Because of delays getting gasoline here to Halifax due to the Christmas Day storm, some gas stations actually ran out of fuel in HRM – same had to shut down completely. The fuel storage facility of fuel in Dartmouth supplies most of the gas stations across the entire province! Things are slowly getting back to normal as fresh supplies made it in over the last few day but there’s still no word on when it will be completely resolved.
The Christmas Day storm has also left a lot of people without power across the province and as we head in to day four with a thousand still without electricity, Nova Scotia Power has opened comfort centres while it fixes the remaining outages…most of which are in rural areas and quite isolated.
Thanks to the wonderful people of our province, Feed Nova Scotia was able to support 7,000 families for Christmas this year! All-in-all 20,000 pounds of food delivered across the province so Nova Scotian families could have a great holiday meal! (Nova Scotia has the highest amount of food insecurity of any province, with one in 21 residents registered for support at a food bank.)
This year’s most popular baby names in Nova Scotia have been revealed and the same two baby names were favoured this year as much as last: our province welcomed 53 babies named Olivia and 60 named William. Of the over 7600 registered births in Nova Scotia, the top 10 names were Olivia, Charlotte, Scarlett, Sophia, Ava, William, Benjamin, Liam, Oliver and Lincoln.
Netflix is bringing back its popular kiddie New Year’s Eve countdowns for this year so parents can “celebrate” the New Year with their little ones while still getting the to bed at a decent hour! This year, kids can countdown to characters from shows like “All Hail King Julien,” “True and the Rainbow Kingdom,” “Puffin Rock,” “Skylanders Academy,” “Larva,” and “Pororo.” Just search “countdowns” on Netflix to ring in 2018 at any hour!
And that’s your Fast Five!