Halifax Regional Municipality

Halifax restaurants prepare to reopen as COVID-19 restrictions lift Monday – Halifax

Staff at Battery Park prepare a take-out order

Restaurants and licensed establishments in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) have been closed for over a month. As COVID-19 cases rose during the second wave, the province ordered all restaurants and bars in the Halifax region to stop in-person dining. At the time the restriction was only expected to …

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2 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Nova Scotia as new rules come into effect at midnight

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Nova Scotia is reporting two new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. One of the cases is located in the northern zone and is related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada. That individual is self-isolating. The second case of the virus is located in the central zone and the source …

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Nova Scotia extends deadline to book appointment for asymptomatic COVID-19 testing – Halifax

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Nova Scotia has extended the deadline to book an appointment for asymptomatic COVID-19 testing until Dec. 18. The province’s previous deadline was for Sunday. Asymptomatic, rapid testing has been one of the tools Nova Scotia has been using to combat the spread of COVID-19 in the province during the …

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Coronavirus: 103rd memorial service for the Halifax Explosion cancelled – Halifax

Coronavirus: 103rd memorial service for the Halifax Explosion cancelled - Halifax

This year’s anniversary of the Halifax Explosion will be much more subdued and quiet as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Halifax Regional Municipality has announced that the in-person memorial scheduled for Sunday marking the 103rd anniversary of the tragedy has been cancelled. Read more: Uncovering of cathedral’s …

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Nova Scotia reports 14 new coronavirus cases, sets new record for daily tests

Nova Scotia reports 14 new coronavirus cases, sets new record for daily tests

Nova Scotia is reporting 14 new coronavirus cases on Saturday while also breaking a record for the number of tests completed in a single day. The 14 new cases are located in three of Nova Scotia’s health zones. The majority, 12, is located in the central zone, which includes …

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N.S. offers one-time grant for businesses ordered closed as a result of COVID-19 restrictions – Halifax

N.S. offers one-time grant for businesses ordered closed as a result of COVID-19 restrictions - Halifax

Nova Scotia businesses that have been ordered closed as a result of COVID-19 restrictions may now be able to receive support from the provincial government. Nova Scotia officials announced on Thursday a one-time grant for businesses in the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and Hants County. The goal, according to …

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Halifax readies for sweeping coronavirus measures as cases trend upward

Halifax readies for sweeping coronavirus measures as cases trend upward

HALIFAX – People in Halifax are bracing for a series of tougher restrictions as the city deals with a rise in COVID-19 infections. Effective Thursday and for the next two weeks, there will be no in-person dining at restaurants, while public libraries, museums, gyms, yoga studios and casinos will …

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N.B. asks travellers from Halifax to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms

N.B. asks travellers from Halifax to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms

Coming to New Brunswick from Halifax? The provincial government wants all travellers from Nova Scotia’s capital to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. The New Brunswick government says that they are concerned after reports of community transmission of the novel coronavirus in Halifax. They’re now asking anyone entering New Brunswick from …

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8 new coronavirus cases report in N.S., largest single-day increase since May – Halifax

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Nova Scotia is reporting eight new coronavirus cases on Saturday as the number of active cases increased to 33. It’s the largest single-day case increase in Nova Scotia since May, a detail noted by the province’s top doctor in a press release accompanying the case update. “It is critical …

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Coronavirus: Halifax shrinks number of spectators allowed in municipal arenas – Halifax

Coronavirus: Halifax shrinks number of spectators allowed in municipal arenas - Halifax

Halifax will scale back the number of people allowed into its municipally run facilities and has cancelled some bookings altogether, as cases of COVID-19 rise in the Halifax Regional Municipality. In a press release issued on Friday the municipality says it has cancelled all bookings at Auburn Drive High …

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