Sunday, May 11, 2014

Older Moms Want To Stay In Own Homes

On this Mothers Day, it seems many aging moms would prefer to stay at home, live independently, cook meals, clean and do gardening work. Those thoughts result from a new national survey of mothers who are approaching retirement. Jackie Hickey of Bayshore Healthcare in Toronto says many moms could care less about pricey flowers, gifts or restaurant meals.

Hickey suggests the best Mothers Day gift for older moms on their special day is to take the whole family to her place, roll up the sleaves, help her cook dinner and dig in the garden beside her. About a thousand aging Canadian mothers were questioned for the survey.

Yarmouth Ready To Welcome First Ferry Passengers

Final touches are being made in Yarmouth to the town's downtown area as the May 15th startup date for the ferry service to Maine approaches. Mayor Pam Mood says with federal and provincial financial help and the work of townsfolk, the town is ready to showcase itself once again.

The NovaStar arrives in Yarmouth from Portland, Maine with its first passengers and vehicles at 8 o'clock Thursday morning.

Health Care Reform & Labour Designation Doesn't Mix Well With Labour Federation

Nova Scotia's Federation of Labour is calling upon the McNeil government to back off on its efforts to settle union issues surrounding health care reform. President Rick Clarke accuses the government of creating chaos in the system. He says unions have created a plan for health care workers to remain with their current union.
However, Clarke says the government seems intent on imposing its own plan.

Clarke is urging the government to allow unions to represent their members without interference and spend more time and energy instead on fixing problems in the health care system.