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Greater Love

Mark Saldanha and his volunteers share food and spread the joy of friendship in downtown Halifax By Erin Elaine Casey Photos Michael Hall When Mark Saldanha was a little boy, he had an experience that would change his life. Saldanha was born in Mumbai, India (also known as Bombay). As …

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Future Prime Minister?

Ossama Nasrallah leads Saint Mary’s University Students’ Association from the heart By Israel Ekanem Life can be serendipitous. Ossama Nasrallah was .1% shy of the 85 per cent score required to begin his journey towards becoming a dentist in Jordan. Rather than let that stop him, he accepted his parents’ …

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Living together to our mutual benefit

What defines a successful immigrant or newcomer? By Dr. David Divine How do you define a successful immigrant in Canada, particularly in the Maritimes? Is it someone who has used their previous experience, education, skills, and drive to establish a successful business, such as prominent real estate developer Wahid Fares; …

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Moving beyond acceptance

True empathy is the key to immigrant recruitment and retention By Rany Ibrahim It is always an exciting event watching a group of newcomers sworn in as Canadian citizens. Behind every person and every family is a great story of perseverance. These events are more special when they are held …

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Fabulous four under 40

IFEANYI EMESIH Founder, My Halifax Experience and My East Coast Experience Young immigrants and newcomers to watch I’m feeling blessed these days. Blessed and grateful! Almost three years ago, I started this platform so I could give back to the community I love—Halifax. I wanted to tell important stories about …

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