News releases from Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11) (Page 3)

Central Region Receives Recreation Funding

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Recreation facilities in the Central region, including Halifax Regional Municipality, will receive $549,000 through 19 grants announced today, June 17, under the Recreation Facility Development Program.

Cape Breton Region Receives Recreation Funding

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Recreation facilities in the Cape Breton region will receive about $726,000 through 13 grants announced today, June 16, under the Recreation Facility Development Program.

Investment in Indoor Soccer Training Facility

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Nova Scotia's soccer community will receive a boost thanks to a provincial infrastructure investment of $3 million.

Youth Say Centres Provide Critical Support

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

When life's challenges present themselves, it can be difficult for youth to know where to turn for help.

Lancement du projet pilote de la Cote air santé

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

La Nouvelle-Écosse célèbre la Journée de l'air pur, aujourd'hui 2 juin, en apportant des améliorations à la Cote air santé.

Province Launches Air Quality Health Pilot Program

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

Nova Scotia marks Clean Air Day today, June 2, with enhancements to the Air Quality Health Index.

Province Supports Landsdowne Outdoor Recreation Development Association

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11) / Economic and Rural Development (To Jan. 7)

Seniors and persons with disabilities will soon be able to better enjoy outdoor recreation activities when a park in the Westville, Pictou County area reopens with help from the province.

Province Celebrates Volunteers at 36th Annual Awards

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Volunteers from across Nova Scotia were honoured today, April 12, at the 36th annual Provincial Volunteer Awards in Halifax.

Expiry Date for Adjuvanted H1N1 Vaccine Revised

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

The Department of Health Promotion and Protection is asking physicians to return any left over adjuvanted H1N1 vaccine to local public health offices.

New Vegetables and Fruit Social Marketing Campaign

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Fresh, canned, frozen. No matter what way they come, vegetables and fruit have nutritional value. That's the focus of a new social marketing campaign, Goodness in Many Ways, launched today, March 24, to help Nova Scotians eat more vegetables and fruit.

Nouvelles recommandations relatives aux doses du vaccin contre la grippe H1N1 pour les enfants

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Les enfants âgés de six mois à neuf ans qui ont déjà reçu une dose du vaccin contre la grippe H1N1 n'ont pas besoin d'une deuxième dose pendant la saison grippale 2009-2010.

New H1N1 Dosing Recommendation for Children

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Children ages six months to nine years who have already received a dose of H1N1 vaccine do not need a second dose during the 2009-10 influenza season.

Schools Promote Healthy, Locally Grown Foods

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Apples. Broccoli. Squash. They are just a few of the many fresh and delicious fruits and vegetables grown locally in Nova Scotia.

Province Sets New United Way Record

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

The provincial government has again exceeded its United Way fundraising goal, raising more than $528,000, far exceeding the target of $475,000.

Helmets Have a Place on the Slopes, Op-ed

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Helmets save lives and prevent brain injuries. It's been proven time and time again, in research studies, in emergency rooms and on streets, trails and hills in communities across Nova Scotia.

All B-FIT Funds Committed

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

All funds under Nova Scotia's major sports and recreation infrastructure investment program, B-FIT (Building Facilities Infrastructure Together), have now been committed.

Improving Health, Shifting the Focus, Op-ed

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Following is an op-ed piece by Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Public Health Officer for Nova Scotia, and Farida Gabbani, Senior Director, Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation, Department of Health Promotion and Protection.

Rappel pour la vérification du niveau de radon

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Cet hiver, on encourage les Néo-Écossais à vérifier le niveau de radon dans leur maison. Le radon est un gaz radioactif qui se produit naturellement dans l'environnement. Il provient de la décomposition naturelle de l'uranium dans le sol et la roche.

Reminder to Test for Radon Gas

Health Promotion and Protection (To Jan. 11)

Nova Scotians are encouraged to test their homes this winter for radon.

Mise à jour et résumé hebdomadaire par rapport au H1N1, du 20 au 26 décembre

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

La Nouvelle-Écosse continue de connaître une diminution de l'activité grippale H1N1 partout dans la province.