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Recreation Facility Funding for Central Region

Health and Wellness

June 26, 2015 2:08 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Recreation Facility Funding for Central Region
NOTE: A list of grants in the Central region follows this release.
A new trail in a provincial park in Spryfield is one of 14 recreation projects in the Central region receiving grants to support fun and physical activity for Nova Scotians.   The region's grants totalling $540,000 were announced today, June 26, through the Recreation Facility Development Program.   "Trails, ball fields and playgrounds are some of the recreation facilities where Nova Scotians can enjoy the outdoors while being physically active," said Halifax Atlantic MLA Brendan Maguire, on behalf of Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine. "We're investing nearly $1.7 million for 65 new and upgraded facilities around the province so that people have many opportunities to make physical activity a part of their daily lives."   The Long Lake Provincial Park Association will use $40,000 to start developing a new trail in the park off Northwest Arm Drive.   "The community is very pleased that we were chosen to receive this funding," said Donna Flemming, chair of the association. "It will go a long way to the development of trailheads and trails for use by so many, which will improve the lives and the health of our residents."   The grants help community groups, municipalities and other not-for-profit organizations develop facilities to increase public participation in sport and physical recreation. Examples include renovations to buildings, developing and maintaining walking trails, and building and upgrading fields for sport and recreation.   The grants support Thrive!, government's plan for a healthier Nova Scotia. The plan aims to create supportive environments for healthy eating and physical activity. Learn more at http://thrive.novascotia.ca .  
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CT Scanner Helping Inverness-area Patients

Health and Wellness

June 26, 2015 11:38 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--CT Scanner Helping Inverness-area Patients
Inverness-area residents no longer have to travel to Sydney or Antigonish every time they need a CT scan now that there is a scanner in their community hospital.

Recreation Facility Funding for Cape Breton

Health and Wellness

June 25, 2015 1:33 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Recreation Facility Funding for Cape Breton
NOTE: A list of grants in Cape Breton announced today follows this release.
Upgrades to the Northside Community Pool in Sydney Mines is one of five projects in Cape Breton announced today, June 25, to support fun and physical activity for Nova Scotians.

Subventions pour des installations récréatives dans la région de la Vallée

Health and Wellness

June 25, 2015 11:20 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Subventions pour des installations récréatives dans la région de la Vallée
REMARQUE : La liste des subventions accordées dans la région de la Vallée suit le présent communiqué.
La mise à niveau de la piscine de l'Université Sainte-Anne est l'un des 13 projets de la région de la Vallée qui recevront une subvention à l'appui de l'activité physique et des loisirs pour les Néo-Écossais.

Recreation Facility Funding for Valley

Health and Wellness

June 25, 2015 11:18 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Recreation Facility Funding for Valley
NOTE: A list of grants in the Valley region follows this release.
Upgrades to the pool at Université Sainte-Anne is one of 13 projects in the Valley region receiving grants to support fun and physical activity for Nova Scotians.

Strategy to Better Support Those with Dementia, Families, Caregivers

Health and Wellness

June 23, 2015 1:15 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Strategy to Better Support Those with Dementia, Families, Caregivers
The province's first dementia strategy aims to improve access to timely and accurate diagnoses, provide more public education and awareness, give more support to families and caregivers and enhance co-ordination in the health system.

Funding for Recreation Facilities

Health and Wellness

June 22, 2015 1:39 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Funding for Recreation Facilities
Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine announced funding today, June 22, for recreation projects that will support fun and physical activity for Nova Scotians.

New Economic Data Shows Economic Value of Culture, Arts, Heritage, Sport

Health and Wellness

June 9, 2015 10:06 AM

COMMUNITIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE/HEALTH/WELLNESS/BUSINESS--New Economic Data Shows Economic Value of Culture, Arts, Heritage, Sport
New Statistics Canada data released today, June 9, will give Nova Scotians and government a clearer understanding of the economic importance of the province's culture and sport sectors.

New Tobacco Legislation Effective May 31

Health and Wellness

May 29, 2015 10:14 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Tobacco Legislation Effective May 31
Legislation banning the sale of flavoured tobacco and treating e-cigarettes like tobacco products comes into effect Sunday, May 31, World No Tobacco Day.

Paramedics Honoured for Decades of Service

Health and Wellness

May 26, 2015 1:25 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Paramedics Honoured for Decades of Service
NOTE: A list of recipients follows this release.
Fifty-two paramedics with between 20 and 40 years of experience caring for Nova Scotians were recognized for their service today, May 26, by Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine.

National Program to Help Hard-to-Match Transplant Patients

Health and Wellness

May 22, 2015 2:35 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--National Program to Help Hard-to-Match Transplant Patients
Nova Scotians whose immune systems are more likely to reject a transplanted kidney will have a better chance of getting a successful transplant through a new national program.

Sexual Assault Team to be Located in Sydney

Health and Wellness

May 20, 2015 2:55 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Sexual Assault Team to be Located in Sydney
Sydney will be the location of a new team of sexual assault nurse examiners.

High Blood Pressure and People of African Descent, Op-ed

Health and Wellness

May 14, 2015 9:23 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--High Blood Pressure and People of African Descent, Op-ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Susan MacNeil, manager, Nova Scotia Renal Program, on behalf of the Nova Scotia Renal Program, Cardiovascular Health Nova Scotia and the Diabetes Care Program of Nova Scotia.
High blood pressure or hypertension is the leading cause of death and disability worldwide.

Strategy, Education Changes to Better Support Nurses

Health and Wellness

May 12, 2015 12:16 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/LABOUR/ADVANCED EDUCATION--Strategy, Education Changes to Better Support Nurses
A new nursing strategy and an improved undergraduate nursing education program will help Nova Scotia attract and keep the nurses it needs well into the future.

Mai est le Mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Lyme

Health and Wellness

April 30, 2015 1:34 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Mai est le Mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Lyme
Mai est le Mois de la sensibilisation à la maladie de Lyme, et on encourage tout le monde à profiter des activités de plein air en toute sécurité en apprenant comment éviter les tiques à pattes noires, qui peuvent causer la maladie.

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Health and Wellness

April 30, 2015 1:33 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month
May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and everyone is encouraged to enjoy the outdoors safely by learning to avoid the blacklegged tick bites that can cause the disease.

Renovations to Begin at Dartmouth General Hospital

Health and Wellness

April 28, 2015 9:42 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Renovations to Begin at Dartmouth General Hospital
Renovations at Dartmouth General Hospital are about to begin.

Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program Reduces Incidences of Drunk Driving

Health and Wellness

April 24, 2015 1:11 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program Reduces Incidences of Drunk Driving
Nova Scotia's Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program (AIIP) is keeping Nova Scotians safer from drunk drivers.

Quality Improvement Information Protection Act Introduced

Health and Wellness

April 21, 2015 1:18 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Quality Improvement Information Protection Act Introduced
Government introduced legislation today, April 21, to give the existing legal protection for patient safety and quality review information to the Department of Health and Wellness.

Legislation Introduced to Ban Flavoured Tobacco

Health and Wellness

April 17, 2015 9:18 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Legislation Introduced to Ban Flavoured Tobacco
Legislation introduced today, April 17, will ban the sale of flavoured tobacco in Nova Scotia, including menthol, with minor exceptions.

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