Bytes of kindness
What if kids need a computer to do their classwork during the pandemic, but don't have the money to buy one?
A thoughtful man in Avondale, N.L., is doing something to help families in that position.
Gerry Ryan, an iron worker who has been off the job site during COVID-19, has a small IT business on the side to fix up computers.
Now, he's doing it to donate to kids who can't afford their own device, because he knows that story.
“In Colliers, Newfoundland, in the ‘80s, employment was non-existent, so I grew up with nothing,” Ryan told The Telegram's Andrew Waterman.
“Whenever I had the opportunity to actually sit in front of a personal computer, be it at a relative’s house or a friend’s house, I was all about it. I would soak it up.”
Sibling from another species
Gabby moved to Nova Scotia just at the beginning of the pandemic and now she is settled in, sharing snacks and love with her sister Susan while seeing the sights of Cape Breton.
Gabby is a Congo African gray parrot, Susan is a miniature Pinscher and their pet parents are Nicole and Joel Campbell.
Not many parrots are spotted on the streets of Glace Bay, so the seven-month-old bird has earned some fans already.
“She loves going out for walks,” Nicole told The Cape Breton Post's Sharon Montgomery-Dupée.
“She just sits on our shoulder and watches everything, observing what’s going on.”
You might spot Gabby out and about in Cape Breton She's still young, but, as parrots can have a vocabulary of up to 5,000 words, she may have something to say.
Tiny home, big views
Want to visit the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton and enjoy the comforts of (a very small) home?
A new tourism business near Belle Cote, N.S., features two tiny homes owned by the Page family of Fall River, N.S., The Cape Breton Post's David Jala reports.
What inspired the family? A trip to the area as tourists.
“We were overwhelmed with the beauty and the scenery of Cape Breton — we also saw the opportunity for some unique accommodations, so we started to look for land," Kate Page told Jala.