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Time Springs Forward Sunday, March 11

Justice

March 8, 2018 1:28 PM

JUSTICE--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

March 8, 2018 1:23 PM

ÉDUCATION ET DÉVELOPPEMENT DE LA PETITE ENFANCE--Des prix qui encouragent l'excellence dans la créativité artistique
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

March 8, 2018 1:21 PM

EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT--Awards Encourage Creative Excellence in the Arts
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/Bitcoin-bank.io

Nova Scotia Securities Commission

March 8, 2018 1:05 PM

N.S. SECURITIES COMMISSION--Investor Alert for Bitcoin Bank/Bitcoin-bank.io
The Nova Scotia Securities Commission is alerting Nova Scotians that Bitcoin Bank/Bitcoin-bank.io 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

March 8, 2018 12:01 PM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/NOVA SCOTIA HEALTH AUTHORITY--More Collaborative Family Practice Teams Being Strengthened to Enhance Access to Comprehensive Primary Health Care
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

March 8, 2018 11:09 AM

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION--Resources to Help Nova Scotia Employers Address Sexual Harassment
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

Premier's Office / Fisheries and Aquaculture

March 8, 2018 10:51 AM

PREMIER’S OFFICE/FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Nova Scotia Companies Shine at Seafood Expo
NOTE: A list of seafood companies participating in the Nova Scotia pavilion and observing the show follows this release.
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

March 8, 2018 9:45 AM

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

March 8, 2018 9:43 AM

MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS--Changes to Act to Enable Development Project in Sydney
Changes to the Municipal Government Act will help spur business development in the Port of Sydney.

Budget Date March 20

Finance and Treasury Board

March 7, 2018 1:33 PM

FINANCE/TREASURY BOARD--Budget Date March 20
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

March 7, 2018 11:42 AM

STATUS OF WOMEN--International Women’s Day Recognizes Women Who Inspire Others to Make a Difference
NOTE: The following is an op-ed from Kelly Regan, Minister responsible for the Advisory Council on the 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

March 7, 2018 11:05 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS/ENVIRONMENT--Safe Body Art Act Effective February 2019
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

Education and Early Childhood Development / Premier's Office

March 7, 2018 10:58 AM

BUREAU DU PREMIER MINISTRE/ÉDUCATION ET DÉVELOPPEMENT DE LA PETITE ENFANCE--Expansion du programme de prématernelle
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

Premier's Office / Education and Early Childhood Development

March 7, 2018 10:52 AM

PREMIER’S OFFICE/EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT--Province Expands Pre-primary Program
The province will add 130 new pre-primary classes this fall, in 87 school communities across Nova Scotia.

Serious Incident Response Team Director Appointed

Justice

March 7, 2018 9:44 AM

JUSTICE--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

March 6, 2018 1:42 PM

ÉDUCATION ET DÉVELOPPEMENT DE LA PETITE ENFANCE--Amélioration de l'accès aux services agréés de garde d'enfants pour les familles
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

March 6, 2018 1:38 PM

EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT--Expanding Access to Regulated Child Care for Families
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

March 6, 2018 11:12 AM

MUNICIPAL AFFAIRS--Legislation Will Modernize Board of Property Valuation Services Corporation
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.

March 6, 2018 10:59 AM

N.S. BUSINESS INC.--Payroll Rebate Approved
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

March 5, 2018 12:23 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Halifax Convention Centre Reaches Substantial Completion
The Halifax Convention Centre has reached substantial completion, a milestone for the state-of-the-art, modern event space.

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