Government of Nova Scotia News
Press releases from the Government of Nova Scotia. Distributed by Communications Nova Scotia.
Updated: 21 hours 32 min ago
Fisheries and Aquaculture -- As Nova Scotia’s aquaculture industry expands and its economic benefits are felt in dozens of coastal communities, it is important that people have easy access to information.
Energy and Mines -- The Department of Energy and Mines has issued a marine renewable energy permit to Nova Innovation CAN Ltd. for a tidal electricity project in the Bay of Fundy.
Nova Scotia Business Inc. -- Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has approved a business development incentive in the form of a payroll rebate for AXIS Specialty Canada Services, ULC (Axis Canada), a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, for its new operation in Halifax.
Nova Scotia Business Inc. -- Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) announced a newly approved production through the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund today, Dec. 10.
Human Rights Commission -- Three individuals and two groups were presented with the 2019 Nova Scotia Human Rights Awards today, Dec. 10 in Halifax.
Auditor General -- Auditor General Michael Pickup issued his 2019 performance audit report today, Dec. 10. The report contains two audit chapters - one looking at reducing regulatory burden to businesses and a second covering the Halifax Infirmary and Community Outpatient Centre in Halifax Regional Municipality.
Auditor General -- Le vérificateur général Michael Pickup a publié un rapport de vérification opérationnelle, aujourd'hui 10 décembre. Le rapport contient deux chapitres. Le premier chapitre porte sur la réduction du fardeau administratif pour les entreprises, et le deuxième chapitre porte un deuxième regard sur le projet du Halifax Infirmary et du centre communautaire pour les patients externes dans la Municipalité régionale d'Halifax.
Health and Wellness -- Nova Scotians will have more options to access the care they need under a new agreement with pharmacists. Under the agreement the province will cover the costs of prescribing more medication and refilling certain prescriptions. Two agreements between the government and the Pharmacy Association of Nova Scotia means more provincial funding for pharmacists’ services.
Justice / Finance and Treasury Board -- Nova Scotia is taking further steps to protect youth by banning the sale of flavoured cannabis vaping products when they become available in the new year.
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal -- NEW WORK ---
Status of Women -- Le Conseil consultatif sur la condition féminine de la Nouvelle-Écosse souligne la Journée nationale de commémoration et d’action contre la violence faite aux femmes, le vendredi 6 décembre, à l’occasion du 30e anniversaire du meurtre de 14 jeunes femmes à l’École polytechnique de Montréal en 1989.
Status of Women -- The Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women is recognizing the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, Friday, Dec. 6, on the 30th anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at L’École Polytechnique de Montreal.
MacLean, Livingstone, Delaney and Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia v. Province of Nova Scotia Remedy Decision
Human Rights Commission -- Complainants in the matter of Beth MacLean, Sheila Livingstone, Joseph Delaney and the Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia v. Province of Nova Scotia were awarded damages in the remedy decision issued yesterday, Dec. 4 by Walter Thompson, chair of the independent board of inquiry who found they were discriminated against in his decision issued in March 2019.
Premier's Office -- Adding air connections between Nova Scotia and international destinations is an important way of growing tourism, as well as other sectors of the economy. Early in the fall of 2020 Nova Scotia will welcome visitors from China on two direct charter flights.
Health and Wellness -- Government is concerned about the growing number of young people vaping in Nova Scotia.
La Province interdit la vente des liquides à vapoter aromatisés et s’engage à adopter une loi d’application générale
Health and Wellness -- Le gouvernement se soucie du nombre grandissant de jeunes gens qui vapotent en Nouvelle-Écosse.
Communities, Culture and Heritage -- Nova Scotia will always share a special bond with Boston due to the generosity shown by the city after the Halifax Explosion. Every year, Nova Scotians and Bostonians celebrate the lighting of the Nova Scotia tree gifted to Boston.
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness -- The province is taking another important step to make way for the construction of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital expansion, as part of the CBRM Health Care Redevelopment Project.
Health and Wellness -- Government is investing $1.3 million to ensure more Nova Scotians have access to nursing home beds.
Justice / Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal -- Government, law enforcement agencies, emergency services and MADD Canada are joining together again this holiday season to help keep impaired drivers off the roads.