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Nova Scotia issues exposure warning for WestJet flight from Toronto to Halifax

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Nova Scotia Health has issued a warning for a potential COVID-19 exposure on a WestJet flight between Toronto and Halifax last month. The potential exposure occurred on WestJet flight 3346 travelling from Toronto at 9 a.m. ET on Jan. 30. It arrived in Halifax at 12:31 p.m. AT. Health officials …

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A tale of two provinces: New Brunswick and Nova Scotia’s pandemic fortunes have diverged in 2021

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After a summer marked by open borders and low COVID-19 cases across Atlantic Canada, the pandemic fortunes of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia have diverged in the first part of 2021. New Brunswick reported 657 new cases in the month of January. In all of 2020, New Brunswick recorded …

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Ontario’s Wiarton Willie predicts an early spring for 2021 on Groundhog Day

Ontario’s Wiarton Willie predicts an early spring for 2021 on Groundhog Day

Ontario’s Wiarton Willie says he did not see its shadow on Groundhog Day and is predicting an early spring for 2021. “Well folks, my prediction is official,” the groundhog posted on Twitter. “With cloudy skies and snow falling upon us this morning in Wiarton it was very hard to …

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Groundhog Day moves online across Canada as precaution due to COVID-19

Groundhog Day moves online across Canada as precaution due to COVID-19

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 2, 2021 6:29 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Groundhog Day will be observed online across Canada today in the interest of public safety …

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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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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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Nova Scotia reports 3 travel-related COVID-19 cases Saturday – National

Nova Scotia reports 3 travel-related COVID-19 cases Saturday - National

Nova Scotia reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and said 11 active cases remain in the province. According to Public Health, one case is in Western Zone and two are in Central Zone. All cases are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada and are self-isolating, as …

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N.S. doctors warn against COVID-19 stigma, say ‘othering’ people makes pandemic worse – Halifax

Annual inflation rate virtually flat in July at 0.1% - National

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 28, 2021 2:01 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A group of physicians in Nova Scotia is urging residents to avoid stigmatizing …

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Halifax man without face mask fined after approaching people in apartment lobby – Halifax

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Halifax Regional Police say a man has been given a ticket for violating the Health Protection Act in an offence related to COVID-19. Police say they received a report on Tuesday that a man was not wearing a face mask while approaching people in the lobby of an apartment …

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Regional Chief Prosper calls for Mi’kmaw-specific vaccination strategy in Nova Scotia – Halifax

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Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Paul Prosper is calling on Nova Scotia to implement a Mi’kmaw-specific vaccination strategy and raising concerns about the lack of Indigenous representation on the 11-member COVID-19 vaccine expert panel. “The province needs to appreciate what is at stake if our elders get sick. …

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