News releases from Labour and Advanced Education (Page 22)

2011 Johnstone Scholarship Awarded

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Lockview High Grade 12 student Jennifer Yakamovich of Fall River, Halifax Regional Municipality, will receive the $6,000 Dr. P. Anthony Johnstone Memorial Entrance Scholarship for 2011.

Congratulations to Adult Learners, Class of 2011

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More than 500 adult learners will cross the stage this month to receive high school diplomas, bringing the total number to 4,200 graduates since the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) began in 2001.

Minister Makes Annotated Gaming Study Available

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The province has released an annotated version of a flawed 2009 study into the socio-economic impact of gaming.

Province Takes Steps to Improve Fire Safety Inspections

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The province will inspect 17 hospitals and 131 schools with elementary students in the next six to 12 months to improve fire safety inspections in Nova Scotia.

Labour Board Chair, Vice-Chair Named

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On June 13, Douglas Ruck will be the first chair of Nova Scotia's new Labour Board and Peter Darby will be appointed as a vice-chair, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education Marilyn More announced today, May 31.

Department Will Address All Auditor General Recommendations

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Government will act on all 25 recommendations related to the Office of the Fire Marshal contained in the auditor general's semi-annual report released today, May 18, said Labour and Advanced Education Minister Marilyn More.

Demandes acceptées pour le financement du secteur bénévole

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Les organismes à but non lucratif peuvent maintenant obtenir de l'aide pour attirer et développer une main-d'œuvre robuste, améliorant ainsi leur capacité d'offrir des programmes et des services à l'échelle de la province.

Voluntary Sector Funding Open for Applications

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Non-profit organizations can now get help attracting and developing a strong workforce, improving their ability to deliver programs and services across the province.

Le salaire minimum augmentera le 1er octobre

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Le salaire minimum en Nouvelle-Écosse passera à 10 $ l'heure à compter du 1er octobre. Il s'agit d'une augmentation de 3,6 % comparativement au taux actuel de 9,65 $.

Minimum Wage to Increase Oct. 1

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The minimum wage in Nova Scotia is increasing to $10.00 per hour on Oct. 1. This is a 3.6 per cent increase from the present rate of $9.65.

New Website Provides Easy Access to Workplace Safety Information

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Nova Scotians can now access valuable workplace safety information more easily through a new website.

Better Protections for Temporary Foreign Workers

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Legislation introduced today, May 4, will improve protection for temporary foreign workers, especially recruitment and unfair treatment.

Day of Mourning Ceremonies Remember 23 Workers

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People around the province came together today, April 28, at ceremonies to mourn the 23 people who died at workplaces last year marking this year's National Day of Mourning.

Good Friday and Easter Sunday Store Hours

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Nova Scotians are reminded that most stores and retail businesses will be closed Good Friday, April 22 and Easter Sunday, April 24. Both of these days are listed as retail closing days under the Retail Business Designated Day Closing Act, which requires these establishments closed.

Workplace Health and Safety Fines Rise

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In a move designed to make workplaces safer, legislation was introduced today, April 14, that would increase fines levied under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

You're Never Too Old to Learn

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Three exceptional adult learners were celebrated during an event that capped off Adult Learners' Week.

Budget Makes Historic Investment in Student Assistance

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LABOUR/ADVANCED EDUCATION--Budget Makes Historic Investment in Student Assistance -----------------------------------------------------------------Post secondary education will be more affordable for Nova Scotia students after measures introduced in the provincial budget today, April 5.

Province Celebrates the Achievements of Young Volunteers

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Outstanding young Nova Scotian volunteers gathered in Dartmouth today, March 28, to have their efforts and accomplishments celebrated at this year's Youth Nominee Luncheon.

Annonce des projets choisis dans le cadre du programme En marche vers l'emploi

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Les Néo-Écossais sans emploi ou peu spécialisés seront mieux préparés à chercher et à conserver un emploi grâce à un investissement de plus de 5 millions de dollars dans 28 projets dans le cadre du programme En marche vers l'emploi.

Successful Applicants Announced for Works for You Program

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NOTE: A list of funding recipients follows this release.