Nova Scotia has not identified any new cases of COVID-19 since July 3. The total number of active cases in the province is three. All three are self-isolating outside of the hospital.

To date, Nova Scotia has 54,910 negative test results, 1,064 positive COVID-19 cases, and 63 deaths. Nine-hundred and ninety-eight cases are now resolved. Two people are currently in hospital, but both COVID-19 infections are considered resolved.

Get outside

Today the province will open 300 additional campsites at provincial parks for bookings. Residents of the other three Atlantic provinces will also be eligible to book sites thanks to the Atlantic Bubble. Sites will release through the day. You can learn more on the Nova Scotia Provincial Parks website. Campers must have a confirmed reservation before arriving at a park.

“Opening the Atlantic bubble allows more people to travel and vacation in Nova Scotia,” said Lands and Forestry Minister Iain Rankin in a press release issued Friday. “Camping season is the perfect time to get outside and spend time in nature. We can increase capacity at our campgrounds and still ensure a safe distance between campsites is maintained so everyone can enjoy camping in our province.”

Easter Seals hosts first online fundraiser

Charities across Canada face tough times as they cancel annual fundraisers and watch donations decline as a result of COVID-19. Easter Seals Nova Scotia recently launched its first-ever online fundraiser in hopes of turning the tide. The organization provides information, support, mobility equipment, recreation programs, and skills development opportunities for people with disabilities.  

Tickets for the 50/50 raffle are available online and on sale until Aug. 3, 10:00 a.m.

More than 2,700 Nova Scotians, about 30% of the population, live with physical or mental disabilities, the highest percentage in any province.  

Educational family getaways

The opening of the Atlantic provinces offers more opportunities for families to plan a summer getaway. Make yours educational with this list of Maritime museum experiences suitable for families from Our Children magazine. Always call or check a location’s social media for updated hours before visiting.  

No time to travel? Two of the stops on this list, the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and the Africville Museum, are minutes from downtown Halifax or Dartmouth.  

Slip, slap, slop this summer

We all know we should wear sunscreen to protect our skin and cells from UV rays, but are you wearing it correctly? Lorraine Crowe, holistic health and nutrition practitioner and founder of Rain Natural Skincare outlines how to get the most protection from your sunscreen and other ways to keep your skin healthy in Hub Now

Grab and go

While breakfast is reputed to be the most important meal of the day, many of us skip it daily. Not only will a healthy breakfast help boost your energy at the start of your work day, eating in the morning can help you avoid overeating at night. Our sister publication, East Coast Living, asked Dietitians of Canada to share three make-ahead breakfast recipes to start your day. 

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