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Monday, April 15, 2024 9:45 AM

Listen to Tim Houston, Premier of Nova Scotia, on Morning Talk on the 3rd Monday of each month at 9:45. Click HERE for our online player. Click HERE for our direct player.
Monday, April 15, 2024 8:00 PM

Pickleball and Basketball played every Monday from 8 to 9 pm at the OREC gym in Oxford. Click HERE for details.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 9:45 AM

Listen to Stephen Ellis, Member of Parliament for Cumberland-Colchester, on Morning Talk every 2nd Tuesday at 9:45. Click HERE for our online player. Click HERE for our direct player.
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 10:45 AM

Listen to David Kogan, Mayor of the Town of Amherst, on Morning Talk every Tuesday at 10:45. Click HERE for our online player.
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 1:00 PM

Walk and Talk is held every Tuesday and Thursday at 1 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 1:00 PM

The Oxford Seniors Club (31 Ellis Street) will host a Coffee House from 1 to 3 pm every Tuesday. All Are Welcome.

Tuesday, April 16, 2024 6:00 PM

Women's Pickle Ball is played every Tuesday from 6 to 8 PM at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 9:00 AM

Listen to Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources on Morning Talk each Wednesday at 9:05. Click HERE for our online player. Click HERE for our direct player.
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 10:45 AM

Listen to Oxford Mayor Greg Henley on Morning Talk every Wednesday at 10:45. Click HERE to listen to our online player. Click HERE to listen to our direct player.
Thursday, April 18, 2024 9:00 AM

Listen to Murray Scott, Mayor of Cumberland County, on Morning Talk every Thursday at 9:05. Click HERE to listen to our online player. Click HERE to listen to our direct player.
Saturday, April 20, 2024 8:00 PM

Listen to Saturday Night in a Harbour Town, traditional East Coast Music, with Eric MacEwen, Saturdays at 8 pm. Click HERE for our online player. Click HERE for our direct player.
Sunday, April 21, 2024 11:00 AM

Hope Centre Online offers a faith based message that speaks to science not as the alternative but as a function of faith. Every Sunday at 11am at www.hopecentre.ca, YouTube, or Facebook.

Sunday, April 21, 2024 2:00 PM

Listen to a replay of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town with host Eric MacEwen, every Sunday at 2 pm on. Click HERE for our online player. Click HERE for our direct player.
Sunday, April 21, 2024 3:00 PM

Listen to Let'stalk, the new syndicated talk show across the Maritime provinces, hosted by Bill Martin live on Six Rivers Radio every Sunday afternoon at 3 pm.

Staff Reporter
/ Categories: News, Tech

Robot Assists Brain Surgeons in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia surgeons pioneer breakthrough technology in brain surgery. Dr. David Clarke says a robot assisted doctors in a detailed operation last week in Halifax, a first in Canada.

The technology is the trademarked Stealth AutoGuide which is used for various types of brain surgery that involve precise targeting in the brain — procedures like brain biopsies or inserting electrodes for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. The surgical planning of the robot-assisted procedure uses the patient’s image scans and a computer before the actual surgery.

The head of Dalhousie’s Division of Neurosurgery says, “This helps to minimize the actual surgical time and improve operating room efficiency.” Dr. Clarke says, “This robotic system will reduce operating room procedure time in many cases by 50 per cent while at the same time enhancing patient safety.”

Clarke and his Halifax colleagues Drs. Murray Hong and David Brandman worked in collaboration with a neurosurgical team in Vienna, Austria headed by Dr. Stefan Wolfsberger, who worked on an earlier version of the technology.

Dr. Wolfsberger has high praise for the Nova Scotia team. He says, “Dr. Clarke and his team are to be congratulated for their leadership in bringing this technology into clinical use — we are happy to be partners with them.”

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