Month: February 2016

Drug Shortage

A recent story on a critical drug shortage in Canada that’s leaving patients and their family members scrambling for alternatives.

If you have a moment, follow the link for Carly Weeks’ story for the Globe and Mail –¬†http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/epilepsy-drug-shortage-in-canada-worries-patients-families/article28832349/

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Presley Clee-Ferguson, left, who suffers from a seizure disorder, poses after sorting his medication with the help of his mother Lorrena Clee in their home in Lower Sackville, N.S. on Friday, February 19, 2016. Darren Calabrese for The Globe and Mail

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Presley Clee-Ferguson, right, who suffers from a seizure disorder, sorts his medication with the help of his mother Lorrena Clee in their home in Lower Sackville, N.S. on Friday, February 19, 2016. Darren Calabrese for The Globe and Mail

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Lorrena Clee, holds medication necessary to keep her son’s seizure disorder under control in her home in Lower Sackville, N.S. on Friday, February 19, 2016. Darren Calabrese for The Globe and Mail

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Sussex, NB

The small town of Sussex, NB was recently dealt a blow when the potash mine that employed over 400 people ceased production. On the heels of the closure, J.D. Irving Ltd. held a job fair that was attended by nearly 1000 job seekers.

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Job seekers wait in line to drop off their resumes at a J.D. Irving Ltd. job fair in Sussex, NB on Thursday, January 28, 2016. Irving, who announced 7,900 jobs in the next three years, held the job fair a week after the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan cut over 400 jobs by suspending the operation of their mine near Sussex. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

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Job seekers wait in line to drop off their resumes at a J.D. Irving Ltd. job fair in Sussex, NB on Thursday, January 28, 2016. Irving, who announced 7,900 jobs in the next three years, held the job fair a week after the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan cut over 400 jobs by suspending the operation of their mine near Sussex. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

It’s Winter in Canada

Snow…snowA pedestrian walks through wind-swept snow in downtown Halifax during a winter storm on Monday, February 8, 2016. Blizzard warnings are in effect for most Nova Scotia with expected snowfall amounts of more than 40 cm in some regions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

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A pedestrian walks through wind-swept snow in downtown Halifax during a winter storm on Monday, February 8, 2016. Blizzard warnings are in effect for most Nova Scotia with expected snowfall amounts of more than 40 cm in some regions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

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Ryan Berry hits a jump while snowboarding on Citadel Hill in Halifax following a major winter storm on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Most of Nova Scotia was hit by the snow storm with Halifax receiving more than 40 cm. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese