Party possible culprit for COVID-19 exposure

HALIFAX – It may have been a St. Paddy’s Day to remember. NSHA Public Health is advising of a potential public exposure to COVID-19 on March 14 at Lake Echo Community Centre (3168A Highway #7, Lake Echo).  The gathering was a public event related to St. Patrick’s Day with approximately 50 people in attendance. Public...

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What’s on your play list?

A story in The Advocate this week talks about the importance of keeping up with a fitness routine while practising social distancing and self-isolation. Marla Sim, director of Health, Fitness and Recreation at the Pictou County Y, stresses the importance of maintaining a normal fitness routine, even though other aspects of life have been interrupted....

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New COVID-19 cases in province, but all connected to returning travellers

Dr. Robert Strang says there are now 17 news cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, bringing the total to 68. Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health said they are all travel related and several are connected to groups or families returning from vacation.  “We anticipated this,” Strang said at the press conference this afternoon....

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Ten new cases of COVID-19 in province, new measures announced

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced further measures Tuesday to strengthen the health system and help Nova Scotians dealing with COVID-19. “Keeping Nova Scotians safe and healthy is our number one job,” said McNeil. “We all need to keep working together, support one another and make...

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Running out of time

ASK THE MONEY LADY, I have eight years until I would like to retire, but I still have a lot of debt.  I know I probably don’t have enough saved and I’m worried about the future.  Any suggestions? Sincerely,   Mark XXXX (Wanting to Retire!) Dear Wanting to Retire! Most of us, regardless of need, want...

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Goodfood hiring more than 500 new employees

MONTREAL — The global COVID-19 pandemic is not not ALL bad news. Goodfood Market Corp., a leading online grocery company in Canada, announced today its plan to hire more than 500 employees in the coming weeks to support growing operations and ensure the fulfilment of current and future orders across Canada. While this will not...

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State of emergency declared in Nova Scotia

Today, Premier Stephen McNeil declared a state of emergency in Nova Scotia in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that people cannot gather in groups of more than five and police have been authorized, under the Protection Act, to enforce social distancing and self-isolation in an effort to #flattenthecurve; they have the authority to...

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Michelin to shut down production temporarily in response to COVID-19

Michelin North America Inc. will begin a temporary, phased shutdown of some of its tire production facilities in Canada and the United States in response to the broad effects of COVID-19. The shutdown will occur in phases between the company’s Canadian and American operations and have a different timeline. “Every plant is different and will...

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RCMP police

Two injured in home invasion in Priestville

PRIESTVILLE – Two people were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a home invasion. On March 20 at 9:49 p.m., members of Pictou District RCMP responded to a call of a woman who needed assistance. She told police she had been hit in the head. When RCMP members arrived on scene, they learned...

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Canada-U.S. reach temporary border agreement

OTTAWA – The latest in measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on March 18 that Canada and the United States have agreed to temporarily restrict all non-essential travel across the Canada-U.S. border, which took effect at midnight yesterday. This collaborative and reciprocal measure between Canada and the United States...

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