A thousand masks
When Ammar Hudhud and Kinaz Albaghada moved to Nova Scotia last fall as refugees, along with their two children, it was the end of a long journey.
The Syrian family had been living in Jordan and then Egypt after fleeing their conflict-zone home.
But smalltown Canada has quickly become home.
“It’s amazing. We love our home. We found nice people, a nice home and we are really happy to (be) here,” said Hudhud.
The lifelong tailor has started a sewing and clothing business in Antigonish, N.S., to make women's clothing.
“We feel very proud and very happy to (keep) people protected,” Ammar Hudhud told The Chronicle Herald's Noushin Ziafati.
Tomorrow (July 3) Atlantic Canadians will be able to travel across their provincial borders. What the rules are, who is concerned and what happens next are topics our journalists across the region have been keeping up with.
Here's the most recent coverage to bring you up to speed:
- Come prepared for Atlantic Bubble, visitors to Nova Scotia told
- Don’t fear the Atlantic Bubble: Newfoundland and Labrador's chief medical officer says
- VIDEO: P.E.I. gets ready for company as Atlantic travel bubble approaches
Wondering what may happen next in the region, whether it's a resurgence of cases from the first wave of COVID-19 or an expected second wave?
“We just have to prepare as if it is going to happen, the worst-case scenario, if it doesn't happen, is we've over-prepared,” Susan Kirkland, professor and head of the department of community health and epidemiology at Dalhousie and a member of the national COVID-19 immunity task force, told Gunn.
Remembering the lost
July 1 is a day of remembrance in Newfoundland and Labrador, when the enormous losses the then-Dominion of Newfoundland suffered at the Battle of Beaumont Hamel 104 years ago.
Each year, members of the Elliston Great War Living History Committee participate in the Memorial Day service at Clarenville, N.L., standing vigil in period uniforms.
SaltWire's Barb Dean-Simmons reports.
Duck families seem to run into trouble each spring.
Six St. John's ducklings had a bit of misadventure on Canada Day when they fell into a storm drain near a retirement home.
Luckily for the baby birds, staff at the home had been keeping an eye on the ducks, noticed their absence and raised the alarm.
The Telegram's Keith Gosse has the story on how firefighters came to perform a fowl rescue.
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