Sunday, October 25, 2020

The Covid Chronicle

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

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

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

Three New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Travel Advisory for Northern New Brunswick, Statement

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Several people charged during​ Wolfville​ homecoming weekend

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

Two New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

Two New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

Province to Implement COVID-19 Program to Improve Infrastructure

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

COVID Alert App Available in Nova Scotia

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

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

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

Guidance for Trick-or-Treating and Halloween Gatherings

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Three New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

Individual fined for violating Emergency Management Act

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

Chief Medical Officer of Health Statement on Atlantic Bubble

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

More Improvements in COVID-19 Testing for Nova Scotians

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Guidance for Thanksgiving Gatherings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Satellite Courtrooms Secured for HRM Criminal Jury Trials

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

One New Case of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Government Extends Virtual Care Options

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

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

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

No new cases of COVID-19

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

Updates on fall recreation

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Improvements to be Made in Long-Term Care

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Gathering Limits for Participants in Performing Arts, Sports to Increase

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Federal-Provincial Safe Restart Agreement Finalized

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

RCMP issue fine for Health Protection Act violation

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Household special waste depot to reopen​

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

One New Case of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

Students, Staff Return to School Sept. 8

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Two New Cases and Two Probable Cases of COVID-19

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

Reminder About Adult and Childhood Immunizations

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

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

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Two New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

University student fined for violating Health Protection Act

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

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

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

One New Case of COVID-19

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

RCMP : Tackling cybercrime during a pandemic

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

One New Case of COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One New Case of COVID-19

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

One New Case of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

One New Case of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

Two New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

One New Case of COVID-19

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update ​ The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ As the province moves through its recovery phases, Halifax Transit has increased service levels in a phased approach while continuing to follow public health guidelines. ​ Bus ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Non-medical masks for RCMP employees

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

Police warn citizens of fraudulent phone calls targeting seniors

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

Atlantic Splash Adventure closes for 2020 season

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Goodbye, Fines. Hello, Library

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

Two New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

Two New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Reusable Masks at Public Libraries, Most Provincial Museums

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

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

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

Halifax Water Further Extending Support to Customers in Need

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

First 2020-21 Budget Update Highlights Impact of Pandemic

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No Active Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Province Announces Mandatory Masks in Indoor Public Places

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Students Return to School in September

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ Mandatory masks – Friday, July 24 ​ In keeping with the public health order, masks will be mandatory on all Halifax Transit buses and ferries as of Friday, ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Halifax Mobility Response – Streets and Spaces

**** HRM Media Release Halifax Mobility Response – Streets and Spaces   The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ As part of the Halifax Mobility Response Plan, Bedford Row, between the Founders Square parking garage and Prince Street, will be temporarily closed to all vehicle ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

One New Case of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Hal-Con 2020 cancelled

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

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

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

Tourism Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centres Now Open

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Halifax Transit encourages weating masks during bus / ferry rides

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

One New Case of COVID-19

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

Irving Shipbuilding Exception, Statement from Dr. Robert Strang

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

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

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

CAA Atlantic’s Travel Tips for the Atlantic Bubble

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

One New Case of COVID-19

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Application Deadline Extension for Small Business Reopening and Support Grant

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

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

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

Provincial Campgrounds Open to Atlantic Provinces, More Campsites

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

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

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Halifax Mobility Response – Streets and Spaces The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ As part of the Halifax Mobility Response Plan, Grafton Street, between Carmichael and Prince streets, will be temporarily converted into a one-way, southbound street to ...
One New Case of COVID-19

One New Case of COVID-19

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

Atlantic Bubble Border Crossing

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

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

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

One New Case of COVID-19

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

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

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

One New Case of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

Further Lifting of Restrictions, New Gathering Limits

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Bluenose Prepares for Sail Past Summer Tour

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Some Nova Scotia Museums to Reopen July 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update

**** HRM Media Release Response to COVID-19: Halifax Transit Update The Halifax Regional Municipality continues to monitor and respond to the rapidly evolving effects of COVID-19. ​ Beginning in early July, Halifax Transit will start the installation of temporary polycarbonate shields on conventional buses, to help reduce the spread of the virus. ​ The shields ...
No New Cases of COVID-19

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

COVID-19 Update at Via Rail

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

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

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

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

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

No New Cases of COVID-19

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

Stan Rogers Folk Festival cancelled this year

**** Info via Festival Dear friends, We are heartbroken to announce that we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 24th edition of the Stan Rogers Folk Festival, scheduled for July 23 to 26, 2020. The following were the basis for our decision: 1. There is a very high likelihood that the isolation measures ...
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 store at 650 Portland Street location over COVID-19 concerns

Superstore has temporarily closed the store 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 ...