Despite the many known benefits of being physically active, only 30 per cent of Nova Scotia seniors aged 65 and over are active enough to reap the benefits, according to a news release from Doctors Nova Scotia.
According to the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, the amount of physical activity we get every day declines with age. As a result, older adults face increased risk of mobility loss, function capacity and most importantly, independence.
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The Heart&Stroke Big Bike, presented by the Dairy Farmers of Canada, and Medavie Blue Cross in Atlantic Canada, is one of the primary community fundraising events for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Sobeys Barrington Passage is currently recruiting riders for their Big Bike Ride. The ride takes place on Wednesday August 5th, 2015.
In 2010, 350 full-time jobs were promised when a new processing plant was built in Shelburne. Years later, $25 million of taxpayers’ money was handed over to the fish-farm operator to move this project along.
The state’s top economic development official says Gov. Paul LePage won’t be asking the Maine Legislature to use taxpayer money to help fund the ferry service between Portland and Nova Scotia, countering assumptions widely held in Nova Scotia that LePage plans to submit a bill to do just that.