Gloucester, MA and Lunenburg, NS have maintained a friendly rivalry for centuries.
The two communities competed for cod on the Grand Banks, raced their best schooners for the International Fishermen’s Cup, and the competition remains strong to this day with the International Dory Races.
In keeping with this tradition, we sail down for the Gloucester Schooner Festival whenever we can to visit our historic sister city and meet the many Bay Staters with ties to Nova Scotia.
Thanks to Mark Krasnow Photography for this spectacular shot of Bluenose II sailing at the 2018 Gloucester Schooner Festival. We look forward to being able to visit again! ...
Starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, May 14, permanent Nova Scotia residents and people travelling for essential reasons must apply to enter the province at travel-declaration.novascotia.ca/en.
People will apply through the established Nova Scotia Safe Check-in. They should apply about a week before they intend to travel. Applications will only be considered for permanent residents of Nova Scotia and people travelling for essential reasons.
Reasons for essential travel are listed at novascotia.ca/coronavirus/travel/
For more details, read the news release at novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20210513004. ...
Today, May 13th, we are announcing 110 new COVID-19 cases.
Another day of cases declining is a positive sign that we're on the right track - but this does not mean that we can stop following health restrictions.
Stay home, only go out if necessary, and closely follow ALL the public health restrictions.
• 83 cases in Central Zone
• 12 cases in Eastern Zone
• 6 cases in Northern Zone
• 9 cases in Western Zone
• 1572 Active Cases
• 73 hospitalizations
People aged 40 and older can now book appointments for Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines at clinics across the province.
COVID-19 vaccination appointments must be made online at www.novascotia.ca/vaccination or by phone at 1-833-797-7772.
Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing has reopened at the primary assessment centres across the province. To book an appointment, visit: covid-self-assessment.novascotia.ca/en
The following people can and should continue to book tests:
-- anyone with symptoms
-- anyone who has been notified that they are a close contact of a known case
-- anyone who has been at an exposure location
-- anyone who has travelled outside Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador
Nova Scotians are strongly encouraged to use pop-up sites if they are not showing symptoms but want to be tested. Rapid testing pop-up sites continue to be set up around the province. More information on testing can be found at www.nshealth.ca/coronavirustesting
Stay safe and stay home. ...
Our government is investing $553,000 in safe, permanent homes and support services for men exiting homelessness in Sydney, through the Cape Breton Community Housing Association.
This follows our announcement Tuesday of a $350,000 investment to add temporary shelter beds in partnership with the Mi'kmaw Native Friendship Centre in Halifax. Providing permanent and safe housing across the province is our goal.
For more details on this investment, visit: novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20210513001 ...