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Press releases from the Government of Nova Scotia. Distributed by Communications Nova Scotia.
Updated: 6 hours 33 min ago
COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness -- Nova Scotia is reporting 1,420 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, 37 hospitalizations and seven deaths during the seven-day period ending June 20. The number of new PCR-positive tests has decreased compared to the previous reporting period; however, hospital admissions have increased.
COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness -- La Nouvelle-Écosse signale 1 420 nouveaux cas de COVID-19 confirmés en laboratoire, 37 hospitalisations et 7 décès liés à la COVID-19 au cours de la période de sept jours se terminant le 20 juin. Le nombre de nouveaux cas confirmés par un test PCR a diminué comparativement à la semaine dernière, mais le nombre d'hospitalisations a augmenté.
Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage -- Thirty not-for-profit organizations are receiving grants totalling $858,000 for repairs and upgrades to community gathering spaces.
Health and Wellness -- A record number of doctors chose to come live and work in Nova Scotia last year.
Office of Addictions and Mental Health -- NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Brian Comer, Minister responsible for the Office of Addictions and Mental Health. I’ve had the honour of serving as the province’s first Minister responsible for Addictions and Mental Health for almost a year now. I’ve had the opportunity to travel around the province and to visit with many who are working in our hospitals, in community clinics and in community organizations to support people experiencing mental health challenges – and I will continue doing so this summer.
Municipal Affairs and Housing -- NOTE: The following is a statement from Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister John Lohr. Prices are rising, housing supply is limited and access to safe, affordable housing is becoming more and more challenging for Nova Scotians. Each of us deserves a place to call home – and we know that some people need our help to make this a reality.
L'nu Affairs -- Today, June 21, is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day to appreciate and celebrate the rich traditions and varied customs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people throughout Canada.
Auditor General -- Auditor General Kim Adair released her performance audit of government-owned public housing within the Department of Municipal Affairs and Housing today, June 21.
Public Works -- The new Little Narrows ferry was officially launched today, June 20, as the Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy to honour a well-respected leader who committed himself to serving the Mi’kmaq.
Municipal Affairs and Housing -- The Province is making changes to the Down Payment Assistance Program so that more Nova Scotians have an opportunity to buy their first home. The program provides eligible homebuyers with an interest-free repayable loan of up to five per cent of the purchase price of their first home.
Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission -- An independent human rights board of inquiry in the matter of Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia, Beth MacLean, Sheila Livingstone and Joseph Delaney vs. the Province of Nova Scotia will continue Monday, June 27.
Agriculture -- The government is investing an additional $100,000 in the Blueberry Pollination Expansion Program to support blueberry growers who keep bees to pollinate their crops.
Public Works -- —NOTE: The following is a statement from Public Works Minister Kim Masland. Today, June 17, I am releasing the number of passengers who have travelled on the Nova Scotia-to-Maine ferry this season to date, which was provided to the Department late last night by Bay Ferries Limited.
Public Works -- NEW WORK
Education and Early Childhood Development -- Les élèves, les enseignants et le personnel des écoles de la Nouvelle-Écosse célèbrent la toute première Journée de l'excellence des Noirs, aujourd'hui 17 juin.
Education and Early Childhood Development -- Nova Scotia students, teachers and school staff are marking their first Black Excellence Day today, June 17.
Acadian Affairs and Francophonie -- Nova Scotia and Louisiana will work together and celebrate their shared culture through a new memorandum of understanding (MOU).
Acadian Affairs and Francophonie -- La Nouvelle-Écosse et la Louisiane travailleront ensemble et célébreront leur culture commune dans le cadre d'un nouveau protocole d'entente.
COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness -- Nova Scotia is reporting 1,950 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, 28 hospitalizations and 10 deaths during the seven-day period ending June 13. The number of new PCR-positive tests is slightly higher than in last week’s report. However, hospital admissions and the number of deaths reported have decreased.
COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness -- La Nouvelle-Écosse signale 1 950 nouveaux cas de COVID-19 confirmés en laboratoire, 28 hospitalisations et 10 décès liés à la COVID-19 au cours de la période de sept jours se terminant le 13 juin. Le nombre de nouveaux cas confirmés par un test PCR est légèrement plus élevé que la semaine dernière, mais le nombre d'hospitalisations et de décès a diminué.