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Contract Awarded for Health Centre Projects

The province has awarded the contract for construction management services for new community health centres in New Waterford and on the Northside.

It says PCL Constructors Canada will advise on the planning and management of the construction work.

The government says construction on the Northside Health Centre is expected to begin in the spring with work on the New Waterford project beginning later next year.

The New Waterford project includes a health centre, long-term care home and new school built on the Breton Education Centre site.

The Northside health centre will also include a new 60-bed long-term care home as well as a new laundry centre.

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NS Reports New COVID Case

The province is reporting another case of COVID-19 today.

It says the latest case is in the Central Zone, and the person is a close contact of someone who got the virus after travelling.

There are now five confirmed active cases in the province, but no one is in hospital with the virus.

To date, Nova Scotia has had 109,032 negative test results and 1,101 positive COVID-19 cases.

65 people have died.

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RCMP Investigating Three Suspicious Fires In Highlands National Park

RCMP say they’re investigating three suspicious fires at buildings in the Highlands National Park on the weekend.

Officials say a fire on Saturday morning destroyed a canteen and washroom facility in Ingonish Beach.

They say the fire is believed to have started in the women’s washroom.

And there were also fires that damaged washroom facilities at Warren Lake and Black Brook.

Police say they believe all three fires are connected and no injuries were reported in any of the blazes.

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NSHA advises of possible COVID exposure on Toronto-Halifax flight

The Nova Scotia Health Authority says passengers on a flight from Toronto to Halifax last weekend may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Anyone on WestJet flight 254, departing Toronto at a quarter to ten on October 17, is being asked to self-monitor for COVID symptoms.

Passengers in rows 1 through 5, seats A, B, C, or D should call 811 for advice.

The NSHA says anyone exposed to the virus on this flight may develop symptoms up to, and including, October 31.

(News Release)

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No new cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia today

Provincial health authorities say there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report today.

The total number of known active cases of the respiratory infection in the province stands at six; no one is in hospital at the moment. 

1,100 Nova Scotians have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since the pandemic began; 65 people have died.

1,029 Nova Scotians have recovered from COVID-19.

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