News releases from Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11) (Page 1)

Province Invests in Fundy YMCA

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Families in the Cornwallis, Annapolis Co. area will have access to a safe, modern recreation facility when the wellness centre in Cornwallis Park becomes the Fundy YMCA.

HIV/AIDS Needs Continued Attention in Nova Scotia

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Community and government organizations are reaching out to African Canadian communities as part of HIV/AIDS Awareness week in Nova Scotia.

Province Restricts Tanning Bed Use

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Young people in Nova Scotia would be better protected from the harmful effects of tanning beds through proposed legislation introduced today, Nov. 22.

HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION--Construction Begins on Central Nova Scotia Civic Centre

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Construction is underway on a major recreation facility in Truro that will support an active and healthy lifestyle for residents in Colchester County.

HEALTH PROMOTION/PROTECTION--BMO Centre Opens

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Families in HRM will have more opportunities to lead active, healthy lives now that the largest sport and recreation centre of its kind in Eastern Canada has officially opened in Bedford.

Mission Staff for 2011 Canada Winter Games Announced

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

A mission staff of 16 members will co-ordinate more than 240 provincial athletes and 70 coaches, managers and team staff as they prepare for the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Halifax.

Kings Mutual Century Centre Opens

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

A $13 million multi-use recreational facility is now in play for Berwick residents with the official opening of the Kings Mutual Century Centre.

Début de la campagne de vaccination antigrippale

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Les Néo-Écossais peuvent se faire vacciner gratuitement contre la grippe à compter d'aujourd'hui 14 octobre. Il s'agit de la première fois que le vaccin est offert gratuitement à tous.

Flu Vaccination Campaign Begins

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Nova Scotians can get their free flu vaccine beginning today, Oct. 14. This is the first year that the vaccine will be free for everyone.

Minister Chairing National Health Meetings

Health (To Jan. 11) / Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Maureen MacDonald, Minister of Health and Health Promotion and Protection has been selected chair for the Provinces and Territories health meetings and co-chair of the Federal/Provincial/Territories meetings for the next two years. She begins both roles today, Sept. 14.

Les moustiques piquent encore. Protégez-vous.

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Même si l'automne est à nos portes, il y a encore beaucoup de moustiques à cause des températures chaudes que nous avons connues et que nous connaissons encore partout dans la province.

Take Steps To Protect Against Mosquitoes Bites

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Even though fall is here, mosquito populations are still around because of high temperatures and unseasonably warmer weather across the province.

Surveillance des plages pendant la longue fin de semaine

Emergency Management Office / Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Les conditions météorologiques prévues auront une incidence sur la surveillance des plages de la province au cours de la fin de semaine.

Long Weekend Beach Supervision

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11) / Emergency Management Office

Anticipated weather conditions will affect beaches and lifeguard supervision across the province this weekend.

Suspected Algae Bloom Spotted in Lake Ainslie

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Residents of Inverness County are advised to take precautions when using Lake Ainslie, after a possible algae bloom has appeared on the lake.

Prudence recommandée aux Néo-Écossais qui se rendent à la plage

Emergency Management Office / Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Alors que les Néo-Écossais se rendent à la plage pour échapper aux températures exceptionnellement élevées, les autorités provinciales et la Société de sauvetage leur rappellent qu'ils doivent faire preuve de prudence dans l'eau et près des côtes.

Caution Urged as Nova Scotians Head to the Beaches

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11) / Emergency Management Office

As Nova Scotians head to the beaches for relief from unseasonably high temperatures, provincial officials and the Lifesaving Society are urging caution in the water and around the shore.

Prudence recommandée en cas de températures élevées

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Puisque l'on prévoit des températures exceptionnellement élevées pour le reste de la semaine, on encourage les Néo-Écossais à surveiller l'indice humidex et la cote air santé, et à prendre de simples précautions pour se protéger.

Caution Urged During High Temperatures

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

With unseasonably high temperatures anticipated to continue throughout the week, Nova Scotians are encouraged to monitor the humidex and air quality health index, and take simple precautions to protect their health.

Lifeguard Supervision Resumes

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

The Nova Scotia Lifeguard Service will resume supervision at three beaches in the province today, Aug. 31, until end of day Thursday, Sept. 2.