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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.
Shift to online learning due to COVID-19 requires rethink of teaching: experts

Shift to online learning due to COVID-19 requires rethink of teaching: experts

HALIFAX — As Canadian universities begin an unprecedented shift toward online classes, Nicole Mensour is experiencing the challenges the sudden plunge into digital learning creates for students.

Nova Scotia says it has first three presumptive cases of COVID-19

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia recorded its first three presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Sunday as it announced additional measures aimed at reducing the virus's spread. The news means every province in Canada now has patients with the virus. Dr.
Rapid response COVID-19 science conducted by father and daughter virologists

Rapid response COVID-19 science conducted by father and daughter virologists

HALIFAX — For a Halifax father and daughter dedicated to taking on global infectious diseases, the novel coronavirus has led to their latest, exhausting push to create tests and vaccines to save lives.
N.S. public workers, school children who travel abroad required to self-isolate

N.S. public workers, school children who travel abroad required to self-isolate

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia is requiring public sector workers and public school children who travel abroad to isolate themselves for two weeks when they return to Canada, but Premier Stephen McNeil confirmed Friday the province has no immediate plans to c

Weapons threat forces closure of more than 30 schools in Cape Breton

SYDNEY, N.S. — Some schools in Cape Breton are closed today as police investigate what school authorities have described as a credible weapons threat to students and staff.

Lawyer for Nova Scotia officer charged with theft applies to mental health court

HALIFAX — The lawyer representing a Halifax police officer accused of serial shoplifting has applied to have her case dealt with by the province's mental health court. Police say the 37 charges against Const.
Sobeys and Safeway parent Empire Co. Ltd. reports Q4 sales and profit up

Sobeys and Safeway parent Empire Co. Ltd. reports Q4 sales and profit up

STELLARTON, N.S. — Empire Co. Ltd. says it earned $120.5 million in its latest quarter, up from $65.8 million in the same period a year earlier.
Nova Scotia to bring in U.S. expertise after rockfalls at coal mine

Nova Scotia to bring in U.S. expertise after rockfalls at coal mine

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's labour minister says a series of rockfalls at Cape Breton's Donkin coal mine has prompted his department to bring in some international expertise. Labi Kousoulis says mine inspectors from the U.S.
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