News releases from Premier's Office (Page 3)

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.

Province Closes Student Assistance Gap for Dalhousie University Nursing Students

Premier's Office

Eligible Dalhousie University nursing students will have immediate access to additional student assistance funding to help cover costs for the entire duration of their program.

Government Advances Work of Restorative Inquiry, Commits to Youth Commission

Premier's Office

The learnings from the Restorative Inquiry into the Nova Scotia Home for Colored Children will have a positive and long-lasting impact by shaping important changes in how the government serves the needs of Nova Scotians.

Toutes les infirmières diplômées obtiendront une offre d’emploi

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

Aujourd’hui, le 28 octobre, le premier ministre Tim Houston a annoncé que toutes les infirmières diplômées des universités de la Nouvelle-Écosse et du Nova Scotia Community College au cours des cinq prochaines années se verront offrir un emploi dans la province.

All Graduating Nurses to Get Job Offers

Premier's Office / Health and Wellness

Premier Tim Houston announced today, October 28, all nurses graduating from Nova Scotia’s universities and Nova Scotia Community College for the next five years will be offered a job in the province.

Premier Houston Announces Office Staff

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston announced his senior office staff today, October 19: -- Nicole LaFosse Parker, Chief of Staff and General Counsel -- Lisa Manninger, Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Legislative Affairs -- James Mitchener, Director of Operations -- Michelle Stevens, Director of Communications, seconded from Communications Nova Scotia -- Sam Foran, Director of Digital Media -- Catherine Klimek, Press Secretary -- Erin Norwood MacLeod, Associate Director of Legislative Affairs -- Adam Smith, Associate Director of Operations -- Tyler Cameron, Executive Assistant to the Premier.

Changes Support Inclusion in the People’s House

Premier's Office

The Government is modernizing the rules of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly to better reflect the diverse views of all Nova Scotians and create a more welcoming, inclusive environment, including changing references to “prayer” in the House rules.

Legislation to Protect Patients, Health-Service Providers, Staff of Healthcare Facilities

Premier's Office / Justice

The Province is taking action to protect patients, health-service providers and staff of healthcare facilities from protests intended to interfere with Nova Scotians accessing hospital and other healthcare services.

Province Moves to Establish Fixed-Date General Elections

Premier's Office / Justice

Voters will soon have certainty on the timing of future provincial elections.

Throne Speech Lays Out Solutions for a Healthy Nova Scotia

Premier's Office

Nova Scotia will move forward with solutions that work for Nova Scotians, addressing the problems within the healthcare system and embracing what is possible for the province’s economy and future.

Premier Pays Tribute to Roger Bacon

Premier's Office

Premier Tim Houston expressed deep sadness today, October 5, at the death of former premier Roger Bacon. Nova Scotia’s 21st premier died Monday evening at the age of 95.