Knowing all the information regarding breast density is a very important component of breast cancer screening, and necessary to help early treatment. Breast density will now be automatically included in a woman's screening mammography report. Knowing your breast density is essential because women with a higher breast...

Countless people endure health complications each year because of the flu. The best way of protecting yourself is by getting vaccinated. All Nova Scotians are encouraged to get their annual flu shot.   It is not only safe, but free of charge and available from most: -Family doctors -Family practice nurses -Nurse...

It was an honour to announce the launch of the 2019-2020 Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP) on behalf of Patricia Arab, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services, at the Keshen Goodman Library this morning. We all know that home heating costs can be hard...

Students in schools across the Province need access to mental health services and supports, and in order to help increase access, SchoolsPlus is now available to all students and families province-wide. As of September, SchoolsPlus services 370 schools. SchoolsPlus helps children, and their families, connect with a...

Nova Scotia's population is at a record high, thanks to the number of immigrants and people from other provinces who are choosing to live here. The Province’s population grew by 11,895 residents, reaching a high of 971,395 as of July 1, 2019. Within the last year, 6,393...

MLA Iain Rankin and I are so excited to see this sign up (above). Part of our government’s $2 billion QEII New Generation Project, the Community Outpatient Centre in Bayers Lake will transform healthcare for our communities; From a collaborative family practice team, to physio and...

I was honoured to attend the ‘International Decade for People of African Descent – A Global Call to Action,’ with Tony Ince, Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs at Saint Mary’s University. Minister Ince did a wonderful job as emcee. The event circulated around the idea...

I was thrilled to be joined by Kelly Regan, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, and Zach Churchill, Minister of Education, at Halifax West High School yesterday for a very important announcement. The announcement stated that starting immediately, all schools throughout Nova Scotia will now have...

Hospice Halifax is one of the first community organizations in Nova Scotia to install a solar electricity system under the province's Solar Electricity for Community Buildings Program. When the non-profit starts producing clean, renewable energy from the 26 panels on its roof, it will sell the...

Families across the province will have more options and improved access to child care with a $4.4 million investment. The money will go towards creating 403 spaces across Nova Scotia, and it will also provide 108 non-profit child care centres. These investments are part of a three-year,...