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Kevin Jess

Digital Journalist based in Kingsport, NS, Canada, Canada. Joined on Jul 14, 2009
Expertise in Pets, Health, Food, dining & restaurants, Pharmaceuticals, Food, recipes,   see all» Single parenting, Drinks, Religion, Social media



Nova Scotia braces for heavy rainfall and higher tides

Kentville - Nova Scotians are closely watching the latest storm tearing its way up the eastern seaboard. The region has seen the highest tides in 18 years and they could get even higher.

Possible obesity gene discovered by UBC scientists

For those of us who are constantly battling the bulge, science may have taken a step closer to understanding why some people are obese and others are not.

First documentary for Relapsing Polychondritis released

The Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation has released its first documentary, "RP The Ride of My Life," following one woman's journey to live life with purpose while suffering from Relapsing Polychondritis.

Nova Scotia offers free fishing this weekend Special

Halifax - Nova Scotians and fishing enthusiasts are invited to participate in the province's annual Nova Scotia Sportfishing Weekend on Saturday,June 6 and Sunday, June 7.

El Nino may result in milder winter for Atlantic Canada

Halifax - It's almost apple blossom time in Nova Scotia but in many places there is still snow on the ground. Winter weary Atlantic Canada may have some relief on the way for next winter in the form of El Nino.

Guatemalan schools request publications from Jehovah's Witnesses

Guatemala City - As crime rises exponentially in Guatemala, three schools have requested publications from Jehovah's Witnesses in an effort to curb youth crime in the country.

Call for submissions to Huntington's Disease documentary was founded in 2011 to create awareness of Huntington's Disease, a hereditary, degenerative, and terminal brain disease caused by a genetic defect on chromosome 4.

Nova Scotia offers tuition relief to new doctors

Halifax - A new program in Nova Scotia aims to keep or attract doctors to under served areas of the province by providing tuition relief.

Nova Scotia introduces e-cigarette legislation

Halifax - With the rising popularity of e-cigarettes and evidence surfacing concerning health risks associated with them, the Nova Scotia government has introduced legislation to regulate the products.

Nova Scotia apologizes to residents of Home for Colored Children

Halifax - Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil offered a formal apology today on behalf of the province to those who suffered abuse and neglect at the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.

Jehovah's Witnesses in fight against Ebola

As Ebola continues to rage across West Africa, Jehovah's Witnesses have continued to educate their members on safe practices and guidelines to fight the dreaded disease.

Jehovah's Witnesses add online television to their website

Warwick - After a recent global campaign advertising their new revamped website, Jehovah's Witnesses have added online television as part of their day to day ministry.

Isis plans clinical trials for Huntington's Disease treatment

Carlsbad - Of all the neurodenerative diseases known to mankind, Huntington's Disease is certainly the most relentless. No cure or treatment is available, however, if Isis Pharmaceuticals has its way, that may be history.

Nova Scotia increases penalties for distracted drivers

Halifax - Turn off your smartphones in your car, Nova Scotians are being told. The Eastern Canadian province is increasing fines for drivers who text or use their cellphones while driving.

Give your memory a boost with Manoush

Canning - The Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia is quickly becoming a culinary destination and with its rich diversity of cultures from around the world it's not hard to see why. One of those foods that has grabbed attention recently is Manoush.

Canadian Maritimes brace for major weekend snowstorm

Halifax - A major winter storm is brewing just south of the Canadian Maritimes which could bring up to 25 cm of snow and up to 100 km/hr winds on Sunday, December 15.

Devour! The Food Film Fest opens November 13 Special

Wolfville - Devour! The Food Film Fest opens November 13 with the Five Senses Gala, an event open to the public featuring 11 of Nova Scotia's Finest Chefs.

Poutine: Canada's comfort food Special

Port Williams - Once considered an embarrassment to French Canadians who were noted for their excellent cuisine, poutine has become synonymous with Canada and has sparked interest world-wide.

Study: Jehovah's Witnesses fare better after cardiac surgery

A new study shows that Jehovah's Witnesses, known for their stand on refusing blood transfusions fair better after undergoing cardiac surgery than those who accept blood transfusions.

Miss Holocaust Survivor crowned in Israel

Haifa - Fourteen women, aged 74 to 97, have competed in a beauty pageant for Holocaust survivors. The pageant is stirring controversy, with organizers calling it "a celebration of life".
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