Monthly Archives: March 2016

ER closures: doctors or dollar$

A recent news item advised that the South Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre in Parrsboro would be closed March 29th, 30th and 31st between the hours of 8:30 am and 8:30 pm. The article says the emergency centre would be closed … Continue reading

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Putting the VG puzzle together

This article has created a stir on social media: http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1351611-super-hospital-won’t-replace-deteriorating-victoria-general-mcneil People are confused. Are we getting a replacement for the VG or aren’t we? Why, they ask, can the province afford to pour money into fixes for the Bluenose, subsidize … Continue reading

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Landon Webb: caught in mental health’s Catch-22

As many Nova Scotians know Landon Webb is a young man fighting for his constitutional rights. CBC’s The Fifth Estate featured London Webb’s story on its March 18th program. See it here: http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2015-2016/in-their-own-words Webb is the young man who has … Continue reading

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The sounds of silence

A recent airing of Simon and Garfunkel’s The Sounds of Silence naturally makes one think of the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA). Having gone several weeks without a flood or other disaster dragging the Victoria General into the headlines, the … Continue reading

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