‘Hard-working mom’ who did anything for her children dies of COVID-19 at Northwood

Even when she was just a young girl, Hilda Webber was willing to go the extra mile for her family."She quit school actually to help her mom because one of her sisters died … [she] quit school, left in about...

Canada’s first COVID-19 vaccine trials approved for Halifax university

Nova Scotia·NewThe first Canadian clinical trials for a possible COVID-19 vaccine have been approved by Health Canada. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the trials will take place at the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology at Dalhousie University in Halifax. The National...

‘Always up on everything’: Woman remembers sister who died from COVID-19 at Northwood

In early March, Jane Hawes and a few family members visited Northwood's Halifax campus to celebrate her sister's 90th birthday. It would be the last time they saw each other.Jean Harrigan died at the long-term care home on May 1...

Halifax nursing home sees biggest single-day jump in COVID-19 recoveries

The Northwood nursing home in Halifax is reporting its single largest number of recoveries in one day since the COVID-19 outbreak started. CEO Janet Simm said Wednesday that an additional 48 residents have recovered and potentially 30 more could recover by the...

‘Better than Christmas’: 100-year-old Nova Scotia woman survives COVID-19

When Kathleen Murphy's family got the call two weeks ago that the 100-year-old Northwood resident had COVID-19, they feared the worst.Murphy's daughter, Cathy Walker, said they were devastated by the diagnosis. Every day, the family would watch the province's daily briefings,...

Inside the ER: How a Truro hospital responded to a mass shooting during a pandemic

Dr. Jan Sommers was almost finished her shift.It was Saturday, April 18, just after 11 p.m., when the emergency physician got the call. There had been a shooting in nearby Portapique, N.S. There were multiple victims. "As soon as we got...

Prison staff say lack of COVID-19 preparations leave them feeling ‘disposable’

When a correctional officer enters the federal penitentiary in Springhill, N.S., they wait between two glass doors as someone on an intercom asks if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been around someone with signs of the virus.If...

Guards say COVID-19 could ‘spread like wildfire’ inside and outside prisons

When a correctional officer enters the federal penitentiary in Springhill, N.S., they wait between two glass doors as someone on an intercom asks if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been around someone with signs of the virus.If...

Cape Breton woman in her 70s is Nova Scotia’s first death related to COVID-19

A woman in her 70s from Cape Breton has died from complications related to COVID-19, according to health officials, marking what they say is Nova Scotia's first death connected to the virus.The Department of Health said Tuesday in a news release the woman...

Woman in her 70s is Nova Scotia’s first death related to COVID-19

A woman in her 70s from the eastern part of Nova Scotia has died from complications related to COVID-19, according to health officials, marking what they say is the province's first death connected to the virus. The Department of Health...
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