Oct 29, 2012 | 6:46Mainstreet Cape Breton Detox Counselor Attendents - Detox Changes Audio
Mainstreet Cape Breton Detox Counselor Attendents - Detox Changes Oct 29, 2012 | 6:46People being laid off from Addiction Services are speaking out.
The District Health Authority has decided to lay off six people called Counsellor Attendants. Four of them work in withdrawal maintenance or detox, one in opiate recovery, and one in the Day program.
The Health Authority says, the attendants don't have the training and credentials needed for the work they were doing. It says they will be replaced with workers more suited to the job requirements.
Murray MacNeil and Margaret Graham are worried.... not just about their own futures... but about the quality of addiction treatment.
MacNeil has 10 years experience in detox, Graham 22 years. They spoke with CBC's Joan Weeks earlier today.
Oct 29, 2012 | 10:34Mainstreet Cape Breton Dr. Beth Abramson - Heart Healthy Kids Audio
Mainstreet Cape Breton Dr. Beth Abramson - Heart Healthy Kids Oct 29, 2012 | 10:34There is some data now that shows us that increased physical activity in grades four, five and six's leads to better academic test scores and better cardiovascular fitness levels.
This research was funded by the Nova Scotia Research Foundation and support by a number of organizations including the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Dr. Beth Abramson joins us to talk about Heart Healthy Kids