A program that offers a non-contact version of boxing to people living with Parkinson's disease is coming to Cape Breton. Rock Steady Boxing was founded in 2006 in Indianapolis by Scott C. Newman, who suffers from Parkinson's. The program combines boxing moves with stretches and simple exercises using beach balls and parachutes to help people improve speed, strength, balance and flexibility. Currently there is no such program offered in the Maritimes.
The demolition of a North Sydney house belonging to a self-described hoarder can go ahead after a Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge denied the owner's request to halt the process. Justice Robin Gogan made the ruling Friday in the case of Sylvia Dolomont. The woman, who is in her 70s, was issued a demolition order in January when her house was deemed unsafe by the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. At that time, the bungalow was filled with rotting garbage, debris and mould.
Some health organizations in Cape Breton are concerned about a cluster of syphilis cases on the island and are urging anyone who believes they have symptoms of the disease to get tested. The head of the Ally Centre of Cape Breton, which provides support services for people with sexually transmitted infections or who are at risk of contracting one, said the non-profit was contacted by the Department of Health about the number of positive tests it was seeing.
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Selecting a term
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