The Covid Chronicle

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at several locations in Central and Western Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at several locations in Central and Western Zone ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at several locations in Central and Western Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia moves into ...

Public Health Mobile Units providing drop-in COVID-19 testing in Northern and Central Zone on Sept. 20

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units providing drop-in COVID-19 testing in Northern and Central Zone on Sept. 20 ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be in Great Village and Dartmouth tomorrow, Sept. 20, to offer drop-in testing for COVID-19. Testing is free and available to all ages. ​ The Public Health Mobile Unit ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone, multiple transit routes and one flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone, multiple transit routes and one flight ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone, multiple transit routes and one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential ...

Public Health Mobile Unit providing drop-in COVID-19 testing at Open Streets in Dartmouth Sunday, September 19

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Unit providing drop-in COVID-19 testing at Open Streets in Dartmouth Sunday, September 19 ​ The Public Health Mobile Unit will be in Dartmouth tomorrow for Open Streets Sunday to offer drop-in testing for COVID-19. Testing is free and available to all ages. ​ The Public Health Mobile Unit ...

Premier Responds to Protestors at Doctor Strang’s House

**** Premier Office Release Premier Responds to Protestors at Doctor Strang’s House —————————————————– Premier Tim Houston issued a response today, Sept. 17, to people protesting health-care providers, including Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang. The video response is available at: https://www.facebook.com/TimHoustonNS/videos/1041739879993159/ ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone and two flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone and two flights ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone and two Air Canada flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ ...

18 New Cases of COVID-19, 29 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 18 New Cases of COVID-19, 29 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 17, Nova Scotia is reporting 18 new cases of COVID-19 and 29 recoveries. ...

Correction to potential exposure issued on September 15, and NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Northern, Eastern and Central Zones and on two Halifax Transit routes and one Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Correction to potential exposure issued on September 15, and NEW potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Northern, Eastern and Central Zones and on two Halifax Transit routes and one Air Canada flight​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Northern, Eastern and Central ...

Police issue summary offence tickets for failing to follow Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue summary offence tickets for failing to follow Health Protection Act ​ Police issued three summary offence tickets in Halifax this week for failing to follow the Health Protection Act. ​ On September 14 and 15, police investigated reports that a 19-year-old woman and 20-year-old woman had not been self-isolating ...

34 New Cases of COVID-19, 20 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 34 New Cases of COVID-19, 20 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 16, Nova Scotia is reporting 34 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 recoveries. Twenty-six of the cases are in Northern Zone. All are close contacts of previously reported cases. There is a large cluster of linked cases in a defined, unvaccinated ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Northern and Central Zones, one Halifax Transit route and three flights​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Northern and Central Zones, one Halifax Transit route and three flights​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Northern and Central Zones, one Halifax Transit route and three flights. In addition to media releases, ...

Phase 5 of Reopening Delayed – Impact for Schools

**** HRCE Media Release Phase 5 of Reopening Delayed – Impact for Schools On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, Health and Wellness Minister Michelle Thompson and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced that Nova Scotia will not be moving to Phase 5 of its reopening plan until October 4. Click here to read ...

Six New Cases of COVID-19, 20 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Six New Cases of COVID-19, 20 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 15, Nova Scotia is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 and 20 recoveries. Three of the cases are in Central Zone. Two are related to travel. One is under investigation. Two cases are in Northern Zone. Both are close contacts of ...

Phase 5 of Reopening Delayed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Phase 5 of Reopening Delayed ——————————————————- Due to current epidemiology in the province and Atlantic region, Nova Scotia will delay starting Phase 5 of its reopening plan until Oct. 4, when the proof of full vaccination policy begins for certain events and activities. Phase 5 was expected to start Wednesday, Sept. ...

66 New Cases of COVID-19, 18 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 66 New Cases of COVID-19, 18 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 14, Nova Scotia is reporting 66 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 recoveries. Sixty-one of the cases are in Northern Zone. Fifty-nine are close contacts of previously reported cases. Two are related to travel. There is a large cluster of linked ...

73 New Cases of COVID-19, 24 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 73 New Cases of COVID-19, 24 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 13, Nova Scotia is reporting 73 new cases of COVID-19 and 24 recoveries since the last update on Sept. 10. Thirty-two new cases were reported on Sept. 11; 29 new cases on Sept. 12; and 12 new cases are being reported ...

To address the gap in time between September 15 & October 4 to ensure a safe and seamless transition, the Sportsplex will not be moving into Phase 5 until October 4

**** Sportsplex Release As per the Provincial Government, Phase 5 will begin on September 15, followed by the implementation of a Vaccine Policy on October 4 for all non-essential businesses, including recreational centres like the Sportsplex. To address the gap in time between these two dates and ensure a safe and seamless transition, the Sportsplex ...

(Update) Nova Scotia Health is aware of the potential for protests at our facilities and will have added security on site

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health is aware of the potential for protests at our facilities and will have added security on site for the safety of our patients, staff, physicians and volunteers. We expect that anyone attending a protest will allow our patients and families access to care, and allow our staff and ...

Public Health mobile unit continues to offer drop-in COVID-19 testing in Upper Tantallon, Monday, Sept. 13

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health mobile unit continues to offer drop-in COVID-19 testing in Upper Tantallon, Monday, Sept. 13 ​ The Public Health Mobile Unit will be back in Upper Tantallon on Monday to offer drop-in testing for COVID-19. Testing is free and available to all ages. ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone and several flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone and several flights ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone and several flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ As Nova Scotia ...

Changes to public exposure notifications and exposures in Central, Eastern and Northern Zones

**** NSHA Media Release Changes to public exposure notifications and exposures in Central, Eastern and Northern Zones ​ As Nova Scotia moves into a stage of living with COVID-19 as we go about our daily activities, there will be changes in how Public Health communicates COVID-19 public exposures. We will no longer be issuing exposures ...

11 New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 11 New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 10, Nova Scotia is reporting 11 new cases of COVID-19 and six recoveries. Ten of the cases ...

17 New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 17 New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 9, Nova Scotia is reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19 and four recoveries. Ten of the cases are in Central Zone. Eight are close contacts of previously reported cases. One is related to travel. One is under investigation. Five cases are ...

Province Moves to Phase 5 Reopening Sept. 15

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Province Moves to Phase 5 Reopening Sept. 15 ——————————————————- Nova Scotia will move into Phase 5 of its reopening plan at 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 15. Wearing masks in indoor public places will no longer be mandatory but remain strongly recommended when people gather in indoor places, and other public health ...

14 New Cases of COVID-19, 11 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 14 New Cases of COVID-19, 11 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 8, Nova Scotia is reporting 14 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 recoveries. Nine of the cases are in Northern Zone. All are close contacts of previously reported cases. Three cases are in Central Zone. Two are related to travel. One ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones, one WestJet flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones, one WestJet flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and on one WestJet flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ ...

29 New Cases of COVID-19, 26 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 29 New Cases of COVID-19, 26 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 7, Nova Scotia is reporting 29 new cases of COVID-19 and 26 recoveries since the last update on Sept. 3. Seven new cases were reported on Sept. 4; 11 new cases on Sept. 5; seven new cases on Sept. 6; and ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones and on one Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones and on one Air Canada flight ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones and on one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and two Air Canada flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and two Air Canada flights Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on two Air Canada flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ Anyone ...

Mobile units providing drop-in COVID-19 testing in Central/Eastern/Western zones

**** NSHA Media Release Mobile units providing drop-in COVID-19 testing in Central/Eastern/Western zones ​ The Public Health mobile units will be spread across the province this week offering drop-in testing for COVID-19. Testing is free and available to all ages. ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health mobile ...

Five New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Five New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 2, Nova Scotia is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 and four recoveries. Three of the cases are in Central Zone. Two are close contacts of previously reported cases. One is under investigation. One case is in Western Zone and is ...

Outreach Vaccine Clinic offering drop-ins at Captain William Spry Community Centre

**** NSHA Media Release Outreach Vaccine Clinic offering drop-ins at Captain William Spry Community Centre Nova Scotia Health’s Outreach COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be offering drop-ins at the Captain William Spry Community Centre to help support vaccine accessibility for residents and nearby community members. The clinic will provide the Pfizer vaccine to anyone age 12+ ...

Scotiabank Centre will require all event attendees at our venue to provide proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test

**** Via Scotiabank Center As we return to hosting events, Scotiabank Centre plays an important role in keeping our community safe. As of October 1, we will require all event attendees at our venue to provide proof of full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to the event. ...

Seven New Cases of COVID-19, 12 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seven New Cases of COVID-19, 12 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Sept. 1, Nova Scotia is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 and 12 recoveries. The seven cases are in Central Zone. Four are related to travel and three are close contacts of previously reported cases. As of today, Nova Scotia has 60 ...

Ivermectin not authorized to prevent or treat COVID-19; may cause serious health problem

**** HEALTH Canada Release Ivermectin not authorized to prevent or treat COVID-19; may cause serious health problems Health Canada has received concerning reports of the use of veterinary ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19. Canadians should never consume health products intended for animals because of the potential serious health dangers posed by them. In this ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on one Halifax Transit Route and one West Jet flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on one Halifax Transit Route and one West Jet flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central Zone and on one Halifax Transit route and one WestJet flight. In addition to media releases, all ...

Three New Cases of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 31, Nova Scotia is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 and seven recoveries. The three cases are in Central Zone. Two are related to travel and one is a close contact of a previously reported case. As of today, Nova Scotia ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at four locations in Central Zone and one West Jet flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at four locations in Central Zone and one West Jet flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at four locations in the Central Zone and on one West Jet flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ Anyone ...

NSCAD will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or regular COVID-19 testing results

**** NSCAD Release NSCAD will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or regular COVID-19 testing results Throughout the pandemic, we have based our planning and decision making on the best public health advice, data from government and the post-secondary sector, and your feedback. According to NSCAD’s COVID-19 Vaccination Survey, 90% of respondents are fully vaccinated, and ...

31 New Cases of COVID-19, 15 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 31 New Cases of COVID-19, 18 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 30, Nova Scotia is reporting 31 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 recoveries since the last update on Aug. 27. Twenty-six of the cases are in Central Zone. Fourteen are related to travel. Eight are close contacts of previously reported cases. ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and two Air Canada Flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and two Air Canada Flights Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central Zone and on two Air Canada flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ Anyone who worked ...

Please be kind. We are here to help.

**** NSHA Media Release Please be kind. We are here to help. Every day, Nova Scotia Health team members work to support patients and families. This includes emergency department staff and doctors. We get it. After a long year dealing with COVID-19, the people of Nova Scotia are tired, frustrated and often scared. Our teams ...

Nine New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nine New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 27, Nova Scotia is reporting nine new cases of COVID-19 and four recoveries. Four of the cases ...

One Recovery, one new case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media One Recovery, one new case of COVID-19 —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 26, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and one recovery. The case is in Central Zone and is under investigation. As of today, Nova Scotia has 50 active cases of COVID-19. There are currently no hospitalizations. On Aug. 25, ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Northern and Eastern Zones, and one Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Northern and Eastern Zones, and one Air Canada flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Northern and Eastern Zones, and one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed ...

One Death, Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Five Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Five Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 25, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A man in his 60s in Western Zone has died. “On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends who are grieving ...

Police issue ticket for failing to follow the Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue ticket for failing to follow the Health Protection Act ​ Halifax Regional Police have issued a summary offence ticket for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. ​ On August 24 police responded to a report of a man at the Stanfield International ...

(Cancelled) Outreach Vaccine Clinic offering drop-ins at Captain William Spry Community Centre

**** NSHA Media Release Update –Due to the extreme heat forecasted for Friday, we have decided to cancel our vaccination clinic scheduled for tomorrow at the Captain William Spry Community Centre. We’ll be back – stay tuned for a new date! ​ Nova Scotia Health’s outreach COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be offering drop-ins at the ...

NSCC Mandatory Vaccination Policy

**** NSCC Release Mandatory Vaccination Policy   Good afternoon, I want to thank you for your continued support as we work to keep our community safe in anticipation of a return to on campus learning and working over the coming weeks. Vaccination is the best protection available against COVID-19, especially as we look forward to ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Northern, Eastern and Central zone and on one Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Northern, Eastern and Central zone and on one Air Canada flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Northern, Central and Eastern zones and on one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all ...

Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in Western, Central and Northern zone this week

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in Western, Central and Northern zone this week ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be heading to locations in the Western, Central and Northern zones this week to continue offering drop-in testing for COVID-19. Testing is free and available to all ages and all visitors. ...

11 New Cases of COVID-19, 18 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 11 New Cases of COVID-19, 18 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 24, Nova Scotia is reporting 11 new cases of COVID-19 and 18 recoveries. Seven of the cases are in Central Zone. Three are related to travel. Four are close contacts of previously reported cases. Two cases are in Northern Zone and ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at one location in Northern Zone and on one Swoop flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at one location in Northern Zone and on one Swoop flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in the Northern Zone and on one Swoop flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ...

(Update) SMU and MSVU: Current COVID-19 vaccination rules

**** MSVU Release New vaccine requirement at MSVU – A message from the Interim President & Vice-Chancellor As the start of the fall semester nears and the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, so too do our safety measures at MSVU. I am writing today to share that MSVU will be requiring all students, faculty and staff ...

Plans for a Safe School Year

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Plans for a Safe School Year ——————————————————- Students return to school on Sept. 7 with core public health measures in place and a return to a more familiar routine. Nova Scotia’s Back to School Plan requires a commitment to vaccination and staying home if unwell, as well as ongoing hand sanitization, ...

Border Policy Remains, Other Restrictions to be Lifted for Phase 5

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Border Policy Remains, Other Restrictions to be Lifted for Phase 5 —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is targeting Sept. 15 as the start of the next phase of its reopening plan. Phase 5 will see border measures continue while most other public health restrictions are lifted. To start Phase 5, epidemiology should be ...

17 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 17 New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 23, Nova Scotia is reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19 since the last update on Aug. 20. Eleven of the cases are in Central Zone. Six are related to travel. Five are close contacts of previously reported cases. Four cases are in Northern ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and one Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and one Air Canada flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Northern Zones and one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are ...

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and various flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and various flights ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone and several flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ Anyone who worked ...

10 New Cases of COVID-19, One Recovery, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 10 New Cases of COVID-19, One Recovery, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 20, Nova Scotia is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 and one recovery. ...

Back-to-School COVID-19 Briefing Monday, Aug. 23 / New Cabinet to be Sworn in Aug. 31

**** Premier Office Release Premier-designate Tim Houston and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, will release the province’s back-to-school plan and provide an update on COVID-19 Phase 5 on Monday, Aug. 23, at 3 p.m. The update will be livestreamed on http://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast New Cabinet to be Sworn in Aug. 31 ————————————————————- ...

Eight New Cases of COVID-19, One Recovery

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Eight New Cases of COVID-19, One Recovery —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 19, Nova Scotia is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 and one recovery. Six of the cases are in Central Zone. Five are related to travel and one is under investigation. One case is in Northern Zone and is related to ...

Nine New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nine New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 18, Nova Scotia is reporting nine new cases of COVID-19 and six recoveries. The new cases are in Central Zone. Six are related to travel. Two are close contacts of previously reported cases. One is under investigation. As of today, Nova ...

Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing across the province

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing across the province ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be heading to locations in all four zones this week and weekend to continue offering drop-in testing for COVID-19. Testing is free and available to all ages and all visitors. ​ In an effort ...

Return of the Eastern Passage Pirate Festival

**** Info via Fisherman’s Cove Fun in the Passage! “Day 1 of our Pirate Festival will feature musical guests Louisa Manuel & Neil Mackinnon from 12-2, then Shawn Birt and Darrin Shaw from 2-5. We look forward to seeing everyone out there! Our final day of the Pirate Festival will feature two fantastic musical acts ...

Nine New Cases of COVID-19, 10 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nine New Cases of COVID-19, 10 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 16, Nova Scotia is reporting nine new cases of COVID-19 and 10 recoveries since the last update on Aug. 13. Five cases are in Central Zone. Three are travel related, one is a close contact of a previously reported case and ...

Public Health Mobile Units continue to offer drop-in COVID-19 testing in Central and Northern Zones this week

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units continue to offer drop-in COVID-19 testing in Central and Northern Zones this week ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be heading to Upper Tantallon, Lawrencetown and Elmsdale this week to continue offering drop-in testing for COIVD-19. Testing is free and available to all ages and all visitors. ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ Anyone who worked at or visited the ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in Central Zone ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ Anyone who worked at or visited the ...

Two New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 13, Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and no recoveries. One case is in ...

Nova Scotia Health and Emergency Health Services remind festival goers to enjoy events safely

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health and Emergency Health Services remind festival goers to enjoy events safely Nova Scotia Health and Emergency Health Services are reminding participants of this weekend’s Halifax Pride to enjoy the event with safety in mind. Our emergency departments typically see an increase in visits when larger public gatherings take ...

Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Two Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Two Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 12, Nova Scotia is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 and two recoveries. Five of the cases are in Central Zone and are related to travel. Three of these cases are from earlier this year and were identified during a review ...

Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing at several new locations across the province this weekend

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing at several new locations across the province this weekend ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be heading to several new locations across the province this weekend to offer drop-in testing for COIVD-19. Testing is free and available to all ages and all visitors. ...

Halifax Pride takes place August 12-22!

**** Info via HRM Halifax Pride takes place August 12-22! This year’s theme, Radiate Resilience, celebrates the perseverance of the 2SLGBTQ+ community in overcoming challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, & how we can safely gather and connect to build a better community. For programming information and the event schedule, visit: www.halifaxpride.com ...

Three New Cases of COVID-19, One Recovery

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19, One Recovery —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 11, Nova Scotia is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 and one recovery. Two of the cases are in Central Zone and are related to travel. One case is in Eastern Zone and is related to travel. As of today, Nova ...

Drop-ins at all Community Vaccine Clinics this week – get first or second vaccine dose before August 13

**** NSHA Media Release Drop-ins at all Community Vaccine Clinics this week – get first or second vaccine dose before August 13 ​ All of Nova Scotia’s community vaccine clinics are offering drop-in appointments this week to encourage Nova Scotians who are not yet fully vaccinated to get either their first or second dose. Many ...

The CAFC has received reports of phishing text message scams tied to COVID-19 vaccines

**** Canadian Anti-Fraud Release Fraud alert! The CAFC has received reports of phishing text message scams tied to COVID-19 vaccines. The text messages claim to be from the Government of Canada and will say that due to a recent vaccination, Canadians are eligible for a Vaccine Relief Fund. The message then tells you to claim ...

One New Case of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, No Recoverie —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 10, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and no recoveries. The case is in Central Zone and is related to travel. As of today, Nova Scotia has 17 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, one person is in ...

Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 9, Nova Scotia is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 and four recoveries since the last update on Aug. 6. Four cases are in Central Zone, and all are related to travel. Two cases are in Western Zone, both related to ...

Police issue ticket for failing to follow the Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue ticket for failing to follow the Health Protection Act ​ Halifax Regional Police have issued a summary offence ticket for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. ​ On August 7 police received a report of a social gathering at a residence in ...

As of​ August 9th, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. EDT,​ fully vaccinated​ United States (U.S.) citizens and permanent residents are eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons

**** CBSA Release Canada Border Services Agency – Travel Advisory As of​ August 9th, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. EDT,​ fully vaccinated​ United States (U.S.) citizens and permanent residents are eligible to enter Canada for discretionary (non-essential) reasons, such as tourism, however these individuals​ must: 1)​ ​ ​ ​ be fully vaccinated: to be considered fully vaccinated, a traveller ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Western and Central Zone and on two flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Western and Central Zone and on two flights ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Western and Central Zone and on two flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are ...

Public Health Mobile Units add drop-in COVID-19 testing clinics in all zones this week

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units add drop-in COVID-19 testing clinics in all zones this week ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be offering drop-in COVID-19 testing across the province this week.​ ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health Mobile Units provide easier access to ...

One New Case of COVID-19, Three Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, Three Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 6, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and three recoveries. ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on a WestJet flight and an Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on a WestJet flight and an Air Canada flight​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on a WestJet flight and an Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who was on the ...

Four New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 5, Nova Scotia is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 and no recoveries. The four cases are in Central Zone and are related to travel. As of today, Nova Scotia has 15 active cases of COVID-19. Of those, one person is ...

Vote Safely – What to Bring When You Vote

**** Elections Nova Scotia Release Vote Safely – What to Bring When You Vote COVID precautions are in place at all returning offices and voting locations to ensure voter safety. ​ When voting in-person, voters are asked to wear a mask, sanitize their hands, maintain physical distance and bring their own pen. ​ The pen ...

Two New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 4, Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and three recoveries. The two cases are in Central Zone. One is related to travel and one is a close contact of a previously reported case. As of today, Nova Scotia ...

Nova Scotia Health launches MyCOVIDRecoveryNS.ca to support those impacted by COVID-19

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health launches MyCOVIDRecoveryNS.ca to support those impacted by COVID-1 Some people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 will experience symptoms long after they are no longer infectious from the virus.​ In an effort to support those impacted, Nova Scotia Health has created MyCOVIDRecoveryNS.ca – a website with the most ...

Six New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Six New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, Aug. 3, Nova Scotia is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 and three recoveries since the last update on July 30. Three of the cases are in Central Zone. One is related to travel, one is a close contact of a previously ...

Public Health mobile units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in all four zones this week – Aug. 3 to 6

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health mobile units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in all four zones this week – Aug. 3 to 6 ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in all four zones this week.​ ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and two Air Canada flights, Aug. 1

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and two Air Canada flights, Aug. 1 ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and two Air Canada flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed ...

The CAFC continues to receive reports from victims of the recovery pitch scam. Know what it is and get tips on how to avoid it

**** Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre Release Recovery pitch The CAFC continues to receive reports from victims of the recovery pitch scam. Know what it is and get tips on how to avoid it. If you’ve been a victim of a scam, scammers may target you again with a promise to get your money back. Scammers will ...

Potential low-risk exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Northern Zones and a WestJet flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential low-risk exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Northern Zones and a WestJet flight ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Northern Zones and one WestJet flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications ...

Public Health mobile units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in Eastern Passage and Stewiacke this weekend

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health mobile units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in Eastern Passage and Stewiacke this weekend ​ The Public Health mobile units will be offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in Eastern Passage and Stewiacke this weekend.​ ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health mobile units provide ...

Dartmouth General Hospital’s drive-through vaccine clinic open to drop-ins July 31

**** NSHA Media Release Dartmouth General Hospital’s drive-through vaccine clinic open to drop-ins July 31 Nova Scotia Health’s drive-through, community vaccine clinic at Dartmouth General Hospital will be adding drop-in availability as of Saturday, July 31 to allow residents easier access to the COVID-19 vaccine. ​ Any eligible residents and nearby community members (ages 12+) ...

One New Case of COVID-19, Two Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, Two Recoveries —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia is not issuing COVID-19 news releases or updating the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Because Monday is a holiday, the next update will be Tuesday and it will include data from the weekend and Monday. —————————————————————- Today, July 30, Nova ...

One New Case of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, No Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, July 29, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and no recoveries. The case is in Central Zone and is related to travel. As of today, Nova Scotia has 10 active cases of COVID-19. There are currently no hospitalizations. On ...

No New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, July 28, Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and no recoveries. As of today, Nova Scotia has nine active cases of COVID-19. There are currently no hospitalizations. On July 27, Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,704 tests. As ...

Two New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, July 27, Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and six recoveries. The two cases are in Eastern Zone and both are related to travel. As of today, Nova Scotia has nine active cases of COVID-19. There are currently no ...

Parks & Recreation – Aquatics update

**** HRM Media Release Parks & Recreation – Aquatics update ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality would like to advise residents of the following update on municipal aquatics: ​ The Halifax Common Pool   The Halifax Common Pool will remain closed for the rest of the summer due to ongoing repair work. ​ In light of ...

One New Case of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, No Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, July 26, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and no recoveries. This report includes cases from July 24 to 26. The case is in Central Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case. As of today, ...

Public Health Mobile Units offering more drop-in COVID-19 testing in all Zones in the coming days

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units offering more drop-in COVID-19 testing in all Zones in the coming days ​ The Public Health Mobile Unit will be offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in all four Zones over the coming days.​ ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health Mobile ...

Two New Cases of COVID-19, One Recovery, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19, One Recovery, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- NOTE: Nova Scotia will no longer issue COVID-19 news releases or update the COVID-19 data dashboard on weekends. Monday updates will include weekend data. —————————————————————- Today, July 23, Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and one ...

One Death, No New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, No New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries —————————————————————- CORRECTION: to correct the number of recoveries in the headline of the media release sent today, July 22, at about 12:25 p.m. ————————————————————– Today, July 22, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 50s in ...

Public Health Mobile Units offering additional drop-in COVID-19 testing in Eastern and Central Zones

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units offering additional drop-in COVID-19 testing in Eastern and Central Zones ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be offering additional drop-in COVID-19 testing in Eastern and Central Zones. Testing is free and available to all ages. ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova ...

Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, July 21, Nova Scotia is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 and three recoveries. Six of the cases are in Central Zone. Three are close contacts of previously reported cases and three are related to travel. Two of the cases are connected ...

The CAFC has received reports of phishing text message scams tied to COVID-19 vaccines

**** Anti-Fraud Release Fraud alert! The CAFC has received reports of phishing text message scams tied to COVID-19 vaccines. The text messages claim to be from the Government of Canada and will say that due to a recent vaccination, Canadians are eligible for a Vaccine Relief Fund. The message then tells you to claim your ...

Vote Safely in the 41 Provincial General Election

**** Elections Nova Scotia Release Vote Safely in the 41 Provincial General Election ​ Nova Scotians are encouraged to watch their mailboxes for a flyer from Elections Nova Scotia with information on how to vote safely in the 41st provincial general election. The household flyer is part of a public awareness campaign help voters understand their ...

Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in HRM and East Hants this week

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in HRM and East Hants this week ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in Dartmouth, Halifax and Elmsdale this week. Testing is free and available to all ages. ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control ...

New Cases of COVID-19, One Recovery

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Cases of COVID-19, One Recovery —————————————————————- NOTE: There are no scheduled COVID-19 media briefings this week. Due to the Panorama upgrade happening today, July 19, the daily COVID-19 news release and COVID-19 data dashboard will not be available Tuesday, July 20. —————————————————————- Today, July 19, Nova Scotia is reporting no ...

COVID-19 Case on Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Halifax

**** DND Media Release COVID-19 Case on Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Halifax On Sunday, 18 July, 2021, while enroute back to Halifax from OPERATION REASSURANCE, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Halifax conducted Rapid Antigen Detection Tests (RADT) COVID-19 tests of the ship’s company as part of their pre-arrival protocols and one member received a non-negative result for COVID-19. ​ ...

Campaign Signage and Election Advertising / COVID Precautions and Safe Voting Options for the 41st Provincial General Election

**** Elections Nova Scotia Release COVID Precautions and Safe Voting Options for the 41st Provincial General Election   Elections Nova Scotia – There are many options to vote safely in the 41st provincial general election. Voters in Nova Scotia can apply on-line to vote by mail using a write-in ballot, or vote safely in-person at returning ...

Three New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, July 18, Nova Scotia is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 and no recoveries. The cases are in Central Zone. Two are close contacts of previously reported cases and one is under investigation. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored ...

No New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, July 17, Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and three recoveries. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. As of today, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. Of those, two people are ...

Nova Scotia Health Visitor Restrictions

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Visitor Restrictions Nova Scotia Health is further easing restrictions to allow more opportunities for family caregivers and primary support persons to support patients where it is feasible and safe to do so within public health guidelines. In an effort to enhance family presence and increase the number of ...

No New Cases of COVID-19, 14 Recoveries / Public Health Mobile Units offering additional drop-in COVID-19 testing this weekend in Central & Eastern zones

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, 14 Recoveries ——————————————————- Today, July 16, Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and 14 recoveries. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. “Another day with no new cases is wonderful news,” said Premier Iain Rankin. “While we can ...

Nova Scotia Health expands drop-in clinic options

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health expands drop-in clinic options ​ Nova Scotia Health is expanding the number of community vaccine clinics to offer the Moderna vaccine as a drop-in option. ​ The drop-in option (no appointment necessary) is for the Moderna vaccine only, due to increased supply. ​ Moderna is interchangeable with Pfizer ...

No New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, July 15, Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and six recoveries. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. “Yesterday we entered Phase 4 of our reopening plan and things are headed in the right ...

No New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries, Additional Variant Cases Identified

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries, Additional Variant Cases Identified —————————————————————- Today, July 14, Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and three recoveries. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. The National Microbiology Lab confirmed 20 Delta variant cases and 36 Alpha ...

One New Case of COVID-19, Five Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, Five Recoveries ——————————————————— Today, July 13, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and five recoveries. The case is in Western Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. ...

Nova Scotia Health’s Dartmouth COVID-19 Community Vaccine Clinic opens to drop-ins

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health’s Dartmouth COVID-19 Community Vaccine Clinic opens to drop-ins ​ Nova Scotia Health is opening the Dartmouth Community Vaccine Clinic to drop-ins to allow residents easier access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Starting tomorrow (Wednesday, July 14) until Sunday, July 18, anyone 18+ can drop in to the Dartmouth Community ...

Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in Central Zone this week

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in Central Zone this week ​ The Public Health Mobile Units are offering additional COVID-19 testing in the Central Zone this week. Testing is free and available to all ages. ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public ...

Nova Scotia Health’s Bayer’s Lake COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic opens to drop-ins

**** NSHA Media Release UPDATE – Nova Scotia Health’s Bayer’s Lake COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic opens to drop-ins ​ Nova Scotia Health is opening the Bayer’s Lake Vaccine Clinic to drop-ins to allow residents easier access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Starting Tuesday, July 13th, anyone 18+ can drop in to the Bayer’s Lake clinic and receive their ...

Nova Scotia Starting Fourth Phase of Reopening

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Starting Fourth Phase of Reopening ——————————————————– Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, July 12, that Nova Scotia will start the fourth phase of its reopening plan on Wednesday, July 14. “We’re pleased with vaccination rates and our epidemiology continues ...

Preparing for the 41st Provincial General Election

**** Elections Nova Scotia Release Preparing for the 41st Provincial General Election Background Nova Scotia is the only province in Canada without a fixed election date. Elections Nova Scotia must anticipate the earliest date on which a provincial general election could be called and plan accordingly. Given that the 40th provincial general election was held ...

One New Case of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, No Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, July 12, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and no recoveries. The case is in Eastern Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in the Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who worked at or visited the following location on ...

Four New Cases of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Cases of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries —————————————————————————————————————- Today, July 11, Nova Scotia is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 and seven recoveries. The cases are in Central Zone. One is related to travel and three are under investigation. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. ...

VIA Rail is pleased to announce the return to service in the Maritimes beginning August 11

**** Via Rsil Release SERVICE MODIFICATIONS VIA Rail is pleased to announce the return to service in the Maritimes beginning August 11, 2021. After a very thorough evaluation of our health and safety protocols, including physical distancing measures, enhanced air ventilation systems, and improved measures for passenger access and the protection of our employees, one ...

Public Health Mobile Units offering additional COVID-19 testing Monday in various Zones

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units offering additional COVID-19 testing Monday in various Zones ​ The Public Health Mobile Units will be offering drop-in COVID-19 testing in various locations in Central, Eastern and Western Zones this Monday. Testing is free and available to all ages. ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under ...

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, One Recovery —————————————————————————————————————- Today, July 10, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and one recovery. The case is in Western Zone and is related to travel. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. “Our daily case numbers are ...

Traffic Delay – Sullivan’s Pond and Crichton Park area

**** HRM Media Release Traffic Delay – Sullivan’s Pond and Crichton Park area ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents to expect delays in the Sullivan’s Pond and Crichton Park area on Sunday, July 11 from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., during the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon. ​ The event will begin at Sullivan’s ...

One New Case of COVID-19, One Recovery, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, One Recovery, State of Emergency Renewed Today, July 9, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and one recovery. The case is in Central Zone and is related to travel. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. “I’m happy ...

Two New Cases of COVID-19, Two Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19, Two Recoveries Today, July 8, Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and two recoveries. The cases are in Eastern Zone. One is a close contact of a previously reported case and the other is under investigation. All four health zones continue to be ...

One New Case of COVID-19, Six Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, Six Recoveries —————————————————————– Today, July 7, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and six recoveries. The case is in Central Zone and is related to travel. All four health zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. As of today, Nova Scotia ...

COVID-19 drop-in testing options: July 6 to 11, 2021

**** NSHA Media Release COVID-19 drop-in testing options: July 6 to 11, 2021 Several of Nova Scotia Health’s primary assessment centres and public health mobile units are offering drop-in COVID-19 testing to help make this service more accessible. Testing is open to anyone and may be particularly convenient for out-of-province visitors just arriving to Nova ...

Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Eight Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Eight Recoveries —————————————————– Today, July 6, Nova Scotia is reporting seven new cases of COVID-19 and eight recoveries. Six cases are in Central Zone. Five are close contacts of previously reported cases and one is related to travel. The other case is in Eastern Zone and ...

We’ll cut right to the chase: Hal-Con 2021 is happening

**** Info via Hal-Con To the Hal-Con community of fans, geeks, nerds, and friends: We’ll cut right to the chase: Hal-Con 2021 is happening. It’s not going to look exactly like previous years, but Nova Scotia’s overwhelming success in keeping COVID cases low and getting vaccines in arms means that many of today’s public health ...

One New Case of COVID-19, Nine Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, Nine Recoveries ——————————————————– Today, July 5, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and nine recoveries. The case is in Central Zone and is related to travel. There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Scheduling

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Scheduling —————————————————— Nova Scotians who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on or before June 15 can now schedule their second dose. Notification emails will go out in batches. People who provided an email address at the time of booking will receive a notice by email ...

Three New Cases of COVID-19, Two Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19, Two Recoveries —————————————————————————————————————- Today, July 4, Nova Scotia is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 and two recoveries. Two cases are in Central Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases. The other case is in Eastern Zone and is a close contact of previously ...

Eight New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Eight New Cases of COVID-19, Three Recoveries —————————————————————————————————————- Today, July 3, Nova Scotia is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 and three recoveries. Four cases are in Central Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases. The four other cases are in Eastern Zone. Three are close contacts of previously ...

On July 5th, fully vaccinated travellers eligible to enter Canada can benefit from reduced public health measures

**** CBA Release On July 5th, fully vaccinated travellers eligible to enter Canada can benefit from reduced public health measures ​ Beginning July 5, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. EDT, fully vaccinated travellers, arriving by land or air, who are eligible to enter Canada and who comply with specific criteria will not be required to quarantine or complete ...

Nova Scotia Following Federal Requirements for International Travellers

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Following Federal Requirements for International Travellers ——————————————————- International travellers can come to Nova Scotia following federal requirements effective Monday, July 5, aligning with the federal government’s approach to easing border measures for international travellers. All travellers who are permitted to enter Canada will be able to come to Nova ...

Two New Cases of COVID-19, Five Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19, Five Recoveries ——————————————————– Today, July 2, Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and five recoveries. One case is in Central Zone and is under investigation. The other case is in Eastern Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case. There ...

Public Health Mobile Units offering additional COVID-19 testing in CBRM & HRM

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units offering additional COVID-19 testing in CBRM & HRM ​ Public Health Mobile Units will be offering COVID-19 testing in CBRM and HRM this weekend for all ages. ​ In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health Mobile Units provide easier access to ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on one Air Canada flight​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on one Air Canada flight​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows and ...

Four New Cases of COVID-19, One Probable Case, Nine Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release   Four New Cases of COVID-19, One Probable Case, Nine Recoveries ———————————————- Today, July 1, Nova Scotia is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 and nine recoveries. There are three cases in Central Zone and one in Northern Zone. All are related to travel. The province is also reporting one probable ...

Several of Nova Scotia Health’s primary assessment centres and public health mobile units are open on Thursday, July 1

**** NSHA Media Release Several of Nova Scotia Health’s primary assessment centres and public health mobile units are open on Thursday, July 1 to help make COVID-19 testing more accessible. Testing is open to anyone and may be particularly convenient for out-of-province visitors just arriving to Nova Scotia. The following locations will offer drop-in PCR ...

Four New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Cases of COVID-19, No Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 30, Nova Scotia is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 and no recoveries. Three cases are in Eastern Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases. The other case is in Central Zone and is related to travel. There is ...

Effective June 30, 2021, support people/family caregivers are permitted for patients in the following situations

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Visitor Restrictions Nova Scotia Health is working to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. Effective June 30, 2021, support people/family caregivers are permitted for patients in the following situations: Three designated family/primary support person(s) or family caregivers are welcomed: Palliative care and other patients nearing end of life* Patients ...

In the last few months, the Nova Scotia RCMP has responded to an increased number of complaints related to home break-ins and thefts

**** RCMP Media Release The weather is warming up, COVID restrictions are lifting, and people are beginning to travel. In the last few months, the Nova Scotia RCMP has responded to an increased number of complaints related to home break-ins and thefts. If you’re planning to be away from home this summer, here are a ...

New COVID-19 Case at Glace Bay Elementary

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New COVID-19 Case at Glace Bay Elementary —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting a COVID-19 case today, June 29, connected to Glace Bay Elementary in Eastern Zone. This case was reported earlier today in the COVID-19 daily numbers release and on the COVID-19 data dashboard. The school will be closed to students ...

Nova Scotia Starting Third Phase of Reopening, Opening Border to Canada

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Starting Third Phase of Reopening, Opening Border to Canada ———————————————————- Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, June 29, that Nova Scotia will start the third phase of its reopening plan on Wednesday, June 30, including opening the border to ...

One New Case of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 29, Nova Scotia is reporting one new case of COVID-19 and seven recoveries. The case is in Eastern Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case. There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western ...

Four New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 28, Nova Scotia is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 and four recoveries. Three cases are in Eastern Zone. Two are under investigation and the other is a close contact of a previously reported case. ​ The other case is in ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Eastern and Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Eastern and Central Zone ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Eastern and Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who worked at or visited the following ...

Canada Day events are not planned due to COVID-19 public health restrictions

***’ HRM Release Canada Day events are not planned due to COVID-19 public health restrictions. The municipality is encouraging residents to use this day to reflect on our shared history and collectively recommit to a stronger future built upon meaningful reconciliation efforts with Indigenous peoples. ...

Walk-in COVID-19 testing options at Nova Scotia Health’s primary assessment centres, public health mobile units

**** NSHA Media Release Walk-in COVID-19 testing options at Nova Scotia Health’s primary assessment centres, public health mobile units ​ Several of Nova Scotia Health’s primary assessment centres and public health mobile units are offering walk-in testing as of Monday, June 28 to help make COVID-19 testing more accessible. Testing is open to anyone and ...

Three New Cases of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 27, Nova Scotia is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 and seven recoveries. Two cases are in Central Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases. The other case is in Eastern Zone and is under investigation. There is limited ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on several Halifax Transit bus routes

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on several Halifax Transit bus routes ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on several Halifax Transit bus routes. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who worked at or visited the following location on ...

Public Health’s Mobile Unit adds Tantallon and Eastern Passage to their COVID-19 testing locations this week

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health’s Mobile Unit adds Tantallon and Eastern Passage to their COVID-19 testing locations this week Public Health’s Mobile Unit are adding Tantallon and Eastern Passage to their growing list of locations for COVID-19 testing this week in efforts to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia. Public Health’s mobile units ...

11 New Cases of COVID-19, Nine Recoveries, Delta and Gamma Variants Identified

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 11 New Cases of COVID-19, Nine Recoveries, Delta and Gamma Variants Identified —————————————————————————————————————- Today, June 26, Nova Scotia is reporting 11 new cases of COVID-19 and nine recoveries today, June 26. All of the cases are in Central Zone. Ten are close contacts and one is related to travel. The close ...

Public Health Mobile Unit to offer additional COVID-19 testing in Halifax this weekend

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Unit to offer additional COVID-19 testing in Halifax this weekend Public Health’s Mobile Unit will be offering community-based COVID-19 testing in Halifax’s North End this weekend to provide additional testing opportunities to the community. Testing people who show no symptoms of COVID-19 (asymptomatic testing) is one of the ...

16 New Cases of COVID-19, 15 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 16 New Cases of COVID-19, 15 Recoveries, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- Today, June 25, Nova Scotia is reporting 16 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 recoveries. Fifteen of the cases are in Central Zone. Eleven are close contacts and four are related to travel. The close contacts are within a ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling —————————————————————- Nova Scotians who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on or before May 20 and are scheduled to receive their second dose on or before September 2 can now reschedule their appointments for earlier dates. Notification emails will go out in batches over several ...

New COVID-19 Cases at Halifax School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New COVID-19 Cases at Halifax School —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting two COVID-19 cases today, June 24, connected to Joseph Howe Elementary in Central Zone. Due to a previously identified case, the school is closed to students until Monday, June 28, to allow for testing of close contacts. The school received ...

Public Health Mobile Units returning to HRM and West Hants for COVID-19 testing

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units returning to HRM and West Hants for COVID-19 testing ​ Public Health’s Mobile Units will be heading back to HRM and West Hants this week offering COVID-19 testing. In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health’s Mobile Units provide easier access to ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ Anyone who worked at or visited the following ...

New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting one COVID-19 case today, June 24, connected to St. Joseph’s-Alexander McKay Elementary in Central Zone. The school will be closed to allow for testing of close contacts and a deep cleaning of the building. Families and staff will receive information ...

Update to New Brunswick Border Restrictions

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Update to New Brunswick Border Restrictions —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is opening its border to people travelling from New Brunswick without restrictions starting June 30 at 8 a.m. There will be no requirements to self-isolate or complete the Nova Scotia Safe Check-in. “Public health has asked us for a little more time ...

Five New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Five New Cases of COVID-19, Six Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 24, Nova Scotia is reporting five new cases of COVID-19 and six recoveries. All of the cases are in Central Zone. Two are related to travel, two are close contacts and one is under investigation. One of the cases was reported ...

RCMP arrest three people at border blockade

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP arrest three people at border blockade ​ The RCMP has arrested three people after an illegal blockade by protestors at the Nova Scotia/New Brunswick border. The blockade lasted for nearly 24 hours and caused disruptions on both sides of the border to individuals, businesses and vital services such as health ...

New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting one COVID-19 case today, June 23, connected to Joseph Howe Elementary in Central Zone. The school will be closed to students until Monday, June 28, to allow for testing of close contacts and a deep cleaning of the school. The ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone (one high risk) and an Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release  Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone (one high risk) and an Air Canada flight ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central Zone (one high risk) and an Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, ...

(Update) RCMP response to border blockade

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP response to border blockade ​Update – The RCMP is on scene at the border blockade at NS/NB border making arrests and working to reopen the border. Highway 104 westbound is now reopened, Highway 366 in Tidnish is reopened in both directions. Highway 104 eastbound is expected to be reopened shortly. ...

Province Monitoring Issues Related to Highway Blockade

**** EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Office Release Province Monitoring Issues Related to Highway Blockade —————————————————————- Officials are closely monitoring issues related to a blockade on Highway 104, near the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border, that is disrupting the movement of important goods and services and could put individuals at risk. The Emergency Management Office is aware that the ...

No New Cases of COVID-19, 14 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, 14 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 23, Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and 14 recoveries. There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. “We wouldn’t be where we are today ...

Public Health Mobile Unit returning to Dartmouth and Cape Breton for COVID-19 testing

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Unit returning to Dartmouth and Cape Breton for COVID-19 testing ​ Public Health’s Mobile Unit will be in Dartmouth and Cape Breton this week and next offering COVID-19 testing. In an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia, Public Health’s mobile units provide easier access to ...

Update to potential exposure to COVID-19 at Fit4Less on Dresden Row

**** NSHA Media Release Update to potential exposure to COVID-19 at Fit4Less on Dresden Row ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of an update to a public exposure notice originally shared on Sunday, June 20, 2021. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. UPDATE: Fit4Less Exposure Anyone ...

Nova Scotia Border Opening to Atlantic Provinces, Followed by Rest of Canada

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Border Opening to Atlantic Provinces, Followed by Rest of Canada —————————————————————- Nova Scotia’s borders are opening at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23, to residents of the three other Atlantic provinces. The province will open to travellers from outside Atlantic Canada on June 30. People travelling from Prince Edward ...

Police issue tickets for failing to follow the Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue tickets for failing to follow the Health Protection Act ​ Halifax Regional Police have issued summary offence tickets for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. ​ On June 20 police received a report of a social gathering at a residence in Halifax ...

Two Deaths, Two New Cases of COVID-19, Five Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two Deaths, Two New Cases of COVID-19, Five Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 22, Nova Scotia is reporting two deaths related to COVID-19. A man in his 60s in Central Zone and a man in his 50s in Western Zone have died. Nova Scotia is also reporting two new cases of COVID-19 ...

Province Ramps Up Rollout of Vaccines

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Province Ramps Up Rollout of Vaccines —————————————————————- The province is extending clinic hours and opening more clinics as part of its efforts to ramp up the COVID-19 vaccine rollout so all Nova Scotians can be fully vaccinated by the end of August. More than 245,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine will ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Western and Central Zones

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Western and Central Zones ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Western and Central Zones. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who worked at or visited the ...

No New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, Four Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 21, Nova Scotia is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 and four recoveries. There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community spread. “What a great way to begin summer ...

Potential high-risk exposure to COVID-19 at Fit4Less in Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Potential high-risk exposure to COVID-19 at Fit4Less in Halifax ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of a potential high-risk exposure to COVID-19 at the Fit4Less Gym on Dresden Row in Halifax. Public Health is investigating a confirmed case of COVID-19 who spent time in the weight area. Anyone who visited ...

Two New Cases of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19, Seven Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 20, Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 and seven recoveries. The two cases are in Central Zone and both are close contacts of previously reported cases. There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one retail location and two bus routes in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one retail location and two bus routes in Central Zone ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 one retail location and two bus routes in Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ...

Public Health Mobile Unit to provide additional COVID-19 testing in Tantallon this week

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Unit to provide additional COVID-19 testing in Tantallon this week Public Health’s Mobile Unit will be back in Tantallon this week to offer additional testing in efforts to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia. Public Health’s mobile units provide easier access to testing for rural and remote ...

Six New Cases of COVID-19, 10 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Six New Cases of COVID-19, 10 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 19, Nova Scotia is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 and 10 recoveries. Four cases are in Central Zone. Three are close contacts of previously reported cases and one is under investigation. Two cases are in Western Zone. One is related ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at three locations in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at three locations in Central Zone ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 at three locations in Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who worked at or visited the following locations ...

Province Moves to End Injunction Against Anti-Public Health Order Gatherings

**** JUSTICE Media Release Province Moves to End Injunction Against Anti-Public Health Order Gatherings —————————————————————- The province has asked the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia to lift the injunction on illegal gatherings now that COVID-19 infections are easing and the province has moved into Phase 2 of its reopening plan. A motion filed this week ...

11 New Cases of COVID-19, 15 recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 11 New Cases of COVID-19, 15 recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 18, Nova Scotia is reporting 11 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 recoveries. Nine cases are in Central Zone. Six are close contacts of previously reported cases, two are under investigation and one is related to travel. Two cases are in ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling

‘*** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling —————————————————————- Nova Scotians who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on or before May 14 and are scheduled to receive their second dose on or before August 27 can now reschedule their appointments for earlier dates. Notification emails will go out in batches over several ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at six locations in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at six locations in Central Zone ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 at six locations in Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who worked at or visited the following locations ...

14 New Cases of COVID-19, Nine recoveries

**** HEALTH /WELLNESS MEDIA RELEASE 14 New Cases of COVID-19, Nine recoveries ——————————————————- Today, June 17, Nova Scotia is reporting 14 new cases of COVID-19 and nine recoveries. Twelve cases are in Central Zone. Eleven are close contacts of previously reported cases and the other is under investigation. One case is in Eastern Zone and ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Eastern Zone and two Transit Cape Breton routes

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Eastern Zone and two Transit Cape Breton routes ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 at a location in Eastern Zone and two Transit Cape Breton routes. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications ...

New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting one COVID-19 case today, June 16, connected to Prospect Road Elementary, Hatchet Lake, in Central Zone. The school will be closed to students until Monday, June 21, to allow for testing of close contacts and a deep cleaning of the ...

Public Health Mobile Unit provides additional COVID-19 testing in West Hants & HRM

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Unit provides additional COVID-19 testing in West Hants & HRM Public Health’s mobile unit will be offering testing in West Hants and HRM this week in an effort to keep COVID-19 under control in Nova Scotia. Public Health’s mobile units provide easier access to testing for rural and ...

Eight New Cases of COVID-19, 13 recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Eight New Cases of COVID-19, 13 recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 16, Nova Scotia is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 and 13 recoveries. Five of the cases are in Central Zone. Four are close contacts of previously reported cases and the other is under investigation. Three cases are in Eastern Zone. ...

Driver Road Tests Resume with Cancelled Appointments Rebooked First

**** ACTIVE TRANSIT Release Driver Road Tests Resume with Cancelled Appointments Rebooked First —————————————————————- As the province continues to reopen, the Registry of Motor Vehicles is starting to rebook driver road tests today, June 16, the first day of Phase 2 of the province’s reopening plan. About 4,000 cancelled appointments are being rebooked before new ...

Online COVID-19 screening pilot project expands to two regional hospitals

**** NSHA Media Release Online COVID-19 screening pilot project expands to two regional hospitals​ Beginning today, patients and visitors entering St Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish or Colchester East Hants Health Centre (CEHHC) in Truro will have the option to go online to complete a COVID-19 door screening assessment prior to entering the facilities.​ This ...

Response to COVID-19 – Pools, splash pads, beaches and recreation services update

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19 – Pools, splash pads, beaches and recreation services update The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving impacts of COVID-19. The following is an update on municipal pools, splash pads, beaches and recreation services: ​ Indoor pools The Captain William Spry and the ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 at a location in Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who worked at or visited the following location ...

Update to Halifax School COVID-19 Cases Reported June 14, New School Cases

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Update to Halifax School COVID-19 Cases Reported June 14, New School Cases —————————————————————- The COVID-19 cases reported last evening, June 14, are connected to St. Joseph’s-Alexander McKay Elementary in Halifax, not Joseph Howe Elementary. St. Joseph’s-Alexander McKay Elementary will be closed to students until Monday, June 21, to allow for testing ...

Free on-street parking program to support business recovery

**** HRM Media Release Free on-street parking program to support business recovery ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that a number of parking changes will come into effect this week and will be in place until Friday, Sept. 10, through the Support Business Recovery program. ​ Beginning Thursday, June 17, on-street parking will ...

Nova Scotia Starting Second Phase of Reopening, Opening Border to Atlantic Canada

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Starting Second Phase of Reopening, Opening Border to Atlantic Canada —————————————————————- Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, June 15, that Nova Scotia will start the second phase of its reopening plan on Wednesday, June 16, and open the border ...

Four New Cases of COVID-19, 29 recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release  Four New Cases of COVID-19, 29 recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 15, Nova Scotia is reporting four new cases of COVID-19 and 29 recoveries. Three of the cases are in Central Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases. The other case is in Eastern Zone and is related to travel. ...

Nova Scotia Reopening to Atlantic Provinces / $18.2 Million in New Funding to Boost Tourism Restart

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS MEDIA RELEASE Nova Scotia Reopening to Atlantic Provinces ———————————————————— Nova Scotia is lifting its border restrictions and opening to the rest of Atlantic Canada on June 23, Premier Iain Rankin announced today, June 15. This means that residents of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador can travel to Nova Scotia ...

Police charge man in relation to illegal gathering in Halifax last month

**** HRP Media Release Police charge man in relation to illegal gathering in Halifax last month ​ Police have charged a man in relation to an incident that occurred at an illegal gathering in Halifax last month. ​ On May 15 police laid charges and made arrests in relation to an illegal gathering on Citadel Hill where ...

In-home COVID-19 Vaccination Program Expands

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release  In-home COVID-19 Vaccination Program Expands —————————————————————- Nova Scotians who are unable to attend a COVID-19 vaccine clinic in their community because of significant health and mobility challenges are now able to receive their first vaccination at home. Beginning today, June 15, people who are not able to leave their homes to ...

New COVID-19 Cases at Halifax School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New COVID-19 Cases at Halifax School —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting two COVID-19 cases today, June 14, connected to Joseph Howe Elementary in Central Zone. The school will be closed to students until Friday, June 18, to allow for testing of close contacts and a deep cleaning of the school. The ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Central Zone ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who worked at or visited the following location on ...

Public Health Mobile Unit to provide additional COVID-19 testing in HRM and CBRM this week

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Unit to provide additional COVID-19 testing in HRM and CBRM this week Public Health’s Mobile Unit will be offering additional testing in HRM and CBRM this week. Testing people who show no symptoms of COVID-19 (asymptomatic testing) is one of the main tools that has helped limit COVID-19 ...

Nova Scotia Health resuming services temporarily reduced during third wave

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health resuming services temporarily reduced during third wave With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations declining, and many redeployed health care providers able to return to their usual roles, Nova Scotia Health is resuming services that were temporarily reduced to support the COVID-19 response. ​ In late April, with COVID-19 cases ...

One Death, Eight New Cases of COVID-19, 22 recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, Eight New Cases of COVID-19, 22 recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 14, Nova Scotia is reporting a death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 80s has died in Central Zone. Nova Scotia is also reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 and 22 recoveries. All of the cases are in ...

RCMP warns of increase in “remote access” computer scams

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP warns of increase in “remote access” computer scams During the COVID-19 pandemic, all types of cybercrime have increased substantially.​ In particular, the “remote access” scam appears to be on the rise in Nova Scotia recently, which involves tricking victims into giving cyber criminals remote access to their computers. The scam ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling —————————————————————- Nova Scotians who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on or before April 24 and are scheduled to receive their second dose on or before Aug. 7 can now reschedule their appointments for earlier dates. People who provided an email address at the time ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Central Zone, two Halifax Transit bus routes and one West Jet flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Central Zone, two Halifax Transit bus routes and one West Jet flight ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Central Zone, on two Halifax Transit bus routes and one West Jet flight. In addition to media releases, all potential ...

Eight New Cases of COVID-19, 11 recoveries / Public Health Mobile Unit to provide drop-in COVID-19 testing in communities in Central Zone

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Eight New Cases of COVID-19, 11 recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 13, Nova Scotia is reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 and 11 recoveries. There are four new cases in Central Zone. Two of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases. One case is related to travel and one is ...

New COVID-19 Case at Bedford School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release   New COVID-19 Case at Bedford School —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting one COVID-19 case today, June 13, connected to Rocky Lake Junior High in Central Zone. The school will be closed to students until Wednesday, June 16, to allow for testing of close contacts and a deep cleaning of the ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on one West Jet flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on one West Jet flight ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on one West Jet flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who was on the following flight in the specified rows and seats should ...

10 New Cases of COVID-19, Five Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 10 New Cases of COVID-19, Five Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 12, Nova Scotia is reporting 10 new cases of COVID-19 and five recoveries. ​ There are five new cases in Central Zone. Four of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases. One is related to travel. Four cases are ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone and Halifax Transit bus routes

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone and Halifax Transit bus routes ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone and several Halifax Transit bus routes. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone ...

New COVID-19 Case at Cape Breton School, Additional Case at Citadel High

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New COVID-19 Case at Cape Breton School, Additional Case at Citadel High ——————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting one COVID-19 case today, June 11, connected to Breton Education Centre in Eastern Zone. The person has not been in the school since Friday, June 4. The school expects to reopen to students on ...

Update on Asymptomatic Testing, New Workplace Testing Initiative

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Update on Asymptomatic Testing, New Workplace Testing Initiative ——————————————————– The province continues to expand its asymptomatic testing strategy with the new Nova Scotia COVID-19 Rapid Screening Program for Workplaces. The program supports employers across the province to put in place regular screening for their staff. “Asymptomatic testing is an important part ...

One Death, Eight New Cases of COVID-19, Delta Variant Cases Identified, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, Eight New Cases of COVID-19, Delta Variant Cases Identified, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- Today, June 11, Nova Scotia is reporting a death related to COVID-19. A man in his 50s has died in Central Zone. Nova Scotia is also reporting eight new cases of COVID-19 and 11 recoveries. ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in the Central Zone, plus several Halifax Transit routes

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in the Central Zone, plus several Halifax Transit routes   Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in the Central Zone, plus several Halifax Transit routes. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are ...

15 New Cases of COVID-19, 31 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 15 New Cases of COVID-19, 31 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 10, Nova Scotia is reporting 15 new cases of COVID-19 and 31 recoveries. ​ There are 12 new cases in Central Zone. Seven of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases. Three are related to travel and two are ...

New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS MEDIA RELEASE   New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School ———————————————————– Nova Scotia is reporting one COVID-19 case today, June 9, connected to Fairview Junior High in Central Zone. The school will close to students until Monday, June 14, to allow for testing of close contacts and a deep cleaning of the school. The ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in the Central and Eastern Zones, plus three Halifax Transit routes

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in the Central and Eastern Zones, plus three Halifax Transit routes Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in the Central and Eastern Zones, plus three Halifax Transit routes. In addition to media releases, all potential ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling —————————————————— Nova Scotians who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on or before April 10 and are scheduled to receive their second dose on or before July 24 can now reschedule their appointments for earlier dates. Those who provided an email address at the time ...

13 New Cases of COVID-19, 20 Recoveri

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 13 New Cases of COVID-19, 20 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 9, Nova Scotia is reporting 13 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 recoveries. There are seven new cases in Central Zone. Two of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases. Two are related to travel and three are under ...

Nova Scotia Health to ease visitor restrictions in phases

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health to ease visitor restrictions in phases Nova Scotia Health will begin easing restrictions at its facilities beginning on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. This will allow more opportunities for family caregivers and primary support persons to support patients in the hospital, where it is feasible and safe to do ...

17 New Cases of COVID-19, 28 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 17 New Cases of COVID-19, 28 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, June 8, Nova Scotia is reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19 and 28 recoveries. There are nine new cases in Central Zone. Five of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases and four are under investigation. One of the cases ...

AstraZeneca Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release AstraZeneca Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling —————————————————————- Nova Scotians who received their first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in the province on or before April 21 will be able to reschedule their second dose appointment before June 30. Rescheduling notices will be sent this week by email to the account provided ...

New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New COVID-19 Case at Halifax School —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting one COVID-19 case today, June 7, connected to Halifax West High in Central Zone. The school will close to students until Friday, June 11, to allow for testing of close contacts and a deep cleaning of the school. Students will ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and several

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and several   Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and several Halifax Transit bus routes. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who worked at ...

14 New Cases of COVID-19, 36 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 14 New Cases of COVID-19, 36 Recoveries ——————————————————— Today, June 7, Nova Scotia is reporting 14 new cases of COVID-19 and 36 recoveries. There are 11 new cases in Central Zone. Nine of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases and two are under investigation. Two of the cases ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central & Eastern zones and several Halifax Transit bus routes

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central & Eastern zones and several Halifax Transit bus routes Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central and Eastern zones, as well as several Halifax Transit bus routes.​ In addition to media releases, all potential ...

Two Schools Report COVID-19 Cases

**** HEALTH / WELLNESS Media Release Two Schools Report COVID-19 Cases ———————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting two COVID-19 cases today, June 6, connected to schools in Central Zone. One person at each of the following schools tested positive: – Graham Creighton Junior High, Dartmouth – Bedford and Forsyth Education Centres (Dartmouth Campus) The schools will ...

12 New Cases of COVID-19, 32 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 12 New Cases of COVID-19, 32 Recoveries ——————————————————— Today, June 6, Nova Scotia is reporting 12 new cases of COVID-19 and 32 recoveries. There are seven new cases in Central Zone. Six of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases and one is under investigation. Three cases are in ...

18 New Cases of COVID-19, 45 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 18 New Cases of COVID-19, 45 Recoveries ——————————————————— Today, June 5, Nova Scotia is reporting 18 new cases of COVID-19 and 45 recoveries. There are 13 new cases in Central Zone. Twelve of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases and one is under investigation. Four cases are in ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at one retail location in Central Zone.​ In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who worked at or visited the following location on the ...

Parks and Recreation summer programming and facility update

**** HRM Media Release Parks and Recreation summer programming and facility update ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that summer recreation programs have once again been planned in accordance with public health guidelines. ​ Outdoor recreation programing will be offered in June and both indoor and outdoor (half-day and full-day) summer camps are ...

Voluntary Airport Testing for Travellers, Changes to Self-isolation Requirements for Vaccinated Rotational Workers

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Voluntary Airport Testing for Travellers, Changes to Self-isolation Requirements for Vaccinated Rotational Workers —————————————————— Starting June 8, travellers flying into Nova Scotia can receive a COVID-19 test kit at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Travellers who arrive at the airport will be provided with a kit and instructions to complete their ...

15 New Cases of COVID-19, 37 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 15 New Cases of COVID-19, 37 Recoveries ——————————————————— Today, June 4, Nova Scotia is reporting 15 new cases of COVID-19 and 37 recoveries. There are nine new cases in Central Zone. Six of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases, two are related to travel and one is under ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone and two flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone and two flights  Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone and two flights.​ In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who worked at or visited ...

One Death, 25 New Cases of COVID-19, 60 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 25 New Cases of COVID-19, 60 Recoveries ——————————————————— Today, June 3, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A man in his 30s has died in Central Zone. Nova Scotia is also reporting 25 new cases of COVID-19 and 60 recoveries. There are 15 new cases in ...

COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Vaccine Second Dose Rescheduling —————————————————————- Nova Scotians who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine between March 11 and 21 and are scheduled to receive their second dose between June 24 and July 3 can now reschedule their appointments for earlier dates. A notice to reschedule will be sent by ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in Central Zone and two Halifax Transit bus routes.

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in Central Zone and two Halifax Transit bus routes.   Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in Central Zone and two Halifax Transit bus routes. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are ...

Two Deaths, 17 New Cases of COVID-19, 72 Recoveries, Vaccine-Related Thrombosis Confirmed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two Deaths, 17 New Cases of COVID-19, 72 Recoveries, Vaccine-Related Thrombosis Confirmed —————————————————————- Today, June 2, Nova Scotia is reporting two deaths related to COVID-19. Two men, both in their 60s, have died in Central Zone. Nova Scotia is also reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19 and 72 recoveries. There are ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who worked at or visited the following location on the ...

Nova Scotia Resumes Use of AstraZeneca Vaccine

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Resumes Use of AstraZeneca Vaccine —————————————————————- Nova Scotia will resume the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine for second doses only, effective today, June 1. The decision comes after the National Advisory Committee on Immunization updated its guidance on the interchangeability of COVID-19 vaccines approved for use by Health Canada. ...

12 New Cases of COVID-19, 91 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 12 New Cases of COVID-19, 91 Recoveries ———————————————————- Today, June 1, Nova Scotia is reporting 12 new cases of COVID-19 and 91 recoveries. There are eight new cases in Central Zone. Six of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases and two cases are under investigation. Three cases are ...

Response to COVID-19: Halifax Mobility Response – Streets and Spaces

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Halifax Mobility Response – Streets and Spaces ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ As part of the Halifax Mobility Response Plan, the following changes will go into effect by end of business day on Wednesday, June 2 ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Northern and Eastern Zones and one Halifax Transit bus route correction

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Northern and Eastern Zones and one Halifax Transit bus route correction Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Northern and Eastern Zones and one Halifax Transit bus route correction. In addition to media releases, ...

In-person Classes to Resume in Halifax Regional Municipality, Sydney

**** EDUCATION Media Release In-person Classes to Resume in Halifax Regional Municipality, Sydney ———————————————————- ———————————————————- In-person classes at public and private schools in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and Sydney will resume on Thursday, June 3. This decision is based on advice from public health about the province’s improving epidemiology. All public health measures as outlined ...

17 New Cases of COVID-19, 74 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 17 New Cases of COVID-19, 74 Recoveries ———————————————————– Today, May 31, Nova Scotia is reporting 17 new cases of COVID-19 and 74 recoveries. All the new cases are in Central Zone. There is limited community spread in Central Zone. Eastern, Northern and Western Zones continue to be closely monitored for community ...

The Wharf Rat Rally, an annual gathering on the Digby Waterfront over Labour Day Weekend, has been cancelled for 2021

**** Rally Release The Wharf Rat Rally, an annual gathering on the Digby Waterfront over Labour Day Weekend, has been cancelled for 2021. An event of this size takes nearly a year to plan and organize, and the third wave brought those preparations to a halt. While the provincial plans for reopening announced on Friday, ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and several Halifax Transit routes

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and several Halifax Transit routes Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and several Halifax Transit routes. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who worked at ...

One Death, 20 New Cases of COVID-19, 80 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 20 New Cases of COVID-19, 80 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, May 30, Nova Scotia is reporting 20 new cases of COVID-19 and 80 recoveries. A woman in her 80s has died in Central Zone. There are 14 new cases in Central Zone, five in Eastern Zone and one in Western ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones, various Halifax Transit routes, one flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones, various Halifax Transit routes, one flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones, various Halifax Transit routes and one flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure ...

Public Health Mobile Unit to provide testing for residents of Mineville and surrounding communities

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Unit to provide testing for residents of Mineville and surrounding communities ​ ​ In response to the recent increase of potential COVID-19 public exposure notices in the Central Zone and the resulting increase in demand for testing, Public Health’s Mobile Health Unit will be in Mineville this coming ...

Four Deaths, 33 New Cases of COVID-19, 48 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four Deaths, 33 New Cases of COVID-19, 48 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, May 29, Nova Scotia is reporting four deaths related to COVID-19 and 33 new cases. The deaths are: — a man in his 80s in Western Zone — two men in their 80s in Central Zone — a woman in ...

Air Show Atlantic 2021 scheduled for August 28th and 29th in Debert, Nova Scotia has been cancelled

**** Airshow Atlantic Release It is a sad day. Air Show Atlantic 2021 scheduled for August 28th and 29th in Debert, Nova Scotia has been cancelled. For the most detailed explanation of all the factors that went into this decision we encourage you to listen Episode 4 of the Air Show Atlantic Podcast where we ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Central and Western Zones

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Central and Western Zones Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in Central and Western Zones. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.​ ​ Anyone who worked at or visited the ...

Response to COVID-19: Parks & Recreation Update

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Parks & Recreation Update ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. The following is an update on municipal services:​ ​ As directed by the province, phase one of the public health guidelines will take effect in the Halifax Regional Municipality ...

RCAF Air Demonstration teams launch 2021 season under Operation INSPIRATION

**** DND Media Release RCAF Air Demonstration teams launch 2021 season under Operation INSPIRATION ​ The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) air demonstration teams officially began their 2021 season today after formal certification by the Commanders of 1 Canadian Air Division and 2 Canadian Air Division following an acceptance show at 15 Wing Moose Jaw. ​ This ...

Nova Scotia Gradually Reopening for Summer

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Gradually Reopening for Summer —————————————————————- Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, May 28, that the province will reopen gradually under a five-phase plan. “Our phased plan will allow us to safely enjoy summer with public health measures in place ...

In-person Classes to Resume in Most Regions, Licensed Child Care Returns to Full Capacity

**** EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD Development Release In-person Classes to Resume in Most Regions, Licensed Child Care Returns to Full Capacity In-person classes will resume Wednesday, June 2, at all Nova Scotia public and private schools outside of Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and Sydney. Also on June 2, licensed child-care centres and family daycare homes across the ...

One Death, 40 New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 40 New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- Today, May 28, Nova Scotia is reporting a death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 50s has died in Central Zone. There have now been 80 COVID-19-related deaths in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is also reporting 40 new ...

Police issue summary offence ticket for failing to follow Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue summary offence ticket for failing to follow Health Protection Act ​ Police issued a summary offence ticket to a woman yesterday for failing to follow the Health Protection Act. ​ At approximately 7 p.m. police investigated a report that a woman from Halifax had not been self-isolating as required ...

Laboratory services, testing reductions continue due to COVID-19 testing requirements

**** NSHA Media Release Laboratory services, testing reductions continue due to COVID-19 testing requirements Nova Scotia Health laboratories continue to process a high volume of COVID-19 tests. This means many routine or non-urgent laboratory tests have been temporarily reduced or suspended, including routine blood collection and water testing. People whose tests are required for immediate ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone, various Halifax Transit bus routes and two flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone, various Halifax Transit bus routes and two flights Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone, various Halifax Transit bus routes and two flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are ...

33 New Cases of COVID-19, 182 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 33 New Cases of COVID-19, 182 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, May 27, Nova Scotia is reporting 33 new cases of COVID-19 and 182 recoveries. There are 18 cases in Eastern Zone, 14 in Central Zone and one in Northern Zone. One of the cases in Eastern Zone involves a staff member at ...

First Chief Officer of Office of Mental Health and Addictions Appointed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release First Chief Officer of Office of Mental Health and Addictions Appointed ——————————————————– The provincial government has appointed Dr. Sam Hickcox as Nova Scotia’s first chief officer of the new Office of Mental Health and Addictions. Dr. Hickcox, currently the physician lead for addictions medicine at the Nova Scotia Health Authority, will ...

People Aged 12 to 19 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release People Aged 12 to 19 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments ———————————————————- Starting today, May 27, COVID-19 vaccine appointments are open to booking provincewide for people aged 12 and older. Nova Scotia currently has two vaccines approved for use. The Pfizer vaccine is available to anyone 12 and older. The Moderna ...

Spring Curbside Giveaway Weekend cancelled

**** HRM Media Release Spring Curbside Giveaway Weekend cancelled In following with current public health measures related to COVID-19, the Curbside Giveaway Weekend scheduled for Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 has been cancelled.​ Residents are encouraged to hold on to any items they wish to giveaway or donate in the future until donation centres ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones and one flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central and Eastern Zones and one flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central and Eastern Zones and one flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who worked ...

Province Strengthens Support for Restaurant and Bar Industry

**** INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH Release Province Strengthens Support for Restaurant and Bar Industry The Nova Scotia government is amending the Liquor Licensing Regulations to help the restaurant and bar industry while ensuring protections are still in place for the safe and responsible sale and consumption of alcohol. In addition, restaurants and bars now have the ...

37 New Cases of COVID-19, 94 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 37 New Cases of COVID-19, 94 Recoveries ————————————————————- Today, May 26, Nova Scotia is reporting 37 new cases of COVID-19 and 94 recoveries. There are 22 cases in Central Zone, 11 in Eastern Zone and four in Northern Zone. There is still community spread in Central Zone and limited community spread ...

Police issue summary offence tickets for failing to follow Health Protection Act ​

**** HRP Media Release Police issue summary offence tickets for failing to follow Health Protection Act ​ Police issued summary offence tickets to two people yesterday for failing to follow the Health Protection Act. ​ At approximately 12 p.m. police investigated a report that two people from Halifax who had been traveling outside the country ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central, Northern and Eastern Zones and three Halifax Transit bus routes

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central, Northern and Eastern Zones and three Halifax Transit bus routes Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central, Northern and Eastern Zones and three Halifax Transit bus routes. In addition to media releases, ...

Testing encouraged after low weekend turnout

**** NSHA Media Release Testing encouraged after low weekend turnout Public Health is encouraging Nova Scotians to get out and get tested after a significant number of appointments at primary assessment centres remained unfilled across the province during the past few days. Getting tested regularly is quick and easy and one of the ways to ...

Vaccine Plan Ahead of Schedule, Earlier Second Doses

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Vaccine Plan Ahead of Schedule, Earlier Second Doses ———————————————————- Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan is ahead of schedule. People 20 and older became eligible to book a vaccine today, May 25, and those 12 and older will become eligible to book an appointment by the end of May. “We made ...

54 New Cases of COVID-19, 102 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 54 New Cases of COVID-19, 102 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, May 25, Nova Scotia is reporting 54 new cases of COVID-19 and 102 recoveries. There are 35 cases in Central Zone, 15 in Eastern Zone, three in Northern Zone and one in Western Zone. Cumulative cases by zone have changed as data ...

Police ticket three people for failing to follow the Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police ticket three people for failing to follow the Health Protection Act ​ Police ticketed three people for failing to follow the regulations of Health Protection Act in two separate incidents this weekend in Halifax. ​ On May 22 at approximately 2:15 p.m. police responded to a report that a small group ...

People Aged 20 to 24 Now Eligible for Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release People Aged 20 to 24 Now Eligible for Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines —————————————————————- Starting today, May 25, people aged 20 and older can book appointments for the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at clinics across the province. Appointments for COVID-19 vaccines in community clinics and participating pharmacies will be released on ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in the Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in the Central Zone Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations in the Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.​ ​ Anyone who worked at or visited the following ...

49 New Cases of COVID-19, 98 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 49 New Cases of COVID-19, 98 Recoveries ——————————————————————————————————————— Today, May 24, Nova Scotia is reporting 49 new cases of COVID-19 and 98 recoveries. There are 41 cases in Central Zone and 8 in Eastern Zone. Cumulative cases by zone have changed as data was recently updated in Panorama. Changes can occur ...

RCMP fines 9 under Health Protection Act related to a house party in Cole Harbour

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP fines 9 under Health Protection Act related to a house party in Cole Harbour Halifax District RCMP has charged nine people for violating Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act related to a house party in Cole Harbour. At​ 9:35​ p.m. Sunday night, police attended a residence on the Bissett Rd. in ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central and Eastern Zones, one Halifax Transit bus route and one Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central and Eastern Zones, one Halifax Transit bus route and one Air Canada flight   Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in the Central and Eastern Zones, one Halifax Transit bus route, and one Air ...

Two deaths, 74 New Cases of COVID-19, 103 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two deaths, 74 New Cases of COVID-19, 103 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, May 23, Nova Scotia is reporting two deaths related to COVID-19. A man and woman, both in their 70s, have died in Central Zone. There have now been 79 COVID-19-related deaths in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is also reporting 74 ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in all four Zones, several Transit Cape Breton and Halifax Transit bus routes

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in all four Zones, several Transit Cape Breton and Halifax Transit bus routes Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in all four zones, several Transit Cape Breton and Halifax Transit bus routes. In addition to media releases, ...

One Death, 64 New Cases of COVID-19, Vaccine Milestone

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 64 New Cases of COVID-19, Vaccine Milestone ———————————————————- Today, May 22, Nova Scotia is reporting one death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 60s has died in Central Zone. There have now been 77 COVID-19 related deaths in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is also reporting 64 new cases ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Western Zones, several Halifax Transit bus routes and an Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Western Zones, several Halifax Transit bus routes and an Air Canada flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Western Zones, several Halifax Transit bus routes and one flight. In ...

Moving to Nova Scotia, Travelling from Prince Edward Island

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Moving to Nova Scotia, Travelling from Prince Edward Island —————————————————————- The Nova Scotia government is expanding the criteria for people who are moving to the province and adding flexibility for travel from Prince Edward Island. “We are responding to concerns we have heard from people who are moving here,” said Premier ...

RCMP fines ten people for violating Health Protection Act

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP fines ten people for violating Health Protection Act Halifax District RCMP has charged ten people for violating Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act in two separate instances. At 1:50 a.m. on May​ 20, police were on patrol and stopped a vehicle on Highway 7 in Port Dufferin. Police learned that three ...

Two Deaths, 84 New Cases of COVID-19, 197 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two Deaths, 84 New Cases of COVID-19, 197 Recoveries ———————————————————- Today, May 21, Nova Scotia is reporting two deaths related to COVID-19. Two men in their 70s have died in Central Zone. There have now been 76 COVID-19 related deaths in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is also reporting 84 new cases ...

RCMP charges business for violating Health Protection Act

***’ RCMP Media Release RCMP charges business for violating Health Protection Act Yarmouth Municipal RCMP has charged a business for violating Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act. At approximately 12:45 p.m. yesterday, police received a complaint of food truck employees in Yarmouth not wearing masks, as required by the Health Protection Act. Police attended and confirmed ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Eastern Zones, several Halifax Transit bus routes and one flight.

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Eastern Zones, several Halifax Transit bus routes and one flight. Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Eastern Zones, several Halifax Transit bus routes and one flight. In addition to ...

Emergency Funding for Child-Care Centres

**** EARLY CHILDHOOD Development Media Release Emergency Funding for Child-Care Centres —————————————————– More than $1.75 million in emergency funding will be deposited in the bank accounts of child-care centres across the province by Friday, May 21, to ensure centres remain viable while capacity is capped at 60 per cent under COVID-19 restrictions. The money covers ...

65 New Cases of COVID-19, 184 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 65 New Cases of COVID-19, 184 Recoveries ———————————————————- Today, May 20, Nova Scotia is reporting 65 new cases of COVID-19 and 184 recoveries. There are 41 cases in Central Zone, 15 in Eastern Zone, seven in Northern Zone and two in Western Zone. “As we fight this third wave, I want ...

People Aged 25 to 29 Now Eligible for Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release People Aged 25 to 29 Now Eligible for Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines —————————————————————- Starting today, May 20, people aged 25 and older can book appointments for the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at clinics across the province. Appointments for COVID-19 vaccines in community clinics and participating pharmacies will be released on ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Eastern Zones, and several Halifax Transit bus routes.

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Eastern Zones, and several Halifax Transit bus routes. Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Eastern Zones, and several Halifax Transit bus routes. In addition to media releases, all potential ...

Restrictions Extended into June

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Restrictions Extended into June ———————————————————– Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, May 19, that current public health restrictions will remain in place across Nova Scotia until at least the second week of June. They also announced that public and private schools ...

Two Deaths, 83 New Cases of COVID-19, 164 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two Deaths, 83 New Cases of COVID-19, 164 Recoveries ———————————————————- Today, May 19, Nova Scotia is reporting two deaths related to COVID-19. A man in his 60s has died in Eastern Zone and a woman in her 60s has died in Central Zone. There have now been 74 COVID-19 related deaths ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Western, Central, and Eastern Zones, two Air Canada flights and one West Jet flight.

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Western, Central, and Eastern Zones, two Air Canada flights and one West Jet flight. Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Western, Central, and Eastern Zones, two Air Canada flights and one West Jet ...

The Truro Police Service issued several tickets under the Health Protection Act in the past 24 hours

**** Truro Police Release The Truro Police Service issued several tickets under the Health Protection Act in the past 24 hours. A 25 year old male from Dartmouth was charged with violating the travel restrictions and issued a ticket under section 71(1)(b) Health Protection Act, and in a separate incident two, 22 year old males ...

90 New Cases of COVID-19, 180 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 90 New Cases of COVID-19, 180 Recoveries Nova Scotia is reporting 90 new cases of COVID-19 and 180 recoveries. There are 64 cases in Central Zone, 17 in Eastern Zone, seven in Northern Zone and two in Western Zone. “I am pleased that the number of recoveries remains substantially higher than ...

RCMP fines two people for violating Health Protection Act

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP fines two people for violating Health Protection Act Halifax District RCMP has charged a man and a woman for violating Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act in two separate instances. At approximately 3 p.m. on May 17, police responded to a call of a man refusing to wear a mask inside ...

Mental Health Grants for Organizations Across the Province

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Mental Health Grants for Organizations Across the Province The provincial government is investing more than $850,000 of federal Safe Restart funding in mental health support for 28 organizations across the province, recognizing the importance of mental health to Nova Scotians’ overall well-being. “These are difficult times for many of us. It’s ...

Public Health temporarily suspending calls to close contacts at end of 14-day self-isolation

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health temporarily suspending calls to close contacts at end of 14-day self-isolation​ When a close contact (someone with a lengthy exposure to a person diagnosed with COVID-19 without physical distancing or wearing a mask) has completed their 14-day self-isolation period and has completed all required testing, those contacts would typically ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in all four Zones and one Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in all four Zones and one Air Canada flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in all four Zones and one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed ...

Nova Scotia Health continues to activate provincial service escalation plan

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health continues to activate provincial service escalation plan ​ Nova Scotia Health’s escalation plan for ICU remains in place in response to a high demand for intensive care bed capacity. In addition, Nova Scotia Health will now activate a provincial plan for bed allocation for inpatients within Nova Scotia ...

Police issue tickets for three separate incidents of failing to follow Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue tickets for three separate incidents of failing to follow Health Protection Act ​ Police charged two restaurants and two employees of a store this weekend for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. ​ Police received reports that two separate restaurants in Halifax ...

(Update) RCMP fines woman for violating Health Protection Act

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP fines woman for violating Health Protection Act Halifax District RCMP has charged a woman for violating Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act. At approximately 9:20 p.m. on May 14, police responded to a call of youth sitting in a fenced-in area of a closed business on Old Beaver Bank Rd. in ...

91 New Cases of COVID-19, 187 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 91 New Cases of COVID-19, 187 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, May 17, Nova Scotia is reporting 91 new cases of COVID-19 and 187 recoveries. There are 66 cases in Central Zone, 17 in Eastern Zone, five in Northern Zone and three in Western Zone. Two additional patients in a non-COVID unit at ...

Police provide overview of response to weekend illegal gatherings

**** HRP Media Release Police provide overview of response to weekend illegal gatherings Halifax Regional Police are providing an overview of the police response to two illegal gatherings held this weekend in Halifax. Significant police resources were tied up in response to two illegal gatherings on Saturday, one on Citadel Hill where approximately 50 people ...

People Aged 30 to 34 Now Eligible for Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release People Aged 30 to 34 Now Eligible for Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines —————————————————————- Starting today, May 17, people aged 30 and older can book appointments for the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at clinics across the province. Appointments for COVID-19 vaccines in community clinics and participating pharmacies will be released on ...

Nova Scotia Health launches VirtualCareNS Pilot​

***’ NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health launches VirtualCareNS Pilot​ ​ Starting today, people on the Need a Family Practice Registry in certain communities in the Northern and Western zones will have an additional option for accessing primary care. ​ VirtualCareNS is an innovative virtual program developed by Nova Scotia Health in partnership with the ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central, Eastern and Western Zones and one Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central, Eastern and Western Zones and one Air Canada flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Eastern, Central and Western Zones and one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential ...

126 New Cases of COVID-19, 103 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 126 New Cases of COVID-19, 103 Recoveries ——————————————————————————————————————— Today, May 16, Nova Scotia is reporting 126 new cases of COVID-19 and 103 recoveries. There are 106 cases in Central Zone, nine in Eastern Zone, nine in Western Zone and two in Northern Zone. “Today’s numbers are a clear reminder that while ...

Parks Canada administered places in Nova Scotia delay season opening to align with provincial measures

**** Parks Canada Release Parks Canada administered places in Nova Scotia delay season opening to align with provincial measures The health and safety of visitors and employees are of utmost importance to Parks Canada and the Agency is following the advice, guidance, and requirements of public health authorities and experts in its operations and continues ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Eastern, Central and Western Zones and two Air Canada flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Eastern, Central and Western Zones and two Air Canada flights Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Eastern, Central and Western Zones and two Air Canada flights. In addition to media releases, all potential ...

(Update) Police lay charges and make arrests in relation to two illegal gatherings in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Police lay charges and make arrests in relation to two illegal gatherings in Halifax Further to the last release, Halifax Regional Police is providing an update on today’s enforcement actions related to two illegal gatherings. Police issued 21 tickets in total under the Health Protection Act and the Emergency Management Act ...

86 New Cases of COVID-19, 115 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 86 New Cases of COVID-19, 115 Recoveries ——————————————————————————————————————— Today, May 15, Nova Scotia is reporting 86 new cases of COVID-19 and 115 recoveries. There are 66 cases in Central Zone, 11 in Eastern Zone, four in Western Zone and five in Northern Zone. “I’m pleased to see that our new case ...

New Glasgow Regional Police lay charges for failing to follow Public Health Orders

**** New Glasgow Police Release New Glasgow Regional Police lay charges for failing to follow Public Health Orders. New Glasgow Regional Police have charged two men, for violating the Health Protection Act and the Emergency Management Acts. On May 12, 2021 shortly after 1:00 p.m., New Glasgow Regional Police received a report of a suspicious ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central, Northern and Western Zones, and two flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central, Northern and Western Zones, and two flights Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central, Northern and Western Zones, and two flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed ...

Public Health increasing COVID-19 testing capacity across the province to address areas of concern

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health increasing COVID-19 testing capacity across the province to address areas of concern In response to an increase in COVID-19 public exposures and the resulting heightened need for testing, Nova Scotia Health is offering​ additional testing​ in some key areas of concern across the province over the next few days. ...

One Death,117 New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death,117 New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————- Today, May 14, Nova Scotia is reporting a death related to COVID-19. A man in his 80s has died in Central Zone. There have now been 72 COVID-19 related deaths in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is also reporting 117 new ...

Injunction Granted to Stop Anti-Vaccine, Anti-Lockdown Protests

**** PREMIER’S Office Media Release Injunction Granted to Stop Anti-Vaccine, Anti-Lockdown Protests —————————————————————- The Supreme Court of Nova Scotia has ordered a halt to anti-vaccine and anti-public health order protests, effective immediately. The province obtained a court injunction today, May 14, preventing Freedom Nova Scotia and others from staging illegal gatherings in defiance of Nova ...

Expanded Small Business Real Property Tax Rebate Program Opens

**** ECONOMIC Growth Media Release Expanded Small Business Real Property Tax Rebate Program Opens ———————————————————- More types of businesses are now eligible for the Small Business Real Property Tax Rebate Program, which opened to applications today, May 14. The program has expanded to include live performing arts organizations and independent retailers with a physical location, ...

People Aged 35 to 39 Now Eligible for Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release People Aged 35 to 39 Now Eligible for Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines —————————————————————- Starting today, May 14, people aged 35 and older can book appointments for the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at clinics across the province. Appointments for COVID-19 vaccines in community clinics and participating pharmacies will be released on ...

Police charge business for failing to follow Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police charge business for failing to follow Health Protection Act ​ Police have charged a business for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. ​ Police received reports that an establishment in downtown Halifax was operating contrary to regulations set out in the Health Protection ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Western Zones, on several Halifax Transit bus routes and two flights​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Western Zones, on several Halifax Transit bus routes and two flights​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 in Central and Western Zones, on several Halifax Transit bus routes and two flights.​ In addition to media releases, all ...

New Travel Application Process

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Travel Application Process —————————————————————- Starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 14, permanent Nova Scotia residents and people travelling for essential reasons must apply to enter the province. “This application process means travellers will be certain before they leave that they are able to enter the province, as we limit ...

110 New Cases of COVID-19, 155 Recoveries

****HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 110 New Cases of COVID-19, 155 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, May 13, Nova Scotia is reporting 110 new cases of COVID-19 and 155 recoveries. There are 83 cases in Central Zone, 12 in Eastern Zone, nine in Western Zone and six in Northern Zone. Eight patients in a non-COVID unit at the Halifax ...

Vaccine Plan on Track, 400,000 Doses Administered

****  HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Vaccine Plan on Track, 400,000 Doses Administered The province reached 400,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in arms today, May 13. That’s a doubling of the amount of vaccinations in less than a month, after celebrating 200,000 doses administered on April 16. Since then, the age groups for vaccine eligibility have been ...

RCMP fines man for violating Health Protection Act

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP fines man for violating Health Protection Act Cheticamp RCMP has charged a man for violating Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act. At approximately 6:30 p.m. on May 10, 2021, police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that had been speeding on the Cabot Trail in St. Joseph Du Moine. Upon ...

Appointments unavailable for COVID-19 testing at The Old School, Musquodoboit Harbour for May 13 – walk-in testing today only

**** NSHA Media Release Appointments unavailable for COVID-19 testing at The Old School, Musquodoboit Harbour for May 13 – walk-in testing today only Due to technical issues appointments for COVID-19 testing at The Old School in Musquodoboit Harbour are unavailable for advanced booking Thursday, May 13. For Thursday, May 13 ONLY, walk-in testing for those ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province, and two Air Canada flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province, and two Air Canada flights Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and two Air Canada flights. ​ In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.​ ​ ...

Nova Scotia Pauses Use of AstraZeneca Vaccine

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Pauses Use of AstraZeneca Vaccine —————————————————— Nova Scotia will pause the use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine as the first dose effective today, May 12. The decision is based on an abundance of caution due to an observed increase in the rare blood clotting condition linked to this vaccine and ...

Nova Scotia Health activates provincial escalation plan to increase ICU capacity

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health activates provincial escalation plan to increase ICU capacity Nova Scotia Health has activated its provincial escalation plan to increase intensive care bed capacity in response to a surge this week of patients requiring the highest level of care. As part of this plan, so far fewer than five ...

149 New Cases of COVID-19, 119 Recoveries

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 149 New Cases of COVID-19, 119 Recoveries —————————————————————- Today, May 12, Nova Scotia is reporting 149 new cases of COVID-19 and 119 recoveries. There are 116 cases in Central Zone, 13 in Western Zone, 11 in Eastern Zone and nine in Northern Zone. There is community spread in Central Zone. The ...

Police charge business for failing to follow Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police charge business for failing to follow Health Protection Act ​ Police have charged a business for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. ​ Police received a number of reports that a Bedford man was operating a short-term rental business in Bedford contrary to ...

RCMP fines two people for violating Health Protection Act

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP fines two people for violating Health Protection Act Inverness County District RCMP has charged two people for violating Nova Scotia’s Health Protection Act. At approximately 2:35 p.m. on May 5, 2021, police were notified that two people who had recently entered Nova Scotia were not answering their phone when compliance ...

Provincial Parks Delay Camping Season

**** Lands/Forestry Release Provincial Parks Delay Camping Season ——————————————————– Nova Scotia Provincial Parks is delaying the start of camping season at provincial camping parks until at least June 1 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Campers with reservations between May 21 and 31 will be contacted by email to cancel and refund their bookings. Campers should not ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 in various locations across the province in all four zones, Halifax Transit routes, and one Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 in various locations across the province in all four zones, Halifax Transit routes, and one Air Canada flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province in all four zones, Halifax Transit routes, and one Air Canada ...

Now is not the time to bend the rules or look for loopholes

**** HRP Media Release Following reports a rally is being planned in Halifax, Halifax Regional Police reminds the organizers & public of restrictions related to the #COVID19NS Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness protocols. We’ll use all measures at our disposal in an effort to keep everyone safe. Now is not the time to ...

118 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 118 New Cases of COVID-19 ———————————————————– Nova Scotia is reporting 118 new cases of COVID-19 today, May 11. There are 98 cases in Central Zone, 11 in Eastern Zone, five in Western Zone and four in Northern Zone. “This week is National Nurses Week. On behalf of all Nova Scotians, thank ...

Police issue summary offence tickets for failing to follow Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue summary offence tickets for failing to follow Health Protection Act ​ Police issued three summary offence tickets in two separate incidents yesterday for failing to follow the Health Protection Act. ​ At approximately 11:30 a.m. police investigated a report that a Dartmouth woman had not been self-isolating as required ...

People Aged 40 to 44 Now Eligible for Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release People Aged 40 to 44 Now Eligible for Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines ————————————————————— Starting today, May 11, people aged 40 and older can book appointments for the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at clinics across the province. Appointments for COVID-19 vaccines in community clinics and participating pharmacies will be released on ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on various Halifax Transit routes, two Air Canada flights and one West Jet flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on various Halifax Transit routes, two Air Canada flights and one West Jet flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various Halifax Transit routes, two Air Canada flights and one West Jet flight. In addition to media releases, all potential ...

New Border Restrictions in Effect

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Border Restrictions in Effect ———————————————————— New border measures took effect today, May 10, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Only permanent residents of Nova Scotia and people travelling for essential reasons can enter the province. “Limiting who enters the province, including people moving here, is important to protect our ...

Organization and 26 people fined for violating Health Protection Act

**** RCMP Media Release Business fined for violating Health Protection Act West Hants District RCMP has fined a business for violating the Health Protection Act. At approximately 2:15 p.m. on May 6, police were notified that a personal service business was operating in Windsor contrary to public health restrictions. Police attended the business, and while ...

Government Supports the Food Needs of Vulnerable Nova Scotians

**** COMMUNITY SERVICES Release Government Supports the Food Needs of Vulnerable Nova Scotians ———————————————————— The government is investing $1.3 million to help ensure vulnerable Nova Scotians get the food they need during the third wave of COVID-19. This funding will be provided to Feed Nova Scotia, smaller food banks and charitable organizations, and Family Resource ...

Police issue summary offence tickets for failing to follow Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue summary offence tickets for failing to follow Health Protection Act ​ Police issued three summary offence tickets in two separate incidents this weekend for failing to follow the Health Protection Act. ​ On May 7 at approximately 8:30 a.m. police investigated a report that a man was not following ...

Nova Scotia is reporting 121 new cases of COVID-19 today, May 10.

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 121 New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting 121 new cases of COVID-19 today, May 10. There are 94 cases in Central Zone, 16 in Eastern Zone, six in Western Zone and five in Northern Zone. There is community spread in Central Zone. The Eastern, Northern and Western Zones ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at a Department of Community Services office, on various Halifax Transit routes, and on Air Canada and WestJet flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at a Department of Community Services office, on various Halifax Transit routes, and on Air Canada and WestJet flights Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at a Department of Community Services office, on various Halifax Transit routes, and on Air Canada ...

165 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 165 New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting 165 new cases of COVID-19 today, May 9. There are 138 cases in Central Zone, 16 in Eastern Zone, six in Western Zone and five in Northern Zone. “Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there and to those that ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on various Halifax Transit routes and Air Canada flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on various Halifax Transit routes and Air Canada flights Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on various Halifax Transit routes and Air Canada flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ ​ Regardless of ...

One Death, 163 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 163 New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- Today, May 8, Nova Scotia is reporting a death related to COVID-19. A man in his 70s has died in Central Zone. There have now been 71 COVID-19 related deaths in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is also reporting 163 new cases of COVID-19 ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on various Halifax Transit routes, and Air Canada WestJet flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on various Halifax Transit routes, and Air Canada WestJet flights. Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on various Halifax Transit routes, and Air Canada WestJet flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ ​ Regardless ...

Neighbourhood Street Safety

**** HRP Media Release Neighbourhood Street Safety ​ With the current public health directives, our neighbourhood streets and sidewalks are busy with people staying active while doing their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Halifax Regional Police is reminding everyone to work together to keep our streets and communities safe. Motorists and cyclists should ...

Two women fined for violating Health Protection Act

**** RCMP Media Release Two women fined for violating Health Protection Act Halifax District RCMP has charged two women, ages 28 and​ 43, with violating the Health Protection Act. At approximately​ 8​ a.m. this morning, police conducted a traffic stop on Highway 7 in Musquodoboit Harbour on a vehicle for a traffic violation.​ The driver, ...

Border and Other Restrictions to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Border and Other Restrictions to Reduce Spread of COVID-19 —————————————————————- Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced further restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 today, May 7. The measures include extended school closures, tighter border restrictions and isolation requirements for rotational workers, ...

One Death, 227 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Death, 227 New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- Today, May 7, Nova Scotia is reporting a death related to COVID-19. A woman in her 70s has died in Central Zone. There have now been 70 COVID-19 related deaths in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is also reporting 227 new cases of COVID-19 ...

Public Health begins contacting positive COVID-19 cases & close contacts by text message

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health begins contacting positive COVID-19 cases & close contacts by text message Effective later today, Friday, May 7, Nova Scotia Public Health will begin contacting positive COVID-19 cases and close contacts by text message, when that is an option. With case numbers increasing in Nova Scotia, this approach will allow ...

People Aged 45 to 49 Now Eligible for Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release People Aged 45 to 49 Now Eligible for Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines ———————————————————— Starting today, May 7, people aged 45 and older can book appointments for the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at clinics across the province. Appointments for COVID-19 vaccines in community clinics and participating pharmacies will be released on ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on a Maritime Bus, six Halifax Transit routes, two Air Canada flights and two WestJet flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on a Maritime Bus, six Halifax Transit routes, two Air Canada flights and two WestJet flights Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on a Maritime Bus, six Halifax Transit routes, two Air Canada flights and two WestJet flights. In addition to ...

NSGEU – EMCI, Government Fail to Protect 811​ ​

**** NSGEU Media Release EMCI, Government Fail to Protect 811​ ​ The NSGEU has been informed of a number of COVID exposures within the 811 call centre, which is operated by Emergency Medical Care Inc. As of this morning, there are two confirmed cases at this facility, as well as a number of workers awaiting ...

Annapolis District RCMP has charged three men, ages 39, 46 and 47, with violating the Health Protection Act

**** RCMP Media Release Annapolis District RCMP has charged three men, ages 39, 46 and 47, with violating the Health Protection Act. At approximately 2:15 p.m. yesterday, police were notified that three men were in the Middleton area fishing and all three were from Halifax. Police located the men at a popular fishing site on ...

Statement regarding Halifax Transit service during the COVID-19 pandemic

**** HRM Media Release Statement regarding Halifax Transit service during the COVID-19 pandemic ​ The following is a municipal statement regarding Halifax Transit service during the COVID-19 pandemic: ​ Since the beginning of the pandemic, Halifax Transit has been designated by the Province of Nova Scotia as an essential service under the current provincial state ...

182 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 182 New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting 182 new cases of COVID-19 today, May 6. There are 155 cases in Central Zone, 16 in Eastern Zone, seven in Northern Zone and four in Western Zone. Two of the cases in Central Zone involve a staff member and resident ...

New Glasgow Regional Police charge a 32-year-old driver for violating the Emergency Management Act

**** New Glasgow Police Release New Glasgow Regional Police charge a 32-year-old driver for violating the Emergency Management Act. New Glasgow Regional Police have charged a 32-year-old male driver for violating the Emergency Management Act. On Wednesday May 5, 2021 at 9:30 a.m., New Glasgow Regional Police conducted a vehicle stop and charged the male ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at three locations in the Central Zone, two locations in the Western Zone, two Air Canada flights and one WestJet flight.

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at three locations in the Central Zone, two locations in the Western Zone, two Air Canada flights and one WestJet flight. Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at three locations in the Central Zone, two locations in the Western Zone, two ...

175 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 175 New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting 175 new cases of COVID-19 today, May 5. There are 149 cases in Central Zone, 13 in Eastern Zone, nine in Western Zone and four in Northern Zone. There is community spread in Central Zone. The Eastern, Northern and Western Zones ...

Truro Police Service responded to a call of a disturbance at a local hotel

**** Truro Police Release Last evening the Truro Police Service responded to a call of a disturbance at a local hotel. Responding officers determined that those involved in this incident were in violation of the current Public Health orders. Our investigation resulted in two females, one from HRM area, being charged under the Health Protection ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province, one Air Canada flight and one West Jet flight.

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province, one Air Canada flight and one West Jet flight. Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province, one Air Canada flight and one West Jet flight. In addition to media releases, ...

Two men fined for violating Health Protection Act

**** RCMP Media Release Two men fined for violating Health Protection Act Richmond County District RCMP has charged two men, ages 48 and 55, with violating the Health Protection Act. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on May 3, police were notified that two men had arrived from outside of Nova Scotia and were failing to self-isolate ...

Two Deaths, 153 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two Deaths, 153 New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- Today, May 4, Nova Scotia is reporting two deaths related to COVID-19. A woman in her 50s and a man in his 70s have died in Central Zone. There have now been 69 COVID-related deaths in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is also reporting ...

Halifax Regional Police is sharing some tips to help you shop safely online

**** HRP Media Release Online shopping tips ​ Halifax Regional Police is sharing some tips to help you shop safely online. ​ Shopping online: Verify secure connections and make sure you are on a secure website. Look for the padlock icon in the address bar and check for the valid certificate by clicking on the ...

Transit Union – Covid 19 Gets Free Ride on Halifax Transit Buses 

**** Transit Union Release Covid 19 Gets Free Ride on Halifax Transit Buses  “Covid 19 is running rampant on Halifax Buses, and Halifax Transit isn’t doing near enough to protect the public,” says Ken Wilson, President and Business Agent of Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 508. It is clear from the exposure reports that Covid 19 ...

Supports for Business Available Soon

**** INCLUSIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH Supports for Business Available Soon —————————————————————- The Rankin government announced today, May 4, more than $12 million in additional support for Nova Scotia businesses hit hard by the pandemic and facing province-wide restrictions as a result of a third wave. Three programs – one new program and two previously announced -aim ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and one Air Canada flight.

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and one Air Canada flight. Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ ...

Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ Out of an abundance of caution, Halifax Transit will begin installing signage on alternating seats on conventional buses and ferries to encourage passengers to appropriately distance themselves while ...

Two men fined for violating Health Protection Act

**** RCMP Media Release Two men fined for violating Health Protection Act Queens District RCMP has charged two men, ages 38 and 39, with violating the Health Protection Act. At approximately 3:15 p.m. on May 1, police were notified that four men were at a property in Labelle, and that all men were from the ...

One-hundred-forty-six New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One-hundred-forty-six New Cases of COVID-19 ——————————————————– Nova Scotia is reporting 146 new cases of COVID-19 today, May 3. There are 130 cases in Central Zone, nine in Eastern Zone, four in Northern Zone and three in Western Zone. There is community spread in Central Zone. The Eastern, Northern and Western Zones ...

Halifax Regional Police issues statement regarding police response to weekend rally in Halifax

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police issues statement regarding police response to weekend rally in Halifax ​ Halifax Regional Police issued the following statement today in response to questions from members of the public about police response to the weekend “Freedom Rally” in Halifax: ​ “Halifax Regional Police emphasizes the importance of following the restrictions related ...

Nova Scotia RCMP continue to enforce COVID-19 restrictions

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP continue to enforce COVID-19 restrictions RCMP in Nova Scotia have charged​ sixty-seven​ people for violating the Nova Scotia Health Protection and Emergency Management Acts in relation to COVID-19​ since December 1, 2020. Seven people were charged under the Emergency Management Act and​ sixty people were charged under the ...

People Aged 50 to 54 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines; First Drive-Thru Clinic

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release People Aged 50 to 54 Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccines; First Drive-Thru Clinic —————————————————————- Starting today, May 3, people aged 50 and older can book appointments for Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at clinics across the province. All community clinics and many participating pharmacies have available appointments for this age group. ...

Police have concluded their investigation into the weapon complaint 

**** HRP Media Release UPDATE Police have concluded their investigation into the weapon complaint  No criminal charges were laid, but as a result of the investigation, it was determined that 10 people, (not all belonging to the home) were gathered and violating 71(1)(b) of the Health Protection Act.​ As a result, 10 adults were ticketed. ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations and six flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at several locations and six flights Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and six flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ Anyone who worked at or visited the ...

Change to visitor restrictions in Nova Scotia Health facilities

**** NSHA Media Release Change to visitor restrictions in Nova Scotia Health facilities Nova Scotia Health has increased visitor restrictions across the province to further reduce the risk of the virus being introduced into its facilities. The rise in COVID-19 cases, known community spread in the Central Zone (Halifax Regional Municipality, Eastern Shore and West ...

One-hundred-and-thirty-three New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One-hundred-and-thirty-three New Cases of COVID-19 ——————————————————— Nova Scotia is reporting 133 new cases of COVID-19 today, May 2. There are 117 cases in Central Zone, nine cases in Eastern Zone, one case in Northern Zone and six cases in Western Zone. There is community spread in Central Zone. The Eastern, Northern ...

Police issue tickets for failing to follow the Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue tickets for failing to follow the Health Protection Act ​ Last night Halifax Regional Police responded to three separate noise complaints in Halifax, which resulted in 17 summary offence tickets being issued, for violating 71(1)(b) of the Health Protection Act, which carries a fine of $2,000. At 11:12 p.m., on the ...

Nova Scotia RCMP member tests positive for COVID-19

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP member tests positive for COVID-19 A member of the Nova Scotia RCMP has tested positive for COVID-19 following asymptomatic testing. The employee, who is a police officer in Halifax District, is self-isolating at home following the diagnosis. At this time, the case is not believed to be related ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and testing instructions for families of Riverview High School, Sydney

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and testing instructions for families of Riverview High School, Sydney Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and testing instructions for families of Riverview High in Sydney.​ In addition to ...

Please be respectful of the privacy of others when receiving their COVID-19 test

**** NSHA Media Release We’d like to remind Nova Scotians to please be respectful of the privacy of others and refrain from taking photos and videos inside the primary assessment centres when receiving their COVID-19 test.   We understand many people are excited or relieved to be tested and want to capture a photo, but ...

One-Hundred-Forty-Eight New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One-Hundred-Forty-Eight New Cases of COVID-19 ——————————————————– Nova Scotia is reporting 148 new cases of COVID-19 today, May 1. There are 129 cases in Central Zone, 17 cases in Eastern Zone and two cases in Western Zone. Due to an increased number of investigations in recent days, the exposure category (i.e., travel, ...

Police issue tickets to guests at a social gathering inside a residence in violation to the Health Protection Act.

**** HRP Media Release Police issue tickets to guests at a social gathering inside a residence in violation to the Health Protection Act. Halifax Regional Police overnight have issued 10 summary offence tickets to occupants in a Halifax home for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. On May 1, ...

May is Asian Heritage Month

**** HRM Media Release Asian Heritage Month May is Asian Heritage Month (photo HRFE) Acknowledge the rich history and culture of peoples of Asian descent; learn from the lived experiences of Canadians of Asian descent. Over the past two centuries, individuals and families have immigrated to Halifax from East Asia, Southern Asian, Western and Southeast ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and three flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and three flights Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and three flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ Anyone who worked at ...

Temporary service reductions throughout Nova Scotia

**** NSHA Media Release Temporary service reductions throughout Nova Scotia Due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases in in the province and work associated with the COVID response, Nova Scotia Health is making temporary changes to some services in all zones. Surgeries that require admission will be reduced temporarily at Cape Breton Regional Hospital, ...

Sixty-seven New Cases of COVID-19, Testing Changes

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Sixty-seven New Cases of COVID-19, Testing Changes ———————————————————- Sixty-seven new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 30. ​ Fifty-seven cases are in Central Zone, four cases are in Western Zone, three cases are in Eastern Zone and three cases are in Northern Zone. ​ Due to ...

People Aged 40 to 54 Now Eligible to Book AstraZeneca Vaccine

****  WELLNESS Media Release People Aged 40 to 54 Now Eligible to Book AstraZeneca Vaccine —————————————————————- Starting today, April 30, people aged 40 to 54 can book appointments for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at participating physician and pharmacy clinics across the province. Based on recent guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, and Nova ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and three Air Canada flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and three Air Canada flights Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and three Air Canada flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.​ ​ ...

Between April 25 and 27, NSHA processed almost 40,000 COVID-19 tests (14, 730 processed on April 27 alone).

**** NSHA Media Release Between April 25 and 27, NSHA processed almost 40,000 COVID-19 tests (14, 730 processed on April 27 alone). Between April 25 and today, almost 74,000 tests were booked online. This does not include rapid testing or drop-in testing. Due to the huge volume of tests, we are experiencing some delays in ...

Seventy New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seventy New Cases of COVID-19 ———————————————————- Seventy new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 29. Fifty-nine cases are in Central Zone, nine cases are in Eastern Zone, and two cases are in Northern Zone. Due to an increased number of investigations in recent days, the exposure ...

UPDATE: Summer registration for programs in municipally-operated facilities scheduled for Wednesday, May 5 is postponed due to current COVID-19 restrictions.

**** HRM Media Release UPDATE: Summer registration for programs in municipally-operated facilities scheduled for Wednesday, May 5 is postponed due to current COVID-19 restrictions. A new registration date is expected to be announced later in May following updates from public health. As with all aspects of COVID-19, timelines are subject to change. ​ Public Service ...

NSHA – Please be kind. We are here to help.

**** NSHA Media Release Please be kind. We are here to help. Every day, Nova Scotia Health team members work to support patients and families. This includes providing care and services, working to keep our patients, teams and facilities safe, responding to many questions regarding COVID-19 or other important health matters, and so much more. ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and Air Canada flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.​ ​ Anyone ...

Child Care Centres Remain Open, Receive Financial Support from Province During Shutdown

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Child Care Centres Remain Open, Receive Financial Support from Province During Shutdown —————————————————————- Nova Scotia’s regulated child-care centres and licensed Family Home Child Care Agencies will remain open during the province-wide shutdown. This is necessary to support health-care and other pandemic workers who require child care in order to work. Families ...

Atlantic Travel Bubble Discussions Deferred

**** CAP Media Release Atlantic Travel Bubble Discussions Deferred Premier Blaine Higgs chaired a teleconference of the Council of Atlantic Premiers to discuss COVID-19 outbreaks now under way within the region. He was joined by Premier Dennis King of Prince Edward Island, Premier Iain Rankin of Nova Scotia and Premier Andrew Furey of Newfoundland and ...

Seventy-five New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seventy-five New Cases of COVID-19 ———————————————————- Seventy-five new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 28. Sixty-seven cases are in Central Zone, one case is in Western Zone, and one case is in Northern Zone. Six cases are in Eastern Zone, one of which was identified Tuesday, ...

Police issue tickets for failing to follow the Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue tickets for failing to follow the Health Protection Act At 8:20 p.m., on the 27th of April, Halifax Regional Police responded to the 100 block of Chain Lake Drive Halifax, for a report of two men failing to isolate after travelling from out of Province.​ Officers located the two males and confirmed ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and Air Canada flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province and one Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.​ ​ ...

One New School Reports COVID-19 Case

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New School Reports COVID-19 Case —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting one new school with a COVID-19 case connected to it today, April 27. ​ Strait Area Education Recreation Centre (SAERC) in Port Hawkesbury is moving to at-home learning as of Wednesday, April 28, along with all public and private schools ...

Update on COVID-19 testing

**** NSHA Media Release Update on COVID-19 testing Nova Scotia Health Public Health would like to thank Nova Scotians for answering the call to get tested for COVID-19. Due to the high demand, Central and Eastern Zones are experiencing capacity challenges.​ Our priority remains to test those who have symptoms, those who have been to ...

New Restrictions For Entire Province

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Restrictions For Entire Province ———————————————————— Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, April 27, new restrictions across the province to stop the spread of COVID-19. “This is not the time for half measures,” said Premier Rankin. “We need strong, quick action ...

Man fined for violating Health Protection Act

**** RCMP Media Release Man fined for violating Health Protection Act ​ Halifax District RCMP have charged an 18-year-old man for violating the Health Protection Act. ​ At approximately 8:40 a.m. on April 26, police were notified of a student at a school in Sheet Harbour who was refusing to wear a mask, social distance ...

Ninety-six New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Ninety-six New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- Ninety-six new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 27. Ninety cases are in Central Zone, two cases are in Western Zone, and one case is in Northern Zone. Three cases are in Eastern Zone, one of which was identified Monday, ...

There are three options for #COVID19 testing,

**** NSHA Media Release There are three options for #COVID19 testing, detailed in this image: primary assessment centres, public health mobile units and pop-up rapid testing. Unless otherwise specified, testing at primary assessment centres and public health mobile units is by appointment only. It is available for people of all ages. If drop-ins are being ...

Truro Police Service charged an 18 year old male for failing to self isolate as required under Sec 71(1)(b) of the Health Protection Act.

**** Truro Police Release Last evening the Truro Police Service charged an 18 year old male for failing to self isolate as required under Sec 71(1)(b) of the Health Protection Act. With the surging number of Covid -19 cases now being reported in Nova Scotia we ask that you continue to follow all public health ...

RCMP lay charges for failing to follow Public Heath Orders

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP lay charges for failing to follow Public Heath Orders Halifax District RCMP have charged six men and a woman for violating the Health Protection Act following two incidents last week. Also last week, a local business owner was found guilty of violating the Health Protection Act after being charged in ...

RCMP charge several people during busy weekend in Wolfville

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP charge several people during busy weekend in Wolfville ​ Kings District RCMP have charged several people during a busy weekend of partying in Wolfville. ​ Between 9:30 p.m. on April 24 and 1:30 a.m. on April 25, RCMP members in Wolfville charged three people for illegal possession of liquor while ...

DATES CONFIRMED for Air Show Atlantic 2021 in Debert

**** Airshow Atlantic Release DATES CONFIRMED for Air Show Atlantic 2021 in Debert, Nova Scotia! Startttt spreadddding the newsss!  August 28th – 29th, 2021 The Canadian Forces Snowbirds 🇨🇦 are also confirmed as a headline performer as well as Kent Beckham of the Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team 🇨🇦 who will be performing a solo aerobatic ...

Truro Police Service received a call about a person from outside Nova Scotia failing to self isolate as required when arriving in the province.

**** Truro Police Release On Friday April 23,2021 the Truro Police Service received a call about a person from outside Nova Scotia failing to self isolate as required when arriving in the province. As a result of our investigation, a 55 year old male who recently travelled from Alberta was charged Sec 71 (1)(b) of ...

Three New Schools Report COVID-19 Cases

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Schools Report COVID-19 Cases —————————————————– From now on, a case connected to a school will be reported via news release only when it impacts the school’s status (for example, students move to at-home learning). Families will continue to be notified directly of all cases connected to their school. —————————————————— ...

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in the Northern Zone, two locations in the Western Zone, 11 locations in the Central Zone, Halifax transit routes and two Air Canada flights

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in the Northern Zone, two locations in the Western Zone, 11 locations in the Central Zone, Halifax transit routes and two Air Canada flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.​ ...

Awareness on Grant scams to prevent victimization

**** Canadian Anti-Fraud Release Fraud Alert! Many Canadians are experiencing financial hardship as a consequence of the current pandemic and, unfortunately, the reporting of fraudulent loan websites and grant scams are increasing. Business grants and loans Scammers use websites that look like official government sites to attract people looking for small- and medium-sized business financing. ...

COVID-19 Message to CAA Members and Clients

**** CAA Media Release At CAA Atlantic we are committed to strictly following provincial and federal guidelines when it comes to COVID-19 related safety regulations for the safety of you, our Members, and our staff. CAA Atlantic is closely monitoring the ever-changing COVID crisis. As of April 26, 2021 CAA Atlantic has temporarily closed our ...

Pause on routine blood collection in Central and Eastern zones

**** NSHA Media Release Due to the high volume of COVID tests being processed by Nova Scotia Health laboratories, we are asking people in the Central and Eastern zones not to book appointments for routine blood collection and to cancel their booked appointments for routine blood collection in the next two weeks. People whose tests ...

Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ Based on current staff availability, Halifax Transit anticipates that conventional bus service may be impacted over the coming days. ​ Before heading out on your trip, all riders ...

People 55 to 59 Now Eligible to Book Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release People 55 to 59 Now Eligible to Book Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines ——————————————————— Starting today, April 26, people 55 and older can book appointments for Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at clinics across the province. All community clinics and many participating pharmacies have available appointments for this age group. AstraZeneca ...

Restrictions Added Across Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Restrictions Added Across Nova Scotia —————————————————————- With a new record high number of COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia, tighter restrictions are returning in all areas of the province, Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, April 26. “COVID does not respect municipal ...

Sixty-six New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH /WELLNESS Media Release Sixty-six New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- Sixty-six new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 26. Sixty cases are in Central Zone, eight of which were identified Sunday, April 25, at: — Chebucto Heights Elementary, Halifax — Joseph Howe Elementary, Halifax — Oxford School, Halifax — ...

Air Show Atlantic Ticket Information and viewing area update‼️

**** Airshow Atlantic Release Air Show Atlantic Ticket Information and viewing area update‼️ *** We encourage all of our fans to respect and take seriously the new COVID-19 guidelines put in place on April 23rd by Dr. Strang and the Province of Nova Scotia. We are sharing these Air Show Atlantic updates with a close ...

HRM Schools Move to At-Home Learning

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release HRM Schools Move to At-Home Learning ——————————————————— All public schools in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and surrounding areas will close Tuesday, April 27, and move to at-home learning beginning Thursday, April 29. ​ Out of an abundance of caution, the province is mandating that students in public schools within the restricted ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at eight locations in Central Zone, three locations in Northern Zone, corrected Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at eight locations in Central Zone, three locations in Northern Zone, corrected Air Canada flight ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at eight locations in the Central Zone, three locations in the Northern Zone and a correction to an ...

Nine New Schools Report COVID-19 Cases

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nine New Schools Report COVID-19 Cases ——————————————————————————————————————– Nova Scotia is reporting nine new schools with COVID-19 connected cases today, April 25. ​ The following schools will remain closed to students until Thursday, April 29: — Jubilee Elementary, Sydney Mines — Bedford South School, Bedford — Chebucto Heights Elementary, Halifax — Joseph ...

Potential high risk exposure to COVID-19 at the Membertou Sport & Wellness Centre in Eastern Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Potential high risk exposure to COVID-19 at the Membertou Sport & Wellness Centre in Eastern Zone Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of an update to a potential exposure to COVID-19 at the Membertou Sport & Wellness Centre in Eastern Zone. Public Health is investigating confirmed cases of COVID-19 and evidence ...

Gathering Limit Lowered Outside Halifax, Fines Increase

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Gathering Limit Lowered Outside Halifax, Fines Increase ——————————————————————————————————————— Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced changes to reduce the spread of COVID-19 today, April 25, 2021. The gathering limit outside of Halifax has been reduced to 10 people, whether indoors or outdoors. ...

Sixty-Three New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Sixty-Three New Cases of COVID-19 ——————————————————————————————————————— Sixty-three new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 25. Fifty-seven cases are in Central Zone, four of which were identified Saturday, April 24, at schools. Caledonia Junior High, Prince Andrew High School and Astral Drive Elementary in Dartmouth, and Citadel ...

Police respond to calls of alleged violations of the Health Protection Act overnight and issue tickets for violations

**** HRP Media Release Police respond to calls of alleged violations of the Health Protection Act overnight and issue tickets for violations. Halifax Regional Police overnight responded to 17 calls from concerned citizens for potential violations of the recently updated Health Proection Act regulations mandated by the province on April 23rd.​ ​ Most were found ...

Five New Schools Report COVID-19, Family of Schools to Close

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Five New Schools Report COVID-19, Family of Schools to Close ——————————————————————————————————————— Nova Scotia is reporting five new schools with COVID-19 connected cases. Caledonia Junior High and Prince Andrew High School in Dartmouth, Citadel High School in Halifax, and Breton Education Centre in New Waterford reported one case each today, April 24. ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central, Northern and Eastern Zones

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central, Northern and Eastern Zones ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central, Northern and Eastern Zones. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ Please note: Based ...

Fifty-two New Cases of COVID-19

**’* HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Fifty-two New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————————————————————- Fifty-two new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 24. Forty-four cases are in Central Zone, one of which was identified Friday, April 23, at Oyster Pond Academy in Oyster Pond. Four cases are in Eastern Zone, one of which was ...

Police issue tickets for failing to follow the Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue tickets for failing to follow the Health Protection Act ​ Halifax Regional Police issued four summary offence tickets for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act.​ ​ On Friday, April​ 24th​ at approximately 01:00​ a.m. police responded to a report of a large​ ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province in all four zones

**** NSHA Media Release *CORRECTION* Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province in all four zones and Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre public exposure changed to low risk Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of the following corrections to yesterday’s release on potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across the province in all ...

One New Case of COVID-19 Connected to School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 Connected to School ——————————————————————————————————————— Nova Scotia is reporting one additional case of COVID-19, identified today, April 23, connected to Oyster Pond Academy in Oyster Pond, Central Zone. The person was not in school today. The school will remain closed to students until Thursday, April 29. A ...

Temporary reduction of surgeries at QEII, Dartmouth General hospitals

**** NSHA Media Release Temporary reduction of surgeries at QEII, Dartmouth General hospitals Teams at Dartmouth General Hospital and the QEII Health Sciences Centre are working to review and adjust surgical schedules to reduce elective surgery volumes by up to 25 per cent over the next couple of weeks. This is necessary to build capacity ...

Two New Cases of COVID-19 Connected to Schools, St. Joseph’s-Alexander McKay Update

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS MEDIA RELEASE Two New Cases of COVID-19 Connected to Schools, St. Joseph’s-Alexander McKay Update  —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting two additional cases of COVID-19, identified today, April 23, connected to Cobequid Educational Centre in Truro, Northern Zone, and Shipyard Elementary in Sydney, Eastern Zone. Neither person was in school today. The schools will ...

Temporary changes to chemical and bacterial water testing at Nova Scotia Health facilities, effective immediately

**** NSHA Media Release Temporary changes to chemical and bacterial water testing at Nova Scotia Health facilities, effective immediately Nova Scotia Health Environmental Laboratory Services water testing within Central Zone (Halifax Regional Municipality, Eastern Shore and West Hants areas) is being suspended until further notice. This is in effect immediately for at least two weeks and then will be reassessed at that time. ​ ...

Nova Scotia Health Visitor Restrictions

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Visitor Restrictions (last updated: April 25, 2021) Visitor restrictions are in place at Nova Scotia Health facilities to control and contain the spread of COVID-19, keep the virus out of hospitals and keep patients, health care workers and all Nova Scotians safe. Effective April 25, 2021 the following exceptions to ...

Forty-four New Cases of COVID-19, Additional Variant Cases Identified

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Forty-four New Cases of COVID-19, Additional Variant Cases Identified ————————————————————— Forty-four new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 23. Thirty-three cases are in Central Zone, five of which were identified Thursday, April 22, at Dartmouth South Academy in Dartmouth, Ross Road School in Westphal, Holland Road ...

Two people fined for violating Health Protection Act

**** RCMP Media Release Two people fined for violating Health Protection Act Halifax District RCMP have charged a man and a woman for violating the Health Protection Act. At 3 p.m. on April 20, police were notified of a man not following self-isolation guidelines at a home in Porters Lake.​ The man had returned from ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central, Western and Northern Zones and three Air Canada flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central, Western and Northern Zones and three Air Canada flights Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in the Central, Western and Northern Zones and three Air Canada flights. In addition to media releases, all ...

New Cases of COVID-19 Connected to Schools

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Cases of COVID-19 Connected to Schools —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting five additional cases of COVID-19, identified today, April 22, connected to schools in Central Zone. One case was identified at each of the following schools: — Dartmouth South Academy, Dartmouth — Ross Road School, Westphal — Holland Road Elementary, ...

Response to COVID-19: Update to facility bookings and recreation programming

**** HRM MEDIA RELEASE Response to COVID-19: Update to facility bookings and recreation programming The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving impacts of COVID-19. The following is an update on municipal services. ​ As directed by the province, new public health guidelines will take effect in the Halifax Regional Municipality and ...

Halifax Water Services – Covid Update

**** Halifax Water Release Halifax Water Services – Covid Update ​ Halifax Water continues to provide critical water, wastewater and stormwater services, while taking actions to protect the public, our employees, and continue providing essential services to our customers. ​ Due to new restrictions announced by The Chief Medical Officer of Health; and to help ...

(Update) Restrictions Return for Halifax Regional Municipality

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Restrictions Return for Halifax Regional Municipality —————————————————————- UPDATE: To update the news release sent Thursday, April 22, at about 3:45 p.m., to add Mount Uniacke to the list of communities that are under additional restrictions, add gaming closures to the restrictions, and clarify that regulated and unregulated health professions can operate ...

Thirty-eight New Cases of COVID-19, Additional Variant Case Identified

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Thirty-eight New Cases of COVID-19, Additional Variant Case Identified ————————————————————— Thirty-eight new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 22. Thirty-three cases are in Central Zone. Two are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada and two are related to travel outside of Canada. The people are ...

UPDATE: Air Show Atlantic Drive-In Show Details‼️

**** Info via Airshow Atlantic Canada UPDATE: Air Show Atlantic Drive-In Show Details‼️ What will a Drive-In Air Show look like? We have a series of informational posts planned to explain just that! We are going to start that process by explaining our vision with a simple map layout. Fans will have 2 viewing options, ...

One Additional Case of COVID-19 Connected to School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One Additional Case of COVID-19 Connected to School ————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting one additional case of COVID-19, identified today, April 21, connected to Bell Park Academic Centre in Lake Echo, Central Zone. The school will remain closed to students until Tuesday, April 27. A deep cleaning will take place and ...

Public Health adds additional COVID-19 testing capacity in Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health adds additional COVID-19 testing capacity in Central Zone In response to the recent increase of potential COVID-19 public exposure locations in the Central Zone and the resulting heightened demand for testing, Public Health’s mobile health units will be in Lake Echo and Dartmouth this week to offer additional testing ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Western Zones

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in Central and Western Zones ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in the Central and Western Zones. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ Anyone who worked ...

One New Case of COVID-19 Connected to School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 Connected to School ———————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting one additional case of COVID-19, identified today, April 21, connected to Shannon Park Elementary in Dartmouth, Central Zone. The school will remain closed to students until Tuesday, April 27. A deep cleaning will take place and students will ...

Twenty-five New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Twenty-five New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— Twenty-five new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 21. Nineteen cases are in Central Zone. Four are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The people are self-isolating, as required. Nine are close contacts of previously reported cases, two of ...

Women’s World Hockey Championship Cancelled

**** PREMIER’S Office Release Women’s World Hockey Championship Cancelled ———————————————————- The 2021 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship, scheduled for May 6-16 in Halifax and Truro, is being cancelled due to concerns over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia. Premier Iain Rankin withdrew permission for the event to take place in the province ...

One New Case of COVID-19 Connected to School

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 Connected to School —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting one additional case of COVID-19, identified today, April 20, connected to Mount Edward Elementary in Dartmouth, Central Zone. The school will remain closed to students until Monday, April 26. A deep cleaning will take place and students will ...

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Northern, and Western Zones and two Air Canada flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central, Northern, and Western Zones and two Air Canada flights Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in the Central, Northern and Western Zones and two Air Canada flights. In addition to media releases, all potential ...

Two New Cases of COVID-19 Connected to Schools

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19 Connected to Schools —————————————————————- Nova Scotia is reporting two additional cases of COVID-19, identified today, April 20, connected to Dartmouth South Academy elementary and Auburn Drive High in Central Zone. The schools will remain closed to students until Monday, April 26. A deep cleaning will take ...

Further Restrictions on Travel to Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Further Restrictions on Travel to Nova Scotia ——————————————————— Nova Scotia is placing additional restrictions on travel to the province, Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, April 20. Effective April 22 at 8 a.m., people from outside Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island ...

Nine New Cases of COVID-19, Additional Variant Cases Identified

****HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nine New Cases of COVID-19, Additional Variant Cases Identified ——————————————————— Nine new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in Nova Scotia today, April 20. Six cases are in Central Zone. Five are close contacts of previously reported cases and the other case is under investigation. Two cases are in Western Zone and ...