Cook embarks on medical journey

LYONS BROOK — A Pictou resident’s life journey is about to change. Li Ping Zhang, who is completing her fifth year cooking at Piper’s Landing Restaurant, worked her last shift in the kitchen on Saturday and is scheduled to begin medical lab technician studies on Tuesday at the Nova Scotia Community College’s campus in Dartmouth. “It...

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Six summer day camp tips to prepare your child for camp

WESTVILLE ROAD – Non-profit and municipal organizations around the county are welcoming kids to summer day camp. Although summer day camp can be exciting, it can also be a little overwhelming for children and for parents. To help here are six summer tips to prepare your child and you for a summer day camp experience....

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Zenabis now licensed to sell cannabis oil

VANCOUVER – Zenabis Global Inc. (“Zenabis”) (TSXV: ZENA) announced today that it is now licensed to process and sell cannabis oil products in Canada. The license enables Zenabis to now sell cannabis oil produced at its Atholville, New Brunswick facility, one of the largest indoor cannabis growing facilities in Canada, where Zenabis was already processing...

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Every Nova Scotian deserves access to a family doctor

Today Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) in partnership with the Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians (NSCFP) launched a new position paper, The Backbone of Primary Health Care: The role and value of family physicians in Nova Scotia. The paper defines the unique role and value of family physicians in Nova Scotia’s primary health-care system and...

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Physician incentive program changes add flexibility, choice

The province has changed its existing physician incentive programs to encourage more doctors to choose Nova Scotia. Geographic restrictions for the Tuition Relief Program, the Family Medicine Bursary and the Debt Assistance Plan have been removed to support recruitment of family doctors to urban communities. Previously the programs were available for doctors in rural areas....

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First responder answers the call

Doug Dort has seen more tragedy and heartache than he could ever recall. As a fire fighter and an emergency medical technician of 46 years, it is a part of his life. But he has never seen tragedy on as large a scale as on Saturday, May 9, 1992 — the day 26 miners lost...

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Fundraisers a-plenty for Kent Corbett

Every community needs a Kent Corbett, a professional volunteer who is never afraid to carry the heaviest of loads in the biggest of projects. And for those communities — the ones not only lucky enough to have a Kent Corbett but to know what they have — his trials and tribulations are their moment to...

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Pictou Advocate sports

From hockey title to medical acclaim

When I first reported his hockey performances in the 1950s, he was Frankie Sim, the smartest and most talented member of a Stellarton High School team that won the Nova Scotia Headmaster’s A championship. Skip ahead almost a lifetime and he is best known as Dr. Franklin Sim, a distinguished orthopaedic surgeon affiliated with the...

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