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  • No contact from premier, minister regarding racism faced by 16-year-old hockey player
    by Lyndsay Armstrong on December 3, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    "I thought there would be at least some support," Wayne Connors said. The family of the 16-year-old hockey player who was subjected to racist taunts at a game in Prince Edward Island is disappointed having not yet heard from the Nova Scotia government. “I know it’s a hockey thing, but I thought (there would be) at least an acknowledgement from the minister in charge of African Nova Scotian affairs and anti-racism, I thought there would be at least some support,” Wayne Connors, the father of the player, said in an interview Friday. …

  • Mandatory vaccine policy puts more than 1,050 NS workers on unpaid leave
    by Lyndsay Armstrong on December 3, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    “It's unfortunate they are no longer in the workplace, but I'm glad they won't be putting patients, students, seniors and other vulnerable people at risk.” More than 1,050 Nova Scotia workers in frontline health, education and civil service have been placed on unpaid leave following the province’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, which came into effect Nov 30. “The few in both mandates who didn't get vaccinated have made their choice,” premier Tim Houston said in a statement.…

  • Fully vaccinated Canada: animated tracker of national vaccine progress in 2021
    by Kyle Shaw on December 3, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    The racing chart showing percentage of Canadians fully vaccinated with two doses in every province and territory according to federal government COVID data. To watch the race press the play button at the lower left of the chart. …

  • COVID cases and news for Nova Scotia on Friday, Dec 3
    by Team Coast on December 3, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Information including charts, new infections and our daily map of community COVID-19. Jump to The Coast’s COVID charts Map of NS cases    Cases in kids    Table of community health networks    New and active cases    Vaccination rate    Breakthrough infections    Canada’s fourth wave Losing 1,000+ workers to the vax mandate…

  • #BlackInSchool book details high school experiences of racism
    by Chris Stoodley on December 3, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    Habiba Cooper Diallo’s new book is a curated collection of journal entries documenting anti-Black racism the Halifax author faced at school. When Habiba Cooper Diallo reflects on her high school experience in Halifax, she realizes not much has changed in terms of anti-Black racism. Now in her mid-20s, she’s noticed how institutions like the educational system have failed to improve the negative experiences that several Black students face daily—and it’s a change she believes many institutions are still reluctant to effectuate.…

  • Lagomorph wins the 2021 Nova Scotia Masterworks Award
    by Morgan Mullin on December 3, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    The largest cultural prize in the province was awarded this week. That old saying of not judging a book by its cover must've been joked about at least once at the Nova Scotia Masterworks judging table, which doled out its 2021 award earlier this week. The winning artwork—a handcrafted book—sports a quiet beauty immediately felt in its pebbled, plain cream cover.…

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