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N.S. reports four new COVID-19 cases; active cases drop to 29

Health officials in Nova Scotia identified four new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with the total number of active cases in the province dropping to 29. The four new cases have been found in each of the province’s four health zones, which includes the Western Zone, Northern Zone, Eastern Zone and Central Zone.

A swab is taken at a pop-up COVID-19 testing site on the Dalhousie University campus in Halifax on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

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Woman makes rare bird sighting in Nova Scotia parking lot

A Nova Scotian bird watcher recently made an exciting find in a New Glasgow parking lot. On Monday, Angela MacDonald was going about her business like any other day. Driving through a shopping centre parking lot, she was in search of a Mew Gull (aka a common gull), a species seen in the lot a few days prior. However, one of the birds she spotted was not like the others.

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No place for 'far right' in Conservative Party: O'Toole

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Heavily fortified statehouses around the U.S. see small protests

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