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  • Monday, January 12, 2015

    Government Partners with 211 to Enhance Services for Seniors

    Starting Thursday, Jan. 15, seniors will only need to dial three digits to get information they need as the provincewide 211 service will handle inquiries about senior abuse and provincial programs. 211 Nova Scotia is a confidential information and referral service for community, non-profit and government services. It has information about thousands of services, is […]

  • Thursday, January 8, 2015

    Program to Keep New Doctors in Nova Scotia

    A tuition relief program will help keep new family doctors and specialists in Nova Scotia and place them in communities that need them. The program will be available to 25 medical graduates or doctors from out of province over the next four years. In exchange for a five-year commitment to practice medicine in an underserved […]

  • Monday, January 5, 2015

    Efficiency Tax Comes Off Power Bills

    Legislation to improve electricity efficiency and remove the efficiency fee from power bills takes effect Thursday, Jan. 1. Last spring, government introduced a provincial energy efficiency plan to save energy, lower costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It also introduced a new model for energy efficiency to ensure investments are more competitive, affordable and accountable. […]

  • Monday, January 5, 2015

    Nova Scotia Government Strengthens Day Care Regulations

    Government is strengthening day-care regulations to better protect children by ensuring anyone working or volunteering at regulated child-care centres has criminal-record and child-abuse register checks. Education and Early Childhood and Development Minister Karen Casey announced today, Dec. 22, that she now has the authority to prevent child-care staff from having contact with children until they […]

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Enjoy a Fire-safe Holiday Season

    The holiday season is a great time to cook and decorate with family and friends. It is also a time to pay extra attention to fire safety. “Whether you’re trimming a tree, hanging lights, decorating the mantelpiece, lighting candles or cooking for friends and family, I want to remind all Nova Scotians to put safety […]

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Program Will Help Nova Scotians Increase Employability

    Nova Scotians needing literacy and skills development as a step toward employment will benefit from provincial funding of a program at the Dartmouth Learning Network . Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard announced an investment of $60,000 for Moving on Up: Employment Readiness, today, Dec. 17. “This program offers students a chance to change their lives,” […]

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Nova Scotia to Launch New Immigration Stream

    Nova Scotia will launch a new immigration stream in January called Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry. “The goal of Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry is to provide a faster route for skilled immigrants to enter Nova Scotia in response to labour-market demands,” said Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab. “The Nova Scotia Office of Immigration will […]

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014

    Government Implementing Petroleum Price Volume Tracking System

    The amount of gasoline each retail outlet in the province sells, the grade, and at what price, will soon be tracked electronically and reported directly to regulators. “We need marketplace intelligence and quality, up-to-date information to ensure consumer protection, and to make informed policy decisions around gas regulation,” said Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey. […]

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014

    20 Wilderness Areas, Nature Reserves Legally Protected

    The government is legally protecting 20 sites as wilderness areas or nature reserves, more than 14,000 hectares. The properties are identified in the province’s Parks and Protected Areas Plan. “It’s great news that these new protected areas have been created,” said Chris Miller, national conservation biologist for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. “They will […]

  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014

    Nova Scotia Government supports Tree Industries and Charities

    The government is promoting Nova Scotia Christmas trees while making the holiday greener and brighter for charities. The Lunenburg County Christmas Tree Producers’ Association presented trees to Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant, Premier Stephen McNeil, Natural Resources Minister Zach Churchill and Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell. At an annual ceremony outside Province House, Lt.-Gov. Grant donated his tree […]

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