Vernon Ramesar

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Vernon Ramesar is a reporter and video and radio journalist originally based in Trinidad. He now lives in Halifax.

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N.S. reports 25 new cases of COVID-19, premier 'very concerned'

Nova Scotia reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the highest daily count in the province since November and one of the largest tallies in almost a year.

Nova Scotia's new border restrictions met with mixed feelings

Nova Scotia's tightening of border restrictions on Thursday to allow only essential trips and returning permanent residents of the province to enter is being met with mixed reactions.

Nova Scotia memorials mark 1st anniversary of mass shootings

Tragedy has weighed heavily on Nova Scotians, who will gather to honour the victims of last year’s mass killing exactly one year later as questions have gone unanswered.

Nova Scotia reports 8 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday

Nova Scotia reported 8 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday in the eastern, western and central health zones.

N.S. barristers' group asks Douglas Ruck to conduct review into discrimination

The Nova Scotia Barristers' Society has publicly stated that systemic discrimination exists in the justice system and within its own organization and has appointed Douglas Ruck to conduct a review

Expert says race-based health data in Nova Scotia 'a great start' to addressing systemic racism

OmiSoore Dryden, the first Black member of the Nova Scotia Health board of directors, is hopeful the province's plan to collect race-based health data will shed light on the prevalence of systemic racism in the health-care system.

Nova Scotia reports 3 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday

Nova Scotia reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, all of which are the variant first reported in the U.K.

Halifax researcher studying effects of radon, arsenic exposure

Graham Dellaire is co-lead of a project to improve testing for arsenic and radon exposure and raise awareness of the dangers they pose to human health.

How a small Halifax church and an immigrant community lifted each other

A small church in Halifax has discovered that catering to the refugee and immigrant community has given it vitality and purpose.

Contingency plan in place at QEII to deal with overcrowding

The QEII Health Sciences Centre made changes to deal with overcrowding in the emergency department that has led to longer wait times this past week. Overcrowding lessened over the weekend. But special measures remain in place for now

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