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Dr. Heather Johnson, of Bridgewater, N.S., was installed as Doctors Nova Scotia’s President during the association’s virtual annual conference on Saturday, June 12, 2021.


The recent discovery of the mass grave of 215 children in Kamloops is a tragic example of present-day Canada, not a reminder of Canada’s history. We grieve with the residential school survivors and their relations on Turtle Island.

Twenty Nova Scotians who have inspired others, raised spirits or helped people cope during the COVID-19 pandemic have been chosen to receive the Dr. Robert Strang Community Hero Award.

Dear editor,

It has been a very long 15 months as we all live through a once-in-a-lifetime public health crisis.

One of the most powerful messages we hear repeatedly during the COVID-19 pandemic is the notion of being kind to one another.
Family doctors are asking their patients to roll up their sleeve to receive a flu shot. This year, it’s even more important to be vaccinated against the influenza virus and its complications.

Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) stands in solidarity in the fight against anti-Black racism, violence and injustice toward people of African descent in the U.S. and across the world.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) welcomes the new 2020–21 president, Dr. Robyn MacQuarrie of Porters Lake, N.S.

Doctors are worried about your health. You might think we’re not providing routine health-care during the pandemic, but we are. In fact, we’ve expanded our offerings so we can now do appointments several ways: in person, by phone and using video.

Work is underway to reduce administrative red tape so doctors across the province can spend more time with their patients.

On Nov. 25, the province’s doctors signalled they’re ready for change by approving two new four-year agreements with the provincial government.

Doctors Nova Scotia has reached tentative agreements with the Department of Health and Wellness on new four-year contracts for the province’s doctors. The contracts will be presented to Nova Scotia’s physicians for ratification.

Dr. Gary Ernest, of Liverpool, N.S., was installed as Doctors Nova Scotia’s President during the association’s annual conference on Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Halifax.

Doctors Nova Scotia honoured nine physicians for exemplary achievement at the association’s annual conference on Saturday, June 8 in Halifax, N.S.

May 1 is Doctors’ Day, a time to recognize the important role that doctors play in keeping Nova Scotians healthy.

Members of the public and health-care providers are invited to join Dr. Constance LeBlanc and Dr. Sam Campbell as they discuss how to talk about unnecessary tests and treatments. The event is taking place on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Today’s provincial budget announcement misses the mark when it comes to creating an environment that will keep doctors practising here and that will make Nova Scotia a desired place for physicians to live and work.

The position paper defines the unique role and value of family physicians in Nova Scotia’s primary health-care system and reaffirms the position that every Nova Scotian deserves access to a family doctor.
Nova Scotia’s doctors work hard to care for their patients, provide them with appropriate advice and advocate on their behalf.
It’s important to consider the role of family doctors in our health-care system and the value they bring to the people of Nova Scotia.