Virtual Care Nova Scotia provides free, online medical appointments. It is finally now available to anyone on the Need a Family Practice Registry.
Category: Government Updates
As summer gets closer, we need to become more aware of blue-green algae when enjoying the province’s outdoors. Blue-green algae, naturally occur in fresh water like lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams. The bacteria can be harmful to people and fatal for animals, so it is important that Nova Scotians know what to look for and how to protect themselves, their families, and pets.
The new care model will ensure that families have access to earlier intervention and that they are aware of what services are available, how to access them and who is eligible. Families and service providers will also have access to the education they need to best support the individual needs of each child.
Legislation introduced April 7, recognizes Mi’kmaw as Nova Scotia’s first language and will support efforts to preserve and promote it now and for future generations. The legislation will be proclaimed on a mutually agreeable date with Mi’kmaw leadership, and it will take effect on October 1, Treaty Day.
The Federal government has now agreed to move the timetable up for $10/day child care…
As of December 13th, Nova Scotians can pick up COVID-19 rapid test kits at public libraries across the province. There are 400,000 tests available. They are packaged in kits of five, and there is a limit of one kit per person. The tests can be used at home for people ages three and up.
During the recent House session, I asked the Minister of Health why private school children were not given access to the same COVID-19 rapid tests as their public school counterparts. I’m happy to report that the province will soon be distributing take-home rapid tests for COVID-19 to private schools, among other locations.
As of December 1st, you can now apply for the Seniors Care Grant. This grant provides up to $500 in funding for eligible Nova Scotians aged 65 years and older who need help around their homes. Covered expenses include snow removal, small household repairs, lawn care, grocery delivery and other needs.
The province provides funding to facilities. Community-run rinks and other recreation facilities can access funds to help with capital costs. Here are the upcoming deadlines and information on program eligibility for the Rink Revitalization Program and the Community Recreation Capital Grant.
The extension of rent control to the end of 2023 will provide the Province with some time to address the issue of supply in the affordable housing crisis. Urgency remains and I will continue to advocate on behalf of all my constituents to ensure that all the people of Bedford South have an affordable place to live.