News releases issued in the past week (Page 1)

Time Springs Forward Sunday, March 11


Nova Scotians will enjoy a little more sunlight when the clocks move forward into daylight time this weekend.

Des prix qui encouragent l'excellence dans la créativité artistique

Education and Early Childhood Development

On encourage les élèves de la 12e année partout en Nouvelle-Écosse qui comptent faire des études postsecondaires dans le domaine des arts à poser leur candidature aux Prix du ministre pour l'excellence dans la créativité artistique.

Awards Encourage Creative Excellence in the Arts

Education and Early Childhood Development

Grade 12 students across Nova Scotia planning to pursue post-secondary studies in creative arts, are encouraged to apply for the Minister’s Awards for Creative Excellence in the Arts.

Investor Alert for Bitcoin Bank/

Nova Scotia Securities Commission

The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is alerting Nova Scotians that Bitcoin Bank/ is not registered to sell securities in Nova Scotia.

More Collaborative Family Practice Teams Being Strengthened to Enhance Access to Comprehensive Primary Health Care

Health and Wellness

More Nova Scotians will have access to primary health care with the addition of 39 health professionals across the province.

Resources to Help Nova Scotia Employers Address Sexual Harassment

Human Rights Commission

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is introducing new online resources to help employers address and prevent sexual harassment in the workplace.

Nova Scotia Companies Shine at Seafood Expo

Fisheries and Aquaculture / Premier's Office

Nova Scotia’s success as Canada’s leading seafood exporter is being showcased at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, March 11-13.

Amendments to the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter Reduce Greenhouse Gas and Improve Neighbourhoods

Municipal Affairs

Municipal Affairs Minister Derek Mombourquette introduced amendments to the Halifax Regional Municipality Charter today, March 8, that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create more vibrant neighbourhoods.

Changes to Act to Enable Development Project in Sydney

Municipal Affairs

Changes to the Municipal Government Act will help spur business development in the Port of Sydney.

Budget Date March 20

Finance and Treasury Board

Finance and Treasury Board Minister Karen Casey will deliver the 2018-19 provincial budget, including the Capital Plan, on Tuesday, March 20.

International Women’s Day Recognizes Women Who Inspire Others to Make a Difference

Status of Women

Thursday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate our achievements and to take stock of our collective progress for women and girls in Nova Scotia.

Safe Body Art Act Effective February 2019

Health and Wellness

The province’s Safe Body Art Act was proclaimed on March 6. The act and its regulations will take effect Feb. 1, 2019.

Expansion du programme de prématernelle

Premier's Office / Education and Early Childhood Development

Le gouvernement provincial ajoutera 130 nouvelles classes de prématernelle cet automne dans 87 communautés scolaires à l'échelle de la Nouvelle-Écosse.

Province Expands Pre-primary Program

Education and Early Childhood Development / Premier's Office

The province will add 130 new pre-primary classes this fall, in 87 school communities across Nova Scotia.

Serious Incident Response Team Director Appointed


The province has appointed former federal justice Felix Cacchione as director of the province’s Serious Incident Response Team(SiRT).

Amélioration de l'accès aux services agréés de garde d'enfants pour les familles

Education and Early Childhood Development

Le gouvernement aidera un plus grand nombre de familles dans la province en créant jusqu'à 1000 nouvelles places dans les services agréés de garde d'enfants grâce à un investissement de 8,9 millions de dollars.

Expanding Access to Regulated Child Care for Families

Education and Early Childhood Development

Government will help more families across the province by creating up to 1,000 new regulated child care spaces as part of a $8.9-million investment.

Legislation Will Modernize Board of Property Valuation Services Corporation

Municipal Affairs

Legislation introduced today, March 6, will allow Property Valuation Services Corporation to modernize the structure of its board of directors.

Payroll Rebate Approved

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has approved a business development incentive in the form of a payroll rebate for technology hardware firm Nautics Technical Surveillance Corporation.

Halifax Convention Centre Reaches Substantial Completion

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

The Halifax Convention Centre has reached substantial completion, a milestone for the state-of-the-art, modern event space.