Aya Al-Hakim


Aya Al-Hakim is a journalist with CBC Nova Scotia. She can be reached at aya.al-hakim@cbc.ca.

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Muslim women create Ramadan guide to help lessen the stress of busy women

The co-authors of the e-book Ramadan For Us Prep Program hope that women in Halifax and across Canada can find a way to focus on their own spiritual growth and self-care.

Students claim their school is shutting down climate change protest

Students at Citadel High School are trying to get the school's administration to allow them to promote a school protest around climate change.

Budding Nova Scotia scientists show gear up for national science fair

Forty young Nova Scotia scientists gathered at the Team Nova Scotia Showcase at Saint Mary's University on Thursday to showcase their research and design achievements in the fields of biotechnology, computing and mathematical sciences, and engineering life sciences.

Halifax Public Libraries cooks up new approach to tackle food insecurity

After seeing so many people hungry at the branches of the Halifax Public Libraries, officials are focusing on providing snacks, food education and cooking workshops.

Friends, family clean up beach in honour of Ethiopia crash victim

Friends and family gathered at Point Pleasant Park to celebrate Angela Rehhorn's life. The woman, who was devoted to the environment and sustainability, died in a plane crash in Ethiopia in March.

Volunteers build friendships with street-involved people one meal at a time

Supper With Strangers is a group of volunteers that meets up twice a month to share a meal with a stranger in hopes of developing friendships.

Photographer creates a digital 'campfire' for first-generation Canadians in Halifax

A photographer in Halifax is building a community for first-generation Canadians and immigrants to connect through a digital project on Instagram.

In wake of shootings, group updating its security guidelines for Canadian mosques

The National Council of Canadian Muslims in Ottawa is updating its Muslim Community Safety Kit to include sections on lockdown drills, active shooter scenarios and bomb threats to be shared with mosques across the country.

Incoming Dalhousie student president ready to challenge 'status quo'

Aishwa Abawajy, a first-generation Canadian, is committed to support black, Indigenous and people of colour to take on leadership roles and be involved in student politics.

LGBTQ film seeks Arab lead for refugee and mermaid love story

A Halifax short film about a Syrian refugee who ends up falling in love with a mermaid is meant to show people can connect even if there are significant cultural barriers. But it's facing a cultural stumbling block of its own — finding a lead actress.

Halifax hosts vigil to mourn victims of Christchurch mosque attacks

Muslims and non-Muslims gathered in the Halifax Grand Parade to mourn the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings as people across Canada come together to condemn Friday's attacks in New Zealand.

Hundreds of Halifax high school students march to demand climate-change action

The protest was part of a global event taking place in more than 100 countries, inspired by School Strike for Climate Change, a movement that Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg began in August.

Youth group to launch projects to help tackle housing issues in Halifax

Two teams from the Future City Builders program have won prize money to kickstart their projects to help people get affordable housing.

African-Nova Scotia youth publish book on damages caused by slavery, colonialism

The book, R is for Reparations, is written by children ranging in ages from seven to 12 that expresses their hopes and dreams for a fairer and more just world.

N.S. to spend nearly $1M annually on adolescent outreach expansion

More than 4,000 youth in northern and western Nova Scotia have accessed the adolescent outreach program since the expansion this fall.