Office Hours in Beaver Bank
I am pleased to host constituency office hours in Beaver Bank at the Beaver Bank Kinsac Community Centre on the third Monday of the month between 1 – 3 p.m. Please drop by with any issues or concerns, or just stop by to chat. The next scheduled meetings are Sept. 19 and Oct. 13. Please let me know if you require an evening time to meet and I will set one up.
Routine Results Available Online – Federal and Provincial Governments Launch MyHealthNS to Improve Health Care in Nova Scotia
Doctors and patients in Nova Scotia can now get routine test results and share information through MyHealthNS, a new secure online tool. Patients of participating physicians receiving results from the QEII Health Sciences Centre, the IWK Health Centre or other facilities in the Halifax, Eastern Shore and West Hants areas will now be able to access this information on their smartphone or other web-enabled devices. The system will be expanded to all other parts of the province by early 2017, making Nova Scotia the first province in Canada to offer a digital health service option province wide.
MyHealthNS will allow patients to receive, view and manage their personal health information electronically, making it more convenient, and in some cases saving them a visit to the clinic to get information like normal test results. It will also mean more appointments available to be booked for those who need to see a doctor in person.
To find out more about MyHealthNS, and to register for the service, patients and doctors can visit, http://myhealthns.ca.
Apply Now For Antlerless Deer Hunting Stamps
Now is the time for Nova Scotia hunters to apply for antlerless deer hunting stamps for this fall’s hunting season. There are 6,200 stamps available.
Qualified hunters can apply online, using a credit card for the $8.04 fee, at: http://novascotia.ca/natr/draws/deerdraw/. They may also apply by calling 1-900-565-3337 and the fee will be billed directly to the landline phone. Applications will be taken until Aug. 31 at midnight.
The stamp is applied to a deer hunting licence to provide the legal permission to hunt antlerless deer. Controlling the number of does is a major part of sustainably managing the deer population in Nova Scotia. This year, hunters may harvest one deer of either sex with just a regular hunting licence in zone 107. A limited number of antlerless stamps are available in zones 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 108 and 109. None are available in zones 110, 111 and 112.
Applicants are encouraged to know the deer management zone boundaries before they apply. Zone information is at http://novascotia.ca/natr/draws/deerdraw/ddZones.asp. The number of stamps available, by deer management zone, is at http://novascotia.ca/natr/draws/deerdraw/pdf/Deer-Draw-Info-2016.pdf.
A computerized, random draw will take place on Sept. 1. Winners will be notified by mail so applicants are encouraged to confirm their mailing addresses when applying. Applicants can also check their individual draw results online at, http://novascotia.ca/natr/draws/deerdraw, beginning at noon on Sept. 2.
Approval Given for Hiring of New Doctors
The Nova Scotia Health Authority has given approval for the hiring of new doctors for the Halifax area including one for Beaver Bank. This is one of many positions currently available for family doctors across the province and recruitment is currently underway.
CONTACT US – Please call my office, 902-576-3411, or drop by at Suite 101, 1265 Fall River Rd. to discuss any concerns you may have. Our e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org and you can follow me on twitter @bill_horne_mla.