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Death Toll Rising from Omicron Virus
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Death Toll Rising from Omicron Virus

Three more Nova Scotians have perished in the grip of COVID. That’s eleven deaths this week in Nova Scotia.

Premier Tim Houston says, “This virus has taken three more Nova Scotians, and I'm devastated for the families and friends they are leaving behind.” Houston added, "Everyone needs to take the Omicron wave seriously and work together to protect our most vulnerable Nova Scotians, our healthcare system, and communities.”

The three deaths include a woman in her 50s from the Central Health Zone, a woman in her 70s from the Northern Zone, and a man in his 70s from Eastern.

There are now 85 people in hospital, a number that continues to grow steadily in a health care system described as “maxed out.” There are still twelve people in ICU, the same number as yesterday.

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's Chief Medical Officer of Health says, "The Omicron wave is different than those we encountered over the last two years, but there is no question that the virus is having very severe impacts on some people. Follow restrictions and get your vaccine—whether it's your first, second or booster dose."

Stretching the Limits

Some question why 85 patients would be such a burden on the health care system and Dr. Stephen Ellis put it into perspective when he told Cumberland County Council that the problem is "the hospitals are 100% full, 100% of the time."

The Member of Parliament for Cumberland Colchester says the health care system is maxed out and every new patient just adds to the burnout now experienced by health care workers.

There are currently 534 employees off work due to COVID, including those who are infected or others isolating because they were near someone who was.

In fact, the province put out a call for help to retired health care workers who those not currently working in the system.

An urgent plea calls for workers in long-term care homes where there are dramatic shortages and on-going vacancies.

Temporary, short-term, and long-term paid positions are available now.

The positions are being funded through a broad $57 million strategy to find solutions and build a larger workforce for the continuing care sector.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022 12:00 AM

Listen to Morning Talk Replay. Click HERE to listen to a recent show from our archive.

Friday, December 2, 2022 9:45 AM

Ryan Reynolds, coach of the Springhill Coal Miners will be on Morning Talk to chat about the maiden season in the Beausejour Senior Hockey League. Listen at 9:45.

Saturday, December 3, 2022 8:00 PM

Saturday Night in a Harbour Town, featuring traditional East Coast music, airs every Saturday at 8 pm on Six Rivers All Hit Radio and Six Rivers Country.

Sunday, December 4, 2022 9:00 AM

Sunday Wrap, the week in review, is aired on the Six Rivers Radio Network every Sunday morning. Listen at 9:00.

Sunday, December 4, 2022 2:00 PM

A special replay of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town with host Eric MacEwen is heard every Sunday at 2 pm on Six Rivers All Hit Music and Six Rivers Country.

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 9:05 AM

Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources, is on Morning Talk each Wednesday at 9:05.

Thursday, December 8, 2022 9:05 AM

Cumberland Mayor Murray Scott is on Morning Talk every Thursday. Listen at 9:05.

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Events This Week

Saturday, December 3, 2022 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Saturday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Saturday, December 3, 2022 10:00 AM

The Oxford Area Lionettes are holding Christmas at the Park, a Quiche & Dessert Cafe & Craft Sale at Trinity United Church.

Saturday, December 3, 2022 3:00 PM

The Peace Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion in Pugwash is hosting Chase the Ace every Saturday afternoon at 3 pm. Click HERE for details.

Sunday, December 4, 2022 2:00 PM

Hope Centre Online is a worship service every Sunday at 2:15 pm. Click HERE to join on Zoom. The room opens at 2 pm.

Sunday, December 4, 2022 3:00 PM

Yoga is held every Sunday at 3 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Monday, December 5, 2022 10:00 AM

Pickle Ball is played every Monday from 10 am to noon at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 1:00 PM

Walk and Talk is held every Tuesday at 1 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre.

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