Dr. Strang looks forward with hope

Reflecting on COVID, how we’ve changed, what it took to get through a demanding year, science deniers, vaccines, and what 2021 holds for Nova Scotia By Ameeta Vohra Robert Strang didn’t set out to be a doctor. During his undergraduate degree in kinesiology and masters in exercise physiology, his curiosity prompted him to consider medicine....

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Province has two school-based cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia has reported two cases of COVID-19, the first cases associated with schools. One person at Graham Creighton Junior High in Cherry Brook and one person at Auburn Drive High in Cole Harbour tested positive for COVID-19. Both are self-isolating at home. Public health will be in touch with close contacts as part of...

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Be safe this Halloween

Something scarier than ghosts and ghouls is lurking in our communities this Halloween. It’s COVID-19. Despite the worldwide health pandemic, it will be business as usual this October – or as the case may be, trick or treat as usual. Trick-or-treaters in Stellarton have a Halloween curfew. Following advice from the town’s police commission, council...

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More improvements in COVID-19 testing for Nova Scotians

Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, Oct. 6, that the province is increasing its capacity to test Nova Scotians with symptoms of COVID-19 as quickly as possible. “Testing is an important part of the public health measures,” said McNeil. “Our testing strategy has been working very well, but there are always improvements we can make. These...

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NSP crews ready for hurricane

Nova Scotia Power has mobilized over 300 crews from within the Atlantic Bubble to respond to hurricane Teddy. Crews are now positioned across the province from Yarmouth to Cape Breton to be ready to respond when it is safe to do so. Crews arrived into the province yesterday for safety checks that also included a...

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Gathering limits for participants in performing arts, sports to increase

Government is increasing the allowable numbers for participants in performing arts, sport and organized physical activity. Effective Oct. 1, the number of people who can participate in one of these activities without physical distancing will increase from 10 to 50. For most sports, this will allow full team practices and competition to resume, while for...

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Masks now mandatory in public places

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today that masks will become mandatory in most indoor public places starting July 31. “As we open our economy, our schools and our communities, we must continue to be vigilant to minimize the impact of a second wave of...

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Public health

By Dr. Jock Murray During this Covid-19 pandemic, Nova Scotians have become aware of the importance of public health concepts and the role of public health professionals. They are the ones we look to for advice, in hopes that their decisions and recommendations will keep us safe. Nova Scotia’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Robert...

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Glen Haven ready for scheduled visits

NEW GLASGOW – There is great excitement and happiness being felt throughout Glen Haven Manor by residents, staff and the leadership team with the announcement by Dr. Robert Strang, Chief Medical Officer of Health of Nova Scotia, that long-term care will be permitted to have indoor visits as early as Wednesday, July 22. The team...

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Larger gathering numbers, more steps to reopen

Good news today regarding COVID-19: There were no new cases in the province. Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today a new gathering limit of 10 and more steps toward reopening the province. “Nova Scotians have done the hard work to flatten our curve and...

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