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COVID-19 detected in care workers at three Nova Scotia seniors residences

COVID-19 detected in care workers at three Nova Scotia seniors residences

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is confirming three workers at separate long-term care homes have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in two days. The latest case is a worker at the Magnolia residential care home in Enfield.

Overnight fires in Cape Breton result in death at seniors complex, over 40 displaced

NEW WATERFORD, N.S. — Fires that occurred overnight Saturday in Cape Breton have resulted in the death of one person in a seniors complex and forced over 40 other people out of their homes.
COVID and N.S. pulp mill closure a 'perfect storm' for province's forestry sector

COVID and N.S. pulp mill closure a 'perfect storm' for province's forestry sector

HALIFAX — The global COVID-19 pandemic is being described as the latest addition to the "perfect storm" facing Nova Scotia's beleaguered sawmill industry, leading some companies to cease purchasing fresh supplies of logs.
Health authority advises of potential COVID-19 exposure in New Glasgow and Antigonish

Health authority advises of potential COVID-19 exposure in New Glasgow and Antigonish

Those who attended a Bantam AAA Provincial Hockey Championship in Antigonish on March 12 are asked to monitor for COVID-19 symptoms
Theatrical actors and directors isolated by COVID-19 produce novel online plays

Theatrical actors and directors isolated by COVID-19 produce novel online plays

HALIFAX — The online theatrical piece starts in a faraway forest, moves across a parched desert, roiling seas and towering mountains before ending with a savage battle involving a furry beast. Not bad for a production that spans five minutes.
As front-line workers infected by virus, Atlantic Canada unions seek protections

As front-line workers infected by virus, Atlantic Canada unions seek protections

HALIFAX — As test results emerged Thursday showing Atlantic Canadian health and transit employees are testing positive for COVID-19, union leaders called for stepped-up safety precautions to protect their members.
Supreme Court of Canada dismisses Nova Scotia's appeal on duty to consult

Supreme Court of Canada dismisses Nova Scotia's appeal on duty to consult

HALIFAX — The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the province of Nova Scotia's bid to appeal whether it must consult with a Mi’kmaq community on how public money is provided to the Northern Pulp mill's effluent treatment plant.

Newfoundland and Labrador reports one-day surge in COVID-19 cases

HALIFAX — Health officials in Newfoundland and Labrador reported a sudden surge in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, announcing 32 new presumptive positive results — almost doubling the province's previous total.
Patients bumped by COVID face anxiety, as health system searches for alternatives

Patients bumped by COVID face anxiety, as health system searches for alternatives

HALIFAX — For Canadians awaiting life-changing operations, the novel coronavirus is creating deepening distress as cancellations and delays roll through the public health system.
Atlantic premiers call for COVID-19 clampdown as police strike neutral tone

Atlantic premiers call for COVID-19 clampdown as police strike neutral tone

HALIFAX — While some premiers in Atlantic Canada warn that people will be fined for failing to comply with health directives aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19, police and health officials appear to be taking a go-slow approach.
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