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Anger, abuse and racism: Restaurant workers struggle to enforce vaccine mandates

Anger, abuse and racism: Restaurant workers struggle to enforce vaccine mandates

HALIFAX — When a proof-of-vaccine policy was announced, Juliana Murphy knew it would be another burden she'd face at work.
Nova Scotia reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, two more school exposures

Nova Scotia reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, two more school exposures

HALIFAX — Health officials in Nova Scotia are reporting 18 new cases of COVID-19 today. Twelve new cases are in the central region, which includes Halifax. There are three cases in each of the western and northern health zones.
Nova Scotia to cover the cost of cystic fibrosis drug Trikafta

Nova Scotia to cover the cost of cystic fibrosis drug Trikafta

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia's health minister says the government will cover the cost of the cystic fibrosis drug Trikafta. Michelle Thompson says she expects the drug to be on the provincial formulary by the end of November.
In a shift to testing the unvaccinated, N.S. sends rapid COVID-19 tests to schools

In a shift to testing the unvaccinated, N.S. sends rapid COVID-19 tests to schools

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia government has begun delivering take-home rapid tests to students across the province, representing a shift toward testing the unvaccinated, and as a growing number of COVID-19 exposures are reported in schools.
Nova Scotia law would create protest buffer zones around health-care facilities

Nova Scotia law would create protest buffer zones around health-care facilities

HALIFAX — Protests that block access to hospitals and other health-care facilities could soon be banned in Nova Scotia under newly proposed legislation.
Search underway for fisherman missing off southern Nova Scotia coast

Search underway for fisherman missing off southern Nova Scotia coast

YARMOUTH, N.S. — A search is underway for a fisherman from a Mi'kmaq First Nation who is reported to have gone overboard from a fishing vessel off the coast of southern Nova Scotia.
Moment of quiet reflection replaces daily prayer at Nova Scotia legislature

Moment of quiet reflection replaces daily prayer at Nova Scotia legislature

HALIFAX — The Nova Scotia legislature is replacing its daily prayer with a moment of quiet reflection. Premier Tim Houston's suggestion to change the rule was adopted today at the House of Assembly.
Minister touts deals with N.S. Indigenous communities as sign Ottawa's plan working

Minister touts deals with N.S. Indigenous communities as sign Ottawa's plan working

HALIFAX — Departing Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan says new fishing agreements with Mi'kmaq communities indicate her approach to the Indigenous lobster harvest is working, despite continuing tensions on the water.
Two more N.S. Mi'kmaq communities strike deals with Ottawa to set lobster traps

Two more N.S. Mi'kmaq communities strike deals with Ottawa to set lobster traps

HALIFAX — Two Mi'kmaq First Nations have negotiated lobster fishing arrangements with Ottawa that authorize them to set a total of 3,500 traps during federally regulated fishing seasons off southwestern Nova Scotia.
Genetically modified P.E.I. salmon 'available for sale,' but maybe not in stores yet

Genetically modified P.E.I. salmon 'available for sale,' but maybe not in stores yet

HALIFAX — The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says genetically modified salmon produced in Prince Edward Island is "available for sale" in Canada, but when and where consumers can purchase the food remains unclear.
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