Farewell to Nova Scotia YOU MAY BE GONE, BUT YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
Some were taken from us as they provided vital services during the COVID-19 outbreak trying to ensure the safety of their communities during these unprecedented times, while others were self isolated to protect others in their communities, while checking in on neighbors or taking to social media to send positives messages to friends and family, doing their best to keep up the spirits of their fellow Nova Scotians in the uncertainty of the pandemic. Below are the names of those that were taken away from their friends and family due to this sense- less act of violence, words cannot describe the sadness that we and the rest of Nova Scotia and Canada feel for your loss. Those named above should be remembered for the amazing people that they were and not for the event that began in the rural beachside community of Portapique and ended in Enfield just outside of Halifax that they were victims of. As we all try to understand and get answers to how and why this tragic event happened, we can be sure that these amazing people look down on all of us and wish farewell to Nova Scotia.
by Lee Ann Atwater
This past year has been a tough one for all Canadians however, on April 18th it hit those in Nova Scotia extremely hard, as a gunman left a quiet cul-de-sac in the seaside community of Portapique, Nova Scotia leaving a trail of victims across the province until ending in a shootout with police just outside of Halifax on April 19th. The victims represented a cross-section of the province’s neighbourly and community service-mind- ed society from all walks of life: a police officer, a teacher, correctional officers, nurses, caregivers, business owners and trades workers.
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DECEMBER 2020 • SPOTLIGHT ON BUSINESS MAGAZINE
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