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Read to Me Encourages Parents to Request Book Bags

January 27 marks both Family Literacy Day and the Read to Me program’s 19th birthday. The program wants to take the opportunity to encourage families to request their free bag of books if they gave birth during the program's temporary suspension due to COVID-19.

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IWK Health’s 41st Christmas Tree lit thanks to Christmas magic

This year is different, that’s certainly true. 
We’re staying apart, only seeing a few.

So then how will Santa light our big tree,
If we can’t be together for all to see?

Don’t fret, don’t worry, we know just the trick.
We called in some help from our good friend, Saint Nick. 

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Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health launch swish and gargle video for kids who need COVID-19 testing

(HALIFAX, N.S.) – Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health have created a video to walk kids through the steps of what to expect from a swish and gargle COVID-19 test.

Swish and gargle testing is offered at all COVID-19 primary assessment centres across the province for children aged four to 18.

View the Kids’ Swish and Gargle Test video.

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