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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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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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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 vertical $10 bank note featuring iconic Canadian Viola Desmond now in circulation

The Bank of Canada has issued the new vertical $10 bank note featuring the portrait of social justice icon Viola Desmond, during a ceremony at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg. Canadians will start to see this new note over the coming weeks and months as it gradually enters into circulation alongside...

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History in the making

The nation’s newest $10 bank note was unveiled at the Halifax Central Library last week, and it featured a New Glasgow connection. Viola Desmond, a pioneering figure in civil rights in Canada known for refusing to give up her seat in a whites-only section of a movie theatre in New Glasgow, was honoured by the...

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Rally for Canada Games athletes

A rally for Pictou County athletes last week helped them get even more ready for the 2017 Canada Summer Games. Three softball players, two basketball players, a triathlete and cyclist and members of the track and field team were treated to the rally on July 24 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre as a way...

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Games athletes stay on track

STELLARTON — Six of the Pictou County athletes on Nova Scotia’s track and field team say they are looking forward to competing at the 2017 Canada Summer Games. Logan Coulet, Megan Graham, Tatum McLean, Lauren Quann, Breanna Sandluck and Jake Temple are among those competing. Heather Beaton, Kaelan Schmidt and Peter Corbin are also on...

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