April 12, 2019 | by: markfirth



A shortage of staff is forcing operating hours to be cut at a Dalhousie walk
in clinic.

Vitalite Health Newtork says the clinic at St.Joseph’s Health Centre will
now be closed on weekends.

Weekeday hours will remain 8am to 8pm, but doctors will only be on staff
Mondays and Tuesdays.

The rest of the week patients will be seen by a nurse.

Vitalite says the cutbacks are due to doctor shortages and recuritment
efforts to attract more physicans to the region are ongoing.


The Town of Dalhousie is pledging to take action this spring against
unsightly premises.

The Tribune reports …. Town Clerk-Treasurer Gilles Legacy told council this
week they will continue with plans this spring to demolish buildings that had
already been declared unsightly.

Legacy says Dalhousie will also use it’s own procedures to try and force
action against a number of run down properties owned by the province.


A class action lawsuit has now officially been launched against the Horizon
Health Network and for the first time names the nurse accused of giving
female patients at the Moncton hospital a labour inducing drug.

CBC reports … the lawsuit was filed yesterday in Moncton by Halifax based
lawfirm McKiggan- Hebert and  Moncton based firm Fidelis-Law-Droit.

The suit names Horizon Health and nurse Nicole Ruest. 

It’s the first time Ruest has been named as the nurse who was fired after
concerned staff allegedly caught her administering a drug without consent.

Since then dozens of women who say they underwent unexplained emergency
c-sections at the hospital have come forward.
Ruest is currently the subject of an RCMP criminal investigation.

ALL-Brexit CDA

Britain’s envoy to Canada says the Brexit extension will give the U-K more
time to work on a proper free-trade deal with Canada.

The U-K is not legally allowed to engage in free-trade negotiations until it
has departed the E-U, and as long as Britain remains a member, it also
remains part of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the
E-U and Canada. Canadian and British negotiators are said to be aiming to
replicate that agreement as much as possible in a two-country pact.


Ecuador’s former president, who granted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
asylum in his country’s London embassy in 2012, says the decision by his
successor to revoke asylum is “cowardly”.

Rafael Correa is accusing President Lenin Moreno of retaliating against
Assange for WikiLeaks’ publication of documents that allegedly implicate the
current leader in corruption. Assange faces extradition to the U-S on charges
of conspiring to obtain government secrets, where he could face the death