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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.
N.S. judge agrees with Mi'kmaq band, requires further talks on Alton Gas project

N.S. judge agrees with Mi'kmaq band, requires further talks on Alton Gas project

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia judge has ruled the operators of a project to store natural gas in underground caverns must delay their project until further talks with a Mi'kmaq community are complete.

Court says N.S. woman must pay $74,200 in damages for forcing mother-in-law from home

HALIFAX — A Nova Scotia woman who was ordered to pay $74,200 for trying to evict her 82-year-old mother-in-law in the middle of winter has lost her appeal before the province's highest court.
Atlantic leaders urge social distancing to curb spread of COVID-19

Atlantic leaders urge social distancing to curb spread of COVID-19

HALIFAX — Health officials and politicians in Atlantic Canada redoubled their efforts Monday to warn residents that failure to comply with social distancing rules will lead to more COVID-19 infections — and in some cases, hefty fines.
Mayor of Nova Scotia town supports screening measures at New Brunswick border

Mayor of Nova Scotia town supports screening measures at New Brunswick border

AMHERST, N.S. — Nova Scotia imposed new restrictions at its provincial boundary with New Brunswick on Monday as part of a series of measures aimed at tightening social distancing requirements to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Governments offer relief for businesses as COVID-19 cases in region climb to 32

Governments offer relief for businesses as COVID-19 cases in region climb to 32

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's premier appealed to Canadian banks to do more to support businesses as his province announced short-term relief for restaurants and retailers closed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Brunswick declares emergency, orders most public-facing companies closed

New Brunswick declares emergency, orders most public-facing companies closed

HALIFAX — Too few New Brunswickers are taking the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and avoiding public gatherings, Premier Blaine Higgs said Thursday, before declaring a state of emergency to give his government more power to manage the crisis.

Newfoundland and Labrador declares public health emergency to deal with COVID-19

HALIFAX — Newfoundland and Labrador declared a public health emergency Wednesday while New Brunswick's premier warned of harsh measures to come if people don't follow instructions aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Atlantic provinces tighten controls aimed at preventing COVID-19 spread

Atlantic provinces tighten controls aimed at preventing COVID-19 spread

HALIFAX — Health officials and governments in Atlantic Canada stepped up measures to deal with the spread of COVID-19 on Tuesday, as three of the four provinces in the region reported several new cases.
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