Government of Nova Scotia

  1. Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill (centre) joined (left to right) Pictou Mayor Joe Hawes, Stellarton Mayor Joe Gennoe, New Glasgow Mayor Barrie MacMillan and Pictou County Warden Ronald Baillie to sign an agreement supporting amalgamation of these municipalities.
    Agreement Supports New Governance Model in Pictou County

    Municipal Affairs Minister Zach Churchill signed an agreement with four municipalities in Pictou County to support a new governance structure.

  2. Premier Stephen McNeil launched Nova Scotia’s Open Data portal Friday, Feb. 5, at the Halifax Central Library.  The portal makes more than 130 government data collections available to individuals, researchers and entrepreneurs.
    Open Data Portal Launched

    Nova Scotians now have free, easy access to a wealth of information after the launch of Nova Scotia’s Open Data portal Friday, Feb. 5. The portal makes more than 130 government data collections available to individuals, researchers and entrepreneurs.

  3. A teacher with students at Sir Charles Tupper Elementary School in Halifax.
    Improvements in Classroom Highlights Year One of Action Plan

    Students and teachers will see more positive changes as part of government's commitment to refocus, rebuild and renew the education system.

  4. Russell Grosse, Black Cultural Centre (left), and African Nova Scotian Affairs Minister Tony Ince (right) join poster artist Paul Adams, Jr. at the unveiling of the 2016 African Heritage Month poster.
    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.

  5. Five students show off their original illustrations that inspired the province’s new Heritage Day flag design and the finished product.  They are (from left to right) Jem Logan, Upper Tantallon; Lyric Gould, Eskasoni, Cape Breton Regional Municipality;  Gage Michael Richard, Halifax; Keira Mercer, Beechville; and Sophie Anne Imlay, Boylston, Guysborough Co.
    Province Unveils Heritage Day Flag

    Five students showing off their original illustrations are (from left to right) Jem Logan, Upper Tantallon; Lyric Gould, Eskasoni, CBRM; Gage Michael Richard, Halifax; Keira Mercer, Beechville; and Sophie Anne Imlay, Boylston, Guysborough Co.

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