Pandemic

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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Regina restaurants get ready for in-person dining to resume on Monday

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

As the Saskatchewan government is loosening COVID-19 health restrictions around dining-in services on Monday, Regina restaurant staff say they’re looking forward to welcoming back patrons, especially after going through yet another tough partial closure. “So, honestly the closure felt a lot longer than seven weeks, our sales were much …

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COVID-19: What comes after Alberta’s third wave of the pandemic?

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

Alberta’s third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is starting to bend in the right direction. That’s according to Dr. Noel Gibney, the co-chair of the Edmonton Zone Medical Staff Association’s strategic COVID-19 pandemic committee. Gibney said Alberta is moving closer to the ebb of the latest wave. “I think …

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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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COVID-19: 534 new cases in Manitoba Sunday, new mobile testing site to open

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

Public health officials announced 534 new cases of COVID-19 in the province Sunday and four new deaths. Two men in their 50s, a woman in her 50s and a man in his 80s bring the provincial number of deaths to 1,010. Two of the deaths are linked to the …

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N.S. returns to triple-digit COVID-19 figures, reporting 126 new cases on Sunday

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

Nova Scotia has returned to triple-digit daily COVID-19 cases — reporting 126 new cases on Sunday. The province reported 86 cases on Saturday, which was the first double-digit figure in more than two weeks. Read more: Nova Scotia activates escalation plan as Halifax Infirmary’s ICU hits max The majority …

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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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New Brunswick reports 7 new cases of COVID-19 as province sets new vaccination record

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

New Brunswick reported seven new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, which includes two travel-related cases currently outside the province. In a release, the province said there are two new cases in Zone 2, the Saint John region, involving one person in their 40s and another in their 50s. One is …

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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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‘This is big’: Experts concerned that COVID-19 fears could lead to tsunami of cancer cases

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

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Canada, but during the pandemic physicians and health-care providers have noticed a steep decline in new diagnoses. “You wonder where some of these cancers are. Some of them are missing in action,” said Dr. Antoine Eskander, a surgical oncologist …

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