On Monday, the province announce it found no new cases of COVID-19. Nova Scotia has three active cases.

The QEII Health Sciences Centre’s microbiology lab completed 401 tests on Sunday, and is operating 24-hours.

To date, Nova Scotia has 57,675 negative test results, 1,066 positive COVID-19 cases, 63 deaths, and 1,000 cases are resolved. One person is currently in hospital. Their infection is considered resolved.

Get out of the city

Looking for a mid-week adventure? Try the Museum of Industry in Stellarton, about 1.5 hours from downtown Halifax.

In the mid-1970s, entrepreneurs Bill Sobey and Robert Tibbetts submitted a proposal to the Nova Scotia Museum to found a museum of transportation and technology in Pictou County. Now, 25 years later, the Museum of Industry is a key part of the local landscape.

While many other objects from everyday life are often preserved for future generations in museums or as keepsakes, items related to our industrial heritages, like the tools and products of coal mining, shipbuilding, steel-making and other industries are often reused or melted down for scrap.

Learn more about the museum’s history in this story from The Pictou Advocate.

Upcoming events

Good Soul Yoga is hosting an outdoor yoga class at the Price of Wales site at Point Pleasant Park in Halifax on July 15 at 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from the donation-only class will go to the Black Youth Helpline. Since 1992, the Black Youth Helpline has been supporting young Black Canadians nationwide for access to and success with education, health and community. Bring a mat and water bottle, dress in layers, and be prepared to observe social distancing rules. Learn more on Good Soul Yoga’s Facebook page.

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic hosts Squawk Talk #14 with The Parrot Whisperer and Merlin Macaw on July 15 at 11 a.m. Direct message your questions and comments on the museum’s Facebook page and watch live on Nova Scotia Webcams, or attend in person at the museum. Learn more here

In partnership with Halifax Pride, the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative (AFCOOP) presents a Pride edition of its Weekend Film Challenges on July 17. Participants make a short film from start to finish (while maintaining social distancing rules), which will screen online the following weekend. The audience will vote for their favourite film, and the winner and runner up will receive gift cards from Venus Envy and Glitter Bean Cafe.

Learn more on AFCOOP’s Facebook page.

Raise a glass

Last year, our sister publication East Coast Living turned 20, and we celebrate by asking a mixologist in each of the four Atlantic provinces to suggest their favourite cocktail to toast with. Find these  perfect for summer recipes here.

How Atlantic Canada battled the Spanish Flu

After the last few months, we’re accustomed to reading the daily COVID-19 news. Did you know just 100 years ago our region was beset by the Spanish Flu, a worldwide pandemic that would kill 20–50 million people worldwide, over 50,000 in Canada alone?

Our sibling publication, Saltscapes looked at how the news of the day covered the plague and its effect on Atlantic Canadians. 

Share your stories

We want to know what life’s like in your neighbourhood in these uncertain times. Tell us about an inspiring local group, an event you’d like us to share, or pose a question about local history you’ve always wanted answered. Email our editor and you could see it in an up-coming edition of the roundup. 

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