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covid alert, iPhone News, Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia Launches COVID Alert App Support

Nova Scotia is the last province in support for Canada's COVID alert app, which announced this morning that it now supports the latter for iOS and Android users. Support in Nova Scotia means that if a user tests positive for COVID-19, they can now use the COVID Alert to anonymously report the positive test result, to alert others of possible exposure to the coronavirus. Canada's COVID Alert app is based on Google and Apple's exposure notification framework, which leverages Bluetooth on devices for anonymous background "handshakes." The application does not use GPS information or collect user data. It has been vetted as safe by the Canadian Privacy Commissioner and their provincial counterparts. When someone tests positive for COVID-19, you can anonymously alert other people ...
Apps & Games, Canada, covid alert, News, Nova Scotia

COVID Alert Now Available in Nova Scotia, Exceeds 4.3 Million Downloads

The Nova Scotia Department of Health and Welfare has announced via Twitter (@Health) that the federal government's COVID alert application is now available in the province. The news comes nearly two weeks after the federal government announced that COVID Alert would be available in both Nova Scotia and PEI. The application was available in PEI on October 8. In a series of tweets, the Health and Wellness account outlined the basics of how the COVID Alert works, how it protects users' privacy, and how it is linked to the Nova Scotia website so that people can learn more about the application. COVID Alert is available for free at the Play Store for Android Y IOS App Store. It works with the Google and Apple exposure notification sys...
Business, covid alert, Healthcare, Nova Scotia, prince edward island

COVID Alert will soon be available in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island

Canada's COVID Alert App will soon be available on Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. In two press releases released by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Friday, Justin Trudeau, Nova Scotia Prime Minister Stephen McNeil Y PEI Premier Dennis King announced the next availability. The COVID Alert app should now be available for download on the IOS App Store Y Google Play Store. Soon, Canadians in both provinces will be able to receive unique passwords from provincial health authorities used with COVID Alert to share potential contacts. For those unfamiliar with the app, it works with the Exposure Notification System developed by Apple and Google. That system uses Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) on a smartphone to exchange anonymous and random ID codes wit...
africville, anti-black racism, Halifax, Local, National, Nova Scotia

Anti-Black racism: The story of Africville – The Canadian News

CityNews has launched an online series that documents Canada’s anti-Black racist history, providing you with written snapshots that highlight different moments. You can also read the first installment about the Immigration Act of 1910, the story of Toronto’s first Black politician and the story of Marie-Josèphe Angélique and the 1734 fire of Old Montreal ——— The village of Africville was founded in the mid-18th century, just north of Halifax. The village was populated by African-Canadians and was a thriving seaside community before it was systematically  demolished by the Halifax government in the 1960s. The founding of Africville African people held as slaves built much of the city of Halifax, which was founded in 1749. This Black community lived a few kilometres north of th...