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Family of seven in Halifax struggles to find rental home after fire

A Halifax family of seven is desperately looking for a place to live after a house fire destroyed the interior of their home and most of their belongings last week.

New collaborative-care clinic coming to Annapolis Valley

A new health centre being built in New Minas, N.S., on the site of what used to be a bowling alley is on track to welcome its first patient by January. It will have doctors on site, as well as offer health services such as psychology, physiotherapy and massage therapy.

Neighbours air concerns about new shelter in Dartmouth

Residents of the area surrounding Sonlife Community Church in Dartmouth, N.S., are airing grievances about how a new shelter is affecting the neighbourhood.

New emergency shelter in Dartmouth at capacity every night

For the first few nights since opening its doors in May, the 15 beds at Frank MacKay House were empty. But once word got out about the emergency shelter, calls started coming in and it’s been full ever since.

New Minas walk-in clinic to close as doctor plans to leave province

Dr. Yuri Canete is the most recent of a handful of doctors in the Annapolis Valley leaving their practices.

RNs could start training for writing prescriptions as early as January

Registered nurses in Nova Scotia will be trained as early as January to prescribe certain antibiotics for specific diagnoses, which will greatly reduce the amount of time patients spend waiting for a doctor after being assessed, says the president of the Nova Scotia Nurses' Union.

Para and special athletes want athletic points counted in school banner race

Para and special athletes train and compete just like their able-bodied counterparts but no matter how many medals they win, they can't earn points toward their school banner.

Dartmouth overnight shelter believed to be a first for the city

Located in the gym of the Sonlife Community Church on Windmill Road in Dartmouth, N.S., the shelter has 10 beds for men, women and children, and is also believed to be the first adult co-ed shelter in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Student vaccinations will not be made mandatory in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia will not be following in New Brunswick's footsteps when it comes to mandatory vaccinations for students enrolled in school, Education Minister Zach Churchill said Thursday.

Annapolis Valley school offering pay-what-you-can lunch

The project at the Berwick and District School is a joint effort between parent and community volunteers, the school and a nutritionist from the Nova Scotia Health Authority.

N.S. village plans to open a medical clinic co-operative, with a monthly fee for care

An Annapolis Valley community is trying a new approach to connect residents with medical services, but not everyone agrees with this idea to address Nova Scotia's shortage of rural family doctors. 

Bloomfield site should include urban farm, says Halifax resident

Building garden plots directly on the pre-existing pavement that surrounds the former Bloomfield site in Halifax would be an efficient use of existing resources and would keep costs down, says local resident David Fright.