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Nova Scotia Wildfires

Updated: Jun 5, 2023

As the wildfires continue in Shelburne, Barrington and the Greater Halifax area we wanted to express our concern for everyone and their families.

Our thoughts are with everyone that has been evacuated, displaced, on waiting to see if you will be evacuated.

Also, to all of the emergency responders that are fighting to get these fires out.

We Thank You!

If you have questions or aren’t sure where to go for mental health and support, please see the list below we have created to help.

· You or your family and friends can dial 2-1-1 to get connected. A Community Resource Navigator will walk you through your options and connect you directly with supports and services in your area.

· In Nova Scotia, the Lifeworks Crisis Support Line is open 24/7 and can be reached at 1-844-751-2133. You will receive professional emotional support.

· Also, the Province of Nova Scotia has announced that it is launching a supportive text service similar to that which was used during the Fort McMurray fire. To enroll for this service, simply text 'HOPENS' to 393939.

· The Red Cross has updates on their response to the Atlantic Wildfires here, and also provides a helpful list of what to do before, during and after a wildfire.

· The Kids' Help Phone is also available 24/7, either by texting CONNECT to 686868 or by calling 1-800-668-6868.

Lastly, be diligent and protect yourself by only making monetary donations to known charities, and not in response to telephone or email solicitations. The Canadian Red Cross, United Way, local fire departments and animal charities all come to mind.

The Partners and Staff of Belliveau Veinotte Inc.

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