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Sally Skates for food donations

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It’s time to dust off your skates and lace up for a good cause. On Saturday, February 27, from 1-3p.m. The Salvation Army is holding a food drive in support of feeding programs in Halifax and Dartmouth, at the Emera Oval. Children can enjoy free face painting, and our mascot, Sally Ann will be on-site to join in the fun. The first 300 people to donate a non-perishable food item will receive a free hot chocolate from BeaverTails.

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Food bank usage increases as prices rise

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If a trip to the grocery store seems expensive now, just wait, says CBC news. Since 81% of all vegetables and fruit consumed in Canada are imported, they are highly vulnerable to currency fluctuations and are expected to increase in price by up to 4.5 %.

“With significant increases in prices we are not only seeing more people asking for food, but a new and unexpected clientele,” says Kelly Currie, Community Services Coordinator for The Salvation Army in Dartmouth, N.S. “It’s […]

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Good Neighbour Energy Fund receives boost from provincial government

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On January 21, 2016 the province of Nova Scotia announced that it is once again contributing to the Good Neighbour Energy Fund, administered by The Salvation Army, founded by Nova Scotia Power Inc. and funded by the provincial government, Nova Scotia Power Inc. its customers and employees. Last year, 1,757  households received assistance through the fund. The province announced that it will provide up to $800,000 in two separate installments of $400,000 depending on need. 

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MacLeod’s Fuels help with home heating

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During the winter months heating a home can be a struggle for many. Trying to balance rising food costs, along with other necessities of life such as, clothing and shelter is difficult. MacLeod’s Fuels recognized the need that exists and donated $1,500 to assist families with emergency heating in Cape Breton this winter.

Photo caption(left to right): Major Kent Hepditch (Sydney Community Church),co-owner of MacLeod’s Fuels, Pattie-Anne MacLeod, and Lieutenant Dennis Maybury (Glace Bay Community Church).

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