Breast Cancer Resources Added to Libraries

first_imgNova Scotians now have access to more breast cancer resources at local libraries. The Nova Scotia Provincial Library has partnered with Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia to select and purchase a variety of books and materials with information about breast cancer. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Atlantic Region provided the funding. The collection was introduced today, Sept. 6, at the MacConnell Library in Sydney. “The province is proud to support and continue to work with organizations like the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia, which are blazing new trails in health and breast cancer education and research,” said Leonard Preyra, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. The Nova Scotia Breast Cancer Resources Collection includes 63 print books and 14 ebooks. “We are very pleased to have been able to collaborate with Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Provincial Library in the purchase of this new collection of books,” said Jane Parsons, CEO of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Atlantic Region. “Our hope is that these resources will enable breast cancer patients to make informed decisions. Equally important, their families, friends and supporters will have access to information to help them better understand the disease and the importance of their role in the journey.” “This is a wonderful project,” said Lynn, a 14-year breast cancer survivor. “Not only is the Nova Scotia Breast Cancer Resources Collection going to create a valuable resource for those newly diagnosed across Nova Scotia, but for the survivors of many years who have an ongoing need for new information.” The collection can be accessed through any of Nova Scotia’s 79 public libraries. The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading national, volunteer-based organization dedicated to creating a future without breast cancer. Visit to find out more.last_img read more

Mazaruni River tragedy Autopsy confirms one of the victims died due

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedTwo feared dead as boat sink in Makari BackdamFebruary 25, 2018In “latest news”PME reveals man was murdered before body dumped in Mazaruni riverNovember 11, 2016In “Crime”Two missing following Mazaruni Boat crashDecember 14, 2015In “Crime” Two men are now dead after the boat in which they were transporting a dredge sank in the vicinity of Makari Backdam, Mazaruni River, on Saturday evening.One of the dead men has been identified as 26-year-old Jeffrey Dirwar of Lot 111 Miles Mahdia, Region Eight, while the other man has only been identified as “Fineman”.An autopsy performed by Government Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh on the body of Dirwar today (Monday), has confirmed that he died as a result of drowning and trauma to the head.  Based on reports received, the two now dead men along with three others were transporting a dredge on a small boat powered by a 15HP outboard engine on Saturday evening. During their journey, the engine reportedly encountered mechanical issues and due to the rough water, the boat capsized and finally sank.Three of the men successfully swam to shore but the two others went under the water and never resurfaced. The body of Girwer who is also referred to as “Dougla” was fished out the river on Sunday afternoon while that of “Fineman” was found late Sunday evening.Relatives of “Fineman” are said to be on their way to Georgetown to make a positive identification before an autopsy is done.An investigation into the incident has been launched. read more