Health care can be challenging to access over the summer months when so many people are on holiday. I wanted to share some of the options available for accessing health care during July and August – whether you have a family doctor, nurse practitioner, or are still waiting for one. You can get more information on all the following services by visiting my website.

Mobile Clinic:
In recent months, the Health Authority added a mobile clinic at the Cobequid Health Centre to help serve patients (who may or may not have a family practitioner) with minor ailments not requiring emergency service. The past few months, the clinic has been running Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Virtual Care:
VirtualCareNS provides Nova Scotians on the Need a Family Practice Registry with free online visits with a primary care provider (doctor or nurse practitioner) until they find a permanent family practice. If you’re on the Need A Family Practice waitlist, you can sign up online anytime.


I’m pleased to see the government continuing the work we did to expand access at pharmacies. Some pharmacies (for example, the Guardian at the corner of Southgate Drive and Larry Uteck, or the Brookline Pharmasave at Bloom Terrace) are Community Pharmacy Primary Care Clinics. To make an appointment at one of these pharmacies, please go to Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia website.


I hope this information is of assistance to you if you’re looking for health care this summer – have a great summer!


Kelly Regan, MLA for Bedford Basin


Property Tax Rebate for Seniors

Seniors can now apply for the Property Tax Rebate, which helps low-income seniors with their municipal residential property taxes. The program offers eligible seniors a rebate of half of their property taxes, up to $800.

Applications opened on July 1 and will close on December 31, 2023. Applicants who received the rebate last year will receive an application by mail. Read more...


Key Community Concerns

📌The number of people without a doctor (in Nova Scotia and in Bedford) continues to climb. The numbers for July have not yet updated, I will provide updated numbers for July when they become available. Read more...

🏥 People removed in error from the Need A Family Practice Waitlist. Read more...

⛴️ Recently our councillor Tim Outhit shared an update on plans for a passenger ferry from Bedford to downtown Halifax. Read more...



Community Spotlight

Did you know Bedford is home to a photography gallery?

ViewPoint Gallery is an artist-run co-operative dedicated to inspiring, engaging, educating, and promoting the art of photography.

The gallery presents a mixture of solo and group exhibitions. It displays work by all its members and showcases individual members through solo exhibitions. It also features artist talks and presentations as well as a guest exhibition and several group exhibitions each year.

This summer, the gallery is featuring the work of Jane Oram “Acquainted with the Night” until July 30th. Colin Chase “These Hands” will exhibit from August 3rd to September 3rd. There’s also a Youth Photo Camp from August 14th to 18th.  

If you’re interested in a print review, or joining, or visiting the gallery, you can find more information on their website.

What's on in Bedford Basin?

📽️ Movie Nights at Chickenburger all summer long.

🛍️ NS Works Opportunity: Paramedic Information Session July 26. Read more...

📅 Scott Manor House has a terrific lineup of exhibits, events, and concerts this summer, including Fish Art Workshop by The Restless Mind and Pop-up library fun. Read more...