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COMING SOON - New Wesbite

Hello All! Our current Judo Nova Scotia website has been hosted with Sport Nova Scotia for several years now. As of recent, Sport Nova Scotia will no longer be providing website hosting to Provincial Sport Organizations. Therefore, the Judo Nova Scotia Board of Directors have been working to transfer our website over to a new hosting platform and make any necessary changes to the site. In the meantime, we will not be posting any JNS updates to this website. Please visit our Facebook Page at for any updates. Thank you!

Monday, October 19, 2020/Author: Judo NS/Number of views (171)/Comments (0)/
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Mandatory Mask Update!

As many of you know, last week Premier Stephen McNeil announced that come July 31st, non-medical masks will be mandatory in indoor places for sport and recreational activities except while doing an activity where a mask cannot be worn; this includes indoor Judo facilities/dojos. 
We wanted to cascade to members that starting tomorrow, anyone entering a Judo facility (including coaches, athletes, parents, etc.) must wear a mask prior to entering the space. Masks must be worn up until activity begins, which the athlete and coach can then remove their mask for the duration of the activity if they feel the activity cannot be done with a mask on. Once the activity is complete, everyone must put their masks back on and can only remove them once they are outside of the facility.
We encourage all clubs to have their athletes/coaches wear a mask the entire duration of the training session and to use their discretion if they feel the activities cannot be done with a mask on.
Thank you for helping keep our communities safe!
Thursday, July 30, 2020/Author: Judo NS/Number of views (479)/Comments (0)/
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Tribute - Doug Rogers

Judo Nova Scotia would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of a Judo legend, Doug Rogers.

Some of us had the chance to meet and train with him in Halifax some years ago; an amazing experience.

Rest in Peace.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020/Author: Judo NS/Number of views (574)/Comments (0)/
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UPDATE: Judo Clubs in Nova Scotia Reopening Soon!

Good News - Judo is coming back!
Judo Nova Scotia would first like to thank everyone for their patience, understanding, and resilience during this tough time. We are happy to inform everyone that our Judo Nova Scotia Return to Play Guidelines have been reviewed by both Sport Nova Scotia and the Province and the contents of the document successfully adhere to all of the guidelines highlighted in the Nova Scotia Sport Guidelines.

The final guidelines and any other relevant documentation/information has been sent to every club in the Province. Prior to clubs reopening, they will be required to submit a Return to Play Plan that is specifically tailored to their club that aligns with the procedures outlined in the JNS Return to Play Guidelines. Once approval is received by the JNS Board, the club has the green light to reopen in the safest manner possible.

Keep in mind that based on the current state of COVID-19 within the Province and the ever-changing circumstances, all Judo activity MUST adhere to any current restrictions in place by the Government. It is the personal responsibility of clubs and their members to be up to date on current COVID-19 related restrictions.

We are extremely excited to see some form of Judo resume in our Province during this time!

Take care & stay safe,

Mike Lavoie, JNS President

Wednesday, June 24, 2020/Author: Judo NS/Number of views (580)/Comments (0)/
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COVID-19 Update from Judo Nova Scotia


On March 22nd, Nova Scotia declared a provincial state of emergency to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Nova Scotians should not leave the province and only leave home for essential items and services.

A state of emergency gives government broad powers to do whatever is necessary for the safety and protection of Nova Scotians.

“These decisions were not made lightly and should signal to Nova Scotians the seriousness of what’s before us,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “These orders may seem harsh but they are absolutely necessary. We all have a moral and legal obligation to obey if we want to bring the spread of COVID-19 under control.”

Under the state of emergency:

·      Nova Scotia borders will tighten to travellers and all entry points (land, sea, air) will be closely managed starting Monday, March 23, at 6 a.m., Nova Scotians should only leave if essential. Anyone entering the province will be stopped, questioned and told to self-isolate for 14 days. Exemptions for cross-border travel include healthy workers in trades and transportations sectors who move goods and people (e.g. truck drivers); healthy people going to work (e.g. health-care workers); and people travelling into the province for essential health services (e.g. chemotherapy treatment)

·      Effective immediately, provincial parks, beaches and tourist attractions are closed. Provincial trails will remain open for exercise. Gathering limits and social distancing guidelines must be followed

·      Police will be authorized to enforce orders under the Health Protection Act. If Nova Scotians and businesses do not practice social distancing and self-isolation, they will face fines of $1,000 for individuals and $7,500 for businesses. Multiple fines can be given each day an individual or business fails to comply. Police can also enforce offences under the Emergency Management Act. For example, fines for charging higher than fair market prices for goods and services

·      There are several groups who are essential and exempt from gathering limits. They include but are not limited to grocery stores, gas stations and pharmacies. If possible, one person per family should be designated to do these tasks. Other groups include construction sites, health-care services, community services (e.g. child protection), criminal justice services and law enforcement

New orders in effect under the Health Protection Act include:

·      Effective immediately, social gatherings of more than five people are prohibited

·      Any workplace or business that is not deemed essential can remain open as long as a two-metre or six-fo

Monday, March 23, 2020/Author: Judo NS/Number of views (916)/Comments (0)/
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