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New, Modern Long-Term Care Rooms to be Built in Caledonia

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 13:05
Long-Term Care Facilities / Seniors and Long-Term Care -- People living in and around Caledonia, Queens County, will have access to a new, modern long-term care facility with the replacement of the North Queens Nursing Home.

Housing Developments Approved for Bedford West

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 10:25
Municipal Affairs and Housing -- The Province and Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) are working together to issue development agreements for designated special planning areas in Bedford West.

More Long-Term Care Rooms for Bridgewater

Tue, 11/28/2023 - 10:08
Long-Term Care Facilities / Seniors and Long-Term Care -- More South Shore seniors who need long-term care will have access to local, modern rooms when the new 96-room Hillside Pines Home for Special Care opens in 2029.

Two New Long-Term Care Facilities for Sydney Area

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 11:29
Long-Term Care Facilities / Seniors and Long-Term Care -- More Cape Breton seniors in need of long-term care will have access to new, modern facilities with the replacement of both Northside Community Guest Home and Miners Memorial Manor in 2032.

New Long-Term Care Rooms for Pictou County

Fri, 11/24/2023 - 11:07
Long-Term Care Facilities / Seniors and Long-Term Care -- Seniors in Pictou County will have more access to long-term care with the construction of a new nursing home in Westville.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Fri, 11/24/2023 - 10:48
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: NEW WORK

Government Urges Safety as Southwestern Lobster Season Starts

Fri, 11/24/2023 - 08:44
Labour, Skills and Immigration / Fisheries and Aquaculture -- Lobster fishing season along the province’s south shore and in southwestern Nova Scotia is about to start, bringing excitement and opportunity, but also great risk.

Funding Helps Communities Become Resilient to Climate Change

Thu, 11/23/2023 - 13:36
Environment and Climate Change -- Several organizations are receiving funding to help protect communities, residents and natural areas from the impacts of climate change.

New Acting Director of Public Prosecution Service Appointed

Thu, 11/23/2023 - 13:22
Justice -- Attorney General and Justice Minster Brad Johns has accepted the resignation of Karen Hudson, KC (King’s counsel), as acting director of the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service (PPS). Ms. Hudson is stepping down for health reasons.

New and Improved Long-Term Care Rooms for Truro

Thu, 11/23/2023 - 11:19
Long-Term Care Facilities / Seniors and Long-Term Care -- More seniors in the Truro area will have access to modern, single-bed long-term care rooms with the replacement of two local nursing homes.

More Support for Income Assistance Recipients with Disabilities, Work Underway on Human Rights Remedy

Thu, 11/23/2023 - 08:33
Community Services -- The Province is creating a new funding stream to support income assistance clients with a disability or serious medical condition while taking action on the human rights remedy.

Forestry Trust Announces Funding for New Program

Wed, 11/22/2023 - 13:59
Economic Development -- NOTE: This release is issued on behalf of the Forestry Innovation Transition Trust. The Nova Scotia Forestry Innovation Transition Trust is investing $9.85 million in a new program to support businesses facing increased costs from adopting more sustainable forestry practices.

New Roundabout to Improve Traffic Flow in Truro

Wed, 11/22/2023 - 12:19
Public Works -- People and businesses in the Truro area will benefit from improved road safety and travel times with the construction of a new roundabout at a busy intersection in the community.

More Long-Term Care Rooms for Kings County

Wed, 11/22/2023 - 12:00
Long-Term Care Facilities / Seniors and Long-Term Care -- Seniors in Kings County will have more access to long-term care with a new, 144-room home expected to open in 2028. A service provider to build and operate the facility will be selected through a competitive process.

Offshore Wind Projects in Jointly Managed Waters to be Regulated First

Wed, 11/22/2023 - 09:57
Natural Resources and Renewables -- The Province has decided to focus first on building the regulatory framework for offshore wind energy development in areas jointly managed with the federal government before considering waters under solely provincial jurisdiction.

Dartmouth Homicide Case Added to Rewards Program

Wed, 11/22/2023 - 09:30
Justice -- The Province is offering a reward of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the homicide of Nathaniel Brown.

Additional Long-Term Care Spaces Coming to Shelburne

Tue, 11/21/2023 - 13:07
Seniors and Long-Term Care -- More seniors in Shelburne and surrounding communities who need long-term care will have access with the addition of 48 rooms to the new Roseway Manor.

Fresh Food Carts Bring Local Food to More Schools

Tue, 11/21/2023 - 12:06
Education and Early Childhood Development / Agriculture -- More students can enjoy fresh, local food at lunchtime with the arrival of fresh food carts at their schools.

Province to Build Four More Student Housing Projects

Tue, 11/21/2023 - 10:03
Advanced Education -- The Province is building new student housing at four Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) campuses to provide students with more affordable options and ease pressure on the local housing supply.

More Options for Affordable Housing

Mon, 11/20/2023 - 12:35
Municipal Affairs and Housing -- More affordable housing options are coming to Halifax Regional Municipality and Bridgewater.