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Streamlined Crown Corporations to Drive Province’s Economic Agenda

Tue, 07/26/2022 - 10:08
Executive Council / Premier's Office -- Two Crown corporations are being created to oversee strategic infrastructure, support businesses from start-up to commercialization and drive the province’s economic growth.

Funding Supports Community Housing Sustainability, Repairs

Mon, 07/25/2022 - 13:30
Municipal Affairs and Housing -- The governments of Canada and Nova Scotia are investing more than $13 million through the Community Housing Infrastructure and Repair Program to help seven community housing organizations transform their operations and complete repairs to existing units.

Partnerships Support Summer Programs for Students

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 13:32
Education and Early Childhood Development -- Young students in Nova Scotia are combining learning and fun this summer through camps offered across the province, including the Summer Literacy program, the Learning with Wskitqamu program for Mi’kmaw and Indigenous youth and the Africentric Summer Scholar program for African Nova Scotian youth.

Des partenariats à l'appui de programmes d'été pour les élèves

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 13:32
Education and Early Childhood Development -- Les jeunes élèves de la Nouvelle-Écosse combinent l'apprentissage et le plaisir cet été grâce à des camps offerts à l'échelle de la province, notamment Les camps de littératie, le programme Learning with Wskitqamu à l'intention des jeunes mi'kmaw et autochtones, et le programme Africentric Summer Scholar, à l'intention des jeunes afro-néo-écossais.

Progress Report on Environment and Climate Change Goals

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 11:13
Environment and Climate Change -- The Province released its first annual report today, July 22, on the work being done to address climate change and drive the province towards a healthy, clean and sustainable future.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 09:38

Homicide Added to Rewards Program

Fri, 07/22/2022 - 08:33
Justice -- The government is offering a reward of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the homicide of Sheila Patricia Madore.

Province Reduces Barriers for Nova Scotians Seeking Gender-Affirming Surgery

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 10:03
Health and Wellness -- Starting today, July 20, the Province is removing barriers and cutting wait times for Nova Scotians seeking gender-affirming surgery.

Forestry Innovation Transition Trust Approves Four More Projects

Wed, 07/20/2022 - 09:48
Natural Resources and Renewables -- NOTE: This release is issued on behalf of the Forestry Innovation Transition Trust. Four more projects, totalling $6.2 million, have been approved by the trustees of the Forestry Innovation Transition Trust.

Funding Supports Net-Zero Community Buildings, Active Transportation in Antigonish

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 11:10
Natural Resources and Renewables -- The Province is providing $7.4 million as part of a nearly $20-million investment in energy efficiency upgrades and a new active transportation corridor in Antigonish County.

First Session of the 64th General Assembly to Resume July 26

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 08:30
Speaker's Office -- The first session of the 64th general assembly will resume Tuesday, July 26, at 2 p.m.

Premier Asks Speaker to Reconvene Legislature

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 08:10
Premier's Office -- Premier Tim Houston has written to the Speaker of the House of Assembly asking him to reconvene the legislature to deal with the recommendations of the MLA remuneration review panel released today, July 19.

Report on MLA Indemnity and Salaries Released

Tue, 07/19/2022 - 08:00
Speaker's Office -- Keith Bain, Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly, has received the report of the independent panel appointed to review and make recommendations about the indemnity or base salary payable to all MLAs and the additional salaries payable to the Speaker, the deputy Speaker, the leader of the Opposition, leaders of recognized parties, and the Premier and other members of Executive Council.

Nova Scotia Reels In Popular Fishing TV Show

Mon, 07/18/2022 - 14:19
Fisheries and Aquaculture -- Nova Scotia sportfishing is once again garnering international attention. The popular show The New Fly Fisher is in Cape Breton this week filming an episode on summer salmon fishing in the Margaree River.

More Children Now Eligible for Cystic Fibrosis Drug

Mon, 07/18/2022 - 10:16
Health and Wellness -- Effective today, July 18, the Province will pay for the cystic fibrosis drug Trikafta for children aged six to 11.

Mi’kmaw Language Legislation Proclaimed

Sun, 07/17/2022 - 14:20
Premier's Office -- Legislation to recognize Mi’kmaw as Nova Scotia’s first language was proclaimed today, July 17, by the Province and affirmed by the Mi’kmaq during a ceremony in Potlotek First Nation in Richmond County.

Minister’s Statement on Mi’kmaw Summer Games

Fri, 07/15/2022 - 12:45
L'nu Affairs -- NOTE: The following is a statement from Karla MacFarlane, Minister of L’nu Affairs. On Sunday, community members and participants will gather in Potlotek, Richmond County, for the opening ceremonies of the Mi’kmaw Summer Games.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Fri, 07/15/2022 - 11:17

Nova Scotia to Host Job Fair for Newcomers

Fri, 07/15/2022 - 10:38
Labour, Skills and Immigration -- Newcomers to Nova Scotia are invited to participate in a job fair Wednesday, July 20, at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax.

COVID-19 Vaccine for Children Aged 6 Months to 4 Years

Thu, 07/14/2022 - 13:27
COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness -- Parents and guardians of children aged six months to four years old will soon be able to book their child’s COVID-19 vaccine appointment.