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Dr. Robert Strang Mayflower Award for Healthcare Professionals

Tue, 05/31/2022 - 13:55
Premier's Office -- Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang, is being recognized for his leadership and dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic with a new award named in his honour.

Traffic Advisory, Shelburne County

Tue, 05/31/2022 - 11:41
Public Works -- NEW WORK

Land Inventory Opens Door for Housing Development Across Nova Scotia

Tue, 05/31/2022 - 11:11
Municipal Affairs and Housing -- NOTE: A list of the 37 sites and maps of the locations are available at: The Province has identified 37 sites from the provincial land inventory that could be used to build housing, including affordable housing, for thousands of Nova Scotians.

Direct to Triage Policy Effective June 1

Tue, 05/31/2022 - 10:08
Health and Wellness -- A new Emergency Health Services (EHS) initiative at hospital emergency departments will get paramedics and ambulances back on the road faster so they can respond to emergency calls sooner.

Politique de transfert direct au triage en vigueur le 1er juin

Tue, 05/31/2022 - 10:08
Health and Wellness -- Une nouvelle initiative des Services de santé d'urgence (SSU) dans les services d'urgence des hôpitaux permettra aux ambulances de reprendre la route plus rapidement pour répondre aux appels d'urgence en temps opportun.

Fines Protect Wildlife Habitat, Watercourses

Tue, 05/31/2022 - 08:35
Natural Resources and Renewables -- A new set of fines will help protect the province’s wildlife habitat and watercourses.

Remuneration Panel Appointed, Public Consultation Begins

Mon, 05/30/2022 - 15:39
Speaker's Office -- Today, May 30, an independent panel officially begins reviewing the remuneration paid to MLAs.

Nova Scotia Ready to Welcome Visitors, Celebrate National Tourism Week

Mon, 05/30/2022 - 10:22
Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage -- The Province is using National Tourism Week, from May 29 to June 4, as an opportunity to encourage people to travel to and within Nova Scotia this year.

Blue-green Algae Reported in Stream

Sat, 05/28/2022 - 11:55
Environment and Climate Change -- A blue-green algae mat is being reported in a stream between Shubenacadie-Grand Lake and Fish Lake today, May 28.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 11:22
Public Works -- NEW WORK

Investment to Redevelop Oyster Industry in Bras d’Or Lake

Fri, 05/27/2022 - 10:08
Fisheries and Aquaculture -- An investment of more than $2 million by the Province and the federal government will support the redevelopment of the oyster industry in the Bras d’Or Lake by addressing the spread of a devastating parasite and providing oyster seed.

Atlantic Agriculture Ministers Unified in Supporting Industry

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 15:35
Agriculture -- Agriculture is a vital part of the region’s economy and workforce and an important contributor to local food supply.

Traffic Advisory, Halifax Regional Municipality

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 13:34
Public Works -- NEW WORK

COVID-19 Weekly Data Report for May 26, 2022

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 13:03
COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness -- Nova Scotia is reporting 1,584 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19, 40 hospitalizations and 13 deaths during the seven-day period ending May 23. The number of new cases – including those linked to long-term care outbreaks – continues to decline, as does the number of new hospitalizations.

Rapport hebdomadaire des données sur la COVID-19, le 26 mai 2022

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 13:03
COVID - 19 / Health and Wellness -- La Nouvelle-Écosse signale 1 584 nouveaux cas confirmés en laboratoire, 40 hospitalisations et 13 décès liés à la COVID-19 au cours de la période de sept jours se terminant le 23 mai. Le nombre de nouveaux cas, y compris les cas liés aux établissements de soins de longue durée, et le nombre d'hospitalisations continuent de diminuer.

Support for New Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre Initiative

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 10:56
Invest Nova Scotia -- Invest Nova Scotia is supporting the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre as it creates opportunities for neighbours in Halifax’s north end to better connect and share with one another.

Province Supports Rapid Housing Project in New Glasgow

Thu, 05/26/2022 - 10:38
Municipal Affairs and Housing -- Investments from three levels of government mean there will soon be 36 more safe, affordable places to live in New Glasgow.

More Help For Farmers’ Limestone Trucking Costs

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 12:56
Agriculture -- Nova Scotia’s farmers are receiving more funds to help cover increased trucking costs for limestone. The Department of Agriculture is putting an additional $200,000 into the Limestone Trucking Assistance Program.

Traffic Advisory, Inverness County

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 12:39
Public Works -- NEW WORK

Recreational Trails Receive Funding for Upgrades

Wed, 05/25/2022 - 11:30
Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage -- Nova Scotians will have better access to community trails as 22 sites across the province receive more than $600,000 for upgrades through the Recreational Trails Expansion Fund.