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HEPA Filters Being Installed As Schools Welcome Back New Brunswick Student
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HEPA Filters Being Installed As Schools Welcome Back New Brunswick Student

Reading Time: 2 minutes Update on plans for students return to classrooms / HEPA filters being installed in some classrooms Educators from throughout the system will be redeployed to support greater stability for in-person learning when students return to the classroom. Staff from school districts and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development will be sent to help Read More…

Federal Government Invests $600,000 Into New PEI Potato Markets
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Federal Government Invests $600,000 Into New PEI Potato Markets

Reading Time: 2 minutes PEI Potato farmers welcome the much needed investment The potato sector in PEI is a significant economic driver for the province, providing good jobs in rural and urban communities. Ensuring access to innovative quality control and safety measures is essential to helping potato producers compete in global markets.  That is why the Government of Canada Read More…

Historic Agreement With P.E.I's Mi'kmaq & The Government Of Canada
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Historic Agreement With P.E.I’s Mi’kmaq & The Government Of Canada

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Government of Canada and the Epekwitk Mi’kmaq sign agreement toward establishing a new national park reserve in P.E.I. Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, along with Chief Darlene Bernard and Chief Junior Gould, co-chairs of the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils, signed a Read More…

New Brunswick Issues Urgent S.O.S For Healthcare Volunteers
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New Brunswick Issues Urgent S.O.S For Healthcare Volunteers

Reading Time: < 1 minute Call issued for volunteers to assist health-care system The provincial government has issued an urgent call for volunteers for paid and unpaid assistance in its pandemic response efforts. “As predicted, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is causing increased hospitalizations and staff absences, which is putting pressure on all aspects of our healthcare system,” said Health Read More…

Nova Scotia Extends Holiday School Break
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Nova Scotia Extends Holiday School Break

Reading Time: 2 minutes Contact Tracing in Schools to Stop The holiday break for students will be extended with students returning to class on Monday, January 10 and teachers and other school staff returning Tuesday, January 4. The extended break allows families to monitor students for COVID-19 symptoms before they return to school. It also allows more time for Read More…

Minister Parsons Launches Renewable Energy Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador
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Minister Parsons Launches Renewable Energy Plan for Newfoundland and Labrador

Reading Time: 2 minutes Newfoundland is setting ambitious goals for tackling climate change The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology, today launched the province’s Renewable Energy Plan. The plan, titled ‘Maximizing Our Renewable Future’, was developed with considerable input from the public, Indigenous governments and organizations, industry and stakeholders. Newfoundland and Labrador has an abundance of Read More…

2 More Students Under The Age Of 12, Contract COVID-19
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2 More Students Under The Age Of 12, Contract COVID-19

Reading Time: 3 minutes Two new cases of COVID-19 linked to Ecole La-Belle-Cloche prompts weeklong school closure Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Heather Morrison, has announced two new cases of COVID-19 in Prince Edward Island, both of which are linked to Ecole La-Belle-Cloche in Souris.  Both individuals are under the age of 12 years and are students at Ecole Read More…

Families Clamour For Information About In-School Cases
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Families Clamour For Information About In-School Cases

Reading Time: 4 minutes Nova Scotia parents expect better transparency from their elected officials By: Nova Scotia Parents for Public Education The group Nova Scotia Parents for Public Education (NSPFPE) feels the Nova Scotia Government should be treating announcements of in-school Covid cases the same as other exposure notifications. To help keep people informed the group has been tracking Read More…

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The Results Are In From The Nova Scotian Election

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Results from the Nova Scotian 64th General Assembly Election held on August 17, 2021, are in. By Dami Igbinyemi  The 2021 Nova Scotia general election took place yesterday to elect members of the 64th General Assembly of Nova Scotia. Each General Assembly of the legislature for Nova Scotia comes to an end via dissolution, Read More…

New Brunswick Opens Canada’s First Long-Term Care Simulation Lab
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New Brunswick Opens Canada’s First Long-Term Care Simulation Lab

Reading Time: 2 minutes The simulation lab will help to better train and understand how better prevent diseases in long term care homes. By Dami Igbinyemi The Covid-19 pandemic had a major negative impact on long-term care homes in Canada, that resulted in a national review of how to better protect the most vulnerable while they are in care. Read More…

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New Brunswick Preps For Forest Fire Season

Reading Time: < 1 minute In 2020, 462 fires burned 1356 hectares of forest land in New Brunswick. Under the Forest Fires Act, if you ignite a fire, you are responsible for it. If your fire gets out of control, you may be liable for the cost of fighting the fire and/or damage to another person’s property. You may also face Read More…

New Brunswick's $9 Million Trust Fund Bolsters Higgs Commitment To The Environment
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New Brunswick’s $9 Million Trust Fund Bolsters Higgs Commitment To The Environment

Reading Time: < 1 minute Environmental Trust Fund invests over $9 million in environmental initiatives “The department is pleased to support ideas to make New Brunswick communities a better place, and to continue our work to protect, preserve and enhance the province’s natural environment,” said Environment and Climate Change Minister Gary Crossman. The fund is a longstanding mechanism for community Read More…

$733,000 To Build Nova Scotia's Field Of Dreams
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$733,000 To Build Nova Scotia’s Field Of Dreams

Reading Time: < 1 minute Accessible sports infrastructure that will benefit all Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton residents Today, Mike Kelloway, Member of Parliament for Cape Breton-Canso Her Worship Amanda McDougall, Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, announced funding for Phase I of the redevelopment of Hawks Dream Field, in Dominion, into a fully accessible recreation space. Once completed, the Read More…

Government Of Canada Commits $6 Million For Youth Climate Education
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Government Of Canada Commits $6 Million For Youth Climate Education

Reading Time: < 1 minute Canadians want clean air and clean water for their children and grandchildren Today, Andy Fillmore, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities announced that the Government of Canada will invest $6 million in the Discovery Centre’s Inspiring Youth to Climate Action project. This Halifax-based science centre will partner with 30 science centres across Read More…

$1 Million In Funding For Dalhousie University’ African Canadian History Education
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$1 Million In Funding For Dalhousie University’ African Canadian History Education

Reading Time: < 1 minute African history is a significant part of Canada’s history but little is still known Today, Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, along with Andy Dellmore, Member of Parliament (Halifax), announced $1,031,565 in funding for Dalhousie University’s three-year project to fill a gap in African Canadian History Education. This new project, called A Black People’s History of Canada, will Read More…

Nova Scotia Expands Virtual Care With $5.9 Million From Federal Government
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Nova Scotia Expands Virtual Care With $5.9 Million From Federal Government

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Province of Nova Scotia is partnering with the Government of Canada to expand the province’s virtual care services Physicians and regulated health professionals, including nurses, pharmacists, dentists, optometrists and others can continue to offer publicly funded services virtually until March 31, 2022. Virtual care will continue to complement in-person care. One of the positive Read More…

Dogs Now Allowed On Restaurant Patios, Sidewalk Cafes In This Province
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Dogs Now Allowed On Restaurant Patios, Sidewalk Cafes In This Province

Reading Time: 2 minutes The new law draws praises and criticism from Nova Scotians TDS News – Pet dogs are now allowed on restaurant, bar and café patios (along with their owners, of course) as part of the Rankin government’s promise to remove unnecessary barriers for restaurants to meet customer needs. “We’ve listened to the restaurant industry. They told Read More…

Turkey Hunting Season A First In New Brunswick
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Turkey Hunting Season A First In New Brunswick

Reading Time: 2 minutes 2021 marks the first wild turkey hunt to be held in New Brunswick TDS News –  A new, limited-entry wild turkey hunting season has been introduced by the New Brunswick provincial government to take place May 10-22. “I am thrilled that our government is introducing a new wild turkey hunt,” said Natural Resources and Energy Read More…

Wage Increase On April 1, Wait, Is This A Joke
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Wage Increase On April 1, Wait, Is This A Joke

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wage increases on April 1 for workers in the human service sector TDS News – The provincial government is investing $12.4 million to fund wage increases on April 1 for workers in the human service sector, including home support workers, community residence workers, special care home workers, and family support workers. “The government values its Read More…

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PEI Streamlines Autism Assessment Wait Time For Kids

Reading Time: 2 minutes A new Health PEI program will provide early intervention for children who are awaiting an autism assessment from a psychologist. TDS News – The Social ABCs(link is external) program is a structured, evidence-based early intervention program for children identified as possibly having autism spectrum disorder (ASD), providing families with intervention support at the first signs of concern, Read More…

Newfoundland and Labrador Wants The Music To Keep Playing
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Newfoundland and Labrador Wants The Music To Keep Playing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Support Program for Professional Artists and Musicians TDS News – Bernard Davis, the Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation today announced that professional artists and musicians, whose earnings were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, will be able to apply for funding through the Artist Support Program – an extension of the Tourism and Hospitality Read More…

Halifax Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions
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Halifax Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Halifax has been in lockdown after variants of COVI-19 were detected in members of the HRM TDS News – Given low COVID-19 cases, the province is lifting or altering restrictions currently in place for Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and its neighbouring communities. Many restrictions that came into effect on Feb. 27, such as restaurant hours, Read More…