Health and Wellness

Northern Pulp Environmental Assessment Process Begins

**** CNS Media Release Northern Pulp Environmental Assessment Process Begins ————————————————————— The proposed Northern Pulp mill revitalization and new pulp effluent treatment plant project was registered for a Class II environmental assessment today, December 7. The company’s registration document is available at: https://www.novascotia.ca/nse/ea/ . The Department is now preparing draft terms of reference to guide the preparation ...

Nova Scotia Health to offer free online substance use recovery program to adults in Nova Scotia​

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health to offer free online substance use recovery program to adults in Nova Scotia​ Nova Scotia Health’s Mental Health and Addictions Program and Health Innovation Hub are piloting Breaking Free Online, an online substance use recovery support program. ​ Breaking Free Online will be free and available for all ...

RCMP warn public of suspected fentanyl found in Lunenburg County

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP warn public of suspected fentanyl found in Lunenburg County Police are warning the public of a new form of suspected fentanyl that was seized as part of an investigation last week in Lunenburg County. The seized drug is purple and appears to be similar in appearance to play-dough. As part ...

A province wide ‘Day of Action’ is underway. It is a day of public awareness to bring attention to the ongoing crisis in long-term care

**** Info via CUPE A province wide ‘Day of Action’ is underway. It is a day of public awareness to bring attention to the ongoing crisis in long-term care. The call to action is looking to call attending to the following issues: – Ensuring all staff are paid appropriately for the invaluable service they provide ...

myCharge Razor Xtreme PD powerbank recalled due to a fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada myCharge Razor Xtreme PD powerbank recalled due to a fire hazard Affected products This recall involves the myCharge Razor Xtreme PD powerbank, model No. RZPD26BK-A.  The product has a blue metallic case with myCharge written on the front of the product case.  The model number is located on the back ...

Old Spice and Secret Aerosol Spray Antiperspirant Products Recalled Due To Detection of Benzene

**** Recall via Health Canada Old Spice and Secret Aerosol Spray Antiperspirant Products Recalled Due To Detection of Benzene Affected products This recall involves eight Old Spice and Secret Antiperspirant/Deodorant Spray Products that are packaged in aerosol cans. The recalled products carry the following UPC codes: Product Name UPC (Item) Old Spice Sweat Defense Pure Sport ...

Grant Will Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes Longer

**** CNS Media Release Grant Will Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes Longer —————————————————————- The Province is following through on its commitment to help seniors stay in their homes longer by investing up to $32 million each year in the Seniors Care Grant. The grant provides up to $500 in funding for eligible Nova Scotians ...

Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Strollers recalled due to Fall Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Zoom 360 Ultralight Jogging Strollers recalled due to Fall Hazard   This recall involves the Zoom 360 Ultralight jogging strollers. “Joovy” is written across the front of the stroller and “Zoom Ultralight” is written on the parent organizer attachment on the bottom of the stroller. See Joovy’s video at https://vimeo.com/574693044/09c3d0418c to install ...

GLW Battery Packs used in Hovertax 2.0 Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards recalled due to fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada GLW Battery Packs used in Hovertax 2.0 Self-Balancing Scooters/Hoverboards recalled due to fire hazard This recall involves the removable GLW battery packs installed in UL-Listed Hovertrax 2.0 brand self-balancing scooters/hoverboards manufactured between September 2016 and August 2017. GLW’s battery packs were certified as compliant with ANSI/UL Standard 2271 by UL.  ...

Nova Scotia Health to begin Need a Family Practice Registry validation

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health to begin Need a Family Practice Registry validation Nova Scotia Health will be contacting people on the Need a Family Practice Registry to confirm that they are still looking for a family doctor or nurse practitioner. Beginning on Friday (Nov. 26), anyone on the Need a Family Practice ...

#DrugAlert November 23, 2021

**** NSHA Media Release #DrugAlert November 23, 2021 NSHA received a report from a community-based organization that an unknown substance is being sold as cocaine in the Dartmouth, NS area. It is suspected that it may be Wellbutrin / Bupropion. The drug is described as being sold in a small dime baggy with crushed white ...

Sirens for Life concludes…. And the winner is….

The recent Sirens for Life blood drive, a friendly first responder competition to see what group can raise the most valuable blood donations in the HRM, has come to a close.  And with 2 wins in a row, the NS RCMP have claimed the cup again! First responders see the dire need for blood donations ...

Province Invests in Affordable Housing, Community Housing, Shelters

**** Housing Media Release Province Invests in Affordable Housing, Community Housing, Shelters —————————————————– Nova Scotians need and deserve safe, affordable places to call home. On National Housing Day, today, November 22, the Province announced a $6.4 million investment to build about 200 new affordable rental units in Kentville, Lantz, Halifax and Cole Harbour. These units ...

Blistex Corporation is recalling three lots of Odor-Eaters Spray Powder (D20C04, D20K13 and D21H03) due to contamination with benzene

**** Recall via Health Canada Blistex Corporation is recalling three lots of Odor-Eaters Spray Powder (D20C04, D20K13 and D21H03) due to contamination with benzene Issue Blistex Corporation is recalling three lots of Odor-Eaters Spray Powder (D20C04, D20K13 and D21H03) due to contamination with benzene. Frequent and long-term exposure (e.g., through the skin or by inhalation) ...

Today was the official reveal and launch of the new 2022 Halifax Professional Firefighters (HPFF)  “Firefighters and their Dogs” calendar, in support of firefighter and first responder mental health initiatives

**** Info via Fight4Life Today was the official reveal and launch of the new 2022 Halifax Professional Firefighters (HPFF)  “Firefighters and their Dogs” calendar, in support of firefighter and first responder mental health initiatives. 100% of all calendar sales goes directly towards the programs of Fight4Life. Fight4Life Halifax is a charity that was established in ...

Province Covers Cost of New Cystic Fibrosis Drug

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release   Province Covers Cost of New Cystic Fibrosis Drug ————————————————— Starting today, November 18, Nova Scotia will provide additional support for cystic fibrosis patients by fully covering the cost of the drug Trikafta. Cystic fibrosis is a rare and progressive genetic disease that affects children and adults. Trikafta is used to ...

Verkazia eye drops: Out of Specification, foreign matter

**** Recall via Health Canada Verkazia eye drops: Out of Specification, foreign matter Issue Out of Specification result, potential for presence of particulate matter in this lot. What you should do If you see particulate matter (e.g. crystal-like particles) in the vials or if your eye symptoms worsen, stop using the product and consult your ...

Veterans, Families to Save Money on Rent

**’* Housing Media Release Veterans, Families to Save Money on Rent —————————————————————- Veterans and families caring for a child with a severe mental or physical disability will soon save on their public housing rent costs. The Province will now exclude the veterans’ disability pension and the child disability benefit when calculating how much rent someone ...

Mumm’s Sprouting Seeds brand Broccoli recalled due to Salmonella

**** Recall via Health Canada Mumm’s Sprouting Seeds brand Broccoli recalled due to Salmonella Issue Mumm’s Sprouting Seeds is recalling Mumm’s Sprouting Seeds brand Broccoli from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers, retailers, distributors, and manufacturers should not use, repackage or sell the recalled products. The recalled products have been sold nationally and ...

Voluntary Recall of Limited Number of Whiskas Dry Cat Food Products in Canada

**** Recall via Whiskas Voluntary Recall of Limited Number of Whiskas Dry Cat Food Products in Canada At Mars Petcare, product quality and food safety for the pets we feed is our top priority. Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to recall a limited number of bags of WHISKAS dry cat food ...

Two lots of TUMS Assorted Berries Extra Strength Tablets recalled because they may contain metal fragments

**** Recall via Health Canada Two lots of TUMS Assorted Berries Extra Strength Tablets recalled because they may contain metal fragments Affected products Product NPN Lot Expiry TUMS Assorted Berries Extra Strength Tablets (750 mg bottle of 100 tablets) 01967932 7B3G (sold individually and as part of Costco club packs – see note below) August ...

(Update) Kentville Police warn of suspicious candy given out at Halloween

**** Kentville Police Release ***UPDATE*** The suspicious candy incident has been resolved, there is no concern for public safety. The smarties were used in a pumpkin as a prop, when it started to rain the child wrapped them in cellophane and placed them in the pumpkin for later. While they were gone trick or treating, ...

QEII Health Sciences Centre second hospital in Canada to receive orthopedic surgical robot Entire project to be funded by QEII Foundation donors​

**** NSHA Media Release QEII Health Sciences Centre second hospital in Canada to receive orthopedic surgical robot Entire project to be funded by QEII Foundation donors​ Nova Scotia Health’s QEII Health Sciences Centre is now home to the Mako SmartRobotics system – the second surgical robot of its kind in Canada. The innovative robotic arm ...

November is Domestic Violence Awareness month.

**** HRP Media Release November is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Every day of every month is a good time to help someone find freedom from violence. If you’re a victim or know someone who is, don’t be silent. Connect with Halifax Regional Police Victim Services Unit & get help today. Victim services in Halifax Halifax ...

An EHS LifeFlight fixed wing aircraft successfully completed an emergency landing at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport

**** Info via EHS At approximately 3:38 p.m. yesterday afternoon, an EHS LifeFlight fixed wing aircraft successfully completed an emergency landing at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. We are thankful that all six people on board, including two patients, are safe with no reported injuries. When it was determined that an emergency landing was necessary, ...

HRP Halloween safety tips

**** HRP Media Release Halloween safety tips ​ 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. ...

Funding for Pharmacist Assessment to Help Prevent Lyme Disease

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Funding for Pharmacist Assessment to Help Prevent Lyme Disease —————————————————————- Nova Scotians who get bitten by a tick can now go to their local pharmacy to assess the need for treatment to help prevent Lyme disease. The cost of the assessment will be covered by the government, effective immediately. Nova Scotians ...

All Graduating Nurses to Get Job Offers

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release All Graduating Nurses to Get Job Offers —————————————————————- NOTE: A statement by Premier Tim Houston, read in the House of Assembly today, October 28, follows the release —————————————————————- Premier Tim Houston announced today, October 28, all nurses graduating from Nova Scotia’s universities and Nova Scotia Community College for the next five ...

Goodfood brand Onions recalled due to Salmonella

**** Recall via Health Canada Goodfood brand Onions recalled due to Salmonella The food recall warning issued on October 22, 2021 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Goodfood Market Corp is recalling Goodfood brand Onions, Product of Mexico, from ...

Investments in Recreation Facilities and Trails Support Healthy Communities

**** CNS Media Release Investments in Recreation Facilities and Trails Support Healthy Communities   Community groups can move forward with projects that help promote healthier communities, improve infrastructure and foster economic growth with a $2.1 million investment from the Province. The funding includes $1.5 million for 40 projects through the Recreational Facility Development grant program. ...

RCMP share tips for a safe Halloween night ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP share tips for a safe Halloween night ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...

Halifax SAR: Don’t do this!

**** Info via Halifax SAR Every once in a while we see trends going around social media that we need to address. The latest is the idea about changing your voicemail if you’re lost. First off, you cannot change your voice mail when you don’t have a cellular signal. If your battery is low, and ...

#DrugAlert – October 22, 2021

**** NSHA Media Release #DrugAlert – October 22, 2021 NSHA has received a report from a community-based organization that an unknown substance is being sold as crack cocaine in the Windsor, NS area. It is suspected to contain methamphetamine. The drug is described as looking like “normal” crack cocaine. Please be mindful of the following ...

Influenza Vaccine Now Available in Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Influenza Vaccine Now Available in Nova Scotia —————————————————————————————————– The seasonal influenza vaccine will be available for free from most pharmacies, family doctors, family practice nurses and nurse practitioners across the province, starting Monday, October 25 . All Nova Scotians over six months old are highly encouraged to get a flu vaccine ...

Drug Alert – NSHA has received a report from a community partner regarding a bad reaction (hallucinations and seizure) to pills which are believed to be Percocet in the Halifax area

**** NSHA Media Release #DrugAlert NSHA has received a report from a community partner regarding a bad reaction (hallucinations and seizure) to pills which are believed to be Percocet in the Halifax, NS area.   The drug is described as round white tablets marked with “TEC,” quite rough in appearance and look to be likely ...

Nova Scotia Health resumes referrals for Medical Assistance in Dying​

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health resumes referrals for Medical Assistance in Dying​ ​ Nova Scotia Health would like to share that we will be able to accept new Medical Assistance in Dying referrals as of Wednesday October 20, 2021. The organization had placed a temporary hold on referrals due to capacity issues but ...

Drug Alert – NSHA has received a report from a community partner regarding a recent sample of Dilaudid 8 containing fentanyl in the Halifax area

**** NSHA Media Release #DrugAlert We have received a report from a community partner regarding a recent sample of Dilaudid 8 containing fentanyl in the Halifax, NS area. The drug is described as triangular/heart-shaped pills. Please be mindful of the following recommendations for harm reduction: • Don’t use alone, if possible. Keep a distance of ...

Ombrelle Garnier Complete Dry Mist Spray sunscreen recalled due to elevated benzene levels

**** Recall via Health Canada Ombrelle Garnier Complete Dry Mist Spray sunscreen recalled due to elevated benzene levels Issue Ombrelle Canada is recalling all lots of Ombrelle Garnier Complete Dry Mist Spray sunscreen, SPF30 and SPF 60, due to elevated levels of benzene. Frequent and long-term exposure (e.g., through the skin and by inhalation) to ...

Illegal Vape Products Seized in New Waterford

**** Service Nova Scotia Release Illegal Vape Products Seized in New Waterford ———————————————– More illegal vape products have been taken off the streets of Nova Scotia following an investigation by the Department of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services’ compliance and special investigations unit. On October 6 in New Waterford, a 36-year-old man was apprehended ...

Legislation to Protect Patients, Health-Service Providers, Staff of Healthcare Facilities

**** Justice Media Release Legislation to Protect Patients, Health-Service Providers, Staff of Healthcare Facilities —————————————————————- The Province is taking action to protect patients, health-service providers and staff of healthcare facilities from protests intended to interfere with Nova Scotians accessing hospital and other healthcare services. The Protecting Access to Health Services Act, introduced today, October 14, ...

Public Health received a report from a community-based organization that a substance sold as crack cocaine tested positive for fentanyl in the Windsor

**** NSHA Media Release #DrugAlert: Public Health received a report from a community-based organization that a substance sold as crack cocaine tested positive for fentanyl in the Windsor, NS area. • 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 ...

Update: Nova Scotia Health to require proof of vaccination for most visitors and support people starting October 13

**** NSHA Media Release Update: Nova Scotia Health to require proof of vaccination for most visitors and support people starting October 13 ​ Nova Scotia Health has received several questions regarding the proof of vaccination requirement for support people and visitors effective on October 13. We hope the following clarification is helpful. Effective October 13, most visitors ...

One lot of GENIUS Kids and Teens softgel capsules recalled due to possible bacterial contamination

**** Recall via Health Canada One lot of GENIUS Kids and Teens softgel capsules recalled due to possible bacterial contamination   Issue Nutripur Inc. is recalling one lot (lot GC2210-1, expiry 08-23) of GENIUS Kids and Teens softgel capsules due to possible bacterial contamination with Staphylococcus aureus, which may pose serious health risks. The natural ...

Province to Purchase Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, East Coast Forensic Hospital

**** Justice / Health Release Province to Purchase Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, East Coast Forensic Hospital ———————————————————————————————————– Today, October 6, the Province advised Alderney CFF Limited that it will purchase the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility and East Coast Forensic Hospital in Dartmouth when the lease expires in 2026. “These facilities are centrally located ...

(Update) Several lots of Advil Cold & Sinus Day/Night Convenience Pack recalled due to labelling error that may cause confusion between daytime and nighttime tablets

**** Recall via Health Canada Several lots of Advil Cold & Sinus Day/Night Convenience Pack recalled due to labelling error that may cause confusion between daytime and nighttime tablets GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare ULC (GSK) is recalling two lots of Advil Cold & Sinus Day/Night Convenience Pack (one lot of 18 caplet boxes and one lot ...

One lot of Mirvala 28 birth control pill recalled

**** Recall via Health Canada One lot of Mirvala 28 birth control pill recalled Apotex Inc. is recalling one lot (LF21272B) of Mirvala 28, a prescription birth control pill, because the blister pack may contain a placebo pill (green) in place of an active birth control pill (white).  Mirvala 28 packages contain 21 white pills ...

Nova Scotia Health to place temporary hold on referrals for Medical Assistance in Dying

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health to place temporary hold on referrals for Medical Assistance in Dying Nova Scotia Health will place a temporary 30-day hold on referrals for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) while working through a significant backlog caused by an increase in demand for the service. The program has already exceeded ...

Memorial blood drive kicks off

A blood drive has kicked off at Blood Services in Halifax in memory of firefighter Ben Baurin who passed away in April 2019 from a motor vehicle collision. To book a blood donation appointment today, locate a donor centre, check your eligibility to donate blood and more, download the GiveBlood app available for iOS on ...

Emergency Health Services Employees Honoured

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Emergency Health Services Employees Honoured Emergency Health Services (EHS) front-line staff – including one person with 45 years of service – were honoured through a pre-recorded virtual EHS Long Service Award ceremony. “The COVID-19 pandemic created many challenges and you stepped up, adapted to the changes, and answered Nova Scotians’ calls ...

Paramedics Recognized on Ninth Annual Medic Monday

***** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Paramedics Recognized on Ninth Annual Medic Monday —————————————————- Today, Sept. 27, is the ninth annual Medic Monday in Nova Scotia. It is a day to celebrate the 1,200 dedicated paramedics who provide highly skilled care to Nova Scotians every day. “For many Nova Scotians who have experienced an emergency health situation, ...

Health Canada suspends licence and requested a recall for PURE75 gel hand sanitizer due to potential serious health risks

**** Recall via Health Canada Health Canada suspends licence and requested a recall for PURE75 gel hand sanitizer due to potential serious health risks Issue Health Canada has suspended the product licence for PURE75 gel hand sanitizer (NPN 80098346) due to health risks. The Department tested the product and found that it contains an undeclared ...

Providers Speak Up For Health Care, Patients – Op-Ed

**** PREMIER’S OFFICE– Providers Speak Up For Health Care, Patients – Op-Ed —————————————————————- NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Premier Tim Houston —————————————————————- Over the last few days, Health and Wellness Minister Michelle Thompson, our health leadership team and I have been touring the province, meeting with front-line health-care workers to hear their ideas ...

VirtualCareNS Pilot Program Expanding Provincewide

**** PREMIER’S Office Media Release VirtualCareNS Pilot Program Expanding Provincewide ——————————————————- People on the Need a Family Practice Registry across the province will soon have access to virtual care. ​ Government will invest an initial $1.3 million to support Nova Scotia Health to expand the VirtualCareNS pilot program to Central and Eastern zones beginning in ...

Clicker X HB Step-In Snowboard Bindings recalled due to risk of a fall hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Clicker X HB Step-In Snowboard Bindings recalled due to risk of a fall hazard Common name: Clicker X HB Step-In Snowboard Bindings Product description: This recall involves Clicker X HB Step-In Snowboard Bindings. The model number is located on the inside of the heel cup. Recalled products: Model Number Name Color Manufacture ...

Health Canada is warning Canadians of the serious danger posed by three magnet sets primarily sold online

**** Recall via Health Canada Health Canada is warning Canadians of the serious danger posed by three magnet sets primarily sold online (photos below): NicoSee Wonder Hematite Rattlesnake Eggs by Maple Mall SpaceCare Hematite Magnetic Stone set by Safari Store Ruptop Magnetic Pen High-quality Innovative Gel Pen Finger Play Toy by Shenzhen MengLang Keji Youxian ...

Premier Responds to Protestors at Doctor Strang’s House

**** Premier Office Release Premier Responds to Protestors at Doctor Strang’s House —————————————————– Premier Tim Houston issued a response today, Sept. 17, to people protesting health-care providers, including Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang. The video response is available at: https://www.facebook.com/TimHoustonNS/videos/1041739879993159/ ...

Statement on National Nurses Day of Action

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Statement on National Nurses Day of Action ——————————————————- NOTE: The following is a statement from Michelle Thompson, Minister of Health and Wellness; Barbara Adams, Minister of Seniors and Long-term Care; and Brian Comer, Minister of the Office of Mental Health and Addictions ——————————————————- Today, Canada’s Nurses Day of Action, we want ...

High number of emergency visits and admissions, combined with staffing pressures, leading to service reductions​

**** NSHA Media Release High number of emergency visits and admissions, combined with staffing pressures, leading to service reductions​ ​ Hospitals throughout Nova Scotia continue to see higher than normal emergency visits and demands for hospital beds, which are resulting in delays in care, including some surgical services. These pressures come at a time when ...

Teak Shower Benches recalled due to fall hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Teak Shower Benches recalled due to fall hazard Common name: Teak Shower Benches Product description: This recall involves Ivena 20″ teak shower benches. The benches are made of light brown teak with padding on the feet. The seat and bottom shelf have a row of wood paneling. Item number 1049998 and UPC ...

White-Rodgers Gen II Intellivent natural gas and propane control valves installed on certain models of Giant and Gemco natural gas and propane water heaters recalled due to potential carbon monoxide leak

**** Recall via Health Canada White-Rodgers Gen II Intellivent natural gas and propane control valves installed on certain models of Giant and Gemco natural gas and propane water heaters recalled due to potential carbon monoxide leak Common name: White-Rodgers Gen II Intellivent natural gas and propane control valves installed on certain models of Giant and Gemco ...

Speak Up for Health Care Tour Begins Next Week

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Speak Up for Health Care Tour Begins Next Week —————————————————————- Premier Tim Houston and Health and Wellness Minister Michelle Thompson will meet directly with frontline health-care workers during the Speak Up for Health Care tour from Sept. 20 to 23. “Health care continues to be Nova Scotians’ most pressing concern. They ...

A suspected blue-green algae bloom is in Lake Banook, Dartmouth

**** NS Environment Release A suspected blue-green algae bloom is in Lake Banook, Dartmouth Blue-green algae can cause health effects to people and pets. We recommend that people wishing to use the water are watchful to ensure there are no algal blooms or mats anywhere nearby. People should be cautious about potential exposures through water ...

Each year on September 10th, people in over 50 countries officially recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day

**** Info via PANS Each year on September 10th, people in over 50 countries around the world connect with each other by officially recognizing World Suicide Prevention Day. World Suicide Prevention Day is a chance to promote understanding about suicide: those impacted by a suicide attempt or loss, family or friends, organizations, professionals, politicians, volunteers, ...

Consider having a conversation about bullying with your child

**** HRP Media Release  #StandUpAgainstBullyingDay. Consider having a conversation about bullying with your child. Through listening & showing support parents & guardians show that they take bullying seriously. Tips to deal with bullying Bullying has a negative impact on families in our communities. Here are a few tips and ideas that can help parents, guardians, ...

Eat Smart brand Chopped Salad Kits recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

**** Recall via Health Canada Eat Smart brand Chopped Salad Kits recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes The food recall warning issued on August 26, 2021 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Curation Foods is recalling Eat Smart brand Chopped Salad Kits ...

EHS became aware of an incident that occurred over this past weekend at St. Francis Xavier University while paramedics were on scene to respond to a call.

**** IUOE Local 727 Release INCIDENT AT ST. FX EHS became aware of an incident that occurred over this past weekend at St. Francis Xavier University while paramedics were on scene to respond to a call. In a video shared on social media, two men can be seen climbing on top of the ambulance while ...

Registration now open for free provincial online wellness sessions

**** NSHA Media Release Registration now open for free provincial online wellness sessions Registration is now open for Nova Scotia Health’s fall online wellness sessions. These sessions are for adults of all ages and cover topics such as healthy eating, physical activity, mental wellness, parenting, and reducing one’s health risks. All sessions are free for ...

#DrugAlert for September 2, 2021

**** NSHA Media Release #DrugAlert for September 2, 2021 We have received a report from a community partner today that a substance being sold as Xanax Bars in the Halifax Region Municipality, South Shore and Bridgewater to Chester area, may have been contaminated with an unknown opioid. The drug comes in bars and sometimes requires ...

A blue-green algae advisory is now in place for the Shubenacadie Canal chain of lakes

**** NS Environment Release A blue-green algae advisory is now in place for the Shubenacadie Canal chain of lakes from and including Grand Lake and Lake Micmac, including Fletcher Lake, Lake Thomas, Lake William and Lake Charles. We have an expanded blue-green algae advisory for the Shubenacadie Canal from Grand Lake to Lake Micmac. Do ...

Health Leadership Team Named, New Office to Focus on Recruitment

**** PREMIER’S OFFICE Release Health Leadership Team Named, New Office to Focus on Recruitment ———————————————————- Premier Tim Houston and Health and Wellness Minister Michelle Thompson announced a new health system leadership team today, Sept. 1, to take immediate action to improve health care in the province. “I’ve said all along that transformational change was needed ...

Ivermectin not authorized to prevent or treat COVID-19; may cause serious health problem

**** HEALTH Canada Release Ivermectin not authorized to prevent or treat COVID-19; may cause serious health problems Health Canada has received concerning reports of the use of veterinary ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19. Canadians should never consume health products intended for animals because of the potential serious health dangers posed by them. In this ...

Veggie Foodle brand Whole Vegetable Noodles recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

**** Recall via Health Canada Veggie Foodle brand Whole Vegetable Noodles recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes The food recall warning issued on August 20, 2021 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Freshline Foods Ltd. is recalling Veggie Foodle brand ...

About an hour of your time could change someone’s life. 

**** Canadian Blood Services Info About an hour of your time could change someone’s life.  Blood and blood products are a critical part of everyday medical care including major surgeries, medical procedures, cancer treatments and managing diseases and disorders. As a blood donor you form a vital link in Canada’s lifeline, helping many Canadians wake up healthy each ...

Risk advisory for Chocolate Lake Beach has been lifted

**** HRM Media Release Risk advisory for Chocolate Lake Beach has been lifted ​  The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the blue-green algae risk advisory previously in effect for Chocolate Lake Beach in Chocolate Lake has been lifted. ​ Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) is naturally occurring in freshwater environments and may become visible when ...

Risk advisory in effect for Chocolate Lake Beach due to possible blue-green algae bloom

**** HRM Media Release Risk advisory in effect for Chocolate Lake Beach due to possible blue-green algae bloom ​ Saturday, August 28, 2021 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that due to the presence of a possible blue-green algae bloom, a risk advisory is in effect for Chocolate Lake Beach in ...

Please be kind. We are here to help.

**** NSHA Media Release Please be kind. We are here to help. Every day, Nova Scotia Health team members work to support patients and families. This includes emergency department staff and doctors. We get it. After a long year dealing with COVID-19, the people of Nova Scotia are tired, frustrated and often scared. Our teams ...

Daily lifeguard supervision at provincial beaches ends Sunday, August 29

**** Info via NS Parks Daily lifeguard supervision at provincial beaches ends Sunday, August 29. Thank you to the Nova Scotia Lifesaving Society and the many highly trained lifeguards for keeping our beaches safe this summer. Lifeguards will be on duty at Lawrencetown Beach on September 4-6 and September 11-12 from 10 a.m. to 6 ...

(Update) Blue-Green Algae Being Monitored on Fletchers Lake

**** Halifax Water Release Blue-Green Algae Being Monitored on Fletchers Lake – Update Results from water samples collected today continue to show no harmful algal toxins at the Collins Park Water Supply Plant on Fletchers Lake. Halifax Water customers in this area can continue to use their tap water normally. ​ Any change in water ...

Albro Lake Beach Closed to Swimming

***’ HRM 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 municipal ...

Risk advisory for Birch Cove Beach has been lifted

**** HRM Media Release Risk advisory for Birch Cove Beach has been lifted ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the blue-green algae risk advisory previously in effect for Birch Cove Beach in Lake Banook, Dartmouth, has been lifted. ​ Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) is naturally occurring in freshwater environments and may become visible ...

One lot of pms-PROGESTERONE 100 mg capsules recalled because it may pose serious risks to individuals with severe peanut allergies

**** Recall via Health Canada One lot of pms-PROGESTERONE 100 mg capsules recalled because it may pose serious risks to individuals with severe peanut allergies   Pharmascience Inc. is recalling one lot (1318593, expiry 10/2022) of pms-PROGESTERONE 100 mg capsules because the bottles may contain Akorn 100 mg progesterone gelatin capsules in addition to or ...

Mr. Porky brand Original Scratchings recalled due to Salmonella

**** Recall via Health Canada Mr. Porky brand Original Scratchings recalled due to Salmonella   Morgan Williams International Inc. is recalling Mr. Porky brand Original Scratchings from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. Recalled product Brand Product Size UPC Codes Mr. Porky Original Scratchings (Cooked Seasoned Pork Rind) ...

Kinap Beach Closed to Swimming

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

Risk advisory in effect for Birch Cove Beach due to possible blue-green algae bloom

**** HRM Media Release Risk advisory in effect for Birch Cove Beach due to possible blue-green algae bloom ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that due to the presence of a possible blue-green algae bloom, a risk advisory is in effect for Birch Cove Beach on Lake Banook. Residents are encouraged to avoid ...

Veggie Foodle brand Green Zucchini Whole Vegetable Noodles recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

**** Recall via Health Canada Veggie Foodle brand Green Zucchini Whole Vegetable Noodles recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes Freshline Foods Ltd. is recalling Veggie Foodle brand Green Zucchini Whole Vegetable Noodles from the marketplace due to Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. Recalled product Brand Product Size UPC Codes Veggie Foodle Green ...

Risk advisory for Chocolate Lake Beach has been lifted

**** HRM Media Release Risk advisory for Chocolate Lake Beach has been lifted ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the blue-green algae risk advisory previously in effect for Chocolate Lake Beach in Chocolate Lake has been lifted. ​ Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) is naturally occurring in freshwater environments and may become visible when ...

Assisted parking for patients begins Sept. 7 at VG site

**** NSHA Media Release Assisted parking for patients begins Sept. 7 at VG site Partners for Care and its parking partner Indigo Park will launch an assisted parking program at the Victoria General campus of the QEII Health Sciences Centre on Tuesday, Sept. 7.​ ​ ​ This program will increase the availability of on-site parking ...

Marin Mountain Bikes recalled due to Fall Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Marin Mountain Bikes recalled due to Fall Hazard Common name: Multiple 2021 models of Marin bikes Product description: This recall involves the bottom bracket of multiple 2021 models of Marin bikes. The affected bottom brackets have black surface finish. The following bikes are affected by the recall: Model Colours Identifying features SAN ...

B-Air Blower Fans recalled due to risk of fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada B-Air Blower Fans recalled due to risk of fire hazard   Common name: Intertex LLC B-Air VP-33 Blower Fans Product description: This recall involves B-Air VP-33 blower fans. The VP-33 is an indoor use, cord-connected vent power air mover, or blower fan. The fans come in different colours. Units produced prior to ...

Lake Echo Beach reopens to swimming

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

Risk advisory in effect for Chocolate Lake Beach due to possible blue-green algae bloom

**** HRM Media Release Risk advisory in effect for Chocolate Lake Beach due to possible blue-green algae bloom ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that due to the presence of a possible blue-green algae bloom, a risk advisory is in effect for Chocolate Lake Beach in Chocolate Lake, Halifax. Residents are encouraged to ...

Concordia Furniture 3 drawers 1 door dressers in Summer nights recalled due to tip-over and entrapment hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Concordia Furniture 3 drawers 1 door dressers in Summer nights recalled due to tip-over and entrapment hazard Common name: Concordia Furniture 3 drawers 1 door dresser in Summer nights Product description: This recall involves Concordia Furniture 3 drawers 1 door dresser in the Summer nights Grey finish (model: 23537-22). The unit measures ...

Kinap Beach reopens to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Kinap Beach reopens to swimming ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Kinap Beach in Porters Lake has reopened to swimming. ​ Kinap 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 ...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT #CODECRITICAL

**** Info via IUOE NS Paramedics WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT #CODECRITICAL You may have seen that we brought back our #CodeCritical campaign. For anyone interested and looking to learn more, we created this document! What is a #CodeCritical situation? #CodeCritical applies when there are fewer than 2 paramedic crews in a given county. ...

Emergency Service Workers in HRM encourage blood donations

**** Canadian Blood Services Release Sirens for Life Challenge Emergency Service Workers in HRM encourage blood donations Emergency service workers in the Halifax Regional Municipality are continuing to answer the call to help save more lives as part of this year’s Sirens for Life.   Emergency service workers in HRM will challenge each other to ...

Rossignol All Track DH Bicycle recalled due to fall hazard

**** Info via Health Canada Rossignol All Track DH Bicycle recalled due to fall hazard   Common name: Rossignol 2018 and 2019 All Track DH Bicycle Product description: This recall involves 2018 and 2019 Rossignol All Track DH Bicycles. The follow products are affected by the recall: Model year Model name Model number 2018MY All Track DH ...

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 one unsupervised beach, during ...

Nova Scotia researchers join Atlantic Cancer Consortium to accelerate precision medicine for cancer patients

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia researchers join Atlantic Cancer Consortium to accelerate precision medicine for cancer patients Nova Scotia doctors and scientists are partnering with colleagues in New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador to focus on research that will improve cancer outcomes in Atlantic Canada. ​ The group will work together under a joint ...

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

**** HRM Media Release Lake Echo Beach closed to swimming due to high bacteria levels in the water ​ 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 ...

Snower 3-drawer chest recalled due to tip-over and entrapment hazards

**** Recall via Health Canada Snower 3-drawer chest recalled due to tip-over and entrapment hazards Common name: Snower 3-drawer chest Product description: This recall involves White lacquered 3 drawer dresser with round metal tubular chrome legs. SKU # 64.93.96.10 Vendor product ID: Snower-80 3-Chest Hazard identified: Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that the Snower 3-drawer ...

Penhorn Lake Beach reopens to swimming

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

Risk advisory in effect for Cunard Lake Beach due to possible blue-green algae bloom

**** HRM Media Release Risk advisory in effect for Cunard Lake Beach due to possible blue-green algae bloom ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that due to the presence of a possible blue-green algae bloom, a risk advisory is in effect for Cunard Lake Beach on Williams Lake. Residents are encouraged to avoid ...

Trusted USB Rechargeable FAN 5 inch/3 speed Fan 831 recalled due to Laceration Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Trusted USB Rechargeable FAN 5 inch/3 speed Fan 831 recalled due to Laceration Hazard Common name: Trusted USB Rechargeable FAN 5 inch/3 speed Fan 831 Product description: This recall involves the Trusted USB Rechargeable FAN 5 inch/3 speed Fan 831 with battery and charging cable. Hazard identified: The fan blade may crack or ...

Nova Scotia Public Health’s actions related to hepatitis A amid reported frozen fruit contamination​

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Public Health’s actions related to hepatitis A amid reported frozen fruit contamination​ (Recall info below) The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is collaborating with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada to investigate an outbreak of hepatitis A infections occurring in Québec ...

Kinap Beach Closed to Swimming

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

Specified models of Usines Giant Factories Inc. gas water heaters recalled due to potential carbon monoxide leak

**** Recall via Health Canada Specified models of Usines Giant Factories Inc. gas water heaters recalled due to potential carbon monoxide leak Specified Usines Giant Factories Inc. gas water heaters Common name: Specified Usines Giant Factories Inc. gas water heaters Product description: This recall involves specified models of Usines Giant Factories Inc. gas water heaters distributed in ...

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 ...

Kinap Beach reopens to swimming

**** HRM Media Release Kinap Beach reopens to swimming ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Kinap Beach in Porter’s Lake has reopened to swimming. ​ Kinap 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 ...

Cahill’s brand Original Irish Porter Cheese recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

**** Recall via Health Canada Cahill’s brand Original Irish Porter Cheese recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes   The food recall warning issued on July 23, 2021 has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Tree of Life Canada ULC is recalling Cahill’s brand ...

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

**** HRM Media Release Penhorn Lake Beach closed to swimming due to high bacteria levels in the water ​ Saturday, July 31, 2021 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Lake Echo Beach Penhorn Lake Beach in Lake Echo Dartmouth is closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water. ​ Penhorn ...

Various frozen mangoes recalled due to Hepatitis A

**** Recall via Health Canada Various frozen mangoes recalled due to Hepatitis A   Nature’s Touch Frozen Food Inc. is recalling various frozen mangoes from the marketplace due to possible Hepatitis A contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled products described below. Recalled products Brand Product Size UPC Codes Nature’s Touch Mangoes (frozen) 2 kg 8 73668 00180 7 ...

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

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

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

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

Lake Echo Beach reopens to swimming

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

Parks & Recreation – Aquatics update

**** HRM Media Release Parks & Recreation – Aquatics update ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality would like to advise residents of the following update on municipal aquatics: ​ The Halifax Common Pool   The Halifax Common Pool will remain closed for the rest of the summer due to ongoing repair work. ​ In light of ...

Kinap Beach Closed to Swimming

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

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

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

Nova Scotia Health launches RFP process for overdose prevention sites

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

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

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

Nova Scotia Health Visitor Restrictions

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

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

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

NSHA received reports from community partners that an unknown substance is circulating in the Halifax area and has led to a number of overdoses

**** NSHA Media Release #DrugAlert for July 15, 2021 NSHA received reports from community partners that an unknown substance is circulating in the Halifax area and has led to a number of overdoses, including two deaths. The only description we have is that the drug may be being sold on a blotter (small squares of ...

Health Care Workers Accept Tentative Agreement

**** NSGEU Media Release Health Care Workers Accept Tentative Agreement Nova Scotia’s health care workers have voted to ratify a new collective agreement. Eighty-two (82) per cent of the members who voted cast their ballot to accept the agreement, which provides for reasonable wage increases in each of the three years it spans, as well ...

(Reopened) Closed for Swimming – Conrads Beach

**** NS Lands and Forest Release Update Conrads Beach is no longer closed for swimming. Please note that conditions could change at any time. It is recommended to swim at a supervised beach. There are supervised beaches nearby (Lawrencetown Beach and Rainbow Haven Beach). Closed for Swimming – Conrads Beach Conrads Beach in HRM is closed ...

Government Adding More Than 260 New Long-Term Care Beds, Replacing Hundreds More

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Government Adding More Than 260 New Long-Term Care Beds, Replacing Hundreds More ————————————————————– The Rankin government announced today, July 9, it is investing $96.5 million in new long-term care beds and facilities to better serve residents, their families and staff who care for residents in long-term care. As part of a ...

Tentative Agreement Reached for Health Care Workers

**** NSGEU Media Release Tentative Agreement Reached for Health Care Workers Late Tuesday, a tentative agreement was reached between the Health Care Council of Unions (NSGEU, CUPE & Unifor) and Nova Scotia Health (NSH) and IWK. ​ That tentative agreement will now be brought forward to the almost 7,500 members within the group for a ...

Province Addresses Short-Term Affordable Housing Recommendations

**** INFRASTRUCTURE/HOUSING Release Province Addresses Short-Term Affordable Housing Recommendations  —————————————————- Infrastructure and Housing Minister Geoff MacLellan announced today, July 6, the province will invest $25 million to address immediate investments recommended by the Nova Scotia Affordable Housing Commission to increase affordable housing. This investment will support new affordable housing units, repairs to public housing and ...

New intensive care unit opens at Dartmouth General Hospital

**** NSHA Media Release New intensive care unit opens at Dartmouth General Hospital The new Lorraine Elizabeth Brownrigg intensive care unit (ICU) at Dartmouth General Hospital is now open for patient care. The new space is strategically located between the operating rooms and the emergency department, with diagnostic imaging across the hall. “This will be ...

Please be kind. We are here to help.

**** NSHA Media Release Please be kind. We are here to help. Every day, Nova Scotia Health team members work to support patients and families. This includes emergency department staff and doctors. We get it. After a long year dealing with COVID-19, the people of Nova Scotia are tired, frustrated and often scared. Our teams ...

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 one unsupervised beach, during ...

Support for the Nourishing Communities Food Coupon Program

**** CNS Media Release Support for the Nourishing Communities Food Coupon Program The Nova Scotia government is investing $350,000 in the Nourishing Communities Food Coupon Program to help low-income Nova Scotia households purchase fresh, healthy and locally produced food. The program also helps to improve Nova Scotians’ food literacy, providing more people with opportunities to ...

Health Care Workers to Begin Province-Wide Strike Vote

**** NSGEU Media Release Health Care Workers to Begin Province-Wide Strike Vote More than 7,500 health care workers across Nova Scotia will begin a province-wide health care strike vote on Monday, July 5th. The vote became necessary after the provincial government, Nova Scotia Health (NSH) and the IWK failed to respond to a comprehensive settlement offer made by the unions who represent these ...

Municipal beaches and outdoor pools open on July 1 for summer season

**** HRM Media Release Municipal beaches and outdoor pools open on July 1 for summer season ​  Many municipal beaches, the outdoor pool in Bedford (Shore Drive) and the Halifax Common splash pad will officially open to the public on Thursday, July 1. ​ Pools The Cole Harbour outdoor pool and splash pad will delay ...

Don’t forget your helmet

**** HRP Media Release Don’t forget your helmet ​ Halifax Regional Police reminds you to fasten on your helmet before hopping on your bike, strapping on your rollerblades or pushing off on your scooter. Under the Nova Scotia Motor Vehicle Act, you are required to wear a helmet for all wheeled activities, whether on public ...

Effective June 30, 2021, support people/family caregivers are permitted for patients in the following situations

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Visitor Restrictions Nova Scotia Health is working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. Effective June 30, 2021, support people/family caregivers are permitted for patients in the following situations: Three designated family/primary support person(s) or family caregivers are welcomed: Palliative care and other patients nearing end of life* Patients ...

Various Certified 2-in-1 Electric Mowers recalled due to Fire Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Various Certified 2-in-1 Electric Mowers recalled due to Fire Hazard Common name: Certified 10a 2-in-1 Electric mower, 14″ and Certified 12a 2-in-1 electric mower, 17″ Product description: This recall involves the Certified 10a 2-in-1 Electric mower, 14″ and Certified 12a 2-in-1 electric mower, 17″. The affected mower has the following specifications: Product ...

Kinap Beach closed to swimming due to high bacteria levels in the water

**** HRM Media Release Kinap Beach closed to swimming due to high bacteria levels in the water ​  The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that Kinap Beach in Porters Lake is closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water. ​ Municipal beaches open for the summer season on ...

Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency to end bottled water service for impacted residents in the Shubenacadie Grand Lake area, continues to offer access to water taps

**** HRFE Release Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency to end bottled water service for impacted residents in the Shubenacadie Grand Lake area, continues to offer access to water taps ​ In response to the Nova Scotia Department of Environment and Climate Change’s blue green algae advisory in Shubenacadie Grand Lake, Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency has ...

Public Asked to Help Find Missing Medication Bag

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Public Asked to Help Find Missing Medication Bag Emergency Health Services is asking for the public’s help to find a medication bag reported missing from one of its ambulances in Sydney on Monday, June 21. An EHS paramedic crew had been at a call on Victoria Road near Disco Street Monday ...

One lot of Linessa 21 birth control pills recalled due to missing and mispackaged pills

**** Recall via Health Canada One lot of Linessa 21 birth control pills recalled due to missing and mispackaged pills Issue: Important Safety Information Audience: General Public, Healthcare Professionals Category: Drugs Alert type: Advisory Department: Health Canada Details Summary Products: Linessa 21 birth control pills (DIN02272903), lot 200049, expiry 03/2023. Issue: Aspen Pharmacare Canada Inc. is recalling one lot due to missing ...

#DrugAlert for June 18, 2021

**** NSHA Media Release #DrugAlert for June 18, 2021 NSHA received reports from a community partner that a substance being sold as cocaine in the Amherst area may have been contaminated with an unknown substance that causes seizures. With the possibility of substance contamination, it’s important to reduce the risk of overdose: • Don’t use ...

Enfield Fire has placed a food grade water hose outside the firehall for drinking water fill ups of 20L jugs or less

**** Via the Enfield Volunteer Fire Station We have placed a food grade water hose outside the firehall for drinking water fill ups of 20L jugs or less. ~Do not block the truck bay doors ~turn off and roll hose when finished ~if you are filling and there is an emergency please turn off the ...

Natural Balance L.I.D. Green Pea & Chicken Dry Cat Formula recalled due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

**** Recall via Health Canada Natural Balance L.I.D. Green Pea & Chicken Dry Cat Formula recalled due to Possible Salmonella Contamination Common name: Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredient Diets® Green Pea & Chicken Formula Dry Cat Food Product description: This recall involves the following cat formula: Product Name Case Item Code UPC Item Code Lot Code ...

Blue-Green Algae Confirmed in Shubenacadie-Grand Lake

**** ENVIRONMENT/CLIMATE CHANGE Release Blue-Green Algae Confirmed in Shubenacadie-Grand Lake Testing has confirmed the presence of blue-green algae at Shubenacadie-Grand Lake consistent with levels that are dangerous to dogs. Testing has found that pesticides and other contaminants were below detectable levels. As a result, the Department of Environment and Climate Change is issuing a blue-green ...

Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency to continue to provide bottled water to residents in the Shubenacadie Grand Lake area

**** HRFE Release Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency to continue to provide bottled water to residents in the Shubenacadie Grand Lake area ​  Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency will continue to provide bottled water to residents who draw water from the Shubenacadie Grand Lake area and are impacted by the blue green algae advisory. ​ ...

Cove 24 inch Built-in Dishwashers recalled due to Fire Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Cove 24 inch Built-in Dishwashers recalled due to Fire Hazard   Common name: Cove 24 inch Built-in Dishwashers Product description: This recall involves Cove Appliance, Inc., 24 inch (60.9 centimetres) built-in dishwashers, Model Numbers DW2450 and DW2450WS. The affected dishwashers have serial numbers 20000100 through 20044445. The recalled dishwashers are identifiable by ...

LBLA Kids 55″ Trampoline recalled due to fall hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada LBLA Kids 55″ Trampoline recalled due to fall hazard Common name: LBLA Kids 55″ Trampoline Product description: This recall involves a children’s 55″ trampoline with an enclosure net and safety pad. The trampoline is available in a green colour and may be identified by the Amazon ASIN number B085VM6W27. Hazard identified: The welds ...

Shubenacadie Grand Lake Update, Investigation Continues

**** ENVIRONMENT/CLIMATE CHANGE Shubenacadie Grand Lake Update, Investigation Continues —————————————————————- Samples taken from Shubenacadie Grand Lake on Friday, June 11, show evidence of blue-green algae consistent with levels found to be dangerous to dogs. The department is waiting for laboratory results on pesticides or other contaminants. Residents are still advised not to drink, swim or ...

Sirens for Life concludes with new champion

Emergency service workers in Halifax Regional Municipality have continued to answer the call to help save more lives as part of this year’s annual Sirens for Life blood drive campaign. The friendly challenge between Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency, Halifax Regional Police, RCMP, and EHS ran for a set period of time and the life-savers ...

Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency continues to provide bottled water to residents in the Shubenacadie Grand Lake area / Testing update

**** HRFE Release  Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency continues to provide bottled water to residents in the Shubenacadie Grand Lake area ​ Monday, June 14 (Halifax, NS) – Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency will provide bottled water to residents who draw water from the Shubenacadie Grand Lake area and are impacted by the Do Not Consume ...

Nova Scotia Health resuming services temporarily reduced during third wave

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health resuming services temporarily reduced during third wave With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations declining, and many redeployed health care providers able to return to their usual roles, Nova Scotia Health is resuming services that were temporarily reduced to support the COVID-19 response. ​ In late April, with COVID-19 cases ...

Water Advisory Continues for Shubenacadie Grand Lake

**** ENVIRONMENT Media Release Water Advisory Continues for Shubenacadie Grand Lake The provincial Department of Environment and Climate Change is advising people in the Shubenacadie Grand Lake area to avoid using lake water over the weekend. The department is investigating water quality after a complaint earlier this week about two dogs dying after being in ...

Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency providing bottled water to residents in the Grand Lake area

**** HRFE Media Release Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency providing bottled water to residents in the Grand Lake area CLARIFICATION: Residents will be provided with two litres of water per person per day, in addition to one litre per day for pets. Residents may collect up to two days’ worth of water at a time.   ...

#DrugAlert Public Health received a report from Halifax Regional Police and RCMP that a grey rock-like substance that may appear like MDMA was seized in March

**** NSHA Media Release #DrugAlert Public Health received a report from Halifax Regional Police and RCMP that a grey rock-like substance that may appear like MDMA was seized in March and tested positive for cocaine, fentanyl and a fentanyl analogue, etizolam (a benzodiazepine), and an amphetamine analogue in the Halifax Regional Municipality area. With the ...

Shubenacadie Grand Lake Water Investigation Continues

**** ENVIRONMENT/CLIMATE Release Shubenacadie Grand Lake Water Investigation Continues The Department of Environment and Climate Change is testing water samples taken from Grand Lake and Fish Lake, near the Wellington and Enfield areas, for two types of toxins produced by blue-green algae. Assisted by Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency, staff did rapid tests on the ...

The Municipality of East Hants will be providing drinking water this evening (June 10, 2021) for residents who cannot use their water due to the ongoing advisory for Grand Lake

**** East Hants Release The Municipality of East Hants will be providing drinking water this evening (June 10, 2021) for residents who cannot use their water due to the ongoing advisory for Grand Lake. Grand Lake Water Alert June 10, 2021 @ 4:10 pm The Municipality of East Hants will be providing drinking water this ...

HRM has issued a water alert for the Grand Lake area

**** HRM Media Release HRM has issued a water alert for the Grand Lake area.  Halifax Regional Municipality is issuing a drinking water alert for Grand Lake, Halifax, Nova Scotia. There is an unknown issue with the water in Grand Lake that has caused animals to die and has sent one citizen to hospital. All ...

(Update) HRM issues water alert for the Grand Lake area

**** HRM Media Release Halifax Regional Municipality is issuing a drinking water alert for Grand Lake, Halifax, Nova Scotia. There is an unknown issue with the water in Grand Lake that has caused animals to die and has sent one citizen to hospital. All residents who have water feeds from Grand Lake are to cease ...

Be informed: know the potential risks of buying health products online

**** HEALTH Canada Release Be informed: know the potential risks of buying health products online Issue Many websites that sell health products are lawful businesses, but some sell health products that pose serious health risks. As part of Operation Pangea XIV – an international effort to disrupt the online sale of counterfeit and other illegal health products ...

Nova Scotia Health to ease visitor restrictions in phases

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health to ease visitor restrictions in phases Nova Scotia Health will begin easing restrictions at its facilities beginning on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. This will allow more opportunities for family caregivers and primary support persons to support patients in the hospital, where it is feasible and safe to do ...

Health Canada warns of Xing da Toy magnet sets that pose serious and potentially life-threatening risks

**** Info via Health Canada Health Canada warns of Xing da Toy magnet sets that pose serious and potentially life-threatening risks Issue Health Canada is warning Canadians of the serious danger posed by two magnet sets, Xing da Toy Circular Magnets and Xing da Toy Oval Magnets sold in Canada. These sets contain small, powerful ...

Kalorik Pro 1500F Electric Steakhouse Grill recalled due to Electric Shock Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Kalorik Pro 1500F Electric Steakhouse Grill recalled due to Electric Shock Hazard Common name: Kalorik Pro 1500F Electric Steakhouse Grill Product description: This recall involves the Kalorik Pro 1500F Electric Steakhouse Grill, model number KPRO GR 45602. The products affected by this recall are identified by the date of production and PO ...

HRFE Capt Thompson reached a milestone recently. She has made 150 donations at Canada Blood Services

(Health) HRFE Capt Thompson reached a milestone recently. She has made 150 donations at Canada Blood Services! Giving life both on and off duty. You can book an appointment to give here http://myaccount.blood.ca/en/donate?_ga=2.119341641.1188215536.1622728910-1951835551.1622728910 Good job and thank you Captain ...

Thule Tepui Hybox, Thule Tepui Hybox Wedge, Tepui Hybox, Tepui Hybox Wedge rooftop tents recalled due to potential injury hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Thule Tepui Hybox, Thule Tepui Hybox Wedge, Tepui Hybox, Tepui Hybox Wedge rooftop tents recalled due to potential injury hazard   Common name: Thule Tepui Hybox, Thule Tepui Hybox Wedge, Tepui Hybox, Tepui Hybox Wedge rooftop tents Product description: This recall involves the following rooftop tents manufactured by Thule Sweden AB. The ...

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 ...

New Contracts for Medical Services Insurance, Prescription Monitoring Program

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Contracts for Medical Services Insurance, Prescription Monitoring Program —————————————————————- Government has finalized new contracts with Medavie Blue Cross to administer the province’s Medical Services Insurance (MSI) and other programs, effective today, June 1. Under the contracts, Medavie will administer the prescription monitoring program, provincial health card program, payments to physicians, ...

Funding for Permanent Supportive, Transitional Housing in Halifax, Annapolis Valley

**** COMMUNITY SERVICES Media Release Funding for Permanent Supportive, Transitional Housing in Halifax, Annapolis Valley —————————————————————- The government of Nova Scotia is providing $6.4 million to create permanent supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness in Halifax and the Annapolis Valley. This is in addition to more than $1 million recently invested in permanent supportive housing ...

RCAF Air Demonstration teams launch 2021 season under Operation INSPIRATION

**** DND Media Release RCAF Air Demonstration teams launch 2021 season under Operation INSPIRATION ​ The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) air demonstration teams officially began their 2021 season today after formal certification by the Commanders of 1 Canadian Air Division and 2 Canadian Air Division following an acceptance show at 15 Wing Moose Jaw. ​ This ...

Laboratory services, testing reductions continue due to COVID-19 testing requirements

**** NSHA Media Release Laboratory services, testing reductions continue due to COVID-19 testing requirements Nova Scotia Health laboratories continue to process a high volume of COVID-19 tests. This means many routine or non-urgent laboratory tests have been temporarily reduced or suspended, including routine blood collection and water testing. People whose tests are required for immediate ...

First Chief Officer of Office of Mental Health and Addictions Appointed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release First Chief Officer of Office of Mental Health and Addictions Appointed ——————————————————– The provincial government has appointed Dr. Sam Hickcox as Nova Scotia’s first chief officer of the new Office of Mental Health and Addictions. Dr. Hickcox, currently the physician lead for addictions medicine at the Nova Scotia Health Authority, will ...

What to Teach your Children about Bicycle Safety

**** Info via Canada Safety Council What to Teach your Children about Bicycle Safety Starting out Make sure your child’s bike and helmet are the right size. He or she should be able to straddle the bike with both feet on the ground; a bike that is too big or too small is a safety ...

Goal Zero EC8 Power Cables recalled due to Fire Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Goal Zero EC8 Power Cables recalled due to Fire Hazard Common name: Goal Zero EC8 Power Cables Product description: This voluntary recall involves the 12 foot (3.65 metre) EC8 Extension cables (model 98201) and Male EC8 to Ring cables (model 98202) that are installed in vehicle integrations. The EC8 power cables were ...

Expanded Recall: Certain À la cuisine brand electric glass kettles recalled due to burn or fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Expanded Recall: Certain À la cuisine brand electric glass kettles recalled due to burn or fire hazard   Common name: Certain À la Cuisine brand electric glass kettles Product description: This recall involves À la Cuisine brand 2 litre electric glass kettles bearing purchase order number (PO) 53970. Recalled products: Product Product Number ...

HEROISK and TALRIKA plates, bowls and mugs recalled due to burn hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada HEROISK and TALRIKA plates, bowls and mugs recalled due to burn hazard Common name: HEROISK and TALRIKA plates, bowls and mugs. Product description: The recalled products are plates, bowls and mugs from the HEROISK and TALRIKA dinnerware series. They are made from PLA (Polylactic acid or polylactide) material from renewable plastics in ...

Mental Health Grants for Organizations Across the Province

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Mental Health Grants for Organizations Across the Province The provincial government is investing more than $850,000 of federal Safe Restart funding in mental health support for 28 organizations across the province, recognizing the importance of mental health to Nova Scotians’ overall well-being. “These are difficult times for many of us. It’s ...

Nova Scotia Health continues to activate provincial service escalation plan

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health continues to activate provincial service escalation plan ​ Nova Scotia Health’s escalation plan for ICU remains in place in response to a high demand for intensive care bed capacity. In addition, Nova Scotia Health will now activate a provincial plan for bed allocation for inpatients within Nova Scotia ...

Delaronde 3-Piece High Bistro Set recalled due to Fall Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Delaronde 3-Piece High Bistro Set recalled due to Fall Hazard Common name: Delaronde 3-Piece High Bistro Set Product description: This recall involves the Delaronde 3-Piece High Bistro Set sold at Home Depot Canada. The recalled product is a patio set featuring two high-back bar chairs and a glass-top table. It was sold ...

Nova Scotia Health launches VirtualCareNS Pilot​

***’ NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health launches VirtualCareNS Pilot​ ​ Starting today, people on the Need a Family Practice Registry in certain communities in the Northern and Western zones will have an additional option for accessing primary care. ​ VirtualCareNS is an innovative virtual program developed by Nova Scotia Health in partnership with the ...

Nexans Canada Inc. 4C12(1) AC90 12-gauge electrical cable recalled due to fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Nexans Canada Inc. 4C12(1) AC90 12-gauge electrical cable recalled due to fire hazard Common name: Nexans 4C12(1) AC90 12-gauge electrical cable Product description: This recall involves Nexans 14-gauge electrical cable labelled as “4C12(1) AC90 CU ST1 ZERO HAL” sold in 75 metre spools. The product can be identified by product number 633735 ...

Nova Scotia Health activates provincial escalation plan to increase ICU capacity

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health activates provincial escalation plan to increase ICU capacity Nova Scotia Health has activated its provincial escalation plan to increase intensive care bed capacity in response to a surge this week of patients requiring the highest level of care. As part of this plan, so far fewer than five ...

Charging Cases sold with Audio-Technica Wireless Headphones, Model ATH-CK3TW recalled due to Fire Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Charging Cases sold with Audio-Technica Wireless Headphones, Model ATH-CK3TW recalled due to Fire Hazard Common name: Charging Cases Sold with Audio-Technica Wireless Headphones, Model ATH-CK3TW Product description: This recall involves the charging cases sold with Audio-Technica Wireless Headphones, model ATH-CK3TW. The recall applies only to the charging case and not to the ...

Peloton Tread Treadmills recalled due to potential Injury Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Peloton Tread Treadmills recalled due to potential Injury Hazard Common name: Peloton Tread Product description: This recall involves Peloton Tread treadmills with model TR02.The recalled Tread has a running space of 59 inches, a 23.8-inch high definition (HD) touchscreen console and a non-slatted running belt. The model number TR02 is printed on ...

Temporary service reductions throughout Nova Scotia

**** NSHA Media Release Temporary service reductions throughout Nova Scotia Due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases in in the province and work associated with the COVID response, Nova Scotia Health is making temporary changes to some services in all zones. Surgeries that require admission will be reduced temporarily at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, ...

Public Washroom Construction – Fort Needham Memorial Park

**** HRM Media Release Public Washroom Construction – Fort Needham Memorial Park ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that the construction of a new public washroom building in Fort Needham Memorial Park will take place from Monday, May 3 until approximately August 31, weather permitting. ​ Crews will be on site each day ...

StaRite and Mastertemp Pool Heaters recalled due to fire Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada StaRite and Mastertemp Pool Heaters recalled due to fire Hazard StaRite and Mastertemp Pool Heaters Common name: StaRite and Mastertemp Pool Heaters Product description: This recall involves certain StaRite and Mastertemp gas fired pool heaters with a specific model number that were manufactured between December 22, 2020 to January 6, 2021. The ...

NSHA – Please be kind. We are here to help.

**** NSHA Media Release Please be kind. We are here to help. Every day, Nova Scotia Health team members work to support patients and families. This includes providing care and services, working to keep our patients, teams and facilities safe, responding to many questions regarding COVID-19 or other important health matters, and so much more. ...

Champion 42 cc Champion Backpack Leaf Blower recalled due to risk of fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Champion 42 cc Champion Backpack Leaf Blower recalled due to risk of fire hazard           Common name: Champion 42 cc Backpack Leaf Blower Model # 100735 Product description: The recall involves the Champion 42 cc Backpack Leaf Blower Model #100735 sold at Canadian Tire between January 2019 to ...

Pause on routine blood collection in Central and Eastern zones

**** NSHA Media Release Due to the high volume of COVID tests being processed by Nova Scotia Health laboratories, we are asking people in the Central and Eastern zones not to book appointments for routine blood collection and to cancel their booked appointments for routine blood collection in the next two weeks. People whose tests ...

Tick safety

**** NS Government Release Tick safety There are several kinds of ticks in Nova Scotia, but only the blacklegged tick carries the bacteria and virus that cause tick borne diseases, such as Lyme disease. Ticks like moist and humid environments and can be found in or near woods, shrubs, leaf litter, long grass, urban parks ...

Talc: Health risks associated with inhalation and exposure to the female genital area

**** Info via Health Canada Talc: Health risks associated with inhalation and exposure to the female genital area Health Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada have conducted a joint screening assessment of talc under the Chemicals Management Plan. The final screening assessment, based on the latest scientific evidence, concludes that certain uses of talc ...

Public Health received a report from Halifax Regional Police that a substance seized in Halifax tested positive for Etizaolam

**** NSHA Media Release #DrugAlert Public Health received a report from Halifax Regional Police that a substance seized in Halifax tested positive for Etizaolam. The substance was a blue rectangular tab with 3 bisecting lines, stamped B707 on one side and blank on the other side. The substance may be mistaken for Xanax. Etizolam is ...

Certain lots of L’il Critters and vitafusion vitamins recalled due to metal wire fragments

**** Recall via Health Canada Certain lots of L’il Critters and vitafusion vitamins recalled due to metal wire fragments   Issue Church & Dwight Canada Corp. is recalling certain lots of L’il Critters Gummy Vites children’s vitamins, as well as vitafusion Fibre Well and vitafusion MultiVites vitamins for adults, because certain lots may contain metal ...

Proctor Silex Pantone Oven Mitt recalled due to burn and fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Proctor Silex Pantone Oven Mitt recalled due to burn and fire hazard Common name: Proctor Silex Pantone Oven Mitt Product description: This recall involves the Proctor Silex Pantone Oven Mitt available in four different colours. Recalled products: Description UPC Oven Mitt Pair (grey) 65589742581 Oven Mitt Pair (navy) 65589742598 Oven Mitt Pair ...

Dash Floor Lamp recalled due Fire Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Dash Floor Lamp recalled due Fire Hazard Common name: Dash Floor Lamp Product description: This recall involves the Dash Floor Lamp sold primarily at Urban Barn. The recalled product is a black metal floor lamp, with a curved body including four exposed vintage bulbs. The lamp base measures approximately 62 cm (24.5 ...

Muscle-relaxant OrfenAce 100 mg tablets recalled because of nitrosamine impurity

**** Recall via Health Canada Muscle-relaxant OrfenAce 100 mg tablets recalled because of nitrosamine impurity   Issue SteriMax Inc. is recalling OrfenAce 100 mg tablets after testing identified a nitrosamine impurity above what is considered acceptable if the drug were to be taken over a lifetime. OrfenAce (a brand name for orphenadrine citrate) is an ...

A province-wide moment of silence will be observed at 3 p.m. on April 18 to honour and remember the 22 Nova Scotians who were killed on April 18 and 19, 2020

**** NS Government Release A province-wide moment of silence will be observed at 3 p.m. on April 18 to honour and remember the 22 Nova Scotians who were killed on April 18 and 19, 2020. A confidential, toll-free line is now open to help anyone in need of emotional support as a result of the ...

New Program to Support Serious Pressure Injuries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Program to Support Serious Pressure Injuries —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is partnering with the federal government to expand a program that helps prevent and manage pressure injuries and complex wounds in continuing care. The provincial wound management program was identified as a priority by the long-term care sector. The expansion will ...

Emotional Support Line Open for Public

**** INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS Release Emotional Support Line Open for Public ———————————————————– A confidential, toll-free line is now open to help anyone in need of emotional support as they reflect on the April 2020 tragedy that began in Portapique, Colchester Co. People can call the free support line at 1-866-885-6540. It is available 24 hours a day ...

Mastercraft 8-Outlet Metal Power Bar recalled due to Electric Shock Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Mastercraft 8-Outlet Metal Power Bar recalled due to Electric Shock Hazard Common name: Mastercraft 8-Outlet Metal Power Bar Product description: This recall involves Mastercraft 8-Outlet Metal Power Bar, 4 foot (1.2 metres). The affected Canadian Tire product number is 052-9632. This recall includes all units manufactured prior to and including October 2020. ...

Working Group Will Support Race-Based Data Collection Initiative

**** ANTI-RACISM INITIATIVES/AFRICAN NOVA SCOTIAN AFFAIRS//HEALTH/ WELLNESS Media Release Working Group Will Support Race-Based Data Collection Initiative The Nova Scotia government has established a community-based working group to support the collection of race-based data in the health system. Collecting and interpreting race-based health data will help the government identify and address inequities in health care ...

QEII Cancer Centre first in country to earn prestigious certification for stereotactic treatment

**** NSHA Media Release QEII Cancer Centre first in country to earn prestigious certification for stereotactic treatment The QEII Cancer Centre’s radiation oncology team recently earned the Novalis Certified designation for the delivery of safe and effective stereotactic body radiation therapy. Known as stereotactic treatment, this accelerated, ultra-precise form of radiation provides the highest standards ...

How to make a home fire escape plan

**** Info via NFPA How to make a home fire escape plan Your ability to get out of your home during a fire depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the smoke alarm sounds. ...

Overcrowding at QEII Health Sciences Centre, Friday, April 9, 2021

**** NSHA Media Release Overcrowding at QEII Health Sciences Centre, Friday, April 9, 2021 The QEII Health Sciences Centre has experienced high patient volumes and admissions this week, causing service impacts across the hospital.​ Patient waits in the emergency department have been longer than usual this last week.​ As a result of the sustained pressure, ...

Epicure Prep Bowls (Set of 4) recalled due to Laceration Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Epicure Prep Bowls (Set of 4) recalled due to Laceration Hazard Common name: Epicure Prep Bowls (Set of 4) Product description: This recall involves Epicure transparent tempered 1-cup glass prep bowls which are stackable with sealable silicone lids. They are sold as a set of 4. The product code 1004242 is printed ...

Dettson Hydra Revolution Electric Boiler 24 kW, 27 kW and 29 kW recalled due to Fire Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Dettson Hydra Revolution Electric Boiler 24 kW, 27 kW and 29 kW recalled due to Fire Hazard Common name: Dettson Hydra Revolution Electric Boiler 24 kW, 27 kW and 29 kW Product description: This voluntary recall is for the Dettson Hydra Revolution Electric Boiler, an electric hot water boiler used in homes. ...

EHS LifeFlight is a vital component of emergency medical services; providing critical care to the people of Nova Scotia and beyond

**** Info via EHS EHS LifeFlight Services EHS LifeFlight is a vital component of emergency medical services; providing critical care to the people of Nova Scotia and beyond. EHS LifeFlight supports communities with specialized critical care teams that can be deployed to treat and transport high acuity, ill and injured patients. Often, these patients require treatment ...

April is National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Month!

**** NSHA Media Release April is National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Month! It celebrates organ and tissue donation and raises awareness about the critical need for more donors across the country. On April 7 we encourage Nova Scotians to wear green on #GreenShirtDay held in honour of Humboldt Broncos bus crash victim Logan Boulet. ...

Victim services in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release During Sexual Assault Awareness Month #SAAM this April and always, let’s all foster an environment where victims feel safe when reporting incidents of sexual assault. Need support? Remember, it’s never your fault. Get help today. Victim services in Halifax Halifax Regional Police offers support services to victims of crime, and in ...

Free psychological sessions offered in wake of anniversary of tragic events in Portapique​ ​

**** NSHA Media Release Free psychological sessions offered in wake of anniversary of tragic events in Portapique​ ​ The Association of Psychologists of NS (APNS) and Nova Scotia Health are collaborating to increase support to Nova Scotians impacted by the mass casualty that occurred on April 18 and 19, 2020.​ A group of psychologists across ...

Government Continues to Make Virtual Care an Option

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS-Media Release Government Continues to Make Virtual Care an Option —————————————————————- The government is continuing to make virtual care options, such as telephone and videoconferencing, available for health professionals to connect with patients. ​ Physicians and regulated health professionals, including nurses, pharmacists, dentists, optometrists and others can continue to offer publicly funded services virtually ...

Hypothermia and Survival in Cold Water

**** Transportation Canada Release Hypothermia and Survival in Cold Water “No matter the season, make sure you know what to do to prevent hypothermia. Wear an approved lifejacket to help keep you afloat in cold water.” Fishing is an activity that generally start early and end late in the boating season. Waters are usually cold ...

Two New Dialysis Units Open

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Dialysis Units Open The Rankin government announced two new dialysis units are now open to serve patients in Digby, Kings and Annapolis counties, reducing travel time and relieving pressure at other dialysis centres. Nova Scotia Health’s Renal Program opened a 12-station unit at the Valley Regional Hospital in Kentville ...

TAMHOO brand set of 33 pairs of earrings recalled due to lead and cadmium in excess of allowable limits

**** Recall via Health Canada TAMHOO brand set of 33 pairs of earrings recalled due to lead and cadmium in excess of allowable limits Common name: TAMHOO brand set of 33 pairs of earrings Product description: This recall involves a set of 33 pairs of earrings in various designs. The product can be identified by the Amazon ...

Purple Day – International epilepsy day – returns on Friday, March 26 2021

**** Info via the epilepsy society Purple Day – International epilepsy day – returns on Friday, March 26 2021 Originating in Canada, Purple Day was invented by Cassidy Megan, a young girl who created the initiative in 2008 after getting motivated by the struggles she had with epilepsy. It’s a simple affair: you’re encouraged to ...

Public Health received a report from a community-based organization regarding a fatal overdose in the Halifax area last week related to the use of Ecstasy suspected to have been contaminated with opioids and/or benzodiazepines

**** NSHA Media Release #DrugAlert Public Health received a report from a community-based organization regarding a fatal overdose in the Halifax area last week related to the use of Ecstasy suspected to have been contaminated with opioids and/or benzodiazepines. With the possibility of substance contamination, it’s important to reduce the risk of overdose: — Don’t ...

Public Health received reports from a community partner in Windsor and West Hants that a substance sold as ICE tested positive for the presence of opioids

**** NSHA Media Release #DrugAlert Public Health received reports from a community partner in Windsor and West Hants that a substance sold as ICE tested positive for the presence of opioids. With the possibility of substance contamination, it’s important to reduce the risk of overdose: — Don’t use alone, if possible. Keep a distance of ...

“That’s how I would want my parents treated”

When HRFE responded to investigate a concern of an elderly person, firefighters ended up helping by shoveling the step and the walkway for them. “That’s how I would want my parents treated” (photo contributed) ...

Children’s Jewellery from Baluchon Accessoires recalled due to lead and cadmium in excess of allowable limits

**** Recall via Health Canada Children’s Jewellery from Baluchon Accessoires recalled due to lead and cadmium in excess of allowable limits Common name: Junior girls’ necklaces with button and bird charm pendants and matching bracelet Product description: This recall involves the Junior girls’ necklaces with button and bird charm pendants (style: 1236) and the bracelets to match ...

Public Health received reports from RCMP in Dartmouth that white, round, scored tablets with the logo “TEC” on one side tested positive for heroin at the National Drug Analysis Service

**** NSHA Media Release #DrugAlert Public Health received reports from RCMP in Dartmouth that white, round, scored tablets with the logo “TEC” on one side tested positive for heroin at the National Drug Analysis Service. With the possibility of substance contamination, it’s important to reduce the risk of overdose: — Don’t use alone, if possible. ...

Investments in Halifax Hospitals

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Investments in Halifax Hospitals The Province of Nova Scotia and the Government of Canada are investing more than $19 million in several projects to improve infrastructure at the IWK Health Centre, Halifax Infirmary and QEII Health Sciences Centre.These investments clearly show that the health and safety of Nova Scotians remains a ...

All Public Schools to Receive Automated External Defibrillators

**** EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVLOPMENT Media Release All Public Schools to Receive Automated External Defibrillators——————————————————————————————————————————-The Rankin government announced today, March 16, a $700,000 investment to equip all public schools in Nova Scotia with automated external defibrillators.“A school building is the heart of its community, often used on evenings and weekends by a variety of organizations and ...

Public Health received reports from a community partner today that a substance being sold as cocaine tested positive for the presence of fentanyl in the Cape Breton area

**** NSHA Media Release *DRUG ALERT* Public Health received reports from a community partner today that a substance being sold as cocaine tested positive for the presence of fentanyl using fentanyl test strips in the Cape Breton area. With the possibility of substance contamination, it’s important to reduce the risk of overdose: — Don’t use ...

Public Health received reports from a community organization in the Halifax area who witnessed two overdoses

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health received reports from a community organization in the Halifax area who witnessed two overdoses last night. Both individuals are understood to have been using both “Sweet Tarts” and XANAX. Sweet Tarts appear like the multicolored, chalk-like “rocket” candies, with a clear coating that contains the drug. The XANAX were ...

New EHS Contract Addresses Recommendations in Fitch Report

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New EHS Contract Addresses Recommendations in Fitch Report—————————————————————-Government is committed to making improvements to the Emergency Health System (EHS) to ensure it continues to meet the needs of Nova Scotians now and in the future.Minister of Health and Wellness, Zach Churchill announced today, March 8, that negotiations with the province’s current ...

Male sexual enhancement product “Harmony” may pose serious health risks

**** Recall via Health Canada Male sexual enhancement product “Harmony” may pose serious health risks Product: Harmony (NPN 80044321), promoted as a herbal product for male sexual enhancement. Issue: The product contains high levels of a prescription erectile dysfunction drug, tadalafil, which may pose serious health risks. What to do: Stop using this product and seek medical advice ...

Candle Safety via Health Canada

**** 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 ...

Nova Scotia Health Visitor Restrictions

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Visitor Restrictions (last updated: February 26, 2021) Visitor restrictions are in place at Nova Scotia Health facilities to control and contain the spread of COVID-19, keep the virus out of hospitals and keep patients, health care workers and all Nova Scotians safe. Important information for family caregivers, primary ...

Students Learn about Growing Food Locally

**** AGRICULTURE Media Release Students Learn about Growing Food Locally—————————————————————-Nova Scotia farmers will help students understand the importance of growing food locally during Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month, beginning Monday, March 1.The campaign, which encourages students in all grades to learn and celebrate Canada’s agriculture, began in Nova Scotia and is marking its 10th anniversary.“A thriving ...

Heinz by Nature – Lockdown Lovebaby Collection Baby Onesies recalled due to Chemical Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Heinz by Nature – Lockdown Lovebaby Collection Baby Onesies recalled due to Chemical Hazard Common name: Heinz by Nature – Lockdown Lovebaby Collection Baby Onesies Product description: This recall involves Heinz by Nature – Lockdown Lovebaby Collection Baby Onesies distributed to consumers as part of a promotion. The various white onesie designs ...

Certain Toro Power Max snow throwers recalled due to injury hazard

**** Info via Health Canada Certain Toro Power Max snow throwers recalled due to injury hazard Common name: 2021 Toro Power Max 826 OHAE snow thrower, model 37802 Product description: This recall involves the Model Year 2021 Toro Power Max 826 OHAE snow thrower with model number 37802 and UPC 021038378022. The model number and UPC can ...

Today marked the start of a blood drive in honour of Cpt. Brian McKay

**** Info via HRFE Today marked the start of a blood drive in honour of Cpt. Brian McKay. If you’d like to donate, as of this morning, Canadian Blood Serviceshad 140 open appointment slots to fill at their Bayer’s Road Donation Centre (7071Bayer’s Road) for the remainder of the month. Thanks to Cpt. Thompson for ...

Gotham Steel Electric Smoke-less Grill & Griddle recalled due to fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Gotham Steel Electric Smoke-less Grill & Griddle recalled due to fire hazard Common name: Gotham Steel Electric Smoke-less Grill & Griddle Product description: This recall involves the Gotham Steel Electric Smoke-less Grill & Griddle identified by model number 1811. The model number can be found on the sticker situated on the underside ...

Belkin Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition recalled due to Fire and Electric Shock Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Belkin Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition recalled due to Fire and Electric Shock Hazard Belkin Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition Common name: Belkin Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition Product description: This recall involves Belkin Portable Wireless Charger + Stand Special Edition. The product comprises of: (i) ...

Nova Scotia Health to participate in national Wear Red Canada event to raise awareness about women’s heart health​

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health to participate in national Wear Red Canada event to raise awareness about women’s heart health​ On Saturday, Feb. 13 Canadians are invited to wear red in recognition of the national Wear Red Canada campaign aimed at raising awareness about women’s heart health.​ To celebrate this national event and learn more ...

Progression Fitness X-Plode PFX-2200 Functional Trainer Gym recalled due to injury hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Progression Fitness X-Plode PFX-2200 Functional Trainer Gym recalled due to injury hazard Common name: Progression Fitness X-Plode PFX-2200 Functional Trainer Gym Product description: This recall involves the Progression Fitness X-Plode PFX-2200 Functional Trainer Gym. The fitness trainer is a home gym made of black, square-tube steel with two weight stacks connected to ...

Fire Prevention & Safety: Prevention | Detection | Escape

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

Government Invests in IWK Emergency Department Expansion

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release   Government Invests in IWK Emergency Department Expansion————————————————————Government’s commitment to double the size of the emergency department at the IWK Health Centre – the Maritime region’s leading health-care and research centre dedicated to the well-being of women, children, youth and families – will soon move to the next phase.A design development ...

Investments to Support Overdose Prevention Sites

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Investments to Support Overdose Prevention Sites————————————————————Government is taking further action to address opioid use and overdose by investing in additional support for people who use substances.​The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) will use $500,000 to support overdose prevention sites in the province. This initiative is part of the effort to prevent ...

Government Invests in Dartmouth General Hospital

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Government Invests in Dartmouth General Hospital Improving our health-care infrastructure means Nova Scotians will receive the high-quality care they need and will help recruit and retain health-care professionals. That’s why government continues to invest in Dartmouth General Hospital. The province will invest $3.9 million over the next three years to complete ...

Government Adding Over 230 Long-Term Care Beds, Replacing Hundreds More

**** PREMIER’S OFFICE Media Release Government Adding Over 230 Long-Term Care Beds, Replacing Hundreds More Government is making a major investment in new long-term care beds and facilities to better serve residents, their families and staff.Under a new multi-year plan, government will add 236 beds in Central Zone, including 44 for Northwood in Halifax. The ...

Chests, Cabinets and Dressers recalled due to Tip-over Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Chests, Cabinets and Dressers recalled due to Tip-over Hazard Common name: • Luna Acacia Wood Four Drawer Chest and also as Glendora Brown Mahogany Wood Four Drawer Storage Dresser • Paulus Mid-Century Modern Cabinet and also as Gladys Mid-Century Modern Cabinet • Pavona Mid-Century Modern Cabinet • Penrod Mid-Century Modern Cabinet ...

Public Health received reports from a community partner that there is a substance being sold as LSD in the Windsor area that is suspected to be contaminated with NBOMe

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health received reports from a community partner that there is a substance being sold as LSD in the Windsor, NS area that is suspected to be contaminated with NBOMe (N-Bomb), in the form of a paper blotter an image of The Beatles. NBOMe is a synthetic hallucinogenic that is more ...

Public Health received reports from law enforcement that a substance seized in Cumberland County was positive for Isotonitazene

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health received reports from law enforcement that a substance seized in Cumberland County was tested at the National Drug Analysis Service laboratory was positive for Isotonitazene. Isotonitazene is a synthetic opioid with a potency similar to fentanyl. With the possibility of substance contamination, it’s important to reduce the risk of ...

Clover Leaf brand Sardines Boneless Fillets – Garlic & Chive in Oil and Sardines Boneless Fillets – Smoked Jalapeño in Oil recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

**** Recall via Health Canada Clover Leaf brand Sardines Boneless Fillets – Garlic & Chive in Oil and Sardines Boneless Fillets – Smoked Jalapeño in Oil recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria Clover Leaf Seafoods Corp. is recalling Clover Leaf brand Sardines Boneless Fillets – Garlic & Chive in Oil and Sardines Boneless Fillets – Smoked Jalapeño ...

Various All-in-One disposable cannabis vape pens recalled due to mechanical issue

**** Recall via Health Canada Various All-in-One disposable cannabis vape pens recalled due to mechanical issue 3 types of HEXO All-in-One Disposable Vape Pens prefilled with cannabis Common name: 3 types of HEXO All-in-One Disposable Vape Pens prefilled with cannabis Product description: This recall includes the following HEXO branded Disposable Vape Pens: HEXO Durban All-in-One Disposable Vape ...

Everyday Gentle Bubble Bath in Sweet Orange Vanilla recalled due to potential microbial contamination

**** Recall via Health Canada Everyday Gentle Bubble Bath in Sweet Orange Vanilla recalled due to potential microbial contamination Common name: Everyday Gentle Bubble Bath in Sweet Orange Vanilla (355 ml) Product description: This recall involves Everyday Gentle Bubble Bath in Sweet Orange Vanilla (355 ml) product. The UPC code is located on the back label and ...

Youth Outreach Programs Expanding

**** COMMUNITY SERVICES Release Youth Outreach Programs Expanding—————————————————————-Nova Scotia youth who are struggling, marginalized and at-risk need more access to supports in their communities to help them grow, develop, stay safe and have more opportunities for their future.That is why the Youth Outreach program, which delivers services that support the health, safety and well-being of ...

Water testing resumes at Nova Scotia Health facilities, Jan. 25

**** NSHA Media Release Water testing resumes at Nova Scotia Health facilities, Jan. 25 The Environmental Services Laboratory at the QEII Health Sciences Centre will resume accepting water samples for testing from municipal, registered, and private water supply owners, starting Monday, January 25. The water testing service was temporarily suspended in order to create capacity for COVID-19 ...

Organ and Tissue Donation Law Now in Effect

**** PREMIER’S OFFICE Media Release Organ and Tissue Donation Law Now in Effect—————————————————————-At any given time in Nova Scotia, there are more than 100 people waiting for a lifesaving or life-changing transplant. That is why Nova Scotia passed the Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act, which takes effect today, Jan. 18.A key part of the ...

Yeti 25A Fast Charge Power Supplies / Rogue Home Timers recalled due to Fire Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Yeti 25A Fast Charge Power Supplies recalled due to Fire Hazard Product description: This recall involves all Yeti 25A Fast Charge power supplies with model number 98080.The power supply is an accessory to and is used for faster recharging of Goal Zero’s Yeti power stations. It comes with a standard 100-240v ...

Piller’s brand Oven Roasted Turkey Breast recalled due to pieces of plastic

**** Recall via Health Canada Piller’s brand Oven Roasted Turkey Breast recalled due to pieces of plastic Oven Roasted Turkey Breast Brand name: Piller’s Common name: Oven Roasted Turkey Breast Size: 375 g Code(s) on product: Best Before 2021 JA 27 EST 550 Check to see if you have the recalled products in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out ...

Hampton Bay Mara 54-inch Ceiling Fans in Matte White and Matte Black recalled due to injury hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Hampton Bay Mara 54-inch Ceiling Fans in Matte White and Matte Black recalled due to injury hazard Common name: Hampton Bay Mara 54-inch Ceiling Fans in Matte White and Matte Black Product description: This recall involves the Hampton Bay Mara 54-inch Ceiling Fans in Matte White and Matte Black. The affected fans ...

Certain Assala, Compliments, The Deli-Shop, and Levitts brands deli meat products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

**** Recall via Health Canada Certain Assala, Compliments, The Deli-Shop, and Levitts brands deli meat products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes The food recall warning issued on December 15, 2020 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Levitts Foods (Canada) ...

Collaborative Supports and Housing for Women at Risk

**** JUSTICE Media Release Collaborative Supports and Housing for Women at Risk—————————————————————-Enhanced access to housing and supports can help women overcome barriers and make positive changes in their lives.With a total investment of $360,000 to the Elizabeth Fry Society’s Holly House for the next two years, more women in conflict with the law will have ...

President’s Choice brand spread and dip products recalled due to spoilage

**** Recall via Health Canada President’s Choice brand spread and dip products recalled due to spoilage Roasted Garlic Mayo Spread Brand name: President’s Choice Common name: Roasted Garlic Mayo Spread Size: 300 ml Code(s) on product: 2021 JN 05 UPC: 0 60383 99517 1 Not-So-Secret Spread and Dip Brand name: President’s Choice Common name: Not-So-Secret Spread and Dip Size: 300 ml Code(s) on product: 2021 MA ...

Can-Am Off-Road Screw Jack recalled due to injury hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Can-Am Off-Road Screw Jack recalled due to injury hazard Common name: Can-Am Off-Road Screw Jack sold as an accessory for Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicles. Product description: This recall involves the Can-Am Off-Road screw jack sold as an accessory for Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicles. It features an integrated support base and two fixed ...

Updated: Certain Compliments brand and Levitts brand deli meat products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

**** Recall via Health Canada Updated: Certain Compliments brand and Levitts brand deli meat products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes The food recall warning issued on December 7, 2020 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Levitts Foods (Canada) Inc. is ...

Immediate need for blood donors to help patients this holiday season

**** CBS Media Release Immediate need for blood donors to help patients this holiday season Canadian Blood Services is calling on all eligible blood donors to support lifesaving care for patients over the holidays by responding to the immediate need to fill more than 15,000 open appointments across Canada by December 31. Blood donors are ...

Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital’s emergency department closed on Dec. 14

**** NSHA Media Release Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital’s emergency department closed on Dec. 14 Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital’s emergency department will be closed on Dec. 14 and will re-open at 8 a.m. on Tuesday Dec. 15. Anyone with urgent medical needs should call 911. ​ For non-urgent care, please call your family doctor or visit ...

Three more Nova Scotia Health sites launch online appointment booking

**** NSHA Media Release Three more Nova Scotia Health sites launch online appointment booking Nova Scotia Health is expanding its online appointment booking service. Online appointment booking is now available at the following sites: ​ Cape Breton Regional Hospital (Sydney) X-ray Dartmouth General Hospital X-ray Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital (Lunenburg) X-ray ​ Online booking is now ...

More Mental Health and Addictions Support for Nova Scotians

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release More Mental Health and Addictions Support for Nova Scotians————————————————————-Community organizations across the province will be able to provide more mental health and addictions support to those in need with new government funding announced today, Dec. 11.The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia will receive over $1.6 million, to be distributed as ...

Temporary changes to chemical & bacterial water testing at Nova Scotia Health facilities

**** NSHA Media Release Temporary changes to chemical & bacterial water testing at Nova Scotia Health facilities The Environmental Services Laboratory at the QEII Health Sciences Centre is not accepting water samples for bacteria or chemical analysis until further notice. This is being done temporarily in order to create capacity for COVID-19 testing.​ ​ Since ...

Expanded Recall: Mastercraft 5 Gallon Air Compressor recalled due to injury hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Expanded Recall: Mastercraft 5 Gallon Air Compressor recalled due to injury hazard Common name: Mastercraft 5 Gallon Air Compressor Product description: This recall expansion involves the Mastercraft 5 Gallon Air Compressor 1.5-Hp. The following products are included in the recall: Model Number UPC Date Code 058-9315 871613006891 All codes ending in 2014 ...

Scentsy Luminary Jack and Bless This Home Warmers recalled due to Fire Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Scentsy Luminary Jack and Bless This Home Warmers recalled due to Fire Hazard Common name: Scentsy Luminary Jack and Bless This Home Warmers Product description: This recall involves two Scentsy decorative wax warmers. The Luminary Jack warmer is dark grey in colour with pumpkin cut outs. The Bless This Home warmer is ...

Government Further Extends Virtual Care Options

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Government Further Extends Virtual Care Options————————————————————Government is further extending access to virtual care options like telephone and videoconferencing that are available for doctors to connect with patients.Physicians’ payment codes for virtual visits will be available until March 31.“Access to virtual care has become increasingly important to patients and doctors as the ...

Certain Compliments brand, Levitts brand, and The Deli-Shop brand deli meat products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

**** Recall via Health Canada Certain Compliments brand, Levitts brand, and The Deli-Shop brand deli meat products recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes The food recall warning issued on November 22, 2020 has been updated to include additional product information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Levitts Foods ...

17 more Nova Scotia Health sites and IWK X-ray launch online appointment booking

**** NSHA Media Release 17 more Nova Scotia Health sites and IWK X-ray launch online appointment booking Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health are expanding their online appointment booking service. Online appointment booking is now available at the following sites: Aberdeen Hospital (New Glasgow) X-ray Colchester East Hants Health Centre (Truro) X-ray Northside General Hospital ...

SurgelogicTM NQ SurgeLocTM Surge Protection Device recalled due to Fire Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada SurgelogicTM NQ SurgeLocTM Surge Protection Device recalled due to Fire Hazard Common name: Surgelogic™ NQ SurgeLoc™ Surge Protection Device Product description: This recall involves the Schneider Electric Surgelogic™ NQ SurgeLoc™ Surge Protection Device. The 3-wire and 4-wire devices are primarily installed in commercial/industrial applications and may include some residential applications. They are black rectangular-shaped ...

Recall: On certain Hyundai Veracruz SUVs, an engine oil leak could damage the alternator

**** Recall via Transport Canada On certain Hyundai Veracruz SUVs, an engine oil leak could damage the alternator and cause the charging system warning light to turn on. If you continue to drive with this warning on, the engine could stall suddenly. Transport Canada Recall # 2020-549 Recall Date 2020-11-13 Last Updated 2020-11-27 Notification Type ...

Alliance Outdoor Products X-Stand Treestands recalled due to Fall Hazard 

**** Recall via Health Canada Alliance Outdoor Products X-Stand Treestands recalled due to Fall Hazard Common name: Certain Alliance Outdoor Products XSCT334 (Silent Adrenaline) and XSCT355 (Apache) X-stand Treestands Product description: This recall involves 2017 model year X-Stand Climbing Treestand Silent Adrenaline XSCT334 and Apache XSCT355. The model is identified on the box and in the instruction ...

Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers recalled due to burn hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers recalled due to burn hazard Common name: Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers Product description: This recall involves the Crock-Pot 6-Quart Express Crock Multi-Cookers. The affected Multi-Cookers are identifiable by these model numbers: SCCPPC600-V1 and SCCPPC600-V1-033 which can be found on the label situated at the bottom of the ...

New Emergency Health Services Vehicles to Improve Access to Care

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Emergency Health Services Vehicles to Improve Access to Care Government is doing more to alleviate pressure on our emergency health system and our paramedics by freeing up front-line staff from non-emergency tasks.The province has purchased vans for the Emergency Health Services (EHS) system to provide non-clinical transportation for Nova Scotians ...

Expanded: Certain Miss Vickie’s brand Kettle Cooked Potato Chips recalled due to possible presence of pieces of glass

**** Recall via Health Canada Expanded: Certain Miss Vickie’s brand Kettle Cooked Potato Chips recalled due to possible presence of pieces of glass The food recall warning issued on November 3, 2020 has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. ...

Compliments brand Smoked Beef Pastrami recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes

**** Recall via Health Canada Compliments brand Smoked Beef Pastrami recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes Levitts Foods (Canada) Inc. is recalling Compliments brand Smoked Beef Pastrami from the marketplace due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. Recalled product Brand Product Size UPC Codes Compliments Smoked Beef Pastrami 175 g 0 ...

My Grandfather’s Farm brand Pumpkin Pie Jam recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria

**** Recall via Health Canada My Grandfather’s Farm brand Pumpkin Pie Jam recalled due to potential presence of dangerous bacteria My Grandfather’s Farm is recalling My Grandfather’s Farm brand Pumpkin Pie Jam from the marketplace because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum. Consumers should not consume the recalled product described below. Recalled product Brand ...

Dr. Gaum’s license to practice dentistry in the Province of Nova Scotia suspended indefinitely, effective immediately

**** Statement via the Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia. Accusations of inappropriate actions around Dr. Errol Gaum have surfaced and an investigation is underway. “Statement by Dr. Curtis Gregoire, Deputy Registrar, Provincial Dental Board of Nova Scotia On the evening of Wednesday November 18, 2020, pursuant to Section 34 of the Dental Act, an ...

Two new interventional radiology suites are now open on the third floor of the Halifax Infirmary, QEII Health Sciences Centre

**** NSHA Media Release Two new interventional radiology suites are now open on the third floor of the Halifax Infirmary, QEII Health Sciences Centre. This project was announced in 2018 and is the first completed construction project at the QEII’s Halifax Infirmary, as part of the QEII New Generation project. The QEII New Generation project ...

Response to New Brunswick Flu Shot Concerns

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Response to New Brunswick Flu Shot Concerns—————————————————————-NOTE: The following is a statement from Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health—————————————————————-On Sunday, Nov. 15, I became aware of adverse events experienced by three people in New Brunswick within a week of having their influenza vaccine. All three had received ...

Police remind citizens to check Halloween candy following potential tampering incident

**** HRP Media Release Police remind citizens to check Halloween candy following potential tampering incident ​ Investigators with the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division are investigating a potential Halloween candy tampering incident. ​ On November 11 at approximately 3:55 p.m., Halifax Regional Police responded to a suspicious circumstance call at residence ...

Philips Hue 40 Watt outdoor power supply units (PSU) recalled due to risk of electric shock

**** Recall via Health Canada Philips Hue 40 Watt outdoor power supply units (PSU) recalled due to risk of electric shock Philips Hue 40 Watt outdoor power supply units (PSU) Common name: Philips Hue 40 Watt outdoor power supply units (PSU) Product description: This voluntary recall involves Philips Hue 40 Watt outdoor power supply units (PSU) sold ...

State-of-the-Art MRI Helping IWK Patients and Families

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS/IWK HEALTH CENTRE Media Release State-of-the-Art MRI Helping IWK Patients and Families—————————————————————–A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner is now in operation at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.Government invested $6.9 million to purchase the new MRI scanner and complete associated renovations. The new equipment replaces an aging scanner.“Children, youth and families from Nova ...

Three more Nova Scotia Health sites launch online appointment booking

**** NSHA  Media Release Three more Nova Scotia Health sites launch online appointment booking Nova Scotia Health is expanding its online appointment booking service. Online appointment booking is now available at the following sites: ​ Buchanan Memorial Health Centre in Neil’s Harbour: blood collection, X-ray, EKG North Cumberland Memorial Hospital in Pugwash: blood collection, X-ray, ...

Certain Miss Vickie’s brand Kettle Cooked Potato Chips recalled due to possible presence of pieces of glass

**** Recall via Health Canada Certain Miss Vickie’s brand Kettle Cooked Potato Chips recalled due to possible presence of pieces of glass Miss Vickie’s Canada is recalling certain Miss Vickie’s brand Kettle Cooked Potato Chips from the marketplace due to possible presence of pieces of glass. Consumers should not consume and retailers, restaurants, and institutions ...

HRFE wishes to remind you to ‘fall back’ tomorrow night before you go to bed.

**** HRFE Media Release Reset your clocks, change your batteries Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) wishes to remind you to ‘fall back’ tomorrow night before you go to bed. When you turn back your clocks by an hour, you should also change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Also remember to ...

Online booking expands to five more Nova Scotia Health sites

**** NSHA Media Release Online booking expands to five more Nova Scotia Health sites Nova Scotia Health is expanding its online appointment booking service. Online appointment booking is now available at the following sites: ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ QEII’s Victoria General (VG) X-Ray ​ ​ ​ ​ Barrington Blood Collection ​ ​ ​ ​ ...

Cottonelle® & Cottonelle® GentlePlus Flushable Wipes Products recalled due to potential microbial contamination

**** Recall via Health Canada Cottonelle® & Cottonelle® GentlePlus Flushable Wipes Products recalled due to potential microbial contamination Cottonelle® & Cottonelle® GentlePlus Flushable Wipes Common name: Cottonelle® & Cottonelle® GentlePlus Flushable Wipes Product description: This recall involves Cottonelle® & Cottonelle® GentlePlus Flushable Wipes products. The UPC code is located on the bottom of the package. The recalled product can also be identified by entering ...

Influenza Vaccine Now Available in Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Influenza Vaccine Now Available in Nova Scotia————————————————————–All Nova Scotians over six months old are encouraged to get a flu shot this year.The seasonal influenza vaccine is now available from most pharmacies, family doctors, family practice nurses, nurse practitioners and clinics.​It can take up to two weeks for the vaccination to provide ...

Five more Nova Scotia Health sites offering online booking

**** NSHA Media Release Five more Nova Scotia Health sites offering online booking Nova Scotia Health is expanding its online appointment booking service. Online appointment booking is now available at the following sites: ​ ·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre blood collection ·​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...

Guidance for Trick-or-Treating and Halloween Gatherings

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Guidance for Trick-or-Treating and Halloween Gatherings————————————————————-Government is reminding Nova Scotians of current public health guidelines and providing specific advice around Halloween as the holiday approaches.“Halloween is a fun celebration but I am concerned about parties and behaviours that would see us letting our guard down,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s ...

Colon Cancer home screening kits back in the mail as program resumes after temporary suspension due to COVID-19

**** NSHA Media Release Colon Cancer home screening kits back in the mail as program resumes after temporary suspension due to COVID-19 Home screening kits for colon cancer are back in the mail after a six-month program suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mail outs were suspended the middle of March when provincial endoscopy services ...

Griffith Foods brand seasonings and sauces recalled due to Salmonella

**** Recall via Health Canada Griffith Foods brand seasonings and sauces recalled due to Salmonella Summary Category: Microbiological – Salmonella Alert type: Recall Department: Canadian Food Inspection Agency Hazard classification: Class 2 Alert sub-type: Notification Recalling firm: Griffith Foods Ltd. Distribution: National Butter Chicken MRND REV. 2% COL Brand name: Griffith Foods Common name: Butter Chicken MRND REV. 2% COL Size: 25 kg Code(s) on product: Lot code: 8021942390 (BB 21-FE-22) Product code: 15388701 ...

Online appointment booking now live for five more Nova Scotia Health sites

**** NSHA Media Release Online appointment booking now live for five more Nova Scotia Health sites    Nova Scotia Health is expanding its online appointment booking service. Online appointment booking is now available at the following sites: ​ Hants Community Hospital blood collection and X-ray Glace Bay Hospital blood collection and X-ray QEII Halifax Infirmary ...

(Update) Eggs from Hilly Acres Farm recalled due to Salmonella

**** Recall via Health Canada Eggs from Hilly Acres Farm recalled due to Salmonella   Summary Category: Microbiological – Salmonella Alert type: Recall Department: Canadian Food Inspection Agency Hazard classification: Class 2 Alert sub-type: Updated Food Recall Warning Recalling firm: Hilly Acres Farm Distribution: Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia Extent of the product distribution: Retail The issue The food recall warning issued on ...

Big heart, big shave! Sophie shaves her head for cancer

**** Written by Crystal Yeo for WFMHFX Back in February, we shared a story about Sophie, an 11 year old who was embarking on an act of kindness to help a stranger. On her 12th birthday, the moment of truth occurred! The fun event started with a $5 donation to cut a braid, which was ...

Safety in the kitchen – Fire Prevention Week 2020

**** HRFE Media Release Safety in the kitchen – Fire Prevention Week 2020 ​ Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency (HRFE) is encouraging residents to assess their kitchen for fire safety.​ ​ National Fire Prevention Week runs from Oct. 4-10 and the theme this year is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.” ​ Kitchen fires are ...

Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens,  Alfalfa recalled due to Salmonella

**** Recall via Health Canada Sunsprout brand Micro – Greens,  Alfalfa recalled due to Salmonella The Food Recall Warning issued on September 19, 2020 has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food safety investigation. Sunsprout Natural Foods is recalling Sunsprout brand Micro – ...

(Update) Technological issues delay launch of online appointment booking​ at four new sites

**** NSHA Media Release Technological issues delay launch of online appointment booking​ at four new sites Unforeseen technological issues have delayed the launch of four new locations scheduled to offer online appointment booking as of today.​ Nova Scotia Health continues to work with the vendor to address these issues and to add the following sites ...

Happy Planet brand Berkeley Butternut Squash Soup and Thai Coconut Soup recalled due to spoilage

**** Recall via Health Canada Happy Planet brand Berkeley Butternut Squash Soup and Thai Coconut Soup recalled due to spoilage   Berkeley Butternut Squash Soup Brand name: Happy Planet Common name: Berkeley Butternut Squash Soup Size: 2 x 832 ml Code(s) on product: All Best Before dates from 2020OC30 up to and including 2020DE05 UPC: 7 79172 61647 9 Thai Coconut Soup Brand name: Happy ...

Kobalt Cordless Chainsaw recalled due to Laceration Hazard

**** Recall via Environment Canada Kobalt Cordless Chainsaw recalled due to Laceration Hazard Common name: Kobalt 40V Lithium-Ion 12-inch Cordless Chainsaw Product description: This voluntary recall involves the Kobalt 40V Lithium-Ion 12-inch Cordless Chainsaw. The following products are included in the recall: Description Model Number UPC Kobalt 40-volt Lithium-Ion 12-in Cordless Electric Chainsaw (Battery Included) KCS 120-07 ...

Health Canada reviews safety of drug Fibristal again following new case of liver injury

**** HEALTH CANADA Release Health Canada reviews safety of drug Fibristal again following new case of liver injury Health Canada continues to monitor safety information involving Fibristal (ulipristal acetate) as it does for all health products on the Canadian market. The Department is again reviewing the risk of serious liver injury associated with Fibristal, in ...

When two frightened parents rushed into the Lower Sackville RCMP Detachment with a choking child, S/Sgt. Erica Pynn sprang into action

**** RCMP Media Release When two frightened parents rushed into the Lower Sackville Detachment with a choking child, S/Sgt. Erica Pynn sprang into action. On September 7 at approximately 12:30 p.m., a family was en route to the hospital with their four-year-old who had swallowed a quarter. The coin was lodged in his throat, blocking ...

Register for a free online wellness program this fall​

**** NSHA Media Release Register for a free online wellness program this fall​ Do you wonder how you can get a better night’s sleep? Have you thought about the connection between what you eat and how you feel? Do you want to improve your strength but are not sure where to start? Are you looking ...

Government Eases Restrictions, Allows Designated Caregivers for Long-Term Care Residents

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Government Eases Restrictions, Allows Designated Caregivers for Long-Term Care Residents ————————————————————- Government is further easing restrictions in long-term care homes to allow designated caregivers to help care for and support residents. “The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly difficult for those living in long-term care, and those who love and care for ...

Recall on Ford and Lincoln / Jeep and Ram vehicles

**** Recall via Transport Canada Recall: On certain Ford and Lincoln vehicles, the front brake hoses could fail, causing the brake fluid to leak. If this happens, the driver may experience a change in brake pedal feel and travel. This can cause reduced brake performance, which could increase the risk of a crash. Recall Date ...

Merkury 4-Port Charger with Wireless Pad recalled due to fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Merkury 4-Port Charger with Wireless Pad recalled due to fire hazard Common name: Merkury 4-Port Charger with Wireless Pad Product description: This recall involves the Merkury 4-Port Charger with Wireless Pad with Product Number 399-3581 and Model Number MIC-QISC2. The model number can be found on the back of the unit. Hazard ...

Province Further Eases Restrictions in Long-Term Care, Allows Some Large Gatherings, Sets Group Size for Before- and After-School Programs

**** WELLNESS/COVID-19 Release Province Further Eases Restrictions in Long-Term Care, Allows Some Large Gatherings, Sets Group Size for Before- and After-School Programs ————————————————————– Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, announced today, Aug. 26, that Nova Scotia is further loosening restrictions for long-term care residents. This was one of several ...

Government Awards Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre Contract

**** INFRASTRUCTURE / NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH Media Release Government Awards Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre Contract ————————————————————- Government continues to move forward with the province’s largest health-care project to date. EllisDon Infrastructure Healthcare was awarded the contract to design, build, finance and maintain the new Community Outpatient Centre in Bayers Lake, Halifax, which is part ...

Thule Sleek Strollers recalled due to possible fall hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Thule Sleek Strollers recalled due to possible fall hazard Common name: Thule Sleek Strollers Product description: This recall involves the Thule Sleek Stroller with the following product numbers: 11000001-5,11000017,11000330,11000337-342, and manufacturing date codes of May 2018 through September 2019. The product label is located on the lower inside frame of the stroller. ...

Red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions grown by Thomson International Inc. and imported from the USA recalled due to Salmonella

**** Recall via Health Canada Red, yellow, white, and sweet yellow onions grown by Thomson International Inc. and imported from the USA recalled due to Salmonella The food recall warning issued on August 1, 2020 has been updated to include additional distribution information. This additional information was identified during the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) food ...

Public Health (Central Zone) has coordinated 2 additional grade 7 summer immunization clinics

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health (Central Zone) has coordinated 2 additional grade 7 summer immunization clinics to allow for students who recently graduated Grade 7 (students from the 2019-2020 school year) to get their immunizations before the next school year starts. • Saturday August 15 – Zatzman Sportsplex (110 Wyse Road, Dartmouth) • Tuesday ...

Triangle Tube’s Prestige Solo & Prestige Excellence Condensing Gaz Boilers Recalled to Repair Due to Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Triangle Tube’s Prestige Solo & Prestige Excellence Condensing Gaz Boilers Recalled to Repair Due to Risk of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Hazard Common name: Triangle Tube’s Prestige Solo and Prestige Excellence Gaz Boilers Product description: This recall involves 22 models of the Prestige Solo & Prestige Excellence condensing gas boilers manufactured between November ...

Coolmore 12 foot Super Bounce Trampoline recalled due to risk of injury

**** Recall via Health Canada Coolmore 12 foot Super Bounce Trampoline recalled due to risk of injury Common name: Coolmore brand 12 foot Super Bounce trampoline with Enclosure and Fiberglass Ladder Product description: This recall involves black and blue Coolmore brand trampoline with upper ring system, equipped with “Easy Assembly Function”. The trampolines include a durable powder ...

President’s Choice® Cordless Electric Kettle / Home Accents Holiday Artificial Christmas Trees recalled due to risk of Burn or Fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada President’s Choice® Cordless Electric Kettle recalled due to Burn Hazard President’s Choice® Cordless Glass Electric Kettle Common name: President’s Choice® Cordless Glass Electric Kettle Product description: This recall involves select PC® Cordless Glass Electric Kettle, 1.7L with the UPC 058703098701 and model number PC 3718. Only the following date codes are affected by this ...

President’s Choice brand Beefless Undeniable Burgers recalled due to presence of pieces of wood

**** Recall via Health Canada President’s Choice brand Beefless Undeniable Burgers recalled due to presence of pieces of wood Summary Category: Extraneous Material Alert type: Recall Department: Canadian Food Inspection Agency Hazard classification: Class 2 Alert sub-type: Notification Recalling firm: Loblaw Companies Limited Distribution: National Extent of the product distribution: Retail Beefless Undeniable Burger (Frozen) Brand name: President’s Choice Common name: Beefless Undeniable Burger (Frozen) ...

Health Canada Awards $1.1 Million in Funding to evaluate the impact of the Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act

**** NSHA Media Release Health Canada Awards $1.1 Million in Funding to evaluate the impact of the Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...

Community health boards (CHBs) across Nova Scotia call for Wellness Fund project proposals

**** NSHA Media Release Community health boards (CHBs) across Nova Scotia call for Wellness Fund project proposals Community health boards (CHBs) across Nova Scotia are simplifying their Wellness Fund Proposal process to accommodate community groups impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our communities will face huge challenges on the back end of this crisis that we ...

NSHA neurosurgery is the first in Canada to use new robot for brain surgery

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA neurosurgery is the first in Canada to use new robot for brain surgery Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Division of Neurosurgery (Department of Surgery) and Medtronic Canada ULC are delighted to announce the first- in-Canada use of Medtronic Stealth AutoGuide TM robot technology, at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. “The Stealth ...

New Pilot Program Supports People to be Certified as Continuing Care Assistants

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Pilot Program Supports People to be Certified as Continuing Care Assistants ————————————————————– Government wants to encourage more people to become certified to work in the continuing care field in Nova Scotia. That is why a new pilot program will provide funding for people to have their skills and experience assessed ...

Public Health holding school immunizations clinics to catch-up Grade 7 students from 2019-2020 school year

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health holding school immunizations clinics to catch-up Grade 7 students from 2019-2020 school year Grade 7 students from the 2019-2020 school year will be able to get up-to-date on immunizations at clinics hosted by Public Health in July and August. The second round of clinics for this past school year ...

Organ and Tissue Donation Law Comes into Effect in January

**** PREMIER’S OFFICE Media Release Organ and Tissue Donation Law Comes into Effect in January ————————————————————- Government announced on June 30th, the Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act will come into effect on Jan. 18, 2021. The new law will make it possible for more Nova Scotians to donate their organs and tissues at the ...

Salad products recalled due to Cyclospora

**** Recall via Health Canada Salad products recalled due to Cyclospora Summary Category: Microbiological – Other Alert type: Recall Department: Canadian Food Inspection Agency Hazard classification: — Alert sub-type: Food Recall Warning Recalling firm: Fresh Express Distribution: National Extent of the product distribution: Retail Fresh Express is recalling Fresh Express brand salad products from the marketplace due to possible Cyclospora contamination. Consumers should not consume ...

NSHA launches new mental health and addictions website​

**** NSHA Media Release NEWS RELEASE NSHA launches new mental health and addictions website​ The Mental Health and Addictions Program (MHAP) of Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) has launched a new website where visitors can access information on common mental illness and harmful substance use conditions, and explore evidence-based tools and resources. At the heart ...

The Department of National Defence releases 2019 report on suicide mortality

**** CAF Release The Department of National Defence releases 2019 report on suicide mortality ​ The Department of National Defence (DND) released the 2019 Surgeon General Report on Suicide Mortality in the Canadian Armed Forces. The findings from this report will advance the department’s knowledge of this issue by helping to refine our understanding of ...

Becca Light Shifter Brightening Concealer recalled due to potential mold contamination

**** Recall via Health Canada Becca Light Shifter Brightening Concealer recalled due to potential mold contamination Becca Light Shifter Brightening Concealer Common name: Becca Light Shifter Brightening Concealer Product description: This recall involves the Becca Light Shifter Brightening Concealer sold in a 3.2 mL sized concealer wand. The concealer wand is silver with white lettering and contains ...

Rainbow® SRX® Vacuums Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Rainbow® SRX® Vacuums Recalled Due to Fire Hazard Rexair LLC Rainbow® SRX® Common name: Rexair LLC Rainbow® SRX® Product description: The unit is a water-based filtration vacuum cleaner for household use.The model is Rainbow® SRX®, RHCS19 Type 120 identified on the rating label.The affected serial numbers range from 22003399 through 22077889.The serial number is located ...

Gradual easing of some hospital visitor restrictions coming

**** NSHA Media Release Gradual easing of some hospital visitor restrictions coming ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...

Dexter Industries Rechargeable Battery Packs recalled due to burn hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Dexter Industries Rechargeable Battery Packs recalled due to burn hazard Common name: Dexter Industries Rechargeable Battery Packs Product description: This voluntary recall involves Dexter Industries rechargeable battery packs.The battery pack was sold individually and also within Classroom Kits and GoPiGo and BrickPi robotic bundles. The affected product is a 9.6V 2000Ah NiMH ...

John Deere Attachment Kits for 60 Inch Brooms recalled due to injury hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada John Deere Attachment Kits for 60 Inch Brooms recalled due to injury hazard Attachment Kits for 60 Inch Brooms that were sold without manuals Common name: Attachment Kits for 60 Inch Brooms that were sold without manuals Product description: This recall only involves attachment kits that were sold without the operator’s manual.  ...

SafePlug Model 1202 Controlled Duplex-Receptacle recalled due to fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada SafePlug Model 1202 Controlled Duplex-Receptacle Common name: SafePlug Model 1202 Controlled Duplex-Receptacle Product description: This recall involves the SafePlug Model 1202 Controlled Duplex-Receptacle with ZigBee Smart Energy Profile (SEP). The affected product is used to monitor and manage energy use and has remote control applications. The model number affected by this recall ...

Sophie’s Story Part 2: The big heart and big donation for a stranger

**** Written by Crystal Yeo for WFMHFX Back in February, we shared a story about Sophie, an 11 year old who was embarking on an act of kindness to help a stranger. Inspired by her grandfather, who has now recovered from his battle with prostate cancer, Sophie wanted to help someone in need and decided ...

ECHO and Shindaiwa Backpack Blowers recalled due to laceration and impact hazards

**** Recall via Health Canada ECHO and Shindaiwa Backpack Blowers recalled due to laceration and impact hazards ECHO and Shindaiwa brand 2-cycle gas powered commercial blowers with shoulder straps. Common name: ECHO and Shindaiwa brand 2-cycle gas powered commercial blowers with shoulder straps. Product description: This recall involves ECHO and Shindaiwa brand 2-cycle gas powered commercial backpack ...

NSHA, government, psychologists collaborate to enhance support for people affected by the shooting

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA, government, psychologists collaborate to enhance support for people affected by the shootings The Association of Psychologists of NS (APNS), Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness and Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) are collaborating to increase support to Nova Scotians impacted by the tragic events of April 18 and 19.​ ...

New NSHA in-home blood collection services for eligible patients

**** NSHA Media Release New NSHA in-home blood collection services for eligible patients NSHA is launching an in-home blood collection service due to impacts on public and private blood collection services in the province. This service will begin on Monday, April 27, and is for patients requiring urgent/time-sensitive testing for immediate diagnosis or management of ...

NSHA launches support for First Responders

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA launches support for First Responders Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) is launching a new service called First Responders Assist. ​ This service will offer short-term counselling and supportive services, including follow up if needed, for first responders and their families impacted by the tragedies of April 18 and 19 in ...

Mental Health support for our communities

**** NSHA Media Release Mental Health support for our communities We are very sorry to hear of the horrific events that happened in our communities. ​ Our thoughts are with everyone who is affected, and our prayers are with the families who lost someone. ​ The pain and trauma are difficult to imagine. ​ We ...

Health Canada warns of the recall of several additional USB chargers due to shock, burn or fire hazards

**** Recall via Health Canada Health Canada warns of the recall of several additional USB chargers due to shock, burn or fire hazards Issue Health Canada recently completed testing on a number of USB chargers that plug into an electrical outlet intended for use with cell phones, tablets and other devices as part of a ...

Browning Leather Pistol Holsters recalled due to Injury Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Browning Leather Pistol Holsters recalled due to Injury Hazard Browning Leather Pistol Holsters Common name: Browning Leather Pistol Holsters Product description: This recall involves the Browning Leather Pistol Holsters, Multi-Angle Thumb Break, which is a leather pistol holster designed to carry Browning 1911-380 and 1911-22 pistols. The holsters are brown with yellow ...

Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter recalled due to Fall Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter recalled due to Fall Hazard     Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter for Chicco Common name: Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter for Chicco Product description: This recall involves the Thule Sleek Car Seat Adapter used to place a Chicco Car Seat in the Thule Sleek Stroller.  The ...

Certain À la cuisine brand electric glass kettles recalled due to burn or fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Certain À la cuisine brand electric glass kettles recalled due to burn or fire hazard   Certain À la Cuisine brand electric glass kettles Common name: Certain À la Cuisine brand electric glass kettles Product description: This recall involves À la Cuisine 2-liter electric glass kettles with the product order number 52925. ...

Health Canada: Update on the rifampin drug shortage

**** Info via Health Canada Product: Rofact (Rifampin) Issue: Bausch Health, Canada Inc. is releasing a limited number of lots of its tuberculosis drug rifampin (Rofact), to mitigate a national shortage. Although these lots contain slightly higher than acceptable levels of a nitrosamine impurity, the risks of not being treated immediately are greater than would result from ...

PC Organics brand milk recalled due to non-harmful extraneous material (metal dust)

**** Recall via Health Canada PC Organics brand milk recalled due to non-harmful extraneous material (metal dust) Recalling firm: Loblaw Companies Limited Distribution: New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec Extent of the product distribution: Retail Fresh Partly Skimmed Milk, 2% M.F. Brand name: PC Organics Common name: Fresh Partly Skimmed Milk, 2% M.F. Size: 2 L Code(s) ...

Yamaha Digital Wireless Relay G10, G10S, G10T and G10T USB Cable recalled due to Fire Hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Yamaha Digital Wireless Relay G10, G10S, G10T and G10T USB Cable recalled due to Fire Hazard Yamaha Digital Wireless Relay G10, G10S, G10T and Relay G10T USB Cable Common name: Yamaha Digital Wireless Relay G10, G10S, G10T and Relay G10T USB Cable Product description: This recall involves the Yamaha Digital Wireless Relay ...

Kichler 52″ 5-Blade Indoor Fan recalled due to injury hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Kichler 52″ 5-Blade Indoor Fan recalled due to injury hazard Common name: Kichler 52″ 5-Blade Indoor Fan, Model Number 35153 manufactured from January 2016 to April 2017 Product description: This recall involves the Kichler 52″ 5-Blade Indoor Fan, Model Number 35153.  The fan is a curved blade ceiling fan with etched umber ...

Thinking of getting your first tattoo? Bishop’s Tattoo has some advice to think about

Thinking of getting your first tattoo? Bishop’s Tattoo has some advice to think about Tattoos have become a big part of modern day culture, with their popularity rising as a way to express yourself.  And Halifax has a considerable tattoo businesses and talent to help get you started. Tattoos, however, shouldn’t be jumped into without ...

Visitor limitations at all NSHA hospitals

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Authority is limiting the number of people who can visit inpatients at all sites to prevent the spread of any respiratory illness, including COVID-19. In NSHA facilities a patient can name up to two people who will be their family or primary support person/people. The person(s) chosen as ...

Camino Floor Lamp recalled due to risk of fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Camino Floor Lamp recalled due to risk of fire hazard Common name: Camino Floor Lamps Product description: The recall involves Camino Floor Lamps sold by RH US, LLC between 2012 and 2019. The following SKU numbers are included in this recall: 68270500IRON 68270734IRON 68270734TSLV 68270913IRON 68270913ANCK 68270915IRON 68270915ANCK 68270175IRON Hazard identified: The foot ...

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 a drug trafficking investigation in Halifax last month. Over a two-week period in February, investigators in the Guns and Gangs Unit of the Integrated Criminal ...

Tick safety in Nova Scotia

**** Info via Natural Resources Tick safety There are several kinds of ticks in Nova Scotia, but only the blacklegged tick carries the bacteria and virus that cause tick borne diseases, such as Lyme disease. Ticks like moist and humid environments and can be found in or near woods, shrubs, leaf litter, long grass, urban ...

Legislation Strengthens Province’s Ability to Sue Opioid Companies

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Legislation Strengthens Province’s Ability to Sue Opioid Companies ————————————————————— Opioid use and overdose has taken a personal and financial toll on many Nova Scotians, their families and communities. The province wants to hold opioid manufacturers and distributors accountable for the harmful impact of their drugs which is why Government introduced the ...

KULLEN 3-drawer chest by IKEA recalled due to tip-over hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada KULLEN 3-drawer chest by IKEA recalled due to tip-over hazard   The recall involves the KULLEN 3-drawer chest sold in birch or black/brown colour.  The Article name can be located on the underside of the top panel, close to the front edge, after removing the top drawer. The following KULLEN ...

AED Locations More Readily Available

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release AED Locations More Readily Available Emergency personnel can now tell people who call 911 where they can find the closest defibrillator during a cardiac emergency. More than 1,100 automated external defibrillators or AEDs are registered across the province. The AED registry, combined with 911 software, allow Emergency Health Services (EHS) staff ...

LENNOX ductless single-zone and multi-zone heat pumps recalled due to fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada LENNOX ductless single-zone and multi-zone heat pumps recalled due to fire hazard LENNOX ductless single-zone and multi-zone heat pumps Common name: LENNOX ductless single-zone and multi-zone heat pumps Product description: This recall involves the ductless, mini-split single zone and multi zone heat pump units installed outdoors. The following heat pumps are included in ...

Legislation Addresses Rise in Youth Vaping

**** CNS Media Release HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Legislation Addresses Rise in Youth Vaping ————————————————————— Amendments to the Tobacco Access Act and the Smoke-free Places Act aim to prevent a new generation of Nova Scotians from becoming addicted to nicotine. These legislative changes build on a first-of-its-kind in Canada ban on flavoured e-cigarette products announced in ...

Celebrate brand frozen profiteroles and eclairs recalled due to Salmonella

**** Recall via Health Canada Celebrate brand frozen profiteroles and eclairs recalled due to Salmonella   Giant Tiger Stores Limited is recalling Celebrate brand frozen profiteroles and eclairs from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers should not consume and retailers, restaurants and institutions should not sell or use the recalled products described below. The following products ...

Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector recalled due to potential failure to operate

**** Recall via Health Canada Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector recalled due to potential failure to operate Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector for Home Common name: Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector for Home Product description: This recall involves the Combination Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector for Home.  The detector is white, round, with a ...

Honda Portable Generators recalled due to fire hazard

**** Recall via Health Canada Honda Portable Generators recalled due to fire hazard Honda EU2200i and Honda EB2200i Portable Generators Common name: Honda EU2200i and Honda EB2200i Portable Generators Product description: The EU2200i generator has a black front cover and black metal frame. The words “HONDA” in white lettering and model number “EU2200i” in red lettering with ...

Gearing up to fight lung disease at inaugural Stair Heroes event

**** HRFE Media Release (edited) (EVENT) Gearing up to fight lung disease at inaugural Stair Heroes event Adventure seekers, athletes, families and first responders, attended the first-ever stair climb event in Halifax On February 16th, 2020. The Stair Heroes event, which is a partnership between the Lung Association of Nova Scotia and Halifax Regional Fire ...

Halifax Regional Police Bully Hotline

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police Bully Hotline Support & advice to address bullying: call or text 902-490-SAVE (7283)  email bullyhotline@halifax.ca The team is available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday. After hours and on weekends, please leave a message and a team member will get back to you the next business day. Students: You don’t ...

Construction of Dialysis Unit at Halifax Infirmary Moving Forward

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS/TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL Media Release Construction of Dialysis Unit at Halifax Infirmary Moving Forward ————————————————————— Dialysis is an important, life-saving treatment. That is why government is continuing to improve access to this care. Government has approved $5.98 million to add six more dialysis chairs at the Halifax Infirmary. As a result, 24 more patients will ...