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July 1st.- Canada Day

Canada Day is often informally referred to as “Canada’s birthday”, particularly in the popular press. However, the term “birthday” can be seen as an oversimplification, as Canada Day is the anniversary of only one important […]

July

July’s birthstone is the ruby, which symbolizes contentment. Its birth flowers are the Larkspur or the Water Lily. The zodiac signs for the month of July are Cancer (until July 21) and Leo (July 22 […]

Another Day With No New COVID-19 Cases In NS

Another Day With No New COVID-19 Cases In NS

No new cases of COVID-19 are being reported in the province for the seventh day in a row. Health officials say there are now two active cases of the virus in Nova Scotia, and neither […]

ALS Awareness Month

ALS Awareness Month is a campaign to spread awareness of and raise funds for research for a cure for ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

June

June’s birthstones are pearl, alexandrite and moonstone. The birth flowers are rose and honeysuckle. The zodiac signs for the month of June are Gemini (until June 20) and Cancer (from June 21 onwards).     […]

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Province Introduces New Tracking Measure

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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Fire Displaces Family In Donkin

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.

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Gas Prices Down

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.

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Gas Prices Predicted To Drop

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.

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RCMP Investigating After Man Dies In Lake Ainslie

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.

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