Alzheimers Awareness at Local Libraries

first_imgNova Scotians living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families are benefitting from a partnership between the Nova Scotia Public Libraries and the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. January has been Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in Canada. It provides an opportunity to highlight the work of the province and Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia to provide greater access to materials and resources for persons living with dementia. “Dementia or Alzheimer’s can affect the whole family, a family’s support system and community,” said David Wilson, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “As Nova Scotians age, it is more important than ever that trusted information on dementia be accessible through our public libraries.” This 10-year partnership began with the society donating 17 books to each of the nine regional locations. Information is now available in several libraries and in various formats including, books, magazine, DVDs and online resources. “As Alzheimer Awareness Month wraps up and we celebrate our 10-year partnership, we look forward to the day when the cause and a cure are found,” said Mr. Wilson. Dr. Wenda MacDonald of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia said: “We are privileged to have partners like the Nova Scotia Public Libraries to help us provide education, information and support as well as help for today and hope for tomorrow.” More than 15,000 Nova Scotians are living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, and that is expected to double by 2038. Symptoms include loss of memory, judgment and reasoning, and changes in mood, behaviour and communication abilities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. For more information, visit a community library or online at http://publiclibraries.ns.ca .last_img read more

Enbridge restores smaller natural gas pipeline in BC after main line blast

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The company that shut down its main natural gas pipeline through British Columbia following an explosion and fire Tuesday night says it has restarted a smaller line running beside the damaged pipe.Enbridge says it has received National Energy Board approval Wednesday night to restart its 76-centimetre line, which was shut down as a precaution because it is in the same path as the 91-centimetre line that ruptured and exploded near Prince George.The Calgary-based energy supplier says the line was carefully checked before permission was received to restart it at about 80 per cent of normal capacity.Fortis BC, the company that depends on the Enbridge line for about 85 per cent of the gas it delivers to its one million customers, says in an online notice that gas is now flowing, but customers are still asked to cut back.It says restoring flow in the smaller line is a positive step, but until the damaged larger line is repaired, a shortage of natural gas continues.In response to the call for conservation, the B.C. Institute of Technology has tweeted that heat is off on the north side of its Burnaby campus until further notice, while the University of B.C. has told researchers and other non-essential users to immediately stop using natural gas.The UBC bulletin says although gas use should still be restricted, “UBC buildings that use natural gas for heating, hot water and cooking are no longer expected to be impacted.”In an earlier news release, Enbridge said it is working with other companies to find alternate supplies of gas to meet demand.Investigators are still searching for a cause of the blast just outside Prince George.It damaged the company’s primary natural gas pipeline linking the Fort Nelson area to Vancouver and south to another 750,000 customers in the northwest United States.Companies mentioned in this article: (TSX:FTS) (TSX:ENB) read more