Roundup: Six days without a new COVID-19 case, women helping women, and Taking Black Gottingen StreetPlus: What’s fall 2020 going to look like in our universities?

Yesterday was Nova Scotia’s sixth day without a new COVID-19 infection. There is one active case.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 310 Nova Scotia tests Tuesday and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 57,949 negative test results, 1,066 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths,  and 1,002 cases are resolved. One person is currently in hospital. Their infection is considered resolved.

Not Without Us

Throughout the last several months, violence against women has been an important topic as people spend more time at home. Women living with disabilities face even more risk in abusive situations because they don’t have the same level of access to common social safety nets. 

A new project from Easter Seals Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities wants to hear from women with disabilities about the barriers that need to be broken down so they can leave domestic violence situations.

The first meeting happened July 10 at the Easter Seals office in Dartmouth. Other meetings are slated for Sydney, Yarmouth, Kentville, and Amherst in August and September. The project welcomes trans women to participate.

Read more in The Reporter.

Support Black-owned businesses

During this weekend’s Reopen City, stop by Gottingen Street for Taking Black Gottingen. Independent Black-owned businesses and artisans will host pop-ups in Gottingen Street storefronts from 11 a.m–3 p.m. Participating businesses include Family Over Fame, Mama D’s Cheesecake Catering, Queens & Kings Natural Products, and many others. 

Back to school

As parents and students wait for word from the province on what September will bring for those in Primary–Grade 12, students at Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College wonder what online classes will look like this fall. 

In June, then Halifax Magazine intern Gabbie Douglas asked students and education experts about the benefits and pitfalls of online learning.

Jasmyn Suelzle is going into her fifth year studying mechanical engineering at Dal. “I’ve never taken a university course online, so I have no idea how it’s going to go for me,” she says. “It’s a very hands-on program. A lot of it is learning by seeing and doing. We have a lot of lab-based courses and a lot of courses that would be in a machine shop or a wood shop, making things. With school being closed and all campus areas being closed we won’t have a way to experience that part of the semester. My quality of learning is going to change for sure.”

Read the feature.

Homes into Havens contest

Did you get down with DIY during the COVID-19 downturn? Our sister magazines, East Coast Living, At Home on the North Shore, and Saltscapes want to see your work. 

Enter in one of five categories: Before and After, Organizing Project, Backyard and Deck, Furniture Makeover, or Home Office Makeover. 

The winner in each category will receive:  

  • One free 3.64 litre of Beauti-Tone Paint
  • One year subscription for East Coast Living magazine
  • One year subscription for Saltscapes magazine
  • Saltscapes ball cap

Learn more. 

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