For Immediate Release April 6, 2021 (Elmsdale, NS) – In late February, East Hants Council passed its 2021/2022 operating, capital and water utility budgets. Both the general residential ($0.8507) and… Full story
Nova Scotia will officially designate August 1st as Emancipation Day in recognition of the history and impacts of slavery in the province.
Tony Ince, Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs and the Office of Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives, introduced legislation today, April 13th, to annually recognize Emancipation Day, the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British empire.
British parliament abolished slavery on Aug. 1st, 1834, freeing about 800,000 enslaved people of African descent throughout the British colonies, including upper and lower Canada.
Nova Scotians are encouraged to observe Emancipation Day as an opportunity to learn more about the history of African Nova Scotian people and communities, and to continue to address and eradicate systemic anti-Black racism. ... See MoreSee Less
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