Natal Day Weekend is celebrated in many communities around Nova Scotia. There are various community celebrations and festivals scheduled for the first weekend in August, although many are not called “Natal Day” celebrations. Festival acadien de Clare, New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee, NS Folk Art Festival (Lunenburg), and the Cape Breton Bike Rally are just a few. Halifax-Dartmouth is celebrating its 119th Natal Day festival July 31 to August 4. Annapolis Royal has Natal Day festivities as does Pictou.
Cycling is healthy, fun, inexpensive, and an environmentally friendly way to get around, particularly during the summer months. But drivers and cyclists alike need to take care to follow the rules of the road, and work together to make our communities safer and more welcoming for cyclists.
Canada's Department of Justice has two new publications to help parents who are dealing with a separation or divorce. 'Making Plans: A guide to parenting arrangements after separation or divorce', covers a range of topics, from parents' emotions in dealing with separation, to what the kids may be experiencing when their parents split, protecting the kids from conflict, and options for putting together the type of parenting plan that may be best in your situation.