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Nova Scotia legislature moves to hybrid sitting following COVID-19 outbreak

Nova Scotia legislature moves to hybrid sitting following COVID-19 outbreak

The change does not limit the number of members who can attend in person, but it gives members the option of participating via video link
Several factors need to be weighed when considering a hybrid working model

Several factors need to be weighed when considering a hybrid working model

Linda Duxbury says the type of job, type of industry and type of employee all need to be considered
'Sea of virus': expert fears COVID numbers heading in 'wrong direction'

'Sea of virus': expert fears COVID numbers heading in 'wrong direction'

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Lisa Barrett says it's just a matter of time before Nova Scotia sees the Omicron BA.2 subvariant since COVID-19 measures have lifted
10 new COVID-19 deaths reported this week

10 new COVID-19 deaths reported this week

'None of this is unexpected, but it is concerning,' says Dr. Robert Strang about an increase in positive lab tests and hospitalizations
Former Doctors NS president not surprised burnout has doubled across Canada

Former Doctors NS president not surprised burnout has doubled across Canada

A survey conducted by the Canadian Medical Association late last year showed 53 percent of 4,000 physicians are experiencing high levels of burnout
Universities in Canada plan in-person convocation ceremonies after lengthy hiatus

Universities in Canada plan in-person convocation ceremonies after lengthy hiatus

Dalhousie University said it's 'cautiously optimistic' that it'll be able to celebrate convocation ceremonies 'together on campus'
13 new COVID-19 deaths reported this week

13 new COVID-19 deaths reported this week

People aged 65 or older, and those who are partially vaccinated or unvaccinated, continue to have the highest rates of severe disease and death from COVID-19
Legislation introduced to prevent protests outside homes of health officials

Legislation introduced to prevent protests outside homes of health officials

Those in violation would face fines ranging from $5,000 for individuals to $100,000 for corporations
Teachers have split feelings on keeping masks mandatory in schools: union president

Teachers have split feelings on keeping masks mandatory in schools: union president

On Friday, Premier Tim Houston announced the mask requirement in schools would stick around until mid-April
Premier calls protest outside Strang's home 'completely inappropriate'

Premier calls protest outside Strang's home 'completely inappropriate'

A small group held a protest outside the chief medical officer of health's home Sunday night
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