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Premier McNeil’s departure leaves Nova Scotia Liberals with big shoes to fill – Halifax

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Premier Stephen McNeil and chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang have reached celebrity status in Nova Scotia. The pair have been the face of leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the province of Nova Scotia has fared well when compared with other provinces across the country. McNeil’s …

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“They’re struggling behind closed doors”; Doctors reveal disturbing stories of child maltreatment during pandemic – National

“They’re struggling behind closed doors”; Doctors reveal disturbing stories of child maltreatment during pandemic - National

A disturbing trend has led to a plea from doctors across the country as more babies and children are being treated with serious trauma, fractures and in some cases, malnutrition. “Reports of child abuse have decreased significantly during the pandemic and we don’t think that’s because there are less …

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Nova Scotia reports no new COVID-19 cases Sunday – Halifax

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Nova Scotia reports no new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, for the third time this week. The province has reported only nine new COVID-19 cases in total in the last week of January. “I want to thank Nova Scotians for continuing to follow the public health protocols and …

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Mobile COVID-19 testing unit to be at Dalhousie University this week – Halifax

Mobile COVID-19 testing unit to be at Dalhousie University this week - Halifax

Nova Scotia Health says a mobile COVID-19 testing unit will be set up at Dalhousie University in Halifax for two days this week. Drop-in testing at the mobile unit will be available Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The unit will be located in …

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Nova Scotia reports 1 new COVID-19 case on Sunday – Halifax

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Nova Scotia reported one new case of the coronavirus on Sunday. The province says the new case is a Dalhousie University student living off-campus and the case is under investigation. There are 19 active cases in the province. “A low number of cases is encouraging, but we are seeing …

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Nova Scotia paramedics continue to face roadblocks in accessing COVID-19 vaccine – Halifax

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The union representing paramedics in Nova Scotia says even though several workers in the HRM have received their COVID-19 vaccines, there continue to be roadblocks for those outside city. Michael Nickerson, business agent for the International Union of Operating Engineers, says accessibility continues to be an issue for paramedics …

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Accessible men’s shelter set to open soon in Halifax: ‘The need for shelter is huge’ – Halifax

Accessible men’s shelter set to open soon in Halifax: ‘The need for shelter is huge’ - Halifax

A much-anticipated men’s shelter in Halifax’s North End is just weeks away from opening. The new space, located on the third floor of Souls Harbour Rescue Mission on Cunard Street, will provide much-needed accommodations for up to ten men. “We are literally at the final stretch of this race …

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Prison justice advocacy group calls for protection against COVID-19 in N.S. jails – Halifax

Prison justice advocacy group calls for protection against COVID-19 in N.S. jails - Halifax

In April, as COVID-19 cases spiked in Nova Scotia, the province took drastic measures to reduce the number of prisoners in custody, cutting the number of prisoners down by about half to 250 inmates. But now, more prisoners are again being funnelled back into jail, something the East Coast …

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Nova Scotia vaccine delivery lags behind other provinces, but rollout plan remains on target

Nova Scotia vaccine delivery lags behind other provinces, but rollout plan remains on target

Nova Scotia has one of the lowest rates of vaccination per capita in the country and some epidemiologists are questioning why the province is choosing to hold onto thousands of doses of the vaccine, instead of delivering them to those in need. The latest vaccine data shows Nova Scotia …

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Nova Scotia researchers studying sewer samples to detect COVID-19, support Public Health – Halifax

Nova Scotia researchers studying sewer samples to detect COVID-19, support Public Health - Halifax

Researchers in Nova Scotia have begun collecting human waste water samples at sites across the province in an ambitious project that could help detect the presence of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 well before it can spread. Dalhousie University is leading the initiative intended to develop a wastewater surveillance …

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