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Live Presser July 7, 2021 - Premier Rankin and Dr. Strang:

As of today, Nova Scotia has reached the milestone of 75% of entire population with at least 1 dose of Vaccine.


Dr. Strang: There is still a small portion of the population in Nova Scotia receiving their 1st doses of Vaccine.

Nova Scotia has added 2nd dose walk ins to the Halifax Convention Centre - Argyle Street #Halifax for those over 55+.

You can also receive your 1st dose of vaccine as a walk in at the Halifax Convention Centre.

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Quick Facts:
appointed by the Premier, the Economic Growth Council was created in April 2021 and is an independent voluntary advisory group
two of the council’s recommendations – a COVID-19 reopening plan and a cap on restaurant delivery fees /1
– have already been implemented
since 2017, Nova Scotia has reduced unnecessary regulatory costs to business by $50 million (net) annually. In the most recent budget, it committed to reducing burden by an additional $5 million by end of June, as part of a modest target /2
for removing an additional $10 million in burden reduction costs.
the government will expand this work with its most aggressive target yet – removing $30 million net in unnecessary burden – to be achieved by end of 2022
the government met the June target by announcing /3
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Rapid Testing available in #NovaScotia at the following sites:

Saturday, July 3

East Preston Recreation Centre, 24 Brooks Dr, East Preston (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
Richard Murray Design Building, 5257 Morris St., Halifax (DIRECTIONS) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. /1
Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St, Halifax (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
Bedford-Hammonds Plains Community Centre, 202 Innovation Dr., Bedford (DIRECTIONS) from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
St. Theresa's Parish Hall, 285 St. Peter's Road, Sydney (DIRECTIONS) from 2 to 7 p.m. /2
Sunday, July 4

Alderney Gate, main entrance, 60 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth (DIRECTIONS) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
East Preston Recreation Centre, 24 Brooks Dr, East Preston (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m./3
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In-home COVID-19 vaccinations now available for eligible Nova Scotians with mobility issues or severe health issues. #NovaScotia /1… via @CTVAtlantic
People living in Nova Scotia who are unable to leave their homes to attend a COVID-19 vaccine appointment due to significant health and/or mobility issues will now have the option to get the shot at home.

In a news release Tuesday, public health announced that beginning /2
immediately, individuals who cannot leave their home for a vaccine appointment can request an in-home appointment by calling 211 from Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Nova Scotia Health says the in-home vaccinations will be administered in July and August, /3
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[#Thread] @PastyPepper just woke me up from a dead sleep/nap. She's writing down what happened, because she was rightfully freaked the fuck out.

I was asleep, she was outside doing stuff for the house --- some asshole pulled half into our driveway and started taking pictures of her and the house -even fucking waved at her.

As soon as she took notice and tried to approach them - they peaced, she didn't even have time to get a license plate.

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Thread - Nova Scotians ages 63 and 64 will be the first group eligible to access the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine starting Saturday, March 20. #NovaScotia

The vaccine will be available at 25 locations across the province on a first come, first served basis.…
The following pharmacies will offer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine:

Shoppers Drug Mart, 766 Sackville Dr., Lower Sackville
Kyte’s Pharmacy, 920 Cole Harbour Rd., Dartmouth
Lawton’s Drug Store, 8003 #7 Hwy., Musquodoboit Harbour
Sobeys Pharmacy, 110 Warwick St., Digby /2
Guardian - Hutchins Pharmacy, 310 St. George St., Annapolis Royal
Walmart Pharmacy, 1065 Central Ave., Greenwood
Stones Drug Store, 491 Chebucto St., Baddeck
Freeman’s Pharmacy, 15786 Central Ave., Inverness/3
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Had my first #Covid_19 test in Bridgewater, #NovaScotia.

Here's my experience as a #disabled #Autistic person 🧵

The Bridgewater location is accessed by either taking 2 sets of stairs or an elevator.

You come to a waiting area and if there are too many people for the area
you are asked to go wait outside and come back in 5 minutes.

This place is for booked appointments but isn't running on time. If you arrive late they will still take you.

So I had to 1st tell a person my basic information. Date of birth, address, next of kin and phone numbers.
Then I went into the main area where I was taken to a station for the test.

The person introduced themselves (Colleen) and asked if I had ever had a #Covid19Test before.

Because I haven't they went over everything with me step by step.

Colleen showed me the swab and explained
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Renewable energy projects, protected areas and recycling: #NovaScotia

Wind Energy

To ensure a more diverse energy mix, Nova Scotia Power and the municipal electric utilities must have 25% renewables in their mix by 2015 and 40% by 2020.
We are well on the path to /1
meeting those requirements, and wind will play a major role as projects already approved will reach the technical limit of 500 megawatts around 2015.
Federal regulations establish a requirement for coal-fired units to meet specific emissions standards or /2
shut down at the end of their useful life.

Tidal Energy

To develop the Bay of Fundy’s resource, the Province of Nova Scotia has taken a number of strategic actions: • Supporting the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) /3
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We were told early to "stay the blazes home", wear masks and limit contact. We did that.

Excellent contact tracing and quick responses to problems kept us from a runaway situation. Things closed, rules changed, we were told to follow PH advice. We did that.
We're still the worst province for "vaccine rollout" because it's taken time to organize a fair, efficient and effective plan. But the government kept us informed, continued to give advice and the excellent local reporting by @Tim_Bousquet acted as a check.
Meanwhile, while waiting for the vaccine program to begin, which is clearly outlined and easily found, our premier has not felt compelled to act like a four month old child with a full diaper and erode public compliance by endlessly trying to blame others.
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The last you'll ever see of Mills Brothers on Spring Garden Rd. The wrecking ball comes for the whole block on Monday. More pictures below. #millsbrothers #halifax #novascotia
Taken Oct. 29th. Dark, cold, the dirtiest these floors have been in almost a hundred years. Powerless in more ways than one.
Oct 22nd #1
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For each #Province and #Territory in #Canada, here is the help that was offered to those living with #disabilities. This will include the #Federal help offered as well as any hoops #PWDs may have needed to jump through to get it and whether CERB was clawed back or not.
This is based on my own research, and if anyone sees anything I missed or may have gotten wrong please let me know.
Let's start with #Yukon
According to several articles, eligible families on #disability supports we're to get up to $400 to help with costs until August. Unknown what eligibility was.
#CERB was exempt from clawbacks.
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1/ Ok I am back. It has been a rough few days. We have decided to try to sell our house in this market. We can’t stay here when our neighbours have a personal cop that they can call anytime they want to complain about us. Do any of you have a personal cop? Matt’s father is a...
2/ carpenter in Ontario and we’re trying to get him to come out to @StrathcoCounty to help us prepare our house to sell. We’re hostages in our own home in @Canada and have to flee somewhere away from @StrathcoCounty RCMP. But I’m going to stop complaining for a minute and call...
3/ out some people and groups. @CBCEdmonton and @ctvedmonton you both took press releases from the RCMP and ran with them. SHAME ON YOU! Without you, the @rcmpgrcpolice could not do to us what they have done. @YEGlifer you have 12K followers. Before you say you are shocked why...
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So, one of the things about chronic illness is that it cuts into your ability to have fun. Unsafe if alone. But if with others, can make you "unreliable." I've never been one to ask for help. To be in a position of dependency, asking a favor is opposite of being carefree, free.
That said, last year I risked it:flew up to #NovaScotia. Rented a car. Drive around for 4-6 hour drives, alone, in blissful, glorious solitude surrounded by natural beauty, staying close to the main loop so as to be not too far from help (or cell phone signal). Soul-replenishing ImageImageImageImage
The other thing I have realized is that I'm safer by myself than in a group when I am unwell. 1- I tend to be so focused on others that I forget to check in with myself 2- I tend to be likely to follow the momentum/flow/energy.
Had a very bad episode on Block Island in July once
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❗❗UPDATE on #COVID19 in #Canada for September 29.❗❗

(1/42) What it means and what you can do. Mega-thread below.🧵 🚨 Image
(2/42) We are now well into the second wave of COVID-19 in Canada. 🌊

Geographically, recent cases have been concentrated in Canada’s four largest provinces, particularly in and around #Montreal and the #GTA. But cases have been growing at an alarming rate across the country. ImageImage
(3/42) % change in 7-day rolling average of cases compared to one week ago:
MB: +95.6% 📈 (22.7/day ➡️ 44.4/day)
QC: +57.8% 📈 (409.4/day ➡️ 646.1/day)
ON: +37.2% 📈 (357.6/day ➡️ 490.7/day)
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The Morris Street Engine House has been declared a municipal heritage property!
#Halifax’s Fire Station #2, as it is also called, was built 1907-08 of reinforced concrete.
Here's the story!
#nspoli @HFXFireHistory @HRMFireNews @hfxfire @HFXFirefighters @hfxgov @MikeSavageHFX
Concrete is a mixture of aggregates and paste. The aggregates are sand and gravel or crushed stone; the paste is water and portland cement. (The terms cement and concrete are often used interchangeably, but cement is actually an ingredient of concrete...
...Cement is the glue that holds concrete together.)
Reinforced concrete means the concrete is poured over a frame, usually steel bars, that give the structure greater strength.
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Not too bad yet. If it stays this mild, we'll be fine. How is it looking in Other parts of #novascotia?

I'm as far inland from open sea (I'm Bay of Fundy side) as you can get in NS. I wonder how the coasts are doing.

Cousin just sent this from Hunts Point.
Same beach at 10:35 this morning. Image
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We love getting questions about mining, minerals and geology! We were asked about sinkholes and whether they are a risk when walking in the woods.
#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia #capebreton @oxfordsinkhole ImageImage
The short answer is yes, sinkholes are real but no, they are not a major risk and should not prevent you from enjoying outdoor activities.
Most natural sinkholes are caused by groundwater naturally eroding rocks like gypsum, salt and limestone which are water-soluble.
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The water erodes the rock, leaving an underground cavern. Eventually, the weight of the rock and earth above the cavern causes the sinkhole to form. Sinkholes can form either gradually (i.e. a small depression appears and perhaps grows larger over time) or by sudden collapse. Image
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We love getting questions about mining, minerals and geology! We were asked about the historic #NewCampbellton coal mine in #VictoriaCounty.
#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia #capebreton #nshistory
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The New Campbellton coal mine was opened in 1862 by Charles J. Campbell, a former Member of Parliament, Member of the Legislative Assembly and executive council member. The community had been named Kelly’s Cove but was changed to New Campbellton in 1862 in honour of Mr. Campbell. Image
A sample of New Campbellton’s coal was sent to the 1865 Dublin Exhibition and “was very favorably noticed by the Judges,” according to a report.
#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia #capebreton #nshistory Image
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Mining built #NovaScotia!
#Halifax was founded in 1749 and its first court house is reported to have been built by 1754 on the northeastern corner of Buckingham + Argyle streets. After the building burned in 1789, the courts were temporarily housed in various buildings.
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In April 1851 a bill to provide Halifax with a county court house was passed. Mr. H.G. Hill, a prominent #Halifax architect, prepared a plan for a wooden building.
However, since the records of the county, wills, deeds and other papers of public office were...
#nspoli #novascotia Image be stored in the court house, it was important that the building be fire-proof. Also, a number of serious fires in #Halifax in 1857 led to the passage of a bylaw that required large buildings be made of stone or brick, so Hill's plans for a wooden building were abandoned. Image
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Quick #COVID19 #Canada update going into the weekend. This was a heck of a week.🧵
Percent change in 7-day rolling average of cases compared to one week ago:
SK: +76.0% 📈 (7.1/day ➡️ 12.6/day)
QC: +62.7% 📈 (192.3/day ➡️ 312.9/day)
ON: +62.6% 📈 (184.9/day ➡️ 300.6/day)
MB: +22.5% 📈 (17.1/day ➡️ 21.0/day)
BC: +10.1% 📈 (114.1/day ➡️ 125.7/day)
A small part of this story is the reporting of old, backlogged cases in Montreal and Vancouver, but mostly what we’re seeing is exponential growth.……
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The Sullivan Creek #coal mine, before and after!
It's one of several mines reclaimed around #AlderPoint #CapeBreton in the late 1900s/early 2000s - examples of how mining makes temporary use of land and then land can be used other ways.
#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia @JaimeBattiste ImageImage
The first mine in the area was the Scotia Mine, or #NovaScotia Steel & Coal Company No. 4 Colliery, on Toronto Road, which operated on the Sydney Main (Harbour) Seam from 1915 to 1921.
#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia @JaimeBattiste ImageImage
Coal quality and structural issues (including water inflow) plague the Harbour Seam west of Florence so upon closure of the colliery, production on the Harbour Seam was limited to the Company’s No. 3 Colliery in Florence, which had opened in 1902...
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We love getting questions about mining, minerals and geology! We were asked if we know what these intriguing circles are in #Walton, #HantsCounty.

#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia @MLAChuckPorter @EastHantsNS #easthants ImageImage
The person who asked isn’t the only one who has noticed the circles. With satellite images so easy to access on the Internet, others have also noticed them, including the excellent staff @NS_Energy_Mines.
#nspoli #cbpoli @MLAChuckPorter @EastHantsNS Image
They investigated them in the early 2000s, thinking they could be sand/mud volcanoes.
A sand volcano is a cone-shaped landform created by liquefied sand being expelled from underground onto the surface.
#nspoli #cbpoli #novascotia @MLAChuckPorter @EastHantsNS Image
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We love getting questions about mining, minerals and geology! We were asked about the historical #Londonderry #iron mines. Here's the story...

#nspoli #novascotia #cbpoli @ZannLenore @MunColchester #colchester #nshistory ImageImageImage
Iron mining and smelting began in #NovaScotia in 1825 when iron mines opened at Nictaux Falls, #AnnapolisCounty, and the Annapolis Iron Mining Company built a blast furnace at Clementsport between #AnnapolisRoyal and #Digby.
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Iron has also been mined in numerous other locations in #NovaScotia, including East River, Bridgeville and Stellarton (#PictouCounty), Brookfield and Economy Mountain (#ColchesterCounty), Erinville and other places in #GuysboroughCounty...
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