News releases from Internal Services (to May 2019) (Page 1)

Additions To Provincial Open Data Portal

Internal Services (to May 2019)

More new datasets are available today, May 14, on the provincial government’s open data portal.

Innovative Solutions Win Open Data Contest

Internal Services (to May 2019)

Twenty-eight teams spent the weekend using data from the Nova Scotia Open Data Portal to develop innovative solutions as part of the third annual open data contest, held at Dalhousie University.

Open Data Contest Accepting Registrations

Internal Services (to May 2019)

The province and Dalhousie University are inviting students and entrepreneurs to participate in the third annual open data contest.

Open Data Portal Marks Third Anniversary

Internal Services (to May 2019)

Nova Scotia’s open data portal marks its third anniversary today, Feb. 5, with the release of new datasets and a new function called Perspectives.

Province Accepts Recommendations and Implements Action Plan Related to Privacy Breach

Internal Services (to May 2019)

NOTE TO EDITORS: Internal Services Minister Patricia Arab and Deputy Minister Jeff Conrad will be available to speak with media at about 2 p.m. or, if later, immediately following the Auditor General and Privacy Review Officer’s news conference today, Jan. 15, in the Media Room, 1700 Granville St., Halifax.

New Datasets Released on the Open Data Portal

Internal Services (to May 2019)

New datasets are being made available through the provincial government’s open data portal today, Nov. 5.

Distribution de chèques et de la correspondance du gouvernement provincial pendant une interruption du service postal

Internal Services (to May 2019)

Des mesures sont en place pour distribuer la correspondance et les chèques du gouvernement provincial en cas d'interruption de service chez Postes Canada.

Distributing Cheques, Provincial Government Correspondence During A Postal Service Disruption

Internal Services (to May 2019)

Plans are in place to distribute provincial government correspondence and cheques if there is a Canada Post postal service disruption.

FOIPOP Annual Report Released

Internal Services (to May 2019)

The annual report from Information and Access to Privacy Services for the 2017-18 fiscal year was released today, Sept. 27.

Public Information Disclosure Website Online

Internal Services (to May 2019)

A list of documents available for public disclosure from Information Access and Privacy Services is now available online.

GeoNova Building in Amherst Closed, Some Online Services Not Available

Internal Services (to May 2019)

Due to a power outage, the GeoNova public office at 160 Willow St., Amherst, is closed today, July 11.

Information/Datasets Added to Open Data Portal

Internal Services (to May 2019)

New information or datasets has been added to government’s open data portal. The portal provides free, easy access to a variety of government data.

Interim Update on FOIPOP Portal Privacy Breach

Internal Services (to May 2019)

Work is progressing on addressing the privacy breach of government’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) website.

Auditor General to Audit Provincial Privacy Breach

Internal Services (to May 2019)

The Nova Scotia Auditor General has agreed to help the province ensure that Nova Scotians personal information is protected. On April 20, the province requested audit assistance from Auditor General Michael Pickup.

Privacy Breach of FOIPOP Website Information

Internal Services (to May 2019)

Government is working with Halifax Regional Police to investigate a breach of information on the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIPOP) website.

First Public Sector Innovation Garage in Canada to Open in Halifax

Internal Services (to May 2019)

A new place for the public sector to test ideas and develop solutions opened today, March 26, in Halifax. The Public Sector Innovation Garage, a government and IBM collaborative initiative, is the first of its kind in Canada.

Innovations Win Open Data Contest

Internal Services (to May 2019)

Seventeen teams spent the weekend building apps, models and other innovations as part of the province's second annual open data contest at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

Open Data Contest Forum for Rapid Innovation

Internal Services (to May 2019)

The province and Dalhousie University are inviting youth and entrepreneurs to participate in the second annual open data contest.

More Open Data Added for Second Anniversary

Internal Services (to May 2019)

Nova Scotians are continuing to use and find value in government's open data portal with downloads more than doubling over the past year.

E-Bidding Saves Time and Money for Businesses

Internal Services (to May 2019)

Government recently launched procurement e-bidding, which will save time and money for suppliers interested in doing business with the Government of Nova Scotia.