News releases issued in the past week

Province Urges Drivers to be Safe This Long Weekend

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Victoria Day long weekend means road trips, camping and opening the cottage for many Nova Scotians. Travellers should plan for safe travel and expect increased traffic from all types of vehicles including motorcycles, recreational vehicles and trailers.

More Day Programs for Nova Scotians with Disabilities

Community Services / Premier's Office

Nova Scotians with disabilities will benefit from more day programming activities that build skills and provide more opportunities for recreation in their communities as part of government’s commitment to accessibility.

Un plus grand soutien offert aux personnes ayant subi une agression sexuelle


Les personnes qui ont subi une agression sexuelle auront accès à onze avocats supplémentaires qui offrent gratuitement des conseils juridiques de façon indépendante.

Support for Survivors of Sexual Assault Expanded


Survivors of sexual assault will have access to 11 more lawyers providing free, independent legal advice.

Des responsables du monde du tourisme célèbrent le Canada atlantique

Tourism Nova Scotia

Plus de 1 800 professionnels du tourisme de plus de 30 pays se sont réunis le 15 mai, au Cunard Centre à Halifax, afin de découvrir ce qui fait du Canada atlantique une destination attrayante pour les voyageurs du monde entier.

International Tourism Leaders Celebrate Atlantic Canada

Tourism Nova Scotia

Over 1,800 tourism professionals from more than 30 countries gathered on May 15, at the Cunard Centre in Halifax, to discover what makes Atlantic Canada a compelling destination for travellers worldwide.

Most Provincial Parks Opening Friday

Natural Resources (to July 2018)

Nearly all provincial day-use parks and several camping parks are set to open Friday, May 18.

Payroll Rebates Approved

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has approved two new business development incentives in the form of a payroll rebate.

Nova Scotia Joins Western Climate Initiative Inc.


Nova Scotia joined the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) Inc. today, May 14, as the province develops a new cap and trade carbon pricing program, required by the federal government by the end of the year.

Arsenault v. 3249265 Nova Scotia Ltd. Board of Inquiry

Human Rights Commission

An independent human rights board of inquiry into the matter of Arsenault v. 3249265 Nova Scotia Limited will begin Monday, May 14, at the Nova Scotia Securities Commission hearing room at Duke Tower, 5251 Duke St., Suite 400, Halifax.

Victims of Domestic Violence in Cumberland County Have a New Place to Call Home

Housing Nova Scotia

Women and children fleeing domestic violence in Cumberland County now have access to a safe place to call home, as Autumn House opens its new second-stage housing unit in Amherst.

Le gouvernement provincial propose une nouvelle loi sur la sécurité routière

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Le gouvernement prévoit remplacer la loi sur les véhicules automobiles (Motor Vehicle Act) par une nouvelle loi sur la sécurité routière (Traffic Safety Act). Les Néo-Écossais auront l'occasion de faire entendre leur voix.

Province Proposing New Traffic Safety Act

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Government is planning to replace the Motor Vehicle Act with a new Traffic Safety Act. Nova Scotians will have a chance to provide feedback.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal


Province Expands Youth Initiatives

Premier's Office

The province is creating more opportunities to connect Nova Scotia youth and employers to help recent graduates find jobs in their fields.

New Licence Plate Celebrates Nova Scotia’s Gaelic Heritage

Gaelic Affairs / Service Nova Scotia / Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Nova Scotians can now celebrate their Gaelic heritage or their connection to the language and culture by choosing the new Gaelic licence plate.

Surplus Auction Scheduled for May 12

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

The province's upcoming surplus auction will give Nova Scotians a chance to get great deals on vehicles, trucks, lawn tractors, snowmobiles, bob cat, outdoor recreational and landscaping equipment and more.

Nova Scotia Heads to Asia for Province’s First Culture Export Mission

Communities, Culture and Heritage

Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Leo Glavine is leading a mission to China and Japan to explore business and export opportunities for Nova Scotia’s growing culture sector.

Project to Renovate Province House Gardens

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal / Speaker's Office

A project will begin later this spring to renovate the south gardens of the Nova Scotia legislature.