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LETTER: Prime time for Cape Breton Polish tartan

Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, said at a live briefing on Friday, Feb. 26 that there have been no flu cases confirmed in the province this year. Anyone with flu or cold symptoms is likely to have COVID-19.
Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia's chief medical officer of health, wearing his Cape Breton Polish tartan tie on Feb. 26. - Communications Nova Scotia

How cool!

A big "dziekujemy" (thank you from us) to Dr. Robert Strang for wearing the during a COVID-19 news briefing on Feb. 26 and for his kind acknowledgment of St. Mary's Polish Parish and the St. Michael's Polish Benefit Society.

And thank you to Juliette MacLeod for her role to make this happen.

The Cape Breton Polish tartan was developed in 2014. It was a collective community effort, working with tartan designer Deana Lloy. Youth and elders assigned meaning to each colour and configuration on the tartan.

Cape Breton's St. Michael's Polish Benefit Society (established in 1909) is proud to be the steward of the Cape Breton Polish tartan. It's registered with the Scottish Registry of Tartans.

We're grateful to Dr. Strang for his leadership, sense of community and for the wisdom and warmth that he brings during these difficult times.

Pozdrawiamy! (Best wishes.)

Tom Urbaniak


St. Michael's Polish Benefit Society

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