Drone users face new restrictions

via The Chronicle Herald Canadians received some clarity Thursday on what recreational users can and can’t do with drones. Transport Minister Marc Garneau unveiled restrictions to curb the number of incidents in which recreational drones have come too close to airplanes, which have more than tripled since 2014. Garneau said that until now, Transport Canada … Continue reading Drone users face new restrictions

What does your family medical history reveal about your health risks?

  via The Chronicle Herald During heart health month, there is a lot talk about how to keep the ticker healthy and happy. But what if a bad heart condition can’t be prevented because it’s inherited? This February, the QEII’s inherited heart disease clinic is warning people about a type of heart disease that, if … Continue reading What does your family medical history reveal about your health risks?

INFOGRAPHIC: N.S. Health Authority vows to improve surgery wait times

via The Chronicle Herald The Nova Scotia Health Authority says its main focus is on improving wait times for knee and hip surgeries — not meeting a national standard. A report released Wednesday by Auditor General Michael Pickup said the province continues to have the longest wait times for knee and hip surgeries in Canada. … Continue reading INFOGRAPHIC: N.S. Health Authority vows to improve surgery wait times

TMNT costumes to help dream come true for four-year-old fighting cancer

via The Chronicle Herald Four-year-old Cole Wittenberg’s last wish is to meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And the Children’s Wish Foundation of Nova Scotia — with help from a widely shared social media post and community support — is making it happen. It all began Thursday with a Facebook post from Strange Adventures Comix … Continue reading TMNT costumes to help dream come true for four-year-old fighting cancer

Arkells draw inspiration from East Coast music

via The Chronicle Herald When the five members of the Arkells rock out in Halifax next Wednesday, they will be returning to the home of some their biggest inspirations. Frontman Max Kerman is part of a four-time Juno Award winning band, but he still feels like a “fan boy” every time he sees Joel Plaskett. … Continue reading Arkells draw inspiration from East Coast music

Almost 100,000 more opioid prescriptions written in 2016 than the year before

via The Chronicle Herald The province’s Prescription Monitoring Program saw an increase of nearly 100,000 opioid prescriptions last year — but for the right reasons. It was mostly due to the high number of methadone treatments for addicts. According to numbers provided by Medavie Blue Cross — the administrator of the province’s PMP — 971,165 … Continue reading Almost 100,000 more opioid prescriptions written in 2016 than the year before

HRM to move forward with free, public Wi-Fi

via The Chronicle Herald Halifax regional council narrowly voted to move ahead with the staff’s recommended public Wi-Fi plan, with many councillors raising concerns it was too much money for not enough real estate. A publicly supported, privately owned model of Wi-Fi will soon be available for six areas across HRM’s urban core. This includes both … Continue reading HRM to move forward with free, public Wi-Fi