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Atlantic health unions want answers on access to N95 respirator masks

Atlantic health unions want answers on access to N95 respirator masks

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health says the province is considering a call from the province's nurses to let them decide when they should don N95 respirator masks as they treat COVID-19 patients. Dr.
Advisory issued about potential COVID-19 exposure at two Pictou County locations

Advisory issued about potential COVID-19 exposure at two Pictou County locations

NSHA Public Health is advising of potential exposure to COVID-19 on Sunday, March 15 at Eagles Funeral Home in Westville, and the Alma Fire Hall
Nova Scotian hosts online kitchen party as antidote to the COVID-19 blues

Nova Scotian hosts online kitchen party as antidote to the COVID-19 blues

HALIFAX — For those growing weary of gloomy news about the COVID-19 pandemic, Nova Scotian Heather Thomson has created an upbeat antidote: an online, down-home kitchen party.
Nova Scotia grocery store workers use cash gift left for them to help seniors

Nova Scotia grocery store workers use cash gift left for them to help seniors

ANTIGONISH, N.S. — After staff at a grocery store in Antigonish, N.S., recently received an anonymous cash gift, they decided to "pay it forward" by using the money to buy groceries for seniors.
Cargo ship denied entry to port of Halifax over COVID-19 concerns

Cargo ship denied entry to port of Halifax over COVID-19 concerns

HALIFAX — The Public Health Agency of Canada says a cargo ship travelling from Germany has been denied entry to the port of Halifax because several crew members have symptoms of COVID-19.
Long john producer Stanfield's reacts to COVID-19 with 'pivot' to medical gowns

Long john producer Stanfield's reacts to COVID-19 with 'pivot' to medical gowns

HALIFAX — A historic Canadian undergarment factory famed for long johns and boxer shorts is about to rapidly reinvent itself as a domestic producer of medical gowns. Stanfield's Ltd. of Truro, N.S.
Neighbours show 'signs' of support for efforts by Nova Scotia's medical officer

Neighbours show 'signs' of support for efforts by Nova Scotia's medical officer

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health says he "very much" appreciates signs that are popping up in his Fall River neighbourhood thanking him for his efforts in managing the COVID-19 outbreak. Dr.
Nova Scotia lobster boat that sank was modified with tailgate: safety board

Nova Scotia lobster boat that sank was modified with tailgate: safety board

HALIFAX — The Transportation Safety Board says an investigation into the December 2018 sinking of a lobster boat off Boutiliers Cove, N.S., found the vessel had been modified but did not receive a required stability assessment.
Restaurant price growth will be slower than expected this year: report

Restaurant price growth will be slower than expected this year: report

HALIFAX — An update to a yearly food price study anticipates restaurant food costs will be much lower than initially predicted, saying annual sales will be slashed in half amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

N.S. police watchdog investigating death of man jolted with stun gun

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's police watchdog is investigating the death of a 28-year-old man in the Halifax area who was jolted with a stun gun.
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