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Melmerby Beach in Pictou County Closed to Swimmers

Health and Wellness

August 13, 2015 4:28 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Melmerby Beach in Pictou County Closed to Swimmers
The Department of Health and Wellness has closed Melmerby Beach in Pictou County to swimming because of high levels of bacteria.

La plage Melmerby dans le comté de Pictou est fermée à la baignade.

Health and Wellness

August 13, 2015 4:28 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--La plage Melmerby dans le comté de Pictou est fermée à la baignade.
Le ministère de la Santé et du Mieux-être a fermé la plage de Melmerby du comté de Pictou à la baignade en raison d'un compte élevé de bactéries.

Le gouvernement veut connaître l'opinion des gens sur les soins continus

Health and Wellness

July 30, 2015 9:41 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Le gouvernement veut connaître l'opinion des gens sur les soins continus
Le gouvernement souhaite connaître l'opinion des Néo-Écossais au sujet de son plan pour les soins de longue durée et les soins à domicile.

Government Seeks Input on Continuing Care Plan

Health and Wellness

July 30, 2015 9:33 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Seeks Input on Continuing Care Plan
Government wants to hear from Nova Scotians about its plan for long-term and home care.

Savoir nager pour être en sécurité près de l'eau

Health and Wellness

July 17, 2015 2:04 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Savoir nager pour être en sécurité près de l'eau
Pendant la Semaine nationale de prévention de la noyade, qui se déroule du 19 au 25 juillet, on rappelle aux Néo-Écossais que le fait d'apprendre à nager est une bonne façon d'améliorer la sécurité dans l'eau.

Learning to Swim Increases Safety Around Water

Health and Wellness

July 17, 2015 2:02 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Learning to Swim Increases Safety Around Water
During National Drowning Prevention Week, from July 19-25, Nova Scotians are reminded that learning to swim is one way to increase safety in and around water.

Rappel de produits de poulet pané et congelé

Health and Wellness

July 2, 2015 12:42 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Rappel de produits de poulet pané et congelé
Le Dr Robert Strang, administrateur en chef de la santé publique de la Nouvelle-Écosse, alerte le public en lui indiquant de ne pas manger certains produits de poulet cru pané et congelé vendus sous les marques Compliments et sans nom.

Frozen Breaded Chicken Products Recalled

Health and Wellness

July 2, 2015 12:38 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Frozen Breaded Chicken Products Recalled
Nova Scotia's chief public health officer, Dr. Robert Strang, is alerting the public not to eat Compliments and No Name brands of frozen uncooked breaded chicken products.

Government Wants to Hear from Nova Scotians About Home Care, Op-Ed

Health and Wellness

June 29, 2015 10:28 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Wants to Hear from Nova Scotians About Home Care, Op-Ed
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine.
There has been a lot of talk lately about home care in our province. I would like to be clear that government is absolutely committed to quality home care in Nova Scotia.

Recreation Facility Funding for Highland Region

Health and Wellness

June 29, 2015 10:06 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Recreation Facility Funding for Highland Region
NOTE: A list of grants in the Highland region follows this release.
Upgrading the playground at Antigonish Education Centre is one of 10 recreation projects in the Highland region receiving grants to support fun and physical activity for Nova Scotians.

Recreation Facility Funding for South Shore Region

Health and Wellness

June 29, 2015 10:01 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Recreation Facility Funding for South Shore Region
NOTE: A list of grants in the South Shore region follows this release.
A new park in Bridgewater is one of nine recreation projects in the South Shore region receiving grants to support fun and physical activity for Nova Scotians.

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.

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