Provincial announcements

News releases from the provincial government are available at this link, and are searchable by department and date:

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

  • Two Homicide Cases Added to Rewards Program (March 30)
  • Progress Update on Segal Report Recommendations Released (March 22)

SERVICE NOVA SCOTIA: Find all news releases at

AGRICULTURE — Feedback sought on Agriculture Policy Framework (March 28)

BUSINESS — Local Projects to Improve Rural Internet Access (March 27)


  • Province Supports Social, Recreation Centre for Lake Loon-Cherry Brook Community (March 30)
  • Investment Supports Black Cultural Centre (March 24)


  • Action on Initial Recommendations by Council to Improve Classroom Conditions (March 29)
  • Commission on Inclusive Education Named (March 24)

ENERGY — Government Works with First Nations to Create Home Efficiency Program (March 31)


  • Government Approves Writeoffs for 2016-17 (March 31)
  • Balanced Budget, Small Business Tax Cut, Red Tape Relief Coming (March 28)

HALIFAX CONVENTION CENTRE CORP./EVENTS EAST GROUP — Halifax Convention Centre Corporation Announces New Name and Structure (April 3)


  • Chronic Disease Innovation Fund Will Support Opioid Harm Reduction (March 31)
  • College of Paramedics Effective April 1 (March 30)


  • Enhanced Affordable Housing and Repair Programs for Nova Scotia (March 29)
  • Preserving Social Housing in Mulgrave Park (March 28)

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION — New Education Campaign Helps Businesses Address Consumer Racial Profiling (March 27)

IMMIGRATION — Province Finds Success with New Pilot Program (March 31)

LABOUR/ADVANCED EDUCATION — More Graduates Get Help to Launch Their Careers in Nova Scotia (March 21)

NATURAL RESOURCES: Check Before You Burn Now Online (March 21)

NOVA SCOTIA BUSINESS INC. — Payroll Rebate Amendment Approved (March 21)

NOVA SCOTIA POLICE REVIEW BOARD — Hearing Scheduled in Sydney (March 31)

N.S. SECURITIES COMMISSION — Commission Issues Investor Alert (March 23)


  • Four New Judges Bring Gender Balance, Diversity to Bench (March 31)
  • Government Commits More Than $13 Million to the Action Plan for an Aging Population (March 30)
  • Premier Stephen McNeil Thanks Diana Whalen For Her Service (March 24)

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION — Summer Jobs for Students (March 23)

SPEAKER'S OFFICE — Third Session of the Sixty-Second General Assembly to Resume April 25 (March 23)

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL — Province Building Active Transportation Trail Connections for Off-highway Vehicles (April 3)