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  1. The Nova Scotia Tree for Boston lights up Boston Common each December.
    Commemorating 100th Anniversary of Halifax Explosion

    Nova Scotians are encouraged to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion in 2017 and its impact on the province through a campaign launched in Boston as part of the annual tree- lighting events.

  2. From left: John MacLeod, Nova Scotia Archives, explains the 1725 treaty document to Premier Stephen McNeil, Chief Terrance Paul, Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy, Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines, Chief Andrew Denny and Chief Sydney Peters.
    Cabinet, Mi'kmaq Chiefs Hold Annual Meeting

    Provincial cabinet ministers and Nova Scotia's Mi'kmaq chiefs met in Halifax to discuss education and culture issues, land and natural resources, as well as social and justice issues.

  3. From left: Cole Harbour-Eastern Passage MLA Joyce Treen, on behalf of Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine and Michelle Proctor-Simms, director of the Nova Scotia advisory commission on AIDS, raise the flag.
    Province Marks HIV-AIDS Awareness Week and World AIDS Day

    A red-ribbon flag has been raised at Province House in Halifax to honour those living with HIV and AIDS and those lives that have been lost, commencing HIV/AIDS Awareness Week.

  4. Students from Sir John A. Macdonald High School's robotic team show off their skills for Laurel Broten, CEO and president of NSBI, and Gary Walsh, director, Acadia Robotics.
    Nova Scotia Business Inc. Partners with Acadia Robotics to Bring Robots to Classrooms

    Nova Scotia Business Inc. has purchased five robot kits for the Acadia Robotics Youth Outreach Program to help develop future talent for Nova Scotia’s growing ICT and technology sectors.

  5. Energy Minister Michel Samson (centre) throws the first ceremonial breaker at the FORCE test site near Parrsboro. With him are Nancy Tower, Emera and Thierry Kalanquin, OpenHydro and DCNS.
    Cape Sharp Tidal Generates North America's First In-stream Tidal Energy

    Nova Scotia homes and businesses are now powered by North America's first in-stream tidal turbine.

  6. Premier Stephen McNeil and federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna at the announcement in Dartmouth.
    Nova Scotia Reaches Climate Change Agreement

    Nova Scotia has reached an agreement-in-principle with the federal government that will protect Nova Scotians' pocketbooks and build upon the province's position as a leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • QEII Redevelopment

    Health care needs are evolving and it’s time to change. In order to meet patient needs, the QEII redevelopment involves moving out of the Centennial and Victoria buildings and into different locations. These will include renovated spaces, expansions, and additions.

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  • Make It Here

    Connecting workers with help to enter the workforce and employers with supports to hire and train.

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  • Tourism

    The official tourism website for Nova Scotia, Canada.


  • Open Data

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  • Budget 2016-2017

    Budget 2016-2017 focuses on the things that truly matter to Nova Scotians—growth, opportunities for youth, skills and jobs training, education, and health care.

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  • Student Assistance

    Nova Scotia graduates can now apply to have government pay the interest on their provincial student loans.

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