News releases from Environment and Labour (to April 1/08) (Page 1)

Two New Departments Effective April 1

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

Two new departments will be in place on Tuesday, April 1, to address current and future challenges with labour and the environment.

Improving Workplace Safety

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

Nova Scotians will be safer at work with three regulations taking effect Tuesday, April 1.

Drinking Water Set to Canadian Standards

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

New guidelines take effect Tuesday, April 1, that will ensure Nova Scotia's drinking water meets the highest standards.

Individuals Recognized for Excellence in Fire Safety

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

Students and staff at Enfield District Elementary School and members of the Enfield Volunteer Fire Service Association were recognized today, March 26, for excellence and commitment to fire safety.

Public Input Invited for Water Strategy

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

Nova Scotians will have an opportunity to give input on the way Nova Scotia's water resources are managed at 14 public workshops throughout the province.

Minister Accepts Minimum Wage Review Committee Recommendations

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

By Oct. 1, 2010, Nova Scotians earning minimum wage will make $9.65 per hour.

Gypsum plant project needs more information

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

An expansion request for a Hants County gypsum mine needs further study before it will be considered for approval.

Community Working Together on New Trail

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

Nature lovers will have an opportunity to contribute to a new community-managed hiking trail in the Gully Lake Wilderness Area of Colchester County.

Nova Scotia First Province to Offer Septic Course

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

Nova Scotia continues to be a leader in protecting the environment, becoming the first province in Canada to offer a mandatory training course for septic professionals.

Department Fulfilling Regulatory Role for Tar Ponds, Coke Ovens Cleanup

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

A three-member board has started its work to monitor and report on how the Department of Environment and Labour is performing as the primary regulator of the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Clean-up Project.

Nitrate Levels in Wells Unchanged

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

Testing of 150 drinking water wells in Annapolis Valley over the past six years shows there has been no significant change in nitrate levels in the groundwater supplying those wells.

Committee to Review Pension Benefits Legislation

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

Three experts have been appointed to review Nova Scotia's pension benefits legislation.

Chester Launches New Environmental Technology

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

Residents in the Municipality of the District of Chester will benefit both economically and environmentally because of technology that was unveiled today, Feb. 7.

More Radon Testing for Public Buildings

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

The second round of testing for radon gas, part of a five-year program, is underway for almost 2,000 public buildings.

Provincial Fire Service Training Program Presented to Minister

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

The interests of Nova Scotia's firefighters are in good hands thanks to the work of organizations such as the Fire Service Association of Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Firefighters School.

Environmental Conditions Set For Gold Mine

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

The operation of a surface gold mine in Halifax County will be subject to strict conditions to protect the environment.

Un comité recommande une augmentation du salaire minimum sur trois ans

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

Le comité d'examen du salaire minimum de la Nouvelle-Écosse a recommandé une augmentation du salaire minimum sur une période de trois ans.

Committee Recommends Three-year Increase for Minimum Wage

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

Nova Scotia's Minimum Wage Review Committee has recommended a three-year increase for minimum-wage earners.

New E-Waste Regulations Take Effect Feb. 1

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

Nova Scotia will continue to lead the world in solid waste management when the province's electronic waste regulations take effect Friday, Feb. 1.

Début des discussions sur les ressources en eau

Environment and Labour (to April 1/08)

Les Néo-Écossais, y compris les industries, les agriculteurs, les municipalités et les groupes de défense de l'environnement, sont invités à lire et à répondre au document de discussion sur la stratégie de gestion des ressources en eau de la province, aujourd'hui 30 janvier.