Vernon Ramesar


Vernon Ramesar is a reporter and video and radio journalist originally based in Trinidad. He now lives in Halifax.

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Nova Scotians offer temporary homes to animals displaced by Halifax-area fire

Nova Scotia organizations and businesses are stepping up to provide temporary homes for animals displaced by a Halifax-area wildfire.

Residents who fled Halifax-area wildfire describe roadsides in flames, homes burning

Some residents who escaped a wildfire on Sunday in the area of Upper Tantallon, N.S., say they feared for their lives and saw homes and vehicles burning.

Festival draws LGBTQ choirs from across Canada to Halifax

A capacity crowd showed up at the Halifax Convention Centre on Sunday to attend the Unison Festival featuring LGBTQ choirs from across Canada.

Dalhousie moves closer to offering degree program focused on Black Canadian experience

The Dalhousie University senate has given the go-ahead for a Black and African Diaspora degree program centred on the Black Canadian experience.

Halifax walking tour gives sense of challenges faced by blind

A Sunday walking tour of Halifax gave participants a chance to experience firsthand the barriers blind and partially sighted people face in navigating city streets.

A N.S. ghost ship is fading from memory — 150 years after its crew disappeared

The Mary Celeste, a Nova Scotia-built brigantine, became the world's most famous ghost ship when it was found drifting without any crew on board in 1872. Today the ship and its Nova Scotia connections are fading from memory.

Nuts about squirrels? Retired N.S. teacher shares tales from the backyard

A retired teacher in Nova Scotia has combined her love of squirrels and photography to make a second career for herself — right in her own backyard.

No new cases of measles detected in N.S. since initial infection reported Friday

Nova Scotia's medical officer of health for the northern zone says no new measles cases have been reported since an initial infection was detected in the HRM on Friday.

Motorists should get relief from Highway 102 roadwork near Truro by fall, engineer says

Work on the Salmon River Bridge on Highway 102 in Truro has caused delays for motorists since 2022.

New production at Pier 21 highlights experience of young newcomers to Nova Scotia

A theatrical production about the struggles and experiences of young newcomers to Nova Scotia will be featured on Saturday at Pier 21 in Halifax.