorn elated with Vision Award

NEW GLASGOW — Sherry Blinkhorn says she is overjoyed and humbled to have received the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia’s Vision Award for Outstanding Volunteer. The local real estate operator and Loch Broom resident received the award last week in conjunction with the foundation’s annual general meeting. “Many advocates better than I am have […]

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Creating positivity: Deck the Stalls

Positive reinforcement can mean the world to someone struggling, especially to those with a mental illness. With a new project being put together by local organization Dream Candy, local high school students will receive the boost of confidence and positivity that they might need to make it through a tough day — all from a […]

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Rise up

A protest rally called Nova Scotians Rise Up will be taking place at the Legislature in Halifax on Tuesday, February 27, beginning at 12 p.m. and running until 5 p.m. Many groups and organizations from across the province are expected to come together to protest against the sitting Liberal Government  that they say is undermining […]

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Final fashion show for Models for Mental Health

It will be a bittersweet farewell to the catwalk on November 5 as the final Models for Mental Health event takes place. Lily DeYoung and Shawna Coleman, creators of the successful mental health fundraiser, are taking a break from the fashion show side of things after this year’s Models for Mental Health Fashion Show on […]

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Chelsea Pettipas wins autism prize

LINACY — Chelsea Pettipas has been recognized on a national level. Pettipas received the eighth annual International Naturally Autistic People (INAP) special achievement award for community achievement during a ceremony on October 1 in Vancouver. She was among Canadians who were saluted during the ANCA World Autism Festival and was recognized for her contribution to […]

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