Lack of follow-up care led to ‘serious’ decline in veteran who killed family, himself: judge

The Afghanistan veteran with severe post-traumatic stress disorder who killed his family and himself within four months of leaving an in-patient psychiatric program would have needed follow-up care to stay healthy, the... Read more »

This woman lost her sight — but now she has frightening visions

A Nova Scotia woman has been experiencing visual hallucinations following the loss of her sight. View original article here Source Read more »

Atlantic bubble 2.0 expected to begin by April 19, premiers say

The second iteration of the Atlantic bubble is expected to begin by April 19, the Council of Atlantic Premiers announced on Thursday. The news sparked a cheery banter between Atlantic provinces government... Read more »

Canada needs national data on how veterans respond to PTSD treatment, fatality inquiry hears

The inquiry into the triple murder-suicide of veteran Lionel Desmond heard Thursday about the need to gather countrywide data to see whether the treatment veterans are getting for post-traumatic stress disorder has... Read more »

Prioritizing people with specific conditions for COVID vaccine slows race for herd immunity: N.S.’s top doctor

Advocates want governments to prioritize vaccinating people with disabilities. Some Canadian provinces plan to do so, but Nova Scotia isn’t one of them. The province’s chief medical officer of health says prioritizing... Read more »

Nova Scotia introduces new restrictions as 10 new cases reported

Nova Scotians are facing a host of new restrictions as the province tries to stem an increase in COVID-19 cases. Nova Scotia is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the... Read more »

Firefighters should be able to help in medical emergencies, chief says

Firefighters should be able to work as medical first responders during the pandemic if they get the right personal protective equipment, the head of the Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia said... Read more »

1 in 4 seniors in New Brunswick take sleeping pills. A new study is offering an alternative

Ken Gallant was taking medication for sleeping and anxiety when he had a scary experience driving on a busy street that ultimately led to him losing his license.  “I was passing out. All... Read more »

Vaccines intended for N.S., N.B. to be diverted to Northern Canada

The federal government is diverting portions of vaccine shipments from at least two provinces to help supply Canada’s north.   Provincial health officials in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick both said Friday that some doses planned... Read more »

Some of Nova Scotia’s vaccine supply to be diverted to Northern Canada

The federal government is diverting part of Nova Scotia’s vaccine shipment to Canada’s north, marking what may be the first time Ottawa has shifted vaccine supply from one province or territory to... Read more »