Health and Wellness

NS COVID Update for 16 December 2020

NS COVID Update for 16 December 2020

December 16, 2020 at 3:56 pm

Briefing Both Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang began today’s briefing by expressing condolences to the families of the fishermen on a scallop vessel that went missing in the Bay of Fundy off the coast of southwestern Nova Scotia Tuesday. The body of one crew member of the ChiefRead More

What’s the Deal with School Gym Rentals?

What’s the Deal with School Gym Rentals?

December 16, 2020 at 12:53 pm

During this month’s meeting of the CBRM council,  49 minutes’ worth of discussion was devoted to a motion by District 6 Councilor Glenn Paruch that staff be directed to draft an Issue Paper on commissioning a study into the possibility of building a facility, somewhere in the CBRM, with twoRead More

Sydney’s Casino at 25: Gambling Addiction

Sydney’s Casino at 25: Gambling Addiction

December 16, 2020 at 12:45 pm

Editor’s Note: Sydney’s casino turns 25 this summer and to mark its quarter-century, Rob Csernyik has been taking an in-depth look at the promises — and realities — of casino gambling in Cape Breton. In Part III, he focuses on the question of addiction. (Read Part I here and Part IIRead More

NS COVID-19 Update for 8 December 2020

NS COVID-19 Update for 8 December 2020

December 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Briefing Today’s update ended abruptly after questions from three reporters with Premier Stephen McNeil announcing that there were a number of “things” pulling him away today (he didn’t actually name any) before promising that he and Dr. Robert Strang would be back on Friday. The two announced seven new casesRead More

NS COVID-19 Update for 4 December 2020

NS COVID-19 Update for 4 December 2020

December 4, 2020 at 5:56 pm

Briefing Nova Scotia announced 15 new cases of COVID-19, two of which are school based (Citadel High School in Halifax and Park West School in Clayton Park). The schools in question have been closed for deep cleaning and contact tracing. Other schools that have been closed due to COVID willRead More

NS COVID-19 Briefing for 1 December 2020

NS COVID-19 Briefing for 1 December 2020

December 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Briefing Premier Stephen McNeil and Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Robert Strang announced 10 new cases of COVID-19 today and 142 active cases. No one is currently in hospital. Dr. Strang allowed that he found the case numbers “encouraging” and lower than he’d been expecting, reminding everyoneRead More

NS COVID-19 Update for 27 November 2020

NS COVID-19 Update for 27 November 2020

November 27, 2020 at 7:41 pm

Briefing Premier Stephen McNeil announced nine new cases of COVID-19 today in the Central Zone, one of which is a student at Bedford South School. McNeil said the school has been closed for a deep clean and contact testing is underway. Dr. Strang said there were 118 active cases (theRead More

NS COVID-19 Briefing for 24 November 2020

NS COVID-19 Briefing for 24 November 2020

November 24, 2020 at 7:39 pm

Briefing Premier Stephen McNeil began by announcing 37 new cases of COVID-19 today, bringing active cases to 87. Dr. Robert Strang, the province’s chief medical officer of health, said that 72% of these active cases involve people in the 18-35 demographic. Of the 37 new cases, 35 are in theRead More

NS COVID Update for 20 November 2020

NS COVID Update for 20 November 2020

November 20, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Briefing Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang announced stricter COVID-19 measures in a targeted area of the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and across the province as Public Health announced five new cases today (including one announced yesterday evening) and 28 active cases. That’s nine new cases since the lastRead More

NS COVID-19 Briefing for November 17

NS COVID-19 Briefing for November 17

November 17, 2020 at 6:49 pm

Briefing The headline from today’s COVID update with Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang is that we now have community spread in the Central Zone of the province. Dr. Strang said Public Health has been unable to trace seven of the cases announced recently to travel and they “haveRead More