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Foster Family Appreciation Week: A Time to Thank Those Who Provide Loving Homes for Children

Community Services

October 13, 2017 1:51 PM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Foster Family Appreciation Week: A Time to Thank Those Who Provide Loving Homes for Children
NOTE: The following is a feature story on Foster Family Appreciation Week, Oct. 15-21
“I could never do what you do. I could never take care of a child and let them go.”

Premier Congratulates Order of Nova Scotia Recipients

Premier's Office

October 13, 2017 12:19 PM

PREMIER’S OFFICE--Premier Congratulates Order of Nova Scotia Recipients
Premier Stephen McNeil offered his congratulations today, Oct. 13, to the five outstanding Nova Scotians who will be invested into the Order of Nova Scotia.

Récipiendaires de l'Ordre de la Nouvelle-Écosse pour 2017

Lieutenant Governor

October 13, 2017 12:08 PM

LIEUTENANT-GOUVERNEUR--Récipiendaires de l'Ordre de la Nouvelle-Écosse pour 2017
REMARQUE : On trouvera la biographie complète et la photo des récipiendaires à l'adresse www.novascotia.ca/orderofnovascotia (en anglais seulement).
Cinq Néo-Écossais respectés qui ont fait des contributions remarquables à la culture et pour les gens de leur province recevront l'Ordre de la Nouvelle-Écosse cet automne.

2017 Order of Nova Scotia Recipients Announced

Lieutenant Governor

October 13, 2017 12:02 PM

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR--2017 Order of Nova Scotia Recipients Announced
NOTE: Full biographies and photos of the recipients are available at www.novascotia.ca/orderofnovascotia .
Five respected Nova Scotians who have made outstanding contributions to their province’s culture and people will be invested into the Order of Nova Scotia this fall.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

October 13, 2017 11:57 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Weekly Traffic Advisories
NEW WORK

Continued Investment Will Reduce Orthopedic Surgery Wait Times

Health and Wellness

October 13, 2017 11:35 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Continued Investment Will Reduce Orthopedic Surgery Wait Times
Freeing up more operating room hours, hiring more surgeons and creating a central booking system will help hundreds more Nova Scotians get the orthopedic surgeries they need.

More Support for Businesses and Apprentices

Labour and Advanced Education

October 13, 2017 10:08 AM

LABOUR/ADVANCED EDUCATION--More Support for Businesses and Apprentices
Nova Scotia is embarking on a project that will make it easier for businesses to hire the skilled workers they need once the requirements for six more trades are streamlined across the Atlantic provinces.

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.

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