News releases from Premier's Office (Page 1)

Premier Pays Tribute to Alexa McDonough

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston paid tribute today, January 15, to the remarkable life and legacy of Alexa McDonough. The former NDP leader died today, at the age of 77.

La Province réduit les frais de garde d'enfant de 25 %

Premier's Office / Education and Early Childhood Development

Les parents et les parents-substituts profitent d'une réduction précoce des frais de garde d'enfants alors que la Province accélère son engagement à réduire ces frais en vertu de l'Entente pour l'apprentissage et la garde de jeunes enfants à l'échelle du Canada.

Province Moves to Reduce Child-Care Fees by 25 Per Cent

Premier's Office / Education and Early Childhood Development

Parents and caregivers will see a reduction in child-care fees ahead of schedule as the Province accelerates its commitment to lower fees under the Canada-wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement.

Minimum Wage Review Committee Submits Annual Review

Premier's Office / Labour, Skills and Immigration

The Nova Scotia Minimum Wage Review Committee has submitted its report with recommendations on the minimum wage rate. The government will accept the recommended increase for April 1 and is seeking more stakeholder input before making a decision on the committee’s remaining recommendations.

Paid Sick Leave Program Opens Monday, January 10

Premier's Office / Labour, Skills and Immigration / COVID - 19

To slow the spread of COVID-19, Nova Scotians are asked to stay home from work if they’re sick. Applications for the Province’s COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Program open Monday, January 10, at 1 p.m. for people who cannot work remotely and must stay home due to COVID-19.

Premier Thanks Iain Rankin for Service

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston thanked Iain Rankin today, January 5, for his work on behalf of Nova Scotians as a cabinet minister, Premier and leader of the official Opposition.

Premier Houston Attends Council of Atlantic Premiers Meeting on COVID-19

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston attended a Council of Atlantic Premiers meeting by teleconference today, December 20. The agenda was focused on limiting the spread of COVID-19.

Help Wanted: Province Launches Recruitment Campaign to Increase Workers in Healthcare, Trades

Premier's Office / Labour, Skills and Immigration

As Nova Scotia’s population passes the one million mark, the Province is launching a recruitment campaign to increase workers in healthcare and the skilled trades to support labour market needs.

Successful Atlantic Immigration Pilot Made Permanent

Premier's Office / Labour, Skills and Immigration

After five years as a highly successful pilot program, the Atlantic Immigration Program is now a permanent pathway for designated employers to hire skilled workers. The Province of Nova Scotia and the Government of Canada announced the permanent program today, December 17.

Nova Scotia Reaches One Million Population Milestone

Premier's Office

Nova Scotia marks a major population milestone as the province surpasses one million people, following record growth since July 2021.

Healthcare, Energy, Trade, COVID-19 Discussed at Council of Atlantic Premiers Meeting

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston attended a virtual Council of Atlantic Premiers meeting, Thursday evening, December 9.

Premier to Attend Boston Tree Lighting, Conclude First International Mission

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

Nova Scotians and Bostonians are eagerly awaiting the Christmas tree lighting on the Boston Common tonight, December 2, at 8 p.m. AST.

Premier to Meet with Prime Minister in Ottawa

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston will make his first trip as Premier to Ottawa to meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, November 22.

Office Finding Innovative Solutions for Healthcare Recruitment

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

The new Office of Healthcare Professionals Recruitment has hit the ground running to ensure the Province recruits and retains enough doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals for Nova Scotians to get the care they need.

Fines Increasing, New Offence Category Under Health Protection Act

Premier's Office / Justice / COVID - 19

Individuals and organizations hosting events or gatherings that ignore public health orders are now subject to penalties under the Health Protection Act.

Statement from Minister

Premier's Office

This morning I received the upsetting news that I have been diagnosed with COVID-19. At this time, I do not know how I contracted it. I will provide all of the information I can to public health and work with them to trace all of my contacts.

Inverness County Tree Sets Sail for Boston

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

A special tree received a warm farewell today, November 12. The 60-year-old, 48-foot white spruce is a thank you gift to the people of Boston for their immediate medical aid and relief supplies following the Halifax Explosion of 1917.

Remembrance Day, Statement

Premier's Office

Each year on November 11, we honour the courage and sacrifice of those who fought for our country in past conflicts and those who continue to serve, both at home and abroad.

Premier Thanks Gary Burrill for Years of Service as Leader

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston thanked Gary Burrill today, November 9, for his work on behalf of Nova Scotians.

House Session Advances Action on Nova Scotians’ Priorities

Premier's Office

During the fall sitting of the legislature, the government passed important legislation, advanced new policy solutions and participated in respectful debate, setting the stage for a healthy Nova Scotia.