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These stories about the people making positive impacts in our community are made possible through the continued support of Ultimate Home Comfort as part of our Community Leaders Program.


My Grandfather's Cat marks one year anniversary by giving back

My Grandfather's Cat marks one year anniversary by giving back

Over the past year, Angela Rafuse has helped more than 40 animals find their second 'forever homes'
Dartmouth SPCA vet hospital going strong one year after opening

Dartmouth SPCA vet hospital going strong one year after opening

The clinic puts profits back into rescuing and rehabilitating animals
Postcards support local north end artists

Postcards support local north end artists

Residents will have to act fast to grab all four
Local volunteers preparing rapid test kits for schools, workplaces

Local volunteers preparing rapid test kits for schools, workplaces

While each worker puts the kits together at their own speed, using Lee’s pace, 100 volunteers working four-hour shifts could package more than 17,000 rapid test kits each day. 
Spryfield photobook giving back to community

Spryfield photobook giving back to community

The book contains 50 photographs from landmarks and hotspots around Spryfield
Oakwood Terrace long-term care residents are building a 4,000 poppy tribute <b>(2 photos)</b>

Oakwood Terrace long-term care residents are building a 4,000 poppy tribute (2 photos)

Taking inspiration from church programs across the country, long-term care residents at a Dartmouth nursing home are building a Remembrance Day display by hand
'All our kids are waiting': LOVE Nova Scotia looking forward to bringing back 'safe space' for teens

'All our kids are waiting': LOVE Nova Scotia looking forward to bringing back 'safe space' for teens

After managing through the pandemic, the youth organization LOVE Nova Scotia is ready to bring back its twice-a-week youth group
From modelling to magazines, Jessica Bowden has been a lifelong teen role model

From modelling to magazines, Jessica Bowden has been a lifelong teen role model

The publisher of 'Teens Now Talk' has spent decades working to empower teens — and has a raft of accolades to prove it
'We're using Debbie's ears, and then my hands': Meet the COVID-briefing deaf interpreter team

'We're using Debbie's ears, and then my hands': Meet the COVID-briefing deaf interpreter team

Through his role as the deaf interpreter at the COVID-19 briefings, Richard Martell has become a public figure, but he couldn't do it without his partner, Debbie Johnson-Powell
'It's been hard, but we're still flourishing': Halifax's community woodworking shop is a DIYers dream

'It's been hard, but we're still flourishing': Halifax's community woodworking shop is a DIYers dream

100 per cent volunteer run, Hands-On Halifax has faced a lot over the last few years — a pandemic included — but is looking forward to a brighter summer
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