The Department of Business has released the Last Mile Strategy, developed by Brightstar. The strategy provides recommendations about how to connect underserved and unserved households and businesses to high-speed internet.
The National Coalition of Provincial and Territorial Advisory Councils on the Status of Women held its annual meeting in Halifax June 5 to 6. The meeting ended with a new partnership between the coalition and the Canadian Women's Foundation, and a renewed commitment to advancing women's leadership in Canada.
Environment Minister Iain Rankin has launched public consultations on future coastal protection legislation. If you live near Nova Scotia's coastline, rely on it for your livelihood, or are concerned about the impact of rising sea levels on coastal communities – it’s time to have your say.
The province is proposing coastal protection legislation with clear rules on what can and cannot be done in areas next to the coast. This will help ensure that new construction happens in places that are less likely to be threatened by coastal erosion, rising sea levels and storm surges.
People are invited to provide input into the province's plan for an accessible Nova Scotia at engagement sessions taking place up to June 4 in various communities.
"We have set a goal of becoming an accessible province by 2030," Mark Furey Minister responsible for the Accessibility Act, said in a May 7 announcement. "This is an ambitious and important goal and it will take all of us working together to achieve it."