Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health for Nova Scotia, announced today, May 27, the next steps toward reopening the province. "Nova Scotians have done a lot of hard work to get us to this point," said Premier McNeil. "I know...

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, used a presentation during today's COVID-19 briefing. A copy of that presentation can be found at, https://novascotia.ca/news/docs/2020/05/08/COVI...

Today, May 8, Nova Scotia is reporting two additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 46. The deaths occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. "All Nova Scotians continue to hold Northwood residents and staff in their thoughts. I hope...

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed extensive demands on front-line health-care workers but the majority did not initially qualify for the federal top-up program. That is why Premier Stephen McNeil lobbied the federal government for flexibility around its program. Today, May 7, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced...

Today, May 7, Nova Scotia is reporting three additional deaths related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 44. The deaths occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. "Losing a loved one is never easy and the restrictions around COVID-19 make it difficult...

Today, May 4, Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 38. The death occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. "I offer my condolences to the family who is grieving the loss of their loved...

The province is renewing the state of emergency for another two weeks under the authority of the Emergency Management Act for the protection of the health and safety of Nova Scotians. The order will take effect at noon Sunday, May 3 and extend to noon Sunday,...

Premier Stephen McNeil and Dr. Robert Strang, chief medical officer of health, announced today, May 1, the easing of some public health restrictions around COVID-19. "We know that getting outdoors for recreation is important for people's physical and mental health," said Premier McNeil." That's why we...

Today, May 1, Nova Scotia is reporting one additional death related to COVID-19, bringing the total to 29. The death occurred at the Northwood long-term care home in Halifax Regional Municipality. "The thoughts and best wishes of all Nova Scotians are with everyone at Northwood. To...

As of today, April 30, Nova Scotia has 947 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Twelve new cases were identified Wednesday, April 29. "I want to thank all Nova Scotians for their patience and vigilance - we will get through this together," said Premier Stephen McNeil. "I urge...

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