A campaign that helps Nova Scotians better understand the front-line work being undertaken by health-care providers has earned the province a prestigious communications award. Communications Nova Scotia and the Department of Health received a Gemstone Award for its Primary Health Care Campaign on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Canadian Public Relations Society’s celebration of the best in provincial communications strategies, materials and campaigns. Nova Scotia is one of Canada’s leaders in primary health care — a fact that was highlighted in the campaign DVD, brochure, fact sheets and a new updated website. The campaign, led by communications advisor Tina Thibeau and in conjunction with Communications Nova Scotia, was designed to help Nova Scotians understand that health care is not just about being admitted to a hospital. Primary health care happens when people meet with a public health nurse to talk about blood pressure, get flu shots at the local health clinic or when they visit a family doctor. The campaign materials are now being used throughout Nova Scotia’s health-care system as an educational tool. “We were pleased to see our campaign on primary health care win,” said Laura Lee Langley, assistant deputy minister of Communications Nova Scotia. “Our staff took a topic that’s challenging to convey and helped make it understandable.”
All licences issued for 9mm pistols and revolvers have been revoked.The Ministry of Defence said that new licences could be obtained from January 23 by producing the weapons. The decision has been taken to help curb crime in the country. (Colombo Gazette)
Prayers to Earle Bruce & his family as Coach Bruce battles the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Earle’s passion for Ohio State is unmatched— Matt McCoy (@MattMcCoyRadio) August 25, 2017The 86-year-old coach, who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002, held an 81-26-1 record while coaching the Buckeyes. Ohio State went undefeated in his first season as coach and reached the Rose Bowl twice during his tenure.Prior to becoming the Buckeyes’ head coach, Bruce, an Ohio State graduate, spent six seasons as an assistant coach (1966-71), focusing on the offensive line and the defensive backfield.Bruce was honored during halftime of last season’s Ohio State-Rutgers football game as he “dotted the i” during the Ohio State Marching Band’s rendition of Script Ohio. Legendary college football coach Earle Bruce, who led Ohio State’s program from 1979 to 1987, has been diagnosed with and is battling the early stages of Alzheimer’s, according to Matt McCoy of 610 WTVN.