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Province Partnering with Industry on Strategic Plan for Tourism Growth

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 14:18
Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage / Premier's Office -- The Province and Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) will partner to develop a new strategic plan for Nova Scotia’s tourism sector.

Easier Path for LPNs to become Registered Nurses

Tue, 06/07/2022 - 09:12
Advanced Education / Health and Wellness -- More licensed practical nurses (LPNs) can now further their education to become registered nurses (RNs) more quickly in Nova Scotia.

Traffic Advisory, Pictou County

Mon, 06/06/2022 - 15:19
Public Works -- NEW WORK

Recreation Facilities Receive Funding for Upgrades

Mon, 06/06/2022 - 09:11
Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage -- Community groups can move forward with projects that promote healthier communities, improve infrastructure and foster economic growth with the help of a $1.7-million investment from the Province.

HEALTH/WELLNESS—Nova Scotians Warned About Potential Toxins in Certain Mussels, Clams

Sat, 06/04/2022 - 15:38
Health and Wellness -- Mussels or clams sold on Thursday, June 2, at a fish shop in Lunenburg may be unsafe.

Traffic Advisory, Antigonish County

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 14:23
Public Works -- NEW WORK

Three Judges Appointed to Provincial Court

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 13:24
Justice -- Three new judges have been appointed to the provincial court effective today, June 3. Attorney General and Minister of Justice Brad Johns named lawyers Kelly Serbu, QC, of Halifax, Nicole Ann Rovers of Antigonish, and Bradley Gordon Sarson of Bedford to the bench.

Interim Director Appointed to Lead Serious Incident Response Team

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 12:42
Justice -- The Province has appointed retired senior Crown attorney John Scott as interim Director of the Province’s Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT). Work is underway to hire a permanent director.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 11:20
Public Works -- NEW WORK

Forestry Advisory Committee Members Appointed

Fri, 06/03/2022 - 10:32
Natural Resources and Renewables -- NOTE: A full list of advisory committee members follows the release. Two advisory committees, with refreshed terms of reference and membership, will help the Province implement ecological forestry and achieve healthier forests.

Nova Scotia to Welcome Charter Flight of Ukrainian Nationals

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 14:56
Labour, Skills and Immigration / Premier's Office -- A chartered flight carrying more than 300 Ukrainian nationals will land at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport from Warsaw, Poland, later today, June 2. While many are expected to stay in Nova Scotia, others will resettle in other parts of Atlantic Canada.

COVID-19 Weekly Data Report for June 2, 2022

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 13:46
COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness -- Nova Scotia is reporting 1,563 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, 41 hospitalizations and nine deaths during the seven-day period ending May 30. The number of new PCR-positive tests and hospitalizations is similar to last week.

Rapport hebdomadaire des données sur la COVID-19, le 2 juin 2022

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 13:46
COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness -- La Nouvelle-Écosse signale 1 563 nouveaux cas de COVID-19 confirmés en laboratoire, 41 hospitalisations et 9 décès liés à la COVID-19 au cours de la période de sept jours se terminant le 30 mai. Le nombre de nouveaux cas confirmés par un test PCR et le nombre d'hospitalisations sont semblables à ceux de la semaine dernière.

Hundreds of Graduating Nurses Hired

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 09:03
Health and Wellness / Premier's Office -- Hundreds of nurses graduating from Nova Scotia programs will soon be working across the province.

Dévoilement de la médaille du jubilé de platine, annonce des 70 premiers récipiendaires

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 07:40
Lieutenant-Governor -- REMARQUE : La liste des 70 premiers récipiendaires de la médaille figure à la fin du communiqué. Le lieutenant-gouverneur Arthur J. LeBlanc a annoncé aujourd’hui 2 juin que la reine avait approuvé le motif de la médaille du jubilé de platine. Au cours des prochains mois, elle sera décernée à 5 000 personnes de la Nouvelle-Écosse en reconnaissance de leurs contributions importantes et de leur service à la province.

Platinum Jubilee Medal Design Unveiled, First 70 Recipients Announced

Thu, 06/02/2022 - 07:39
Lieutenant-Governor -- NOTE: The list of the first 70 medal recipients follows this release. Lt.-Gov. Arthur J. LeBlanc announced today, June 2, that the Queen has approved the design of the Platinum Jubilee Medal. Over the coming months, it will be awarded to 5,000 Nova Scotians in recognition of significant contributions and service to the province.

Investments to Improve Community Accessibility

Wed, 06/01/2022 - 11:09
Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage -- Accessibility upgrades will be made at 43 community facilities across the province with the help of almost $1 million in funding from the Community ACCESS-Ability Program.

Plus de familles auront accès aux services agréés de garde d'enfants

Wed, 06/01/2022 - 09:12
Education and Early Childhood Development -- Les services agréés de garde d'enfants en Nouvelle-Écosse seront bientôt plus faciles d'accès et plus abordables.

More Families to Have Access to Licensed Child Care

Wed, 06/01/2022 - 09:11
Education and Early Childhood Development -- It will soon be easier and more affordable for families to access licensed child care in Nova Scotia.

Film Fund Cap Raised, Fund Increased for 2022-23

Tue, 05/31/2022 - 14:14
Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage -- The Province is increasing the project cap under the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund, making it easier for larger productions to film in Nova Scotia.