News releases from Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015) (Page 1)

Municipalities Form Eastern Strait Regional Enterprise Network

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

Municipal governments in the strait area and eastern mainland Nova Scotia are helping local businesses grow by forming the province's fifth regional enterprise network.

Students Encouraged to Start 100 Businesses in 100 Days

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

A café with fresh baked goods, gourmet coffee and plenty of comfy couches is just the kind of place Rachael Plamondon thinks Pictou needs, and she wants to be the one to start that business.

Graduate to Opportunity, Op-ed

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

We all have a daughter or a brother or a friend who had to go "down the road" to find their first job -- to Toronto or Fort McMurray, to Korea or Dubai.

One Year After Now or Never

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

A year ago, the Now or Never report was released. The report recognized the importance of tourism and its role in our economy. Its anniversary gives us a chance to reflect on our progress and the work ahead.

Un programme qui guide les diplômés vers leur premier emploi

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

Un nouveau programme provincial permettra de guider les diplômés des établissements d'enseignement postsecondaire vers leur premier emploi à temps plein en Nouvelle-Écosse.

Program Connects Graduates with First Jobs

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

A new provincial program will connect post-secondary graduates with their first full-time job in Nova Scotia.

Traversier de Yarmouth : subvention moins élevée, surveillance accrue

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

Le gouvernement a conclu une entente avec la société Nova Star Cruises Limited concernant l'exploitation du service de traversier pour la saison 2015 et il demandera à la Nova Star et à d'autres sociétés de lui soumettre leurs propositions pour l'exploitation du service de traversier en 2016.

Lower Subsidy, More Oversight for Yarmouth Ferry

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

Government has reached an agreement with Nova Star Cruises Limited for the ferry's 2015 season, and will ask Nova Star and others for proposals to operate the ferry service in 2016.

Les petites entreprises, les universités et les collèges au service de la croissance économique

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

Cinquante-deux petites entreprises font équipe avec quelques-uns des meilleurs universitaires de la province pour développer des technologies de pointe et de nouveaux instruments médicaux et arriver à offrir plus rapidement des produits et des services novateurs.

Small Businesses Work with Universities, Colleges to Lead Growth

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

Fifty-two small businesses are teaming up with some of the province's top academics to develop leading-edge technologies, new medical tools, and have innovative products and services available sooner.

2014 Tourism Season Numbers Released

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

According to numbers released today, Jan. 29, Nova Scotia's 2014 peak tourism season saw a five per cent increase in accommodation revenues, the largest increase in room nights sold in one year since 2002.

KPMG Ferry Reports Released

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

Government has released financial details today, Jan. 18, contained in KPMG reports on start-up and operating costs for the Yarmouth ferry.

Aerospace Manufacturer Plans Enfield Site Investment

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

Pratt & Whitney Canada is planning a $67-million investment at its facility in Enfield to build new centres of excellence for intelligent manufacturing.

Valley Company Plans Capital Upgrades

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

PepsiCo Foods Canada is planning capital upgrades at its Frito Lay plant in Kentville. The company plans to buy new equipment, such as energy-efficient fryers and heat recovery equipment to improve productivity.

Les élèves et le gouvernement célèbrent l'événement Unis pour l'action au Canada atlantique

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

Des milliers d'élèves de partout au Canada atlantique qui s'engagent à mettre en œuvre un changement positif se sont rendus à Halifax, aujourd'hui 28 novembre, dans le cadre de l'événement Unis pour l'action de l'organisme Enfants Entraide du Canada atlantique.

Government Invests in Growing Tourism Attraction

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

ECONOMIC/RURAL DEVELOPMENT/TOURISM--Government Invests in Growing Tourism Attraction ----------------------------------------------------------------Burntcoat Head Park will get upgrades to attract more visitors and enhance tourists' experiences.

GE Canada Partnership Shines Spotlight on Nova Scotia Entrepreneurs

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

Government is partnering with GE Canada and GE Ventures Licensing to provide Nova Scotia entrepreneurs access to GE intellectual property, and to help bring new technology, products and services to market faster.

Province Helps Build Healthy, Sustainable Communities

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015) / Health and Wellness

Annapolis Royal's downtown area will get a visitor-friendly update as part of a $63,000 investment announced today, Nov. 1, by Premier Stephen McNeil.

Proposed Invest Nova Scotia Board Announced

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

A group of Nova Scotians representing a blend of new ideas and business experience has been asked to lead the board of directors for the province's new economic development fund.

Online Toolkit Supports Small Businesses

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism (to April 2015)

Nova Scotia small businesses now have a place to learn about online technologies that can help them be more productive and grow.