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Tax Relief for Low- and Middle-income Nova Scotians

Premier's Office / Finance and Treasury Board

January 3, 2018 9:34 AM

PREMIER’S OFFICE/FINANCE/TREASURY BOARD--Tax Relief for Low- and Middle-income Nova Scotians
More than 500,000 low- and middle-income Nova Scotians are receiving tax relief because of tax changes that came into effect Jan. 1.

2017 a Year of Firsts for Nova Scotia

Premier's Office

December 29, 2017 11:52 AM

PREMIER’S OFFICE--2017 a Year of Firsts for Nova Scotia
NOTE: The following is an op-ed piece from Premier Stephen McNeil.
This has been a year of impressive records and firsts in Nova Scotia.

Another Big Year for Immigration

Immigration

December 29, 2017 9:58 AM

IMMIGRATION--Another Big Year for Immigration
This year, Nova Scotia welcomed more than 4,000 newcomers and nominated its highest number of immigrants ever through the Provincial Nominee Program.

This Year’s Most Popular Baby Names in Nova Scotia

Service Nova Scotia

December 28, 2017 11:37 AM

SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA--This Year’s Most Popular Baby Names in Nova Scotia
NOTE: A list of the top baby names for 2017 follows this release. The 2017 information is current as of today, Dec. 28.
Nova Scotians favoured the same two baby names in 2017 as last year: Olivia and William. According to Nova Scotia's Registry of Vital Statistics, as of Dec. 28, Nova Scotia welcomed 53 babies named Olivia and 60 named William.

Inquiry Recommended into the Deaths of Lionel Desmond and his Family

Justice

December 28, 2017 10:00 AM

JUSTICE--Inquiry Recommended into the Deaths of Lionel Desmond and his Family
Dr. Matt Bowes, Nova Scotia’s Chief Medical Examiner, today, Dec. 28, recommended an inquiry into the deaths of Lionel Desmond and his family under the Fatality Investigations Act.

Sowing Opportunities for Growth: Pilot Agricultural Project

Community Services

December 27, 2017 9:34 AM

COMMUNITY SERVICES--Sowing Opportunities for Growth: Pilot Agricultural Project
NOTE: The following is a feature story on a pilot program for the agriculture industry and young people.
For Robert Bedard of Scotian Gold in Coldbrook, Kings Co., it was a win-win opportunity he couldn’t pass up: the chance to train students to work in the agricultural field and have them as dedicated employees for five weeks, all with help from the province to pay their salaries.

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