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Assault at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

Justice

April 6, 2012 12:59 PM

JUSTICE--Assault at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility
Two offenders were in an altercation at about 9:30 a.m. today, April 6, at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

April 5, 2012 12:53 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Weekly Traffic Advisories
CONTINUING WORK ---

Province Supports Shipping Service Between Halifax and New England

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism

April 5, 2012 12:43 PM

ECONOMIC AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM--Province Supports Shipping Service Between Halifax and New England
The province is helping Nova Scotia businesses find new ways to ship their product, and increase the competitive advantage of the Port of Halifax, with a $500,000 loan guarantee to American Feeder Lines International.

Subventions accordées à des organismes communautaires pour la prévention du crime

Justice

April 5, 2012 10:47 AM

JUSTICE--Subventions accordées à des organismes communautaires pour la prévention du crime
Le gouvernement provincial investit 50 000 $ à l'appui des organismes de prévention du crime à l'échelle de la Nouvelle-Écosse afin de contribuer à la sécurité des familles et des communautés.

Grants Awarded to Community Organizations for Crime Prevention

Justice

April 5, 2012 10:43 AM

JUSTICE--Grants Awarded to Community Organizations for Crime Prevention
The province is investing $50,000 to support community crime prevention organizations across Nova Scotia to help fight crime and make families and communities safer.

Secure Care Unit To Open In Waterville

Health and Wellness

April 5, 2012 10:33 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Secure Care Unit To Open In Waterville
Youth on remand by the court for a mental health assessment are now being cared for at a new six-bed secure care unit at the Nova Scotia Youth Facility, where they will receive better mental health care, programming and support.

A Week of Wildlife Wonders

Natural Resources

April 4, 2012 3:35 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--A Week of Wildlife Wonders
The province is encouraging people to take a walk on the wild side during National Wildlife Week April 8 to 14.

Amendment Enables Crown Share Payments

Energy

April 4, 2012 3:31 PM

ENERGY--Amendment Enables Crown Share Payments
A proposed amendment to Nova Scotia's Offshore Accord Act gives the province access to information used to calculate Crown Share Adjustment payments from Ottawa.

Subventions pour le vieillissement positif et autres programmes à l'appui des aînés

Seniors

April 4, 2012 2:32 PM

AÎNÉS--Subventions pour le vieillissement positif et autres programmes à l'appui des aînés
Une subvention provinciale visant à aider les aînés à rester actifs ainsi que plusieurs autres initiatives permettent d'améliorer la vie des aînés néo-écossais.

Positive Aging Grant, Other Programs Help Seniors

Seniors

April 4, 2012 2:30 PM

SENIORS--Positive Aging Grant, Other Programs Help Seniors
A provincial grant to help seniors stay active and a number of other initiatives are making life better for Nova Scotia seniors.

Province Doubles Rebate for First-Time Home Buyers

Premier's Office

April 4, 2012 11:48 AM

PREMIER'S OFFICE--Province Doubles Rebate for First-Time Home Buyers
NOTE: A social media release with high-res downloadable photos and audio is available at http://gov.ns.ca/news/smr/2012-04-04-Home-Buyers-Program

Bursary Supports Gaelic-language Education

Gaelic Affairs

April 4, 2012 10:56 AM

GAELIC AFFAIRS--Bursary Supports Gaelic-language Education
Nova Scotians interested in improving their understanding and use of the Gaelic language will be able to further their study with a new bursary program funded by the government of Scotland and administered by Gaelic Affairs.

Phase One of Fair Auto Insurance Implemented

Finance (to Oct. 22, 2013)

April 4, 2012 10:42 AM

FINANCE--Phase One of Fair Auto Insurance Implemented
The province's consumer-friendly auto insurance reforms, effective April 1, ensure all drivers in Nova Scotia enjoy greater benefits and will not face premium increases if they cover damage costs themselves.

NSLC Retail Stores Closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday

Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation

April 4, 2012 9:44 AM

N.S. LIQUOR CORP.--NSLC Retail Stores Closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday
Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation's (NSLC) retail stores will be closed on Friday, April 6, and Sunday, April 8, in honour of Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

Crown Attorney Appointed in Port Hawkesbury

Public Prosecution Service

April 4, 2012 9:06 AM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--Crown Attorney Appointed in Port Hawkesbury
Cheryl Schurman has been appointed a Crown attorney in the Port Hawkesbury office of the Public Prosecution Service.

Province Approves Write-offs for 2011-12

Finance (to Oct. 22, 2013)

April 3, 2012 2:26 PM

FINANCE--Province Approves Write-offs for 2011-12
The province is writing off $38.4 million in debts that were considered unpaid or uncollectible as of March 31, 2012.

Budget Address by Finance Minister Graham Steele

Finance (to Oct. 22, 2013)

April 3, 2012 2:21 PM

FINANCE--Budget Address by Finance Minister Graham Steele
I am pleased to introduce Budget 2012 -- a budget built on fiscal discipline. A budget that stays the course while protecting health care and education. A budget that supports the game-changing opportunities that lie in front of us after an historic year for Nova Scotia.

Budget 2012 Continues Strong Fiscal Discipline

Finance (to Oct. 22, 2013)

April 3, 2012 2:14 PM

FINANCE--Budget 2012 Continues Strong Fiscal Discipline
NOTE: A social media release with high-res downloadable photos video and audio is available at http://www.gov.ns.ca/news/smr/2012-04-03-Budget-2012
Finance Minister Graham Steele tabled the 2012-13 provincial budget today, April 3. This budget illustrates that the government's fiscal plan is working.

Partners Prepare to Host Titanic-Related Events, Activities

Communities, Culture and Heritage

April 3, 2012 1:37 PM

COMMUNITIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE--Partners Prepare to Host Titanic-Related Events, Activities
Plans are underway to welcome Nova Scotians and visitors to a series of Titanic-related events this week and next week.

Province Will Reduce Harmonized Sales Tax in 2014-15

Premier's Office

April 2, 2012 9:44 PM

PREMIER'S OFFICE--Province Will Reduce Harmonized Sales Tax in 2014-15
Premier Darrell Dexter announced today, April 2, that the province's surplus will be significant enough in 2014 to lower the harmonized sales tax (HST) by one percentage point, and another percentage point in the following year, bringing it back to 13 per cent in 2015.

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