News releases from Premier's Office (Page 1)

Funding for Cultural Hub in Pictou

Premier's Office / Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage

The Province is investing $2 million to make the deCoste Centre for Arts and Creativity and the Pictou Library a cultural hub.

Art Gallery Project on Hold

Premier's Office / Public Works / Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage

Premier Tim Houston announced today, July 27, that the new Art Gallery of Nova Scotia build is on hold.

Streamlined Crown Corporations to Drive Province’s Economic Agenda

Premier's Office / Executive Council

Two Crown corporations are being created to oversee strategic infrastructure, support businesses from start-up to commercialization and drive the province’s economic growth.

Premier Asks Speaker to Reconvene Legislature

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston has written to the Speaker of the House of Assembly asking him to reconvene the legislature to deal with the recommendations of the MLA remuneration review panel released today, July 19.

Mi’kmaw Language Legislation Proclaimed

Premier's Office

Legislation to recognize Mi’kmaw as Nova Scotia’s first language was proclaimed today, July 17, by the Province and affirmed by the Mi’kmaq during a ceremony in Potlotek First Nation in Richmond County.

Council of the Federation Meeting Concludes

Premier's Office

The Council of the Federation’s two-day summer meeting ended today, July 12, in Victoria, B.C.

Premier Houston at Council of the Federation Meeting

Premier's Office

The Council of the Federation is continuing its two-day summer meeting today, July 12, in Victoria, B.C., to discuss healthcare funding, economic renewal and affordability.

Premier Hosts Meeting of Mi’kmaw Chiefs, Cabinet

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston, cabinet ministers and Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs held their first joint meeting today, June 30, discussing a wide range of issues and building relationships.

Premier Houston Hosts Council of Atlantic Premiers Meeting

Premier's Office

The Council of Atlantic Premiers (CAP) met today, June 29, in Pictou to discuss regional approaches to healthcare, economic growth, inflation and affordability, immigration and renewable energy.

Government Launches Nova Scotia Loyal Prototyping

Premier's Office / Economic Development

The government is taking the next step in its commitment to create a new provincial buy local program and encouraging Nova Scotians to offer ideas and opinions on its development.

Premier Pays Tribute to Dr. Charles ‘Chuck’ MacNeil

Premier's Office

Today, June 27, Premier Tim Houston paid tribute to the life of former cabinet minister Dr. Charles “Chuck” MacNeil. Dr. MacNeil passed away on June 18.

Premier Houston Congratulates Nathan MacKinnon

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston is congratulating Nova Scotian Nathan MacKinnon on his Stanley Cup victory with the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday, June 26.

Premier Offers Condolences on Passing of Former Cabinet Minister

Premier's Office

Today, June 27, Premier Tim Houston expressed sadness at the passing of former cabinet minister John Leefe, who died on June 25 after a life of dedicated public service.

New Program to Help Attract and Retain Young Skilled Workers

Premier's Office

Young skilled trades workers in Nova Scotia will be the first to benefit from the More Opportunity for Skilled Trades (MOST) program, aimed at attracting and retaining young people in key sectors and shaping the workforce of tomorrow.

Province Partnering with Industry on Strategic Plan for Tourism Growth

Premier's Office / Communities, Culture, Tourism and Heritage

The Province and Tourism Industry Association of Nova Scotia (TIANS) will partner to develop a new strategic plan for Nova Scotia’s tourism sector.

Nova Scotia to Welcome Charter Flight of Ukrainian Nationals

Premier's Office / Labour, Skills and Immigration

A chartered flight carrying more than 300 Ukrainian nationals will land at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport from Warsaw, Poland, later today, June 2. While many are expected to stay in Nova Scotia, others will resettle in other parts of Atlantic Canada.

Hundreds of Graduating Nurses Hired

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

Hundreds of nurses graduating from Nova Scotia programs will soon be working across the province.

Dr. Robert Strang Mayflower Award for Healthcare Professionals

Premier's Office

Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Strang, is being recognized for his leadership and dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic with a new award named in his honour.

More Medical School Seats to Train Rural Doctors

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness / Advanced Education

The Province is partnering with post-secondary institutions to train more rural family doctors.

Province Marks 30th Anniversary of Westray Mine Disaster

Premier's Office

Three decades have passed since an explosion at a mine in Plymouth, Pictou County, killed 26 workers. Today, May 9, Nova Scotians will gather to mark the 30th anniversary of the Westray disaster.