Health and Wellness

Nova Scotians will soon be able to access more information about their X-ray results through the YourHealthNS app

**** CNS Media Release YourHealthNS to Include X-ray Reports ––—————————————————— Nova Scotians will soon be able to access more information about their X-ray results through the YourHealthNS app. X-ray reports completed today, July 15, and onward will be available through the app 14 days later. The report includes findings from the X-ray, a comparison with...

Public Health supporting summer immunization for children and youth

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health supporting summer immunization for children and youth Public Health continues to support access to free, routine vaccines across the province. This summer, clinics will be held at Public Health offices and in community offering free vaccinations recommended for children and youth. Early Childhood Immunization Clinics: Central, Eastern and Northern...

Update – Heat warning continues

**** Info via Environment Canada Update – Heat warning continues Very warm and humid conditions will continue. Time span: continuing through Wednesday. Locations: all of Nova Scotia. Maximum daytime temperatures : near 28 to 31 degrees Celsius (Humidex 36 to 39). Minimum overnight temperatures: near 17 to 20 degrees Celsius. Remarks: A period of very...

Heat Safety and Precautions for the Summer

**** 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...

With the hot weather, Halifax Regional Police reminds citizens to not leave their pets in parked vehicles

Repost **** HRP Media Release Pets in parked vehicles With the hot weather, Halifax Regional Police reminds citizens to not leave their pets in parked vehicles. On a warm day, even with the windows open, a parked vehicle quickly becomes like a furnace and presents potentially fatal conditions for pets left inside. With warm temperatures...

Penhorn Beach recreational water quality advisory lifted

**** HRM Media Release Penhorn Beach recreational water quality advisory lifted The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the recreational water quality advisory has been lifted at Penhorn Beach and Birch Cove Beach in Dartmouth.  These are supervised beaches. Municipal staff regularly test the water quality at all supervised municipal beaches during July and August.  Previous...

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 Ln., Lower Sackville Sunday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care Clinic NEW LOCATION: 380 Portland St. (Dartmouth South Primary Care...

Heat warning in effect

**** Info via Environment Canada Heat warning in effect Very warm and humid conditions will continue. Time span: likely continuing through Wednesday. Locations: Mainland Nova Scotia (except Digby, Yarmouth, and Shelburne Counties). Maximum daytime temperatures : near 28 to 32 degrees Celsius (Humidex 36 to 39). Minimum overnight temperatures: near 18 to 20 degrees Celsius...

Birch Cove Beach and Penhorn Beach recreational water quality advisory in effect 

**** HRM Media Release Birch Cove Beach and Penhorn Beach recreational water quality advisory in effect  The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that there is a recreational water quality advisory in effect at Birch Cove Beach and Penhorn Beach in Dartmouth until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water. Residents are...

Nova Scotia RCMP and Provincial Conservation Officers urging off-highway vehicle users to prioritize safety

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP and Provincial Conservation Officers urging off-highway vehicle users to prioritize safety As summer season kicks into high gear, the Nova Scotia RCMP and conservation officers with the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables are urging off-highway vehicle (OHV) users to prioritize safety. With an increase in OHV activity...

Various Silk and Great Value brand plant based refrigerated beverages recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

**** Recall via Health Canada Various Silk and Great Value brand plant based refrigerated beverages recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes Issue The affected products are being recalled from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Affected products Brand Product Size UPC Codes Great Value Almond Beverage Unsweetened Original 1.89 L 6 81131 34208 7 All Best Before dates up...

Repost – Pets in parked vehicles

**** HRP Media Release Repost – Pets in parked vehicles With warm and sunny weather forecasted for the weekend, Halifax Regional Police reminds citizens to not leave their pets in parked vehicles. On a warm day, even with the windows open, a parked vehicle quickly becomes like a furnace and presents potentially fatal conditions for...

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

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

Hatch Baby Rest 1st Generation Sound Machine AC Adapter recalled due to electrical hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Hatch Baby Rest 1st Generation Sound Machine AC Adapter recalled due to electrical hazard Issue The plastic housing of the AC adapter can become detached when removing the adapter from the power outlet thereby exposing the power prongs and posing an electrical hazard. As of July 3, 2024 the company...

Birch Cove Beach, Shubie Park Beach and Cunard Pond Beach recreational water quality advisory lifted

**** HRM Media Release Birch Cove Beach, Shubie Park Beach and Cunard Pond Beach recreational water quality advisory lifted The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the recreational water quality advisories have been lifted at Birch Cove Beach and Shubie Park Beach in Dartmouth and Cunard Pond Beach in Halifax. These are supervised beaches. Municipal staff regularly test...

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, July 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care...

Cunard Pond Beach recreational water quality advisory in effect 

**** HRM Media Release Cunard Pond Beach recreational water quality advisory in effect  The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that there is a recreational water quality advisory in effect at Cunard Pond Beach in Halifax until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water. Residents are advised to avoid swimming at this beach...

Birch Cove Beach and Shubie Park Beach recreational water quality advisory in effect 

**** HRM Media Release Birch Cove Beach and Shubie Park Beach recreational water quality advisory in effect  The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that there is a recreational water quality advisory in effect at Birch Cove Beach and Shubie Park Beach in Dartmouth until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water...

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

**** Via NS Provincial Parks Portuguese man o’ war Sightings Portuguese man o’ war have been spotted on Atlantic coastal beaches, including Lawrencetown Beach. Sightings are relatively common at this time of year along the South Shore and Eastern Shore. Visitors should use caution and avoid swimming if Portuguese man o’ war are present. Do...

BOIL ADVISORY LIFTED IMMEDIATELY

Update BOIL ADVISORY LIFTED IMMEDIATELY BOIL WATER ADVISORY LIFTED IMMEDIATELY. Halifax, Beaver Bank, Middle and Lower Sackville, Upper Hammonds Plains, Hammonds Plains, Bedford, Timberlea, Spryfield, portions of Fall River, Waverley and Herring Cove Boil Advisory lifted immediately. Residential and Commercial customers can resume normal use. – Halifax Water is advising residential and commercial customers that...

Repost – Boil Water Advisory in Effect for Beaver Bank, Middle and Lower Sackville, Hammonds Plains, Bedford, Halifax, Timberlea, Spryfield and Herring Cove

Repost **** Halifax Water Release Boil Water Advisory in Effect for Beaver Bank, Middle and Lower Sackville, Hammonds Plains, Bedford, Halifax, Timberlea, Spryfield and Herring Cove This advisory impacts customers in locations serviced by Halifax Water’s Pockwock Lake Drinking Water Treatment Facility. Halifax Water is advising that there is a possibility of unsafe drinking water for...

With a widespread boil water order in parts of the HRM, many retailers are selling out of bottled water and / or already facing some supply issues

With a widespread boil water order in parts of the HRM, many retailers are selling out of bottled water and / or already facing some supply issues – Repost – Boil Water Advisory in Effect for Beaver Bank, Middle and Lower Sackville, Hammonds Plains, Bedford, Halifax, Timberlea, Spryfield and Herring Cove ** Release waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/72521-2...

Repost – Boil Water Advisory in Effect for Beaver Bank, Middle and Lower Sackville, Hammonds Plains, Bedford, Halifax, Timberlea, Spryfield and Herring Cove

Repost **** Halifax Water Release Boil Water Advisory in Effect for Beaver Bank, Middle and Lower Sackville, Hammonds Plains, Bedford, Halifax, Timberlea, Spryfield and Herring Cove This advisory impacts customers in locations serviced by Halifax Water’s Pockwock Lake Drinking Water Treatment Facility. Halifax Water is advising that there is a possibility of unsafe drinking water for...

Boil Water Advisory in Effect for Beaver Bank, Middle and Lower Sackville, Hammonds Plains, Bedford, Halifax, Timberlea, Spryfield and Herring Cove

**** Halifax Water Release Boil Water Advisory in Effect for Beaver Bank, Middle and Lower Sackville, Hammonds Plains, Bedford, Halifax, Timberlea, Spryfield and Herring Cove This advisory impacts customers in locations serviced by Halifax Water’s Pockwock Lake Drinking Water Treatment Facility. Halifax Water is advising that there is a possibility of unsafe drinking water for customers...

Daikin, Amana and Goodman-branded heat pumps recalled due to risk of excessive heat exposure

**** Recall via Health Canada Daikin, Amana and Goodman-branded heat pumps recalled due to risk of excessive heat exposure Affected products This recall involves the following Daikin, Amana and Goodman-branded heat pumps (the recalled units can be identified through the model number located on the serial plate on the side of the unit) Issue A...

Free Tuition for Paramedics, Emergency Medical Responders

**** CNS Media Release Free Tuition for Paramedics, Emergency Medical Responders —————————————————————————————– Nova Scotia will cover full tuition costs for more than 460 people who want to become a primary care paramedic or emergency medical responder. In return, paramedics must work in the province for four years and emergency medical responders must work here for...

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

**** Info via DNR There has been a report of blue-green algae at the following location: ➡️Mortons Lake, Hammonds Plains. – It Is Important For People To Know About And Watch For Blue-Green Algae While Enjoying Nova Scotia’s Freshwater Shorelines ** Release https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/67202-2...

Repost – Be Tick Safe

**** 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...

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...

Sgt. Dayne Campbell with Vancouver Police Department rolled into Nova Scotia yesterday as part of his solo ride across Canada in support of Cops for Cancer

**** Via RCMP Sgt. Dayne Campbell with Vancouver Police Department rolled into Nova Scotia yesterday as part of his solo ride across Canada in support of Cops for Cancer. Sgt. Campbell received a warm welcome in true East Coast fashion as the RCMP joined forces with Truro Police Service, Amherst Police Department, and Halifax Regional...

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 Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, June 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Dartmouth Mobile Primary...

A program aimed at improving the mental health of Nova Scotia’s first responders and other public safety personnel (PSP) that started as a pilot program will continue

**** CNS Media Release Therapy Program for First Responders Continues —————————————————— A program aimed at improving the mental health of Nova Scotia’s first responders and other public safety personnel (PSP) that started as a pilot program will continue. “We know many first responders face mental health challenges due to the nature of their work,” said...

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...

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

**** Via DNR There has been a report of blue-green algae at the following location ➡️Chocolate Lake in Halifax. It Is Important For People To Know About And Watch For Blue-Green Algae While Enjoying Nova Scotia’s Freshwater Shorelines ** Release As the weather gets warmer, it is important for people to know about and watch...

Lifeguard Supervision Starts June 29

**** DNR Release Lifeguard Supervision Starts June 29 —————————————————————————————————— Lifeguard supervision at many Nova Scotia beaches will begin on Saturday, June 29. Most supervised beaches will have lifeguards on duty daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until August 25. Three beaches will have supervision until early September: – Aylesford Lake in Kings County and Lake...

Emergency service workers come together to give blood as the Sirens for Life 2024 challenge kicks off in Halifax

Emergency service workers come together to give blood as the Sirens for Life 2024 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...

Public Health warns of potential exposure to hepatitis A in Amherst

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health warns of potential exposure to hepatitis A in Amherst Public Health is investigating a confirmed case of hepatitis A in the Northern Zone. Though risk to the public is low, there may be members of the public who were exposed to the virus. Public Health is asking anyone who ate...

In photos – Training for a day at the beach. Lifeguards take to a local lake to train as supervised beaches set to open soon

In photos – Training for a day at the beach. Lifeguards take to a local lake to train as supervised beaches set to open soon. Using various tools of the trade, including just themselves, the group are excited to see you at the beaches this summer! Lifeguard supervision and water quality testing takes place between...

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

**** Info via DNR There has been a report of blue-green algae at the following location Lake William in Waverley. To learn more about blue-green algae ** Release waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/51842-2...

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, June 22 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care...

There has been a report of blue-green algae

**** Via DNR There has been a report of blue-green algae at ➡️Penhorn Lake, Halifax – a popular spot for dog walkers. As this algae can be harmful to dogs, please learn about blue-green algae & how you can keep your dog safe during blue-green algae season at: To learn more about blue-green algae, visit:...

Heat strokes should be taken seriously

**** Via Canadian Red Cross Heat strokes should be taken seriously. Prevent heat-related emergencies by: • Drinking water • Wearing sunscreen • Avoiding being outside during the hottest part of the day • Taking regular breaks in a cool area...

The weather forecast calls for hot, humid weather this week. Please keep your best bud safe

**** Via RCMP The weather forecast calls for hot, humid weather this week. Please keep your best bud safe Your vehicle – even with the windows down – can quickly reach a temperature that puts your pet at risk of serious illness or death. When the weather is warm, it’s best to leave your four-legged...

Scaling New Heights for Lung Health in Nova Scotia and PEI with the Third Annual Stair Heroes Fundraising Event

**** Via LUNGNSPEI Scaling New Heights for Lung Health in Nova Scotia and PEI with the Third Annual Stair Heroes Fundraising Event Lung health takes center stage as LungNSPEI proudly announces the launch of the eagerly anticipated new Stair Heroes event website and the opening of registrations for this year’s heart-pumping event. Stair Heroes, an...

With warm and sunny weather forecasted for the week, Halifax Regional Police reminds citizens to not leave their pets in parked vehicles

**** HRP Media Release Pets in parked vehicles Repost With warm and sunny weather forecasted for the week, Halifax Regional Police reminds citizens to not leave their pets in parked vehicles. On a warm day, even with the windows open, a parked vehicle quickly becomes like a furnace and presents potentially fatal conditions for pets...

Heat Safety and Precautions via HRFE

**** Via HRFE Heat Safety and Precautions for the Summer (Repost) 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...

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, June 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Dartmouth Mobile Primary...

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

**** Via DNR There has been a report of blue-green algae at the following location: ➡️Gaspereau Lake in Kings County. ➡️Black Point in Pictou County To learn more about blue-green algae, visit: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/67202-2...

New Centre for Addictions Care in Halifax

**** CNS Media Release New Centre for Addictions Care in Halifax —————————————————— People with addictions, substance use and gambling disorders looking for support in Halifax can turn to a new outpatient recovery support centre opening Thursday, June 13. “We want to make it as easy as possible for people living with substance use and gambling...

The Province is seeking vendors to support the new school lunch program coming to elementary schools this fall

**** CNS Media Release The Province is seeking vendors to support the new school lunch program coming to elementary schools this fall The regional centres for education and the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial began issuing requests for proposals today, June 10, to support schools that require a third-party provider to prepare and serve lunches. The evaluation criteria...

Shubenacadie trails – Attention all trail users! Warmer temperatures mean tick season

**** Via Shubenacadie Canal Commission Attention all trail users! As temperatures rise, we are experiencing more opportunities to enjoy our beautiful trails and waterways. Unfortunately, warmer temperatures mean we are moving into tick season as well… Pictured above is an adult female “Lone Star” tick, distinguished by the unique white mark on it’s back. Our...

À la Cuisine Electric Kettles recalled due to fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada À la Cuisine Electric Kettles recalled due to fire hazard Issue It is possible that when the kettle is plugged in, the kettle base can overheat and the plastic on the electrical wire can melt, which can cause a fire hazard. As of May 30, 2024, the company has received 3...

Support animals in your community by becoming a new monthly donor today

**** Via NS SPCA Support animals in your community by becoming a new monthly donor today Receive a window emergency sticker to Be PETpared for emergencies! More info  ...

Verified Drug Alert June 2024

**** Via NSHA Verified Drug Alert June 2024 NSHA have received a report from a community partner of unexpected reactions to 5mg Percocet pills in the Sydney area in Nova Scotia. Based on the reaction observed, it is suspected to have been tainted with Fentanyl. Harm reduction information: • Don’t use alone, if possible. Keep...

QEII Health Sciences Centre first in Canada to acquire StarGuide Hybrid SPECT/CT nuclear medicine scanner through GE HealthCare

**** Health / Wellness Release QEII Health Sciences Centre first in Canada to acquire StarGuide Hybrid SPECT/CT nuclear medicine scanner through GE HealthCare Nova Scotia Health’s QEII Health Sciences Centre is the first health centre in Canada to acquire a StarGuide SPECT/CT scanner by GE HealthCare. The innovative nuclear medicine scanner uses 3D imaging that...

Fundraiser in memory of Capt. Billy Marr

**** Via Halifax Professional Firefighters Join us this coming Sunday at the @LowerDeckClayPk in supporting the children of the late Captain Billy Marr through the Tiny Hero Foundation’s fundraiser! Together, we can make a difference!...

Update: Dettson Electronic Hydra Revolution Boiler of 24 kW, 27 kW and 29 kW recalled due to fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Update: Dettson Electronic Hydra Revolution Boiler of 24 kW, 27 kW and 29 kW recalled due to fire hazard Issue In the event that the appliance is improperly connected, a failure of the power board could cause a short circuit resulting in a fire hazard. Update on incidents reported: As...

Open fridge coming to Eastern Passage fire station 16

Open fridge coming to Eastern Passage fire station 16 Currently hosting an open fridge inside the station on Thursdays (from 1 – 6pm), HRFE Stn 16 will soon host a 24 hour drop off / pick up open fridge, a place where those struggling with food insecurities can drop by and select goods from the...

Mobile primary care clinics in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinics in 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, June 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care Clinic...

Eastern Passage blood donors needed June 5th

**** Via Canadian Blood Services Eastern Passage blood donors needed June 5th Wednesday, June 5th 10:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Passage Cow Bay Lions Club 65 Hornes Rd Eastern Passage, NS, B3G 1A4 Book your appointment today!  ...

Eastern Passage Community Fridge grand opening at HRFE Stn 16

**** Via Eastern Passage Community Fridge ATTENTION NEIGHBORS Although we have been operating for quite some time now, part of our vision has finally come to fruition! Our Community Pantry will be hosting a GRAND OPENING. The Community Pantry will be a safe space open 24/7 for community members to drop off donations and take...

Blasting at the QEII Halifax Infirmary construction site will begin on Tuesday, May 28

**** CNS Media Release Blasting at QEII Halifax Infirmary Construction Site ———————————————– Blasting at the QEII Halifax Infirmary construction site will begin on Tuesday, May 28. Certain areas in the hospital, as well as homes and businesses in the immediate vicinity, may be affected by mild vibrations and increased noise levels at 3:30 p.m. for...

The Air Medical Transport Service has flown more than 850 Nova Scotians between hospitals since launching in August 2023

**** Via EHS The Air Medical Transport Service has flown more than 850 Nova Scotians between hospitals since launching in August 2023, saving more than 8,000 hours of ground-based transfer time for local communities. That’s 8,000 hours of dedicated, on-the-ground professionals being available for the next call, the next emergency, or the next neighbour in...

With the arrival of the hot weather, Halifax Regional Police reminds citizens to not leave their pets in parked vehicles

**** HRP Media Release Pets in parked vehicles With the arrival of the hot weather, Halifax Regional Police reminds citizens to not leave their pets in parked vehicles. On a warm day, even with the windows open, a parked vehicle quickly becomes like a furnace and presents potentially fatal conditions for pets left inside. With...

LungNSPEI Increases Access to Pulmonary Rehabilitation With the Launch of a New Pilot Program

**** Via LUNGNSPEI LungNSPEI Increases Access to Pulmonary Rehabilitation With the Launch of a New Pilot Program LungNSPEI, in collaboration with iMaster Health, is proud to announce the launch of a groundbreaking pilot program aimed at enhancing accessibility to pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) and lung disease education for residents of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island...

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, May 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care Clinic...

World Bee Day is observed on 20 May each year to draw attention to the essential role bees and other pollinators play in keeping people and the planet healthy

**** Info via World Bee Day World Bee Day – 20 May World Bee Day is observed on 20 May each year to draw attention to the essential role bees and other pollinators play in keeping people and the planet healthy. It provides an opportunity for governments, organizations, civil society and concerned citizens everywhere to...

NSHA received a report from a community partner about methamphetamine suspected to contain opioids in the Tatamagouche area

**** Via NSHA Verified Drug Alert May 2024 NSHA received a report from a community partner about methamphetamine suspected to contain opioids in the Tatamagouche 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 if using substances...

As the weather gets warmer, it is important for people to know about and watch for blue-green algae while enjoying Nova Scotia’s freshwater shorelines

**** Via NS Government As the weather gets warmer, it is important for people to know about and watch for blue-green algae while enjoying Nova Scotia’s freshwater shorelines 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...

Antigonish County District RCMP has charged a woman under the Personal Health Information Act following an investigation into a complaint received in April

**** RCMP Media Release Antigonish County District RCMP charges woman in relation to breach of the Personal Health Information Act Antigonish County District RCMP has charged a woman under the Personal Health Information Act following an investigation into a complaint received in April. On April 10, Antigonish County District RCMP responded to a complaint regarding 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 clinic has these upcoming clinic dates: Cobequid Community Health Centre 40 Freer Lane, Lower Sackville Saturday, May 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care Clinic...

Beautiful weather brings out the ticks!

Be tick safe! Beautiful weather brings out the people, and enjoying that weather can be a bummer when ticks get involved! Don’t forget to check yourself and pets for ticks! Repost ** Release waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/48519-2...

LUNGNSPEI LungNSPEI, in partnership with the Province of Nova Scotia, Launches Innovative Pilot Program for Equitable Access to Radon Testing and Mitigation

**** Via LUNGNSPEI LungNSPEI, in partnership with the Province of Nova Scotia, Launches Innovative Pilot Program for Equitable Access to Radon Testing and Mitigation LungNSPEI, in partnership with the Government of Nova Scotia, is proud to announce the launch of a groundbreaking initiative aimed at ensuring equitable access to radon testing and mitigation services across...

Frito Lay brand SunChips Multigrains Harvest Cheddar Snacks and Original Munchies Snack Mix recalled due to Salmonella

**** Recall via Health Canada Frito Lay brand SunChips Multigrains Harvest Cheddar Snacks and Original Munchies Snack Mix 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 Frito Lay SunChips Multigrains Harvest Cheddar Snacks All sizes 060410040591 060410066232 060410001295 060410037249...

Bide Awhile – We’re fundraising for animals like Bandit, our one-eyed buddy

**** Info via Bide Awhile We’re fundraising for animals like Bandit, our one-eyed buddy Bandit came to Bide Awhile in early March of this year. Upon his arrival, it was clear that the cards had not been in his favour. He had been suffering from a bad case of upper respiratory infection that went untreated...

More Access, Improved Wait Times for MRIs

**** Health / Wellness Release More Access, Improved Wait Times for MRIs —————————————————————- Four new medical resonance imaging (MRI) machines and a partnership with a medical imaging company will improve access and reduce wait times for patients.   “Improving access to healthcare services for Nova Scotians, like MRIs, requires us working together and using all...

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, May 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Dartmouth Mobile Primary...

With Mothers Day just around the corner, a pet safety note via the NS SPCA

With Mothers Day just around the corner, a pet safety note via the NS SPCA Please share to help protect more pets! Did you know that lilies are toxic to kitties? Cats are curious creatures and love to explore new things. Even if lilies are in a vase up high, when the flowers begin to...

Mental Health Week, Supports for Nova Scotians

**** CNS Media Release Mental Health Week, Supports for Nova Scotians —————————————————————————————————- May 6 to 12 is Mental Health Week, which offers Nova Scotians a chance to reflect on their own mental health needs and the needs of loved ones. “Taking care of our minds is just as important as taking care of our bodies...

Ryobi Y18GB Airwave 18-Gauge Brad Nailer and Ryobi Y18GBS Airwave 2-in-1 Brad Nailer/Stapler Recalled due to Laceration Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Ryobi Y18GB Airwave 18-Gauge Brad Nailer and Ryobi Y18GBS Airwave 2-in-1 Brad Nailer/Stapler Recalled due to Laceration Hazard Issue The work piece contact element can bind in a compressed position allowing the nail to be discharged by activating the trigger alone rather than the intended two step actuation process, posing...

JANE’S WALK IN DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH

**** Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission Release 🌷☀️JANE’S WALK IN DOWNTOWN DARTMOUTH☀️🌷 It is that time of year again, folks! This weekend there will be a number of Jane’s Walks across the globe to celebrate neighbourhoods, their communities, and what makes them unique. These free community-led walks are a perfect opportunity to connect with the community...

As part of Emergency Preparedness Week, the Halifax Regional Municipality is encouraging all residents to know their risks and be prepared

**** HRM Media Release Emergency Preparedness Week is May 5-11  As part of Emergency Preparedness Week, the Halifax Regional Municipality is encouraging all residents to know their risks and be prepared.  Know your risks – those who live on a coastline, floodplain or area prone to wildfire should plan accordingly.    Be prepared – have an emergency...

Fire protection restored at QEII’s Halifax Infirmary, helipad reopens

**** NSHA Media Release Fire protection restored at QEII’s Halifax Infirmary, helipad reopens Nova Scotia Health is pleased to share that the necessary fire suppression work at the QEII’s Halifax Infirmary site has been successfully completed. The fire suppression system is now fully operational, following a few weeks of partial protection in some areas, ensuring...

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, May 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Dartmouth Mobile Primary...

New Wig Rebate for Cancer Patients

**** CNS Media Release New Wig Rebate for Cancer Patients —————————————————— Nova Scotians being treated for cancer and dealing with hair loss can now get help with the cost of a wig through a one-time rebate of $300. “A cancer diagnosis is scary enough. Hair loss due to the treatment needed to fight the cancer...

Menstrual May from May 1 – May 17 is back

**** Via United Way Halifax See photo for more details We’re so pleased to bring back Menstrual May from May 1 – May 17 in partnership with Halifax Public Libraries, NSGEU and the Halifax Convention Centre! Rally your workplace team and connect with us by email at pordinelli@unitedwayhalifax.ca for some assets and info to help...

3M™ PELTOR™ X4 Series Earmuffs recalled due to potential injury hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada 3M™ PELTOR™ X4 Series Earmuffs recalled due to potential injury hazard Issue The recalled noise reducing earmuffs can develop cracks in the coloured portion of the plastic cups, posing a risk of overexposure to loud noise and sound. Affected products This recall involves 3M™ PELTOR™ X4 Series Earmuffs over-ear earmuffs designed for...

April 28, in Canada has been designated as the National Day of Mourning.

**** Via New Glasgow Police April 28, in Canada has been designated as the National Day of Mourning This day is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives, suffered injury or illness on the job, or experienced a work-related tragedy...

Today is World Veterinary Day!

**** Via NS SPCA Today is World Veterinary Day! From the front desk to the surgery room, we want to celebrate the lifesaving work veterinary care professionals perform to help pets and loving families. Thank you to our support staff, veterinary assistants, and registered veterinary technicians. And a special shout out to SPCA Veterinarians Dr...

Repost –  Prevent Bear Encounters This Spring

**** Natural Resources Release Repost –  Prevent Bear Encounters This Spring ——————————————————— Nova Scotians can take simple steps to avoid attracting bears and other wildlife into their backyards this spring. Bears have a keen sense of smell and will wander into populated areas if there is easy access to food from people’s activities. Once accustomed...

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, April 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care...

New supportive housing for seniors and people living with developmental disabilities will soon be available in Dartmouth

**** CNS Media Release New Supportive Housing in Dartmouth —————————————————— New supportive housing for seniors and people living with developmental disabilities will soon be available in Dartmouth with funding from three levels of government. Main Street Centre, a seven-storey, 45-unit mixed-use housing project, is being built by Affirmative Ventures at 139 Main St. It will...

New Paramedics Coming to Nova Scotia from Australia

**** CNS Media Release New Paramedics Coming to Nova Scotia from Australia —————————————————— Nova Scotia will welcome 30 new paramedics in 2024-25 following the Province’s first in-person healthcare recruitment effort in Australia earlier this year. “Solution One in Action for Health is being a magnet for healthcare workers, and results like these tell us we’re...

DALS/ILLUME Swivel Vanity LED Wall Lights recalled due to fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada DALS/ILLUME Swivel Vanity LED Wall Lights recalled due to fire hazard Issue DALS/ILLUME Swivel Vanity LED Wall Lights can overheat, posing a fire hazard. As of March 28, 2024, the company has received 1 incident report concerning a fire hazard and no reports of injury in Canada. Affected products This recall...

Repost – hfxALERT is the municipality’s mass notification system for informing residents about emergencies and operations updates

Repost **** Info via HRM hfxALERT is the municipality’s mass notification system for informing residents about emergencies and operations updates. hfxALERT will send urgent and non-urgent notifications from Halifax Regional Police, Halifax Fire & Emergency’s Emergency Management Division, as well as municipal winter parking ban notices. DISCLAIMER: Residents should sign-up for notifications via the website. The...

Today is Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day! According to National Geographic “Earth Day is an annual celebration that honors the achievements of the environmental movement and raises awareness of the need to protect Earth’s natural resources for future generations. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22”...

Mobile primary care clinic in Dartmouth cancelled April 21

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile primary care clinic in Dartmouth cancelled April 21 Please note Nova Scotia Health’s mobile primary care clinic in Dartmouth (Tacoma walk-in clinic) is cancelled on Sunday, April 21. Please note other options for care: Nova Scotians can now access VirtualCareNS, which provides free, temporary access to primary health care. Visit www.virtualcarens.ca to...

(Update) Precautionary Boil Water Advisory in Effect For Middle Musquodoboit

**** Halifax Water Release UPDATE: Precautionary Boil Water Advisory in Effect for Middle Musquodoboit This advisory impacts customers in Middle Musquodoboit that are serviced by Halifax Water. Water service has been restored to customers in Middle Musquodoboit. Customers in the area may experience discoloured water following this repair. It is recommended that those customers run the COLD water...

The volunteers from HRFE Stn 8 are at the Bedford Superstore (until 4pm) raising money for the NS Burn Treatment Society

The volunteers from HRFE Stn 8 are at the Bedford Superstore (until 4pm) raising money for the NS Burn Treatment Society With an obstacle course for the kids, a real firetruck to explore, and foodtruck on scene, they are looking to meet and greet the public and help out a great cause!...

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 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dartmouth Mobile Primary Care Clinic...

Nova Scotia Health is in the process of contacting 2,690 people by letter whose personal health information was inappropriately accessed by a former employee at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital

**** NSHA Media Release Statement regarding privacy breach at Nova Scotia Health  Nova Scotia Health is in the process of contacting 2,690 people by letter whose personal health information was inappropriately accessed by a former employee at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital. The person responsible for the breaches has been terminated. Nova Scotia Health views this...

Calling all superheroes, Drop Zone Halifax is on Tuesday, August 13th this year and registration is now open! 

**** Info via Easter Seals Calling all superheroes, Drop Zone Halifax is on Tuesday, August 13th this year and registration is now open!  Drop Zone is a knee-shaking, heart-pounding and adrenaline-pumping adventure that encourages you to get out of your comfort zone and face your fears by rappelling from the top of Halifax’s tallest office...

Communicable Disease Prevention and Control – Lyme Diseasel

**** CNS Media Release Communicable Disease Prevention and Control Lyme Disease Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted to humans by a bite from an infected blacklegged tick. In Nova Scotia, only the blacklegged tick carries the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, and not all blacklegged ticks carry the bacteria. Ticks attach to the skin...

Tick populations across Nova Scotia are growing and as the weather gets warmer, it is important for people to take the necessary steps to protect themselves, their family and their pets

**** Health / Weather Release Be Tick Safe While Enjoying Nature —————————————————— Tick populations across Nova Scotia are growing and as the weather gets warmer, it is important for people to take the necessary steps to protect themselves, their family and their pets. “Tick-borne diseases are preventable if you are aware and take simple precautions...

The Metro Animal Emergency Clinic will be temporarily condensing our hours of availability

**** Via Metro Animal Emergency Clinic **ATTENTION PLEASE NOTE** The Metro Animal Emergency Clinic has gone through many changes in the past 27 years. First, we were open only nights and weekends; then, during the day as well but only as support for critical and emergency transfers from other hospitals; and finally, as being open...

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 by...

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...