Help line open for those in need of counselling during mass shooting remembrance

The province has launched a confidential support line for anyone who needs help as the anniversary of the Nova Scotia shooting spree approaches. The number is 1-866-885-6540 and is available … Read More

Upper Hammonds Plains church hosts province’s first African Nova Scotian vaccination clinic

Reverend Andrea Anderson was the first person to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the province’s first African Nova Scotian vaccination clinic on Thursday. “I’ve been long awaiting this so I’ve … Read More

Following public health advice on COVID-19 has Atlantic Canadian premiers shining above the rest, experts say

Two political science experts agree that the four premiers in Atlantic Canada rely on public health advice more so than political motivations when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Finding … Read More

Halifax woman blames slow ambulance response in death of husband

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 31, 2021 12:15 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A Halifax woman whose … Read More

Why a Halifax psychologist says more guidance is needed for Canadian parents as COVID drags on

A psychologist and associate professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax says public health departments across the country could be doing more to support parents by providing them with guidance around … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 1 new COVID-19 case, 19 active cases remain

Nova Scotia reported one new case of COVID-19 on Sunday and said 19 active cases remain in the province. According to public health, the case is in Eastern Zone and is … Read More

Health Canada warns of salmonella outbreak in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland

Thursday afternoon Health Canada declared an outbreak of salmonella in two Atlantic provinces. The federal agency says 57 cases of Salmonella Enteritidis illness were confirmed, of which 25 are in … Read More

Here’s where Nova Scotia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout plan stands

Nova Scotia has passed the halfway mark of Phase 1 in its COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan. Following shipment delays and re-routed doses, the province is expecting to receive its largest … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 1 new COVID-19 case connected to elementary school in central zone

Nova Scotia is reporting one additional case of COVID-19, identified Wednesday, connected to Beaver Bank-Monarch Drive Elementary in Central Zone. The person has not been in school since Feb. 12 … Read More

Nova Scotia eases COVID-19 restrictions effective Monday

Nova Scotia health officials announced they are loosening coronavirus restrictions after reporting only eight active cases in the province. Effective Monday, the province is increasing gathering limits for events organized … Read More

Maritime businesses brace for a second summer without cruise ship tourists

It’s going to be another tough summer for waterfront businesses in the Maritimes as they make do without cruise ship tourists for the second year in a row. The federal … Read More

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

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 … Read More

Waiting list ‘abyss’ in N.S. for care and housing of people with disabilities: doctor

A Nova Scotia family doctor says people with intellectual disabilities can develop illnesses ranging from diabetes to stroke when forced to live in unsuitable housing without expert help. Dr. Karen … Read More

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

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 … Read More

Nova Scotia reports zero new cases of COVID-19 on Monday

Nova Scotia health officials reported no new cases of the coronavirus on Monday — the second time the province hasn’t reported a daily increase since the start of 2021. The … Read More

Nova Scotia’s presumed consent law for organ donation takes effect

Nova Scotia’s new Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act is officially in effect Monday. The goal is to allow more residents to donate their organs at their time of death through presumed … Read More

6 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Nova Scotia Thursday

Nova Scotia reported six new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday and said 32 active cases remain in the province. Three of the cases are in Central Zone. One of the … Read More

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 … Read More

Coronavirus: N.S. restaurant owner says he was charged after anti-restriction rant

The owner of a Lower Sackville restaurant says he was charged after an interaction with Health Protection Act enforcement officers regarding mask use at the restaurant. John Giannakos, the owner … Read More

Nova Scotia releases phased plan for COVID-19 vaccine distribution

Nova Scotia has released its phased approach to COVID-19 vaccine distribution in 2021, and it includes plans to receive enough doses to vaccinate half a million people in the next … Read More

Nova Scotia flags potential COVID-19 exposure in Halifax locations, flights

Nova Scotia health officials are advising of potential exposure to the coronavirus at two locations in Halifax and two flights. Potential exposure may have occurred at the following stores in … Read More

New Brunswick natural resources minister travelled to N.S. to see significant other for Christmas

New Brunswick natural resources minister Mike Holland left the province in order to see his significant other for Christmas, the premier’s office has confirmed. Nicolle Carlin, director of communications for … Read More

Family speaks out about alleged neglect at N.S. long-term care facility

Carolyn Olgivile, who has been a resident at the Grand View Manor in Berwick, N.S., since 2018, fell and broke her hip in the bathroom on Dec. 19. While she … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 13 new COVID-19 cases, including 5 school-related cases

Nova Scotia health officials reported 13 new cases of the coronavirus on Friday and Saturday, five of which are linked to a private school in Dartmouth. The province says 11 … Read More

Coronavirus: Nova Scotia RCMP charge 1 person in large New Years Eve party

Nova Scotia RCMP say they have laid one coronavirus-related charge in connection to a New Year’s Eve party last night. Just after midnight, police crashed a large gathering, of over … Read More

Explaining why the Maritimes provinces are leaving the Moderna vaccine to chill

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have both received their first shipments of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the past two days, but there are no plans to administer any doses … Read More

Community fund established to help African Nova Scotians achieve home ownership

Without a doubt 2020 has been a difficult year, but for Nova Scotian Alvero Wiggins and his family, it’s been the most challenging year yet. Diagnosed with a rare kidney … Read More

Two coast guard vessels in N.S. under lockdown after exposure to COVID-19

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 31, 2020 11:16 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A second round of … Read More

Public health officials in the Atlantic provinces report 7 new cases of COVID-19

HALIFAX – Health officials in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island each reported two new cases of COVID-19 while Newfoundland and Labrador reported a single case of the … Read More

Atlantic health officials welcome news the Moderna vaccine is approved in Canada

New Brunswick’s chief medical officer of health welcome news on Wednesday that Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in Canada, saying it provides a ray of hope. Dr. … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 2 new COVID-19 cases, pop-up testing site made available in Eskasoni

Nova Scotia reports two new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, for the third day in a row, bringing the total number of active cases to 38. One of the … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 2 new COVID-19 cases on Monday

Nova Scotia reports two new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, for the third day in a row, bringing the total number of active cases to 38. One of the … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine clinics underway Wednesday in three of four Atlantic provinces

A registered nurse has become the first person in Nova Scotia to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Provincial health officials said Danielle Sheaves, a nurse who works in a COVID unit … Read More

COVID-19 vaccine clinics to start Wednesday in three of four Atlantic provinces

COVID-19 vaccine clinics are to start administering shots in three of the four Atlantic provinces Wednesday. Clinics are to be held in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and … Read More

Nova Scotia hopes to immunize 70 per cent of residents, provides rollout plan

Nova Scotia received its first batch of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, in what health officials say is a “milestone” in the province’s pandemic response. The province received 1,950 … Read More

Legal cigarette sales rose in Atlantic provinces during coronavirus bubble: study

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 14, 2020 4:20 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ HALIFAX – A new study … Read More

Single-digit increases in COVID cases continue Sunday in Atlantic Canada

FREDERICTON – New cases of COVID-19 in the Atlantic provinces rose again by single digits, health authorities reported on Sunday. Nova Scotia added six new cases, bringing to 59 the … Read More

Shutdown of N.S. poultry plant could result in widespread euthanization of chickens: expert

A food expert says farmers may need to euthanize large numbers of poultry as a result of a decision to close Nova Scotia’s only poultry processing plant for two weeks … Read More

New Brunswick gives COVID-19 vaccination details, Nova Scotia releases stimulus list

New Brunswick announced its plan for the initial round of vaccine to be distributed next week as it reported four new cases of COVID-19 Thursday. Health Minister Dorothy Shephard said … Read More

Over 41,000 children living in poverty in Nova Scotia, and numbers rising, says study

By The Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 9, 2020 1:10 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A newly released study … Read More

Nova Scotia to receive 1,950 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, dry run of distribution this week

Nova Scotia has confirmed to Global News that it will receive 1,950 doses of the first batch of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine next week. The province says that in order to be prepared … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 1 case of COVID-19 at an elementary school in Dartmouth

Nova Scotia said it has identified a case of COVID-19 at Ian Forsyth Elementary School in Dartmouth, Central Zone, on Sunday. According to the province, the school will remain closed … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 2 cases of COVID-19 at schools in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia said it has identified two cases of COVID-19 at schools in the province on Sunday. One case was detected at Forsyth Elementary School in Dartmouth the other at … Read More

Nova Scotia expects to start COVID-19 vaccinations for high-risk groups in January

While the batches will be small, Nova Scotia’s health officials have confirmed that doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are expected to arrive this month. The province said select public immunization should … Read More

P.E.I. reports no new cases of COVID-19 as provincial neighbours deal with outbreaks

Prince Edward Island is announcing no new cases, as its provincial neighbours are preparing updates later today to indicate whether there’s a continuing growth in their COVID-19 cases. The majority … Read More

N.S. health minister to retire from politics after term ends

Nova Scotia Minister of Health Leo Glavine has announced he is stepping down after his term. Glavine said in a Thursday cabinet meeting he will not be re-offering in the … Read More

7-year-old gets visit from his hero, N.S. chief of health Robert Strang

A seven-year-old boy from Halifax received a visit by his hero — chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang. Strang visited Hughie Dauphinee on Wednesday night after hearing the … Read More

An inside look at how Nova Scotia tests for COVID-19

As coronavirus cases continue to climb in Nova Scotia, front-line workers across the province are gearing up and are well prepared. That includes staff at the province’s main testing laboratory. … Read More

Nova Scotia reports 16 new coronavirus cases, 1 recovery Wednesday

Nova Scotia has reported 16 new cases of novel coronavirus on Wednesday. All are located in the province’s central zone. The new figures — which were released late on Wednesday … Read More

Nova Scotia to test Halifax bar staff and late-night patrons for COVID-19

Nova Scotia health officials are advising all bar staff and late-night attendees to get tested for the coronavirus regardless of symptoms. The strategy was announced last week as Nova Scotia … Read More

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