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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‘Green’ business proposal could spell jobs for county

To say that the chairman of Pictou County Chamber is excited about a new business prospect for the community is an understatement. Blair van Veld is over the moon. The prospect is an investment proposal that comes from an international consortium represented by British businessman Richard Spinks who wants to develop a second generation biomass...

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How do we heal? Finding hope in difficult conversations

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is the first in a series of articles that The Advocate will be exploring as we begin to understand the impacts of the Northern Pulp closure, new market opportunities for the forestry sector and the visioning of a greener community working towards a sustainable future.) There is a deepening rift in...

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Northern Pulp issues layoff notices to salaried employees

ABERCROMBIE – Northern Pulp Nova Scotia (Northern Pulp) has started issuing layoff notices to salaried employees at its kraft pulp facility. Earlier this month, Northern Pulp began the orderly wind down of operations to meet the impending deadline of Jan. 31, 2020, imposed by the Boat Harbour Act following Premier Stephen McNeil’s decision to honour...

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Premier shares Boat Harbour closure plans

HALIFAX – Premier Stephen McNeil reconfirmed Boat Harbour will officially close on January 31. However, he shared in a teleconference on Tuesday how the effluent pipe leading from Northern Pulp to the treatment facility will be flushed and cleaned so that it can be disconnected and removed by the end of April. “There will be...

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