News releases from Business (Page 1)

Grant Program Offers Support to Restaurants, Bars and Gyms in Halifax Regional Municipality and Hants County

Business / COVID - 19

A one-time grant of up to $5,000 is being made available to support businesses in Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and Hants County that have been ordered by Public Health to temporarily close in response to rising cases of COVID-19 in their communities.

Province Continues Support for Film and Television Fund


Film and television productions employ local tradespeople and film crews, develop local creative talent and showcase the province on the world stage.

Applications Open for Second Round of Forestry Innovation Fund Nov. 1


Applications for the second round of the Forestry Innovation Transition Trust will be accepted in November. Applications open Sunday, Nov. 1 and close Monday, Nov. 30.

Commercial Property Tax Relief for Owners of Hotels, Motels and Inns

Business / COVID - 19

Nova Scotia’s hotel, motel and inn operators are getting assistance with property tax bills to help with COVID-19 recovery.

Recognizing Innovation, Resilience During Small Business Week


Small businesses are the backbone of Nova Scotia’s economy, creating jobs and economic benefit in their communities.

Loan Support to Help Large Tourism Operators

Business / COVID - 19

Larger tourism operators serve as anchors for the sector, drawing air travellers, cruise ships and visitors to Nova Scotia.

Province Sells Liscombe Lodge


Government has sold Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre on the Eastern Shore in Guysborough County to Hearthstone Hospitality Limited. The new owner will invest $1 million in upgrades and offer employment to all current employees.

Forestry Innovation Fund Opens July 31


Applications for the $50-million Forestry Innovation Transition Trust will open Friday, July 31. Applications for the first round will be accepted until Monday, Aug. 31.

Application Deadline Extension for Small Business Reopening and Support Grant

Business / COVID - 19

The application deadline for the Small Business Reopening and Support Grant has been extended to Friday, July 17, to allow more time for businesses to apply.

Forestry Innovation Trust Launching Soon

Business / Premier's Office

A three-member trustee board will oversee spending decisions of a $50 million trust fund that will continue to advance the transition and development of Nova Scotia’s forestry sector.

Province Invests in New Businesses, Innovation

Business / COVID - 19

The province is investing $750,000 to help startup businesses seize opportunities emerging from COVID-19. Business incubators Volta, Ignite and the Organization for Nova Scotia Innovation-Driven Enterprise (ONSIDE) will receive funding to help new businesses get off the ground. Funding through Innovacorp will support startup activities in Cape Breton.

Province Announces Credit, Cash, Support Package for Small Businesses

Business / COVID - 19

Nova Scotia small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 need access to financial support.

Measures to Help Nova Scotia Businesses, Students

Health and Wellness / Business / COVID - 19

Premier Stephen McNeil, Minister of Business Geoff MacLellan and Dr. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief medical officer of health, announced today, March 20, measures to help Nova Scotians and Nova Scotia businesses dealing with COVID-19.

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.