News releases issued in the past week

BODY WORLDS RX Pre-sale Tickets Available for the Holidays

Communities, Culture and Heritage

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

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:

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


Lancement du Programme d’accessibilité pour les petites entreprises

Communities, Culture and Heritage

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

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

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

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

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

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

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.