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Linden McGuigan

Linden’s Story

Linden McGuigan of Sydney Mines was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in February of 2014. Linden visits the Diabetic Clinic a couple times per month. Linden’s symptoms were fatigue and thirst. Linden finds the Diabetic Clinic helpful and informative and gets the best of treatment from the staff in the clinic. He tries to eat healthy and keeps his sugars in check. He is a body builder and says he is now “The Strongest Version of Myself” Read more →

12-year-old Mary Ann Hall

Mary Ann’s Story

Three years ago, 12-year-old Mary Ann Hall was diagnosed with diabetes. Today, diabetes doesn’t stop her from playing hockey, basketball, golf, running and yoga. Inspired by the work of Trish and Alice at the Northside General Diabetic Clinic, she wants to be a paediatrician or a dietitian to help people when she grows up. Read more →

Earl Boutilier

Earl’s Story

Earl Boutilier was diagnosed with CMT-Charcot Marie Tooth Disease 51 years ago and is also diabetic. Also known as Charcot–Marie–Tooth neuropathy, CMT is a genetically inherited disorder of the peripheral nervous system characterized by progressive loss of muscle tissue and touch sensation across various parts of the body. Currently incurable, this disease is one of the most common inherited neurological disorders. Read more →

Foundation News & Events

  • Cape Breton Motor Madness 2019
    Cape Breton Motor Madness 2019
    On June 15, 2019 (rain date June 16) the Northside/Harbourview Hospital Foundation will host our 5th Annual Cape Breton Motor Madness, promoted as an “anything with a motor” car show for all ages. We target car, bike, dragster, mud trucks, tuners, antique and custom vehicle owners to come and display their pride and joy for families to come and view them. In 2018 we received 2,500 visitors to the Emera Centre Northside who participated in viewing the vehicles, face painting, photo opportunities, enjoying BBQ’d foods, music and entertainment and supporting our vendors by buying their products on display. The objective of the event is to host a family orientated fun day that is economical for families to attend and promote both Northside General Hospital and Harbourview facility while raising funds to purchase priority medical equipment for both hospitals....
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  • An Evening of Harmony with the Cape Breton Chordsmen
    An Evening of Harmony with the Cape Breton Chordsmen
    An Evening of Harmony with the Cape Breton Chordsmen Monday November 19th at 7pm, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Sydney Mines. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by phoning the Northside/Harbourview Hospital Foundation 902-794-5402. Join us for an evening of comedy and musical entertainment.  ...
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  • Celtic Warrior Calendar Launch Party
    Celtic Warrior Calendar Launch Party
    Come out to the Northside Emera Centre to meet our “Warriors” and have your calendar autographed on Friday November 2nd from 7-9pm. Brandon Collier will be proving the entertainment, and the Black Spoon will be serving up delicious food from their canteen. This event is open to anyone, no cost for admission. Hope to see you there! ...
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Daniel McKeough with his wife. Photo Credit: White Photography

Daniel’s Story

As the Chair of the Northside/Harbourview Hospital Foundation, Daniel McKeough would rather be visiting the hospital for his regular board meetings but instead, he sometimes needs to use the services of the hospital. Daniel was diagnosed with Diabetes at age thirteen and has spent the last fifteen years of his life with an insulin pump. Read more →

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Northside / Harbourview Hospital Foundation

PO Box 399
North Sydney, Nova Scotia
Canada B2A 3M4
Tel: (902) 794-5402 Fax: (902) 794-5425