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Spurway To Return As Communications Director

Premier's Office

December 20, 2004 12:09 PM

PREMIER'S OFFICE--Spurway To Return As Communications Director
Peter Spurway is returning as Premier John Hamm's director of communications.

Nova Scotia Forecasting Healthy Budget Picture

Finance (to Oct. 22, 2013)

December 20, 2004 11:20 AM

FINANCE--Nova Scotia Forecasting Healthy Budget Picture
The province of Nova Scotia's second budget forecast for 2004-05 outlines plans for increased investment in key government programs and services and another surplus at the end of the year.

55 Young People Recognized at Youth Achievement Awards

Community Services

December 20, 2004 10:03 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--55 Young People Recognized at Youth Achievement Awards
"Dare to be Remarkable." That's the challenge written on a place card at the Nova Scotia Council for the Family's youth achievement awards ceremony. The applause is long and loud as each young person steps forward to receive an award for meeting that challenge.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Transportation and Public Works (to Oct. 23 2007)

December 17, 2004 2:18 PM

TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS--Weekly Traffic Advisories
CONTINUING WORK

Looking for a Health-care Jewel in Cape Breton

Aboriginal Affairs

December 17, 2004 1:39 PM

ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS--Looking for a Health-care Jewel in Cape Breton
Premier John Hamm mentioned its success in a recent speech. So did Prime Minister Paul Martin. And it was modeled after another program that earned accolades in the Romanow Report on Health Care. The Tui'kn (pronounced "dweegan") Initiative may be built around the health-care needs of the five First Nations' communities in Cape Breton, but its success could have implications well beyond the region's borders.

No Charges in High-profile Influence Peddling Investigation

Public Prosecution Service

December 17, 2004 11:52 AM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--No Charges in High-profile Influence Peddling Investigation
After a lengthy investigation into high-profile allegations of influence-peddling involving a request for a provincial government loan, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) has decided not to lay charges.

Province Applauds Pre-Clearance Announcement

Premier's Office

December 17, 2004 11:50 AM

PREMIER'S OFFICE--Province Applauds Pre-Clearance Announcement
Customs pre-clearance means the skies figuratively opened today for the Halifax International Airport Authority. Today, Dec. 17, federal officials announced the approval of a pre-clearance facility at Halifax. Premier John Hamm and Mayor Peter Kelly liked what they saw.

More Options for People with Disabilities

Community Services

December 16, 2004 1:35 PM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--More Options for People with Disabilities
More options are being introduced for Nova Scotians with intellectual and physical disabilities or long-term mental illness. Improvements to the Community Supports for Adults program, including new and expanded supports, were outlined in a paper released today, Dec. 16, by Community Services Minister David Morse.

NSLC Releases Second Quarter Results

Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation

December 16, 2004 1:04 PM

N.S. LIQUOR CORP.--NSLC Releases Second Quarter Results
The Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC) today, Dec. 16, reported earnings of $50.3 million on net sales of $129 million for the second quarter of 2004 (July 1 to Sept. 30). That marked an increase of 3.6 per cent compared to same quarter in 2003, although the growth in sales was lower than forecast.

Teachers' Pension Plan to be Strengthened

Finance (to Oct. 22, 2013)

December 16, 2004 11:57 AM

FINANCE--Teachers' Pension Plan to be Strengthened
The government of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Teachers Union (NSTU) have reached a tentative agreement designed to strengthen the Teachers' Pension Plan.

Gaming Foundation Surplus to Benefit Community Efforts

Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

December 16, 2004 11:01 AM

HEALTH PROMOTION--Gaming Foundation Surplus to Benefit Community Efforts
Interest from a $4-million surplus accumulated by the Nova Scotia Gaming Foundation will be used to generate funds for community level health promotion work, in particular help for program gamblers.

Province Announces Opening of Temporary Winter Shelter

Community Services

December 16, 2004 9:40 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Province Announces Opening of Temporary Winter Shelter
An additional overnight shelter for the homeless will open in Halifax for the winter by Dec. 24.

Port Clyde Bridge Re-opens

Transportation and Public Works (to Oct. 23 2007)

December 15, 2004 4:22 PM

TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS--Port Clyde Bridge Re-opens
The Port Clyde bridge on Route 309 in Shelburne County re-opened to traffic today, Dec. 15. Vehicles weighing up to 12 tonnes are permitted to travel safely over the bridge.

Barrington High School Gets Official Start

Education (to March 26, 2013)

December 15, 2004 3:12 PM

EDUCATION--Barrington High School Gets Official Start
Representatives of the Department of Education, the Tri-County Regional School Board, and the community of Barrington, Shelburne Co., helped build a road to a new high school construction site today, Dec. 15.

Nova Scotia-made Programs Win Gemini Awards

Nova Scotia Film Development Corp. (to Nov. 2007)

December 15, 2004 3:09 PM

N.S. FILM DEVELOPMENT CORP.--Nova Scotia-made Programs Win Gemini Awards
The annual Gemini Awards once again have given the nod to Nova Scotia talent by recognizing this province's consistent output of high-calibre television programs.

Hunter Education Instructor of the Year

Natural Resources

December 15, 2004 2:35 PM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Hunter Education Instructor of the Year
Clarence Grondin of the Lunenburg Rod and Gun Club is the 2004 Nova Scotia Hunter Education Instructor of the Year.

Investments for Better Health

Health (To Jan. 11) / Office of Health Promotion (to May 10, 2005)

December 15, 2004 1:38 PM

HEALTH/HEALTH PROMOTION--Investments for Better Health
Nova Scotians will continue to see shorter wait times, more health professionals and better support for healthy choices as a result of $62 million in federal funding commitments announced today, Dec. 15, by Health Minister Angus MacIsaac and Health Promotion Minister Rodney MacDonald.

DynaGen Generating New Technologies

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

December 15, 2004 1:12 PM

NOVA SCOTIA BUSINESS INC.--DynaGen Generating New Technologies and Opportunities
DynaGen Technologies Inc., a Sydney-based company that designs and manufactures digital control systems for the distributed power market worldwide, is expanding its research and development activities and its product line with the help of Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI).

National Artist Program for 2005 Canada Games

Tourism, Culture and Heritage (To Jan. 7)

December 15, 2004 9:04 AM

TOURISM, CULTURE AND HERITAGE--National Artist Program for 2005 Canada Games
Four young Nova Scotians will take part in a national artist residency program during the 2005 Canada Games in Regina in August.

$6.6 Million For Students, Schools And Libraries

Education (to March 26, 2013)

December 14, 2004 1:47 PM

EDUCATION--$6.6 Million For Students, Schools And Libraries
Student learning will be enhanced with new computers and more text books. A new investment of $6.6 million announced by Education Minister Jamie Muir today, Dec. 14, will also allocate more funds for school maintenance.

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