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Cover Story

Faces of Halifax


Every fall, Halifax’s universities welcome students from around the globe. For each student, Halifax offers a different experience. In this issue, our writer talks with seven about what brought them here, and what their futures might hold. ALI BALA Libya Mount Saint Vincent University Masters in Teaching English as a …

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A smart start


Smooth is not a word that applies to successful entrepreneur Saeed El-Darahali’s early days in Nova Scotia. When he arrived with his family from Kuwait in 1992 at the age of 12, he didn’t speak English. His parents (an engineer father and teacher mother) couldn’t get work in their professions, …

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Lena Diab gets it


ot since the Kosovo War in 1999 has immigration been so front and centre in Nova Scotia. Operation Parasol was a military airlift that brought 5,500 Kosovar refugees to Canada and about half of them were brought to Nova Scotia for temporary accommodations. Seventeen years later, the focus on immigration …

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Working for a Better Life

My Halifax Experience

you’ve visited the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, you’ve probably caught a hint of the tantalizing smell of samosas wafting from Unique Asian Catering’s small yellow food cart. The business, owned by Ruhul and Khalada Amin, has been at the market so long it’s practically taken for granted, but it shouldn’t …

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