Health and Wellness

NS COVID-19 Update for 9 September 2020

NS COVID-19 Update for 9 September 2020

September 9, 2020 at 4:21 pm

Briefing Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, the province’s chief medical officer of health, held one of their now-quite-rare COVID-19 updates on Wednesday. The premier had nothing in particular to announce, other than congratulating teachers, staff and especially students for “having the courage” to return to school yesterday. (IRead More

When MAID Meets Organ Donation

When MAID Meets Organ Donation

September 9, 2020 at 4:17 pm

Last month, I wrote about the ethical issues generated by the euphemistic and imprecise term Medical Assistance In Dying (or MAID) and the way in which the change in the law which led to the legalization of assisted suicide and euthanasia had avid supporters (whom I have labelled “optimists”) andRead More

COVID-19/Back-to-School Update for 2 September 2020

COVID-19/Back-to-School Update for 2 September 2020

September 2, 2020 at 5:59 pm

Briefing Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, Dr. Robert Strang, and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Zach Churchill briefed reporters today (some in person, some on the phone) on the province’s plan to send students back to their classrooms on September 8. Churchill began by recapping previously announcedRead More

Back to the One-Room Schoolhouse?

Back to the One-Room Schoolhouse?

August 5, 2020 at 2:47 pm

As predicted, the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development’s long-awaited plan for getting students back to school in September has been met with push-back and “yeah-buts” from both opposition parties, the NSTU and CUPE Nova Scotia, who feel it is short on details about how, exactly, it’sRead More

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, NS COVID-19 Update, 6 July 2020.

NS COVID-19 for 6 July 2020

July 6, 2020 at 6:06 pm

Daily briefing I hadn’t expected to do a COVID-19 report today, but there was a surprise briefing with Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang (sporting what I believe was a Bugs Bunny tie), so I thought I’d catch you up. This will not be lengthy, because the point ofRead More

Dr. Robert Strang, COVID update,  26 June 2020.

NS COVID-19 Update for 26 June 2020

June 26, 2020 at 3:11 pm

Briefing Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, sporting new haircuts and matching ties, got the band back together on Friday to announce further reopening measures for Nova Scotia. The premier seemed downright giddy in the face of our epidemiology, which shows no new COVID-19 cases in 17 days andRead More

Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, NS COVID-19 Update for 13 May 2020

NS COVID-19 Update for 10 June 2020

June 10, 2020 at 4:36 pm

Daily briefing Today’s briefing ended with Dr. Robert Strang announcing that he has to go to New Brunswick for a minor surgical procedure that is not performed in Nova Scotia (he has a form of skin cancer that “develops locally” but does not spread). He will be following the rulesRead More

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, NS COVID-19 Update for 9 June 2020.

NS COVID-19 Update for 9 June 20

June 9, 2020 at 4:44 pm

Daily briefing Today’s briefing began with both Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang offering their condolences to the family and friends of the most recently announced victim of COVID-19, a woman in her ’70s in the Central Zone who was not a resident of a long-term-care facility (LTCF) andRead More

Premier Stephen McNeil, NS COVID-19 Update for 5 June 2020

NS COVID-19 Update for 5 June 2020

June 5, 2020 at 5:16 pm

Daily briefing Dr. Robert Strang and Premier Stephen McNeil began by offering their sympathy to the family and friends of the man in his ’70s who died of COVID-19 in the Central Zone since the last briefing on Wednesday. Strang announced there were no new cases of COVID-19 in theRead More

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

Fast & Curious: Short Takes on Random Things

June 5, 2020 at 9:27 am

Police (de)funding Wednesday’s night’s “Take a knee to make a stand” demonstration in front of CBRM’s Central Police Station on Grand Lake Road attracted an estimated 1,500 people, despite the drizzle and cold. I didn’t attend (the people in my household bubble are both over 80 and I am –perhapsRead...