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Fish Harvesters in Region Two Vote for Representation

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 08:40
Fisheries and Aquaculture -- Fish harvesters in Region Two, the eastern half of Cape Breton from the Inverness-Victoria County line to the Canso Causeway, have voted in favour of being represented by an accredited organization under the Fish Harvesters Organizations Support Act.

Dernière séance de consultations publiques à Halifax, diffusée en direct sur le Web

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:18
Energy -- Les Néo-Écossais ont encore une fois l'occasion de contribuer à façonner l'avenir à long terme du réseau d'électricité de la province lors d'une rencontre publique à Halifax, qui sera diffusée en direct sur le Web, en français et en anglais, aujourd'hui 15 octobre à 19 h.

Public Consultation Wraps Up with Halifax Session, Webcasts

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 13:14
Energy -- Nova Scotians have more opportunities to help define the long-term future of the province's electricity system at a public meeting in Halifax and a live webcast in French and English, today, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m.

Enhanced Financing-Mentoring For Fishery Businesses

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:53
Fisheries and Aquaculture -- A memorandum of understanding between the Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board and the Nova Scotia Co-operative Council will enhance access to financial services and business mentoring for fish harvesters and sea farmers.

Nova Scotians Can Access New Pension Plan

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:37
Finance and Treasury Board -- Nova Scotians will soon have a new option to save for their retirement to help ensure financial security in their later years.

Graduate Students Receive Innovation and Research Scholarships

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:16
Labour and Advanced Education -- NOTE: Information on several of this year's recipients follows this release. Graduate students at universities across the province have been awarded scholarships, helping them stay in Nova Scotia to do research that could lead to jobs, new products and more opportunities.

Initiative Encourages More Women on Boards, in Senior Management

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:11
Finance and Treasury Board -- Nova Scotia is making changes to its securities rules to encourage more women to be represented in corporate and other boards of directors, and in senior management.

Marine Heritage Study Launched

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:37
Communities, Culture and Heritage -- Government is partnering with Saint Mary's University to study Nova Scotia's marine heritage resources.

Financial Services Sector Welcomes Cayman Firm

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:11
Nova Scotia Business Inc. -- CNS Accounting Solutions Ltd. is opening its first Canadian office in Halifax.

Draft Recommendations Released for Consultation

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:02
Municipal Affairs -- NOTE TO EDITORS: Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey and Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities president Dave Corkum, will be available to media in the lobby of the House of Assembly, 1726 Hollis St., Halifax, today, Oct. 15, following question period. Municipalities and villages have an opportunity to review and comment on draft recommendations in the provincial-municipal fiscal review report.

Le crédit de développement personnel : avantageux pour les élèves et les organismes

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 07:45
Education and Early Childhood Development -- Le gouvernement espère qu'un plus grand nombre d'organismes participeront à un programme qui offre aux élèves une expérience unique tout en leur accordant un crédit d'études secondaires.

Government Provides Support for Yarmouth Ferry as Season Wraps Up

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:18
Economic and Rural Development and Tourism -- The Nova Star made its final crossing from Portland, Maine to Yarmouth this morning, finishing a first sailing season that had about 59,000 passengers travel on the service.

Province and Federal Government to Share Highway Upgrades

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:28
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal -- The Province of Nova Scotia and the Government of Canada have agreed to share the cost of upgrading 130 kilometres of the 100-series highway system in Nova Scotia over the next four years.

Surplus Auction Set For Oct. 18

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:27
Internal Services -- Government's next surplus auction is Saturday, Oct. 18, in Dartmouth.

Premier Welcomes Contract Agreement

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 17:17
Premier's Office -- Premier Stephen McNeil welcomed a contract agreement today, Oct. 10, between nurses who are members of Nova Scotia Government Employees Union (NSGEU) Local 97 and their employer, Capital District Health Authority.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 13:13
Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal -- NEW WORK

Province Apologizes to Former Residents of Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:49
Premier's Office -- NOTE: A social-media version of this release is available at . Hi-res, downloadable photos and video will be added after the event. Premier Stephen McNeil offered a formal apology today, Oct. 10, on behalf of the province to those who suffered abuse and neglect at the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children.

Former Speakers Appointed Honorary Members of Executive Council

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:46
Premier's Office -- Six former Speakers of the House of Assembly have been appointed honorary members of Nova Scotia's Executive Council.

Legislation Formally Appoints CEO of Housing Nova Scotia

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:45
Community Services -- Amendments introduced to the Housing Act and the Housing Nova Scotia Act today, Oct. 9, will formally establish the position of a chief executive officer.

Amendments to Animal Protection Act Introduced

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 14:39
Agriculture -- Government introduced amendments to the Animal Protection Act today, Oct. 9, to make it an offence to abandon an animal.