People entering Nova Scotia from outside the Atlantic Region now have to give the province their contact information. Premier Stephen McNeil says officials will be calling those people every day to make sure they’re self-isolating for 14 days as required. He says police will get involved after three missed calls. The measure comes after the province reported its latest case of COVID-19 involving a man who failed to self-isolate when he landed in Halifax after flying from the US through Toronto. McNeil says he shares peoples’ frustrations with reports of people who don’t self-isolate when they’re required to do so. There’s now a total of four reported active cases of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia.
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The Red Cross says a fire forced nine people from a home in Donkin last night. It says the two-storey home on MacLean Street was badly damaged but no injuries were reported. The family, that includes seven children, is staying with relatives for now. The Red Cross says it's provided them with food, clothing and other essentials.
Drivers are paying a bit less at the gas pumps this morning. Regular unleaded went down by 1.4 cents when prices were reset overnight. It's now selling for a minimum of 96.1 cents a litre in Cape Breton. Diesel went down by just over a cent, and is now going for minimum of 89.1 cents a litre on the island.
One analyst is predicting a drop in gas prices this week. A drop of three and a half cents a litre is being predicted for gas, with diesel expected to go down by 2 cents a litre. Regular unleaded is now selling for a minimum of 97.5 cents a litre in Cape Breton. A litre of Diesel is going for a minimum of 90.2 cents on the Island.
RCMP are investigating after they say a 58 year-old Port Hawkesbury man died in Lake Ainslie, Inverness County yesterday. Police were called to the area shortly after 9:00 yesterday morning, when they were told about an overturned jet ski on the lake. They say a man wearing a life jacket was found unconscious in the water about a hundred metres from shore, and was pronounced dead soon after being taken out of the water. Police say foul play is not suspected.