Friday, July 10, 2020

The Covid Chronicle

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 ...
Canada Day 2020 – Virtual Celebrations

Canada Day 2020 – Virtual Celebrations

**** HRM Media Release Canada Day 2020 – Virtual Celebrations Mayor Mike Savage and members of Regional Council are inviting residents to join in the first virtual Canada Day celebrations on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Halifax was selected by Canadian Heritage and CBC to take part in a national virtual Canada Day celebration. Halifax will ...
Coming to the airport? Here’s what you need to know.

Coming to the airport? Here’s what you need to know.

**** HIAS Release Coming to the airport? Here’s what you need to know. Everyone has a role to play to protect themselves and those around them by wearing a mask or face covering, practicing good personal hygiene, and keeping a safe physical distance. Masks Anyone who comes to the airport is required to wear a ...
Response to COVID-19: Update to Parks & Recreation – Playgrounds

Response to COVID-19: Update to Parks & Recreation – Playgrounds

**** HRM Media Release Public Service Announcement Response to COVID-19: Update to Parks & Recreation – Playgrounds  The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ Following the provincial public health update regarding access to playgrounds, all municipal playgrounds are now open effective immediately. ​ Staff are ...
New Gathering Limits Announced

New Gathering Limits Announced

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Gathering Limits Announced —————————————————————– Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today, June 18, changes to gathering limits given Nova Scotia’s low rates of COVID-19. “We’ve now had well over a week with no new cases of COVID-19 and low rates ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS MediaRelease No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- As of today, June 18, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. The last new case was identified on June 9. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 580 Nova Scotia tests on Wednesday, June 17 and is operating 24-hours. There are no licensed ...
Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Service Update

Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Service Update

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Service 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 will be increasing service levels in a phased approach while continuing to follow public health guidelines. ​ ...
No New Cases of COVID-19 / Response to COVID-19: Update to summer day camps​

No New Cases of COVID-19 / Response to COVID-19: Update to summer day camps​

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- As of today, June 17, Nova Scotia has two active cases of COVID-19. The last new case was identified on June 9. “The past few months have been difficult for our province and it’s great to see Nova Scotians start to return to our day-to-day ...
Gradual easing of some hospital visitor restrictions coming

Gradual easing of some hospital visitor restrictions coming

**** NSHA Media Release Gradual easing of some hospital visitor restrictions coming ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...
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 16, Nova Scotia has 1,061 confirmed cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Monday, June 15. “Today marks our seventh day in a row with no new cases of COVID-19. Each and every Nova Scotian has made sacrifices to get ...
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is a Time to Reach Out

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is a Time to Reach Out

**** CNS Media Release World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is a Time to Reach Out —————————————————————- Older Nova Scotians helped build this province and continue to make great contributions to our communities. However, older people may be more vulnerable to abuse, particularly as people are staying home due to COVID-19. Today, June 15, is World ...
Cineplex Details Plans to Move Forward

Cineplex Details Plans to Move Forward

**** Cineplex Media Release Cineplex Details Plans to Move Forward Cineplex Inc. (“Cineplex”) today announced details of its plans to move its business forward following the abandonment by Cineworld Group plc (“Cineworld”) of its acquisition of Cineplex (the “Transaction”). Cineworld’s decision to abandon the Transaction was a scenario that Cineplex had considered and planned for. ...
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 15, Nova Scotia has 1,061 confirmed cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Sunday, June 14. Starting today, June 15, visits can resume at long-term care facilities and homes for persons with disabilities funded by the Department of Community Services ...
New Student Transportation Policy for September

New Student Transportation Policy for September

**** EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT Media Release   New Student Transportation Policy for September —————————————————————- A new student transportation policy will come into effect in September. The policy was developed with input from a November 2018 online school bus consultation survey that more than 8,000 Nova Scotians responded to. “After consulting with school communities throughout Halifax ...
No New Cases of COVID-19, Day Cares Open Tomorrow

No New Cases of COVID-19, Day Cares Open Tomorrow

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19, Day Cares Open Tomorrow —————————————————————————————————————– As of today, June 14, Nova Scotia has 1,061 confirmed cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Saturday, June 13. Licensed childcare centres and family daycare homes can reopen tomorrow, June 15. Childcare centres will begin opening at 50 per ...
(Update) No New Cases of COVID-19

(Update) No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS–CXN–No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————————————————————– CORRECTION: To the release sent today, June 13, at about 12:15 p.m., to update confirmed and active cases due to a false positive test result. —————————————————————- As of today, June 13, Nova Scotia has 1,062 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Friday, ...
Guidelines Released for Summer Day Camps

Guidelines Released for Summer Day Camps

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Guidelines Released for Summer Day Camps —————————————————————- Day camps across Nova Scotia can reopen provided they have a plan in place to address public health measures. Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, released COVID-19 guidelines all summer day camps must follow, today, June 12. “With these guidelines, children will ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, June 12. Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day. —————————————————————- As of today, June 12, Nova Scotia has 1,061 confirmed cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Thursday, June 11. “Our ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 ——————————————————– There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, June 11 or Friday, June 12. Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day. ——————————————————– As of today, June 11, Nova Scotia has 1,061 confirmed cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified ...
Nova Scotia Health Authority update on service reintroduction

Nova Scotia Health Authority update on service reintroduction

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Authority update on service reintroduction On May 25, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) began the gradual process of reintroducing programs and services following unprecedented changes that had been made to the health system in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We know our patients continue to have concerns regarding ...
Province Invests in New Businesses, Innovation

Province Invests in New Businesses, Innovation

**** BUSINESS Media Release Province Invests in New Businesses, Innovation —————————————————————- The province is investing $750,000 to help startup businesses seize opportunities emerging from COVID-19. Business incubators Volta, Ignite and the Organization for Nova Scotia Innovation-Driven Enterprise (ONSIDE) will receive funding to help new businesses get off the ground. Funding through Innovacorp will support startup ...
Response to COVID-19: Update to recreation activities

Response to COVID-19: Update to recreation activities

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Update to recreation activities  The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ Modified Summer Camps update ​ Pending the confirmation of recreation safety measures provided by public health, the municipality is planning to offer modified summer day camps beginning ...
Atlantic Bubble, Statement from Premier

Atlantic Bubble, Statement from Premier

**** PREMIER’S OFFICE Media Release Atlantic Bubble, Statement from Premier —————————————————————– NOTE: The following is a statement from Premier Stephen McNeil. —————————————————————– Over the next few weeks, we need to monitor COVID-19 cases to ensure they stay low and we have little to no community spread. If we continue to flatten the curve, our first ...
Province Updates Data, Reports No New Cases of COVID-19

Province Updates Data, Reports No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Province Updates Data, Reports No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– As of today, June 10, Nova Scotia has 1,061 confirmed cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified June 9. The province has reconciled and consolidated data sources to ensure all publicly reported data comes from a single source, Panorama, the ...
Baseball Nova Scotia: Return to Play Phase 1

Baseball Nova Scotia: Return to Play Phase 1

**** Baseball NS Release Return to Play Phase 1 (Published Monday, June 8, 2020) Baseball Nova Scotia is excited to announce we will be entering Phase 1 of our Return to Play on June 15th!   While we are excited for associations to begin offering programming to their communities, it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure ...
Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, One New Case of COVID-19

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

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, 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, June 9, at 3 p.m. ​ This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . Data sources are being reconciled and consolidated to ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, June 8. Data sources are being reconciled and consolidated to ensure all publicly reported data comes from a single source, Panorama, the province’s public health reporting system. Updated data will be reported this week. —————————————————————– As of ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 —————————————————————————————————————– There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, June 7 or Monday, June 8. Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day. —————————————————————————————————————– As of today, June 7, Nova Scotia has 1,059 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– There will be no COVID-19 media briefings this weekend. Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day. —————————————————————– As of today, June 6, Nova Scotia has 1,058 confirmed cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified Friday, June 5. “As we ...
Guidelines to Support Safe Community Celebration of Graduates

Guidelines to Support Safe Community Celebration of Graduates

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Guidelines to Support Safe Community Celebration of Graduates —————————————————————– Communities will be able to celebrate their 2020 graduates this year, provided they are led by an established organization and follow public health guidelines to ensure celebrations are safe. ​ Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced ...
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, June 5, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————– As of today, June 5, Nova Scotia has 1,058 confirmed cases of COVID-19. No ...
Online recreation activities now available

Online recreation activities now available

**** HRM Media Release Online recreation activities now available The municipality is committed to providing opportunities for residents of all ages to stay active while following public health measures. As June 6 is National Health and Fitness Day, Parks & Recreation is launching “Rec at Home.” Activities will include: Arts and crafts Camp games Dance ...

**** 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. ​ Beginning Friday, June 5 at 11 a.m., Argyle Street will be closed to all vehicle traffic between Prince and Blowers streets as part of phase ...
Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, No New Cases of COVID-19

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

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, June 4. —————————————————————– Today, June 4, Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 61. The death involved a male in his 70’s with underlying ...
Support for Agriculture Sector Dealing with COVID-19

Support for Agriculture Sector Dealing with COVID-19

**** COVID-19/AGRICULTURE Media Release Support for Agriculture Sector Dealing with COVID-19 —————————————————————– Nova Scotia’s agricultural businesses continue to produce food and generate economic activity, even when faced with the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The province is responding to the sector’s immediate needs to help keep it strong. “This support package will help farmers ...
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, June 3, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————- As of today, June 3, Nova Scotia has 1,058 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One ...
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 will be increasing service levels in a phased approach while continuing to follow public health guidelines. ​ Ferries: ...
Licensed Child Care Reopens June 15

Licensed Child Care Reopens June 15

**** EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT Media Release Licensed Child Care Reopens June 15 —————————————————————– Nova Scotia’s licensed child care centres and family daycare homes will reopen June 15. Child care centres will open beginning at a minimum 50 per cent capacity and can move up to 100 per cent if they are able to meet public ...
Negative result for COVID-19 test can now be delivered by email to Nova Scotians

Negative result for COVID-19 test can now be delivered by email to Nova Scotians

**** NSHA Media Release Negative result for COVID-19 test can now be delivered by email to Nova Scotians Nova Scotians who are tested for COVID-19 will now be given the option to receive their results by email.​ This option will be provided to those who visit primary assessment centres, which are the COVID-19 testing locations ...
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, June 2, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————– As of today, June 2, Nova Scotia has 1,057 confirmed cases of COVID-19. No ...
Nova Scotia Health Authority launches COVID-19 treatment study

Nova Scotia Health Authority launches COVID-19 treatment study

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Authority launches COVID-19 treatment study ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 —————————————————————– LThere will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, June 1. —————————————————————– As of today, June 1, Nova Scotia has 1,057 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Sunday, May 31. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 626 Nova Scotia tests on ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————————————————————– There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, May 31 or Monday, June 1. Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day. —————————————————————————————————————– As of today, May 31, Nova Scotia has 1,056 confirmed cases of COVID-19. No new cases were identified ...
NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at location in Halifax

NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at location in Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at location in Halifax NSHA Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at RONA, 6055 Almon Street, Halifax on May 23, 25 and 28.​ Public Health is directly contacting anyone known to be a close contact of the person(s) confirmed to have COVID-19. ...
Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, One New Case of COVID-19

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

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, One New Case of COVID-19 —————————————————————- There will be no COVID-19 media briefings this weekend. Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day. —————————————————————- Today, May 30, Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to ...
Halifax 2020 Cruise Season Suspended

Halifax 2020 Cruise Season Suspended

**** Port of Halifax Release Halifax 2020 Cruise Season Suspended The Halifax 2020 Cruise Season has been suspended due to COVID-19. Updated measures announced earlier today by the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, effectively mean there will be no cruise vessel calls in Halifax this year. Please click here for the full announcement. This is ...
New Nursing Home Beds in Bedford

New Nursing Home Beds in Bedford

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Nursing Home Beds in Bedford —————————————————————- Government is adding 23 new long-term care beds to help meet the need caused by the pandemic. ​ The beds are necessary because some long-term care facilities have slowed or stopped admissions due to COVID-19. ​ “Long-term care facilities have worked hard at managing ...
Shubenacadie Wildlife Park, Camping Season Opening in June With Safety Measures In Place

Shubenacadie Wildlife Park, Camping Season Opening in June With Safety Measures In Place

**** LANDS/FORESTRY Media Releases Shubenacadie Wildlife Park, Camping Season Opening in June With Safety Measures In Place —————————————————————– The Shubenacadie Wildlife Park and Nova Scotia’s 20 provincial camping parks are set to reopen in June with new measures in place to ensure Nova Scotians can safely enjoy their visits. The wildlife park will reopen Monday, ...
New Gathering Limit, More Steps to Reopen Nova Scotia

New Gathering Limit, More Steps to Reopen Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Gathering Limit, More Steps to Reopen Nova Scotia —————————————————————– Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today, May 29, a new gathering limit of 10 and more steps toward reopening the province. “Nova Scotians have done the hard work to flatten ...
Response to COVID-19: Update to Parks & Recreation municipal services

Response to COVID-19: Update to Parks & Recreation municipal services

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Update to Parks & Recreation municipal services 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 with respect to Parks & Recreation: ​ Parks, sports fields and courts Sport tracks and basketball ...
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 Saturday, Halifax Transit will increase capacity on conventional buses by once again allowing passengers to stand. A maximum of five passengers will be permitted to stand on ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release No New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————————————————————– LPremier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health will provide an update on further steps to reopen Nova Scotia’s economy today, May 29, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————————————————————– As of today, May 29, Nova ...
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. ​ The first phase of the Halifax Mobility Response plan began earlier this week with the widening of sidewalks in high traffic areas, traffic signal modification ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases of COVID-19

**** COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS Two New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, May 28. —————————————————————– As of today, May 28, Nova Scotia has 1,055 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified Wednesday, May 27. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 1136 Nova Scotia tests on May 27 ...
Parks Canada Update: Plan your visit – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Parks Canada Update: Plan your visit – Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

**** Parks Canada Release The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority. We are following the advice of public health experts and taking steps to support the Government of Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and reduce risks to visitors, employees, and other users of ...
The Business Post – COVID-19 Updates

The Business Post – COVID-19 Updates

This page will host business updates as business returns back from the COVID-19 pandemic. . Great news Clinch family.. we can safely reopen on 6 July 2020. We can train in all our disciplines with restrictions that will follow the Public Health orders. This will limit our class size and schedule, and these will be ...
Province Invests $230 Million to Stimulate the Economy and Create Jobs

Province Invests $230 Million to Stimulate the Economy and Create Jobs

**** PREMIER’S OFFICE Media Release Province Invests $230 Million to Stimulate the Economy and Create Jobs —————————————————————– Up to 2,000 local jobs will be created as Nova Scotians get back to work on more than 200 infrastructure projects across the province. The province is investing up to $230 million to improve infrastructure and help get ...
Preparing to reopen Nova Scotia

Preparing to reopen Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Next Steps to Reopen Nova Scotia, Support for Businesses Announced ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today, May 27, the next steps toward reopening the province. “Nova Scotians have done a lot of hard work to get us to this ...
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 on further steps to reopen Nova Scotia’s economy today, May 27, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————- As of today, May 27, Nova ...
IWK/NSHA resumes normal parking operations and fees on Monday, June 1

IWK/NSHA resumes normal parking operations and fees on Monday, June 1

**** NSHA Media Release IWK/NSHA resumes normal parking operations and fees on Monday, June 1 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...
Authentic Seacoast Distilling Co. provides hand sanitizer to NSHA

Authentic Seacoast Distilling Co. provides hand sanitizer to NSHA

**** NSHA Media Release Authentic Seacoast Distilling Co. provides hand sanitizer to NSHA ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...
Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Two New Cases of COVID-19

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

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Two 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, May 26, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————- Today, May 26, Nova Scotia is reporting one ...
NSHA reintroducing services, increasing patient procedures

NSHA reintroducing services, increasing patient procedures

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA reintroducing services, increasing patient procedures Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) has begun the process to reintroduce programs, services and the number of patient procedures that were suspended due to COVID-19. “Over the past few weeks our teams across the organization have been working on how to safely reintroduce our health ...
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. ​ In anticipation of the further lifting of Public Health restrictions, the municipality has been preparing to implement short, medium and long-term temporary adjustments to the transportation network, ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 —————————————————————- There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, May 25. —————————————————————- As of today, May 25, Nova Scotia has 1,051 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Sunday, May 24. The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 489 Nova Scotia tests on ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Case of COVID-19 ————————————————————— There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, May 24 or Monday, May 25. Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day. ————————————————————— As of today, May 24, Nova Scotia has 1,050 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

**** COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release   One New Case of COVID-19 —————————————————————- There will be no COVID-19 media briefings this weekend. Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day. —————————————————————- As of today, May 23, Nova Scotia has 1,049 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Friday, May 22. “As ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19; Symptoms for Testing Expand

Two New Cases of COVID-19; Symptoms for Testing Expand

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19; Symptoms for Testing Expand —————————————————————– Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, will provide an update today, May 22, at 3 p.m. ​ Media can participate via teleconference. To get the teleconference details, please register by contacting Blaise Theriault ...
Changes to Nova Scotia Health Authority’s visitor restrictions during COVID-19

Changes to Nova Scotia Health Authority’s visitor restrictions during COVID-19

**** NSHA Media Release Visitor restrictions are in place at all NSHA facilities to help to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These restrictions are reviewed and updated as needed.​ As of May 22, 2020, the following exceptions to visitor restrictions have been added:​ Two support people for: people receiving palliative care or medical assistance in dying children ...
Three Nova Scotia health research leaders have been appointed to the national COVID-19 Immunity Task Force Leadership Group

Three Nova Scotia health research leaders have been appointed to the national COVID-19 Immunity Task Force Leadership Group

**** NSHA Media Release Three Nova Scotia health research leaders have been appointed to the national COVID-19 Immunity Task Force Leadership Group. Dr. Gail Tomblin Murphy, VP Research & Innovation, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), Dr. Susan Kirkland, Chief of Community Health and Epidemiology, NSHA and Dalhousie University and Dr. Scott Halperin, director of the ...
Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, One New Case of COVID-19

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

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, One New Case of COVID-19 —————————————————————- There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, May 21 —————————————————————- Today, May 21, Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 58. The death occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in ...
Dalhousie University FALL TERM UPDATE

Dalhousie University FALL TERM UPDATE

**** Dalhousie University Release First, let me thank you all for your incredible efforts during an academic term unlike any in our university’s history. Over the next several weeks, we celebrate a graduating class defined by its perseverance and success in the face of adversity. Now, as we look ahead to the upcoming fall semester, our top ...
Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, One New Case of COVID-19

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

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, One New Case of COVID-19 Today, May 20, Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 57. The death occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,045 confirmed cases ...
Canada 150 Trail and Lookout Opening

Canada 150 Trail and Lookout Opening

**** Parks Media Release Canada 150 Trail and Lookout Opening Warmer weather is upon us and this is the time of year we begin to prepare for the seasonal opening of the Canada 150 Trail and Lookout. We’re pleased to inform you that we plan to open the trail to the public daily between the ...
Effective May 12, 2020, pharmacies may now begin dispensing prescription quantities as prescribed

Effective May 12, 2020, pharmacies may now begin dispensing prescription quantities as prescribed

**** NSCP Media Release Pharmacies in Nova Scotia have begun to see an easing of the unprecedented drug supply problems that compelled the 30 days supply measure in mid-March. This has been echoed by wholesalers who are now seeing a stabilization of inventories, allowing for more consistent fulfillment of orders. Effective May 12, 2020, pharmacies ...
One additional death at Northwood, one COVID-19 reported

One additional death at Northwood, one COVID-19 reported

****  HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Today, May 19, Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 56. The death occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. As of today, Nova Scotia has 1,044 confirmed cases of COVID-19. One new case was identified Monday, May 18. The ...
COVID-19 enforcement statistics information

COVID-19 enforcement statistics information

**** HRP Media Release COVID-19 enforcement statistics information ​ Halifax Regional Police is providing an update in relation to violations under the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Act and Health Protection Act related to COVID-19 directives. ​ Since our last report on Friday, HRP issued 2 tickets for violations of the Health Protection Act, bringing the ...
Three New Cases of COVID-19

Three New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, May 18. —————————————————————- As of today, May 18, Nova Scotia has 1,043 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Three new cases were identified Sunday, May 17. “I hope Nova Scotians are enjoying today’s holiday and I want to thank ...
Three New Cases of COVID-19

Three New Cases of COVID-19

**** COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————– There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, May 17 or Monday, May 18. Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day. ——————————————————————————————————————— As of today, May 17, Nova Scotia has 1,040 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Three new cases were identified ...
Nova Scotia Health Authority advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at location in Bedford

Nova Scotia Health Authority advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at location in Bedford

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Authority advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at location in Bedford NSHA Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at Dollarama, 85 Damascus Road, Bedford from April 29 to May 14. Public Health is directly contacting anyone known to be a close contact of the person(s) confirmed ...
Three New Cases of COVID-19

Three New Cases of COVID-19

**** COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Three New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- There will be no COVID-19 media briefings this weekend. Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day. —————————————————————- As of today, May 16, Nova Scotia has 1,037 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Three new cases were identified Friday, May 15. “Whatever you ...
Response to COVID-19: Beaches and tennis/pickleball courts to reopen

Response to COVID-19: Beaches and tennis/pickleball courts to reopen

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Beaches and tennis/pickleball courts to reopen The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. As per the direction of the Province of Nova Scotia, all municipal beaches will be open effective tomorrow, May 16 at 8 a.m. Please note that ...
Additional Public Health Measures Eased, Fire Ban Extended

Additional Public Health Measures Eased, Fire Ban Extended

**** COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Additional Public Health Measures Eased, Fire Ban Extended ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, announced today, May 15, the easing of some additional public health restrictions around COVID-19 to support physical and mental well-being. “It’s been two weeks since we eased some restrictions. What ...
Update on Active COVID-19 Cases among Canadian Armed Forces Members serving in Long Term Care Facilities

Update on Active COVID-19 Cases among Canadian Armed Forces Members serving in Long Term Care Facilities

**** CAF Media Release Update on Active COVID-19 Cases among Canadian Armed Forces Members serving in Long Term Care Facilities ​National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces Every day, Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members risk their own health and safety to protect Canadians. In response to requests for assistance from Quebec and Ontario, the CAF is honored to ...
Nova Scotia RCMP / HRP release statistics on COVID-19​ enforcement

Nova Scotia RCMP / HRP release statistics on COVID-19​ enforcement

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19​ enforcement ​Since May 12, Nova Scotia RCMP has charged two people for offences under the Nova Scotia Health Protection and Emergency Management Acts. To date, the RCMP has charged a total of​ 222 people with offences related to the current provincial State of Emergency ...
Nova Scotia Reports Four More Deaths, Eight New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports Four More Deaths, Eight New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports Four More Deaths, Eight 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, May 15, at 3 p.m. They will talk about the easing of some restrictions around COVID-19. ​ This update will ...
Two New Cases of COVID-19

Two New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, May 14. There will be a briefing Friday, May 15 at 3 p.m. —————————————————————- As of today, May 14, Nova Scotia has 1,026 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Two new cases were identified Wednesday, May 13. The QEII ...
Nova Scotia Reports Three More Deaths, Four New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports Three More Deaths, Four New Cases of COVID-19

**** COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports Three More Deaths, Four New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- As Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health explained at the news conference on Tuesday, May 12, significant work has been done this week to reconcile case data. He will provide further information at today’s news ...
Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19​ enforcement

Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19​ enforcement

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19​ enforcement ​Since May 8, Nova Scotia RCMP has charged​ 15 people for offences under the Nova Scotia Health Protection and Emergency Management Acts. To date, the RCMP has charged a total of​ 220 people with offences related to the current provincial State of Emergency ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

****  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, May 12, at 3 p.m. ​ This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————- As of today, May 12, Nova Scotia has 1,020 confirmed cases of COVID-19. ...
Response to COVID-19: Transportation Recovery Plan

Response to COVID-19: Transportation Recovery Plan

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Transportation Recovery Plan The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. In anticipation of the further lifting of Public Health restrictions, the municipality is preparing to implement adjustments to the transportation network, as part of the collective effort to reduce ...
COVID-19 enforcement statistics information

COVID-19 enforcement statistics information

**** HRP Media Release COVID-19 enforcement statistics information ​ Halifax Regional Police is providing an update in relation to violations under the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Act and Health Protection Act related to COVID-19 directives. ​ Since our last report on Friday, HRP has not issued a ticket for violations of the Health Protection Act ...
Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, One New Case of COVID-19

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

**** COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, One New Case of COVID-19 —————————————————————- There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, May 11. There will be a briefing Tuesday, May 12 at 3 p.m. —————————————————————- Today, May 11, Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to ...
NSP: An Update for  Residential Customers

NSP: An Update for Residential Customers

**** NSP Media Release As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the health and safety of our customers, employees, and the communities where we operate remains our top priority.​We have reviewed and refined our safety protocols to allow us to safely do more field work, including meter reading. Starting the week of May 11th, you ...
Seven New Cases of COVID-19

Seven New Cases of COVID-19

**** COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seven New Cases of COVID-19 As of today, May 10, Nova Scotia has 1,018 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Seven new cases were identified Saturday, May 9. “Mother’s Day weekend is usually filled with visits and hugs for moms, grandmothers and mother-figures. Unfortunately, for many families, Mother’s Day will look different this ...
Unauthorized test kits claiming to diagnose or detect COVID-19 put your health at risk

Unauthorized test kits claiming to diagnose or detect COVID-19 put your health at risk

**** Info via Health Canada Unauthorized test kits claiming to diagnose or detect COVID-19 put your health at risk Health Canada is warning Canadians not to buy home diagnostic test kits, including mail-in sample collection kits, claiming to diagnose or detect COVID-19 because they may provide inaccurate or false results. These products have not been ...
Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Three New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Three New Cases of COVID-19

***** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Three New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- There will be no COVID-19 media briefings this weekend. Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day. —————————————————————- Today, May 9, Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to ...
SPCA Accepting Limited Number of Online Adoption Applications

SPCA Accepting Limited Number of Online Adoption Applications

**** NS SPCA Media Release SPCA Accepting Limited Number of Online Adoption Applications The Nova Scotia SPCA will be offering adoptions by appointment only, beginning Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Each shelter will have up to five appointments per day available for those who complete the online adoption process.Interested families can visit www.novascotiaspca.ca/adoptionprocess​ to​ learn about the ...
Students Finish School June 5, Plan for Reopening Nova Scotia Under Development

Students Finish School June 5, Plan for Reopening Nova Scotia Under Development

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Students Finish School June 5, Plan for Reopening Nova Scotia Under Development —————————————————————- Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, provided an update on COVID-19 today, May 8, announcing that the school year for students will end June 5 and licensed daycares will remain closed until ...
COVID-19 enforcement statistics information

COVID-19 enforcement statistics information

**** HRP Media Release COVID-19 enforcement statistics information Halifax Regional Police is providing an update in relation to violations under the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Act and Health Protection Act related to COVID-19 directives. Since our last report on Monday, HRP has not issued a ticket for violations of the Health Protection Act and Emergency ...
Nova Scotia Reports Two More Deaths, One New Case of COVID-19

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

**** COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports Two More Deaths, 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, May 8, at 3 p.m. ​ This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————-Today, May 8, Nova Scotia is reporting two ...
IKEA Canada is now offering Curbside Click & Collect service

IKEA Canada is now offering Curbside Click & Collect service

**** IKEA Release IKEA Canada is now offering Curbside Click & Collect service Order online. Pick-up your goods in a safe, contactless way at IKEA Canada stores, for a flat rate of $5. For more details on safety measures and service availability, please click here. This currently excludes store locations in Quebec, which will launch their ...
New Program Gives Health-care Workers Up to $2,000 Bonus

New Program Gives Health-care Workers Up to $2,000 Bonus

**** PREMIER’S OFFICE Media Release New Program Gives Health-care Workers Up to $2,000 Bonus —————————————————————- The COVID-19 pandemic has placed extensive demands on front-line health-care workers but the majority did not initially qualify for the federal top-up program. That is why Premier Stephen McNeil lobbied the federal government for flexibility around its program. ​ Today, ...
Nova Scotia Reports Three More Deaths, Nine New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports Three More Deaths, Nine New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports Three More Deaths, Nine New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- There is no media briefing today, May 7. There will be a briefing Friday, May 8. —————————————————————- Today, May 7, Nova Scotia is reporting three additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 44. The deaths occurred at ...
The NS SPCA introduces Virtual Adoptions

The NS SPCA introduces Virtual Adoptions

**** NS SPCA Media Release ⭐️ NEW ⭐️ With the State of Emergency, adoptions are suspended and innocent pets are with the SPCA even longer. To bring you some sunshine and help care for local pets in need we are introducing Virtual Adoptions!! Virtual Adoptions When you virtually adopt you will become their guardian angel. ...
Seven New Cases of COVID-19

Seven New Cases of COVID-19

**** COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seven 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, May 6, at 2 p.m. ​ This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————- As of today, May 6, Nova Scotia has 998 confirmed cases of COVID-19. ...
Helping those who help others: more donations from the Chinese community

Helping those who help others: more donations from the Chinese community

The Chinese Benevolent Association of Nova Scotia and Nova Scotia Chinese Society of Nova Scotia are always looking for opportunities to help their fellow Nova Scotians, especially during these uncharted times with the pandemic. They have once again made several large donations to help during these trying times. In excess of 3000 COVID 19 personal ...
Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19​ enforcement

Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19​ enforcement

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19​ enforcement Since May 1, Nova Scotia RCMP has charged 9 people for offences under the Nova Scotia Health Protection and Emergency Management Acts. To date, the RCMP has charged a total of​ 199 people with offences related to the current provincial State of Emergency ...
Nova Scotia Reports Three More Deaths, Six New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports Three More Deaths, Six New Cases of COVID-19

**** COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports Three More Deaths, Six 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, May 5, at 3 p.m. ​ This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————- Today, May 5, Nova Scotia is reporting ...
Clarification on details of parks and greenspaces reopening

Clarification on details of parks and greenspaces reopening

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Clarification on details of parks and greenspaces reopening The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ The municipality is in the process of reopening all parks, trails, greenspaces, community gardens and cemeteries. With over 900 parks and 425 km ...
New Nova Scotia COVID-19 Health Research Coalition announces COVID-19 Funding Recipients

New Nova Scotia COVID-19 Health Research Coalition announces COVID-19 Funding Recipients

**** NSHA Media Release New Nova Scotia COVID-19 Health Research Coalition announces COVID-19 Funding Recipients ​ In this unprecedented time of local and global uncertainty, there has never been a greater need to conduct medical and health related research to collect real-time evidence to inform practice, policy and decision making in this new pandemic environment. ...
Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Fourteen New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Fourteen New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Fourteen New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, May 4. —————————————————————- Today, May 4, Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 38. The death occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in ...
COVID-19 enforcement statistics information

COVID-19 enforcement statistics information

**** HRP Media Release COVID-19 enforcement statistics information ​ Halifax Regional Police is providing an update in relation to violations under the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Act and Health Protection Act related to COVID-19 directives. ​ Since our last report on Friday, HRP issued 7 tickets for violations of the Health Protection Act, bringing the ...
Nova Scotia Reports Six More Deaths, Eight New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports Six More Deaths, Eight New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports Six More Deaths, Eight New Cases of COVID-19 ——————————————————————————————————————— There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, May 3 or Monday, May 4. Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day. ——————————————————————————————————————— Today, May 3, Nova Scotia is reporting six additional deaths related to ...
Nova Scotia Reports Two More Deaths, Four New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports Two More Deaths, Four New Cases of COVID-19

**** COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports Two More Deaths, Four New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- There will be no COVID-19 media briefings this weekend. Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day. —————————————————————- Today, May 2, Nova Scotia is reporting two additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to ...
Response to COVID-19: Municipal parks and green spaces to reopen

Response to COVID-19: Municipal parks and green spaces to reopen

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Municipal parks and green spaces to reopen  The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ In light of the decision by the Province of Nova Scotia to reopen all provincial and municipal parks, the municipality will begin the reopening ...
Clinical trial looking at the potential use of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19

Clinical trial looking at the potential use of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19

**** Info via Health Canada Clinical trial looking at the potential use of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19 Product: Convalescent plasma (i.e., the component of blood known as plasma obtained from people who have recovered from COVID-19) Issue: Some patients, their families and physicians have expressed interest about the use of convalescent plasma to treat ...
Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19​ enforcement

Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19​ enforcement

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19​ enforcement Since April​ 28, Nova Scotia RCMP has charged 5​ people for offences under the Nova Scotia Health Protection and Emergency Management Acts. To date, the RCMP has charged a total of​ 190​ people with offences related to the current provincial State of Emergency ...
Easing of Some Public Health Measures

Easing of Some Public Health Measures

****  HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Easing of Some Public Health Measures Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, announced today, May 1, the easing of some public health restrictions around COVID-19. “We know that getting outdoors for recreation is important for people’s physical and mental health,” said Premier McNeil.” That’s why ...
Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Twelve New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Twelve New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Twelve 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, May 1, at 3 p.m. They will also announce the easing of some public health restrictions around outdoor and recreational ...
State of Emergency to be Extended

State of Emergency to be Extended

**** PREMIER’S OFFICE Media Release State of Emergency to be Extended —————————————————————- The province is renewing the state of emergency for another two weeks under the authority of the Emergency Management Act for the protection of the health and safety of Nova Scotians. The order will take effect at noon Sunday, May 3 and extend ...
COVID-19 enforcement statistics information

COVID-19 enforcement statistics information

**** HRP Media Release COVID-19 enforcement statistics information ​ Halifax Regional Police is providing an update in relation to violations under the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Act and Health Protection Act related to COVID-19 directives. ​ Since our last report on Monday, HRP issued 1 ticket for violation of the Emergency Management Act, bringing the ...
Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update

Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update

**** HRM Media Release Public Service Announcement 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 Monday, May 4, Halifax Transit will implement a further reduction in transit services. ​ The following routes will run on regular weekday schedules: 63, 64, 84, ...
​NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at two locations in Halifax

​NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at two locations in Halifax

**** NSHA Media Release ​NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at two locations in Halifax ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...
Twelve New Cases of COVID-19

Twelve New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS– Twelve New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, April 30. Going forward, briefings will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day. ————————————————————— As of today, April 30, Nova Scotia has 947 confirmed cases of COVID-19. ...
​Mask Shipment Delivered to Provincial COVID-19 Warehouse Thanks to Michelin North America

​Mask Shipment Delivered to Provincial COVID-19 Warehouse Thanks to Michelin North America

**** NSHA Media Release ​Mask Shipment Delivered to Provincial COVID-19 Warehouse Thanks to Michelin North America Thanks to a generous donation from Michelin, the provincial stockpile of surgical masks grew by 75,000. This donation will be followed by an additional 50,000 masks from Michelin in the coming weeks.​ ​ These donations will augment our provincial ...
(Update) The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will cross the country to salute Canadians doing their part to fight the spread of COVID-19.

(Update) The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will cross the country to salute Canadians doing their part to fight the spread of COVID-19.

**** Info via RAF The team’s signature nine-jet formation, with trailing white smoke, will fly over cities across the country starting in Nova Scotia this weekend and working west throughout the week. The team will release anticipated locations, routes, and times on their social media platforms each day. Flyovers will occur at an elevation no ...
The road so far: COVID-19 updates (End))

The road so far: COVID-19 updates (End))

As things continue to change, previous bulk update posts fill up fast.  Here is the fifth post. ** Update:  Until further notice, all covid posts will be in their own post . Page 4: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/the-road-so-far-full-collection-of-covid-19-coberage Page 3: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/the-road-so-far-covid-19-updates-part-3 Page 2: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/the-road-so-far-coverage-of-the-covid-19-virus-page-2 Page 1: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/so-far-global-covid-19-scares-cause-closures-locally-and-abroad . State of Emergency to be Extended ** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/state-of-emergency-to-be-extended-2 Easing of Some Public ...
Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Twenty New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Twenty New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Twenty 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, April 29, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— Today, April 29, Nova Scotia is reporting one ...
Schools and Licenced Child Care to Remain Closed Until After May Long Weekend

Schools and Licenced Child Care to Remain Closed Until After May Long Weekend

**** EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT Media Release Schools and Licenced Child Care to Remain Closed Until After May Long Weekend —————————————————————- Premier Stephen McNeil announced plans today, April 28, to continue at-home learning until at least Tuesday, May 19. Following the recommendation of Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, all public schools ...
Loan Program Available to Municipalities

Loan Program Available to Municipalities

**** CNS Media Release MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS/HOUSING–Loan Program Available to Municipalities ————————————————————— A new operating loan program is being introduced to help municipalities with financial losses due to COVID-19. ​ The $380 million loan program, which was developed in collaboration with the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities and the Association of Municipal Administrators, will be available ...
Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19​ enforcement

Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19​ enforcement

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19​ enforcement Since April​ 22, Nova Scotia RCMP has charged 24​ people for offences under the Nova Scotia Health Protection and Emergency Management Acts. To date, the RCMP has charged a total of​ 185​ people with offences related to the current provincial State of Emergency ...
Nova Scotia Reports Three More Deaths, Fifteen New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports Three More Deaths, Fifteen New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS– Nova Scotia Reports Three More Deaths, Fifteen 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, April 28, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————- Today, April 28, Nova Scotia is reporting three additional deaths ...
COVID-19 enforcement statistics information

COVID-19 enforcement statistics information

**** HRP Media Release COVID-19 enforcement statistics information Halifax Regional Police is providing an update in relation to violations under the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Act and Health Protection Act related to COVID-19 directives. Since our last report on Friday, HRP issued twelve tickets for violations of the Health Protection Act and Emergency Management Act, ...
Twenty-seven New Cases of COVID-19

Twenty-seven New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Twenty-seven New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, April 27. —————————————————————- As of today, April 27, Nova Scotia has 900 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twenty-seven new cases were identified Sunday, April 26. “We will get through this extraordinarily difficult time by pulling together and supporting ...
Nova Scotia Reports Two More Deaths, Eight New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports Two More Deaths, Eight New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports Two More Deaths, Eight New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— There will be no COVID-19 media briefings today, April 26, and Monday, April 27. ​ ​ Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day. ——————————————————————————————————————— Today, April 26, Nova Scotia is reporting two additional deaths ...
Nova Scotia Reports Six More Deaths, Fifteen New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports Six More Deaths, Fifteen New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS–Nova Scotia Reports Six More Deaths, Fifteen New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- There will be no COVID-19 media briefings today, April 25, Sunday, April 26 and Monday, April 27. ​ ​ Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day. —————————————————————- Today, April 25, Nova Scotia is reporting six additional deaths ...
NS SPCA VOLUNTEERS STEP UP DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

NS SPCA VOLUNTEERS STEP UP DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

**** NS SPCA Media Release OUR VOLUNTEERS STEP UP DURING COVID-19 It’s National Volunteer Week and the Nova Scotia SPCA wants to take this opportunity to honor and applaud the work of all our amazing volunteers throughout the province. Volunteers are the backbone of the SPCA; we could not do our life-saving work without these ...
HRP COVID-19 enforcement statistics information

HRP COVID-19 enforcement statistics information

**** HRP Media Release COVID-19 enforcement statistics information Halifax Regional Police is providing an update in relation to violations under the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Act and Health Protection Act related to COVID-19 directives. Since our last report on Monday, HRP issued seven tickets for violations of the Health Protection Act and Emergency Management Act, ...
Twenty-three New Cases of COVID-19

Twenty-three New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Twenty-three 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, April 24, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————- As of today, April 24, Nova Scotia has confirmed 850 confirmed cases of COVID-19. ...
Government is extending the deadline for some Registry of Motor Vehicle services until further notice because of COVID-19

Government is extending the deadline for some Registry of Motor Vehicle services until further notice because of COVID-19

**** SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA/INTERNAL SERVICES Media Release Temporary Extensions to Driver Licences, Inspections and Vehicle Permit Renewals ————————————————————— Government is extending the deadline for some Registry of Motor Vehicle services until further notice because of COVID-19. Driver licences: All driver licences expiring in March, April, May and June will have a five-month extension from the ...
Nova Scotia Reports Four More Deaths, Fifty-five New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports Four More Deaths, Fifty-five New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS– Nova Scotia Reports Four More Deaths, Fifty-five 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, April 23, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————- Today, April 23, Nova Scotia is reporting four additional deaths ...
Government to Cover Extra Dispensing Fees for Pharmacare Clients

Government to Cover Extra Dispensing Fees for Pharmacare Clients

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Government to Cover Extra Dispensing Fees for Pharmacare Clients ————————————————————— Government will now pay extra dispensing fees for Pharmacare clients for refills on prescriptions that would usually be filled for longer periods. For example, government will cover the second and third refill dispensing fees for prescriptions typically dispensed for 90 days. ...
Nova Scotia Reports Two More Deaths, Thirty-five New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports Two More Deaths, Thirty-five New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports Two More Deaths, Thirty-five 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, April 22, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— Today, April 22, Nova Scotia is reporting two ...
Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19 enforcement​

Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19 enforcement​

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19 enforcement​ Since April 17, Nova Scotia RCMP has charged 27 people for offences under the Nova Scotia Health Protection and Emergency Management Acts. To date, the RCMP has charged a total of 161 people with offences related to the current provincial State of Emergency ...
Big donations of protective equipment made to Northwood (Bedford)

Big donations of protective equipment made to Northwood (Bedford)

Big donations of protective equipment made to Northwood (Bedford) Much appreciated donations of protective gear was donated in a show of support for Northwood in Bedford. Donations made included: 1000 Mask 50 Isolation suits 50 Goggles Eric Yeung current president, Michael Ruan, Honorary president of the Chinese Benevolent Association of NS, and Wilber Huang, president ...
Response to COVID-19: Property Tax Deferral and Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP) Customers

Response to COVID-19: Property Tax Deferral and Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP) Customers

**** HRM  Media Release Response to COVID-19: Property Tax Deferral and Pre-Authorized Payment (PAP) Customers The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. On April 15, a number of important changes were made to taxation to provide immediate relief to both residential and business customers. As a ...
Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Sixteen New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Sixteen New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports One More Death, Sixteen 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, April 21, at 3:00 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————- Today, April 21, Nova Scotia is reporting another ...
Forty-six New Cases of COVID-19

Forty-six New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Forty-six 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, April 20, at 3:30 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————- As of today, April 20, Nova Scotia has confirmed 721 confirmed cases of COVID-19. ...
More Support for Northwood

More Support for Northwood

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release More Support for Northwood ————————————————————— Government and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) are working to help Northwood implement an emergency plan to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak at its Halifax Campus. Starting today, April 19, recovered patients are being moved offsite, additional staff are coming in from across the province, ...
Nova Scotia Reports Two More Deaths, Twenty-Six New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports Two More Deaths, Twenty-Six New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports Two More Deaths, Twenty-Six 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, April 19, at 3 p.m. Media can participate via teleconference. To get the teleconference details, please register by contacting Blaise ...
NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at supermaket in Spryfield

NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at supermaket in Spryfield

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at supermaket in Spryfield NSHA Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at Sobeys, 279 Herring Cove Road, Spryfield on April 14, 15, 16 from 6 am to 12 pm.​ Public Health is directly contacting anyone known to be a close contact of ...
Expedited access to household cleaning products, hand soaps and body soaps to help fight COVID-19

Expedited access to household cleaning products, hand soaps and body soaps to help fight COVID-19

**** Info via Health Canada Expedited access to household cleaning products, hand soaps and body soaps to help fight COVID-19 In light of the unprecedented demand and urgent need for products that can help fight COVID-19—including household cleaning products, hand soaps and body soaps—as an interim policy, Health Canada is facilitating access to products that ...
Nova Scotia Reports Three More Deaths, Forty-three New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports Three More Deaths, Forty-three New Cases of COVID-19

**** Health/ Wellness Media Release Nova Scotia Reports Three More Deaths, Forty-three New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————- The Premier and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health will provide an update Sunday, April 19, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————- Today, April 18, Nova Scotia is reporting three ...
New measures introduced for non-medical masks or face coverings in the Canadian transportation system

New measures introduced for non-medical masks or face coverings in the Canadian transportation system

**** Info via Canada.ca New measures introduced for non-medical masks or face coverings in the Canadian transportation system COVID-19 is a global public health challenge that has changed the daily lives of people around the world, and ensuring the safety and security of Canadians remains the Government of Canada’s top priority. The Minister of Transport, ...
Additional Measures to Help Vulnerable Nova Scotians

Additional Measures to Help Vulnerable Nova Scotians

**** ENERGY Media Release Additional Measures to Help Vulnerable Nova Scotians ————————————————————— Nova Scotia’s most vulnerable families, seniors and youth will receive additional support for food, shelter, basic necessities and staying connected during the province’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nova Scotia Power, EfficiencyOne and the province are redirecting $3 million from the HomeWarming program ...
Shortage of salbutamol inhalers in Canada

Shortage of salbutamol inhalers in Canada

**** Info via Health Canada Shortage of salbutamol inhalers in Canada Issue: Increased demand for salbutamol inhalers due to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to reported shortages and limited supply of this product in Canada. Health Canada is taking steps to mitigate the impact of the shortages  and is providing advice to Canadians on how to ...
Braemar Superstore closed as colleagues has recently tested positive for COVID-19

Braemar Superstore closed as colleagues has recently tested positive for COVID-19

**** Loblaw Media Release We can confirm that we did close our Atlantic Superstore at 9 Braemar Drive, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia this morning, as one of our colleagues has recently tested positive for COVID-19. To ensure the safety of our customers and team members, we have closed the store as we work with the local ...
New Nova Scotia COVID-19 Health Research Coalition​ responds to global pandemic with $1.5 million collective investment

New Nova Scotia COVID-19 Health Research Coalition​ responds to global pandemic with $1.5 million collective investment

**** NSHA Media Release New Nova Scotia COVID-19 Health Research Coalition​ responds to global pandemic with $1.5 million collective investment In this unprecedented time of local and global uncertainty, there has never been a greater need to conduct medical and health related research to collect real time evidence to inform practice, policy and decision making ...
State of Emergency to be Extended

State of Emergency to be Extended

**** PREMIER’S OFFICE Media Release State of Emergency to be Extended ————————————————————— The province is renewing the state of emergency under the authority of the Emergency Management Act for the protection of the health and safety of Nova Scotians. ​ Cabinet met Thursday, April 16 by teleconference and agreed to ask the lieutenant governor to ...
NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at locations in Halifax Regional Municipality

NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at locations in Halifax Regional Municipality

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at locations in Halifax Regional Municipality NSHA Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at the following locations in Halifax Regional Municipality:​ Giant Tiger, 114 Woodlawn Rd, Dartmouth on April 13 from 10:30 am to 12 pm.​ It is anticipated that anyone exposed ...
Nova Scotia Reports Fourth Death, Twenty-seven New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports Fourth Death, Twenty-seven New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports Fourth Death, Twenty-seven 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, April 17, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— Nova Scotia has recorded its fourth death related ...
COVID-19 enforcement statistics information (HRP and RCMP)

COVID-19 enforcement statistics information (HRP and RCMP)

**** HRP Media Release COVID-19 enforcement statistics information Halifax Regional Police is providing an update in relation to violations under the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Act and Health Protection Act related to COVID-19 directives. Since our last report on Tuesday, HRP issued four tickets for violations of the Health Protection Act and Emergency Management Act, ...
NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on transit buses in Halifax Regional Municipality

NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on transit buses in Halifax Regional Municipality

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on transit buses in Halifax Regional Municipality NSHA Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on the following Halifax Transit bus routes:​ Route #2 Fairview from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 6, 8, 9, 11 Route #21 Timberlea from 2:30 p.m. ...
Wipes and gloves continue to clog the sewer system.

Wipes and gloves continue to clog the sewer system.

**** Halifax Water Media Release Wipes and gloves continue to clog the sewer system. This load was pulled from 1 of the 167 wastewater (sewer) pumping stations owned, operated, and maintained by Halifax Water. Wipes do not break down in water the same way that toilet paper is designed to. They clog pipes both inside ...
Thirty New Cases of COVID-19

Thirty New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Thirty 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, April 16, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— As of today, April 16, Nova Scotia has 579 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Thirty ...
Fraudulent and unauthorized N95 respirators and temporarily authorizing the use of technical-grade ethanol in hand sanitizer

Fraudulent and unauthorized N95 respirators and temporarily authorizing the use of technical-grade ethanol in hand sanitizer

**** Info via Health Canada Fraudulent and unauthorized N95 respirators may not protect consumers against COVID-19 Health Canada has received reports that fraudulent and uncertified N95 respirators that falsely claim to protect consumers against COVID-19 are being illegally sold to consumers online and in some stores. In Canada, N95 respirators are regulated by Health Canada ...
NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at several HRM locations

NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at several HRM locations

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at several HRM locations NSHA Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at several Halifax Regional Municipality locations: Atlantic Superstore, 9 Braemar Dr., Dartmouth from April 9 TO April 11 Halifax Transit routes Route #61 to Bridge Terminal/Halifax between 5 pm – 8 ...
Thirty-two New Cases of COVID-19

Thirty-two New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Thirty-two 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, April 15, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— As of today, April 15, Nova Scotia has 549 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Thirty-two ...
CBRP issued 42 Summary Offence tickets over the 4-day holiday weekend, for violating provincial COVID-19 orders

CBRP issued 42 Summary Offence tickets over the 4-day holiday weekend, for violating provincial COVID-19 orders

**** Via Cape Breton Regional Police CBRP issued 42 Summary Offence tickets over the 4-day holiday weekend, for violating provincial COVID-19 orders. Officers responded to numerous complaints of group gatherings, where 26 individuals at 6 different residences were charged for Failing to Comply with the Health Protection Act for not Social Distancing. And, a Marine ...
Response to COVID-19: Municipal service updates

Response to COVID-19: Municipal service updates

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Municipal service updates The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. The municipality is committed to taking important steps in reducing the spread of COVID-19. The following is an update on municipal services. Tax Deferral Regional Council has voted to ...
Considerations in the use of homemade masks to protect against COVID-19

Considerations in the use of homemade masks to protect against COVID-19

**** Health Canada Release Considerations in the use of homemade masks to protect against COVID-19 Notice to General Public and Healthcare Professionals Health Canada is advising the public, as well as healthcare professionals (HCPs) on important considerations for the use of homemade masks to protect against the transmission of COVID-19. Wearing a facial covering/non-medical mask ...
COVID-19 Projections Released, Show Value of Public Health Measures

COVID-19 Projections Released, Show Value of Public Health Measures

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Projections Released, Show Value of Public Health Measures ————————————————————— Government released COVID-19 projections today, April 14, that show how COVID-19 could progress through the province through to June 30 if people continue to follow public health orders to stay home, social distance, limit essential gatherings to no more than five ...
Big donations of 1500 protective masks to the HRFE helps firefighters stay safe

Big donations of 1500 protective masks to the HRFE helps firefighters stay safe

****  HRFE Release HRFE was honored to receive a donation of over 1000 surgical masks from the Chinese Society of Nova Scotia and the Chinese Benevolent Association of Nova Scotia. These masks will help protect our firefighters from COVID-19 so they will be ready when you need them! Wilber Huang, President of the Chinese Society ...
Forty-three New Cases of COVID-19

Forty-three New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS– Forty-three 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, April 14, at 3 p.m. This 3pm update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— As of today, April 14, Nova Scotia has 517 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Forty-three ...
MacKenzie Atlantic to produce more than one million face shields for NSHA, IWK

MacKenzie Atlantic to produce more than one million face shields for NSHA, IWK

**** NSHA Media Release MacKenzie Atlantic to produce more than one million face shields for NSHA, IWK MacKenzie Atlantic of Musquodoboit Harbour will produce one million face shields for use by Nova Scotia Health Authority staff and physicians. The company has an additional contract to produce 100,000 shields for the IWK Health Centre. Face shields ...
COVID-19 enforcement statistics / Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19 enforcement​ information

COVID-19 enforcement statistics / Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19 enforcement​ information

**** HRP Media Release COVID-19 enforcement statistics information Halifax Regional Police is providing an update in relation to violations under the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Act and Health Protection Act related to COVID-19 directives. Since our last report on Thursday, HRP issued 32 tickets for violations of the Health Protection Act and Emergency Management Act, ...
RCMP role in enforcing the Federal Quarantine Act

RCMP role in enforcing the Federal Quarantine Act

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP role in enforcing the Federal Quarantine Act The RCMP has been asked for assistance in the coordination and enforcement of the March 25, 2020, Quarantine Act Order that, unless specifically exempted, any person entering Canada must isolate or quarantine (self-isolate) themselves for 14 days and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. The Public Health Agency ...
New Measures for Long-Term Care, Home-Care Workers

New Measures for Long-Term Care, Home-Care Workers

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Measures for Long-Term Care, Home-Care Workers ————————————————————— Front-line workers in every public and private long-term care home, residential care facility and home-care agency across the province will now be expected to wear masks to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Distribution to workers began over the weekend. Effective Tuesday, April ...
Nova Scotia Reports Third Death, 29 New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports Third Death, 29 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports Third Death, 29 New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— Nova Scotia has recorded its third death related to COVID-19. Today, April 13, a male in his 80’s in Halifax Regional Municipality died as a result of complications related to COVID-19. “Tragically, another family is grieving the loss of a ...
NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at Halifax restaurant

NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at Halifax restaurant

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at Halifax restaurant NSHA Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at G-Street Pizza, 2302 Gottingen Street, Halifax,​ on April 4 and April 6. Public Health is directly contacting anyone known to be a close contact of the person(s) confirmed to have COVID-19. ...
Seventeen New Cases of COVID-19

Seventeen New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seventeen New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— There will be no COVID-19 media briefing today, April 12. ————————————————————— As of today, April 12, Nova Scotia has 445 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Seventeen new cases were identified Saturday, April 11. “On a weekend when many of us would be visiting family and observing ...
Halifax Regional Police Issues COVID-19 Update

Halifax Regional Police Issues COVID-19 Update

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police Issues COVID-19 Update Halifax Regional Police was advised this afternoon that one of our police officers has tested positive for COVID-19. We are now working with Public Health on contact-tracing and identifying additional employees who may need testing.​ Public Health will also determine if any additional notifications are ...
NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at several HRM locations

NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at several HRM locations

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at several HRM locations NSHA Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 at several Halifax Regional Municipality locations. These are not related to any previous potential exposure notifications: Atlantic Superstore, 9 Braemar Dr, Dartmouth on April 2-6, 8 Scotia Tire, 975 Cole Harbour ...
Twenty-one New Cases of COVID-19

Twenty-one New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Twenty-one New Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————— There will be no COVID-19 media briefings today, April 11 or Sunday, April 12. ​ ​ Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day. ————————————————————— As of today, April 11, Nova Scotia has 428 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twenty-one new cases ...
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. Halifax Transit was advised that a bus operator has tested positive for COVID-19. Halifax Transit is working with Public Health to investigate the situation. Public Health has been in ...
The road so far:  Full collection of COVID-19 coberage Part 4

The road so far: Full collection of COVID-19 coberage Part 4

As things continue to change, previous bulk update posts fill up fast.  Here is the fourth post. Page 3: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/the-road-so-far-covid-19-updates-part-3 Page 2: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/the-road-so-far-coverage-of-the-covid-19-virus-page-2 Page 1: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/so-far-global-covid-19-scares-cause-closures-locally-and-abroad . Considerations in the use of homemade masks to protect against COVID-19 ** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/considerations-in-the-use-of-homemade-masks-to-protect-against-covid-19 . MacKenzie Atlantic to produce more than one million face shields for NSHA, IWK ...
Thirty-four New Cases of COVID-19

Thirty-four New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Thirty-four New Cases of COVID-19 —————————————————————There will be no COVID-19 media briefings today, April 10, Saturday, April 11 or Sunday, April 12. ​ ​ Government will continue to issue news releases on new cases each day. ————————————————————— As of today, April 10, Nova Scotia has 407 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Thirty-four ...
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. Halifax Transit will implement the following new measures over the long weekend to help reduce the spread of disease. These changes will significantly reduce capacity and as a result, transit ...
Premier McNeil and Dr. Strang update on COVID-19 / Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update

Premier McNeil and Dr. Strang update on COVID-19 / Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Update on COVID-19 ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, gave an update today, April 9, on efforts related to COVID-19. Measures announced today include: — applications for the $40 million Worker Emergency Bridge Fund and Small Business Impact Grant will be available ...
RCMP to step up presences near Otter Lake Dr.

RCMP to step up presences near Otter Lake Dr.

**** RCMP Media Release Just in case you were thinking of gathering in the Otter Lake Dr. area for some socializing and drag racing this coming weekend, we’d thought we’d let you know, we’ll be around. Last Sunday evening, April 5, Halifax District RCMP observed approximately 10 vehicles parked on the shoulder of Otter Lake ...
COVID-19 enforcement statistics and Easter holiday information

COVID-19 enforcement statistics and Easter holiday information

**** HRP Media Release COVID-19 enforcement statistics and Easter holiday information Halifax Regional Police is providing an update in relation to violations under the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Act and Health Protection Act related to COVID-19 directives. Since our last report on Monday, HRP issued 33 tickets for violations of the Health Protection Act and ...
Superstore has temporarily  closed the  at 650 Portland Street location over COVID-19 concerns

Superstore has temporarily closed the  at 650 Portland Street location over COVID-19 concerns

**** Loblaw Media Release Superstore has  closed the  at 650 Portland Street location. We are not required to but we do so out of an abundance of caution. That’s our protocol (every retailer is different). We will likely re-open saturday morning  at 7am (for seniors) and 8am for all other customers. The colleague last worked ...
Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19 enforcement​

Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19 enforcement​

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19 enforcement​ ​The Nova Scotia RCMP is releasing COVID-19 enforcement statistics today in lieu of Good Friday.​ Since April 7, Nova Scotia RCMP has charged 18 people for offences under the Nova Scotia Health Protection and Emergency Management Acts. To date, the RCMP has charged ...
Nova Scotia Reports Second Death, 31 New Cases of COVID-19

Nova Scotia Reports Second Death, 31 New Cases of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports Second Death, 31 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, April 9, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————- Nova Scotia has recorded its second death related to ...
NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on transit buses in Halifax Regional Municipality

NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on transit buses in Halifax Regional Municipality

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure on transit buses in Halifax Regional Municipality NSHA Public Health is advising of a potential public exposure to COVID-19 on Halifax Transit buses: April 3 on Route 10; 5:56 PM to 1:04 AM April 4 on Route 62; 12:27 PM to 1:33 PM; 4:27 PM ...
Halifax Transit was advised that a bus operator has tested positive for COVID-19.

Halifax Transit was advised that a bus operator has tested positive for COVID-19.

**** 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. ​ Halifax Transit was advised that a bus operator has tested positive for COVID-19. Halifax Transit is working with Public Health to investigate the situation. The individual who tested ...
Thirty-two New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia / Response to COVID-19: Municipal service updates

Thirty-two New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia / Response to COVID-19: Municipal service updates

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Thirty-two New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health will provide an update today, April 8, at 3 p.m. ​ This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— As of today, April 8, Nova Scotia has 342 confirmed ...
Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19 enforcement

Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19 enforcement

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP release statistics on COVID-19 enforcement ​Since April 3, Nova Scotia RCMP has charged 38 people for offences under the Nova Scotia Health Protection and Emergency Management Acts. To date, the RCMP has charged a total of 54 people with offences related to the current provincial State of Emergency ...
Stanfield’s Limited of Truro to produce protective gowns for province’s health care workers​

Stanfield’s Limited of Truro to produce protective gowns for province’s health care workers​

**** NSHA Media Release Stanfield’s Limited of Truro to produce protective gowns for province’s health care workers​ Nova Scotia Health Authority has signed a contract with Stanfield’s Limited of Truro, Nova Scotia to purchase protective gowns for health care workers in the province. Production is beginning this week with the first gowns to be delivered ...
Seventeen New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Seventeen New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seventeen New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health will provide an update today, April 7, at 3 p.m. ​ This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— As of today, April 7, Nova Scotia has 310 confirmed ...
Nova Scotia Reports First COVID-19 Death

Nova Scotia Reports First COVID-19 Death

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Nova Scotia Reports First COVID-19 Death ————————————————————— Nova Scotia has recorded its first death related to COVID-19. On April 6, a woman in her 70s with underlying medical conditions died in hospital in the Eastern Zone as a result of complications related to COVID-19. “I had hoped this day would never ...
Measures to Further Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19

Measures to Further Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Measures to Further Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19 ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, gave an update today, April 6, on efforts to help further protect the province’s seniors and to expand testing criteria. “I know it has been difficult for people ...
NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at residential care home in Enfield

NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at residential care home in Enfield

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at residential care home in Enfield NSHA Public Health is advising of a potential public exposure to COVID-19 on March 11 at The Magnolia, 416 Highway #2, Enfield. On March 11, a celebration of life was held at The Magnolia. Public Health has been directly ...
Thirty-one New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Thirty-one New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Thirty-one New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health will provide an update today, April 6, at 3 p.m. ​ This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————– As of today, April 6, Nova Scotia has 293 confirmed ...
Update on HRP enforcement statistics related to COVID-19 directives

Update on HRP enforcement statistics related to COVID-19 directives

**** HRP Media Release Update on HRP enforcement statistics related to COVID-19 directives Halifax Regional Police are providing an update in relation to violations under the Nova Scotia Emergency Management Act and Health Protection Act related to COVID-19 directives. Over the weekend, HRP issued 39 tickets for violations of the Health Protection Act and Emergency ...
NSLC Employee Tests Positive for COVID 19

NSLC Employee Tests Positive for COVID 19

**** NSLC Media Release The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) has its first confirmed case of one employee testing positive for COVID-19. This employee was last in the store on Portland Street (Dartmouth) on Friday, April 3. We wish our employee well and out of respect for employee privacy, no further details on the specifics of ...
Expanding Testing to Identify Community Spread

Expanding Testing to Identify Community Spread

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Expanding Testing to Identify Community Spread ————————————————————— More options for testing of COVID-19 were announced today, April 5, to help identify spread within Nova Scotia communities. The province will work with the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and Emergency Health Services (EHS) on the following options: temporary primary assessment centres, EHS ...
Twenty-six New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Twenty-six New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

**** Health/ Wellness Media Release Twenty-six New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health will provide an update today, April 5, at 3 p.m. ​ This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— As of today, April 5, Nova Scotia has 262 ...
Twenty-nine New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Twenty-nine New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Twenty-nine New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health will provide an update Sunday, April 5, at 3 p.m. ​ This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— As of today, April 4, Nova Scotia has 236 confirmed ...
RCMP enforcement related to COVID-19 directives

RCMP enforcement related to COVID-19 directives

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP enforcement related to COVID-19 directives RCMP in Nova Scotia have charged​ four people and a business for violating the Nova Scotia Health Protection and Emergency Management Acts in relation to COVID-19. On April 1, three people were charged under Section 23 (b) of the Emergency Management Act for Failing to ...
Fourteen New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Fourteen New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Fourteen New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health will provide an update today, April 3, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— As of today, April 3, Nova Scotia has 207 confirmed cases ...
SOCIAL DISTANCING AND YOUR PET

SOCIAL DISTANCING AND YOUR PET

**** NS SPCA Media Release SOCIAL DISTANCING AND YOUR PET Life is sure different right now and will be for the foreseeable future.​ Lots of activities have been postponed or even cancelled.​ We all know by now that social distancing is critical to reducing the spread of Covid-19.​ But you don’t have to let boredom ...
Measures to Help Citizens, Businesses Affected by COVID-19

Measures to Help Citizens, Businesses Affected by COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Measures to Help Citizens, Businesses Affected by COVID-19 ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, gave an update today, April 2, on efforts to help Nova Scotians dealing with COVID-19. “Our small businesses and those who are self-employed have always been at the ...
Update on HRP enforcement statistics related to COVID-19 directives

Update on HRP enforcement statistics related to COVID-19 directives

**** HRP Media Release Update on HRP enforcement statistics related to COVID-19 directives Police have issued a summary offence ticket to a man for violating regulations of the Health Protection Act yesterday. At approximately 5:15 p.m. on April 1, police issued a summary offence ticket to a 35-year-old Halifax man who was failing to provide ...
NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at Westville funeral home and Alma fire hall​

NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at Westville funeral home and Alma fire hall​

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA advising of potential COVID-19 exposure at Westville funeral home and Alma fire hall​ NSHA Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on Sunday, March 15 at Eagles Funeral Home in Westville, and the Alma Fire Hall. This notification is being made out of an abundance of caution as ...
Twenty New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Twenty New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Twenty New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health will provide an update today, April 2, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— As of today, April 2, Nova Scotia has 193 confirmed cases ...
Request to Extend State of Emergency

Request to Extend State of Emergency

**** NS Government Media Release Request to Extend State of Emergency Cabinet met today, April 2, by teleconference and agreed to ask the lieutenant governor to extend the state of emergency for another two weeks. The order would take effect at noon Sunday, April 5 and extend to noon, April 19. ...
Four people charged under the Health Protection Act

Four people charged under the Health Protection Act

**** RCMP Media Release Four people charged under the Health Protection Act On March 31, Nova Scotia RCMP charged four people under the Health Protection Act, in relation to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Two people were charged for Failing to Self-quarantine or Self-isolate after returning from out of Country. Two others were​ charged for Failing ...
Firefighters ask for better social distancing when responding to calls

Firefighters ask for better social distancing when responding to calls

**** FROM THE HALIFAX PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS: Please share to spread awareness ‘If you are in a building with a fire alarm sounding, Please go outside and create social distancing. Dont block access or exits to the building. DO NOT APPROACH RESPONDING FIREFIGHTERS. Stay back so we can investigate the alarm safely. Thank you for keeping ...
Twenty-Six New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Twenty-Six New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Twenty-Six New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia ————————————————————— As of today, April 1, Nova Scotia has 173 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twenty-six new cases were identified Tuesday, March 31, and more than 1,000 COVID-19 tests were completed at the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab. While most cases in Nova ...
Halifax Water Extending Support to Customers in Need

Halifax Water Extending Support to Customers in Need

**** Halifax Water Media Release Halifax Water Extending Support to Customers in Need The COVID-19 pandemic has 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 proper hygiene, ...
Pair issued Summary Offence Tickets for violating the Emergency Management Act – Truro

Pair issued Summary Offence Tickets for violating the Emergency Management Act – Truro

**** Truro Police Media Release Truro Police Service received a complaint about people using a soccer field to run their dogs. The dispatched officer arrived and located two females using the soccer field contrary to posted signs advising the field was closed. A 42 year old female and a 26 year old female were both ...
Police issue ticket for Nova Scotia Emergency Management Act violation

Police issue ticket for Nova Scotia Emergency Management Act violation

**** HRP Media Release Police issue ticket for Nova Scotia Emergency Management Act violation Police have issued a summary offence ticket to a man for violating regulations of the N.S. Emergency Management Act. At approximately 4:45 p.m. yesterday, Halifax Regional Police officers were patrolling Shubie Park in Dartmouth, one of the parks which is currently ...
Nova Scotia RCMP officers threatened with COVID-19 contamination​ ​

Nova Scotia RCMP officers threatened with COVID-19 contamination​ ​

**** RCMP Media Release Nova Scotia RCMP officers threatened with COVID-19 contamination​ ​ Members of the Nova Scotia RCMP have reported being threatened in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic. In the past several days, RCMP officers have reported being threatened to be coughed on by members of the public who claim to be COVID-19 ...
Twenty New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Twenty New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Twenty New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health will provide an update today, March 31, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— As of today, March 31, Nova Scotia has 147 confirmed cases ...
Response to COVID-19: Parks & Recreation Enforcement

Response to COVID-19: Parks & Recreation Enforcement

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Parks & Recreation Enforcement The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. The municipality is committed to taking important steps in reducing the spread of COVID-19. There are no reductions in public safety service levels. All essential services of the ...
Plan for At-home Student Learning, Online Guidance for Business

Plan for At-home Student Learning, Online Guidance for Business

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS/EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT Media Release Plan for At-home Student Learning, Online Guidance for Business ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil announced plans today, March 30, to support ongoing student learning as Nova Scotians deal with COVID-19. Following the recommendation of Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, all public schools and licensed child ...
RCMP issue Summary Offence Ticket under the Health Protection Act

RCMP issue Summary Offence Ticket under the Health Protection Act

**** RCMP Media Release RCMP issue Summary Offence Ticket under the Health Protection Act ​ Millbrook RCMP have charged a business under the Health Protection Act for failing to comply with Part 1 of the Act and remaining open as a non-essential business. ​ Following repeated warnings, on March 28, Millbrook RCMP located a non-essential ...
NSHA advising potential COVID-19 exposure at Elmsdale restaurant

NSHA advising potential COVID-19 exposure at Elmsdale restaurant

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA advising potential COVID-19 exposure at Elmsdale restaurant ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ...
Five New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Five New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Five New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia ———————————————————Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health will provide an update today, March 30, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . —————————————————————As of today, March 30, Nova Scotia has 127 confirmed cases of COVID-19. ...
HRP is pleased to report that a negative COVID-19 test result has been confirmed for one of our officers

HRP is pleased to report that a negative COVID-19 test result has been confirmed for one of our officers

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police COVID-19 update Halifax Regional Police is pleased to report that a negative COVID-19 test result has been confirmed for one of our officers whose close family member had contact with another individual who had tested positive for COVID-19. All necessary steps are being taken as per the direction ...
Truro Police Service issued a Sunmary Offence Ticket to a 65 year old male for failing to self isolate for 14 days after entering the province of Nova Scotia

Truro Police Service issued a Sunmary Offence Ticket to a 65 year old male for failing to self isolate for 14 days after entering the province of Nova Scotia

**** Truro Police Media Releases On Saturday March 29 the Truro Police Service issued a Sunmary Offence Ticket to a 65 year old male for failing to self isolate for 14 days after entering the province of Nova Scotia Truro Police received several complaints about this male blatantly disregarding the self isolation rules As a ...
Summary Offence Ticket issued under NS Emergency Measures Act

Summary Offence Ticket issued under NS Emergency Measures Act

**** HRP Media Release Summary Offence Ticket issued under NS Emergency Measures Act At 1:12 p.m., Halifax Regional Police officers were patrolling Point Pleasant Park in Halifax, one of the parks and beaches, which has been currently closed to the public and to which the travel is currently prohibited as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread ...
The road so far: COVID-19 updates (part 3)

The road so far: COVID-19 updates (part 3)

As things continue to change, previous bulk update posts fill up fast.  Here is the third post. Page 2: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/the-road-so-far-coverage-of-the-covid-19-virus-page-2 Page 1: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/so-far-global-covid-19-scares-cause-closures-locally-and-abroad . Request to Extend State of Emergency ** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/request-to-extend-state-of-emergency . Measures to Further Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19 ** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/measures-to-further-help-prevent-spread-of-covid-19 . Nova Scotia RCMP Release Statistics On COVID-19 Enforcement​ ** ...
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, March 29, Nova Scotia has 122 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twelve new cases were identified yesterday. Most are connected to travel or a known case. Public health is working to identify people who may have come in close contact with the confirmed ...
Twenty New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Twenty New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

****HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Twenty New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia ——————————————————– As of today, March 28, Nova Scotia has 110 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twenty new cases were identified Friday, March 27. Most are connected to travel or a known case. Public health is working to identify people who may have come in close ...
Measures taken to ensure customer and staff safety at Bedford Superstore after COVID-19 incident

Measures taken to ensure customer and staff safety at Bedford Superstore after COVID-19 incident

**** Info via Superstore / Loblaw As confirmed, we took immediate action to ensure that the Bedford Superstore   was safe for all of our colleagues and customers after a staff member was confirmed to have the COVID-19 virus.  ​ We want to thank all of our amazing colleagues who stepped up to help us resolve ...
Halifax Regional Police COVID-19 Update

Halifax Regional Police COVID-19 Update

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police COVID-19 Update Halifax Regional Police became aware that a close family member of one of our officers has been in contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. In the interest of safeguarding the health of our employees and citizens we serve, we are exercising an ...
Sportfishing Season Delayed until May 1

Sportfishing Season Delayed until May 1

**** FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE Media Release Sportfishing Season Delayed until May 1 ————————————————————— Nova Scotia’s sportfishing season is on hold until at least May 1. The season normally begins on April 1, however with the current state of emergency around COVID-19, Nova Scotians are encouraged to stay at home. “Nova Scotians love to fish, however this delay ...
Measures to Help Businesses, Seniors and Vulnerable Nova Scotians

Measures to Help Businesses, Seniors and Vulnerable Nova Scotians

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Measures to Help Businesses, Seniors and Vulnerable Nova Scotians ​ ————————————————————– Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, gave an update today, March 27, on efforts to help Nova Scotians dealing with COVID-19. “It is important that we all do our part to help ...
Health products that make false or misleading claims to prevent, treat or cure COVID-19 may put your health at risk

Health products that make false or misleading claims to prevent, treat or cure COVID-19 may put your health at risk

**** Info via Health Canada Health products that make false or misleading claims to prevent, treat or cure COVID-19 may put your health at risk Product: Health products that make false and misleading claims to prevent, treat or cure COVID-19. Issue: Health Canada is warning Canadians about the risks of purchasing health products that make unauthorized claims ...
Bedford Superstore confirms a staff member tested positive for COVID-19,  taking measures to ensure safety

Bedford Superstore confirms a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, taking measures to ensure safety

**** Info via Loblaw Atlantic As you know, we did close the Bedford Superstore this afternoon.​ We want to assure our customers and employees that we take their safety very seriously. ​ We are aware that one of the colleagues from the Bedford Superstore has recently tested positive for COVID-19.​ We have been in touch ...
HRM Response to COVID-19: Municipal service updates

HRM Response to COVID-19: Municipal service updates

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Municipal service updates Friday, March 27, 2020 (Halifax, N.S.) – The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. The municipality is committed to taking important steps in reducing the spread of COVID-19. There are no reductions in public safety service ...
Seventeen New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Seventeen New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Seventeen New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, will provide an update today, March 27, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— As of today, March 27, Nova Scotia has 90 confirmed cases ...
A message from Chief Stuebing: COVID-19 Update and HRFE

A message from Chief Stuebing: COVID-19 Update and HRFE

**** HRFE Release A message from Chief Stuebing: The COVID-19 pandemic environment is evolving, and, as you know, the public health policies and protocols to manage through it are changing too. One thing that does not change in the face of this pandemic or any other crisis, is Halifax Regional Fire & Emergency’s (HRFE) commitment ...
NSHA operational update, Friday, March 27, 2020

NSHA operational update, Friday, March 27, 2020

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA operational update, Friday, March 27, 2020 Nova Scotia Health Authority continues to plan and prepare at an organizational level, across the province, for service delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. As an organization, NSHA must adapt and respond to changing conditions and optimize the overall system’s ability to respond to the ...
All branches of Halifax Public Libraries will be closed until April 30, 2020 as a precaution to help limit the spread of COVID-19

All branches of Halifax Public Libraries will be closed until April 30, 2020 as a precaution to help limit the spread of COVID-19

**** Libraries Media Release Status of Library service All branches of Halifax Public Libraries will be closed until April 30, 2020 as a precaution to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Effective Wednesday, March 18 at 5:00pm, all branch and community Book Drops will be closed. Effective Thursday, March 19 at 3:00pm, the ability to ...
A Letter to Nova Scotians from Dr. Robert Strang

A Letter to Nova Scotians from Dr. Robert Strang

**** Via Dr Strang A Letter to Nova Scotians from Dr. Robert Strang   My fellow Nova Scotians, COVID-19 is an unprecedented and rapidly evolving situation, and I recognize this is a scary time for Nova Scotians. Public health officials are working closely with our colleagues across the country and our partners in Nova Scotia ...
Testing for COVID-19 Expands; Health System Preparations / Response to COVID-19: Virtual Regional Council meetings

Testing for COVID-19 Expands; Health System Preparations / Response to COVID-19: Virtual Regional Council meetings

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Testing for COVID-19 Expands; Health System Preparations ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil, Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Brendan Carr, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and Dr. Krista Jangaard, president and CEO of IWK Health Centre gave an update today, March 26, on ...
NSHA advising potential COVID-19 exposure at Halifax Regional Municipality community centre​ ​

NSHA advising potential COVID-19 exposure at Halifax Regional Municipality community centre​ ​

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA advising potential COVID-19 exposure at Halifax Regional Municipality community centre​ ​ NSHA Public Health is advising of a potential public exposure to COVID-19 on March 14 at Lake Echo Community Centre (3168A Highway #7, Lake Echo).​ The gathering was a public event related to St. Patrick’s Day with approximately 50 ...
Diabetes Canada: Due to #COVID19, the collection of ALL textile donations from homes and bins across Canada is temporarily suspended

Diabetes Canada: Due to #COVID19, the collection of ALL textile donations from homes and bins across Canada is temporarily suspended

**** Info via Diabetes Canada Due to #COVID19, the collection of ALL textile donations from homes and bins across Canada is temporarily suspended We URGE you not to dump! Please store items to donate until life gets back to normal. As part of Diabetes Canada’s ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of our ...
Five New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Five New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Five New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil, Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Brendan Carr, president and CEO, Nova Scotia Health Authority and Dr. Krista Jangaard, president and CEO, IWK Health Centre will provide an update today, March 26, at 3 ...
(Update) Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update

(Update) Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update Thursday, March 26, 2020 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. Based on current staff availability, Halifax Transit anticipates that conventional bus service will be significantly impacted at the start of service tomorrow, March ...
Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses

Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses

**** Government of Canada Release Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses The Government of Canada is taking strong, immediate and effective action to protect Canadians and the economy from the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic. No Canadian should have to choose between protecting their health, putting food on the ...
A ban on open fires is now in effect to protect Nova Scotia’s forests during the pandemic

A ban on open fires is now in effect to protect Nova Scotia’s forests during the pandemic

**** Lands and Forestry Release / HRFE **** UPDATED A ban on open fires is now in effect to protect Nova Scotia’s forestry  workers during the pandemic. No open fires are allowed. There is a Province wide burn ban in place. Halifax Regional Municipality has different rules during burn bans. Until the ban is lifted, ...
Protecting yourself from coronavirus

Protecting yourself from coronavirus

**** CNS Media Release Protecting yourself from coronavirus There are currently no vaccines available to protect you against the novel coronavirus. Nova Scotians are encouraged to think about what they can do to stay healthy and prevent the spread of any respiratory illness, including COVID-19. There are simple, practical things you can do to prepare in case you ...
Seventeen New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia /  HRM continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19

Seventeen New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia / HRM continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Municipal service updates Wednesday, March 25, 2020 (Halifax, NS) – The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. The municipality is committed to taking important steps in reducing the spread of COVID-19. There are no reductions in public safety service levels. All ...
Strengthening Health System and New Measures / The municipality is committed to taking important steps in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

Strengthening Health System and New Measures / The municipality is committed to taking important steps in reducing the spread of COVID-19.

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Strengthening Health System and New Measures ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced further measures today, March 24, to strengthen the health system and help Nova Scotians dealing with COVID-19. “Keeping Nova Scotians safe and healthy is our number one job. Everything ...
HRP continue to make some adjustments to office functions to keep our employees safe while providing our service during #COVID19 pandemic

HRP continue to make some adjustments to office functions to keep our employees safe while providing our service during #COVID19 pandemic

**** HRP Media Release COVID-19 Halifax Regional Police has been working closely with key partners in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we collectively act to curb the spread of COVID-19, the health and safety of citizens and our employees is our primary concern. We want to assure you that we will continue to provide ...
NSHA operational update, Tuesday, March 24, 2020

NSHA operational update, Tuesday, March 24, 2020

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA operational update, Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Mental Health and Addictions NSHA’s Mental Health and Addictions Programs staff, teams, and physicians are dedicated to provide the best care and support possible to our patients, families, and communities. Our services and how we deliver them will change during the pandemic, but our ...
Ten New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia / Response to COVID-19: Municipal service updates

Ten New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia / Response to COVID-19: Municipal service updates

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Ten New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia ————————————————————— This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— As of today, March 24, Nova Scotia has 51 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Ten new cases were identified Monday, March 23. The cases are travel-related or connected to earlier reported cases. Several of the new ...
Message from the Nova Scotia RCMP about our response to the COVID-19 health pandemic

Message from the Nova Scotia RCMP about our response to the COVID-19 health pandemic

**** RCMP Media Release Message from the Nova Scotia RCMP about our response to the COVID-19 health pandemic With the evolving emergency health situation, the Nova Scotia RCMP continues to work closely with the Province of Nova Scotia and our policing partners to monitor and respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.​ These are undoubtedly ...
NSP to provide options, relief for customers

NSP to provide options, relief for customers

**** NSP Media Release We are in uncertain and unprecedented times. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves each day, we’re evolving too. Our promise and responsibility is to provide you with safe and reliable electricity every day. That will not change.​Our team has been working on pandemic planning since early this year. We’re prepared and we’re ...
Health Canada: What does Social Distancing mean?

Health Canada: What does Social Distancing mean?

**** Info via Health Canada Together, we can slow the spread of COVID-19 by making a conscious effort to keep a physical distance between each other. What does Social Distancing mean? This means making changes in your everyday routines in order to minimize close contact with others, including: avoiding crowded places and non-essential gatherings avoiding ...
Effective today, Bide Awhile will no longer be able to accept the donation of supplies until further notice

Effective today, Bide Awhile will no longer be able to accept the donation of supplies until further notice

**** Bide Awhile Hello everyone, We wanted to check in and share everything that we are doing to keep our shelter, staff, and animals safe during this time. We announced last week that we are closed to the public and volunteers, aside from animal surrenders and picking up food from our pet food pantry. This ...
13 New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

13 New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS–13 New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health will provide an update today, March 23, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— As of today, March 23, Nova Scotia has 41 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Thirteen ...
Halifax Water Focused on Maintaining Services During State of Emergency, Disconnections for non-payment of service are suspended until April 13th 

Halifax Water Focused on Maintaining Services During State of Emergency, Disconnections for non-payment of service are suspended until April 13th 

**** Halifax Water Media Release Halifax Water Focused on Maintaining Services During State of Emergency Earlier today, the Province of Nova Scotia declared a state of emergency. Halifax Water continues to take actions to protect the public, our employees, and provide water, wastewater and stormwater services to our customers. Priority services including installation and maintenance ...
State of Emergency Declared in Response to COVID-19, Seven New Cases  / Response to COVID-19: Municipal service updates regarding provincial state of emergency

State of Emergency Declared in Response to COVID-19, Seven New Cases / Response to COVID-19: Municipal service updates regarding provincial state of emergency

**** HRM Media Release / CNS Media Release State of Emergency Declared in Response to COVID-19, Seven New Cases ————————————————————— Today, March 22, Nova Scotia declared a provincial state of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Nova Scotians should not leave the province and only leave home for essential items and services. A ...
The Dartmouth SPCA will continue to operate with a core group of essential staff to assist and accept animals in urgent and emergency situations during this time.

The Dartmouth SPCA will continue to operate with a core group of essential staff to assist and accept animals in urgent and emergency situations during this time.

**** NS SPCA Release The Dartmouth location of SPCA is closed to the public for our adoption, volunteer and public spay/neuter programs effective immediately. We will continue to operate our shelter with a core group of essential staff to assist and accept animals in urgent and emergency situations during this time. We will be relying ...
Salvation Army Prepares Emergency Disaster Services in Response to COVID-19

Salvation Army Prepares Emergency Disaster Services in Response to COVID-19

**** Salvation Army Release Salvation Army Prepares Emergency Disaster Services in Response to COVID-19 Upon direction from territorial headquarters, The Salvation Army Maritime Division is mobilizing toward emergency response readiness to support those impacted by COVID-19 across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. “Our emergency disaster services teams are prepared and ready to go ...
Six New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Six New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Six New Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia ————————————————————— As of today, March 21, Nova Scotia has nine confirmed cases and 12 presumptive cases of COVID-19, for a total of 21. Six new cases were identified Friday, March 20. All are travel-related. The original hospitalized case has been released and is ...
Measures to Help Nova Scotia Businesses, Students / Fisheries Ministers Unified To Support Industry

Measures to Help Nova Scotia Businesses, Students / Fisheries Ministers Unified To Support Industry

**** CNS Media Release Measures to Help Nova Scotia Businesses, Students ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil, Minister of Business Geoff MacLellan and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, March 20, measures to help Nova Scotians and Nova Scotia businesses dealing with COVID-19. Effective immediately, government will invest $161 million to ...
HRM continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19

HRM continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19

**** HRM Media Release The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. The municipality is committed to taking important steps in reducing the spread of COVID-19. There are no reductions in public safety service levels. All essential services of the municipality – including 311, fire and police – ...
One New Presumptive Case of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

One New Presumptive Case of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

**** COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release One New Presumptive Case of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil, Minister of Business Geoff MacLellan and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health will provide an update today, March 20, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— As of today, Nova Scotia ...
Measures to Help Vulnerable Nova Scotians

Measures to Help Vulnerable Nova Scotians

**** COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS/COMMUNITY/SERVICES/SENIORS Media Release Measures to Help Vulnerable Nova Scotians ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil, Community Services Minister Kelly Regan and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, March 19, measures to help vulnerable Nova Scotians and to further prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the province. Measures announced today to ...
NSHA advising potential COVID-19 exposure at two Halifax locations

NSHA advising potential COVID-19 exposure at two Halifax locations

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA Public Health is advising of a potential low-risk public exposure to COVID-19 at two Halifax locations between Thursday, March 5 and Saturday, March 7. People who visited the following locations during this period should closely monitor their health for COVID-19 symptoms: Halifax Grammar School gymnasium Homburg Athletic Centre gymnasium at ...
Public Service Announcement Response to COVID-19: Municipal service updates

Public Service Announcement Response to COVID-19: Municipal service updates

**** HRM Media Release Public Service Announcement Response to COVID-19: Municipal service updates The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. The municipality is committed to taking important steps in reducing spread of COVID-19. There are no reductions in public safety service levels. All essential services of the ...
The Road So Far: Coverage of the COVID-19 Virus (Page 2)

The Road So Far: Coverage of the COVID-19 Virus (Page 2)

**** Various sources The original post was getting top heavy, so here’s a continuation of COVID-19 information. (Page 1: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/so-far-global-covid-19-scares-cause-closures-locally-and-abroad) . State of Emergency Declared in Response to COVID-19, Seven New Cases / Response to COVID-19: Municipal service updates regarding provincial state of emergency ** Release: https://waterfrontmediahfx.the902hxir.ca/state-of-emergency-declared-in-response-to-covid-19-seven-new-cases-response-to-covid-19-municipal-service-updates-regarding-provincial-state-of-emergency . Testing for COVID-19 Expands; Health System Preparations ...
Two New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Two New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

**** COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia ————————————————————— Premier Stephen McNeil, Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health and Community Services Minister Kelly Regan will provide an update today, March 19, at 3 p.m. This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— As of today, March 19, ...
NSP COVID-19 RESPONSE

NSP COVID-19 RESPONSE

**** NSP Release As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, one thing that won’t change is our commitment to providing you with safe, reliable and affordable electricity. There is nothing more important than the health and safety of our customers, employees and the communities in which we operate so, while our core business continues, we’ve ...
Kijiji Safety Statement 

Kijiji Safety Statement 

**** Kijiji Safety Statement COVID-19 Safety Precautions The health and safety of our community is always Kijiji’s top priority. Our platform enables millions of Canadians to connect and find what they need in their community. With that said, in light of the outbreaks of COVID-19, we all play a role in preventing the virus from ...
Five New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Five New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Five New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia Update at 3pm: This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— As of today, Nova Scotia has three confirmed cases and nine presumptive cases of COVID-19. Five new cases were identified Tuesday, March 17. Four of the cases are travel-related and one ...
HRP has implemented changes to its service locations as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus

HRP has implemented changes to its service locations as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus

**** HRP Media Release Halifax Regional Police has implemented changes to its service locations as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The Central Division Community Office located at the Halifax Shopping Centre, 7001 Mumford Road, and the Spryfield Community Office, 264 Herring Cove Road, will be closed to the ...
Based on decisions made by the province of Nova Scotia yesterday, all customer service centres and Planning & Development counter services are closed to the public effective immediately

Based on decisions made by the province of Nova Scotia yesterday, all customer service centres and Planning & Development counter services are closed to the public effective immediately

**** HRM Media Release The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ The municipality is committed to taking important steps in reducing spread of COVID-19. ​ Based on decisions made by the province of Nova Scotia yesterday, all customer service centres and Planning & Development counter ...
Province’s Bars to Close, Restaurants Limited to Take-out, Delivery as of Thursday; Gatherings Limited to 50 or Fewer Effective Immediately

Province’s Bars to Close, Restaurants Limited to Take-out, Delivery as of Thursday; Gatherings Limited to 50 or Fewer Effective Immediately

**** COVID-19/HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Province’s Bars to Close, Restaurants Limited to Take-out, Delivery as of Thursday; Gatherings Limited to 50 or Fewer Effective Immediately ————————————————————— Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, and Premier Stephen McNeil announced new measures today, March 17, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Effectively immediately, there are ...
Closure of Access Nova Scotia and Registry of Motor Vehicle Offices, Deadline Extension

Closure of Access Nova Scotia and Registry of Motor Vehicle Offices, Deadline Extension

**** COVID-19/ SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA/INTERNAL SERVICES/ TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL Media Release Closure of Access Nova Scotia and Registry of Motor Vehicle Offices, Deadline Extension ————————————————————— Nova Scotians are being asked to take every precaution including social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. That is why Access Nova Scotia and Registry of Motor Vehicle Offices are ...
Many NSHA services reduced or suspended as part of COVID-19 response

Many NSHA services reduced or suspended as part of COVID-19 response

**** NSHA Media Release Many NSHA services reduced or suspended as part of COVID-19 response Many Nova Scotia Health Authority services are being reduced or suspended until further notice as part of the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 as well as to conserve and redeploy our resources in anticipation of increasing demand related ...
Halifax Transit : New changes evolving from COVID-19

Halifax Transit : New changes evolving from COVID-19

**** HRM Media Release The health and wellness of residents and employees is our main priority. Effective Wednesday, March 18, Halifax Transit passengers will be asked to use the rear doors for boarding and exiting. For those who require the use of the ramp for accessibility, the front door will continue to be used. Regular ...
HRP and COVID-19 Precautionary Measures

HRP and COVID-19 Precautionary Measures

**** HRP Media Release COVID1-19 Precautionary Measures Halifax Regional Police has implemented a number of precautionary measures to protect the wellbeing of citizens and our employees and curb the spread of COVID-19. As we collectively act to curb the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the health and safety of citizens and our employees is ...
New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia / Response to COVID-19: Municipal Employee Compensation

New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia / Response to COVID-19: Municipal Employee Compensation

****HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia  Live update at 3pm.  This update will be livestreamed on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health has announced two new presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of positives in the province to seven. As of today, March 17, ...
The Nova Scotia SPCA has prepared a coordinated response to protect our employees, volunteers and the public at large from transmitting COVID-19

The Nova Scotia SPCA has prepared a coordinated response to protect our employees, volunteers and the public at large from transmitting COVID-19

**** NS SPCA Media Release The Nova Scotia SPCA has prepared a coordinated response to protect our employees, volunteers and the public at large from transmitting novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Effective Tuesday, March 17th all SPCA shelters will be operating by appointment only. 🐾 All services will continue to remain available at this time including adoptions. ...
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Employment and Social Development Canada

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Employment and Social Development Canada

**** Government of Canada Release Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – Employment and Social Development Canada Responding to the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) in federally regulated workplaces There may be concerns from employers and employees in Canadian federally regulated workplaces about coronavirus and questions about how to prevent exposure in their workplaces. Workplace parties should consider whether doing certain ...
Warning About COVID-19 Investment Scams

Warning About COVID-19 Investment Scams

**** COVID-19/NOVA SCOTIA SECURITIES COMMISSION Media Release Warning About COVID-19 Investment Scams ————————————————————— The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is alerting investors to be wary of people taking advantage of COVID-19 and economic turmoil to engage in investment scams. A Nova Scotia investor contacted the commission after receiving a call from someone saying they were with ...
Two New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

Two New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Two New Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia This update will be livestreamed (3pm) on https://novascotia.ca/stayinformed/webcast . ————————————————————— Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health has announced two new presumptive cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of presumptive positives in the province to five. The two cases ...
Response to COVID-19: Municipal Services Update

Response to COVID-19: Municipal Services Update

**** HRM Media Release Public Service Announcement Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit service updates The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. Steps are being taken to mitigate impacts on municipal services while also helping to reduce the spread of the disease. The health and wellness of ...
COVID-19: Mic Mac Mall reduces hours of operation

COVID-19: Mic Mac Mall reduces hours of operation

**** Info via Mic Mac Mall The safety and health of our visitors, customers and tenants are of the utmost importance for Ivanhoé Cambridge. We’re accordingly taking several precautionary actions, including providing our tenants the possibility of reducing their operating hours to 11:00am – 7:00pm, Monday to Saturday, and 12:00pm – 5:00pm on Sunday, effective ...
Due to the COVID-19 virus, Bide Awhile will be restricting access to the public and volunteers until further notice

Due to the COVID-19 virus, Bide Awhile will be restricting access to the public and volunteers until further notice

**** Bide Awhile Release Due to the COVID-19 virus, Bide Awhile will be restricting access to the public and volunteers until further notice. We want to ensure the health and safety of our staff are not compromised during this time and feel limiting access to the building is crucial in making sure operations can continue ...
GoodLife and Fit4less response for COVID-19

GoodLife and Fit4less response for COVID-19

***** Goodlife / Fit4less Releases With the well-being of our Members, Associates & our community in mind we have made the difficult but important decision to close all GoodLife Fitness Clubs across Canada, effective immediately. We continue to be committed to the well-being of our Associates, including those who will be without work during the ...
Response to COVID-19: Parks & Recreation service updates

Response to COVID-19: Parks & Recreation service updates

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Parks & Recreation service updates The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. The health and wellness of residents and employees is our main priority. Effective Tuesday, March 17 all municipally owned recreation facilities, community centres and arenas will be ...
Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit service updates

Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit service updates

**** Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit service updates The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. Steps are being taken to mitigate impacts on municipal services while also helping to reduce the spread of the disease. ​ The health and wellness of residents and employees is our ...
First Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia; New Prevention Measures

First Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia; New Prevention Measures

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release First Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia; New Prevention Measures ————————————————————— Nova Scotia announced the province’s first three presumptive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), today, March 15. The province is also taking further measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The cases are not connected and are travel related. The ...
Provincial Visitor Information Centres to Close Until Further Notice

Provincial Visitor Information Centres to Close Until Further Notice

**** TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA Media Release Provincial Visitor Information Centres to Close Until Further Notice ————————————————————— Given the concern of COVID-19 and recent guidance from public health officials, visitor information centres that are open year-round at Amherst and Halifax Stanfield International Airport will be closed effective Tuesday, March 17, until further notice. As an additional ...
Three Presumptive Cases of COVID-19

Three Presumptive Cases of COVID-19

**** NS Government Media Release Three Presumptive Cases of COVID-19 ————————————————————– Nova Scotia has three presumptive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) all related to travel. The individuals have been notified and are in self-isolation. Premier Stephen McNeil, Health and Wellness Minister Randy Delorey, Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health and deputy ...
(Update) Changes to Correctional Facilities Visits to Prevent COVID-19

(Update) Changes to Correctional Facilities Visits to Prevent COVID-19

**** JUSTICE Media Release Correctional Facilities Take Further Acton to Prevent Covid-19 ————————————————————— ​ To help further prevent COVID-19 from impacting inmates and staff at correctional facilities, 41 people who are serving intermittent sentences in the province’s four adult correctional facilities will be released on temporary absence. ​ An intermittent sentence is ordered by a ...
The municipality’s Emergency Management Office (EMO) is working very closely with provincial partners as the provincial lead to prepare and respond to the risk of COVID-19 infections

The municipality’s Emergency Management Office (EMO) is working very closely with provincial partners as the provincial lead to prepare and respond to the risk of COVID-19 infections

**** EMO Media Release Coronavirus Disease | COVID-19 The municipality’s Emergency Management Office (EMO) is working very closely with provincial partners at Health and Wellness as the provincial lead, and NS EMOto prepare and respond to the increased likelihood of more COVID-19 infections in Canada. The health and wellness of our residents and employees is our main priority. Practicing good ...
COVID-19 – What Air Canada is doing

COVID-19 – What Air Canada is doing

**** Statement via Air Canada A message from Calin Rovinescu COVID-19 – What we are doing The airline industry has always been a fast-changing one and these times are no different. It’s important that we be nimble and respond quickly and effectively to developments around the world while maintaining our commitment to serving you safely ...
So far: Global COVID 19 concerns cause closures locally and abroad

So far: Global COVID 19 concerns cause closures locally and abroad

**** Various sources From major league sports, travel, local businesses and government,  the threat of the COVID 19 has caused major issues globally.  This post may be updated often, but always check ahead of any functions or travel you plan to attend (changes may occur often) . (Updated at 140pm) Five New Presumptive Cases of ...
New Travel Measures for Nova Scotia Public Sector Employees

New Travel Measures for Nova Scotia Public Sector Employees

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New Travel Measures for Nova Scotia Public Sector Employees ————————————————————— Public sector employees who travel outside of Canada, including the United States, will be required to self-isolate upon their return. Government introduced the travel protocols today, March 13, to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the province. To ...
(Update) Cineplex response to COVID-19

(Update) Cineplex response to COVID-19

**** Info via Cineplex ” To our guests and partners, Our team has been closely monitoring COVID-19 and concerns about the virus continue to escalate. The health and safety of our employees and guests is paramount and while measures like enhanced cleaning protocols and social-distancing policies were put in place, the time has come for ...
Visitor limitations at all NSHA hospitals

Visitor limitations at all NSHA hospitals

**** NSHA Media Release Nova Scotia Health Authority is limiting the number of people who can visit inpatients at all sites to prevent the spread of any respiratory illness, including COVID-19. In NSHA facilities a patient can name up to two people who will be their family or primary support person/people. The person(s) chosen as ...
NSHA has opened initial COVID-19 assessment centres across the province

NSHA has opened initial COVID-19 assessment centres across the province

**** NSHA Media Release NSHA has opened initial COVID-19 assessment centres across the province Nova Scotia Health Authority has opened COVID-19 assessment centres across the province. These assessment centres will further support efforts to identify and contain COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Nova Scotia where, to date, no cases have been confirmed. The dedicated assessment centres are ...
Returning travellers who start to feel unwell should stay at home/self-isolate away from the public says government

Returning travellers who start to feel unwell should stay at home/self-isolate away from the public says government

**** NS Government Media Release Anyone who has travelled outside Canada may have come in contact with the novel coronavirus and should closely monitor their health for 14 days after returning to the country. Travellers who start to feel unwell, should stay at home/self-isolate away from the public. Individuals who develop fever, with a temperature ...
New National Screening Protocols for COVID-19

New National Screening Protocols for COVID-19

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release New National Screening Protocols for COVID-19 New national screening protocols have been established as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to expand globally. Anyone who has travelled outside Canada may have come in contact with the novel coronavirus and should closely monitor their health for 14 days after returning to the country. ...
Coronavirus Preparations Well Underway

Coronavirus Preparations Well Underway

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release Coronavirus Preparations Well Underway *** There are no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nova Scotia at this time.  *** ————————————————————— Nova Scotia’s health-care system is actively monitoring and testing for potential cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Health officials provided an update on the preparations underway across the health ...
School Organized Trips to International Destinations Cancelled

School Organized Trips to International Destinations Cancelled

**** EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT Media Release School Organized Trips to International Destinations Cancelled Today, March 4, Nova Scotia’s Regional Centres for Education collectively decided to cancel all school organized student trips to international destinations until April 30. This includes all school organized trips to international destinations scheduled for March Break. This was a difficult decision ...
COVID-19 Affected Areas Expanded

COVID-19 Affected Areas Expanded

**** HEALTH/WELLNESS Media Release COVID-19 Affected Areas Expanded ————————————————————— More cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) are expected in Canada as the areas affected by the virus continues to expand outside of China. “While the risk to Nova Scotians is still low, we continue to work with our public health colleagues across Canada and our ...
Nova Scotia public health officials are working closely with their colleagues across Canada to make sure cases of novel coronavirus are quickly identified and managed.

Nova Scotia public health officials are working closely with their colleagues across Canada to make sure cases of novel coronavirus are quickly identified and managed.

**** NS GOVERNMENT MEDIA RELEASE. Novel Coronavirus Nova Scotia public health officials are working closely with their colleagues across Canada to make sure cases of novel coronavirus are quickly identified and managed. In December 2019, cases of pneumonia were reported in Wuhan, China caused by a new virus that hadn’t been seen in humans. That ...