Government is making it easier for frontline or emergency response workers with PTSD to access workers compensation. Changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act, which come into effect on October 26, will mean workers in prescribed occupations no longer have to prove their PTSD diagnosis is work-related.

For more information on the PTSD presumption, including who is eligible, visit www.novascotia.ca/presumptive-ptsd or call WCB Nova Scotia 1-800-870-3331.
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Government is making it easier for frontline or emergency response workers with PTSD to access workers compensation. Changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act, which come into effect on October 26, will mean workers in prescribed occupations no longer have to prove their PTSD diagnosis is work-related. 

For more information on the PTSD presumption, including who is eligible, visit www.novascotia.ca/presumptive-ptsd or call WCB Nova Scotia 1-800-870-3331.

Pleased to give remarks on behalf of the Premier and the Province of Nova Scotia at the 2018 Halifax Partnership Game Changers Youth Retention Action Plan Awards Gala. Congratulations to the recepients and thank you to all organizers and sponsors for supporting our youth and building a better Nova Scotia. ... See MoreSee Less

It was wonderful to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Club Inclusion at St. James Anglican Church.

We should all be proud of what The Club has accomplished in 10 short years. Through community partnerships and the heart and dedication of staff and volunteers, The Club has become a truly special place. It’s a place where everyone is included. Where you can make a friend, play a game, dance, sing, and just be yourself.

Thank you also to the Parish of St. James Anglican for helping The Club make a home for itself in Armdale.
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It was wonderful to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Club Inclusion at St. James Anglican Church. 
 
We should all be proud of what The Club has accomplished in 10 short years. Through community partnerships and the heart and dedication of staff and volunteers, The Club has become a truly special place. It’s a place where everyone is included. Where you can make a friend, play a game, dance, sing, and just be yourself.
 
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Thank you so much for helping us celebrate and marking this special occasion Minister Diab!

It was wonderful to have you join us last evening Minister Diab! Your support is so greatly appreciated.

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Lena Metlege Diab,MLA Halifax Armdale

Small business week : proud of our successes

Nova Scotia Office of Immigration
Small Business Week provides an opportunity to highlight the significant role small and medium sized businesses play in our communities.

Noggins Corner has been in operation in the Valley for several generations, and just as their business has grown, so has their need for new talent. They've continued to innovate and provide quality products right where it all began, while supporting newcomer talent.
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Lena Metlege Diab,MLA Halifax Armdale

October 8th to October 14th is National Citizenship Week, a time to celebrate our citizenship, our pride in being Canadians, and our country.

This morning I was pleased to reflect upon our Canadian values with The Honourable Ahmed Hussen (Minister of Immigration Refugees Citizenship Canada) during a Citizenship Ceremony in Halifax.

Congratulations to the 30 candidates from 16 different countries who became Canadian Citizens. Thank you for choosing Canada. Thank you for choosing Nova Scotia.

We’re thrilled to have you.
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This week I rose to recognize Dr. Shashi Gujar of Halifax Armdale in the House of Assembly for his important research.

Earlier this year, Dr. Gujar and his research collaborators received a $3.2-million grant to study the use of photo-sensitive, metal-based compounds to treat metastatic melanoma.

In layman’s terms, he is working to “teach” the body’s own immune cells to target specific identifiers that only exist on melanoma, and then kill those cells.

Metastatic melanoma survival rates are tragically low in Canada, and Dr. Gujar is optimistic his research will result in a few compounds ready to go into clinical testing on humans.

Thank you, Dr. Gujar, for your extraordinary work.
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Don't forget to check out the Fall Fair at Bethany United Church tomorrow from 9:00am-1:00pm! ... See MoreSee Less

Dont forget to check out the Fall Fair at Bethany United Church tomorrow from 9:00am-1:00pm!

Earlier in our fall sitting, I had the pleasure of congratulating David Gossen on receiving the Lebanese Chamber of Commerce of Nova Scotia's Lebanese Business Person of the Year award.

David is a fellow Saint Mary’s graduate, who joined IMP Group Limited immediately after graduation. From there he ascended to the ranks of the company, working in a number of challenging positions in the fields of aircraft maintenance, avionics repair, precision machining, and aerostructures manufacturing.

Since 2002, David has served as President of IMP Aerospace and Defence, leading the company through its international expansion, to the point where, today, you can find the company’s products on aircrafts around the globe and in orbit on the International Space Station.

Congratulations to David Gossen on his tremendous professional success.
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Interested in the next steps for the new J. L. Ilsley High School? Below is the timeline for the design and construction of the new high school. The target opening date for the school is September 2021. I'll be sure to share more details with you as the project goes forward. ... See MoreSee Less

Interested in the next steps for the new J. L. Ilsley High School? Below is the timeline for the design and construction of the new high school. The target opening date for the school is September 2021. Ill be sure to share more details with you as the project goes forward.

Pleased to have Craig Smith and Kathryn Morse of Nature Conservancy of Canada / Conservation de la nature Canada joining us at the legislature this afternoon. The NCC is leading an important fundraising campaign to create a 379 acre Urban Wilderness Park in Halifax near Williams Lake. Thank you, Craig, Kathryn, and the NCC’s partners and donors for helping to bring the park to life. To learn how you can support this project, visit keephalifaxwild.ca 🌲🐿🦆 ... See MoreSee Less

Pleased to have Craig Smith and Kathryn Morse of Nature Conservancy of Canada / Conservation de la nature Canada joining us at the legislature this afternoon. The NCC is leading an important fundraising campaign to create a 379 acre Urban Wilderness Park in Halifax near Williams Lake. Thank you, Craig, Kathryn, and the NCC’s partners and donors for helping to bring the park to life. To learn how you can support this project, visit keephalifaxwild.ca 🌲🐿🦆

This summer, I attended a very special performance in Armdale.

Alongside a group of residents at Ramsgate Lane, I was treated to an hour long performance of selections of the music of Bach, Beethoven, Satie, Bartok, and more by the enchanting Gatto Dolce Duo.

The duo, composed of Colin Matthews on cello and Max Kasper on bass, have been playing together for some twenty years now, and have performed all over the country. Their style combines great chamber music with humorous anecdotes on the life and times of the composers whose work they showcase.

I was happy to have had a chance to see them perform, and I'm grateful to my constituent Bert Walker for inviting me to the evening’s show.
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To the people of Halifax Armdale and all Nova Scotians, Happy Thanksgiving.

We’re so lucky to have families that love us, communities that support us, and a province and country that has room in its heart for us all. Let’s toast to the good in our lives, and always be conscious of what we can do to lift up those less fortunate than ourselves.

I hope you enjoy a lovely weekend with friends, family, neighbours, and those you cherish most.
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Happy Thanksgiving Lena to you and yours.

Last month, the art world lost a shining light with the passing of celebrated painter Dusan Kadlec of Armdale.

Mr. Kadlec was an immensely talented artist, who put rich, meticulous detail into the scenes he painted. The beauty and character of our historic port city inspired him, and over his career he made a name for himself as one of the leading maritime artists in the world.

I want to express my condolences to the Kadlec family, and celebrate the tremendous beauty that he has shared with the world.
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Pleased to congratulate David and Christine on Starting a new chapter in their lives as they celebrated their marriage.
I wish them a life marked by many happy and healthy years!
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