Roundup: 6 new COVID cases, Tata singer back atop European charts, Lunenburg Co. drivers make roundabout dangerous, small-town history lesson

Sidney Crosby. Photo: NHL

Nova Scotia has 32 known active cases of COVID-19, with six new cases reported in the latest government update.

Health officials say three of the cases are in the Northern Zone, close contacts of previously reported cases. The remaining new cases are in the Central Zone. One is a close contact of a previously reported case. The others are related to travel outside of Atlantic Canada.

Despite the low COVID numbers (in comparison with the rest of Canada), Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, continues to urge caution.

“We know how easily the virus can spread when we let our guard down,” said Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health. “Let’s keep up our efforts and ensure we continue to follow the public health measures.”

Mike MacPhee

Nova Scotia’s 10 best hockey players
As another NHL season begins, veteran sports journalist Hugh Townsend looks back at the 10 greatest Nova Scotian hockey players. It comes as no surprise that Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby tops the rankings.

Joining him on the list is a who’s-who of East Coast hockey talent from the last century, including high-scoring Cape Breton defenceman Al MacInnis (famed for his booming slapshot), grinding forward Mike MacPhee (a standout with the Nova Scotia Voyageurs, who once drew thousands to the Halifax Forum), and Flash Hollett (a workhorse from the 1930s, who played for the original Ottawa Senators).

See the full Halifax Magazine column here.

Lunenburg County drivers make roundabout dangerous
Government officials are pleading with drivers in Lunenburg County to follow the rules in the new Marriotts Cove roundabout.

Normally, roundabouts are safer and more efficient than four-way stops, but in Marriotts Cove, many local drivers are deliberately turning left as they enter, heading into oncoming traffic for a shortcut saving approximately 10 seconds of travel time. Keith Corcoran reports for LighthouseNow.

Paul Randy Mingo

Paul Randy Mingo’s European adventure
The song “Stop Taking Offence” by Tatamagouche singer/songwriter Paul Randy Mingo is back atop the European country charts, for the second time in five months. He’s enjoying his international success, even as he ponders why he doesn’t have the same acclaim in his home province.

“It doesn’t seem real,” he says. “It doesn’t seem like it’s supposed to happen because I’m still fighting at home for regular airplay… I’ve been working hard to get played. It’s a tough business.” He shares his thoughts in this Raissa Tetanish story from The Light.

Small-town history lesson
Nova Scotia’s communities are rich with history. Cape Breton historian Don Boudrot has a regular column, delving into small-town lore and legend. In his latest instalment, he shares stories of historic art, championship boxers, and naval heroes. See more in The Reporter.

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This story was originally published in Halifax Magazine.

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