Hunting for treasure on Oak Island


By day, he’s a mild-mannered IT professional. By night he’s an international treasure hunter. Doug Crowell, the IT Service Lead at Annapolis Valley Campus, is a regular on the History Channel’s number one series, The Curse Of Oak Island. Working alongside Rick and Marty Lagina — two brothers from Michigan with a life-long interest in the Nova Scotian mystery — Doug serves as the popular show’s oft-called-upon area historian. “Something out of the ordinary occurred there,” says Doug. “It has left us with many questions — who, what, why and when? Those four unknowns have made Oak Island one of the most enduring...

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Out of retirement and into the Rick Hansen Accessibility Program


Ross Sampson, 58, isn’t interested in being a poster boy. He doesn’t see himself as a role model or even someone worthy of having his story told, but he does want to make a difference. “Accessibility has come a long way over my years being aware of it,” says Ross, who sustained a T10 spinal cord injury in the days between prom and graduation from the former Dartmouth Vocational School. “Thirty years ago, slapping a ramp on the side of a building and widening a door was enough. At least you could get into the bathroom. Today though, largely because of the...

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12th Annual Truro Campus Mawio’mi


NSCC Truro Campus hosted the 12th Annual Mawio’mi Celebration on January 30, 2019. The event celebrates Mi’kmaq culture with singing, drumming, dancing and arts & crafts displays and welcome guests from several First Nations across Nova Scotia, neighbouring schools, the local community and students from NSCC Truro Campus. ...

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Sobey bursary helps young mother


Chrissy Clayton faced many obstacles on her educational journey. She grew up in a single-parent family with four siblings. She left high school after becoming a mother at age 15. She came to NSCC’s Adult Learning Program and, en route to obtaining her high-school diploma, discovered she had a learning disability. However, she persevered. What’s more, thanks in part to the Donald R. Sobey Bursary Program, Chrissy is now a full-time student in the Heavy Duty Equipment / Truck & Transport Repair program at Akerley Campus. “I had kids really early, and I worked jobs that I didn’t really like,” says the mother...

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