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These stories about local people previously featured in the news are made possible through the continued support of Valent Legal as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Tampon Tuesday initiative seeks to end period poverty in Halifax

Tampon Tuesday initiative seeks to end period poverty in Halifax

The initiative collected over 51,000 menstrual products in 2019 to disperse among 15 local charities
Hope for Wildlife to expand education exhibits and trail systems

Hope for Wildlife to expand education exhibits and trail systems

Hope for Wildlife Society is set to receive a non-repayable grant of $96,375 to 'expand its education centre and public areas to create 10 new learning exhibits'
Halifax drops to #23 on list of worst bed bug cities in Canada

Halifax drops to #23 on list of worst bed bug cities in Canada

After spending years in the top-15 bed bug cities, new data shows Halifax continues to slide down the list, ranking 23rd in 2021
NSCAD students decry racism, transphobia, and inaccessibility on campus

NSCAD students decry racism, transphobia, and inaccessibility on campus

Past and present students have anonymously submitted stories they say show them being 'negatively affected, mistreated, or discriminated against' by the arts school
Crosswalk deaths avoidable by prioritizing infrastructure reform: road safety expert

Crosswalk deaths avoidable by prioritizing infrastructure reform: road safety expert

Martyn Williams has spent years pursuing systemic changes he believes would make roads safer for pedestrians and drivers alike
Nourish Nova Scotia in need of additional funding to meet pre-COVID demand

Nourish Nova Scotia in need of additional funding to meet pre-COVID demand

The organization has served more than 6.3 million breakfasts to children in schools across the province
He left a New Year's Eve party in 2020. He hasn't been seen in 2021

He left a New Year's Eve party in 2020. He hasn't been seen in 2021

According to the RCMP, Zack Lefave was last seen walking on Highway 334 in Plymouth shortly after midnight on New Year's Day
'Home for the Hollandaise': Local artist creating bizarre Christmas cards

'Home for the Hollandaise': Local artist creating bizarre Christmas cards

While Moore says the Christmas cards are more to entertain himself than anything, he sells hundreds each year
Local minimalist gives gift-giving tips for the holiday season

Local minimalist gives gift-giving tips for the holiday season

Julie Sims suggests giving the gift of an experience rather than an object that may only be used once before taking up space permanently
Support spikes for seniors' blanket drive after viral tweet

Support spikes for seniors' blanket drive after viral tweet

Since Nicole Martelle’s tweet, the response has been 'astronomical,' with 60 to 70 additional blankets donated in the last ten days
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