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Weekly Traffic Advisories

Fri, 01/19/2024 - 12:29

Lung Screening Program Launches

Fri, 01/19/2024 - 09:09

Medal of Bravery Nominations Open

Thu, 01/18/2024 - 09:06

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Fri, 01/05/2024 - 12:05
Public Works -- NOTE: The projects listed below are planned road and bridge work. For the most up-to-date provincial traffic notices follow @511ns on the X platform, formerly Twitter, at https://twitter.com/511ns , call 511 or visit: https://511.novascotia.ca/ CONTINUING WORK

New Emergency Medical Responders Will Improve Care

Fri, 01/05/2024 - 09:00
Health and Wellness -- Nova Scotia will train up to 200 emergency medical responders – a new role that will help improve emergency care in the province – over the next two years.

New Survey Shows Nova Scotians Support Local Food

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 12:01
Agriculture -- Nova Scotians are supporting the province’s farmers and enjoying local food, using about a third of their food budget on locally grown or produced agri-food and dairy products.

Nova Scotia to Advance Cancer Care Research, Treatment

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 11:03
Health and Wellness / Premier's Office -- Cancer patients in Nova Scotia will be some of the first to access new technology and innovative programs developed in the fight against the disease over the next decade.

Funding Supports Newcomer Skilled Trades Assessments, Building Officials Training

Thu, 01/04/2024 - 09:32
Municipal Affairs and Housing -- Newcomers and Nova Scotians now have more access to training and certification in construction trades.

Minimum Wage Increasing on April 1

Wed, 01/03/2024 - 12:27
Labour, Skills and Immigration -- Nova Scotia’s minimum wage will increase to $15.20 per hour on April 1.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Fri, 12/29/2023 - 10:35
Public Works -- NOTE: The projects listed below are planned road and bridge work. For the most up-to-date provincial traffic notices follow @511ns on the X platform, formerly Twitter, at https://twitter.com/511ns , call 511 or visit: https://511.novascotia.ca/ CONTINUING WORK

Top Baby Names in Nova Scotia in 2023

Fri, 12/29/2023 - 07:54
Service Nova Scotia -- NOTE: A list of the top baby names for 2023 follows this release; the 2023 information is current as of Thursday, December 28. Henry is Nova Scotians’ favourite baby name for 2023.

Adoption of Proposed Building Code Amendments Extended

Thu, 12/28/2023 - 13:00
Municipal Affairs and Housing -- Nova Scotians planning new construction or renovation projects will have more time to adapt to pending new building code requirements in the province.

Winter Sportfishing Season Opens New Year’s Day

Thu, 12/28/2023 - 09:01
Fisheries and Aquaculture -- Winter sportfishing provides an opportunity to be outdoors and enjoy many lakes and waterways across Nova Scotia beginning Monday, January 1.

Donkin Mine Stop Work Order Lifted

Wed, 12/27/2023 - 11:17
Labour, Skills and Immigration -- The stop work order for the Donkin coal mine has been lifted and the company can resume production if it chooses to do so.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Fri, 12/22/2023 - 10:00
Public Works -- NOTE: The projects listed below are planned road and bridge work. For the most up-to-date provincial traffic notices follow @511ns on the X platform, formerly Twitter, at https://twitter.com/511ns , call 511 or visit: https://511.novascotia.ca/ CONTINUING WORK

Provincial Government Offices in Cape Breton Closed Friday, December 22

Fri, 12/22/2023 - 05:30
Executive Council Office -- Provincial government offices in Cape Breton (Cape Breton Regional Municipality and Victoria, Inverness and Richmond counties) will be closed Friday, December 22 due to weather conditions.

Modernizing Long-Term Care Facilities in HRM to Deliver Better Care

Thu, 12/21/2023 - 10:12
Long-Term Care Facilities / Seniors and Long-Term Care -- Seniors in Halifax Regional Municipality will have more access to modern long-term care rooms with the replacement facilities in three communities.

Nova Scotia Communities Lead Clean Energy Projects

Thu, 12/21/2023 - 09:46
Natural Resources and Renewables -- Nova Scotia communities are cutting greenhouse gas emissions with funding for clean energy projects under the Low Carbon Communities program.

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