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  • Friday, April 22, 2016

    Dartmouth Community Groups Receive Innovation Grants for Youth Initiatives

    Creative arts projects for youth focused on topics such as healthy relationships and consent are receiving grants through the province’s Sexual Violence Strategy. Joyce Treen, MLA for Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage, on behalf of Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard, today, April 22, announced more than $80,000 in Prevention Innovation Grants for two organizations that will work […]

  • Thursday, April 21, 2016

    QEII Redevelopment Plan to Better Connect Care for Nova Scotians

    Government and Nova Scotia Health Authority announced plans today, April 21, to address the aging Victoria General Hospital (VG) site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. The health authority, along with Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, provided an update on work completed to date and plans moving forward. “We know the healthier Nova Scotians […]

  • Thursday, April 21, 2016

    Nova Scotians Invited to Acknowledge Queen’s 90th Birthday

    Lt.-Gov J.J. Grant is inviting Nova Scotians to join him in signing a book of congratulations to be sent from the people of Nova Scotia to Queen Elizabeth II on her 90th birthday. The book is available for signing at Government House, 1451 Barrington St., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily, including weekends, between […]

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    Mombourquette applauds changes to military personnel driving qualifications

    Military personnel who earn driving qualifications will soon have those skills recognized through the granting of equivalent licences when they leave the military. Anyone with a current Department of Defence 404 licence, which is required to operate various military vehicles, will no longer have to take tests to get the equivalent civilian licence. Examples of […]

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    Government Continues to Invest in Education, Reduce Class Sizes

    Government is investing $6.4 million to reduce class sizes as part of the 2016/17 budget. The investment includes $4.7 million that will cover Grades 5 and 6. “This investment is part of government’s commitment to provide smaller class sizes for our students and teachers,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “Investments like this will empower the next […]

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    Le gouvernement continue d’investir en éducation et de réduire le nombre d’élèves dans les classes

    Dans le cadre du budget de 2016-2017, le gouvernement investit 6,4 millions de dollars pour réduire le nombre d’élèves dans les classes. L’investissement comprend 4,7 millions de dollars qui viseront les classes de 5e et de 6e année. « L’investissement fait partie de l’engagement du gouvernement qui consiste à offrir à nos élèves et à […]

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    Registry of Motor Vehicle Changes Help Military Drivers Transition to Private Sector

    Service men and women will now be able to easily apply their military vehicle qualifications and training in the civilian workforce in Nova Scotia. Anyone with a current Department of Defence 404 licence, which is required to operate various military vehicles, will no longer have to take tests to get the equivalent civilian licence. “Nova […]

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    Public Archives Act Amendments Improve Governance, Public Engagement

    Changes to the Public Archives Act introduced today, April 20, will help the institution better connect with Nova Scotians. The new act will reflect changes in responsibility for government records management, clarify the mandate of the archives and strengthen the Board of Trustees. “An effective public archives can play a key role in helping Nova […]

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016

    Government Records Act Amended

    Government is updating record keeping legislation. Amendments to the Government Records Act introduced today, April 20, will improve efficiencies in government operations through streamlined approval processes and updated definitions and language. “Maintaining government records is a top priority,” said Internal Services Minister Labi Kousoulis. “It’s important that our records management legislation supports efficient and simplified […]

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016

    Liberal Government Introduces Balanced Budget, Projects Surpluses

    Government introduced a balanced budget, today, April 19, while making investments in economic growth, education, and youth. Budget 2016-2017 projects a $127.4 million surplus. The surplus includes a one-time revenue increase of $110.3 million because of federal and municipal contributions for the convention centre in Halifax. The $110.3 million will go towards the debt to […]

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