Search
Sunday, July 5, 2020

Front Page

Local warnings, cancellations and closures

 

For up-to-date COVID-19 information, go to: 

Follow @SixRiversNews on Twitter for quick updates.
To report cancellations or closures, phone or text 902-614-3000 or email news@sixrivers.ca

Listen to Six Rivers Radio HERE for current updates during storm or extreme conditions. Report power outages to 1-877-428-6004.

 

/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/429/News/aid5887Oxford-Blueberry.jpg
Reports of Stripped Shelves Greatly Exaggerated

Reports of Stripped Shelves Greatly...

Reports of Stripped Shelves Greatly Exaggerated

Reports of Stripped Shelves Greatly Exaggerated

The first day of open travel within the Atlantic Provinces produced a long traffic jam in both directions on the Trans Canada Highway linking Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. However, descriptions...
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/429/News/aid5884Geopark-2.jpg
Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Readies to Launch

Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Readies to...

Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Readies to Launch

Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Readies to Launch

Supporters of a major tourism designation in southern Cumberland are holding their breath for a major announcement at any moment.
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/429/News/aid5882Explornet-install-1.jpg
Internet Construction Begins in Pugwash

Internet Construction Begins in Pugwash

Internet Construction Begins in Pugwash

Internet Construction Begins in Pugwash

The hope for some fairness in rural internet service is slowly taking shape in Cumberland County.
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/429/News/aid5871Bluenose-II.jpg
Iconic Bluenose II Embarks on Sail Past Summer

Iconic Bluenose II Embarks on Sail Past...

Iconic Bluenose II Embarks on Sail Past Summer

Iconic Bluenose II Embarks on Sail Past Summer

Nova Scotia's iconic Bluenose II will sail into ports and harbours around the province this summer, excluding Cumberland County.
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/429/News/aid5870COVID-19.jpg
COVID Flat, Nowhere to Go But Up

COVID Flat, Nowhere to Go But Up

COVID Flat, Nowhere to Go But Up

COVID Flat, Nowhere to Go But Up

The COVID curve in Nova Scotia is not flattened, it is flat as a pancake.
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/429/News/aid5869PC-School-Plan.jpg
Tories Announce Plan for Reopening Schools

Tories Announce Plan for Reopening...

Tories Announce Plan for Reopening Schools

Tories Announce Plan for Reopening Schools

With no legislature or committee meetings for debate, the leader of Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservatives is taking his party’s message directly to the people.
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/429/News/aid5868Atlantic-map.jpg
Borders Opened for Atlantic Interprovincial Travel

Borders Opened for Atlantic...

Borders Opened for Atlantic Interprovincial Travel

Borders Opened for Atlantic Interprovincial Travel

The premiers of the four Atlantic Provinces have agreed to a travel bubble beginning Friday, July 3rd.
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/429/News/aid5866Oxford-Town-Hall.jpg
Tough Measures to Balance the Oxford Budget

Tough Measures to Balance the Oxford...

Tough Measures to Balance the Oxford Budget

Tough Measures to Balance the Oxford Budget

Between a rock and a hard place — that's where Oxford town councillors found themselves this past week, following last Monday's presentation of a draft operating budget that proposed shutting...
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/429/News/aid5862Grad-Parade.jpg
Oxford Tribute to Class of 2020

Oxford Tribute to Class of 2020

Oxford Tribute to Class of 2020

Oxford Tribute to Class of 2020

Graduates of the Oxford Regional Education Centre (OREC) will walk the stage tonight without an audience, but last night the audience lined Main Street as the students paraded past.
/Portals/0/EasyDNNRotator/429/News/aid5860Pugwash-Transfer-Station.jpg
County Transfer Stations Open Next Week

County Transfer Stations Open Next Week

County Transfer Stations Open Next Week

County Transfer Stations Open Next Week

The Municipality of Cumberland is getting set to reopen its three municipally-run waste transfer stations next week. The transfer stations have been closed since the declaration of a state of public...

Top Stories

Bill Martin
/ Categories: News

Social Groups of Ten Now Legal in NS

UPDATED WITH MORE GUIDELINES FOR CHURCHES

Nova Scotians may now gather in groups of ten as the province further relaxes the public health restrictions imposed to limit the coronavirus pandemic.

Premier Stephen McNeil made the announcement today during a press conference broadcast live on Six Rivers Radio.

For the last number of weeks, public gatherings limited groups to five or fewer, while at the same time insisting that people keep two metres between them.

Premier Stephen McNeil says, “This next step to allow people to gather in slightly larger groups is good for our mental health and well being.” 

The new gathering limit of ten is effective immediately. Physical distancing of two metres or six feet is still required, except among members of the same household or family household bubble. 

Outdoor weddings and funeral services will be allowed up to 15 people, excluding the officiants. 

While churches are allowed to gather in groups of ten, they are not allowed to pass collection plates or communion elements. Dr. Strang also suggested no singing, as evidence suggests the practice causes a greater spread of air-born water droplets which may carry the coronavirus.

The gathering limit applies to things like social gatherings, arts and culture activities like theatre performances and dance recitals, faith gatherings, and sports and physical activity. It also applies to businesses whose main function is gatherings, such as theatres, concerts, festivals and sporting activities, and to businesses that are too small to ensure physical distancing. 

Other steps being taken include:

  • private campgrounds can open starting June 5 for all types of campers. They can only operate at 50 per cent capacity and must ensure public health protocols are followed including adequate distance between campsites
  • provincial campgrounds will open to Nova Scotians on June 15, with the reservation line opening June 8. They will operate at a reduced capacity to ensure a minimum of 20 feet between individual campsites
  • pools can start maintenance work to prepare for reopening, likely in time for summer
  • sleepover camps are not permitted this year 

The chief medical officer says, “As we create more opportunities for Nova Scotians to regain some normalcy in their lives, it’s important that we all continue to take protective measures like good hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and staying home if you’re sick.” Dr. Robert Strang added, “It’s also important for people to think about their own health and circumstances in order to make good decisions about the activities they choose to do.” 

Add your comments below.

Print
301 Rate this article:
No rating

1 comments on article "Social Groups of Ten Now Legal in NS"

0
0

Steve McCabe

In reading the update as mentioned in the news conference there appears to be somewhat of a staggered thought approach when it comes to church activities. One gets the over-all jest of the social distancing approach however it is a bit baffling of why churches would be on the list for reopening when not being allowed the obvious of why one would be attending church in the first place. We can read the word itself for ourselves,,,, however the idea of church fellowship beyond receiving the message are the obvious reasons one congregates in fellowship, therefore, having the ability to participate in singing, communion and embracing others is church in and of itself. Maybe it’s time we redefine the word church in order to disperse some clarity if this is going to be the new norm. Perhaps churches are like enjoying our parks and campgrounds as one goes there for a particular outcome. A suggestion for the churches might have been to have submitted their return plans to the province outlining their celebratory practices as being a functioning role of the church therefore willing to have waited until the church could be properly reinstated.

Leave a comment

Name:
Email:
Comment:
Add comment

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x

Six Rivers Radio

Click HERE to listen.

Wednesday 8:45 Tory Rushton MLA

Thursday 9:45 Mark Collins Faith vs Religion

Events This Week

Sunday, July 5, 2020 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Northport Community Centre. CANCELLED till further notice.

Monday, July 6, 2020 10:00 AM

Rug Hooking at Northport Community Centre. CANCELLED till further notice.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 10:00 AM

Quilting at the Northport Community Centre. CANCELLED till further notice.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 6:00 PM

Pugwash Fire Department Toonie Draw, the 50/50 community fundraiser.

Thursday, July 9, 2020 7:00 PM

Bingo at the Wentworth Recreation Centre. CANCELLED till further notice.

Saturday, July 11, 2020 3:00 PM

Chase the Ace at the Royal Canadian Legion in Pugwash. Click HERE for details. CANCELLED till further notice.

Follow us   

Please note: we still have a modest FaceBook presence but revelations about the way FaceBook conducts its business concern us. We no longer promote participation in any FaceBook community.

News Search

Click HERE for our Comment Guidelines

Copyright 2016-2020 by Six Rivers Hope Centre Ministries Terms Of Use Privacy Statement
Back To Top