Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Gastro-intestinal Illness

South West Health serving Shelburne, Yarmouth and Digby Counties is reminding people to stay home and not visit friends or family in hospital if you are feeling ill. There has been some gastro-intestinal illness in the community, and people who are ill are advised to stay away from the hospital to reduce the risk of spreading the virus to patients. South West Health does not plan at this time to close any hospital units or restrict visitors as a result of the gastro-intestinal illness in the community but are monitoring the situation closely. If you are feeling ill, and your symptoms become severe, please call your family physician or visit the nearest Emergency Department. People can also call 811 to speak to a Registered Nurse 24 hours a day, seven days a week

Emergency Services get $

Funding for Emergency Services in Lunenburg was announced today. NPD MLA Pam Birdsall says she is pleased that five organizations will receive a total of more than $45 thousand dollars. Birdsall added this funding will assist firefighters and other first responders fulfill their vital roles.

The organizations are:

- Cornwall & District Volunteer Fire Department ($15,000)
- Lunenburg Ground Search and Rescue ($944)
- Mahone Bay and Area Fire Department ($15,000)
- Maitland & District Volunteer Fire Department ($10,000)
- Riverport & District Fire Department ($5,000)

Happy St. Patrick's Day

Well making your party plans today, make sure you include a plan for a safe and sober ride. Public safety officials say St. Patrick's Day has been the holiday with the highest percentage of alcohol-related traffic deaths.

*Information from Canadian Press

Crousetown woman found

A Lunenburg County woman reported missing yesterday was found unhurt after spending nearly 8 hour in nearby woods. The 70-year-old resident of Crousetown had gone for a walk just after lunch without telling family where she was going. Around 3 o'clock they began to search the local area then called police around 6pm. The woman walked out onto a road approximately 8km from her home.