Career journey together inspires young couple

NEW GLASGOW — Arlie and Patrice Adolfo, who come from close-knit families in the Philippines and who both work as LPNs at Glen Haven Manor, remain very connected and proud of their homeland, yet their journey to Canada has given them another special place they have grown to love and are proud to call home...

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Celebrating Ann MacLean

EDITOR’S NOTE: In recognition of the announcement that former New Glasgow mayor Ann MacLean will receive the Order of Nova Scotia, we are reposting this article that ran in March as part of The Advocate’s 125 Stories, 5 stories, 5 generations, 5 amazing women feature … A true visionary leader, Ann MacLean exemplifies what it...

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Antigonish Community Health Board celebrates 11 Wellness Fund recipients

ANTIGONISH – Eleven community groups in Antigonish County have received funding from Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the Department of Health and Wellness (DHW) for projects that support local health care priorities. Grants from The Wellness Fund are awarded annually to non-profit organizations across the province working to improve health in their communities, based...

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Accolades for Dr. Gordon Young

The Young family of Pictou has served the Sutherland-Harris Memorial Hospital, Pictou and the greater community for more than 100 years. On Friday, Dr. Gordon V. Young was the latest family member to be honoured by the Sutherland-Harris Memorial Hospital Foundation for his many years of dedicated service to the hospital and the community, with...

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Provincial Award of Excellence awarded to Glen Haven nurse

NEW GLASGOW – Theresa Dewar has been awarded a provincial Award of Excellence from the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia. The LPN at Glen Haven for more than 40 years received her award at a provincial awards ceremony held in Dartmouth during the College of Licenses Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia’s Awards...

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Rise up

A protest rally called Nova Scotians Rise Up will be taking place at the Legislature in Halifax on Tuesday, February 27, beginning at 12 p.m. and running until 5 p.m. Many groups and organizations from across the province are expected to come together to protest against the sitting Liberal Government  that they say is undermining...

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Physicians taking grassroots approach to health care system

To the Editor: There has been much recent discussion in Nova Scotia about the importance of physician engagement in health planning. For example, a group of physicians wrote a paper on the issue, as a follow up to their ‘Nova Scotia Healthcare Solutions Paper — A Start’ and health system experts, such as Mary Jane Hampton, have...

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Premier names new Cabinet

Nova Scotia’s new Executive Council is in place after Premier Stephen McNeil and 16 other cabinet ministers were sworn in during a ceremony at Pier 21 in Halifax today, June 15. “I am excited to get to work with this team and Nova Scotians from one end of this province to the other to build...

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Redevelopment of North Cumberland Memorial Hospital moves ahead

Government is moving ahead with plans to replace the hospital in Pugwash. “We are investing in infrastructure for a healthier Nova Scotia,” said Premier Stephen McNeil today (April 11). “Building this modern facility will allow us to continue meeting the needs of the community for years to come.” As part of this phase of redevelopment...

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Province hiring nurses is better late than never

To the Editor: It’s good news that the province has decided to hire 13 more nurse practitioners and nine family practice nurses across the province.  They are an important part of the healthcare system. While this announcement doesn’t replace the need for a plan for more doctors, it is certainly something that many voices have...

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