New Endoscopy Room Open at Dartmouth General Hospital

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release New Endoscopy Room Open at Dartmouth General Hospital More Nova Scotians are receiving potentially life-saving cancer screening and treatment with the opening of a new endoscopy room at Dartmouth General Hospital. It is the third endoscopy room at the hospital and allows about 125 more people each month to […]

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The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to register for the Eastern Shore Lifeguard Training Program.

**** HRM Media Release Registration opens for Eastern Shore Lifeguard Training Program The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to register for the Eastern Shore Lifeguard Training Program. This free program will provide residents of the Eastern Shore with free transportation to training facilities from central community pick-up locations in the Eastern Shore area. This […]

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New Online Program Helps People Manage Depression, Anxiety

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Online Program Helps People Manage Depression, Anxiety ——————————————————- Nova Scotians with mild to moderate depression or anxiety can now get free online coaching and skills development to help them cope. The Province has expanded an agreement with Tranquility, a program that helps people experiencing depression and anxiety better understand their […]

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IKEA is recalling METALLISK espresso maker for cooktop 0.4L

**** Recall via Ikea IKEA is recalling METALLISK espresso maker for cooktop 0.4L   IKEA urges all customers who own METALLISK espresso maker for cooktop 0.4L with the stainless-steel safety valve, date stamps between 2040 and 2204 (yyww), to stop using it and to contact IKEA for a full refund. Safety is a top priority […]

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H for Happy™ 50- Count LED Basic Christmas String Lights in White recalled due to electric shock hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada H for Happy™ 50- Count LED Basic Christmas String Lights in White recalled due to electric shock hazard Issue Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that the decorative lighting strings may pose an electric shock hazard to consumers.   As of November 29, 2022, the company has received […]

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Emergency Overnight Winter Shelter in Lower Sackville

**** CNS Media Release Emergency Overnight Winter Shelter in Lower Sackville ——————————————————- The Province will contribute $378,000 to support a new emergency shelter in Lower Sackville this winter to serve people experiencing homelessness. The shelter at St. Elizabeth Seton Church will open early this month and provide 20 beds for all genders. It will operate […]

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Christmas time decorating creates tempting unsafe use of extension cords & power bars

Via Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia Christmas time decorating creates tempting unsafe use of extension cords & power bars Never use indoor extension cords outdoors. Don’t plug multiple cords together. Don’t run extension cords under rugs or furniture. Never tape extension cords to floors or attach them to surfaces with staples or nails.

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My First Words cube by Placote recalled due to chemical hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada My First Words cube by Placote recalled due to chemical hazard Issue The recalled product may contain lead above the regulatory limits.   Under the Toys Regulations of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, it is illegal to import, advertise or sell toys that contains more than 90 mg/kg total lead.   Lead […]

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