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  • Tuesday, February 3, 2015

    Premiers Approve Plan to Improve Labour Mobility for Apprentices

    Canada’s premiers have approved a plan that will make it easier for apprentices to move between provinces and territories while completing their training and certification. Premier Stephen McNeil, as lead premier on the initiative, briefed his counterparts on details of the plan during the meeting of premiers Friday, Jan. 30, in Ottawa. “By 2016, an […]

  • Monday, February 2, 2015

    Minimum Wage Increasing April 1

    Nova Scotia’s minimum wage is increasing to keep pace with the cost of living. Government accepted the Minimum Wage Review Committee’s recommendation to increase the minimum wage by 20 cents, to $10.60 an hour on April 1. The minimum wage for someone who has less than three months’ experience will also increase by 20 cents […]

  • Monday, February 2, 2015

    Minister’s Action Plan to Modernize and Improve Education System

    A stronger emphasis on math and literacy in the early grades is one of the initiatives parents and students will see next September from a new five-year education action plan. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey released the plan, 3 Rs: Renew, Refocus and Rebuild, Nova Scotia’s Action Plan for Education, today, Jan. […]

  • Monday, February 2, 2015

    2014 Tourism Season Numbers Released

    According to numbers released today, Jan. 29, Nova Scotia’s 2014 peak tourism season saw a five per cent increase in accommodation revenues, the largest increase in room nights sold in one year since 2002. Nova Scotia welcomed 1.8 million visitors in 2014 as of November 30, with more than half arriving during the peak season […]

  • Monday, January 26, 2015

    Federal, Provincial Governments Announce Housing Co-operatives Funding

    Many Nova Scotians living in housing co-operatives will soon benefit from repairs made through funding from the Social Housing Assistance Repair Program (SHARP). The province will invest $8 million over the next three years to help co-ops make repairs to members’ homes. The funds will be drawn from the $42 million in deferred federal contribution […]

  • Monday, January 26, 2015

    Gordon Wilson named to Palliative Care Advisory Committee

    Clare-Digby MLA, Gordon Wilson has been named to the Provincial Palliative Care Advisory Committee overseeing the province’s new Palliative Care Strategy. The plan, entitled “Integrated Palliative Care: Planning for Action in Nova Scotia,” was released in April 2014, outlining a framework for delivering standardized palliative care in the province. This work will be guided by […]

  • Monday, January 26, 2015

    Working Hard to Reduce Red Tape in Nova Scotia

    An op-ed from Mark Furey … The Canadian Federation of Business Red Tape Awareness Week reminds us that excessive government regulation can create hardship for small and medium-sized businesses. I want Nova Scotians to know that reducing red tape and modernizing programs is a priority for this government. The private sector is a key driver […]

  • Monday, January 26, 2015

    Medal of Bravery Nominations Open

    Nova Scotians have a chance to honour those who have put themselves at risk to help others. Nominations are open for Nova Scotia’s Medal of Bravery. This is the eighth year for the award. “This award is our way of thanking Nova Scotians who have gone above and beyond, in order to help those in […]

  • Thursday, January 22, 2015

    Lobster Industry Invited to Discuss, Provide Input

    Members of the lobster fishing industry are invited to discuss a proposed two-cent per pound fee to help promote and market the lobster industry. Consultations led by the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture will begin Jan. 27. These discussions are an opportunity for members of the lobster fishing industry to share their views on the […]

  • Thursday, January 22, 2015

    Atlantic Premiers Focused on Improving Competitiveness

    The Atlantic premiers are working together to improve the competitiveness of the regions’s economy through actions to strengthen the workforce, harmonize and streamline regulations, ensure open transmission and transportation of energy, and provide more efficient and cost-effective services to Atlantic Canadians. The premiers see the private sector as a key driver of job creation and […]

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