Provincial announcements

News releases from the provincial government are available at this link, and are searchable by department and date: http://novascotia.ca/news/

The following announcements since the last edition of InForum may be of interest to the legal profession; see link above for all provincial releases:   

JUSTICE: Find all DOJ announcements at http://www.gov.ns.ca/just/communications/

  • Court Issues Directions in Electoral Boundaries Proceedings (Jan. 26) 
SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA: Find all news releases at http://www.gov.ns.ca/snsmr/
  • Working Hard to Reduce Red Tape in Nova Scotia, an op-ed piece by Service Nova Scotia Minister Mark Furey (Jan. 22) 
  • Government Marks Red Tape Awareness Week (Jan. 20) 
ART GALLERY OF N.S.--Nova Scotia Painting to Hang in Canada's High Commission in London (Jan. 30)

AUDITOR GENERAL--Auditor General Reports on Bluenose II Restoration Project (Jan. 28) 

COMMUNITIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE
  • Bursary Supports Gaelic Language Learning for Nova Scotians (Jan. 30) 
  • African Heritage Month 2015 Launches (Jan. 28) 
  • New Heritage Project Announced for Town of Yarmouth (Jan. 20) 
ECONOMIC/RURAL DEVELOPMENT/TOURISM
  • Small Businesses Work with Universities, Colleges to Lead Growth (Feb. 2) 
  • 2014 Tourism Season Numbers Released (Jan. 29)
EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
  • Minister's Action Plan to Modernize and Improve Education System (Jan. 29) 
  • Early Intervention Review to Address Waitlists, Increase Supports (Jan. 20) 
ENVIRONMENT--New Industrial Approval Issued To Northern Pulp (Jan. 30) 

FISHERIES/AQUACULTURE--Lobster Industry Invited to Discuss, Provide Input (Jan. 20) 

HEALTH/WELLNESS
  • Province Keeps Seniors' Pharmacare Affordable (Jan. 30) 
  • Review Recommends Not Using GPS to Track Patients (Jan. 22)
  • Palliative Care Strategy Advisory Committee Named (Jan. 22) 
  • Flavoured Products Consultation Begins (Jan. 20) 
HOUSING N.S.--Federal, Provincial Governments Announce Housing Co-operatives Funding (Jan. 23) 

LABOUR AND ADVANCED EDUCATION
  • Premiers Approve Plan to Improve Labour Mobility for Apprentices (Feb. 2) 
  • Families Celebrate Literacy (Jan. 30) 
  • Minimum Wage Increasing April 1 (Jan. 28) 
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR--New Season of Public Events Celebrate Local, National Heritage (Jan. 21) 
 
NATURAL RESOURCES
  • Shubenacadie Sam Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter (Feb. 2) 
  • Community Forest Pilot Project Begins (Jan. 30) 
PREMIER'S OFFICE
  • Bluenose II Project Oversight Transferred (Jan. 28) 
  • Private Venture Capital Fund to be Established (Jan. 27) 
  • Medal of Bravery Nominations Open (Jan. 23) 
  • Premier Announces Changes in Senior Ranks of Public Service (Jan. 22) 
TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL
  • Province Adds Winter Website Tools (Feb. 2) 
  • Higher Distracted Driving Fines, New Demerit Points Coming Into Effect (Jan. 20) 

 

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