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Possible COVID-19 exposures aboard two flights into Halifax

Passengers aboard two recent flights into Halifax may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Nova Scotia Health is asking anyone who was aboard Air Canada Flight 668, departing Montreal the night of Saturday, July 24, to keep an eye out for COVID symptoms.

Passengers in rows 13 to 19, seats C, D, E, and F are asked to book a COVID test as soon as possible.

Health officials say anyone exposed to the virus on this flight may develop symptoms up to, and including, August 7.

Similarly, anyone aboard Air Canada Flight 604, departing Toronto the morning of Friday, July 30, should self monitor for symptoms.

Passengers in rows 2 to 13, seats C, D, E, and F should book a test immediately.

Anyone exposed on this flight may develop symptoms up to, and including, August 13.

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Two killed in Inverness car crash

Two Cape Breton men have died after a single-vehicle crash near Inverness yesterday.

Police say they were called to the scene on Highway 19 in Strathlorne at around a quarter to six in the morning.

When they arrived, they say they found a Honda Civic in the ditch, with what they describe as “extensive damage.”

Police say one of the men was ejected from the car, and the other was partially ejected.

Both men, a 24-year-old and a 30-year-old, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Highway 19 was closed in both directions for much of the day, reopening at around 2:30 in the afternoon.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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One killed in Bras d'Or jet ski accident

A 24-year-old Whitney Pier man has died after a jet ski he was on overturned on Bras d'Or Lake yesterday.

Police say they were called at around a quarter to four in the afternoon.

They say two men were riding the jet ski when it overturned; one swam to shore to get help, while the other stayed with the craft.

Police, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, and ground search teams spent the night searching for the missing jet skier; his body was found along the shore near Ross Ferry at around eight this morning.

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Possible exposure to COVID-19 aboard flight from Calgary last week

Nova Scotia Health says anyone aboard a WestJet flight from Calgary to Halifax last week may have been exposed to COVID-19.

They say anyone aboard WestJet 230, departing Calgary the morning of Thursday, July 29, should self-monitor for COVID symptoms.

Passengers in rows 19-25, seats C, D, E and F are asked to book a COVID-19 test as soon as possible.

Nova Scotia Health says anyone exposed to the virus on this flight may develop symptoms up to, and including, August 12.

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Road to Inverness closed after serious accident

A serious, single vehicle crash has closed a section of Highway 19 near Inverness this morning.

Police say they were called to the scene in Strathlorne at around a quarter to six this morning.

They say there were two people in the car at the time of the crash.

Police are not commenting on their condition.

Highway 19 is closed between Blackstone and Strathlorne Scotsville roads and traffic is being diverted; it’s expected to remain closed until this afternoon.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

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