The Covid Chronicle

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

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 potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in the Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Out of an abundance of caution, and given the current ...
Statement regarding privacy and filming rules in municipally-owned arenas​

Statement regarding privacy and filming rules in municipally-owned arenas​

**** HRM Media Release Statement regarding privacy and filming rules in municipally-owned arenas​ The following is a municipal statement regarding privacy and recording rules in municipally-owned arenas: Due to public health restrictions that prohibit spectators in facilities, including arenas, and recent changes permitting games, the municipality has received intense interest to record and livestream in ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 —————————————————————-As of today, Jan. 26, Nova Scotia has 11 active cases of COVID-19. One new case is being reported today.The case is in Central Zone and is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,592 Nova ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 on WestJet flight from Toronto to Halifax

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on WestJet flight from Toronto to Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on WestJet flight from Toronto to Halifax ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on a WestJet flight from Toronto to Halifax. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. As a precaution, although the 14-day self-isolation ...
2020 Passenger Traffic at Halifax Stanfield Hit 50-Year Low

2020 Passenger Traffic at Halifax Stanfield Hit 50-Year Low

**** HIAA Media Release 2020 Passenger Traffic at Halifax Stanfield Hit 50-Year Low Walking through Halifax Stanfield these days feels a bit like you’ve stumbled onto the set of a post-apocalyptic movie. Escalators are turned off, lights are  dimmed, stores are shuttered, and traveller sightings are few and far between. The pandemic, which has created ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————-NOTE: An error was made in yesterday’s daily case release regarding the number of resolved cases since Oct. 1. As of Jan. 24, the correct number of resolved cases since Oct. 1 was 463, not 466 as reported.—————————————————————-Nova Scotia has 15 active cases of COVID-19. No new ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 —————————————————————-Nova Scotia has 19 active cases of COVID-19. One new case is being reported today, Jan. 24.The case is in Central Zone and involves a Dalhousie University student. The student, who lives off-campus, is from Nova Scotia and self-isolating now as required. The case is under ...
No New Cases, Support Groups Able to Increase Size

No New Cases, Support Groups Able to Increase Size

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases, Support Groups Able to Increase Size—————————————————————-No new cases are being reported today, Jan. 23. Nova Scotia has 20 active cases of COVID-19.“Nova Scotians can be proud of the work they’re doing to keep our case numbers low,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “We need to stay the course — ...
Public Health Mobile Units to provide drop-in testing for residents of Wolfville and surrounding communities

Public Health Mobile Units to provide drop-in testing for residents of Wolfville and surrounding communities

**** NSHA Media Release Public Health Mobile Units to provide drop-in testing for residents of Wolfville and surrounding communities In response to the recently announced case of COVID-19 in Wolfville and the resulting high number of people seeking COVID-19 testing, Public Health’s Mobile Health Units will be in Wolfville on Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, ...
Four New Cases of COVID-19, Variant Cases Identified, State of Emergency Renewed  / Public Health Restrictions Extended

Four New Cases of COVID-19, Variant Cases Identified, State of Emergency Renewed / Public Health Restrictions Extended

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Cases of COVID-19, Variant Cases Identified, State of Emergency Renewed—————————————————————Four new cases of COVID-19 are being reported today, Jan. 22. Nova Scotia has 22 active cases.One case is in Central Zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required.Two cases are in ...
Capacity increasing and mandatory masks at the Emera Oval

Capacity increasing and mandatory masks at the Emera Oval

**** HRM Media Release Capacity increasing and mandatory masks at the Emera Oval In consultation with public health, capacity at the Emera Oval will be increasing to 240 skaters per skate time effective Wednesday, Jan. 27. ​ Skaters can now arrive within 30-minutes of their skate time to check-in. With this increased capacity, physical distancing ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————Two new cases of COVID-19 are being reported today, Jan. 21. Nova Scotia has 22 active cases.The two cases are in Northern Zone. The first case is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required.The other case is connected to École acadienne ...
Three New Cases of COVID-19

Three New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————-As of today, Jan. 20, Nova Scotia has 23 active cases of COVID-19. Three new cases are being reported today.​One case is in Northern Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.One case is in Central Zone and is related to travel outside ...
Changes to registration at Emera Oval beginning Monday, Jan. 25

Changes to registration at Emera Oval beginning Monday, Jan. 25

**** HRM Media Release Changes to registration at Emera Oval beginning Monday, Jan. 25 Due to high demand for skate times, the registration process at the Emera Oval will change effective Monday, Jan. 25. ​ The registration process will now be available on a 48-hour rolling schedule, meaning residents can book up to 48 hours in advance of ...
Four New Cases of COVID-19 / Update on Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan

Four New Cases of COVID-19 / Update on Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————-As of today, Jan. 19, Nova Scotia has 22 active cases of COVID-19. Four new cases are being reported today.​One case is in Northern Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.The other three cases are in Central Zone and are related to ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————-As of today, Jan. 18, Nova Scotia has 25 active cases of COVID-19. No new cases are being reported today.​One of the cases reported on Sunday, Jan. 17 in Eastern Zone was tested in Nova Scotia, but is a resident of another province or territory and is ...
Four New Cases of COVID-19

Four New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————As of today, Jan. 17, Nova Scotia has 29 active cases of COVID-19. Four new cases are being reported today.​There is one case in each zone – Western, Northern, Eastern and Central. All are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The case in Central Zone is ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 on two flights from Toronto to Halifax

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on two flights from Toronto to Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on two flights from Toronto to Halifax ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on two flights from Toronto to Halifax. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who was on the following flights in ...
Four New Cases of COVID-19

Four New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————–As of today, Jan. 16, Nova Scotia has 30 active cases of COVID-19. Four new cases are being reported today.​One of the cases is in Eastern Zone and is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The person is a student at Cape Breton University in Sydney ...
Public Health Mobile Units remaining in Truro to provide additional drop-in COVID-19 testing – online appointment booking option now available

Public Health Mobile Units remaining in Truro to provide additional drop-in COVID-19 testing – online appointment booking option now available

**** NSHA Media Release  Public Health Mobile Units remaining in Truro to provide additional drop-in COVID-19 testing – online appointment booking option now available With the extension of Public Health’s Mobile Units’ stay in the community this week, Truro area residents are now able to book appointments to avoid a long wait in line. Appointments ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————-As of today, Jan. 15, Nova Scotia has 32 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases are being reported today.​One case is in Northern Zone and the other case is in Central Zone. Both cases are close contacts of previously reported cases.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs ...
Six New Cases of COVID-19

Six New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Six New Cases of COVID-19———————————————————–As of today, Jan. 14, Nova Scotia has 32 active cases of COVID-19. Six new cases are being reported today.​Three of the cases are in Northern Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases.Three of the cases are in Central Zone. One of the cases is ...
(Update) Public Health Mobile Units to provide drop-in testing for residents of Truro and surrounding communities

(Update) Public Health Mobile Units to provide drop-in testing for residents of Truro and surrounding communities

**** NSHA Media Release Update: Public Health Mobile Units return to Truro on Friday to provide drop-in COVID-19 testing In response to the high number of people seeking COVID-19 testing in the Truro area this week, Public Health have extended the Mobile Health Units’ stay in the community to offer additional testing for another four ...
Eight New Cases of COVID-19

Eight New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Eight New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————-As of today, Jan. 13, Nova Scotia has 30 active cases of COVID-19. Eight new cases are being reported today.​Three of the cases are in Northern Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases.​Two of the cases are in Eastern Zone and are related to travel ...
Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund Opens

Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund Opens

**** LANDS/FORESTRY Media Release Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund Opens————————————————————–Nova Scotia’s forestry sector operators can apply to recover extra costs for keeping their employees and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.An agreement between the Government of Canada and Nova Scotia will make more than $668,000 from the federal Forest Sector Safety Measures Fund available to ...
Testing Mandatory for Rotational Workers

Testing Mandatory for Rotational Workers

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Testing Mandatory for Rotational Workers————————————————————–Starting Friday, Jan. 15, testing will be mandatory for rotational workers who work outside Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.“We are concerned about the high number of cases in other provinces where many Nova Scotians are rotational workers,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Mandatory testing ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 ————————————————————–As of today, Jan. 12, Nova Scotia has 27 active cases of COVID-19. One new case is being reported today.The new case is in Central Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 2,408 Nova Scotia tests on ...
Financial Relief for Nova Scotia Universities

Financial Relief for Nova Scotia Universities

**** ADVANCED EDUCATION Release Financial Relief for Nova Scotia Universities—————————————————————-Nova Scotia’s post-secondary sector plays a key role in our cultural, social and economic well-being as a province, and like other sectors, it has faced unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19.That is why the province is investing $25 million to help Nova Scotia universities manage the impact ...
Police issue tickets for failing to follow the Health Protection Act

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 in two separate incidents over the weekend for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. ​ On January 8 at approximately 9:30 p.m. police investigated ...
Shubenacadie Sam To Make Virtual Groundhog Day Prediction

Shubenacadie Sam To Make Virtual Groundhog Day Prediction

**** LANDS/FORESTRY Media Release Shubenacadie Sam To Make Virtual Groundhog Day Prediction————————————————————Shubenacadie Sam is turning to technology to help predict the arrival of spring.Nova Scotians are invited to celebrate Groundhog Day virtually this year and watch the prediction on social media. Shubenacadie Sam will emerge from his burrow at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park with his spring ...
Five New Cases of COVID-19

Five New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Five New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————–As of today, Jan. 11, Nova Scotia has 26 active cases of COVID-19. Five new cases are being reported today.Two cases are in Central Zone and are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The people are self-isolating, as required. One of the cases is a ...
Porter Airlines flights will now restart March 29

Porter Airlines flights will now restart March 29

**** Info via Porters Airline Porter Airlines flights will now restart March 29 Porter Airlines is deferring its resumption of flights until March 29 due to ongoing COVID-19 travel restrictions. We want to see our planes in the sky as soon as possible and are actively working to prepare for our resumption of service. However, ...
No Cases of COVID-19

No Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No Cases of COVID-19———————————————————————————————————————As of today, Jan. 10, Nova Scotia has 28 active cases of COVID-19. No new cases are being reported today.One of the cases reported on Jan. 7 in Central Zone is a resident of another province or territory and is therefore being removed from our cumulative provincial data.“Seeing ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Air Canada flight

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on 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 seats is ...
Three New Cases of COVID-19

Three New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS– Three New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————— ——————————————————As of today, Jan. 9, Nova Scotia has 31 active cases of COVID-19. Three new cases are being reported today.​Two cases are in Central Zone. One case is a close contact of a previously reported case. The other case is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The ...
Police issue ticket to an organization for failing to follow the Health Protection Act

Police issue ticket to an organization for failing to follow the Health Protection Act

**** HRP Media Release Police issue ticket to an organization for failing to follow the Health Protection Act ​ Halifax Regional Police have issued a summary offence ticket to a faith-based organization in Bedford for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Health Protection Act. ​ On January 1 at approximately 1 ...
New Brunswick Border Tightened and Public Health Restrictions Extended

New Brunswick Border Tightened and Public Health Restrictions Extended

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Brunswick Border Tightened and Public Health Restrictions Extended—————————————————————-Due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia is tightening border controls.Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, Jan. 8, a new self-isolation requirement for people coming to Nova ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

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

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed————————————————————- As of today, Jan. 8, Nova Scotia has 29 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases are being reported today.One case is in Eastern Zone and one case is in Central Zone. Both cases are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at one location in Central Zone

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 the Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Out of an abundance of caution and given ...
Four New Cases of COVID-19

Four New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Cases of COVID-19——————————————————— As of today, Jan. 7, Nova Scotia has 28 active cases of COVID-19. Four new cases are being reported today.Two cases are in Central Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases.One case is in Eastern Zone and is a close contact of a previously ...
Twelve New Cases of COVID-19

Twelve New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Twelve New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————-As of today, Jan. 6, Nova Scotia has 29 active cases of COVID-19. Twelve new cases are being reported today, Jan. 6.Two cases are in Western Zone. One case is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The other case is a close contact of a previously ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on three flights

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

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Central Zone and on three flights ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in the Central Zone, including a Metro Transit bus, and on three flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications ...
Update on Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan

Update on Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Update on Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan—————————————————————-Nova Scotia is building a strategic, flexible immunization plan with over a million doses of COVID-19 vaccine – enough for more than 500,000 people – expected to arrive in the province over the next six months.New vaccination clinics will start in several parts of Nova ...
Three New Cases of COVID-19

Three New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————– As of today, Jan. 5, Nova Scotia has 19 active cases of COVID-19. Three new cases are being reported today, Jan. 5.All of the cases are in Central Zone. One case is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The other two cases are under investigation.None of ...
Any student coming to Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days

Any student coming to Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days

**** CNS Media Release Welcome to our returning and new post-secondary students! Any student coming to Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada must self-isolate for 14 days. Students who live in Atlantic Canada do not have to self-isolate unless they have travelled outside the region. All post-secondary students entering Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in Central Zone and on two Air Canada flights

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

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in Central Zone and on two Air Canada flights ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in the Central Zone and on two Air Canada flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure ...
Six New Cases of COVID-19

Six New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Six New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————-NOTE: On Saturday, Jan. 2, Nova Scotia reported 382 resolved cases of COVID-19 since Oct. 1. As of Jan. 2, the correct number of resolved cases of COVID-19 since Oct. 1 was 383.—————————————————————-As of today, Jan. 4, Nova Scotia has 27 active cases of COVID-19. Six new ...
13 New Cases of COVID-19

13 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release 13 New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————–As of today, Jan. 2, Nova Scotia has 27 active cases of COVID-19. Thirteen new cases are being reported from Jan. 1 and today, Jan. 2.On Jan. 1, 11 cases were reported: 10 in Central Zone and one in Northern Zone. In Central Zone, eight are close ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 on 4 flights and 1 location in Central Zone​

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on 4 flights and 1 location in Central Zone​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on 4 flights and 1 location in Central Zone​ ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on four flights and one location in the Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ Anyone ...
Premier Reflects on 2020’s Tragedies and Graces

Premier Reflects on 2020’s Tragedies and Graces

**** PREMIER’S OFFICE Media Release Premier Reflects on 2020’s Tragedies and Graces———————————————————–NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Premier Stephen McNeil———————————————————–Tragedy. Strength. Horror. Resilience. Fear. Compassion. Sorrow. Kindness.All of these words come to mind – and I’m sure you can think of a few more – as we look back on 2020, a year we ...
Three New Cases of COVID-19, Halifax-Area Restaurants and Licenced Establishments Opening

Three New Cases of COVID-19, Halifax-Area Restaurants and Licenced Establishments Opening

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19, Halifax-Area Restaurants and Licenced Establishments Opening ————————————————————-As of today, Dec. 31, Nova Scotia has 22 active cases of COVID-19. Three new cases are being reported today.All three cases are in Central Zone. One is a close contact of a previously reported case and two are related ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 4 locations in Central Zone​

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 4 locations in Central Zone​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 4 locations in Central Zone ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at 4 locations in the Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Out of an abundance of caution and given ...
Three New Cases of COVID-19

Three New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————-As of today, Dec. 30, Nova Scotia has 25 active cases of COVID-19. Three new cases are being reported today.All three cases are in Central Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases.One of the cases is at Prince Andrew High School and one is ...
Halifax Transit: A reminder for Holiday travelers: Any air travelers arriving from outside of the Atlantic provinces

Halifax Transit: A reminder for Holiday travelers: Any air travelers arriving from outside of the Atlantic provinces

**** Halifax Transit Release A reminder for Holiday travelers: Any air travelers arriving from outside of the Atlantic provinces are not permitted to use transit (including Route 320 Airport-Fall River) for 14 days. ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19 Reported

Two New Cases of COVID-19 Reported

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19 Reported—————————————————————-As of today, Dec. 29, Nova Scotia has 30 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases are being reported today.One case is in Central Zone and linked to a close contact, and one is in Northern Zone, linked to travel outside of Atlantic Canada.Nova Scotia Health ...
Immigration Approvals Set Stage for Economic Recovery

Immigration Approvals Set Stage for Economic Recovery

**** CNS Media Release Immigration Approvals Set Stage for Economic Recovery—————————————————————-The province approved a record number of applications for newcomers in 2020, setting the stage for population growth and economic recovery for the coming years.The province approved 3,517 applications, exceeding its allocation of 3,292, by focusing on skilled newcomers in essential services, such as health ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Dartmouth supermarket

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Dartmouth supermarket

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Dartmouth supermarket . Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of COVID exposure at Atlantic Superstore (650 Portland Street in Dartmouth) on Dec. 21 between 12 noon and 2 p.m and on Dec. 23 between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Anyone present at this location during the above ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 on WestJet flight

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on WestJet flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on WestJet flight . ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 on a WestJet flight on Dec. 26. 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 ...
New Cases of COVID-19 Reported

New Cases of COVID-19 Reported

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS New Cases of COVID-19 Reported As of today, Dec. 28, Nova Scotia has 33 active cases of COVID-19. Thirteen new cases are being reported from Dec. 25-28.On Dec. 25 and 26 nine cases were reported: six in Central Zone, two in Northern Zone and one in Eastern Zone. All are linked to close ...
(Update) New Year’s Eve in the Halifax Regional Municipality 2021

(Update) New Year’s Eve in the Halifax Regional Municipality 2021

**** HRM Media Release New Year’s Eve in the Halifax Regional Municipality 2021 New Year’s Eve 2021 virtual celebrations ​ Mayor Mike Savage and members of Regional Council are inviting residents to tune into this year’s virtual New Year’s Eve celebrations, NYE 2021, airing on the Eastlink YouTube channel and Eastlink Community TV, beginning at 11 p.m. ...
Potential exposures to COVID-19 at four Central Zone locations

Potential exposures to COVID-19 at four Central Zone locations

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposures to COVID-19 at four Central Zone locations ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at four locations in the Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are now listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ In an abundance of caution and given the ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 8 locations across Central Zone and on one flight

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 8 locations across Central Zone and on one flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 8 locations across Central Zone and on one flight ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at eight locations in the Halifax region and on one flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are now listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ...
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in the Central Zone

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in the Central Zone

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations in the Central Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.​ Out of an abundance of caution and given the current testing capacity available, anyone who worked or visited the following ...
Seven New Cases of COVID-19

Seven New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seven New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————-As of today, Dec. 24, Nova Scotia has 36 active cases of COVID-19. Seven new cases are being reported today.Six of the cases are in Central Zone and one is in Western Zone. Two of the cases in Central Zone and the one in Western Zone are ...
COVID-19 testing available over the holidays across Nova Scotia

COVID-19 testing available over the holidays across Nova Scotia

**** NSHA Media Release COVID-19 testing available over the holidays across Nova Scotia ​ ​ Please note that COVID-19 testing is available at some sites over the holiday period, including on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. A complete list of primary assessment locations and hours of operation is available under “Assessment centre ...
Four New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

Four New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed ————————————————————-As of today, Dec. 23, Nova Scotia has 35 active cases of COVID-19. Four new cases are being reported today.Two cases are in Central Zone. One of the cases is a close contact of a previously reported case and the other case ...
Seven New Cases of COVID-19

Seven New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seven New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————-As of today, Dec. 22, Nova Scotia has 40 active cases of COVID-19. Seven new cases are being reported today.Three of the new cases are in Central Zone and are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The people are self-isolating, as required. The other four cases ...
COVID-19 Vaccine Update

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Vaccine Update—————————————————————-Four more COVID-19 vaccine storage sites will be set up across the province this week as Nova Scotia prepares to expand its vaccination program early in the new year.The cold storage sites will be at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Valley Regional Hospital and ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————-As of today, Dec. 21, Nova Scotia has 38 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases are being reported today.One new case is in Central Zone and the other case is in Western Zone. Both cases are close contacts of previously reported cases.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs ...
Nova Scotia Health expands automated process for communicating COVID-19 test results

Nova Scotia Health expands automated process for communicating COVID-19 test results

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health expands automated process for communicating COVID-19 test results Starting Tuesday, Dec. 22, most Nova Scotians will receive negative COVID-19 test results through an automated email and new auto-call process. ​ Nova Scotians already have the option to receive negative results via email; that service will continue. However, patients ...
Annual New Year’s Day Levée Cancelled

Annual New Year’s Day Levée Cancelled

**** LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR Release Annual New Year’s Day Levée Cancelled—————————————————————-Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the lieutenant-governor’s annual New Year’s Day Levée is cancelled this year. In its place, the lieutenant-governor will present a video message intended for all Nova Scotians.“With much regret, I am obliged to cancel the upcoming levée that has been hosted by lieutenant ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Air Canada Flight Dec 18

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Air Canada Flight Dec 18

**** NSHA Media Release 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/seats is asked to continue to self-isolate and immediately visit https://covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en to book a ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————-As of today, Dec. 20, Nova Scotia has 41 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases are being reported today.One new case is in Northern Zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person is self-isolating, as required. The other is in Central Zone ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————-As of today, Dec. 19, Nova Scotia has 46 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases are being reported today.One new case is in Western Zone and the other is in Eastern Zone. Both cases are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The people are self-isolating, ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Northern Zone and Central Zone and on Air Canada Flight

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Northern Zone and Central Zone and on Air Canada Flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations in Northern Zone and Central Zone and on Air Canada Flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at a location in the Northern Zone, a location in Central Zone and on an Air Canada Flight. In addition to media ...
Seven New Cases of COVID-19

Seven New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seven New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————-As of today, Dec. 18, Nova Scotia has 48 active cases of COVID-19. Seven new cases are being reported today.All the new cases are in Central Zone. Five of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases. The other two cases are related to travel outside ...
Asymptomatic Testing Continues

Asymptomatic Testing Continues

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Asymptomatic Testing Continues————————————————————–Asymptomatic testing for COVID-19 is continuing in Nova Scotia to help detect positive cases in people who do not have symptoms and limit the potential spread of the virus.Today, Dec. 18, was the deadline to book an asymptomatic test, but that has been extended so Nova Scotians can continue ...
Visitor restrictions changing in facilities in Central Zone, Annapolis and Kings counties

Visitor restrictions changing in facilities in Central Zone, Annapolis and Kings counties

**** NSHA Media Release Visitor restrictions changing in facilities in Central Zone, Annapolis and Kings counties ​ Increased visitor restrictions are being implemented in some areas across the province to reflect COVID-19 activity. As a result of recent changes in case numbers and epidemiology in certain areas of the province, visitor restrictions are changing in facilities ...
Response to COVID-19: Update to facility bookings and recreation programming

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 ...
Six New Cases of COVID-19

Six New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Six New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————-As of today, Dec. 17, Nova Scotia has 50 active cases of COVID-19. Six new cases are being reported today.Three of the new cases are in Central Zone. One case is a close contact of a previously reported case. One case is related to travel outside ...
Holiday Restrictions to Keep Nova Scotians Safe

Holiday Restrictions to Keep Nova Scotians Safe

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Holiday Restrictions to Keep Nova Scotians Safe—————————————————————-Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, Dec. 16, that current restrictions in areas of Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and Hants County are extended, and new restrictions will be in place provincewide over the holidays to ...
Four New Cases of COVID-19

Four New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————-As of today, Dec. 16, Nova Scotia has 55 active cases of COVID-19. Four new cases are being reported today.All cases are in Central Zone. Three of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases. The other case is under investigation.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs ...
Danielle Sheaves becomes the first person in Nova Scotia to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Danielle Sheaves becomes the first person in Nova Scotia to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

****Info via  the NS Government In a major milestone in the battle against COVID-19, Danielle Sheaves becomes the first person in Nova Scotia to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Danielle is a registered nurse with the COVID unit at the QEII. . . ...
Nova Scotia Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

Nova Scotia Receives COVID-19 Vaccine

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Receives COVID-19 Vaccine Nova Scotia received its first allotment of 1,950 doses of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine today, Dec. 15. Due to strict transportation, handling and storage requirements, the first vaccinations will be administered in Halifax, where the vaccine is stored. “This is a milestone in the battle against ...
Six New Cases of COVID-19

Six New Cases of COVID-19

****  HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Six New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————–As of today, Dec. 15, Nova Scotia has 57 active cases of COVID-19. Six new cases are being reported today.Three cases are in Central Zone. Two cases are in Northern Zone and the other case is in Western Zone. All the new cases are close contacts ...
Five New Cases of COVID-19

Five New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Five New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————-As of today, Dec. 14, Nova Scotia has 57 active cases of COVID-19. Five new cases are being reported today.Two cases are in Central Zone. One is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada and is self-isolating as required. The other case is under investigation.Two cases ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 on two WestJet flights

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on two WestJet flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on two WestJet flights Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on two WestJet flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are now listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Anyone who was on the following flights in the specified rows/seats is asked to ...
Asymptomatic Testing Extended Around Province

Asymptomatic Testing Extended Around Province

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Asymptomatic Testing Extended Around Province———————————————————————————————————————Nova Scotians with no COVID-19 symptoms have more time to get tested. The deadline to book an appointment has been extended to Friday, Dec. 18.Asymptomatic testing is available for people who:— do not have symptoms— have not travelled outside the Atlantic provinces within the past 14 days— ...
Six New Cases of COVID-19

Six New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Six New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————— ——————————————————As of today, Dec. 13, Nova Scotia has 59 active cases of COVID-19. Six new cases are being reported today.Three cases are in Central Zone; all are close contacts of previously reported cases.Two cases are in Eastern Zone. One is a close contact of a previously ...
Seven New Cases of COVID-19

Seven New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Seven New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————— ——————————————————As of today, Dec. 12, Nova Scotia has 61 active cases of COVID-19. Seven new cases are being reported today.Three cases are in Western Zone. Two are close contacts of previously reported cases. One is an employee of Eden Valley Poultry. This case was included in yesterday’s announcement ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 2 locations in Northern Zone and two West Jet flights

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 2 locations in Northern Zone and two West Jet flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 2 locations in Northern Zone and two West Jet flights ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in the Northern Zone and two flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are now listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ...
Berwick Poultry Closed After COVID-19 Outbreak

Berwick Poultry Closed After COVID-19 Outbreak

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Berwick Poultry Closed After COVID-19 Outbreak————————————————————–The Eden Valley Poultry Inc. processing plant in Berwick will be closed for at least two weeks due to an outbreak of COVID-19.Four cases of the virus have been detected at the plant in the past two days.“We are taking strong and decisive action early to ...
Holiday Break for Public Schools Extended

Holiday Break for Public Schools Extended

**** EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT Media Release Holiday Break for Public Schools Extended———————————————————————————————————————Nova Scotia public school students will have an extended holiday break out of an abundance of caution.The last day of classes will be Dec. 18 and classes resume Jan. 11.School-based staff will be returning to schools on Jan. 4 for five days of professional ...
Nine New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case, State of Emergency Renewed

Nine New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nine New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————As of today, Dec. 11, Nova Scotia has 65 active cases of COVID-19. Nine new cases are being reported today.​Three cases are in Western Zone. Two of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases. The other case ...
Public Health has confirmed that an additional person connected to Shannon Park Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19

Public Health has confirmed that an additional person connected to Shannon Park Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19

**** Info via Shannon Park School This message was forwarded to parents of students at the school. Public Health has confirmed that an additional person connected to Shannon Park Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19. Public Health is now working to identify any students and staff who may have been in close contact with the ...
More Mental Health and Addictions Support for Nova Scotians

More Mental Health and Addictions Support for Nova Scotians

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release More Mental Health and Addictions Support for Nova Scotians————————————————————-Community organizations across the province will be able to provide more mental health and addictions support to those in need with new government funding announced today, Dec. 11.The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia will receive over $1.6 million, to be distributed as ...
This holiday: plan ahead to protect against porch pirates

This holiday: plan ahead to protect against porch pirates

**** RCMP Media Release This holiday: plan ahead to protect against porch piratesIn the time of COVID-19, many Nova Scotians are doing their holiday shopping online. Potential thieves (“Porch pirates”, as they are sometimes known) arrrrrrrrr looking to take advantage by stealing unattended deliveries.The good news is that by planning ahead, you can protect those ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Air Canada flight from Toronto to Halifax

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Air Canada flight from Toronto to Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Air Canada flight from Toronto to Halifax Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on an Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are now listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.​ ​ Anyone who was on the following flight in ...
CBSA Atlantic Region operational and enforcement highlights from 2020 – Protecting and Supporting Canadians during COVID-19

CBSA Atlantic Region operational and enforcement highlights from 2020 – Protecting and Supporting Canadians during COVID-19

**** CBSA Media Release CBSA Atlantic Region operational and enforcement highlights from 2020 – Protecting and Supporting Canadians during COVID-19 The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Atlantic Region today released operational and enforcement highlights that demonstrate how CBSA employees throughout the region have worked to safeguard our communities while supporting the economy during these unprecedented times. The ...
Four New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case

Four New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case—————————————————————-As of today, Dec. 10, Nova Scotia has 64 active cases of COVID-19. Four new cases are being reported today.One case is in Eastern Zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The person has been self-isolating as required.Three of the cases ...
Health  Canada authorizes first COVID-19 vaccine

Health  Canada authorizes first COVID-19 vaccine

**** HEALTH CANADA Release Health  Canada authorizes first COVID-19 vaccine Thanks to advances in science and technology, and an unprecedented level of global cooperation, today, Canada reached a critical milestone in its fight against COVID-19 with the authorization of the first COVID-19 vaccine. Health Canada received Pfizer’s submission on October 9, 2020 and after a ...
Six New Cases of COVID-19

Six New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Six New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————-As of today, Dec. 9, Nova Scotia has 71 active cases of COVID-19. Six new cases are being reported today.All new cases are in Central Zone. Four of the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases. One is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The ...
Government Further Extends Virtual Care Options

Government Further Extends Virtual Care Options

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Government Further Extends Virtual Care Options————————————————————Government is further extending access to virtual care options like telephone and videoconferencing that are available for doctors to connect with patients.Physicians’ payment codes for virtual visits will be available until March 31.“Access to virtual care has become increasingly important to patients and doctors as the ...
Halifax Transit supports Feed Nova Scotia through virtual holiday turkey drive

Halifax Transit supports Feed Nova Scotia through virtual holiday turkey drive

**** HRM Media Release Halifax Transit supports Feed Nova Scotia through virtual holiday turkey drive ​This holiday season, Halifax Transit is supporting Feed Nova Scotia by encouraging online donations to the Halifax Transit Holiday Turkey Drive. Since 1991, Halifax Transit and its employees supported Stuff-a-Bus, an annual Feed Nova Scotia food drive that collects food ...
COVID-19 Vaccine to Arrive Next Week

COVID-19 Vaccine to Arrive Next Week

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Vaccine to Arrive Next Week Nova Scotia will receive its first allotment of 1950 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine next week and will begin with immunizing health-care workers most directly involved in the COVID-19 response in Central Zone, as soon as the vaccine is approved by Health Canada.Health-care workers ...
Air Canada advises more air service cuts and station closures in Atlantic Canada

Air Canada advises more air service cuts and station closures in Atlantic Canada

**** Atlantic Canada Airports Association Release Air Canada advises more air service cuts and station closures in Atlantic Canada Atlantic Canada’s airports were advised today of more service cuts and station closures by Air Canada that will become effective January 11th, 2021. The second wave of COVID-19 infections is piling added pressure on a sector ...
Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case

Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seven New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case ————————————————————-As of today, Dec. 8, Nova Scotia has 78 active cases of COVID-19. Seven new cases are being reported today.Two cases are in Western Zone and are close contacts of previously reported cases.One case is in Northern Zone and is related to travel ...
Case of COVID-19 connected to Shannon Park – School closed until Monday

Case of COVID-19 connected to Shannon Park – School closed until Monday

**** Info via Shannon Park School This message was forwarded to parents of students at the school. Case of COVID-19 connected to Shannon Park – School closed until Monday Public Health has confirmed that a person connected to Shannon Park Elementary has tested positive for COVID-19. Public Health is now working to identify any students ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Air Canada flight from Toronto to Sydney

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Air Canada flight from Toronto to Sydney

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Air Canada flight from Toronto to Sydney Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on an Air Canada flight. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are now listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures.​ ​ Anyone who was on the following flight in ...
Canadian Armed Forces Cancels 2021 SkyHawks Season

Canadian Armed Forces Cancels 2021 SkyHawks Season

**** CAF Media Release Canadian Armed Forces Cancels 2021 SkyHawks Season The Canadian Armed Forces has cancelled the 2021 Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team performance season as a result of public health and other considerations related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.​ ​ The SkyHawks demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, dedication and teamwork through daring ...
Booking Begins for Asymptomatic Testing Across the Province

Booking Begins for Asymptomatic Testing Across the Province

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Booking Begins for Asymptomatic Testing Across the Province—————————————————————-Starting Tuesday, Dec. 8, Nova Scotians around the province with no COVID-19 symptoms can book appointments for testing. It is mainly recommended for people who have a lot of close social interaction through gatherings or many social contacts.“This is an opportunity for Nova Scotians ...
Eight New Cases of COVID-19

Eight New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Eight New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————-As of today, Dec. 7, Nova Scotia has 90 active cases of COVID-19. Eight new cases were identified Sunday, Dec. 6, including the two school-based cases announced yesterday.​Four of the new cases are in Central Zone. One is the school-based case reported yesterday evening at Ian Forsyth ...
An organization in Kingston is​ facing a fine for violating the Health Protection Act

An organization in Kingston is​ facing a fine for violating the Health Protection Act

**** RCMP Media Release Organization fined for violating Health Protection Act An organization in Kingston is​ facing a fine for violating the Health Protection Act.On December 6, Kings District RCMP received a complaint of a gathering in Kingston that may be in violation of COVID-19 restrictions. Police attended and found that several of the nearly 100 people in attendance ...
Post-Secondary Students Receive COVID-19 Response Grant

Post-Secondary Students Receive COVID-19 Response Grant

****  ADVANCED EDUCATION Release Post-Secondary Students Receive COVID-19 Response Grant—————————————————————-Approximately 13,000 post-secondary students in Nova Scotia will receive a one-time grant to help cover shortfalls in earnings and unexpected costs associated with their studies.Government is providing the one-time COVID-19 Response Grant of $750 to all recipients of Nova Scotia Student Assistance in 2020-21. Students do ...
Police charge business for failing to follow Emergency Measures Act Regulations

Police charge business for failing to follow Emergency Measures Act Regulations

**** HRP Media Release Police charge business for failing to follow Emergency Measures Act Regulations ​ Police have charged a business for failing to comply with the regulations set out in the Emergency Measures Act. ​ At approximate 8 a.m. today police received a report that a sport training facility in Bedford was operating contrary ...
Canada to receive early delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine 

Canada to receive early delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine 

**** Canada.ca Release Canada to receive early delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine The Government of Canada is delivering on its commitment to ensure that Canadians have access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible. The Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced today that Canada will receive up to 249,000 doses of ...
Nova Scotia Reports Additional School-based Case of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports Additional School-based Case of COVID-19

**** EDUCATION Media Release Nova Scotia Reports Additional School-based Case of COVID-19———————————————————————————————————————Nova Scotia has identified a case of COVID-19 today, Dec. 6, at Berwick and District School in Western Zone.The school will remain closed to students until Thursday, Dec. 10. A deep cleaning will take place and students will learn from home during the closure. ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 on two Air Canada flights from Toronto to Sydney

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on two Air Canada flights from Toronto to Sydney

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on two Air Canada flights from Toronto to Sydney Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on two Air Canada flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are now listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ Anyone who was on the following flight ...
Nova Scotia Reports One School-based Case of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports One School-based Case of COVID-19

**** EDUCATION Media Release Nova Scotia Reports One School-based Case of COVID-19———————————————————————————————————————Nova Scotia has identified a case of COVID-19 today, Dec. 6, at Ian Forsyth Elementary School in Dartmouth, Central Zone.The school will remain closed to students until Thursday, Dec. 10. A deep cleaning will take place and students will learn from home during the ...
Four New Cases of COVID-19

Four New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Cases of COVID-19———————————————————————————————————————As of today, Dec. 6, Nova Scotia has 88 active cases of COVID-19. Four new cases were identified Saturday, Dec. 5.​All new cases are in Central Zone. Three cases are under investigation. One case is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada and the person has been self-isolating ...
Six New Cases of COVID-19

Six New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS– Six New Cases of COVID-19——————————————————————————————————————— As of today, Dec. 5, Nova Scotia has 95 active cases of COVID-19. Six new cases are being reported today.​Four of the new cases are in Central Zone and two cases are in Eastern Zone. All are under investigation.“As we get into the holiday season, weekends are usually ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at seven locations across Nova Scotia

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at seven locations across Nova Scotia

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at seven locations across Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at four locations in Western Zone, two locations in Northern Zone and one location in Eastern Zone. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are now listed ...
Restrictions Extended, More Asymptomatic Testing Rolls Out Across the Province

Restrictions Extended, More Asymptomatic Testing Rolls Out Across the Province

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Restrictions Extended, More Asymptomatic Testing Rolls Out Across the Province—————————————————————-Premier Stephen McNeil and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Robert Strang announced today, Dec. 4, that the current restrictions in areas of Halifax Regional Municipality and Hants County are extended until at least Dec. 16.They also announced the launch of a ...
Fifteen New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case

Fifteen New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Fifteen New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case————————————————————As of today, Dec. 4, Nova Scotia has 117 active cases of COVID-19. Fifteen new cases were identified Thursday, Dec. 3.​Eleven of the new cases are in Central Zone, including the case connected to Citadel High School, in Halifax, that was reported yesterday afternoon. ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 2 locations in Northern Zone and 2 separate flights

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 2 locations in Northern Zone and 2 separate flights

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 2 locations in Northern Zone and 2 separate flights ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in the Northern Zone and two flights. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are now listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ...
Scotia Reports One School-based Case of COVID-19

Scotia Reports One School-based Case of COVID-19

**** EDUCATION Media Release Scotia Reports One School-based Case of COVID-19————————————————————–Nova Scotia has identified a case of COVID-19 today, Dec. 3, at Citadel High School, in Halifax, in Central Zone.The school had been closed to students today as a professional development and virtual parent/teacher day. It will remain closed Friday, Dec. 4 and Monday, Dec. ...
Eleven New Cases of COVID-19

Eleven New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Eleven New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————As of today, Dec. 3, Nova Scotia has 11 active cases of COVID-19. Eleven new cases were identified Wednesday, Dec. 2.​Nine of the new cases are in Central Zone. The other two cases are in Northern Zone.“As we get closer to another weekend under tighter restrictions, ...
Creation of temporary Community Transition Unit

Creation of temporary Community Transition Unit

**** NSHA Media Release Creation of temporary Community Transition Unit ​ COVID-19 has created longer waits across the healthcare system for services like timely access to community-based care. To increase capacity in our healthcare system as we move into wave 2, Government, Nova Scotia Health and Northwood have set up a temporary Community Transition Unit. ...
Walk-in COVID testing available for 16-35-year-olds at Zatzman Sportsplex Thursday to Sunday

Walk-in COVID testing available for 16-35-year-olds at Zatzman Sportsplex Thursday to Sunday

**** NSHA Media Release Walk-in COVID testing available for 16-35-year-olds at Zatzman Sportsplex Thursday to Sunday ​ Walk-in COVID testing will be available for 16-35-year-olds with no symptoms at Zatzman Sportsplex beginning Thursday, Dec. 3, through to Sunday, Dec. 6. Anyone in the age range is welcome if they: have no symptoms have not been ...
Seventeen New Cases of COVID-19

Seventeen New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seventeen New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————As of today, Dec. 2, Nova Scotia has 127 active cases of COVID-19. Seventeen new cases were identified Tuesday, Dec. 1.​Sixteen of the new cases are in Central Zone, including the case connected to St. Margaret’s Bay Elementary school that was reported last night. The other ...
Investments Support Student Well-Being and School Safety

Investments Support Student Well-Being and School Safety

****EDUCATION Media Release Investments Support Student Well-Being and School Safety—————————————————————-Supporting student well-being and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic is a top priority for government. That is why today, Dec. 2, Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Zach Churchill announced significant new investments in healthy food programs, math and literacy programs, personal protective equipment for staff ...
Police investigate a gathering in violation of the Health Protection Act in respect to Covid 19.

Police investigate a gathering in violation of the Health Protection Act in respect to Covid 19.

**** HRP Media Release Police investigate a gathering in violation of the Health Protection Act in respect to Covid 19. ​ At 10:30 P.M. police attended a public pathway at the end of 6404 Oakland Road in Halifax which led to a dock on the water. A member of the community was concerned for the number of ...
Nova Scotia Reports One New Case of COVID-19 Connected to a School

Nova Scotia Reports One New Case of COVID-19 Connected to a School

**** EDUCATION Media Release Nova Scotia Reports One New Case of COVID-19 Connected to a School—————————————————————-Nova Scotia is reporting one additional case of COVID-19, identified today, Dec. 1, connected to St. Margaret’s Bay Elementary school in Central Zone.The school will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 2, for deep cleaning. Staff and students will receive notification from ...
Mobile Testing Units Available for Community COVID-19 Testing

Mobile Testing Units Available for Community COVID-19 Testing

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Mobile Testing Units Available for Community COVID-19 Testing—————————————————————-Two mobile testing units are now operational to support more COVID-19 testing in communities that need it. “Getting these mobile units up and running is another part of our enhanced testing strategy to help us detect cases as early as possible and slow the ...
Ten New Cases of COVID-19

Ten New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Ten New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————As of today, Dec. 1, Nova Scotia has 142 active cases of COVID-19. Ten new cases were identified Monday, Nov. 30.All new cases are in Central Zone.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 4,138 Nova Scotia tests on Nov. 30.Yesterday there were 275 tests administered at the ...
RCMP continue​ to enforce COVID-19 restrictions​ ​  ​

RCMP continue​ to enforce COVID-19 restrictions​ ​ ​

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP in Nova Scotia have charged​ 308 people for violating the Nova Scotia Health Protection and Emergency Management Acts in relation to COVID-19 since March 24. Sixty-seven people were charged under the Emergency Management Act and​ 241 people were charged under the Health Protection Act.​ The majority of tickets issued were​ ...
What to do if you are experiencing delays in receiving email notification of COVID-19 test results.

What to do if you are experiencing delays in receiving email notification of COVID-19 test results.

**** NSHA Media Release Over the past few days, the system that emails COVID-19 test results has experienced some issues, resulting in delayed delivery of results for some people. This issue is being addressed. We recognize it’s stressful to wait for your results; we’re sorry if that’s been your experience.   If you have been ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 2 locations in Halifax

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 2 locations in Halifax

**** NSHA  Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 2 locations in Halifax ​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in Halifax. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are now listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Public Health is currently in the process of contacting the ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at two Halifax locations

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at two Halifax locations

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at two Halifax locations Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at two locations in Halifax. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are now listed here: http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Public Health is currently in the process of contacting the businesses listed below. ...
Sixteen New Cases of COVID -19

Sixteen New Cases of COVID -19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Sixteen New Cases of COVID -19—————————————————————-NOTE: There was an error in the daily case release on Friday, Nov. 27, regarding the number of new cases of COVID-19. Eight new cases of COVID-19 should have been reported on Nov. 27, not nine.—————————————————————-As of today, Nov. 30, Nova Scotia has 138 active cases ...
Change to Central Zone blood collection appointment telephone booking hours​

Change to Central Zone blood collection appointment telephone booking hours​

**** NSHA Media Release PUBLIC SERVICE ADVISORY Change to Central Zone blood collection appointment telephone booking hours​ Central Zone blood collection appointment booking hours have changed to support redeployment of clerical staff related to the COVID-19 pandemic second wave. Telephone booking is now available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). ...
Nova Scotia Reports One New School-based Case of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports One New School-based Case of COVID-19

**** EDUCATION / Health Media Release Nova Scotia Reports One New School-based Case of COVID-19———————————————————————————————————————Nova Scotia is reporting one additional case of COVID-19 identified today, connected to the Northeast Kings Education Centre in Canning, Kings. Co., in Western Zone.The school has been closed since the first case was announced on Nov. 24. The public health ...
Ten New Cases of COVID-19

Ten New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Ten New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————Note: Due to technical difficulties, the website will not be updated today.————————————————————As of today, Nov. 29, Nova Scotia has 125 active cases of COVID-19. Ten new cases are being reported today.All new cases are in Central Zone.“By following the new restrictions in the greater Halifax area, we ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at five locations across Nova Scotia

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at five locations across Nova Scotia

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at five locations across Nova Scotia Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at three locations across Halifax, one location in Truro and one location in Sydney. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are now listed  here:  http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. Public ...
Fourteen New Cases of COVID-19

Fourteen New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Fourteen New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————Note: Due to technical difficulties, the website will not be updated today.————————————————————As of today, Nov. 28, Nova Scotia has 125 active cases of COVID-19. Fourteen new cases are being reported today.Twelve cases are in Central Zone, one is in Western Zone and one in Northern Zone.“Black Friday ...
You can go to a pop-up testing site if you are at least 16 years old and meet the following conditions

You can go to a pop-up testing site if you are at least 16 years old and meet the following conditions

**** NS Health Release You can go to a pop-up testing site if you are at least 16 years old, and if you have: 🚫No COVID-19 symptoms 🚫Not recently travelled 🚫No contact with people who have COVID-19 🚫Not been at a location with COVID-19 exposure ...
Public Health has identified a case of COVID-19 at Bedford South School.

Public Health has identified a case of COVID-19 at Bedford South School.

**** HRCE Release “Please note: Public Health has identified a case of COVID-19 at Bedford South School. The school will be closed for deep cleaning & contact tracing until at least December 2 (inclusive). Staff will work from home & students will be supported with at-home learning.” ...
Nine New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case, State of Emergency Renewed

Nine New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nine New Cases of COVID-19, Another School-based Case, State of Emergency Renewed————————————————————As of today, Nov. 27, Nova Scotia has 119 active cases of COVID-19. Nine new cases are being reported today.They all are in Central Zone. One new case, identified today, is at Bedford South School, a pre-primary to grade 4 ...
Recently police dispatch has been receiving numerous calls from the public requesting police take action against people that they believe have traveled to the Truro / Colchester area from HRM

Recently police dispatch has been receiving numerous calls from the public requesting police take action against people that they believe have traveled to the Truro / Colchester area from HRM

**** HRP Media Release Recently police dispatch has been receiving numerous calls from the public requesting police take action against people that they believe have traveled to the Truro / Colchester area from HRM. While Public Health is asking Nova Scotians to avoid non-essential travel in and out of western and central HRM (which is ...
NEW BRUNSWICK CHANGES TO ATLANTIC TRAVEL

NEW BRUNSWICK CHANGES TO ATLANTIC TRAVEL

**** Info via the NB Government NEW BRUNSWICK CHANGES TO ATLANTIC TRAVEL NEW BRUNSWICK CHANGES TO ATLANTIC TRAVEL • Unless exempt, travellers entering New Brunswick are required to self-isolate for 14 days. This includes New Brunswick residents returning to NB. • Registration for cross-border travel into New Brunswick from Nova Scotia, PEI or Newfoundland and ...
Protect yourself from scams on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Protect yourself from scams on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

**** RCMP Media Release Protect yourself from scams on Black Friday and Cyber MondayIn the time of COVID-19, many Nova Scotians are taking their shopping online. Scammers are looking to take advantage of this and cash in on Black Friday,​ Cyber Monday and the rest of the holiday season.“The more you know about scams, the less ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations across Halifax

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations across Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations across Halifax Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across Halifax. In addition to media releases, all potential exposure notifications are now listed here:​ http://www.nshealth.ca/covid-exposures. ​ Anyone who visited the following locations on the specified date and time ...
Free 15-minute parking to facilitate curbside pickups and delivery

Free 15-minute parking to facilitate curbside pickups and delivery

**** HRM Media Release Free 15-minute parking to facilitate curbside pickups and delivery   Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 2, the Halifax Regional Municipality will be providing 15-minutes of free parking at paid parking locations for the month of December. The purpose is to facilitate short-term pick-ups and loading while providing more flexibility for business owners and ...
Update on municipal seasonal events

Update on municipal seasonal events

**** HRM Media Release Update on municipal seasonal events Due to the impacts of COVID-19, there are a number of changes for annual holiday celebrations and commemorations organized by the municipality. As with all aspects of COVID-19, these events may be subject to change depending on public health and group gathering regulations. Halifax Christmas Tree ...
Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health launch swish and gargle video for kids who need COVID-19 testing

Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health launch swish and gargle video for kids who need COVID-19 testing

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health launch swish and gargle video for kids who need COVID-19 testing Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health have created a video to walk kids through the steps of what to expect from a swish and gargle COVID-19 test. Swish and gargle testing is offered at ...
Fourteen New Cases of COVID-19

Fourteen New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Fourteen New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————As of today, Nov. 26, Nova Scotia has 114 active cases of COVID-19. Fourteen new cases are being reported today.Twelve of the new cases are in Central Zone. One case is in Northern Zone and the other case is in Western Zone.“New restrictions have come into effect ...
Grant Program Offers Support to Restaurants, Bars and Gyms in Halifax Regional Municipality and Hants County

Grant Program Offers Support to Restaurants, Bars and Gyms in Halifax Regional Municipality and Hants County

**** BUSINESS Media Release Grant Program Offers Support to Restaurants, Bars and Gyms in Halifax Regional Municipality and Hants County—————————————————————A one-time grant of up to $5,000 is being made available to support businesses in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and Hants County that have been ordered by Public Health to temporarily close in response to rising ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations across Halifax

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations across Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release   Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations across Halifax Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across Halifax. Public Health is currently in the process of contacting all businesses listed below. ​ Anyone who visited the following locations on the specified date and ...
Sixteen New Cases of COVID-19

Sixteen New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Sixteen New Cases of COVID-19———————————————————— As of today, Nov. 25, Nova Scotia has 102 active cases of COVID-19. Sixteen new cases are being reported today.All new cases are in the Central Zone.“With the new restrictions introduced yesterday, we are asking all Nova Scotians to do more, to dig deeper – to ...
Province Creates Protections for Renters, More Beds for Homeless

Province Creates Protections for Renters, More Beds for Homeless

**** HOUSING Media Release Province Creates Protections for Renters, More Beds for Homeless————————————————————-Too many Nova Scotians are struggling to afford the place they call home, creating additional health and safety concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic and state of emergency. That’s why the province is taking steps to protect renters in all parts of the province ...
Police urge citizens to follow new COVID-19 requirements

Police urge citizens to follow new COVID-19 requirements

**** HRP Media Release Police urge citizens to follow new COVID-19 requirements ​ Halifax Regional Police is reminding people to follow the new public health measures that come into effect on November 26 in parts of the Halifax region. ​ ​ We strongly advise members of the public to educate and re-educate themselves on these ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 21 Halifax locations

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 21 Halifax locations

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at 21 Halifax locations Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at various locations across Halifax. Public Health is currently in the process of contacting all businesses listed below. Anyone who visited the following locations on the specified date and time to immediately ...
COVID-19 Update – Halifax Public Libraries Closure Notice

COVID-19 Update – Halifax Public Libraries Closure Notice

**** Halifax Libraries Release Public Service Announcement​ COVID-19 Update – Halifax Public Libraries Closure Notice ​ Halifax Public Libraries will​ temporarily close all branches, with the​ exception​ of Sheet Harbour Public Library,​ for in-person services​ effective 12:00am Wednesday, November 25, 2020​ due to an increase of COVID-19​ cases in​ Central Zone,​ Nova Scotia.​ All​ branches will ...
Response to COVID-19: Update to facility bookings and recreation programming

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 effects 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 ...
Thirty-seven New Cases of COVID-19

Thirty-seven New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Thirty-seven New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————-As of today, Nov. 24, Nova Scotia has 87 active cases of COVID-19. Thirty-seven new cases are being reported today.Thirty-five of the new cases are in Central Zone, and a case in Northern Zone is connected to exposures in Central Zone. All of those cases were identified ...
New Restrictions to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

New Restrictions to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Restrictions to Reduce Spread of COVID-19—————————————————————-To turn the tide of COVID-19 infections in Nova Scotia, Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, announced new restrictions in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and across the province today, Nov. 24.“We need to flip the switch on COVID-19 right ...
Asymptomatic Testing for Bar Staff and Patrons

Asymptomatic Testing for Bar Staff and Patrons

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Asymptomatic Testing for Bar Staff and Patrons—————————————————————-Government is implementing a broad asymptomatic testing strategy for people who go to or work in late-night bars and restaurants.As part of this plan, anyone who works in a licensed establishment or went to a bar or restaurant in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) after 10 ...
Nov.23 COVID-19 Exposures at 16 Locations across Halifax

Nov.23 COVID-19 Exposures at 16 Locations across Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Nov.23 COVID-19 Exposures at 16 Locations across Halifax Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of COVID exposure at a list of locations across Halifax.​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is asking that anyone who visited or worked at the following locations on the specified date and time to​ immediately​ self-isolate and​ ...
Eleven New Cases of COVID-19

Eleven New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Eleven New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————-As of today, Nov. 23, Nova Scotia has 51 active cases of COVID-19. Eleven new cases were identified Sunday, Nov. 22.All 11 new cases are in Central Zone. Eight are connected to previously reported cases; three are under investigation. One of the cases was detected Saturday, Nov. ...
New Computers, Technology for Students

New Computers, Technology for Students

**** EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT Media Release New Computers, Technology for Students—————————————————————Government is committed to supporting students and teachers as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves and creates challenges to learning. That is why Nova Scotia will bolster the education system with a $21.5-million investment in new computers and technology.The province will purchase up to 32,000 new Chromebooks ...
Police remind citizens to follow new COVID-19 requirements

Police remind citizens to follow new COVID-19 requirements

**** HRP Media Release Police remind citizens to follow new COVID-19 requirements ​ COVID-19 cases have continued to spike in recent weeks. Halifax Regional Police reminds people to follow the rules and get educated on the new requirements in parts of the Halifax region, effective today. We always start with education, but enforcement follow when ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various Halifax locations

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various Halifax locations

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of COVID exposure at a list of locations across Halifax. Please review each group of locations for specific instruction for those present at the dates and times listed. Nova Scotia Health Public Health is asking that anyone who visited the following locations on the ...
Eleven New Cases of COVID-19

Eleven New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Eleven New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————-As of today, Nov. 22, Nova Scotia has 44 active cases of COVID-19. Eleven new cases were identified Saturday, Nov. 21.​All 11 new cases are in Central Zone. Six are connected to previously reported cases; five are under investigation.​This does not include a potential case that was ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations across Halifax

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations across Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at locations across Halifax Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of COVID exposure at a list of locations across Halifax. Please review each group of locations for specific instructions for those present at the dates and times listed.​ ​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is asking ...
Mooseheads suspend activities following a positive Covid-19 test /  Moosehead Games Tonight and Wednesday postponed.

Mooseheads suspend activities following a positive Covid-19 test / Moosehead Games Tonight and Wednesday postponed.

****  Via the Moosehead / QMJHL Games Tonight and Wednesday postponed. Mooseheads suspend activities following a positive Covid-19 test The Halifax Mooseheads have recorded a positive COVID-19 test among the staff and are suspending team in-person activities. The league issued a memo to Mooseheads’ executives in which it outlined the following steps to take in ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various Halifax locations

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various Halifax locations

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various Halifax locations Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at the following Halifax locations: Bell Aliant (209 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax) on Nov. 15 between 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.​ It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this ...
Eight New Cases of COVID-19

Eight New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Eight New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————-As of today, Nov. 21, Nova Scotia has 33 active cases of COVID-19. Eight new cases were identified Friday, Nov. 20.All eight new cases are in Central Zone. Two are connected to previously reported cases; six are under investigation.“These increasing case numbers tell us we need to ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various Halifax locations

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various Halifax locations

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various Halifax locations Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at the following Halifax locations: The Pint Public House (1575 Argyle St., Halifax) on Nov. 13 between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at ...
Response to COVID-19: Update to HRCE school facility bookings and arena capacity

Response to COVID-19: Update to HRCE school facility bookings and arena capacity

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Update to HRCE school facility bookings and arena capacity The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ School bookings: ​ The municipality coordinates facility bookings for all Halifax Regional Centre for Education (HRCE) schools for community and school use. ...
New Restrictions to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

New Restrictions to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Restrictions to Reduce Spread of COVID-19—————————————————————-Protecting the health and safety of Nova Scotians by taking steps to slow the spread of the coronavirus is government’s top priority. That is why new restrictions on gathering limits and social circles in urban and many suburban areas of Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and ...
Five New Cases of COVID-19

Five New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Five New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————-As of today, Nov. 20, Nova Scotia has 28 active cases of COVID-19. Five new cases were identified Thursday, Nov. 19.The new cases are in Central Zone. One was reported last night – a close contact of the Auburn Drive High School case. Another case is also ...
Second Case of Covid-19 at Auburn High; Some Schools Closed Friday

Second Case of Covid-19 at Auburn High; Some Schools Closed Friday

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Second Case of Covid-19 at Auburn High; Some Schools Closed Friday—————————————————————Nova Scotia is reporting one additional case of COVID-19 at Auburn Drive High School in Cole Harbour. The new case is a close contact of an earlier reported case at the school.Auburn Drive High and its family of schools will close ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various HRM locations

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various HRM locations

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various HRM locations  Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at: Your Father’s Mustache (5686 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax) on Nov. 13 between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the ...
Please note the following changes to Library services

Please note the following changes to Library services

**** Halifax Public Libraries Release The health and safety of our community members and staff is our top priority. Please note the following changes to Library services: 🔹Effective Thursday, November 19, the Library is temporarily suspending in-person programs and events until further notice. The Library will continue to offer Virtual Library programs. 🔹In an effort ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19—————————————————————-As of today, Nov. 19, Nova Scotia has 23 active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Wednesday, Nov. 18.The new case is in the Central Zone and is currently under investigation.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,314 Nova Scotia tests on Nov. 18.​ ​ ​ ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Bayers Lake restaurant, store

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Bayers Lake restaurant, store

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Bayers Lake restaurant, store Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at: East Side Mario’s (186 Chain Lake Dr, Bayers Lake) on Nov. 14 between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Nov. 16 between noon and 7 p.m. Anyone present at ...
Ultraviolet (UV) lights and wands falsely claiming to disinfect against COVID-19

Ultraviolet (UV) lights and wands falsely claiming to disinfect against COVID-19

**** Info via Health Canada Ultraviolet (UV) lights and wands falsely claiming to disinfect against COVID-19 Issue Health Canada is warning Canadians about the risks of using ultraviolet (UV) lights and wands that make unproven claims to disinfect against the COVID-19 virus. This includes ultraviolet C (UVC) products. UVC is an extremely dangerous form of ...
Three New Cases of COVID-19

Three New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————— As of today, Nov. 18, Nova Scotia has 24 active cases of COVID-19. Three new cases were identified Tuesday, Nov. 17.The new cases are in the Central Zone. All the cases are close contacts of previously reported cases.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,184 Nova Scotia ...
It is anticipated that the Emera Oval will open by mid-December, weather and ice conditions permitting

It is anticipated that the Emera Oval will open by mid-December, weather and ice conditions permitting

****  Halifax Parks and Rec Release It is anticipated that the Emera Oval will open by mid-December, weather and ice conditions permitting. As with all aspects of COVID-19, the following is subject to change depending on public health regulations. A final announcement of the Oval reopening, as well as COVID-19 operational plans will be released ...
Five New Cases of COVID-19

Five New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Five New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————-As of today, Nov. 17, Nova Scotia has 24 active cases of COVID-19. Five new cases were identified Monday, Nov. 16.The new cases are in the Central Zone. Two are the school-based cases announced yesterday. The other three are close contacts of previously reported cases.Nova Scotia Health ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Dartmouth business

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Dartmouth business

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Dartmouth business Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at GCR Tire & Service Centre (42 Isnor Dr, Dartmouth) on Nov. 13 between 8 and 10 a.m. Anyone present at this location during the time named is asked to monitor for ...
Nova Scotia Reports Two School-based Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports Two School-based Cases of COVID-19

**** EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT Media Release Nova Scotia Reports Two School-based Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————Nova Scotia is reporting two additional cases of COVID-19 today, the first cases associated with schools.One person at Graham Creighton Junior High in Cherry Brook and one person at Auburn Drive High in Cole Harbour tested positive for COVID-19. Neither attended school ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————– As of today, Nov. 16, Nova Scotia has 23 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified Sunday, Nov. 15.The new cases are in the Central Zone. Both are connected to previously reported cases and are still under investigation.​Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 844 ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————–As of today, Nov. 15, Nova Scotia has 21 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified Saturday, Nov. 14.The new cases are in the Central Zone. Both are connected to previously reported cases, including one linked to the Clayton Park area. The cases are still ...
Update: Patrons of The Local on Nov. 9 asked to call 811 for COVID-19 testing

Update: Patrons of The Local on Nov. 9 asked to call 811 for COVID-19 testing

**** NSHA Media Release Update: Patrons of The Local on Nov. 9 asked to call 811 for COVID-19 testing Public Health is now asking patrons who were at The Local Bar and Restaurant on Nov. 9 between 4 p.m. and close to call 811 to arrange for COVID-19 testing, whether they have symptoms or not. ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various HRM locations

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various HRM locations

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at various HRM locations Nova Scotia Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at the following locations: Real Fake Meats (2278 Gottingen St., Halifax) on Oct. 31 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. It is anticipated that anyone exposed to the virus at this location on the ...
Six New Cases of COVID-19

Six New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Six New Cases of COVID-19——————————————————————————————————————— As of today, Nov. 14, Nova Scotia has 21 active cases of COVID-19. Six new cases were identified Friday, Nov. 13.​The new cases are in the Central Zone. All cases are all contacts of previously reported cases. One of the cases is related to the Bitter ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Halifax bar, Bedford coffee shop

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Halifax bar, Bedford coffee shop

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Halifax bar, Bedford coffee shop Nova Scotia Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at the following locations: The Local Restaurant and Bar (2037 Gottingen St, Halifax) on Nov. 9 between 4 p.m. and close. Anyone present at this location during the time named is asked ...
Potential COVID-19 exposure at Halifax restaurant, gym

Potential COVID-19 exposure at Halifax restaurant, gym

**** NSHA Media Release Potential COVID-19 exposure at Halifax restaurant, gym Nova Scotia Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at the following locations: Economy Shoe Shop Bar & Restaurant (1663 Argyle St., Halifax) on Nov. 8 between 8:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. ​ Anyone present at this location during the time named is ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

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

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed————————————————————–As of today, Nov. 13, Nova Scotia has 19 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified Thursday, Nov. 12.​One new case is in the Northern Zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The traveller self-isolated, as required. The ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Halifax supermarket

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Halifax supermarket

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Halifax supermarket Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at Atlantic Superstore (1075 Barrington St, Halifax) on Nov. 7 between 9 and 10 a.m.​ ​ Anyone present at this location during the time named is asked to monitor for symptoms of ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————–As of today, Nov. 12, Nova Scotia has 19 active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Wednesday, Nov. 11.​Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 891 Nova Scotia tests on Nov. 11.​To date, Nova Scotia has 119,799 negative test results, 1,134 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————– As of today, Nov. 11, Nova Scotia has 20 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified Tuesday, Nov. 10.​The new cases are in the Central Zone and are close contacts of a previously reported case. These cases are not linked to the cluster of ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Oct. 28 flight from Montreal to Halifax​

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Oct. 28 flight from Montreal to Halifax​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Oct. 28 flight from Montreal to Halifax​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on Air Canada flight AC 7558 on Oct. 28 from Montreal to Halifax. It departed Montreal at 1:45 p.m. and landed in Halifax at 4:05 p.m. Passengers ...
Keep an eye out for this Q104 Toy Drive Banner at the Highfield Park Fire Station

Keep an eye out for this Q104 Toy Drive Banner at the Highfield Park Fire Station

**** Info via Q104 It’s almost time! “Keep an eye out for this Q104 Toy Drive Banner at the Highfield Park Fire Station! Thanks to the Halifax Professional Firefighters for partnering with us again this year and having the Q104 Toy Drive at their station, with increased COVID-19 distancing protocols. Drop off a new unwrapped ...
Three New Cases of COVID-19

Three New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————– As of today, Nov. 10, Nova Scotia has 18 active cases of COVID-19. Three new cases were identified Monday, Nov. 9.The new cases are in the Central Zone. One case is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The traveller self-isolated, as required. The other two ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Halifax stores​

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Halifax stores​

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Halifax stores​ Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at: Sobeys (Mill Cove, 961 Bedford Hwy, Bedford) on Nov. 6 between 8 and 10 p.m.​ NSLC (Mill Cove, 955 Bedford Hwy, Bedford) on Nov. 6 between 8 and 9 p.m.​ Anyone ...
Stricter Self-isolation for Non-Essential Travel

Stricter Self-isolation for Non-Essential Travel

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Stricter Self-isolation for Non-Essential Travel—————————————————————–With cases of COVID-19 rising, there are new self-isolation requirements for people hosting travellers from outside the Atlantic bubble.Effective today, if a person travelling for non-essential reasons enters Nova Scotia from outside Atlantic Canada, everyone in the home where they are self-isolating will have to self-isolate as ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19—————————————————————–As of today, Nov. 9, Nova Scotia has 16 active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Sunday, Nov. 8.The new case is in the Central Zone and is a close contact of a previously reported case.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 658 Nova Scotia tests ...
Remembrance Day 2020 municipal service adjustments / Remembrance Day services modified due to COVID-19 restrictions

Remembrance Day 2020 municipal service adjustments / Remembrance Day services modified due to COVID-19 restrictions

**** HRM Media Release Remembrance Day 2020 municipal service adjustments ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for Remembrance Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11: ​ Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours ​ No municipal garbage, organics or recyclables collection services will take place on Remembrance Day. ...
Three New Cases of COVID-19

Three New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————–As of today, Nov. 8, Nova Scotia has 20 active cases of COVID-19. Three new cases were identified Saturday, Nov. 7.“I am concerned about the recent increase in both the number of cases and public exposure notices,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “We cannot become complacent about this ...
Potential COVID-19 exposure at Halifax Church and Montana’s Restaurant / Public Health Correction for Seat Numbers on WestJet Flight 254, October 30

Potential COVID-19 exposure at Halifax Church and Montana’s Restaurant / Public Health Correction for Seat Numbers on WestJet Flight 254, October 30

**** NSHA Media Release Potential COVID-19 exposure at Halifax Church and Montana’s Restaurant Nova Scotia Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at: All Nations Full Gospel Church (Worshiping at Saint Andrew’s United Church, 6036 Coburg Road, Halifax) on Oct. 25 at 6:00 p.m.​ Anyone present at the location during this time is asked ...
Nova Scotia Health Public Health is updating the timeline for potential exposure to COVID-19 at The Bitter End Martini Bar and Restaurant

Nova Scotia Health Public Health is updating the timeline for potential exposure to COVID-19 at The Bitter End Martini Bar and Restaurant

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Public Health is updating the timeline for potential exposure to COVID-19 at The Bitter End Martini Bar and Restaurant (1572 Argyle Street) in Halifax on November 2. This exposure was previously announced on Thursday, November 5. The potential exposure to COVID-19 timeline for The Bitter End for November ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at six locations in Halifax, Dartmouth, and Bedford

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at six locations in Halifax, Dartmouth, and Bedford

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at six locations in Halifax, Dartmouth, and Bedford Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at: November 4 Gahan House (5239 Sackville Street, Halifax) on Nov 4 from 7:45 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Halifax Transit Route 59 from Portland Terminal to Alderney Terminal on ...
Four New Cases of COVID-19

Four New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Four New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————— ——————————————————As of today, Nov. 7, Nova Scotia has 20 active cases of COVID-19. Four new cases were identified Friday, Nov. 6.The new cases are in Central Zone. Two cases are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The other two cases are close contacts of previously reported ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Halifax store, WestJet flight

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Halifax store, WestJet flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Halifax store, WestJet flight Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at: Dollarama (Scotia Square Mall, 5201 Duke St, Halifax) on October 27-30 between 12 noon and 3 p.m. ​ Anyone present at the location during this time is asked to monitor ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————– As of today, Nov. 6, Nova Scotia has 16 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified Thursday, Nov. 5.​The new cases are in the Central Zone. One case is a close contact of the case reported Thursday, Nov. 5. Those linked cases remain under ...
Tree for Boston Dedicated to Frontline Health-Care Workers

Tree for Boston Dedicated to Frontline Health-Care Workers

**** LANDS/FORESTRY Media Release Tree for Boston Dedicated to Frontline Health-Care Workers————————————————————–Nova Scotia is sending some love to Boston, by way of Cape Breton.The Tree for Boston is the annual gift Nova Scotia sends to Boston to thank the city for sending aid after the Halifax Explosion in 1917. Heather and Tony Sampson from West ...
Potential COVID-19 exposure at Halifax bar, grocery store

Potential COVID-19 exposure at Halifax bar, grocery store

**** NSHA Media Release Potential COVID-19 exposure at Halifax bar, grocery store Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at: The Bitter End Martini Bar & Restaurant (1572 Argyle St, Halifax) on Nov. 2 between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Anyone present at the location during this time is asked ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19—————————————————————–As of today, Nov. 5, Nova Scotia has 18 active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Wednesday, Nov. 4.​The new case is in the Central Zone and is under investigation.​Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,058 Nova Scotia tests on Nov. 4.​To date, Nova Scotia ...
Financial Support for Arts and Culture Sector

Financial Support for Arts and Culture Sector

**** CULTURE/HERITAGE Media Release Financial Support for Arts and Culture Sector————————————————————————COVID-19 has had a significant impact on arts and culture organizations across Nova Scotia. That is why the province is providing $2.1 million to help meet their immediate needs.“Arts and culture organizations and the artists and creators within them help to tell the story of ...
Budget survey launches online

Budget survey launches online

**** HRM Media Release Budget survey launches online The Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting residents to help shape the next municipal business plan and budget by participating in a public survey available online from Thursday, Nov. 5 to Thursday, Nov. 26. For many, financial priorities have had to shift during COVID-19. The goal of this ...
Potential COVID-19 exposure at New Minas restaurant, Air Canada flight

Potential COVID-19 exposure at New Minas restaurant, Air Canada flight

**** NSHA Media Release Potential COVID-19 exposure at New Minas restaurant, Air Canada flight Nova Scotia Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at: Chrismaria Family Restaurant (Unit 104, 8934 Commercial St., New Minas) on Saturday, Oct. 24 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.​ Anyone present at the location during this time is asked ...
Four New Cases of COVID-19

Four New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS– Four New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————— As of today, Nov. 4, Nova Scotia has 19 active cases of COVID-19. Four new cases were identified Tuesday, Nov. 3.​Two of the new cases are in Central Zone and travelled outside of Atlantic Canada together. The individuals are self-isolating, as required. The other two cases are in ...
COVID-19 Support for Municipalities

COVID-19 Support for Municipalities

**** MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS Release COVID-19 Support for Municipalities————————————————————–Nova Scotians count on local governments to provide essential programs and services. That is why the province and the federal government are making sure municipalities have the resources they need during the pandemic.As part of the Safe Restart Agreement, municipalities in the province will receive $67.5 million today, ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19—————————————————————–As of today, Nov. 3, Nova Scotia has 16 active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Monday, Nov. 2.​The new case is in the Northern Zone and is currently under investigation by public health.​Nova Scotia Health Authority’s lab is updating their system and the complete ...
School Gyms to Reopen for Community Physical Activity and Sports / Response to COVID-19: Update to HRCE school facility bookings

School Gyms to Reopen for Community Physical Activity and Sports / Response to COVID-19: Update to HRCE school facility bookings

**** EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT Media Release School Gyms to Reopen for Community Physical Activity and Sports————————————————————–Following a safe and successful start to the school year and with appropriate measures in place, Nova Scotia public school gyms will gradually reopen to community groups for physical activity and sports.“We know the important role school facilities have in ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Halifax gym on October 26

Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Halifax gym on October 26

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 at Halifax gym on October 26 Nova Scotia Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at Fit4Less, 1535 Dresden Row, Halifax, on October 26 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. ​ Anyone present at the location during this time is asked to monitor for symptoms of ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————–As of today, Nov. 2, Nova Scotia has 15 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified Sunday, Nov. 1.​The new cases are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. One is a person in the Northern Zone who self-isolated, as required. The other case is ...
Requirements for wearing a mask and how to choose and take care of a non-medical mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Requirements for wearing a mask and how to choose and take care of a non-medical mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

**** NS Government Release Coronavirus (COVID-19): masks Requirements for wearing a mask and how to choose and take care of a non-medical mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. When worn properly, non-medical masks can reduce the risk of transmitting the virus. Your mask can be a commercial non-medical mask or a homemade mask ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases of COVID-19

****  HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————-As of today, Nov. 1, Nova Scotia has 13 active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified Saturday, Oct. 31.​The new cases are in Central Zone and are under investigation.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 554 Nova Scotia tests on Oct. 31.​To date, Nova Scotia has ...
Five New Cases of COVID-19

Five New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Five New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————-As of today, Oct. 31, Nova Scotia has 11 active cases of COVID-19. Five new cases were identified Friday, Oct. 30.​Of the new cases, two are in the Western Zone, two are in Northern Zone and one in Central Zone. Four are related to travel outside Atlantic ...
Potential COVID-19 exposure on two separate flights to Halifax

Potential COVID-19 exposure on two separate flights to Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Potential COVID-19 exposure on two separate flights to Halifax Nova Scotia Health is advising of potential public exposure to COVID-19 on two recent flights arriving in Halifax: ​ Air Canada flight 7488 from Montreal to Halifax on October 25, 2020. The flight departed Montreal at 7:15 p.m. and arrived in Halifax at ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

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

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed—————————————————————–As of today, Oct. 30, Nova Scotia has six active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified Thursday, Oct. 29.​The two new cases are in the Northern Zone and are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. One individual has been in self-isolation ...
Potential COVID-19 exposure at Glenholme restaurant

Potential COVID-19 exposure at Glenholme restaurant

**** NSHA Media Release Potential COVID-19 exposure at Glenholme restaurant Nova Scotia Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at Glenholme Loop Petro Pass Restaurant, located at 3376 Hwy 104, Debert, on October 25, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ​ Anyone present at this location during this time are asked to monitor ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————-As of today, Oct. 29, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Wednesday, Oct. 28.​Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 915 Nova Scotia tests on Oct. 28.​To date, Nova Scotia has 110,723 negative test results, 1,102 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 ...
Commercial Property Tax Relief for Owners of Hotels, Motels and Inns

Commercial Property Tax Relief for Owners of Hotels, Motels and Inns

**** BUSINESS Media Release Commercial Property Tax Relief for Owners of Hotels, Motels and Inns—————————————————————–Nova Scotia’s hotel, motel and inn operators are getting assistance with property tax bills to help with COVID-19 recovery.The Tourism Accommodations Real Property Tax Rebate Program will provide qualified operators a 25 per cent rebate on payment of 2020-21 commercial property ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————–As of today, Oct. 28, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Tuesday, Oct. 27.​Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 861 Nova Scotia tests on Oct. 27.​To date, Nova Scotia has 110,079 negative test results, 1,102 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 ...
Enhanced COVID-19 Testing Process for Nova Scotians

Enhanced COVID-19 Testing Process for Nova Scotians

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Enhanced COVID-19 Testing Process for Nova Scotians————————————————————-Starting today, Oct. 28, online booking for COVID-19 testing appointments is available for any Nova Scotian getting a test through primary assessment centres in the Central Zone or at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax.​“Allowing people to book their own COVID-19 test will significantly reduce ...
Nova Scotia to Resume Welcoming International Post-Secondary Students

Nova Scotia to Resume Welcoming International Post-Secondary Students

**** ADVANCED EDUCATION Release Nova Scotia to Resume Welcoming International Post-Secondary Students—————————————————————–Nova Scotia will resume welcoming international students to its post-secondary institutions in early November, with almost two dozen institutions ready with additional COVID-19 precautions.​Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada maintains the list of designated learning institutions approved by their province or territory to receive international ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19—————————————————————–As of today, Oct. 27, Nova Scotia has six active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Monday, Oct. 26.The new case is in the Central Zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The individual has been self-isolating, as required.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s ...
Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Oct. 24 flight from Toronto to Halifax

Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Oct. 24 flight from Toronto to Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Potential exposure to COVID-19 on Oct. 24 flight from Toronto to Halifax Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on Air Canada flight​ AC 626 on October 24 from Toronto to Halifax. It departed Toronto at 9:30 p.m., landing in Halifax at 12:15 a.m. on October ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19————————————————————– As of today, Oct. 26, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Sunday, Oct. 25.The new case is in the Central Zone and is a close contact to a previously reported travel-related case.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 285 Nova ...
Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flight from Toronto to Halifax

Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flight from Toronto to Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flight from Toronto to Halifax Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on WestJet flight 254 on October 17 from Toronto to Halifax. It departed Toronto at 21:45 pm, landing in Halifax at 12:47 am on Oct. 18. ...
Three New Cases of COVID-19

Three New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————— As of today, Oct. 24, Nova Scotia has six active cases of COVID-19. Three new cases were identified Friday, Oct. 23.The three new cases are all related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. Two cases are in the Central Zone and the individuals have been self-isolating, as ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS– No New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————–As of today, Oct. 23, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Thursday, Oct. 22.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 786 Nova Scotia tests on Oct. 22.To date, Nova Scotia has 107,622 negative test results, 1,097 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. No ...
Travel Advisory for Northern New Brunswick, Statement

Travel Advisory for Northern New Brunswick, Statement

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Travel Advisory for Northern New Brunswick, Statement————————————————————–NOTE: The following is a statement from Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health—————————————————————New Brunswick announced today, Oct.22, further restrictions related to an outbreak of COVID-19 in the Campbellton-Restigouche region of northern New Brunswick.Restrictions in the Moncton area have been reduced as ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————————————————————–As of today, Oct. 22, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Wednesday, Oct. 21.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 975 Nova Scotia tests on Oct. 21.To date, Nova Scotia has 106,965 negative test results, 1,097 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————–As of today, Oct. 21, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Tuesday, Oct. 20.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 766 Nova Scotia tests on Oct. 20.To date, Nova Scotia has 106,213 negative test results, 1,097 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 ...
Several people charged during​ Wolfville​ homecoming weekend

Several people charged during​ Wolfville​ homecoming weekend

**** RCMP Media Release Several people charged during​ Wolfville​ homecoming weekend Kings District RCMP have​ charged a number of individuals over the homecoming weekend in the Town of Wolfville. Police continue to provide enforcement​ to address ongoing concerns related to partying, noise, liquor and Health Protection Act violations. On October 15, Kings District RCMP responded ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————– As of today, Oct. 20, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Monday, Oct. 19.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 552 Nova Scotia tests on Oct. 19.To date, Nova Scotia has 105,651 negative test results, 1,097 positive COVID-19 cases and ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————— As of today, Oct. 19, Nova Scotia has six active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Sunday, Oct. 18.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 461 Nova Scotia tests on Oct. 18.To date, Nova Scotia has 105,189 negative test results, 1,097 positive COVID-19 cases and ...
Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flights from Toronto to Halifax

Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flights from Toronto to Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flights from Toronto to Halifax Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on the following flight: Air Canada flight 604 on October 15 from Toronto to Halifax. It departed Toronto at 8 am. Passengers in rows 21-27 seats D, ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————————————————————–As of today, Oct. 18, Nova Scotia has six active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified Saturday, Oct. 17.The two new cases are in the Central Zone and both are related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The individuals have been self-isolating, as required.Nova Scotia Health ...
Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flights from Toronto to Halifax /Nova Scotia Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 on October 12, 2020 between 5-6 p.m

Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flights from Toronto to Halifax /Nova Scotia Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 on October 12, 2020 between 5-6 p.m

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flights from Toronto to Halifax / Update: Nova Scotia Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 on October 12, 2020 between 5-6 p.m Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on the following flights: Air Canada ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————————————————————–As of today, Oct. 17, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified Friday, Oct. 16.The two new cases are in the Central Zone and are both related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The two individuals have been self-isolating, as required.Nova Scotia ...
One New Case of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

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

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed—————————————————————–As of today, Oct. 16, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Thursday, Oct. 15.The new case is in the Central Zone and is related to travel outside Atlantic Canada. The individual has been self-isolating, as required.Nova ...
Province to Implement COVID-19 Program to Improve Infrastructure

Province to Implement COVID-19 Program to Improve Infrastructure

**** TRANSPORTATION Media Release Province to Implement COVID-19 Program to Improve Infrastructure————————————————————–To support job creation, stimulate the economy and keep Nova Scotians safe, the province will take advantage of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream.The new funding stream expands eligibility criteria to include health and education infrastructure. As two areas impacted by the ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19———————————————————–As of today, Oct. 15, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Wednesday, Oct. 14.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 907 Nova Scotia tests on Oct. 14.To date, Nova Scotia has 102,918 negative test results, 1,092 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 ...
COVID Alert App Available in Nova Scotia

COVID Alert App Available in Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID Alert App Available in Nova Scotia—————————————————————–Nova Scotians will be able to receive COVID-19 exposure alerts directly to their smartphones when using Health Canada’s free COVID Alert App.“As a province we have all shown a steadfast commitment to flattening the curve and keeping COVID activity low,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “As ...
New partnership to support COVID-19 testing for essential work and travel

New partnership to support COVID-19 testing for essential work and travel

**** NSHA Media Release New partnership to support COVID-19 testing for essential work and travel COVID-19 testing for essential work or travel purposes is being expanded in Nova Scotia. ​ Nova Scotia Health has reached an agreement with PRAXES Medical Group to support COVID-19 testing for people who require proof that they do not have ...
Guidance for Trick-or-Treating and Halloween Gatherings

Guidance for Trick-or-Treating and Halloween Gatherings

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Guidance for Trick-or-Treating and Halloween Gatherings————————————————————-Government is reminding Nova Scotians of current public health guidelines and providing specific advice around Halloween as the holiday approaches.“Halloween is a fun celebration but I am concerned about parties and behaviours that would see us letting our guard down,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————–As of today, Oct. 14, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Tuesday, Oct. 13.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 401 Nova Scotia tests on Oct. 13.To date, Nova Scotia has 102,273 negative test results, 1,092 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 ...
WestJet announced it will be indefinitely suspending operations to Moncton, Fredericton, Sydney and Charlottetown, while significantly reducing service to Halifax and St. John’s.

WestJet announced it will be indefinitely suspending operations to Moncton, Fredericton, Sydney and Charlottetown, while significantly reducing service to Halifax and St. John’s.

**** WestJet Media Release WestJet announced it will be indefinitely suspending operations to Moncton, Fredericton, Sydney and Charlottetown, while significantly reducing service to Halifax and St. John’s. The suspension eliminates more than 100 flights weekly or almost 80 percent of seat capacity from the Atlantic region starting November 2 and also suspends operations to Quebec City, with the removal of Toronto service.  Details can be found at bottom of release. “It has ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————-As of today, Oct. 13, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Monday, Oct. 12.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 492 Nova Scotia tests on Oct. 12.To date, Nova Scotia has 101,750 negative test results, 1,092 positive COVID-19 cases and ...
Three New Cases of COVID-19

Three New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19——————————————————————–As of today, Oct. 10, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. Three new cases were identified Friday, Oct. 9.The three new cases are in the Central Zone. Two of the cases are related to travel outside of Canada, and the third is a close contact ...
Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flight from Toronto to Halifax

Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flight from Toronto to Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flight from Toronto to Halifax Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on the following flight: Air Canada flight 626 on September 30 from Toronto to Halifax. It departed Toronto at 9:00 pm and arrived in Halifax at ...
Individual fined for violating Emergency Management Act

Individual fined for violating Emergency Management Act

**** RCMP Media Release Individual fined for violating Emergency Management Act A university student in Wolfville is​ facing a fine for violating the Emergency Management Act.Last night just before 11 p.m., Kings District RCMP received a complaint of a large group of students gathered at a residence on Bay St. in Wolfville. Police attended and found more than​ 75 ...
Chief Medical Officer of Health Statement on Atlantic Bubble

Chief Medical Officer of Health Statement on Atlantic Bubble

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Chief Medical Officer of Health Statement on Atlantic Bubble————————————————————–NOTE: The following is a statement from Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health————————————————————–We are monitoring the situation in New Brunswick and are in close contact with our counterparts in that province. There are no changes to our border policy ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————–As of today, Oct. 9, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Thursday, Oct. 8.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 874 Nova Scotia tests on Oct. 8.To date, Nova Scotia has 100,109 negative test results, 1,089 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 ...
Atlantic Bubble: Potential exposure to COVID-19 at two Moncton, NB locations

Atlantic Bubble: Potential exposure to COVID-19 at two Moncton, NB locations

**** NSHA Media Release Atlantic Bubble: Potential exposure to COVID-19 at two Moncton, NB locations Nova Scotians who recently visited the Moncton, New Brunswick area asked to review the following shared by New Brunswick Public Health (full release available here) about potential exposure to COVID-19 at two Moncton locations:​ Optical Centre, Costco Moncton, 149 Granite Drive: ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————-As of today, Oct. 8, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Wednesday, Oct. 7.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 879 Nova Scotia tests on Oct. 7.To date, Nova Scotia has 99,388 negative test results, 1,089 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————As of today, Oct. 7, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Tuesday, Oct. 6.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 836 Nova Scotia tests on Oct. 6.To date, Nova Scotia has 98,704 negative test results, 1,089 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 ...
More Improvements in COVID-19 Testing for Nova Scotians

More Improvements in COVID-19 Testing for Nova Scotians

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release More Improvements in COVID-19 Testing for Nova Scotians—————————————————————Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, Oct. 6, that the province is increasing its capacity to test Nova Scotians with symptoms of COVID-19 as quickly as possible.“Testing is an important part of the public health measures,” said Premier McNeil. “Our testing strategy has been working ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————–As of today, Oct. 6, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Monday, Oct. 5.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 482 Nova Scotia tests on Oct. 5.To date, Nova Scotia has 98,110 negative test results, 1,089 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 ...
Antigonish District RCMP continue to take enforcement measures under the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act

Antigonish District RCMP continue to take enforcement measures under the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act

**** RCMP Media Release Antigonish District RCMP continue to take enforcement measures under the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act. This past weekend, Antigonish RCMP attended several large house parties where three individuals were charged under the Nova Scotia Health Protection Act for failing to social distance. Four people were also charged under the Liquor Act ...
Significant Revenue Shortfall at Halifax International Airport Authority Results in Airport Improvement Fee Increases for 2021

Significant Revenue Shortfall at Halifax International Airport Authority Results in Airport Improvement Fee Increases for 2021

**** HIAA Media Release Significant Revenue Shortfall at Halifax International Airport Authority Results in Airport Improvement Fee Increases for 2021 A 90 per cent decline in passenger traffic and associated revenues due to the global disruption in air travel from the COVID-19 pandemic has led Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) to increase Airport Improvement Fees ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19————————————————————-As of today, Oct. 5, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Sunday, Oct. 4.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 576 Nova Scotia tests on Oct. 4.To date, Nova Scotia has 97,677 negative test results, 1,089 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 ...
Guidance for Thanksgiving Gatherings

Guidance for Thanksgiving Gatherings

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS/ Release Guidance for Thanksgiving Gatherings—————————————————————–Thanksgiving celebrations may look different in 2020 and government is reminding Nova Scotians of the current public health measures as the holiday approaches.People can continue to gather in close social groups of up to 10 without physical distancing. Nova Scotians are strongly encouraged to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and ...
Beginning this weekend October 3 and 4, the Department of Health and Wellness will only send news releases on weekends when there are new cases of COVID-19 to report

Beginning this weekend October 3 and 4, the Department of Health and Wellness will only send news releases on weekends when there are new cases of COVID-19 to report

**** Health / Wellness Beginning this weekend October 3 and 4, the Department of Health and Wellness will only send news releases on weekends when there are new cases of COVID-19 to report. No new cases in the province. ...
One New Case of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

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

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed—————————————————————–As of today, Oct. 2, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Thursday, Oct. 1.The new case is in the Central Zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. The individual has been self-isolating, as ...
No New Cases of COVID-19 / Faster COVID-19 Testing for Nova Scotians

No New Cases of COVID-19 / Faster COVID-19 Testing for Nova Scotians

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————–As of today, Oct. 1, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Wednesday, Sept. 30.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 977 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 30.To date, Nova Scotia has 95,244 negative test results, 1,088 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 ...
Satellite Courtrooms Secured for HRM Criminal Jury Trials

Satellite Courtrooms Secured for HRM Criminal Jury Trials

**** JUSTICE Media Release Satellite Courtrooms Secured for HRM Criminal Jury Trials—————————————————————–Criminal jury trials will be able to resume safely in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) with the creation of two new satellite courtrooms for the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia.About 22,000 square feet of leased space has been secured on Mellor Drive in Dartmouth. The ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19—————————————————————–As of today, Sept. 30, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Tuesday, Sept. 29.The new case is in the Northern Zone and is related to travel outside of Canada. The individual has been self-isolating, as required.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS– No New Cases of COVID-19—————————————————————–As of today, Sept. 29, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Monday, Sept. 28.Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 841 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 28.To date, Nova Scotia has 93,644 negative test results, 1,087 positive COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths. One ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS– No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, Sept. 28, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Sunday, Sept. 27. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 863 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 27. To date, Nova Scotia has 93,039 negative test results, 1,087 positive COVID-19 cases ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- As of today, Sept. 27, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Saturday, Sept. 26. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 878 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 26. To date, Nova Scotia has 92,348 negative test results, 1,087 positive ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————————————————————– As of today, Sept. 26, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Friday, Sept. 25. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,131 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 25. To date, Nova Scotia has 91,459 negative test results, 1,087 positive ...
As students return to campus, Halifax Regional Police is stressing the need for responsibility to their community & to maintain a positive quality of life for our neighbours

As students return to campus, Halifax Regional Police is stressing the need for responsibility to their community & to maintain a positive quality of life for our neighbours

**** HRP Media Release As students return to campus, Halifax Regional Police is stressing the need for responsibility to their community & to maintain a positive quality of life for our neighbours. Learn more about common offences and accompanying fines Quality of life in our neighbourhoods In September, our region becomes home to thousands of ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— As of today, Sept. 25, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Thursday, Sept. 24. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,015 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 24. To date, Nova Scotia has 90,719 negative test results, 1,087 positive ...
Government Extends Virtual Care Options

Government Extends Virtual Care Options

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Government Extends Virtual Care Options ————————————————————- Government is extending access to virtual care options like telephone and videoconferencing that are available for doctors to connect with patients. Physicians’ payment codes for virtual visits will be available until Dec. 31, 2020. “We know Nova Scotians and doctors have appreciated keeping their appointments ...
Halifax Stanfield Receives Airport Health Accreditation from Airports Council International We’re Ready When You Are

Halifax Stanfield Receives Airport Health Accreditation from Airports Council International We’re Ready When You Are

**** HIAA Media Release Halifax Stanfield Receives Airport Health Accreditation from Airports Council International We’re Ready When You Are The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on air travel, but anyone who’s travelled to or from Halifax Stanfield recently will have noticed the many health and safety measures in place to ensure travellers feel ...
No new cases of COVID-19

No new cases of COVID-19

****  HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— As of today, Sept. 24, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Wednesday, Sept. 23. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 889 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 23. To date, Nova Scotia has 89,930 negative test results, 1,087 positive ...
Updates on fall recreation

Updates on fall recreation

**** HRM Media Release Updates on fall recreation The following is an update on fall recreation programming and the reopening of facilities. ​ ​ ​ Recreation programming Fall recreation programming will be returning across the region, with registration opening on Thursday, Oct. 8. ​ Programs will be viewable online as of Thursday, Oct. 1 on halifax.ca/myREC. All ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, Sept. 23, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Tuesday, Sept. 22. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 972 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 22. To date, Nova Scotia has 89,037 negative test results, 1,087 positive ...
One New Case of COVID-19 / Easing of Long-Term Care Restrictions

One New Case of COVID-19 / Easing of Long-Term Care Restrictions

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, Sept. 22, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. One new case was identified Monday, Sept. 21. The new case is in Western Zone and is related to travel outside of Canada. The case is currently under investigation by Public Health. ...
Charges laid after complaints to RCMP for house parties and large groups of students gathering on streets

Charges laid after complaints to RCMP for house parties and large groups of students gathering on streets

**** RCMP Media Release This past weekend, Antigonish District RCMP responded to several calls for noise complaints, house parties of more than 10 people, and large groups of students gathering on streets. These are not acceptable behaviours in these times of the pandemic, and police want the community to know they will continue to take ...
The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority will implement mandatory temperature screening for all passengers and staff entering the secure area of the airport.

The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority will implement mandatory temperature screening for all passengers and staff entering the secure area of the airport.

**** Canadian Air Transport Security Authority Release Health and safety will always be our top priority. This Wednesday, Sept. 23, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority will implement mandatory temperature screening for all passengers and staff entering the secure area of the airport. Measures taken in response to COVID-19 Over the last few months, the ...
Improvements to be Made in Long-Term Care

Improvements to be Made in Long-Term Care

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Release Improvements to be Made in Long-Term Care ————————————————————– Health Minister Randy Delorey announced today, Sept. 21, that government is preparing for future cases of COVID-19 with recommendations from two reviews of outbreaks in long-term care facilities. “We agree with the intention of all the recommendations and we are pursuing many of them ...
No New Confirmed Cases, One Probable Case of COVID-19

No New Confirmed Cases, One Probable Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Confirmed Cases, One Probable Case of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, Sept. 21, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Sunday, Sept. 20. The province is reporting one probable case of COVID-19 involving a Dalhousie University student who has received indeterminate test results. ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————————————————————– As of today, Sept. 20, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Saturday, Sept. 19. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 858 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 19. To date, Nova Scotia has 87,428 negative test results, 1,086 positive ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————————————————————– As of today, Sept. 19, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Friday, Sept. 18. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,151 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 18. To date, Nova Scotia has 86,859 negative test results, 1,086 positive ...
Gathering Limits for Participants in Performing Arts, Sports to Increase

Gathering Limits for Participants in Performing Arts, Sports to Increase

**** COMMUNITIES Media Release Gathering Limits for Participants in Performing Arts, Sports to Increase ————————————————————— Government is increasing the allowable numbers for participants in performing arts, sport and organized physical activity. Effective Oct. 1, the number of people who can participate in one of these activities without physical distancing will increase from 10 to 50. ...
No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed ————————————————————- As of today, Sept. 18, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Thursday, Sept. 17. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,166 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 17. To date, Nova Scotia has 86,031 negative ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, Sept. 17, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Wednesday, Sept. 16. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 962 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 16. To date, Nova Scotia has 85,288 negative test results, 1,086 positive ...
Federal-Provincial Safe Restart Agreement Finalized

Federal-Provincial Safe Restart Agreement Finalized

**** PREMIER’S OFFICE Media Release Federal-Provincial Safe Restart Agreement Finalized —————————————————————– Nova Scotia will receive about $289 million through the federal-provincial-territorial $19 billion Safe Restart Agreement. The funding will be used to protect Nova Scotians from COVID-19 while safely reopening the economy. “This investment will help us restart our economy while keeping Nova Scotians safe ...
Increased access to EI and recovery benefits / Federal-Provincial Safe Restart Agreement Finalized

Increased access to EI and recovery benefits / Federal-Provincial Safe Restart Agreement Finalized

**** Employment Canada Release Supporting Canadians through the next phase of the economy re-opening: Increased access to EI and recovery benefits Backgrounder The Government of Canada is continuing to take significant and decisive action to support Canadians and protect jobs during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) was an important and ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— As of today, Sept. 16, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Tuesday, Sept. 15. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 902 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 15. To date, Nova Scotia has 84,747 negative test results, 1,086 positive ...
Changes to Nova Scotia Health’s visitor restrictions to begin this week

Changes to Nova Scotia Health’s visitor restrictions to begin this week

**** NSHA Media Release Changes to Nova Scotia Health’s visitor restrictions to begin this week Some Nova Scotia Health hospital visitor restrictions will be eased this week to allow more opportunities for family members, primary support persons and caregivers to support patients. While no general visitation is permitted, Nova Scotia Health is easing restrictions to ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————- As of today, Sept. 15, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Monday, Sept. 14. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 866 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 14. To date, Nova Scotia has 84,089 negative test results, 1,086 positive ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, Sept. 14, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Sunday, Sept. 13. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 765 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 13. To date, Nova Scotia has 83,576 negative test results, 1,086 positive ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————————————————————– As of today, Sept. 13, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Saturday, Sept. 12. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 935 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 12. To date, Nova Scotia has 83,134 negative test results, 1,086 positive ...
RCMP issue fine for Health Protection Act violation

RCMP issue fine for Health Protection Act violation

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP issue fine for Health Protection Act violation ​A university student in Wolfville has recently been fined $1,000 for violating the Health Protection Act (HPA). On September 10, Kings District RCMP received a complaint about a student from outside of the Atlantic Bubble not self-isolating. Upon further investigation, RCMP officers determined ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————————————————————– As of today, Sept. 12, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Friday, Sept. 11. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 951 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 11. To date, Nova Scotia has 82,755 negative test results, 1,086 positive ...
Requirements for wearing a mask and how to choose and take care of a non-medical mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

Requirements for wearing a mask and how to choose and take care of a non-medical mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

**** CNS Release Requirements for wearing a mask and how to choose and take care of a non-medical mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. When worn properly, non-medical masks can reduce the risk of transmitting the virus. Your mask can be a commercial non-medical mask or a homemade mask that covers your nose ...
Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on Sept. 7 flight from Calgary to Halifax

Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on Sept. 7 flight from Calgary to Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on Sept. 7 flight from Calgary to Halifax Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on the following flight: WestJet flight WS 232 on Sept. 7 from Calgary to Halifax. It departed Calgary at 9:30 a.m. and arrived in ...
Easing of Self-Isolation Requirements for Out-of-Province Rotational Workers

Easing of Self-Isolation Requirements for Out-of-Province Rotational Workers

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Easing of Self-Isolation Requirements for Out-of-Province Rotational Workers —————————————————————– Government is easing some self-isolation requirements for out-of-province rotational workers when they return to Nova Scotia. A rotational worker is someone who has a set schedule where they alternate between living in Nova Scotia and working outside the province, such as an ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, Sept. 11, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Thursday, Sept. 10. Public health is managing and investigating a case of COVID-19 that is in Nova Scotia but had been identified in another province. Since the ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, Sept. 10, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Wednesday, Sept. 9. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,008 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 9. To date, Nova Scotia has 81,596 negative test results, 1,086 positive ...
Household special waste depot to reopen​

Household special waste depot to reopen​

**** HRM Media Release Household special waste depot to reopen​ Effective Saturday, September 12, the Household Special Waste (HSW) depot located at 20 Horseshoe Lake Drive, Bayers Lake will reopen for regular operations. The facility was closed due to COVID-19 and budget constraints. ​ The HSW depot accepts chemical waste generated in your home, which ...
Four​ university students fined for violating Health Protection Act​ over Labour Day​ weekend

Four​ university students fined for violating Health Protection Act​ over Labour Day​ weekend

**** RCMP Media Release Four​ university students fined for violating Health Protection Act​ over Labour Day​ weekend Four university students were each fined​ $1,000​ for violating the Health Protection Act (HPA) over the Labour Day weekend. Between September​ 4 and 7,​ RCMP received complaints about​ four students from outside of the Atlantic Bubble not self-isolating. ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————– As of today, Sept. 9, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Tuesday, Sept. 8. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 801 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 8. To date, Nova Scotia has 81,092 negative test results, 1,086 positive ...
Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at Canada Games Centre

Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at Canada Games Centre

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at Canada Games Centre Public Health is advising of potential public exposure to COVID-19 in the Fitness Centre at Canada Games Centre, 26 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax on the following dates/times: August 28, 29, 30 from 10 am to 1 pm August 31 ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————– As of today, Sept. 8, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Monday, Sept. 7. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 861 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 7. To date, Nova Scotia has 80,682 negative test results, 1,086 positive ...
Government Eases Restrictions, Allows Designated Caregivers for Long-Term Care Residents

Government Eases Restrictions, Allows Designated Caregivers for Long-Term Care Residents

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Government Eases Restrictions, Allows Designated Caregivers for Long-Term Care Residents ————————————————————- Government is further easing restrictions in long-term care homes to allow designated caregivers to help care for and support residents. “The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly difficult for those living in long-term care, and those who love and care for ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 —————————————————————- As of today, Sept. 7, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Sunday, Sept. 6. The new case is in Central Zone and is currently under investigation by Public Health. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 852 Nova Scotia ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- As of today, Sept. 6, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Saturday, Sept. 5. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 998 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 5. To date, Nova Scotia has 79,743 negative test results, 1,085 positive ...
Hand Sanitizers and Children’s Safety: What you need to know

Hand Sanitizers and Children’s Safety: What you need to know

**** Info via Health Canada Hand Sanitizers and Children’s Safety: What you need to know Whether your child is learning from home or at school this fall, Health Canada is reminding Canadians, particularly parents and guardians, that hand hygiene is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of germs, including COVID-19. Washing ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS– No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————- As of today, Sept. 5, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Friday, Sept. 4. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,536 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 4. To date, Nova Scotia has 79,065 negative test results, 1,085 positive COVID-19 cases ...
No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed, Symptoms for Testing Updated

No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed, Symptoms for Testing Updated

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed, Symptoms for Testing Updated ————————————————————- As of today, Sept. 4, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Thursday, Sept. 3. ​ Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 869 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 3. To date, ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- As of today, Sept. 3, Nova Scotia has six active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Wednesday, Sept. 2. ​ Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,335 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 2. To date, Nova Scotia has 77,685 negative test results, 1,085 ...
Welcome to HRCE Student Transportation Safety and our COVID-19 response

Welcome to HRCE Student Transportation Safety and our COVID-19 response

**** HRCE Release Welcome to HRCE Student Transportation Safety and our COVID-19 response Safety is always a priority for HRCE Transportation and our service providers; however, this year, busing will look a little different with additional measures. Riding the bus is the first point of contact with schools for students in the morning and the ...
Students, Staff Return to School Sept. 8

Students, Staff Return to School Sept. 8

**** HEALTH AND WELLNESS /EDUCATION Release Students, Staff Return to School Sept. 8 ———————————————————- As students and staff return to class on Sept. 8, a plan is in place to respond to a potential COVID-19 exposure in school. “I want to welcome our new and returning students and staff back to school, in what will ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- As of today, Sept. 2, Nova Scotia has six active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Tuesday, Sept. 1. ​ Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 961 Nova Scotia tests on Sept. 1. To date, Nova Scotia has 76,935 negative test results, 1,085 ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————– As of today, Sept. 1, Nova Scotia has six active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Monday, Aug. 31. ​ Yesterday, Aug. 31, the province identified and reported a case in the Western Zone. The individual is a student attending Université Sainte-Anne and ...
Two New Cases and Two Probable Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases and Two Probable Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases and Two Probable Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————– As of today, Aug. 31, Nova Scotia has seven active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Sunday, Aug. 30. The other new case was identified late day, Aug. 31. The Aug 30 case is in the Eastern Zone ...
Reminder About Adult and Childhood Immunizations

Reminder About Adult and Childhood Immunizations

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Reminder About Adult and Childhood Immunizations ————————————————————— All Nova Scotians are encouraged to make sure their immunizations are up to date. Immunizations are an important and safe way to protect children and adults from serious illnesses. “I know many Nova Scotians right now are focused on protecting themselves and their loved ...
Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure in taxi from Halifax International Airport

Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure in taxi from Halifax International Airport

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure in taxi from Halifax International Airport ​ Nova Scotia Health is advising of a potential exposure to COVID-19 on August 24, 2020 between 6-7 pm. ​ The advisory is related to an individual(s) who accessed a cab departing the Halifax International Airport on August ...
Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flight from Calgary to Halifax

Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flight from Calgary to Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flight from Calgary to Halifax Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on the following flight: Westjet Airlines Calgary – Halifax (Westjet flight WS232). Arrival in Halifax at 1714 on August 26. Passengers in rows 21, 22, 23, 24, ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————- As of today, Aug. 30, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Saturday, Aug. 29. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 856 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 29. To date, Nova Scotia has 75,144 negative test results, 1,083 ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— As of today, Aug. 29, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Friday, Aug. 28. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 771 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 28. To date, Nova Scotia has 74,498 negative test results, 1,083 ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————– As of today, Aug. 28, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified on Thursday, Aug. 27. The new cases are in the Northern Zone and are connected to previously reported cases. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 1,058 Nova ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————- As of today, Aug. 27, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Wednesday, Aug. 26. Nova Scotia Health Authority’s labs completed 770 Nova Scotia tests on Aug.26. To date, Nova Scotia has 73,145 negative test results, 1,081 positive ...
University student fined for violating Health Protection Act

University student fined for violating Health Protection Act

**** RCMP Media Release University student fined for violating Health Protection Act A university student​ has recently been fined $1,000 for violating​ the Health Protection Act (HPA). ​ On August 24, Antigonish RCMP received a complaint​ about a student from outside of the Atlantic Bubble not self-isolating. Upon further investigation, RCMP officers determined that the ...
Province Further Eases Restrictions in Long-Term Care, Allows Some Large Gatherings, Sets Group Size for Before- and After-School Programs

Province Further Eases Restrictions in Long-Term Care, Allows Some Large Gatherings, Sets Group Size for Before- and After-School Programs

**** WELLNESS/COVID-19 Release Province Further Eases Restrictions in Long-Term Care, Allows Some Large Gatherings, Sets Group Size for Before- and After-School Programs ————————————————————– Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, announced today, Aug. 26, that Nova Scotia is further loosening restrictions for long-term care residents. This was one of several ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 ————————————————————— As of today, Aug. 26, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Tuesday, Aug. 25. The new case is in the Northern Zone and is connected to a previously reported case. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab ...
RCMP : Tackling cybercrime during a pandemic

RCMP : Tackling cybercrime during a pandemic

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP : Tackling cybercrime during a pandemic Cybercriminals are trying to profit from COVID-19, but a new RCMP unit is working to stop them. Credit: RCMP Built to fight cybercrime, an RCMP unit is spending part of its inaugural year protecting Canadians from criminals who are trying to use COVID-19 to exploit them. ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— As of today, Aug. 25, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Monday, Aug. 24. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 547 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 24 and is operating 24-hours. To date, Nova Scotia ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————– As of today, Aug. 24, Nova Scotia has seven active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Sunday, Aug. 23. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 498 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 23 and is operating 24-hours. To date, Nova Scotia ...
Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Two New Case of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Two New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Two New Case of COVID-19 — As of today, Aug. 23, Nova Scotia has seven active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified on Saturday, Aug. 22. ​ Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 65. A ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 —————————————————————————————————————– As of today, Aug. 22, Nova Scotia has six active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Friday, Aug. 21. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 458 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 21 and is operating 24-hours. To date, Nova Scotia ...
No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed ————————————————————— As of today, Aug. 21, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Thursday, Aug. 20. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 641 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 20 and is operating 24-hours. ...
Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at two locations in Truro

Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at two locations in Truro

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at two locations in Truro Nova Scotia Health Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 at the following locations: Murphy’s Fish and Chips, 88 Esplanade Street, Truro, on August 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. 102 (Colchester) Wing Royal Canadian Air ...
Testing Strategy for Post-Secondary Students Entering Nova Scotia, Border Requirements Enhanced

Testing Strategy for Post-Secondary Students Entering Nova Scotia, Border Requirements Enhanced

**** Health  / ADVANCED EDUCATION Testing Strategy for Post-Secondary Students Entering Nova Scotia, Border Requirements Enhanced —————————————————————- Premier Stephen McNeil, after consultation with the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, announced today, Aug. 20, that post-secondary students entering the province from outside Atlantic Canada will require testing for COVID-19 along with 14 days ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 ————————————————————— As of today, Aug. 20, Nova Scotia has six active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Wednesday, Aug. 19. The new case is in the Central Zone and is currently under investigation by Public Health. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 ————————————————————— As of today, Aug. 19, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Tuesday, Aug. 18. The new case is in the Northern Zone and is currently under investigation by Public Health. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————– As of today, Aug. 18, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Monday, Aug. 17. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 300 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 17 and is operating 24-hours. To date, Nova Scotia ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 ————————————————————– As of today, Aug. 17, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Sunday, Aug. 16. The new case is in the Northern Zone and is connected to one of the cases reported last week. The QEII Health Sciences ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— As of today, Aug. 16, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Saturday, Aug. 15. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 438 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 15 and is operating 24-hours. To date, Nova Scotia ...
Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flights from Toronto to Halifax on August 8 and 11

Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flights from Toronto to Halifax on August 8 and 11

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flights from Toronto to Halifax on August 8 and 11 NSHA Public Health is advising of potential exposures to COVID-19 on the following flights: West Jet flight WS 248 on August 8 from Toronto to Halifax. It departed Toronto at 9 am and ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases of COVID-19

**** /HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, Aug. 15, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified on Friday, Aug. 14. The new cases are in the Northern Zone and are currently under investigation by Public Health. These new cases and the one announced ...
Nova Scotia’s back to school plan will be updated to mandate non-medical mask use for students in grades 4 to 12 while in school

Nova Scotia’s back to school plan will be updated to mandate non-medical mask use for students in grades 4 to 12 while in school

**** EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT Media Release COVID-19–Mandatory Masks in School —————————————————————– Nova Scotia’s back to school plan will be updated to mandate non-medical mask use for students in grades 4 to 12 while in school. “The decision to require masks for grades 4 and up in our schools is in line with recent evidence and ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 ————————————————————– As of today, Aug. 14, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Thursday, Aug. 13. The new case is in the Northern Zone and is currently under investigation by public health. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab ...
COVID-19 Briefing and Back to School Plan Friday, Aug. 14

COVID-19 Briefing and Back to School Plan Friday, Aug. 14

**** CNS Media Release COVID-19 Briefing and Back to School Plan Friday, Aug. 14 ———————————————————— Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Zach Churchill and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health will provide an update Friday, Aug. 14, at noon to announce more details of the back to school plan. This update ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** Health  / Wellness Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 As of today, Aug. 13, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 509 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 12 and is operating 24-hours. To date, Nova ...
HIAA: We want to remind everyone that ONLY travellers and airport workers should be in the terminal building

HIAA: We want to remind everyone that ONLY travellers and airport workers should be in the terminal building

This was posted earlier from the Halifax Stanfield. “Yesterday we saw groups of people coming in to greet loved ones upon arrival. We want to remind everyone that ONLY travellers and airport workers should be in the terminal building, to support our physical distancing measures. Pls wait outside for pick ups and drop offs – ...
Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update

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. ​ As the province moves through its recovery phases, Halifax Transit has increased service levels in a phased approach while continuing to follow public health guidelines. ​ Bus ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————- As of today, Aug. 12, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Tuesday, Aug. 11. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 351 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 11 and is operating 24-hours. To date, Nova Scotia ...
Non-medical masks for RCMP employees

Non-medical masks for RCMP employees

**** RCMP Media Release Non-medical masks for RCMP employees The RCMP is following public health advice by providing front-line employees with non-medical masks. Front-line police officers can use these masks while on duty in situations where personal protective equipment (PPE) is not required but where physical distancing may be difficult or unpredictable. RCMP Commanding Officers ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, Aug. 11, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Monday, Aug. 10. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 170 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 10 and is operating 24-hours. To date, Nova Scotia ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, Aug. 10, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Sunday, Aug. 9. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 289 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 9 and is operating 24-hours. To date, Nova Scotia ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— As of today, Aug. 9, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Saturday, Aug. 8. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 387 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 8 and is operating 24-hours. To date, Nova Scotia ...
No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————– As of today, Aug. 8, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Friday, Aug. 7. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 501 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 7 and is operating 24-hours. ...
Police warn citizens of fraudulent phone calls targeting seniors

Police warn citizens of fraudulent phone calls targeting seniors

**** HRP Media Release Police warn citizens of fraudulent phone calls targeting seniors ​ Halifax Regional Police is advising the public of a recent increase in fraudulent phone calls targeting seniors in relation to topping up government benefits due to COVID-19. ​ The scammer poses as a representative from Service Canada calling in relation to ...
Atlantic Splash Adventure closes for 2020 season

Atlantic Splash Adventure closes for 2020 season

**** Via Atlantic Splash Adventure ‘IMPORTANT UPDATE: Today we have had to make the very difficult decision to close the park for the rest of the season. The reason is related to staffing and not having the people we need in place to run the park safely. In the interest of dispelling rumours and providing ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, Aug. 7, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Thursday, Aug. 6. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 403 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 6 and is operating 24-hours. To date, Nova Scotia ...
Organizers announce that they are unable to offer an in-person Blue Nose Marathon experience in 202020.

Organizers announce that they are unable to offer an in-person Blue Nose Marathon experience in 202020.

**** Info via Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon Blue Nose Nation, thank you for your patience. We’ve made an official decision on the 2020 edition of the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon. Being the largest organized fitness event in Atlantic Canada is both a blessing and a burden in these challenging times. We’re so proud to welcome ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, Aug. 6, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Wednesday, Aug. 5. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 598 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 5 and is operating 24-hours. To date, Nova Scotia ...
Goodbye, Fines. Hello, Library

Goodbye, Fines. Hello, Library

**** Halifax Libraries Release Goodbye, Fines. Hello, Library On Wednesday, August 5, Halifax Public Libraries announced that it is officially “fine-free”! From August 5 onward, the Library will follow a fine-free model. All existing overdue fines have been forgiven, and blocked cards have been reset. Library borrowers can expect to see these changes reflected on their accounts ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, Aug. 5, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 253 Nova Scotia tests on Aug. 4 and is operating 24-hours. To date, Nova Scotia ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— As of today, August 3, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Sunday, August 2. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 215 Nova Scotia tests on August 2 and is operating 24-hours. To date, Nova Scotia ...
Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on July 12 flight from Toronto to Halifax

Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on July 12 flight from Toronto to Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on July 12 flight from Toronto to Halifax ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...
NSHA is advising that the playground identified in a media release about potential public exposure to COVID-19 on July 31, 2020 between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. was incorrect.

NSHA is advising that the playground identified in a media release about potential public exposure to COVID-19 on July 31, 2020 between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. was incorrect.

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at Chebucto Road HRM Park Nova Scotia Health is advising that the playground identified in a media release about potential public exposure to COVID-19 on July 31, 2020 between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. was incorrect. The playground with the potential exposure was ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, August 2, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified on Saturday, August 1. The new cases are in the Central Zone and related to travel outside Canada. The individuals have been in self-isolation, as required. One ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- As of today, August 1, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Friday, July 31. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 440 Nova Scotia tests on July 31 and is operating 24-hours. To date, Nova Scotia ...
Response to COVID-19: Non-medical masks mandatory in all indoor public places

Response to COVID-19: Non-medical masks mandatory in all indoor public places

****  HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Non-medical masks mandatory in all indoor public places A reminder to residents that as per the provincial public health order, non-medical face masks are required in all indoor public places, effective today.​ ​ This includes, but is not limited to, municipal buildings, municipal offices, transit terminals and recreation ...
Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on July 19 flight from Toronto to Halifax

Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on July 19 flight from Toronto to Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on July 19 flight from Toronto to Halifax ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, July 31, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified on Thursday, July 30. The new cases are in the Central Zone and are Nova Scotians who travelled outside Canada. The individuals have been in self-isolation since ...
Municipal Services, Enhanced Transit & Celebration Information for Natal Day Weekend 2020

Municipal Services, Enhanced Transit & Celebration Information for Natal Day Weekend 2020

**** HRM Media Release Municipal Services, Enhanced Transit & Celebration Information for Natal Day Weekend 2020 ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents of the following municipal program and service level adjustments for Natal Day weekend: ​ Solid Waste Collection and Facility Hours ​ No municipal solid waste collection service will take place on ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ——————————————————————————————————————— As of today, July 30, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Wednesday, July 29. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 448 Nova Scotia tests on July 29 and is operating 24-hours. To date, Nova Scotia ...
Reusable Masks at Public Libraries, Most Provincial Museums

Reusable Masks at Public Libraries, Most Provincial Museums

**** CULTURE/HERITAGE Media Release Reusable Masks at Public Libraries, Most Provincial Museums —————————————————————– NOTE: A list of participating Nova Scotia Museum sites follows this release —————————————————————– UPDATE: to the news release sent today, July 30, at about 11:20 a.m. to add Historic Acadian Village to list of museums Nova Scotians without ready access to non-medical ...
DND​ awards $2 million to two companies​ developing COVID-19 solutions and products​

DND​ awards $2 million to two companies​ developing COVID-19 solutions and products​

**** DND Media Release DND​ awards $2 million to two companies​ developing COVID-19 solutions and products​ The Department of National Defence announced today two contribution agreements with Canadian companies as part of the Government of Canada’s coordinated response to COVID-19.​ The contribution agreements, totaling $2 million, focus on diagnostics and testing and are being awarded to: ...
Halifax Water Further Extending Support to Customers in Need

Halifax Water Further Extending Support to Customers in Need

**** Halifax Water Release Halifax Water Further Extending Support to Customers in Need The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have many Halifax Water customers concerned about the future and their ability to pay bills in these uncertain times. Access to a clean, safe water supply and reliable wastewater service is vital to maintain individual health, ensure ...
First 2020-21 Budget Update Highlights Impact of Pandemic

First 2020-21 Budget Update Highlights Impact of Pandemic

**** FINANCE/TREASURY Media Release First 2020-21 Budget Update Highlights Impact of Pandemic —————————————————————– The first update on Budget 2020-21 shows the COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the province’s fiscal forecast. Finance and Treasury Board Minister Karen Casey presented the update today, July 29. Government is forecasting a deficit of $852.9 million for ...
Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, No New Cases of COVID-19 / Upgrades at Nova Scotia Community College Campuses

Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, No New Cases of COVID-19 / Upgrades at Nova Scotia Community College Campuses

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— As of today, July 29, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Tuesday, July 28. Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 64. A female ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— As of today, July 28, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Monday, July 27. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 219 Nova Scotia tests on July 27 and is operating 24-hours. To date, Nova Scotia ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS– No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— As of today, July 27, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Sunday, July 26. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 200 Nova Scotia tests on July 26 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed long-term care ...
No Active Cases of COVID-19

No Active Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No Active Cases of COVID-19 ——————————————————————————————————————— As of today, July 26, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Saturday, July 25, and an active case was resolved. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 433 Nova Scotia tests on July 25 and is ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— As of today, July 25, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Friday, July 24. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 260 Nova Scotia tests on July 24 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed ...
Province Announces Mandatory Masks in Indoor Public Places

Province Announces Mandatory Masks in Indoor Public Places

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Province Announces Mandatory Masks in Indoor Public Places —————————————————————– Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today, July 24, that masks will become mandatory in most indoor public places starting July 31. “As we open our economy, our schools and our communities, ...
No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————– Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, will provide an update today, July 24, at 1 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————– As of today, July 24, Nova Scotia has one ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, July 23, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Wednesday, July 22. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 438 Nova Scotia tests on July 22 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed ...
Students Return to School in September

Students Return to School in September

**** EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT Media Release Students Return to School in September —————————————————————– Public school students across the province will return to class on Tuesday, Sept 8. The back to school plan is supported by public health, the IWK Health Centre and education partners. “Children need safe and supportive learning environments and that means being ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, July 22, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Tuesday, July 21. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 528 Nova Scotia tests on July 21 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed ...
Halifax Busker Festival is ONLINE July 31 to August 2!!

Halifax Busker Festival is ONLINE July 31 to August 2!!

**** Info via the Buskers Event Halifax Busker Festival is ONLINE July 31 to August 2!! 2020 Online Schedule Watch the performances starting at 1pm Atlantic Daylight Time on the Halifax Busker Festival Facebook page at www.facebook.com/halifaxbuskers. Friday, July 31 Day 1 Performances start at 1pm ADT EMCEE Jack Wise 1. Mighty Mike 2. The Great Balanzo 3. Michael James ...
Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update

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. ​ Mandatory masks – Friday, July 24 ​ In keeping with the public health order, masks will be mandatory on all Halifax Transit buses and ferries as of Friday, ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, July 21, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Monday, July 20. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 266 Nova Scotia tests on July 20 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— As of today, July 20, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Sunday, July 19. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 357 Nova Scotia tests on July 19 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed ...
Tensions ran high at a “March to Unmask” protest that took place in Halifax

Tensions ran high at a “March to Unmask” protest that took place in Halifax

Tensions ran high at a “March to Unmask” protest that took place in Halifax. A pro mask group joined the scene, and almost immediately arguments began, some loudly, about mask wearing in the age of COVID-19. The organizers posted this on social media as part of their cause. “Just recently The City of Toronto passed ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- As of today, July 19, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Saturday, July 18. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 543 Nova Scotia tests on July 18 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed ...
Non-medical masks and face coverings:  How to protect others

Non-medical masks and face coverings: How to protect others

**** Info via Health Canada Non-medical masks and face coverings How to protect others The best thing you can do to prevent spreading COVID-19 is to wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds. If none is available, use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. To protect others, ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- As of today, July 18, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Friday, July 17. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 365 Nova Scotia tests on July 17 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed ...
Province Announces Mandatory Masks on Public Transit and Easing of Visitor Restrictions in Long-Term Care Homes / Nova Scotia Health, IWK to require patients and visitors to wear masks in health care facilities

Province Announces Mandatory Masks on Public Transit and Easing of Visitor Restrictions in Long-Term Care Homes / Nova Scotia Health, IWK to require patients and visitors to wear masks in health care facilities

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Province Announces Mandatory Masks on Public Transit and Easing of Visitor Restrictions in Long-Term Care Homes —————————————————————- Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today, July 17, that some visitor restrictions in long-term care homes are being eased and non-medical masks will ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- As of today, July 17, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Thursday, July 16. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 491 Nova Scotia tests on July 16 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed ...
Halifax Mobility Response – Streets and Spaces

Halifax Mobility Response – Streets and Spaces

**** HRM Media Release 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, Bedford Row, between the Founders Square parking garage and Prince Street, will be temporarily closed to all vehicle ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, July 16, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Wednesday, July 15. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 499 Nova Scotia tests on July 15 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 ————————————————————— As of today, July 15, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Tuesday, July 14. The source of infection for this new case, which is in Central Zone, remains under investigation by Public Health and this individual is ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, July 14, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Monday, July 13. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 310 Nova Scotia tests on July 13 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, July 13, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Sunday, July 12. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 401 Nova Scotia tests on July 12 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, July 12, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Saturday, July 11. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 382 Nova Scotia tests on July 11 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, July 11, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Friday, July 10. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 521 Nova Scotia tests on July 10 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed ...
Hal-Con 2020 cancelled

Hal-Con 2020 cancelled

**** Hal-Con Release To the Hal-Con community of fans, geeks, nerds, and friends: We have made the difficult decision to cancel Hal-Con 2020. To us—and to many of you—Hal-Con is more than just an annual event. It’s a celebration of all of the wonderful geeky communities that thrive in this city, in this country, and ...
No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, State of Emergency Renewed —————————————————————– As of today, July 10, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Thursday, July 9. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 579 Nova Scotia tests on July 9 and is operating 24-hours. ...
Tourism Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centres Now Open

Tourism Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centres Now Open

**** TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA Release Tourism Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centres Now Open ————————————————————– Visitor information centres on the Halifax waterfront, Amherst, Peggy’s Cove, Port Hastings and Yarmouth have reopened, offering in-person visitor services and trip counselling in ways that are safe for both staff and visitors. Tourism Nova Scotia encourages Nova Scotians and Atlantic ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, will provide an update today, July 9, at noon. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————– As of today, July 9, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. No new ...
Halifax Transit encourages weating masks during bus / ferry rides

Halifax Transit encourages weating masks during bus / ferry rides

**** Via Halifax Transit (Updated daily) “In support of public health recommendations, we strongly encourage our riders to wear masks when possible. To help, we’ll be handing out free masks at terminals around Halifax. Today, we’ll be at Mumford Terminal from 6:30-8:00 am – come see us & please #wearamask on transit!” ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, July 8, Nova Scotia has five active cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified on Tuesday, July 7. The new case is a Nova Scotia truck driver who travelled outside Canada as an essential worker. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology ...
Irving Shipbuilding Exception, Statement from Dr. Robert Strang

Irving Shipbuilding Exception, Statement from Dr. Robert Strang

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Irving Shipbuilding Exception, Statement from Dr. Robert Strang —————————————————————– NOTE: The following is a statement from Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health —————————————————————– There have been a number of questions and concerns about an exception granted by Public Health to Irving Shipbuilding for travel to the U.S. ...
NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flight from​ Toronto to Halifax

NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flight from​ Toronto to Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on flight from​ Toronto to Halifax ​ ​ NSHA Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on Air Canada flight AC 626 on June 26 from Toronto to Halifax. It departed Toronto at 8:15 p.m. and landed in Halifax at 11:17 p.m. While ...
Border Tracking Form for Non-Bubble Travellers to Nova Scotia Now Online

Border Tracking Form for Non-Bubble Travellers to Nova Scotia Now Online

**** HEALTH/Wellness Media Release   Border Tracking Form for Non-Bubble Travellers to Nova Scotia Now Online ————————————————————– Travellers entering Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic Canadian bubble must fill out a tracking and self-declaration form, available at: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/alerts-notices/Self-declaration-Form-Tracking-Travellers-to-Nova-Scotia.pdf Non-bubble visitors must provide an address where they will be staying and self-isolating for 14 days and a ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, July 7, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Monday, July 6. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 291 Nova Scotia tests on July 6 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed ...
CAA Atlantic’s Travel Tips for the Atlantic Bubble

CAA Atlantic’s Travel Tips for the Atlantic Bubble

**** CAA Media Release With the Atlantic Bubble now open, CAA Atlantic has some tips for those hoping to hit the road again. “These are unprecedented times for travel,” says Gary Howard, Senior Vice President of Communications at CAA Atlantic. “It’s far from normal, so there are a few things to keep in mind before ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 —————————————————————– Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, will provide an update today, July 6, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————– As of today, July 6, Nova Scotia has four active cases of COVID-19. One ...
Response to COVID-19: Update on summer aquatics and water testing

Response to COVID-19: Update on summer aquatics and water testing

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Update on summer aquatics and water testing The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ The following is an update on municipal pools, splashpads and beaches. ​ Indoor Pools Staff have reviewed the details of the new guidelines from ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ———— As of today, July 5, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Saturday, July 4. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 441 Nova Scotia tests on July 4 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS– No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————- As of today, July 4, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Friday, July 3. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 358 Nova Scotia tests on July 3 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed long-term care ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, July 3, Nova Scotia has three active cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified on Thursday, July 2. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 372 Nova Scotia tests on July 2 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed ...
Application Deadline Extension for Small Business Reopening and Support Grant

Application Deadline Extension for Small Business Reopening and Support Grant

**** CNS Media Release Application Deadline Extension for Small Business Reopening and Support Grant The application deadline for the Small Business Reopening and Support Grant has been extended to Friday, July 17, to allow more time for businesses to apply. The $25 million program provides grants of up to $5,000 to help eligible small businesses, ...
Eviction ban expires, thousands of people to face eviction says NDP

Eviction ban expires, thousands of people to face eviction says NDP

**** NDP Media Release Eviction ban expires, thousands of people to face eviction The residential eviction ban put in place in response to COVID-19 expires today. “The McNeil Liberals need to extend the ban on evictions,” said Lisa Roberts, NDP Housing Spokesperson. “So many people are still struggling, CERB will end soon, and more layoffs ...
Provincial Campgrounds Open to Atlantic Provinces, More Campsites

Provincial Campgrounds Open to Atlantic Provinces, More Campsites

**** LANDS/FORESTRY Media Releases Provincial Campgrounds Open to Atlantic Provinces, More Campsites ————————————————————– Campers from all four Atlantic provinces can reserve and enjoy their spots at any of Nova Scotia’s 20 provincial campgrounds starting today, July 3. With further easing of public health restrictions, the province will also open more than 300 additional campsites at ...
Response to COVID-19: Halifax Mobility Response – Streets and Spaces

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, Grafton Street, between Carmichael and Prince streets, will be temporarily converted into a one-way, southbound street to ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, July 2, Nova Scotia has 1,064 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Wednesday, July 1. The new case is an individual who is in Nova Scotia as a temporary foreign worker. They have been self-isolating since arriving in the ...
Atlantic Bubble Border Crossing

Atlantic Bubble Border Crossing

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Atlantic Bubble Border Crossing ———————————————————— Bubble up, Atlantic Canada – and bring your identification with you. Starting Friday, July 3, if people live in another Atlantic Canadian province and want to visit Nova Scotia, they will need to show proof of residency to enter the province. ​ ​ Every adult will ...
Nova Scotia Health Authority advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on Toronto to Halifax flight.

Nova Scotia Health Authority advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on Toronto to Halifax flight.

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Authority advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on Toronto to Halifax flight. NSHA Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on WestJet flight WS 248 on June 26 from Toronto to Halifax. It departed Toronto at 10:00 am and landed in Halifax at 1:04 pm. ​ While ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 ————————————————————- As of today, July 1, Nova Scotia has 1,063 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Tuesday, June 30. ​ The new case is a Nova Scotian who travelled outside Canada. ​ “Happy Canada Day. This year looks different because of COVID-19, but ...
Province Announces Reviews of COVID-19 Response for Northwood, Long-Term Care Sector

Province Announces Reviews of COVID-19 Response for Northwood, Long-Term Care Sector

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Province Announces Reviews of COVID-19 Response for Northwood, Long-Term Care Sector ————————————————————— Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey announced today, June 30, a review of the COVID-19 outbreak at Northwood’s Halifax campus. The Northwood review is being done under the Quality-improvement Information Protection Act. Mr. Delorey has appointed infectious disease consultant ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release   One New Case of COVID-19 ———————————————————— As of today, June 30, Nova Scotia has 1,062 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Monday, June 29. The new case is related to travel and the individual had been self-isolating since returning to the province, as required. “While we’ve made ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, June 29, Nova Scotia continues to have no active cases of COVID-19. The last new case was identified on June 9. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 255 Nova Scotia tests on Sunday, June 28 and is operating 24-hours. There ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————————————————————– As of today, June 28, Nova Scotia continues to have no active cases of COVID-19. The last new case was identified on June 9. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 381 Nova Scotia tests on Saturday, June 27 and is operating 24-hours. There ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, June 27, Nova Scotia continues to have no active cases of COVID-19. The last new case was identified on June 9. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 386 Nova Scotia tests on Friday, June 26 and is operating 24-hours. There ...
Response to COVID-19: Update on pools, recreation facilities and events

Response to COVID-19: Update on pools, recreation facilities and events

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Update on pools, recreation facilities and events The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ The following is an update from Parks & Recreation. ​ Pools and Splashpads The municipality will be reviewing the details of today’s announcement by ...
Further Lifting of Restrictions, New Gathering Limits

Further Lifting of Restrictions, New Gathering Limits

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Further Lifting of Restrictions, New Gathering Limits —————————————————————– Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today, June 26, further lifting of restrictions given Nova Scotia’s continued low rates of COVID-19. “We’ve now had more than two weeks with no new cases of ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, June 26, Nova Scotia continues to have no active cases of COVID-19. The last new case was identified on June 9. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 468 Nova Scotia tests on Thursday, June 25 and is operating 24-hours. There ...
Bluenose Prepares for Sail Past Summer Tour

Bluenose Prepares for Sail Past Summer Tour

**** COMMUNITIES/CULTURE/HERITAGE Media Release Bluenose Prepares for Sail Past Summer Tour —————————————————————– Nova Scotia’s iconic Bluenose II will sail into ports and harbours around the province this summer in a unique tour fit for the times dubbed Sail Past Summer. “Ninety-nine years ago, Captain Angus Walters took up the mantle of the Bluenose, representing the ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- As of today, June 25, Nova Scotia continues to have no active cases of COVID-19. The last new case was identified on June 9. “I am so proud of the commitment Nova Scotians have shown to flattening the curve. We’ve worked together to tackle this ...
Some Nova Scotia Museums to Reopen July 1

Some Nova Scotia Museums to Reopen July 1

**** COMMUNITIES/CULTURE/HERITAGE Media Release Some Nova Scotia Museums to Reopen July 1 —————————————————————– Some provincial museum sites will reopen on Wednesday, July 1, with new measures in place to ensure people can safely enjoy their visits. “Our museums provide unique learning experiences, showcasing past events and ways of life that have shaped our communities and ...
Nova Scotians Encouraged to Rediscover Nova Scotia and Support Local Tourism Businesses

Nova Scotians Encouraged to Rediscover Nova Scotia and Support Local Tourism Businesses

**** TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA Media Release Nova Scotians Encouraged to Rediscover Nova Scotia and Support Local Tourism Businesses —————————————————————– Tourism Nova Scotia is launching a new marketing campaign today, June 25, encouraging Nova Scotians to explore the province and support local tourism businesses. “With travel restrictions in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, ...
No New Cases of COVID-19, Atlantic Travel Bubble Announced

No New Cases of COVID-19, Atlantic Travel Bubble Announced

**** Health/ Wellness Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, Atlantic Travel Bubble Announced As of today, June 24, Nova Scotia continues to have no active cases of COVID-19. The last new case was identified on June 9. Earlier today, the Council of Atlantic Premiers announced travel restrictions in Atlantic Canada will be eased as ...
Update to municipal fitness centres, beaches, splashpads and the Emera Oval

Update to municipal fitness centres, beaches, splashpads and the Emera Oval

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Update to municipal fitness centres, beaches, splashpads and the Emera Oval  The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ The following is an update from Parks & Recreation: ​ Fitness Centres Following safety measures provided by public health, fitness centres at ...
Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update

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. ​ Beginning in early July, Halifax Transit will start the installation of temporary polycarbonate shields on conventional buses, to help reduce the spread of the virus. ​ The shields ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ———————————————————— As of today, June 23, Nova Scotia continues to have no active cases of COVID-19. The last new case was identified on June 9. “We have gone two weeks without a new case of COVID-19 and that is because of the efforts of Nova Scotians,” ...
By Tuesday, July 7, 2020,  all branches of Halifax Public Libraries will begin to offer in-person services specific to their location

By Tuesday, July 7, 2020, all branches of Halifax Public Libraries will begin to offer in-person services specific to their location

**** Info via Halifax Libraries By Tuesday, July 7, 2020, we are anticipating all branches of Halifax Public Libraries will begin to offer in-person services specific to their location. As of Tuesday, June 23, 2020 all branch Book Drops will be open to accept the return of physical items. All branches will gradually open their doors again by following ...
Nova Scotia Reports One Death, No New or Active Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports One Death, No New or Active Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports One Death, No New or Active Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- As of today, June 22, Nova Scotia has no active cases of COVID-19. The last new case was identified on June 9. Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 63. A ...
Best-before and expiration dates of foods: what you should know

Best-before and expiration dates of foods: what you should know

**** Info via Health Canada Best-before and expiration dates of foods: what you should know As many Canadians are limiting their grocery trips and using up the food they have at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, Health Canada is providing them with important information on best-before and expiration dates of foods. The best-before date indicates ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————————————————————– As of today, June 21, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. The last new case was identified on June 9. “I hope Nova Scotians were able to reconnect with their loved ones and enjoy the outdoors this weekend,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Thank ...
COVID-19 Update at Via Rail

COVID-19 Update at Via Rail

**** COVID-19 Update at Via Rail Wearing a mask is required In our stations, starting June 23, masks will be required at all times when it is impossible to maintain a sufficient distance from others, with the exception of when passengers are eating or drinking. Masks are now mandatory for all employees at all times on trains ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— Effective June 22, many Halifax Transit routes will return to regular weekday service. Click the link to see what this means for your route. If riding on a bus or ferry, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask. “As we head into the official ...
New hazard allowance for Canadian Armed Forces members deployed on COVID-19 frontlines

New hazard allowance for Canadian Armed Forces members deployed on COVID-19 frontlines

**** CAF Release New hazard allowance for Canadian Armed Forces members deployed on COVID-19 frontlines ​ The Exceptional Hazard Allowance has been amended to compensate Canadian Armed Forces members who are deployed in COVID-19 risk environments.​ ​ Eligible Canadian Armed Forces members deployed on Operation LASER, and the domestic portion of Operation GLOBE, who were/are ...
With the restrictions starting to lessen, the NS SPCA  want to share how they will be continuing to operate while following Public Health recommendations

With the restrictions starting to lessen, the NS SPCA want to share how they will be continuing to operate while following Public Health recommendations

**** NS SPCA Media Release With the restrictions starting to lessen we wanted to share how we will be continuing to operate while following Public Health recommendations. 🐾 Our cleaning protocols have been increased and will be communicated to you when you book an adoption appointment. New safety procedures like plexiglass barriers, available gloves, and ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, June 19, Nova Scotia has one active case of COVID-19. The last new case was identified on June 9. “Today marks our tenth day of no new cases of COVID-19 and I’m very encouraged by our progress. We’ve achieved this because Nova ...