News releases from Premier's Office (Page 1)

African Heritage Month Celebrations Begin

Lieutenant-Governor / Premier's Office / African Nova Scotian Affairs

A virtual celebration today, January 23, marked the launch of African Heritage Month with a provincial proclamation and poster unveiling. The month recognizes and highlights the contributions of African Nova Scotians throughout the province’s history.

Premier Announces New Build Nova Scotia CEO, Appointments to Senior Leadership Roles

Premier's Office

David Benoit will serve as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Build Nova Scotia, one of two new Crown corporations established to drive economic growth across the province.

Atlantic Premiers Discuss Healthcare, Immigration, Labour Shortages, Affordability

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston hosted a virtual meeting of the Council of Atlantic Premiers today, December 19.

Major Healthcare Expansion Includes More Services in More Locations

Premier's Office

More beds, more operating rooms and two new and larger emergency departments are among the elements of More, Faster: The Action for Health Build, a comprehensive plan for improving healthcare services for Nova Scotians.

Province Expands Home Heating Program, Supports Vulnerable Nova Scotians

Premier's Office

The Province is providing more help to Nova Scotians struggling with the rising cost of living.

Premier, Counterparts Discuss Healthcare

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston joined other Canadian premiers for a virtual meeting of the Council of the Federation today, December 9.

Premier Focuses on Healthcare Labour Mobility at Annual Meeting of Committee on Internal Trade

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston emphasized the importance of making it easier for healthcare workers to move from one province to another during a meeting of Canadian trade ministers in Toronto today, December 8.

Cultural Connections, Trade and Healthcare Focus of Premier’s Visit to Boston, Washington, D.C.

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston will visit Boston and Washington, D.C. from November 30 to December 7 to advance Nova Scotia’s interests in cultural connections, trade and healthcare innovation.

Statement on Government of Canada Carbon Tax

Premier's Office

I want to express my profound disappointment in the decision by the Government of Canada to impose a carbon tax on Nova Scotians at a time when fuel and heating costs are at an all-time high and many Nova Scotians are struggling.

Premier Thanks Deputy for Service

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston thanked Geoff MacLellan for his service to the province over the past year as Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Chair of the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Housing Task Force. Mr. MacLellan has departed the public service to pursue a new opportunity and will be stepping down from the task force in the coming weeks.

Remembrance Day Statement

Premier's Office

At 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918, the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare.

Fall Legislative Session Modernizes Government, Protects Nova Scotians

Premier's Office

Modernizing government and protecting Nova Scotians from large power rate increases were the focus of the fall legislative session, which ended today, November 9.

Community Organization Recognized for Innovation in Mental Healthcare

Premier's Office / Office of Addictions and Mental Health

Strongest Families Institute is Nova Scotia’s recipient of the Council of the Federation Award for Innovation in Mental Health and Addictions Care.

Financial Support for Agriculture and Forestry

Premier's Office / Agriculture / Natural Resources and Renewables / Emergency Management Office / Hurricane Fiona

Emergency support is on the way for resource industries impacted by hurricane Fiona.

New Investments to Retain Doctors, Improve Care to Nova Scotians

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

More Nova Scotians will be connected to a primary care provider and recent graduates of Dalhousie family medicine will gain valuable hands-on experience as a result of a $6.3-million investment over the next four years.

Statement on Hockey Canada Leadership Changes

Premier's Office

The leadership change at Hockey Canada is an important step toward accountability and meaningful change. There are still investigations underway, and clearly there is more to be done, but we are pleased to see these changes and hope it signals they will address the ongoing issues within the organization.

Statement on Hockey Canada

Premier's Office

I am deeply disappointed by what we continue to see with Hockey Canada.

Applications Now Open for Small Business Hurricane Relief Program

Hurricane Fiona / Premier's Office / Economic Development

Small businesses struggling in the aftermath of hurricane Fiona can now apply for support through the Small Business Hurricane Relief Program.

Program Expands to Attract and Retain Young, Skilled Film and Video Workers

Premier's Office

Nova Scotia’s thriving film and video industry will benefit from the More Opportunity for Skilled Trades (MOST) program helping attract and retain more young, skilled workers to meet demand.

Financial Support for Small Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Fiona / Premier's Office / Emergency Management Office

Support is on the way for small businesses struggling in the aftermath of hurricane Fiona.