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Province Supports Membertou Sports and Wellness Centre

Health and Wellness

September 7, 2013 3:30 PM

HEALTH AND WELLNESS--Province Supports Membertou Sports and Wellness Centre
Cape Breton families will enjoy new recreation facilities and healthier futures with a provincial investment in the Membertou Sports and Wellness Centre.

Improved Walking Route Keeps New Waterford Residents Active

Health and Wellness

September 6, 2013 9:30 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Improved Walking Route Keeps New Waterford Residents Active
Improvements to a popular walking route in New Waterford mean walkers and joggers have a safe way to get around and stay fit.

New Building at Dalhousie to Improve Approach to Health Care

Health and Wellness

September 5, 2013 10:42 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Building at Dalhousie to Improve Approach to Health Care
Future doctors, kinesiologists, pharmacists and nurse practitioners will soon be learning together in the same building at Dalhousie University, just as they will work together to help their patients after graduation.

New Generator will Help Ensure Better Care for Children, Families

Health and Wellness

September 4, 2013 11:08 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Generator will Help Ensure Better Care for Children, Families
Children and families who count on quality services at the IWK Health Centre will continue to receive excellent care with the province's approval of electrical power upgrades, including a new generator for the hospital.

CEC Model Reducing Closures, Accountability Report Shows

Health and Wellness

September 3, 2013 11:01 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--CEC Model Reducing Closures, Accountability Report Shows
Emergency rooms are staying open thanks to the province's Better Care Sooner plan and the creation of collaborative emergency centres.

Demonstration Projects to Improve Services for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Health and Wellness

August 25, 2013 1:37 PM

HEALTH AND WELLNESS/STATUS OF WOMEN--Demonstration Projects to Improve Services for Survivors of Sexual Violence
To ensure that "no door is the wrong door" for survivors of sexual violence, the province is asking community organizations to submit proposals that will help make services better and more accessible across Nova Scotia.

Fin de la saison des plages surveillées

Health and Wellness

August 23, 2013 10:19 AM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Fin de la saison des plages surveillées
REMARQUE : Une liste des plages qui seront surveillées jusqu'au lundi 2 septembre et pendant certaines fins de semaine en septembre est présentée à la fin du communiqué.
Une autre saison tire à sa fin pour la plupart des 22 plages surveillées de la Nouvelle-Écosse.

Season Ending for Lifeguarded Beaches

Health and Wellness

August 23, 2013 10:15 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Season Ending for Lifeguarded Beaches
NOTE: A list of beaches that will continue to have lifeguard service until Monday, Sept. 2 and on designated weekends into September, follows this release.
Another season of lifeguard supervision at most of Nova Scotia's 22 beaches is coming to a close this weekend.

Boys and Girls Clubs Focus on Healthy Living

Health and Wellness

August 22, 2013 1:54 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Boys and Girls Clubs Focus on Healthy Living
Boys and Girls Clubs across Nova Scotia are getting support to help young people make healthy eating and physical activity part of their daily lives.

New Clinic Will Help South Shore Residents

Health and Wellness

August 21, 2013 6:00 PM

HEALTH AND WELLNESS--New Clinic Will Help South Shore Residents
Residents in the Municipality of the District of Chester and surrounding area, including Martin's River, Blandford Peninsula and New Ross, will have better access to primary health-care services with a new, modern health clinic planned for the community.

Water Testing Continues at Bayswater Beach

Health and Wellness

August 21, 2013 12:50 PM

ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Water Testing Continues at Bayswater Beach
Inspectors looking into high bacteria at Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County are making progress but the beach will remain closed until water testing shows it is safe for swimming.

Residency Program Boosts Family Medicine for South West Health

Health and Wellness

August 20, 2013 2:14 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Residency Program Boosts Family Medicine for South West Health
Nova Scotians will have access to more family doctors with a new family medicine training site in South West Health. The site will create five more family medicine residency training spots at Dalhousie medical school.

Inspectors to Look into Bacteria at Bayswater Beach

Health and Wellness

August 19, 2013 2:17 PM

ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH/WELLNESS—Inspectors to Look into Bacteria at Bayswater Beach
The province will inspect the area around Bayswater Beach to see if there is a specific source causing high levels of bacteria in the ocean water.

Lumsden Pond Beach Re-opened

Health and Wellness

August 16, 2013 1:42 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/ENVIRONMENT--Lumsden Pond Beach Re-opened
The beach in Lumsden Pond Provincial Park near Wolfville has been re-opened after a two-week closure because of a blue-green algae bloom.

Better Dental Care for Young Nova Scotians

Health and Wellness

August 16, 2013 10:21 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Better Dental Care for Young Nova Scotians
The province is expanding dental coverage to include Nova Scotians 17 or younger over the next four years, the most extensive coverage in the province's history.

Bayswater Beach in Lunenburg County Closed to Swimmers

Health and Wellness

August 14, 2013 4:09 PM

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

Musquodoboit Valley Residents Receiving Better Care Sooner at Seventh CEC

Health and Wellness

August 13, 2013 10:24 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Musquodoboit Valley Residents Receiving Better Care Sooner at Seventh CEC
Nova Scotians living in the Musquodoboit Valley area are benefiting from same-day or next-day medical appointments and stable access to emergency care with the province's newest collaborative emergency centre at the Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital.

New Organization to Support School Breakfast Programs

Health and Wellness

August 8, 2013 1:45 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--New Organization to Support School Breakfast Programs
When school starts this fall, a new charitable organization will help Nova Scotia children get a good breakfast so they can focus on learning.

Province Supports Healthy Living, Wilderness Adventure

Health and Wellness

August 2, 2013 11:59 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Supports Healthy Living, Wilderness Adventure
Families will soon have better opportunities and be active outdoors by hiking trails and canoeing rivers as part of the province's new Portage and Hiking Trail Fund, announced today, Aug. 2, by Finance Minister Maureen MacDonald.

Lumsden Pond Beach Closed Due to Blue-Green Algae Bloom

Health and Wellness

August 1, 2013 4:25 PM

ENVIRONMENT/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Lumsden Pond Beach Closed Due to Blue-Green Algae Bloom
Residents and visitors in the Black River area, near Wolfville, are advised that the beach in Lumsden Pond Provincial Park is closed until further notice because of a possible blue-green algae bloom. The rest of the park remains open.

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