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There's an RCMP press conference starting at 11am this morning that is expected to give a full timeline of the incidents last weekend in #NovaScotia.

We'll hear from Supt. Darren Campbell, Officer in Charge of Support Services for Nova Scotia RCMP.
Campbell says three people were injured in the events on the weekend, along with the 22 who lost their lives.

He's expressing condolences to their families.
"This is a quiet and peaceful community," says Campbell.

He says there are no sidewalks or street lights in Portapique.
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Since the tragic events in #NovaScotia I have been frequently asked how #parents can talk to their #children about this horrific situation. Here are some key considerations that may help. If you think that some of these can be valuable for others, please pass them on. Thread👇
Signal that you are open to talk. Ask what they have heard about. Ask how they are feeling. Validate their feelings (OK to share how you are feeling also). Correct false information. Take the time to listen. Don't text, email, do chores, etc. Listen with full attention.
Reassure that they are safe, that you, family, their friends and pets are safe. Clarify the level of probability – 1 out of 36 million people and once in over 155 years. This promotes cognitive processing.
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BREAKING: @StephenMcNeil declares a state of emergency. No one is to gather in groups larger than five. Premier says we're dealing with a "deadly disease," and he's disappointed in blatant disregard for social distancing over the weekend. #halifax #novascotia #covid19NS
Orders self-isolation, effective tomorrow, for everyone coming into Nova Scotia -- even domestic travellers coming in from other provinces. Exception will made for those who come in to deliver essential services. #covid19novascotia #covid19NS
This follows measures adopted by Newfoundland and Labrador earlier this week. "There will be no exceptions," said McNeil. #covid19NS
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THREAD: #VIRTUAL #GEOLOGY RESOURCES! W/ so many schools online, thought it would be useful to help create list of free to use virtual field/sample resources for teaching geo online. Please respond w/ additional resources (description & link). Share widely! ADD MORE!
Virtual sand: This Excel file contains links to 150 gigapan images of sand samples. Students can zoom in to microscope level of magnification. Contains international examples. Courtesy of @callanbentley docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…
Virtual fossils: Interactive 3D models of fossil specimens from collections of Paleontological Research Institution. Models housed on Sketchfab. Site includes exercises (mostly for K-12). Via @PRInstitution @PaleoDigAtlas digitalatlasofancientlife.org/vc/
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DYK? #NovaScotia is home to the oldest Black community in Canada.

Since you weren’t compelled to learn my history in school, here’s a (very summarized) rundown 👇🏽

#BlackHistoryMonth
The first record of Blacks in Canada, dates back to the early 1600s with the arrival of translator Mathieu da Costa. He first landed at Port Royal, NS.

That’s right, We Been Here - Over 400 Years!
As the American Revolution ended in the late 1700s, thousands of the remaining Black Loyalists (those who fought for Britain) in New York began migrating up to NS.

Over half settled in Birchtown + it became the largest settlement of free Blacks in the world outside of Africa.
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Attention Halifax!
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Be aware that the Northern Guard Halifax Chapter is still here, they are still recruiting, and they are still organizing. Don't be surprised if they start patrolling around #Halifax, #NovaScotia AGAIN.

Here is a list of their members
#nspoli #cdnpoli
This photo is the first big meeting a few weeks prior to starting Partols in Halifax. They have gone mostly silent since. With public confrontations, their VP Georgie Fagan quitting, and multiple negative media arcticles circulating, they stopped patrolling, for now...
"Casper Deghost" is a brand new member, who just received his NG leather vest as of mid-May.
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DYK that the EHS Medical Communications Centre has several platoons of paramedics dedicated to answering calls 24/7 to ensure the safety of us all. It's National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week and we will be highlighting these platoons & the amazing work they do. #NPSTW2019
Each platoon at the Medical Communications Centre has communications officers on a number of different functions. We’ll explain a little about what they do and how long – collectively – they’ve been working as a vital part of the provincial emergency management system. #NPSTW2019
Communications officers undergo three months of training before starting off as call takers at the EHS Medical Communications Centre. Here are members of the A Platoon, which has a total of 60 years of experience on the ground and almost 108 years in the MCC. #NPSTW2019
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@NigelBiggar And if you were the only country writing the history of English civilization that would be the case. But you are not and English acts can no longer be differentiated from those of Germany. True, the acts may be done in small concentrated acts, like enslaving Beothuks
@NigelBiggar Scalping bounties, some still in effect in #NovaScotia
@NigelBiggar To germ warfare with Smallpox blankets by Lord Amherst, the first governor general of Canada.
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