Health and Wellness

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...

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, NS COVID-19 Update for 3 June 2020

NS COVID-19 Update for 3 June 2020

June 3, 2020 at 5:23 pm

Daily briefing Dr. Robert Strang announced one new case of COVID-19, which has been discovered (as you can see from today’s health zone map below) here in the Eastern Zone. Strang said the case was travel-related and the individual in question self-isolated upon returning to Nova Scotia, keeping their exposureRead More

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, NS COVID-19 Update for 2 June 2020

NS COVID-19 Update for 2 June 2020

June 2, 2020 at 5:56 pm

Daily briefing Today’s briefing began with both Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang offering condolences to the family of the Northwood resident who died of COVID-19 over the weekend. The death brought the province’s total to 60 — 53 of which have been at Northwood. Strang announced no newRead More

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, NS COVID-19 Update for 29 May 2020.

NS COVID-19 Update for 29 May 2020

May 29, 2020 at 5:18 pm

Daily briefing Premier Stephen McNeil began today’s briefing saying that almost 11 weeks (76 days) after the first briefing to announce Nova Scotia’s first COVID-19 cases, today there were “no new cases to report, zero, that’s exciting.” Dr. Robert Strang agreed, saying we’d reached “a significant and encouraging milestone” notingRead More

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, NS COVID-19 Update for 27 May 2020

NS COVID-Update for 27 May 2020

May 27, 2020 at 5:55 pm

Daily briefing Dr. Robert Strang announced one new case of COVID-19 today. He also explained a discrepancy in the number of recovered cases, which went from 976 yesterday to 975 today, saying it reflected their ongoing efforts to review and update their data. The new case involved a resident atRead More

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, NS COVID-19 Update for 22 May 2020

NS COVID-19 Update for 22 May 2020

May 22, 2020 at 5:06 pm

Daily briefing Dr. Robert Strang announced two new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia, both of which are associated with Halifax’s Northwood long-term-care facility (one resident and one staff member). Both Strang and the premier acknowledged the death, on Thursday, of another Northwood resident, bringing total COVID-19-related deaths in theRead More

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, NS COVID-19 Update for 20 May 2020

NS COVID-19 Update for 20 May 2020

May 20, 2020 at 4:53 pm

Daily briefing Today’s briefing began with both Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang offering condolences to the family and friends of the Northwood resident who died of COVID-19-related causes since the last briefing. The death brings total deaths at the facility to 51 and total deaths across the provinceRead More