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BODY WORLDS RX Pre-sale Tickets Available for the Holidays

Communities, Culture and Heritage

December 7, 2017 11:18 AM

COMMUNITIES/CULTURE/HERITAGE--BODY WORLDS RX Pre-sale Tickets Available for the Holidays
Nova Scotians will soon have the opportunity to explore the biology and physiology of human health and the effects of disease, through a new exhibit at the Museum of Natural History.

Arbitration Decision, Statement from Minister

Labour Relations

December 7, 2017 9:57 AM

LABOUR RELATIONS--Arbitration Decision, Statement from Minister
The following is a statement from Mark Furey, Minister of Labour Relations, following today’s arbitration decision regarding the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU). The decision can be found here: https://novascotia.ca/psc/public-service-sustainability-mandate/.
The decision of the arbitrator came as the conclusion to a process that was fair for all involved. I thank the parties involved in the process for their efforts. The decision is fair and affordable. It can be managed within the province’s fiscal plan.

Province Announces First Decisions on Legalization of Cannabis

Justice

December 7, 2017 9:35 AM

JUSTICE--Province Announces First Decisions on Legalization of Cannabis
Following consultation with Nova Scotians, health experts, law enforcement officials, municipalities, and other stakeholder groups, the province announced key decisions about the legalization of cannabis today, Dec. 7.

Le gouvernement provincial annonce ses premières décisions concernant la légalisation du cannabis

Justice

December 7, 2017 9:35 AM

JUSTICE--Le gouvernement provincial annonce ses premières décisions concernant la légalisation du cannabis
Après avoir consulté les Néo-Écossais, les experts en santé, les services de police, les municipalités et d'autres intervenants, le gouvernement provincial a annoncé, aujourd'hui 7 décembre, les décisions clés qui ont été prises concernant la légalisation du cannabis.

Statement from Premier Stephen McNeil on the 100th Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion

Premier's Office

December 6, 2017 12:30 PM

PREMIER’S OFFICE--Statement from Premier Stephen McNeil on the 100th Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion
NOTE: The following is a statement from Premier Stephen McNeil on the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion.
There are defining moments in our province’s history that have shaped our identity and our future. The Halifax Explosion is one of them.

Major Expansion of Volta Labs

Premier's Office

December 5, 2017 1:22 PM

PREMIER’S OFFICE--Major Expansion of Volta Labs
Volta Labs, Halifax’s technology super hub, is tripling in size to better serve its growing network of entrepreneurs and Halifax’s growing technology community.

Josiah Sparks Murder Added to Rewards Program

Justice

December 5, 2017 12:36 PM

JUSTICE--Josiah Sparks Murder Added to Rewards Program
The Homicide Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division and the provincial government are taking additional steps to help solve a September 2017 murder in Halifax Regional Municipality.

Energy, Business Deputy to Retire

Premier's Office

December 4, 2017 2:44 PM

PREMIER’S OFFICE--Energy, Business Deputy to Retire
Murray Coolican, deputy minister of both the Business and Energy departments will retire at the end of the month, Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, Dec. 4.

Partnership with Police and MADD for Safer Holiday Roads

Justice

December 1, 2017 3:02 PM

JUSTICE--Partnership with Police and MADD for Safer Holiday Roads
Government, law enforcement agencies and MADD Canada are working together again to help keep impaired drivers off the roads this holiday season.

Statement from Premier McNeil

Premier's Office

December 1, 2017 1:17 PM

PREMIER'S OFFICE--Statement from Premier McNeil
The following is a statement from Premier Stephen McNeil, who is also Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, on the death of Grand Chief Ben Sylliboy:

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

December 1, 2017 12:30 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Weekly Traffic Advisories
CONTINUING WORK --- HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY: North West Arm Drive

Lancement du Programme d’accessibilité pour les petites entreprises

Communities, Culture and Heritage

December 1, 2017 11:21 AM

COMMUNAUTÉS/CULTURE/PATRIMOINE--Lancement du Programme d’accessibilité pour les petites entreprises
Les petites entreprises de la province pourront améliorer l’accessibilité de leurs installations et développer leurs affaires dans le cadre de l’engagement du Gouvernement à faire de la Nouvelle-Écosse une province accueillante pour tous.

Government Launches Small Business ACCESS-Ability Program

Communities, Culture and Heritage

December 1, 2017 11:15 AM

COMMUNITIES/CULTURE/HERITAGE--Government Launches Small Business ACCESS-Ability Program
Small businesses in Nova Scotia will be able to provide greater accessibility and grow their operations as part of government’s commitment to an inclusive province for all Nova Scotians.

New Health-Care Facility in Pugwash Moving Forward

Health and Wellness / Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

December 1, 2017 11:10 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--New Health-Care Facility in Pugwash Moving Forward
One of Canada’s leading architectural firms has been awarded the contract to design a new health-care facility in Pugwash, Cumberland Co.

Nova Scotia Tree for Boston Monument Honours the 100th Anniversary of Halifax Explosion

Communities, Culture and Heritage / Premier's Office

November 30, 2017 1:48 PM

PREMIER’S OFFICE/COMMUNITIES/CULTURE/HERITAGE--Nova Scotia Tree for Boston Monument Honours the 100th Anniversary of Halifax Explosion
The story of the Nova Scotia Tree for Boston will live on for generations as part of a new monument unveiled on Boston Common to honour the 100th Anniversary of the Halifax Explosion.

Westray Report Has Resulted in Safer Workplaces

Labour and Advanced Education

November 30, 2017 1:38 PM

LABOUR/ADVANCED EDUCATION--Westray Report Has Resulted in Safer Workplaces
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece by Labi Kousoulis, Minister of Labour and Advanced Education.
Twenty-five years ago, the world watched while tragedy unfolded at the Westray Mine in Pictou County. It is a time that is permanently etched in our collective memory and was the impetus for making significant changes in workplace safety in Nova Scotia.

Next Steps for QEII Health Sciences Centre’s Halifax Infirmary Renovations

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

November 30, 2017 10:40 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS--Next Steps for QEII Health Sciences Centre’s Halifax Infirmary Renovations
Government is taking another step to renovate the QEII Health Sciences Centre’s facilities to improve access and care for Nova Scotians for the next 50 years.

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