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Although all human rights laws prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, racism is still a daily and painful lived reality in Canada.  Racism violates human rights.  We must all speak out and take action against anti-Black racism, and racism in all its forms, wherever and whenever it happens.  

April 16 2020 is National Advance Care Planning Day.  It is a day for Canadians to speak with family members and friends about their wishes for end-of-life care, and to then do their personal directive. 

A personal directive is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and those who care about you. You must make your personal directive while you can still make decisions for yourself. You might not be able to make health care decisions for yourself at some time in the future. A personal directive can help to make sure that you get the care you want. It can help the people who care about you by letting them know what kinds of care you want.

Go here when you are ready to do your personal directive.

By Chelsea Cox

Recreational cannabis became legal in October of 2018 in Nova Scotia and across Canada. With its newfound legality, a host of new rules and regulations also came into effect. These rules cover a broad range of things; from how much cannabis you can carry with you at a time to penalties around drug (and alcohol) impaired driving. In Canada, we operate under a federated system, meaning that the Federal government is in charge of some things, while other decisions are left to each individual Province. This can lead to a diversity of Provincial rules which can be seen in our alcohol regulations, where in Alberta you can buy beer from the cornerstore, but in Nova Scotia you have to go to the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC).