News releases from Business (Page 1)

Province Sells Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa


New private owners are planning significant upgrades to the Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa to create a year-round tourism destination.

Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund Increase for 2019-20


To help meet growing demand from the provincial film industry, government has added $6 million to the Nova Scotia Film Fund, for a total budget of $26 million for 2019-20.

Ski Cape Smokey to Become a Year-Round Recreation Destination


The new owners of Ski Cape Smokey plan to transform the ski hill in Ingonish Beach, Victoria Co., into a year-round recreation and tourism destination.

Long-Term Care Home, Better Internet Service for Mi’kmaw Community

Health and Wellness / Business

Government is supporting families and economic growth in Eskasoni through two cost-shared infrastructure projects - a new 48-bed long-term care home and the installation of fibre optic cable for high-speed internet.

Business Innovation Summit in Rural Nova Scotia


Business and community leaders from across the province will gather in Truro today, May 7, to celebrate new and better ways of doing things.

Legislation Amended to Support Emera’s Growth


Government introduced two legislative amendments today, April 3, that deal with Emera Inc.

Legislation to Help Modernize and Grow Tourism Sector

Business / Municipal Affairs (to May 2019)

Nova Scotia is modernizing its tourist accommodations legislation and taking steps to support tourism growth across the province.

New Appointees to Develop Nova Scotia Board of Directors


Five new members were appointed to the Develop Nova Scotia board of directors today, Jan. 29, by Minister of Business Geoff MacLellan.

Film Fund Increased for 2018-19


The Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund is increasing by $6 million to meet greater demand and local spending from the sector and will now be $26 million for 2018-19.

Business Innovation in Rural Nova Scotia


Business and community leaders from across the province will gather in Yarmouth today, Oct. 23, to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation in Nova Scotia’s businesses. About 200 Nova Scotians will attend Innovation Fête at Nova Scotia Community College’s (NSCC) Burridge campus.

Legislation for Halifax Convention Centre


Minister of Business Geoff MacLellan introduced amendments to the Halifax Convention Centre Act today, Sept. 21, that help the convention centre in its role to attract visitors and build economic vibrancy in Nova Scotia.

Develop Nova Scotia Gets Provincewide Mandate


Develop Nova Scotia will help connect communities and create vibrant places that strengthen the province’s economy.

Nova Scotia Lands to Receive Trenton Property


The province is taking steps to explore new economic opportunities for the DSME Trenton site in Trenton, Pictou Co.

Province Invests in Tourism Icons, Including Peggy’s Cove

Business / Tourism Nova Scotia

The province will invest in five iconic tourism sites to enhance visitor access and experiences, and help motivate people to travel to Nova Scotia.

New Name, Mandate for Waterfront Development


Waterfront Development Corp. is getting a new mandate to help drive strategic economic development across Nova Scotia.

Winners Named in 2018 Spark Innovation Challenge

Business / Innovacorp

A new pain relief company is receiving $50,000 in funding and business guidance through Innovacorp’s 2018 Spark Innovation Challenge, a provincewide competition for new technology companies. The business, Panag Pharma, is one of four winners selected in the Halifax region.

Province Works with Partners to Increase Startups, Grow Venture Capital


Government is working with universities, colleges, communities and entrepreneurs on a new economic approach to increase the number of startup companies and increase the number of jobs for Nova Scotians.

Lancement officiel d’une nouvelle remise pour stimuler l’investissement et les exportations

Nova Scotia Business Inc. / Business

A.F. Theriault et fils ltée, chantier naval familial le plus ancien et le plus important de la Nouvelle-Écosse, investira 6,65 millions de dollars dans ses installations du comté de Digby. Le projet de la compagnie est le premier projet approuvé dans le cadre d’un nouveau Programme d’aide à l’innovation.

Official Start of New Rebate to Spur More Investment, Export Growth

Nova Scotia Business Inc. / Business

A.F. Theriault and Son Ltd., Nova Scotia’s oldest and largest family owned shipyard, is embarking on a $6.65 million investment in its operation in Digby County. The company is the first approved under a new Innovation Rebate Program.

Embracing Social Enterprise


Social enterprises are strengthening communities, employing more than 3,000 Nova Scotians and generating $179 million in revenue, according to a recent survey of this emerging sector.