Natal Day, Hot Hot Heat, Smoking And Cannabis, More

    Hi all, hope your summer is going well.  Happy almost Natal Day weekend!  This is a short newsletter update with just a few things to share. I love the heat, but not everyone does and for some folks this weather can be dangerous.  As the Environment Canada site says extreme heat affects everyone.  It goes on to say “Watch for the effects of heat illness: swelling, rash, cramps, fainting, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and the worsening of some health conditions.”   read more

An update on smoking and cannabis

I’ve been sending variations on this post as an email to people who have contacted me with questions but I wanted to share it more broadly: I understand the concerns I hear from the public about the proposed rules around smoking in public places. Really, Halifax has done a horrible job communicating what the intent of the by-law changes and more importantly how we see them being enforced. The two biggest complaints I have heard are 1 – you are read more