News releases from Communities, Culture and Heritage (Page 1)

Province Invests in Scholarship to Honour Portia White

Communities, Culture and Heritage

The province is investing $50,000 to support a scholarship honouring internationally acclaimed singer Portia White.

Nominations Open for the 2021 Lieutenant-Governor’s Community Spirit Award

Communities, Culture and Heritage / Lieutenant Governor

Starting today, April 6, Nova Scotians can show their community pride by submitting nominations for the 2021 Lieutenant-Governor’s Community Spirit Award.

Appel à candidatures pour le Prix du lieutenant-gouverneur pour l'esprit communautaire

Lieutenant Governor / Communities, Culture and Heritage

À compter d’aujourd’hui 6 avril, les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse peuvent afficher leur fierté communautaire en proposant des candidatures au Prix du lieutenant-gouverneur pour l'esprit communautaire.

Province Invests to Make Sydney Mines Field More Accessible

Premier's Office / Communities, Culture and Heritage

All Nova Scotians should have the opportunity to lead healthy, active lives through sport and recreation. That’s why the province is investing $200,000 to renovate Ramblers Field of Dreams in Sydney Mines to make it more accessible for mobility challenged participants.

Legislation Will Accelerate Land Title Claims in Historic African Nova Scotian Communities

Justice / Communities, Culture and Heritage / Lands and Forestry / Municipal Affairs

The Rankin government is introducing legislation that will help speed up the settling of land claims and address land ownership inequities in five historic African Nova Scotian communities.

Funding for Online Performances by Nova Scotians

Communities, Culture and Heritage / COVID - 19

To help the performing arts sector adapt to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 and the restrictions that are keeping people safe, the province is investing $150,000 in Light House Go!, a new on-demand streaming service dedicated to providing Nova Scotia content.

Edward Francis Arab Honoured on Heritage Day

Premier's Office / Communities, Culture and Heritage

Immigrants have played a critical role in building Nova Scotia, including newcomers from Lebanon, who have made exceptional cultural, religious, economic, and political contributions to our province for more than 130 years. That is why this Heritage Day, Monday, Feb. 15, will honour a Nova Scotian soldier and lawyer of Lebanese descent, Lt. Edward Francis Arab.

Funding Awarded for Arts and Culture Organizations Impacted By COVID-19

Communities, Culture and Heritage / COVID - 19

COVID-19 restrictions that have been keeping people safe and healthy have also prevented many arts and culture activities from taking place. To help organizations adapt and maintain their operations through this difficult time, the province is awarding $2.1 million in one-time grants.

Nominations Now Open for Provincial Volunteer Awards

Communities, Culture and Heritage

Nova Scotians who want to recognize outstanding volunteers can now nominate people for the 47th Provincial Volunteer Awards.

Investments to Promote and Preserve Mi’kmaw Culture

Communities, Culture and Heritage

The province is committed to encouraging activities that celebrate Mi’kmaw culture. Towards that end, the province is investing $50,800 in four projects designed to explore, revitalize, share and experience both traditional and emerging Mi’kmaw culture.

Grants Help Creative Sector Go Digital During COVID-19

Communities, Culture and Heritage / COVID - 19

The creative sector is turning to technology to reach audiences and find new customers during the global pandemic. To support this effort, government is investing $913,526 in 56 projects for digital tools and approaches to manage the impacts of COVID-19.

Applications Open for Building Vibrant Communities Grants

Community Services / Communities, Culture and Heritage

Community groups that deliver, strengthen or expand programs that help Nova Scotians living on low incomes can now apply for a Building Vibrant Communities grant.

Richmond County Tree Lights Up Boston

Premier's Office / Communities, Culture and Heritage

Nova Scotians and Bostonians excitedly await the virtual lighting of the Tree for Boston taking place tonight, Dec. 3, on the Boston Common.

La Province investit dans le premier service de transport mi’kmaw et dans d’autres projets de transport

Communities, Culture and Heritage

Le gouvernement s’est engagé à soutenir des options de transport dans l’intérêt des gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse. La Province investit 707 674 $ pour aider 11 organismes à acheter des véhicules accessibles afin que les citoyens aient plus facilement accès aux soins de santé, aux aliments, à l’emploi et à l’éducation.

Province Invests in First Mi’kmaw Transit Service, Other Transportation Projects

Communities, Culture and Heritage

Government is committed to supporting transportation options for Nova Scotians. The province is investing $707,674 to help 11 organizations purchase accessible vehicles to make health care, food, employment and education easier for people to access.

Gift from the Sobey Family Announced as Gallery Selects Design Team

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (to Feb. 23, 2021) / Communities, Culture and Heritage / Art Gallery of Nova Scotia / Develop Nova Scotia

Today, Nov. 18, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) announced the team of KPMB Architects with Omar Gandhi Architect, Jordan Bennett Studio, Elder Lorraine Whitman, Public Work and Transsolar as winners of the international design competition for the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Waterfront Arts District.

Richmond County Tree Sails to Boston

Premier's Office / Communities, Culture and Heritage

A special tree received a heartfelt farewell today, Nov. 16. The 45-foot white spruce is a thank-you gift to the people of Boston for their immediate support following the Halifax Explosion of 1917.

Artists Honoured at Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala

Communities, Culture and Heritage

Nova Scotia artists demonstrate inspiration, creativity, and innovation. To recognize those talents they were honoured today, Nov. 14, at the Creative Nova Scotia Awards Gala in Halifax which celebrates excellence in artistic achievement.

Hommage aux artistes dans le cadre du gala des Prix pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse

Communities, Culture and Heritage

Les artistes de la Nouvelle-Écosse font preuve d'inspiration, de créativité et d'innovation. On a célébré leurs talents, aujourd'hui 14 novembre, dans le cadre du gala de remise des Prix pour la création en Nouvelle-Écosse, qui soulignent l'excellence en matière d'accomplissement artistique.

Investments to Improve Accessibility

Communities, Culture and Heritage

The province is committed to removing barriers for persons with disabilities. To support that commitment, the province is investing $960,000 in 88 projects through Community ACCESS-Ability grants to improve accessibility in buildings and public spaces.