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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 , call 511 or visit: 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.

More Support for Post-Secondary Students

Thu, 12/21/2023 - 08:12
Advanced Education -- The Province is supporting Nova Scotian students with the cost of post-secondary education by providing a one-time, needs-based grant and investing to reduce the cost of textbooks.

New Island Lake Wilderness Area Among 14,000 More Hectares Now Protected

Wed, 12/20/2023 - 12:16
Environment and Climate Change -- NOTE: A list of newly designated and expanded wilderness areas and nature reserves follows this release. An area outside Halifax enjoyed and valued by generations of Nova Scotians for hiking, fishing, camping and enjoying the beauty and tranquility of nature is now protected forever.

Wage Increases for Early Childhood Educators; New Pension, Benefits for Child-Care Sector

Wed, 12/20/2023 - 09:53
Education and Early Childhood Development -- Early childhood educators and employees working in licensed child-care centres will receive benefits and pensions for the first time.

Augmentations de salaire pour les éducateurs et éducatrices de la petite enfance, nouveau régime de retraite et d'avantages sociaux

Wed, 12/20/2023 - 09:53
Education and Early Childhood Development -- Les éducateurs et éducatrices de la petite enfance et les employés des centres agréés de garde d'enfants auront accès, pour la première fois, à un régime d'avantages sociaux et de retraite.

Healthcare Improvement Challenge Voting Opens

Wed, 12/20/2023 - 08:52
Health and Wellness / Premier's Office -- Nova Scotians can now vote on ideas submitted to the Healthcare Improvement Challenge.

Province Invests in New Trunked Mobile Radios for Volunteer Public Safety Organizations

Tue, 12/19/2023 - 13:05
Mass Casualty Commission Response / Service Nova Scotia -- Almost 2,000 more new trunked mobile radios will be provided to volunteer emergency responders by the fall of 2024, improving their ability to communicate as they help Nova Scotians in times of need.

Be Fire Safe for the Holidays and All Year Long

Tue, 12/19/2023 - 11:37
Municipal Affairs and Housing -- The Office of the Fire Marshal is reminding Nova Scotians to be fire safe at home this holiday season and all year long.

Province Begins Rehabilitation Work on Seal Island Bridge

Tue, 12/19/2023 - 10:15
Public Works -- Work is underway on a multi-year rehabilitation plan that will extend the life of the Seal Island Bridge in Cape Breton by as many as 15 years.

Digby Collaborative Family Practice Team Expands

Tue, 12/19/2023 - 09:06
Health and Wellness -- More people in Digby County now have access to primary healthcare with the addition of nine new healthcare professionals to the Digby Collaborative Family Practice team.

Warning About Increasing Crypto Fraud

Tue, 12/19/2023 - 08:29
Nova Scotia Securities Commission -- NOTE: The following is a joint statement from the Nova Scotia Securities Commission, Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP. The Nova Scotia Securities Commission, Halifax Regional Police and Halifax District RCMP are warning Nova Scotians to be vigilant when investing in cryptocurrency assets as residents continue to lose substantial amounts of money to crypto-related scams.

Nova Scotians Invited to 2024 New Year’s Day Levée

Mon, 12/18/2023 - 12:50
Lieutenant-Governor -- Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc will host the New Year’s Day Levée at Government House in Halifax on Monday, January 1.

Second Budget 2023-24 Update

Mon, 12/18/2023 - 11:52
Finance and Treasury Board -- The second forecast update on Budget 2023-24: More Healthcare, Faster reflects historic investments in healthcare, costs to respond to this year’s flooding and wildfires and supports for seniors and vulnerable citizens.

Supports to Help Seniors Stay in Their Homes

Mon, 12/18/2023 - 09:21
Seniors and Long-Term Care -- A new pilot program, the first of its kind in Canada, will soon help seniors in the Preston area, Kings County and on the Halifax peninsula live more independently in their homes.

Province Seeks Members for Public Transportation Accessibility Committee

Fri, 12/15/2023 - 11:21
Justice -- Nova Scotians are invited to help develop a public transportation accessibility standard, the next phase of work in making the province accessible by 2030.