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Mercury Diversion Program Continues

Environment

October 12, 2017 1:29 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Mercury Diversion Program Continues
The province is making changes to its air quality regulations that will allow a successful mercury diversion program to continue.

Youth Summit in Halifax

Ombudsman

October 12, 2017 1:09 PM

OMBUDSMAN--Youth Summit in Halifax
The Office of the Ombudsman is hosting a conference for young people in Halifax on Saturday, Oct. 14. The Youth Summit is designed to hear from young people about their diverse backgrounds and interests.

Le vaccin contre la grippe est maintenant offert en Nouvelle-Écosse

Health and Wellness

October 12, 2017 12:41 PM

SANTÉ ET MIEUX-ÊTRE--Le vaccin contre la grippe est maintenant offert en Nouvelle-Écosse
On encourage les Néo-Écossais de tous les âges à se faire vacciner contre la grippe.

Influenza Vaccine Now Available in Nova Scotia

Health and Wellness

October 12, 2017 12:37 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Influenza Vaccine Now Available in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotians of all ages are encouraged to get the annual influenza vaccine.

Bluenose II Wraps 2017 Sailing Season

Communities, Culture and Heritage

October 12, 2017 12:19 PM

COMMUNITIES/CULTURE/HERITAGE–-Bluenose II Wraps 2017 Sailing Season
More than 100,000 visitors from around the world were able to experience the Bluenose II this summer, which has completed her 2017 summer sailing season.

Nova Scotia Welcomes More Visitors from Ontario and Quebec in August

Tourism Nova Scotia

October 12, 2017 11:53 AM

TOURISM NOVA SCOTIA--Nova Scotia Welcomes More Visitors from Ontario and Quebec in August
Nova Scotia welcomed 46,000 more non-resident overnight visitors in August 2017 than in August 2016, an increase of 11 per cent, according to monthly statistics released today, Oct. 12, by Tourism Nova Scotia.

Chrysalis House Receives Funding to Rebuild New Shelter

Housing Nova Scotia

October 12, 2017 10:17 AM

HOUSING NOVA SCOTIA--Chrysalis House Receives Funding to Rebuild New Shelter
Women and children fleeing domestic violence in Kings, Annapolis and Hants counties will soon have access to a new place of safety and refuge, with the support of the provincial and federal governments.

Halifax Convention Centre Announces Local Program

Events East Group

October 12, 2017 10:10 AM

EVENTS EAST GROUP--Halifax Convention Centre Announces Local Program
The Halifax Convention Centre announced today, Oct. 12, the introduction of a local program to showcase Nova Scotia food, culture and experiences to national and international visitors.

Seeking Nominations for 2017 Human Rights Awards

Human Rights Commission

October 12, 2017 9:45 AM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMISSION--Seeking Nominations for 2017 Human Rights Awards
On its 50th anniversary, the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission invites Nova Scotians to nominate individuals or groups for the 2017 Human Rights Awards.

Young Nova Scotian Women Share Their Stories on International Day of the Girl

Status of Women

October 11, 2017 1:46 PM

STATUS OF WOMEN--Young Nova Scotian Women Share Their Stories on International Day of the Girl
Today, Oct. 11, is International Day of the Girl, a time to talk about issues concerning gender equality facing young women.

Financial Measures (2017) Act Freezes MLA Pay, Cuts Taxes

Finance and Treasury Board

October 11, 2017 1:17 PM

FINANCE/TREASURY BOARD--Financial Measures (2017) Act Freezes MLA Pay, Cuts Taxes
Finance and Treasury Board Minister Karen Casey introduced the Financial Measures (2017) Act today, Oct. 11.

Examen administratif du système d'éducation par une experte de renommée mondiale

Education and Early Childhood Development

October 11, 2017 11:59 AM

ÉDUCATION ET DÉVELOPPEMENT DE LA PETITE ENFANCE--Examen administratif du système d'éducation par une experte de renommée mondiale
Le gouvernement provincial a embauché Avis Glaze, une experte de renommée mondiale, pour effectuer un examen administratif du système scolaire.

World-Renowned Expert Conducting Education System Administrative Review

Education and Early Childhood Development

October 11, 2017 11:53 AM

EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT--World-Renowned Expert Conducting Education System Administrative Review
The province has hired Avis Glaze, an internationally recognized expert, to review its education administrative model.

Minister Issues Order and Fine to Northern Pulp

Environment

October 10, 2017 2:34 PM

ENVIRONMENT--Minister Issues Order and Fine to Northern Pulp
Environment Minister Iain Rankin has issued a ministerial order to Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation today, Oct. 10, requiring the company to address issues with its power boiler.

Gas Distribution Act Amendments Introduced

Energy

October 10, 2017 1:15 PM

ENERGY--Gas Distribution Act Amendments Introduced
Government is introducing amendments to the Gas Distribution Act today, Oct. 10, to give the Utility and Review Board (UARB) the authority to consider applications dealing with natural gas transportation costs.

Le gouvernement dévoile un nouveau permis de conduire et une nouvelle carte d'identité avec photo sécurisés

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Service Nova Scotia

October 10, 2017 12:49 PM

TRANSPORTS/RENOUVELLEMENT DE L'INFRASTRUCTURE/SERVICE NOUVELLE-ÉCOSSE--Le gouvernement dévoile un nouveau permis de conduire et une nouvelle carte d'identité avec photo sécurisés
Le permis de conduire et la carte d’identité avec photo seront bientôt mieux protégés contre le vol d'identité, la fraude et la contrefaçon.

New Secure Driver’s Licence and Photo ID Cards

Service Nova Scotia / Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

October 10, 2017 12:44 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA-- New Secure Driver’s Licence and Photo ID Cards
Nova Scotia driver’s licence and photo ID cards will soon be better protected against identity theft, fraud and forgery.

Government Highlights Investments on World Mental Health Day

Health and Wellness

October 10, 2017 12:21 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Government Highlights Investments on World Mental Health Day
Access to mental health services is improving across Nova Scotia with an additional $8.6 million in government funding this year leading to almost 70 more mental health-care providers.

Film Productions Announced

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

October 10, 2017 10:24 AM

NOVA SCOTIA BUSINESS INC.--Film Productions Announced
Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has announced two newly approved productions through the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund today, Oct. 10.

Nova Scotia Celebrates Cadet Day

Premier's Office

October 7, 2017 10:36 AM

PREMIER'S OFFICE--Nova Scotia Celebrates Cadet Day
Young people from across Nova Scotia visited Province House in Halifax, today, Oct. 7, to celebrate Cadet Day.

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