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June 10, 2021

First at Five: Fear Factor

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COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue to roll out, but for those with a fear of needles it can be difficult to roll up their sleeves.

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June 7, 2021

Eskasoni health-care provider receives award for helping keep his community safe during pandemic


A health-care worker from Eskasoni First Nation is being recognized for his efforts to help keep his community safe through the COVID-19 pandemic.  Athanasius Sylliboy is one of five Cape Bretoners among the 20 recipients of the Dr. Robert Strang Community Hero Award, an accolade named for the province’s chief medical officer and created by Doctors Nova Scotia in partnership with Nova Scotia Health and IWK Health, to honour people who have taken positive actions in their communities during the health crisis.

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June 8, 2021

JOHN DeMONT: In praise of Nova Scotia’s pandemic heroes


“What did you do during the pandemic of 2020-21?” future generations will ask us, just as we quizzed our grandparents about the Great War. “Tried to broaden my meagre culinary repertoire,” I will say. 


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