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⁦.@UniforTheUnion⁩, which represents 450 workers at #Northwood, says #PPE was withheld in early stages of the outbreak because the nursing home, like many others in Cda., was concerned about its supply running out.

Story ⁦@GregMercerGlobetheglobeandmail.com/canada/article…
2)@JanetHazey, Pres. @NS_nurses, said staffing levels at #Northwood have long been a major concern of hers.

She said the union has been calling for a staff review at Northwood for years and published a report called Broken Homes in late 2015. @MulliganCBC cbc.ca/news/canada/no…
3) @LindaMacNeil3 of #Uniforsaid there will be a meeting of the health-care unions on Thurs. She said the call for a public inquiry will likely be a topic of discussion.

Janet Simm said Northwood welcomes the scrutiny.

(@StephenMcNeil has consistently dodged the question.)
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1) B.C. made this critical, life-saving change to staffing in #LongTermCare on Mar. 31.

@AndrewRankinCB@nsgov took 2 weeks to enact another PHAC guideline to limit nursing home workers from working at multiple LTC facilities. That #COVID19NS thechronicleherald.ca/news/ns-govern…
2) policy came into effect in Nova Scotia on April 23.

(In early April, many Nova Scotians were asking why NS wasn’t adopting the BC model, which included ensuring our #HealthcareHeroes were giving FT hrs at 1 facility. #nspoli
3) As early as March 13, Nova Scotia healthcare unions were united in their call to @nshealth for PPE’s - #N95masks specifically - for all frontline workers.

Those calls were ignored.

@cupenovascotia @NS_nurses @NSGEU @UniforTheUnion @NSNDP #nshealth
nsnu.ca/sites/default/…
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Netflix binges.
Late-night Skype sessions with a bottle of wine.
Stress baking.
With gyms, playgrounds, + pools closed, #covid19 is set to cause another public health crisis: an epidemic of inactivity.
Fortunately, there's one outlet available.
In many, if not most, cities in North America (unlike some European cities, which can be much denser) public parks provide ample room for outdoor exercise, strolling, giving the kids fresh air.
Great North American urban parks were planned after epidemics of TB, cholera, and typhoid—often explicitly to provide city people with salubrious public space to escape crowded neighborhoods.
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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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Here's recap from Tuesday's #ShutDownCanada action at the Ceres Terminal in #Halifax. Some of this hasn't been reported on. I was one of the few journalists still there when it ended (thread)
If you haven't heard about it:
-A group of Mi'kmaw people and allies blocked access to the terminal in solidarity with the #Wetsuwenten hereditary chiefs, who the RCMP are forcibly removing from their traditional territory for blocking the construction of a natural gas pipeline.
There were two blockade lines: one at the railroad tracks in front of the terminal gates (first pic), and one further up Baynes Road (below). Commercial vehicles weren't allowed into the terminal, but the group allowed civilians through. Transport trucks were lined up the road
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The connections of universities to slavery and why it matters. Along with the Report on Lord Dalhousie's History on Race and Slavery, the first Canadian research! #Halifax! @Tim_Bousquet

A second thread (and a link to the first)
Nova Scotia King’s was connected to the slave economy of the West Indies in another way, too. Between 1825 and 1846, King’s was kept afloat financially by funding from the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (SPG).
An Anglican missionary organization, the SPG owned plantations in Barbados and in 1836 collected a small fortune in gov’t compensation for having been forced to free 410 African people enslaved on those plantations.
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How do we use space in the downtown core of #Halifax?

Nearly half is private space, most of which is buildings. But when we look at the public space, we get a sense of how we can envision the future of the city.
Over the last year, we’ve heard a lot about #bikehfx lanes in Halifax, with some claiming that bikes are taking over the city, for better or for worse. But just how much space do these bike lanes really take up?
Bike lanes are less than 0.5% of the total space downtown (0.8% of public space). But most are just paint, frequently doubling as parking for cars. Protected bike lanes (like the new one on South Park St.) are just 0.05% of the land downtown (0.1% of the public space).
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I'm in the courtroom today with Bassam Al-Rawi in Halifax. We are hearing final statements on the case from lawyers. Live updates starting now! Background: cbc.ca/news/canada/no…
Al-Rawl, like a surprising number of his fellow taxi-cab drivers in Halifax has been charged with raping a young woman. He no longer resides in Canada, he lives in Germany after being let off on bail. #halifax
For some reason, this seasoned taxi-cab driver from Halifax has enlisted an Arabic translator. Not sure why. She is sitting right next to him and hasn't translated a word.
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Attention Halifax!
(Thread)

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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The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal will hear the case of Lindsay Souvannarath this morning. @CTVAtlantic #Halifax
Souvannarath is an American woman who was sentenced to life in prison for plotting a Valentine's Day shooting at a Halifax mall.
Police stopped the plan after receiving an anonymous tip. As part of her sentence, Souvannarath is not eligible to apply for parole for a decade.
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This all started because the #MetPolice & #LBRUT couldn't do their day jobs properly & decided to take the law into their own hands. It started as a small cover up 12 years ago but has turned into British State Persecution.

#Skynews #BBCNews #DailyMail #Guardian #Euronews
My company was raided. It should have been a straightforward matter. But the #MetPolice & #LBRUT forgot to seize my computer & came back to do a 2nd raid. The search warrant didn't permit a second entry, however, #LBRUT entered unlawfully

#Guardian #Telegraph #DailyMail #GMB #UK
Complaints were then made to my MP #VinceCable. He liaised with the #Metpolice & #LBRUT. And then weeks later, the search warrant was completely changed & was passed off as the search warrant executed on the day of the raids.

#DailyPolitics #Libdems #Conservatives #labour #bbcdp
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This all started because the #MetPolice & #LBRUT couldn't do their jobs properly & then decided to take the law into their own hands. The result of this decision has led to events stranger than fiction

#BBCNews #Skynews #Itvnews #Channel4News #ThisMorning #TheresaMay #UKGov #LBC
My company was raided. It should have been a straightforward matter. But the #MetPolice & #LBRUT forgot to seize my computer & came back to do a 2nd raid. The search warrant didn't permit a second entry, however, #LBRUT entered unlawfully

#Guardian #Telegraph #DailyMail #GMB #UK
Complaints were then made to my MP #VinceCable. He liaised with the #Metpolice & #LBRUT. And then weeks later, the search warrant was completely changed & was passed off as the search warrant executed on the day of the raids.

#DailyPolitics #Libdems #Conservatives #labour #bbcdp
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