News releases from Premier's Office (Page 1)

Nova Scotians Named to Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women List

Premier's Office

Women of courage, a corporate executive, a deputy minister and a journeyperson are Nova Scotians named in this year’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN).

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.

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.

Remembrance Day, Statement

Premier's Office

Tomorrow, as we do every year, Nova Scotians will thank and honour those who have served, and continue to serve, for protecting the rights and freedoms we enjoy today.

Premier Proclaims HMCS Kootenay Day

Premier's Office

Premier Stephen McNeil has proclaimed today, Oct. 23, as HMCS Kootenay Day in Nova Scotia in remembrance of the worst peacetime accident in the history of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Staff appointments

Premier's Office

Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, Oct. 21, the appointments of David Jackson as director of communications and Kristina Shannon as press secretary.

Premiers Concerned with Reduction in Air Services

Premier's Office

Premier Stephen McNeil joined premiers in the other Atlantic Provinces today, Oct. 14, in expressing concern over the reduction in air services to the region.

Premier Announces Changes to Cabinet

Premier's Office

Premier Stephen McNeil announced changes to the Executive Council (cabinet) today, Oct. 13.

Passing of Former Lieutenant Governor

Premier's Office

"The Honourable Alan Abraham served our province as lieutenant-governor with grace and dignity. He was a true gentleman to all he met and someone all of us could admire and look up to. He was a champion of our capital city, province and country during and beyond his tenure as lieutenant-governor. On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I pass along my deepest sympathies to his family."

Premier Delivers Apology, Sets Course for Fundamental Change in Public Safety

Premier's Office

Every Nova Scotian should feel safe, protected and well served by our public institutions, but many do not.

Prix pour l'esprit communautaire et le bénévolat

Lieutenant Governor / Premier's Office / Communities, Culture and Heritage

Les bénévoles donnent généreusement de leur temps, encouragent les réalisations communautaires et font preuve de bienveillance. Il est important de continuer de reconnaître ces personnes qui contribuent à nos communautés dynamiques à longueur d'année.

Celebrating Community Spirit and Volunteer Awards

Lieutenant Governor / Communities, Culture and Heritage / Premier's Office

Volunteers generously give their time, encourage community achievement and act with kindness. It is important to continue recognizing these individuals who help build vibrant communities all year long.

Premier’s Statement on Southwest Nova Scotia Fishery

Premier's Office

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that the Peace and Friendship Treaties provide the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq the right to harvest and sell fish, wildlife, and wild fruit and berries to provide a moderate livelihood.

Federal-Provincial Safe Restart Agreement Finalized

Premier's Office / COVID - 19

Nova Scotia will receive about $289 million through the federal-provincial-territorial $19 billion Safe Restart Agreement. The funding will be used to protect Nova Scotians from COVID-19 while safely reopening the economy.

Top Literacy Award Given to Antigonish Resident

Premier's Office

Nova Scotia newcomer Malak Alahmad is this year’s recipient of the Nova Scotia Council of the Federation Literacy Award for her dedication to improving her literacy and for making a difference in the lives of Syrian women in her community of Antigonish.

Province Providing Funds for New Ronald McDonald House

Premier's Office / Communities, Culture and Heritage

Ronald McDonald House, a home away from home for children being treated at the IWK Health Centre and their families, would be able to serve even more families in a larger building.

Nova Scotia Supports Humanitarian Aid for Lebanon

Premier's Office

Nova Scotia will provide $1 million to the Lebanese Red Cross to support those affected by the Beirut explosion.

Premier’s Statement on Leaving Office

Premier's Office

Yesterday, I celebrated my 17th year in elected office. These past seven years, as your premier, have been the most rewarding of my professional career. It has been a privilege and an honour, and something I have never taken for granted. Today, I am announcing I will be stepping down and leaving public office.

Federal-Provincial Agreement to Help Nova Scotians Affected by COVID and Restart Economy

Premier's Office / COVID - 19

Nova Scotia will receive more than a quarter of a billion dollars under the $19-billion federal-provincial-territorial Safe Restart Agreement announced today, July 16.

Entrée en vigueur de la loi sur le don d’organes et de tissus en janvier

Premier's Office

BUREAU DU PREMIER MINISTRE—Entrée en vigueur de la loi sur le don d’organes et de tissus en janvier