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Sara Star

Citizen based in Toronto, ON, Canada, Canada. Joined on Jul 2, 2010
Expertise in Environment & green living, Health, Science & space, Movies, Small business,   see all» Holistic health, Women's health



Op-Ed: Defensora film — Foreign injustice by Canadian mining Hudbay Special

Halifax - One man dead in a poor Mayan village in Guatemala. Why should it matter to us? Well it did matter to me, as I watched the images of last night's screening of Defensora at the Dalhousie Law School in Halifax.

Jessie Close, Woman and Wellness, Mental Health event reaches out Special

Halifax - The 4th annual Women and Wellness Nova Scotia event was held last night at the elegant Westin Hotel. At first glance, I was sure I had gone to the wrong party.

Halifax Metro Transit Strike continues, no talks scheduled Special

Halifax - Negotiations between Metro Transit employees and Halifax Regional Municipality are all but frozen on this partly sunny, frigid weekend.

On the road at the Halifax RV Show Special

Halifax - It was a midwinter campout of RVs under one roof. The Halifax RV Show concluded yesterday at the Exhibition Park in Nova Scotia, that started Jan 26, 2012.

Galileo's first Soyuz launch, gives EU independent nav system

Kourou - The European Union has launched its own global navigational satellites, which now joins the American GPS, and the Russian GLONASS already in orbit.

Man punctures condom with pin, found guilty of sexual assault

Dartmouth - Nova Scotia Supreme Court found Craig Jaret Hutchinson, 41, not guilty in 2009. A second trial, heard by the same court for the same charges, has now found him guilty of aggravated sexual assault.

Fall bustle in Sackville, NS Special

Lower Sackville - The harvesting season in Nova Scotia is in full swing, as corn, potatoes, and apples become readily available. Along with the colors and celebrations, it is also an ideal time to get projects done.

Op-Ed: Putin to run for President 2012, Medvedev gives support

Moscow - The wait is over. Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has endorsed PM Vladimir Putin as the next 2012 candidate for presidency.

Photo essay: Atlantic 'Ghost City' Special

Dartmouth - Another sighting of a ghost city has been spotted. This time not in China, but on the Atlantic shores of Canada, a city on clouds.

Did cellphone use by hockey player cause Russian air crash?

Yaroslavl - One of the hockey players on board the tragic Yak-42, had been speaking to his wife on his cell phone, just as the aircraft was preparing for take-off. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined.

An evening in Liverpool, Nova Scotia Special

Liverpool - The cloudy, wet weather cleared to make for a pleasant sunny Saturday evening at the Liverpool waterfront, where a local was seen casting his fishing rod.

All My Children and One Life to Live caught by the Web

Los Angeles - Pine Valley and Llanview may not become ghost towns yet. Long-running soap operas All My Children and One Life to Live, may continue on air - at least on the Internet waves.

Prince William and Kate spend the morning in Charlottetown, PEI Special

Charlottetown - Mild weather greeted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today in Charlottetown, PEI, as they stepped out for a public appearance at the Province House.

Trial of Ukraine Ex-PM Tymoshenko short postponement violates law

Kiev - A day after Ukrainian President Victor Yushchenko spoke of freedom and democracy in Kiev on Constitution Day, June 28, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko went to trial, accusing the judge of being a puppet of the presidential office.

Nuclear Safety Conference: Disasters respect no boundaries

Vienna - On the first day of the Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano expressed hope that this would herald a new era of nuclear safety.

St Petersburg Economic Forum, Russia hopes to lead one day

A few days after the SCO meeting in Kazakhstan, the same country leaders attended the annual 3-day St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, along with 4000 other delegates from around the globe.

SCO summit meeting, China backs Russia against US missile shield

Astana - The 11th summit of the Shangai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) held in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, saw a declaration signed condemning any unilateral build-up of missile defences.

World naked bike ride 2011- Halifax, NS Special

Halifax - Under the Nova Scotian blue skies, over 90 people participated in the World Naked Bike Ride today, and hundreds of curious bystanders got to see a sight not often seen in downtown Halifax.

The healing power of pets

Owning a pet can save your life. At the least they can provide many health benefits. Some animals can sense or smell an illness. Others just plain promote well being and thus keep the owner healthy.

World Walking Day celebrated in Nova Scotia, 25 countries Special

Dartmouth - A simple walk - far from the world problems - is one of the great ways to get back to nature, get fit, and connect with friends.
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