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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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That familiar smile is gone forever

I never met Heidi Stevenson, the RCMP officer who was one of the victims of the devastating murder rampage that shocked all of us two Sunday mornings ago. Members of my family and her family know each other, however. Our daughter Charlotte and Heidi’s husband Dean were among a group of friends who attended school...

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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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At-home learning to continue for at least a few more weeks

Students will continue to study at home until at least after the Victoria Day weekend in May. Following the recommendation of Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, all public schools and licensed child care providers will remain closed until then to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These closures will be reassessed...

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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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One new presumptive case of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

As of today, Nova Scotia has five confirmed cases and 10 presumptive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 15. One new case was identified Thursday, March 19. It is travel-related. The cases are located across the province. The 15 individuals affected range in age from mid-20’s to mid-70’s. Public health has been in contact...

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Measures announced to help vulnerable Nova Scotians

Premier Stephen McNeil, Community Services Minister Kelly Regan and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced on March 19, measures to help vulnerable Nova Scotians and to further prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the province. Measures announced today to help vulnerable Nova Scotians include: — investing $2.2 million so that...

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COVID-19 update: Two New presumptive cases in Nova Scotia

The Department of Health and Wellness says that as of today, March 19, Nova Scotia has five confirmed cases and nine presumptive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 14. Two new cases were identified Wednesday, March 18. Both are travel-related. The cases are located across the province. Northern Nova Scotia remains the only region...

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Two new presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

A total of five presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 have been announced for the province. Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced the new cases today. The two cases are in Halifax Regional Municipality and are related. The case details include: — a male and female, both in their 50s, were...

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