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Halifax lays off nearly 1,500 seasonal and casual workers, defers property tax

HALIFAX — Atlantic Canada's largest city is laying off nearly 1,500 casual, temporary and seasonal employees due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nova Scotia sign maker pivots to make face shields for health workers

Nova Scotia sign maker pivots to make face shields for health workers

HALIFAX — A small Halifax area sign company faced a bit of a problem when it realized it could retool to help provide thousands of face shields for health workers battling COVID-19 — a scarcity of material.

Woman arrested after police recover body from pickup that plunged off N.S. ferry

WESTPORT, N.S. — Nova Scotia RCMP have made an arrest after a truck drove onto a ferry in Westport on Monday night, then rolled off the other end and plunged into the water with two people inside.
Empire speeds launch of online grocery service in Greater Toronto

Empire speeds launch of online grocery service in Greater Toronto

STELLARTON, N.S. — Empire Co. Ltd. is accelerating the launch of its Voila online grocery home delivery service in the Greater Toronto Area and expects to start tests later this month.
N.S. COVID model says health care can cope with first peak if 'good compliance'

N.S. COVID model says health care can cope with first peak if 'good compliance'

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's government is predicting the number of COVID-19 cases could still be comfortably managed by the province's hospital system by the end of June if the public keeps following social distancing guidelines. Dr.
Nova Scotia reports 43 new cases of COVID-19, sending province over 500 mark

Nova Scotia reports 43 new cases of COVID-19, sending province over 500 mark

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia recorded one of its largest single daily jumps in confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, a development partly attributed to outbreaks in at least two long-term care homes in the Halifax area.

RCMP divers to search inside truck that rolled off Nova Scotia ferry

WESTPORT, N.S. — Nova Scotia RCMP are investigating a bizarre case involving a truck that drove onto a ferry at Westport on Monday night, then rolled off the other end and plunged into the water.
As large East Coast nursing home faces growing outbreak, staffing concerns rise

As large East Coast nursing home faces growing outbreak, staffing concerns rise

HALIFAX — As a large Halifax nursing home saw a spike in COVID-19 infections Monday, union leaders said they're concerned that longstanding staffing and equipment shortfalls are making it harder to battle the pandemic.
Halifax area restaurant, Island food producers reach out to those in need

Halifax area restaurant, Island food producers reach out to those in need

HALIFAX — A popular Halifax area restaurant that shut down nearly a month ago is firing up its stove burners again, temporarily reinventing itself as a community kitchen to support groups providing food for those in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

Second Halifax Transit bus driver has tested positive for COVID-19

HALIFAX — A second transit bus driver in Atlantic Canada's largest city has tested positive for COVID-19, a development that has drivers "stressed, anxious and concerned" according to a union official.
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