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Nova Scotians Receive Platinum Jubilee Medal

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 13:00
Lieutenant-Governor -- NOTE: The list of Nova Scotians receiving medals today follows this release. Today, August 4, more than 60 Nova Scotians were awarded Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal in recognition of significant service to the province. The inaugural investiture ceremony took place at the Westin Nova Scotian in Halifax.

Des personnes de la Nouvelle-Écosse reçoivent la médaille du jubilé de platine

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 13:00
Lieutenant-Governor -- REMARQUE : La liste des personnes qui reçoivent la médaille aujourd’hui figure à la fin du communiqué. Aujourd’hui 4 août, une soixantaine de personnes de la Nouvelle-Écosse se sont vu décerner la médaille du jubilé de platine de la reine Elizabeth II en reconnaissance de leur service remarquable à la province. La cérémonie inaugurale de remise des médailles s’est déroulée à l’hôtel Westin Nova Scotian à Halifax.

Recovery Support Centre Open in Middleton

Thu, 08/04/2022 - 08:48
Office of Addictions and Mental Health -- More addiction recovery supports are now available for people living in the Annapolis Valley area who have a substance use or gambling disorder.

Nova Scotia Athletes Bound for Niagara Canada Games

Wed, 08/03/2022 - 09:41
Team Nova Scotia -- Athletes from across Nova Scotia will travel to Ontario’s Niagara region on Friday, August 5, to compete at the 2022 Canada Summer Games.

Funding for Cultural Hub in Pictou

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 10:20
Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage / Premier's Office -- The Province is investing $2 million to make the deCoste Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Pictou Library a cultural hub.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 11:24

Support for Black Canadian Community Housing

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 10:32
Municipal Affairs and Housing -- The provincial and federal governments are providing $650,000 to help create the Black Communities Housing Technical Resources Centre, which will help Black communities and Black-led organizations across Canada improve housing outcomes for Black and racialized communities.

Nova Scotia Commemorates Emancipation Day

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 09:49
African Nova Scotian Affairs -- Nova Scotia will mark August 1 as Emancipation Day to honour the anniversary of the British parliament’s decision to abolish slavery across its empire in 1834.

Investments in Mi’kmaw Centre for Healing and Resilience

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 09:21
L'nu Affairs / Status of Women -- The governments of Nova Scotia and Canada are investing more than $8 million to support the construction of the new Resilience Centre in Millbrook First Nation.

Province Invests in Satellite Internet

Fri, 07/29/2022 - 08:17
Economic Development -- The government is helping homes and businesses get internet where there is no access to wired or wireless solutions.

Des vins de la Nouvelle-Écosse reçoivent un prix d’excellence

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 14:00
Lieutenant-Governor -- Aujourd’hui, 28 juillet, quatre vins ont reçu le Prix du lieutenant-gouverneur de 2022 pour l’excellence des vins de la Nouvelle-Écosse lors d’une cérémonie à la Résidence du gouverneur.

Nova Scotia Wines Receive Award for Excellence

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 13:59
Lieutenant-Governor -- Four wines received the 2022 Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Excellence in Nova Scotia Wines at a ceremony at Government House today, July 28.

Helping Seniors Cover Heating Bills, Other Increasing Costs

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 09:58
Seniors and Long-Term Care -- The government is taking action to help older Nova Scotians with increasing energy prices and other rising costs so that more seniors are able to live well at home.

Aide financière aux personnes âgées pour le chauffage et autres coûts

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 09:58
Seniors and Long-Term Care -- Le gouvernement prend des mesures pour aider les personnes âgées en Nouvelle-Écosse avec l'augmentation des coûts de l'énergie et autres pour leur permettre de bien vivre chez elles.

Vaccine Bookings for Children Under 5, Boosters for Some Pregnant People

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 06:50
COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness -- Parents and guardians of children aged six months to under five years can book their child’s COVID-19 vaccine appointment starting today, July 28.

Prise de rendez-vous pour les enfants de moins de 5 ans, dose de rappel pour certaines personnes enceintes

Thu, 07/28/2022 - 06:50
COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness -- Les parents et les tuteurs des enfants de six mois à moins de cinq ans peuvent prendre rendez-vous à compter d’aujourd’hui 28 juillet pour faire vacciner leurs enfants contre la COVID-19.

Art Gallery Project on Hold

Wed, 07/27/2022 - 11:32
Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage / Public Works / Premier's Office -- Premier Tim Houston announced today, July 27, that the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia build is on hold.

Stronger Supports for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Wed, 07/27/2022 - 10:41
Office of Addictions and Mental Health -- The Province is investing $2.8 million in a new trauma therapy program to support Nova Scotians who have been sexually assaulted.

New Ambulance Fleet to Improve Care, Safety

Wed, 07/27/2022 - 08:01
Health and Wellness -- Nova Scotia will soon have a new fleet of ambulances and response and transport vehicles, ensuring the right mix of resources to improve emergency care and relieve pressure on paramedics and the emergency health system.

Province Prevents Pay Increases for MLAs

Tue, 07/26/2022 - 13:17
Justice -- Significant pay raises for MLAs, recommended by an independent review panel, will not proceed.