#DrugAlert NSHA have received additional information from community partners that the unknown substance from the Drug Alert issued on July 15

**** NSHA Media Release #DrugAlert NSHA have received additional information from community partners that the unknown substance from the Drug Alert issued on July 15, 2021 may be sold as Isotonitazene and is circulating in the Halifax area. This has not been confirmed by drug analysis. In addition, we received reports from the Halifax Regional […]

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ENDED – Severe thunderstorm watch in effect / Special air quality statement in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Special air quality statement in effect – ENDED Smoke from distant forest fires may cause a reduction to air quality. Locations: most of Nova Scotia. Time span: this afternoon into Wednesday. Remarks: Smoke from forest fires in western Canada is expected to spread over Nova Scotia this afternoon. While most […]

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Lake Echo Beach reopens to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Lake Echo Beach reopens to swimming ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Lake Echo Beach in Lake Echo has reopened to swimming. ​ Lake Echo Beach is a supervised beach. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all supervised municipal beaches, as well as one unsupervised beach, […]

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Papermill Lake Beach Park closed to swimming due to high bacteria levels in the water

**** HRM Media Release Papermill Lake Beach Park closed to swimming due to high bacteria levels in the water ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Papermill Lake Beach Park in Bedford is closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water. ​ Papermill Lake Beach Park is […]

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Nova Scotia Health launches RFP process for overdose prevention sites

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health launches RFP process for overdose prevention sites Nova Scotia Health is launching a request for proposals process for overdose prevention sites. The process will have two stages: an open invitation for letters of intent from those interested in running a site, and an invited final proposal. Overdose prevention […]

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Various AeonAir, Danby and De’Longhi Dehumidifiers recalled due to Fire Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Various AeonAir, Danby and De’Longhi Dehumidifiers recalled due to Fire Hazard Common name: Various AeonAir, Danby, and De’Longhi Dehumidifiers Product description: This recall involves various AeonAir, Danby and De’Longhi brand dehumidifiers. The UPC code and serial number can be found at the back of the dehumidifier on the rating label. The following […]

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Nova Scotia Health Visitor Restrictions

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Visitor Restrictions Nova Scotia Health is further easing restrictions to allow more opportunities for family caregivers and primary support persons to support patients where it is feasible and safe to do so within public health guidelines. In an effort to enhance family presence and increase the number of […]

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NSGEU / NSHA – Increased wait times at emergency departments during summer months

**** NSHA Media Release Increased wait times at emergency departments during summer months ​ ​ Emergency departments throughout Nova Scotia are seeing higher numbers of patients than prior to the third wave of COVID-19. We anticipate patients will experience longer waits for care through the summer. If you are experiencing an emergency, please do not […]

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