(Halifax) Nova Scotia’s premiers withdraw and end mandatory quarantines for visitors to New Brunswick.
This public health directive only applied to travelers from New Brunswick, while people from Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador were not required to self-isolate.
Nova Scotia imposed this measure in response to New Brunswick’s announcement that it would open its border to all of Canada.
But as of next week, visitors from the neighboring province will be able to broadcast as they wish in Nova Scotia.
Ian Rankin announced the face-off on Thursday, the day after a demonstration that closed the Trans-Canada Highway for a full day.
Premier justified himself by saying that he had received enough information from his New Brunswick counterpart, Blaine Higgs. During a telephone discussion on Wednesday, Mr Higgs may have succeeded in convincing Mr Rankin by demonstrating that the measures taken at the New Brunswick border are adequate.
We still have to wait another week before the decision takes effect because Nova Scotia wants to wait to see the evolution of the number of cases in its neighbor and give the vaccination time to develop optimal immunity.
Visitors will still have to submit a health form upon arrival and undergo a period of isolation based on their vaccination status or the result of a screening test on arrival.
People who have received two doses of the vaccine for at least 14 days will be free to move around without isolating themselves. Those who have received only one dose of the vaccine will have to isolate themselves for seven days and get two negative test results, while those who have not received any vaccine will have to isolate themselves for 14 days. .
A dam installed on Wednesday at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border was breached on Thursday morning in protest against travel restrictions.
A Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) detachment from Nova Scotia has announced that the arrests have been made as traffic resumes on the Trans-Canada Highway.
RCMP spokesman Corporal Chris Marshall said the arrests came after hours of talks between police and protesters.
“After a few hours it became clear that the dialogue was not enough,” he said. At that time, we decided to break the dam. ”
According to Mr Marshall, three people have been arrested and will be charged with mischief.
Asked about the RCMP’s response, Premier Ian Rankin said he wants traffic to resume as soon as possible.
“But I was not on the field and I would not question his decision,” he qualified.
Police have advised motorists to be cautious as congestion in the Amherst area of Nova Scotia is severe.
Road blockades near the provincial border disrupted business and canceled more than 100 medical appointments.
Tim Houston, leader of Nova Scotia’s Progressive Conservative Party, has also announced that he has expelled MP Elizabeth Smith-Macrosin from the party caucus for publishing a video in support of the dam.
Delegates for the riding of Cumberland North would no longer be able to represent the party in future elections. In a video posted on Facebook, MMe Smith-McRosin says the residents of his ride “had enough” and were going to “block the Trans-Canada Highway”. ”