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The emergency rooms in Tatamagouche and Pugwash are both experiencing closures over the long weekend and beyond, thanks to lack of physician coverage.

The Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Collaborative Emergency Centre in Tatamagouche will be closed until 8 p.m. March 29. It will also be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on March 31 and April 1.

In Pugwash, the closures at the North Cumberland Collaborative Emergency Centre run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on April 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7. It will be closed from 4 to 8 p.m. April 4.

Those experiencing a medical emergency should always call 911. General health concerns can also be directed to HealthLink 811 where advice and information are available around the clock by simply dialing 811. The Mental Health Crisis Line operates 24/7 at 1-888-429-8167.