Category: Government Updates

Highway Line Painting Begins

Highway Line Painting Begins

Drivers are reminded to slow down and be patient as crews begin painting lines on Nova Scotia highways. Warm, sunny weather means crews are able to repaint the yellow and white lines on roads. It’s important that drivers coming across a line-painting crew slow down and follow traffic control signing. This will help ensure the […]

Reducing Greenhouse Gases and Advancing Sustainable Prosperity

Reducing Greenhouse Gases and Advancing Sustainable Prosperity

Nova Scotia is on track to beat its 2020 goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to at least 10 per cent below 1990 levels. Emissions are already down by 17 per cent. “Our greenhouse gas reductions demonstrate the effectiveness of our made-in-Nova Scotia approach to addressing climate change,” said Environment Minister Margaret Miller. “This success […]

Recent homicides added to Major Unsolved Crimes Program

Recent homicides added to Major Unsolved Crimes Program

Police and the provincial government are taking additional steps to help solve the recent homicides of four young men in the Halifax Regional Municipality. The homicides this year of Joseph Cameron, Tyler Bradley Richards, Naricho Clayton and Daverico Downey have been added to the Major Unsolved Crimes Program. The program provides a potential financial incentive […]

Refugee Integration Program Launched

Refugee Integration Program Launched

As part of Budget 2016-2017 the province is creating a fund to assist community and sponsor groups that are helping refugees integrate into Nova Scotia communities. “The way Nova Scotians are welcoming refugees shows what we can achieve when we work together,” said Immigration Minister Lena Metlege Diab. “A diverse Nova Scotia is a strong […]

Hon. Randy Delorey: Progress not Protests, Turning the Corner

Hon. Randy Delorey: Progress not Protests, Turning the Corner

Minister of Finance, Randy Delorey addressed the Halifax Chamber of Commerce yesterday. Here’ the video of his entire speech you can read on for some of the key points from his speech. As always please share your comments below or feel free to get in touch. Pre-Budget Address 2016 Nova Scotians don’t believe me when […]

A little help with your heating bill

A little help with your heating bill

The Province offers a program to help lower-income Nova Scotians with the cost of home heating during the colder months. The program offers a little bit of help to make getting through the winter a little easier. You may qualify for the Heating Assistance Rebate Program (HARP) if you pay a heating bill at your […]

Funding for Stronger, Diverse Communities

Funding for Stronger, Diverse Communities

The province is supporting new initiatives that help build stronger, diverse communities in Nova Scotia. MLA Patricia Arab, on behalf of Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince, announced today, March 20, that government will provide $4,000 to the Afghan Society of Halifax for promotion of Nawruz, a traditional celebration of spring that starts at […]

auto insurance change

auto insurance change

Government announced, March 8, changes to auto insurance rules that will help some drivers keep their insurance premiums stable and create consistency in the marketplace. “Some drivers were not getting an opportunity to control their insurance premiums because of inconsistent interpretation of the province’s insurance law,” said Finance and Treasury Board Minister Randy Delorey. “The […]

natalie doucette, province’s first mi’kmaw child welfare specialist

natalie doucette, province’s first mi’kmaw child welfare specialist

Natalie Doucette is often on the road offering support to families in transition as the province’s first Mi’kmaw child welfare specialist. “I bring a different perspective that is grounded in our culture. I believe this will open the doors overall for better communication and understanding.” Natalie’s priority is to connect with First Nations communities across […]

150 Government Jobs for Students

150 Government Jobs for Students

Government announced today, March 4, it will hire more than 150 students across the province this spring and summer. More than 80 positions will be posted online today. Other students will be hired through internships and co-op placements directly with schools and some will return to summer positions they successfully competed for in the past. […]