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Emergency departments are in a state of crisis, Halifax ER chief says

Emergency departments are in a state of crisis, Halifax ER chief says

HALIFAX — The head of emergency medicine for Halifax and the surrounding area says ERs are under the most extreme pressure that he’s seen in his 23-year career, and he says it’s taking a toll on patients and health-care workers.

Nasty mix of rain, snow and freezing rain descending on Atlantic Canada

HALIFAX — Most schools in New Brunswick and P.E.I. are closed today as a winter storm descends on the Atlantic region.
'Shocked' family says Cape Breton woman died after leaving busy emergency department

'Shocked' family says Cape Breton woman died after leaving busy emergency department

SYDNEY, N.S. — The family of a Nova Scotia woman says she died at home after waiting seven hours without seeing a doctor and deciding to leave the emergency department.
Woman's recent death in small Nova Scotia community deemed a homicide: RCMP

Woman's recent death in small Nova Scotia community deemed a homicide: RCMP

FIVE ISLANDS, N.S. — The sudden death of a woman earlier this week in northern Nova Scotia has been ruled a homicide.
Toppled holiday-themed projector blamed for beaming laser at approaching jet in N.S.

Toppled holiday-themed projector blamed for beaming laser at approaching jet in N.S.

HALIFAX — Police say a holiday-themed projector was the source of a laser light that lit up the cockpit of a passenger jet last week as it was landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport.
Amid fishing deaths, calls rise for small boats to have stability checks

Amid fishing deaths, calls rise for small boats to have stability checks

HALIFAX — As Canadian fishers continue to die when their boats capsize in frigid waters, a debate is surfacing over why clear rules aren’t in place to ensure basic stability of vessels that face ocean storms.
Nova Scotia emergency room deaths up 10 per cent in 2022, data shows

Nova Scotia emergency room deaths up 10 per cent in 2022, data shows

HALIFAX — Deaths in Nova Scotia emergency rooms were up 10 per cent in 2022 from the previous year, an increase that a Nova Scotia Health official says was “not unexpected” as more patients — and patients with more acute needs — visited ERs.
Nova Scotia adds 600 new long-term care beds to planned system increase

Nova Scotia adds 600 new long-term care beds to planned system increase

HALIFAX — Long-term care facilities across Nova Scotia are to get another 600 single occupancy rooms as the provincial government strives to meet current and future demand.
N.S. murder trial: Text messages led police to suspect Halifax med student was killer

N.S. murder trial: Text messages led police to suspect Halifax med student was killer

HALIFAX — This first time police interviewed William Sandeson about the disappearance of a fellow Dalhousie University student, they didn't learn much. But soon after the medical student left the police station on Aug.
Nova Scotia non-profits plead for higher income assistance amid rising cost of living

Nova Scotia non-profits plead for higher income assistance amid rising cost of living

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia food banks and community groups are calling for an immediate increase in income assistance for the growing number of residents in a state of "crisis" who cannot afford housing or food.
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