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  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    Innovation, Investment and Collaboration Mark Forest Week

    Forestry remains a key economic driver as Nova Scotia celebrates National Forest Week, Sept. 18-24. “Forestry employed 11,500 Nova Scotians in direct or indirect jobs in 2015 and added $800 million to the province’s gross domestic product,” said Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines, who planted a tree today in Sir Sandford Fleming Park, Halifax. “Innovation […]

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016

    New Grants to Help More Nova Scotia Students After School

    New Out-of-School-Time Learning Grants will help more Nova Scotia students succeed in math and literacy. “As much as we are investing in education and providing more resources for students and teachers, there are students who need more support outside of the regular school day,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey. “This new […]

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    Budget Update Shows Small Increase in Surplus, Increased Investment in Infrastructure

    The province’s September budget update projects a small increase in the surplus with $102.3 million in infrastructure investments in clean water, post-secondary education and innovative research. Minister of Finance and Treasury Board Randy Delorey presented the first update to Budget 2016-2017 today, Sept. 20. The net position is projected to be $18.9 million, up $1.8 […]

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    Film Productions Announced

    Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) announced four newly approved productions through the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund today, Sept. 20. Sunnyvale Shoals, a television series produced by SV Shoals Inc., has been approved for a funding commitment of $556,701 based on eligible Nova Scotia expenditure of $2,024,369. Brojects: In The House Season […]

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    Support4Sport Grow Your Game Contest Winner Announced

    The Cantley Village Recreation Association in Coxheath, Cape Breton, received a $10,000 cheque to build an outdoor skating rink in its neighborhood, today Sept. 20. Bob MacKinnon, president and CEO, Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation (NSPLCC), presented the cheque to the association for winning the grand prize in the Support4Sport Grow Your Game […]

  • Monday, September 19, 2016

    French and Gaelic Historical Newspapers Available Online

    Nova Scotia Archives, Libraries Nova Scotia, and St. Francis Xavier University have collaborated to protect more of the province’s social history and make it available around the world. Three historic Nova Scotia French and Gaelic news publications have been scanned and made available online. They are: — the first 66 years of Le Courrier de […]

  • Friday, September 16, 2016

    Funding for Legions Keeps Communities Strong

    Legion members and guests in 15 communities across Nova Scotia will enjoy better facilities thanks to nearly $103,000 in funding support through the Legion Capital Assistance Program. Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, MLA for Lunenburg, announced the funding today, Sept. 16, on behalf of Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “Legion buildings often play significant roles […]

  • Friday, September 16, 2016

    Provincial Parks Making Facilities Available

    Provincial parks in Lunenburg, Shelburne and Queens Counties are welcoming people to use their shower facilities and access drinking water. The following provincial parks will make their water facilities available to the public between Sunday and Thursday each week until further notice, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.: — Graves Island Provincial Park, Lunenburg Co. […]

  • Friday, September 16, 2016

    National Forest Week, Op-ed by Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines

    Forestry is among the top economic drivers in our province, employing 11,500 people and generating $800 million in GDP last year. Today, through progress and the use of best practices, our forestry decisions are based on science and the assessment of each individual forest harvest site. That means we assess the tree and plant species, […]

  • Friday, September 16, 2016

    St. Francis Xavier to Lead Centre for Innovation

    Government is partnering with St. Francis Xavier University to create a new Centre for Employment Innovation. The centre is a key part of the province’s redesigned employment services system, Nova Scotia Works, which was launched last week. “The employment services transformation is about providing consistent, quality employment services across the province to all Nova Scotians,” […]

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