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Three Nova Scotians Join Canadian Team Helping Fight Australia Wildfires

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 12:10
Lands and Forestry -- Three staff from the Department of Lands and Forestry will be departing Wednesday, Jan. 15, to join a Canadian team travelling to Australia to help battle ongoing wildfires.

Nova Scotians Help Needed in Solving Missing Persons Case

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 11:21
Justice -- The public can help solve a missing persons case through a unique partnership between the Nova Scotia Medical Examiner Service, RCMP, National Research Council and the New York Academy of Arts.

Public Events to Celebrate Nova Scotia Heritage and Artistic Excellence

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 10:15
Lieutenant Governor -- Nova Scotians are invited to attend the 2020 Winter Evenings at Government House series hosted by Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc.

Soirées publiques pour célébrer le patrimoine et l'excellence artistique en Nouvelle-Écosse

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 10:14
Lieutenant Governor -- Les Néo-Écossais sont invités à assister à la série d’hiver 2020 des Soirées à la Résidence du gouverneur tenues par le lieutenant-gouverneur, Arthur J. LeBlanc.

Film Productions Announced

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 09:27
Nova Scotia Business Inc. -- Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) announced three newly approved productions through the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund today, Jan. 14.

More Training Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, Barriers to Employment

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 09:12
Community Services -- With government support of $500,000, the Flower Cart Group in New Minas will help more persons with diverse abilities access employment training.

NSBI Approves Innovation Rebate for Annapolis Valley Company

Tue, 01/14/2020 - 08:57
Nova Scotia Business Inc. -- Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has approved a business development incentive in the form of an innovation rebate for den Haan Enterprises Limited, operating as den Haan Greenhouses, based near Middleton, Annapolis Co. Den Haan is a high-technology greenhouse business operating since 1963 by three den Haan generations.

Premiers Discuss Clean Energy Collaboration and Regional Priorities

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 14:36
Council of Atlantic Premiers -- Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball, chair of the Council of Atlantic Premiers, hosted a meeting of the council today, Jan. 13 in St. John’s.

2019 Marks Second Year of Strong Employment Growth

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 13:13
Finance and Treasury Board -- Nova Scotia experienced the fastest employment growth and labour force growth since 2004 last year.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 10:52
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal -- CONTINUING WORK

Commentaires invités sur les aires de nature sauvage protégées proposées

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 09:49
Environment -- REMARQUE : Une liste des aires protégées proposées est présentée à la fin du communiqué. Aujourd'hui, 10 janvier, Gordon Wilson, ministre de l'Environnement, a lancé des consultations publiques concernant six nouvelles aires protégées.

Province Seeking Input on Proposed Protected Wilderness Areas

Fri, 01/10/2020 - 09:47
Environment -- NOTE: A list of proposed protected areas follows the release. Environment Minister Gordon Wilson launched public consultations on six new protected areas today, Jan.10.

New Transit Service Coming to New Glasgow and Stellarton

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 12:18
Communities, Culture and Heritage -- Residents of Stellarton and New Glasgow will have access to full-service public transit this spring.

Cape Breton Regional Hospital Expansion Continues to Move Ahead

Thu, 01/09/2020 - 09:47
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness -- Government is another step closer to construction of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital’s new emergency department, cancer centre and critical care department.

Terms of Reference Available for Northern Pulp’s Environmental Assessment Report

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 16:37
Environment -- Northern Pulp has informed the Department of Environment that it will continue the environmental assessment process for its proposed effluent treatment plant.

Demandes acceptées au programme d'aide financière pour les dommages causés par Dorian

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 11:41
Emergency Management Office -- Les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse qui ont subi des pertes non assurables en raison de l'ouragan Dorian peuvent présenter une demande d'aide financière à compter d'aujourd'hui 8 janvier.

Applications Available for Financial Assistance Program for Dorian Damage

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 11:36
Emergency Management Office -- Nova Scotians who suffered uninsurable losses as a result of Hurricane Dorian can now apply for the disaster financial assistance program beginning today, Jan. 8.

Accessibility Improvements at Two Courthouses

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 13:04
Justice -- Renovations to the Digby Justice Centre and the Amherst Supreme Court will improve accessibility for those attending courts.

Emotional Support Line Open for Forestry Sector, Public

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 12:13
Premier's Office / Intergovernmental Affairs -- A confidential, toll-free line is now open to help anyone in need of emotional support as a result of the pending closure of the Northern Pulp mill. Government is partnering with Morneau Shepell to deliver the service.

Forestry Transition Team Update

Tue, 01/07/2020 - 11:36
Intergovernmental Affairs -- NOTE: The following is a statement from Kelliann Dean, deputy minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Trade, and forestry transition team lead. The forestry transition team was formed to collaborate on ways to support the forestry sector and the workers and businesses connected to the industry. This is not a table to discuss the future of Northern Pulp. That is the company’s issue. Robin Wilber is focused on options for Northern Pulp. That is not part of the transition team’s mandate therefore he is no longer part of the transition team.

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