News releases from Premier's Office (Page 1)

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

Organ and Tissue Donation Law Comes into Effect in January

Premier's Office

Government announced today, June 30, the Human Organ and Tissue Donation Act will come into effect on Jan. 18, 2021.

National Indigenous Peoples Day, Statement from Premier

Premier's Office

Today, June 21, is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a time to recognize and celebrate the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada.

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.

Atlantic Bubble, Statement from Premier

Premier's Office

Over the next few weeks, we need to monitor COVID-19 cases to ensure they stay low and we have little to no community spread. If we continue to flatten the curve, our first priority is to ease restrictions in our own province, including expanding the family bubble.

Province Invests $230 Million to Stimulate the Economy and Create Jobs

Premier's Office / COVID - 19

Up to 2,000 local jobs will be created as Nova Scotians get back to work on more than 200 infrastructure projects across the province. The province is investing up to $230 million to improve infrastructure and help get the economy moving again.

Funding Supports Environmental Clean Up at Mill Site

Premier's Office / Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Now that the Northern Pulp mill has stopped discharging wastewater into Boat Harbour, Nova Scotians expect the remainder of the shutdown of the mill site to be completed in a way that is safe and protects the environment.

New Program Gives Health-care Workers Up to $2,000 Bonus

Premier's Office / COVID - 19

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed extensive demands on front-line health-care workers but the majority did not initially qualify for the federal top-up program. That is why Premier Stephen McNeil lobbied the federal government for flexibility around its program.

Prolongation de l'état d'urgence

Premier's Office

Le gouvernement provincial prolonge l'état d'urgence pendant deux semaines supplémentaires en vertu de la loi sur la gestion des urgences (Emergency Management Act) pour la sécurité et la protection de la santé des gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse.

State of Emergency to be Extended

Premier's Office

The province is renewing the state of emergency for another two weeks under the authority of the Emergency Management Act for the protection of the health and safety of Nova Scotians.

Statement, Helicopter Crash

Premier's Office

Today, Nova Scotians are mourning another loss after a Canadian helicopter involved in Operation Reassurance with Halifax’s HMCS Fredericton crashed in international waters off the coast of Greece.

Online Book of Condolences for Victims

Premier's Office

An online book of condolences for those who lost their lives this past weekend is now available.

Prolongation de l’état d’urgence

Premier's Office

La Province a renouvelé l’état d’urgence décrété en vertu de la loi sur la gestion des urgences (Emergency Management Act) afin de protéger la santé et d’assurer la sécurité des Néo-Écossais.

State of Emergency to be Extended

Premier's Office

The province is renewing the state of emergency under the authority of the Emergency Management Act for the protection of the health and safety of Nova Scotians.

New Deputy Minister of Environment

Premier's Office

Scott Farmer has been appointed the new deputy minister of Environment, replacing Frances Martin who retires on April 30. Mr. Farmer has served as associate deputy minister of Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services since 2015.

Demande de prolongation de l'état d'urgence

Premier's Office

Les membres du Cabinet se sont rencontrés par téléconférence, aujourd'hui 2 avril, et ont convenu de demander au lieutenant-gouverneur de prolonger l'état d'urgence pendant deux semaines supplémentaires. L'ordonnance serait en vigueur du dimanche 5 avril à midi au dimanche 19 avril à midi.

Request to Extend State of Emergency

Premier's Office

Cabinet met today, April 2, by teleconference and agreed to ask the lieutenant governor to extend the state of emergency for another two weeks. The order would take effect at noon Sunday, April 5 and extend to noon, April 19.

New Deputy Minister of Justice

Premier's Office

Candace Thomas has been appointed the new deputy minister of Justice, replacing Karen Hudson who retires on April 30. Ms. Thomas will also serve as deputy minister of the new Office of Social Innovation and Integrative Approaches, established in the 2020-21 budget.

État d'urgence déclaré en réaction à la COVID-19, sept nouveaux cas

Premier's Office / COVID - 19

Aujourd'hui 22 mars, la Nouvelle-Écosse a déclaré un état d'urgence provincial pour contribuer à réduire la propagation de la COVID-19. Les gens de la Nouvelle-Écosse ne doivent pas sortir de la province et doivent seulement quitter leur logement pour obtenir des articles et services essentiels.