News releases from Premier's Office (Page 2)

Nova Scotia Supports People of Ukraine

Premier's Office

Nova Scotia is donating $100,000 to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation to provide humanitarian aid and support to the people of Ukraine.

Province Recognized for Reducing Red Tape for Physicians

Premier's Office / Office of Regulatory Affairs and Service Effectiveness

Nova Scotia continues to lead the country in reducing red tape. The Province was recognized today, February 23, with a Canadian Federation of Independent Business Golden Scissors Award for demonstrating leadership in removing administrative barriers for physicians.

Statement on the Mass Casualty Inquiry

Premier's Office

This week marks the beginning of the inquiry into the April 18 and 19, 2020, mass casualty that took the lives of 22 Nova Scotians and an unborn child.

Province Accepts Minimum Wage Recommendations

Premier's Office / Labour, Skills and Immigration

The Province has accepted all remaining recommendations from the Nova Scotia Minimum Wage Review Committee, which include a path to a $15 minimum wage by 2024.

Speak Up For Healthcare Tour Report Released

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

Frontline healthcare workers gave Premier Tim Houston and provincial health leaders hundreds of ideas to consider as they move to fix healthcare in the province.

Better Wages for Continuing Care Assistants

Premier's Office

The Province is investing approximately $65 million in health authorities, long-term care and home care to increase pay for continuing care assistants (CCAs) so they will become the highest paid in Atlantic Canada.

Government Intervening to Halt Net-Metering Charges

Premier's Office / Natural Resources and Renewables

The Province will protect solar homeowners and small businesses in the solar industry with regulations that will stop the proposed net-metering charge in Nova Scotia Power’s most recent rate application.

Government Seeks Feedback on 20 Agencies, Boards and Crown Corporations

Premier's Office / Executive Council

Nova Scotians are invited to share their thoughts and ideas to strengthen 20 provincial entities.

African Heritage Month Highlights Community Voices

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

Virtual celebrations began today, January 26, for African Heritage Month with a provincial proclamation and poster unveiling ceremony.

Premier Houston Hosts First Council of Atlantic Premiers Meeting of 2022

Premier's Office

Atlantic Premiers met today, January 25, to discuss regional impacts of the Omicron variant and priorities for economic recovery.

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

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

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.