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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Outdoor recreational restrictions eased

If you’re getting a little bored inside or with walking around your own neighbourhood, you will be delighted to you can enjoy a little taste of the great outdoors further afield now. A little bit. Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, announced today, May 1, the easing of some...

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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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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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