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Province Invests in New Building to Support L’Arche Community

Community Services / Communities, Culture and Heritage

April 21, 2017 4:05 PM

COMMUNITY SERVICES/COMMUNITIES/CULTURE/HERITAGE--Province Invests in New Building to Support L’Arche Community
Government is investing $225,000 towards a building project by L’Arche at Iron Mines, Inverness Co. that will create an accessible setting for Nova Scotians with disabilities to sell produce, artwork and crafts.

Investment in Inverness County Recreational Trails

Communities, Culture and Heritage

April 21, 2017 2:35 PM

COMMUNITIES/CULTURE/HERITAGE--Investment in Inverness County Recreational Trails
A new investment in multi-use trails will help people in Inverness County make the most of recreational opportunities year-round.

Emergency Services Provider Fund Offers Improved Support

Municipal Affairs

April 21, 2017 1:42 PM

MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS--Emergency Services Provider Fund Offers Improved Support
The province today, April 21, announced improvements to its Emergency Services Provider Fund program to make it easier for volunteer fire departments and emergency services organizations to purchase equipment.

Change to Liquor Licensing Process Benefits Licensees

Service Nova Scotia

April 21, 2017 11:24 AM

SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA--Change to Liquor Licensing Process Benefits Licensees
Businesses and community groups applying for a permanent liquor licence now have the option to have the required police system check conducted by Service Nova Scotia liquor licensing staff, at no cost to the client.

New Affordable Housing for Victims of Domestic Violence in Cumberland County

Housing Nova Scotia

April 21, 2017 11:16 AM

HOUSING NOVA SCOTIA--New Affordable Housing for Victims of Domestic Violence in Cumberland County
Women and children fleeing domestic violence in Cumberland County will soon have access to a safe place to call home, with the help of federal and provincial government funding for new affordable second-stage housing units.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

April 21, 2017 10:44 AM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Weekly Traffic Advisories
CONTINUING WORK ---

Dartmouth and Halifax Residents to Have Better Access to Dialysis

Health and Wellness

April 21, 2017 10:41 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS–-Dartmouth and Halifax Residents to Have Better Access to Dialysis
Dartmouth General Hospital and the Halifax Infirmary site of the QEII Health Sciences Centre will each receive six new dialysis chairs as part of the QEII redevelopment project.

Committee Delivers Recommendations on Municipal Expenses

Municipal Affairs

April 21, 2017 10:24 AM

MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS--Committee Delivers Recommendations on Municipal Expenses
Municipalities will soon post hospitality expenses online, based on a recommendation from a committee appointed to examine municipal expense policies and practices.

Publication de la version provisoire de la Politique sur l'assiduité et la participation des élèves

Education and Early Childhood Development

April 20, 2017 1:56 PM

ÉDUCATION ET DÉVELOPPEMENT DE LA PETITE ENFANCE--Publication de la version provisoire de la Politique sur l'assiduité et la participation des élèves
Les élèves réussissent mieux à l'école lorsqu'ils sont présents et arrivent à temps tous les jours. C'est la valeur de base qui appuie la version provisoire de la Politique sur l'assiduité et la participation des élèves, publiée aujourd'hui 20 avril, en vue de recevoir les commentaires des gens.

Draft Student Attendance and Engagement Policy Released for Feedback

Education and Early Childhood Development

April 20, 2017 1:51 PM

EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT--Draft Student Attendance and Engagement Policy Released for Feedback
Students do their best in school when they attend daily and arrive on time. That is the core value behind a draft student attendance and engagement policy issued for feedback today, April 20.

Council to Improve Classroom Conditions Recommendation on Attendance

Education and Early Childhood Development

April 20, 2017 1:46 PM

EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT--Council to Improve Classroom Conditions Recommendation on Attendance
NOTE: The following is a news release from the Council to Improve Classroom Conditions.
The Council to Improve Classroom Conditions finished three days of meetings today, April 20.

Site Selected for New Community Outpatient Centre

Health and Wellness / Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

April 20, 2017 12:08 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY—-Site Selected for New Community Outpatient Centre
A site has been selected for the new Community Outpatient Centre that will be built as part of the QEII redevelopment project.

Nurses Join Collaborative Health Teams in Cape Breton

Health and Wellness

April 19, 2017 1:18 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Nurses Join Collaborative Health Teams in Cape Breton
Four communities across Cape Breton are welcoming seven new nurses. As a result, about 4,000 additional people on the island will have access to primary health care.

Nurses Join Collaborative Health Teams Across the Province

Health and Wellness / Premier's Office

April 19, 2017 1:14 PM

PREMIER’S OFFICE/HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--Nurses Join Collaborative Health Teams Across the Province
Twelve communities across Nova Scotia are welcoming 23 new nurses. As a result, up to 14,000 more Nova Scotians are gaining access to primary care.

Regional Crown Attorney Appointed

Public Prosecution Service

April 19, 2017 12:52 PM

PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE--Regional Crown Attorney Appointed
Veteran prosecutor Susan MacKay has been appointed regional Crown attorney, administrative, to help manage the Halifax Region of the Public Prosecution Service.

New Guidebook Educates About Forest Conservation

Natural Resources

April 19, 2017 11:35 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--New Guidebook Educates About Forest Conservation
A new hands-on guidebook is available that describes how Nova Scotians can help keep the province's woodlands healthy.

Le gouvernement provincial célèbre les bénévoles

Communities, Culture and Heritage

April 18, 2017 1:54 PM

COMMUNAUTÉS, CULTURE ET PATRIMOINE--Le gouvernement provincial célèbre les bénévoles
Des bénévoles de partout en Nouvelle-Écosse ont été honorés lors de la 43e cérémonie annuelle de remise des Prix provinciaux du bénévolat, aujourd'hui 18 avril.

Province Celebrates Volunteers

Communities, Culture and Heritage

April 18, 2017 1:50 PM

COMMUNITIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE--Province Celebrates Volunteers
Volunteers from across Nova Scotia were honoured at the province's 43rd annual Provincial Volunteer Award Ceremony today, April 18.

Province Pleased with NAFTA Panel Ruling on Port Hawkesbury Paper

Intergovernmental Affairs

April 18, 2017 1:12 PM

INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS--Province Pleased with NAFTA Panel Ruling on Port Hawkesbury Paper
The province is encouraged by a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) panel ruling last week on Port Hawkesbury Paper’s appeal of a countervailing duty levied by the United States.

Payroll Rebate Amendment Approved

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

April 18, 2017 10:08 AM

NOVA SCOTIA BUSINESS INC.--Payroll Rebate Amendment Approved
Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has approved an amendment to the existing Bank of N.T. Butterfield and Son Limited business development incentive agreement, which was announced in December 2015 in the form of a payroll rebate.

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