News releases issued in the past week (Page 1)

New Health-care Committee

House of Assembly

The Nova Scotia House of Assembly will create a standing committee on health care.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal


MacLean, Livingstone, Delaney and Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia v. Province of Nova Scotia Hearing Resumes

Human Rights Commission

The independent Nova Scotia human rights board of inquiry in the case of Beth MacLean, Sheila Livingstone, Joseph Delaney and the Disability Rights Coalition of Nova Scotia v. Province of Nova Scotia, will resume on Tuesday, Sept. 18 in Halifax.

Community Projects to Reduce Poverty

Community Services / Communities, Culture and Heritage

Communities throughout Nova Scotia will receive funding to support those living in or facing poverty.

Act to Restrict Possession and Sale of Body Armour


Law enforcement officers and Nova Scotians will benefit from changes the government is introducing to make communities safer.

More Leave Time for Nova Scotia Employees and their Families

Labour and Advanced Education

Government is making changes to the Labour Standards Code to provide employees with more time to support and care for their families.

Changes to the Animal Protection Act


Changes to the Animal Protection Act introduced today, Sept. 13 will strengthen the rules that protect animals in Nova Scotia.

Supporting Victims of Online Bullying, Op-ed


Bullying today goes far beyond the playground, campus, or workplace; it can be online and quickly seen and shared by many, where the victim has no escape.

Exposition prochaine de céramiques à la Résidence du gouverneur

Lieutenant Governor

En collaboration avec la « Nova Scotia Potters Guild », la Résidence du gouverneur accueillera une exposition intitulée « Quaff: To Drink Deeply », qui présentera des œuvres créées par certains des meilleurs artistes céramistes de la Nouvelle-Écosse.

Ceramics Exhibit to Open at Government House

Lieutenant Governor

In collaboration with the Nova Scotia Potters Guild, Government House will host an exhibition titled Quaff: To Drink Deeply that has been created by some of Nova Scotia’s finest ceramic artists.

Legislation Introduced to Remove Provincial Trade Barriers

Intergovernmental Affairs

Legislation introduced today, Sept. 12, will help enhance interprovincial trade and meet requirements under the Canadian Free Trade Agreement.

New Specialist Residency Spaces

Health and Wellness

Fifteen new spaces will be added to Dalhousie University’s specialist residency program.

Death in Correctional Services Custody


A 29-year-old man found unresponsive in his cell on Sept. 10 at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth died at the Dartmouth General Hospital today, Sept. 11.

Protecting Rights of 2SLGBTIQ+ Youth with Prohibition on Harmful Therapy


Legislation was introduced today, Sept. 11, to prohibit the use of a discriminatory and harmful therapy that attempts to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of young people who identify as 2SLGBTIQ+.

Modifications à la loi sur les garderies

Education and Early Childhood Development

Le gouvernement a présenté des modifications à la loi sur les garderies (Day Care Act), aujourd'hui 11 septembre, afin de permettre aux familles de continuer d'avoir accès à des services sécuritaires et de qualité supérieure dans les programmes de garderie en milieu familial.

Amendments to Day Care Act

Education and Early Childhood Development

Government introduced amendments to the Day Care Act today, Sept. 11, to ensure families continue to have access to safe and high-quality care in family home child care programs.

Amendments to Liquor Control Act Repeal Prohibition Era Plebiscite Requirement

Finance and Treasury Board

Amendments to the Liquor Control Act will mean less red tape for new wineries, craft breweries, distilleries and lounges, and the Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation (NSLC).

Medical Emergency at Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility


A 29-year-old man was found unresponsive in his cell at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth on Monday, Sept. 10.

Film Production Announced

Nova Scotia Business Inc.

Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI) has announced a newly approved production through the Nova Scotia Film and Television Production Incentive Fund today, Sept. 11.

New Program Helps Communities Save Money, Reduce Emissions

Energy and Mines

Nova Scotia communities will be able to save money on their energy bills and reduce emissions with support from a new government program.