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  • Saturday, May 21, 2016

    Premier Extends Condolences to Family of Lorne Clarke

    Premier Stephen McNeil extended his condolences to the family and friends of retired Nova Scotia Chief Justice Lorne Clarke, who passed away today, May 21. Chief Justice Clarke was the province’s 20th chief justice. He also served as Chief Justice of the Appeal Division of the Supreme Court, which is now called the Nova Scotia […]

  • Friday, May 20, 2016

    Legislature Rises After Spring Session

    Government continued with its commitment to growing the economy, improving the education system and providing opportunities for youth during the spring sitting of the 62nd general assembly, which wrapped-up today, May 20. “This session focused on investing in opportunities for economic growth, improving the quality of public education, and starting the QEII redevelopment,” said Premier […]

  • Friday, May 20, 2016

    Drive Safely This Long Weekend

    The Victoria Day long weekend is a sure sign that summer is just around the corner, leading to increased traffic on roads and highways. “Long weekends are a great time for socializing with friends and family and road trips,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Geoff MacLellan. “If you are planning to hit the road, […]

  • Friday, May 20, 2016

    Support Helps Student Graduate from University

    As Tiffani Woodington crosses the stage for her degree in child and youth studies at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, a proud foster mother and social worker are in the audience as her special guests. Alice Hiltz, of Antigonish, welcomed Tiffani into her home when she was a 10-month-old baby, just as she has […]

  • Friday, May 20, 2016

    New Literacy Strategy Lays Foundation for Learning

    The province is launching the first Primary to Grade 12 literacy strategy that will increase the focus on teaching reading and writing, and developing oral communication skills. Premier Stephen McNeil and Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey released the new strategy today, May 20, which includes a $3.2 million investment for 24 Reading […]

  • Friday, May 20, 2016

    Canada AM to Film Cross-Canada Tour in Lunenburg

    Nova Scotians are invited to join host Jeff Hutcheson on the Lunenburg waterfront on Tuesday, May 31, for a live taping of Canada AM. Mr. Hutcheson, sports and weather anchor for the CTV morning show for the past 18 years, announced his retirement earlier this month. Known as king of the remote broadcast, he is […]

  • Friday, May 20, 2016

    Province, Doctors Reach Agreement

    The province and Doctors Nova Scotia announced today, May 20, they have reached an agreement in principle. Doctors Nova Scotia represents more than 3,500 physicians in Nova Scotia. “We’re pleased an agreement in principle, that falls within our fiscal plan, has been reached with Doctors Nova Scotia,” said Randy Delorey, Minister of Finance and Treasury […]

  • Thursday, May 19, 2016

    Government Offers New Camping Incentives to Provincial Parks

    More than 9,000 Grade 4 students in the province will get two free nights in one of Nova Scotia’s 20 provincial camping parks this summer. The Grade 4s Outdoors program launched today, May 19, at Laurie Provincial Park, invites students and their families to enjoy the camping and provides a provincial park passport to encourage […]

  • Thursday, May 19, 2016

    Tax Credit Supports Farmer Donations to Food Banks

    Farmers who donate to food banks in Nova Scotia will qualify for a new tax credit to encourage fresh produce donations. Agriculture Minister Keith Colwell outlined the tax credit today, May 19, at Feed Nova Scotia in Halifax. “Government is working with farmers to help Nova Scotians who need it most,” said Mr. Colwell. “This […]

  • Thursday, May 19, 2016

    Bloomfield Project Decision Announced

    Government will no longer be the developer on the Bloomfield property in Halifax. “After hearing from, and seriously considering, feedback from stakeholders and the people involved, we have decided that Housing Nova Scotia will no longer proceed as developer for this project,” said Joanne Bernard, Minister of Community Services. “This project will become an iconic […]

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