Samantha Lui

Associate Producer

Samantha Lui is an associate producer with Cross Country Checkup and has worked on As It Happens, Now or Never and The Doc Project. Before that, she worked as a reporter for CBC Sudbury and interned at Hong Kong's English daily newspaper, South China Morning Post. Follow her on Twitter @samanthalui_

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Premier's 'Stay the blazes home' inspires music, merchandise, memes

Four words spoken by Premier Stephen McNeil during his COVID-19 update on Friday have taken on a viral life of their own.

'Stay the blazes home,' premier warns as COVID-19 cases rise in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil told residents "to stay the blazes home" as the number of COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia rose to 207 on Friday.

Province extends state of emergency 2 weeks; 20 new COVID-19 cases announced

Twenty new cases of COVID-19 were announced in Nova Scotia on Thursday. So far, there have been 193 positive test results and 7,446 negative test results. The province also announced funding for workers who don't qualify for EI.

After mystery donation, Antigonish Superstore staff decide to buy groceries for seniors

As a gesture of thanks, a customer anonymously dropped off 10 cards each containing $40 to staff at the Atlantic Superstore in Antigonish, N.S. Instead of keeping the money, staff have pooled the money to buy groceries for four seniors.

N.S. nursing home worker with COVID-19 urges taking physical distancing seriously

Hughena Gear is a continuing care assistant at Magnolia Continuing Care in Enfield, N.S. She's not sure how she became infected with COVID-19, but her greatest fear is that she's made a resident sick.

Hospital workers surprised with bouquets from New Glasgow flower shop

McKean's Flowers Ltd., a third-generation flower shop in New Glasgow, donated more than 80 bouquets to staff at the Aberdeen Hospital this week.

How Nova Scotia investigates community spread of COVID-19

Now that Nova Scotia has its first positive COVID-19 result not related to travel or to an earlier reported case, the province's top health official offered insight into how cases like this will be investigated.

Nurses' union concerned about COVID-19, nursing home plan

The plan, mentioned on Tuesday by Nova Scotia's chief medical officer, is to treat long-term care patients in their nursing homes rather than taking them to the hospital if they contract COVID-19.

Atlantic Canada's largest newspaper chain temporarily lays off 40% of staff

SaltWire Network is temporarily laying off about 240 people and shutting down its weekly publications amid the loss of advertising revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Michelin temporarily shuts down tire production in Canada, U.S.

The measure is due to the effects of COVID-19, the company said in a media release on Friday.
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Gym uses online workouts to help struggling Nova Scotia businesses

Evolve Fitness is asking clients for $5 donations to buy gift cards from local businesses. The gift cards will be used as incentives to keep clients working out during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Taxi, limo drivers in Nova Scotia brace for COVID-19

A Halifax limo driver is taking extra precautions as he picks up snowbirds returning to Canada from the airport, while a cab company in New Waterford, N.S., is offering to deliver supplies to people in need.

Canada's big grocers say there's enough food stock to go around

Amid panic buying due to concerns around the spread of COVID-19, Canadian grocers are assuring customers they have enough supply to go around for most products.

20 Halifax firefighters to go into self-isolation after training in U.S.

The Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency firefighters are scheduled to return to Nova Scotia Saturday afternoon. For two weeks, they received training in urban search and rescue in Perry, Ga.
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Halifax-Yarmouth Archdiocese cancels services starting Monday

The cancellation of mass and all other liturgical gatherings have been cancelled as a preventative measure to COVID-19.