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  • Friday, July 15, 2016

    Canada’s Parks Day Events in Provincial Parks

    People can enjoy Canada’s Parks Day events at several provincial parks, Saturday, July 16. “Take this opportunity to visit a Nova Scotia provincial park on a warm summer day. It’s a great experience,” said Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines. “We have 130 provincial parks where people can embrace nature and enjoy time together outdoors.” Visitors […]

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    EastGen Showcase Trains Youth for Agriculture Careers

    Ninety-five 4-H members from Atlantic Canada, including 70 from Nova Scotia, will learn about livestock management and show techniques at the 27th annual EastGen Showcase July 15 – 17 at the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Grounds in Bible Hill. Youth from ages 13 to 21 will learn through interactive sessions, educational presentations and a cattle […]

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    New Nursing Home for Antigonish

    A new 25-bed nursing home will replace the Bethany facility presently used by the Sisters of St. Martha in Antigonish. The current facility has a number of safety concerns including the lack of a sprinkler system. The new building, funded by Shannex, will provide a safe, modern facility and, when the nursing home beds are […]

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    Government Helps Seafood Processors Promote Employment Growth

    Government is supporting Nova Scotia’s seafood processing industry by unveiling educational tools to highlight and promote the industry and encourage employment growth. Fisheries Minister Keith Colwell was joined by members of the industry today, July 12, at Ka’Le Bay Seafoods, a division of Louisbourg Seafoods Ltd., in Glace Bay. The tools feature employees of Louisbourg […]

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    Unemployed Nova Scotians to Get More Support to Pursue Studies

    Unemployed Nova Scotians returning to the classroom to upgrade their skills will get more support this fall. Government is increasing support for living expenses, child care and dependent care for eligible participants of the Skills Development program for the 2016/17 school year. The program, provided through federal labour market funding, offers financial support to people […]

  • Monday, July 11, 2016

    Funding Supports Shellfish Farming

    Funding is now available through the Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board to start, expand or purchase a shellfish farming business. Licensed existing Nova Scotia producers and prospective new shellfish farmers are eligible to apply for secured loans with flexible repayment terms. “By matching a loan program to the needs of shellfish producers we’re […]

  • Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Grants Awarded to Promote Mineral Exploration

    Nineteen prospector grants totalling $184,250 and three shared funding grants totalling $140,000 were announced today, July 6, to help find and develop mineral deposits across the province. “These grants, from the Mineral Incentive Program, play an important role in encouraging exploration that ultimately leads to new mines and job creation in rural Nova Scotia,” said […]

  • Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    Government Opens Applications for New Aquaculture Leases and Licences, Supports Growth

    Government is investing $2.8 million in the aquaculture sector to create more jobs in Nova Scotia. It was also announced today, July 6, that new applications are being accepted for ocean-based shellfish, cultivated-marine plant and trout farming. The investment supports a more rigorous approach to approving new aquaculture operations and provides $2 million for research […]

  • Tuesday, July 5, 2016

    Recreation Facility Funding for Annapolis Valley Projects

    Annapolis Valley residents will enjoy enhanced facilities for community and physical activity thanks to funding announced today, July 5, for eight projects in the Annapolis Valley. Fifty thousand dollars will go to the Town of Annapolis Royal to improve and redevelop the main artery of the Annapolis Royal trail system. The system serves as a […]

  • Monday, July 4, 2016

    Atlantic Premiers Launch Atlantic Growth Strategy

    The government of Nova Scotia is working with the federal government and the other Atlantic provinces to build a vibrant economic future for Atlantic Canada. The Government of Canada and the four Atlantic provincial governments announced the launch of an Atlantic Growth Strategy at a meeting today, July 4, in St. Peters Bay, Prince Edward […]

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