News releases from Premier's Office (Page 1)

New Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness Appointed

Premier's Office

Dr. Kevin Orrell has been appointed deputy minister of the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness.

Emotional Support Line Open for Forestry Sector, Public

Premier's Office / Intergovernmental Affairs

A confidential, toll-free line is now open to help anyone in need of emotional support as a result of the pending closure of the Northern Pulp mill. Government is partnering with Morneau Shepell to deliver the service.

Information Sessions Planned for Forestry Sector

Premier's Office

Workers and business owners affected by the announced closure of Northern Pulp will have access to information that will help them make decisions about their future.

Premier Announces Forestry Transition Team Members

Premier's Office

Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, Jan. 3, the government and forestry sector members of the transition team created to support sector workers and businesses affected by the announced closure of the Northern Pulp mill in Abercrombie, Pictou Co.

Premier Reflects on Nova Scotia’s Progress and Future

Premier's Office

As 2019 comes to an end and a new year, a new decade begins, it is hard not to take a pause and reflect on why I am optimistic about the future of this province.

Boat Harbour Act Deadline Remains in Place

Premier's Office

Northern Pulp in Pictou County will be forced to stop pumping effluent into Boat Harbour on Jan. 31, 2020.

Premier Issues Statement, to Hold Media Availability Friday, Dec. 20

Premier's Office

I would like to thank the regulator, Minister Wilson and his team for their hard work on the Northern Pulp file. According to the regulator, Northern Pulp has provided some of the scientific evidence required, but not enough, meaning more work would need to be done.

Nova Scotia to Welcome Direct Flights from China in 2020

Premier's Office

Adding air connections between Nova Scotia and international destinations is an important way of growing tourism, as well as other sectors of the economy. Early in the fall of 2020 Nova Scotia will welcome visitors from China on two direct charter flights.

New Agreements with Doctors Focus on Competitive Compensation and Improving Access to Care

Premier's Office

The province has reached new agreements with Doctors Nova Scotia that invest $135 million more in heath care over the next four years, making doctors’ compensation more competitive and improving access to care for patients.

Premier Pays Tribute to Gerald Regan

Premier's Office

Premier Stephen McNeil offered condolences to the family of former Nova Scotia Premier Gerald Regan, who died Tuesday, Nov. 26.

A Day For Honouring Those Who Served

Premier's Office

Earlier this year, we marked two significant anniversaries in Canada’s military history.

Premier Leads Delegation to Asia to Discuss Trade, Education, Culture and Tourism

Premier's Office

Strengthening the trade and cultural relationship with Asia will attract investment, increase our exports and create more jobs in Nova Scotia. Premier Stephen McNeil will lead a delegation to China, Japan and South Korea, Nov. 8-23.

Environment Focus of Fall Sitting

Premier's Office

Government continues to protect the environment and grow the economy.

Province Files Injunction to Stop Illegal Strike Action

Premier's Office

The province has filed a notice of action and motion for an injunction in Nova Scotia Supreme Court that would force Crown attorneys to stop their illegal strike action.

HMCS Kootenay 50th Anniversary to be Commemorated

Premier's Office

The province has proclaimed today, Oct. 23, as HMCS Kootenay Day in remembrance of the worst peacetime accident in the history of the Royal Canadian Navy.

Premier Welcomes European Union Ambassadors

Premier's Office

Building on Nova Scotia’s already strong partnership with Europe will result in more trade and investment opportunities for Nova Scotia businesses and create jobs for Nova Scotians.

Members of the House of Assembly Pay Tribute to John Buchanan

Premier's Office

Premier Stephen McNeil and all members of the House of Assembly paid tribute today, Oct. 4, to former premier, the late Senator John Buchanan.

Premier Recognizes Excellence and Dedication in Public Service

Public Service Commission / Premier's Office

Three individuals and three teams were honoured with the most prestigious government award, today, Sept. 30.

Legislature Resumes Sitting

Premier's Office

Government enters the fall sitting of the legislature ready to advance the interests of Nova Scotians with respect to the environment, economy, support for women and health care.

Premier to meet European Union Ambassadors on Trade

Premier's Office

Premier Stephen McNeil will be in Ottawa Monday, Sept. 23, to promote cultural, trade and investment opportunities in Nova Scotia to European Union (EU) Ambassadors.