make history with the discovery centre
Join our neighbours-to-be next Wednesday to make history, right here in Halifax! Admission is free and panels are $10 each. Learn more on the Discovery Centre's website. See you there!
NSp EmployeeS Talk Gender diversity for #Iwd2016
At Nova Scotia Power we believe gender diversity makes our workplace stronger. To celebrate International Women's Day we asked employees to film 30 second clips talking about International Women's Day and gender diversity. Hear what employees from across the company have to say about #IWD2016 in the video below.
field biologist uses art to connect with students
Last year Kyle Hicks, a field biologist with Nova Scotia Power in
Lakeside, was approached by a local artist about getting fish samples
for her art. Kyle was intrigued as to what the fish were for, and found
out they were to be used for making Gyotaku or fish paintings.
Interested in the process, Kyle learned the century old Japanese art of
painting fish to document their appearance.
“Before cameras, Gyotaku was used by fisherman to provide proof of their
catch by preserving the size and shape of the fish,” explained Kyle.
“The fish are painted with a special ink and then rice paper is
carefully laid over the inked surface and smoothed out. The paper is
then lifted or peeled off the fish leaving a nice detailed print on the
Today, Kyle continues to paint fish and was recently approach by the
Booker School in Port Williams to teach an art and science class about
fish painting. Students, grades 6 through 8, were able to paint four
different species of fish that were donated by anglers, by fish
hatcheries, and bought at the local grocery store.
“They really enjoyed the activity,” said Kyle. “And I was able to tell
the students about my job at NS Power with Environmental Services and
the work we do, with an emphasis on fish and science.”
st. paddy's day bash 2016
The 11th annual St. Paddy's Day Bash did not disappoint! Nova Scotia Power employees raised $25,000 for the Atlantic Burn Camp and Almost Home Women's Shelter. See the photos below: