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New Brunswick hospitals prepare to take patients from Nova Scotia in the event of strike / Your comments on transportation stories / Phone-in: veterinarian Dr Eric Carnegy answers questions about family pets

Plans are being made around Nova Scotia to accommodate patients who might be affected if 3,000 health care workers go on strike on January 18th.
The strike would affect 33 hospitals in eight district health authorities outside Halifax. But if the unaffected Nova Scotia hospitals can't handle the increased workload, the added pressure could spread to New Brunswick .
We contacted Sue Ness, the Executive  Director of Zone One in New Brunswick (which includes Moncton and Sackville) to find out whether those hospitals - already operating beyond their capacity - could take Nova Scotia patients.

Transportation stories seemed to be in the air - or on the water recently.  Last week we spoke with Martin Karlsen about a proposed Halifax-Boston, downtown-to-downtown, cruise ferry link. He said he and potential investors are just waiting to find the right ship to charter. We also caught the first wave of outrage over heightened airport security for Maritimers flying to the USA. Producer Deb Woolway joined me with your responses.

You couldn't MAKE some family pets go outside in these frigid temperatures. But others can think of nothing finer than to frolic in the snow.
Maybe they're just taking the cue from their owners. Keeping pets healthy and happy during the dark days of winter can be a challenge, and Dr Eric Carnegy shared ideas about how to meet that challenge. he also fielded your calls about looking after the pets in your family.   


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