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The union representing the province’s paramedics says local ambulance services are under severe strain.
IUOE Local 727 says earlier this afternoon there weren’t enough ambulances available in the Regional Municipality to deal will all of the incoming calls.
It’s reporting similar problems today in the Health Authority’s northern and western zones.
This comes after the Regional Hospital ER saw what some doctors call a crisis over the holidays, with patients being left in beds in hallways and staff having to re-purpose washrooms and other spaces for assessments.
The Health Authority says similar problems were seen across the province because of an increase in the number of people going to Emergency Departments over the holidays.
A North Sydney woman is suing the Cape Breton Regional Municipality over the demolition of her former home.
Sylvia Dolomont filed a lawsuit in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in October, roughly a year after her Campbell Street home was demolished.
She is seeking unspecified costs related to the replacement of the home and its contents, living and remediation expenses, along with general and punitive damages.
Neighbours have been complaining about strange odours and rats at the property since 2008.
The municipality issued a demolition order on the basis that the home was both unsightly and structurally unsound.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year’s Eve the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide. In many countries, New Year’s Eve is celebrated at evening social gatherings, where many people dance, eat, drink alcoholic beverages, and watch or light fireworks to mark the new year. Some Christians attend a watchnight service.