Category: Government Updates

Progress Continues on Bringing High-Speed Internet to More Rural Communities

Progress Continues on Bringing High-Speed Internet to More Rural Communities

Government continues to work to bring high-speed Internet service to more rural Nova Scotia communities. A request for proposals was issued today, Aug. 15, to develop a strategy that will map assets, identify gaps and enhance infrastructure that connects the core Internet feed to the community level. “This is another important step towards making sure […]

Fires Update, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m.

Fires Update, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m.

Following is a provincial fire update for Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 8 p.m. –- weather this evening provided more favourable conditions for crews –- Trunk 8 near Maitland Bridge, Annapolis Co., remains closed due to heavy smoke –- the fire at Seven Mile Lake, Annapolis Co., was at 240 hectares this morning and is still […]

Better Access to Nova Scotia’s History

Better Access to Nova Scotia’s History

Nova Scotians will now have better access to the province’s archival heritage thanks to the Provincial Archival Development Program. The program contributes to strengthening and improving the archival network in Nova Scotia and will help increase public awareness, appreciation and use of heritage. Smaller archives around the province are able to cost share initiatives. “Nova […]

Province Announces Restrictions During Wildfires

Province Announces Restrictions During Wildfires

As fire crews battle three wildfires in Nova Scotia the province is announcing measures to prevent additional fires. Natural Resources Minister Lloyd Hines announced that beginning at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 9, all travel and activities within the woods is restricted. This includes hiking, camping, fishing, and the use of off-highway vehicles. People can still […]

Wildfires Update

Wildfires Update

Ground and air crews are fighting wildfires in Annapolis and Queens counties. The wildfires have been burning for more than 24 hours and are in heavily forested areas where people and buildings are not at risk. “Fighting wildfires when its extremely dry and in high winds is very hard work,” said Natural Resources Minister Lloyd […]

Deputy Justice Minister Appointed

Deputy Justice Minister Appointed

Karen Hudson has been appointed deputy minister of Justice. She is currently the executive director of Nova Scotia Legal Aid. “Ms. Hudson understands the issues facing Nova Scotians in our communities, in and around our provincial justice system – she has seen them first-hand,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “This experience will serve her, and Nova […]

Premier Pleased with Historic Trade Agreement

Premier Pleased with Historic Trade Agreement

Canada’s premiers announced their commitment to a new, groundbreaking Canadian Free Trade Agreement at the conclusion of their summer meeting in Whitehorse, Yukon, today, July 22. “This is a historic agreement for Canada and for Nova Scotia,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “It will lead to greater opportunities for Nova Scotia companies to do business in […]

Additional Funding for The Mist

Additional Funding for The Mist

The Mist, a large, international television production which begins filming in Nova Scotia today, July 18, has been approved for funding through the province’s Film and Television Production Incentive Fund. Based on a Stephen King book, The Mist is one of the highest budgeted productions ever to film in the province. Government authorized $5.9 million […]

Back to School

Back to School

Hello friends of Fairview-Clayton Park. I hope the end of summer is treating you well. As we settle back into our regular schedules, I wanted to wish you all a good start to the new school year. I have never felt that summer ends after Labour Day, so we have decided to host a number of […]

Colombian Tall Ship Gloria To Visit Halifax

Colombian Tall Ship Gloria To Visit Halifax

Waterfront Development Corporation will host the Colombian Navy sail training vessel ARC Gloria on the Halifax waterfront. The vessel will arrive on Monday, July 18 at 9 a.m. and will dock at The Cable Wharf, 1751 Lower Water St. Through the corporation’s Visiting Ship Program, free deck tours will be available Monday, July 18 from […]