• Friday, July 24, 2015

    Premier Announces Changes to Executive Council

    Premier Stephen McNeil announced changes to Executive Council today, July 24. “As premier, I am fortunate to have a very strong and capable team around me,” said Premier McNeil. “As we move forward, I expect to see a greater concentration on the overall priorities of government, which include efforts to grow our population and ensure […]

  • Monday, July 20, 2015

    New Program Supports Blueberry Expansion

    Nova Scotia’s wild blueberry farmers will have access to new funding that will allow them to increase and expand production. Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell and MP Scott Armstrong, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced $1.08 million over three years for the Lowbush Blueberry Development Program today, July 18, during the Wild Blueberry Producers […]

  • Monday, July 20, 2015

    Learning to Swim Increases Safety Around Water

    During National Drowning Prevention Week, from July 19-25, Nova Scotians are reminded that learning to swim is one way to increase safety in and around water. “Basic swimming skills are good for fun, healthy physical activity, and are also important for survival when things go wrong in the water,” said Health and Wellness Minister Leo […]

  • Monday, July 20, 2015

    Deal Enhances Training and Mobility for Shipbuilding and Marine Workers

    Nova Scotia and British Columbia are teaming up to enhance workforce training and increase the mobility of skilled workers between the two provinces. Premier Stephen McNeil and Premier Christy Clark signed an agreement in principle today, July 17, that will mean more opportunities for workers in the shipbuilding and industrial marine industry, and ensure that […]

  • Monday, July 20, 2015

    Premier Puts Enforcement of Child Support Orders on National Agenda

    Provinces and territories will work together to trace and locate parents who are not paying court-ordered child support. Premier Stephen McNeil and B.C. Premier Christy Clark will work with justice ministers across Canada to explore ways of strengthening the maintenance enforcement system and to improve the rate of collection of payments awarded to families by […]

  • Friday, July 17, 2015

    Global Tech Corporation Chooses Nova Scotia for Expansion

    IGATE Corporation, an integrated technology and operations-based solutions provider, based in New Jersey, has chosen Nova Scotia for its Canadian expansion plans. IGATE’s client base is global in scope and spans across a number of industries, including banking and financial services, insurance, healthcare and life sciences, manufacturing, retail and consumer products, media and entertainment, energy […]

  • Friday, July 17, 2015

    Canadian Premiers Unite to Help Apprentices Train More Quickly and Easily

    The Canadian premiers approved an apprentice mobility protocol today, July 16, making it easier for apprentices to move between provinces and territories while completing their training. This Nova Scotia-led initiative, which is expected to be in place by January, will ensure technical training and relevant hours worked are recognized across the country no matter which […]

  • Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Funding Supports New and Improved Transit Services

    Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey announced funding for 12 projects under the Nova Scotia Transit Research Incentive Program today, July 15. The government is investing more than $167,000 in the program this year. The funding supports initiatives that will generate new or improved public transit services in rural and underserviced urban areas of Nova Scotia. […]

  • Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Funding Supports Accessible Transportation

    Nova Scotians will have easier access to safe, affordable and accessible transportation thanks to the Accessible Transportation Assistance Program. Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey announced $366,000 in funding today, July 15. “We want to ensure that Nova Scotians who need accessible transportation are able to access it in their communities,” said Mr. Furey. “This funding […]

  • Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Acadian Flag Licence Plates Promote Vibrant Culture

    Nova Scotians continue to support Acadian and francophone culture by contributing to the Vive l’Acadie Community Fund. Funds collected from the sale and renewal of more than 600 Acadian flag licence plates between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015 will support community cultural projects in the amount of $30,200. “Acadian and francophone communities from […]

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