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Innovacorp Announces I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition Winners

Innovacorp

January 26, 2012 1:11 PM

INNOVACORP--Innovacorp Announces I-3 Technology Start-Up Competition Winners
NOTE: A brief description of each of the winners is available online at http://innovacorp.ca/i-3-zone-winners-2011-2012.
Nova Scotia start-ups with technology to clear clogged drains, a construction innovation to reduce mould and wood decay, a time-delayed bait dispenser, compounds that could treat superbug infections and nanotechnology to enhance analytical chemistry labs have each won $100,000 in cash and in-kind services.

Crime Prevention Grants Available

Justice

January 26, 2012 12:38 PM

JUSTICE--Crime Prevention Grants Available
The province is helping to build safer communities by funding projects that will reduce crime in Nova Scotia.

Shubenacadie Sam Prepared for His Close-Up

Natural Resources

January 26, 2012 10:57 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Shubenacadie Sam Prepared for His Close-Up
Nova Scotia elementary school students will enjoy a visit with Shubenacadie Sam, the province's famous groundhog, on Groundhog Day, Thursday, Feb 2.

Museum Welcomes Animals of the Rainforest

Communities, Culture and Heritage

January 26, 2012 10:37 AM

COMMUNITIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE--Museum Welcomes Animals of the Rainforest
The Museum of Natural History is welcoming some of the world's most exotic animals.

Le salaire minimum augmentera à 10,15 $ le 1er avril

Labour and Advanced Education

January 25, 2012 10:45 AM

TRAVAIL ET ÉDUCATION POSTSECONDAIRE--Le salaire minimum augmentera à 10,15 $ le 1er avril
Le salaire minimum en Nouvelle-Écosse passera à 10,15 $, ce qui représente une augmentation de 1,5 % par rapport au taux actuel de 10 $ l'heure.

Minimum Wage Increasing to $10.15 on April 1

Labour and Advanced Education

January 25, 2012 10:44 AM

LABOUR/ADVANCED EDUCATION--Minimum Wage Increasing to $10.15 on April 1
The minimum wage in Nova Scotia will rise to $10.15, a 1.5 per cent increase from the present rate of $10.00 an hour.

Dartmouth Company Receives Loan to Expand Work in Augmented Reality

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

January 24, 2012 1:17 PM

NOVA SCOTIA BUSINESS INC.--Dartmouth Company Receives Loan to Expand Work in Augmented Reality
A Dartmouth company that builds and manages augmented reality applications for major retail customers throughout North America is hiring more employees and developing new applications with help from the province.

Province Congratulates DSTN on Completion of First Contract in Nova Scotia

Premier's Office

January 24, 2012 11:25 AM

PREMIER'S OFFICE--Province Congratulates DSTN on Completion of First Contract in Nova Scotia
DSTN Trenton, Nova Scotia's landmark partnership with Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, has reached a significant milestone with the completion of its first towers for a wind farm in Amherst.

Atlantic Energy Ministers Continue Work to Maximize Regional Energy Benefits

Energy

January 23, 2012 5:02 PM

ENERGY--Atlantic Energy Ministers Continue Work to Maximize Regional Energy Benefits
Energy ministers from the Atlantic Provinces met today, Jan. 23, in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, to discuss energy priorities for the region, including the development of the Lower Churchill - Muskrat Falls project, Atlantic Energy Gateway Initiative, and natural gas and oil exploration. For more details go to http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2012/nr/0123n07.htm

More Details in Death at Southwest Nova Scotia Correctional Facility

Justice

January 23, 2012 2:14 PM

JUSTICE--More Details in Death at Southwest Nova Scotia Correctional Facility
The Department of Justice is releasing more details in the death of an offender on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Southwest Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Yarmouth.

Province Funds Rail Line Capital Repairs, Supports Local Businesses

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism

January 23, 2012 11:03 AM

ECONOMIC/RURAL DEVELOPMENT/TOURISM--Province Funds Rail Line Capital Repairs, Supports Local Businesses
The province will continue to support businesses and jobs in Cape Breton that rely on rail service, by providing funding for capital repairs to the Cape Breton and Central Nova Scotia (CBNS) Railway.

Traffic Advisory, Victoria County

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

January 21, 2012 10:06 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Traffic Advisory, Victoria County
VICTORIA COUNTY: Englishtown Ferry

Traffic Advisory, Victoria County

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

January 21, 2012 9:50 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Traffic Advisory, Victoria County
VICTORIA COUNTY: Englishtown Ferry

Province Invests in Yarmouth Airport, Supports Southwest Businesses

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism

January 20, 2012 3:19 PM

ECONOMIC AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT/TOURISM--Province Invests in Yarmouth Airport, Supports Southwest Businesses
A $30,000 investment announced today, Jan. 20, by the province will continue air service in Yarmouth, protecting jobs and supporting economic growth in southwest Nova Scotia while helping to increase travel to the region.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

January 20, 2012 2:58 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Weekly Traffic Advisories
CONTINUING WORK

Website Showcases Nova Scotia Titanic Artifacts, Records

Communities, Culture and Heritage

January 20, 2012 11:29 AM

COMMUNITIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE--Website Showcases Nova Scotia Titanic Artifacts, Records
NOTE: A social-media version of this release, with hi-res downloadable photos, audio and video clips is available at http://gov.ns.ca/news/smr/2012-01-20-Titanic-Website/ .
Learning about Nova Scotia's connection to the sinking of the Titanic has become more accessible thanks to a redesigned website launched today, Jan. 20.

Des héros méconnus célébrés dans le cadre du Mois du patrimoine africain

African Nova Scotian Affairs

January 20, 2012 11:10 AM

AFFAIRES AFRO-NÉO-ÉCOSSAISES--Des héros méconnus célébrés dans le cadre du Mois du patrimoine africain
REMARQUE : Une liste des activités régionales est présentée à la fin du présent communiqué.
Les célébrations du 28e Mois du patrimoine africain en Nouvelle-Écosse rendront hommage aux « Héros méconnus : Des hommes qui changent les choses ».

African Heritage Month Honours Unsung Heroes

African Nova Scotian Affairs

January 20, 2012 11:08 AM

AFRICAN NOVA SCOTIAN AFFAIRS--African Heritage Month Honours Unsung Heroes
NOTE: A social media version of this release with hi-res, downloadable photos is available at http://gov.ns.ca/news/smr/2012-01-20-African-Heritage-Month/. More photos and audio will be available after the event.
NOTE: A list of regional launch events follows this release.
Nova Scotia's 28th annual African Heritage Month celebrations will pay tribute to Unsung Heroes: Men who Make a Difference.

Premier Welcomes Shell to Nova Scotia Offshore

Premier's Office

January 20, 2012 9:11 AM

PREMIER'S OFFICE--Premier Welcomes Shell to Nova Scotia Offshore
The return of one of the world's top five oil and gas companies to Nova Scotia's offshore will create good jobs and generate hundreds of millions of dollars of investment, Premier Darrell Dexter said today, Jan. 20.

Province Announces Jobs Fund Board Members

Premier's Office / Economic and Rural Development and Tourism

January 19, 2012 4:10 PM

PREMIER'S OFFICE/ECONOMIC/RURAL DEVELOPMENT/TOURISM--Province Announces Jobs Fund Board Members
Eight economic development leaders from around the province will provide advice on proposed Jobs Fund investments for communities in transition, to support local industries and to attract new business.

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