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  • Thursday, July 16, 2015

    Funding Supports Accessible Transportation

    Nova Scotians will have easier access to safe, affordable and accessible transportation thanks to the Accessible Transportation Assistance Program. Municipal Affairs Minister Mark Furey announced $366,000 in funding today, July 15. “We want to ensure that Nova Scotians who need accessible transportation are able to access it in their communities,” said Mr. Furey. “This funding […]

  • Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Acadian Flag Licence Plates Promote Vibrant Culture

    Nova Scotians continue to support Acadian and francophone culture by contributing to the Vive l’Acadie Community Fund. Funds collected from the sale and renewal of more than 600 Acadian flag licence plates between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015 will support community cultural projects in the amount of $30,200. “Acadian and francophone communities from […]

  • Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Wildlife Conservation Grants Announced

    Twenty Habitat Conservation Fund grants totalling $205,900 were announced today, July 6, to help conserve wildlife habitats and gather information about wildlife for government, hunters and conservationists. The funding will help to promote sustainable hunting practices, provide mentoring and conservation education, and study the pressures affecting wildlife populations. “I want to thank Nova Scotia’s hunters […]

  • Thursday, July 9, 2015

    Nova Scotia Firefighters to Help Alberta

    Nova Scotia firefighters are going to help fight wildfires in Alberta. “The Department of Natural Resources has well-trained and skilled wildfire fighters who are ready and keen to respond to Alberta’s request for help in its time of need, just as it and other areas send help here when we need it,” said Zach Churchill, […]

  • Monday, July 6, 2015

    Property Tax Rebate Program Open to Eligible Seniors

    Government’s Seniors’ Property Tax Rebate program, which provides seniors with up to $800 to help them live in their home longer, is accepting applications. The program is for seniors who receive the federal Guaranteed Income Supplement, own and live in their own homes, and have paid their previous year’s property taxes in full. “Extra help […]

  • Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Bluenose II Public Harbour Tour Schedule Posted

    The Bluenose II public harbour tour schedule has been posted now that Capt. Phil Watson has deemed the crew ready to sail. The schedule is subject to change in the event of unfavourable sailing conditions. “We can now say with confidence that the Bluenose II will be back as Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador this summer,” […]

  • Thursday, July 2, 2015

    Atlantic Agreement Will Give Apprentices More Opportunities

    Nova Scotia is making it easier for apprentices to work across the Atlantic region. Premier Stephen McNeil signed a mobility agreement with New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador today, June 28. This agreement means that an apprentice’s work experience and training hours will be recognized equally in all four Atlantic provinces, no […]

  • Friday, June 26, 2015

    Nova Scotia Opens Borders to Import Wine

    Nova Scotians can now have their favourite Canadian wines delivered directly to their homes. Diana Whalen, Minister responsible for the Liquor Control Act, announced today, June 25, that Nova Scotians can now import locally grown and produced Canadian wine for personal use without going through the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation. “The Canadian wine industry is […]

  • Friday, June 26, 2015

    Strategy to Better Support Those with Dementia, Families, Caregivers

    The province’s first dementia strategy aims to improve access to timely and accurate diagnoses, provide more public education and awareness, give more support to families and caregivers and enhance co-ordination in the health system. Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine launched Towards Understanding: A Dementia Strategy for Nova Scotia, today, June 23, in Halifax. “People […]

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015

    MV Miner Removed from Scatarie Island

    The final piece of the wreck of the MV Miner was removed today, June 22, from the coast of Scatarie Island, an environmentally protected area near the Cape Breton community of Main-à-Dieu. “For the first time in a long time, Scatarie Island looks as it should,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan. “I’d […]

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