Nova Scotia

COVID-19: Nova Scotia expands vaccine eligibility to people aged 30 and older

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Nova Scotians aged 30 and older are now able to book an appointment to receive a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. While the change wasn’t announced in a news release or on the province’s vaccine appointment booking website on Monday morning, available appointments were showing up for that age …

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Nova Scotia church, worshippers fined again for illegal gathering

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Nova Scotia RCMP has charged and ticketed a church and several members of its congregation for the second week in a row with violating terms laid out in the province’s Health Protection Act. Kings County RCMP were tipped off Saturday night that the Weston Christian Fellowship church, located on …

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Halifax man looking for trucking job to get travel exemption into N.B. to see dying mother

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Aaron Wylie is looking for a second job as a long-haul truck driver in order to get an exemption to travel to neighbouring New Brunswick to visit his dying mother. During his day job, you’ll find Wylie behind the wheel of a bus, working as a transit operator for …

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‘Like a punch in the gut’: B.C. man describes trying to move to Nova Scotia

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

While moving can be challenging at any time, it has proven to be even more difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic. Surinder Dhillon, his wife Gurinder and their son Zion arrived at their new home in Point Edwards, Nova Scotia late Friday night after being stuck for days on the …

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Halifax police make arrests for illegal gatherings following court injunction

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Halifax Regional Police have made arrests following what they say were two separate illegal gatherings in Halifax, one day after a Nova Scotia Supreme Court justice issued a temporary injunction to stop a weekend anti-mask rally in the city. Several people were arrested on Citadel Hill Saturday afternoon, where …

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COVID-19: 86 new cases in Nova Scotia, the lowest number since April

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Nova Scotia reported 86 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the lowest number of single-day cases the province has seen since the end of April. The province also reported more than 100 new recoveries since Friday, and the number of active cases has dropped to 1,509. “I’m pleased to …

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More COVID-19 testing sites added in Nova Scotia

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

More COVID-19 testing sites are coming to Nova Scotia after the chief medical officer of health said he’s concerned with clusters of cases across the province. During a briefing Friday, Dr. Robert Strang said there were clusters of cases in the Sydney and Bridgewater areas, as well as in …

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Eid during COVID-19: How Muslims in Halifax are celebrating while in lockdown

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Many in Nova Scotia’s Islamic community are choosing to fill their day with love and joy as they start celebrating Eid al-Fitr during a time of strict restrictions due to COVID-19. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting and prayer. It’s a time for family …

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Nova Scotia to provide COVID-19 update Friday as vaccines open for people 35+

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, are set to provide an update on COVID-19 on Friday. The update is scheduled to take place at 2 p.m. AT. It will be livestreamed on this page. The update was originally scheduled for 1 …

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COVID-19: Nova Scotia reports 110 new cases, including 8 at Halifax Infirmary

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Nova Scotia reported 110 new cases of COVID-19 and 155 recoveries on Thursday. There are 83 cases in Central Zone, 12 in Eastern Zone, nine in Western Zone and six in Northern Zone. The province said eight patients in a non-COVID unit at the Halifax Infirmary site of the …

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