Health and Wellness

Improving Food Security for Nova Scotians

**** CNS Media Release Improving Food Security for Nova Scotians ————————————————————– Across the province, organizations are providing a range of supports, from making locally produced food available to those in need to running hamper and nutrition programs. “These organizations in the heart of communities ensure people have better access to healthy food and to information ...

Yoto Mini Speaker recalled due to burn and fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Yoto Mini Speaker recalled due to burn and fire hazard Issue The speaker’s lithium-ion battery can overheat and catch fire, posing a fire hazard to consumers. As of April 1, 2024, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.  In the United States, the company has ...

Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone   Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinics have these upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Ln., Lower Sackville Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care ...

JANE’S WALK 2024

**** Via Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission  JANE’S WALK 2024 There is still some time to sign up as a Jane’s Walk * Halifax Walk Lead (April 19 sign up deadline). Jane’s Walk takes place in hundreds of cities around the world during the first weekend in May (May 4th & 5th, 2024). It involves free, ...

This month is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

**** Via NS SPCA This month is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month Today, we want to highlight Special Constable Balsor, one of our dedicated Enforcement Officers.  Special Constable Balson has been with us for a year and a half. Always an animal lover, with a special place in her heart for animals in need, ...

Young Nova Scotians and their families will soon have easier access to mental health and addictions services and related supports in their communities

**** CNS Media Release Youth Mental Health Sites Announced —————————————————— NOTE: A list of community organizations involved at each site follows this release. —————————————————— Young Nova Scotians and their families will soon have easier access to mental health and addictions services and related supports in their communities. Brian Comer, Minister of Addictions and Mental Health, announced the ...

Volunteer members of Halifax Search and Rescue took part in a multiday course focused on “lost person behaviour” recently

Volunteer members of Halifax Search and Rescue took part in a multiday course focused on “lost person behaviour” recently Data collected and studied from countless searches in the SAR environment is frequently studied.  Information from these studies can share common factors in specific cases, which would include searches for vulnerable people, age of the missing ...

More Mental Health Supports for Marginalized, Underserved Nova Scotians

**** CNS Media Release More Mental Health Supports for Marginalized, Underserved Nova Scotians ———————————————————– A Halifax clinic is expanding to meet the growing demand for mental health and addictions services. The Peoples’ Counselling Clinic offers marginalized and underserved communities free mental health counselling, individual and group therapy and assessments. “Community-based organizations like this one play ...

It’s with tremendous sadness we announce that Captain Bill Marr has passed away after a lengthy cancer battle

Our deepest condolences to friends and family Via Halifax Professional Firefighters It’s with tremendous sadness we announce that Captain Bill Marr has passed away after a lengthy cancer battle. Our thoughts are with his Family, Friends and those close to him. LODD Funeral details will be shared once finalized. RIP Billy ...

QEII Halifax Infirmary site resuming normal operations

**** NSHA Media Release QEII Halifax Infirmary site resuming normal operations The QEII’s Halifax Infirmary site will return to full normal operations as of Monday. Visitor restrictions are lifted as of Friday afternoon. While fire suppression capabilities at the site are still reduced following the water disruption earlier this week, enhanced monitoring is in place ...

On April 8, 2024, most regions of Nova Scotia will experience a partial (nearly total) solar eclipse

**** Via NS Dept of Health On April 8, 2024, most regions of Nova Scotia will experience a partial (nearly total) solar eclipse This rare phenomenon will occur approximately between 15:24 and 5:46, culminating between 4:36 and 4:41 pm. ✔️ If you decide to watch the eclipse, wear solar eclipse glasses that comply with international ...

Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone / Dartmouthe

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone   Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinics have these upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Ln., Lower Sackville Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care ...

(Update) Second water main break affects services at QEII Halifax Infirmary site Thursday

**** NSHA Media Release UPDATE – Water and heat restored, more services to resume at QEII Halifax Infirmary site  Water and heat have now been restored at the QEII’s Halifax Infirmary site. However, Nova Scotia Health is asking people to NOT drink the water. Three days of water testing will be required before tap water ...

Omnilab Advanced (sleep apnea machine) 

**** Recall via Health Canada Omnilab Advanced (sleep apnea machine)  Issue The affected products feature a ventilator inoperative alarm, which occurs when the ventilator detects an internal error or a condition that may affect therapy. This may manifest in the following ways: • the device may reboot intermittently for 5-10 seconds (stops providing therapy, screen ...

(Update) Services at QEII Halifax Infirmary site affected by water main break

**** NSHA Media Release Services at QEII Halifax Infirmary site affected by water main break There has been a significant water event at the QEII’s Halifax Infirmary site due to a broken water main line in the steam plant, resulting in the loss of water and steam for all buildings on campus (Halifax Infirmary, Veterans ...

The Metro Animal Emergency Clinic has exciting news!

  ***’ Via the Metro Animal Emergency Clinic The Metro Animal Emergency Clinic has exciting news! We have been providing emergency and critical care for patients of the HRM and beyond for many years…27 in fact! In that time we have prided ourselves on serving our community with the very best uncritical care and emergency ...

Candle safety – Candles can be a serious  fire hazard if not used properly

**** Info via Health Canada Candle Safety Candles can be a serious  fire hazard if not used properly. Some candles also have design flaws that increase the risk of fire. Others may contain materials like lead that present health hazards, especially for children. There are a number of things you can do to reduce health and ...

Join us in raising awareness and showing support for World Autism Awareness Day!

**** Via HHB Join us in raising awareness and showing support for World Autism Awareness Day! Today, Halifax Harbour Bridges proudly flies the Autism Nova Scotia flag, spotlighting the importance of understanding. Learn more about Autism Nova Scotia and their impactful work at www.autismnovascotia.ca    ...

Repost – Boating Safety Equipment Requirements

**** Canadian Red Cross Release REPOST Boating Safety Equipment Requirements Along with your Pleasure Craft Operator Card, you are required by law to carry marine safety equipment. At a bare minimum, you should always have with you: Canadian-approved flotation device or lifejacket of appropriate size for each passenger on board Buoyant heaving line at least 15 metres ...

In photos – Darkside dippers dive deep into Easter Sunday for the last Polar Dip of the season

In photos – Darkside dippers dive deep into Easter Sunday for the last Polar Dip of the season A big turnout as dippers took a chilly plunge into a lake in Dartmouth earlier, the last dip for the group this season.  This increasingly popular activity is said to be good for both mind and body, ...

Temporary reallocation of Recovery Support Centre space at Yarmouth Regional Hospital

**** NSHA Media Release  Temporary reallocation of Recovery Support Centre space at Yarmouth Regional Hospital Nova Scotia Health is taking steps to address the shortage of inpatient mental health beds across the province due to the recent flood at the Abbie J. Lane Building, at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Starting March 29, services provided ...

Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinics have these upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, March 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care Clinic ...

If you have the day off on Monday, April 1st and have been needing a veterinary appointment for your pet… the SPCA Veterinary Hospital is open!

**** Via NS SPCA This is not an early April Fool’s Day prank! If you have the day off on Monday, April 1st and have been needing a veterinary appointment for your pet the SPCA Veterinary Hospital is open! Book your appointment today to save your spot. We can’t wait to see you and your ...

QEII Halifax Infirmary Expansion Project Underway

**** CNS Media Release QEII Halifax Infirmary Expansion Project Underway —————————————————– Generations of Nova Scotians will have better access to healthcare as the largest healthcare construction project in Nova Scotia’s history gets underway.   Work has started on the QEII Halifax Infirmary Expansion Project with heavy equipment, site trailers and fencing now in place. Construction ...

Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide

**** Info via purpleday.org What is Purple Day? Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in more than 85 countries on all ...

Have a fire extinguisher in your home?

**** Info via Beaver Bank – Kinsac Stn 48 Have a fire extinguisher in your home? Here are some things to check regularly to ensure it will be working properly if and when you need it. -Check the pressure gauge monthly. (The pressure gauge needle needs to be in the green area) -Check if your ...

Blood Donors are needed in Halifax this long weekend

**** Via Canadian Blood Services Blood Donors are needed in Halifax this long weekend Halifax Donor Centre 7071 Bayers Rd Unit 252 Halifax, NS, B3L 2C2 187 open appointments available this long weekend. Book your appointment today! Link https://myaccount.blood.ca/en/donate/select-time?apt-cap=5&apt-typ=Whole+Blood&apt-sdf=2024-03-15&apt-sdt=2024-06-14&apt-dis=50&apt-slc=Halifax%2C+Nova+Scotia%2C+Canada&apt-sdc=2024-04-01&apt-lid=33024&apt-dte=2024-04-01&utm_source=501&utm_medium=social-hootsuide&utm_campaign=atl-wb&utm_content=Halifax+donor+centre&fbclid=IwAR1pDM9UcE0oTNYvmJP9NL6oMN6wmbtc7OTq6p0KJ4SuKvsdMOIRL6DKY_M_aem_AYPeQymmd-aSMeb_y2P9eeXNuCTeWFI16mIQoAZdqrHQp_INRV6iEwcC6sIpQlaujIbjcXLZ8t_C3Sg1zevEPRFK ...

Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinics have these upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, March 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care Clinic ...

Fisher-Price Little People Mickey & Friends Figure Packs Recalled due to Choking Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Fisher-Price Little People Mickey & Friends Figure Packs Recalled due to Choking Hazard Issue The heads of the Donald Duck and Daisy Duck figures can become detached during use and pose a choking hazard. As of March 21, 2024, the company has received no reports of product detachments or injuries ...

Be coyote smart

**** Info via Novascotia.ca Be coyote smart Be coyote smart – Coyotes are permanent residents in our province, so seeing or hearing them from time to time is not unusual. They have become part of the ecosystem as a top-line predator. Nocturnal by nature, coyotes tend to be most active and vocal at night. Coyotes ...

Update to water leak at Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building

**** NSHA Media Release Update to water leak at Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building A water leak that occurred on Friday, March 15, in the Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building at the QEII Health Sciences Centre has caused disruptions in the provision of Mental Health and Addictions services, leading to the relocation of patients from ...

Insignia™ Digital Air Fryers, Insignia™ Analog Air Fryers and Insignia™ Digital Air Fryer Ovens recalled due to potential fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Insignia™ Digital Air Fryers, Insignia™ Analog Air Fryers and Insignia™ Digital Air Fryer Ovens recalled due to potential fire hazard Issue The Air Fryers may overheat, and handles may melt or break, posing a potential fire or burn hazard. In addition, the air fryer ovens may overheat and glass on ...

In photos – On this St Patrick’s Day, dozens took to the chilly waters of Lake Banook, some in green and some for the first time!

In photos – Darkside dippers dive deep into the freeze On this St Patrick’s Day, dozens took to the chilly waters of Lake Banook, some in green and some for the first time! This increasingly popular activity is said to be good for both mind and body, relieving stress, and aches. Ofcourse, it isn’t as ...

Stitch is sporting green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Dartmouth.

Stitch is sporting green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Dartmouth Happy St Patrick’s Day all. Please have fun but plan ahead. Never drive impaired   ...

Water leak at Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building results in relocation of patients

**** NSHA Media Release Water leak at Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building results in relocation of patients A water leak midday on Friday at the Abbie J. Lane Memorial Building has resulted in the movement of some patients from the Mental Health and Addictions inpatient unit. Water damage is still being assessed, but at this ...

Halifax Regional Police is asking everyone who plans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend to do their part to ensure their celebrations are safe and responsible

**** HRP Media Release Police remind people to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day responsibly Halifax Regional Police is asking everyone who plans to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend to do their part to ensure their celebrations are safe and responsible. HRP will have a presence in the community throughout the weekend to help keep everyone ...

Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinics have these upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Ln., Lower Sackville Saturday, March 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care Clinic ...

NSHA have received a report from a community partner of unexpected reactions to Heroin in the Millbrook/Bible Hill/Truro area

**** NSHA Media Release Verified Drug Alert March 11, 2024 NSHA have received a report from a community partner of unexpected reactions to Heroin in the Millbrook/Bible Hill/Truro area in Nova Scotia. Based on the reaction observed, it is suspected to have been tainted. Harm reduction information: • Don’t use alone, if possible. Keep a ...

On Monday, March 11, the Metro Animal Emergency Clinic will CLOSE and will not be providing 24 hour care, REOPEN Thursday, March 14th

**** Via Metro Animal Emergency Clinic *IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT * Over the past four years, a global shortage in veterinary staff has brought about unprecedented challenges, and this has affected our local community as well. However, we are delighted to announce that despite the complexities of today’s veterinary landscape, we have successfully expanded our team (after ...

Daylight savings begins this weekend. This is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke and CO alarms and test them as well / Road users, be cautious

**** Via Beaver Bank – Kinsac Stn 48 Daylight savings begins this weekend This is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke and CO alarms and test them as well. Check the date on them, if they are older then 10 years it’s time for replacement! **** Via HRP Clocks Spring Forward ...

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS RECRUITMENT–Funding Supports Healthcare Recruitment, Retention in Cape Breton

**** CNS Media Release HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS RECRUITMENT–Funding Supports Healthcare Recruitment, Retention in Cape Breton ———————————————————– A calendar of networking and social events, a spouses’ social club and free recreation days are among the projects welcoming new healthcare workers and their families to Cape Breton. Two organizations focused on supporting newcomers will receive funding through the ...

HRP Sgt saves choking victim in Dartmouth

**** Via Councillor Tony Mancini. Thank you Sgt for the fast action “Last evening Sgt Phil Power was having a mtg at a well know Dartmouth restaurant when he was asked him to help a woman who was choking. He found her unresponsive. & blue. He applied CPR for 7 minutes & saved her life. ...

The government is expanding its physician incentive programs to encourage more doctors to choose to practise in Nova Scotia

**** CNS Media Release Physician Incentive Programs Expand ————————————————– The government is expanding its physician incentive programs to encourage more doctors to choose to practise in Nova Scotia. Financial incentives for doctors are now available in all areas of the province, including Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) in the central health zone. “Recruitment and retention of ...

Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinics have these upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, March 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care Clinic ...

New Partnership Will Address Childhood Obesity, Chronic Disease / More Funding for Community Mental Health Services, Supports

***’ CNS Media Release New Partnership Will Address Childhood Obesity, Chronic Disease ———————————————————————- Nova Scotia is partnering with Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. to create the Nova Scotia Lighthouse project, an initiative that will address childhood obesity and chronic disease in the province. The Nova Scotia Lighthouse project will bring together healthcare, academic and economic leaders ...

In photos – Members of HRFE and Sydney Fire were on scene of a pretty serious structure collapse today, but it was all in training and qualification

In photos – Members of HRFE and Sydney Fire were on scene of a pretty serious structure collapse today, but it was all in training and qualification. With returning instructors from SPEC Rescue, 20 new members took weeks of training into a realistic practical setting. A building collapsed after a vehicle crashed into it, creating ...

HRFE hike Ski Wentworth to raise funds for Get Up There 2024

0Today, members of HRFE local 268 took part in GUT fundraiser, raising money for colorectal cancer research and treatment IMG_0595_20240301_180657  The firefighters marched up and back down Ski Wentworth, raising funds every step of the way! (photos contributed) **** Info via DGH Get Up There 2024 Story Every day one Nova Scotian dies from a ...

Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinics have these upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Ln., Lower Sackville Saturday, March 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care Clinic ...

More Funding to Reduce Costs, Improve Diabetes Care

**** Health / Wellness Release More Funding to Reduce Costs, Improve Diabetes Care ——————————————————— More Nova Scotians living with diabetes will soon be able to better afford the equipment and supplies they need. The Province is providing funding for sensor-based glucose monitoring supplies and an expansion to the Nova Scotia Insulin Pump Program. “Diabetes can be ...

Today is National link Shirt Day and a good time to remind everyone to encourage and practice kindness

**** Via HRP Today is National link Shirt Day and a good time to remind everyone to encourage and practice kindness Kindness combats bullying. If your family is being impacted by bullying, visit: https://www.halifax.ca/fire-police/police/programs-services/bullying?fbclid=IwAR2t4wcyozulukt2JK98ZxvF-wcXFdRkSfUD179oQnWveNDfcOTNlKSQjx4 to find tips, ideas and other resources that can help you deal with it. ...

Something to think about. This was a post I found on social media that I couldn’t agree with more. (This applies to all health care workers)

Something to think about. This was a post I found on social media that I couldn’t agree with more. (This applies to all health care workers) “Emergency nurses are not there to take your attitude/rants. They need to assess your medical situation, Give them some respect” ...

Various Toshiba-brand AC adapters recalled due to risk of fire and burn hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Various Toshiba-brand AC adapters recalled due to risk of fire and burn hazard Issue The flame retardant used in the manufacturing of the components of the affected AC Adapters may lead to a potential of overheating or fire. Affected products This recall involves the following model Toshiba-brand AC adapters that ...

Take note – With some pretty warm weather ahead and with the HRM no longer doing ice testing in the region, please avoid ice activities on local waters

Take note – With some pretty warm weather ahead and with the HRM no longer doing ice testing in the region, please avoid ice activities on local waters. Let’s keep first responders in house. ...

In photos – Meet Shadow and Jasper, gentle giants who are superheroes for some youth in the HRM

In photos – Meet Shadow and Jasper, gentle giants who are superheroes for some youth in the HRM Shadow  Shadow came into our lives by chance.  She had been surrendered to a rescue and had been placed in many homes, however by her 5th year, she had not been comfortable in any of the offerings.  ...

In photos – Darkside dippers dive deep into the freeze

In photos – Darkside dippers dive deep into the freeze A big turnout as dippers took an icy plunge into a lake in Dartmouth earlier. This increasingly popular activity is said to be good for both mind and body, relieving stress, and aches. Ofcourse, it isn’t as easy as it looks. It is always a ...

More seniors in Halifax Regional Municipality will soon have access to a new program that helps them live safely and independently at home

**** CNS Media Release Teams Help Halifax Seniors to Stay in Their Homes More seniors in Halifax Regional Municipality will soon have access to a new program that helps them live safely and independently at home. The Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) pilot program is expanding to Spryfield, Herring Cove, ...

Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinics have these upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, February 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care Clinic ...

New School of Nursing at Acadia Will Train More Nurses in Annapolis Valley

**** CNS Media Release New School of Nursing at Acadia Will Train More Nurses in Annapolis Valley ———————————————————————- The Province is investing in a new state-of-the-art nurse training facility at Acadia University that will help educate more of these much-needed healthcare professionals.   The facility is expected to be open for the 2026-27 academic year ...

Taylor Farms brand Mexican Style Street Corn Chopped (Salad) Kit recalled due to Salmonella

**** Recall via Health Canada Taylor Farms brand Mexican Style Street Corn Chopped (Salad) Kit recalled due to Salmonella Issue The affected product is being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Affected products Brand Product Size UPC Code Taylor Farms Mexican Style Street Corn Chopped (Salad) Kit 329 g What you should do ...

In photos – Darkside dippers dive deep into the freeze

In photos – Darkside dippers dive deep into the freeze A brave turnout as dippers took an icy plunge on a chilly day into Lake Banook in Dartmouth. With a windchill of -14c and icebergs to cling on to, that didn’t stop the brave from taking the plunge! This increasingly popular activity is said to ...

Frigidaire-Branded rear-control Range recalled due to electrical shock and electrocution hazards

**** Recall via Health Canada Frigidaire-Branded rear-control Range recalled due to electrical shock and electrocution hazards Issue The control panel (user interface) located on the rear of the range can detach from the unit, posing electrical shock and electrocution hazards. Affected products Range Type Model Serial No. Range Electric FCRE306CAS VF34410621 thru VF34410752 What you ...

Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone   Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinics have these upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Ln., Lower Sackville Saturday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care ...

Snow safety and snow shovelling tips

Repost **** Via NSHA Snow safety and snow shovelling tips 1. The Blade. A larger bladed shovel is great for pushing light snow to the side – the best method of snow clearing. Use a small (25-35 cm wide) blade for lifting. 2. Shaft: Pick either a straight shaft or a simple ergonomic shaft. Don’t ...

Dole brand and President’s Choice brand Salad Kits recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

**** Recall via Health Canada Dole brand and President’s Choice brand Salad Kits recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes Issue The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This recall is associated with a U.S. outbreak investigation of Listeria infections linked to dairy products manufactured by Rizo Lopez Foods. Affected products Brand Product Size UPC Code Dole ...

In photos – Darkside dippers dive deep into the freeze

In photos – Darkside dippers dive deep into the freeze A big turnout as dippers took an icy plunge into a lake in Dartmouth earlier. This increasingly popular activity is said to be good for both mind and body, relieving stress, and aches. Ofcourse, it isn’t as easy as it looks. It is always a ...

The Office of the Fire Marshal is urging residents and business owners to check propane storage tanks, piping, lines and any other equipment that may be exposed to falling or heavy snow and ice

**** Via NS EMO The Office of the Fire Marshal is urging residents and business owners to check propane storage tanks, piping, lines and any other equipment that may be exposed to falling or heavy snow and ice. There have been several reports of equipment and lines being damaged by falling snow and ice, or ...

Mental Health Supports for Volunteer Firefighters, Ground Search and Rescue Now Available

**** Health / Wellness Release Mental Health Supports for Volunteer Firefighters, Ground Search and Rescue Now Available ———————————————————— Volunteer firefighters and volunteer members of ground search and rescue teams can now access new mental health supports – any time, at no cost. The Nova Scotia Firefighter and Ground Search and Rescue Volunteer Assistance Program gives ...

Kennel cough, also known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis, spreads easily in places where dogs congregate

**** Info via Metro Animal Emergency Clinic 4 year old Pepper came to the Metro Animal Emergency Clinic with kennel cough Kennel cough, also known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis, spreads easily in places where dogs congregate (such as kennels, dog parks, and grooming facilities.) Symptoms of kennel cough may include: – Persistent coughing – Sneezing ...

Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone   Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinics have these upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Ln., Lower Sackville Saturday,Feb. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care Clinic ...

President’s Choice brand and Taylor Farms brand Mexican-Style Street Corn Salad Kits recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

**** Recall via Health Canada President’s Choice brand and Taylor Farms brand Mexican-Style Street Corn Salad Kits recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes Issue The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. These products were made using cheese recalled by Rizo-López Foods, Inc. in association with an outbreak investigation in the US. Affected products Brand Product ...

Physiotherapists across Nova Scotia will soon be able to request X-rays 

**** NSHA Media Release Physiotherapists across Nova Scotia will soon be able to request X-rays  Licensed physiotherapists across Nova Scotia will soon be able to request general radiographs (X-rays), saving patients time and unnecessary additional appointments. Physiotherapists have advanced skills in assessing and treating musculoskeletal conditions. Physiotherapists employed by Nova Scotia Health or IWK Health ...

Verified Drug Alert in the Sydney, Nova Scotia area

**** Via NSHA Verified Drug Alert: NSHA have received a report from a community partner of an unexpected reaction to Cocaine in the Sydney, Nova Scotia area. Based on the reaction observed, it is suspected to have been tainted with Xylazine. Harm reduction information: • Don’t use alone, if possible. Keep a distance of 2 ...

Update to Nova Scotia Health services impacted by significant snowfall in Eastern Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Update to Nova Scotia Health services impacted by significant snowfall in Eastern Zone Nova Scotia Health is advising that some non-emergency services will continue to be reduced in Eastern Zone (Cape Breton Island, Antigonish and Guysborough counties) due to winter storm clean-up and road conditions in many areas.   Inpatient services ...

Repost – Snow safety and snow shovelling tips

Repost **** Via NSHA Snow safety and snow shovelling tips: 1. The Blade. A larger bladed shovel is great for pushing light snow to the side – the best method of snow clearing. Use a small (25-35 cm wide) blade for lifting. 2. Shaft: Pick either a straight shaft or a simple ergonomic shaft. Don’t ...

A current look at one of the ever growing homeless camps in Dartmouth

A current look at one of the ever growing homeless camps in Dartmouth After a weekend of heavy snow, it’s hard to imagine taking shelter like this, and with a possible snow and rain mix coming this coming weekend, conditions are not likely to improve for those living in these conditions. . . . . ...

Update to Nova Scotia Heath services impacted by significant snowfall

**** NSHA Media Release Update to Nova Scotia Heath services impacted by significant snowfall Nova Scotia Health is advising that some non-emergency services will continue to be reduced in Eastern and Northern zones due to the heavy snow in parts of the province and poor road conditions in many areas. The following service changes outlined ...

Nova Scotia Health is advising that some non-emergency services have been reduced in Eastern, Northern and Central zones due to the ongoing heavy snow in parts of the province

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health is advising that some non-emergency services have been reduced in Eastern, Northern and Central zones due to the ongoing heavy snow in parts of the province and poor road conditions in many areas. All service changes planned for Monday can be found here https://www.nshealth.ca/news-and-notices/nova-scotia-heath-services-impacted-significant-snowfall or below. The following ...

Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinics have these upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Ln., Lower Sackville Saturday,Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care Clinic ...

YourHealthNS Pilots Access to Patient Records

**** Health / Wellness Release YourHealthNS Pilots Access to Patient Records ———————————————————————- About 12,000 patients at four clinics across the province will have access to their medical records through the YourHealthNS app in a new pilot project. Patients will receive information from their clinic this week about how to log in to view their medical ...

Snow safety and snow shovelling tips

Well, it’ll have to happen sooner or later. Via NSHA Snow safety and snow shovelling tips 1. The Blade. A larger bladed shovel is great for pushing light snow to the side – the best method of snow clearing. Use a small (25-35 cm wide) blade for lifting. 2. Shaft: Pick either a straight shaft ...

In photos – Flurries fell as more brave souls tackled the icy waters of Lake Banook

In photos – Flurries fell as more brave souls tackled the icy waters of Lake Banook in Dartmouth as part of a Darkside Dip. Dippers of all levels of experienced met to take the chilly plunge. This growing popular hobby is said to be good for both mental and physical health. It is highly recommend ...

New Approach for Grief, Bereavement, Emotional Wellness Services

**** CNS Media Release New Approach for Grief, Bereavement, Emotional Wellness Services ———————————————————————————————————- A not-for-profit organization with a three-decade history in Nova Scotia will co-ordinate a new approach to grief, bereavement and emotional wellness support. The Nova Scotia Hospice Palliative Care Association (NSHPCA) will work with the government, communities and Nova Scotia Health to design ...

New Master of Nursing in Mental Health and Addictions

**** Health / Wellness Release New Master of Nursing in Mental Health and Addictions ————————————————————————————————————– Registered nurses wanting to gain advanced skills and education in mental health and addictions care now have the opportunity to do so in Nova Scotia through a new university program. Dalhousie’s school of nursing will offer Atlantic Canada’s first master ...

Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinics have these upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Ln., Lower Sackville Saturday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tacoma Family Medicine Walk-in Clinic ...

More Local Food Coming to IWK

**** CNS Media Release More Local Food Coming to IWK ——————————————————————- Patients and staff at IWK Health in Halifax can expect more local healthy vegetables, fruit, meat and fish on the menu as the hospital joins a provincial pilot program to increase long-term access to local foods. “We are proud to add the IWK to ...

Thirteen current and five former paramedics (two posthumously) were awarded Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medals

****CNS Media Release Exemplary Service Medals Awarded ————————————————————————————————————– NOTE: The list of medal recipients follows this release. ————————————————————————————————————— Thirteen current and five former paramedics (two posthumously) were awarded Emergency Medical Services Exemplary Service Medals today, January 24. The recipients have dedicated their careers to providing care to people in their time of greatest need, sometimes ...

In photos – HRFE members from Stn 45 – Fall River) and Stn 9 (Sackville) took to the ice to train for ice rescue

In photos – Looking cool on the ice HRFE members from Stn 45 – Fall River) and Stn 9 (Sackville) took to the ice to train for ice rescue. On the ice, members practiced self extraction techniques and various types of rescue using various resources such as the sled, single and multiple rescuers, and hand ...

More Help for Families of Children with Autism

**** CNS Media Release More Help for Families of Children with Autism ——————————————— Many Nova Scotians who have a child with autism can apply for up to $3,000 to cover the costs of equipment, supplies and other expenses. The new one-time Autism Family Support Fund is available to lower-income families with an autistic child 16 ...

Dozens of dippers took an icy plunge into a lake in Dartmouth earlier

Darkside dippers dive deep into the freeze Dozens of dippers took an icy plunge into a lake in Dartmouth earlier. This increasingly popular activity is said to be good for both mind and body, relieving stress, and aches. Ofcourse, it isn’t as easy as it looks. It is always a good idea to research and ...

Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone, Jan. 20 – 21

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone, Jan. 20 – 21   Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinics have the following upcoming clinic dates: Tacoma Family Medicine Walk-in Clinic 58 Tacoma Dr., Dartmouth Saturday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 ...

Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinics have the following upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Ln., Lower Sackville Saturday, Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tacoma Family Medicine Walk-in ...

Lung Screening Program Launches

***** CNS Media Release Lung Screening Program Launches ————————————————————————————————————— A new screening program will help save lives by preventing lung cancer and finding it earlier. The Lung Screening Program, which includes clinical assessment and computerized tomography (CT) scans, targets people at very high risk of developing lung cancer. The program also provides information about lung ...

Municipality will not be conducting ice thickness testing 

**** HRM Media Release Municipality will not be conducting ice thickness testing  The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that it will no longer conduct the ice thickness testing program.  Residents are reminded that the Canadian Red Cross recommends that ice be at least 15 cm thick for individual skating, and at least 20 cm ...

Various parfait and yogurt bowls recalled due to Salmonella

**** Recall via Health Canada Various parfait and yogurt bowls recalled due to Salmonella Issue The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. These products were made using granola recalled by Quaker Canada on January 11, 2024. Affected products Brand Product Size UPC Codes Additional Information None (Loblaw) Dragon Fruit Parfait 250 ...

Quaker brand granola bars and cereals and Cap’n Crunch brand Treat Bars – Berry Bar recalled due to Salmonella

**** Recall via Health Canada Quaker brand granola bars and cereals and Cap’n Crunch brand Treat Bars – Berry Bar recalled due to Salmonella Issue The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination   Affected products Product Size UPC Codes Cap’n Crunch Treat Bars – Berry Bar 110 g (5 ...

Mobile primary care clinic in Dartmouth

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic in Dartmouth Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic is going to be in Dartmouth this weekend. Tacoma Family Medicine Walk-in Clinic 58 Tacoma Drive Saturday, January 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, January 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a drop-in ...

ÅSKSTORM 40W USB charger dark grey NA recalled due to thermal burn and electric shock hazards

**** Recall via Health Canada ÅSKSTORM 40W USB charger dark grey NA recalled due to thermal burn and electric shock hazards Issue Wear and tear of the power cable may pose thermal burn and shock hazards to consumers. As of January 3, 2024, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. ...

Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone / EHS, Nova Scotia Health, and IWK remind Nova Scotians to make the right call 

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has these upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, January 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. These are drop-in clinics. You will ...

New Emergency Medical Responders Will Improve Care

**** CNS Media Release New Emergency Medical Responders Will Improve Care ———————————- Nova Scotia will train up to 200 emergency medical responders – a new role that will help improve emergency care in the province – over the next two years. These healthcare professionals will keep more ambulances available, reducing wait times, and allow paramedics ...

Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has these upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, January 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, January 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. These are drop-in clinics. You will ...

Enfamil brand Nutramigen A+ LGG Hypoallergenic (infant formula) recalled due to possible presence of Cronobacter sakazakii

**** Recall via Health Canada Enfamil brand Nutramigen A+ LGG Hypoallergenic (infant formula) recalled due to possible presence of Cronobacter sakazakii Issue The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Cronobacter sakazakii contamination. Affected products Brand Product Size UPC Codes Enfamil Nutramigen A+ LGG Hypoallergenic (infant formula) 561 g 0 56796 00498 2 ...

Wishing you a safe and happy new year

Wishing you a safe and happy new year! Enjoy the evening and have a great time, but please plan ahead and get home safe! Never drive impaired and if you are driving (sober) remember that many others will be out so stay alert and watch for pedestrians and other drivers.   ...

As we continue to celebrate the holiday season, Halifax Regional Police is sharing some tips to help you protect your home and property

**** HRP Media Release Holiday safety tips As we continue to celebrate the holiday season, Halifax Regional Police is sharing some tips to help you protect your home and property. If you’re heading out, remember to lock all doors and windows. Consider leaving lights and a television on, or put them on a timer, to ...

Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has these upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Ln., Lower Sackville Saturday, Dec. 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. These are drop-in clinics. You will ...

Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has these upcoming clinic dates:   Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Ln., Lower Sackville Saturday, Dec. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a drop-in ...

A-IPOWER Inverter Generator 7100/5700 WATT model GXS7100IRDC recalled due to electrical hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada A-IPOWER Inverter Generator 7100/5700 WATT model GXS7100IRDC recalled due to electrical hazard Issue The recalled generators are missing a connection between the generator frame and one conductor of the output circuit. This is a requirement for the Canadian Standards Association’s CSA C22.2 No. 100 safety standard and could pose an ...

Public Health warns of rise in opioid poisonings ahead of the holidays

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health warns of rise in opioid poisonings ahead of the holidays Nova Scotia Health Public Health is warning about an increase in opioid poisoning as we head into the holidays. Evidence suggests much of the increase may be due to fentanyl – a synthetic opioid 50 times stronger than heroin ...

Recap – Follow along as we share fire safety tips for a safe holiday season!

**** Via HRFE Recap Follow along as we share fire safety tips for a safe holiday season! Holiday fire safety tip 1: keep lighters away from children and mischievous elves. Store matches and lighters out of children’s reach and sight. Holiday fire safety tip 2: Do not overload electrical outlets. Make sure that you keep ...

Follow along as we share fire safety tips for a safe holiday season!

**** Via HRFE Follow along as we share fire safety tips for a safe holiday season! Tip number 12 is our final holiday fire safety tip! Pay attention to tasks that involve the use of heat sources. The holiday season can make households busy and chaotic. Remember to pay attention to tasks involving heat, which ...

Holiday fire safety tip 11: Water your tree

**** Via HRFE Follow along as we share fire safety tips for a safe holiday season! Holiday fire safety tip 11: Water your tree. A small fire can spread and grow large quickly. Keep your fresh tree watered and away from heat sources. Find all 12 tips at https://brnw.ch/21wFs9t ...

Be Fire Safe for the Holidays and All Year Long

**** CNS Media Release Be Fire Safe for the Holidays and All Year Long ——————————————————— The Office of the Fire Marshal is reminding Nova Scotians to be fire safe at home this holiday season and all year long. “Fires can happen quickly. Whether you’re decking the halls, cooking a meal or staying warm through a ...

Holiday fire safety tip 10: Keep batteries in alarms.

**** Via HRFE Follow along as we share fire safety tips for a safe holiday season! Holiday fire safety tip 10: Keep batteries in alarms. Smoke alarms only work when the alarms are properly maintained. Find all 12 tips at https://fal.cn/3uxwj ...

Holiday fire safety tip 9: Give space heaters space

**** Via HRFE Follow along as we share fire safety tips for a safe holiday season! Holiday fire safety tip 9: Give space heaters space. Keep materials such as curtains, sofas, beds, clothes, and papers at least three feet away from the front, sides and rear of the heater. Find all 12 tips at https://fal.cn/3uEE4 ...

Follow along as we share fire safety tips for a safe holiday season!

**** Via HRFE Follow along as we share fire safety tips for a safe holiday season! Holiday fire safety tip 7: Don’t use damaged cords. Damaged power cords pose serious hazards to appliance users, including electrical shock and fire risks. If you are attending a holiday gathering, make smart choices and plan how you will ...

Supports to Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes

**** CNS Media Release Supports to Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes —————————————————— A new pilot program, the first of its kind in Canada, will soon help seniors in the Preston area, Kings County and on the Halifax peninsula live more independently in their homes. The Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders ...

FG Square Santa Sleigh recalled due to fire hazard

**** Info via Health Canada FG Square Santa Sleigh recalled due to fire hazard Issue The recalled product can overheat, posing a fire hazard. As of December 12, 2023, the company has received 2 reports of the product overheating/smoking in Canada, and no reports of injury or property damage.   Affected products This recall involves ...

Helping the homeless – With homeless tents popping up in more areas, Nadya and Red teamed up with Marco to visit three camp areas in Dartmouth

Helping the homeless – With homeless tents popping up in more areas, Nadya and Red teamed up with Marco to visit three camp areas in Dartmouth providing supplies to those in need. Supplies such as warm clothes, a new tent, blankets and feminine products to name a few, they were happily met by many of ...

LOGiiX Piston Power 10,000 & 5000 Mini Power Banks recalled due to fire hazard

**** Info via Health Canada LOGiiX Piston Power 10,000 & 5000 Mini Power Banks recalled due to fire hazard Issue A small number of power banks may overheat when used to charge a device or when charging the power banks, posing a fire hazard. As of December 1, 2023, the company has received 5 reports of ...

Holiday fire safety tip 5: Do not leave candles unattended / Holiday fire safety tip 6: Clean your chimney for Santa!

**** Via HRFE Follow along as we share fire safety tips for a safe holiday season! Holiday fire safety tip 5: Do not leave candles unattended. Unattended candles are a big fire risk this time of year. . Follow along as we share fire safety tips for a safe holiday season! Holiday fire safety tip ...

To ensure the safe disposal of wood ashes, store them in a metal container until cooled

**** Via HRFE Follow along as we share fire safety tips for a safe holiday season! Holiday fire safety tip 4: Dispose of ashes safely. To ensure the safe disposal of wood ashes, store them in a metal container until cooled. Find all 12 tips at https://fal.cn/3uDuW ...

Funding to Help End Gender-Based Violence

**** CNS Media Release Funding to Help End Gender-Based Violence —————————————————- A historic funding agreement signed today, December 14, will see the federal government invest $18.3 million over four years to help Nova Scotia end gender-based violence. Through the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence, the Province can help fund programming by community-based service ...

Fresh cut cantaloupe products sold at Loblaw banner stores recalled due to Salmonella

**** Recall via Health Canada Fresh cut cantaloupe products sold at Loblaw banner stores recalled due to Salmonella Issue The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. List of Loblaw banners: Ontario: Loblaws, Superstore, Zehrs, Valu-Mart, Fortinos, Your Independent Grocer Quebec: Provigo Atlantic: Atlantic Superstore, Dominion, Your Independent Grocer Western Canada: Superstore, Your Independent ...

Holiday fire safety tip 3: Have a designated cook.

**** Via HRFE Follow along as we share fire safety tips for a safe holiday season! Holiday fire safety tip 3: Have a designated cook. Cooks who have been drinking can get distracted by their guests and wander away from the kitchen with food on the stove or in the oven, all of which can ...

Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone   Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has these upcoming clinic dates:   Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Ln., Lower Sackville Saturday, Dec. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a ...

Follow along as we share fire safety tips for a safe holiday season!

**** Via HRFE Follow along as we share fire safety tips for a safe holiday season! Holiday fire safety tip 2: Do not overload electrical outlets. Make sure that you keep the number of plugs in an outlet to a minimum. Find all 12 tips at https://fal.cn/3urYP ...

Public Health links four cases of Salmonella illness to national outbreak

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health links four cases of Salmonella illness to national outbreak Nova Scotia Health Public Health has linked four cases of Salmonella infection in the Northern and Central Zones to the national outbreak first reported by the Public Health Agency of Canada in November 2023. The cases in Nova Scotia were ...

Follow along as we share fire safety tips for a safe holiday season!

**** HRFE Release Follow along as we share fire safety tips for a safe holiday season! Holiday fire safety tip 1: keep lighters away from children and mischievous elves. Store matches and lighters out of children’s reach and sight. Find all 12 tips at https://www.halifax.ca/fire-police/fire/fire-prevention-safety/holiday-fire-safety ...

Verified Drug Alert – NSHA have received a report from a community partner of an unexpected reaction to an unknown drug in the Springhill, Nova Scotia area

**** NSHA Media Release Verified Drug Alert – NSHA have received a report from a community partner of an unexpected reaction to an unknown drug in the Springhill, Nova Scotia area Based on the reaction observed, it is suspected to have been tainted with Fentanyl. Harm reduction information: • Don’t use alone, if possible. Keep ...

Canada now has a National Suicide Prevention/Intervention system

Canada now has a National Suicide Prevention/Intervention system funded by the Federal Government, that went online last week. Please share to spread the word, and if you need help, and aren’t comfortable talking to anyone you know, please make use of the service, this is a hard time of year for many and no one ...

Fresh cut cantaloupe products recalled due to Salmonella

**** Recall via Health Canada Fresh cut cantaloupe products recalled due to Salmonella Issue The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Affected products Brand Product Size UPC Codes None Cantaloupe Variable Contains 252270 All best before dates from 2023.OC24 up to and including 2023.NO11 None Cantaloupe Cubed Small ...

Bugaboo Dragonfly Stroller seat recalled due to Injury Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Bugaboo Dragonfly Stroller seat recalled due to Injury Hazard Issue When the Bugaboo Dragonfly Stroller is unfolded with the seat in “parent-facing” position and the backrest of the seat is unfolded directly into a horizontal position, rather than the fully upright position the seat backrest will not be properly secured ...

Cumberland County District RCMP warns about dangers of illicit drugs following suspected overdoses

**** RCMP Media Release Cumberland County District RCMP warns about dangers of illicit drugs following suspected overdoses Cumberland County District RCMP is warning the public of the dangers associated with illicit drug use following two suspected overdoses this morning in Cumberland County. Today, at approximately 10:41 and 10:45, RCMP officers assisted EHS at two separate ...

The days get shorter, the weather starts to turn, and so does your mood

**** Info via Environmental Canada Seasonal Affective Disorder The days get shorter, the weather starts to turn, and so does your mood. Many Canadians suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD, as the daylight begins to wane into late fall, bringing about a period of low mood and other unpleasant symptoms for several months. So ...

Blood donors help ensure approximately 50 hospitals in Atlantic Canada receive more than 64,000 units of blood every year

**** Canadian Blood Services Release Blood donors help ensure approximately 50 hospitals in Atlantic Canada receive more than 64,000 units of blood every year Blood is a critical part of everyday medical care. There is no substitute. Let’s come together, Nova Scotia—donate blood today. Clixck here to make an appointment  ...

Nova Scotia’s first transitional care centre to open in 2024

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia’s first transitional care centre to open in 2024 Nova Scotia Health will launch a new transitional care centre in Bedford in 2024 with services provided by Shannex. The 68-bed centre will be a new setting to help hospital patients who might otherwise have required long term care successfully return ...

Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has these upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, December 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Note: These are drop-in clinics. You will ...

Electronic Referral System Expands to Include MRIs, Ultrasounds / Long-Term Care Expansion in Tatamagouche

**** CNS Media Release Electronic Referral System Expands to Include MRIs, Ultrasounds ———————————————————- More patients will see better communication around referrals with the addition of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound tests to the e-referral system. Patients who provide an email address receive automatic notifications when the referral is sent, when an appointment is booked ...

LungNSPEI Announces Virtual Presentation of ‘Community Advised Smoking Cessation’ Project Findings

**** LungNSPEI Release  LungNSPEI Announces Virtual Presentation of ‘Community Advised Smoking Cessation’ Project Findings In collaboration with community partners, LungNSPEI is pleased to announce the virtual presentation of findings from the ‘Community Advised Smoking Cessation’ Project on Thursday, December 7, 2023. The presentation will take place online from 1:00 to 1:30 PM AST. The project, ...

GE Brand 30” Knob-Controlled Electric Radiant Cooktops recalled due to burn hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada GE Brand 30” Knob-Controlled Electric Radiant Cooktops recalled due to burn hazard Issue The cooktop’s burners can remain on after being turned to the “off” position, posing a burn hazard to consumers. Affected products This recall involves certain models of GE Brand 30” knob-controlled electric radiant cooktops. The cooktop can be ...

Please remember to be careful when shovelling today after last night’s snowfall

Repost Via NSHA Please remember to be careful when shovelling today after last night’s snowfall Go slow, don’t pick up too much weight at a time and take breaks when needed. . .   ...

An update on volunteer work at a homeless camp in Dartmouth to help improve conditions

An update on volunteer work at a homeless camp in Dartmouth to help improve conditions for those living there. Info and pics via Marco “Today’s work , a shelter on top of a tent before the snow.. The 2nd tent trailer has a door” . ...

Don’t forget, the Fight4Life calendars are still available!

Don’t forget, the Fight4Life calendars are still available! Via Fight4Life The Fight4Life Association is a grassroots charity which is dedicated to support cognitive and behavioural wellness for our professional firefighters who perform incredible and heroic life saving acts as part of their day to day lives while carrying out their sworn duty as a firefighters. ...

Verified Drug Alert

**** NSHA Media Release Verified Drug Alert – NSHA have received a report from a community partner of an unexpected reaction to Powder Cocaine, Xanax and dilaudid in the Sydney, Cape Breton area Based on the reaction observed, it is suspected to have been tainted with Fentanyl. Harm reduction information: • Don’t use alone, if ...

Marcelle 40+ Anti-Wrinkle Cream recalled due to microbial contamination

**** Recall via Health Canada Marcelle 40+ Anti-Wrinkle Cream recalled due to microbial contamination Issue Following analyses carried out by Groupe Marcelle Inc., the results showed that the affected products do not meet microbial standards due to traces of mould that develop over time. Affected products This recall involves the Marcelle brand 40+ Anti-Wrinkle Creams. The ...

Suicide Crisis Helpline 9-8-8 Launches / More Long-Term Care Rooms for Musquodoboit Valley

**** Health / Wellness Release Suicide Crisis Helpline 9-8-8 Launches —————————————————————- Nova Scotians thinking about attempting suicide or worried about someone else who may be thinking about suicide now have another place to turn to for help. The new 9-8-8: Suicide Crisis Helpline provides urgent, live, trauma-informed support by phone and text 24 hours a ...

Drive-through immunizations now available at Dartmouth General Hospital

**** NSHA Media Release Drive-through immunizations now available at Dartmouth General Hospital Dartmouth General Hospital now offers drive-through COVID-19 and influenza immunization appointments for up to four people per vehicle. The drive through is located behind the hospital on Mt. Hope Drive. The drive through operates on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to ...

Home Decorators Collection Grand Duchess Balsam Fir 5000 LED Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Tree recalled due to burn or fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Home Decorators Collection Grand Duchess Balsam Fir 5000 LED Pre-Lit Artificial Christmas Tree recalled due to burn or fire hazard Issue The Christmas tree’s control panel or electrical cord plug may overheat, posing a burn or fire hazard. Affected products This recall involves the Home Decorators Collection 7.5 foot (2.3 ...

Lenovo USB-C Laptop Power Bank recalled due to fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Lenovo USB-C Laptop Power Bank recalled due to fire hazard Issue An internal screw could drop between the cover rib and the cell printed circuit board and cause a short circuit, posing a fire hazard.   Affected products This recall involves Lenovo USB-C Laptop Power Banks used for backup power ...

Nova Scotia Health and Varian continue to advance cancer care in Nova Scotia

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health and Varian continue to advance cancer care in Nova Scotia A new phase has been reached in Nova Scotia’s ongoing commitment to transforming cancer care. Cancer care patients in Nova Scotia will start receiving care on the first-in-the-world Ethos radiotherapy system with HyperSight imaging solution in January 2024. Powered by ...

Province Adding, Replacing More Long-Term Care Rooms

**** CNS Media Release Province Adding, Replacing More Long-Term Care Rooms ———————————————————- More seniors will receive needed long-term care with additional new and replacement rooms across the province. The government announced today, November 20, that 2,200 more long-term care rooms will be added or replaced by 2032. This is in addition to about 3,500 new ...

Therapy dogs Siren and Bishop are more than happy to say hello when they are out and about

Therapy dogs Siren and Bishop are more than happy to say hello when they are out and about These two gentle giants play an important role as therapy dogs for first responders with puppy mom HRFE Capt. Thompson. Follow their adventures on Facebook at K9 Siren the Bear and K9 Bishop the moose. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100087430636145&mibextid=ZbWKwL ...

Fight4Life is set up at Halifax Shopping Centre

Fight4Life is set up at Halifax Shopping Centre. This great fundraiser raises money for PTSD in firefighting. Therapy dogs Siren and Bishop are more than happy to say hello. These two gentle giants play an important role as therapy dogs for first responders. Follow their adventures on Facebook at K9 Siren the Bear and K9 ...

Chimney Fires Can Occur At Anytime: If Your Chimney Hasn’t Been Properly Cleaned And Checked For External And Internal Damage Prior To Use. But Do You Know What To Look For?

**** Info via the Bedford Volunteer Firefighters Association Repost Chimney Fires Can Occur At Anytime: If Your Chimney Hasn’t Been Properly Cleaned And Checked For External And Internal Damage Prior To Use. But Do You Know What To Look For? Chimney fires can occur at anytime if your chimney hasn’t been properly cleaned and checked ...

A three-year agreement was ratified by members of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 727

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release Contract with Paramedics Ratified —————————————————– A three-year agreement was ratified by members of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 727 today, November 17. The agreement covers the areas of compensation, health benefits and a retention allowance for paramedics employed in a permanent or term position. “I would ...

Fight4Life – The annual calendar of firefighters and their pets will be on sale all day starting Friday Nov17

**** Info via Fight4Life Halifax The annual calendar of firefighters and their pets will be on sale all day starting Friday Nov17 at Halifax Shopping Centre. Saturday Nov 18 at MicMac Mall (with Woody and Santa). Calendars will be sold every weekend going forward at Halifax Shopping Centre until Christmas. Calendars are also available on ...

New Glasgow Regional Police recently welcomed a new member. Napoleon, who is a Canine Therapy for First Responders

**** New Glasgow Police Release New Glasgow Regional Police recently welcomed a new member. Napoleon, who is a Canine Therapy for First Responders CTFFR Atlantic has provided iNapoleon, a 3yo fully trained golden doodle, to join the ranks and members of the New Glasgow Regional Police in New Glasgow, NS. Born July 31/2021, Napoleon comes ...

Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone

**** CNS Media Release Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has these upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, November 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, November 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Note: This is a drop-in ...

The new emergency shelter in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) will open Friday, November 17

**** CNS Media Release HRM Shelter Opening, Expanding ——————————————————- The new emergency shelter in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) will open Friday, November 17, at 4 p.m. Located at 197-199 Windmill Rd. in Dartmouth, it will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week until May 2026. “Nova Scotians experiencing homelessness deserve to be safe ...

Bayers Lake Outpatient Centre Opens

**** CNS Media Release Bayers Lake Outpatient Centre Opens —————————————————- Nova Scotians will receive more care, faster at the new Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre. The centre will provide a wide range of services and help reduce pressure on other facilities that provide outpatient services across Halifax Regional Municipality and West Hants. It is part ...

Police warn public of potent synthetic opioid found in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police warn public of potent synthetic opioid found in Halifax Police are warning the public of a highly potent synthetic opioid that was seized in Halifax. On September 30, officers conducted an impaired driving investigation and seized a quantity of pills. As part of our standard protocol, the drugs were sent ...

(Update) Malichita brand Cantaloupes recalled due to Salmonella

**** Recall via Health Canada Malichita brand Cantaloupes recalled due to Salmonella Issue The food recall warning issued on 2023-11-17 has been updated to include additional product information, marked by an asterisk (*). This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s food safety investigation. The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace ...

GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME: Bridgwater

**** Via NS Gives GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME: Bridgwater Before we know it, winter will have arrived! And smaller communities often have less resources available for those who are unhoused. So we are really excited that South Shore Open Doors Association is opening a temporary shelter for the 2023/24 winter season! But the issue ...

Public Health Notice: Outbreak of extensively drug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to raw pet food and contact with cattle

**** Info via Health Canada Public Health Notice: Outbreak of extensively drug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to raw pet food and contact with cattle Why you should take note The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is collaborating with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada to investigate an outbreak of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Salmonella infections ...

It’s time for HRFE Stn 48 6th annual Fill a Port-a-Tank for a local food bank!

**** Via Beaver Bank – Kinsac Stn 48 Once again it’s that time of year! It’s time for our 6th annual Fill a Port-a-Tank for a local food bank! The last five years were a great success and we want to continue it again this year. On Tuesday evenings (our regular training nights) from 7pm-9pm ...

Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, November 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a temporary service to ...

New Mental Health Supports for Volunteer Firefighters, Ground Search and Rescue

**** CNS Media Release New Mental Health Supports for Volunteer Firefighters, Ground Search and Rescue —————————————————————- Nova Scotia’s volunteer firefighters and volunteer members of ground search and rescue teams will soon have access to new mental health supports. The new Nova Scotia Firefighter and Ground Search and Rescue Volunteer Assistance Program will give these vital ...

DYK? Via Paws for Purple Hearts

DYK? Via Paws for Purple Hearts “If a service dog approaches you unattended, you should follow them to see if their owner is alright. You might just be the person that saves someone’s life that day! Like any dog, trained service dogs play an exceptional role in the lives of their owners and can bring ...

The Halifax Regional Municipality has launched a Voluntary Vulnerable Persons Registry (VVPR) to assist residents who may require more support during emergency situations

**** HRM Media Release Municipality launches Voluntary Vulnerable Persons Registry The Halifax Regional Municipality has launched a Voluntary Vulnerable Persons Registry (VVPR) to assist residents who may require more support during emergency situations. The VVPR provides essential information to first responders and Emergency Management staff and volunteers to help prioritize responses to residents’ needs in ...

Working smoke alarms save lives

**** Via REMO King’s Cty Working smoke alarms save lives, so please check yours regularly. And while you are at it – check the date. If it’s 10 years or older, time to replace it. ...

Recall: On certain 2022-2024 Polaris RZR 200 side-by-sides, the steering rack could fail and cause a loss of steering, creating the risk of a crash

**** Recall via Transport Canada Recall: On certain 2022-2024 Polaris RZR 200 side-by-sides, the steering rack could fail and cause a loss of steering, creating the risk of a crash. Transport Canada Recall # 2023-510 Recall Date 2023-09-12 Last Updated 2023-09-22 Notification Type Safety Mfr System Steering Issued by POLARIS Manufacturer Recall Number Z-23-06 Units ...

In photos – What is Lana’s Dream come true?  Well, it happens today

In photos – What is Lana’s Dream come true?  Well, it happens today Lana is 67 years young and during a recent touch a truck event that she desperately wanted to attend she couldn’t, she was in the hospital being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and given 18 months to enjoy life. Lana had ...

Carbon monoxide (CO) is one of the leading causes of unintentional poisoning deaths in Canada

**** Via REMO King’s Cty Carbon monoxide (CO) is one of the leading causes of unintentional poisoning deaths in Canada. Since it has no smell, no colour, and no taste, it can only be detected with a carbon monoxide alarm in your homes. Reduce your risk by paying attention to possible symptoms of CO poisoning. ...

Clocks fall back this weekend, making reduced visibility during evening commutes

Info via HRP Clocks fall back this weekend, making reduced visibility during evening commutes Motorists remember to turn on headlights. When approaching crosswalks be extra cautious for pedestrians & do double checks for all road users. Make Road Safety a priority. ...

Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, November 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a temporary service to ...

The temporary winter shelter in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) will open in mid-November at 197-199 Windmill Rd. in Dartmouth

**** CNS Media Release Emergency Winter Shelter Opening in HRM The temporary winter shelter in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) will open in mid-November at 197-199 Windmill Rd. in Dartmouth. “As the weather starts to get colder, I am pleased to say we have secured a location for the winter shelter,” said Trevor Boudreau, Minister of ...

New Mobile App Provides Better Access to Care, Information

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release New Mobile App Provides Better Access to Care, Information ————————————————————— Healthcare services, resources, and information are now a tap away with a new mobile app that connects Nova Scotians with care. YourHealthNS helps Nova Scotians better navigate the healthcare system – it is a one-stop shop to book services, ...

Mobile primary care clinic in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has the following upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a temporary ...

Halloween safety tips via HRP

**** HRP Media Release Halloween safety tips via HRP Halloween – a night filled with candy, creepy costumes and time with friends – is just around the corner. To ensure that the night is fun and memorable, Halifax Regional Police is sharing these Halloween safety tips: Trick-or-treaters, parents and guardians: Follow normal pedestrian safety rules. ...

Update – What is Lana’s Dream come true?

This is a very sweet thing to do. **** Info via Leonard Wilson What is Lana’s Dream come true? It’s simple – Lana is 67 years young and during a recent touch a truck event that she desperately wanted to attend but couldn’t because she was in the hospital getting diagnosed with an inoperable Brain ...

Province Launches Healthcare Improvement Challenge

**** CNS Media Release Province Launches Healthcare Improvement Challenge ——————————————————- Healthcare workers and those in jobs linked to healthcare in Nova Scotia could win a $1,000 cash prize for submitting their ideas for improving the system. A new contest, the Healthcare Improvement Challenge, starts today, October 23, and runs to November 22. Eligible participants can ...

Health Administrative Professionals Ratify Collective Agreement

**** NSGEU Release Health Administrative Professionals Ratify Collective Agreement Members of the Health Administrative Professionals bargaining unit have voted to accept a tentative agreement brought forward by their bargaining committee by 77 per cent.   The offer that was brought forward was a five-year deal which included cumulative wage increases totaling between 15.15 to 22.75 ...

Drug alert: Over the course of October 15 and 16, 2023 there have been a cluster of suspected opioid poisonings in Cole Harbour

**** NSHA Media Release Drug alert: Over the course of October 15 and 16, 2023 there have been a cluster of suspected opioid poisonings in Cole Harbour A number of substances were reported to have been used by multiple groups of people which resulted in poisonings. This includes MDMA, cocaine, dilaudid, and “liquid xanax” Don’t ...

Mobile primary care clinics in Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics in Halifax Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has these upcoming clinic dates: Halifax 2751 Gladstone Street Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is a temporary service to provide an appropriate primary care setting for an increased number of people with mild ...

Halifax District RCMP warns about the dangers of illicit drugs following suspected overdoses

**** RCMP Media Release Halifax District RCMP warns about the dangers of illicit drugs following suspected overdoses Halifax District RCMP is warning the public of the dangers associated with illicit drug use following two suspected overdoses over the weekend. On October 15, at approximately 12:45 p.m., RCMP officers assisted EHS at a home in Cole ...

More Information, Better Access to Action for Health Data

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release More Information, Better Access to Action for Health Data —————————————————————- It is now easier for Nova Scotians to get more information about how the government is improving healthcare. The new Action for Health website includes easy-to-access information about how to get care, the latest healthcare news and an improved ...

National Fire Prevention Week and Contest

**** HRFE Release National Fire Prevention Week and Contest National Fire Prevention Week runs from October 8 to 14. This year’s theme is “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.” Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) is reminding residents that cooking-related fires are one of the leading causes of home fires and home fire injuries. To prevent a cooking-related ...

Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, October 14 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Sunday, October 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. This is a temporary service to ...

Gradual Onset Stress to be Covered Under Workers’ Compensation Act / Legislative Amendments Prioritize Access to Mental Health and Addictions Care

**** CNS Media Release Gradual Onset Stress to be Covered Under Workers’ Compensation Act ———————————————————— Nova Scotians who experience significant stress over time as a result of their employment will be able to submit a claim to the Workers’ Compensation Board. A bill tabled in the legislature today, October 13, would amend the Workers’ Compensation ...

National Fire Prevention Week and Contest

**** HRFE Release National Fire Prevention Week and Contest National Fire Prevention Week runs from October 8 to 14. This year’s theme is “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.” Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) is reminding residents that cooking-related fires are one of the leading causes of home fires and home fire injuries. To prevent a cooking-related ...

Amendments Strengthen Action Against Opioid Companies / New Legislation Standardizes Regulated Bodies for Health Providers, Improves Protections for Patients

**** CNS Media Release Amendments Strengthen Action Against Opioid Companies ———————————————————– The Province is updating legislation that holds opioid companies accountable for their actions and provides the government options to try to recover past and future healthcare costs due to opioid-related diseases, injuries or illnesses. Amendments to the Opioid Damages and Health-care Costs Recovery Act ...

A busy day for HRFE HAZMAT crews as they took to a realistic training situation with members of Brenntag

In photos A busy day for HRFE HAZMAT crews as they took to a realistic training situation with members of Brenntag in Burnside. With limited information for the crew, a call for a serious HAZMAT spill came in, sending a full specialty call from HRFE. Arrival – Crews began setting up and preparing required stations ...

Tentative Agreement Reached for Health Admin Professionals

**** NSGEU Release Tentative Agreement Reached for Health Admin Professionals Late Wednesday night, a tentative agreement was reached between the Council of Unions representing Health Administrative Professionals and employer representatives from Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health Centre. Details of that tentative agreement will not be shared publicly until members have had a chance to ...

Kings District RCMP is asking the public to consume responsibly during homecoming in Wolfville this weekend

**** RCMP Media Release Kings District RCMP is asking the public to consume responsibly during homecoming in Wolfville this weekend Kings District RCMP is expecting a festive atmosphere as homecoming activities occur this weekend in Wolfville. Kings District RCMP is encouraging the responsible consumption of alcohol and cannabis by those who choose to participate in ...

National Fire Prevention Week and Contest

**** HRFE Release National Fire Prevention Week and Contest National Fire Prevention Week runs from October 8 to 14. This year’s theme is “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.” Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) is reminding residents that cooking-related fires are one of the leading causes of home fires and home fire injuries. To prevent a cooking-related ...

National Fire Prevention Week and Contest

**** HRFE Release National Fire Prevention Week and Contest National Fire Prevention Week runs from October 8 to 14. This year’s theme is “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.” Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) is reminding residents that cooking-related fires are one of the leading causes of home fires and home fire injuries. To prevent a cooking-related ...

National Fire Prevention Week and Contest

**** HRFE Release National Fire Prevention Week and Contest National Fire Prevention Week runs from October 8 to 14. This year’s theme is “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.” Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) is reminding residents that cooking-related fires are one of the leading causes of home fires and home fire injuries. To prevent a cooking-related ...

National Fire Prevention Week and Contest

**** HRFE Release National Fire Prevention Week and Contest National Fire Prevention Week runs from October 8 to 14. This year’s theme is “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.” Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) is reminding residents that cooking-related fires are one of the leading causes of home fires and home fire injuries. To prevent a cooking-related ...

National Fire Prevention Week and Contest

**** HRFE Release National Fire Prevention Week and Contest National Fire Prevention Week runs from October 8 to 14. This year’s theme is “Cooking safety starts with YOU. Pay attention to fire prevention.” Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) is reminding residents that cooking-related fires are one of the leading causes of home fires and home fire injuries. To prevent a cooking-related ...

RCMP would like to remind hunters of safe and responsible practices related to firearms

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP reminds hunters of firearm safety The Nova Scotia RCMP would like to remind hunters of safe and responsible practices related to firearms. Fall has arrived in Nova Scotia and with that, various hunting seasons. Every year, the Nova Scotia RCMP responds to reports associated to the use of ...

Mobile primary care clinic in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic in Central Zone   Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has the following upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. This is a ...

Verified Drug Alert October 2023

**** NSHA Media Release Verified Drug Alert October 2023: NSHA have received a report from a community partner of an unexpected reaction to Crystal MDMA in the Dartmouth area. Based on the reaction observed, it is suspected to have been tainted with Fentanyl. Harm reduction information: • Don’t use alone, if possible. Keep a distance ...

Free Vaccines Available to Protect Against Influenza, COVID-19

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release Free Vaccines Available to Protect Against Influenza, COVID-19 —————————————————————– For the first time, Nova Scotians aged 65 years and older can get the high-dose influenza vaccine for free. The high-dose vaccine will be available starting this week at local pharmacies and medical clinics. This vaccine contains a bigger dose ...

Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has an upcoming clinic date: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Sunday, October 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. * Please note that the clinic originally scheduled for Saturday, September 30 has been ...

Wildfire smoke 101: How to prepare for wildfire smoke

**** Info via Environment Canada Wildfire smoke 101: How to prepare for wildfire smoke About wildfire smoke events Communities across Canada experience wildfire smoke events, typically from April to October. Smoke may be carried hundreds or thousands of kilometres from the fire zone. It is difficult to predict: when fires will occur how big they ...

Emporia’s North America Smart Plugs recalled due to electric shock hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Emporia’s North America Smart Plugs recalled due to electric shock hazard Issue The recalled smart plugs are not adequately grounded and can pose an electric shock to the user. Affected products This recall involves Emporia’s North America Smart Plugs. The smart plugs have a white finish exterior with “emporia” printed ...

In photos – Thousands of health care administrative professionals were invited to join a lunch-hour pickets held at hospitals province-wide

In photos – Thousands of health care administrative professionals were invited to join a lunch-hour pickets held at hospitals province-wide. These workers are calling attention to the fact that their contract will be three years expired this October, they are among the lowest-paid health care workers in Atlantic Canada, and their employers and government have ...

Honda EU7000is Portable Generators recalled due to fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Honda EU7000is Portable Generators recalled due to fire hazard Issue The fuel filler cap may not seal properly, resulting in fuel and/or fuel vapor leaking, posing a fire hazard. As of September 21, 2023,  the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.  Affected products This recall ...

Medic Monday Recognizes Paramedics

**** CNS Media Release Medic Monday Recognizes Paramedics ———————————————————- Today, September 25, more than 1,200 paramedics across the province are being celebrated as Nova Scotia marks Medic Monday. “Paramedicine is a profession that puts others first and it can be physically, mentally and emotionally demanding. Our paramedics have shown us time and time again that ...

With the mornings and evenings getting colder, its important to remember to heat your home safely

Via Beaver Bank – Kinsac Stn 48 With the mornings and evenings getting colder, its important to remember to heat your home safely. Have your chimney cleaned, woodstove cleaned out and make sure there is nothing on top of, or inside (toys from kids) your electrical baseboard heaters!   ...

Increased support for patients with substance use concerns expands to Halifax Infirmary / Chiropractors across Nova Scotia will soon be able to order x-rays

****  NSHA Media Release Increased support for patients with substance use concerns expands to Halifax Infirmary Nova Scotia Health’s Mental Health and Addictions Program is launching a new service that is helping patients at the Halifax Infirmary get better care. Nova Scotia’s first inpatient Addiction Medicine Consult Service launched this week at the Halifax Infirmary, ...

DR Power Equipment Chipper Shredders recalled due to laceration hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada DR Power Equipment Chipper Shredders recalled due to laceration hazard Issue Parts of the power chipper shredder can come loose inside the housing with the risk that pieces of metal maybe ejected from the chipper shredder hopper while it is in use, posing a laceration hazard. There are also reports ...

With everything the province has gone through this summer, here’s a reminder that ticks are still active and plentiful – Tick safety 

With everything the province has gone through this summer, here’s a reminder that ticks are still active and plentiful – Tick safety **** NS Government Release Tick safety Ticks like moist and humid environments and can be found in or near woods, shrubs, leaf litter, long grass, urban parks and gardens. They are very small, ...

There has been a report of blue-green algae at the following location

Via Department of Environment and Climate Change There has been a report of blue-green algae at the following location: ➡️Penhorn Lake, Dartmouth, Halifax Regional Municipality To learn more about blue-green algae ** Release waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/51842-2 ...

CUPKIN brand Double-Walled Stainless Steel Children’s Cups recalled due to the presence of lead

**** Recall via Health Canada CUPKIN brand Double-Walled Stainless Steel Children’s Cups recalled due to the presence of lead Issue The recalled products may contain excess amounts of lead present at the bottom seal, posing an exposure risk. Lead is highly toxic, especially to children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with ...

Portuguese man o’ war have been spotted on Atlantic coastal beaches, including Clam Harbour Beach and Lawrencetown Beach

Via NS Provincial Parks Portuguese man o’ war have been spotted on Atlantic coastal beaches, including Clam Harbour Beach and Lawrencetown Beach. Sightings are relatively common at this time of year. Visitors should use caution and avoid swimming if Portuguese man o’ war are present. Do not touch them in the water or on the ...

Rail Safety Week kicks off today across North America!

Via CN Rail Rail Safety Week kicks off today across North America! If you witness an unsafe situation near railroad property or equipment, call CN Police at 1-800-465-9239.   **** Transport Canada Release Rail Safety in Canada With nearly 41,711 route-kilometers of track, Canada has the third-largest rail network in the world. Railways played a ...

Outdoor Home Collection 3-Piece and 5-Piece Tan Bistro Sets recalled due to Fall Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Outdoor Home Collection 3-Piece and 5-Piece Tan Bistro Sets recalled due to Fall Hazard Issue The frame of the chair can break when a consumer is seated, posing a fall hazard. As of August 30, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. Affected products ...

The Nova Scotia Health Authority is experience several closures today, Saturday, September 16

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Authority experiencing several closures The Nova Scotia Health Authority is experience several closures today, Saturday, September 16. These include: Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital Emergency Department in Lunenburg Mobile Primary Care Clinic at Cobequid Community Health Centre St. Margaret’s Bay Blood Collection in Upper Tantallon. Patients with booked appointments can ...

Generac Portable Generators recalled due to Fire and Burn Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Generac Portable Generators recalled due to Fire and Burn Hazard Issue The recalled generators can fail to vent adequately from the rollover valve, causing the gas tank to build up excess pressure and expel fuel when opened, posing fire and burn hazards. As of September 11, 2023 the company has ...

Locations will provide a safe and secure place for those experiencing homelessness to access light meals, supports, and sleeping accommodations throughout Hurricane Lee

**** NS Government Release These locations will provide a safe and secure place for those experiencing homelessness to access light meals, supports, and sleeping accommodations throughout Hurricane Lee. HRM: · Capt. Spry Community Centre – 16 Sussex St, Halifax, 902-429-3984, Opening Friday 6pm *Operated by 902 Man Up · St. Matthews Church – 1479 Barrington ...

Expanded Recall: IKEA LETTAN Mirror recalled due to injury hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Expanded Recall: IKEA LETTAN Mirror recalled due to injury hazard Issue IKEA has identified that some of the plastic fittings, attaching the mirror to the wall, appear to be breaking, which could lead to the mirrors falling, posing an injury hazard. As of August 29, 2023, the company has received ...

Candle Safety

**** Info via Health Canada Candle Safety Candles can be a serious  fire hazard if not used properly. Some candles also have design flaws that increase the risk of fire. Others may contain materials like lead that present health hazards, especially for children. There are a number of things you can do to reduce health and ...

Food Safety After a Power Outage 

**** Info via NS Government Food Safety After a Power Outage  Food ma not be safe to eat during or after an emergency. Food may become contaminated with chemicals or bacteria during hurricanes, floods or other severe events and foods that require refrigeration may not be safe to eat if there is no power for ...

New Mental Health Centre Opens in Halifax

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release New Mental Health Centre Opens in Halifax ——————————————————- A groundbreaking partnership between Dalhousie University and the Province is connecting more people to mental health and addictions services – and bringing Nova Scotia one step closer to universal mental health and addictions care. Brian Comer, Minister responsible for the Office ...

Paqui brand 2023 One Chip Challenge recalled due to reported adverse reactions

**** Recall via Health Canada Paqui brand 2023 One Chip Challenge recalled due to reported adverse reactions Issue The affected product is being recalled from the marketplace due to reported adverse reactions.  Affected products Brand Product Size UPC Codes Paqui 2023 One Chip Challenge 6 g 8 10002 65040 6 All codes What you should ...

NSHA have received a report from a community partner of an unexpected reaction to Carfentanil in Halifax/Windsor

**** NSHA Media Release Verified Drug Alert September 7, 2023 NSHA have received a report from a community partner of an unexpected reaction to Carfentanil in Halifax/Windsor. Harm reduction information: • Don’t use alone, if possible. Keep a distance of 2 meters and respect public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 if using ...

Generator Safety

**** Info via Canadian Red Cross Generator Safety Using a Generator Safely at Home Using a portable generator after a power outage is definitely handy, but generators can be dangerous if they’re used incorrectly. Be cautious and always follow all safety instructions provided by the manufacturer. The following are some safety tips and information about ...

Boon Flair & Flair Elite High Chairs recalled due to fall hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Boon Flair & Flair Elite High Chairs recalled due to fall hazard Issue The bolts used to secure the seat of the highchair to the pedestal base can become loose and allow the seat to detach, posing a fall hazard. As of August 24, 2023, the company has received no ...

Halifax donors needed this long weekend!

Via Canadian Blood Services Halifax donors needed this long weekend! We are open Friday, Saturday and Monday and have 100 spots to fill! ** https://myaccount.blood.ca/en/donate/select-time?apt-cap=5&apt-typ=Whole+Blood&apt-sdf=2023-08-28&apt-sdt=2023-11-27&apt-dis=50&apt-slc=Halifax%2C+Nova+Scotia%2C+Canada&apt-sdc=2023-09-01&apt-lid=33024&apt-dte=2023-09-04&utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=social-hootsuite&utm_campaign=atl-+wb&utm_content=Halifax+LW&fbclid=IwAR0aZ3phOtGWIsHGN3Q5mg-cNogC9IG2LKdgwnZyBF3aXSzG4L8sIUHsE40_aem_AZjxvwz8HYHILFm5nqEnwkgg-SNKFkIMF2eQu_kp7G5tzGCkqbmSXFLj-geO7IZeUkR_N4O16ZB0gLd8LBYDasbX ...

Every year, Nova Scotians make dangerous contact with powerlines

**** NSP Release Every year, Nova Scotians make dangerous contact with powerlines Whether you come across a downed wire, or are working on repairs or construction around your home, ask yourself: Am I at least six metres away from the powerline? To help you stay safe, please keep these electrical safety tips in mind: ✅ ...

Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone   Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville   Saturday, September 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Sunday, September 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Saturday, September 9 from ...

We reached out to Halifax Water about what to do if you find a missing manhole cover during a storm. Here’s what they said

We reached out to Halifax Water about what to do if you find a missing manhole cover during a storm. Here’s what they said. “To protect the safety of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists, all displaced manhole covers should be reported to Halifax Water immediately. Our staff will respond as quickly as possible to safely put ...

Albro Lake Beach closed to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Albro Lake Beach closed to swimming The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that and Albro Lake Beach in Dartmouth is closed to swimming for the remainder of the supervised beach program’s season, ending on August 31, 2023, due to high bacteria levels in the water. Albro Lake Beach is a ...

Virtual mental health support platform partnership extended

**** NSHA Media Release Virtual mental health support platform partnership extended Nova Scotians will be able to continue to use an online mental health support tool free of charge. Nova Scotia Health’s Mental Health and Addictions Program, in partnership with the Office of Addictions and Mental Health, the Department of Advanced Education, and IWK Health, ...

There have been reports of blue-green algae at the following locations

**** Via Dept of Environment and Climate Change There have been reports of blue-green algae at the following locations: ➡️Lake Banook, Dartmouth, Halifax Regional Municipality ➡️Russell Lake, Dartmouth, Halifax Regional Municipality To learn more about blue-green algae ** Release https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/51842-2 . ...

Mobile primary care clinic in Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic in Halifax Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has these upcoming clinic dates: 2751 Gladstone Street, Halifax: Tuesday, August 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, August 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is a temporary service to provide an appropriate primary care setting ...

Birch Cove Beach closed to swimming due to possible blue-green algae bloom

**** HRM Media Release Birch Cove Beach closed to swimming due to possible blue-green algae bloom The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that due to the presence of toxin-producing blue-green algae bloom, Birch Cove Beach in Dartmouth is closed for recreational use. Birch Cove Beach was previously closed due to high bacteria concentrations. Blue-green algae ...

Updated recall: Mastercraft, Profusion Heat, Prestige, and Matrix Portable Garage Heaters recalled due to fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Updated recall: Mastercraft, Profusion Heat, Prestige, and Matrix Portable Garage Heaters recalled due to fire hazard Issue The recalled heaters can overheat, posing a burn and fire hazard. As of August 17, 2023, H.E. Industrial Ltd. has received 10 reports of the product overheating, with 3 incidents of the product catching fire and damaging ...

Retired nurses returning to the front lines under new program

**** NSHA Media Release Retired nurses returning to the front lines under new program Nova Scotia Health’s new Retire-to-Rehire program has seen 73 retired nurses return to work since November 2022. The program, which accelerated the hiring process and removed barriers, has been implemented across all four health care zones, with 39 nurses coming out ...

Residents invited to help identify hazards, risks and vulnerabilities in communities

**** HRM Media Release Residents invited to help identify hazards, risks and vulnerabilities in communities The Halifax Regional Municipality is seeking input from residents on hazards, risks and vulnerabilities across communities. Feedback will inform the development of a comprehensive Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (HRVA), allowing the municipality to help plan for emergencies. The HRVA ...

Mobile primary care clinics in Halifax / Oxford

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics in Halifax Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has the following upcoming clinic dates: Halifax 2751 Gladstone Street Thursday, Aug. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Note: This is NOT a drop-in clinic. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-410-6672. Phone lines are now open ...

Albro Lake Beach and Penhorn Beach reopen to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Albro Lake Beach and Penhorn Beach reopen to swimming   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Albro Lake Beach and Penhorn Beach in Dartmouth have reopened to swimming.   Albro Lake Beach and Penhorn Beach are supervised beaches. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all supervised municipal ...

Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone   Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has upcoming clinic dates:   Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Ln., Lower Sackville   Saturday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. This is a ...

We are excited to have the Transplant Trot back for 2023!!

**** Info via Event We are excited to have the Transplant Trot back for 2023!! The Transplant Trot is one of the main fundraisers for the Canadian Transplant Association. We have made a couple of changes since the last Trot. We are no longer the Running Room as our registration platform. Instead we are using ...

There has been a report of blue-green algae at the following location

Via Department of Environment and Climate Change There has been a report of blue-green algae at the following location: ➡️Raynards Lake, Pleasant Valley, Yarmouth County To learn more about blue-green algae ** Release waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/51842-2 ...

Halifax Water would like to inform residents of a wastewater system backup, resulting in untreated, unscreened wastewater entering the Northwest Arm

**** Halifax Water Release Wastewater Overflow into Northwest Arm Halifax Water would like to inform residents of a wastewater system backup, resulting in untreated, unscreened wastewater entering the Northwest Arm. Halifax Water crews are working as safely and quickly as possible to return the system to normal operations. It is strongly advised that people and ...

Simplay3 Toddler Towers recalled due to Fall and Injury Hazards

**** Recall via Health Canada Simplay3 Toddler Towers recalled due to Fall and Injury Hazards Issue The towers can tip over while in use, posing fall and injury hazards to young children. As of August 16, 2023, the company has received 1 report of tip over in Canada, and 2 reports of injuries. In the ...

Penhorn Beach and Albro Lake Beach closed to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Penhorn Beach and Albro Lake Beach closed to swimming The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Albro Lake Beach and Penhorn Beach in Dartmouth are closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water. Penhorn Beach and Albro Lake Beach are supervised beaches. Municipal staff ...

Birch Cove Beach closed to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Birch Cove Beach closed to swimming The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Birch Cove Beach in Dartmouth is closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water. Birch Cove Beach is a supervised beach. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all supervised ...

There has been a report of blue-green algae at the following location

Via Department of Environment and Climate Change There has been a report of blue-green algae at the following location ➡️Sixth Lake, between Stillwater & Jordanville, Guysborough County To learn more about blue-green algae ** Release https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/51842-2 ...

Albro Lake Beach reopens to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Albro Lake Beach reopens to swimming   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Albro Lake Beach in Dartmouth has reopened to swimming.   Albro Lake Beach is a supervised beach. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all supervised municipal beaches, as well as two unsupervised beaches, during ...

Kearney Lake Beach reopens to swimming

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

Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitor recalled due to burn and fire hazards

**** Recall via Health Canada Philips Avent Digital Video Baby Monitor recalled due to burn and fire hazards Issue The rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in the Parent Unit monitors can overheat during charging, posing a risk of burns and property damage. As of August 8, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries ...

Aug-Sep-Oct is the most active period for Tropical Cyclone development. Are you and your family Hurricane Prepared?

**** EMO Media Release Hurricane Preparedness Tips The Emergency Management Office (EMO) is reminding Nova Scotians to take steps to help minimize risk of property and personal damage from a hurricane or tropical storm. Strong winds, heavy rains and storm and power surges can cause significant damage. All Nova Scotians are asked to prepare in ...

We’re asking you to earn your arm band by donating blood or plasma

Via Canadian Blood Services You know who you are! We’re asking you to earn your arm band by donating blood or plasma at one of our donor centres this summer Book today at https://ow.ly/BnOU50PxsLP ???? ...

Monster brand caffeinated energy drinks / Mateína brand Yerba Mate Sparkling Energy Infusions recalled due to caffeine labelling requirements

**** Recall via Health Canada Monster brand caffeinated energy drinks recalled due to caffeine content and labelling issues Issue The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace due to various non-compliances related to caffeine content and labelling requirements. Affected products Brand Product Additional Information Monster Caffeinated Energy Drinks All flavours which contain caffeine and do not ...

Mobile primary care clinics in Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics in Halifax Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has these upcoming clinic dates: 2751 Gladstone Street, Halifax Thursday, August 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. *Note: This is not a drop-in clinic. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-410-6672. Phone lines are now open and will remain ...

Kearney Lake Beach and Albro Lake Beach closed to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Kearney Lake Beach and Albro Lake Beach closed to swimming The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Kearney Lake Beach in Halifax and Albro Lake Beach in Dartmouth are closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water. Kearney Lake Beach and Albro Lake Beach ...

Hey, dog owners. Just an ask to please keep your dogs away from flooded areas and fast moving water

Hey, dog owners. Just an ask to please keep your dogs away from flooded areas and fast moving water. Some waterways may be deeper than before, have dangerous contamination, and faster currents than usual which could pose a risk to your fur babies ...

Walker Edison Twin Over Twin Bunk Beds recalled due to Fall and Impact Hazards

**** Recall via Health Canada Walker Edison Twin Over Twin Bunk Beds recalled due to Fall and Impact Hazards Issue The wooden slats supporting the bunk beds can break while in use, posing fall and impact hazards. As of July 12, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In ...

Celebrations are in order… NS SPCA’s second Veterinary Assistant class has graduated today!

**** NS SPCA Release Celebrations are in order NS SPCA’s second Veterinary Assistant class has graduated today! This class has 18 graduates, and this year’s valedictorian is Kristen Kelly . Reflecting back to the very first day, Kristen shared, “We did the orientation, but I remember the instructors gave us a tour of the shelter ...

There has been a report of blue-green algae at the following location

Via Dept of Environment and Climate Change There has been a report of blue-green algae at the following location: ➡️Sandy Bottom Lake, West Springhill, Annapolis County To learn more about blue-green algae ** Release https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/51842-2 ...

Portuguese man o’ war have been sighted on South Shore beache

Via DNR Portuguese man o’ war have been sighted on South Shore beaches including Summerville Beach Provincial Park. Sightings are relatively common at this time of year. Our South Shore beaches remain open. ...

Albro Lake Beach and Oakfield Park Beach reopen to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Albro Lake Beach and Oakfield Park Beach reopen to swimming The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Albro Lake Beach in Dartmouth and Oakfield Park Beach in Oakfield have reopened to swimming. Albro Lake Beach and Oakfield Park Beach are both supervised beaches. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality ...

A new EHS (Emergency Health Services) LifeFlight airplane will soon transport non-critical care patients from Yarmouth and Sydney to Halifax for tests and treatment

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release New LifeFlight Airplane Unveiled A new EHS (Emergency Health Services) LifeFlight airplane will soon transport non-critical care patients from Yarmouth and Sydney to Halifax for tests and treatment. The new service will free up ambulances and paramedics for local emergency calls – reducing wait times – and save patients ...

With the upcoming long weekend, Halifax Regional Police is providing some tips to help everyone safely enjoy the events in our region

**** HRP Media Release Natal Day safety tips With the upcoming long weekend, Halifax Regional Police is providing some tips to help everyone safely enjoy the events in our region. There are a number of events this weekend including: Halifax Busker Festival African Nova Scotian Music Association ‘Freedom Festival’ Concert Union of Black Artists Society ...

The Province announced a new physician assistant program at Dalhousie University is expected to begin in January

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release New Master’s Program to Train Physician Assistants ——————————————————- The Province announced today, August 3, a new physician assistant program at Dalhousie University is expected to begin in January. The two-year master’s program will be open to 24 students. Priority will be given to Nova Scotian applicants who meet the ...

Sandy Lake Beach reopens to swimming

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

Birch Cove Beach reopens to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Birch Cove Beach reopens to swimming   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Birch Cove Beach in Dartmouth has reopened to swimming.   Birch Cove Beach is a supervised beach. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all supervised municipal beaches, as well as two unsupervised beaches, during ...

Danby Space Heater 1500 Watt (11”) recalled due to fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Danby Space Heater 1500 Watt (11”) recalled due to fire hazard Issue The heater’s power cord may sustain a mechanical failure or break, causing an electrical failure and posing a fire hazard. As of July 11, 2023 the company has received 2 reports of incidents, and no reports of injuries ...

Kearney Lake Beach reopens to swimming 

**** HRM Media Release Kearney Lake Beach reopens to swimming  The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Kearney Lake Beach in Halifax has reopened to swimming. Kearney Lake Beach is a supervised beach. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all supervised municipal beaches, as well as two unsupervised beaches, during the summer ...

SSS brand Mushroom (enoki) recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

**** Recall via Health Canada SSS brand Mushroom (enoki) recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes Issue The affected product is being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Affected products Brand Product Size UPC Codes SSS Mushroom (enoki) 200 g 6 953150 100677 All units sold up to and including July 28, 2023 What you should do If ...

**** HRM Media Release Harmful Algae Blooms Algae are microscopic plants that naturally live in freshwater and saltwater environments. Algae can grow quickly during the summer and form a larger growth called a bloom. Some types of blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, form toxin-producing blooms. When toxin-producing blooms die and decay, the toxins may be ...

Long Pond Beach reopens to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Long Pond Beach reopens to swimming   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Long Pond Beach in Halifax has reopened to swimming. Long Pond Beach is a supervised beach. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all supervised municipal beaches, as well as two unsupervised beaches, during the ...

Shubie Park Beach, Lake Echo Beach and Saunders Beach reopen to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Shubie Park Beach, Lake Echo Beach and Saunders Beach reopen to swimming The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Shubie Park Beach in Dartmouth, Lake Echo Beach in Lake Echo and Saunders Beach in Bedford have all reopened to swimming. These are all supervised beaches. Municipal staff regularly test the water ...

Nova Scotia Health extends virtual urgent care service

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health extends virtual urgent care service   Due to the overwhelming success of the launch this week of a province-wide free virtual urgent care service, Nova Scotia Health is extending the service indefinitely. The service will be available weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and starting tomorrow on ...

Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has upcoming clinic dates:   Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, July 29 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Sunday, July 30 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. This is a temporary service ...

Legionella Cases Confirmed at Glen Haven Manor in New Glasgow

**** NSHA Media Release Legionella Cases Confirmed at Glen Haven Manor in New Glasgow Public Health is currently investigating cases of Legionella among residents and a staff member at Glen Haven Manor in New Glasgow. Currently there are three lab confirmed cases of Legionnaires’ disease, nine probable cases of Legionnaires’ disease, and one probable case of ...

Update – Sandy Lake – Wastewater overflow is now contained  / Wastewater System near Fletchers Lake has returned to normal operation 

**** Halifax Water Release Update – Sandy Lake – Wastewater overflow is now contained  Halifax Water would like to advise residents that it has now contained wastewater at the Farmer’s Dairy Lane pump station and is no longer overflowing into Sandy Lake.   Since 1:00 pm yesterday, Halifax Water crews have been using vacuum trucks ...

Saunders Beach / Birch Cove Beach closed to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Saunders Beach closed to swimming The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Saunders Beach in Bedford is closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water. Saunders Beach is a supervised beach. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all supervised municipal beaches, as ...

Nova Scotia Health contacting some people on Need a Family Practice Registry for validation

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health contacting some people on Need a Family Practice Registry for validation Nova Scotia Health is committed to continuously validating and improving the data of the Need a Family Practice Registry. As part of this work, we will be contacting a significant number of people currently registered to confirm whether ...

It’s important to keep your pet hydrated, especially on hot summer days! 

**** NS SPCA Release It’s important to keep your pet hydrated, especially on hot summer days!  July is #PetHydrationAwarenessMonth, so make sure your pet is getting enough to drink by: ???? Having access to clean, fresh water ???? Being prepared with their own water bottle or bowl ???? Knowing the signs of dehydration Be aware ...

The Atlantic Canada Poison Centre is just one call away, 24 hours a day and seven days a week

**** NSHA Media Release The Atlantic Canada Poison Centre is just one call away, 24 hours a day and seven days a week Experts are available to answer your questions about poison exposures and to give you the best advice on what to do if you or anyone in your family has been affected by ...

Residents who are still sheltering in place can register online or call 311 to report any critical needs

Residents who are still sheltering in place can register online at www.halifax.ca/flood or call 311 to report any critical needs. HRM will be tracking all requests and responding accordingly. Call volume is expected to be substantial; we thank you for your patience and understanding as you wait to speak with a 311 representative. ...

Flood Impacts on Wastewater System near Fletchers Lake, NS 

**** Halifax Water Release Flood Impacts on Wastewater System near Fletchers Lake, NS  Halifax Water would like to advise residents living near Fletchers Lake that the wastewater system in this area may have overflowed into Fletchers Lake during this past weekend’s flooding. We have crews at the facility and are doing our utmost to manage ...

Oakfield Park Beach / Sandy Lake Beach closed to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Oakfield Park Beach closed to swimming  The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Oakfield Park Beach in Oakfield is closed to swimming until further notice due to flooding as a result of the recent storm system. Oakfield Park Beach is a supervised beach. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality ...

Hey, dog owners. Please be weary of letting your fur babies access flooded areas

Hey, dog owners. Please be weary of letting your fur babies access flooded areas Possible strong flowing water or contaminants may affect the health of your pup. Access clean and safe areas when you can. ...

Wastewater Pump Station Impacting Sandy Lake in Bedford

**** Halifax Water Release Wastewater Pump Station Impacting Sandy Lake in Bedford Due to this past weekend’s flash flooding, Halifax Water’s wastewater pump station on Farmer’s Dairy Lane in Bedford has flooded, causing a failure of the pump and its electrical systems. This station is now offline. Halifax Water would like to advise residents living ...

It isn’t just roads and sidewalks to stay alert on after the storm

It isn’t just roads and sidewalks to stay alert on after the storm Many parks and trails have also experienced flooding and damage. If an area is closed please respect the closure or if you encounter possible hazards please make the safe choice. Photos via Josh Brown ...

Halifax Regional Police is asking residents to refrain from attempting to access blocked areas to hazardous locations

**** Advisory via HRP Halifax Regional Police is asking residents to refrain from attempting to access blocked areas to hazardous locations. We realize residents are attempting to retrieve vehicles left from the flash flooding, however many of these areas remain unsafe. ...

Nova Scotia Health launches trial Virtual Urgent Care Service, July 23-25

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health launches trial Virtual Urgent Care Service, July 23-25   Nova Scotia Health is offering a Virtual Urgent Care service available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 23, Monday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 25.   To access this virtual urgent care service on Sunday, July 25, ...

Nova Scotia Health highlights care options during severe weather

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health highlights care options during severe weather   Nova Scotia Health facilities in the Northern, Central and Western Zones are all affected by the extreme rain. There are no significant infrastructure impacts at our sites, but we are working with other agencies to receive and care for people affected ...

Using well water after a flood

**** HRM Media Release Using well water after a flood After a flood, your well water may be contaminated with bacteria and chemicals that can make you sick. Here are some great tips from the Nova Scotia Government Department of Environment and Climate Change website: First steps: 1. Stop using your well water for drinking, ...

The municipality has opened two comfort centres for residents dealing with power outages and flooding

Via HRM The municipality has opened two comfort centres for residents dealing with power outages and flooding. Beaver Bank Community Centre and East Dartmouth Community Centre will remain open overnight. ...

Kinap Beach closed to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Kinap Beach closed to swimming The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Kinap Beach in Porter’s Lake is closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water. Kinap Beach is a supervised beach. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all supervised municipal beaches, ...

Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone   Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, July 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Sunday, July 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. This is a temporary service to ...

Province Partnering on Shelter Meals, Training Program 

**** CNS Media Release Province Partnering on Shelter Meals, Training Program  ————————————————— The Province is supporting a new, innovative service that provides nutritious meals to people experiencing homelessness and will offer a related skills training and work experience program. It is partnering with the North End Community Health Centre and Upward Mobility Kitchens East and ...

Bayswater Beach, Lunenburg County and Queensland Beach in HRM have both reopened for swimming

Via DNR Bayswater Beach, Lunenburg County and Queensland Beach in HRM have both reopened for swimming following satisfactory retests. ...

Albro Lake Beach closed to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Albro Lake Beach closed to swimming The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Albro Lake Beach in Dartmouth is closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water. Albro Lake Beach is a supervised beach. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all supervised ...

Additional resources for Nova Scotians with tick-borne infections

**** NSHA Media Release Additional resources for Nova Scotians with tick-borne infections Summer is a time for outdoor adventures. But it’s important to remember that fun in the sun can come with potential risks, like tick-borne infections. The Nova Scotia Health Tick Service offers Nova Scotians access to timely and relevant information and education, along ...

Lake Echo Beach closed to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Lake Echo Beach closed to swimming   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Lake Echo Beach in Lake Echo is closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water.   Lake Echo Beach is a supervised beach. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality ...

Rissers Beach in Lunenburg County is closed to swimmers until further notice

Via DNR Rissers Beach in Lunenburg County is closed to swimmers until further notice due to poor water quality. Updates will be shared once new water quality test results are received. ...

Dan-D Pak brand Raw Macadamia Nuts recalled due to Salmonella

**** Recall via Health Canada Dan-D Pak brand Raw Macadamia Nuts recalled due to Salmonella Issue The affected product is being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Affected products Brand Product Size UPC Codes Dan-D Pak Raw Macadamia Nuts 100 g 7 70795 52260 4 What you should do If you think you became sick from ...

NSHA have received a report from a community partner of an unexpected reaction to Cocaine in the Sydney area

**** NSHA Media Release Verified Drug Alert July 18, 2023 NSHA have received a report from a community partner of an unexpected reaction to Cocaine in the Sydney area. Based on the reaction observed, it is suspected to have been tainted with Fentanyl. Harm reduction information: • Don’t use alone, if possible. Keep a distance ...

Kearney Lake Beach closed to swimming 

**** HRM Media Release Kearney Lake Beach closed to swimming The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Kearney Lake Beach in Halifax is closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water.   Kearney Lake Beach is a supervised beach. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all ...

Sandy Lake Beach reopens to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Sandy Lake Beach reopens to swimming   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Sandy Lake Beach in Bedford has reopened to swimming.   Sandy Lake Beach is a supervised beach. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all supervised municipal beaches, as well as two unsupervised beaches, during ...

Here is what Dr. Kyla Wuhr, Veterinarian at the Nova Scotia SPCA Veterinary Hospital says about keeping dogs cool

**** Info via NS SPCA Here is what Dr. Kyla Wuhr, Veterinarian at the Nova Scotia SPCA Veterinary Hospital says about keeping dogs cool. Have a cool environment at home for your dogs, such as fans, fresh water and even ice cubes as treats. All ways can help cool them down. The best times to ...

There has been a report of blue-green algae at the following location / Bayswater Beach and Queensland Beach are closed until further notice

**** Info via Department of Environment and Climate Change There has been a report of blue-green algae at the following location: ➡️Governor Lake, Timberlea, Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) To learn more about blue-green algae ** Release https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/51842-2 **** Info via DNR Bayswater Beach and Queensland Beach are closed until further notice due to poor water ...

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 Halifax 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 two unsupervised beaches, during the summer ...

Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville   Saturday, July 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Sunday, July 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. This is a temporary service ...

Sandy Lake Beach closed to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Sandy Lake Beach closed to swimming The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Sandy Lake Beach in Bedford is closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water. Sandy Lake Beach is a supervised beach. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all supervised ...

The toxins in blue-green algae can make people sick and be fatal for pets if ingested

**** Via NS Government Blue-green algae Watch for blue-green algae from May to October. Blue-green algae (also called cyanobacteria) occur naturally in surface waters like lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. The toxins in the algae can make people sick and be fatal for pets if ingested.   If you think you see blue-green algae, don’t touch ...

Cunard Lake Beach closed to swimming due to possible blue-green algae bloom

**** HRM Media Release Cunard Lake Beach closed to swimming due to possible blue-green algae bloom The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that due to the presence of potentially toxin-producing blue-green algae bloom, Cunard Lake Beach in Halifax is closed for recreational use. Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) is naturally occurring in freshwater environments and may ...

Various brands of caffeinated drinks recalled

**** Recall via Health Canada Various brands of caffeinated drinks recalled Issue The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace due to various non-compliances related to caffeine content and labelling requirements. The affected products have been sold nationally and online. Affected products Brand Product Additional Information 3D Alphaland Energy Drink All flavours which contain caffeine and do not ...

Halifax Transit has launched a new Transit Code campaign focused on creating a safe transit environment

**** HRM Media Release Municipality launches Halifax Transit safety campaign Halifax Transit has launched a new Transit Code campaign focused on creating a safe transit environment. The campaign’s core message is that everyone, including staff, deserve to feel safe on Halifax Transit buses, ferries and at terminals, with the goal to support a safe space ...

Operation Headwind: RCMP launch Nova Scotia Youth Centre investigation hotline 

**** RCMP Media Release Operation Headwind: RCMP launch Nova Scotia Youth Centre investigation hotline  The Nova Scotia RCMP Major Crimes Unit has launched a confidential hotline as part of an investigation into reports of sexual assault that occurred at the Nova Scotia Youth Centre, commonly referred to as “Waterville,” between the years of 1988 and ...

Expanded Dialysis Unit Now Open at Halifax Infirmary

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release Expanded Dialysis Unit Now Open at Halifax Infirmary Starting today, July 12, patients will begin receiving treatment at the expanded dialysis unit at the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Six dialysis stations have been added, bringing the total to 18. The new space is more ...

Lake Echo Beach closed to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Lake Echo Beach closed to swimming The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Lake Echo Beach in Lake Echo is closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water. Lake Echo Beach is a supervised beach. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all ...

Verified Drug Alert July 2023

**** NSHA Media Release Verified Drug Alert July 2023 NSHA have received a report from a community partner of an unexpected reaction to Crack in the East Hants area. Based on the reaction observed, it is suspected to have been tainted with Methamphetamine. Harm reduction information: • Don’t use alone, if possible. Keep a distance ...

Repost – Consider your pets when planning for emergencies.

***** HRFE Release Pets During Emergencies Consider your pets when planning for emergencies. Know where to take your pets in an emergency and remember their needs when creating your family preparedness kit. Before Find a safe place for your pets to stay Make sure your pets wear current ID tags all the time, and that ...

Queens General Hospital emergency department closure

**** NSHA Media Release Queens General Hospital emergency department closure Queens General Hospital in Liverpool’s emergency department will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, July 12. It will re-open on Thursday, July 13, at 8 a.m. Call 911 if you experience a medical emergency. For general health advice and information call 811, which is a service offered 24 ...

Scott Preston, ex military from North Carolina, is in HRM bringing awareness to mental health for first responders and the military

Scott Preston, ex military from North Carolina, is in HRM bringing awareness to mental health for first responders and the military In a hard to miss ride with very special images and words of inspiration swirled into the mesmerizing paint, they will be visiting bases and first responders through the week before moving on to ...

Albro Lake Beach & Kearney Lake Beach reopens to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Albro Lake Beac reopens to swimming The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Albro Lake Beach in Dartmouth has reopened to swimming. Albro Lake Beach is a supervised beach. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all supervised municipal beaches, as well as two unsupervised beaches, during the summer ...

There have been reports of blue-green algae at the following locations

**** Info via Department of Environment and Climate Change There have been reports of blue-green algae at the following locations: ➡️Lochaber Lake, Antigonish County (pictured) ➡️Beelers Lake, Annapolis County There have been reports of blue-green algae at the following locations: ➡️Lake Ainslie, Inverness County (pictured) ➡️Ameros Lake, Digby County ➡️Scotts Lake, Digby County There have ...

Heat Exhaustion Safety

**** HRFE Release Heat Safety and Precautions for the Summer Heat Exhaustion Safety Bright summer days bring hot and humid temperatures, so we encourage everyone to take precautions. Heat Illnesses are preventable Wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing. Take a break from the heat by spending a few hours in a cool place. It could be ...

Heat warning continues

**** Info via Environment Canada Heat warning continues Humidex values reaching 36 will continue. Very warm and humid weather continues. Time span: continuing today and Saturday. Locations: most inland areas of mainland Nova Scotia. Maximum temperature today: 29 to 31 degrees Celsius (Humidex 35 to 38), except cooler along parts of the coast. Minimum temperature ...

Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone   Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Ln., Lower Sackville Saturday, July 8 from 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Sunday, July 9 from 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. This is a temporary service ...

Kearney Lake Beach and Albro Lake Beach closed to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Kearney Lake Beach and Albro Lake Beach closed to swimming   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Kearney Lake Beach and Albro Lake Beach are closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water.   Kearney Lake Beach and Albro Lake Beach are supervised ...

On hot and humid days like today, it’s best to try to remain indoors in an air conditioned place, if possible

**** Info via REMO King’s Cty On hot and humid days like today, it’s best to try to remain indoors in an air conditioned place, if possible. If it’s not, remember to drink plenty of water and not exert yourself. Humidex — short for “humidity index,” a value that is calculated rather than measured — ...

The community hub located in the lower parking lot of the St. Margaret’s Centre provides a place where residents affected by the fires can connect with community groups that offer support services

**** HRM Media Release The community hub located in the lower parking lot of the St. Margaret’s Centre provides a place where residents affected by the fires can connect with community groups that offer support services. Below is the remaining schedule for this week: July 5 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) – IWK mental health ...

Where are the areas of risk for Lyme disease in Nova Scotia?

**** Info via REMO King’s Cty Where are the areas of risk for Lyme disease in Nova Scotia? Nova Scotia has a suitable climate for tick populations. Blacklegged ticks survive best in areas that provide a moist habitat and are often found in and near wooded or forested areas, shrubs, long grass, leaf litter, urban ...

Springfield Beach closed to swimming due to possible blue-green algae bloom

**** HRM Media Release Springfield Beach closed to swimming due to possible blue-green algae bloom   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that due to the presence of toxin-producing blue-green algae bloom, Springfield Beach in Lower Sackville is closed for recreational use. Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) is naturally occurring in freshwater environments and may grow ...

With the upcoming long weekend, Halifax Regional Police is providing some tips to help everyone safely enjoy the celebrations in our region

**** HRP Media Release Summer events safety tips With the upcoming long weekend, Halifax Regional Police is providing some tips to help everyone safely enjoy the celebrations in our region. The start of summer means there will a number of events happening throughout the municipality. To learn more about the lineup of events and festivities, ...

Mobile primary care clinics for Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics for Halifax   Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic at 2751 Gladstone Street has these upcoming clinic dates: Tuesday, July 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday, July 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is a ...

Select Bose Acoustimass®, Lifestyle® and Companion™ Bass Modules recalled due to Fire Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Select Bose Acoustimass®, Lifestyle® and Companion™ Bass Modules recalled due to Fire Hazard Issue The bass module’s electrical components can fail, posing a fire hazard.   As of June 14, 2023, the company has received 21 reports globally of the bass modules igniting or melting including 3 reports of property damage, no ...

Outdoor pools and beaches open for 2023 season

**** HRM Media Release Outdoor pools and beaches open for 2023 season The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the Bedford and Cole Harbour outdoor pools, as well as all supervised municipal beaches, will open for the season on Saturday, July 1. The new Halifax Commons Aquatics Facility will be opening soon. Please visit our ...

Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone   Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has upcoming clinic dates:   Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Ln., Lower Sackville Saturday, July 1 from 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Sunday, July 2 from 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. This is a temporary ...

Repost – Fireworks by-laws and safety

‘*** HRFE Release Repost – Fireworks by-laws and safety What are Consumer Fireworks? Consumer fireworks are low-hazard and restricted to recreational use.  They include items like roman candles, sparklers, fountains, volcanoes, mines and snakes. Other Types of Fireworks Include: Display fireworks are high-hazard and restricted to professional use.  They include items like aerial shells, cakes, ...

Verified Drug Alert : NSHA have received a report from a community partner of an unexpected reaction to Dilaudid (8mg) in the Windsor/West Hants area.

**** NSHA Media Release Verified Drug Alert : NSHA have received a report from a community partner of an unexpected reaction to Dilaudid (8mg) in the Windsor/West Hants area. Harm reduction information: • Don’t use alone, if possible. Keep a distance of 2 meters and respect public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 ...

Lifeguard Supervision Starts July 1 / New Pilot Program for Continuing Care Assistants Looking to Advance Their Careers

**** CNS Media Release Lifeguard Supervision Starts July 1 ——————————————————— Lifeguard supervision at many Nova Scotia beaches will begin Saturday, July 1. About two dozen beaches in 12 counties are staffed each summer. Beaches are supervised daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for Mavillette Beach, Digby County, and Clam Harbour Beach, Halifax Regional ...

There have been reports of blue-green algae at the following locations in Yarmouth County

**** Via Department of Environment and Climate Change There have been reports of blue-green algae at the following locations in Yarmouth County: ➡️Lake Ogden, Forest Glen ➡️Lake Fanning, Carleton To learn more about blue-green algae ** Release https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/51842-2 ...

Emergency service workers come together to give blood as the Sirens for Life 2023 challenge kicks off in Halifax

Emergency service workers come together to give blood as the Sirens for Life 2023 challenge kicks off in Halifax Emergency service workers in Halifax Regional Municipality are continuing to answer the call to help save more lives as part of this year’s Sirens for Life campaign. The friendly challenge between Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency, ...

Noona® improves communication between cancer patients and their care teams

**** NSHA Media Release Noona® improves communication between cancer patients and their care teams Nova Scotia cancer patients are now able to access their appointment schedules, receive appointment reminders, and be notified of any schedule changes on their smart phone, computer, or tablet through the noona® patient engagement platform and portal. The scheduling feature is ...

Mobile primary care clinics in Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics in Halifax Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has upcoming clinic dates: Halifax 2751 Gladstone Street Thursday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is a temporary service to provide an appropriate primary care setting ...

There have been reports of blue-green algae at the following locations in the HRM

Via Department of Environment and Climate Change There have been reports of blue-green algae at the following locations in the HRM: ➡️Second Lake, Lower Sackville ➡️Kinsac Lake, Fall River To learn more about blue-green algae, visit: Watch for blue-green algae from May to October ...

A tremendous amount of fun at a dragon boat fundraiser in Porters Lake 

A tremendous amount of fun at a dragon boat fundraiser in Porters Lake  Founded by HRFE member Trevor Marshall who has the the intention of raising money for burn survivors, this year dug a little deeper and raised money to help a fellow HRFE member currently battling an illness. This was the 4th year (minus ...

Nova Scotia Health Public Health has confirmed a case of mpox (monkeypox) in the Halifax region

**** NSHA Media Release PSA: Public Health investigating case of mpox in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health Public Health has confirmed a case of mpox (monkeypox) in the Halifax region. The person appears to have contracted the illness while travelling outside the province. Symptoms appeared after the person’s return to Nova Scotia. Public Health has ...

Mobile primary care clinic in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has upcoming clinic dates:   Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, June 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Sunday, June 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. This is a temporary service ...

Community hub opens for residents affected by fires

**** HRM Media Release Community hub opens for residents affected by fires The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that a community hub has opened in the lower parking lot of the St Margaret’s Centre (12 Westwood Boulevard) to support residents affected by the fires. The community hub will provide a place where residents can ...

Changes to Need a Family Practice Registry, New Incentive for Physicians

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release Changes to Need a Family Practice Registry, New Incentive for Physicians —————————————————————– Changes to the Need a Family Practice Registry will help more people get the care they need sooner. As of today, June 22, anyone on the registry can add health information to their profile that will be ...

Outdoor Home Collection Daybed Recalled due to Fall Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Outdoor Home Collection Daybed Recalled due to Fall Hazard Issue The legs of the daybed are faulty and can break when consumers sit on it, posing a fall hazard. As of June 19, 2023, the company has received two reports of incidents and one report of injury in Canada. Affected ...

Working Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Save Lives

**** HRFE Release Working Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms Save Lives Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarms What is a smoke alarm? A smoke alarm is an early warning device that saves lives.  They detect fires by using different technologies to sense smoke particles in the air.  Once detected the alarm will sound to alert you and ...

There has been a report of blue-green algae at First Lake in Lower Sackville / Molega Lake, Queens County

Via NS Department of Environment and Climate Change There has been a report of blue-green algae at First Lake in Lower Sackville, Halifax Regional Municipality. (Update) There has been a report of blue-green algae at Molega Lake, Queens County. To learn more about blue-green algae Watch for blue-green algae from May to October   Watch ...

Helping Patients Get Home Sooner

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release Helping Patients Get Home Sooner Real-time information is helping healthcare teams provide better, faster care to patients. The new Care Coordination Centre at the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre gives healthcare teams information on bed availability, the status of diagnostic tests and procedures, wait lists, ...

Watch for blue-green algae from May to October

**** Via NS Government Blue-green algae Watch for blue-green algae from May to October. Blue-green algae (also called cyanobacteria) occur naturally in surface waters like lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. The toxins in the algae can make people sick and be fatal for pets if ingested.   If you think you see blue-green algae, don’t touch ...

The weather is warming up. ☀️ So far this June, NS SPCA Enforcement team has issued two fines to individuals who have left dogs in distress in a vehicle and tied outside without access to shade and water

**** NS SPCA Release **** NS SPCA Release The weather is warming up. ☀️ So far this June, NS SPCA Enforcement team has issued two fines to individuals who have left dogs in distress in a vehicle and tied outside without access to shade and water. In both situations the dogs did suffer from varying ...

There have been reports of blue-green algae at the following locations

**** Via NS Department of Environment and Climate Change There have been reports of blue-green algae at the following locations: ➡️Wrights Lake, Halifax Regional Municipality ➡️Aylesford Lake, Kings County ➡️Shubenacadie Grand Lake, Halifax Regional Municipality To learn more about blue-green algae, visit https://novascotia.ca/blue-green-algae ...

Blue Green Algae (BGA) alerts

Via Department of Environment and Climate Change NS Blue Green Algae (BGA) alerts: Oathill Lake, Dartmouth Armstrong Lake, Kings County Lake Torment, Kings County Covey Lake, Lunenburg County If you or your dog use these beautiful lakes, visit this link to learn more about this naturally-occurring substance & how to avoid it so you can ...

Saladitos brand Lupini Beans recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

**** Recall via Health Canada Saladitos brand Lupini Beans recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria Issue The affected product is being recalled from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. The recalled product has been sold in Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia. Affected products Brand Product Size UPC Codes Saladitos Lupini Beans 580 mL 8 ...

Oceanic Excursion, Hera, and OceanPro QLR4 Weight Pockets recalled due to drowning hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Oceanic Excursion, Hera, and OceanPro QLR4 Weight Pockets recalled due to drowning hazard Issue The handle for the QLR4 weight pockets in the Scuba Diving Buoyancy Compensating Devices can break during use.  If this happens, the user will not be able to dump weight pockets in an emergency to rise ...

Mobile primary care clinics for Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics for Halifax Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic at 2751 Gladstone Street has these upcoming clinic dates: Thursday, June 15 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Friday, June 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a temporary service to provide an appropriate primary care setting for ...

Mobile primary care clinic in Halifax (Nova Centre)

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic in Halifax (Nova Centre)   Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has an upcoming clinic date:   Nova Centre (Rogers Square) 1650 Grafton St. Thursday, June 15 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is a temporary service to provide an appropriate primary care setting for ...

Better Dental Care for Children, People with Special Needs

***** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release Better Dental Care for Children, People with Special Needs —————————————————————– Children and some people with special needs can soon get more preventive dental care through the Province’s dental programs. A new agreement between the Province and dentists allows dentists to bill the Province separately for scaling for children aged ...

Alasko brand IQF Whole Raspberries and IQF Antioxidant Blend recalled due to norovirus

**** Recall via Health Canada Alasko brand IQF Whole Raspberries and IQF Antioxidant Blend recalled due to norovirus Issue The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible norovirus contamination Affected products Brand Product Size UPC Code Alasko IQF Whole Raspberries 1 kg 6 95058 00205 4 Lot HL22227 P.O.: 121007-01 BB: 2024 AUG ...

Signature Design by Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC Party Time Power Loveseats, Sofas and Recliners recalled due to fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Signature Design by Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC Party Time Power Loveseats, Sofas and Recliners recalled due to fire hazard Issue The power loveseats, sofas, and recliners’ LED lighting feature inside the cup holder may fail after prolonged use, leading to overheating and risk of fire. As of May 30th, 2023, ...

Highway 103 in Shelburne County Reopens to Heavy Commercial Traffic, Healthcare Workers

**** CNS Media Release Highway 103 in Shelburne County Reopens to Heavy Commercial Traffic, Healthcare Workers ——————————————————- The section of Highway 103 in Shelburne County that was closed to non-emergency traffic because of wildfires will reopen in phases, starting with commercial traffic and healthcare workers tonight, June 7. Commercial vehicles that are registered to carry ...

Water stations have been set up by Halifax Water to assist those from the wildfire 

Via HRM Water stations have been set up by Halifax Water to assist those from the wildfire  Residents can fill their own containers with drinking water. The stations, self-serve, are available at the following locations: 134 Micmac Drive – Micmac Drive Park 290 White Hills Run – Madeline Symonds Middle School 297 Pockwock Road – ...

Did you know: A tick identification service called E-Tick is available to Nova Scotians?

Via NS Government Did you know: A tick identification service called E-Tick is available to Nova Scotians? For more information and to download the app visit https://www.etick.ca ...

Mobile primary care clinics for Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics for Halifax   Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic at 2751 Gladstone Street has these upcoming clinic dates: Thursday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Friday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 10 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. This is a ...

Nova Scotia Health launches page to show predicted emergency department waits

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health launches page to show predicted emergency department waits Nova Scotia Health is launching a new information tool that will help Nova Scotians understand wait times at some of the province’s largest emergency departments. Predicted wait times for 10 emergency departments across the province can be found at https://www.nshealth.ca/edwaittimes. These ...

Well-Water Testing Kits Free for Wildfire Evacuees

**** CNS Media Release Well-Water Testing Kits Free for Wildfire Evacuees —————————————————– The Province is urging people who have wells and live in the areas that were evacuated because of wildfires to take steps to make sure their drinking water is safe. Wildfires can damage wells and impact drinking water. Starting Tuesday, June 6, people ...

Municipal fires and impacts update – June 3, 9:15 a.m.

**** HRM Media Release Municipal fires and impacts update – June 3, 9:15 a.m.   The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following updates and impacts to municipal services as a result of the ongoing fires.   Monitoring the situation The status of the evacuation zone continues to be assessed and an update ...

Continued Mental Health and Addictions supports for residents

**** NSHA Media Release Continued Mental Health and Addictions supports for residents Nova Scotia Health is continuing to offer immediate mental health and wellness support, and resource navigation to people impacted by wildfires. People can speak with Mental Health and Addictions clinicians located at: Shelburne Comfort Centre, 63 King St., Shelburne Community Centre, 9 a.m. to ...

Puppy power! Therapy dogs take to the Tantallon fire command post

Puppy power! HRFE Capt Thompson is at the command center for the fire in Tantallon wildfire and their presence is most definitely welcome. Therapy animals provide a calming effect and their unconditional love and friendly demeanor spreads through a stressful environment fast. Siren and Bishop continue a long tradition of therapy dog service with Capt ...

SHELBURNE, N.S. – All Roseway Hospital inpatients have been evacuated and the site is closed due to threat of the encroaching wildfires

**** NSHA Media Release Roseway Hospital inpatients evacuated -Emergency department and other services halted SHELBURNE, N.S. – All Roseway Hospital inpatients have been evacuated and the site is closed due to threat of the encroaching wildfires. Fifteen inpatients are being transferred to South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater and Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital in Lunenburg. Some ...

UPDATE: Mobile primary care clinic for those displaced by Tantallon/Hammonds Plains fire

**** NSHA Media Release UPDATE: Mobile primary care clinic for those displaced by Tantallon/Hammonds Plains fire NOTE NEW DATES AND TIME BELOW Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has opened a drop-in clinic for those displaced by the Tantallon/Hammonds Plains fire. Canada Games Comfort Centre 26 Thomas Raddall Dr., Halifax Thursday, June 1 from 9 ...

Update – Special air quality statement

Update – Special air quality statement ***” Info via Environment Canada Wildfire smoke is reducing local air quality. Locations: near Upper Tantallon and Hammonds Plains in western Halifax County Locations: Shelburne county near Barrington Lake. Short range wind forecast: wind increasing to southwesterly 30 with gusts to near 60 km/h this afternoon. Winds becoming light ...

Nova Scotia Health Mental Health and Addictions supports residents

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Mental Health and Addictions supports residents Nova Scotia Health is here to listen and support residents in this difficult time. Mental Health and Addictions has a variety of mental health and addictions programs and services available. People in Nova Scotia can text HopeNS to 393939 to subscribe for six months of supportive ...

Carnegy Animal Hospital will be offering a free support group to anyone coping with the stress of missing pets that are the result of the recent Nova Scotia fires

Via Carnegy Animal Hospital In light of our provinces tragic and devastating wild fires, please share with anyone you know who has lost, or is missing their pet. ???? No one should be left alone to deal with the worry and stress of missing pets. ???? Carnegy Animal Hospital will be offering a free support ...

This was sent to us from a trusted source and is a very generous offer to help first responders involved with the current fires

This was sent to us from a trusted source and is a very generous offer to help first responders involved with the current fires. “My friend is a registered social worker and is offering her help to the families of the first responders.” Check the image for more information ...

All residents and businesses who have been required to evacuate must register with 311

Via HRM All residents and businesses who have been required to evacuate must register with 311 by filling out the online form. Staff will follow up with those who have registered when more information becomes available. https://www.halifax.ca/fire-police/fire/emergency-management/fires-tantallon-hammonds-plains/wildfires-evacuee-registration ...

Alert issued in Bedford

Alert issued Fire and potential ammonia leak Due to a wildfire and potential ammonia leak, there is a mandatory evacuation ordered for the following streets in Bedford: Olive St, Bernard St, Estelle St, Lewis St, Famers Dairy, Giles, Bluewater Rd, Topsail, Command, Gary Martin, Lasalle, Castlestone, and Hammonds Plains Rd from intersection of Giles to ...

Blue-green algae sightings have started

Via Department of Environment & Climate Change Blue-green algae sightings have started We have a suspected sighting of blue-green algae in Lake Echo near 493 Ponderosa Dr. If you think you see blue-green algae, don’t touch it, swim or play in it, or drink the water. Be alert, know what to look for and learn ...

NS Health launches free mental health and wellness Text4HopeNS tool to support those affected by wildfires

**** NSHA Media Release NS Health launches free mental health and wellness Text4HopeNS tool to support those affected by wildfires Nova Scotia Health’s Mental Health and Addictions program, in collaboration with the QEII Foundation and the Global Psychological eHealth Foundation, is launching a supportive text message tool today for any Nova Scotian affected by the ...

How to Help During the Wildfires

**** EMO Release How to Help During the Wildfires We know Nova Scotians are looking for ways to help the communities impacted by the wildfire. #NSFire Right now, the needs of evacuated families are being met by the Canadian Red Cross and other organizations. At this time, please do not donate food, clothing or household ...

St. Margaret’s Bay blood collection clinic closed, patients redirected

**** NSHA Media Release St. Margaret’s Bay blood collection clinic closed, patients redirected   St. Margaret’s Bay Blood Collection, 5110 St Margaret’s Bay Rd, suite 204, Upper Tantallon will be closed Wednesday, May 31 due to smoke in the building and loss of all internet applications related to the ongoing fire situation in that area. Signage has ...

Update – Special air quality statement remains in effect

Update ***** Info via Environment Canada Smoke is causing or expected to cause poor air quality and reduced visibility. Smoke from wildfire may be reducing local air quality. Locations: near Tantallon in Halifax Metro County Locations: southwestern Nova Scotia near Clyde River. Short range wind forecast: light and variable winds this morning will become southwest ...

Mobile primary care clinic for those displaced by Tantallon/Hammonds Plains fire

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic for those displaced by Tantallon/Hammonds Plains fire Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has opened a drop-in clinic for those displaced by the Tantallon/Hammonds Plains fire. Canada Games Comfort Centre 26 Thomas Raddall Dr., Halifax Monday, May 29 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May ...

Update – Air quality statement

**** Info via Environment Canada Update – Air quality statement Smoke is causing or expected to cause poor air quality and reduced visibility. Smoke from wildfire may be reducing local air quality. Locations: near Tantallon in Halifax Metro County Short range wind forecast: northerly 20 gusting to 40 km/h today becoming light tonight. Remarks: Smoke ...

Issues relating to the ongoing fires in Halifax and Western Zone are forcing NS Health to cancel or redirect blood collection appointments today

**** NSHA Media Release Some blood collection appointments cancelled or redirected Update – KINGSWOOD GUARDIAN (3 KINGSWOOD DR.) IS OPEN REGULAR HOURS ON MONDAY, MAY 29. NS HEALTH APOLOGIZES FOR THE ERROR. Issues relating to the ongoing fires in Halifax and Western Zone are forcing NS Health to cancel or redirect blood collection appointments today. ...

Halifax Regional Municipality declares local state of emergency

**** HRM Media Release Halifax Regional Municipality declares local state of emergency Effective 11 p.m. tonight, Mayor Mike Savage and Regional Council have declared a local state of emergency in the communities affected by the fires. The local state of emergency will be in effect for seven days, unless otherwise lifted or extended. Emergency responders ...

Comfort centres opened in support of those impacted by the fires in Tantallon and area – May 28, 8:50 p.m.

**** HRM Media Release Comfort centres opened in support of those impacted by the fires in Tantallon and area – May 28, 8:50 p.m. The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that comfort centres have been opened to assist residents impacted by the fires in the Tantallon area. The comfort centres are located at: Black ...

Air quality special statement issued 

**** Info via Environment Canada Air quality special statement issued  Smoke is causing or expected to cause poor air quality and reduced visibility. Smoke from wildfire may be reducing local air quality. Locations: near Tantallon in Halifax Metro County Short range wind forecast: westerly 30 km/h with gusts to 50, becoming northwest 20 gusting to ...

Climate change, air contaminants, and your health (Repost) 

**** Info via Environment Canada Climate change, air contaminants, and your health (Repost) Nothing could be more fundamental to your health than the quality of the air you breathe. In Canada, air pollution and aeroallergens have significant implications for health. Health impacts include lung disease, heart disease and lung cancer. It is now well-established by ...

More Nova Scotians Eligible for Meningococcal B Vaccine

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release More Nova Scotians Eligible for Meningococcal B Vaccine The Province is offering the meningococcal B vaccine for free to young Nova Scotians who will be living in a group setting such as a university residence for the first time. The high-risk vaccine policy now includes Nova Scotia youth aged ...

Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone   Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic for the Central Zone is taking place at the following location and dates:   Cobequid Community Health Centre, 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, May 27, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Sunday, May 28, ...

Water Service Advisory – North End Halifax – Water System Maintenance

**** Halifax Water Release Water Service Advisory – North End Halifax – Water System Maintenance At approximately 9:00 PM this evening, Halifax Water crews will be undertaking water system maintenance in the North End Halifax area. As a result of this work, customers in the area shown may experience changes in water pressure and potentially ...

Trench rescue training puts HRFE members to the test

Trench rescue training puts HRFE members to the test Media observe a trench rescue course for Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency’s Technical Rescue Team. Trench rescue training provides rescuers with the ability to rescue trapped individuals in complex trench scenarios and emergency scenes. The demonstration was held in Hammonds Plains and involved HRFE members with ...

Medicine on the move: How mobile clinics are bringing health care to Nova Scotians in need

**** NSHA Media Release Medicine on the move: How mobile clinics are bringing health care to Nova Scotians in need Finding health care has been the ultimate exercise in patchwork for Carolyn James since her doctor of 30 years closed her practice two years ago. “It has been catch as catch can,” said James, who’s ...

Testing available tomorrow at Tantallon Vancouver Hospital

**** Info via Tantallon Veterinary Hospital Ticks are a big concern this year. Unfortunately, they are not going anywhere. Since January 3, 2023, we have seen 27 cases of Lyme and almost as many of another tick borne disease called Anaplasmosis. How do we test for these diseases? We have a handy little test called ...

Safe Boating Awareness Week – May 20 -26, 2023

**** Info via the Canadian Safe Boating Council Safe Boating Awareness Week May 20 -26, 2023 Since 1995, Safe Boating Awareness Week has been the mainstay of boating safety to over 16 million people who recreate on Canadian waters. The 2023 campaign will still be reaching out to Canadian boaters but, may be a little ...

Today is World Bee Day

Today is World Bee Day, a day to recognize the specific and important contribution of our fuzzy little pollenators. DYK? According to WWF Canada “There are an astounding 800 or so species of native bees in Canada alone! Imagine all the new bee acquaintances you could meet right outside your door.” ...

UPDATED PSA: Sunday’s mobile primary care clinic cancelled for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release UPDATED PSA: Sunday’s mobile primary care clinic cancelled for Central Zone   Please be advised Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic in the Central Zone has been cancelled for Sunday, May 21, 2023. Saturday’s clinic is still taking place.   Cobequid Community Health Centre, 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, ...

Surgical Wait List Reduced, More Surgeries, Procedures Done Last Year

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release Surgical Wait List Reduced, More Surgeries, Procedures Done Last Year —————————————————————– Surgical and specialist teams across the province are making progress in reducing the wait list for surgery, completing thousands more operations and procedures last year than before the COVID-19 pandemic. The surgical wait list has been reduced by ...

The number of doctors in Nova Scotia continues to grow and more new doctors are caring for Nova Scotians

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release Physician Recruitment Remains Strong in Nova Scotia ——————————————————————————————————————— The number of doctors in Nova Scotia continues to grow and more new doctors are caring for Nova Scotians. There were 168 doctors who started practising in Nova Scotia from April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023. Nova Scotia Health hired ...

Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone   Nova Scotia Health, in partnership with IWK Health, is providing an upcoming mobile primary care clinic in the Central Zone:   Cobequid Community Health Centre, 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Sunday, May 21, ...

Construction is beginning on the development of six long-term care homes in Halifax-area communities

**** CNS Media Release Construction Beginning on Long-term Care Homes in Central Zone ——————————————————————————————————- Construction is beginning on the development of six long-term care homes in Halifax-area communities. The facilities, which are scheduled to open in 2025, will provide new living spaces for 720 seniors in need of long-term care. “Seniors in our province deserve ...

Mobile primary care clinic for Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic for Halifax   Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has upcoming clinic dates:   2751 Gladstone Street, Halifax Friday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a temporary service to provide an appropriate primary ...

Firefighting is a technical job, and as cities get bigger and buildings get taller, firefighters have to know how to tow the line

Firefighting is a technical job, and as cities get bigger and buildings get taller, firefighters have to know how to tow the line Hosted by Dockyard Fire, both they and HRFE members took part in a specialized hands on session held by HighRise Firefighting (out of Toronto) where rapid and efficient deployment of all size ...

Victim services play a critical role in reducing the harmful effects of victimization and re-victimization

Via RCMP Did you know? Victim services play a critical role in reducing the harmful effects of victimization and re-victimization. Victim services How can victim services assist me? Victim services, provided in a timely manner, play a critical role in reducing the harmful effects of victimization and re-victimization. Referrals to victim services program From a ...

Peloton Bike Model PL01 Seat Post recalled due to potential fall and injury hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Peloton Bike Model PL01 Seat Post recalled due to potential fall and injury hazard Issue The bike’s seat post assembly can break during use, posing fall and injury hazards to the user. The issue has occurred primarily in users who are taller than 5’11” (180 cm) and above 250 pounds (114 ...

If you have a car, prepare an emergency car kit and keep it in the vehicle

**** Transport Canada Release Planning a road trip? Emergency Car Kit If you have a car, prepare an emergency car kit and keep it in the vehicle. The basic emergency kit for cars should include the following items: Print this page. Check off the items for your 72-hour emergency kit as you accumulate them. Emergency ...

Construction Set to Begin on QEII’s Halifax Infirmary Site

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release Construction Set to Begin on QEII’s Halifax Infirmary Site Construction is about to begin on a new hospital that will help deliver the healthcare that all Nova Scotians deserve. The Province announced today, May 12, it has reached an agreement with Plenary PCL Health to start advanced work on ...

Misuse or modification of lithium-ion batteries in e-mobility devices can be extremely dangerous

**** Via Health Canada Misuse or modification of lithium-ion batteries in e-mobility devices can be extremely dangerous Summary Product Lithium-ion batteries used in e-mobility devices, such as e-scooters or e-bikes Issue Consumer products – Burn hazard Consumer products – Chemical hazard Consumer products – Electrical hazard Consumer products – Fire hazard Consumer products – Flammability ...

Anyone interested in becoming a nurse in Nova Scotia will have more options

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release Province Invests in Training More Nurses —————————————————————– Anyone interested in becoming a nurse in Nova Scotia will have more options as the Province is increasing the number of nursing seats across the province, with many opening this fall. Premier Tim Houston announced today, May 11, the government will support ...

Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone this 

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone this  The mobile primary care clinic run by Nova Scotia Health will be available this weekend at the following location: Cobequid Community Health Centre, 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2023, from ...

New pharmacy services at five pharmacist walk-in clinic locations, including new Bedford site -Nova Scotia Health & Lawtons Drugs to launch point-of-care testing service 

**** NSHA Media Release New pharmacy services at five pharmacist walk-in clinic locations, including new Bedford site -Nova Scotia Health & Lawtons Drugs to launch point-of-care testing service  Nova Scotians now have access to point-of-care testing for strep, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza at Pharmacy Walk-in Clinic+ locations in New Glasgow, Truro, Lower Sackville, ...

Members Named to Accessibility Committee

**** Justice Release Members Named to Accessibility Committee —————————————————————– NOTE: The list of committee members follows this release. —————————————————————– Twenty-two Nova Scotians will help develop the Province’s next accessibility standard as members of the Goods and Services Standard Development Committee. The committee will assist the Accessibility Advisory Board in preparing recommendations for the Justice Minister. ...

HRFE 16A tanker CREW (Eastern Passage) are serving up MCs miles (along with members of the MFRC) at Woodside McDonald’s as part of McHappy Day

HRFE 16A tanker CREW (Eastern Passage) are serving up MCs miles (along with members of the MFRC) at Woodside McDonald’s as part of McHappy Day. On McHappy Day, McDonald’s® will donate a portion of ALL MENU ITEMS all day to help RMHC families. . . . . . . . . . ...

Emergency Preparedness Week CONTEST | May 7 – 13, 2023

**** HRFE Release Emergency Preparedness Week Emergency Preparedness Week CONTEST | May 7 – 13, 2023 Review the following tips on being prepared in the case of an emergency. Once completed you should be all set to ace the quiz and be entered in the contest. Everyone has a role to play in making sure we ...

Expanded Recall: Thermosphere and Mastercraft Ceiling-Mounted 7500W/240V Electric Utility Workshop/Garage Heater, Model EH-4604BY with Remote Control & Thermostat recalled due to fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Expanded Recall: Thermosphere and Mastercraft Ceiling-Mounted 7500W/240V Electric Utility Workshop/Garage Heater, Model EH-4604BY with Remote Control & Thermostat recalled due to fire hazard Issue The affected units could overheat, potentially posing a burn and fire hazard. As of April 17, 2023, the companies have received 17 reports of incidents in ...

Sahara Folding Food Dehydrators recalled due to fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Sahara Folding Food Dehydrators recalled due to fire hazard Issue The heater fan can fail and cause the components to overheat, posing a fire hazard. As of April 25, 2023 the company has received 1 report of overheating in Canada, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the ...

Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone this 

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic for Central Zone this  Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic will take place this weekend at the following location: Cobequid Community Health Centre (40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville)   Saturday. May 6, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2023 from 9 a.m. ...

The SPCA Veterinary Hospital is having a special parasite prevention promotion on May 12th

Via NS SPCA Protect your pet from everyone’s least favourite tourists: fleas and ticks! The SPCA Veterinary Hospital is having a special parasite prevention promotion on May 12th – but there is limited space! Contact them today to save your spot. ☎️ 902-706-4155 ???? vet@spcans.ca ???? www.novascotiaspca.ca/spca-veterinary-hospital-contact-us/ P.S. Stayed tuned for their next special promo ...

A new service will allow most people with a Nova Scotia health card to access their vaccination records online

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release New Online Service for Accessing Vaccination Records —————————————————– A new service will allow most people with a Nova Scotia health card to access their vaccination records online – a faster, easier way to retrieve important healthcare information. VaxRecordNS will list information since 2008 on school immunizations, some early childhood ...

Souris Mini Teethers and Pacifier Clips Recalled due to Choking Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Souris Mini Teethers and Pacifier Clips Recalled due to Choking Hazard Issue The teethers and pacifier clips can break and release silicone and wooden beads, posing a choking hazard for babies and young children. As of April 21, 2023, the company has received one report of a teether broke, causing ...

Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has an upcoming clinic in Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic for Halifax   Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic has an upcoming clinic in Halifax:   2751 Gladstone St., Halifax Friday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   This is a temporary service to provide an appropriate primary care setting for mild or moderate ...

May 1-7 is Mental Health Week

**** HRP Media Release May 1-7 is Mental Health Week Remember, it’s always ok to ask for help. The Mobile Mental Health Crisis Team is available 24/7 at 902.429.8167. Mental health crisis support in Halifax  Mental health crisis support Call 902.429.8167 or 1.888.429.8167 (toll free) any time if you feel like you need help. Service is available ...

Nova Scotians Honour Workers and Families on Day of Mourning

**** CNS Media Release Nova Scotians Honour Workers and Families on Day of Mourning ———————————————————————————————————————————- Nova Scotians come together annually on April 28 to remember those who have died or were injured because of a workplace accident or work-related illness, as part of the National Day of Mourning. It is also an occasion to underline ...

Certain Steamfast brand lightweight handheld travel steam iron models recalled due to fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Certain Steamfast brand lightweight handheld travel steam iron models recalled due to fire hazard Issue The power cord can become damaged near the cord bushing, which can lead to overheating of the cord, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. In addition, cord damage near the bushing can result ...

Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone   Mobile primary care clinics are taking place in Central Zone for people with mild or moderate health concerns. Please read the directions carefully as not all are drop-in clinics. Cobequid Community Health Centre, 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville* ·        Saturday, April 29, from 9:00 ...

3-in-1 LEA Baby Luna – White and natural cribs recalled due to risks of entrapment and other injuries / Kalon Studios Caravan Crib recalled due to entrapment and injury hazards

**** Recall via Health Canada 3-in-1 LEA Baby Luna – White and natural cribs recalled due to risks of entrapment and other injuries Issue Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that these cribs do not meet the Cribs, Cradles and Bassinets Regulations in Canada. Specifically, the space between the bars may be too wide and if ...

Fire Safety with Cigarettes and Smoking Materials

Via HRFE Improperly discarded smoking materials are causing major fires in HRM. Cigarette butts can smoulder undetected for a long time before bursting into flames. Put out cigarettes (and other smoking materials) completely and safely every time in a deep, noncombustible ashtray or receptacle. Fire Safety with Cigarettes and Smoking Materials Sadly, Fire Deaths Caused ...

Primary Care Available in More Pharmacies in May

**** HEALTH /WELLNESS Media Release Primary Care Available in More Pharmacies in May ——————————————————– NOTE: A complete list of community pharmacy primary care clinics follows this release. ——————————————————– More Nova Scotians will soon be able to access primary care at their local pharmacy. The Community Pharmacy Primary Care Clinic program will expand to 26 locations ...

Transforming Support for People Living with Disabilities

**** CNS Media Release Transforming Support for People Living with Disabilities ———————————————————– An independent expert report that could set the groundwork for closing the province’s remaining institutions for people living with disabilities and having their needs managed in the community has been released. The report includes six key directions with supporting action plans and timelines ...

Tick safety

**** NS Government Release Tick safety Ticks like moist and humid environments and can be found in or near woods, shrubs, leaf litter, long grass, urban parks and gardens. They are very small, which makes them hard to spot and their bites don’t hurt, which makes it difficult to know when you’ve been bitten. Tick-borne ...

About the UV index

**** Info via Environment Canada About the UV index The UV Index is a measure of the strength of the sun’s UV rays. As the UV increases, the sun’s rays can do more harm to your skin, eyes, and immune system. The UV Index scale The UV Index scale ranges from a low of zero ...

Fire Prevention & Safety

**** HRFE Release Fire Prevention & Safety HRM has an exceptional fire service but fire and smoke can travel very quickly. Underwriter Laboratories (UL), a not-for-profit product safety testing and certification organization, determined that “fires today are more dangerous and pose more risks than in the past. Fire spread is faster, and time to flashover, ...

Crushed and uprooted at the cancer Memorial in Dartmouth

A sad sight at the Daffodil Garden in Dartmouth, an area dedicated to those who have fought cancer, as an area of flowers appear to have been crush and uprooted. .   . . . . . .   . .     ...

The Province will open a first-of-its-kind clinic in Atlantic Canada to help reduce visits to emergency departments

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release New Healthcare Initiative a First in Atlantic Canada ——-—- The Province will open a first-of-its-kind clinic in Atlantic Canada to help reduce visits to emergency departments and walk-in clinics and decrease the length of hospital stays by people experiencing homelessness. “When patients are well enough to be released from ...

Public Health’s Early Years program offers early childhood vaccines at monthly clinic 

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health’s Early Years program offers early childhood vaccines at monthly clinic    To help support access to childhood vaccines in Central Zone, Public Health’s Early Years program offers vaccine clinics for children who are behind on their vaccine schedules, as well as those five-years-old and under who do not have ...

Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics for Central Zone   Several mobile primary care clinics are taking place in Central Zone for people with mild or moderate health concerns. Please read the directions carefully as not all are drop-in clinics. 2751 Gladstone Street, Halifax ·        Friday April 21, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ...

Stanley FATMAX and DEWALT Fiberglass Sledgehammers recalled due to Impact Injury Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Stanley FATMAX and DEWALT Fiberglass Sledgehammers recalled due to Impact Injury Hazard Issue The head of the sledgehammers can loosen prematurely and detach unexpectedly during use, posing an impact injury hazard to the user. As of March 15, 2023, the company has received 1 report of a sledgehammer head detaching ...

Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine clinic Thursday for those exposed to CZ measles case

**** NSHA Media Release Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine clinic Thursday for those exposed to CZ measles case   Nova Scotia Health Public Health is offering a vaccine clinic for those who may have been exposed to a recent measles case in Central Zone. This clinic is for those who have received no doses or only one ...

Understanding hazard symbols & household chemical safety

**** Health Canada Release Understanding hazard symbols Hazard symbols are on the labels of many household chemical products in and around your home and garage, like cooking spray, cleaning products, paint and paint thinners, drain cleaners and windshield washer fluid. Hazard symbols have three parts: the picture the frame the caution (signal) words underneath the ...

Nova Scotia Health Public Health, in coordination with the IWK Health Centre, is investigating a confirmed case of measles in the Halifax Regional Municipality area

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health investigating case of measles in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health Public Health, in coordination with the IWK Health Centre, is investigating a confirmed case of measles in the Halifax Regional Municipality area.   As part of the routine investigation and follow up of any measles case, Public Health is ...

More Information, Better Access to Need a Family Practice Data

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release More Information, Better Access to Need a Family Practice Data —————————————————– Nova Scotians will now be able to get more information more easily about access to primary healthcare.   Starting today, April 14, the Need a Family Practice Registry report will be part of an online dashboard, making it ...