News releases from Communities, Culture and Heritage (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021) (Page 1)

Investments to Improve Community Facilities

Communities, Culture and Heritage (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021)

Nova Scotia is investing $858,000 to support 35 community projects that will improve existing cultural and community facilities to ensure safe spaces where people can gather, celebrate and connect.

Investissements pour améliorer les installations communautaires

Communities, Culture and Heritage (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021)

La Nouvelle-Écosse investit 858 000 $ à l'appui de 35 projets communautaires qui permettront d'améliorer des installations culturelles et communautaires existantes afin d'offrir des espaces sûrs où les gens peuvent se réunir, célébrer et établir des liens.

Emergency Support for Non-profit Recreation Facilities

Communities, Culture and Heritage (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021) / Office of Addictions and Mental Health

Nova Scotia is investing $1 million in COVID-19 related emergency support for non-profit owned and operated recreation facilities across Nova Scotia.

Support for the Nourishing Communities Food Coupon Program

Premier's Office / Communities, Culture and Heritage (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021)

The Nova Scotia government is investing $350,000 in the Nourishing Communities Food Coupon Program to help low-income Nova Scotia households purchase fresh, healthy and locally produced food.

Province Invests in Five East Hants Recreation Projects

Premier's Office / Communities, Culture and Heritage (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021)

The Nova Scotia government is investing more than $740,000 in five recreation projects in East Hants, including upgrades to the Lantz ball field, local trails and the Walton Shore Volunteer Fire Department’s community hall.

Investing in Recreational Infrastructure in Halifax Regional Municipality

Communities, Culture and Heritage (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021)

The Nova Scotia government is partnering with the federal government in a $1.46 million investment to upgrade two community recreational facilities that promote healthy and active lifestyles.

Growing Film Sector Supports Economic Recovery

Premier's Office / Communities, Culture and Heritage (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021)

The Nova Scotia government is adding $23.6 million to the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund, nearly doubling the fund to $48.6 million.

Investing in Recreational Infrastructure in Cape Breton

Communities, Culture and Heritage (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021)

The Nova Scotia government is partnering with the federal government and Cape Breton Regional Municipality in a $600,000 investment to upgrade Centre 200 in Sydney.

Province Invests in Scholarship to Honour Portia White

Communities, Culture and Heritage (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021)

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

Lieutenant-Governor / Communities, Culture and Heritage (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021)

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 (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021)

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 (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021)

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 (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021) / Lands and Forestry (July 2018 - Aug. 2021) / Municipal Affairs (Feb. - Aug. 2021)

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 (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021) / 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 (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021)

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 (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021) / 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 (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021)

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 (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021)

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 (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021) / 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 (Jan. 2011 - Aug. 2021)

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.