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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Provincal courts add new restrictions

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 (Halifax, NS) – Starting Thursday, March 19, members of the public who have a matter before the Provincial Court, Night Court, or the provincial Family Court, will be advised they should not attend court in person unless the matter is in relation to an in-custody or urgent criminal matter, or an...

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Five new presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

As of today, Nova Scotia has three confirmed cases and nine presumptive cases of COVID-19. Five new cases were identified Tuesday, March 17. Four of the cases are travel-related and one is connected to an earlier case. The 12 individuals affected range in age from early 30’s to mid-70’s. They are all in self-isolation and...

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New presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health has announced two new presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positives in the province to seven. As of today, March 17, Nova Scotia has 934 negative test results, six presumptive positive cases and one confirmed case The two new presumptive cases are...

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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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First presumptive cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia; new prevention measures

The province’s first three presumptive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were announced today, March 15. The province is also taking further measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Officials say the cases are not connected and are travel related. The individuals followed all the proper procedures when they started to feel unwell. “My thoughts are...

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Eyes wide open

A natural disaster that happened almost 13 years ago in New Orleans, U.S., has left an indelible mark on an altruistic young lady. Rikki Stevens of Pictou would have only been a youngster living some 3,500 kilometres away from Katrina, in another country, when the disaster struck on August 29, 2005. She remembered the devastating...

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Big plans in store for old buildings

A new face in the tourism industry has been welcomed to downtown Pictou and, while the name may be new, they are certainly not new to tourism. Sandy and Cathy Best have purchased the Auberge Walker Inn on Coleraine Street. And they have big plans for it and the two buildings beside the 150-year-old inn...

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