Category: Government Updates

Province Investing $390 Million to Twin and Improve Safety

Province Investing $390 Million to Twin and Improve Safety

After hearing from Nova Scotians during province-wide twinning consultations, government is investing an additional $390 million in capital funding over seven years to improve highways without the use of tolls. The additional $390 million will allow the province to add three sections of twinned 100-series highways to the existing highway plan. Government will also build the Burnside Connector. All four projects will be complete within seven years.

New Program Helps Nova Scotians Purchase Their First Home

New Program Helps Nova Scotians Purchase Their First Home

The provincial and federal governments are investing $1.3 million to fund a new one-year Down Payment Assistance Program. The Down Payment Assistance Program is designed to help modest-income Nova Scotians who are pre-approved for an insured mortgage from an accredited lender, but struggle to save for the required down payment because of their income.

Nurses Join Collaborative Health Teams Across the Province

Nurses Join Collaborative Health Teams Across the Province

Twelve communities across Nova Scotia are welcoming 23 new nurses. As a result, up to 14,000 more Nova Scotians are gaining access to primary care. Thirteen nurse practitioners and 10 family practice nurses are joining existing collaborative care teams across the province.

Nova Scotians Encouraged to Enjoy Sportfishing Season

Nova Scotians Encouraged to Enjoy Sportfishing Season

The sportfishing season is now open and Nova Scotians are encouraged to head to one of the province’s waterways to take part. Sportfishing in Nova Scotia generates more than $58 million annually and has a large impact on the province’s rural economies. Last season, general and salmon fishing licence sales totaled over 69,000, up 16 per cent from 2015.

Province to Reduce Student Wait-List for Psychological Assessments

Province to Reduce Student Wait-List for Psychological Assessments

The province is investing $974,000 to reduce wait-lists for psychological educational assessments. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey, announced today, April 6, a plan with Mount Saint Vincent University to work with registered psychologists to address the needs of the more than 300 students on referral lists.

More Learning Opportunities for High School Students

More Learning Opportunities for High School Students

More high school students will have access to hands-on learning opportunities to help them prepare for careers with the expansion of Skilled Trades Centres. Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Karen Casey announced that seven additional high schools will benefit from the centres.

New Affordable Housing for Indigenous Women and Children

New Affordable Housing for Indigenous Women and Children

As MLA for Fairview-Clayton Park, I represent a beautifully diverse constituency that includes many cultures, backgrounds, as well as marginalized and less fortunate Nova Scotians. On Friday, I attended a funding announcement supporting second stage housing for indigenous women at the Mi’kmaq Family Resource Centre. I care deeply about helping our most vulnerable. I work […]

Chronic Disease Innovation Fund Targets Risk Groups

Chronic Disease Innovation Fund Targets Risk Groups

The Chronic Disease Innovation Fund will invest $300,000 in 18 projects across the province. Community groups, in partnership with community health boards, applied for funding for projects that will help people stop smoking, reduce alcohol consumption, get active, and eat better.