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Atlantic Funeral Homes

6552 Bayers Road
Halifax, NS B3L 2B3
(902) 453-1434

Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home

2666 windsor street
Halifax, NS B3K 5C9
(902) 423-7295

J Albert Walker Funeral Home

149 Herring Cove Rd
Halifax, NS B3P 1K6
(902) 477-5601

J. A. Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive
Halifax, NS B3S 0E1
(902) 455-0531

Universalist Unitarian Church

5500 Inglis St.
Halifax, NS B3H 1J9
(902) 429-5500

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Looking back on Jewish community’s impact on life in Cape Breton - Cape Breton Post

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Belarus and Ukraine, where rampant anti-Semitism targeted Jews in organized, violent and wide-scale government-condoned attacks known as "pogroms" in Russia. Halifax-based Rabbi David Ellis said that while they fled across the globe, those who came to Cape Breton were quick to recognize the opportunities afforded by the area's burgeoning coal and steel industries. "Given what was happening in the old countries, they came here looking to escape the pogroms and to find a better life," said Ellis. "Cape Breton was a place where people could make their way because there were lots of opportunities with the world wars, the steel and coal industries, it was a perfect economic place at one time." CAPE BRETON'S SYNAGOGUESGlace Bay 1902 – Sons of Israel synagogue built for congregation of about 140 people 1929 – community hall and school erected 2010 – synagogue closed and put up for sale 2018 – congregation's Torah sold and moved to Toronto Whitney Pier 1913 – synagogue constructed 1960 – synagogue burns down 1962 – synagogue rebuilt 1970 – Young Men's Hebrew Association (YMHA) building burns down Sydney 1919 – Temple Sons of Israel synagogue established by younger members of Whitney Pier congregation Present Day – Last remaining synagogue in Cape Breton although public worship is rarely held, rabbi travels from Halifax for High Holidays, funerals and special minyans New Waterford 1922 – synagogue with Hebrew school constructed 1941 – town's Jewish population peaks at 99 people 1967 – synagogue is sold A Better Life The golden period of Cape Breton's industrial age began to take shape in 1901 with the establishment of a state-of-the-art steel mill in Sydney. Then known as the Dominion Iron and Steel Company, the new plant required coal to create the coke needed to fuel the blast furnaces. The obvious source was the plethora of mines in nearby towns like Glace Bay and New Waterford. The problem was a shortage of workers. Part of the solution was found in Eastern Europe, where potential employees were offered free Trans-Atlantic passage in return for work in the pits. According to Rabbi Ellis, most of the Jewish newcomers arrived with little or no resources save for the support of family and fellow Jews. "They would come with some pocket money but not a whole ton of it necessarily - some people may have had rings or pearls, but it was really a beginning from the beginning," he said. There was plenty of work available in the mines, but the job was dangerous and demanding and the pay was low. Well-known Sydney businessman Martin Chernin, one of the area's unofficial custodians of local Jewish history, said it wasn't surprising that most of the newly arrived Jewish miners didn't stay in the pits for long. "No, they weren't miners - it wasn't the life for them," said the 74-year-old Chernin, whose grandfathers both arrived in Cape Breton from Belarus. "They saw great...
https://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/looking-back-on-jewish-communitys-impact-on-life-in-cape-breton-291378/

Clark Davey, 1928-2019: 'The true journalist of journalists' - Ottawa Citizen

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Awards Foundation that oversees the country's most prestigious journalism prize."He was the true journalist of journalists," says Kim Kierans, journalism professor at University of King's College in Halifax and Michener Foundation board member. "He told me when I last saw him in November, ‘If we're not providing the encouragement for journalism organizations and journalists within them to do the journalism that matters, then we're in trouble as a democracy.'"He was also a lovely man, smart and sparkling … with incredible enthusiasm for the business and its future."According to Mills, Davey, who in 2002 led a protest on the steps of the Ottawa Citizen after Mills was fired for running an editorial critical of then-prime minister Jean Chrétien, was known as tough and gruff, "but deep down he was a really kind and thoughtful person, and a very good friend who was always fair to people. But if you didn't know him, he could be intimidating."And although he called the shots on the job, it was Joyce who ruled the home roost. According to son Ric, his father only stopped the presses twice - once while at the Globe, when Joyce called him to report that she and Ric thought they had just seen a UFO."That was the kind of pull she had over him," says Ric.Clark Davey is survived by his wife, Joyce; brother Kenneth George; children Ric (Rita Celli), Kevin (Margaret) and Clark Jr. (Shelley Grist); and grandchildren Jason, Nicole, Michael, Kira, Stephen and Christian.Friends are invited to a Celebration of Life at Tubman Funeral Home, Westboro Chapel, 403 Richmond Road on Friday, March 1, between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Shared memories and speeches at 4 p.m. ALSO IN THE NEWS:No more extensions in LeBreton mediation, Heritage Minister saysFederal public servants, stressed over pay problems, set to rally in Ottawa on third Phoenix anniversarya href="https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/analysis-city-of-ottawa-leaving-it-entirely-up-to-other-governments-to-fund-future-...
https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/clark-davey-1928-2019-the-true-journalist-of-journalists

No applicants yet for public seats on Nova Scotia funeral board - Cape Breton Post

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

We wanted to make sure we aligned with other jurisdictions on that." The board position involves six to 10 board meeting a year in Halifax. Board members are reimbursed for their travel and receive a per diem of $200 a day for a meeting. However, Gregg said Service Nova Scotia also acted to address the Serenity incident in other ways as well, including with new legislation passed in the fall regarding how human remains must be labeled at all times while in the funeral home. The new legislation also includes stiffer penalties, fines up to $25,000 for an individual and up to $300,000 for a funeral home. Funeral homes can also be prosecuted for offences up to three years after the incident happens or the registrar becomes aware of the incident. People wishing to apply for a board position can visit the Nova Scotia Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors website at https://novascotia.ca/apps/abc/BoardProfile.aspx . RELATED: Cape Breton funeral home facing more allegations Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/no-applicants-yet-for-public-seats-on-nova-scotia-funeral-board-295042/

Turnout at funeral for seven young fire victims shows widespread support: imam - battlefordsNOW

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

As of Friday, he was in critical but stable condition.When they first arrived in Nova Scotia, the Barho family lived in Elmsdale, a 30-minute drive north of Halifax, where they were embraced by the local community. They later moved to the Halifax suburb of Spryfield to take advantage of language training and other immigrant services, but had planned to return to Elmsdale next month.The cause of the blaze in their Spryfield home remains unclear.The response to the tragedy has been swift and impassioned: several businesses have donated their profits to the Barho family, and as of Sunday afternoon, a GoFundMe campaign has raised over $620,000 of its $1 million goal.The federal government has also said it's trying to bring Kawthar Barho's overseas relatives to Canada as quickly as possible, since she has no other relatives in the country.Yousri said more than anything, the grieving mother needs to be supported and loved."Pray for her future and to be able to recover, and give back to herself and laugh again - especially while Ebraheim is still in the hospital," he said.Alex Cooke, The Canadian Press by Canadian Press Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://battlefordsnow.com/2019/02/26/turnout-at-funeral-for-seven-young-fire-victims-shows-widespread-support-imam-2/

Funeral scheduled for young girl who died in Christmas parade tragedy - CTV News

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

It's unbelievable. Even if you were a stranger and you walked by her in the mall, and you looked at her, she'd say hi or give you a hug," Boudreau said. -- By Alex Cooke and Aly Thomson in Halifax Sarah Robicheau started a fundraiser to help the family of MaCali Cormier. Within an hour of putting up a post online she says dozens of people offered to make meals for the family. pic.twitter.com/fdr9a0Hs29 - Natasha Pace (@NatashaPace) November 27, 2018 Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/funeral-scheduled-for-young-girl-who-died-in-christmas-parade-tragedy-1.4193834

Joan Elnora Mahovlic - Alberni Valley News

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Calvin and Eugene and her half-brothers Whiley and Richard. She is survived by loving husband Mike Mahovlic, daughters Pearl (Colin) Drolet and Jory Smith; son Larry (Stephanie) Morse, all from Nova Scotia; and sons Shawn Coffill, Nanoose Bay, B.C., and Mark Coffill, Port Alberni, B.C.; step-daughter Trish (Rick) McCrate, Coquitlam; step-son Jim (Lori) Mahovlic, Calgary, Alberta; step-daughter Meg (John) Belanger, Campbell River, B.C.; step-son Paul Mahovlic, New Westminster, B.C. and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is also survived by brother Gerald (Janet) Salsman, Coldbrook, N.S.; brother Ronald (Jeanette) Salsman, Port Alberni, B.C.; sister Madelyn Wiles, Morristown, N.S.; brother Leo (Adele) Salsman, Trail, B.C.; sister Marilyn (Allan) Teal, Trenton, Ontario; and sister Freda Salsman, Waterville, N.S. as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank all the caring staff at Echo Village for everything, also to Pastor Platz for his spiritual support. There will be a funeral service for Joan at Grace Lutheran Church, 4408 Redford Street, Port Alberni, B.C. on Monday, March 25, 2019, at 1:30 pm with a tea to follow. Flowers are gratefully declined but if you wish to do so, donations to Grace Lutheran Church Memorial Fund would be greatly appreciated. Let's block ads! (Why?)...
https://www.albernivalleynews.com/obituaries/joan-elnora-mahovlic/

No applicants yet for public seats on Nova Scotia funeral board - Cape Breton Post

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

SYDNEY, N.S. - Anyone upset over what's happening in the funeral industry in Nova Scotia now has an opportunity to pull up a chair and do something about it. For the first time, the Nova Scotia Board of Registration of Embalmers and Funeral Directors is offering two board seats to public advocates not connected to the funeral industry, measures taken following a bizarre and emotional mix up at a Nova Scotia funeral home last year. Rodger Gregg "That way the public can get involved in enforcement actions when they need to be taken by the board as we'd have the consumer advocate perspective as well," said Rodger Gregg, registrar of cemetery and funeral services in Nova Scotia. However, Gregg said, his concern is that no one has applied for the positions and the positions start in June. "Right now, we haven't received any applicants for these positions," he said. "For us it's a great opportunity for there now to be consumer representation on the board to represent the consumer's interest." The board previously consisted of just the registrar and five othe...
https://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/no-applicants-yet-for-public-seats-on-nova-scotia-funeral-board-295042/

Police investigate Sydney funeral home for possible fraud - CBC.ca

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Cape Breton Regional Police are investigating a complaint of alleged fraud against S.W. Chant and Son Funeral Home in Sydney.The complaint came from Service Nova Scotia, which regulates the funeral industry in Nova Scotia.News of the police investigation comes just weeks after a suspicious fire at the funeral home, which is closed indefinitely.The department first launched an investigation into the home's financial records after a family complained about a funeral service in December of 2017.Officials found that the family had a contract with the funeral home for a prepaid service, but their money had not been placed in trust."There was a general concern that we had at the time which is why we decided to put a notice out to the public in the spring of 2018," said Rodger Gregg, registrar of cemetery and funeral services for Service Nova Scotia.'This is unusual for us to see'Service Nova Scotia suspended Chant's licence to sell prepaid funerals. And in the following months, 49 other people came forward with contracts amounting to about $170,000, said Gregg. The department worked with the funeral home to have that money re...
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/chant-s-funeral-home-police-investigate-fraud-1.5042454