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  • Saturday, January 30, 2016

    Province Supports Hockey Heritage Centre

    Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, Jan. 30, support of up to $3 million for the creation of the Windsor Hockey Heritage Centre. The state-of the-art building will include an ice rink, sports fields, an indoor track and a museum that will tell the story of hockey in Canada. The announcement was made with the community, […]

  • Friday, January 29, 2016

    Le ministre annonce un comité chargé d’examiner le rôle des Affaires acadiennes

    Michel Samson, ministre des Affaires acadiennes, a créé un comité chargé de formuler des recommandations visant à renforcer le rôle des Affaires acadiennes au sein du gouvernement. « Le gouvernement veut faire en sorte qu’il soit bien placé pour aider la communauté acadienne et francophone à poursuivre son essor et son rayonnement, à la fois […]

  • Friday, January 29, 2016

    Minister Announces Committee to Examine the Role of Acadian Affairs

    Acadian Affairs Minister Michel Samson has created a committee to propose recommendations to enhance the role of Acadian Affairs within government. “Government wants to ensure that it is in the best position to help Acadian and francophone communities continue to build and thrive, in both rural and urban areas,” said Mr. Samson. “We are asking […]

  • Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Funding Continues for After the Bell Program

    Young people in the Annapolis Valley are getting active through After the Bell programs in West Hants, Wolfville, New Minas, Canning, Berwick and Kentville. Today, Jan. 28, Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine visited a yoga program in Wolfville to announce more than $22,000 of continued funding for after-school activities in those six communities. The […]

  • Thursday, January 28, 2016

    2016-17 Budget Consultations Begin

    Starting immediately, Nova Scotians can share their thoughts and help shape the 2016-17 budget and future budgets. Nova Scotians can join Budget Talks 2016-17 in a variety of ways, including email, Facebook and Twitter. “I want Nova Scotians to share their ideas on how to restore the province’s fiscal health,” said Finance and Treasury Board […]

  • Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Survey to Study Students Career Intentions and Perceptions

    Students in grades 6-9 across the province are participating in a survey that will help government and industry better understand their views, perceptions and ideas around careers in the marine industry, and other fields such as trades and technology and engineering. The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development is teaming up with the Institute […]

  • Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Deputy Minister of Business Named

    Murray Coolican has been named the new deputy minister of Business, Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, Jan. 28. “Murray will provide excellent leadership to this new department focused on fostering private-sector growth,” said Premier McNeil. “We are changing the way government does business. Murray’s experience, enthusiasm and commitment to the public and private sectors will […]

  • Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Executive Council Office Consolidated

    The offices of Planning and Priorities and Executive Council have been merged into a single, integrated Executive Council Office, Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, Jan. 28. “This streamlined office will have a mandate to work with the Executive Council to deliver on key priorities of government,” said Premier McNeil. Bernie Miller will be retained by […]

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    Minimum Wage Increasing April 1

    Nova Scotia’s minimum wage is increasing in line with the cost of living. Government accepted the Minimum Wage Review Committee’s recommendation to increase the minimum wage by 10 cents, to $10.70 an hour on April 1. The minimum wage for someone who has less than three months’ experience will also increase by 10 cents an […]

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016

    African Heritage Month Celebrates No. 2 Construction Battalion

    Nova Scotia’s No. 2 Construction Battalion, the only predominantly African-Canadian battalion since Confederation, is this year’s centrepiece for African Heritage Month. The No. 2 Construction Battalion, also known as the Black Battalion, was created after the British Empire renewed its call for soldiers during the First World War. A separate battalion was the military’s response […]

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