News releases from Premier's Office (Page 1)

Women’s World Hockey Championship Cancelled

Premier's Office / COVID - 19

The 2021 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship, scheduled for May 6-16 in Halifax and Truro, is being cancelled due to concerns over the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Nova Scotia.

Spring Sitting Advances Government’s New Path

Premier's Office

The Rankin government began to chart its path to a fair and prosperous future for Nova Scotians while managing the public health response to COVID-19 during the spring sitting of the legislature, which wrapped up Monday, April 19.

Emotional Support Line Open for Public

Premier's Office / Intergovernmental Affairs

A confidential, toll-free line is now open to help anyone in need of emotional support as they reflect on the April 2020 tragedy that began in Portapique, Colchester Co.

Working Group Will Support Race-Based Data Collection Initiative

Premier's Office / Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives / African Nova Scotian Affairs / Health and Wellness

The Nova Scotia government has established a community-based working group to support the collection of race-based data in the health system.

Province To Honour and Remember Nova Scotians Lost During April 2020 Tragedy

Premier's Office / Intergovernmental Affairs

The Province of Nova Scotia is inviting people to unite in honouring and remembering the 22 Nova Scotians who were killed on April 18 and 19, 2020.

Premier Taps Brison to Lead New Economic Growth Council

Premier's Office

Premier Iain Rankin announced the creation of the Economic Growth Council, an advisory body with a mandate to position the province for economic success and grow the economy as Nova Scotia emerges from the pandemic.

Province Invests to Make Sydney Mines Field More Accessible

Premier's Office / Communities, Culture and Heritage

All Nova Scotians should have the opportunity to lead healthy, active lives through sport and recreation. That’s why the province is investing $200,000 to renovate Ramblers Field of Dreams in Sydney Mines to make it more accessible for mobility challenged participants.

Province Building Startup Potential

Premier's Office

Premier Iain Rankin toured Dr. Jeff Dahn’s Tesla lab at Dalhousie University and met with university president Deep Saini today, March 29, as the province strives to make Nova Scotia a world-leading startup capital. Recently, the government invested $16.8 million in four Nova Scotia universities to help them expand and enhance their computer science programs. Dalhousie received $13.3 million.

Mandate Letters Outline Action on Economy, Environment and Quality of Life

Premier's Office

Mandate letters for all cabinet ministers are now available online.

Changes to Biodiversity Act

Premier's Office / Lands and Forestry

The province is introducing changes to the Biodiversity Act to address concerns from provincial stakeholders and ensure collaboration remains a key focus, as was always intended.

Investing in Clean Technologies in Agriculture

Premier's Office

The Rankin government is investing $5 million over two years in projects that increase Nova Scotia’s year-round food production, reduce emissions and reduce the amount of food imported. Premier Iain Rankin made the funding announcement during a visit to Nova Agri’s Vital Berry Farms in the Annapolis Valley today, March 22.

Funding to Remove Barriers to Sport, Recreation, Coaching

Premier's Office

The Rankin government is investing $5 million to help make the province’s sport system more inclusive and accessible. This is the biggest investment in community and amateur sport in recent history.

Investment to Create Gaelic College Satellite Campus in Mabou

Premier's Office

Premier Iain Rankin announced the province is investing $1.92 million to renovate a former convent and residence in Mabou to create a satellite campus of the Gaelic College. The premier made the funding announcement during a visit to the site of the new campus today, March 13.

Auditor General Appointed

Premier's Office

Today, March 11, Premier Iain Rankin welcomed the appointment of Kim Adair-MacPherson as Nova Scotia’s new auditor general. Her appointment was approved by the House of Assembly and is effective May 3.

Environment, Economy, Equity Focus of Throne Speech

Premier's Office

Today, March 9, government delivered its speech from the throne, unveiling a bold agenda focused on improving the lives of Nova Scotians by ensuring a healthy environment, a robust economy and a more equitable society.

Investments in Land Titles Initiative to Speed Up Claims

Premier's Office / Equity and Anti-Racism Initiatives

Today, March 5, Premier Iain Rankin announced a $3 million compensation fund to accelerate efforts to address the legacy of systemic racism relating to land ownership in historic African Nova Scotian communities.

Property Tax Relief for Small Businesses

Premier's Office / COVID - 19

Restaurants, gyms, hair salons and small businesses in the service sector are the lifeblood of Nova Scotia’s economy but have suffered as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions.

Province Invests in Climate Change Action, Supports Jobs and Commits to Renewable Future

Premier's Office / Environment and Climate Change

As part of its commitment to the environment and fighting climate change, the Government of Nova Scotia is investing $19 million in rebates to support low-income families in making their homes more comfortable and energy-efficient and help Nova Scotians buy clean, reliable electric vehicles.

Premier Appoints New Leaders, Adds Diversity to Senior Ranks

Premier's Office

Premier Iain Rankin has appointed senior staff to help lead the changes he announced earlier today, Feb. 23, revamping departments to support his vision for a dynamic and prosperous Nova Scotia.

New Premier, Cabinet and Vision for Nova Scotia

Premier's Office

Iain Rankin was sworn in as Nova Scotia’s 29th Premier today, Feb. 23. His 16-member cabinet, in revamped roles and departments, support his vision for a dynamic and prosperous Nova Scotia.