News releases issued in the past week

Council to Improve Classroom Conditions February Meetings

Education and Early Childhood Development

The Council to Improve Classroom Conditions met for its scheduled meetings on Feb. 12, 13 and 14.

QEII Redevelopment Project Reaches First Milestone

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Health and Wellness

Surgeries are now being performed at a new operating room at Hants Community Hospital in Windsor. There will be 800 more operations each year, doubling the number of its annual procedures.

New Board Member Announced

Innovacorp

INNOVACORP--New Board Member Announced --------------------------------------------------------------Innovacorp announced an addition to its board of directors today, Feb. 14.

Illegal Tobacco Seized in Cumberland County

Service Nova Scotia

More illegal tobacco has been taken off the streets of Nova Scotia following a one-month investigation by Service Nova Scotia's Compliance and Special Investigations Unit.

Government to Hire Environment Prosecutor

Public Prosecution Service / Environment

Government will soon hire a prosecutor to focus on the environment.

COMMUNITIES/CULTURE/HERITAGE–-Mona Louise Parsons Honoured on 2018 Heritage Day

Communities, Culture and Heritage

This year’s Heritage Day activities on Monday, Feb. 19, will honour Middleton native and Second World War hero Mona Louise Parsons.

Students Can Get $40,000 for Education

Labour and Advanced Education

Nova Scotia students can receive more than $40,000 to help with their post-secondary education.

New Deputies Appointed to Education and Early Childhood Development and Business

Executive Council

Cathy Montreuil has been appointed the new deputy minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, Feb. 9.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

CONTINUING WORK

Members Named to the Accessibility Advisory Board

Justice

Twelve Nova Scotians will serve as the first members of the province’s Accessibility Advisory Board.

2018 Call for Nominations for Order of Nova Scotia

Protocol Office

Each year, a group of individuals is recognized for their outstanding contributions to the province by receiving the Order of Nova Scotia. Past recipients have come from all walks of life, from all corners of the province and nominations are now being accepted for this year’s ceremony.

Fin des rencontres de la Commission avec le public

Commission on Inclusive Education

Plus de 5 000 parents, éducateurs, élèves et autres Néo-Écossais ont participé aux activités de la Commission sur l’intégration dans l’éducation en partageant leurs opinions, leurs idées et leurs histoires avec les membres de la Commission. Dans le cadre de leur recherche, les membres de la Commission se sont aussi rendus dans des écoles de chaque région où ils ont rencontré des enseignants, des administrateurs et des élèves.

Commission Wraps Up Public Engagement

Commission on Inclusive Education

More than 5,000 parents, educators, students and other Nova Scotians participated in the Commission on Inclusive Education’s public consultations, sharing their views, ideas and stories with commission members. As part of their research, commission members also visited some schools in each region, meeting with teachers, administrators and students in their communities.

More Affordable Rental Housing in Halifax

Housing Nova Scotia

People living on low to moderate incomes now have increased access to affordable housing in Halifax with the reopening of 22-24 Evans Ave. The extensive renovation of two buildings provides 27 units of safe and secure housing to new residents.

Renforcer le système pour mieux servir les enfants

Education and Early Childhood Development

Tout ce que nous faisons, tous les gestes que nous posons et toutes les décisions que nous prenons, tout cela, nous le faisons dans l’intérêt de nos enfants.

Strengthening the System to Better Serve Kids

Education and Early Childhood Development

Everything we do, every action, every decision we make is for the benefit of our kids.