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2023 Financial Report

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 08:02
Auditor General -- Auditor General Kim Adair released her 2023 Financial Report today, December 5.

Joint Statement on Exploration Licence Decision

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 17:05
Natural Resources and Renewables -- NOTE: The following is a joint statement from Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources and Renewables, and Jonathan Wilkinson, federal Minister of Energy and Natural Resources. Today, we notified the Canada-Nova Scotia Offshore Petroleum Board of our shared decision to veto the fundamental decision to issue Exploration Licence 2437. This licence would have provided Inceptio Limited the exclusive right to explore, subject to regulatory authorization, in a shallow water parcel on the Sable Bank of the Scotian Shelf.

New Approach to Hiring Travel Nurses

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 13:28
Seniors and Long-Term Care / Health and Wellness / Premier's Office -- A change to how the Province employs travel nurses will help create more stability in healthcare and long-term care in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Marks 75th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 08:59
Justice / Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission -- The Province of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission are recognizing the 75th anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a groundbreaking global commitment to protect the rights of all people.

More Access to Long-Term Care in Port Hawkesbury

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 13:37
Long-Term Care Facilities / Seniors and Long-Term Care -- Seniors in the Port Hawkesbury area will have access to new, modern long-term care rooms with the replacement and expansion of the local nursing home.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 11:59
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

Green Choice Program for Large-Scale Electricity Customers

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 11:38
Natural Resources and Renewables -- Many large-scale electricity customers will be able to save money and reach their climate change goals with clean power thanks to the new Green Choice Program.

More School Input for Families, Students, Advisory Councils

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 11:16
Education and Early Childhood Development -- Nova Scotia is increasing transparency in the public school system and strengthening the voices of local families, students and school advisory councils (SACs).

Plus de participation des familles, des élèves et des comités consultatifs

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 11:16
Education and Early Childhood Development -- La Province augmente la transparence au sein du système des écoles publiques et donne plus de poids aux voix des familles, des élèves et des comités d’école consultatifs (CEC).

Nova Scotia Recognizes World AIDS Day

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 09:28
Health and Wellness -- At Province House today, December 1, Nova Scotia joins organizations across the planet marking World AIDS Day by flying a white flag with a red ribbon.

Budget Consultation Begins

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 09:01
Finance and Treasury Board -- Nova Scotians can share their ideas for the provincial budget during the Province’s annual budget consultation.

Début des consultations prébudgétaires

Fri, 12/01/2023 - 09:01
Finance and Treasury Board -- Les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse peuvent soumettre leurs idées au sujet du budget provincial lors de la consultation annuelle prébudgétaire organisée par la Province.

More Long-Term Care Rooms for Musquodoboit Valley

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 11:36
Seniors and Long-Term Care -- More seniors in the Musquodoboit Valley and surrounding communities will have access to needed long-term care with a new, expanded facility.

New Programs to Educate More Teachers at Cape Breton University

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 11:33
Advanced Education / Education and Early Childhood Development -- Two new, accelerated bachelor of education (B.Ed.) programs at Cape Breton University will help get more teachers into Nova Scotia’s classrooms faster.

Lieutenant-Governor Recognizes Excellence in Public Administration

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 09:49
Lieutenant-Governor -- The Province’s Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness, Jeannine Lagassé, has been named the 2023 recipient of the Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration.

Lancement du service 988 pour la prévention du suicide

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 09:02
Office of Addictions and Mental Health -- Les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse qui pensent au suicide ou qui s'inquiètent d'une autre personne qui pourrait penser au suicide ont maintenant une autre façon d'obtenir de l'aide.

Suicide Crisis Helpline 9-8-8 Launches

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 09:01
Office of Addictions and Mental Health -- Nova Scotians thinking about attempting suicide or worried about someone else who may be thinking about suicide now have another place to turn to for help.

Students in Energy Studies Receive Scholarships

Thu, 11/30/2023 - 08:30
Natural Resources and Renewables -- Nineteen students pursuing energy-related studies have been awarded the Nova Scotia Clean Economy Scholarship.

Action for Health Data Updated

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 12:15
Health and Wellness -- Nova Scotians can now see updated healthcare data on the Action for Health website.

Carters Beach to be Designated as Provincial Park

Wed, 11/29/2023 - 09:57
Natural Resources and Renewables -- Carters Beach, one of Nova Scotia’s most beautiful beaches, will soon be designated as a provincial park.