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Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address

The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address teaches the gratitude, respect, and appreciation indigenous people have for nature and the planet

Province funds innovative programs for housing

The government is providing funding for 12 innovative projects to support seniors in their homes and communities. The Disability Support Program is working on community-based housing and support options.

Tick safety basics

Tick-borne illnesses are preventable by taking some simple precautions. They are very small, which makes them hard to spot and their bites don’t hurt, which makes it difficult to know when you’ve been bitten.

Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal

The Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal (Nova Scotia) is a tangible way for the province to honour The Queen’s service while also honouring significant contributions and achievements made by residents.

Blue-green algae awareness

As summer gets closer, we need to become more aware of blue-green algae when enjoying the province’s outdoors. Blue-green algae, naturally occur in fresh water like lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. The bacteria can be harmful to people and fatal for animals, so it is important that Nova Scotians know what to look for and how to protect themselves, their families, and pets.

Emergency Preparedness week

Having a home emergency kit, whether it’s a wildfire, hurricane or prolonged power outage, a pre-assembled emergency kit will help in a crisis. Along with items like emergency blankets, duct tape, and bandages, your kit should include cash, print copies of essential information, and medications.

Amendments to first aid requirements

The amendments help to modernize first aid requirements and consolidate them in Nova Scotia under the Workplace Health and Safety Regulations.

BLT Food Truck Festival 2022

There’ll be eight food trucks to choose from and you’ll find everything from kettle corn to curry so join me in trying out the variety of awesome foods that will be served up at the 2022 food truck festival.

Join an Agency, Board or Commission and make a difference

The plan is focused on creating a system where Nova Scotians can access world-class healthcare in a timely manner and health providers are respected, valued and heard. It commits to improving diversity and equity throughout the system.

Province unveils new pre-school autism services

The new care model will ensure that families have access to earlier intervention and that they are aware of what services are available, how to access them and who is eligible. Families and service providers will also have access to the education they need to best support the individual needs of each child.

Legislation enshrines Mi’kmaw as Nova Scotia’s first language

Legislation introduced April 7, recognizes Mi’kmaw as Nova Scotia’s first language and will support efforts to preserve and promote it now and for future generations. The legislation will be proclaimed on a mutually agreeable date with Mi’kmaw leadership, and it will take effect on October 1, Treaty Day.