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The weather system from North Carolina could send storms to Canada this week.
On Monday, June 14, The Weather Network noted that a new "tropical depression" has formed off the coast of North Carolina.
"It could strengthen into a tropical storm as it moves away from land," said the Network. "The system's remnants could send tropical moisture to Atlantic Canada on Wednesday."
The system is called Tropical Depression Two and it's not expected to directly impact and land in Canada, though the Canadian Hurricane Centre is closely monitoring it.
According to The Weather Network, "The region could see 10-20 mm of rain over the next couple of days, but the track of the tropical system could bring higher amounts for eastern Newfoundland as the tropical moisture is forecast to be just onshore."
A drinking water alert was put out early on Thursday morning.
The Nova Scotia government is investigating a lake after a Halifax drinking water advisory was issued late on Wednesday, June 9.
The advisory warned residents that an "unknown issue" with the water in Grand Lake — half an hour north of Halifax — has sent one citizen to hospital and caused several animals to die.
What fresh hell is this? 😳 #Halifax #HRM #GrandLake #NovaScotia #EmergencyAlert https://t.co/lvFpUXB6fU— Peady✨#wysiwyg (she/her) (@Peady✨#wysiwyg (she/her)) 1623297145.0
A provincial Twitter account said the government is investigating the situation. In the meantime, the government said that residents should not use, drink, cook or boil the water, and pets and humans should not go into the lake.
"We have no information to suggest there is a concern in any other lakes at this time," the province tweeted.
In a statement issued to its website, Halifax Water (the municipal water supplier for Halifax) said that the drinking water in the city is completely safe.
Phase 1 starts on June 2nd!
Premier Iain Rankin and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, announced on Friday, May 28, that Nova Scotia's reopening plan will be kicking off on June 2. Rankin also detailed each phase of the five-step plan.
Phase 1 is ready to move ahead because the target has been reached of having 50% of the population receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Update COVID-19 for Nova Scotians: Friday, May 28, 2021 www.youtube.com
During this phase, informal outdoor gatherings can have up to 10 people from a consistent social group. Outdoor patios are also welcome to open with a maximum of 10 people per table. Travel is allowed between most communities in the province, some schools can resume in-person learning, and retail can open at 25% capacity with public health measures.
In addition, outdoor fitness and sport can resume with groups of 10 people, outdoor faith services can have up to 10 people, and weddings and funerals can have five people indoors and 10 people outdoors.* There are a few additional changes in Phase 1.
Each of the phases is expected to be two to four weeks apart, contingent on the percentage of the population that's been vaccinated.
What Happens In Phase 2?
Phase 2 can begin when 60% of the population has received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose.
During this stage, there will be no more restrictions on travel within the province. As for gathering, people will be able to gathering indoors in groups up to 10 and outdoors in groups up to 25 without physical distance.
Gyms and fitness facilities will be able to open to 50% capacity, households can have more than one designated shopper, museums and libraries can open at 25% capacity, and indoor dining can make a comeback with tables up to 10 people.
Personal services can resume at this point, retail can move up to 50% capacity, and sports practices can have groups of up to 10 people indoors or 25 outdoors, among other things.
The final phase will begin when 75% of the population has had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
*This article has been updated.