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Nova Scotia

Canadian Cancer Society thanks and recognizes donors at the opening celebration of The Sobey Cancer Support Centre

September 2016 - The Canadian Cancer Society officially opened The Sobey Cancer Support Centre today with a ribbon cutting, a donor reception, tours of the expanded facility and a plaque dedication to Marsha Sobey, Campaign Cabinet Chair


Canadian Cancer Society announces 6 new cancer research grants in Nova Scotia

June 2016 - Canadian Cancer Society announces 6 new cancer research grants in Nova Scotia


This Daffodil Month the Canadian Cancer Society encourages support despite loss of fresh-cut Daffodils

March 2016 - This Daffodil Month the Canadian Cancer Society encourages support despite loss of fresh-cut Daffodils


The Canadian Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtime turns 30!

August 2015 - The Canadian Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtime turns 30!


Nova Scotia set to become first jurisdiction in the world to implement a ban on menthol tobacco

May 2015 - On May 31st World No Tobacco Day, Nova Scotia will become the first jurisdiction in the world to implement a ban on flavoured tobacco, including menthol. The Canadian Cancer Society commends the Nova Scotia government for their swift action implementing this ban on May 31st. Not only will it place Nova Scotia as a global leader, but it also signals a firm commitment in the prevention of tobacco-related disease.


The Canadian Cancer Society urges government and Nova Scotians to fight back as Big Tobacco attempts to block menthol ban

May 2015 - Imperial Tobacco Canada announced they intend to file a legal challenge against Nova Scotia’s menthol ban. The ban, which is set to go into effect on May 31st, would see all flavoured tobacco including menthol removed from Nova Scotia shelves. This implementation date will put Nova Scotia in the forefront of tobacco control measures on a global scale.


What the 2015 Canadian Cancer Statistics Report means for Nova Scotia

May 2015 - What the 2015 Canadian Cancer Statistics Report means for Nova Scotia


Canadian Cancer Society honours Dr. Robin McGee with the national Medal of Courage

April 2015 - Port Williams cancer survivor’s contribution to cancer care inspires others


Canadian Cancer Society celebrates final adoption today of crucial public health legislation that will ban flavoured tobacco including menthol

April 2015 - Canadian Cancer Society celebrates final adoption today of crucial public health legislation that will ban flavoured tobacco including menthol


Canadian Cancer Society commends decision to include menthol in flavoured tobacco ban placing Nova Scotia as a national leader in tobacco control

April 2015 - Canadian Cancer Society commends decision to include menthol in flavoured tobacco ban placing Nova Scotia as a national leader in tobacco control


Canadian Cancer Society applauds tobacco tax increase in Provincial Budget

April 2015 - Canadian Cancer Society applauds tobacco tax increase in Provincial Budget


Canadian Cancer Society urges action on menthol

March 2015 - Canadian Cancer Society urges action on menthol


It's back! Sackville Relay For Life returns for 2015

January 2015 - It's back! Sackville Relay For Life returns for 2015


This GivingTuesday give back to innovative cancer research

November 2014 - This GivingTuesday give back to innovative cancer research


Canadian Cancer Society is extremely disheartened with the Nova Scotia Government’s reversal on proposed flavoured tobacco legislation

November 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society was astonished with the Nova Scotia government’s decision today to remove the ban on flavoured tobacco from Bill 60.


Canadian Cancer Society congratulates Nova Scotia Government on legislation to ban flavoured tobacco

October 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society applauds the Nova Scotia government for its leadership in tobacco control and the introduction of legislation that will ban the sale of flavoured tobacco.


Government to pursue Medicare cost recovery from tobacco industry

September 2014 - Legislation proclaimed today will begin the process of holding the tobacco industry accountable for the harm they have done to the health of Nova Scotians


Unprecedented donation to pancreatic cancer research

September 2014 - Today, Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society, the QEII Foundation and the Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division announced that together they will fund pancreatic cancer research to the tune of $1.4-million. This marks the most significant single contribution from Atlantic Canada that will be invested in pancreatic cancer research.


Canadian Cancer Society calling on Nova Scotians to take action against flavoured tobacco products

September 2014 - New report confirms youth continue to use flavoured tobacco products


Nova Scotia has some of highest rates of melanoma in Canada

May 2014 - These Nova Scotia stats are another alarming statistic accompanying the news that skin cancer is the most common cancer in Canada, and one of the fastest rising with an estimated 6,500 new cases expected to be diagnosed in 2014.


The Canadian Cancer Society congratulates the government in changing the eligibility guidelines for BTO Program in Nova Scotia

April 2014 - The Canadian Cancer Society is very excited by news today that the provincial government will increase the family income threshold for the Boarding, Transportation and Ostomy Program.


Sixty-five per cent of Nova Scotians believe ban of flavoured tobacco should be a top government priority

March 2014 - Canadian Cancer Society calls on Nova Scotians to encourage government action through takeaction.cancer.ca


Volunteer during Daffodil Month

February 2014 - Volunteers are needed now, more than ever. The Canadian Cancer Society urges Canadians to join its team during April – Daffodil Month – a crucial fundraising time for the organization.


What’s truth and what’s fiction when it comes to cancer?

February 2014 - Today is World Cancer Day and the Canadian Cancer Society wants to help raise awareness and debunk the myths that surround this terrible disease.


Honouring compassionate supporters

January 2014 - Volunteers and donors visit The Lodge That Gives for special presentation.


Canadian Cancer Society supports provincial government plans to regulate e-cigarettes and encourages action on flavoured tobacco products

December 2013 - The Nova Scotia government’s recent promise to move quickly on regulations for electronic cigarettes is being applauded by the Canadian Cancer Society.


Purchase a 2014 calendar and support Daffodil Place

November 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society and Stewart McKelvey recently joined forces to present the Faces of Cancer in a beautiful 2014 calendar in support of Daffodil Place.


Canadian Cancer Society congratulates The Town of Oxford for enacting a Smoke Free Outdoor Spaces by-law

November 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society extends congratulations to the Town of Oxford for enacting a smoke free outdoor space by-law at Monday evening’s Town Council meeting. The by-law will protect community members from exposure to second hand smoke in areas such as playgrounds, walking trails, and sports fields.


Hantsport enacts smoke free outdoor spaces by law

November 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society congratulates the Town of Hantsport for enacting a smoke free outdoor space by-law at Tuesday evening’s Town Council meeting.


Canadian Cancer Society asks public’s help in increasing funds to help cancer patients

September 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society is urging Nova Scotia's political leaders to commit to raising the annual family income threshold for the Boarding, Transportation and Ostomy Program


Halifax Pride Get Screened Event

July 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division took part in Halifax Pride Week with a “Get Screened” booth as a reminder to get regular screenings.


Nova Scotia man walking across Canada in support of Canadian Cancer Society

June 2013 - With just a pack on his back, and some good shoes on his feet, David Atkinson is hitting the pavement this spring in order to raise awareness and funds for the Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division.


Relay For Life moves forward throughout Nova Scotia

June 2013 - An eminent rain storm couldn’t keep participants away from Relay For Life in Halifax on Friday evening, but when organizers opted to shut down the event due a to a bomb threat lodged with a 911 dispatcher , everyone evacuated for their own safety.


Relay For Life unites Halifax in the fight against cancer

June 2013 - Excitement is mounting for haligonians registered in the Canadian Cancer Society’s 2013 Relay For Life in Halifax.


Number of New Cancer Cases Still on the Rise Statistics indicate that Nova Scotians need to start living healthier and get screened

May 2013 - The Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Division (CCS-NSD) is urging Nova Scotians to lead healthier lives and get screened on a regular basis, in light of new national statistics released today.


Pictou County Continues to Fundraise for Canadian Cancer Society Campaign

January 2013 - Two Pictou County organizations are supporting the Canadian Cancer Society’s (CCS) Daffodil Place Campaign in a big way. Together, the Prostate Cancer Canada Network – Pictou County and the Women Alike Society & Abreast A River Dragon Boat Team have raised $77,000 over the last few years to help create a place of hope and healing for cancer patients and their families.


Caisse populaire de Clare receives prestigious Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award

December 2012 - A locally owned cooperative financial institution, Caisse populaire de Clare, received a Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award today at a ceremony in Ottawa. Caisse populaire de Clare was honoured as the Atlantic Canada Winner in the Business Leader Category for their work with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), among other charities.


Alert to donors and the public

October 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Division is warning the public of a telephone scam to access people’s personal banking information.


Daffodil Place will provide more support for people living with cancer

September 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society is supporting Nova Scotians facing a cancer diagnosis thanks to the Daffodil Place capital campaign. Daffodil Place will ease the burden of cancer through an expansion to The Lodge That Gives as well as additional community programming that will support all Nova Scotians.


Dalhousie researcher to receive grant from the Canadian Cancer Society

July 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to congratulate Dr. Jean Marshall, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University for being selected to receive a three year cancer research innovation grant.


Relay For Life Supports Kids Living With Cancer

May 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society Camp Goodtime in 2012 is one example of a program partially funded by Relay For Life events. Camp Goodtime is a week-long summer camp for kids aged 7-15 living with cancer or a brain tumor.


Canadian cancer death rate down – also true for Nova Scotians

May 2012 - The Canadian cancer death rate is dropping and that holds true for Nova Scotians. However, Atlantic Canada continues to have generally higher cancer incidence and death rates from cancer than most other provinces.


Relay For Life Supports People Living With Cancer

May 2012 - Friends, families and neighbours are rallying for Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life events taking place next month in 22 locations across the province. Relay For Life funds important programs and services for the mission areas of the Canadian Cancer Society – research investment, prevention initiatives and supportive programs.


Volunteers taking to the street in support of people living with cancer

April 2012 - As part of Canadian Cancer Society Nova Scotia Daffodil Month activities volunteers from Radian6, a salesforce.com company, will solicit donations for daffodil pins from passersby on Tuesday, April 17. Watch for volunteers wearing Canadian Cancer Society t-shirts as they help raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer.


Canadian Cancer Society Daffodils – the first signs of Spring are on the way!

March 2012 - The Canadian Cancer Society is ready to celebrate Spring with bright yellow daffodils, a symbol of hope in the fight against cancer.


Province to usher in Daffodil Month

March 2012 - Health and Wellness Minister Maureen MacDonald will kick off April as Daffodil Month for the Nova Scotia division of the Canadian Cancer Society.


Canadian Cancer Society’s Cancer Information Service Reaches Milestone, Answers One Million Inquiries Since 1996

August 2011 - At his wife’s insistence, Lower Sackville’s Gary Thorne made an appointment to see his doctor about a mole on his shoulder that she was concerned about. This was one routine doctor’s appointment that might just have saved his life. When the biopsy results came back and Mr. Thorne heard the word melanoma it was difficult to make sense of what else the doctor said. “When I was diagnosed with melanoma I knew very little about the disease and what this could mean for me and my family,” says Mr. Thorne. “I really didn’t know what to expect but I had a lot of questions. Were there different types of melanoma? What could my treatment be?”


Fundraising and the Society

July 2011 - We are passionate about furthering our mission to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer


Not enough Canadians being screened for colorectal cancer, leading to many unnecessary deaths

May 2011 - Canadian Cancer Statistics 2011 released by the Canadian Cancer Society with special focus on colorectal cancer


Premier Dexter Proclaims April as Daffodil Month in Nova Scotia

April 2011 - Every three minutes another Canadian is faced with fighting cancer. The Canadian Cancer Society wants them to know that they are not alone.