Archive for November, 2010

Public Health Agency of Canada

Did you know there is a website for the Public Health Agency of Canada? There is tons of information on site discussing a variety of topics ranging from Childhood Obesity to Travel Health.  We’ve added the site to our links section for easy reference in the future.

PHAC’s primary goal is to strengthen Canada’s capacity to protect and improve the health of Canadians and to help reduce pressures on the health-care system.

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The St. Rose of Lima Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday November 13th, 2010 at the Waverly Legion.  Time is from 11:00am until 2:00pm.

Cost is $7.00 per person or $15 Family and includes chicken soup or fish chowder as well as tea or coffee, roll, and gingerbread or apple crisp.

Additionally, there are hot dogs and juice for $3.00

The activities include a bake sale, crafts, cookie mix n’ match, silent auction, children’s Christmas corner, and much more!

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Last Post, Moment of Silence followed by Rouse

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Remembrance Day

Thank you to all the men and women who have sacrificed and served for our country so that we can live as we do today.  Lest we forget.

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The Trews – Highway of Heroes

Nova Scotia band The Trews teamed up with Gordie Johnson for this tribute song to our Canadian Forces.  The song, called Highway of Heros, is a good reminder of the price our soldiers pay and the sacrifices they make to keep Canada safe.

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A local art project has received a grant and will help add even more excitement to next year’s Fall River Canal Days.  Sandra Carr, Becky Thompson, and Jacqueline Steudler are leading the project and updates will be posted on the Fall River Canal Days website.

The art project will start in March 2011 with a Fall River story telling circle for community members of all ages. We will chose 3-4 characters that were or are significant for our community.
In May and June 2011 art workshops for community members of all ages to create 4 giant puppets depicting (more or less ☺) the chosen characters will be facilitated by Becky Thompson and Jacqueline Steudler.

Finally the giant puppets will lead the Parade on July 1st during the Fall River Canal Days 2011. During the art workshops participants will have the possibilities to design banners for the Fall River Canal Days and masks that they can wear during the parade.

Important: All workshops are free of cost for participants.
We are looking forward to share our passion for art making and connect with community members of all ages.

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There is a story about the Laurie Park upgrades today in the Chronicle Herald

Along with a new visitors service area, park entrance and off-season parking, the department is reducing the number of campsites and improving those that remain, and building new washroom facilities, a maintenance yard and other camping facilities.Day users will see a new seasonal floating dock, a park programming and gathering area, improved walking trails, the addition of a privy and water tap, and upgrades to the picnic area.

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Drug shortages have been a frustrating problem for many pharmacists over the past year.  At the Fall River Guardian we have been fortunate to have very few incidents where we were unable to obtain a particular medication but the problem is sometimes challenging.

There is an interesting article in the CMAJ written on November 1st, 2010 about the problem.

The majority (89%) of pharmacists also said that drug shortages have greatly increased over the past 12 months, while 70% said the shortages were affecting their patients’ health.

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Pharmacists in our neighboring province of New Brunswick are now authorized to adminster flu shots to their patients.  Nova Scotia has not yet followed New Brunswick’s lead, although many pharmacists are training and qualified to adminster vaccines.  It is expected to eventually gain regulatory approval and the program is hoped to expand the number of patients who receive flu shots each year.

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Cobequid Community Health Centre.

The Cobequid Community Health Centre is a unique, leading edge ambulatory care facility that provides a range of health and social services to one of the fastest growing regions in Nova Scotia. Built on a philosophy of partnerships, the Centre has continued to enhance its services in response to community needs.

Main switchboard – (902) 869-6100
40 Freer Lane
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
B4C 0A2

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