Nova Scotia to begin testing new 911 system that could accept pictures, video

Nova Scotia's Emergency Management Office is about to test a new system that will push its 911 phone service into the 21st century. Next-Generation 9-1-1 is a digital system that not only accepts voice calls, it will also allow emergency crews to...

Hundreds roll through Nova Scotia drive-thru flu shot clinic

Hundreds lined up in Bridgewater, N.S., this weekend for a new drive-thru experience — a flu shot.The community drive-in flu clinic, for those ages five and up, is a first for the area. It is run by Nova Scotia Health, local...

N.S. to ramp up testing, pilot gargle test at IWK Health Centre

Nova Scotia will ramp up COVID-19 testing and pilot a gargle test at the IWK Health Centre, Premier Stephen McNeil announced during a news briefing Tuesday.McNeil said the province's primary assessment centres will be larger and opened longer with increased staffing....

A Nova Scotian is saved from an opioid overdose by paramedics almost every other day

Eight years ago, Matthew Bonn watched his friend turn blue and become deathly quiet as fentanyl flooded his body. Bonn jumped in, performing rescue breathing until paramedics arrived. That was the first time Bonn fought to keep someone alive during an...

N.S. woman loses appeal to block husband’s medically assisted death

Nova Scotia's highest court has rejected a bid by an 82-year-old Bridgewater woman who has been trying to block her husband's efforts to receive medical assistance in dying.The ruling Friday by a three-member panel of the Nova Scotia Court of...